Twitch Now Lets You Buy Games and Is Holding a Special Event to Honor the Occasion
Twitch launches its online storefront of 50 titles and announces a giveaway of some sweet gaming/streaming accessories for qualifying purchases.
Many people watch streamers on Twitch for the pure entertainment value, but there are also plenty out there who do so in order to better gauge their level of interest in a given title. Today, Twitch has decided to capitalize on that latter group by launching the option for viewers to purchase a game directly from its site.
You might remember that it was back in February when we last told you about Twitch’s plans to begin selling video games directly to those who view its streamers. Well, now its happening, and there’s a list of 50 titles available for purchase right now. To sweeten the pot for streamers, any who are partnered with Twitch will receive five percent of the proceeds of purchases from their channel. 70 percent of the purchased proceeds will go straight to the developer.
But that’s not all, because any purchase of a game or in-game content that is over $4.99, will earn buyers a Twitch Crate, which is a bundle of badges, emotes, and accessories.
Along with the announcement that Twitch’s storefront has officially launched, Twitch also revealed a promotion it is holding from now until early May. Anyone who makes a purchase that qualifies for a Twitch Crate will be entered into a giveaway for some sweet gaming/streaming gear, including a Hyper X Cloud Gaming Headset, Logitech F710 Wireless Controller, Twitch t-shirt (Week 1); a G.Skill RIPJAWS KM780 RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, and a Twitch t-shirt (Week 2); a Razer Mamba 5G Gaming Mouse, Razer Firefly Cloth Mousepad, and a Twitch t-shirt (Week 3); a Logitech G533 Wireless Surround Sound Gaming Headset, Logitech PRO Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, and a Twitch t-shirt (Week 4).
The Grand Prize of the giveaway will win someone a Razer Stargazer Advanced Webcam, Razer Ripsaw High-def Game Capture Kit, Razer Seiren Microphone, Twitch t-shirt, hoodie, and a beanie.