Ah Twitch.TV you really are a pleasure pain experience. This weekend was chock full of pain as users were reporting wrong users names were appearing when chatting. At first instance it looked like Twitch had been hacked but this wasnt the case. Still when chatting undersomeone elses name is a bit of a cause for concern.
The online gaming juggernaut Twitch.Tv releases a new version of it’s popular but often broken iOS app. There’s the usual “bug fixes” but in an odd move they’ve removed search and limited the amount of watchable streams to 300.
Its not uncommon to see and App update that gets you a touch excited when you read the updates. Bug Fixes, new features and all that subtle thing all entice you to hit the update button. in the case of Twitch.TV… DONT. You’ll end up with a worse experience than before.
Twitch.TV Version 2.2 claims to fix the long-standing issues with video playback As well as letting you choose between different stream types such as the iPhone low, iPhone high, 240p, 360p, 480p or 720p for the best viewing experience.
Moving to the Mac means a great deal of pleasure / pain experiences, what you get in the way of a stable operating system, app store goodness and other cool features you feel the pain in other ways. Office sucks on anything but a high-end iMac and you sacrifice gaming in almost all senses when compared to pc counterparts. Sure steam gives access to some ports but Mac’s have never been well-known for their graphics card prowess.
At the end of a long day there’s nothing more than I like to do that kickback, relax and switch the brain off by watching the idiot latern (TV). With more repeats on TV than ever I find myself looking to the internet more and more to keep myself entertained without burning a hole in my pocket with iTunes series links. Reality TV has never been my thing but Justin.TV / Twitch.TV takes this to a new level with games casting alongside chat interaction with the caster.