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Amazon will pay you to sell games through Twitch

Twitch will now pay streamers a commission for games bought directly through their channel.

When Twitch first launched back in 2011, it was intended as a platform for video gamers to stream their gameplay to the world. So successful was it that Amazon purchased the company in 2014, overseeing the website’s rise to handling over 100 million visitors per month. Of course, it was only a matter of time until Amazon started working on new ways to monetise the service.

Fast-forward to today and Amazon is now making it possible to purchase video games directly through live streams. If you’re watching someone play Minecraft, for instance, then you’ll be able to buy that game through Twitch. Better still, partnered streamers who manage to flog these games will be paid a 5% cut of any revenue.

TwitchTwitch had more than 1.5 million individual broadcasters as of 2015

There will be 50 titles at launch, all of which are restricted to PC-only purchases. The majority of the games will be available through the Twitch desktop app, although some games will require third-party services. If you buy For Honor or Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands, for example, then you’ll need Uplay installed.

While the initial roster of supported games is fairly large, there are some notable omissions. For example, there aren’t any Blizzard games on the list, despite titles like World of Warcraft, Starcraft 2, and Diablo 3 being amongst the most popular streamed games on Twitch. Still, there’s a good chance that the available roster of games will grow over time.

You can find the full list of supported games below:

Games requiring the Twitch Desktop App:

  •     Anomaly 2
  •     Anomaly: Warzone Earth
  •     Axiom Verge
  •     BATMAN — The Telltale Series
  •     Beat Cop
  •     Breach & Clear
  •     Broken Age
  •     Clustertruck
  •     Darkest Dungeon
  •     Drawful 2
  •     Enter the Gungeon
  •     Fibbage XL
  •     Firewatch
  •     Hard Reset: Redux
  •     Heavy Bullets
  •     The Jackbox Party Pack
  •     The Jackbox Party Pack 2
  •     The Jackbox Party Pack 3
  •     Kathy Rain
  •     Kingdom: New Lands
  •     LOVE
  •     Minecraft: Story Mode
  •     Nuclear Throne
  •     Okhlos: Omega
  •     Psychonauts
  •     Punch Club
  •     Quiplash
  •     RunGunJumpGun
  •     Streamline
  •     The Banner Saga
  •     The Banner Saga 2
  •     The Walking Dead
  •     The Walking Dead: Season 2
  •     The Walking Dead: A New Frontier
  •     The Wolf Among Us
  •     This War of Mine
  •     Titan Souls
  •     Tyranny
  •     Zombie Night Terror

Games requiring Brawlhalla account:

  •     Brawlhalla

Games requiring Glyph:

  •     Atlas Reactor
  •     RIFT
  •     Trove

Games requiring Hi-Rez account:

  •     Paladins
  •     SMITE

Games requiring Uplay:

  •     For Honor
  •     Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands
  •     Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six:Siege
  •     Tom Clancy’s The Division
  •     Watch Dogs 2

Games requiring Warframe account:

  •     Warframe

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