In an effort to encourage avid Twitch users to buy their games through Twitch directly, "Twitch Crates" will be included with every purchase, which contain things like unique chat emotes, badges and "bits"- Twitch's own currency often used to donate to streamers. But considering how many people use Twitch as a resource for deciding what games to buy, having the option to do so without leaving your stream is a nice extra touch - especially since you'll also have the satisfaction of supporting your favorite broadcaster in the process.
Twitch is kicking off the service with roughly 50 games, but promises to add more.
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If one buys a game or in-game product from the platform, which is worth more than $4.99, they will be rewarded with a "Twitch Crate". Games purchased through the service can be launched via the Twitch Desktop App, or in the case of Ubisoft games, through Uplay. Twitch is a great place to see what trending titles are about, and the ability to snap it up without having to visit a separate store means greater convenience for buyers. There's already a captive audience watching someone play a game live.
Anyone who makes a purchase that qualifies for a Twitch Crate up to May 1, will get an invitation to participate in drawings for gaming and streaming merchandise. All purchases are handled through Amazon and pricing is in U.S. dollars. If you think only developers will benefit from selling games, you are wrong. Some of the announced titles include; bisoft's For Honor and Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands, Telltale Games' The Walking Dead and Minecraft: Story Mode, Hi-Rez Studios' SMITE and Paladins, Paradox Interactive's Tyranny, Trion Worlds' Atlas Reactor, Double Fine Productions' Broken Age and Psychonauts, Campo Santo's Firewatch, Jackbox Games' Jackbox Party Pack 3, and Digital Extremes' Warframe. The remaining 25 percent would go to Twitch.