PC gamers don't typically like clients, and I don't blame them. In the world of PC gaming we have a sea of publisher-made clients: Origin, uPlay, Bethesda.net, Blizzard (aka Battle.net), and storefronts like Xbox Game Store, GOG.com, and the mega-popular grand-daddy Steam. Now Twitch is consolidating its games-sales business by folding a game-launching client with its desktop app.
The Amazon-run streaming giant Twitch.tv now sells PC games, and like any digital distribution service, specific games can only be played in a specific client. Using Twitch, Amazon wants to get in on Valve's mega-earning distribution business model.
Right now the list of games requiring the Twitch.tv client are basically indies and double-AA titles like Telltale series games, and Ubisoft games still require uPlay. The company affirms the catalog will grow, and this is just the beginning. Check below for the full list of games that currently require Twitch's desktop app to play: