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To Understand Twitch’s New Dress Code, I Went To A Mall

Effective next week, Twitch’s new rules for what streamers are allowed to wear on-camera stipulate, among other things, that your attire “should be appropriate for a public street, mall, or restaurant.” In light of that, I ventured to A Real Mall to scrounge for fashion advice. I picked up some dress code tips along…Read more… […]

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Two Of Twitch’s Biggest Streamers Are Fighting Over A Viewer Record

Earlier this week, Dr Disrespect, the self-proclaimed “face of Twitch,” returned to the streaming platform and pulled in what Twitch says was a record-breaking number of viewers. Days later, however, Dr Disrespect and previous record-holder Tyler1 are still beefing over the number, as are their fans.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Twitch Gets New Policies For Sexual Content and Harassment

Twitch is taking extra steps to clean up their community and combat harassment on the platform. A revised set of community guidelines focuses on harsher penalties and cracking down on sexual content with measures including permanent bans and off-site harassment moderation.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Turns out, Dr Disrespect beat the Twitch record for most concurrent viewers of a single streamer aft

Turns out, Dr Disrespect beat the Twitch record for most concurrent viewers of a single streamer after all. A Twitch rep told Kotaku that Dr Disrespect, not Tyler1, now holds the record for most concurrent viewers of a single stream with “over 388,000.” The rep did not say where Tyler1 peaked. We’ve updated our story…Read […]

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Dr Disrespect’s Return To Twitch Brings 389,000 Concurrent Viewers And Money

After nearly two months out of action in the wake of an on-stream confession of infidelity to his wife, popular streamer Dr Disrespect returned to Twitch today. In the process, he pulled in hundreds of thousands of viewers, thousands of dollars in donations, as well as a chat that vomited memes with rabid excitement.…Read more… […]

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Apple Music set to outpace Spotify as top music streaming platform in the U.S. by summer

Watching how the digital streaming platforms’ subscribers race has unfolded over the last half decade is a fascinating study in new digital capitalism. Music streaming platforms have to navigate perhaps the most heated online competition to win their consumers, catalyzing moves like partnering with artists for high-profile releases a la Drake‘s Views on Apple Music, or Kanye […]

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How to Livestream the Super Bowl, Even if You’re Not in the U.S. 

The Philadelphia Eagles will take on the New England Patriots live starting at 6:30pm ET/ 3:30pm PT on Sunday at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapoliss, MN. The game will be broadcast live on NBC, so the easiest way to watch it is to simply tune in on your television wither through cable or a digital […]

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YouTube launches new, low data application in 130 countries

YouTube intends to make big moves as 2018 commences, with the launch of their new application YouTube Go. The video streaming giant is introducing it’s newest product in 130 countries after a successful beta test in India last year and an ensuing trial run in 14 additional countries. YouTube Go provides a redesigned version of YouTube’s mobile interface […]

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Is YouTube TV Finally Worth It?

Saddle up, cord cutters. Your life just became slightly less inconvenient. YouTube TV will now work on Roku devices, which means you can watch over 40 channels of live entertainment through your set-top box. Does that make YouTube TV more appealing? Sure. Does that make YouTube TV worth $35 a month? Ehhhhhhhhh.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Valve Makes ‘Exclusive’ Streaming Deals Like Facebook’s Incredibly Confusing

An exclusive broadcasting deal between ESL, one of the largest esports organizations in the world, and Facebook, a malignant social media tumor too insinuated into daily life to safely remove, has shown the shortcomings of gaming company Valve’s hands-off approach after the first major Dota 2 tournament subject to the…Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Judge Orders Makers Of Illegal Bots To Pay Twitch $1.3 Million

Back in 2016, Twitch announced that it was taking legal action against seven of the most active sellers of view bots, software used to make Twitch channels look like they have more viewers, followers, and fans in chat than they actually do. Now a court has ruled in Twitch’s favor.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Where to Stream the 2018 Oscar Nominees

If you’re really jazzed about the Oscar nominations announced this morning, or if you’re lost and want to catch up, many of the nominees—The Shape of Water, Three Billboards, The Phantom Thread, among others—are still in theaters. But for you homebodies, you can catch several of the nominees from top categories…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Anime Streaming Is Now Included With Your Amazon Prime Membership

Anime Strike, Amazon Video’s anime add-on channel that cost $5 a month, has been shut down. But don’t be sad! Rejoice! It just means you can watch a bunch of great anime with your Amazon Prime membership now, no additional subscription required.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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One Man Is Trying To Speedrun Three Final Fantasy Games–At The Same Time

Speedrunning a long role-playing game requires both concentration and stamina. There are endless menus to navigate and character builds to optimize, and doing everything fast means knowing the game’s secrets like the back of your hand. Speedrunning an RPG can be grueling for even the most accomplished player. So…Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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