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Longtime Twitch Streamer Is Thrilled To Be Teamfight Tactics’ Best Player

Rumay “Hafu” Wang’s record is nothing to sneeze at. She’s won multiple major World of Warcraft tournaments, and she’s dominated Hearthstone’s rankings month after month. Still, she feels as though people don’t hold her accomplishments in the same regard as those of some of her male peers. That’s why she was thrilled…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Twitch Launches Subscriber-Only Streaming Feature

On Twitch, fans can subscribe to their favorite streamers, typically for $4.99 per month. Usually, that comes with minor perks like subscriber-only emotes, subscriber badges, and access to subscriber-only chat, if streamers decide to enable it. But now, streamers are getting a big addition to their arsenals:…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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How to Get the Highest Resolution When Watching Movies in iTunes

I’m ever-hopeful that Apple will take a look at its Windows iTunes client someday. I realize Apple probably prioritizes this somewhere between “wipe bugs off the windows at Apple Park” and “design a new box for pizzas,” but that doesn’t mean that we Windows fans can’t dream.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Another Popular Twitch Streamer Is Trying To Leave FaZe Clan

Last month, popular Fortnite streamer Turner “Tfue” Tenney sued FaZe Clan, the esports organization whose banner he plays under, over a supposedly restrictive contract. The lawsuit sent shockwaves in all directions, resulting in, among other things, FaZe player H1ghSky1 getting banned from Twitch after it came to…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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What’s Coming and Going From Netflix the Week of June 24, 2019

Can’t wait for Spider-Man: Far From Home to hit theaters on July 5? Get your summer spidey-fix this week with Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Wednesday), the highly acclaimed animated feature from 2018. It won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film and critics loved it. I, of course, have not seen it and…Read more… […]

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Streamer Raises Almost $1 Million For Charity In Just Four Hours

GuardianCon, which began a few years back as a small Destiny con and has since grown into an all-weekend show held in July in Orlando, also runs a week-long charity stream. Which has just raised over $3 million for a children’s hospital in Memphis.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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The Mystery of Star Wars Legend Willrow Hood Has Finally Been Revealed

He only appeared for one second in The Empire Strikes Back, but Willrow Hood became a Star Wars icon. Not for any reason in particular, however. Just because he looked kind of funny running across Cloud City with what Star Wars fans have long since settled on is an “ice cream maker.”Read more… Continue Reading […]

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League Of Legends’ Version Of Auto Chess Has Taken Over Twitch

We have a habit, in the gaming industry, of declaring things “The Year Of ___.” 2013 was The Year Of Luigi. 2014 was The Year Of Luigi’s Death Stare. 2019 is The Year Of Gooigi. However, if Gooigi had not transformed into an unassailable, medium-defining phenomenon, we might also be tempted to call this The […]

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What’s Coming and Going From Netflix in July 2019

Big month for Netflix’s biggest shows. There’s a new season of Stranger Things on the 4th—the children are teens now, STRANGE—and new Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, Captain Underpants, and Queer Eye on the 19th. Orange Is the New Black is orange-is-the-new-back on July 26. I’m excited for the new mockumentary …Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Why We Will Always Love the Humble Heroism of Captain Picard

“It’s for the children…I’m a role model,” Jean-Luc Picard awkwardly jokes when a Starfleet Admiral hailing the Enterprise notices the rainbow-colored “Captain Picard Day” banner in the background of their communique in “The Pegasus.” Twenty-four years after he first said it, it’s not just the kids aboard the …Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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4 Things We Loved, and 3 We Didn’t Like So Much About Jessica Jones Season 3

Every so often, you come across a season of a television show that’s so generally strong that even the things you don’t particularly like about it are still rather solid. Jessica Jones’ third and final outing is precisely that kind of season.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Dr Disrespect Doesn’t Seem To Be Taking His Twitch Ban Very Seriously

Last week, Dr Disrespect, a popular streamer who parodies toxic gamers by just straight up being one (except in a wig), got banned from Twitch and booted from E3 for streaming from inside a public bathroom, an act that’s illegal in the state of California. Immediately after, he went radio silent. But not for long.Read […]

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Twitch Sues Trolls Who Turned Artifact’s Page Into A Porn-Riddled Disaster

Late last month, the Twitch game category section dedicated to embattled Valve card game Artifact briefly rocketed back into relevance. That was almost entirely thanks to the concerted efforts of trolls, who created dummy channels and violated the heck out of Twitch’s terms of service with broadcasts that included…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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What’s Coming and Going From Netflix the Week of June 17, 2019

Thank god for The Handmaid’s Tale on Hulu, because Netflix’s offerings this week are, at first glance, garbage. If you were a fan of the first seasons of The Casketeers, Girls Incarcerated, GO! Live Your Way, Dark, or The Confession Tapes, you’re in luck as the second seasons of all these shows hit the ‘Flix […]

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Popular Streamers React To Dr Disrespect’s Twitch Ban

Yesterday, popular Twitch streamer Guy “Dr Disrespect” Beahm walked into an E3 bathroom and walked out without a Twitch channel. This action likely violated the platform’s terms of service. His E3 badge got revoked shortly after. It’s incredibly rare for a streamer of Dr Disrespect’s popularity to get banned, and…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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WoW Classic Fans Brace For The Arrival Of Something That Didn’t Exist In 2004: Twitch Streamers

World Of Warcraft Classic is kinda wild when you think about it. It’s a time capsule from 2004 that you can live inside, a swirling portal to a place many people thought they’d never get to visit again. There’s no denying, however, that times have changed since “Vanilla” WoW’s rosily-remembered heyday. One recent…Read more… Continue […]

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Banned Fortnite Streamer Admits He’s 12, Streams On YouTube With His Mom Supervising [UPDATED]

A pro Fortnite player signed to the esports organization FaZe Clan, who was recently banned from Twitch for being under the age of 13, has admitted that he is, in fact, 12 years old. The streamer, named Patrick, aka “H1ghSky1,” has now moved his stream to YouTube, with his mom occasionally supervising on camera.Read more… […]

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Top Fortnite Streamers Aren’t Happy Epic Scheduled Two Big Events On The Same Day

Fortnite has a big weekend coming up later this month. On June 15 and 16, Epic is hosting its second Fortnite Celebrity Pro-Am, a Los Angeles event where top players and celebrities team up and face off in a big, flashy tournament. Itsy-bitsy problem: The Pro-Am overlaps with the final week of online duos qualifiers…Read […]

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