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Everything We (Think We) Know About The Mandalorian Season 2

The trailer for The Mandalorian season two is finally here and it’s about damn time. It’s an epic trailer that gives us a fantastic tease of what’s to come, while also revealing almost nothing about what is actually happening in a galaxy far, far, away.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Microsoft Cloud Gaming Is As Good As Your Internet Connection

On a brand-new Samsung Galaxy Note20 with a solid 5G T-Mobile connection, Microsoft Cloud Gaming works like a charm. Shooters like Halo 5 stream without stutter. Fighters like Marvel vs. Capcom Ultimate are passable for casual play. If I switch to the spotty wireless shared by my entire household, games get choppy and…Read more… Continue […]

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Twitch Streamers Are Furious About New Mid-Stream Ads They Can’t Control

The internet is a hell dimension powered by unchecked data collection and advertisements. In an ideal world, ads would be kept to a minimum, allowed only on the backs of magazines people keep in their bathrooms, which nobody actually reads. But even in this fallen world, there’s a point at which ad proliferation…Read more… Continue […]

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Navy Twitch Stream Spirals Out Of Control Due To Slur, War Crime Jokes

Up to this point, the U.S. Army and Navy’s recruitment efforts on Twitch have been fraught to say the least, but over the weekend, the latter courted outright disaster. During a Saturday evening stream of Twitch mega-hit Among Us, players named themselves after America’s atomic bombing of Japan in 1945 and the N-word.Read more… Continue […]

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Chess Is An Esport, According To Twitch Star And Grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura

Sometimes it’s the small sprinkles of strangeness that stand out the most. If you had told me several years ago that 2020 would bring daily disasters of incomprehensible consequence, I probably would have believed you, because we’ve been trending in that direction for a while now. The idea of an esports organization…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Chess Is An Esport, According To Twitch Star And Grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura

Sometimes it’s the small sprinkles of strangeness that stand out the most. If you had told me several years ago that 2020 would bring daily disasters of incomprehensible consequence, I probably would have believed you, because we’ve been trending in that direction for a while now. The idea of an esports organization…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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How to Stream Movies From This Year’s NYFF and TIFF

After six months of virtual work, school, happy hours, graduations, weddings, funerals and “vacations,” a lot of us are longing to experience even the most mundane parts of our pre-COVID lives. Spending three hours stuck in an airport terminal with spotty wifi and overpriced soggy sandwiches because of a delayed…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Twitch Suspends Leafy, The Banned YouTuber Who Harassed Pokimane

LeafyIsHere is a creator known primarily for picking on other creators. Last month, he was permanently banned from YouTube for repeatedly violating the company’s harassment policies after a series of videos about Twitch star Imane “Pokimane” Anys—one of which kicked off a hashtag campaign around the existence of her…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Twitch Sings Is Shutting Down On January 1

Today Twitch announced that its online karaoke game, Twitch Sings, will be shutting down on January 1, 2021. Many in the community were caught off guard by the announcement and its details, which seems to be part of a larger problem Twitch has with music licensing.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Streamers Upset At Twitch For Fixing Bug That Actually Gave Fans A Good Deal

For the past handful of years, Twitch has run an annual “Subtember” promotion that lets viewers subscribe to streamers’ channels at a discounted rate. The longer they opt to subscribe for, the bigger the discount on the first month of a new subscription. This year, it seemed like Twitch had sweetened the deal in a […]

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Twitch Employee Accused Of Sexual Assault No Longer With Company

Back in June, Hassan Bokhari, accounts director of strategic partnerships at Twitch, was accused of sexual abuse and assault by a Twitch streamer named Vio. Now, after an investigation that began months ago, Twitch has banned Bokhari from the platform, and he is no longer an employee at the company.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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The Twitch Viewers Who Dedicate Their Days To Trolling The Army And Navy

Sam is a 20 year-old college student who says he felt deceived by military recruitment efforts at his own high school. Recently, he found a way to push back. He and dozens of others, spread across a couple of Discords, spend chunks of their day trolling the military on Twitch. They harbor no delusions. They […]

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