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Streamer’s Hateful Rant Revives Debate About Women On Twitch

Last week, streamer Trainwreck got handed a five-day suspension by Twitch after a video went viral featuring an incendiary rant against women streamers, in which he called them things like “god damn sluts” and accused them of stealing views from those who he viewed as more deserving streamers. This poured gasoline on…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Streamers Reacting To Speedruns Of A Game They Just Rage-Quit Is 😙👌

Last week, I wrote about popular streamers rage-quitting Getting Over It, a game about climbing a junk mountain that represents digital content and probably also Hell. Now for the flipside of that coin: people being extremely good at the game… being watched by people who are extremely bad at it.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Streamers Reacting To Speedruns Of A Game They Just Rage-Quit Is 😙👌

Last week, I wrote about popular streamers rage-quitting Getting Over It, a game about climbing a junk mountain that represents digital content and probably also Hell. Now for the flipside of that coin: people being extremely good at the game… being watched by people who are extremely bad at it.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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It’s Fun Watching Streamers Rage-Quit The Same Game

Getting Over It’s Steam description is brief. “A game I made for a certain kind of person,” it reads. “To hurt them.” Having watched multiple streamers howl in despair and rage-quit right at the end of it, I think it’s safe to declare the game an unmitigated success.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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New Spotify data shows sharp increase in listening time, artist diversity

“The pie is getting bigger and there are more slices going around.”In an announcement by David Erlandsson and Jomar Perezos of Spotify, the company has revealed statistics that show in an increase in hours listened and music diversity.Average listener hours are up 25 percent, alongside a 37-percent increase in diversity. Erlandsson and Perezos credit editorial and […]

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Streamers Aren’t Sure What To Make Of The Classic Activision Games In Call Of Duty: WWII

There’s a place in Call of Duty: WWII’s social space where you can play old Activision games from the 80s. It’s a cool easter egg and something that we’ve seen in past Call of Duty games, but some modern Youtube gamers couldn’t decide what to do with them.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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What The Good Place Can Teach You About Morality

Despite its quirky humor and overly lit sets, The Good Place manages to tackle some of the biggest moral quandaries life has to offer each episode by teaching lessons with some very real philosophy. Watching through it, I can’t help but feel like the show makes for an excellent, if basic, intro to moral philosophy…Read […]

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What Twitch’s New Raiding System Means For Streamers

Twitch’s latest update introduces a tool that lets a streamer instantly transport their viewers to somebody else’s channel. Known as “raiding,” this has been used in the past to harass people. Now that Twitch is making raids an official part of the platform, however, some streamers think the new feature will make it…Read more… Continue […]

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IRL Streamers Cause Problems By Streaming TwitchCon IRL

On Friday, the first night of TwitchCon 2017 in Long Beach, California, I was standing on a street corner, waiting for a stoplight to change. A roving pack of streamers walked up behind me. “Are you streaming right now?” one asked another. “Of course!” an IRL streamer replied. “If you’re here and you’re not streaming,…Read […]

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Here’s What’s Coming and Going From Netflix in November 2017

Every month, Netflix messes with its lineup, adding content both familiar and novel to its streaming service, and this November is no different. Netflix is bringing some beloved films and shows to its online catalog this month, along with a few Netflix Originals. Be prepared to say goodbye to some cinematic…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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TwitchCon’s Glass ‘Streamer Zones’ Make Streaming Nerve-Wracking

This year at TwitchCon, the show floor is playing host to a handful of box-shaped, see-through “Streamer Zones” where people can stream for their usual online audiences and also a real life one sitting mere feet away. If you’re used to streaming from the comfort of your own bedroom, it can be terrifying.Read more… Continue […]

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Formula One Is Giving Us The Live Stream We Demanded In 2018

Formula One listened to our demands, and they’re finally giving us what we want. F1's Managing Director of Commercial Operations Sean Bratches told Autosport that the series is rolling out its own in-house streaming service for races and other clips starting next season. Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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To kick off TwitchCon, Twitch just announced a bunch of upcoming features.

To kick off TwitchCon, Twitch just announced a bunch of upcoming features. Some of them, like “raids,” which occur when a bunch of viewers from one stream join another (and can, it should be noted, be used abusively), are beefed up versions of things people already do, while others, like “achievements” for building up…Read more… […]

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F1 Asks Its Fans On Reddit For Suggestions And Everyone Just Wants A Damn Stream

Finally, Formula One is asking its fans what they want by asking them directly in the places where they go. This week, a representative from Formula One Management hopped on Reddit to ask what they want in terms of digital content. The answer Redditors gave was pretty clear: stream the races, duh. Read more… Continue […]

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