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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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Four Years Later, Twitch Is Playing Pokémon Red and Blue At Once

The iconic streaming experiment Twitch Plays Pokémon is not only still alive and kicking, it’s now taking on a new challenge: controlling two games in one go. After playing nearly every Pokémon game imaginable, it’s impressive that the channel continues to find new ways to keep the social experiment alive.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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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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Fortnite Pro Gets Fired After Saying He Would ‘Dare’ Suicidal People ‘To Do It’

Yesterday, partnered Twitch streamer and Fortnite pro Jordan “Scubby” Selleck said on a stream that if anyone he knew threatened suicide, “I would dare them to do it, and then I would never talk to them again.” (The topic came up after another Twitch streamer said she had been having suicidal ideations.) Scubby also…Read more… […]

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Dr Disrespect Calls Criticism Of His Mock Chinese Accent ‘Laughable’

Possibly the most popular streamer on Twitch, Dr Disrespect was called out yesterday by musician Jimmy Wong for acting racist based on a series of clips compiled by the latter in which Disrespect caricatures Chinese accents and language. During a recent stream, Disrespect fired back by saying that some of his best…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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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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deadmau5 donates $25k to charity on Twitch

Deadmau5 is a well known fan of the live streaming platform Twitch. He’s used it to stream unreleased music, played live from his studio, as well as broadcast his video game sessions. The producer’s presence on the platform this past weekend, however, centered not around the sampling of new tracks or mashing buttons on a controller, but rather, […]

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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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Trump’s State Of The Union Donation Stunt Feels Straight Out Of Twitch

Prior to last night’s State of the Union speech, Donald Trump’s re-election campaign contacted the President’s supporters to ask them for small donations. Unlike in the past, however, anyone who donated the day before the speech would get their name added to a ticker running at the bottom of the campaign’s livestream…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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Have You Heard The Good News About Facebook

Facebook has just announced a plot to murder Twitch in cold blood with their new exclusive streaming deal with ESL, the world’s biggest esports event company. But will that really be enough to strangle Twitch, the video game streaming service now owned by omnipotent internet god, Amazon? Here come the bloodthirsty…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Canadian Man Accused Of Mass Twitch Spamming Faces Criminal Charges

A Canadian man is facing federal charges after allegedly flooding over 1,000 Twitch channels with 150,000 spam messages early last year. The messages, which included racial and antisemitic slurs, spurred the British Columbian supreme court to issue a criminal charge for “mischief in relation to computer data” in early…Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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AGDQ Twitch Chat Is Tolerable Right Now, But Not Everyone Is Happy

The Games Done Quick speedrunning charity marathon started up this weekend. The event, coming off years of increased runner and chat-related controversy, has taken extra steps to keep their chat free from spam and trolls. Their solution has drawn anger from fans and led to short lived chat alternatives that are…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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