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Popular Twitch Software Changing Name Following Plagiarism Accusations

Yesterday, the Twitter account for the livestreaming software Lightstream accused rival streaming software maker Streamlabs of stealing marketing copy from its website. After Lightstream tweeted about how Streamlabs’ website text was modeled on its own, other companies began to corroborate with their own negative…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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The Gulf Between Amouranth and Other Top Women Streamers On Twitch Is Enormous, Stats Say

When Kaitlyn “Amouranth” Siragusa isn’t getting banned from Twitch for things like wearing a horse mask and suggestively slurping a microphone, she’s pulling huge viewership numbers month after month. Not only was she Twitch’s leading female streamer for October, she accrued almost as many view hours as the next two…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Twitch Streamer Amouranth Bought A Gas Station For -$110,000 Using Rich-Person Math

Yes, the headline is correct. The popular Twitch streamer Amouranth did in fact purchase a gas station. Not only did she purchase a gas station, she claims to have done so while turning a profit through tax deductions. To prove this, she tweeted out a bunch of rich-person math—which makes my brain hurt.Read more… Continue […]

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Twitch Streamer Amouranth Bought A Gas Station For -$110,000 Using Rich-Person Math

Yes, the headline is correct. The popular Twitch streamer Amouranth did in fact purchase a gas station. Not only did she purchase a gas station, she claims to have done so while turning a profit through tax deductions. To prove this, she tweeted out a bunch of rich-person math—which makes my brain hurt.Read more… Continue […]

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Netflix’s Squid Game Is Accidentally Making One Twitch Streamer’s Life Way Harder

Netflix’s Squid Game is a popular show, having been watched by some 142 million households worldwide since it hit the streaming service on September 17. Unfortunately for Twitch streamer Lydia ‘SquidGame’ Ellery, the username and brand she’s built for the past decade is in jeopardy due to a perceived association with…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Netflix’s Squid Game Is Accidentally Making One Twitch Streamer’s Life Way Harder

Netflix’s Squid Game is a popular show, having been watched by some 142 million households worldwide since it hit the streaming service on September 17. Unfortunately for Twitch streamer Lydia ‘SquidGame’ Ellery, the username and brand she’s built for the past decade is in jeopardy due to a perceived association with…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Twitch Creates Category Dedicated To Streams Of Cute Animals

Twitch may be a cesspool of toxicity and marginalization, but while it continues to contend with longstanding issues around harassment and recently was the target of a massive hack, it’s OK to remember that sometimes, good and beautiful things can be found on the platform, too. This week, the company introduced a new…Read more… Continue […]

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Sony Patent Lets Viewers Vote and Pay to Boot Players From Games

In 2020, Sony filed a patent for allowing livestream spectators and participants to remove players from a game. Yesterday, the United States Patent and Trademark Office approved the patent, which you can read in full here. Besides removing unskilled players, the system would allow spectators to pay for the privilege…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Sony Patent Lets Viewers Vote and Pay to Boot Players From Games

In 2020, Sony filed a patent for allowing livestream spectators and participants to remove players from a game. Yesterday, the United States Patent and Trademark Office approved the patent, which you can read in full here. Besides removing unskilled players, the system would allow spectators to pay for the privilege…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Report: Yes, Twitch Once Had A ‘Do Not Ban’ List

Twitch’s big leak this month included more than just source code and payday info. Details emerged about a “do not ban” list, which sure sounds like the sort of nefarious document that allows certain people to play the same game by different rules. But a new Washington Post report indicates that the list is not […]

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Report: Yes, Twitch Once Had A ‘Do Not Ban’ List

Twitch’s big leak this month included more than just source code and payday info. Details emerged about a “do not ban” list, which sure sounds like the sort of nefarious document that allows certain people to play the same game by different rules. But a new Washington Post report indicates that the list is not […]

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Report: Yes, Twitch Once Had A ‘Do Not Ban’ List

Twitch’s big leak this month included more than just source code and payday info. Details emerged about a “do not ban” list, which sure sounds like the sort of nefarious document that allows certain people to play the same game by different rules. But a new Washington Post report indicates that the list is not […]

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Stream Star Amouranth Banned From Twitch, TikTok, And Insta (She’ll Be Fine)

Popular Twitch streamer Kaitlyn Siragusa, also known as “Amouranth,” was simultaneously banned from Twitch, TikTok, and Instagram on October 8th. The reasons are still unknown, but this marks the fifth time the infamous “hot tub” streamer has been banned from Twitch.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Stream Star Amouranth Banned From Twitch, TikTok, And Insta (She’ll Be Fine)

Popular Twitch streamer Kaitlyn Siragusa, also known as “Amouranth,” was simultaneously banned from Twitch, TikTok, and Instagram on October 8th. The reasons are still unknown, but this marks the fifth time the infamous “hot tub” streamer has been banned from Twitch.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Jeff Bezos Gets Plastered All Over Twitch Post Leak

Just days after Twitch suffered a giant security breach leaking over 125GB of data, the face of Amazon founder and chairman, Jeff Bezos, was seen trolling several of the streaming platform’s game directory pages. How it got there, or why, remains a mystery.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Streamers React To Leaked Twitch Income Rankings With Jokes, Criticism

An anonymous hacker leaked payroll information for every streamer on Twitch yesterday, and predictably, the revealed incomes have become an inescapable topic of conversation for streamers in their Twitch chats and on social media. The range of reactions to the leak has been vast, with some streamers making light of…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Only Three Percent of Twitch’s Top-Earning Streamers Are Women, Apparently

The Twitch leak from 4chan confirmed what a lot of people already know: The majority of the platform’s most successful content creators are men. But what’s shocking is the disparity. Out of the top 100 creators, only three of them are women. Only one of them is a woman of color.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Report: Twitch Is Hacked And Its Source Code Is In The Wild

According to a report by VGC, an anonymous hacker has posted a 125GB torrent link containing, well, all of Twitch, including its source code and commit history going back to the start. The leak also contains streamers’ incomes since 2019, and information that suggests the Amazon-owned streaming platform’s Steam rival…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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