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Twitch sets new record with over 2b hours watched in March
Twitch sets new record with over 2b hours watched in March
Grand Theft Auto V becomes the number one game watched for the first time as sleeping streamers gains popularity
Jimmy Fallon Will Make His Twitch Debut Playing Among Us With Stranger Things Stars
Jimmy Fallon Will Make His Twitch Debut Playing Among Us With Stranger Things Stars
Jimmy Fallon will make his Twitch debut playing Among Us with famous Twitch streamers and stars from Stranger Things.
How does Twitch escape its new DMCA hell?
How does Twitch escape its new DMCA hell?
We talked to a lawyer about Twitch's options for appeasing the music industry and anxious streamers.
Twitch is making it easier for streamers to deal with copyright claims
Twitch is making it easier for streamers to deal with copyright claims
It's now possible to mass-unpublish VODs, and more features are coming to help make DMCA notices manageable.
This Deus Ex Randomiser mod looks like absolute chaos
This Deus Ex Randomiser mod looks like absolute chaos
It lets streamers have their chat decide what to randomise next
Streamers Play With Call Of Duty Actor, Get Suspended For Cheating
Streamers Play With Call Of Duty Actor, Get Suspended For Cheating
Streamer Alex Zedra—the face behind an actual character in Call of Duty—was playing Warzone the other day with two other folks when she noticed some pretty suspect behaviour.
Scrim Aims to Help Content Creators Grow in a Unique Way
Scrim Aims to Help Content Creators Grow in a Unique Way
If you haven’t heard, Scrim is a new platform that will allow streamers and content creators to get the compensation they deserve for their work.
Twitch API code reveals plans for a 'Brand Safety Score' for streamers
Twitch API code reveals plans for a 'Brand Safety Score' for streamers
Twitch says that nothing has been launched yet, however.
Crunchy Dreamcast Loading Noises Make For A Charmingly Retro Twitch Stream
Crunchy Dreamcast Loading Noises Make For A Charmingly Retro Twitch Stream
Twitch streamers go to great lengths to make their channels unique and interesting, but sometimes separating yourself from the pack is as simple as miking up your console to capture the sounds it makes while loading data from its disc drive. Read more...
Hearthstone's veterans are weirdly excited about getting smacked by Leeroy all over again
Hearthstone's veterans are weirdly excited about getting smacked by Leeroy all over again
The OG pros and streamers can't wait for the launch of Hearthstone Classic, but how long will the nostalgia last?
Watch: Streamers Are Showing Off Story of Seasons: Pioneers Of Olive Town In English
Watch: Streamers Are Showing Off Story of Seasons: Pioneers Of Olive Town In English
Content creators got the codes a few weeks ahead of time. Following last week's Japanese release of Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town - which hasn't been particularly well-received, thanks to a few new changes - some EU streamers have been given access to the English localisation of the game, which comes out later this month on the 23rd. Streamer BiggusBennus is showing off the game from the beginning right now, so you can check out whether or not the game is the kind of farming sim you've been looking for. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
NintenWoes w/ GamingMorningShow’s Ryan and Shawn! | Final Checkpoint Podcast Ep. 77
NintenWoes w/ GamingMorningShow’s Ryan and Shawn! | Final Checkpoint Podcast Ep. 77
This week Joel and Ben are joined by friends of the show and fellow streamers Ryan(@HeftyGoof) and Shawn (@SportsDocGaming) from GamingMorningShow.
Blizzard warns streamers: switch off music in Rock N' Roll Racing
Blizzard warns streamers: switch off music in Rock N' Roll Racing
Rock N' Roll Racing, Blizzard's retro game where you race trucks while listening to rock music, should be streamed with the music turned off. That's according to Blizzard itself, which issued the warning to streamers over the weekend, just hours after the game was re-released as part of its new Arcade Collection.
11 up-and-coming streamers to follow on Twitch
Video: YouTubers In Japan Have Been Showing Off Story Of Seasons: Pioneers Of Olive Town Ahead Of Launch
Video: YouTubers In Japan Have Been Showing Off Story Of Seasons: Pioneers Of Olive Town Ahead Of Launch
Find out more about Photo Mode, mining, and puddle fishing. It's not long now until the 23rd of March launch of Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town, and Marvelous Japan have been sending out copies to streamers andYouTubers in an effort to reveal a little more about the game (h/t Fogu). Two Let's Play channels, HikakinGames and SeikinGames, have given their insights into the upcoming farming and romance simulator with videos showcasing the customisation, decoration, crafting, and animal husbandry options in the game. Read the full article on nintendolife.com
Join the Rover Wars: Battle for Mars Launch Event Today on Twitch
Join the Rover Wars: Battle for Mars Launch Event Today on Twitch
To celebrate the release of Rover Wars: Battle for Mars, Sakari Games is throwing a massive online competition with streamers battling it out for glory — and some nice goodies on the side.
Activision bans 60,000 Call of Duty Warzone accounts for cheating amid hacking furore
Activision bans 60,000 Call of Duty Warzone accounts for cheating amid hacking furore
Activision last night banned 60,000 accounts for cheating in Call of Duty Warzone amid an ongoing furore over hacking. In a blog post, Activision said it had issued more than 300,000 permabans worldwide to accounts since Warzone launched in March 2020. The news follows increasing pressure from the Call of Duty community, and comes after two high-profile Call of Duty streamers announced they had quit the game over cheating. Read more
Which game would you like to see get a big boost from popular streamers?
Which game would you like to see get a big boost from popular streamers?
Fall Guys, Among Us, and Rust all recently got a big bump on Twitch when top streamers played them.
Among Us devs explain why updates are
Among Us devs explain why updates are "taking so long"
The story of Among Us really is the stuff of fairytales: originally released back in 2018 by a dev team of three, last year it suddenly became one of the most popular titles in the world after several high-profile streamers began to play it.
Rust's streamer server shows the pitfalls of 50 roleplayers each having their own audience
Rust's streamer server shows the pitfalls of 50 roleplayers each having their own audience
Watch in horror as dozens of Rust streamers all roleplay in the same place at the same time.
How to Earn Rust Twitch Drops Before They're All Gone
How to Earn Rust Twitch Drops Before They're All Gone
The resurgence of Rust might be thanks to streamers and some new Twitch drops players can earn by watching them.
Here's Why Everyone's Playing Rust Again
Here's Why Everyone's Playing Rust Again
Rust , an online multiplayer survival game, is insanely popular again thanks to streamers like Shroud and xQc
Capcom Shares Strict Video Guidelines For Content Creators
Capcom Shares Strict Video Guidelines For Content Creators
Streamers and YouTubers take note. Japanese developer and publisher Capcom has shared a 'video policy' for fans wishing to create content based on its games. The policy outlines guidelines to be followed by creators such as streamers and those producing Let's Play, walkthroughs and tutorials on video sites like YouTube or Twitch.
Rust tops a million peak viewers on Twitch, thanks to dozens of big-time streamers
The biggest PC gaming controversies of 2020
The biggest PC gaming controversies of 2020
Streamers getting banned, managers getting fired, and Cyberpunk 2077 taking a T-pose and helicoptering into the sky.
ESA Foundation raises $468m for scholarship program, multiple non-profits
ESA Foundation raises $468m for scholarship program, multiple non-profits
Charity livestreaming event included over 40 streamers raising money for Black Girls Code, Direct Relief, Trevor Project, and more
Streamers Flabbergasted After Twitch Partially Bans The Word 'Simp'
Streamers Flabbergasted After Twitch Partially Bans The Word 'Simp'
It’s been yet another long 24 hours for Twitch—the latest in what’s shaped up to be an agonizingly long year for the company (and also everybody on Earth).
Fallout players are streaming all week to raise funds for children’s hospitals
Fallout players are streaming all week to raise funds for children’s hospitals
More than 300 Fallout streamers, content creators, and fans are rallying together to stream throughout the week to raise funds for children's charity for St.
Streamloots launches mental health support program for streamers
Streamloots launches mental health support program for streamers
Streamloots Strong will give livestreamers access to resources to understand and support their mental wellbeing
Cyberpunk 2077's Streaming Mode Still Plays a Copyrighted Song
Cyberpunk 2077's Streaming Mode Still Plays a Copyrighted Song
Cyberpunk 2077's mode for streamers still plays copyrighted music that could trigger a DMCA takedown, but the developers are working on a fix.
Whoops, Cyberpunk 2077's streaming mode still contains a copyrighted song
Whoops, Cyberpunk 2077's streaming mode still contains a copyrighted song
Ahead of Cyberpunk 2077's release, CD Projekt Red announced the game would feature a special mode to help streamers broadcast gameplay without fear of copyright strikes.
Proposed US Law Could Slap Twitch Streamers With Felonies For Broadcasting Copyrighted Material
Proposed US Law Could Slap Twitch Streamers With Felonies For Broadcasting Copyrighted Material
The United States government is, as we all know, extremely functional.
New Twitch Rules Ban The Confederate Flag, 'Unwelcome' Comments About Streamers' Appearances
New Twitch Rules Ban The Confederate Flag, 'Unwelcome' Comments About Streamers' Appearances
Today, Twitch announced a “significant” update to its harassment and hateful conduct policies.
Facebook's New Program Pays Black Streamers To Help Them Go Full-Time
Facebook's New Program Pays Black Streamers To Help Them Go Full-Time
Facebook Gaming is far from the biggest video game streaming platform out there, but it has at least shown a tendency to put its money where its mouth is—a practice Twitch and other industry leaders could learn from.
Facebook launches Black Gaming Creator Program
Facebook launches Black Gaming Creator Program
Social network will spend $10m over next two years to help Black streamers go full-time with funding, mentorship, and training opportunities
Twitch removes 'blind playthrough' tag after feedback over ableist language
Twitch removes 'blind playthrough' tag after feedback over ableist language
Streamers are now asked to use 'first playthrough' or 'no spoilers' instead
Twitch removes
Twitch removes "blind playthrough" tag following criticism from gamers with disabilities
Twitch has removed the tag "blind playthrough" in response to feedback from gamers with disabilities. The streaming platform encourages streamers to use alternate terms such as "first playthrough" or "no spoilers" instead.
Twitch Removes 'Blind Playthrough' Tag After Disability Criticism
Twitch Removes 'Blind Playthrough' Tag After Disability Criticism
Since 2018, Twitch has had a tag system that allows streamers to categorize their broadcasts according to their content’s contents and give viewers an at-a-glance idea of what they’re about.
Cyberpunk 2077 devs say don't leak the game early, naughty streamers
Cyberpunk 2077 devs say don't leak the game early, naughty streamers
As we edge ever closer to Cyberpunk 2077‘s long-anticipated and final (hopefully) release date, CD Projekt Red are casting an ever-watchful gaze onto the content creators of the world.
The best Cyber Monday deals for streamers and content creators
The best Cyber Monday deals for streamers and content creators
Check out these great deals on streaming gear, microphones, and capture cards right now.
Twitch Streamers Are Opening '90s Pokémon Card Boxes Worth Thousands Of Dollars
Twitch Streamers Are Opening '90s Pokémon Card Boxes Worth Thousands Of Dollars
When many of us were kids, popping open a pack of Pokémon cards and flipping to a holographic Charizard meant bragging rights or a hypothetical hundred dollars if we chose to sell it on eBay (or, in my case, if an eBay-addicted aunt could pry the card from my cold, dead hands).
Twitch Streamers Banned For Playing Hyrule Warriors: Age Of Calamity
Twitch Streamers Banned For Playing Hyrule Warriors: Age Of Calamity
But who is to blame? Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity has been available in certain countries like Australia, New Zealand and Japan for nearly a day now.
New Cyberpunk 2077 Mode Will Help Streamers Avoid DMCA Takedowns
New Cyberpunk 2077 Mode Will Help Streamers Avoid DMCA Takedowns
It’s been a long month for Twitch streamers, who’ve spent the past 30 days weathering an ongoing DMCA storm with few signs of reprieve.
Streamers Baffled By New Twitch Option To Buy Affiliate Status
Streamers Baffled By New Twitch Option To Buy Affiliate Status
The latter portion of Twitch’s 2020 has been characterized by two seismic shifts: a big push to make money off ads and deals, and creator-unfriendly capitulation to the music industry.
Twitch is getting ‘multiplayer ads’ – here’s how they work
Twitch is getting ‘multiplayer ads’ – here’s how they work
Twitch has been rolling out a variety of changes to its ad system over the past few weeks, and most of them have been pretty unpopular among both streamers and viewers.
Twitch's Digital Convention Was A Day-Long Commercial That Left Streamers Feeling Frustrated
Twitch's Digital Convention Was A Day-Long Commercial That Left Streamers Feeling Frustrated
Its location, size, and Pokimane pizza lines have varied, but since 2015, Twitch has hosted some form of convention every year.
Twitch streamers protest audio takedowns by making their own sound, playing rhythm games with no music
Twitch streamers protest audio takedowns by making their own sound, playing rhythm games with no music
I didn't realize Thy Art is Murder covered John Cage, that's hardcore.
Twitch streamers getting DMCA claims for in-game sounds
Twitch streamers getting DMCA claims for in-game sounds
Amid a large windfall of Digital Millennium Copyright Act claims that's left many streamers having to delete years worth of old streams, Twitch creators have started reporting a new problem - getting DMCA'd for in-game audio.
Twitch streamers report DMCA takedowns for in-game sound effects
Twitch streamers report DMCA takedowns for in-game sound effects
Content creators report flags on sounds such as clock chimes, police sirens, bird noises, and wind
You Can Finally Cast to Roku From Your iPhone
You Can Finally Cast to Roku From Your iPhone
Don’t skip the latest Roku OS update, especially if you’re mixing and matching Roku streamers and Apple devices in the same house.
Pokimane’s New $5 Donation Cap Sends Ripples Through The Twitch Community
HyperX launches an affordable and compact USB microphone for streamers
HyperX launches an affordable and compact USB microphone for streamers
The SoloCast keeps it simple and relatively cheap ($60).
AOC Streams on Twitch and More PlayStation 5 Details | Final Checkpoint Podcast Ep. 60
AOC Streams on Twitch and More PlayStation 5 Details | Final Checkpoint Podcast Ep. 60
This week Joel and Ben talk about congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’ record breaking Among Us Twitch stream involving some of the most popular Twitch/YouTube/Facebook Gaming Streamers.
Botched Twitch Promotion Just Pisses Off Streamers Dealing With DMCA Issues
Botched Twitch Promotion Just Pisses Off Streamers Dealing With DMCA Issues
For perhaps as long as Twitch has existed, there has been a myth: On exceedingly rare occasions, if the stars align perfectly, the ever-popular “Kappa” chat emote will turn gold.
US Navy Tells Its Twitch Streamers To Respond Like Whiny Cowards When Asked About War Crimes
US Navy Tells Its Twitch Streamers To Respond Like Whiny Cowards When Asked About War Crimes
The saga of the United States military’s attempts to recruit young people by streaming on Twitch is full of twists and turns.
Among Us has been overrun by a politically-charged spam attack
Among Us has been overrun by a politically-charged spam attack
Last weekend, Among Us was experiencing the highest of highs, with hundreds of thousands of eyes watching US congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez face off against both streamers and a fellow politician in the spacey stab ’em up.
Google distances itself from Stadia dev's suggestion streamers should pay publishers of games they broadcast
Google distances itself from Stadia dev's suggestion streamers should pay publishers of games they broadcast
Google has distanced itself from the idea video game streamers should pay the developers and publishers of the video games they play. It comes in response to the suggestion made by Stadia Games and Entertainment Montreal (formerly Typhoon Studios) creative director Alex Hutchinson, which last night blew up on Twitter, causing Google Stadia to trend worldwide and a mountain of bile to be flung his way. Here's what Hutchinson said: Read more
Google distances itself from Stadia creative director Alex Hutchinson
Google distances itself from Stadia creative director Alex Hutchinson
Internet giant asserts that tweets about streamers paying royalties "do not reflect those of Stadia, YouTube or Google"
US Rep Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez's Twitch stream drew 439k peak viewers
US Rep Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez's Twitch stream drew 439k peak viewers
Among Us stream with fellow Representative Ilhan Omar and popular Twitch streamers saw highest peak of any politician on Twitch
Twitch DMCA Purge Deletes Thousands Of Streamers' Videos
Twitch DMCA Purge Deletes Thousands Of Streamers' Videos
It’s finally happening: Twitch is cracking down in a big way on the use of copyrighted music in streams.
Streamers have reached their final form: cryptocurrency
Streamers have reached their final form: cryptocurrency
Creator Coins are meant to help streamers make money without relying on corporate platforms.
Dr Disrespect Gets His Own Skin And Map In Rogue Company
Dr Disrespect Gets His Own Skin And Map In Rogue Company
The controversial streamer joins the battle. Twitch streamers and YouTubers appearing in video games has become increasingly common nowadays.
Get into the Call of Duty: Black Ops - Cold War beta early by watching streamers on Twitch
Get into the Call of Duty: Black Ops - Cold War beta early by watching streamers on Twitch
You can start shooting tomorrow without having to preorder.
Twitch's Latest Horror Sensation, Phasmophobia, Has Streamers Screaming (At Each Other)
Twitch's Latest Horror Sensation, Phasmophobia, Has Streamers Screaming (At Each Other)
It’s not uncommon for horror games to take off on Twitch.
How Twitch failed to create a safe space for staff and streamers | Podcast
How Twitch failed to create a safe space for staff and streamers | Podcast
Latest episode delves deeper into the stories of sexual assault and racism at the company behind the leading streaming site
Rare punishes streamers after they complain of Sea of Thieves harassment
Rare punishes streamers after they complain of Sea of Thieves harassment
Studio's inability to curb harassment prompts other streamers to leave the game's Partner Programme in solidarity
Sea Of Thieves Streamers Quit The Game In Protest Against Rare’s Response To Toxicity
Sea Of Thieves Streamers Quit The Game In Protest Against Rare’s Response To Toxicity
When Rare announced their pirate-adventure-sandbox Sea of Thieves to the world, the studio put an emphasis on developing the game alongside a community of players.
Streamers Concerned Twitch's New Unban Request Feature Will Just Lead To More Harassment
Streamers Concerned Twitch's New Unban Request Feature Will Just Lead To More Harassment
Fact: No chat user in the history of Twitch has ever believed they were justly banned.
Google Stadia finally gets Crowd Choice
Google Stadia finally gets Crowd Choice
Google Stadia finally gets the Crowd Choice feature this week. Crowd Choice, a kind of choose your own adventure system for those watching streamers play Stadia games on YouTube, goes live alongside the release of Dead by Daylight on 1st October 2020. It'll also be available with Baldur's Gate 3 when Larian's hotly-anticipated role-playing game launches on Google's streaming service on 6th October. Read more
Twitch Streamers Are Furious About New Mid-Stream Ads They Can’t Control
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.
Baldur's Gate 3 will let you decide a streamer's dialogue choices
Baldur's Gate 3 will let you decide a streamer's dialogue choices
Streamers can become digital dungeon masters through Twitch and YouTube integration.
Twitch Sings shuts down January 2021
Twitch Sings shuts down January 2021
Twitch Sings shuts down on 1st January 2021, Twitch has announced. The curtain falls on the karaoke game designed for streamers and built by Rock Band developer Harmonix less than two years after it launched in April 2019. "As we look to the future, we have decided to invest in broader tools and services that will help support and grow the entire music community on Twitch," Twitch said in a FAQ.
Streamers Upset At Twitch For Fixing Bug That Actually Gave Fans A Good Deal
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 first Fall Guys tournament is today, with a $50K prize
The first Fall Guys tournament is today, with a $50K prize
Watch Shroud, Summit, Lirik, DrLupo, TimtheTatman, and 75 other streamers in the premiere of Fall Guys Twitch Rivals.
Microsoft Flight Sim streamers dress up for a 16-hour long haul
Microsoft Flight Sim streamers dress up for a 16-hour long haul
I miss a lot of things about travel, but being trapped in a tiny metal tube for hours on end isn’t exactly one of them.
Burger King's ad agency frustrates Twitch streamers with
Burger King's ad agency frustrates Twitch streamers with "predatory" stunt
Oglivy uses text-to-speech chat bots to deliver ads during livestreams for $5 or less
Streamers Furious After Ad Company Uses Twitch Donations To Advertise Burger King
Streamers Furious After Ad Company Uses Twitch Donations To Advertise Burger King
One of the most enjoyable aspects of Twitch is that you can never entirely predict what sort of alchemical chain reaction a streamer and their audience will create together.
Burger King takes heat for using Twitch donation readouts to run advertisements
Burger King takes heat for using Twitch donation readouts to run advertisements
Streamers and viewers have complained that the 'King of Stream' ads were unethical.
Pokimane's Apology Video Splits Twitch Streamers And YouTubers
Pokimane's Apology Video Splits Twitch Streamers And YouTubers
Late last month, drama-baiting YouTuber LeafyIsHere stirred up an internet-wide fuss over the idea that Imane “Pokimane” Anys, the most popular female streamer on Twitch, might have a boyfriend.
Noblechairs Hero Black Edition review: are gaming chairs worth it?
Noblechairs Hero Black Edition review: are gaming chairs worth it?
Gaming chairs are weird. They're expensive and their racing style frames don't really make sense for computer use, yet they're a permanent backdrop for streamers, tech YouTubers and esports professionals.
Red Dead Online hackers are framing streamers to get them banned
Red Dead Online hackers are framing streamers to get them banned
Over the past two weeks, people have been flocking to Red Dead Redemption 2 to try the new Naturalist update.
Shroud returns to Twitch
Shroud returns to Twitch
One of the biggest streamers in the business has been without a home since the collapse of Mixer.
A Mother Recovers the $20K Her Son Spent on Twitch Donations in 17 Days
A Mother Recovers the $20K Her Son Spent on Twitch Donations in 17 Days
A mother of a teenage boy has recovered the nearly $20,000 he son secretly donated to various Twitch streamers in just 17 days.
Family recovers the $20K their son secretly donated to Twitch streamers in just 17 days
Family recovers the $20K their son secretly donated to Twitch streamers in just 17 days
The mother of a teenager who syphoned off almost $20,000 (£15,300) from her savings account to make donations on Twitch has succeeded in her bid to get the money back. Speaking to Dotesports, the mother confirmed that thanks to Twitch partner Xsolla, she was able to get back almost all of the $19,870.94 the child had secretly donated to streamers between 14th and 30th June. "I am so relieved to have the money restored to my account and let the nightmare end," the mother told Dotesports.
Noblechairs launches Doom Edition gaming chair – just in time for QuakeCon
Noblechairs launches Doom Edition gaming chair – just in time for QuakeCon
Noblechairs is a brand that should be well known for those of you into the Twitch or YouTube gaming scenes - plenty of gaming YouTubers and streamers use this brand as their go-to gaming chair of choice.
Ninja's Streaming Fortnite On Twitch Right Now
Ninja's Streaming Fortnite On Twitch Right Now
Tyler “Ninja” Blevins is streaming Fortnite’s latest update on Twitch right now, on a stream that’s hovering at over 95k viewers.