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  • Twitch Bans Donald Trump

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    Twitch Bans Donald Trump

    Yes, that asshole has a Twitch account.

    Twitch has banned Donald Trump due to "hateful conduct" that was shown on stream. Twitch says that the ban is temporary and that the offending content has been removed from their services.

    According to a report from The Verge, the hateful content was "a rebroadcast of Trump's infamous kickoff rally, where he said that Mexico was sending rapists to the United States." Twitch also reportedly flagged a number of...
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  • Mixer is Shutting Down

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    Mixer is Shutting Down

    Microsoft is pulling the plug on their streaming platform.

    On July 22, Microsoft will officially close down their streaming service, Mixer, for good. The plan is to instead move all of its existing partners over to Facebook Gaming. This rather sudden announcement means that Mixer partners and streamers will be moving to Facebook Gaming beginning today.

    According to The Verge, Microsoft "has struggled to reach the scale needed to Mixer to compete with Twitch, YouTube,...
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  • EA and FIFA Announce the 'Stay and Play Cup'

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    EA and FIFA Announce the 'Stay and Play Cup'

    STAY. HOME!

    In an effort to both bring the soccer community together in staying at home, both EA and FIFA have teamed up for the EA Sports FIFA 20 Stay and Play Cup. This is the latest in EA's "Stay Home, Play Together" initiative. This initiative also finds EA donating $1 million (USD) to the Global Giving's Coronavirus Relief Fund.

    The EA SPorts FIFA 20 Stay and Play Cup will be a knockout tournament that sees 20 of the "most famous and historic clubs...
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  • Twitch Surpasses 3 Billion Total Hours Watched in a Quarter for First Time

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    Twitch Surpasses 3 Billion Total Hours Watched in a Quarter for First Time

    It's almost like people have more free time.

    For the first time ever, Twitch has surpassed 3 billion total hours watched in a single quarter. This information comes direct from StreamLabs and Stream Hatchet. They also show that in addition to Twitch, YouTube, and Facebook Gaming also saw an increase in viewer numbers for the first quarter (Jan-Mar) of 2020.

    According to the public facing report, Twitch had hit 3.1 billion hours watched. This is an increase of 17% from...
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  • TwitchCon Amsterdam Canceled Due to Coronavirus Fears

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    TwitchCon Amsterdam Canceled Due to Coronavirus Fears

    Another large group event has been cancelled.

    Those who were planning on going to Amsterdam this May for TwitchCon Amsterdam, should instead be looking to see if they can get refunds on their travel and lodging. The official TwitchCon Twitter account announced today that due to growing concerns over the coronavirus (COVID-19), they have decided to cancel TwitchCon Amsterdam.

    The organizers say that the decision was a difficult one for them to make. However, they say that...
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  • A Russian Company is Suing Twitch for $2.9 billion for Airing Pirated Soccer Streams

    That's a lot of nuts.

    Twitch, the ever popular Amazon owned streaming service, is being sued by a Russian internet company to the tune of $2.9 billion (USD) or 180 billion RUB. Rambler Group is seeking this amount and other punishments because of a number of user cast livestreams of the English Premier League that were live through Twitch.

    In addition to the $2.9 billion, Rambler Group is also seeking to have Twitch banned in Russia. The reason Rambler Group takes issue...
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  • Twitch Now Allows You to Subscribe to Streamers Through iOS

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    Twitch Now Allows You to Subscribe to Streamers Through iOS

    Apparently this wasn't a thing prior to today.

    If you are an iOS user that frequently watches Twitch streams, you'll want to pay attention. Starting today, you will now be able to subscribe to your favorite partnered of affiliated Twitch streamers directly through iOS.

    This is made possible with today's launch of iOS Sub Tokens. iOS users will have to purchase these Sub Tokens through the Twitch app. Each token can be redeemed for a one-month Tier 1 subscription to a streamer....
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  • Ninja Leaves Twitch, Now Mixer is New Bae

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    Ninja Leaves Twitch, Now Mixer is New Bae

    Ninja wants to get "back in touch with his roots."

    Tyler "Ninja" Blevins announced today that he is leaving Twitch and is moving to Mixer. This reveal comes a day ahead of Blevins' Lollapalooza stream, which is now obviously going to be streamed via Mixer.

    Ninja made the reveal in a video first posted to Twitter. He says that "as of today, I will be streaming exclusively on Mixer." He continues, "I feel like this is a really good chance...
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  • Dr. Disrespect Unbanned from Twitch Just Two Weeks After Livestreaming in Bathroom

    Twitch rule enforcement continues to be a joke.

    Twitch has lifted the suspension on Dr. Disrespect after just two weeks into the already tame one month ban that was initially imposed on the streamer. The ban was initially handed out hours after the two-timer and his camera crew filmed a minor using a public restroom during a live E3 2019 stream.

    It was the first day of E3 when multiple thousands of viewers witnessed the incident. Guy "Dr. Disrespect" Beahm was...
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  • Twitch is Suing Users that Posted Porn, Violence, Racism, and More to Artifact Section

    The company says these users harmed their business.

    In March 2019, a bunch of idiots got together and flooded the Artifact section on Twitch with all sorts of random content. This seemed to include everything from multiple hour loops of "Ayaya" to things like showing full copyrighted Hollywood films like Avengers: Endgame, full episodes of various copyrighted television shows like Malcolm in the Middle, a whole lot of uncensored hardcore porn like raw gachi (NSFW if you decide to search for it), to uncensored footage of the Christchurch mosque terror attack, and an assortment of videos full of extreme racism and misogyny.

    In other words, it was a real shitshow. ...
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  • Tekken World Tour 2019 Announced

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    Tekken World Tour 2019 Announced


    The Tekken World Tour 2019 was officially announced today. This new esports tournament series returns thanks to a partnership between Bandai Namco and Twitch. As you may safely assume, Twitch will be the go-to location to watch all of the latest Tekken 7 action. New this year for the World Tour is "more action" along with new locations, returning favorites (whatever that means), and "innovative tournament categories enabling more players to earn Tekken World Tour Ranking Points."

    This is all on top of a prize pool that totals over $185,500 (USD). The World Tour Finals will have a $100,000 baseline prize purse for the best players. All of this begins on April 20, 2019 in France. ...
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  • Fortnite Season 8 Promotes Piracy

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    Fortnite Season 8 Promotes Piracy


    The eighth season of content for Fortnite went live earlier today. Get your sails ready, your peg leg waxed up, and your hook sharpened because Fortnite Season 8 is all about the pirates life for me.

    But wait, there's more! Who is a pirate's greatest nemesis? If you answered scurvy, you'd be wrong! It's ninjas! Unlike some ninjas, these probably don't have blue hair. I guess Epic is trying to pull back in that Sea of Thieves crowd on Twitch? There's also some stuff about a giant...
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  • Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers Expansion Arrives July 2

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    Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers Expansion Arrives July 2


    The Shadowbringers expansion for Final Fantasy XIV is slated to be released on July 2. Square Enix provided this news today alongside some fresh information about the expansion.

    For instance, did you know that the Viera will be a new playable race? It's true. You may recall them as the tall, rabbit-eared race from Final Fantasy XII. There is also a new Gunbreaker job coming. Perhaps the coolest news revealed is the fact that Yoko Taro has designed a NieR themed alliance raid...
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  • Blizzard Attempting to Clean up Twitch Chat Dumpster Fire by Tying Accounts to Battle.net


    If you've ever been on Twitch for even a small amount of time, you probably have a decent idea of just how downright terrible the chat experience can be. It is especially egregious in larger chats and chats that lack proper moderation, filters, or spam reduction modes enabled. Even then, it's still kind of garbage. Blizzard realizes this and they are apparently taking their own steps to try to make the chat experience a little bit less crap.

    The studio announced that they will...
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  • The Game Awards Doubles Viewership in 2018

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    The Game Awards Doubles Viewership in 2018

    The Game Awards for 2018 apparently doubled its viewership to 26.2 million livestreams. This is up from 2017's 11.5 million livestreams. There were 1.13 million concurrent viewers watching The Game Awards on Twitch during its peak.

    Be sure to click the link above for even more news including the world premiere trailers and award winners from this year's show. The above photo are the God of War developers and actors accepting the Game of the Year award at this year's show. T...
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