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Zack Zwiezen Zack Zwiezen Aug 17, 2019 at 23:30. 4 comments

Until 2012 You Could Watch Netflix On A PS2 In Brazil

Until 2012 You Could Watch Netflix On A PS2 In Brazil

Netflix on consoles was a much different experience a decade ago. Today users just download an app, login and start watching some TV or movies. But back in 2009, depending on your console, you might have to order a disc from Netflix and link your account to their service to watch whatever was on Netflix in 2009. Amazingly, even some PS2 owners could get these discs.

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Nathan Grayson Nathan Grayson Aug 09, 2019. 12 comments

The Top Streamers On Twitch Now That Ninja's Gone

The Top Streamers On Twitch Now That Ninja's Gone

Last week , Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, much like his namesake, crept out of the figurative building—flanked on all sides by fanfare, cascading grey-blue mountains of Red Bull, and ill-considered jokes . Soon, he made his presence known under a different roof: Mixer, Microsoft’s competitor to Twitch. Blevins has left behind a void. The question is, who will fill it?

The answer, in the short term,...

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Mike Fahey Mike Fahey Aug 07, 2019. 6 comments

What Mixer Has That Twitch Doesn’t (Besides Ninja)

What Mixer Has That Twitch Doesn’t (Besides Ninja)

Microsoft recently put their streaming service Mixer back in the spotlight by securing exclusive rights to Tyler “Ninja” Blevins , who had been one of the top streamers on Twitch. Exclusive streamers aside, there are several compelling reasons to stream and watch streams on Microsoft’s platform instead of Amazon-owned Twitch.

Mixer started life as Beam, an independent streaming service...

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Aug 06, 2019. 2 comments

The Latest Twitch Sensation Is Chickens, Goats, And Bees

The Latest Twitch Sensation Is Chickens, Goats, And Bees

Each morning, as the sun rises over her Indiana farm, Erica Hopkins wakes up and tends to the goats. She has three major tasks: milk her herd of Nigerian Dwarf dairy goats, bottle-feed the babies, and, of course, respond to the Twitch chat watching it all go down.

It would probably take Hopkins less time to tend to the goats each morning if she weren’t streaming it on Twitch, but that’s not...

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Mike Fahey Mike Fahey Aug 05, 2019. 8 comments

It’s A Video Game Streaming Station In A Suitcase

It’s A Video Game Streaming Station In A Suitcase

GAEMS makes travel cases with built-in speakers and screens for console gaming on the go. Launched last week, the $700 Guardian Pro XP is GAEMS’ most advanced cases yet. With a 24-inch 1440p HDR display, chambered speakers with passive subwoofers, and rails for mounting a webcam and lighting, it’s a portable streaming station for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and smaller gaming PCs.

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Zack Zwiezen Zack Zwiezen Aug 04, 2019. 18 comments

'Shop Contest: Finding The Next Twitch Superstar

'Shop Contest: Finding The Next Twitch Superstar

Ninja, the former Twitch superstar, has left the popular streaming service and is now only on Mixer. This leaves a gap for someone else to jump into Twitch streaming and become the next Ninja! Let’s figure out who that next famous streamer might be.

Your challenge this week: Bring some fresh faces to Twitch!

Anyone from gaming, TV, movies or comics is fair game. Who will be the next megastar...

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Nathan Grayson Nathan Grayson Aug 02, 2019. 7 comments

Amidst Controversy, Twitch Confirms That Breastfeeding On Stream Is Allowed

Amidst Controversy, Twitch Confirms That Breastfeeding On Stream Is Allowed

Last week, Twitch partner Heather “HeatheredEffect” Kent breastfed her baby while talking to a friend and streaming on Twitch. She didn’t try to draw attention to the act; she did it then and there simply because babies gotta eat, too. However, Twitch ended up deleting a clip of the moment, and the incident sparked a debate about whether or not breastfeeding should be considered sexual...

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Nathan Grayson Nathan Grayson Jul 31, 2019. 24 comments

Streamer Sparks Debate Over Whether Twitch Should Allow Breastfeeding

Streamer Sparks Debate Over Whether Twitch Should Allow Breastfeeding

When a Twitch streamer breastfed her baby on stream last week, clips of the moment ended up getting removed from Twitch, and it sparked a debate about whether or not the practice violates Twitch’s terms of service, with some arguing that breastfeeding constitutes “sexual” content.

Being a parent on Twitch isn’t easy . As independent contractors, parents have to deal with inconsistent work...

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Nathan Grayson Nathan Grayson Jul 26, 2019. 20 comments

Twitch Streamer PaladinAmber Does Not Have Time For Your Shit, Internet Creeps

Twitch Streamer PaladinAmber Does Not Have Time For Your Shit, Internet Creeps

Make creepy comments in PaladinAmber’s Twitch chat at your own risk. “How much for a hug?” somebody asked during a stream a few days ago. In the blink of an eye, PaladinAmber switched over to an infomercial-style overlay, complete with a (fake) phone number and a list of payment options.

“You wanna know how much it’s gonna be for a hug?” she asked. “That’s right, you guessed it: It’s gonna be...

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Joshua Rivera Joshua Rivera Jul 23, 2019. 23 comments

The Video Game Industry Can't Go On Like This

The Video Game Industry Can't Go On Like This

At about this time next year, we’ll have a pretty good idea of what the next generation of video games will look like. New consoles will likely be shown off, bold new streaming initiatives will begin to launch, and we’ll see all the wonderful kinds of games they will bring us. All these new things will come, and we’ll close the book on a generation that saw the industry that makes games come...

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Nathan Grayson Nathan Grayson Jul 19, 2019. 8 comments

Streamer Tries To Test PUBG Bug, Accidentally Lands Shot Of A Lifetime

Streamer Tries To Test PUBG Bug, Accidentally Lands Shot Of A Lifetime

Sometimes, there’s just no point in trying—for instance, when you’ve got to nail a shot on a target that’s several football fields’ worth of space away. Luckily for Twitch streamer Jake “ChocoTaco” Throop, he wasn’t trying at all. Or at least, he wasn’t trying to do that particular thing.

Throop just wanted to demonstrate a Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds bug that involved his gun’s bolt. This...

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Nathan Grayson Nathan Grayson Jul 18, 2019. 14 comments

Bernie Sanders Finally Appears On His Own Twitch Channel—During Amazon Boycott

Bernie Sanders Finally Appears On His Own Twitch Channel—During Amazon Boycott

Last time we checked in on endearingly grouchy democratic socialist uncle and presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders’ Twitch channel, it was notably lacking in Bernie Sanders himself . It also felt more like a campaign commercial than any sort of broadcast Twitch viewers were used to seeing. Yesterday evening, Sanders and company finally addressed one of those issues, though they probably could...

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Nathan Grayson Nathan Grayson Jul 16, 2019. 14 comments

Some Streamers Are Boycotting Twitch In Support Of The Amazon Prime Day Strike

Some Streamers Are Boycotting Twitch In Support Of The Amazon Prime Day Strike

Unless you’ve got the world’s most powerful ad blocker, you’re probably painfully aware that it’s Prime Day, a holiday that Amazon made up because it could. Deals parade naked in the streets and the company hosts glitzy concerts, all to encourage Amazon Prime subscribers to stick around. For the second year in a row, however, some Amazon warehouse workers are striking in the midst of all...

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Jul 13, 2019. 8 comments

The Twitch Streamers Who Put People To Sleep (Literally)

The Twitch Streamers Who Put People To Sleep (Literally)

I don’t know if I’ve ever been fully conscious for an entire David “Dog” Caero Twitch stream. The Hearthstone personality (and now inaugural Masters Tour champion) lives in Nevada, which means that when he hits the internet, it’s already twilight in my Brooklyn apartment. There’s nothing to blame but human chemistry; Hearthstone is a sedate viewing experience, and Caero maintains a placid,...

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Nathan Grayson Nathan Grayson Jul 09, 2019. 21 comments

Dr Disrespect's Return To Twitch Brings Big Numbers, Donations

Dr Disrespect's Return To Twitch Brings Big Numbers, Donations

Today, after a nearly month-long absence following his E3 bathroom stream suspension , Dr Disrespect returned to Twitch. His suspension lasted two weeks, during which he released a series of trailers for his return and tweeted an awkwardly worded apology “on behalf of the Dr Disrespect brand.” The result of all that hype? 80,000 concurrent viewers and some eye-popping donations.

Today’s...

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Nathan Grayson Nathan Grayson Jul 02, 2019. 12 comments

Twitch's New Subscriber-Only Streams Might Violate Game Publishers' Terms Of Service

Twitch's New Subscriber-Only Streams Might Violate Game Publishers' Terms Of Service

Last week, Twitch announced a new feature that’s already proven divisive: subscriber-only streams. True to their name, they’re like regular streams, but only people who’ve subscribed (with real money) to a particular streamer are able to watch them. It’s an option that many streamers say they won’t be using, for fear of dividing their audiences. However, they may have another reason to steer...

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Nathan Grayson Nathan Grayson Jul 02, 2019. 23 comments

Dr Disrespect Apologizes For E3 Bathroom Stream 'On Behalf Of The Dr Disrespect Brand'

Dr Disrespect Apologizes For E3 Bathroom Stream 'On Behalf Of The Dr Disrespect Brand'

Three weeks ago, Guy “Dr Disrespect” Beahm live-streamed himself walking into an E3 bathroom and, ultimately, walked out without a Twitch channel or an E3 badge . In the immediate aftermath of the incident, he didn’t seem to be taking his suspension very seriously , despite the fact that he may well have broken the law by using a camera in a public bathroom. Today, Beahm broke character to...

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Nathan Grayson Nathan Grayson Jun 29, 2019. 15 comments

Bernie Sanders' New Twitch Channel Needs Fewer Campaign Ads, More Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders' New Twitch Channel Needs Fewer Campaign Ads, More Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders, America’s favorite curmudgeonly socialist grandpa who happens to be running for President, is now on Twitch. Last night, his channel aired its first two streams. Sadly, neither involved Sanders sitting in a chair that looks like it belongs in a race car and playing Fortnite as a means to demonstrate the ills of capitalism (the closing circle represents the slow erosion of...

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Nathan Grayson Nathan Grayson Jun 27, 2019. 17 comments

Longtime Twitch Streamer Is Thrilled To Be Teamfight Tactics' Best Player

Longtime Twitch Streamer Is Thrilled To Be Teamfight Tactics' Best Player

Rumay “Hafu” Wang’s record is nothing to sneeze at. She’s won multiple major World of Warcraft tournaments, and she’s dominated Hearthstone’s rankings month after month. Still, she feels as though people don’t hold her accomplishments in the same regard as those of some of her male peers. That’s why she was thrilled to close out the Teamfight Tactics beta in first place.

Teamfight Tactics is...

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Nathan Grayson Nathan Grayson Jun 27, 2019. 16 comments

Twitch Launches Subscriber-Only Streaming Feature

Twitch Launches Subscriber-Only Streaming Feature

On Twitch, fans can subscribe to their favorite streamers, typically for $4.99 per month. Usually, that comes with minor perks like subscriber-only emotes, subscriber badges, and access to subscriber-only chat, if streamers decide to enable it. But now, streamers are getting a big addition to their arsenals: subscriber-only streams.

Previously, no matter how many subscribers a streamer...

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