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Twitch’s First Transparency Report Is A Start, But Streamers Want More

Today, Twitch released its first-ever transparency report, a lengthy, stat-based look at the platform’s safety initiatives over the past year. It contains some interesting, albeit granular, information about Twitch’s efforts to cut down on hateful conduct, sexual harassment, and even terrorist propaganda. But it also fails to clear the haze from the question that has surrounded many of Twitch’s most perplexing decisions: Why?

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Twitch Embeds Keep Getting Worse

In the past couple months, the experience of watching Twitch via third-party sites or tools like MultiTwitch has become… fraught. A purple screen sometimes obscures whatever you’re watching. It implores you to tune in on Twitch dot television instead. Eventually, it disappears. Then, every 15 minutes or so, it comes back. As of a couple days ago, it has a partner in crime.

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Plans for a Wall Street GameStop movie are already in the works

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 1 February 2021 17:34 GMT A movie based on the turbulent events surrounding the on-going GameStop/Reddit stock situation is already in the works.In a new report by Deadline, it’s been revealed that MGM has acquired the rights to the book proposal for a new title called ‘The Antisocial Network’ from author Ben Mezrich.This book will follow the events of “a ragtag group of amateur investors, gamers, and internet trolls” who – through investments, coordination, and playing the bankers at their own game, “brought Wall Street to its knees.”Apparently, Mezrich and his representatives started sharing the proposal…

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Twitch Is Cracking Down On Small (But Not Big) Streamers Who Made Channels Before They Turned 13

AverageHarry, a 15 year-old aspiring Twitch streamer from the UK, was in spitting distance of his dream. He’d had a breakout 2020, amassing an audience of nearly 90,000 followers, somewhat ironically off the back of a viral clip in which randos in a hotel lobby made fun of him for streaming. Late last year, he decided to apply to become a Twitch partner. It backfired, big time.

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Here are some of the best runs from Awesome Games Done Quick 2021

Awesome Games Done Quick 2021 is over now, and as ever, the seven-day speedrunning marathon introduced us to some legendary moments.AGDQ 2021 is the second-highest earning marathon in the event’s colorful history, raising an impressive $2,758,847 in donations from the game-playing public for the Prevent Cancer Foundation. That means this year’s charity donation is second only to AGDQ 2020.In case you couldn’t keep up with the breakneck speed of the proceedings (and who could blame you?) we’ve collected some of the most notable runs from this year for you below, so you can enjoy all the skills on show in…

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How to increase PS5 download speed and get faster PSN downloads

As much as the PS5 boasts virtually instant loading times, this isn’t going to count for much if you’re still facing slow PS5 download speed. As we enter next-gen, game sizes are only getting bigger, where 50GB is fast becoming the norm, or often double that.Being able to download your games and updates quickly is going to be important, especially if you’ve opted for the all-digital console. So in this guide, we’ll be going through the ways you can improve your PS5’s download speed. Some methods can be quite straightforward, or anecdotal, while others may require some additional investments. If…

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Best VPN deals this Black Friday 2020

By Henry Stockdale, Wednesday, 25 November 2020 17:04 GMT We’re only two days away from Black Friday at this point and if you’ve been looking to find a VPN deal, there’s never been a better time. We’re seeing big discounts across all the big providers, including NordVPN, ExpressVPN, Surfshark and plenty more, going as high as 83% off annual plans.For the unfamiliar, VPNs offer several benefits for your PC or smartphone that makes them a worthy investment. This includes greater browsing anonymity, remote access, enhanced security and bypassing online filters, allowing you to access region blocked services like another country’s…