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Socialist Twitch Streamer Banned For Calling White People ‘Cracker’

Amazon-owned streaming platform Twitch considers “cracker” a serious racial slur, a fact many only learned this week after socialist streamer Hasan Piker and others were banned for saying it. This latest bizarre moderation decision comes months after protests for Twitch’s failure to protect streamers of color for racism and harassment.

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A Better Ubisoft pushes for more tangible reforms at the publisher

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. These statements come after assurances that Ubisoft would do better. Workers’ rights group A Better Ubisoft is pushing for a more solid commitment from the publisher towards workplace reforms after nothing but “assurances” came from management that they would do better. In a statement released by the group, A Better Ubisoft claim that the publisher hasn’t moved past merely acknowledging things need to change. “16 months since Ubisoft was forced to take limited action following public posts on Twitter, you…

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Twitch Sues ‘Hate Raid’ Organizers

Twitch is taking a big stand against the organized harassment campaigns, widely known as “hate raids,” that have proliferated over the past few months by filing a suit against two possible coordinators of the attacks.

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Activision Blizzard’s toxic work culture highlighted again in new reports

The Activision Blizzard lawsuit has empowered many more to come forward with their stories.The fallout from Activision Blizzard‘s lawsuit with the State of California continues. After the company backtracked on its shameful initial response, a number of other incidents have come to light, painting an even more grim picture.A wave of new reports discussed some fairly out-in-the-open practices that women and marginalised groups have been dealing with for years. For those familiar with company culture, the allegations in the lawsuit were not surprising.Sources told IGN that many long-time higher-ups were “untouchable”, particularly those in charge of profitable games, like World…

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E3 Twitch Chat Has Been Miserable

For what feels like eons now, the E3 Pangea has threatened to break apart and scatter gaming landmasses to all corners of the Earth. Now that’s finally happening, with this year’s E3 functioning as a loose umbrella for a plethora of publisher-specific shows. This has given companies a massive stage on which to show the world that they have no idea what to do with Twitch chat.

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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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Space Force soldier demoted after skipping training in order to get a PS5

By Dom Peppiatt, Thursday, 17 December 2020 14:48 GMT A soldier in the United States’ always controversial Space Force has been demoted for ditching drills in order to acquire a PS5, a document has revealed.Remember the USSF? That is, the United States Space Force, the Trump-backed space service branch of the U.S. Armed Forces that attracted ridicule and parody when it was established in December last year? Well, it’s making headlines again.This time, it’s because a member of the force turned up 30 minutes late for a fitness lesson after he was apparently out scouring nearby Target stores in search of…

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Suspended Ubisoft executive Tommy Francois leaves

By Sherif Saed, Monday, 3 August 2020 13:24 GMT Ubisoft’s other recently-suspended major executive has left the company.Tommy Francois, VP of editorial and creative services at Ubisoft, has officially left the publisher. Francois, together with longtime executive Maxime Beland were put on administrative leave in June following several allegations of misconduct.This makes Francois the sixth longtime, senior staffer to have left Ubisoft over the past few weeks. The growing list includes VP of editorial Maxime Beland, chief creative officer Serge Hascoet, Canadian studios managing director Yannis Mallat, HR director Cecile Cornet, and PR director Stone Chin. Most of these names…