Earlier this week, it came to light that Twitch was running ads in blatant opposition to the Amazon warehouse worker unionization effort in Bessemer, Alabama. Streamers, who had no say in whether or not these ads appeared during their broadcasts, were outraged. Today, Twitch has removed the ads, saying that they never should have run in the first place.
By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 21 February 2021 13:42 GMT If you were watching 2021’s BlizzConline show on Twitch, you may have been taken aback to see heavy metal monsters Metallica sound a little different from what you were expecting.Twitch replaced Metallica’s live performance of For Whom The Bell Tolls at the end of BlizzConline’s opening ceremony with royalty-free music to avoid a DMCA (that’s Digital Millennium Copyright Act) takedown, making for some… interesting scenes at the end of the show.Anyone watching the stream via the Twitch Gaming channel may have noted that the heavy riffs of James Hetfiled and the gang…
Yesterday, Blizzard released a collection of the studio’s classic games. But the studio also gave a warning to those looking to stream one of the games, Rock n’ Roll Racing on Twitch: Turn off the music. All of it.
Today, Twitch let viewers vote on a new permanent Pogchamp emote. A lizard won. Frankly, it was inevitable.
Twitch streamers, Instagram influencers, and TikTokers just got a potentially very powerful ally: The Screen Actors Guild—American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, aka SAG-AFTRA, one of the most powerful unions in Hollywood. Soon, influencers who create branded content will be able to qualify for union benefits.
Update (1:06 p.m. ET, 02/11/2021): During today’s winter update steam, Capcom clarified that Eleven will be a bonus character in Street Fighter V rather than the last addition to its final season. We’ve updated the headline to reflect this.
Eleven will be the final character to join the Street Fighter V roster, according to new details accidentally sent to Twitch users by the streaming platform itself.
The scene: Grand Theft Auto V’s iconic city of Los Santos. People mill about outside an apartment building, likely plotting crimes. Nothing seems out of the ordinary—except for a lone figure. Clad in suffocatingly tight leather pants and a bulletproof vest, he looks prepared for anything and nothing all at once. He also looks like Keanu Reeves. He approaches a nearby man and asks—practically begs—for a cigarette. “I need my fucking…I need my fix,” he says in a hazy rasp. Then he trails off as he repeatedly slides into a T-pose while repeating the same sentence over and over. “I…
You may know Rust as the MMO survival game where everyone is stark naked the vast majority of the time. You may also have heard by now that the game’s January 2021 update introduced Twitch Drops into the game, including collaborations with a number of major streamers which reward you for watching their channels.Following the success of last month’s event, a second series of Twitch Drops have been made available in Rust. All you’ll need in order to claim some exclusive in-game items are a Twitch account and a Steam account. There’s one catch though: these Twitch Drops are only…
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.
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.
Twitch streamer RTGame (meatspace name: Daniel) had a dream: to kill every NPC in a single Hitman level. But while you can find dozens of videos on YouTube of people doing the same thing, Daniel’s plan was a bit more explosive, chiefly because he intended to take out everyone at the same time. Unfortunately, things didn’t go as planned.
Two weeks ago, Twitch announced they were suspending former US president Donald Trump from their platform, after he incited a violent attack on the US capitol. At the time, Twitch said they would “reassess” his account after his presidency ended. Well, now he’s been booted from the White House, Twitch have banned him for good too. They’re also updating their policies to crack down on those who encourage violence on the streaming platform. (more…)
Twitch’s plan to replace its problematic Pogchamp emote with a rotating cast of fresh faces? Pretty poggers. Twitch’s execution of said plan? Not poggers. Today’s Pogchamp? Also not poggers, because instead, it’s KomodoHype, a meme with some Pogchamp history.
By Alex Calvin, Tuesday, 19 January 2021 19:35 GMT Follows some big-name streamers playing the former Early Access game.Facepunch’s Rust has hit new records for users on both Steam and streaming platform Twitch.As spotted by PCGamesN, SteamCharts shows that the game hit 244,394 concurrent users on Steam. This record was actually hit at 21:00 GMT on Saturday, January 16. At the time of writing, Rust actually boasts the fourth-highest concurrent player figure on Steam, coming in behind Valve’s own Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Dota 2, as well as battle royale hit Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds.This comes in the wake of Twitch streams…