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Someone Tried to Stream Morbius for 24 Hours on Twitch

In the early hours of the morning, Twitch shut down the channel streaming Morbius for 24 hours, seven days a week. On May 25, 2022, a Twitch account named Morbius247 attempted to stream Marvel’s 2022 vampiric feature flop Morbius in a DMCA-defying feat, and got away with it for almost…

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NEWS

Twitch Stops Paid Channel Boosts After Front Page Gets Raunchy

Twitch’s new paid channel boosts have, unsurprisingly, led users streaming porn straight to the platform’s front page. Now, after a few surprise complaints from folks suddenly hit with explicit videos in their “Live channels we think you’ll like” column, Twitch pulled the plug on the feature. Dot Esports reported Twitch’s…

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New Twitch Guidelines Finally Take Aim at Stopping Misinformation

Twitch has updated its policy on spam, scams, and malicious conduct to prevent “harmful misinformation actors” from using its service to disseminate damaging and widely disproven claims. The streaming platform said its new rules would consider a person’s online presence—which includes their actions outside of Twitch—and if they’re persistently spreading…

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Watch This: Fanbyte’s Fancy Streaming & Video Schedule

Welcome to video games. You heard of these things? Well, we’ve got ’em and now you can watch ’em. On the internet! The Fanbyte streaming & video schedule is now live for your perusal. Check it out below and make time to stop by! You, too, can be there for…

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VIDEOS

Twitch Quiet After Service Leaks Source Code Payouts, Passwords, and More [UPDATE]

Update: Twitch has now commented publicly on the matter through its social channels, and says that the entire thing is under investigation. We can confirm a breach has taken place. Our teams are working with urgency to understand the extent of this. We will update the community as soon as additional…

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NEWS

Meet the Gecko Giving Therapy to Thousands of Twitch Viewers

Lyle Drescher and I were supposed to meet at a vegan restaurant called the Jungle Cafe in Brooklyn. It would have been perfect — interviewing a man known for dressing up as a gecko in a restaurant named for its natural habitat. But after a few minutes of waiting for…

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FEATURES

As Twitch Fails to Address Hate Raids, Streamers Organize #ADayOffTwitch

Streamers and content creators on Twitch have been demanding the platform to do better in addressing rampant hate raids for weeks. Even after trending #TwitchDoBetter, Twitch has, in fact, not done better. It hasn’t done anything, actually. So creators are taking matters into their own hands by planning a one-day…

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Twitch Wants You to Know You Won’t Be Punished for Being Hot

A few days ago, Twitch suddenly removed the advertising revenue for streamer Kaitlyn “Amouranth” Siragusa, who quickly went to Twitter to report that her analytics went flat all of a sudden. Siragusa had long tested Twitch’s off-and-on wholesome image with her hot tub streams, wherein she wore a swimsuit and…

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Twitch Is Introducing a New PogChamp Emote Every 24 Hours in 2021

Earlier this week, Twitch pulled the PogChamp emote, one of its oldest and most popular emotes, from its platform. “We’ve made the decision to remove the PogChamp emote following statements from the face of the emote encouraging further violence after what took place in the Capitol today,” tweeted Twitch on…

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Twitch Staff Cite a Workplace Culture Steeped in Sexism, Racism, and Abuse

In a scathing report published on GamesIndustry.biz earlier this week, 16 employees from every era of the company exposed Twitch as an organization rife with systemic sexism, racism, and abuse. Among the allegations made are claims of sexual harassment, physical assault, and more. The allegations surfaced after the video game…

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How to Watch Twitch on Roku Devices (August 2020)

Summer Games Done Quick just began, but I, like many of you, fired up my Roku device to watch the event in bed to find Twitch’s official app had been discontinued. At one point, it would load but not update, but now it’s totally broken. Don’t despair! Through the power…

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GUIDES

5 of the Weirdest, Most Charming Channels on Twitch

Often times in the gaming space being a little “weird” or “strange” means “possibly a Nazi with a cooking show” or “believes QAnon conspiracy theories.” Finding content that’s out of the ordinary can be difficult, even on a massive platform like Twitch. It’s out there though, and perusing the odd…

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LISTS

Twitch Bans Bathroom Voyeur, Racist Accent Enthusiast Dr Disrespect

Guy Beahm, better known as your nephew’s favorite Twitch streamer Dr Disrespect, has been permanently removed from Amazon’s streaming service as of today, according to industry insiders speaking anonymously to Kotaku. The decision was made without warning and without public statement from either Beahm or Twitch after the fact, amid…

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RIP Mixer, Née Beam, Survived by Facebook Gaming

Mixer, the video game streaming service once nailed to a perch by Microsoft, will cease operations on July 22, the company announced today. In its place, Microsoft will kick off a new partnership with Facebook Gaming by moving existing Mixer users to that platform, should they be so inclined. After…

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Amazon Is Building a Pac-Man Creation Engine Directly Into Twitch

Pac-Man, the inventor of video games, turned 40 years old this week, as did anyone else who was born around this time in 1980. (I was born in 1987 so I still get to be glib about these things for a few more years, until my body finally dries up…

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No Gods, No Jumpmasters: Enter Loba (5/12/20)

It’s Tuesday, and that means it’s Live Game Update Day! We took to the battlegrounds of Apex Legends to play around with Loba, the game’s newest Legend. We’re super, super good at the game and we won many times. All you have to do to confirm this is watch the…

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VIDEOS

Please Only Inflate Valorant’s Twitch Ratings as per the ToS

Riot’s new competitive multiplayer shooter Valorant continues to dominate Twitch in terms of average active viewers, ranking in the top three games (with most of its time spent in the number one slot) since its closed beta test started earlier this month. People are undeniably excited for Valorant for the…

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Twitch Clarifies Nudity and Attire Guidelines, Graphic 4K Violence Still Fine

Twitch is a website where anyone can see graphically realistic depictions of gun violence and human vivisection with little or no effort, but images of the outside of the human body are still tightly controlled. Many streamers (read: people with breasts) have struggled to conform to Twitch’s historically vague guidelines…

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Fanbyte Evening News April 8, 2020

Here’s your audio roundup for this evening’s news! Direct link here or use the embed above. You can find our Morning, Evening, and Sunday edition short podcasts on the Fanbyte FM feed of your favorite podcatcher.

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PODCASTS

Twitch Sings Unleashes Your Inner Karaoke Star

One of the greatest revelations in my life was discovering that karaoke wasn’t initially meant to be performed in front of two dozen drunk strangers. A steady diet of anime and Japanese drama introduced me to the concept of private karaoke rooms, rented out by a group for an evening…

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