Congressman Under Investigation For ‘Sex Trafficking’ Caps Off Twitch’s Worst Week Ever

Photo: Joe Raedle (Getty Images) First Amazon-owned Twitch was ravaged by a major gambling scandal. Then it revealed a new, worse revenue split for creators because it had to charge itself too much for servers. Next Bloomberg reported that the platform has a major problem when it comes to potential predators using it to target … Read more

Twitch Streamers Are Pissed That Amazon Is Taking More Of Their Money For Bullshit Reasons

Image: Twitch Yesterday, the president of Twitch, Dan Clancy, announced a change to the revenue system that would mean some of the top performing Twitch streamers will get less money. According to Clancy, Twitch was making this change in order to afford increasing server costs.The changes would not affect “the vast majority” of creators, but … Read more

Twitch Bans Major Gambling Sites After Streamers Threaten Strike

Image: Twitch / Kotaku / VictorWard (Shutterstock) It’s been a rough 24 hours for people broadcasting in purple. After a scandal broke that a Twitch streamer had been scamming viewers and peers alike out of an alleged $200,000 to fund a Counter-Strike: Global Offensive addiction, top personalities started exerting pressure on the live-streaming company to … Read more

Diablo Immortal Community Faces New Unrest Over Ill-Gotten Orbs, Lack Of Bans

Image: Blizzard In the real world, everything runs on Dunkin. In Diablo Immortal, it’s powered by orbs. Eternal Orbs, to be precise. And players are once again reckoning with the mobile action-RPG’s microtransaction economy after Blizzard announced that players who’d purchased hundreds of thousands of illicit orbs from third-party sellers won’t be banned. “This is … Read more

Pokimane: Twitch Isn’t ‘Creatively Fulfilling’ Anymore, So She’s Branching Out, Streaming Less

Screenshot: Pokimane / YouTube After a more than one-month-long (and seemingly healthy) break from social media and content creation, Twitch star Imane “Pokimane” Anys has returned to uploading content. But things will be different now. Pokimane dropped a new YouTube video today detailing her time away from the internet, talking about what she learned and … Read more

Pokémon Scarlet And Violet’s Preorder Bonuses Are So Terrible, They’re Getting Mocked

Image: Nintendo Gamer salt over preorder bonuses is nothing new. But this time, the Pokémon community’s salt feels partially justified. Amazon recently showed an infographic that details what fans can get by ordering Scarlet and Violet digitally ahead of launch: A set that includes 10 potions, 10 antidotes, and three revives. The rewards feel so … Read more