There was no Twitch thread so I'm starting one.It started with watching LCS matches live (rel: Do like me and get into eSports because that's how American gridiron football dies), then watching LCS matches live via the Roku in the living room, and then "hey there's no LCS on, what the hell do people use this ridiculous service for, anyway"
I now have an account and am following three random-ass people. One of them is Canadian. This doesn't end well, does it.Anybody else dabble in this nonsense? What is wrong with us?
― El Tomboto, Sunday, 22 May 2016 20:35 (four years ago) link
Just a bit of fun, let's be cool
― Noodle Vague, Sunday, 22 May 2016 20:50 (four years ago) link
― bitcoin bajas (diamonddave85), Sunday, 22 May 2016 20:51 (four years ago) link
i've been using it sporadically for the last few months. i really dislike the style of most of the streamers. it's probably just because i'm older than most of the streamers but i find them to be so fucking annoying that i want to die. the most popular streamers are a window into a version of dystopia. it's usually a dude who is constantly giving a shoutout to whoever just followed his channel or donated a couple bucks, or glancing off the side of the screen to say "what up Ragnarok420?" or whoever just said hello in the chat channel, only to never ever mention that person again, and meanwhile in the background shit is getting blown up and he's going "FUCK YEAH!" as a teammate in the game yells "YEAH BUDDY!" i am not expressing it well but it's a weird combo of commerce and self-promotion where success depends on the megalomania of the streamer. it's sort of fascinating to watch in small doses. it's also a style of streaming that probably represents only a small sliver of Twitch streamers - these are just the most popular streamers, the ones that have a busy chatbox and have hundreds or thousands of subscribers and stream on a regular schedule. but Twitch obviously wants this sliver to be the face of it. i guess there's no other way to organize the thousands of streams at any given moment other than just putting the most popular active ones at the top, but very few people are watching the vast majority of streams at any given moment.
i guess there's also the option of watching people play games who don't speak out loud. that can be alright, depending completely on the game they're playing, of course. but inevitably after watching someone play in silence for about 10 minutes i am mysteriously in the mood to just play a game myself.
every once in a while i find someone who is a little more low key and occasionally says interesting things. in those rare moments i need to remember to click the follow button. these are usually people that only have 0-4 people watching them. i have also had some success watching stuff in the Creative channel. it can be fun to just watch someone play around in photoshop for hours on end, and educational as well. there are also homemade cooking shows, arts and crafts, programmers, etc, so if you have a hobby that lends itself to streaming you should check Twitch to see if someone is working on something.
so i guess i hate it but i'm also sort of fascinated by it. it's tough to recommend Twitch to anyone without qualifying it with a bunch of warnings and caveats. i would never say "Twitch is awesome!" because then the other person would go check it out and likely find 10 horrific streamers in a row, if they made it that far. but there is a lot of good stuff in there if you're willing to dig. i will try to be better about following the better streamers and will post links to their streams on here when i find them, and it would be cool if others would do the same.
― I look forward to hearing from you shortly, (Karl Malone), Sunday, 22 May 2016 21:03 (four years ago) link
it's usually a dude who is constantly giving a shoutout to whoever just followed his channel or donated a couple bucks, or glancing off the side of the screen to say "what up Ragnarok420?" or whoever just said hello in the chat channel, only to never ever mention that person again, and meanwhile in the background shit is getting blown up and he's going "FUCK YEAH!" as a teammate in the game yells "YEAH BUDDY!" i am not expressing it well but it's a weird combo of commerce and self-promotion where success depends on the megalomania of the streamer.
i've been wanting to gripe abt twitch for awhile, this nails it perfectly. i was watching some dark souls 1 stream on there, i think it was a guy who completed it straight thru w/ out getting hit or something crazy. but the whole thing was just completely unwatchable, his body taking up half the screen as he does constant shoutouts on top of whatever graphic/sound effect he has to alert you the viewer that someone just donated $2. and it was just hours of that!
― am0n, Sunday, 22 May 2016 21:30 (four years ago) link
you know who is a good streamer? the guy who recently got some internet fame for setting a new super mario bros. speed run record: https://www.twitch.tv/darbian
his is a little different because he's always working on perfecting a level so he's constantly resetting levels and trying certain sections over and over again. but he doesn't talk constantly and he seems like a real human being.
― I look forward to hearing from you shortly, (Karl Malone), Sunday, 22 May 2016 21:39 (four years ago) link
The ones I follow are basically variety streamers who I found because they were playing some niche game I've been wondering about myself, like Terraria, and giving themselves crazy challenges like "okay this time no armor hardcore expert mode!" with lots of exuberant cursing or yosemite-sam-esque quasi-cursing and only occasional shouting out followers because, well, not many people sub or follow them and there's like 5 regulars in the chat. I like watching how people deal with random disasters, some of these guys have a resilience / commitment to the run that is just beyond me.
I also sometimes enjoy watching people enthusiastically losing in multiplayer games. Whatever the opposite of "tilting" is.
― El Tomboto, Sunday, 22 May 2016 21:54 (four years ago) link
Yeah speed runners are sometimes fun to watch. Similar to how I got into LCS, once it clicked that I was watching people who not like you and me (ok not like me, anyway) it's a different category of spectatorship. Also somehow I stumbled across two military vets among the first couple of people I started watching - is that weird or what?
― El Tomboto, Sunday, 22 May 2016 21:55 (four years ago) link
twitch is alright, i spend more time on there than i should. i try to find people who operate outside of the site's built-in chat culture/memes since that stuff mostly grates on me
― ciderpress, Sunday, 22 May 2016 21:58 (four years ago) link
― am0n, Sunday, 22 May 2016 22:25 (four years ago) link
― El Tomboto, Monday, 23 May 2016 00:12 (four years ago) link
I had to look that up and then I realized all the stupid faces people keep throwing at the end of their chatroom comments are supposed to be code for stuff and man, whatever, coded tribal languages are fine I guess but wow
― El Tomboto, Monday, 23 May 2016 00:14 (four years ago) link
I only set up an account to watch Karl Malone streams. I have also enjoyed things like "everyone on twitch plays pokemon" or whatever that was called. Y'know, the ones where chat commands control the game but everyone is trying to do it at the same time so it just turns into a giant mess.
― emil.y, Monday, 23 May 2016 00:21 (four years ago) link
Oh, there was like "my fish plays super mario" or something too, I'm sure that happened.
― emil.y, Monday, 23 May 2016 00:22 (four years ago) link
i didn't see the fish play super mario. but i'm 99% sure that i watched those fish play Street Fighter II turbo
― I look forward to hearing from you shortly, (Karl Malone), Monday, 23 May 2016 00:27 (four years ago) link
where do I watch Karl Malone streams
― El Tomboto, Monday, 23 May 2016 00:28 (four years ago) link
twitch.tv/weinventyou but i haven't done one in a long time. though since i have the house to myself tonight i might do one later! i was thinking of doing ninja gaiden (NES) again although SMB2 is always fun too
― I look forward to hearing from you shortly, (Karl Malone), Monday, 23 May 2016 00:32 (four years ago) link
ninja gaiden, thats giving me nostalgic rage
i streamed some dark souls awhile back to no one except for one viewer who joined only long enough to say "ur gay" in the chat
― am0n, Monday, 23 May 2016 03:17 (four years ago) link
― am0n, Tuesday, 24 May 2016 17:20 (four years ago) link
He lost narrowly in the final to fellow professional player Keaton "Chakki" Gill.
too much time on ilx
― bitcoin bajas (diamonddave85), Tuesday, 24 May 2016 17:50 (four years ago) link
twitch is so, so good rn
― ( ^_^) (Lamp), Friday, 27 May 2016 19:56 (four years ago) link
So I started watching Flare2V's expert Terraria run on 1HP (using a save editor to force the handicap) and I have followed along for 727 deaths so far. still catching up. Now VG Badger has started the same type of run, I get to compare and contrast I guess. Artificially super-fragile runs are good shit though.
― El Tomboto, Saturday, 28 May 2016 01:04 (four years ago) link
twitch emotes and chat spam are at the top of my 'get off my lawn you kids these days' list of things that I will never understand
― carthago delenda est (mayor jingleberries), Saturday, 28 May 2016 04:18 (four years ago) link
If there's a game coming out that I'm interested in, such as the upcoming console release of 7 Days to Die, I like to check out a few well-curated lets plays on youtube to see if it is something I could get into. But I'll rarely watch twitch streams. I want to hear from the gamer about the game they are playing and to learn a thing or two about strategies game mechanics, but twitch streams always seem to devolve into senseless shoutout banter.
― Rod Steel (musicfanatic), Saturday, 18 June 2016 23:58 (four years ago) link
Yeah it's amazing how little most streamers talk about the actual game they're playing.
Anyway I'm still catching up after a bunch of work travel, watching Flare do his 1hp run of Terraria and he's now died over 1500 times. The landscape is just completely littered with gravestones to a truly surreal degree. Twitch needs searchable tags for salty masochism, this shit's hilarious.
― El Tomboto, Sunday, 26 June 2016 23:24 (four years ago) link
Now with microtransactions, presumably to get Twitch a cut of the donations https://blog.twitch.tv/introducing-cheering-celebrate-together-da62af41fac6#.lrume5xvm
― ( X '____' )/ (zappi), Monday, 27 June 2016 22:49 (four years ago) link
Honestly kinda surprised this didn't already exist on Twitch. Once again porn innovating and leading the way for respectable business
― Nhex, Monday, 27 June 2016 22:52 (four years ago) link
tippin on 44s
― El Tomboto, Tuesday, 28 June 2016 02:44 (four years ago) link
I .want to turn Flare2V's spear-only Terraria run into a screenplay. where can I find an agent. And/or a therapist
― El Tomboto, Sunday, 17 July 2016 04:12 (four years ago) link
I need to draw a proportional Venn diagram.
1 / 2 = dull streamers playing dull games = easily avoidable, like oncoming traffic1 / 6 = dull streamers playing entertaining games = the trap 1 / 7 = entertaining streamers playing dull games = the disappointment1 / 8 = people drawing (incl Bob Ross) = still don't get this tbf1 / 15 = entertaining streamers playing entertaining games = oh so this is what this is about
― El Tomboto, Tuesday, 2 August 2016 00:48 (four years ago) link
i'll go ahead and ask what we're all thinking
that's 1/841th over a full share (841/840, or 100.00119%)
otherwise that's about right, although i like some of the drawing/creating stuff
― I look forward to hearing from you shortly, (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 2 August 2016 01:01 (four years ago) link
drawing stuff is easy to understand. regardless of your skill it's mesmerizing to watch someone well-practiced doing a piece
bad games are OK if the streamer is entertaining enough
― Nhex, Tuesday, 2 August 2016 01:49 (four years ago) link
bad and dull aren't the same, I mean the Awful Games section of GDQ is always my favorite part
― El Tomboto, Tuesday, 2 August 2016 01:53 (four years ago) link
don't forget about social eating
― ciderpress, Tuesday, 2 August 2016 03:06 (four years ago) link
I included the streams that appear to be live but then you click and they're not
― El Tomboto, Tuesday, 2 August 2016 17:51 (four years ago) link
lol "bits" are not available for Canadian strimmers
― El Tomboto, Wednesday, 10 August 2016 02:40 (four years ago) link
Is this Venn diagram actually a pie chart or?
― JimD, Wednesday, 10 August 2016 08:35 (four years ago) link
5 spheres: "entertaining streamers," "entertaining games," "dull streamers," "dull games," and "art?" with different sizes (and differently sized overlaps) computed according to my rough proportions
― El Tomboto, Wednesday, 10 August 2016 23:39 (four years ago) link
I tend to watch them the way I watch other sports: in the background, not necessary to pay too much attention, occasionally entertaining. But I kind of get the point the author is making.
― El Tomboto, Sunday, 21 August 2016 22:46 (four years ago) link
I used to lend the older kids quarters so I could watch them play gunsmoke in the arcade.. been watchin other people play video games my whole life, son
― carthago delenda est (mayor jingleberries), Tuesday, 23 August 2016 00:55 (four years ago) link
severe technical difficulties are funny.All the streams appear to be dead and this is the account currently featured on the front page: https://www.twitch.tv/undefined
― Anacostia Aerodrome (El Tomboto), Saturday, 10 September 2016 21:29 (four years ago) link
Given that my options are a sport that I hate, a debate I can't watch because it's a japanese horror movie, and some other stuff that I don't care about, Twitch is more important than ever right now
― Anacostia Aerodrome (El Tomboto), Tuesday, 27 September 2016 01:29 (three years ago) link
People with Amazon Prime can now watch Twitch ad-free, get a free sub to a channel every month plus skins and other digital flotsam.https://twitch.amazon.com/prime
― ( X '____' )/ (zappi), Friday, 30 September 2016 22:10 (three years ago) link
lol looks like people are giving their free subs to whoever is streaming at the moment, meanwhile a lot of streamers are attending TwitchCon and missing out on the free loot (as far as I can tell Amazon still passes on the usual cut to streamers)
― ( X '____' )/ (zappi), Friday, 30 September 2016 22:23 (three years ago) link
this is pretty nice, i picked a good year to finally try out prime
― ciderpress, Saturday, 1 October 2016 17:19 (three years ago) link
best Twitch channel http://www.twitch.tv/bubblepuppets
― ( X '____' )/ (zappi), Tuesday, 4 October 2016 01:56 (three years ago) link
Desert Bus for Hope 10 is on.
― El Tomboto, Sunday, 13 November 2016 02:13 (three years ago) link
― am0n, Monday, 14 November 2016 03:50 (three years ago) link
― am0n, Sunday, 22 January 2017 17:49 (three years ago) link
twitch is cool for poker streaming too
― k3vin k., Sunday, 22 January 2017 17:54 (three years ago) link
I love the many other old series of RPGs
― El Tomboto, Monday, 1 October 2018 18:08 (one year ago) link
like maybe...lufia or something? i'm open to that too
― Karl Malone, Monday, 1 October 2018 18:09 (one year ago) link
If you've never played Terranigma you're missing out
― El Tomboto, Monday, 1 October 2018 18:09 (one year ago) link
I've never really played SNES games like ever. Our first home console was an N64; I picked up a few different SNES games on various virtual consoles but never spent much time on them. I booted up SMRPG on an emulator at least once but emulator + laptop + keyboard is not a setup conducive to having any fun.
Anyway I'll be at work while you're streaming if it's before 5pm but I'll do my best to shirk and tune in if possible
― I have measured out my life in coffee shop loyalty cards (silby), Monday, 1 October 2018 18:13 (one year ago) link
terranigma it is!
i'm almost ready, i'm just trying to remember how to separate OpenEmu audio from microphone audio for the stream.
― Karl Malone, Monday, 1 October 2018 18:33 (one year ago) link
okeydokey, here we go: https://www.twitch.tv/weinventyou
i am sure i will sail right through this game with zero problems
― Karl Malone, Monday, 1 October 2018 18:43 (one year ago) link
I'll have to stop watching soon b/c I have to go to a meeting but everyone should watch karl get toasted on twitch
― I have measured out my life in coffee shop loyalty cards (silby), Monday, 1 October 2018 19:32 (one year ago) link
Whenever I see "weinventyou", I add the line "through the future see millennium" in my head.
― Nag Reddit (Leee), Monday, 1 October 2018 19:53 (one year ago) link
uh, i just accidentally hit L1 on my PS4 controller, which is apparently mapped to "quickload", and it quickloaded the quicksave that i accidentally made back at the very beginning of the game. i "reset" the game on the emulator and the saves i had made within the game were also gone.
i am demoralized
― Karl Malone, Monday, 1 October 2018 19:59 (one year ago) link
but, i think i can actually get back to where i was within about 20 minutes of gameplay, so i'll work my way back to where i was and start there tomorrow
― Karl Malone, Monday, 1 October 2018 20:00 (one year ago) link
also i'm going to disable quicksave/quickload on my controller, because holy shit that was awful
actually i'm playing for a while longer, just finished the second tower. i'm not sure what i think of these "puzzles"
― Karl Malone, Monday, 1 October 2018 20:31 (one year ago) link
I feel bad because I couldn't hop into chat and help you figure out which holes to fall down
― El Tomboto, Tuesday, 2 October 2018 01:51 (one year ago) link
there's lots of optional shit like the Polynesia thing btw, this is not an easy game to "100%"
― El Tomboto, Tuesday, 2 October 2018 01:52 (one year ago) link
old jrpgs basically require you to read a guide to 100% them, they're not designed for it to naturally happen in a single playthrough
― ciderpress, Tuesday, 2 October 2018 12:18 (one year ago) link
yeah, i'm definitely not trying to 100% it. i'll be happy if i just don't make an ass out of myself on 50% of the puzzles. i'm enjoying the game so far! and it's a good choice for me, because howlongtobeat.com suggests it will only be around 20 hours long. i completed the last of the five towers before stopping yesterday, which seemed like an intro. looking forward to getting to the main quest today, after i finish eating lunch!
― Karl Malone, Tuesday, 2 October 2018 17:00 (one year ago) link
I'm glad to see Trihex got unbanned (background - https://kotaku.com/streamer-trihex-apologizes-for-homophobic-slur-after-tw-1829604490)
Karl have you streamed any more Terranigma? I was really enjoying your playthrough. I guess I should just check in more often.
We should also use this thread to share streamers we find ourselves going back to and following -zoeyproasheck is priceless imo
I've also been enjoying dozing off to disnof while he curses and complains in his implacable southern-ish accent about the only game he ever seems to play, good 'ol rimworld
― El Tomboto, Saturday, 13 October 2018 20:45 (one year ago) link
i've thought about doing some streams for friends now that i live alone with fast internet, probably won't have time until closer to the holidays though
― ciderpress, Sunday, 14 October 2018 00:59 (one year ago) link
I’d tune in
― I have measured out my life in coffee shop loyalty cards (silby), Sunday, 14 October 2018 01:04 (one year ago) link
Jesse reviews a Black Ops 4 toilet amidst heavy gunfire pic.twitter.com/Ajt8JHMsCE— The Go Off Kings (@GoOffKings) October 14, 2018
― ciderpress, Sunday, 14 October 2018 16:40 (one year ago) link
have very fond memories of lufia 2 and how FAST it felt. the walking animations, the text scrolling, the random battles... it all felt like it was blazing by 2x the speed of some comparable j-rpg from the era. probably 3x faster than something from the ps2 era. I should play this again.
― (⊙_⊙?) (original bgm), Friday, 19 October 2018 04:33 (one year ago) link
JF is doing God's work
― hot dog go to bathroom (cajunsunday), Friday, 19 October 2018 11:53 (one year ago) link
listening to AOC talk about politics with a disheveled man in the process of hitting hour 50 of streaming himself playing donkey kong 64 without any sleep is probably one of the craziest things i've ever experienced— friedrich nichijou (@levarburzum) January 20, 2019
― ciderpress, Monday, 21 January 2019 00:50 (one year ago) link
So glad millennials are good now
― I have measured out my life in coffee shop loyalty cards (silby), Monday, 21 January 2019 01:04 (one year ago) link
I’m old as fuck and I love twitch!
― calstars, Monday, 21 January 2019 01:30 (one year ago) link
Hbomb raising so much money/awareness for Mermaids through this stream is so fucking heartening, honestly.
― emil.y, Monday, 21 January 2019 01:59 (one year ago) link
Yeah. I hadn't heard of the charity. Seems like they are good?
― jmm, Monday, 21 January 2019 03:13 (one year ago) link
Is DK64 really this long of a game?
― jmm, Monday, 21 January 2019 05:37 (one year ago) link
if you try to do 100% without a guide yeah, it's filler collectibles hell, there's like thousands of bananas and other little things to get
― ciderpress, Monday, 21 January 2019 06:02 (one year ago) link
lol at twitch today
"Lost Bet - Watching AYAYA for 10 Hours"http://i64.tinypic.com/o5upna.png
― if this is a simulation.. i gotta say, it's a pretty good simulation! (esby), Sunday, 3 March 2019 19:26 (one year ago) link
― Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 26 August 2019 16:38 (one year ago) link
― president of deluded fruitcakes anonymous (silby), Monday, 26 August 2019 16:42 (one year ago) link
after a certain point, the relaxing vibe of watching a chill streamer gets destroyed when they spend 10 minutes splitting hairs over which magic wand to pick in the latest cool roguelite that's making the rounds. PICK SOMETHING AND PRESS D
― El Tomboto, Tuesday, 8 October 2019 04:41 (eleven months ago) link
more generally than that - having to reckon with the fact that fairly entertaining streamers of the non-shouting variety can also be dumb is a disappointment I'm still not completely used to. This person is funny! They're engaging! They don't scream all the time to keep their chat engaged! Oh. Oh. They're kinda dumb. Oh, that's why they have a Patreon for this. Uff da.
I still enjoy Twitch from time to time when the right games are on.
― El Tomboto, Tuesday, 8 October 2019 04:48 (eleven months ago) link
I also shouldn't judge people for not having the level of education or reading & arithmetic capacity that I do. It does drive me up the wall sometimes, because I refuse to join chat and help.
― El Tomboto, Tuesday, 8 October 2019 04:52 (eleven months ago) link
This seems cool! https://www.polygon.com/2020/3/13/21178447/zelda-breath-of-the-wild-twitch-plays-pointcrow-nintendo-switch
― Feminism-Appropriating Regressive Transphobe (Leee), Friday, 13 March 2020 23:45 (six months ago) link
i'm gonna stream in a bit! like, probably in 30 minutes to an hour from now. i will be playing some old emulated game. if anyone has a "request" i'll do that, but otherwise i might just gravitate toward a comfort food game that i know well, like SMB3 or something. or maybe i'll play a simulation game that i always wanted to rent from blockbuster when i was a kid, but never played: Aerobiz
― let me be your friend on the other end! (Karl Malone), Saturday, 4 April 2020 17:54 (five months ago) link
ALSO: NEW "FEATURE": if you want, you can join the #twitch channel on the ilx slack. that way if you feel like making fun of me or other ilxors who stream, but don't want to sign up for twitch to do so, you can instead sign up for slack to do so
― let me be your friend on the other end! (Karl Malone), Saturday, 4 April 2020 17:57 (five months ago) link
(that's not Sic-bait, that's real)
― let me be your friend on the other end! (Karl Malone), Saturday, 4 April 2020 17:58 (five months ago) link
ok, it's finally happening
i'm playing Aerobiz.comhttps://www.twitch.tv/weinventyou
― let me be your friend on the other end! (Karl Malone), Saturday, 4 April 2020 21:51 (five months ago) link
ninja gaiden now, predictably
i went bankrupt
― let me be your friend on the other end! (Karl Malone), Saturday, 4 April 2020 23:02 (five months ago) link
Figured this might be the right thread to ask, since some of you guys already seem into the process.Thinking about pulling the trigger and buying the hardware and such to do streams/game capture. Particularly retro capture for short form videos, but it seems like live streaming is what people mostly do nowadays. Working with an iMac. Is it worth biting the bullet and buying a juicy PC?
Seems like a lot of opinions and options, from my googling. What's the good hardware/software packages - streaming, editing, recording, mics, cameras, etc - for this sorta thing in 2020? A lagless HDMI passthrough box? Etc etc. so was looking to hear from people who have done it.
― Nhex, Friday, 29 May 2020 12:56 (three months ago) link
― reggae mike love (polyphonic), Friday, 29 May 2020 18:53 (three months ago) link
i have a macbook pro, and have used OBS to attempt to stream on twitch (ask anyone who has ever had the misfortune of watching me try to stream an emulated NES or SNES game). i have horrible luck, insane bugs, bad and inconsistent performance. it seems optimized to work on a PC, not a mac, and pretty much all the online help/troubleshooting you can find is PC-specific.
― Karl Malone, Friday, 29 May 2020 18:58 (three months ago) link
oopa, meant to put that sad parenthetical after the second sentence
― Karl Malone, Friday, 29 May 2020 18:59 (three months ago) link
I bought a 4K capture card (4K60 S+) from ElGato and then realized it doesn't work with MacOS. So I installed bootcamp/OBS (shrug emoji), and it works fine. It also lets you capture video straight to SD card, which is fine for capturing gameplay, but doesn't work for streaming.
I emailed ElGato to see if they planned to support MacOS in the future, but the CS agent didn't know, and of course doesn't have any access to their roadmap.
― DJI, Friday, 29 May 2020 19:13 (three months ago) link
thx for the input, some stuff to chew on
4k60 would probably be a good target for next gen consoles
― Nhex, Friday, 29 May 2020 21:29 (three months ago) link
My favorite rimworld streamer discovered terraria and is now on hour 23 of his hardcore stream
― El Tomboto, Wednesday, 10 June 2020 23:11 (three months ago) link
Logic retiring from music to be a 7-figure Twitch streamer is definitely a weird development and probably some kind of harbinger for something or otherhttps://www.theverge.com/2020/7/20/21327589/logic-twitch-signing-deal-exclusive-partnership
― Nhex, Tuesday, 21 July 2020 01:46 (two months ago) link
Can say with some inside knowledge that a number of big-name artists reached out to Twitch as the pandemic hit to start streaming. The team that runs Twitch Music was going pretty nuts about the prospect, at the cost of supporting many Twitch Music creators that have been on the platform for years. There are a couple voices in the company doing the right thing and trying to use these these artists as opportunities to boost some of the dedicated Twitch creators that have been around a long time.
We'll see how it pans out.
― unashamed and trash (Unctious), Wednesday, 22 July 2020 19:37 (two months ago) link