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Activision Blizzard lawsuit has video game workers using union tactics — but not unionizing

Collective action in the American video game industry is on the rise, even if unionization isn’t.
  • Sep 17, 2021
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The battle between Twitch and YouTube has only just begun

The recent moves of DrLupo and TimTheTatman to YouTube carry implications for Twitch's non-star streamers as well.
  • Sep 14, 2021
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Twitch sues two people allegedly behind hate raids

Twitch is taking legal action against two of the users it believes are behind its biggest recent problem.
  • Sep 10, 2021
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Why top streamers are leaving Twitch

The platform “lowballed” top streamer Ben “DrLupo” Lupo in line with a broader shift in strategy.
  • Sep 10, 2021
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Twitch viewership down by hundreds of thousands amid Black and queer streamers’ strike

“Biggest takeaway: don’t count out us ‘nobodies,’” said RekItRaven, one of the event's organizers.
  • Sep 3, 2021
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Twitch star DrLupo signs exclusive YouTube deal, now ‘secure for life’

"Everybody's just trying to secure the bag, right?" Lupo said. "There's no shame in that."
  • Aug 30, 2021
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Blizzard to change beloved ‘Overwatch’ hero’s name in wake of harassment lawsuit

Employees at Blizzard say similar changes will soon be coming to “World of Warcraft.”
  • Aug 26, 2021
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Twitch hate raids are more than just a Twitch problem, and they’re only getting worse

Since Twitch addressed "hate raids," where trolls bombard marginalized streamers with derogatory language, the raids have only gotten worse.
  • Aug 25, 2021
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House of Twitch’s biggest female star catches fire in suspected arson

Kaitlyn "Amouranth" Siragusa, the most popular female streamer on Twitch, said that "investigators strongly suspect arson."
  • Aug 18, 2021
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Marginalized streamers beg Twitch to ‘do better’ in wake of hate raids, poor pay

This week, marginalized streamers united to send Twitch a message: They're fed up.
  • Aug 11, 2021