Nathan Grayson

New York City

Twitch, live-streaming, digital culture

Education: Austin College, BA in New Media Journalism

Nathan Grayson is a reporter at The Washington Post focusing on video games, live-streaming and digital culture. He has covered video games and culture for more than 10 years. Grayson previously worked at Kotaku, one of the biggest video game websites in the world, where he covered Twitch and live-streaming. He also wrote about the work cultures and politics of companies like Blizzard and Google and hosted a podcast called "Splitscreen." Before Kotaku, he was a staff writer at Rock Paper Shotgun. Grayson is working on a book about Twitch and live-streaming.
Latest from Nathan Grayson

How Twitch lost its way

Twitch's recent moves have confused and upset creators, fans and staff alike.

March 23, 2023

Soldiers outsmart military robot by acting like video game characters

You may be wondering: “Could I beat an AI in a fight? And if so, how?” Eight Marines recently cracked the code.

January 20, 2023

Video game studio called Proletariat declines to recognize union (lol)

Leadership at the video game company Proletariat —a term referring to the working class — declined to voluntarily recognize a nascent union at the studio.

January 13, 2023

We spent a day with Anthony Padilla, YouTube’s interview king

Padilla, whose channel boasts nearly 7 million subscribers, found fame by eschewing trends and cringe content.

November 10, 2022

When to snap in ‘Marvel Snap’

We’ve got seven tips, in order of greatest to least advisability.

November 7, 2022

‘Marvel Snap’ will let you play against friends this year

An update containing a friend-centric battle mode is set to release 'this calendar year,' the game's developer told The Washington Post.

November 3, 2022

‘Joe Biden’ has been dominating a niche fighting game for years

In fighting game series “Guilty Gear,” Joe Biden has been striking fear into the hearts of his rivals.

October 28, 2022

Twitch streamers are unhappy with their compensation

The company imposed a less generous revenue split on its top-tier streamers.

October 28, 2022

Why G4 failed

Constant pivots, high costs and controversy bedeviled the directionless network in the lead-up to its collapse.

October 21, 2022

G4 shuts down after layoffs, high-profile talent departures

Comcast's video game-centric channel hoped to reboot amid heightened interest in gaming culture.

October 16, 2022