The Enduring Afterlife of a Mass Shooting’s Livestream Online

Dozens of recordings of a 2019 massacre in Christchurch, New Zealand, remain online, in a sobering reminder of the internet’s permanence.

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Twitch Says It Will Bar Chronic Spreaders of Misinformation

The new policy will take down channels that persistently lie about vaccines and election fraud, as well as Russian state-run media.

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How Big Sports Leagues Are Trying to Woo the Gamer Generation

Here’s what sports marketers are doing to win back a lost generation and save the future of fandom.

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Meet The Two Teenage Brothers Dominating Tetris

The best player in the world over the last two years is a 14-year-old boy from Fort Worth. One of his main challengers? His 16-year-old brother.

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Austin Ekeler Knows You Need Him to Win Your Fantasy League

The Los Angeles Chargers running back and manager of three fantasy football teams talks about his breakout season and engaging with fans who criticize his play.

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Eating Disorders and Social Media Prove Difficult to Untangle

Social media platforms like TikTok and Instagram try to monitor for content related to the problem, but it is not always clear what to do about it.

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New World Is Amazon’s Biggest Video Game Hope Yet

The tech giant has struggled to produce popular games, but a much-delayed title released this week could be the first step in a turnaround.

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Extremists Find a Financial Lifeline on Twitch

QAnon adherents and other far-right influencers are making thousands of dollars broadcasting election and vaccine conspiracy theories on the streaming site.

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Valkyrae Gets a Big Chair in the Gaming World

The 29-year-old gamer from Los Angeles is a new owner of 100 Thieves, the e-sports team giant.

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Ludwig Ahgren: The Twitch Livestream Subathon

Ludwig Ahgren will keep streaming until we all subscribe to his Twitch channel. But please: “Don’t use your stimulus check on me,” he said.

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In a Big Year for Games, These Players Are Shifting the Culture

Designers, competitors, streamers, voice actors and labor activists have been working to make video games more inclusive.

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Twitch Cracks Down on Hate Speech and Harassment

The livestreaming site announced new guidelines after contending with claims that its streamers were too easily abused.

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Making Bar Trivia Virtual

Though many bars are under lockdown restrictions, pub quiz companies still operate online. You provide the booze, they provide the brainteasers.

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New PlayStation and Xbox Arrive During a Pandemic Gold Rush

The video game industry has notched record spending and profit in 2020, but to sustain its growth, it must prepare to compete with the return of concerts, movie theaters and live sports.

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8 Things to Do This Halloween Weekend

Our critics and writers have selected noteworthy cultural events to experience virtually or in person in New York City.

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Among Us: You’re the Impostor

YouTubers, influencers and streamers popularized the multiplayer game. Then their fans started playing too.

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Return of the King: Ninja, a Video Game Star, Goes Back to Twitch

After months of speculation, one of the world’s most famous video gamers announced his next move.

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Chess (Yes, Chess) Is Now a Streaming Obsession

Viewers are flocking to games during the pandemic, entranced by a charismatic grandmaster and his lightning-fast play.

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After a Flop, Amazon Makes Another Foray Into Video Games

Amazon said it was rebranding Twitch Prime, in another attempt to crack the video game market after a big-budget game effort failed.

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Army Pauses Twitch Game Streaming After First Amendment Claim

Army and Navy channels banned viewers from their live streams when they asked about war crimes. Accused of censorship, now the Army says it will pause streaming.

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Ninja Played Fortnite on YouTube, and the Gaming World Lost Its Mind

The buzz that Tyler Blevins, also known as Ninja, generated by streaming on a new platform showed the power famous content creators have in the video game industry.

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Twitch Suspends Trump’s Channel for ‘Hateful Conduct’

The action appeared to be the first outright suspension of one of the president’s social media accounts.

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Dozens of Women in Gaming Speak Out About Sexism and Harassment

After more than 70 allegations surfaced on Twitter this weekend, gaming companies and streamers responded with action. Some say it’s the beginning of real change in the industry.

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Where Black Lives Matter Protesters Stream Live Every Day: Twitch

The Amazon-owned site, known for showing video game play, has become a hub for airing the sit-ins and marches over racial inequality.

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Is a Pro Video Game Streamer the Most Coronavirus-Proof Job in the World?

Pro video game streamers are used to spending their days in isolation. And a huge new audience is at home to watch them play.

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