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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