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In the never-ending fight to make chat tolerable, Twitch is testing new safety tools that warn streamers and mods when a user has been banned in other channels. We caught a glimpse of the new vetting tool during a demo presentation of Guest Star, a new feature that lets users appear on streams as a video guest with the approval of the streamer. As shared by Zach Bussey on Twitter(opens in new ...read more
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An extortion group known as RansomHouse claims to have more than 450Gb of hacked data from AMD. What's surprising about this latest hack is that the group appears to have acquired this data thanks to AMD using rediculously simple passwords to protect its network from intrusion. Apparently, at least some of the passwords used were no more complex than 'password.' Yeah, your read that right. ...read more
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TikTok cannot catch a break from criticism lately. After news broke out about the data privacy breach of users in the US, it has been in deep waters. The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Commissioner, Brendan Carr, has now written to Apple and Google, asking them to ban Tiktok from their platforms as it may leak sensitive user data to Beijing. Carr stated that around 19 million users ...read more
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In what is certainly a wild turn of events, a Destiny 2 YouTuber is now being sued by Bungie for millions of dollars after allegedly significantly manipulating the YouTube copyright system. YouTube's copyright system has been heavily criticized over the years for a number of reasons, largely due to how easy it is for a company or person to take down a channel's content or put a strike on a ...read more
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A Twitch streamer has broken the record for most concurrent viewers with a boxing stream. It's no secret that boxing streams and YouTube events are huge and have been for the last few years. Human beings are very primal and love to see people hit each other. Add in the fact that there's a big culture around streamers and content creators, they make for a great pairing when event hosts combine the ...read more
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According to its 2022 Shareholders’ Meeting Report, Square Enix is committed to creating games using NFT and blockchain technology in the near future. In a letter published on Jan 4, Square Enix CEO Yosuke Matsuda committed to making NFTs and blockchain games a part of the company’s portfolio. As reported by michsuzuki and translated by VGC, Square Enix re-affirmed this goal during their ...read more
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Ever since Netflix began streaming in 2007, the deal has always been the same: you pay a monthly subscription, and you can stream as much content from the service as you want. But that was then, and now Nintendo is dealing with competitors, inflation, and falling subscriber counts. So the deal is going to be updated. Netflix Co-CEO Ted Sarandos confirmed that the streaming service will ...read more
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In case the incessant screams of crypto enthusiasts hasn’t given it away, cryptocurrency prices have crashed. Bitcoin is down $10,000 (a third of its value) and Ethereum has lost 40% of its value over the past month. This is drastically changing the capitalistic calculus of cryptomining to the point where some cryptominers are giving up. And that’s great news for GPU prices. What’s been ...read more
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Square Enix plans to create “story-focused” NFTs, it’s been reported. According to the company’s 2022 Shareholders’ Meeting Report (as reported by michsuzuki,) it plans to continue to integrate blockchain technology into game development. As revealed in the report, the company’s medium-term goals include the “development of blockchain games and entertainment ...read more
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Summer Game Fest attracted a record number of viewers in 2022, the show’s creator has claimed. The third Summer Game Fest showcase event took place on June 9 and featured games including Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2, Street Fighter 6, The Callisto Protocol, Gotham Knights and The Last of Us Part 1 According to event creator and host Geoff Keighley, this year’s show was the biggest ...read more
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