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Twitch Studio, Twitch’s easy-peasy streaming software for beginners, hits open beta

Twitch Studio includes a guided stream setup that automatically detects your camera, microphone, monitor resolution, and streaming bitrate. It also includes customizable templates, overlays, and integrated alerts to make your stream look as slick as possible with minimal hassle. And since community lies at the heart of Twitch, Studio lets you keep tabs on your chat, too. – Brad Chacos, PCWorld » https://ift.tt/2Qe9f1s

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Twitch “Watch Parties” Let Users Stream Movies to Their Viewers

Now, Twitch has organized events for viewers to binge flicks like Star Wars or Disney movies together in the past, but they were exclusively hosted through the company’s official channel, Twitch Presents. According to these invitations, streamers will be able to host selections from Amazon Prime Video’s library directly on their channels so they can watch and chat with their viewers. – Alyse Stanley, Gizmodo » http://gizmo.do/YpGsl9K

Donald Trump joins Twitch, an Amazon-owned company

It appears Trump recently joined Twitch, and has just over 135 followers at the time of this writing. He isn’t currently live streaming, nor is it likely that he’s about to jump into a game of Fortnite. Instead, his channel features a prominent message reminding viewers of his rally in Minneapolis, Minnesota happening tonight. There’s also a button further down the page that encourages supporters to donate to his campaign. – Julia Alexander, The Verge » https://ift.tt/2AXBvfX

On Twitch, women who stream say their biggest obstacle is harassment

Although harassment of women isn’t exclusively a Twitch problem, Quqco is just one of scores of women on the site who say they face regular harassment simply for their gender. At TwitchCon, NBC News spoke with a dozen women who said they had experienced harassment on the platform. A majority of those interviewed asked that their real names not be used, citing fears for their safety. – Kalhan Rosenblatt, NBC News » https://nbcnews.to/2oibSmJ [photo:Quqco]

Twitch streamer suspended for Chun-Li cosplay

Twitch has temporarily suspended the account of streamer Quqco for violating its guidelines on “sexually suggestive content or activities.” The suspension arose following a weekend stream during which she was cosplaying as Street Fighter stalwart Chun-Li. As noted by Kotaku (and known by even casual Street Fighter fans), the outfit includes a thigh-high slit. But Quqco told the site that she “bought one size up to ensure that the slit wasn’t too high.” – Andy Chalk, PC Gamer » https://ift.tt/2LUvaab

World of Warcraft Classic has 1 million Twitch viewers minutes after launch — and long log-in queues

On Twitch, over 1 million people are watching streamers who are playing World of Warcraft. The next most popular game is Grand Theft Auto V at around 150,000 viewers. And if you’re trying to log into World of Warcraft Classic right now, you’ll be put in a queue that could last for hours depending on which server you joined. For fans of the game back in its early days, this really is a nostalgic experience. – Mike Minotti, VentureBeat » https://ift.tt/30CZPi6

“Sextortion” Via ‘Fortnite’: How Video Games Can Open Doors for Predators

Roughly 211 million Americans play video games, according to a 2018 NPD report. Of that group, 28 percent are under 18. “We [used to see] sextortion cases on Facebook because that was the medium children were using,” says Greenburg Glusker partner Priya Sopori, who previously worked at the Department of Justice’s Project Safe Childhood initiative, which combats technology-enabled crimes against children. “What we see now is a shift more to video games as the behavioral model changes for children.” – Patrick Shanley, The Hollywood Reporter » http://thr.cm/p0OwNN

Ninja disgusted at Twitch after porn stream was promoted on his channel

Twitch began promoting other channels to his former profile page last week, one of which appears to have been streaming pornography, which was captured in screenshots by users on Twitter today. Blevins says that the channel streaming porn had been bumped to the number one spot, and apologized to users who might have seen it. As of the time of this writing, Ninja’s profile page doesn’t display other channels. – Andrew Liptak, The Verge » https://ift.tt/2KtWk8b
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