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Dr K Discusses Twitch Channel, Mental Health Discussion

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Twitch streamer Dr. Alok Kanojia has used his training and popularity on twitch to discuss mental health despite criticism for doing so. Now, he is talking about his approach, and the importance of self care, including twitch streamers.

Kanojia, 38, is currently located in Houston, Texas and is a Harvard-trained practicing psychiatrist. He has seen an immense increase in visibility for his on-stream talks with other streamers, including the most popular.

Kanojia co-founded the company Healthy Gamer with his wife, Kruti Kanojia, and has build a channel to help raise awareness.

“The more overwhelmed I’d feel the more I’d play video games. And the more I’d play video games the more overwhelmed I’d feel. And it turned into a vicious cycle,”, Kanokia said, according to NPR.

He hopes that the discussion in his stream can have a lasting, positive impact on viewers.

“When they actually learn the stuff that we teach, what they realize is that they don’t need me,” said Kanojia, who also says that what he is doing on Twitch isn’t therapy, as he does before each and every stream.

Knojia has received criticism for what they say seems like therapy, and NPR points out the following:

“The American Psychiatric Association Principles of Medical Ethics says that when psychiatrists are asked to give an opinion about people in a public situation, they can give general advice, “however, it is unethical for a psychiatrist to offer a professional opinion unless he or she has conducted an examination and has been granted proper authorization for such a statement.” The question here is what’s general advice and what’s a professional opinion.”

“You can say ‘I’m not doing therapy,’ but everything that you witness in the show is clearly therapy,” Research Psychologist and Research Director for non-profit Take this, per NPR. “The line is that mental health advocates do not generally provide direct recommendations or opinions about individual cases, whereas mental health professionals do.”

Read the full article over at NPR’s official website.

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Gamactica Women Relaunches with New Vision

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Today, Gamactica announced the official relaunch of Gamactica Women, which was one of the first sections added to the social media platform, alongside the Stream Directory.

With a new vision, new direction, and new purpose, Gamactica Women is looking to do something positive and impactful across the gaming and streaming industries. And while it will be similar to other directories on Gamactica, it will also serve as something much more.

According to the official announcement posted on Wednesday morning (via Portals): “Today, I would like to introduce you to Eclipse, which is a section dedicated to creators who create content in mediums such as film, fan films, performances, stand up comedy, and more. With our powerful marketing structure, and our community of creators who create diverse content across a number of platforms, our mission is to create a space for fan film content creatorsindie film creators, and extended content creators that want to build visibility, improve networking, and build more connections within the content creation industry.

Much like our Content Creator Directory (aka the Stream Directory) we will be providing visitors direct access to content creators of this niche within the Gamactica platform, including previews of their work.

While we will be working with creators who make content in all genres, we will be really pushing the horror genre hard, due to our partnership with horror news website Fright Nerd, and the Fright Nerd Podcast which will be making it’s return soon. Through this partnership we will be able to expand on our benefits with exclusive interviews, trailer releases, and more via the Fright Nerd website.”

Gamactica Women is LIVE and accepting applications!

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Sifu Arriving in February 2022

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Following a delay, Sloclap has finally announced a new release date for their hand-to-hand brawler action game’Sifu’.

The game is set to make it’s way to Playstation 4, PC, and Playstation 5 on February 8th.

The fighting game has a rather unique wrinkle, as every time you die in the game, you respawn a little bit older. You can check out a vide of the game below.

 

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Hitman 3 Announces Year 2 Plans

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IO Interactive  put out a brand new video today highlighting what is in store during Year 2 of Hitman 3, which will include another year of DLC, new maps, storylines, modes, and more ways to play the most successful game in the franchise.

You can check out the full announcement, which was posted to Youtube on Monday, below:

 

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