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Pokimane Slams Viewer Following Comments About Hafu

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Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys wasn’t playing around when it came to the conduct of a viewer in one of her recent twitch streams, going as far as to ban them from her channel over their comments during the live stream.

Following the Activision-Blizzard lawsuit and with the disturbing new interview with Sweet Anita highlighting the conduct and constant sexual harassment that female streamers and content creators have to put up with in the industry, Pokimane brought up the recent tweets in response to former professional Hearthstone player Rumay ‘Hafu’ Wang, who claimed that Blizzard let let a WoW compete under a name that targeted her back in 2008.

One particular viewer was in chat and received a ban, only to donate moments later and threaten to unsubscribe from Pokimane’s channel if she did not lift the ban. Pokimane took aim at the viewer after discovering some of his disturbing comments in her chat.

“You are exactly the kind of person we don’t want in my community or in the greater gaming community at all,” Pokimane said, during the live stream on July 29th (h/t Dexerto). “It is not just a joke to call someone who’s underage hot and justify the fact that people are saying they were going to sexually assault them. Also, it’s not okay to, instead of apologizing for your shi**y comments, to try to flip it and call me or my mods boring for ‘not getting the joke.’ You are so oblivious to your own problems, it’s painful.”

“You think I give a f**k about your $2 sub? You think that’s going to make me think that what you’re saying is ok?” she continued. “I hope you get banned off this whole platform my guy.”

It’s yet another disturbing example of how the industry and culture is for a number of women streamers, gamers, pro players and content creators, a trend that needs to stop but seems to be continuously excused by big brands and companies.

 

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Twitch, National Music Publishers Association Nearing Licensing Agreement

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Amazon owned streaming platform Twitch is reportedly nearing a music licensing agreement with the National Music Publisher’s Association (NMPA) that would put an end to the long battle between the publishing organization and the live-streaming platform, according to Billboard.

The reports goes on to state that the two parties have come to an agreement in principle, but there is nothing binding that has been signed. Another source cited in the report said that a deal may be announced by the end of September.

A licensing agreement between Twitch and music labels has been in the works for years, per the report, and would likely bring an end to the DMCA takedowns on the platform, a big plus for twitch streams moving forward, should a deal become official.

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Launch Trailer Arrives for Kena: Bridge of Spirits

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A pair of brand new trailers has arrived for Ember Labs’ upcoming action-adventure ‘Kena: Bridge of Spirits’, which includes an official launch trailer and Photo Mode trailer, for the game scheduled to hit Playstation 4 and Playstation 5 in November.

“Our community was extremely vocal about their desire for a physical edition from the moment we first announced the game,” Ember Lab chief operations officer Josh Grier said. “It’s an honor to create a game people want to add to their collections, and we’re thrilled to be partnering with Maximum Games to make that happen so quickly after the initial launch.”

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1047 Games Says ‘Splitgate’ Only “25% Complete”

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1047 Games, the developer behind ‘Splitgate’, has much more in store for fans of the game, according to creator/developer Ian Proulx who said that the immensely popular PvP game is only 25% complete.

In an interview with TechCrunch, and with some comments to GamesBeat, Proulx talked about the plans for the game, which has generated $100 million in investment capital over the past few months.

“The scope of what we can do is now through the roof,” Proulx explains. “There’s so much we couldn’t think about because we were a tiny team with a tiny budget, but now everything is on the table. We’re focusing on the long term — I look at the game as being 25% done. We don’t need to be Fortnite tomorrow, but now it really is about building the next Riot Games, the next big games business.”

 

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