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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Makes Passionate Speech in Unsuccessful Bid for Ban on Military Recruitment on Twitch

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made a riveting speech in her efforts to impose a ban on the United States military from using streaming platforms such as Twitch as a recruiting tool.

The ban failed a house vote on Thursday, but had it passed there would have been an amendment to the House Committee on Appropriations bill, part of the process in how the Pentagon’s annual budget is set.

Although she lost in her bid, she chalked it up to Congress just not understanding what exactly Twitch is, “Imagine trying to explain to your colleagues who are members of Congress what Twitch is” she stated on her official Twitter page.

“It’s totally fine if you don’t know what Twitch is” she continued. “But tech literacy is becoming an growing need in Congress so we can legislate to protect people’s privacy, etc.”

“When our legislative bodies aren’t sufficiently responsive to tech, then that means we don’t have the tools required to protect people. This is partially why companies know way more about you than you may even be aware of – bc it’s legal, and Congress is struggling to keep up.”

Despite the defeat, she found a silver lining in the process.

“The good news: a majority of the Dem party supported this amendment” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. “That’s a really solid start for this being the first time this issue has been brought before Congress. We’ve made great strides since *that* Senate FB hearing, but we’ve got a lot of room to still improve!

You can check out her speech below.

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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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