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Twitch Responds to Lawsuit Regarding Female Streamers

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Amazon’s popular streaming platform Twitch has officially responded to a $25 million lawsuit filed against them claiming damages for suggestive content present on the platform, filing a SLAPP motion, according to Dexerto.

Earlier this summer, we shared the story of plaintiff Erik Estavillo’s lawsuit and claims against Twitch, claiming that he suffered damages due to Twitch making him suffer through medical problems related to sex addiction, because of the content and algorithms on the site.

On August 18th, the legal team for Twitch have requested for the claims to be struck under Anti- SLAPP laws, which are intended to protect businesses and individuals from baseless legal proceedings, stating that the plaintiff’s complaint “on the grounds that Plaintiff’s Complaint against Twitch is subject to a special motion to strike under California Code of Civil Procedure § 425.16.”

The 425.15 code states — “a disturbing increase in lawsuits brought primarily to chill the valid exercise of the constitutional rights of freedom of speech and petition for the redress of grievances.” Twitch says that the claims that Estavillo brought forth “violate California’s SLAPP statute, C.C.P. § 425.16. Plaintiff’s Complaint attempts to limit Twitch’s right to decide what content to allow or not allow on its service, which falls squarely within Twitch’s protected constitutional right of free speech.”

“Fortunately, California’s SLAPP statute provides a mechanism for protecting against abusive lawsuits such as this one,” Twitch continues. “Because Plaintiff’s Complaint arises directly from content available in a public forum and acts in furtherance of speech about matters of public interest, the SLAPP statute shifts the burden to him to present admissible evidence substantiating his claims.”

The streaming platform also points out that the complain does not meet this burden  “establish a probability that he will prevail on his claims,” because “Plaintiff’s Complaint is barred in its entirety by the federal Communications Decency Act, 47 U.S.C. § 230(c)” and “Even if not barred by the Communications Decency Act, Plaintiff’s Complaint fails to state a viable claim under California law”, adding that it’s TOS state it “takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any User Content or for any loss or damage resulting therefrom, nor is Twitch liable for any mistakes, defamation, slander, libel, omissions, falsehoods, obscenity, p****graphy, or profanity you may encounter when using the Twitch Services.”

Read the full legal document here.

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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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