A few different general-purpose articles have accumulated, which we decided to combine and write one large piece of material on the subject of the game.
And yes, it’s Twitch, not Brazzers. But more on that later.
The wave of controversy between the streaming platforms Twitch and Mixer is growing on the network. Digging deeper, Twitch has long been accused of the duplicity and bias of the rules. And all these accusations have been circling a “halo of worry” for years. However, the recent event has led to the fact that many mass media (both the media and bloggers) began to recall all the last jambs of the two largest sites.
One of the most popular streamers, Tyler “Ninja” Blevins.
Has signed an agreement with Microsoft on exclusivity for the Mixer platform.
And immediately there were rumors that the price of the streamer was about $ 1 billion for 6 years. However, these are just rumors, and obviously overpriced. The true amount of the transaction was not disclosed.
Head and co-founder of Mixer Matt Salsamendi (Matt Salsamendi) in a discussion of the struggle between the two sites in one of the broadcasts decided to mention one of the “jambs” Twitch:
Twitch has struggled with enforcement for a long time..one thing we did early on was make our rules of conduct as clear and objective as possible. you know if you're doing something right or wrong, there's not really a gray area.
Twitch fought law enforcement for a long time. One of the things we did in the early stages was to make our rules of conduct as clear and objective as possible. You know, when you are doing something right or wrong, and there is no room for a gray area.
With these words, he opened the Pandora’s box. I will explain the essence. Twitch does not clearly regulate its rules, using general terms. Such as “you should stream in the clothes in which you would go to the cafe.” And sometimes bans occur for completely far-fetched and incomprehensible reasons. This leads to the fact that sometimes things like:
Phrase taken out of context
For example, during the Savix_Tv broadcast on World of Warcraft, the phrase “I got my gun out and shot that Naga” was heard. Viewers noticed that the word Naga is very similar to the forbidden “N-word” on the site. And after some time, part of the audience began to spam “Shoot some nagas”, while some urged to continue spamming and making clips (recording moments). Which led to the fact that the streamer and some spectators received bans for inciting.
Or a League of Legends streamer under the nickname TF Blade. During the match, the phrase “kill these idiots” was heard. However, some people heard “kill these niggas” and … the guy got a ban. The owner of the Team Liquid eSports team, Steve Arhans, spoke in support of him, saying that he had listened to the record 20 times, but had not heard N-words.
Too many subscribers and lack of streams for a long time.
One of the streamers had more than 1300 paid subscribers, but at the same time the streams themselves took place once a week. As a result, the channel received a block from Twitch moderation.
As part of the Minecraft game show, Anomaly Streamer climbed into the inventory where his skin was displayed. Just a couple of seconds on the screen it was clear that the character was dressed in the image of Hitler (moreover, due to the quality, neither the swastika nor any other elements that could be perceived as propaganda are visible). The streamer immediately closed the inventory, laughed and explained that he had forgotten to change the skin prepared for recording the joke about “Meinkraft”. But this was enough for a ban for 30 days.
Well and most importantly: inappropriate clothing and sexualization.
Some streamers (as an example) receive repeated bans because they were in too revealing clothes and in “sexual poses”. Streamer Sweetsaltypeach got banned because she was in short shorts with underwear under them and stood on all fours for some time, checking whether the cookies were ready in the oven.
Other streamers got banned because they got up on the twine, tried to get into a tourist bag as part of the “challenge”, etc. And yes, I realize that most of this content is created on purpose, that’s not the point.
The bottom line is that amid bans for such content, Twitch officially gives the green light to things like breastfeeding.
The moderators initially deleted the feed video, but as soon as a wave of indignation arose, the Twitch administration said that breastfeeding did not violate the rules of the service, since this process is natural and cannot be considered obscene.
Where is the line between “natural” and “obscene”?
The same question was asked by the participants of the SlutStream movement. And it began with the streamer Kaceytron, which stated (like many other streamers, which I will mention again later) that girls can and should stream in a way that suits them. If she dresses like this every day, goes shopping, and at the same time feels natural and confident, then why should she feel like a “whore” on Twitch.
Kaceytron claims to be struggling with slathing (the practice of criticizing people, especially women and girls, who are perceived as violating society’s expectations about sexuality because of their behavior or appearance). She believes that the desire to wear beautiful and comfortable clothes is not a reason to call girls “whores” on streams and believe that girls accept this image only for subscribers and donates.
As a result, Kaceytron organizes a SlutStream marathon on Twitch, the participants of which should dress “as they like”, but the girl adds that the streamers are “not required to dress defiantly”. That is, she does not consider her image provocative, calling it natural, but at the same time during the struggle for the same image she says “you are not obliged to dress provocatively.”
Having gained knowledge about the situation on the Twitch site regarding what is allowed and forbidden, it is time to move on to the most important thing.
Following Matt Salsamendi’s statement regarding the Mixer’s clearer rules in comparison with Twitch and the transition to the Microsoft Ninja streamer (which led to its strong popularization), a flurry of criticism collapsed on Mixer himself. The same Daily Tech portal provides examples of quotes:
Mixer's clothing guidelines looks like it was written by a guy with an agenda against "titty streamers."
The Mixer Guide to Acceptable Clothing looks like it was written by a big breast streamers.
Just checking in to let everyone know by Mixer’s standards the meet and greets at Disney for Ariel, Moana, and Jasmine are 18+. Have a good day !!
Just for you to know, by Mixer standards, Disney visitors need 18+ to see Ariel, Moana and Jasmine. Have a nice day!!
I love it when people dig up a picture of me in a sweater to prove I have clothes that fully cover my chest. Because, y'know, I'm supposed to stream in a sweater in the summer in the desert of fucking New Mexico to fit Mixer's archaic dress guidelines.
I like when people look for my photo in a sweater to prove that I have clothes that completely cover my chest. Because, you know, in the summer I have to be in a sweater in the desert of New Mexico, in order to comply with the archaic rules of Mixer.
ok so im reading about the mixer clothing rules and i am honestly dying lol what is with this weird shit about strapless tops not being "family friendly" ??? anyone who actually thinks that is just stupid. it's just SHOULDERS, PEOPLE
Okay, so I read about these rules about Mixer clothes and I honestly die. Lol, what a weird shit with strapless tops that aren’t “family friendly” ??? Anyone who thinks so is just a fool. It’s just SHOULDERS, PEOPLE
As a result, a couple of events lead to the fact that around Twitch and Mixer the hype begins again regarding the orientation of the platforms and their rules. Are these playgrounds or for the most part already not? Is streamer sexuality natural or not? Well, in the pursuit of growing discussion about female gamers. And not from anyone anyhow, but from The Guardian.
The publication, based on the example of the 23-year-old streamer Danyan Cat, who was able to beat Tyler “Ninja” Blevins in the Fortnite World Cup tournament and received $ 255 thousand, reports that despite the fact that according to ESA, there are about 46% of gamers “Girls, only a quarter of pro-players are not guys.” The main question of the article is why are there so few pro-gamer girls?
Is it possible that this is because girls go to the pro-scene often only when they have not only playing skills, but also “sufficient” external ones?
If you recall how the community reacted to the first girl in the Overwatch League (Geguri), then this option does occur. Let me remind you, for those who are not in the know. During the Nexus Cup regional qualifications, a flurry of accusations of using cheats fell on Geguri, and some media reported that she was even threatened with death, believing that “a girl gamer has no place in the team.”
Subsequently, two professional Overwatch players even left their teams, as they argued and lost. The girl really turned out to be a very skilled player.
Pressure on gamers is also exerted by the media, albeit indirectly. If the guys in e-sports are the usual thing, then the girls often become an excuse to “have a good time”. And among ordinary (and not only) players, there are still people who are not averse to pinning Geguri for her ordinary appearance.
Here is a chain of events related to the struggle of the two sites Twitch and Mixer, which once again raised topics such as girls, games and sexualization. What of this trinity is natural and in what combinations for many years everyone who has not been trying to figure out has been trying to figure out.
I’ll only say on my own that the fact of an increase in the number of girls who are fond of games (both mobile and PC / console) is undeniable. But I can not judge and will not judge which part of them is “real”, and which is just a marketing product.
This is a very unsteady thing. A beautiful girl may well be a pro-player (for example, Danyan Cat), and there are quite a few of them. Forbid them to be beautiful in order to be considered gamers? Stupid.
But at the same time, this does not negate the fact that there is a huge layer of girls for whom games are just an excuse to be present on playgrounds (even though they deny this). On the other hand, who is entitled to determine the boundary of “sufficiency” of darting?
Will the “holivar” last forever, since any large streaming platform positions itself both as a game and IRL-communication? And you can mix it in any proportions, while it is profitable. Or are there any boundaries? Who is right in their politics? Twitch with its fuzzy rules or Mixer with ossified restrictions? To decide, as always, to you, dear readers.