Why did Dr. Disrespect get banned? That’s the million-dollar question. The whole gaming community is at a loss when they learned of Dr. Disrespect’s sudden permaban of Twitch. While everyone is trying to figure out WHY he got banned, I want to focus your attention on another matter. And that matter is HOW EASY it was for DR. Disrecpetc to lose everything with a click of a button!
Recently, I talked about censorship in a previous blog and how I feel China and Tencent are crawling ever so closer to have full dominance of the video game space. Well, you can imagine my shock (not really) when I heard that YouTube as allegedly being removing certain Chinese phrases that speak ill against the Chinese regime! The platform that was supposed to allow fair criticism is now allegedly removing comments that criticize China!
Time and time again, we’ve seen what happens when creators get a deal to move to another platform, and it bombs. His/her fans don’t always follow with them and from the outside, it feels like their career has fallen into irrelevancy. The latest example I can think of is Ninja aka Richard Tyler Blevins! After signing a deal with Mixer, Ninja, unfortunately, was not able to bring his massive following with him, and Mixer did not get the boost they wanted. However, Joe Rogan might be different! If it pans out well, Joe Rogan could set the precedent to stop the monopoly that YouTube currently has on the media sphere.
Over the past few weeks, my timeline has been filled with two ongoing “drama”! One is between Keemstar and H3H3, and the other one revolves around Pokimane vs ItsAGundam. Now I won’t be going too deep into either drama, I’ll likely just give bullet points so you can get a gist as to what’s going on. The main focus today is to touch on how the once “holy grail” of monetization, sponsorships, which has helped sustain many YouTubers when YouTube itself ain’t enough, is now just a frail and easy to destroy! It’s now become a tool to hurt or silence!
Wait, hear me out here! I know the title sounds a little simp-like but I’m looking at this from a logical point of view. Alinity has violated the terms of service of Twitch, true, but at this point, she’s no longer to blame for the lack of suspension/ban. We have to take our annoyance towards Twitch.
So yet another streamer decided to drop the N-word, with the hard R mind you and gets his career shutdown. However, this one is especially funny to me because it comes from Kyle Larson, an American race car driver of Japanse decent who the face sort of for Diversity’s Drive for Diversity (D4D) in his career.
There are many fanbases out there that are passionate about their respective IP’s, but as far as I am concern, none are as passionate as the Sonic Community when it comes to creating fan-based projects of their favorite blue hedgehog. This time, we have SONIC X REANIMATE, a 17 months production that brings together animators and illustrators to reanimate the 5th episode of the Sonic X series, “Cracking Knuckles”.
Once in a while, I like to showcase works that I come across the internet. Whether recent or not, it matters not as there’s always someone out there who hasn’t see it yet. Today, I want to highlight Malika – Warrior Queen, an animated series by YouNeek Studios.
First off, yes! Yes, it is a slow news/discussion day for sure! However secondly, I wanted to discuss how people have reacted towards MatPat’s latest video, it which he discusses the Coronavirus in a well, let’s say not the most tasteful approach given the current circumstances. I also wanted to highlight the slight hypocrisy of everyone else.