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The Daily Moot: Twitch DMCA Debacle; PS5 Reveal Event

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1. Twitch DMCA Issues

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Twitch streamers around the globe are panicking after a massive wave of DMCA copyright claims hit the service. The claims, which largely concern background music that appeared in streams between 2017-2019, have created massive issues for some of Twitch’s biggest streamers. This is in part due to Twitch’s internal policy regarding copyright infringements which forces the permanent ban of any user who gets “3 strikes.”   Many of the most popular streamers are also some of the most prolific and tenured, meaning that they often have huge backlogs of previous streams which can now lead to their permanent ban from the service. To make matters worse, many of the DMCA claims - which are automatically approved - have been fraudulent. Twitch has released a statement noting that they are aware of the issue but it’s currently unclear what action the company will take.

  2. PS5 Reveal Event   The PlayStation 5 game reveal event now has a new confirmed date. Originally expected to take place on June 4, the event is now set for June 11. The reveal event will offer the world’s first look at many upcoming PS5 games and will feature a broad spectrum of titles from “innovative studios that span the globe.” Unfortunately, the previews won’t be an entirely accurate representation of the gameplay you can expect in the future. The broadcast will be limited to 1080p and 30fps, prompting Sony to release a statement assuring fans that “the games you’ll see on Thursday will look even better when you play them on PS5.”

  3. Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality   Itch’s Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality launched this weekend, raising proceeds for the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund and the Community Bail Fund. The bundle, which is name-your-own-price, offers a whopping 742 games for a minimum donation of just $5. Some of the notable titles include Night in the Woods, Minit, A Short Hike, and Oxenfree, but with 742 games there’s probably a little something for everyone in there. The bundle will be available on Itch.io from now through June 15, and has already raised over $2.5 million via more than 200,000 individual donations.

  4. Crucible Game Modes Removed   Crucible, Amazon’s free-to-play multiplayer shooter, has removed 2 of its 3 game modes. Released just last month, Crucible has not received a warm reception so far with early reviews being mixed at best. Developer Relentless Studio is looking to change that by focusing exclusively on one game mode. The Harvester Command and Alpha Hunters game modes will both be removed from the game, leaving Heart of the Hive as the lone survivor. It’s unclear whether or not either of the removed game modes will eventually make a comeback, but according to developers they will remain retired “for the foreseeable future.”

  5. Devotion Release   Devotion, a first-person horror game from Red Candle Games, is finally getting released. Devotion was pulled from the Steam marketplace last year following controversy regarding the game’s inclusion of a Winnie the Pooh meme that mocked Chinese president Xi Jinping. Unfortunately, just because the game is coming out doesn’t mean that you’ll get to play it; Devotion will only be sold in Taiwan exclusively as physical editions. Devotion is expected to launch on June 15.

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  • Elfi verified LV.30 Rare Candy Jun 9, 2020, 05:51 AM

    Good news as always! I'll be checking out that big game bundle shortly ☆⌒(ゝ。∂)

  • Steelstrange465 LV.22 Team Player Jun 9, 2020, 09:59 AM

    *cough* twitch *cough*

  • Elfi verified LV.30 Rare Candy Jun 9, 2020, 05:41 PM

    I'm not a streamer so

  • Steelstrange465 LV.22 Team Player Jun 10, 2020, 07:46 AM

    Fair play

  • ~e.girl ryan~ LV.19 PlayStation Jun 9, 2020, 05:49 AM

    Trash news

  • Peachy Creep407 LV.23 Sweaty Jun 9, 2020, 05:51 AM

    True

  • ~e.girl ryan~ LV.19 PlayStation Jun 9, 2020, 06:08 AM

    lol the news is always so boring

  • Peachy Creep407 LV.23 Sweaty Jun 9, 2020, 06:09 AM

    not always

  • Invisible Hamster LV.24 Doubloon Digger Jun 9, 2020, 10:11 AM

    How on earth is 742 games for $5 and supporting charity bad news? lmao

  • e.girl aaliyah verified LV.23 Try Hard Jun 9, 2020, 06:07 AM

    good to know :)

  • Moe Kai LV.20 Pokémon Master Jun 9, 2020, 08:34 AM

    That's a good thing to know. Question is, do I have enough time play all those games... 🤔

  • Underdog1_ LV.16 Sage Jun 9, 2020, 10:38 AM

    PLAY STATION FIIIIIIIVVVEEEEE LET'S GOOOOOOOOO🎮

  • Recruit4Real LV.3 JUST SEND IT Jun 9, 2020, 08:28 PM

    bit slow aren't sony?

  • Underdog1_ LV.16 Sage Jun 9, 2020, 11:44 PM

    I know right lol, it's about time!

  • Recruit4Real LV.3 JUST SEND IT Jun 11, 2020, 07:47 AM

    xbox all the way

  • Underdog1_ LV.16 Sage Jun 11, 2020, 09:19 AM

    same here lmao, I'm just happy about a new playstation and xbox

  • Freddy Savr LV.2 Lurker Jun 9, 2020, 09:42 AM

    So excited for the new ps5

  • Poison Potato 〄 ́ verified LV.22 Boo! Jun 9, 2020, 05:49 AM

  • Reusablebelt171 LV.29 Insomniac Jun 9, 2020, 09:51 AM

    Oh hell yeah, awesome stuff today!

  • ɃØᵾNȻƗNǤŁɆMᵾɌ™ LV.22 Mobile Jun 9, 2020, 10:36 AM

    Can't wait for the launch 😁

  • Micah_Potato LV.19 Clearly Hacking Jun 10, 2020, 02:48 AM

    can we get an F in the chat for all the twitch streamers affected.

  • King Smith LV.2 Lurker Jun 9, 2020, 09:46 AM

    Ha ha reveal ps5

  • NO NAME verified Jun 9, 2020, 09:48 AM

    When is pre order available let me know asap

  • Luís Ferrer LV.2 Lurker Jun 9, 2020, 09:57 AM

    trash

  • Luís Ferrer LV.2 Lurker Jun 9, 2020, 09:57 AM

    ps5 should not come out

  • vZypx On PlayStation LV.6 Let’s play Fortnite! Jun 9, 2020, 10:05 AM

    🤣🤣🤣

  • DarkDragonborn12 LV.16 Pathfinder Main Jun 9, 2020, 10:00 AM

    no one:
    me: loses train of thought

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