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IRL streamer has hilarious message during Japanese TV interview

Published: 12/Apr/2020 17:41

by Michael Gwilliam

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IRL Twitch streamer Robcdee had no idea he was going to be interviewed when he went for takeout at a restaurant in Tokyo, but didn’t waste an opportunity to joke around.

After getting off his bike and heading inside, the Australian streamer noticed that a television crew was inside with a cameraman and interviewer.

“Oh they’re doing [an interview],” Rob said before opening the door to the establishment.

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Rob was not expecting to be on Japanese TV.

After placing his order and being directed to wait at the counter, the reporter turned to the streamer and asked him if he would be down to conduct an interview for Japanese TV.

“My Japanese is not very good,” Rob claimed. “Is English okay?”

The reporter agreed, and Rob headed to the counter to wait for his meal while the camera crew got set up and finished talking with the restaurant’s staff.

A few minutes later, it was finally time for the interview. “How many times do you come here a week?” the television host asked Rob.

“In one week? Two times a week,” he answered, before being asked about the ongoing global issues and how it’s impacting daily life. “It’s getting more dangerous so I do takeout.”

Once he explained he likes to eat at home, Rob decided to sneak in a quick plug for an infamous mobile game.

“And uh, I like to play Raid: Shadow Legends while I eat,” Rob added.

Immediately, the streamer’s chat was spammed with LULs and “KEKs” from viewers, who found the plug on Japanese TV to be hilarious.

Raid: Shadow Legends, despite positive reviews, has become a bit of a joke with its aggressive marketing campaign with many YouTubers and content creators getting paid to advertise the game.

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Rob wasn’t nervous at all.

The fact that Rob took the opportunity to advertise the game on Japanese TV is quite amusing, but it’s unclear whether or not the interview ended up airing or if the ad was edited out.

In any case, the streamer handled himself fairly well in the interview even if he decided to joke around a bit during it.

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JakeNBake hit with DMCA strike for Kanye song in two-year-old Twitch clip

Published: 30/Oct/2020 2:19

by Isaac McIntyre

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Twitch star Jake “JakeNBake” Abramson has revealed he could be “in danger of losing everything” he’s built on his channel after an old IRL clip from more than two years ago was hit with a DMCA copyright strike due to a Kanye West song.

The ongoing Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) drama sweeping across Twitch has spared no one from its reach. The new Twitch crackdown, which sees streamers pinged for licensed music on broadcasts, is the hot topic in the community right now.

One by one, Twitch’s biggest stars have been sucked into the DMCA drama; Imane “Pokimane” Anys was forced to delete her streaming back-catalog last week, and Michael “shroud” Grzesiek has called for stars to “unite” against the crackdown.

DragonForce’s Herman Li was also banned after DMCA flagged his own music.

JakeNBake is the latest Twitch streamer to be caught up in the DMCA drama.
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JakeNBake has become the latest Twitch streamer caught up in the DMCA drama.

Now, the latest star to find himself on the DMCA frontlines is JakeNBake. The 30-year-old IRL star is one of the Amazon-owned platform’s biggest stars. He boasts nearly 500k followers, but that may now be in danger.

JakeNBake revealed on Oct. 29 that he had been hit with a copyright infringement from Twitch. The kicker? The clip in question was from a May 9 stream all the way back in 2018, which contained just mere seconds of Kanye West’s ‘Lift Yourself.’

JakeNBake gets DMCA strike for old Twitch clip

“Just to be clear… this is a 30-second clip from two and a half years ago,” Abramson wrote on Twitter soon after receiving the DMCA email.

The Twitch email detailed a “claimed infringement” on JakeNBake’s old 2018 broadcast, where moments of the Kanye West song can be heard. The email warned Abramson could have his channel “terminated” if another offense is uncovered.

“It was from an outdoor IRL stream. I probably passed by a shop, or was in a place that was playing the song in the background… I’m now in danger of losing everything,” the Twitch star continued. “How is this even realistic?”

Abramson, who admitted on-stream soon after that Twitch is “80% of his life,” is now rushing to clear his entire video back-catalog in an effort to avoid that next promised DMCA strike.

JakeNBake also plans to counter-claim, but admitted he was “scared.”

“My fear is if I counter-claim this, and some computer in China turns around at me and just goes ‘f*ck you, f*ck you, f*ck you,’ and starts pinging me for everything I’ve ever done! Maybe I should just delete everything so that can’t get me.”

He added later, “It’s kind of nuts how this is just controlling my life now. This was two and a half years ago! I don’t really know what to do except delete everything, which just sucks. There’s nothing else I can really do.”

The DMCA drama, unfortunately, looks set to continue into the foreseeable future on Twitch, with the platform sticking to their guns on the copyright stance.

We can layout the big names hit by the wave so far ⁠— Courage, BrookeAB, Scump, Ninja, Sonii, Mongraal, Lirik… the list goes on ⁠— and there’ll likely be more caught in the crackdown soon. Twitch has yet to comment on the most recent strikes.