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Kyle Bosman reveals why he’s quitting Easy Allies in shocking statement

Published: 13/Mar/2020 22:37 Updated: 13/Mar/2020 22:52

by Brent Koepp

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Fans of the number one video game Patreon ‘Easy Allies’ were left shocked when host Kyle Bosman abruptly announced his departure from the company. The ex-Game Trailers personality penned a letter to supporters explaining his decision.

Anyone that has been around the games industry the last decade remembers the now-defunct Game Trailers. Before YouTube was a thing, the popular site was the go-to place to watch trailers for upcoming AAA titles, and E3 coverage.

In 2016, GT shut down and the staff stuck together to create a Patreon-funded company known as the Easy Allies. However after four years of success, popular host Kyle Bosman is stepping away from the project.

Kyle Bosman leaves Easy Allies

The Easy Allies host was a standout in the 10-person group, as his comedic style and quirky personality would anchor their projects. However on March 13, he announced to his Patreon supporters that he would be leaving the company.

“I realize this is bad news in a time of rampant bad news. I have a job that I love working with people I love for a community I love and yet today I’m announcing that, after four years with Easy Allies, it’s time for me to go,” he said.

The gaming media veteran explained that he wanted to find his passion in life, and doesn’t yet have a new job lined up. “I’m looking for my life’s Main Thing, something that demands my full potential and potentially fully failing at it,” he continued.

His last time appearing with the company will be on the April 24 episode of Easy Allies Podcast, which he has been the host of since the company was founded four years ago.

While fans of the EZA community were hit hard by the surprising news, his colleagues also took to Twitter to express their feelings on the announcement.

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Other members of Easy Allies expressed their feelings on Kyle Bosman’s announced exit.

Former President of Sony Interactive Entertainment Shuhei Yoshida also reacted to Bosman’s letter, and stated, “Good luck Kyle, and thanks for the fun time over so many years. Love & Respect.” The PlayStation executive had been a guest on Kyle Bosman’s Game Trailer show ‘The Final Bosman’ in 2014.

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Former Sony Interactive President Shuhei Yoshida wished Kyle Bosman luck.

While the announcement came out of nowhere for fans, according to the Patreon post, the rest of the company knew about the host’s plans for some time, and were able to make plans to work around his exit.

Kyle Bosman popularized the term “Love & Respect” and helped foster a welcoming community of gamers passionate about the medium.

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Paige breaks down on Twitch as WWE’s streaming crackdown kicks in

Published: 30/Oct/2020 13:10

by David Purcell

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WWE superstar Paige, real name Saraya-Jade Bevis, broke down in front of her fans on Twitch after the news came through that her employers had started cracking down on talent engaging on third-party platforms. 

Under their new restrictions, the sports entertainment company will take proceeds from their stars streaming under the wrestling names. For example, Paige’s donations on Twitch would previously be paid to her directly, but in the future that will not be the case.

In response to the measures, stars like her and AJ Styles have decided to stop streaming for a period of time – until more suitable terms can be agreed between both parties.

For a wrestler like Paige, though, who is injured – this was a difficult pill to swallow.

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Paige, like many other WWE stars, has a huge following on social media.

Paige gets devastating news on Twitch

On October 29, the British star – who hails from Norwich, England – decided to cancel her stream after receiving the news on her phone while live.  In the spur of the moment, she walked off-stream for a short while before returning to the screen. Tears flowing down her face, she started to explain what was happening.

The Twitch broadcast VOD itself has been muted in certain areas, potentially due to the music being played in the background. So, clips are quite hard to come by on there, but some have posted the comments to YouTube.

Bevis said: “There may be a time where I have to stop streaming. I’ll have to walk away. If I have to leave, we have to make today and Saturday f***ing crazy. I’ve honestly gotten to the point where I cannot deal with this company anymore. Now I have to make a very important decision.

“Over f***ing worked. I broke my f***ing neck twice for this company. They don’t realize that this community isn’t about subs. We build a community and family where this is an escape for a lot of people, including myself. I can’t wrestle anymore. I was worked so hard in WWE that I can’t wrestle anymore because my neck is f***ed. My whole dreams got taken away. I had to have something that fulfilled that huge f***ing void that I lost with wrestling.”

Twitch has been an escape for injured Paige

The star injured her neck back in 2017 and has since even returned to the ring. At the time of her stream, though, she is out with another injury and unable to compete. Turning to Twitch, she has built up quite the following – with almost 150,000 people following her channel.

After that, she confirmed that she plans to continue streaming one way or another, and will see where that takes her. During the livestream, Paige revealed going live on the streaming website wasn’t for the donations and subscriber payments, but instead, an escape.

She added: “I understand if they’re like, ‘you’re wrestling every day and doing shows every day,’ but I’m an injured wrestler. I get used for media stuff, sometimes, but at the end of the day, I’m in my house going f***ing crazy and I need something to keep me sane.

“Twitch was my escape. Right now, I’m just sitting on my f***ing ass. People think I should be thankful that I still have a job, and I am, but it doesn’t mean I should be treated like f***ing shit. I had my neck taken away from me twice. You can’t take away my Twitch too.”

It appears to be heating up in the battle between employees and their employer. There’s a good chance WWE superstars take further action in the dispute too, as Paige mentioned potential unionization and hiring a lawyer, so it could be about to get a whole lot messier.