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Ninja’s Iconic Streaming Setup to Undergo Major Changes

Published: 12/Jun/2018 18:31 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:04

by Ross Deason


Twitch’s biggest star, Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins, is set to make some major changes to his famous streaming setup, according to a  statement made by his wife.

There’s really no denying that fact that Ninja is the “man of the moment” when it comes to online entertainment in 2018 as he pulls in hundreds of thousands of viewers on a daily basis.

The former professional Halo player has been streaming for a long time but he really blew up when he switched to the incredibly popular Fortnite Battle Royale and started smashing Twitch records on an almost daily basis.

But one thing that has barely changed is Ninja’s iconic, and rather budget, streaming setup with the wires hanging down behind him and the old bed in the background.

The streaming room has gradually filled up with more items, freebies from sponsors and companies, and even even some cool Fortnite related items, but other than that is almost identical to how it was in the past.

However, that won’t be the case for long as Ninja’s wife and manager, Jessica Goch, revealed on Twitter that their entire house and streaming room is will be getting some “insane” renovations.

It’s only fitting that the most followed, and subscribed, streamer on Twitch should have an incredible setup for his craft and Ninja fans will be excited to see what he ends up with.

We’re not sure exactly what Ninja will end up with, but he has previously commented on the stunning setup that fellow streamer DrLupo uses so don’t be surprised if he takes inspiration from that.

We’ll miss the hanging cables and mess but we understand that all good things come to an end and if anyone deserves an insane setup it’s Ninja.


Twitch removes “Blind Playthrough” stream tag after backlash

Published: 5/Dec/2020 18:14

by Daniel Cleary


Twitch has introduced a new change to the stream tags on channels, which has completely removed the “Blind Playthrough” tag from the site following criticism around the language used.

It can often be difficult to get discovered as a new Twitch streamer, with thousands of other content creators broadcasting on the site at any one time.

Twitch has previously introduced tags to address this issue in 2018, which can be added to a streamer’s channel and can be used by viewers for filtering their searches to find what they’re looking for.

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The Blind Playthrough tag no longer shows on Twitch.

While the usual tags often include information such as language and type of content, one tag that was used for those playing a game for the first time was the “Blind Playthrough” tag.

The tag would indicate that the streamer had not seen any spoilers or that they do not know much about the title’s gameplay and features before playing it.

However, in a recent tweet, Twitch’s community director Erin ‘Aureylian’ Wayne highlighted that they have removed the tag from the site, following criticism around the choice of words used, with some suggesting that the language was ableist.

“Happy to see Twitch has listened to everyone who shared feedback and removed the ‘Blind Playthrough’ tag to encourage more inclusive language for our community,” she added.

While the “Blind Playthrough” tag has been removed from the database, the Twitch director urged streamers to make use of the “First Playthrough” and “No Spoilers” tags in its place.

The term “Blind Playthrough” was central to a discussion on ableist language sparked by AbleGamers COO Steven Spohn earlier in the year and now Twitch has acted in response.

While Twitch’s latest change has been met with some positive responses so far, some users have argued the need for the change, highlighting that “Blind” has two official definitions.

However, Twitch has remained firm on their stance, and streamers will simply need to use an alternative tag while streaming spoiler-free gameplay.