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Summit1g slams GTA RP’s “crazy” stream sniping issues

Published: 2/Aug/2019 11:10 Updated: 2/Aug/2019 11:38

by Matt Porter


Grand Theft Auto V’s RP mod remains a popular trend on Twitch, but for Jaryd ‘summit1g’ Lazar stream snipers are turning the whole experience sour.

Summit1g is one of Twitch’s biggest streamers with almost four million followers, and has dipped in and out of GTA RP since it returned to the forefront of the streaming platform in 2019.

Fans of the streamer may have noticed that he hasn’t been role playing just as often in recent weeks, and it appears that issues with stream snipers have been the resounding reason for his breaks away from the multiplayer mod.

Rockstar GamesSummit1g’s run-in with police started his rage at stream snipers.

After robbing a store in the game and attempting to hide from the cops, the 32-year-old’s character Charles Johnson was hunted down by the police, and placed under arrest for his crimes.

Summit1g was immediately annoyed by this, discussing how often he was being found by police, hinting that it wasn’t dumb luck that was leading other players to his location.

“Is this just a coincidence?” the Twitch streamer asked his chat. “I don’t understand. In the last four days, I’ve escaped the cops probably 10 different times, and I swear I get caught hiding every time. Whether it’s far away or close to the scene.”

After finding himself locked in a cell, with his cash taken from by the officers, Lazar launched into a tirade about the issue of stream snipers – an issue that has clearly rattled the streamer.

The American fumed: “Listen chat, let me be real with you for one second. I’m not accusing anyone of anything, but let’s not pretend that it isn’t the easiest fucking thing on the planet – especially when it’s an RP server and you turn your camera off. I can have 18 cellphones lined up across my fucking table and tell you where everyone and their fucking mom is, alright?”

“Holy shit, it’s been happening crazy amounts dude.”

Unfortunately for summit1g, stream snipers are part and parcel of broadcasting your gameplay on Twitch, and while placing a delay on your stream to make it harder for cheaters to watch you in real time, it does cause a disconnect between the creator and their chat.


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.