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Summit1g, xQc, and other top Twitch streamers react to subscriber-only streams

Published: 26/Jun/2019 23:00

by Eli Becht

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Twitch announced they are releasing subscriber only streams to select streamers and several big names have reacted to this news including Ben ‘DrLupo‘ Lupo, Jaryd ‘Summit1g‘ Lazar and Felix ‘xQc‘ Lengyel.

It flew a bit under the radar but Twitch was already testing subscriber-only streams, but now they are officially out in beta. 

This means that if a Twitch affiliate or partner has no community strikes, they will be free to slap a subscriber-only option on not only their chat but the stream itself.

Twitch: summit1gSummit1g is one of Twitch’s first major personalities.

It’s still completely up to the streamer on whether they want to use the new feature or not, but the fact that it exists is worrying many viewers. 

However, a lot of the streamers have put those worries to rest as subscriber-only streams would likely not work out too well as it’d alienate many viewers.

Big streamers give their take on sub-only streams

Summit jokingly said the new feature was “disgusting” but he was still going to become a subscriber-only streamer. 

In all honesty, he said he’d like to see someone test it out and see what impact it had on a stream. In all likelihood, you won’t be seeing any gigantic streamers taking a chance on this.

Lupo explained how he could have used when his father passed away to prevent people from monetizing his reaction along with using it as a chance to prevent stream snipers from getting into his matches. 

“Doing so in a sub-only stream would have prevented the number of videos that were produced to profit off of my reaction to his passing,” he tweeted. “Would have prevented the amount of “lol yur dad died” from non-subs in the following weeks, too, I think.

xQc, who has an opinion on practically everything, said that he has some reservations about the new feature.

“Sub-only streams, dude I have my concerns, I have a lot of concerns with it,” he said without going into too much more detail. 

Esports personality Rod ‘Slasher’ Breslau says we don’t have to worry about Twitch ever turning into a cam-girl website since the “Just Chatting” section has already done that. 

It sounds like a lot of streamers agree with Slasher’s sentiment, with TSM member Daequan Loco saying he was going to take advantage of this by watching some sub-only twerk streams.

The main concern from viewers is that streamers will lock away their content but many would agree that would result in a quick death of their channel.

It sounds like we’ll just have to wait and see what impact this has in the Twitch world if it does pick up steam among streamers.

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Joe Rogan questions Kanye’s “calling to be leader of the free world”

Published: 24/Oct/2020 21:09

by Bill Cooney

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Kanye West sat down for one of the most anticipated interviews of the year on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast, where he explained why he’s got a “calling to be the leader of the free world.”

Kanye West is most known for being a famous rapper and entrepreneureur, but the musician is also a top-level fashion designer, architect, and, of course, a 2020 presidential candidate.

While he first announced his political ambitions at the 2015 MTV Awards, West has now revealed that it actually started while he was in deep thought during a shower.

“It hit me in the shower, and when I first thought of it I just started like, laughing to myself,” Kanye said. “Some people in the music industry, some tech elites, they just took it as a joke. I remember running into Oprah like two days after that and she’s like ‘you don’t want to be president.’”

Timestamp at 3:59 for mobile viewers.

According to the rapper, despite Oprah’s doubts, the outcome of the 2016 United States presidential election further encouraged him to pursue the highest office in the land as a political outsider.

“I believe that my calling is to be the leader of the free world,” Kanye told Rogan, dead serious. “If it’s in God’s plan that part of my path is to be the governor [of California] first, then that’s fine, but my calling is to be the leader of the free world.”

Rogan was definitely intrigued by what Ye referred to as his “calling,” but thoroughly questioned what the star would really change or be different than politicians before him.

“So when you say this, when you say your calling is to be the leader of the free world, what does that mean to you?” the host replied. “What would be different about the way you would handle things if that’s your plan, why is that your calling? Like, what would you do as the leader of the free world?”

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Kanye might not be on the ballot in every state, but that’s not going to stop him from running.

“There couldn’t be a better time to put a visionary in the captain’s chair,” Kanye argued back, in one of his more memorable quotes from the show. “I manifest, I see things, I’m a great leader because I listen, and I’m empathetic, I feel the entire Earth, and I feel us as a species, as the human race.”

The interview is a marathon at just under three hours long all stemming from this initial exchange, so if you want to hear the Yeezy founder talk all about his plans, ideas, and visions for the future, all along with what he would do as the leader of the free world, there is plenty here to go off of.

After initially canceling the interview because a member of his staff fell ill, Rogan and West managed to reschedule and it’s a good thing they did because after watching this, it definitely feels like we’ve been granted a very rare look inside the mind of Kanye like never before.