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Twitch streamer Aris explains why he uses a controller over a mouse and keyboard

Published: 14/Aug/2019 13:18 Updated: 14/Aug/2019 17:09

by Paul Cot

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The debate about mouse and keyboard vs controller has been around since consoles existed but Twitch streamer Aris has one of the most unique takes yet as to why he prefers to use a controller.

While many prefer to use a mouse and keyboard while playing PC games, Aris bucks the trend entirely by using a controller when playing titles like Doom 3 or GTA 5.

While streaming id Software’s FPS title on Tuesday, August 13, a member of his chat asked him why he prefers the joypad over the mouse, with the streamer giving an incredible answer to the viewer’s query.

Scuf GamingControllers are even being made in an attempt bridge the gap between the competitive gap…

“I don’t use mouse and keyboard intentionally due to its direct connection to working. I’m so against working and having a job that I refuse to use those peripherals for fun,” the American explained. “They’re so closely tied to sadness (laughing).” Aris elaborated further saying: “I can’t bring myself to combine them with the concept of fun.”

After a calm and fairly reasonable explanation, he finished by sarcastically saying to enjoy using “that mouse and keyboard” before insulting the viewer with a few expletives.

AvoidThePuddle has been known to do things a little differently with one example being opting to camp an entire match of Blackout – something which nobody does in the high-octane battle royale game.

MKB vs controller

Few gamers will argue that using a keyboard and mouse provides a distinct advantage, at least in a competitive sense. The difference is clear and results in even the best console players being, for the most part, unable to compete with the best PC players.

It’s the reason why aim assist is a feature used on console shooters and not PC. Due to the difference there has also been discussions about whether using a mouse and keyboard on console is cheating.

The debate between MKB and controllers will continue with both sides having their own arguments as to why they use each and whether they should be allowed in the same game. Aris though, at least provided one of the more unique takes to date.

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Virtual streamer CodeMiko explains Twitch ban after ‘simp’ rumors spread

Published: 21/Jan/2021 10:37

by Connor Bennett

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Popular virtual streamer CodeMiko has been banned from Twitch for the third time – but has stated she will be ‘back soon’ and denying rumors that the ban was caused by her using the word ‘simp.’

Over the years, Twitch streamers have come up with different ways to stand out from the crowd instead of just being world-class at certain games. Some have ramped up production in a major way and you can’t really take your eyes off it.

That includes VTubers and virtual streamers too, who use a digital avatar, editing, and even in some cases, a motion capture suit, to replace themselves on-screen and take on a different persona. 

In the last few weeks, Codemiko – a streamer who takes the VTuber concept to a whole new level – has been getting massive numbers on Twitch. However, she’s now been banned – for the third time.

CodeMiko on a livestream
Twitch: CodeMiko
CodeMiko is a virtual streamer with 50,000 followers on Twitch

The ban came on January 19, but the specifics around why CodeMiko had been suspended by Twitch were unclear.

The reason for the ban, or its length, is unknown but some fans were quick to speculate on the reason. Some suggested that it was because she used the word Simp – which was recently banned by Twitch. 

On January 21, CodeMiko clarified that this was not the case, stating simply: “It’s not because of the word ‘simp.'”

She also confirmed that the ban was not permanent, posting that she’ll be back soon.

Others noted that in a previous stream, where she was interviewing fellow streamer PayMoneyWubby, Codemiko was incredibly drunk and could have been banned for that. Twitch does have some strict rules around drinking on stream, especially if you get out of hand and overindulge. 

There’s no way of confirming just why she’s banned, or how long the ban will last unless the streamer reveals it herself. Twitch typically does not comment on individual bans.

The only other thing she posted regarding the ban was the ‘sadge’ meme.

This would be her third ban, previously being banned twice in September of 2020.

However, a streamer usually has to be banned three times within a three month period to rack up a permanent ban.