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Twitch streamer completely bewildered by odd gift from fans

Published: 23/Jan/2020 22:08

by Eli Becht


Twitch streamers can get some really strange gifts from fans, but this one surely takes the cake – or corn – as the one of the weirdest.

Although watching broadcasts and subscribing are the most common means for fans to support their favorite streamers, some viewers go the extra mile and directly donate or even send physical packages.

Many streamers have their own P.O. Box, where viewers can send gifts that will then be opened up during specific broadcasts so everyone can see their reaction.

christmas presents
While getting presents in the mail is usually exciting, one Twitch streamer got more – or less, rather – than he bargained for.

Twitch streamer “ColtonRein” opened up a gift from a loyal viewer during a January broadcast and quickly discovered just how weird the collection of items he’d received was in comparison to what he’d likely expected.

He held up the “gift” for viewers to see, giving them a glimpse at what appeared to be corn kernels, half-eaten toast, and many more odd items. It looks like someone took the phrase “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure” a bit too literally.

“There’s corn, like, kernels,” the broadcaster said as he opened the ziploc bag. “There’s a half-eaten piece of toast and an empty pack of gum. Get the f**k outta here, dude.”

Most of the time, you’d want to make sure you get something the streamer will enjoy – but sometimes, it’s just as fun to get them a gag gift, instead.

corn on the cob
Who doesn’t like corn?

He couldn’t help but laugh at the completely bizarre bag of items, begging the question: how did the parcel even get through the post office, in the first place?

Streamers receiving off-the-wall mail such as this is nothing new, and viewers obviously do it see what kind of reaction they are able to get out of their favorite personalities. Back in November 2019, Pokimane received a package from someone that ended up being a full-length body pillow with her image on it – something she seemed to appreciate, to be fair.

Colton didn’t say what he was going to do with the bag of hand-me-down foods, but it seems fair to say he will not be eating that toast- although there’s surely some way he can work the corn kernels into a meal of some sort.


JakeNBake hit with DMCA strike for Kanye song in two-year-old Twitch clip

Published: 30/Oct/2020 2:19 Updated: 30/Oct/2020 3:16

by Isaac McIntyre


Twitch star Jake “Jake’n’Bake” Abramson has revealed he could be “in danger of losing everything” he’s built on his channel after an old IRL clip from more than two years ago was hit with a DMCA copyright strike due to a Kanye West song.

The ongoing Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) drama sweeping across Twitch has spared no one from its reach. The new Twitch crackdown, which sees streamers pinged for licensed music on broadcasts, is the hot topic in the community right now.

One by one, Twitch’s biggest stars have been sucked into the DMCA drama; Imane “Pokimane” Anys was forced to delete her streaming back-catalog last week, and Michael “shroud” Grzesiek has called for stars to “unite” against the crackdown.

DragonForce’s Herman Li was also banned after DMCA flagged his own music.

Jake'n'Bake has become the latest Twitch streamer caught up in the DMCA drama.
Twitch: JakeNBake
Jake’n’Bake has become the latest Twitch streamer caught up in the DMCA drama.

Now, the latest star to find himself on the DMCA frontlines is Jake’n’Bake. The 30-year-old IRL star is one of the Amazon-owned platform’s biggest stars. He boasts nearly 500k followers, but that may now be in danger.

Jake’n’Bake revealed on Oct. 29 that he had been hit with a copyright infringement from Twitch. The kicker? The clip in question was from a May 9 stream all the way back in 2018, which contained just mere seconds of Kanye West’s ‘Lift Yourself.’

Jake’n’Bake gets DMCA strike for old Twitch clip

“Just to be clear… this is a 30-second clip from two and a half years ago,” Abramson wrote on Twitter soon after receiving the DMCA email.

The Twitch email detailed a “claimed infringement” on Jake’n’Bake’s old 2018 broadcast, where moments of the Kanye West song can be heard. The email warned JakeNBake could have his channel “terminated” if another offense is uncovered.

“It was from an outdoor IRL stream. I probably passed by a shop, or was in a place that was playing the song in the background… I’m now in danger of losing everything,” the Twitch star continued. “How is this even realistic?”

Jake’n’Bake, who admitted on-stream soon after that Twitch is “80% of his life,” is now rushing to download and clear his video back-catalog — 13,00 past VODS worth — in an effort to avoid that next promised DMCA strike.

“The biggest thing for me, and I think a lot of people are the same, because my stuff is IRL, there’s like three years of home videos. I love that they’re all in one place, and accessible,” he explained.

“It’s not like I just played games… for me, it’s like, in my heart, all these memories, and experiences. It’s disappointing because it just got a bit more real.”

“My fear is if I counter-ping this, and it chimes like a little ‘tick’, and some computer just turns at me and goes through everything like ‘f*ck you, f*ck you, f*ck you’… and starts pinging me for everything I’ve done! Maybe I should just delete everything so that can’t get me.”

He added later, “It’s kind of nuts how this is just controlling my life now. This was two and a half years ago! I don’t really know what to do except delete everything, which just sucks. There’s nothing else I can really do.”

The DMCA drama, unfortunately, looks set to continue into the foreseeable future on Twitch, with the platform sticking to their guns on the copyright stance.

We can layout the big names hit by the wave so far ⁠— Courage, BrookeAB, Scump, Ninja, Sonii, Mongraal, Lirik… the list goes on ⁠— and there’ll likely be more caught in the crackdown soon. Twitch has yet to comment on the most recent strikes.