TABLE OF CONTENT TALKING POINTS S2 E17
Zazz - Welcome to Table of Content. The round table show where we discuss all the happenings around streaming, gaming and entertainment. I am joined by guest guest co-host and frequent guest Stump. How are you?
Zazz - Stump will you reach over and grab my bag…. of mail and read the latest hatemail. (tell about hate mail and tell them to send their own bold predictions)
Hello dearest TOC,
I would like to raise concern regarding the absence of one eminent Stump. It is unacceptable to mention a new puppy without providing pictures of said doggo. Please post pictures at the earliest convenient time. That is all.
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- Twitch is running a PSA for people using ad-blockers on the site, and nobody’s happy
Twitch is now running PSA’s to anyone using an ad blocker to stop their midroll ads. From the piece at the Verge -
Twitch pushed an update that broke uBlock, a popular ad-blocker. UBlock users were suddenly greeted with a pop-up noting that they may be using a third-party tool or browser extension that “is impacting site performance” every 10 or 20 minutes — a little like a site-triggered midroll ad.
A spokesperson from Twitch told The Verge that users were getting that specific pop-up because the tool they’re using is manipulating the site code. This person stressed that the midroll experiment was over and added that Twitch hadn’t actually changed the overall ad density of the site — which is to say, the only automated ads running on the site are prerolls, and streamers can disable those for their subscribers.
It's important for streamers and viewers to remember that Companies like twitch use ads to fund the platforms but TWitch may also need to take a serious look at how they have implemented these intrusive ads.
Oasis - How do you feel about firstly the mid roll ads and secondly how do you feel about them working against ad blockers?
- Twitch announces virtual 'GlitchCon' after canceling TwitchCon 2020
Twitch has scheduled an online version of the cancelled twitchcon. This online event, Labeled GlitchCon, has been scheduled for November 14th.
From the dexerto.com piece -
A ton of events, not just video game and esport-focused ones, have been forced to move online this year, but TwitchCon is a very interesting case because it’s the one time of year where viewers can hope to meet their favorite streamer in person.
That obviously won’t be possible this year, and exactly what Twitch is planning for GlitchCon remains unknown, but we should hopefully know more by the time it starts on November 14.
If it’s anything like the IRL convention, we can expect it to show off various artists, cosplayers, and communities from the site, though exactly how they’ll manage to pull this off remains to be seen.
Rogue- Have we seen the end of conventions?
- Pokimane wants Twitch fans to stop giving her so much money
Aspiring Vtuber and Twitch juggernaut Imane “Pokimane” Anys announced on Twitter in early November that, from now on, donations on her channel would have a cap. You can no longer donate more than $5 to Anys, who is asking viewers to instead take that money and give it to other streamers who may need it more than she does.
Viewers took the change positively, with one recent donation
jokingly stating that they were going to use the extra money to buy “double the RAM” on their PC now. That same livestream saw Anys explaining her decision a bit more, noting she believed that watching live streams, especially sponsored streams, was a better sign of support than monetary sums. She also encouraged people to get involved in the chat.
Stump - We have talked a lot about poke lately. Do you think this is a publicity move to steer her away from the simp perception?
- Best Buy won’t let you buy a PS5 or Xbox Series X in stores until 2021
As if the news and speculation around the releases of next gen consoles wasn't enough, Sony has announced that its retail partners will only sell the console online through the Holiday Season.
Best buy has gone a step farther and said all next gen console sales will be handled via their website or mobile app through the Holiday Season.
FROM THE VERGE
“While our stores won’t have devices for purchase on launch day or throughout the holiday season, keep an eye on BestBuy.com, where they’ll be available for purchase as soon as we have them available,” Best Buy’s Katie Huggins wrote in a blog post
. “This means there’s no need to camp out at your local store, just check back on BestBuy.com without leaving home!” Sony also strongly discouraged eager gamers from lining up outside stores, since the effort would be completely wasted — and could present a heightened COVID-19 risk amid the ongoing pandemic.
Oasis - How do you think this will affect ps5 sales vs xbox?
After the bad press finally died down after their covid response,Gamestop is once again back in hot water. This time over an internal competition promoting tiktok dances.
From gamrant.com -
The competition, which was initially found on GameStop
's employee portal, was removed and is no longer visible after the company received serious criticism from its followers. The big issue here was GameStop's main prize for competing, 10 labor hours for Black Friday week. Onlookers aren't entirely sure what this means, but it seems strange nonetheless.
There is also some confusion around the situation, with some claiming the wording of the contest made it sound as though GameStop employees would be competing for paid time off
or simply for 10 hours worth of pay. Unfortunately, GameStop hasn't yet made a clarifying comment, so it seems that speculation will have to do for now
Rogue - Does this seem like less of a big deal than it's been made?
- Fortnite will reportedly be playable on iOS again through Nvidia’s GeForce Now
Fortnite may in fact make its way back to the iOS universe later this year as it may be available through NVIDIA’s cloud gaming service. The gaming service has not yet made it to Apple devices but is expected to be announced before the Holidays.
FROM THE VERGE-
GeForce Now will supposedly run inside of Safari, the web browser, rather than as a standalone app, because of Apple’s restrictions on game streaming services that make it onerous to support them through the App Store. The service allows you to stream your personal library of games to laptops, mobile phones, and other devices that might not otherwise be able to run them well — or at all. A standard “Founders” plan currently costs $5 per month, though you can play for limited time periods for free.
The result of a potential GeForce Now browser solution is that Fortnite would be available, but only for those who jump through the hoops needed to set up Nvidia’s streaming service on an iPhone. In that scenario, Fortnite might look better, thanks to higher-fidelity graphics, because it’s streamed from a PC. But there’s no guarantee it’ll run as responsively as the native Fortnite mobile app does, given that it’ll be inside of a browser and could face latency issues and other snags.
Pat - This seems like a ridiculous way for fortnite to work sound onto apple. How do you see this affecting the lawsuits ongoing?
- Apple TV is coming to Xbox consoles on November 10th
Apple is teaming up with their nemesis over at Microsoft and will be launching their AppleTV streaming service next month on the Xbox.
FROM THE VERGE-
Apple TV will debut on Xbox consoles next month, just in time for the Xbox Series X and Series S launch. The new Apple TV app will be available across Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S consoles on November 10th, providing access to Apple’s TV shows and movie libraries. Apple TV has been missing on Xbox since its launch last year, and it’s also arriving on PS5
ready for its November 12th launch.
Microsoft is also confirming today
that Netflix, Disney Plus, HBO Max, Spotify, YouTube, YouTube TV, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, NBC Peacock, Vudu, FandangoNow, Twitch, Sky Go, NOW TV, Sky Ticket, and more will be available on both next-gen Xbox consoles next month. Both the Xbox Series X and Series S will support Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos, which work in apps like Netflix, Disney Plus, and Vudu.
Oasis - Are you surprised to see apple going outside their environment like this?
- Judge Blocks TikTok Ban Set to Begin on Nov 12
Tik tok scored a W in court this week. A Pennsylvania judge approved an injunction that has temporarily stopped a federal ban that would have gone into effect Nov 12th.
From the piece over at IGN -
The Pennsylvania suit was brought forward by TikTok users Doug Marland, Cosette Rinab, and Alec Chambers, each of whom has several million followers on the social media app. Judge Wendy Beetlestone agreed that banning TikTok will mean creators will “lose the ability to engage with their millions of followers on TikTok, and the related brand sponsorships.”
This is the latest in a series of setbacks for the Trump administration as it seeks to ban TikTok in the United States over alleged security concerns. A Washington D.C. District Judge already granted TikTok a temporary injunction on an order that would stop downloads for TikTok after agreeing that a ban will cause “irreparable economic and reputational harm” to the business.
Rogue - Are people marketing on tiktok? Should I be doing tik tok dances for Table of Content?
- Chris Hemsworth Threatened to Fire His Trainer After He Was Asked to Join The Bachelor
Chris' personal trainer, Luke Zocchi
, revealed that the Thor
actor threatened to fire him if Luke joined The Bachelor
as a contestant.
Nova 96.9's Fitzy & Wippa
that he was offered a spot on the Australian iteration of the dating show, but when he asked for Chris' approval, it didn't go over too well.
"I actually did get it, but I said no," Luke said. "I actually said it [to Chris] as a joke and he said, ‘If you go on The Bachelor, I will fire you!'"
Stump - I think rogue’s time has come don't you?
I dont know if Mr Trebec can ever be replaced but i think his shoes will be filled by a young female comedian.
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