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Upvoted: Streamer dies during 24 hour livestream via /r/LivestreamFail

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During the 22nd hour of a 24 hour livestream, Poshybrid disappeared from his stream after looking really bad. He went out for a smoke and didn't come back. One of his mods messaged him on his discord and a detective with his phone replied back asking to call him, and the detective confirmed that he had died to either a heart attack or a stroke.

Poshy was known for chain smoking and drinking on stream, and his health had been visibly declining over the last few months of streaming. At a certain point he was streaming nearly 24/7 for several days straight, only taking short sleeping breaks.

From his mods:

"Nightbot: Known info so far: Around 3:30AM CST Poshy said he was going for smokes and left the stream running, He never returned. around 11AM CST we were all still here assuming he had fallen asleep. around 19:00 Sorelor sees him online in discord and messages him. The person who responded identified himself as a detective and asked Sore to call him. Sore spoke wiht him, Called the Virginia Beach police department to confirm the detectives identity. The detective confirmed Brian had passed."

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Upvoted: [ethics] Motherboard’s Emanuel Maiberg (“Under Trump, Gamergate Can Stop Pretending..”) claims Kotaku “bigger than ever”. Facts disagree via /r/KotakuInAction

Emanuel Maiberg who wrote the recent "Under Trump, Gamergate Can Stop Pretending It Was About Games" made a tweet today claiming "Kotaku is bigger than ever, every gamergate target is hugely successful" (http://archive.is/n6kJx)

However Kotaku's Alexa rank shows something different: http://ift.tt/1omgWQL

Note how the chart takes a HUGE dive since Aug/Sep 2016? That's not new either, this archive from Nov 2014 has its Global Rank at 900 and 207 in United States. It's now at 1,320/466.

This is what happens when you take evidence from noted liar Katherine Cross and ignore Glasgow.

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Upvoted: Anyone see the Horizon Zero Dawn early streams? I smell another Ghostbusters situation coming. via /r/KotakuInAction

Oh boy. This is another journo scandal in the making. The game has technical and mechanical issues that are bad enough, with things like invisible walls, poor AI, auto targetting problems and a player character that constantly tells you how to beat bosses. But the story and characters go from painfully mediocre to aggressively bad toward the end. If the generic STRONG BRAVE WOMYN thing was raising a red flag for you, you were right. I won't get into spoilers, but it goes laughably hard up its own ass over the whole "white males ruin the world and the multicultural mother goddess tries to save it" thing and never really lets off.

Here's what I'm predicting. The big sites are going to rate it high because it's a AAA Sony game and not doing so will cost them early access and ads going forward. Non gaming sites like Salon or the Guardian are going to kiss it's ass for obvious reasons, even though they likely won't get more than a few hours in. Both are going to dance around the gameplay issues if they mention them at all, and focus on some vague "games are art" thing and go on about how important it is for women and yada yada. Youtubers are going to shred it, most likely. It'll see great sales at release due to the reviews and marketing, and then word of mouth will end up killing it. Then we'll get another slew of articles about how gamers hate women and brown people.

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