Twitchcon's Going to be Sick, Jidion Sneaks In, and Quality of Life Updates

Twitchcon Tickets, Quality of Life Improvements, Meta's Super Streaming Service, and Jidion's Twitchcon video is a concerning security failure.

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Twitch News

Twitchcon took center stage as it became clear the San Diego edition would not have any health measures to protect attendees from COVID19. It's a confusing decision considering nearly all other conventions with similar demographics have mask mandates, while Twitchcon Amsterdam resulted in hundreds of 'positive test' tweets. Tickets this year are priced at 1-Day for $129, 3-Day for $199, and 3-Day plus party for $229. There's no information yet on who will be performing at the party. (In 2019, Blink 182 and Logic featured after Lil Nas X dropped out.) Personal note: I will not be attending Twitchcon. If a good business opportunity presents itself, I might visit San Diego. But I will not be inside the con itself.

Changes on Twitch this week included an update to Sub Goals that allows you to set whole subs as the goal - rather than sub-points. Twitch also added a Game Developer Badge, though there's no indication on how to get it yet. We also saw a quality of life update to Achievements, which now shows you when you unlock more VIP slots, and time achievements will be updated daily. Finally, we saw a new update to mobile that added the Uptime and View Count.

Oh, and as a bonus - a blog was posted and immediately removed, but "Customizable Tags," previously referred to as Freeform Tags, are coming soon!

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