Microsoft’s Mixer now lets streamers reward fans for participation, not just subscriptions

On game-streaming platforms today, there’s really only one way to earn status within a creator’s community: you have to become a subscriber. Microsoft’s game-streaming service Mixer is today aiming to offer a third path to status through loyalty and participation. In doing so, it hopes to better differentiate itself from larger rivals like Twitch and […]

‘Always a Witch’ can’t shake the weight of the problematic love story at its core

Warning: This review may contain spoilers for Always a Witch (aka Siempre Bruja). At first glance, Always a Witch (originally called Siempre Bruja) looked like a worthy addition to the growing (and more inclusive) canon of fictional witches, one that is still largely white. It’s vibrant, dark without taking on the “gritty” or “realistic” color […]