Twitch is the leading site for livestreaming video games, with over 15 million active daily users. The Onion presents a guide to everything you need to know about Twitch.
Q: How does Twitch work?
A: Players livestream games to build a fanbase with the hope that one day fans will pay them to be racist.
Q: So it’s for watching people play video games?
Q: Are girls allowed?
A: Sure. If they keep quiet, they can watch.
Q: Could I just quit my job and play video games on Twitch?
A: Yes, we’re all doing it and we’re getting rich.
Q: How do people make money on Twitch?
A: By screaming movie quotes until a 12-year-old steals their parent’s credit card and donates.
Q: What does Twitch consider hate speech?
A: Anything that unfairly maligns minority groups such as ghost-type Pokémon.
Q: Could you stream pay-per-view events and charge viewers money?
A: Oh yeah.
Q: I thought Twitch was a gaming platform, why so many nudity rules?
A: People, you know?