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BrookeAB explains how “horrible” clickbait YouTube videos helped her

Published: 2/Nov/2019 13:54 Updated: 2/Nov/2019 14:47

by Connor Bennett


Popular Twitch streamer BrookeAB has once again opened up about dealing with ‘clickbait’ YouTube channels who use stream content in unusual ways – including overly-suggestive highlights.

Some of Twitch’s most popular broadcasters regularly have to deal with YouTube channel taking content from their stream – being it highlights or just outright full-length streams – and re-uploading them with some sort of inciting title or thumbnail.

That fate has fallen on BrookeAB, especially in the early days of her relationship with NRG esports member Mason ‘Symfuhny’ Lanier. The popular broadcaster, who recently joined 100 Thieves has, again, spoken out about the problem – noting that they also helped spark her own channel’s growth.

Instagram: BrookeABBrookeAB currently has over 556,000 followers on Twitch.

Brooke joined the Courage and Nadeshot podcast to talk about joining the 100 Thieves, when the topic of clickbait YouTube channels came up. 

“YouTube clickbait, whatever, it doesn’t bug me that much until it gets to the point where it’s like over-sexualizing things,” she said, before Courage brought up the unusual thumbnails.

“Right, and I’m like, my family is going to type my name into YouTube and this is going to pop up and it’s like ‘BrookeAB’s hottest and thickest moments’ or something. I’m like, hold-up, my dad’s (going to see this)” the popular streamer added. 

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However, after seeing that there was a clear market for her content on YouTube, BrookeAB explained that it was actually good PR that someone was putting her name out there.

“For what it’s worth, they’re good advertisement. You’re being seen, they’re putting you out there, you’re getting millions of views on these videos that you wouldn’t normally,” she added. “That part, I get why they do it,” but she still described the thumbnails and titles as “horrible.”

It’s not the first time the popular content creator has spoken about her experiences with these channels, however, as she previously labeled them as “gross.”

Whether or not that will prompt these channels into changing their ways remains to be seen, but it seems unlikely considering it works out well for them – even if they’re not being wholly truthful.


Heartbroken gamers react to PS5 destroyed with industrial shredder

Published: 5/Dec/2020 20:33

by Alan Bernal


A viral clip showing a PlayStation 5 getting minced by an industrial shredder is garnering a ton of reactions among the gaming community who were horrified to watch the prized console getting absolutely destroyed.

It’s been nearly a month since the PS5 was released and it hasn’t gotten any easier to find the console available from brick-and-mortar stores to online marketplaces. The reality is millions of gamers won’t be able to touch Sony’s next-gen console until well after the holiday season is over.

That could explain why some in the community are a bit touchy seeing the hardware being put through a meat grinder, so to speak.

YouTube channel ‘Captain Crunch Experiments’ specializes in putting objects through the high-powered shredder, and it was the PS5’s turn to show us what it’s made of.

The outcome was as you’d expect. The plastic panels of the PS5 were easily devoured into bits, though the full body of the machine took a bit more convincing to get it through to the other end.

As Sony’s metallic behemoth put on one of the most heartbreaking ASMRs to date, the viewers were mixed. Some were impressed that the console put up such a fight, but nearly all PlayStation fans were reeling by the time the video closed.

“What exactly happens here?” one person wrote, before listing out the sins from the production. “Here’s what: Destroying currently out of stock PS5, throwing away rare non-renewable materials, wasting all the electricity that went into producing those PS5s => unnecessary pollution, and producing shit quality unsatisfying videos.”

“This is satisfying but pains me at the same time lol,” another wrote on the YouTube post.

“You need actual help lots of kids want the PS5 For Christmas and you buy one and just shred it like why though a child is now missing out on his PS5 for Christmas that’s because you bought it and shredded it,” someone else said of the clip.

We saw a similar outcry when The Mob’s Classify pranked Froste by slamming a brand new PS5 console to the ground and finishing the job with a sledgehammer.

Gamers will all feel that disturbing knot in the pit of their stomachs watching the video, and the sentiment around the PS5’s destruction won’t ease up until there’s vastly more stock for eager customers.