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Cryaotic goes crazy after Pokemon NPCs give him ‘trip-inducing shrooms’

Published: 20/Nov/2019 19:04

by Michael Gwilliam


The Pokemon games have always been rated E for everyone – but as Twitch streamer Cryaotic discovered, that doesn’t mean the dialogue can’t be cheeky or suggestive for older audiences, too.

While playing Pokemon Sword and Shield, the Twitch star spoke to a non-playable character (NPC) who gave him a bag of mixed mushrooms. While it’s pretty standard for random characters in RPGs to give the player items after talking to them, the follow-up dialogue was very suspicious.

Cryaotic read Rod’s text and couldn’t help but chuckle the word “shrooms” in response to how over-the-top the play on words was.

“I don’t plan on being tripped up on my journey, so better you take it than me,” the character said, prompting a big laugh from the Pokemon trainer. The pun ‘tripping’ was likely related to psychedelic or ‘magic’ mushrooms, which can cause visual and auditory hallucinations for those who imbibe them.

Pokemon CompanyPokemon is already so bright and colorful.

For his part, Cryaotic couldn’t believe this bit of dialogue was actually included in the game. “What the f*ck?!” he shouted.

“That wasn’t even subtle,” he continued, still flabbergasted at the NPC’s remark. As it turned out, though, yet another nearby character had a drug-related joke to make.

The popular streamer approached a nearby character on a bike who then gave him even more mushrooms. This time, the trainer joked that they shouldn’t have had the mushrooms on their person.

“I don’t know how this ended up in my pocket… so here – why don’t you take it!” the biker, named Yuuko, said. “The question is… how did it get in my pocket?”

While neither NPC specified that he items were drugs, it was quite clear the localization team was having some fun and while still managing to keep things PG – certainly a nice touch for anyone who can understand the joke.

In Pokemon Sword and Shield, mushrooms are used for cooking new foods that can be fed to your team to replenish health, gain EXP and other such benefits.

Pokemon CompanyWould you take mushrooms from a stranger?

The original Pokemon games were released all the way back in 1996 in Japan and 1998 in the United States. Fans of the series who started with the first games when they came out are now in their adult years.

It’ll be fun to see what other comedic dialogue intended for older audiences is in the game.


TheGrefg breaks Ninja’s world record for most-viewed Twitch stream

Published: 2/Dec/2020 1:27

by Bill Cooney


Spanish streamer ‘TheGrefg’ has broken Ninja’s world record for most people watching a Twitch stream during the Galactus Fortnite event.

David ‘TheGrefg’ Cánovas made Twitch history while streaming the Galactus event, which marked the end of Fortnite season 4, when he had more people watching him at once than any other individual Twitch streamer ever has in history.

The Spaniard was watching and reacting to the event, and captures appear to confirm that he reached a total of 660,000 people watching his stream at the same time before Twitch unfortunately crashed.

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A screenshot showing Grefg surpassing 660K viewers.

The previous record you might remember was held by Ninja from when he teamed up with rapper Drake, where the duo peaked at 635k viewers at once while playing Fortnite back in 2018.

This insane amount of simultaneous viewers in a broadcast was almost double the figures of the previous record, held by  DrDisrespect — now streaming on YouTube — when he had 338,000 during his return stream in February 2018.

Grefg looking over his Twitch stats from Dec. 1

Now, the title for most-watched stream on Twitch now belongs to TheGrefg, and while there are no official figures yet, screenshots and clips definitely seem to indicate the streamer managed to bring in than 660,000 people simultaneously.

Grefg was far from the only streamer posting impressive viewer counts during the Galactus event, which actually “broke” Twitch and caused the site to temporarily crash following the big reveal. This is the big reason why the official viewer count, while definitely impressive, isn’t exactly known just yet.

The event itself officially closed out Fortnite Season 4, with the Season 5 update arriving at 9 PM PT / 12 AM ET / 5 AM GMT on Wednesday, December 2, according to Epic Games, with downtime expected to last all the way up to 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 9 AM GMT.

After that, the brand new season will kick off, and Fortnite fans — including Grefg — will get to check out all of the new content. Whether the streamer will be able to repeat his impressive record-breaking feat remains to be seen, but we certainly wish him the best of luck.