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Dr Disrespect to host first ever IRL stream at E3 – Full details [UPDATED]

Published: 10/Jun/2019 21:46 Updated: 12/Jun/2019 0:02

by Meg Bethany Koepp

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UPDATE 5:00PM PST, June 11:

Dr Disrespect has been banned from Twitch following his IRL E3 stream, after he broadcasted live from a public bathroom.


Twitch star Dr Disrespect has announced that he’s going to be hosting his first ever IRL livestream on June 11 during E3 2019.

E3 season is one of the best times of the year for gamers, as many new game announcements and release dates are made public – it’s all very exciting.

This year’s event is about to get better though, as popular Twitch personality Dr Disrespect has announced he’s going to be hosting his first ever in-real-life livestream at the E3 venue itself.

Twitch: Dr DisrespectThe Two-Time looked very happy to announce his IRL stream.

When is the stream?

“I’m gonna be there tomorrow!” The Two-Time said while watching Ubisoft’s June 10 E3 presentation. “I should announce it now, right? I’ll just announce it right now. I’m doing my first ever IRL stream tomorrow live from E3.”

The stream starts tomorrow, meaning June 11. Or today, if you’re reading this tomorrow – you get the gist. His broadcast kicks off at 12PM PST / 3PM EST, and will be hosted on his official Twitch channel.

What’s happening in the stream?

Doc himself said that the stream will start off with him eating breakfast, before walking to and lining up for the event. He’ll then be going around the venue trying out as many of the game demos and entertainment stalls on the show floor as he can.

“We got a camera crew, we got everything live on Twitch.tv. Right here. Dr’s first ever IRL stream,” he explained excitedly. “Be ready, baby! Gonna be juiced up, man. WOO!”

Speaking of E3…

Many new games have been shown off during this year’s event – Cyberpunk 2077 being just one of them.

Keanu Reeves himself shocked the gaming world after it was revealed that he has a leading role in the upcoming CD Projekt Red title.

Viewers were also amazed by the unveiling of Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs Legion, which is set in London in a dystopian post-Brexit world.

The recently-announced trailer shows Legion to be the best game in the series yet.

Pokemon

Pokemon releases Pikachu ASMR and fans are loving it

Published: 4/Dec/2020 20:41

by Brent Koepp

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The Pokemon Company surprised fans on December 3 with a special ASMR video hosted by Pikachu. The odd YouTube upload went viral after players of the Nintendo RPG couldn’t get enough of it.

Pokemon made its debut in 1996 and quickly took the world by storm. Decades later, the Nintendo property has surpassed titans such as Disney and Marvel to become the highest-grossing media franchise of all time. From cards to t-shirts, consumers can’t get enough of the beloved series.

On December 3, fans were surprised when the series’ mascot, Pikachu, hosted an ASMR video. Players unfamiliar with the audio phenomena that has swept YouTube and Twitch found themselves surprised by how much the Electric-type’s sounds made them feel relaxed.

Screenshot of Snorlax sleeping in the Pokemon anime.
Game Freak / The Pokemon Company
Pokemon fans can now lay back like Snorlax with Pikachu ASMR.

Pikachu relaxes Pokemon fans with ASMR

ASMR, which stands for auto sensory meridian response, is a phenomenon where certain sound frequencies cause listeners to get tingles or chills. The category has exploded on sites like YouTube where millions tune in to watch personalities whisper into a mic – yeah, it sounds weird on paper.

Now, The Pokemon Company has shared their own take on the medium by releasing an upload that features lovable mascot Pikachu. Despite only being out mere hours at the time of writing, the video has racked up over 369k views.

For over 15 minutes, the Gen I character interacts with objects around the room, while also shuffling and rolling across the floor.  The adorable ‘mon even whispers its iconic “Pika Pika” catchphrase from various angles.

Despite not being the usual content the Pokemon community expects, fans absolutely loved it. One user exclaimed, “I never knew I needed a Pikachu ASMR!” Another viewer agreed and wrote, “The comfiest thing I have ever heard.” Some even wanted more ASMR content featuring other Pokemon: “I need the Eevee version of this.”

Pokemon fans comment on ASMR Pikachu YouTube upload.

While ASMR isn’t for everyone, the unexpected Pikachu video has been a major hit with the community. Maybe Nintendo was actually onto something big with their Pokemon Sleep project after all.

Despite releasing over two decades ago, the Game Freak franchise has never been more popular. Fans have a lot to be excited for as the series will celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2021, with many surprises to come.