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Dr Disrespect signs TV deal with Walking Dead creators

Published: 6/Dec/2019 16:04 Updated: 6/Dec/2019 21:23

by Matt Porter

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Popular Twitch streamer Dr Disrespect is officially developing his own television show after the “Leader of the Champions Club” inked a deal with Skybound Entertainment.

Skybound Entertainment is the multi-platform production company lead by The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman and will be working with Dr Disrespect, whose real name is Guy Beahm, on a series based on his iconic persona.

As it stands, the show is in the development phase, with Dr Disrespect and Skybound president David Alpert confirming that the show will focus on the story of how The Doc became the legendary gamer we know and love today.

Instagram: @drdisrespectDr Disrespect’s new television show has some serious star power in its corner.

Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Dr Disrespect explained that the show was “pretty early in terms of the creative and the direction we want to take it,” but confirmed that there had been discussions regarding the possibility of the series taking an animated form.

“The one thing I try to focus on is making sure everything stays consistent. You don’t want to lose the authenticity of the character. We’re trying to take things to the next level, and hopefully, we’ll have an effect that reverberates and legitimizes the world of streaming.”

Alpert says that the show will provide an opportunity to explore Dr Disrespect’s backstory, stating: “You can’t fully explore it in the stream itself, but getting inside that narrative is what got us excited.”

Dr Disrespect, YouTubeThe show will focus on the backstory of Dr Disrespect.

For those concerned that The Doc may be quitting streaming to focus on his show, Beahm confirmed that Twitch and the platform remains his “bread and butter right now,” and revealed that the Amazon-owned company had been “extremely flexible” in allowing him to work with Skybound.

Dr Disrespect already has a cult following on the streaming service, regularly drawing thousands of viewers to his live streams, and amassing more than 3.8 million followers to his channel.

As of yet, the series has yet to be picked up by a television network, with no current schedule slated for the show to start filming.

H/T: Hollywood Reporter

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Twitch bot finds PS5s and Xbox Series Xs in-stock so you don’t have to

Published: 26/Nov/2020 18:10

by Michael Gwilliam

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A popular new Twitch bot is doing all the legwork to help gamers find out what stores have PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X consoles in stock.

Gamers have been hard-pressed to find a next-gen console for themselves or loved ones as the Christmas season approaches. It seems like almost everywhere is sold out, leaving only scalpers who have been selling units for insane markups.

Now, a new Twitch bot has entered the fray and is helping anyone who can’t keep up with the constant refreshing know when they can get their hands on Sony or Microsoft’s new console.

Viewers can simply go to the Twitch channel and watch live as the bot searches through various sites to find inventory. The bot will actively check through Walmart, Amazon, Best Buy, and more and state whether they’re out of stock or have consoles in.

As a nice little bonus, the channel even says when the last “drop” was. At the time of publishing, the last store to get both consoles in stock was Walmart at 9:30 PM EST on November 25.

Users can also use the !local command to check any store stock near them.

According to Polygon, the channel is run by Cam Ritz and uses a program called streetmerchant that does the monitoring.

The program’s features page state that it “scrapes multiple websites for patterns of being stocked via API and Chromium.”

Ritz claims that so far, the bot has helped viewers actually find consoles – with a few nabbing Series Xs from GameStop and Sam’s Club.

Unfortunately, for most viewers, watching the stream will result in a near-endless red wave of OUT OF STOCK notifications, further cementing just how difficult it is to find a console this year.

As the days continue and the Christmas season approaches, keeping this channel open may be a great tool if you’re actively still looking for a PS5 or Xbox Series X. Or for those who have managed to already snag a console, it can serve as a reminder of just how difficult it can be.