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Hyphonix allegedly scammed by friend after winning $4,000 of Runescape gold on stream

Published: 11/Jun/2019 10:38 Updated: 11/Jun/2019 11:17

by Matt Porter


Twitch streamer Hyphonix has apparently been scammed on Old School Runescape by a friend while broadcasting, losing around $4000 worth of gold in the process.

Old School Runescape is one of the most popular games on Twitch, with streamers like Hyphonix grinding their way through the classic game, hoping to earn gold that they can use to purchase in-game items.

After using the account of a friend, who is also a moderator in his chat, Hyphonix lost out on five billion gold when he was logged out of the account and unable to get back in.

JagexHyphonix was staking on a friend’s account.

Hyphonix had been using the account of his moderator for staking, and according to regular viewers of the stream had been doing so for some time. Staking sees players go out and clash with others head-to-head, with the winner securing the grand prize, which is often gold.

The streamer had been on an incredible run, winning around 12 of his 15 attempts according to commenters who had been watching his stream, when he was suddenly logged out of the account. Many, including the streamer, believed that his friend had logged him out, changed the password and kept the billions of gold for himself.

“Don’t do this to me,” pleaded Hyphonix as he tried to get back into the game. “Come on, please. Is this real? Don’t do this to me. Please tell me you’re fucking with me. You’re fucking with me, right?”

The Twitch broadcaster had amassed around five billion gold on the account from staking, which is worth between $3,500 and $4,000 – a huge amount to lose. Hyphonix was clearly upset by the situation, ending his stream minutes later after continued attempts to log back into the account.

Old School Runescape Community Manager JagexAcorn confirmed that the account had been banned for real-world trading, which means the account was suspected to be selling the gold for money, which is against the game’s rules.

Many still believe that the account owner logged Hyphonix out, and attempted to sell the gold for money but got banned before they were able to do so, and the news that account was banned for real-world trading appears to back up the theory. The player claims that this is not the case, saying that he didn’t log into the account.

Hyphonix has refrained from commenting on the situation since the conclusion of his stream, but we’ll be sure to update this post as new information becomes available.


Mr Beast struggles through ridiculous 24-hour ice house challenge

Published: 30/Oct/2020 5:33 Updated: 30/Oct/2020 5:47

by Brad Norton


Jimmy ‘Mr Beast’ Donaldson is no stranger to over the top challenges but his latest video was one of the most difficult he’s ever filmed, as he struggled to endure 24 hours in a house made completely of ice.

While Mr Beast loves to giveaway crazy prizes to competitors, friends, and even just strangers on the street, he also loves a good challenge. From 24 hours in a prison to surviving on a deserted island, the popular YouTuber has done just about everything.

Looking to push the boundaries even further, his latest task was to endure the freezing cold for a full day. It wasn’t just a cold room with the air conditioning cranked, it was an entire house made of ice. Brick by brick the structure fully was completely encased in ice to keep Mr Beast as cold as possible.

Everything from the chairs to the toilet was also frozen solid. Mere hours into the attempt it had quickly become “one of the harder challenges [he’s] ever done.”

Mr Beast Ice house challenge
YouTube: Mr Beast
A few hours into the challenge and Mr Beast had to start getting regular checks to ensure he wasn’t in proper danger.

So what was the motive to remain in the ice house? If Mr Beast survived all 24 hours, his closest friends would have to cover themselves “in syrup and feathers” in public. On the other hand, if he left early, the same punishment would be applied.

After a few hours of pacing back and forth to keep his body active, he bargained for a pair of gloves. A nearby crew member handed them over and agreed to a $10,000 deal to be Mr Beast’s “spy” throughout the challenge.

This was certainly one of the more unique challenges on the channel as the gimmick never let up. Mr Beast was even forced to eat a stack of pancakes with a fork made entirely of ice. At the 12 hour mark, he conceded that “it was brutal.”

“Literally the coldest I’ve ever been in my entire life,” he said after the fact. “I was miserable.” Despite the odds being stacked against him and his friends trying to make the challenge even harder, he pushed through to the very end.

Days after revealing his most expensive video ever, it turns out this rather simple challenge was quite costly as well. 

“This video cost me around $300,000 to make. For the price that it cost me to build an ice house, I could have bought a real house.”