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Jack Black vs Ninja is the E3 battle you never knew you needed to see

Published: 13/Jun/2019 8:13 Updated: 13/Jun/2019 8:47

by Matt Porter


Actor Jack Black has issued a challenge to Twitch star Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins during an interview with Geoff Keighley at E3, continuing their funny one-sided feud. 

While many think of Jack Black for his numerous acting roles or as the lead singer of the band Tenacious D, he has now turned his attention to the gaming world, starting his own YouTube channel named JablinskiGames.

At E3, Black was discussing YouTubers he would like to collaborate with, but when Ninja’s name was mentioned, the School of Rock star joked that he didn’t want to work with him, but suggested that the pair were on a collision course instead.

YouTube: JablinskiGamesBlack started his own YouTube channel called JablinksiGames.

Black and his son Sammy discussed their collaborations with fellow YouTuber Ricky Berwick, with the Jumanji actor stating that it was something they enjoy, and would like to do more of with other creators.

When Keighley mentioned Fortnite sensation Ninja was in California for E3, Black jested that the pair would be squaring off rather than teaming up.

Black said: “Well Ninja, there’s been a head-to-head battle brewing for months,” with Sammy continuing: “We’ve talked about him so much and he’s never said a word.”

Keighley then tried to Facetime the streamer with Black, but wasn’t able to get him on the phone.

This isn’t the first time Black has called out Ninja in jest. Back in early 2018, the actor joked that the streamer had stolen his “Delgato” capture card so he couldn’t make gaming videos, insinuating that he was scared that Black would overtake him as the most popular gamer in the world.

The actor has been “training” for a confrontation with Ninja for a while, revealing back in February that he was working out so he would be “ready” when the right time to challenge the former Halo pro presented itself. 

Black’s YouTube channel has been a roaring success since its launch, amassing over four million subscribers in less than six months.

Whether the pair do eventually square off in a battle or instead choose to collaborate together remains to be seen, but it certainly seems like something Black is eager to accomplish.


How to go live on TikTok

Published: 22/Jan/2021 15:17

by Georgina Smith


Going live on TikTok is a great way to connect with your TikTok followers, but there are a few requirements that need to be met before a user is permitted to live stream.

If you’ve been on TikTok for any extended period of time, you may have scrolled past, and even watched a live stream or two when they pop up on your For You Page.

While it can be a chance for hugely popular creators to connect with thousands of followers at the same time, it is not only for big influencers. A good portion of the TikTok userbase has the ability to live stream, though it is not available to users immediately upon downloading the app.

There are some requirements that need to be met in order for the average user to be able to live stream, relating to your age and follower count.

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TikTok is a hotspot for viral trends and fascinating videos.

TikTok live requirements:

In order to be able to live stream, your TikTok account must meet the following requirements:

  • Have more than 1000 followers
  • Be at least 16 years old.

If you’ve met these standards the option to live stream should be available, and if you’ve only recently met the requirements then the option should appear soon.

How do you go live on TikTok?

Once you have met the requirements for being able to go live, the process of actually streaming is pretty simple.

  1. Launch TikTok, and press the plus button at the bottom-center of your screen.
  2. Under the red record button, select the option labeled ‘live.’
  3. Enter a title for your live.
  4. Tap ‘go live’ to start the stream.

Once live viewers will be able to talk to you via live chat, making communication much more instant. It also gives you an opportunity to delve into longer content, like storytimes for example, that TikTok’s usual one-minute video limit doesn’t give you.

While not everyone can go live right off the bat, the threshold for being able to is still relatively low, and can serve as a great way to communicate with your followers.