James Charles falls for the oldest trick in the book during Minecraft Twitch stream - Dexerto

James Charles falls for the oldest trick in the book during Minecraft Twitch stream

Published: 6/Jul/2019 22:28 Updated: 6/Jul/2019 22:30

by Virginia Glaze


While massively popular makeup mogul James Charles might be known for his huge audience on YouTube, he has since begun a new career on Twitch, even collaborating with names like Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg – but he’s still a greenhorn to computer mechanics, as evidenced by his hilarious Minecraft stream in early July.

James Charles has made no secret that he’s a fan of Minecraft, following his participation in KEEMSTAR’s Minecraft Monday series with PewDiePie – but he’s not a huge fan of getting trolled by the Twitch chat, after being spammed with emotes during his very first broadcast on the platform.

However, this time, Charles wasn’t busy banning the word “eggers:” instead, the YouTube star was duped by one of the oldest internet pranks in the book.

James Charles, InstagramJames Charles is becoming a dual-platform internet sensation, following his massive success on YouTube – where he has over 15 million subscribers.

Charles was in the middle of a Minecraft stream on July 6 when trolls in his chat asked him to press the Alt and F4 keys simultaneously, which his assistant quoted aloud.

For those uninitiated in this classic prank, the Alt and F4 keys (when pressed at the same time) close the current window: for instance, if someone is playing a video game, pressing Alt + F4 would immediately close the game.

FreepikThe Alt + F4 trick caught James Charles by surprise – leading to a hilarious reaction from the newbie streamer.

However, Charles wasn’t privy to this fact, and went along with the chat’s practical joke – ultimately closing the window and inciting a good-natured laugh from the YouTuber.

“Oh my god, you’ve got to be kidding me!” Charles laughingly exclaimed, falling back in his chair. “Okay, fuck whoever just did that, that is not funny!”

This wouldn’t be the first time Charles has been overwhelmed by his chat, either: the beauty YouTuber’s very first broadcast on the platform saw him quit his performance mid-stream, after his chat was spammed with streamer Mizkif’s “eggers” emote and phallic-shaped ASCII art messages.

While Charles has since made a positive comeback to the platform, he’s still a favorite face for troll harassment, despite his moderators’ best efforts – a fact that he seems to be taking in stride, following his rocky start to streaming.

Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077 stands by streamers amid Twitch DMCA controversy

Published: 24/Oct/2020 15:45

by Georgina Smith


The Cyberpunk 2077 team at CD Projekt RED have confirmed that streamers will not have to worry about the new heavy DMCA regulations on Twitch when streaming their game, as the soundtrack has been built from scratch.

Twitch streamers were left frustrated and worried on October 21, after a wave of DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) warnings were sent regarding their past VODs and clips, with some even being deleted.

Creators are now resorting to drastic measures to protect their channels and ensure their ability to upload future content, after it was discovered that past streams are now being picked apart. For many that means erasing the vast majority of their old content.

This included popular streamer Pokimane who said “Today, tomorrow, at some point, you guys are going to come across my channel and there’s going to be zero content. Sucks to say, but it is what it is.”

Screenshot of the game Cyberpunk 2077
CD Projekt Red
Cyberpunk will be one of the major tiles playable on Series X in November.

This is concerning particularly for gaming streamers, who may play a game like Grand Theft Auto, where copyrighted music is played in the game world, through car radios etc. But the team behind the highly anticipated game Cyberpunk 2077 have eased that concern for their upcoming game.

Twitch variety broadcaster DansGaming asked the developers whether the game would have a “streamer mode” that would allow creators the “option to mute Copyrighted Music that is licensed for the game so content creators don’t get DMCAs.”

The team replied that while there are more details to come in the near future, “our soundtrack has been created from the scratch – this includes all tracks from the numerous artists we work with. Their music has been made specifically for our game making this a bit smoother hopefully.”

This is no doubt a huge relief to both creators and the developers, as streamers will be able to dive into what looks to be one of the biggest games of the year worry-free, and devs will be able to benefit from the amazing community that can emerge thanks to streamers.

Streamer DrLupo praised the developers, saying “they gave the go-ahead to content creators, they’re f**king smart, they made it all [the music].”

CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077 is an open-world action-adventure RPG, set in the dystopian Night City, and is due to release on November 19.