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Lil Nas X explains why he backed out of TwitchCon

Published: 27/Sep/2019 21:38 Updated: 27/Sep/2019 22:33

by Eli Becht

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Montero Lamar Hill, better known by his stage name Lil Nas X, was scheduled to headline a performance at TwitchCon 2019, but backed out the day before.

This year’s TwitchCon is jam-packed with things to do and places to explore, but it will be missing one notable name from the list of events.

Singer Lil Nas X announced he has backed out of the event that he was originally booked to headline with a special performance.

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The singer let fans know he wouldn’t be making an appearance on Twitter, explaining that he’s had a long year and he was taking some time off but will make it up in the future.

“It’s been a wild last 7 months and I’m ready to take a little time off,” he said. “Sorry to everyone attending TwitchCon or the Sandbox Music Festival, I will not be there. I love u guys and will make it up to you some way.”

In his defense, Lil Nas X has had a whirlwind of a year after his country and rap blend Old Town Road went viral and dominated the Billboard charts for a record-breaking 19 weeks before finally being toppled.

Lucky for fans who already have a ticket, there are other artists, such as Blink 182 that will be there to carry the load at the TwitchCon party.

This party is set to take place September 28 on Saturday night and it’s definitely not going to be something you want to miss, even if Lil Nas X isn’t there.

If you were hoping to check out the show in person, unfortunately, you’re out of luck if you didn’t already buy a ticket as they’re all sold out now.

However, much of the TwitchCon action can be streamed from the comfort of your own home so if you don’t want to miss out on anything, be sure to tune into the official broadcast.

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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.