LIRIK speechless after embarrassing VR fail in Half-Life: Alyx

Published: 24/Mar/2020 18:54

by Michael Gwilliam


Twitch star Saqib ‘LIRIK’ Zahid was frustrated and annoyed after spending a few minutes figuring out how to open a door in Half-Life: Alyx.

The VR player was able to take out a bunch of enemies in a room with an explosive, but inadvertently caused one of his foes to get stuck against a wall – or so he thought.

After grabbing hold of the lifeless corpse, the streamer had difficulty moving the body as it rested against the door he had to get through to advance.

“Dude?” he sighed at the non-playable character. “Holy sh*t, he’s stuck. Dude? Dude?”

First, LIRIK tried grabbing hold of the arms but had no luck. Then he tried the legs, but still, he couldn’t move the literal dead weight.

Eventually, he grabbed the door handle causing it to become ajar with a tiny bit of room. “I think I can fit through,” he said.

LIRIK’s chat wasn’t any help.

However, try as he might, the streamer still found himself stuck inside the lifeless apartment and the frustration began settling in: “What the f**k?! Move!”

With his options seemingly exhausted, Zahid resorted to checking his chat for any solutions but didn’t like what he saw.

“Teleport? Try jumping?” he read, baffled by his viewers’ ideas, before having a bit of an epiphany. “Chat, this is how you do it!”

The streamer then confidently tried to use another explosive to blast the corpse away, assuming there was no way it couldn’t work. However, while the door becamse slightly more ajar than before, he still couldn’t get through.

In fact, now the door was even harder to open than before: “That actually made it worse! What the f**k? Dude! Get the f**k out.”

Once again, he grabbed hold of the body, desperately trying to get it away from the door, but it was no use.

Just when it seemed like he was about to give up, LIRIK tried the door handle again and realized he had been opening it the wrong way the whole time.

“Does it open the other way?” he paused. “It opens the other way, okay.”

Embarrassed, the streamer was finally able to leave the room and let out a deep sigh: “I swear, I don’t know; chat, it opens the other way.”

While LIRIK’s experience with Half-Life: Alyx was a bit confusing, to say the least, pretty much everyone’s been enjoying it, with the game getting glowing reviews and currently featuring a score of 92% on Metacritic.


Twitch streamer wows Pokemon fans with best Pikachu impression ever

Published: 4/Dec/2020 22:42

by Brent Koepp


The Pokemon community was stunned after a Twitch streamer was able to imitate Pikachu’s voice to perfection. The personality sounds so much like the Nintendo mascot that she could easily be mistaken for the real thing.

For nearly three decades, Pokemon’s mascot Pikachu has had the same voice. First created by Japanese actress Ikue Ōtani in 1997, children and adults around the world instantly recognize the iconic sounds of the adorable ‘mon.

Fans of the Nintendo RPG were blown away when a Twitch streamer shared her mind-blowing impression of the character during a live broadcast on December 4. The online personality could easily be mistaken for the electric mouse.

Screenshot of Pikachu from the Pokemon anime.
Game Freak / The Pokemon Company
The lovable Pokemon mascot was brought to life by a Twitch streamer.

Twitch streamer has the perfect Pikachu impression

Variety streamer ‘Saiiren‘ had just kicked off her December broadcast when she admitted to her audience that she had been going through older clips. The personality explained that she was surprised at how much higher-pitched she used to sound.

A viewer then asked if her she was able to mimic Pikachu’s voice. “Can you do the Pikachu voice?” she read aloud before imitating voice lines the beloved character is known for.

Her chat instantly lost it, floored by how accurate she sounded.  Comments like “wow that was a good Pikachu” flooded her chat. Saiiren then confessed, “I liked being a voice actress. It was one of things I liked doing back then when I was younger.”

A clip of her accurate impression made its way on Reddit where readers were stunned by how much she sounded like the iconic Japanese character. “Holy s**t this is actually super accurate,” one user wrote. Another echoed a similar sentiment: “I wasn’t expecting it to be this close. Holy s**t.”

Pokemon fans react to Twitch streamers perfect Pikachu voice.
Viewers were impressed.

Shockingly, the streamer went on to reveal that she isn’t actually a voice actor, although she clarified that she wants to be. With how mind-blowing her Pikachu impression is, surely her future in the entertainment industry is looking bright.

Despite releasing in 1996, the Pokemon franchise is now more popular than it’s ever been. The series will officially celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2021, which will no doubt heavily feature the game’s beloved yellow mascot.