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Mizkif’s hardcore Minecraft challenge ends in disaster once again

Published: 6/Jul/2020 13:24

by Connor Bennett

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Popular Twitch streamer Matthew ‘Mizkif’ Rinaudo saw his hardcore Minecraft challenge once again end in disaster as a creeper snuck up on him and ruined the whole thing.

Despite Minecraft being almost a decade old, content creators continue to flock to the game. YouTubers and streamers alike are either playing with viewers and friends on a private server or trying to beat the game’s most challenging enemies in single-player.

The challenges get ramped up when you use Minecraft’s hardcore mode as the saves come to a close once you end up dying. 

Mizkif, however, took things up another notch by putting money on the line – giving his viewers a chance to profit off his misfortune.

Mojang's Minecraft.
Mojang
Minecraft offers a seemingly endless expansion of the pixelated universe.

During his July 5 stream, the popular variety streamer had another attempt at completing the hardcore Minecraft run-through when a creeper snuck up behind him because he hadn’t properly lit a cave entrance. 

Mizkif turned his back as the explosive monster could briefly be seen lurking in the background. It quickly jumped behind Mizkif and took him out – leaving the streamer to scream “no way” as he threw his headphones to the ground and ran off-camera. 

He could only look on in disappointment as the game over screen continued to remind him that his challenge had gone up in smoke yet again.

Some of Mizkif’s viewers tried to point out that he’d actually seen the creeper before turning his back to it, however, he wasn’t so sure.

“Dude, this went so fast, how’d you see this? It’s literally that,” he asked, rewatching the clip moments as the creeper appeared for a split second.

Obviously, losing a hardcore Minecraft run through is annoying at the best of times, but to do so when you’ve made the progress that Miz had is even more frustrating.

He’ll just have to get back in the saddle and go again. Maybe next time, he’ll be able to spot the danger before it happens.

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xQc begs his Twitch fans to stop sending so many “sad” donations

Published: 20/Jan/2021 7:21

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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In a hilarious but sincere rant, xQc begged his fans to stop sending so many “sad” donation messages, particularly when they happen one after the other and even more so when they are fake.

Twitch donations are the best way for fans to pass on a message to their favorite streamers. Not all streamers have text-to-speech for donations turned on, and even they do, they don’t always hear them. However, it’s still more effective than spamming in the chat.

Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel gets bombarded with donation messages every stream. They’re often funny, but they can sometimes be sad and depressing. xQc has finally had enough of that, particularly when it’s excessive and insincere.

The Twitch star has slotted (deliberately or otherwise) into his 'bad guy' role perfectly.
Twitch: xQc
The Twitch star had a lot to say about “sad” donations during a recent stream.

“Let me talk about this once and for all,” he said. “I realize this kind of like a picky topic… but I’ll just tell you straight up, okay? The emotional [donation messages] are fine when they’re true.”

“The problem is when there’s too many of them that are stacked, it feels like… all the energy goes down,” he added.

“Sometimes it’s f**king overwhelming,” he said. “I feel bad for the people that are having tough times, legitimately, and they’re struggling. They’re trying to get under the wave of BigPog, and you just pull everybody down.”

“When there’s a couple, it’s fine,” he added. “But when it’s too stacked, I feel bad for the people that are just trying to escape. They’re getting f**ked on over and over again. It’s selfish as sh*t.”

“Those that bait it are even worse,” he said. “It’s fake, and it’s trolling, and it’s f**king stupid as sh*t. I’m tired of it, dude. That sh*t is garbage. I could have said it in a better way, but there’s no way around it. Holy sh*t, man.”

“I don’t want to shut down people from saying stuff that they’re going through,” he added. “Just be mindful not to stack it all. I don’t want this stream to become a ship of despair.”

xQc has never been one to bite his tongue, and he didn’t hold back here. However, somebody posted the clip on Reddit, and it seems like others sympathize with him.

“I feel bad for the people, but it just completely ruins the mood every time,” wrote one user, which ended up being the top comment. “I love watching XQC, but [text-to-speech] is unbearable,” wrote another.

In the end, though, there’s two sides to every story. It will be interesting to see what donors who leave these messages haveto say. Maybe they’ll understand.