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MrBeast calls out Ninja after hilarious mobile game ad surfaces on Instagram

Published: 16/Nov/2018 22:40 Updated: 17/Nov/2018 18:43

by Virginia Glaze

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Popular YouTuber Jimmy ‘MrBeast’ Donaldson has called out one of Fortnite’s biggest streamers, Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins, after a hilarious ad for a mobile game pitted the two personalities against each other.

The ad, which MrBeast found while scrolling through Instagram, promoted a mobile game called ‘Pong Idle’ (which appears to be a more extreme version of the classic Atari title, ‘Pong’).

The advertisement also featured pictures of MrBeast and Ninja just above two separate screenshots of the game, making it look as though they were competing against each other for the better score.

However, the crux of the promo was its blatant misnaming of the two internet stars; the advertisement asked, “Can you do better than him?” with “him” being either “Mike” or “Gary,” rather than Ninja and MrBeast, respectively.

MrBeast Tweeted out a screenshot of the advertisement and tagged Ninja, asking for a rematch of their fictionalized battle in ‘Pong Idle.’

“Hey Mike/Ninja, I want a rematch,” MrBeast wrote.

Ninja has since responded to MrBeast’s challenge, but he didn’t necessarily take him up on his offer for a rematch; instead, Ninja commented on the apparent disparity between he and MrBeast’s scores.

“This is absurd!” he wrote. “I would not be getting crushed THIS bad. LOL”

This hilarious interaction between the two internet personalities follows Ninja’s announcement of a special charity stream to benefit celebrity host Ellen DeGeneres’ The Ellen Fund, set to take place on the 23rd of November 2018.

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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.