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NICKMERCS reveals reason behind Twitch streaming hiatus

Published: 22/May/2020 11:03 Updated: 23/May/2020 8:43

by Jacob Hale


Popular Twitch streamer Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff has revealed the reason he’s taken a Twitch hiatus citing a “loss of balance” in his life as one of the top names on the platform.

Throughout 2020, Nick has become one of the biggest personalities on Twitch – in February, a report even suggested that he earns more on the platform than the likes of Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney and Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel.

Though, as they say, money isn’t everything, and this may be Nick’s outlook as he announced that he will be taking a hiatus from streaming for one main reason.

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Nick’s announcement may come as somewhat of a surprise to fans.

Naturally, this may come as somewhat of a shock to his many fans and subscribers, but his reasoning makes sense.

In the tweet Nick posted announcing the news, he revealed that a “loss of balance” was the reason for making this decision, and went into greater detail.

“Takin’ a little hiatus from the stream game after back to back to back 200+ hour months,” he said in the May 21 post. “In the gym again, workin’ on my health, physical & mental. Also spendin’ some much needed time with the family.”

Though he reveals that he’ll be live “tomorrow” (Friday, May 22) it’s unclear whether it will just be for one of his regular streams or just a short stream after already taking a couple of days away from the platform.

Consecutive months amassing over 200 hours on stream is no small task, so it’s not a surprise that Nick might feel that he’s overdoing it, especially during these troubling times.

Nick isn’t the first person to cut down their streaming schedule for similar reasons: for example, earlier in February 2020, HAchubby stopped streaming as much so as to focus on her education.

Streaming full-time is a big commitment, and just like anyone else, sometimes our favorite personalities might just need a break.


Heartbroken gamers react to PS5 destroyed with industrial shredder

Published: 5/Dec/2020 20:33

by Alan Bernal


A viral clip showing a PlayStation 5 getting minced by an industrial shredder is garnering a ton of reactions among the gaming community who were horrified to watch the prized console getting absolutely destroyed.

It’s been nearly a month since the PS5 was released and it hasn’t gotten any easier to find the console available from brick-and-mortar stores to online marketplaces. The reality is millions of gamers won’t be able to touch Sony’s next-gen console until well after the holiday season is over.

That could explain why some in the community are a bit touchy seeing the hardware being put through a meat grinder, so to speak.

YouTube channel ‘Captain Crunch Experiments’ specializes in putting objects through the high-powered shredder, and it was the PS5’s turn to show us what it’s made of.

The outcome was as you’d expect. The plastic panels of the PS5 were easily devoured into bits, though the full body of the machine took a bit more convincing to get it through to the other end.

As Sony’s metallic behemoth put on one of the most heartbreaking ASMRs to date, the viewers were mixed. Some were impressed that the console put up such a fight, but nearly all PlayStation fans were reeling by the time the video closed.

“What exactly happens here?” one person wrote, before listing out the sins from the production. “Here’s what: Destroying currently out of stock PS5, throwing away rare non-renewable materials, wasting all the electricity that went into producing those PS5s => unnecessary pollution, and producing shit quality unsatisfying videos.”

“This is satisfying but pains me at the same time lol,” another wrote on the YouTube post.

“You need actual help lots of kids want the PS5 For Christmas and you buy one and just shred it like why though a child is now missing out on his PS5 for Christmas that’s because you bought it and shredded it,” someone else said of the clip.

We saw a similar outcry when The Mob’s Classify pranked Froste by slamming a brand new PS5 console to the ground and finishing the job with a sledgehammer.

Gamers will all feel that disturbing knot in the pit of their stomachs watching the video, and the sentiment around the PS5’s destruction won’t ease up until there’s vastly more stock for eager customers.