PewDiePie is finally tired of TikTok, says “there’s no actual content left” - Dexerto
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PewDiePie is finally tired of TikTok, says “there’s no actual content left”

Published: 8/Nov/2018 0:14

by Virginia Glaze

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The current king of YouTube, Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg, is finally done making TikTok reaction videos.

PewDiePie expressed some dissatisfaction with the lip syncing application in his latest reaction video on November 7, feeling as though TikTok has already reached its creative limits.

“Now, it’s just gone full circle,” PewDiePie said of the app’s nearly endless parody clips. “There’s no actual content left. It’s just kids trolling each other. …at this point, no one is making actual TikTok videos.”

PewDiePie then went on to state that he would no longer make any reaction videos for the application because of this reason, also remarking that he has been ‘milking’ its constant stream of content.

“This is the last one,” he said to his audience. “I promise, guys. Don’t worry, I will not milk this topic any further than it needs to be.”

This development doesn’t come as a huge surprise, as Felix has expressed some confusion towards the app’s popularity in previous reaction videos. Although he managed to find some entertainment in it before, it looks like the neverending ‘I’m already Tracer’ videos are starting to get to him.

While PewDiePie might be finished with the app, his avid supporter and big-budget creator MrBeast continues to support it, with his past few videos being sponsored by the company – including his most recent video, where he revealed that he would be quitting Twitch donations in future projects.

PewDiePie’s final TikTok reaction video follows his achievement of 69 million subscribers, after which he expressed hope for a collaboration with rapper Takeshi69.

Gaming

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.