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Players hack GTA V to help PewDiePie beat T-Series in subscriber war

Published: 5/Dec/2018 11:27 Updated: 5/Dec/2018 11:41

by Calum Patterson

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PewDiePie’s ongoing battle with T-Series over who will hold the top spot on YouTube’s most subscribed list has received another boost – this time from players hacking GTA V.

As well as fellow YouTuber MrBeast’s efforts, which included a city-wide advertising campaign, a hacker even got access to thousands of printers in homes and offices to print a message telling them to subscribe to PewDiePie.

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As the contest has gone on, and T-Series has gained on the Swedish king of YouTube, the stunts to keep him at the top have become even more daring – even a massive billboard, costing $1 million, was put up in Times Square, New York.

The latest stunt comes from hackers once again, as players in popular game GTA V hacked it and sent out messages reading “NOTICE Subscribe to PewDiePie on YouTube.”

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Players began noticing the message and sharing it to Twitter, where others reported seeing the same message from different users.

PewDiePie, real name Felix Kjellberg, did warn fans not to go too far and do anything illegal in the pursuit of helping him beat the Indian record label and production company.

However, as the efforts from other YouTubers and fans alike get more out of hand, who knows what we will see next.

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PewDiePie became the first to hit 74 million subscribers on December 4, meanwhile T-Series was behind by less than 500,000 (although at one point the gap was less than 50,000 – so these efforts are working).

You can see the live subscriber counts for both channels here.

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Twitch streamer shocked after viewer sends him 126 lbs of cranberry sauce

Published: 8/Oct/2020 1:02

by Virginia Glaze

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Popular Twitch streamer ‘TheStockGuy’ was left speechless after receiving 126 lbs of cranberry sauce in the mail from one of his viewers in a hilarious prank.

Twitch is one of the net’s most popular live streaming platforms, and rightfully so; the site is home to a slew of hilarious and shocking moments that happen in real-time, from everything to doors falling on unlucky streamers in the middle of video games to viewers rescuing streamers’ trapped cats.

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However, some of these on-stream occurrences are downright strange, and many streamers have received the odd occasional gift from their viewers, including that time when Pokimane received a body pillow with a photo of herself on it.

While streamers having a public P.O. Box to receive gifts from fans is not uncommon, very often the things they receive are; and Twitch streamer TheStockGuy became the subject of a seriously weird present of sorts.

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Twitch: Pokimane
Twitch star “Pokimane” has received a slew of strange gifts from fans – one of which was a body pillow with her own face on it.

During an October 6 broadcast, TheStockGuy — who has gained notoriety on the platform for educating his viewers about finances and the stock market — revealed he’d been sent 126 lbs of Ocean Spray brand cranberry sauce.

“What is wrong with you people?” the streamer asked, seeming genuinely baffled by the situation. “Somebody sent me 126 lbs of cranberry sauce! What — where am I supposed to put this? Isn’t there some charity or something this money could go to?”

Although the he appeared to be utterly flummoxed by the viewers’ decision, he decided to make the best of the unexpected prank, stating that he would donate the sauce to his local food bank for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.

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“I mean — you know what? Joke’s on you!” he continued. “I’m giving this to the local food shelter for thanksgiving, so they don’t have to purchase cranberry sauce! That’s right — we’re making something good out of this!”

It seems that TheStockGuy’s viewers found the scenario to be completely hilarious — and while it certainly is worth a hearty chuckle, it’s good to know that the broadcaster is putting his viewer’s practical joke to good use, in the end.

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