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Pokimane and LilyPichu impress OfflineTV with shocking archery abilities

Published: 28/Feb/2020 22:18

by Scott Robertson

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The OfflineTV crew took archery lessons on the coast of Los Angeles, and Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys and Lily ‘LilyPichu‘ Ki’s natural bow-shooting abilities impressed both their housemates and their instructor.

The OfflineTV team are never shy about trying something new. As long as they all do it together, they film it, and proceed to laugh at each other at the first chance they get.

The six-person roster of streamers/YouTubers took on a new challenge together in their February 27 upload, as the whole squad traveled to South Bay Archery Lessons in Redondo Beach.

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The OfflineTV crew reacting to Pokimane’s live lie detector test.

The collective of Pokimane, LilyPichu, Michael Reeves, Jeremy ‘Disguised Toast’ Wang, Federico ‘Fedmyster’ Gaytan, and William ‘Scarra’ Li were introduced to their fascinating archery instructor by the name of Paul Farbman.

After a lengthy introduction and safety discussion, Farbman brought out the bows, and LilyPichu immediately put the rest of the team on notice with some scarily accurate first shots.

Toast jokingly remarked that the “pressure’s on” when Lily ended up firing first, as Fedmyster said “it would set the tone for the whole video” – but she handled the pressure with ease and set a high bar with her first strike hitting the target area dead center.

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LilyPichu ‘set the tone’ early with some impressive archery skills.

After some practice by the whole team, their teacher brought out more precise targets, and Lily again impressed with two hits on the yellow bullseye area. Farbman jokingly asked her when she was going to tell the rest of OfflineTV that she had been taking private lessons.

However, Pokimane took over the competition in the later rounds, including a 4/4 performance where she hit the red section (the section just outside the bullseye) with each arrow, catapulting her into the lead. She finished off her friends in the final round, being the first to hit the balloon in the bullseye and cementing her first-place finish.

Fedmyster unfortunately finished in last, after requiring multiple tries to pop the balloon in the final round – meaning he would be paying for the group’s dinner that evening.

The archery begins officially at 5:02 for mobile readers.

While some did better than others, you couldn’t tell from their instructor’s feedback, who consistently provided positive reinforcement to the gang of internet stars and transformed them into efficient medieval killing machines that could tangle with the likes of Legolas or Hawkeye (If they were balloons, that is).

Between archery, skydiving, and even a laser tag game designed by Michael Reeves himself, the OfflineTV  crew isn’t scared of a little danger if it means creating good content, and fans ought to be curious as to what the group is going to do next.

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.