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Pokimane explains why Japanese convenience stores are better than the US

Published: 3/Jan/2020 20:04

by Brent Koepp


Twitch star Imane ‘Pokimane‘ Anys uploaded a vlog of her trip to Japan with OfflineTV, and explained why convenient stores there put America to shame.

Pokimane is the largest female streamer on Twitch, and an entertainment juggernaut with millions of followers across her YouTube, Instagram, and Twitter accounts.

The lovable personality documented her 2019 vacation in Japan, and explained why their convenient stores had her obsessed over a specific food item that saw her going back almost every day.

Instagram: @pokimanelolThe popular Twitch streamer visited Japan in 2019.

The streamer uploaded a vlog to her YouTube channel on January 2 titled ” I FELL IN LOVE IN JAPAN,” where she documented her travels, and confessed her love for convenience stores in the country.

“A lot of the time we’ve been walking down to this convenience store called Lawson. But the convenience stores are so good! The food there is so… It’s like, America what are you doing?!” she exclaimed, before giving a chef’s kiss with her hands.

Pokimane then revealed the surprising food item that she and her OfflineTV crew became obsessed with while on their trip. “And Lawson’s has incredible fried chicken. I’m talking so good, we eat it for breakfast all the time!” she said.

YouTube: PokimanePokimane went to a maid cafe on her vacation in Japan.

The streaming personality then hilariously stated, “Imagine spending hundreds of dollars to travel to Japan and what you have is freaking fried chicken for breakfast. Okay? It’s that GOOD!”

As they arrived at the store, she celebrated by singing, “It’s chicken time! It’s chicken time!’ showing her obsession with the food, and exclaimed, “Oh my God! They have a full batch!” upon reaching the counter.

While her favorite food in Japan may be a surprise given it’s a common staple of American cuisine, Japan is infamous for it convenience stores that carry a variety of tasty snacks and meals.

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Pokimane continues to crush it, and ended 2019 as the top female streamer on Twitch by a large margin with over 3.6 million followers, and thousands of subscribers.

The Moroccan-Canadian has grown a large audience across multiple platforms, and even launched a successful clothing brand in September 2019 that quickly sold out of its stock, giving her momentum going into 2020.

World of Warcraft

Shroud explains why WoW feels “completely different” in Shadowlands

Published: 25/Nov/2020 2:37 Updated: 25/Nov/2020 2:43

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


Like most popular streamers, Shroud has been getting stuck into the World of Warcraft: Shadowlands grind, but although he’s enjoyed it so far, he said he feels like the game is “less immersive” than it used to be.

World of Warcraft: Shadowlands has taken the world by storm ever since it launched on November 23. Players have been hopping back into Azeroth to take the reigns of their characters once again.

Popular streamers like Mike ‘Shroud’ Grzesiek have been getting stuck into the grind too. He’s been very open about how much he loves the game and has streamed hours upon hours of World of Warcraft Classic. He even said he was willing to lose viewers to stream it.

Shroud World of Warcraft Shadowlands
Activision-Blizzard / Shroud
Shroud has thoroughly enjoyed playing World of Warcraft for many years now.

However, Shroud isn’t blinded by his love and adoration for the game. He still has some criticism for World of Warcraft: Shadowlands and MMORPGs in general, and he mentioned them in his latest stream.

“I feel like [MMORPG’s] and WoW, in general, have transcended into something completely different,” he said. “In the past, you [played] because you were immersed. You were leveling up your character. You were getting new items. It felt good to be more powerful and do better things.”

“Now I feel like WoW is like play with friends and kill some shit,” he said. “That feeling of immersion and truly having an impact on the world and your character feeling there has kind of nullified.”

“When I played vanilla WoW in 2005, I was 11 years old, and it felt amazing,” he said. “It felt incredible. It felt like I was in my own realm. I was in my own world. Now it doesn’t feel like that. That feeling is gone.

The relevant part of the video starts at 2:00.

It’s a sentiment that others have echoed time and time again. The consensus is that MMORPGs have been streamlined throughout the years.

However, it hasn’t stopped millions of players, including Shroud, from enjoying World of Warcraft: Shadowlands. 

Plus, despite his criticism, he thinks now is the “best time” for new players to start playing the game because the new leveling process is “really cool.”