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Rocket League talk show sets world record for longest livestreamed broadcast during charity fundraiser

Published: 12/Aug/2019 15:43 Updated: 12/Aug/2019 16:06

by Matt Porter

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Witty Humans Attempt a Talkshow, a channel dedicated to the world of Rocket League and esports, has set a new world record to become the longest live talk show streamed online.

Over the past seven days, WHAT has broadcasted live all day every day, bringing a host of guests to the livestream to discuss the world of Rocket League, esports and more, doing it all to break a world record set by Lifestyler TV in Germany in 2011, and raise some money for a worthy cause.

While the team at WHAT were aiming to set a world record for longest livestream talk show, they also hoped to raise $500 for the Gamers Outreach Foundation, an organization which builds and provides portable game kiosks to medical centres which feature built-in games consoles, allowing sick children to play while they are in hospital.

PsyonixWHAT discussed the world of Rocket League esports over their 150 hour-long stream.

With a target of 150 hours and 30 mins to beat, the crew kicked off their stream on Monday, August 5, and over the span of seven days continued to discuss all things esports with a rotating cast of characters, until they finally broke through that barrier seven days later on Monday, August 11.

Playing an altered version of Europe’s iconic track The Final Countdown, the motley crew of esports fans celebrated alongside a number of viewers in Discord as they ticked over the world record, and became history makers in their own right.

The celebrations were so loud in fact that the Discord server couldn’t keep up with their voices, lagging and stuttering as the cheers and yells of delight rang out.

Not only that, the crew at Witty Humans Attempt a Talkshow also managed to smash their $500 target for the Gamers Outreach Foundation, raising over $800 at time of writing.

While WHAT have now surpassed the world record, they are currently still streaming, with no sign of them shutting down the show any time soon. 

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How to get your 2020 Twitch Recap: A simple guide

Published: 18/Jan/2021 10:20

by Connor Bennett

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Twitch has been rolling out 2020 recaps for both viewers and streamers, letting you see who you watched the most, and if you streamed, how many total viewers you racked up. So, here’s how you can get ahold of yours. 

Over the last few years, services like Spotify and Apple Music have started to give users a recap of their year – showing off who they listened to, how many hours they spent on the app, and also adding a few recommendations for the following year.

Users of other platforms have called for similar things, so they can see just how much time they’ve spent watching videos, listening to music, and even playing games.

Twitch is one of those platforms that has followed suit, giving both viewers and streamers a recap of their 2020 on the platform – including who they watched the most, how many messages they sent in chats, and what their favorite emote to spam was. 

xQc Twitch Clip Recap 2020 Chat
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xQc showed off his 2020 Twitch Recap numbers and explained that they aren’t accurate.

To get your hands on your own, account-specific recap – whether you streamed or just watched along with Twitch chat – you don’t have to jump through many hurdles.

Just make sure that the email address you use on your Twitch account is active and can receive emails. If that’s all sorted, then, you’ll get an email from Twitch delivering your stats. 

If you think you’ve already got an email and might have missed it, then simply go into your email inbox and search either your Twitch username or 2020 Twitch recap. It should be there. Also, make sure to check your spam inbox, it might have gotten lost along the way and ended up in there.

That’s all there is to it, really. You don’t have to go to any new website and opt into anything special, just make sure that the email account linked to your Twitch is able to receive emails.

Of course, as nice as it is to see which streamers you’ve wasted far too much time watching, some content creators aren’t happy. Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel pointed out that the stats are skewed, and his case ruined altogether, for some streamers because of bots.