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Streamer shocked after discovering his video game store was broken into

Published: 17/Feb/2020 19:16

by Michael Gwilliam

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IRL Twitch streamer Cody ‘DSKoopa’ Spencer was stunned after discovering his Seattle-based video game store Pink Gorilla was broken into.

According to Cody, he got a call from police on February 16 who told him that his store had been broken into early in the morning.

“We walk in this morning and come to find out that somebody had completely bashed in our front door,” he said while showing his Twitch chat the damage.

“I tried to spruce it up a little bit with a nice Legend of Zelda poster,” he joked, still clearly upset over what had transpired.

According to DSKoopa, the thugs who broke in stole a Halo Xbox One complete in the box, an Xbox One S, and a bunch of newer handheld consoles.

“Luckily, all my old Game Boys here, which are harder to get than the 3DS’s, those are still here,” he explained.

The Pink Gorilla specializes in retro and import games, so while the thieves stole some newer items, they didn’t take any of the real expensive stuff, such as rare titles.

According to a tweet by Cody, the alleged thieves tried trading some of the stolen goods at a store down the street and now he has footage of what the suspects look like as well as their ID.

Disturbingly, Cody revealed that after Googling their names, the suspects had already served jail time for manufacturing fentanyl. Fentanyl is an incredibly dangerous drug. According to the Centers for Disease Control, in 2017, nearly 30,000 Americans died from fentanyl overdoses.

Luckily for the streamer, his business could be getting a bit of a boom. Local news covered the break-in and even interviewed him in the process, effectively providing a bit of a mini advertisement – though he did bash the location of his store.

“The neighborhood here isn’t really great,” he said in an interview with ABC. “I see it everywhere down the street. Tonnes of windows broken everywhere. So I guess it was our turn.”

After watching the news report live, Cody started laughing out loud. “Hey! We made the news.”

Hopefully, some of the stolen items can be recovered and business returns to normal for the streamer and his store.

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Conor McGregor explains why YouTube boxing is “good business” for the sport

Published: 16/Jan/2021 1:20

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Jake Paul and Logan Paul helped popularize ‘YouTube Boxing’ in recent years, although it’s often described as a mockery of the sport. However, Conor McGregor explained why he isn’t against it and thinks it’s good business.

Conor McGregor has been focused on his upcoming UFC 257 bout against Dustin Poirier for a while now. However, that hasn’t stopped Jake Paul from doing his best to rope the former double champion into an exhibition boxing match.

Jake first called him out back in November 2020 after he knocked out Nate Robinson. Then, he taunted him to accept a $50 million fight offer several weeks later and has been flailing about ever since. 

He still hasn’t managed to get his attention. However, his antics did draw out comments from UFC President Dana White and Conor’s coach, John Kavanagh. Now, Conor has finally shared his thoughts on YouTube boxing as a whole, and here’s what he had to say.

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Jake Paul has tried and failed to bait a response from Conor McGregor.

“A lot of people are criticizing [YouTube boxing] as maybe making a bit of a mockery of fighting,” asked an interviewer. It’s the predominant view among fans of combat sports. “I want you to weigh in on that for me.” 

“If they are fighting, well, then it can’t make a mockery of fighting, right?” said Conor. “They’re getting in, and they’re competing. I am not so much against it. The YouTube kid and the NBA star competing [was] good business.

“Am I into those competitions myself? It’s not the most high level if any level… [but] as they say if it makes dollars, it makes sense,” he added. “I know Dana and the UFC are not really into it, but… I’m not so against it. I think if people are willing to get in and take the risk of making that walk, I am certainly a viewer.”

 

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Conor’s opinion might come as a surprise to fans who expected him to make scathing comments. However, as a businessman himself, it seems like he’s all for it. Plus, as he said, YouTube boxers are still fighting and giving it their all.

On another note, Conor didn’t seem too incensed about Jake. He barely mentioned him at all. 

Still, it’s only a matter of time before Jake responds, and there’s no doubt he won’t be too thrilled about being referred to as “the YouTube kid.”