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US President is apparently streaming his Minnesota rally on Twitch

Published: 10/Oct/2019 23:02 Updated: 20/Nov/2020 10:43

by Scott Robertson

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The current President of the United States is taking his 2020 campaign directly to Twitch streamers, beginning with a rally in Minneapolis, Minnesota on October 10.

Twitch just got a lot more bigly. The President is now live streaming his rallies on his Twitch channel. This new endeavor by the President is beginning with a rally in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The Twitch chat for this channel is in Followers-Only Chat mode, and features numerous emote spams, calls for impeachment, and even a verified Washington Post account calling on the President to play Doki Doki Literature Club.

An automated message from the President account pierces through chat:

“Thanks for joining us everyone! Watch the President live from Minnesota around 8PM ET tonight!”

This was followed up with numerous responses including various users requesting to be channel mods, and one user saying “No, I don’t think I will” a la Captain America at the end of Avengers: Endgame, before the chat jumped into a short discussion about college debt.

TwitchThe offline page and active chat of the Twitch channel before the Minneapolis rally

The President is not the first politician to utilize Twitch to try and reach a new portion of their audience. Vermont senator and 2020 Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders has used Twitch to stream rallies over the past few months, with some as recent as just over a week ago. Senator Sanders recently suffered a heart attack while on the campaign trail, which may delay his next streamed rally.

The chat for the President’s Twitch is, at the time of writing this, currently populated with nearly 30 members of Twitch staff, who are watching the chat with a close eye to isolate and remove any troublemakers.

The President will most likely discuss the ongoing impeachment movement and inquiry going on in US politics right now. He has been under fire for calling upon leaders from both Ukraine and China to look into the business dealings of Joe Biden and his son.

China is already in the news for Twitch fans following the controversy with Blizzard banning a player for speaking out on the Hong Kong protest during a Hearthstone.

There’s so far been no indication that The President will be implementing sub badges or accepting Twitch bits as donations.

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Heartbroken gamers react to PS5 destroyed with industrial shredder

Published: 5/Dec/2020 20:33

by Alan Bernal

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A viral clip showing a PlayStation 5 getting minced by an industrial shredder is garnering a ton of reactions among the gaming community who were horrified to watch the prized console getting absolutely destroyed.

It’s been nearly a month since the PS5 was released and it hasn’t gotten any easier to find the console available from brick-and-mortar stores to online marketplaces. The reality is millions of gamers won’t be able to touch Sony’s next-gen console until well after the holiday season is over.

That could explain why some in the community are a bit touchy seeing the hardware being put through a meat grinder, so to speak.

YouTube channel ‘Captain Crunch Experiments’ specializes in putting objects through the high-powered shredder, and it was the PS5’s turn to show us what it’s made of.

The outcome was as you’d expect. The plastic panels of the PS5 were easily devoured into bits, though the full body of the machine took a bit more convincing to get it through to the other end.

As Sony’s metallic behemoth put on one of the most heartbreaking ASMRs to date, the viewers were mixed. Some were impressed that the console put up such a fight, but nearly all PlayStation fans were reeling by the time the video closed.

“What exactly happens here?” one person wrote, before listing out the sins from the production. “Here’s what: Destroying currently out of stock PS5, throwing away rare non-renewable materials, wasting all the electricity that went into producing those PS5s => unnecessary pollution, and producing shit quality unsatisfying videos.”

“This is satisfying but pains me at the same time lol,” another wrote on the YouTube post.

“You need actual help lots of kids want the PS5 For Christmas and you buy one and just shred it like why though a child is now missing out on his PS5 for Christmas that’s because you bought it and shredded it,” someone else said of the clip.

We saw a similar outcry when The Mob’s Classify pranked Froste by slamming a brand new PS5 console to the ground and finishing the job with a sledgehammer.

Gamers will all feel that disturbing knot in the pit of their stomachs watching the video, and the sentiment around the PS5’s destruction won’t ease up until there’s vastly more stock for eager customers.