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TimtheTatman sounds off on Twitch Just Chatting streamers in epic parody

Published: 6/Jan/2020 20:49 Updated: 6/Jan/2020 20:57

by Alan Bernal


Star streamer TimTheTatman gave his take on the popularity of Twitch’s Just Chatting section, noting the significant shift in content in Twitch’s new era.

While Twitch remains the leading platform to livestream everything from games, tournaments, and esports, there’s been a major fluctuation in the content that general audiences have been eager to consume on the site.

Viewers have been flocking to the Just Chatting category of the streaming platform. Back in October 2018, a metric recorded by Twitch statistics and analytics website SullyGnome saw a 2608% increase in Just Chatting hours watched compared to the year before.

Even though game titles fluctuate in popularity, Just Chatting has been a constant on Twitch’s front page.

While not everyone is keen to the particulars, the rise of Just Chatting streamers and their content has been something that nearly every Twitch-goer seems to be aware of, at least in passing.

It’s something that TimtheTatman quipped about in the first hours of his January 6 stream, since he was streaming under the Just Chatting banner when a viewer wanted some Escape from Tarkov gameplay.

“Guys, listen,” Tim said. “Twitch dot television is not about games anymore. Stop asking for gameplay. This website is not about that. Just Chatting is always No. 1. The games are gone. Gone are the days of games on Twitch. Enter in Just Chatting, ASMR, reaction streamers.”

Regulars of Tim’s channel, of course, knew that the streamer was joking. Tim is one of the best on Twitch at trolling with full-length, emotional rhetoric while keeping a straight face just to pull the rug from under the people who thought he was serious.

But like most trolls, the butt of the joke is sometimes poking at something true.

In the early going of 2020, Just Chatting has been one of Twitch’s most successful categories clocking in over 21 million hours watched so far, according to SullyGnome. Second only to the surge of Tarkov viewership, which has over 30 million hours of watch time.

TwitchJust Chatting is an all-encompassing category where viewers can stream people reacting to videos, raising money for charity, live recordings of podcasts and much more.

While Tim was ribbing when he said “this is the era we are in,” talking about Twitch’s shift in popular content, he might not be too far off in his assessment.

Twitch will likely remain popular for esports tournament organizers and popular gameplay streamers for the foreseeable future, but Just Chatting content might be the meta for up-and-coming talent.


Heartbroken gamers react to PS5 destroyed with industrial shredder

Published: 5/Dec/2020 20:33

by Alan Bernal


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.