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Tony Hawk tries to coach NICKMERCS in Pro Skater with hilarious results

Published: 5/Sep/2020 23:21

by Theo Salaun

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The original two Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater games have been completely revamped in a recent THPS 1 + 2 release, setting the stage for a hilarious stream between game’s namesake himself, Tony Hawk, and star Twitch streamer Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff.

NICKMERCS has been good at video games for a long time, as most recently evidenced by him winning the Toronto Ultra $100K Warzone Tournament.

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But there’s a reason he doesn’t have an iconic skating game named after him and Tony Hawk proved why, as the legendary skater put the superstar stream through the wringer when the two played THPS on stream.

Ever the gracious competitor, Hawk made sure to help his opponent before drubbing him in head-to-head competition. He showed NICKMERCS how best to pull off in-game maneuvers by showing him his controller virtually.

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“I’m keeping it real here, THPS was all D-Pad, so that’s where I do it.”

As Hawk demonstrated, sometimes the best way to pull off moves is to get old-school and ignore the analog stick. Unfortunately, that wasn’t enough to save NICKMERCS from surviving their matchup.


Even after all efforts from the legendary skater to help teach the ways of THPS mastery, NICKMERCS was unable to pull off the relatively standard Nose Stall. This led to a classic moment, as he stared down the camera in disbelief that he choked the landing and lost the match.

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While he may not be the best Pro Skater player, Nick is known for his on-stream creativity, especially when it comes to branded partnerships, so it should be no surprise that he found a way to sneak the topic milk into their match since the broadcast was sponsored by Got Milk?

The two engaged in a game of M.I.L.K., a play-on of the classic S.K.A.T.E. mini-game in which each player has to match a trick done by the other or they get a letter. That itself is the skating version of the original H.O.R.S.E match from basketball.


He struggled to pull moves off with two hands, but ever-confident NICKMERCS tried it with one, as he challenged Hawk to pull off a move with one hand while drinking a glass of milk with the other. You can probably guess how their match ended, but at least Nick got the greatest skater of all time to sweat a little.

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You can check out the pair’s hilarious gaming session in the full VoD of the stream below.

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The explosive trajectory of gaming has made it so that streamers like NICKMERCS are able to play games with names like Tony Hawk and many other iconic figures of their respective industries.

Here’s hoping that these two link up to play Pro Skater again someday, perhaps with the streamer having improved enough where he can actually give Hawk a challenge this time.

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DJ Khaled’s luxurious $4 million car collection will blow your mind

Published: 16/Oct/2020 17:31

by Kieran Bicknell

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Dj, rapper and producer DJ Khaled lives life by his “we the best” motto, and his luxurious car collection certainly confirms that. Featuring the best-of-the-best, Khaled knows how to travel in style.

With his signature “we the best” starting his songs, DJ Khaled knows how to live life to the full. His garage is living proof of that, featuring only top-shelf luxuries on four wheels.

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Khaled’s net worth is estimated to be around the $70 million mark, and a good $4 million of that is invested in his cars. Featuring typical Rolls-Royces and Range Rovers, there are also a few rare oddities within his collection.

DJ Khaled with Rolls Royce
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DJ Khaled is famous for his love of Rolls-Royces.

DJ Khaled’s Rolls Royces

While many celebrities would be happy with one ultra-luxurious Rolls Royce, Khaled is clearly a connoisseur of the brand. With no less than five in his collection, he can have one for each day of the working week, and still leave other cars for weekend duties.

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His Rolls-Royce collection reads like a back-catalog of their entire brand. Wraiths, Ghosts, Phantoms – they’re all included.

Highlights of his ‘Roller’ collection have to be the Phantom 8 and Phantom Drophead Coupe. Two of the most expensive Rolls Royces ever made, the 8 is worth a cool $450,000 while the Drophead Coupe is worth a whopping $533,000!

In an interview with Forbes, Khaled explained his love for the brand: “What I love about Rolls-Royce is, you look at me, it’s like you’re looking at a Rolls-Royce. It’s just powerful; Smooth; It’s iconic.”

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DJ Khaled Maybach Landaulet
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His Maybach Landaulet is incredibly rare.

DJ Khaled’s Maybachs

The other brand that Khaled has a major love affair with is Maybach. Going head-to-head with Rolls Royce for the luxury market, Maybachs are often loved by those in the music game, and are referred to regularly in pop culture.

Featuring opulent interiors, stunning styling, and lavish details, Maybachs are one of the classiest ways to travel on four wheels.

Khaled owns two of these high-rolling vehicles. The first is a 2012 Maybach 57s, a luxurious sedan loved by the celebrity elite across the globe.

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His other Maybach is significantly more interesting, being a Landaulet. Costing well in excess of $1.3 million, this convertible Maybach is the epitome of open-top luxury, topping even his RR Drophead Coupe.

DJ Khaled’s other cars

Khaled clearly isn’t a fan of high-performance, no-frills supercars or hypercars, as he doesn’t have any in his collection. Other than his Rolls-Royces and Maybachs, there are a couple of other SUVs in his garage.

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Typical for most LA celebrities is a Range Rover, and Khaled’s Range Rover Sport is surprisingly modest given his usual taste. As is his Caddilac Escalade, which is perfect for blending into the traffic for incognito transportation.

As with the rest of Khaled’s life, the only way is up – we look forward to seeing what his next car additions will be.