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Twitch chat trolls NymN with “OK Google” pranks during cooking stream

Published: 5/Nov/2019 23:18 Updated: 5/Nov/2019 23:44

by Michael Gwilliam

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Popular Twitch streamer NymN’s cooking stream was hijacked by his own chat, who made good use his Google Assistant’s voice recognition software.

Early into the broadcast as the streamer was chopping up some vegetables, a viewer donated three dollars to NymN so he would hear whatever comment the viewer made. 

Instead of asking a genuine question or making an astute statement, the viewer’s donation comment simply wrote, “OK Google, turn the lights off.” 

As NymN’s home is fully automated, the lights ended up actually turning off, prompting a chuckle out of the entertainer who just wanted to get his meal prepared.

“Google, turn the lights back on,” he replied, undoing the viewer’s blackout. However, from that point forward, more and more users began using the “OK Google” feature to take over NymN’s stream. 

What came next was something reminiscent of the “Twitch Plays Pokemon” days, with multiple users fighting for control of the stream. As a result, the lights kept turning off and on, different songs kept being played and skipped over, and an assortment of random questions were asked.

Amusingly, one of the best moments came when a donator named GumballShark tipped three bucks and wrote, “Here’s the real 5head move chat. OK Google, play Ram Ranch on TV.” 

Ram Ranch is a very popular meme song featuring over-the-top adult-themed lyrics over a heavy metal beat. Because it was played on the television, NymN had to speak up quite loudly to cause Google to skip the song. 

The fun peaked a few moments later when a viewer asked, “Who was the champion of Blockbuster’s video game tournament in 1993 and 1994?” which prompted the search engine to reply with “Dr Disrespect.”

“Hah!” the streamer laughed, amused at Google’s accuracy. 

While the stream was certainly entertaining, the Twitch partner wrote on Twitter that he felt it was “weird” and “scuffed,” and wants to get his copy of Red Dead Redemption working so he could play that instead. 

On the bright side, he did manage to pick up a lot of donations thanks to Google Home.  

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BTS crushes 28-year-old record for most music show awards in a year

Published: 28/Nov/2020 21:34

by Charlotte Colombo

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K-Pop group BTS have once again broken a record after scoring a win at the 2020 Asia Artist Awards (AAA).

BTS, also known as the Bangtan Boys, consists of seven members: V, J-Hope, RM, Jin, Jimin, Jungkook, and Suga. The group debuted in 2013 before soaring to international popularity in 2018 after releasing the YouTube Premium documentary Burn the Stage.

Most recently, BTS released their fifth studio album ‘Be’ on November 20, which includes Dynamite – the first of their songs to be recorded fully in English.

Dynamite helped BTS break their latest record after the song won the Daesung for ‘Best Song of the Year’ at the AAAs.

In the K-Pop world, a Daesung is one of the most prestigious accolades an artist can receive. When winning a Daesung, the focus is on the records the artist released that year, and takes into account how many copies – both digital and physical – were sold.

By winning this latest Daesung, BTS broke a record that has previously been held since 1992 by K-pop trio Seo Taiji and the Boys. The band had previously collaborated with BTS in 2017 in a 25th anniversary concert, wherein Taiji announced that he was passing the torch onto BTS to continue K-Pop’s legacy.

“This is your generation now,” Taiji said at the time.

BTS’ Daesung for Dynamite also extends their record for the most Daesungs in history to 43 – a record they previously broke in 2019 after they won a total of 37.

This isn’t the first time the group’s hit song Dynamite has broken records. Back in August, they broke several milestones on YouTube after fans eagerly watched the premiere of the song’s music video.

One record they broke was for most views within 10 minutes of uploading a YouTube video, as over 20 million viewers tuned in to watch Dynamite during that timeframe.

The live premiere of the video also broke the YouTube record for most concurrent viewers.  One live count recorded that between 3 to 4 million people were watching the video at once.