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Escape from Tarkov streamer denies using cheats despite knowing how to use them

Published: 6/Jun/2019 15:37 Updated: 6/Jun/2019 16:08

by Matt Porter

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A Twitch streamer has publically stated that he does not use cheats while playing Escape from Tarkov, but viewers remain convinced he does after he revealed some precise knowledge about the cheats in question.

The streamer, who goes by the name Kablamo, was first accused of cheating on Wednesday, June 5, when a six-minute video of his Escape from Tarkov gameplay was posted on the /r/LivestreamFail subreddit.

In the clips, collected by /u/haha-lol-xd, the streamer’s crosshairs can be seen speeding across the screen in less than one frame, as it locks on to the position of an enemy player who is behind a wall.

An Escape from Tarkov was accused of cheating on June 5.

Throughout the video, Kablamo snaps onto enemy players, hitting headshot after headshot with his rifle as he takes down opponents.

The streamer speaks the whole way through his killing spree, insinuating that he can hear players before he destroys them – including one instance where he claims to have heard footsteps from an enemy who appears to be away from their keyboard when he eventually finds them.

Many who saw the clip on Reddit called Kablamo out, prompting him to respond on his stream by claiming he wasn’t cheating, before revealing some oddly specific information about the cheats people use in Escape from Tarkov.

“Of course I’m not cheating,” the streamer told his viewers. “Tarkov has an anti-cheat, don’t get me wrong, it’s a good anti-cheat. People use Chod’s heats and AimJunkies, they get banned real fucking fast. I’m pretty sure the new cheat that people are using is MaverickCheats, and it’s $5 for a month.”

Kablamo’s knowledge of Escape from Tarkov cheats immediately raised even more suspicion, with some going as far as to find his Steam account, which has a number of VAC bans – although he has now made his profile private.

Of course, just because he has knowledge of cheats doesn’t specifically mean he was cheating, as some have pointed out that cheats are a hot topic among Escape from Tarkov fans, so it’s possible he was aware of the cheats without using them.

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Self-driving car hilariously crashes into wall during Twitch broadcast

Published: 29/Oct/2020 18:58

by Tanner Pierce

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During the Roborace Season Beta event being streamed on Twitch, which pits multiple teams operating “self-driving” cars against each other in an augmented reality experience, one of the cars crashed in an unfortunate, but ultimately hilarious, fashion.

If you never heard of Roborace, you’re probably not the only one. The AI-focused racing experience has only been around for a few years now and while it’s certainly entertaining, it hasn’t quite hit the mainstream just yet in the same way that something like Formula 1 racing has.

Despite this, Season Beta of the aforementioned competition is currently underway and is being streamed on Twitch for the world to see. Of course, it wouldn’t be a race without some spectacular crashes and one happened in an absolutely hilarious fashion on October 29.

During the second day of the Season Beta race, Acronis SIT Autonomous’s DevBot 2.0 car took an abrupt sharp turn directly into a wall immediately after being at a standstill, leading to an unfortunate, albeit hilarious moment during the race.

Unfortunately, the camera cuts away before we can see the reaction of the operators, although it’s hard to imagine that they wouldn’t be a little annoyed at that immediate outcome. While it’s currently unknown what the estimated price is for the DevBot 2.0, as they’re all produced specifically by Roborace, this little crash probably just cost the team a lot of money.

The DevBot 2.0 uses Nvidia’s DRIVE platform to operate, which allows artificial intelligence to take over driving the fully electric car, as it races through an augmented reality track.

As the name suggests, this is the second iteration to use the name and is being used by all teams during Season Beta. It’s unknown whether this error was due to a technical error or was down to the “operators”.

If fans are interested in Roborace, Season Beta is set to continue until October 30, and will be streamed on the competition’s official Twitch channel the whole time.