Twitch streamer pulls off epic proposal during record-breaking broadcast - Dexerto

Twitch streamer pulls off epic proposal during record-breaking broadcast

Published: 7/Apr/2019 21:49 Updated: 7/Apr/2019 21:51

by Virginia Glaze


Twitch streamer ‘Edisonparklive’ set out to break a world record on the platform by broadcasting the most hours streamed in a 30 day period – and he ended up melting hearts in the process.

Edisonparklive streamed a grand total of 541 hours, seven minutes, and 54 seconds within a grueling month-long period, nearly causing his body to “shut down” due to a lack of sleep and constant broadcasting.

However, he made sure to tease fans with a “grand prize” toward the end of his stream – which turned out to be a major surprise for his longtime girlfriend, Leslie.

Edisonparklive streamed a record-breaking 541 hours on Twitch, averaging a stunning 18 hour stream session per day in a 30 day period.

The genius behind the proposal

Edison presented Leslie with a Rubik’s cube, which he had gifted her after their first month of dating.

The cube had initially been missing colors, symbolizing the fact that they still had a lot to learn about each other; however, Edison had secretly painted them in, hiding his mother’s wedding ring inside the cube to symbolize how close they had grown throughout their relationship in a tear-jerking proposal.

At first, Leslie appeared not to believe Edison, asking if he were “trolling” her, as he’d pranked her with fake proposals before. However, Edison’s proposal was serious, resulting in an emotional moment between the couple to conclude his record-breaking broadcast.

More than just a record

Although Edison claimed that he’d begun the project to learn about himself, he later admitted that he had learned more about his audience in the process, cementing a close relationship with his viewers as a result of his efforts.

“This was more than about beating a stupid number, beating a stupid record,” Edison explained. “…in the amount of time that I spent trying to accomplish this, I learned so much more about myself, so much more about you guys, and so much more about this community and streaming.”

Edison’s April 7 stream was met with celebration across the internet, with commenters congratulating the couple and even joking about the creative lengths he took to make the moment special.

“That’s so cute, I could vomit,” one Redditor jokingly said of the proposal.

“How the fuck am I supposed to compete with people like this?” another asked.

While Edison “guaranteed” that his record would soon be broken in the following months, his stream stands out as a major testament to his relationship with Leslie, marking a heartwarming moment in Twitch’s history.


Twitch bot finds PS5s and Xbox Series Xs in-stock so you don’t have to

Published: 26/Nov/2020 18:10

by Michael Gwilliam


A popular new Twitch bot is doing all the legwork to help gamers find out what stores have PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X consoles in stock.

Gamers have been hard-pressed to find a next-gen console for themselves or loved ones as the Christmas season approaches. It seems like almost everywhere is sold out, leaving only scalpers who have been selling units for insane markups.

Now, a new Twitch bot has entered the fray and is helping anyone who can’t keep up with the constant refreshing know when they can get their hands on Sony or Microsoft’s new console.

Viewers can simply go to the Twitch channel and watch live as the bot searches through various sites to find inventory. The bot will actively check through Walmart, Amazon, Best Buy, and more and state whether they’re out of stock or have consoles in.

As a nice little bonus, the channel even says when the last “drop” was. At the time of publishing, the last store to get both consoles in stock was Walmart at 9:30 PM EST on November 25.

Users can also use the !local command to check any store stock near them.

According to Polygon, the channel is run by Cam Ritz and uses a program called streetmerchant that does the monitoring.

The program’s features page state that it “scrapes multiple websites for patterns of being stocked via API and Chromium.”

Ritz claims that so far, the bot has helped viewers actually find consoles – with a few nabbing Series Xs from GameStop and Sam’s Club.

Unfortunately, for most viewers, watching the stream will result in a near-endless red wave of OUT OF STOCK notifications, further cementing just how difficult it is to find a console this year.

As the days continue and the Christmas season approaches, keeping this channel open may be a great tool if you’re actively still looking for a PS5 or Xbox Series X. Or for those who have managed to already snag a console, it can serve as a reminder of just how difficult it can be.