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Twitch streamer jumps out of his skin over classic jumpscare prank

Published: 13/Jul/2019 23:34 Updated: 2/Jun/2020 9:23

by Virginia Glaze

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As one of the net’s most popular live streaming platforms, Twitch delivers a near-constant influx of hilarious and unexpected moments as they unfold in real time, with some streamers getting downright embarrassed in front of a live audience.

Twitch streamer and IT professional ‘Railang’ was the unfortunate victim of one such embarrassing (and hilarious) moment, after his friends set him up for a good-humored prank – which didn’t end up being very funny to Railang, himself.

Seasoned internet vets are well aware of the many ‘jumpscare’ videos scattered online, showing a seemingly harmless setting for a few moments before a frightening creature pops out on the screen making a loud noise.

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One Twitch streamer unwittingly fell victim to a classic jumpscare prank – much to the amusement of his friends.

Railang watched one of these videos on Facebook during an Apex Legends stream on July 12, which seemed harmless on the outset.

However, the video turned out to be an incredibly loud jumpscare, visibly startling Railang – much to the amusement of his friends.

[WARNING: the clip below contains a sudden jumpscare and loud noises.]

This would be far from the first time a streamer has been startled by a practical joke on camera: popular streamer Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys was similarly frightened by Twitch’s classic “knocking” prank, which plays a series of incredibly realistic sounding knocks when prompted by a donation.

“Stop!” Pokimane shouted, letting out an astonished gasp at the noise – likely thinking that someone was knocking at her own bedroom door. “I hate that! I’m sensitive right now! I hate you!”

Streamer Alinity Divine was also an unfortunate victim of the knocking prank, quickly removing her headphones out of shock after the noise suddenly interrupted her stream.

Alinity later explained that the prank had frightened her because her streaming room is located underground – and the knocks would have had to have come from inside the earth, a fact that left her visibly shaken.

Even massively popular makeup mogul James Charles got pranked by his chat during a Minecraft stream in early July, after viewers baited him into pressing Alt + F4 – effectively closing his gaming window.

As Twitch continues to grow in popularity, it’s highly likely that viewers will be seeing more and more of these hilarious pranks at the expense of unwitting streamers.

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Dr Disrespect trolls mobile gamers and players take the bait

Published: 26/Nov/2020 12:49

by David Purcell

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Dr Disrespect has taken a cheeky swipe at mobile gamers on Twitter, asking how anybody can even consider it to be a “serious” way to play – but players are fighting their corner. 

The Two-Time has had a whirlwind 2020 by all accounts. He’s moved platforms from Twitch to YouTube, and while some might have expected his influence on the gaming world to perhaps decrease in that move – he’s still one of the best at stirring the pot.

Of course, a lot of franchises that made their name on PC and console, like Call of Duty, PUBG, FIFA and Fortnite, have brought their games to iOS and Android.

Though, Doc doesn’t seem to be a fan.

Dr Disrespect takes aim at mobile gamers

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Dr Disrespect has turned into a mainstream symbol of the streaming world, and sure knows how to get people talking.

On November 26, literally out of nowhere in vintage Doc style, he decided to joke about the idea of playing games on mobile.

He said: “I’ve got 3 state-of-the-art 1ms speed color calibrated monitors staring at me, a keyboard with titan switch optical keystrokes and a mouse that weighs literally nothing backed by a 200k multi pc setup….and you have the guts to tell me mobile gaming is a serious thing?”

As you might expect, he’s sparked a huge debate in the replies – with some arguing for and against his point of view.

One user, by the name of Yettobegin, said: “Well Dr.D not everyone can afford a good PC setup and that’s why mobile gaming is so popular in southern Asian countries.. Anyways I don’t hear any mobile gamers fighting for validation as a “Gamer”.. If u want to play in mobile and have fun who cares?!”

If you thought that was a strong response, wait until you see this.

Tribe Gaming’s Ferg challenged the self-professed best video gamer in the world to a 1v1 in CoD Mobile, with $100,000 on the line. As of writing, that has not been accepted, but it shows there’s certainly a lot of people out there wanting to prove him wrong.

This was not the only challenge, with Elijah Jackson offering a $10,000 wager of his own.

XSET Juicy, who plays PUBG Mobile competitively, also fired back – saying maybe gaming on mobile is too “difficult” for Doc to handle.

Nothing might come from this or Dr Disrespect actually might take up one of the offers, in a way to shoot down mobile gamers who stand in his way.

No matter what, though, he’s certainly achieved his objective of drumming up some debate. What happens next should be interesting.