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Twitch streamer lashes out at viewers for not subscribing to her channel

Published: 20/Jan/2020 9:49 Updated: 20/Jan/2020 22:32

by Matt Porter

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Popular Twitch streamer BadBunny has hit out at viewers who spend hours watching her content without subscribing, claiming that poeple “don’t respect” her as a content creator.

The streamer is rapidly approaching 100,000 followers on the platform, and can regularly be seen in the site’s Just Chatting section, where she discusses politics with her audience and various guests she brings on to her channel.

While broadcasting on January 18 though, BadBunny explained to her chat that she needed monetary support to continue creating content on Twitch, and when her viewers didn’t respond with an influx of subscriptions, the streamer lashed out at them, fuming that they watch hours of content for free without paying for it.

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BadBunny was frustrated that her audience didn’t subscribe to her channel.

When the frustrated streamer saw that none of her viewers had responded to her call to arms, she asked: “How did my whole speech about how I need subscribers to get the stream going, blah blah blah, result in zero subscribers?”

“There are regulars here. $5 a month! How do you have hours of time to watch me, and not $5? What are you doing with your life where you have hours of time to watch Twitch, and not $5 to provide for the content that you’re watching.”

“I have a wall of non-subscribers. This is actually, f**king really heartbreaking because it’s like people really have no respect for me as a content creator.”

A second clip that surfaced online shows her asking her chat to donate and subscribe to her. “Chat! I haven’t got a donation or a sub for an hour!” she exclaimed. “What the f**k?!”

“For an hour?!” the streamer continued as she looked into her camera. “What the f**k?! An hour when I’m f**king working for free?! What the f**k?!”

The video went viral on Twitter, gaining over 5,000 likes, and many replies from people who were outraged at her comments.

This isn’t the first time that BadBunny has called out her audience for not supporting her financially. Back in February 2019, the streamer labeled anyone who watched Twitch without donating or subscribing as “leeches,” claiming that others provide the money so they can be “cheap *ss” members of the audience.

For those who consume Twitch content, one of the major appeals to the platform is the fact that they can watch without paying a monthly fee, with adverts that play before and during the stream directly contributing without offering any more.

Subscriptions and donations offer further ways to support their favorite creators should they feel compelled to do so, but choosing not to doesn’t mean you’ll miss out on any additional content, just some perks like emotes or access to subscriber-only chats.

Gaming

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

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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.