Twitch streamer roasts “backseat gamers” during Jedi: Fallen Order broadcast

Published: 1/Dec/2019 21:46 Updated: 8/Dec/2019 20:28

by Andy Williams


Twitch streamer and IGN host, Stella ‘ParallaxStella’ Luna, offered a perfect clap back to a “backseat gamer” while playing Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.

Backseat gamers are synonymous with Twitch chats far and wide. Imagine receiving unwelcomed driving advice from a passenger while driving — that is what is commonly referred to as ‘backseating.’

Although ‘backseat gamers’ have good intentions, the vast majority of the time, their attempt at interacting can be off-putting for streamers. 

Freddie Twenty (YouTube).‘Stop backseat gaming’ is a YouTube skit ft. loltyler1, which aptly summarizes streamers’ encounters with backseat gamers.

Pre-emptive advice, revealing spoilers, and instructing content creators what to do are all common attributes shared among backseat gamers. Although streamers often tolerate the traits mentioned above, ParallaxStella decided enough was enough.

While streaming Jedi: Fallen Order on Grand Master difficulty, Luna decided to take matters into her own hands and school a backseat gamer – which was highlighted in a post on her Twitter

After asking, “Do you really want to f**king go there, dude? Really?” to the culprit in chat, the streamer rolled-up her sleeves and glared straight into the camera. 

Stella paused her game and exclaimed: “I will figure it out, okay? I have figured out every other Dark Souls game I have played… I will get it, okay? These games are just tough, especially when you’re playing on the hardest f**king difficulty.”

Before giving an example of how someone wouldn’t be likely to exhibit similar behavior towards a professional in public, Luna asked: “Telling me ‘don’t stream then, if I don’t want people to backseat game’ – are you f**king kidding me?”

After calling out the guilty party, the American then explained: “I stream because I like having fun interacting with you guys.”

ParallaxStella further glossed over how she’d expect her audience to interact and stated: “If I want help, I will f**king ask. I am stubborn; I like getting sh*t done my way. I like figuring things out because it makes me feel accomplished – the same way [that] I’m sure you’d appreciate that.”

Stella’s response likely reflects a large proportion of streamers out there. The likes of Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins and Tyler ‘loltyler1’ Steinkamp have also been vocal about backseat gaming, after venting their frustrations. 

Of course, it is difficult to mitigate those with bad intentions in Twitch chat. Nonetheless, Stella’s bid to isolate the culprit was spelled out effectively. Hopefully, the message was received loud and clear!


xQc begs his Twitch fans to stop sending so many “sad” donations

Published: 20/Jan/2021 7:21

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


In a hilarious but sincere rant, xQc begged his fans to stop sending so many “sad” donation messages, particularly when they happen one after the other and even more so when they are fake.

Twitch donations are the best way for fans to pass on a message to their favorite streamers. Not all streamers have text-to-speech for donations turned on, and even they do, they don’t always hear them. However, it’s still more effective than spamming in the chat.

Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel gets bombarded with donation messages every stream. They’re often funny, but they can sometimes be sad and depressing. xQc has finally had enough of that, particularly when it’s excessive and insincere.

The Twitch star has slotted (deliberately or otherwise) into his 'bad guy' role perfectly.
Twitch: xQc
The Twitch star had a lot to say about “sad” donations during a recent stream.

“Let me talk about this once and for all,” he said. “I realize this kind of like a picky topic… but I’ll just tell you straight up, okay? The emotional [donation messages] are fine when they’re true.”

“The problem is when there’s too many of them that are stacked, it feels like… all the energy goes down,” he added.

“Sometimes it’s f**king overwhelming,” he said. “I feel bad for the people that are having tough times, legitimately, and they’re struggling. They’re trying to get under the wave of BigPog, and you just pull everybody down.”

“When there’s a couple, it’s fine,” he added. “But when it’s too stacked, I feel bad for the people that are just trying to escape. They’re getting f**ked on over and over again. It’s selfish as sh*t.”

“Those that bait it are even worse,” he said. “It’s fake, and it’s trolling, and it’s f**king stupid as sh*t. I’m tired of it, dude. That sh*t is garbage. I could have said it in a better way, but there’s no way around it. Holy sh*t, man.”

“I don’t want to shut down people from saying stuff that they’re going through,” he added. “Just be mindful not to stack it all. I don’t want this stream to become a ship of despair.”

xQc has never been one to bite his tongue, and he didn’t hold back here. However, somebody posted the clip on Reddit, and it seems like others sympathize with him.

“I feel bad for the people, but it just completely ruins the mood every time,” wrote one user, which ended up being the top comment. “I love watching XQC, but [text-to-speech] is unbearable,” wrote another.

In the end, though, there’s two sides to every story. It will be interesting to see what donors who leave these messages haveto say. Maybe they’ll understand.