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Twitch streamers capture awesome footage of SpaceX rocket landing

Published: 12/Apr/2019 11:59 Updated: 12/Apr/2019 12:37

by Connor Bennett

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One up-and-coming Twitch channel was lucky enough to capture the SpaceX Falcon Heavy booster rockets return, in all of its technological glory, live on stream.

When did SpaceX launch the Falcon rocket?

On April 11, Elon Musk’s SpaceX had been operating a mission to launch a satellite into orbit for Saudi Arabian communications company Arabsat.

The launch was ultimately a success, but was made even better by SpaceX’s three Falcon booster rockets making their return to the ground for the first time ever. The company had tried to bring all three back on their last mission in February of 2018 when they sent Musk’s Tesla into outer space, but the main booster rocket did not return to its targeted landing spot.

Joe Rogan PodcastElon Musk’s SpaceX has wowed everybody with their advances in reusable rockets.

Return caught on Twitch

When the Falcon boosters return, the two side boosters descend together, side-by-side – coming back to their own landing zones as if you had been watching the flight on rewind.

It happened again during the April 11 launch, and the technological marvel was caught live on Twitch by the DasValdez channel, who were stationed close to Cape Canaveral watching the launch.

“Come on! This is so fucking cool,” the streamers called out as they watched the boosters return in all of their glory from this close vantage point – capturing everything from the return process, including the landing gear, becoming stable on the ground and the resulting sonic boom.

When is the next SpaceX launch?

While SpaceX runs its own broadcast for launches, including multiple angles and detailed stats so viewers can get a full view and scope of the incredible landings, they don’t offer an up-close shot as good as the one captured by DasValdez.

Capturing as good a shot as the Twitch streamers is difficult to come by, considering you need a boatload of permission to get as close as they were – never mind the potential risk of being almost in the rocket’s return path.

There will be another chance to catch the spectacular landing sequence happen again on April 26, when SpaceX and NASA launch the Falcon 9 rocket on a Dragonfly mission to resupply the International Space Station.

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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.