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Twitch streamer’s gaming monitor stops bullet and keeps working

Published: 7/Mar/2019 10:46 Updated: 7/Mar/2019 11:00

by Calum Patterson

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A Twitch streamer was protected by his MSI gaming monitor, after multiple shots were fired at random and pierced the walls of his room – and the monitor continued to function after.

On March 4, gamer Eric Gan and his housemates endured a barrage of bullets being fired at their rooms, five shots in total, by a stranger, in what police say was a random incident.

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Gan wasn’t playing or streaming at the time, with bullets fired at around 4AM, but the monitor could well have saved his life, as it remains intact, and in working order, despite having a bullet lodged in it.

The monitor, an MSI Optix G27C2, likely wouldn’t have faired so well if the bullet hadn’t lost most of its momentum by travelling through the wall first, but still, it’s impressive nonetheless.

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Other bullets penetrated both the dry wall and then the ceiling, but the device appears to have stopped the projectile dead in its tracks.

After Gan’s post went viral, MSI USA reached out the gamer and streamer, and are now sending him a replacement – although there is no word on whether this one is bulletproof too.

In the meantime, Gan is still streaming with his bulletproof monitor on Twitch, and his story going viral helped his channel gain some new followers too.

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Thankfully, neither Gan nor his housemates were hurt in the incident, with all other bullets connecting only with the walls and ceiling.

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Twitch streamer shocked after viewer sends him 126 lbs of cranberry sauce

Published: 8/Oct/2020 1:02

by Virginia Glaze

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Popular Twitch streamer ‘TheStockGuy’ was left speechless after receiving 126 lbs of cranberry sauce in the mail from one of his viewers in a hilarious prank.

Twitch is one of the net’s most popular live streaming platforms, and rightfully so; the site is home to a slew of hilarious and shocking moments that happen in real-time, from everything to doors falling on unlucky streamers in the middle of video games to viewers rescuing streamers’ trapped cats.

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However, some of these on-stream occurrences are downright strange, and many streamers have received the odd occasional gift from their viewers, including that time when Pokimane received a body pillow with a photo of herself on it.

While streamers having a public P.O. Box to receive gifts from fans is not uncommon, very often the things they receive are; and Twitch streamer TheStockGuy became the subject of a seriously weird present of sorts.

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Pokimane, Twitch
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Twitch star “Pokimane” has received a slew of strange gifts from fans – one of which was a body pillow with her own face on it.

During an October 6 broadcast, TheStockGuy — who has gained notoriety on the platform for educating his viewers about finances and the stock market — revealed he’d been sent 126 lbs of Ocean Spray brand cranberry sauce.

“What is wrong with you people?” the streamer asked, seeming genuinely baffled by the situation. “Somebody sent me 126 lbs of cranberry sauce! What — where am I supposed to put this? Isn’t there some charity or something this money could go to?”

Although the he appeared to be utterly flummoxed by the viewers’ decision, he decided to make the best of the unexpected prank, stating that he would donate the sauce to his local food bank for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.

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“I mean — you know what? Joke’s on you!” he continued. “I’m giving this to the local food shelter for thanksgiving, so they don’t have to purchase cranberry sauce! That’s right — we’re making something good out of this!”

It seems that TheStockGuy’s viewers found the scenario to be completely hilarious — and while it certainly is worth a hearty chuckle, it’s good to know that the broadcaster is putting his viewer’s practical joke to good use, in the end.

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