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Tyler1 explains why xQc’s streams prove he’s crazy

Published: 10/Mar/2020 11:11

by Connor Bennett


Popular League of Legends streamer Tyler ‘Tyler1’ Steinkamp has explained why he believes Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel is actually a “psychopath” for using text-to-speech on his streams.

Aside from just entertaining fans with their gameplay and reactions, some Twitch streamers use a text-to-speech system that reads out any donation message they receive during a broadcast – no matter how crude they might be – to also liven things up.

For some like xQc, it can all get a bit hectic as his chat spams sounds down his ear. Because of that, not all streamers opt to use the system. One of those non-users is Tyler1, who explained why he believes the former Overwatch professional could be a “psychopath” because of his use of TTS. 

Twitch: @xqcow1
xQc and his fans can usually be found having conversations through TTS.

During his March 9 stream, the popular League of Legends player had been taking fan questions from donations while waiting for a match to load up, when one viewer asked why he doesn’t use text-to-speech for his donations. That led him on to talk about xQc. 

“Dude, I am convinced [that] xQc is a psychopath, I’m convinced,” the streamer said before further explaining his thought. “Imagine every time you talk, there is just a sound right in the back every time you talk and it’s just constantly going seven, seven, seven – like that’s all you hear in the background. 

“He’s a psychopath,” Steinkamp added, though he admitted that he could be wrong with his theory. “Maybe he doesn’t have it enabled for his headset.”

Of course, even though he might think it or even believe it, Tyler1 can’t exactly prove his claim, but it seems as if he won’t be following the former Overwatch pro’s use of text-to-speech anytime soon. 

Though it may seem a bit crazy and ludicrous from the outside, xQc and his chat usually pull off some pretty hilarious moments with the TTS system – so it isn’t as bad as it actually might seem to be.


Self-driving car hilariously crashes into wall during Twitch broadcast

Published: 29/Oct/2020 18:58

by Tanner Pierce


During the Roborace Season Beta event being streamed on Twitch, which pits multiple teams operating “self-driving” cars against each other in an augmented reality experience, one of the cars crashed in an unfortunate, but ultimately hilarious, fashion.

If you never heard of Roborace, you’re probably not the only one. The AI-focused racing experience has only been around for a few years now and while it’s certainly entertaining, it hasn’t quite hit the mainstream just yet in the same way that something like Formula 1 racing has.

Despite this, Season Beta of the aforementioned competition is currently underway and is being streamed on Twitch for the world to see. Of course, it wouldn’t be a race without some spectacular crashes and one happened in an absolutely hilarious fashion on October 29.

During the second day of the Season Beta race, Acronis SIT Autonomous’s DevBot 2.0 car took an abrupt sharp turn directly into a wall immediately after being at a standstill, leading to an unfortunate, albeit hilarious moment during the race.

Unfortunately, the camera cuts away before we can see the reaction of the operators, although it’s hard to imagine that they wouldn’t be a little annoyed at that immediate outcome. While it’s currently unknown what the estimated price is for the DevBot 2.0, as they’re all produced specifically by Roborace, this little crash probably just cost the team a lot of money.

The DevBot 2.0 uses Nvidia’s DRIVE platform to operate, which allows artificial intelligence to take over driving the fully electric car, as it races through an augmented reality track.

As the name suggests, this is the second iteration to use the name and is being used by all teams during Season Beta. It’s unknown whether this error was due to a technical error or was down to the “operators”.

If fans are interested in Roborace, Season Beta is set to continue until October 30, and will be streamed on the competition’s official Twitch channel the whole time.