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xQc uses bizarre analogy in hilarious lootbox gambling argument

Published: 7/Nov/2019 10:34 Updated: 7/Nov/2019 11:22

by David Purcell

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Félix ‘xQc’ Lengyel tried his best to explain to his Twitch viewers why he believes loot boxes aren’t a form of gambling in video games, but his explanation might have raised some eyebrows to say the least.

The popular streamer has never been one to pull punches or dodge the biggest talking points his chat puts in front of him and those sentiments could be seen perfectly during his broadcast on November 6. 

Loot boxes and their impacts have been a huge talking point for video game developers, communities and even politicians in recent times – with many arguing for them to be banned due to gambling concerns. 

BlizzardOverwatch sells two loot boxes at a time for $1.99, including random skins, emotes, victory poses or voice lines.

The Canadian decided to throw up a definition of gambling on his screen for all to see, before drawing out a simple diagram to explain his point. The analogy that followed on from this was done in a way that only he knows how. 

He wanted to give people a real example – or comparison – which shows how he sees the content found inside loot boxes. So, he proposed the idea of selling $10 mystery boxes on the street but making it so that people couldn’t sell its contents for real money – just like many videos games. 

xQc said: “[Inside] ‘could be a paperclip, a Gameboy, a phone. You give me ten bucks right?’ I open it and there’s f*cking cocaine, right? Are you going to sell the cocaine? Nooo that’s against the law! You cannot sell it.”

“If you want you can go out, go to jail. You can’t sell it. You’re right, it has value… If you’re a f*cking criminal,” he added. 

Despite the creativity of his point, a counter argument would be that players in CS:GO and other games can sell loot crate content to others on the Steam marketplace and use third party methods to turn their returns into cash. 

Players of that game will very much be aware that big money can be spent – and gained – by purchasing and selling some of the rarer sticker packs in that game. 

One example of that came back in September when fellow Twitch streamer Trainwrecks opened up one of its souvenir cases, which he paid $175 for, only to receive just over $12 worth of content inside. 

To combat that argument, xQc broke it down further for his viewers – explaining that even in those circumstances, it can break the rules. More specifically, terms of service put in place by developers. 

“When you put money into Steam, when you open your wallet and put money into your bank, it’s f*cking gone,” he explained. “If you want to obey the rules and be fine, and be a normal user, it’s absolutely f*cking vanished.” 

The topic itself, loot crates being categorized as gambling, is a complex one and still many countries are trying to decide if action should be taken or not to prevent their existence. 

Whether you agree with xQc’s points or not, he certainly put them across passionately.

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How to watch Jake Paul vs Nate Robinson: Fight start time, stream, more

Published: 28/Nov/2020 21:15

by Connor Bennett

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After months of back-and-forth, Jake Paul and Nate Robinson are finally stepping into the squared circle for their highly-anticipated boxing matchup. Here’s what you need to know. 

YouTubers strapping on boxing gloves and squaring up with one another was a trend kicked off by KSI and Joe Weller back in 2018. Since then, the concept has exploded – including KSI forging rivalries with the Paul brothers and fighting Logan Paul in a professional bout in Los Angeles. 

Typically, it has been all about a YouTuber fighting another content creator, but Jake Paul’s next fight is a little different. He’s fighting former NBA star Nate Robinson on the undercard of the Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. exhibition bout – which is sure to be a spectacle itself. So, here’s what you need to know. 

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Paul and Robinson have been going back-and-forth for months, with their fight being delayed previously.

What time is Jake Paul vs Nate Robinson?

Despite the attention the YouTuber brings, the Paul vs Robinson bout isn’t the main event of the evening, so it’s hard to nail down an exact start time. 

Some reports have suggested that the pair should make their ring walks at around 4 am GMT on Sunday, November 29. In the US, that’ll still be Saturday, November 28 at 8 pm PST/11 pm EST, given that the main event is due to start an hour later at 9 pm PST. 

Of course, this could change given the results of the previous fights, so if you don’t want to miss a moment of it, you’ll just have to tune in from the start

Jake Paul vs Nate Robinson PPV & live stream

Speaking of how to watch the fight, there are a handful of different ways – it just depends on where you are in the world.  In the UK, BT Sports have the rights to the fight, and it’ll cost 19.95 through their Box Office service. This is also available online in case you don’t want to watch it on TV in the early hours. 

If you’re in the United States, you’ll have to check with your cable provider, but it’ll cost $49.99 if they’re showing it. You can also access it through FiteTV and the TysonTriller website, which will also set you back $49.99.

Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr. fight card

As for who else is in action on the card, it’s not full of YouTubers or other side shows like some of Paul’s other fights, but instead, actual professional bouts. Former undefeated light-heavyweight star Badou Jack is in action, moving to Cruiserweight, while the highly anticipated matchup between Tyson and Jones Jr is set to be an electrifying affair.

  • Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr
  • Jake Paul vs Nate Robinson
  • Badou Jack vs Blake McKernan
  • Hasim Rahman Jr vs Rashad Coulter
  • Jamaine Ortiz vs Nahir Albright
  • Irvin Gonzalez vs Edward Vasquez
  • Juiseppe Cusumano vs Nick Jones

So, that’s everything you could want to know about the card, and if anything changes, we’ll be sure to update this article. We’ll also have additional post-fight coverage of Paul’s bout, so make sure you check back with Dexerto for the results and reaction.