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YouTuber reveals terrifying effects after 24 hours in VR horror games

Published: 7/Aug/2020 17:27 Updated: 8/Aug/2020 13:22

by Georgina Smith

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Dara Tah is an Irish YouTuber producing 24 hour challenge content. His most recent endeavor was to undergo 24 hours of virtual reality horror gaming, and the effects lasted longer than he’d anticipated.

Dara has produced a variety of “24 hour” style content on his growing YouTube channel. Some of his most popular challenges include staying in a public toilet for 24 hours and sleeping in Ireland’s most haunted cottage alone.

But he took this to the next level when he embarked on his most recent challenge: staying in a virtual reality horror game for 24 hours straight.

Dara Tah 24 hour VR horror challenge
YouTube: Dara Tah
Dara Tah undergoes 24 hours in virtual reality horror game

He enlisted his girlfriend to help film him, and also to bring him food so as not to break the 24 hour streak.

Prior to starting he mentioned he was most worried about nausea, having “never done VR before.” His friends were not optimistic that he would last the full 24 hours.

He submerged himself in games such as A Chair in a Room, Dreadhalls, and even had a surf through Google Earth as a break from the horror.

“Literally living in a horror game” was taken to the next level, when Dara tried to sleep with the headset on, snoozing to the sound of “crazy screechy cannibal guys.” 

The lingering effects

He ended the video a few days after he had finally removed the headset, only to find that the effects had not totally stopped.

Dara explained that “the sensation that I’m still in a headset has kind of ebbed into real life,” and that he sometimes felt surprised that his hands “are actually attached to arms.”

Perhaps most frightening of all, the “sense of dread that anything could be round the next corner” has stayed with him days after the headset came off.

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Ninja shocks Valorant star with huge donation after Twitch refund scam

Published: 22/Oct/2020 2:56

by Andrew Amos

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Chargebacks are a Twitch streamer’s worst nightmare, as Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins knows it all too well, so when he saw Valorant star ‘AverageJonas’ get scammed out of over $5,000, he knew he had to step up and help.

There’s few Twitch scams more infuriating than chargeback scams. When you have avid viewers donate to your stream, it’s a wonderful feeling.

However, some viewers do it maliciously, with the intent of taking, not giving. After donating hundreds, or even thousands of dollars, viewers dispute the charge with PayPal or their bank, saying they were hacked and didn’t actually donate the money.

The money then goes back to the donator, and the Twitch streamer is left without the donations, and most of the time, also has to pay a fine on top.

That’s exactly what happened to AverageJonas ⁠— a Valorant Twitch star with over 130,000 followers. He had a viewer refund $5,400 worth of donations, which ended up costing the streamer $5,800 after accounting for transfer fees.

“I have received over $5,400 in several donations from one person on Twitch which have all been refunded even though donations are supposedly non-refund. To top it off, I have been personally charged $400+ in refund fees from PayPal,” Jonas said on Twitter.

“This person used me and my community to gain clout and other benefits by acting like an extremely wealthy and giving human being. The person also pretended like the refunds were a mistake.”

Fortunately, Ninja got wind of the fellow Valorant streamer’s woes.

After all, Jonas is one of Valorant’s biggest content creators, and Ninja is slowly working his way to the top of the pro scene. With all of Jonas’ informational content, it’s the least Ninja could do to put his fandom to use.

Ninja replied to Jonas’ tweet with a simple “fixed.” What he meant by that was he donated AverageJonas $5,800, to cover not only the Twitch donations from the user, but the PayPal fees as well.

Jonas was shocked: “Dude thank you so much you’re such a legend omfg.”

It’s a big win for Jonas, however, it highlights a much bigger issue with Twitch donations. If Ninja hadn’t caught wind of the streamer’s troubles, it’s likely nothing would have been done.

Chargebacks are still a big issue, and there’s nothing you can really do about it as a streamer if PayPal or Twitch don’t step in ⁠— like what happened in Jonas’ case.

However, now he can go back to doing what he does best ⁠— sharing Sova line-ups for every Valorant player to learn.