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Alanah Pearce explains why PS5 fans should want Xbox Series X to succeed

Published: 25/Jul/2020 22:54

by Brent Koepp

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Gaming personality Alanah Pearce went viral after explaining why PlayStation 5 fans should want one of Xbox Series X’s main features to succeed. The Australian star stated it’s “f**king nuts” that players aren’t talking more about Microsoft’s next-gen plans.

On July 23, Microsoft gave fans their first look at their next-generation hardware – the Xbox Series X. The publisher revealed a slew of marquee titles for it such as Halo Infinite and a reboot of the beloved fantasy RPG Fable.

However according to online gaming personality Alanah Pearce, some players are not talking enough about the publisher’s features for their next console. The Australian explained why everyone should be rooting for it to succeed.

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Microsoft showed off titles from Xbox Studios during their July event.

Why PS5 players should want Xbox feature to succeed

During her July 24 upload, Pearce expressed being baffled by how little people are talking about Microsoft’s Game Pass subscription. “The fact that we’re not talking about how every single game from the Xbox showcase is coming to Game Pass is f**king nuts!”

She stated that every consumer should be praising the feature for its value. “Fact is, no matter what games you play, or what platform you like, you should be cheering from the f**king rooftops that someone in the games industry has every single game that they showed available to you for a $15 subscription.”

She then explained that even players that don’t like Xbox should give props to the program, so that other companies follow suit. “It is crazy that one of these corporations are doing this and everyone is like “I don’t care about those games though.” Okay, but what if you praised it anyways? Because then other companies might consider doing it,” she said.

The 27-year-old called it the “best deal” in the industry, and explained how it makes games affordable to everyone.”How is this not incredible? It’s objectively the best deal in video games right now. There is a lot of people who can’t afford buy multiple games a year. It’s just so good for gamers.”

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Despite Pearce’s enthusiasm for Game Pass, she also acknowledged that there are still unknowns about it such as the impact it could have on developers and whether Microsoft can sustain it.

The personality found it shocking that people were brushing the program off, and said it was “nuts” that people on social media were more concerned with how Halo looked graphically than the pro-consumer feature.

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Twitch bot finds PS5s and Xbox Series Xs in-stock so you don’t have to

Published: 26/Nov/2020 18:10

by Michael Gwilliam

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A popular new Twitch bot is doing all the legwork to help gamers find out what stores have PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X consoles in stock.

Gamers have been hard-pressed to find a next-gen console for themselves or loved ones as the Christmas season approaches. It seems like almost everywhere is sold out, leaving only scalpers who have been selling units for insane markups.

Now, a new Twitch bot has entered the fray and is helping anyone who can’t keep up with the constant refreshing know when they can get their hands on Sony or Microsoft’s new console.

Viewers can simply go to the Twitch channel and watch live as the bot searches through various sites to find inventory. The bot will actively check through Walmart, Amazon, Best Buy, and more and state whether they’re out of stock or have consoles in.

As a nice little bonus, the channel even says when the last “drop” was. At the time of publishing, the last store to get both consoles in stock was Walmart at 9:30 PM EST on November 25.

Users can also use the !local command to check any store stock near them.

According to Polygon, the channel is run by Cam Ritz and uses a program called streetmerchant that does the monitoring.

The program’s features page state that it “scrapes multiple websites for patterns of being stocked via API and Chromium.”

Ritz claims that so far, the bot has helped viewers actually find consoles – with a few nabbing Series Xs from GameStop and Sam’s Club.

Unfortunately, for most viewers, watching the stream will result in a near-endless red wave of OUT OF STOCK notifications, further cementing just how difficult it is to find a console this year.

As the days continue and the Christmas season approaches, keeping this channel open may be a great tool if you’re actively still looking for a PS5 or Xbox Series X. Or for those who have managed to already snag a console, it can serve as a reminder of just how difficult it can be.