Elon Musk's gamer streams are a new way to hear him riff on Tesla, SpaceX, and Neuralink

Tesla CEO Elon Musk.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk.Beata Zawrzel/NurPhoto via Getty Images
  • Fans can tune into Elon Musk's gamer livestreams on X, which can last multiple hours.

  • Musk streams under the handle cyb3rgam3r420 and plays games and answers questions via the chat.

  • Recently, Musk talked SpaceX, plans for reaching Mars, and favorite podcasts.

Elon Musk has never been shy in sharing his thoughts through social media, and fans can now tune into hours of his musings through his gaming livestreams.

A known avid gamer, the Tesla CEO has recently been streaming live on X, formerly Twitter, the social media company he owns. The livestreams are under his gamer-focused handle @cyb3rgam3r420 (yes, it references 420 — a favorite number of Musk's), not his usual @elonmusk handle.


But as one of Musk's recent livestreams demonstrates, they offer Tesla fans and those interested in his various other companies, like SpaceX or Neuralink, another channel to hear the billionaire riff on his plans.

The sessions last several hours (his latest stream was over five hours long), and while Musk was partly focused on playing a video game — in this case, "Diablo IV" — he also responded to people in the livestream chat.

Gaming aside, it's classic Musk. He talks in a stream-of-consciousness fashion about Tesla, SpaceX, X, Neuralink, and the future, sometimes touching on some of his go-to points, such as his concerns about human population levels and encouraging his friends to have more children.

In his latest stream, for example, he talked about:

  • The logistics of terraforming and building a self-sustaining city on Mars — which he estimates could be done in 20 to 30 years. "I think we'll launch the first Starship to Mars in less than three years," he said.

  • When asked whether he'd like to die on Mars, Musk responded, "Sure, why not die on Mars. I just don't want to die on impact."

  • His AI company, xAI, bringing its chatbot Grok to Tesla. Musk said users will be able to ask it to go pick up a friend or groceries.

  • His optimism about Optimus humanoid robots, which he anticipates will come to Tesla within the next year or two.

  • Musk's podcast recommendations, which included "The Age of Napoleon" and Dan Carlin's "Hardcore History."

  • SpaceX's plans to take a lens from a ground telescope and put it in space. Musk said combining the ground lens with more advanced electronics would "probably be roughly 10 times the resolution of Hubble."

  • Starship's 3D metal printed engine parts and the multiple prior iterations Musk went through before settling on the final rocket design.

  • He also answered random questions from the chat, like what he's drinking (Diet Coke) and whether Tesla plans to launch a phone (no).

In some ways, his game sessions feel like an extended edition of his speeches during a Tesla earnings call or while onstage at a company event or panel interview. But it's rare to see a CEO stream and talk for hours about such a range of topics, free from PR handlers, and for people following Musk, they might just hear something new between dungeon fights and quests.

This is not the first alternative account Musk has been found using. He appeared to have an X account where he would tweet as his now-four-year-old son X Æ A-12.

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