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100 Thieves Avalanche gets Skate 4 dreams crushed by EA

Published: 21/Jan/2020 21:20

by Eli Becht

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Fans of Electronic Arts’ “Skate” series have been dying for news of a fourth installment, so The Mob’s Avalanche took matters into his own hands and tried to get the info straight from the source – only to have his plan fail miserably.

Skate 3, the latest entry in the skateboarding franchise, released all the way back in 2010 for the Xbox 360 and PS3. While it was beloved by fans, it doesn’t look like another title will be arriving any time soon.

Nearly over a decade since the third installment, they are still convinced the series is alive and well, with EA being pestered about the game daily.

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It’s been nearly a decade since a new entry in the Skate franchise arrived.

After the servers for Skate 3 mysteriously turned back on in late 2019, players thought a new game could be on the horizon, but no announcement came out of that mysterious development.

Instead of moving on, fans kept up hope, even though everything seemed grim. Perhaps the biggest Skate 4 fan of them all, Avalanche, remained as optimistic as ever, and took full advantage of asking EA about the future of the franchise when they followed him on Twitter.

However, things didn’t go according to plan. After sending a DM inquiring about Skate 4, EA simply responded with “No comment,” suggesting their lips were sealed.

The interaction could’ve ended there, but the 100 Thieves member was persistent and refused to let it go, making the DMs public for all of his followers to see.

As it turns out, EA had one more roast ready for him – and it’s the worst of them all.

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Avalanche is putting his new Twitter verification to work.

The Skate publisher responded with a GIF of Stan from the Eminem music video, likening Avalanche to the overzealous fan rapped about in the song.

“Y’all gonna do me like this on the timeline in front of all these people,” Ava responded.

As it turns out, yes, they are going to do him like that.  Despite Skate’s apparent state of limbo, Avalanche is still holding on to hope, even though all the signs are saying otherwise.

“They never said Skate 4 isn’t happening,” Avalance Tweeted out. “All they said was no comment. I’ll cling onto the hope for this game for the rest of my life.”

After nearly a decade without a new Skate game, it looks like it’s time to stop fighting the good fight and let it go.

At this point, it’s looking like Half-Life 3 would be more likely than Skate 4.

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xQc unamused as hilarious Google search trolls him with Ninja’s picture

Published: 6/Dec/2020 0:52 Updated: 6/Dec/2020 0:57

by Bill Cooney

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Twitch star Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel got an unpleasant surprise when he decided to do some research on who the most-subscribed streamer on Twitch is, only to be trolled by Google with Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins’ photo.

xQc is one of Twitch’s most popular streamers on Twitch and, by our measure, he’s easily one of the most successful on the platform this year, raking in close to $2 million overall.

Subscribers obviously make up a big part of that total amount, so you’re bound to find Felix on top of any ‘most-subscribed’ list for Twitch. Because it’s the end of the year and lists for the top streamers of 2020 are coming out, his chat urged him to search for exactly that.

“Most subbed streamer? Who cares, subs are temporary, sub count can go up and down, it can go away,” xQc said in response. “It doesn’t define what you do or who you are. People who attach their personality, and their ego, and their confidence to some random digit number that goes up and down — because they need some random pixels to feel better.”

 

Success doesn’t come without its struggles as they say, and the former Overwatch League pro found that out first hand when he finally gave in and did the search for his chat.

Sure enough, his name popped right up at the top of the Google search results, but instead of a picture of himself, it was accompanied by a photo of Ninja, which is very ironic since that’s who Felix has been compared to over the years by his merciless audience.

After initially looking proud when his name popped up, he quickly was at a loss for words for how badly he had been trolled by the search engine.

With his chat predictably cracking up, xQc simply closed the window and went back to his Minecraft run, continuing his original train of thought after a bit of awkward silence.

“In my opinion, if most of the basis of your self-confidence is from things that are outer, not from within, then you have no medium, you’ll never know what’s happening,” he reflected, trying to forget about the unfortunate search results. “You’ll always be guided by what others think, and then what?”

Not surprisingly, Ninja didn’t crack our list of the top-earning Twitch streamers for 2020, considering he only recently returned to the platform after Microsoft shut Mixer down in June.

Blevins still made out just fine though, reportedly making between $30-50 million from his streaming deal with the site, and the newfound freedom to broadcast wherever he pleases, which led him to re-sign with Twitch.

Despite the hilarious comparisons that many have made of the two, xQc still has a ways to go if he plans on making the kind of money Ninja rakes in from streaming. Still, he is undoubtedly one of the most subbed-to streamers on Twitch, so you’d think Google would at least get his picture right.

Maybe next year Felix!