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Avatar: The Last Airbender breaks major Netflix record

Published: 17/Jul/2020 19:23

by Brent Koepp

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Netflix added Avatar: The Last Airbender to its service in May, and the groundbreaking Nickelodeon series has seen an incredible revival in popularity. Now the show has broken a major record on the streaming platform.

The Last Airbender originally aired on Nickelodeon from 2005 to 2008. Its story centers on a monk named Aang, who as the Avatar can control the elements of Water, Earth, Air and Fire. However, 15 years later, the popular series is seeing new life.

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Netflix added the show to its platform in May, and within the first week it became the number one most-watched program on the service. Its revived popularity has not slowed down, and in July, the animation has now broken an unprecedented record.

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The Last Airbender originally made its debut on Nickelodeon in 2005, but can now be streamed on Netflix.

Avatar breaks Netflix record

Old and new fans have been re-discovering Avatar since its addition to Netflix in May. The animation has been such a smash hit on the service that in June, they added an HD version of the series for the first time.

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In July, Avatar’s continued popularity has led the Nickelodeon show to break a major record on the platform. According to reports, The Last Airbender has now been in the top 10 for more days than any other series.

At the time of writing, the Last Airbender has now been in the top chart for 60 days in a row. The previous record holder was the 2017 live-action drama ‘Ozark’ starring Hollywood star Jason Bateman, which had been a top ranking show for over 57 days.

  • Avatar: The Last Airbender – 60 days
  • Ozark – 57 days
  • Outer Banks – 51 days
  • Tiger King – 50 days
  • All American – 42 days
  • Love is Blind – 39 days
  • Space Force – 34 days
  • Dead to Me – 32 days
  • 13 Reasons Why – 27 days
  • Money Heist – 24 days
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Viewers from around the world have fallen in love with Avatar in 2020.

The Last Airbender’s record-breaking numbers is great news for Netflix, as the streaming company has announced that they are bringing the animation life in the form of a live-action remake.

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The upcoming show is even being helmed by series creator’s Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko. For everything we know so far about the wildly anticipated project, check out our guide here.

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Pokemon GO streamer has phone & car stolen while live on Twitch

Published: 8/Oct/2020 21:24 Updated: 8/Oct/2020 21:27

by Brent Koepp

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A Pokemon GO player’s livestream was interrupted when a mugger robbed them in front of viewers. The Trainer’s phone and car were stolen during the broadcast.

Pokemon GO took the world by storm in 2016, as players from all over ventured outside of their homes to catch their favorite monsters. The mobile title developed by Niantic brought the beloved Nintendo RPG to real life for millions.

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Unfortunately, because the game takes place in the real world, unexpected things can happen – from fans assaulting each other over Gyms, to even murder. On October 8, a streamer’s broadcast quickly turned violent after they were mugged, much to the horror of their audience.

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Twitch: xDeezzNutzx
The Pokemon GO player was robbed while trying to catch a Croagunk.

Pokemon GO player robbed live on stream

Pokemon GO streamer Anthony ‘xDeezzNutzx’ was broadcasting live on October 8 when his Twitch stream was abruptly brought to a halt. The player was trying to catch a Croagunk when a stranger attacked him.

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While there is no video of the incident, viewers tuning it could hear the audio of the terrifying moment. “Whoa dude, I’m live! I’m live! I don’t got nothing. I don’t have anything!” the 23-year old told the assailant.

The thief can be heard telling the Pokemon fan “The f**k wrong with you?!” after they tried to resist the theft. The GO stream then cut off after the criminal stole the player’s phone.

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The thieves could be heard talking on the stream after multiple attempts to unlock the victim’s phone. “We got to get up through here really quick. Come on. We got his vape, his car keys, let’s get the whip, right,” they said.

It wasn’t long before the criminals realized that the phone was still broadcasting live. “He was going live? Why does he got so many goddamn portable chargers?” they said, before taking off with the stolen items.

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According to Reddit, a police investigation is now underway. At the time of writing, the individuals have not yet been found or arrested. Based on the audio, it appears that the streamer was mugged by four individuals.

This story is sadly another example of how unpredictable the real world can actually be. And unfortunately, that means even players trying to enjoy Pokemon GO outside can sometimes get caught up in some scary situations.

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