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Dunkey “apologizes” for believing Dream cheated his Minecraft speedruns

Published: 26/Dec/2020 16:02

by Calum Patterson

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The saga of Dream’s supposed cheating to achieve Minecraft speedrun records is still dragging on, even after his response to the claims. At least Videogamedunkey has come out with an apology – of sorts – after initially believing the accusations.

Never one to be taken too seriously, Dunkey initially covered the drama when the speedrun moderators made their claims about Dream’s “too lucky to be genuine” time in Minecraft.

Although he was tongue-in-cheek, his video covering the allegations actually racked up more views than the allegation video itself, so it certainly spread the word of the drama even further.

Dream has since posted an in-depth response, claiming to have drafted in the help of an Astrophysicist PhD from Harvard to do the calculations, and the findings appear to disprove the moderators’ math.

Dream's logo next to four Minecraft characters
YouTube: Dream
Dream’s Minecraft speedruns have become a big issue of debate.

Dunkey’s message to Dream

Not everyone was convinced though – some poked holes in the defense, and were also critical that the name of the Astrophysicist was not given.

Whether you believe he cheated or not now comes down to personal choice in who you believe, but Dunkey as at least come out to apologize for ‘jumping on the bandwagon.’

“Somehow I just got sucked into the hype, and the drama, and I got on the ‘Dream cheated’ bandwagon,” he explained. “It wasn’t just me who fell for the trap, all of you thought he cheated, don’t lie.”

However, Dunkey didn’t seem totally convinced by Dream’s defense either, poking fun at the ‘1 in 100 million’ figure given by his researcher (still substantially less than the 1 in 7.5 trillion which the moderators had claimed).

However, the research presented by Dream actually claimed that the odds were statistically insignificant, and fell within the possibility of random chance.

“I think Dream’s video made a lot of great points, and it really disproved all the haters out there,” Dunkey continues in his apology. “Again, I just want to apologize to Dream for jumping the gun on this. It’s really not like the internet to hop on a moronic bandwagon, with absolutely no credible information to back their claims,” he finished, sarcastically of course.

Dream’s rebuttal video has now racked up 5.4 million views in only a few days, and generally, the internet seems to be taking his side in the debate, even if there are still some lingering questions about the findings.

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Virtual streamer CodeMiko banned from Twitch for third time

Published: 19/Jan/2021 10:40 Updated: 19/Jan/2021 10:53

by Connor Bennett

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Popular virtual streamer CodeMiko has been banned from Twitch for the third time, leaving some fans asking if this is a permanent ban. 

Over the years, Twitch streamers have come up with different ways to stand out from the crowd instead of just being world-class at certain games. Some have ramped up production in a major way and you can’t really take your eyes off it.

That includes VTubers and virtual streamers too, who use a digital avatar, editing, and even in some cases, a motion capture suit, to replace themselves on-screen and take on a different persona. 

In the last few weeks, Codemiko – a streamer who takes the VTuber concept to a whole new level – has been getting massive numbers on Twitch. However, she’s now been banned, yet again. 

CodeMiko on a livestream
Twitch: CodeMiko
CodeMiko is a virtual streamer with 50,000 followers on Twitch

The ban came on January 19 after StreamerBans, who tracks all the different bans – temporary or permanent – on Twitch, tweeted that CodeMiko had been suspended by Twitch. 

The reason for the ban, or its length, is unknown but some fans were quick to speculate on the reason. Some suggested that it was because she used the word Simp – which was recently banned by Twitch. 

Others noted that in a previous stream, where she was interviewing fellow streamer PayMoneyWubby, Codemiko was incredibly drunk and could have been banned for that. Twitch does have some strict rules around drinking on stream, especially if you get out of hand and overindulge. 

There’s no way of confirming just why she’s banned, or how long the ban will last unless the streamer reveals it herself. Twitch typically does not comment on individual bans.

The only thing she’s posted regarding the ban was the ‘sadge’ meme.

This would be her third ban, previously being banned twice in September of 2020.

However, a streamer has to be banned three times within a three month period to rack up a permanent ban, so, she’ll probably be back at some point in the near future.