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Fans accuse Bethesda of faking crowd reactions during E3 presentation

Published: 10/Jun/2019 17:51

by Meg Bethany Koepp


Video game giant Bethesda has been met with criticism from fans after they accused the company of faking crowd reactions during their E3 presentation on June 9.

While many were happy with the Fallout developer’s presser, some viewers were suspicious of the crowd’s reactions, and took to social media to air their distrust.

Reddit user ‘Uesugi’ posted a clip titled ‘Who clapped?’ which shows excessive noises from the crowd during one segment that seemingly doesn’t match up to the actual feedback on the video feed.

Bethesda / E3 YouTubeSome people think that the crowd reaction was falsified.

Many people weren’t convinced

“I see a lot of people near the right side of the screen clapping. I still think the whole crowd was fake and planted though, or at least picked out to sit under mics or something. People were still cheering loud as hell after the 3rd mobile game in a row was announced,” one person commented, agreeing that it seemed suspicious.

“It seems like the entire two front rows were family members or actual devs and they placed the mics there.” another user replied, “you could see the absence of movement/hype in the crowd vs the first two rows.”

Other Reddit threads seem to air the same criticisms, with user ‘BKoopa’ saying, “Paid for audience. They are cheering randomly like it is a game or that they’re getting paid per cheer.”

Even Twitter fans thought the whole thing was suspicious, with one unconvinced user tweeting, “I’m convinced this Bethesda crowd is either 80% fake or canned in for the stream. Something just seems really off. I know people LOVE Bethesda but like…c’mon.”

“Do you think gamers are fucking idiots? Cut the bullshit. We know that Orion demo was faked, and we know you’ve planted hype guys in the audience. You’re sickening to me. RIP Bethesda,” another disgruntled viewer tweeted.

Some think the claims are ridiculous

Supporters for the company have hit back at the conspiracies though, unconvinced by the accusations. “Eh, these conspiracies sound cool, but maybe consider that the people still paying to go to this conference are die hard fans and/or people who are going to have fun and make the most of it?” Reddit user ‘Bhu124’ said. 

“If I were going to E3, I’d probably choose to have fun instead of be angry, even if Bethesda deserves a lot of anger. I’d probably sarcastically cheer before I’d boo anyways.”

“You also need to take in account that there are not paid people there but sometimes the team who works for the game or Bethesda in the front row. These people when seeing the things they made either cheer or try to get the people hyped up.” another commenter replied.


It’s hard to say for sure whether Bethesda faked their crowd reactions, although the idea does seem a little bit ridiculous when you think about it.

The most likely cause of the loud crowd feedback is probably because the front few rows were dedicated to excited Bethesda employees.


How to watch Mr Beast’s $1,000,000 giveaway & 24 hour stream

Published: 31/Oct/2020 2:32

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


Mr Beast is hosting a 24-hour live stream on October 31, with a reported $1,000,000 giveaway on the cards. Here’s what you need to know about the mega broadcast.

Jimmy Donaldson, better known as Mr Beast, is no stranger to wholesome giveaways. In this year alone, he’s given away everything from a $10,000 dollar Taco Bell gift card to a $700,000 island

If that wasn’t enough, he also gave away 40 cars to celebrate 40 million subs on YouTube and even gave each of his friends a Tesla for helping him secure wins on Rogue Company.

Now, in his latest mind-blowing giveaway, Mr Beast is kicking his generosity up to the next level and hosting a stream in which 24 random people will be chosen to have a chance to compete for one million dollars. 

If you want to know how to watch it, we’ve got you covered.

Mr Beast Million Dollar Stream Giveaway
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Mr Beast is one of the richest YouTubers in the world, with an estimated net worth of $18 million.

Where can I watch Mr Beast’s giveaway stream?

You can watch Mr Beast’s one million dollar giveaway stream live on his YouTube channel. However, to make things even easier, you can also watch it in the embedded video below.

What time does it start?

Mr Beast’s $1,000,000 giveaway stream goes live at 1 PM PT / 4 PM ET / 9 PM BST on Sunday, October 31st.

There’s been no official word on what sort of goodies he will give away. However, if his track record is anything to go by, you can be sure it will be something good.

How can I enter?

To enter the competition, all you need to do is tune in and watch the show. It does say you can support the stream by ordering a limited edition live-stream t-short or hoodie, which can be found here.

However, no purchase is actually necessary, and all live stream chat participants will be eligible too.