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Insane Guitar Hero performance goes viral after jaw-dropping “speedrun”

Published: 13/Jan/2020 12:00 Updated: 15/Jul/2020 17:51

by Connor Bennett

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A Guitar Hero player has gone viral for their insane ‘speed run’ at Awesome Games Done Quick, leaving viewers stunned and speechless at the ridiculous speed of his fingers.

Awesome Games Done Quick, or AGDQ for short, is a part of the Games Done Quick events that take place on a yearly basis in order to raise some much-needed funds for different charities.

As the name obviously gives away, the events are all about speedrunners getting games done as fast as they can – maybe setting a world record, breaking their own personal best, or just wooing the crowd. However, one of the most viral highlights to come out of the 2020 event wasn’t exactly a speedrun, but more an absolutely jaw-dropping display of finger speed.

GamesDoneQuickThe Games Done Quick events attract thousands of viewers each time they go live.

During the January 10 day of the event, the spotlight turned to Clone Hero – which, as the game might suggest, is pretty much a modded Guitar Hero that allows players to create ridiculously fast songs.

With this, AGDQ turned the sticks over to FrostedGH for around an hour, as he wowed spectators with his speed and accuracy. Yet, it was his incredible run on Catalsycm – MetallicaAXS that set the internet alight.

As Frosted entered one of the song’s most difficult segments, he burst through it with superb accuracy, racking up his combos as the on-screen accuracy meter continued to count up – eventually reaching 100%, meaning he hadn’t missed a note.

However, while he was perfect on the perilous part – and, to be honest, the majority of the song as a whole – he didn’t manage to complete a perfect run through.

Instead, as he finished up the song and the game assigned him a grade, Frosted hit 99% total accuracy and only missed nine notes from a total of 3141.

As noted, the original performance from the event quickly went viral, finding its way to the BeAmazed subreddit, receiving more than 46,000 upvotes at the time of writing.

Fans and interested onlookers will, undoubtedly, be looking forward to the next time that they can see someone like Frosted in action again. Who knows, maybe next time there will be a perfect playthrough.

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JakeNBake hit with DMCA strike for Kanye song in two-year-old Twitch clip

Published: 30/Oct/2020 2:19 Updated: 30/Oct/2020 3:16

by Isaac McIntyre

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Twitch star Jake “Jake’n’Bake” Abramson has revealed he could be “in danger of losing everything” he’s built on his channel after an old IRL clip from more than two years ago was hit with a DMCA copyright strike due to a Kanye West song.

The ongoing Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) drama sweeping across Twitch has spared no one from its reach. The new Twitch crackdown, which sees streamers pinged for licensed music on broadcasts, is the hot topic in the community right now.

One by one, Twitch’s biggest stars have been sucked into the DMCA drama; Imane “Pokimane” Anys was forced to delete her streaming back-catalog last week, and Michael “shroud” Grzesiek has called for stars to “unite” against the crackdown.

DragonForce’s Herman Li was also banned after DMCA flagged his own music.

Jake'n'Bake has become the latest Twitch streamer caught up in the DMCA drama.
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Jake’n’Bake has become the latest Twitch streamer caught up in the DMCA drama.

Now, the latest star to find himself on the DMCA frontlines is Jake’n’Bake. The 30-year-old IRL star is one of the Amazon-owned platform’s biggest stars. He boasts nearly 500k followers, but that may now be in danger.

Jake’n’Bake revealed on Oct. 29 that he had been hit with a copyright infringement from Twitch. The kicker? The clip in question was from a May 9 stream all the way back in 2018, which contained just mere seconds of Kanye West’s ‘Lift Yourself.’

Jake’n’Bake gets DMCA strike for old Twitch clip

“Just to be clear… this is a 30-second clip from two and a half years ago,” Abramson wrote on Twitter soon after receiving the DMCA email.

The Twitch email detailed a “claimed infringement” on Jake’n’Bake’s old 2018 broadcast, where moments of the Kanye West song can be heard. The email warned JakeNBake could have his channel “terminated” if another offense is uncovered.

“It was from an outdoor IRL stream. I probably passed by a shop, or was in a place that was playing the song in the background… I’m now in danger of losing everything,” the Twitch star continued. “How is this even realistic?”

Jake’n’Bake, who admitted on-stream soon after that Twitch is “80% of his life,” is now rushing to download and clear his video back-catalog — 13,00 past VODS worth — in an effort to avoid that next promised DMCA strike.

“The biggest thing for me, and I think a lot of people are the same, because my stuff is IRL, there’s like three years of home videos. I love that they’re all in one place, and accessible,” he explained.

“It’s not like I just played games… for me, it’s like, in my heart, all these memories, and experiences. It’s disappointing because it just got a bit more real.”

“My fear is if I counter-ping this, and it chimes like a little ‘tick’, and some computer just turns at me and goes through everything like ‘f*ck you, f*ck you, f*ck you’… and starts pinging me for everything I’ve done! Maybe I should just delete everything so that can’t get me.”

He added later, “It’s kind of nuts how this is just controlling my life now. This was two and a half years ago! I don’t really know what to do except delete everything, which just sucks. There’s nothing else I can really do.”

The DMCA drama, unfortunately, looks set to continue into the foreseeable future on Twitch, with the platform sticking to their guns on the copyright stance.

We can layout the big names hit by the wave so far ⁠— Courage, BrookeAB, Scump, Ninja, Sonii, Mongraal, Lirik… the list goes on ⁠— and there’ll likely be more caught in the crackdown soon. Twitch has yet to comment on the most recent strikes.