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Logan Paul’s new YouTube Red movie gets the greenlight

Published: 19/Oct/2018 0:19 Updated: 19/Oct/2018 0:30

by Virginia Glaze

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Controversial YouTuber Logan Paul has gotten the greenlight for his YouTube Red movie, titled ‘The Thinning: New World Order.’

Paul announced the film in a recent Tweet, where he simply wrote, “Surprise 😈”

The Tweet linked to an advertisement for the movie, which is a direct sequel to Paul’s first movie, “The Thinning.” The original film was likewise a YouTube Red exclusive.

The film was put on hold and allegedly shelved following Paul’s controversial vlog in Japan’s Aokigahara ‘Suicide Forest’ in early 2018, which got him suspended from YouTube’s premium advertisement program.

While the platform put the Thinning sequel on hold, the project is now fully a-go, as YouTube revealed in a statement following its release.

“The entire cast and crew worked extremely hard to complete this film last year,” a representative of the company stated in response to The Verge. “In fairness to all of them and the fans who have been asking for the sequel, we decided to release The Thinning: New World Order.”

However, YouTube’s decision to greenlight the film hasn’t gone without criticism, as PewDiePie’s YouTube Originals series, ‘Scare PewDiePie,’ was completely canceled following a controversy after the YouTuber used anti-semitic language.

The Thinning films follow a dystopian premise, where the general population is controlled through a high-school aptitude test. As can be guessed, those who fail the test are then executed, leading to the series’ main source of conflict.

The trailer for The Thinning: New World Order is currently #8 on YouTube’s Trending page, and stars both Logan Paul and Peyton List.

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TSM Hamlinz finally breaks Twitter silence after four-months away

Published: 26/Oct/2020 3:43 Updated: 26/Oct/2020 3:46

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Hamlinz has been missing in action for quite some time, but the beloved Fortnite streamer has finally broken his silence on Twitter on Oct. 25, and let the world know he is back and feeling good.

Darryle ‘Hamlinz’ Hamlin was once a pillar in the streaming world. He shot to fame while streaming Fortnite during its peak, and his popularity rose even more after he joined Team Solo Mid.

However, the beloved streamer has been on the down-low for several months now; in fact, he has been silent on social media for most of the year. 

Hamlinz tweeted every now and then between January and March, and even streamed a couple of times. But he was far less active than he used to be, and hadn’t posted at all since July.

Many speculated he might have been on another hiatus. The first one happened when he needed some time off to deal with a nasty cyst. The second one happened not long after when he needed some time to deal with personal issues.

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Hamlinz was once one of the most popular streamers alongside Shroud and Ninja.

Hamlinz is back and feeling like his old self again

Thankfully, he bounced back on both those occasions, and it seems like he’s bounced back once again. The full extent of what happened this time around remains unclear. However, the most important thing is that Hamlinz has finally broken his silence on social media.

“Feeling like my old self again,” he wrote. It’s a little more than one hour old, but the tweet has already amassed 50,000 likes, 6,5000 retweets, and 6,000 comments.

The hype is real, and for a good reason. Hamlinz is one of the most entertaining, likable, and talented streamers in the world. Plus, it’s always nice to see people recover from whatever issues they’re facing and get back on their own two feet.

The comments are filled with people happy to see him back. “Finally something good in 2020,” wrote one fan. “Hamlinz is BACK BABY,” wrote another.

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Hamlinz and Daequan are best friends and housemates.

Sadly, Hamlinz has remained tight-lipped on whether he will stream again anytime soon. However, considering he is feeling like his old self again, it could mean that a stream might not be too far away.

Either way, there’s no doubt that it will be a momentous occasion. If the excitement in the comments is anything to go by, the floodgates will open and his fans, followers, and viewers will come pouring in.

Hamlinz has more than five million followers across Twitch, Twitter, and Youtube. It seems all the time off hasn’t dampened his popularity in the slightest.