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Maximillian details the future of his famous fighting game YouTube channel

Published: 23/Jan/2020 5:07 Updated: 23/Jan/2020 5:08

by Dustin Steiner

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Maximillian Dood is already one of the most prolific fighting game YouTubers, but it seems he has plans to grow his channel even farther in the new year. 

The YouTuber has been reflecting on his last ten years of content creation on the platform with a series going over the major events and videos that he produced each year of the decade.

When he finished the series, his latest release focused on the upcoming year, things that Max is looking forward to and a somewhat surprising admission from the fighting game aficionado.

The main thrust of the video is simple: Maximillian is tired. He’s been working at his channel solo, editing videos largely on his own. Specifically he noted that some of the content that he produced did not even end up going live on the channel.

As such, he announced that he would actually be somewhat taking his hands of the reins of creating videos on his own, rather letting someone else do the grunt work while he continues to appear in videos.

“I’m going to relax my viceroy grip on the channel, and allow for a little bit more consistency,” Maximillian said. “It’s tough for me to say that, but I’m just going to pay someone else to do it.

“It may not be the best for me monetarily, but I think it’s a lot healthier for things that are meant to end up on YouTube actually making the translation to the channel.”

And before you fighting game fans worry, this actually should result in more content, not less.

Maximillian reflected that he’d already done this with his other joint channel Yo!Videogames back in 2013 with longtime collaborator Simmons, who was able to transition that into his full-time career.

At that time, Max was not only working his channel, but also managing Yo!Videogames and would sometimes edit as many as nine videos a day.

As it stands, when Max was being consistent, he was editing as many as 60 videos a month, or an average of two per day.

“With this year being an incredible year for me, I just can’t keep going as I have been,” Max lamented. “I am burnt the f**k out, which is why there hasn’t been a ton of consistent videos. […] I think this decision has been overdue for about three years.”

If anything, this announcement seems to have re-energized Maximillian as he heads into the new decade.

Maximillian has been creating content for the fighting game community since 2011, when he became well known for the Assist Me series around the launch of Marvel vs. Capcom 3.

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Max originally became famous for his Assist Me! series, where he played Marvel vs Capcom 3 alongside “Doctor Doom.”

While this series (and most of his scripted content) has been discontinued, his reactions, breakdowns of ongoing events in the fighting game community, and streams have become renowned.

They have become respected as one of the best sources of fighting game news and opinions that are held up by the community at large for discussion, if not outright agreement.

It seems that this will not change, and his legend will only grow as we move into the roaring 20s.

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Mr Beast struggles through ridiculous 24-hour ice house challenge

Published: 30/Oct/2020 5:33 Updated: 30/Oct/2020 5:47

by Brad Norton

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Jimmy ‘Mr Beast’ Donaldson is no stranger to over the top challenges but his latest video was one of the most difficult he’s ever filmed, as he struggled to endure 24 hours in a house made completely of ice.

While Mr Beast loves to giveaway crazy prizes to competitors, friends, and even just strangers on the street, he also loves a good challenge. From 24 hours in a prison to surviving on a deserted island, the popular YouTuber has done just about everything.

Looking to push the boundaries even further, his latest task was to endure the freezing cold for a full day. It wasn’t just a cold room with the air conditioning cranked, it was an entire house made of ice. Brick by brick the structure fully was completely encased in ice to keep Mr Beast as cold as possible.

Everything from the chairs to the toilet was also frozen solid. Mere hours into the attempt it had quickly become “one of the harder challenges [he’s] ever done.”

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A few hours into the challenge and Mr Beast had to start getting regular checks to ensure he wasn’t in proper danger.

So what was the motive to remain in the ice house? If Mr Beast survived all 24 hours, his closest friends would have to cover themselves “in syrup and feathers” in public. On the other hand, if he left early, the same punishment would be applied.

After a few hours of pacing back and forth to keep his body active, he bargained for a pair of gloves. A nearby crew member handed them over and agreed to a $10,000 deal to be Mr Beast’s “spy” throughout the challenge.

This was certainly one of the more unique challenges on the channel as the gimmick never let up. Mr Beast was even forced to eat a stack of pancakes with a fork made entirely of ice. At the 12 hour mark, he conceded that “it was brutal.”

“Literally the coldest I’ve ever been in my entire life,” he said after the fact. “I was miserable.” Despite the odds being stacked against him and his friends trying to make the challenge even harder, he pushed through to the very end.

Days after revealing his most expensive video ever, it turns out this rather simple challenge was quite costly as well. 

“This video cost me around $300,000 to make. For the price that it cost me to build an ice house, I could have bought a real house.”