Mike Tyson hits out at Nintendo after thinking there's a new 'Punch-Out' game - Dexerto

Mike Tyson hits out at Nintendo after thinking there’s a new ‘Punch-Out’ game

Published: 5/Apr/2019 21:45 Updated: 5/Apr/2019 21:53

by Virginia Glaze


Former professional boxing star Mike Tyson is no stranger to guest starring in video games – but he feels that one major company has left him out of their upcoming production.

Why is Mike Tyson beefing with Nintendo?

Tyson took shots at major video game developer Nintendo in a Tweet on April 4, claiming that the company had already begun production on a new ‘Punch Out’ game without notifying him.

“Heard Nintendo was doing the new ‘Punch Out’ without even contacting me,” Tyson wrote. “It won’t be the same. My knockouts made the game. That’s wack.”

However, Tyson’s comments come as a confusing surprise to fans, as there is no upcoming ‘Punch Out’ game in production – at least that we know of.

Unless Tyson leaked an as-yet unheard of game, it appears that the pugilist was referring to the re-release of the classic NES ‘Punch Out’ on the Nintendo Switch, which replaced his final boss fight with an enemy named “Mr. Dream” after their license to use Tyson as a character expired.

NintendoMike Tyson made an appearance in Nintendo’s ‘Punch Out’ before being removed after their license to use him as a character expired – although some speculate that his multiple scandals caused the company to remove the boxer from the game.

Tyson had even Tweeted about being replaced with “Mr. Dream” in a preceding post, writing, “Mr. Dream? everyone tell Nintendo America who they think of when they hear ‘Punch Out.’”

In fact, Tyson was even featured in the original game’s title, which had initially been ‘Mike Tyson’s Punch Out’ before Nintendo decided to mitigate possible legal risks.

Mike Tyson’s run-in with Capcom

Nintendo’s choice to pull Tyson from ‘Punch Out’ wouldn’t be the first time he was removed from a game, either; Capcom notably switched his name from boxer ‘M. Bison’ in Street Fighter II ahead of release, thus changing all three names for its cast of boss characters in the process to avoid a potential lawsuit.

CapcomMike Tyson was the inspiration behind Street Fighter II’s ‘Boxer,’ originally named ‘Mike Bison’ – however, Capcom later changed the name to M. Bison and gave it to the series’ titular antagonist, known as ‘Vega’ in Japan.

Despite Tyson’s apparent blunder in regards to the Switch re-release, he very well may have heard rumblings of a new ‘Punch Out’ in the works – although no such developments have yet been reported.

Tyson’s Tweet on the matter has since gone viral, with even the likes of major Twitch streamer Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins flexing his signed copy of the original title in response to the debacle.

Tyson has since poked fun at the situation, even uploading a clip from his podcast where he’d learned about his inspiration for Street Fighter’s original boxer.


Pokimane denies new Fedmyster claims, says he sent “admission of guilt”

Published: 26/Nov/2020 2:27 Updated: 26/Nov/2020 2:33

by Isaac McIntyre


Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys has hit back at claims made by former OfflineTV streamer Federico ‘Fedmyster’ Gaytan in a leaked exposé document, and revealed the disgraced Twitch star sent her what she believes is an “admission of guilt.”

Earlier this year, the OfflineTV house was rocked by accusations of harassment and misconduct leveled at former editor-turned-personality Fedmyster.

Several members of the Twitch content group, including Lilypichu and Yvonne, detailed how Gaytan had “came to [their] room, drunk” and “massaged [their] feet and thighs.” Yvonne also admitted he had “crawled in bed” with her, kissed her cheek, and put his hand up her shirt.

These accusations were compounded when Pokimane claimed Fed had been a “big reason” why she moved out of the house. Fedmyster was subsequently expelled from the OfflineTV house, and removed from the company.

After months of silence from the Twitch streamer, a document leaked online on Nov. 24, which mainly detailed Fed’s relationship with Pokimane. In the unreleased exposé titled “My Truth”, which Dexerto has read copies of, Gaytan, 25, accused Pokimane of “twisting the truth” about their relationship.

Pokimane has now hit back, speaking about the leaked document in a short Twitch stream on Wednesday. In her response, she suggests Fedmyster sent her an “admission of guilt” in regards to his “manipulative” actions.

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Fedmyster’s leaked doc, “My Truth,” mainly revolves around his relationship with Pokimane.

Fedmyster allegedly sent Pokimane “admission of guilt”

Anys, who admitted she’s already seen several versions of the Fedmyster document, doubled down on her previous June 29 claims. According to the Twitch star, Fed’s claim to a potential hookup, Steve, that they were “a thing” was the best example of his manipulation.

“I want to make it clear that, to me, this incident [with Steve] was clearly a mess-up on Fed’s part. I confronted Fed, he apologized… he admitted fault,” she said.

Pokimane revealed she messaged Fedmyster ahead of her ‘tell-all’ stream in June, asking if there was anything she “should maybe leave out.” When Gaytan requested she skip over the incident with Steve at the party, however, she refused.

“He said ‘if you can… leave out the Steve stuff, it’s something I wouldn’t like mentioned.’ I couldn’t leave that out. He asked me not to mention it, and I think that’s an admission of guilt, then later he says ‘that’s not how it went down’.”

Pokimane says Fed’s claims ‘overshadow’ real issue

The problem, she continued, is that Fed has focused on her being a “villain” and leading him on in the leaked document. This focus, which she believes “blows everything out of proportion,” is being used to overshadow the actual OfflineTV accusations.

“Essentially we had trouble being close but managing our friendship, knowing he wanted more, but I always felt I was upfront about it… it really bothers me that in this document he tried to make me out as the bad guy,” Pokimane said.

“Obviously we weren’t on the same page. I hope you guys can see this from my perspective… I didn’t see a future between the two of us. I thought I was always honest. Looking back, I should have been more aware of how I acted around him, but hindsight is 20/20!

“To me, in all honesty, all of this is just not important. It’s regular 20-year-old relationship bullsh*t. What I shared about the situation is my honest truth, and it’s totally irrelevant to the actual incidents that triggered all of this.”

Fedmyster says he “stands by document”

Fedmyster has addressed the leaked document too; according to the disgraced Twitch star, he had no plans to release the exposé, because it felt like “airing dirty laundry.”

“[Poki and I] came to agree that keeping things private and making no further statements publicly was what was best for us…We wanted to heal and prevent any further harm to the people involved,” he explained in a short Twitter post.

“On the topic of whether I tried to manipulate our friends to hate her, I still fully stand behind what my document reads but I want to emphasize that it wasn’t my intention to shine Poki in a bad light… I am deeply sorry, and wish I wasn’t so naive and insensitive.”

Fedmyster also said he “still believes [he] was mischaracterized,” but added “after talking to Poki I came to understand her perspective. My outlook on the situation as a whole now comes from a better place of understanding.”

Hours after finishing her stream, Anys took to her second Twitter account, where she said she was “looking forward to moving on” from the whole situation.

“Sorry, td was tough, it’s hard for me to reply to v private things without making the situation messier + I was not in a good headspace,” she wrote. “ty to those that were understanding. looking forward to moving on.”

Yvonne and Lilypichu, who were the first to level harassment allegations against Fedmyster, have not yet publicly addressed the leaked document.