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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

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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.

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Addison Rae deletes lovey-dovey TikTok showing her simp for Bryce Hall

Published: 30/Nov/2020 0:49

by Theo Salaun

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Addison Rae’s massive fan club took notice after she posted a very, very affectionate TikTok about her boo, Bryce Hall, and then quickly deleted it from the app.

With great power comes great responsibility; in TikTok terms, 70.4 million followers comes with difficult content decisions. Rae enjoys such a large following and, as such, it’s no surprise that she’s faced with tough choices about what to post and what not to post. 

Oh, and sometimes, what to post, then decide not to post, and delete. But with so many followers, some obviously noticed when she posted and then quickly made the decision to delete a video showing how much she’s into her current boy.

Addison and her beau, Bryce Hall, became official in recent months after a long period of on-and-off speculation. But, nonetheless, it appears that the TikTok starlet does not want to be perceived as too head over heels for her muscled partner.

 

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In a since-deleted video, the TikTok star quotes a song saying “oh no, I hope I don’t fall,” which then cuts off into a seemingly romantic, slow guitar instrumental. At that point, shirtless Bryce makes an appearance, and…that just might be too much for his girl to handle.

With guitars strumming in the background, Hall turns to the camera and shows off a toned physique. Then, Addison completes the video by smiling widely and sticking her tongue out. It’s like she just saw an angel and is absolutely giddy about it.

Of course, fans quickly saved the video and shared it to ‘tiktokroom,’ where you can now enjoy the lovebirds in all their glory.

The video’s sound originates from a Tyler the Creator clip in which he says “oh no, I hope I don’t fall” before jokingly slipping down a set of carpeted stairs. But the suggestion here is likely more along the lines of “oh no, I hope I don’t fall in love.”

While Addison might be undecided about letting her fans see any simp behavior, the overwhelming response has been that the couple is adorable. That’s not too surprising though, it’s no secret that her fans have always been big supporters of ‘Braddison.’