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Mr Beast tested ultimate survival skills for latest $10,000 giveaway

Published: 27/Jan/2020 11:50 Updated: 27/Jan/2020 16:36

by Jacob Hale

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YouTuber Jimmy ‘MrBeast‘ Donaldson has taken his friends back a few years to their boy scouts days, but with a twist. In true MrBeast fashion, he put $10,000 on the line for whoever could earn the most badges.

MrBeast’s entire come-up has been based around his generosity, giving away literally millions of dollars to friends and strangers alike.

As such, it’s no surprise to see him continue the trend and find new ways to share his good fortune with his friends, and this series of boy scout challenges seems like one of the most inventive ways to do it.

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MrBeast has literally given away millions of dollars in his YouTube career.

MrBeast starts off by laying out the rules, which are fairly simple: all four of his cohorts will complete a list of challenges, including fire-starting, rock climbing, and archery among other things, and earn a badge for each challenge they complete.

There was a total of 12 badges up for grabs, and each participant took it in turns to try and earn each one. Beast even had a real boy scout, ten years old, on the sidelines ready to help out and offer help when it was needed.

Of course, it wouldn’t be a MrBeast video without a couple of curveballs thrown in there, and there were challenges such as the “basketball challenge” and the “Sunkist challenge,” which saw players have to drive back to a park they were at to collect MrBeast’s bottle of soda.

Obviously, at some point MrBeast decided to up the stakes, doubling the prize money to a mouth-watering $20,000 to entice his friends to try that little bit harder.

By the end of the day, there was a three-way tie with each contestant having 10 badges each, so Donaldson had to go back to the drawing board to figure out how best to crown a winner.

The answer, it would appear, was fairly simple: just go back to the first task and get contestants to start a fire again. With Chris getting his fire going first – using one of his socks to help – he took home the $20,000 and left the others empty-handed.

The money, MrBeast said, could be used to “care for his unborn child,” a thoughtful gesture and a figure that would go pretty far to cover the costs of bringing a baby into the world.

You would think that MrBeast is running out of ideas by now, but he keeps managing to find ways to give money away that are new and original – and that might be exactly the kind of friend we all need.

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Travis Scott and PlayStation tease new PS5 “Cactus Jack” Nike Dunks

Published: 23/Oct/2020 20:53

by Theo Salaun

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Travis Scott has revealed a new “TS5” teaser with PlayStation, which features a brief glimpse showcasing what appears to be a PS5 and Cactus Jack collaboration on a pair of Nike Dunk lows.

The 2020 king of collaborations, Scott, continues to up the ante. This time, he and Sony partnered to put together a teaser video, which is an obvious ode to the infamous Maxell “Blown Away Guy” advertisements from 1980.

In the social media commercial, Sony’s PlayStation headquarters are shown, followed by a few different employees who represent different aspects of the new console’s development (platform, design, and engineering). Afterward, Scott sits down, powers on a PS5, and is literally blown away.

Each employee is rocking some of Scott’s Cactus Jack merchandise, including one wearing a pair of his iconic Jordan 1 lows and one wearing a similar design, but on a pair of Nike Dunk lows. In the corner, a PS logo can be noticed by the sneaker’s heel.

It’s a short and sweet video, starting with some foreshadowing and teasing of the collaboration before finishing with a direct promotion for the PS5. An employee is seen wearing the PS5 Cactus Jack Dunks and then later, Scott himself appears to be wearing them as he kicks back and turns on the console.

In what might be obvious to those who have a keen eye for historic marketing content, the ending Scott portion of the clip is nearly a direct recreation of Maxell’s original ads from a couple decades ago. Those ads featured someone turning on one of the brand’s cassette tapes and experiencing the media quite physically. 

Similarly, Scott’s clothing, hair, and surrounding furniture are simultaneously hit with an unrelenting gust as soon as he powers on the PS5.

With the announcement from Sony that Scott has been enlisted as a “strategic creative partner,” it’s unclear exactly what the extent of this collaboration could mean. At the very least, fans can expect the two to work together on more projects.

One such project could be a pair of Cactus Jack sneakers, which would mean a three-way collab between Nike, Sony, and Scott’s own personal brand.

TRAVIS SCOTT CACTUS JACK PLAYSTATION NIKE DUNKS
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The outside of the Cactus Jack x PlayStation Nike Dunks.

Scott’s sneaker collaborations typically sell out very quickly and then dominate the resale market, where resellers net huge profits just by lucking out and being among the first to invest in his reworked designs.

This sneaker follows the original Jordan 1 design, with an inverted swoosh logo on the outside, but in a contrasting colorway. Similarly, it seems to feature a PS5 logo at the heel (as other Nike and PlayStation collaborations have). It’s unknown whether these will be made available to the public or if they will be a “friends and family” symbolic release.