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Ninja, Mr Beast and Myth demand Instagram add new feature

Published: 13/Feb/2020 18:58

by Michael Gwilliam

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Top personalities across the esports and entertainment industries are demanding Instagram to add a new feature that would vastly improve their experience with the platform.

Taking to Twitter, Mixer star and legendary Fortnite player Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins voiced his displeasure with the amount of direct message spam he receives.

“It’s a joke that Instagram doesn’t have a verified tab or a way to separate verified DMs or message requests from regular spam,” he wrote to his five million followers after some late night brainstorming.

On Twitter, being verified puts a checkmark next to an account name. Verified users are often top personalities with large followings, and the checkmark confirms their identity to prevent fraud.

Others tended to agree with the Fortnite star. YouTuber Jimmy “Mr Beast” Donaldson replied to the tweet, saying he agreed “1000000%.”

According to Mr Beast, he’s very frustrated that he has no idea when a verified account is trying to reach out to him.

100 Thieves content creator “Froste” also supported the idea, claiming that the best part about Twitter was not seeing DMs or mentions from “unverified heathens.”

Ali ‘Myth’ Kabbani called the lack of direct message separation his “biggest frustration” with Instagram.

However, not everyone was in support of Ninja’s suggestion. Unverified user ‘Squillivm’ took issue with the claim that messages from non-verified people were “spam” and compared the idea to social class segregation.

Other users posted sarcastic replies such as “tough life you guys live” and “stop complaining, you could just use another app” – a shot at how Ninja ditched Twitch to stream exclusively on Mixer.

Whether or not Instagram intends to add the feature remains up in the air, but it’s clear that many big names want to see something done to filter out what they consider to be spam messages.

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Mr Beast gives away $10k in most ridiculous Minecraft challenge yet

Published: 28/Nov/2020 13:12

by Daniel Cleary

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YouTube star Jimmy ‘Mr Beast’ Donaldson has given away another massive prize worth $10,000 to one random player in his latest Minecraft survival challenge.

Mr Beast is one of the biggest content creators on YouTube and is well known for his generosity, giving hundreds of thousands of dollars away to strangers in some of his past uploads.

During his latest video on his gaming channel, Mr Beast Gaming, the YouTuber revealed that he would be hosting a bizarre Minecraft challenge with a whopping $10,000 Subway gift card up for grabs.

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Mr Beast, YouTube
Mr Beast has hosted plenty of unique challenge videos on his YouTube channel.

In one of his most ridiculous challenges yet, Mr Beast explained that this survival challenge would have plenty of interesting twists and turns before the winner was decided.

While it appeared to start off as a regular Minecraft ‘Hunger Games’ match, Mr Beast did not tell those participating that, instead of the border closing in on them from all sides, lava would begin to fill the map from down below.

This secret change seemed to catch plenty of players off-guard, after many of them immediately trekked down to the mines, in an attempt to gear up with diamond armor and equipment.

Mr Beast, who was spectating all of the action from above, would also spice things up by dropping rare pieces of equipment in front of a group to incentivize more fights.

In another twist, the YouTuber shared that the final player standing would not win anything, and that the full $10,000 Subway gift card would go to the person in 2nd place instead.

The final stage of the challenge was extremely close, with the last few players all falling into the lava at the exact same time. It was AltirixGaming though, the one who managed to claim the $10,000 prize.

Mr Beast has hosted other unique challenges on the sandbox title, such as his recent video where he gathered more players for an epic $50,000 Minecraft building competition.