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PewDiePie hilariously responds to Mr Beast’s citywide ad campaign

Published: 29/Oct/2018 21:05 Updated: 29/Oct/2018 21:23

by Wyatt Donigan


Popular YouTuber Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg managed to hold off losing his spot at the top of YouTube with the help of Mr Beast’s incredible ad campaign. 

For the last few days, all eyes have been on the subscriber counts of both PewDiePie and T-Series, as the two are locked in a close battle for the spot of the most subscribed channel on YouTube.

While T-Series had been gaining on PewDiePie for days, even being posed to pass him late last week, a massive billboard and ad campaign by Mr Beast has kept PewDiePie sitting on top.

Given what  Mr Beast’s campaign has done for PewDiePie’s subscriber numbers over the last four days — he’s gained over 900,000 subscribers in the last four days, according to SocialBlade — it’s no surprise that he gave Mr Beast a shoutout in his newest video.

“Thanks, Mr Beast,” Felix says at the beginning of the video. “When all hope was lost, you saved my life.”

While it’s certainly not a life-and-death ordeal, Felix has managed to roll through milestone after milestone on YouTube and has frequently prided himself on being the most-subscribed man on the platform.

Before ending his video, Felix was sure to issue one final plea to his viewers with an impassioned speech to close things out.

“This is out last chance. Listen up you stupid kids. I’ve had enough of you. I’m not going to pretend I like you. Cause I don’t,” Felix told his 68 million subscribers. “I care about one thing, and one thing only. To get to 69 million [subscribers] before that god damn…. You know what, it doesn’t matter. You know what to do.”

Even if T-Series manages to overtake PewDiePie at some point in the near future, he will still be able to hang his hat on being the most-subscribed individual YouTuber on the platform given that T-Series is an Indian record label.

Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077 stands by streamers amid Twitch DMCA controversy

Published: 24/Oct/2020 15:45

by Georgina Smith


The Cyberpunk 2077 team at CD Projekt RED have confirmed that streamers will not have to worry about the new heavy DMCA regulations on Twitch when streaming their game, as the soundtrack has been built from scratch.

Twitch streamers were left frustrated and worried on October 21, after a wave of DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) warnings were sent regarding their past VODs and clips, with some even being deleted.

Creators are now resorting to drastic measures to protect their channels and ensure their ability to upload future content, after it was discovered that past streams are now being picked apart. For many that means erasing the vast majority of their old content.

This included popular streamer Pokimane who said “Today, tomorrow, at some point, you guys are going to come across my channel and there’s going to be zero content. Sucks to say, but it is what it is.”

Screenshot of the game Cyberpunk 2077
CD Projekt Red
Cyberpunk will be one of the major tiles playable on Series X in November.

This is concerning particularly for gaming streamers, who may play a game like Grand Theft Auto, where copyrighted music is played in the game world, through car radios etc. But the team behind the highly anticipated game Cyberpunk 2077 have eased that concern for their upcoming game.

Twitch variety broadcaster DansGaming asked the developers whether the game would have a “streamer mode” that would allow creators the “option to mute Copyrighted Music that is licensed for the game so content creators don’t get DMCAs.”

The team replied that while there are more details to come in the near future, “our soundtrack has been created from the scratch – this includes all tracks from the numerous artists we work with. Their music has been made specifically for our game making this a bit smoother hopefully.”

This is no doubt a huge relief to both creators and the developers, as streamers will be able to dive into what looks to be one of the biggest games of the year worry-free, and devs will be able to benefit from the amazing community that can emerge thanks to streamers.

Streamer DrLupo praised the developers, saying “they gave the go-ahead to content creators, they’re f**king smart, they made it all [the music].”

CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077 is an open-world action-adventure RPG, set in the dystopian Night City, and is due to release on November 19.