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PewDiePie announces when he’s returning to YouTube and teases “big” reveal

Published: 21/Jan/2021 21:30 Updated: 21/Jan/2021 21:32

by Brent Koepp

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After weeks away from YouTube, Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg broke his silence and announced when he is returning to the video platform. He also teased a “big” reveal – but what could it be?

PewDiePie stunned subscribers at the start of 2021 when he revealed that he would be taking a break from YouTube for an undisclosed amount of time.

Thankfully, fans didn’t have to wait too long for his return as on the evening of January 20, he announced when he is coming back to the video platform, as well as revealing he has a surprise for viewers.

Screenshot of popular YouTuber PewDiePie
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The Swede is set to make his return to YouTube soon.

PewDiePie teases epic return to YouTube – and a “big” reveal

At the start of January, the YouTuber confessed to fans that he needed time off for his mental health. “I don’t really take breaks and I feel like I just need it,” he said. Almost three weeks later, the star announced his return in an Instagram Story.

“Gamers, the long awaited return will happen on the 23rd of this month,” he said, while hilariously having a Minecraft avatar filter over his face. He then surprised his followers by teasing an announcement. “Big reveal. Be there!”

While it’s not entirely clear what the big reveal is, it could be his long-awaited Cocomelon diss track. Fans have been begging the creator for a new song after the kids’ YouTube channel started inching closer to him in subscribers.

The star’s use of a Minecraft filter in the short clip might also be a hint that he is cooking up something in the Mojang title. In 2020, the Swedish star signed a major deal with Google to stream exclusively on their platform.

This isn’t the first time the YouTuber has teased new content for his channel. “I’m working on bigger projects as well,” he stated in February 2020. Whatever the reveal ends up being, we are sure fans will end up loving it.

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GTA RP streamer shocked after Twitch bans him for visiting in-game adult club

Published: 26/Feb/2021 6:15

by Andrew Amos

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Twitch has banned NoPixel 3.0 streamer ‘RatedEpicz’ after an in-game incident, however the circumstances have pulled the platform’s double standards into question.

GTA roleplaying (RP) is taking over Twitch yet again. With streamers like Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel, Jaryd ‘summit1g’ Lazar, and more getting back on the trend, servers like NoPixel 3.0 are popping yet again.

The Rockstar title, first released in Sep. 2013, isn’t known for being the most family-friendly. Lives of high crime, and the trimmings that come with that, are the norm. However, RP servers make the experience a little bit more tame.

So, when RatedEpicz decided to enter the Vanilla Unicorn in GTA 5 as part of his RP content, he didn’t really think twice about it. The adult club is part of the game, and people have gone there before.

However, Twitch pinged him for adult content, banning the streamer.

“They got me boys. Hold it down,” he said on Twitter. He added later in Discord that he believes “being in the VU” was the main reason behind his suspension.

While the ban is a minor one, the community has gotten into an uproar over the platform’s double standards for two reasons.

The first is there are a number of other streamers doing worse things through GTA RP. The notorious Ricegum was highlighted as one case of being seemingly above Twitch’s law when it comes to roleplay streams.

The second is the Vanilla Unicorn is a part of the game anyone can enter. While not explicit entirely, the heavy suggestions might toe the line of Twitch’s adult content policy. However, many believe it should be whitelisted.

Vanilla Unicorn in GTA 5
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The Vanilla Unicorn has been highlighted as the reason for RatedEpicz’ Twich ban.

Reportedly, a number of other Twitch streamers were alerted to the problem’s surrounding the Vanilla Unicorn in GTA 5. The number of warnings handed out has forced the NoPixel devs to shut down that part of the map.

The devs also joked about the double standards surrounding Twitch gaming streams and IRL Just Chatting content, claiming “we are going to add hot tubs to VU and call it Just Chatting.”

RatedEpicz has appealed the suspension in the hopes of removing the strike from his account. Until then, he will be staying far away from the Vanilla Unicorn to try and avoid Twitch’s wrath.