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PewDiePie “calls out” MrBeast during honeymoon vlog

Published: 5/Sep/2019 23:30 Updated: 8/Jan/2020 17:59

by Virginia Glaze


YouTube king Felix “PewDiePie” Kjellberg finally tied the knot with wife Marzia Bisongin on August 19 after eight years together – and, of course, he vlogged their honeymoon, which included a hilarious callout toward another major YouTuber.

After celebrating their marriage in London’s Kew Gardens, Felix and Marzia took their honeymoon in the lushious jungles of Bali, an island province in Indonesia.

Between traveling to breathtaking waterfalls and historic temples, the couple also relaxed at their hotel, which came complete with a private pool that staff filled with flower petals during their stay.

While their vlog shows ample footage of the couple relaxing in the pool, PewDiePie took the opportunity to make a well-intended jab toward fellow YouTuber Jimmy “MrBeast” Donaldson, known for the insane stunts and massive cash giveaways in his videos.

“Yo MrBeast,” PewDiePie jokingly challenged. “Bet you never filled a pool a quarter full with roses. Got ‘em!”

(Timestamp: 10:08 for mobile viewers)

Although MrBeast may not have taken on that particular feat, the YouTuber has filled up his neighbor’s pool (and backyard) with 100 million orbeez before – a slightly more destructive challenge when compared to flower petals.

In fact, PewDiePie’s challenge could make for yet another crazy video idea for MrBeast, considering that he revealed his girlfriend to the world in mid-June – and with his habit of dropping massive cash on people, we can only imagine how over-the-top his Valentine’s Day might be.

PewDiePie’s callout was obviously made in good humor, as the two YouTubers have a history of cooperation between each other: the already popular MrBeast went viral in October 2018 after campaigning for Kjellberg’s channel in the thick of his battle with T-Series, and even held up posters for the Swede at the 2018 Super Bowl.

The good-natured challenge was far from the funniest thing to come out of PewDiePie’s honeymoon vacation, though: Kjellberg even recreated a famous scene from The Witcher 3, where Geralt relaxes in a bathtub – albeit, this time, the bath was filled with flowers (and fans are begging him to sell bottles of the bathwater).

PewDiePie pulled off a pretty hilarious Geralt impression during his honeymoon vacation.

While MrBeast has yet to respond to PewDiePie’s odd callout, the YouTuber already has major plans in store for future content later this year, leaving fans waiting for even bigger and better videos from the internet sensation.


Twitch removes “Blind Playthrough” stream tag after backlash

Published: 5/Dec/2020 18:14

by Daniel Cleary


Twitch has introduced a new change to the stream tags on channels, which has completely removed the “Blind Playthrough” tag from the site following criticism around the language used.

It can often be difficult to get discovered as a new Twitch streamer, with thousands of other content creators broadcasting on the site at any one time.

Twitch has previously introduced tags to address this issue in 2018, which can be added to a streamer’s channel and can be used by viewers for filtering their searches to find what they’re looking for.

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The Blind Playthrough tag no longer shows on Twitch.

While the usual tags often include information such as language and type of content, one tag that was used for those playing a game for the first time was the “Blind Playthrough” tag.

The tag would indicate that the streamer had not seen any spoilers or that they do not know much about the title’s gameplay and features before playing it.

However, in a recent tweet, Twitch’s community director Erin ‘Aureylian’ Wayne highlighted that they have removed the tag from the site, following criticism around the choice of words used, with some suggesting that the language was ableist.

“Happy to see Twitch has listened to everyone who shared feedback and removed the ‘Blind Playthrough’ tag to encourage more inclusive language for our community,” she added.

While the “Blind Playthrough” tag has been removed from the database, the Twitch director urged streamers to make use of the “First Playthrough” and “No Spoilers” tags in its place.

The term “Blind Playthrough” was central to a discussion on ableist language sparked by AbleGamers COO Steven Spohn earlier in the year and now Twitch has acted in response.

While Twitch’s latest change has been met with some positive responses so far, some users have argued the need for the change, highlighting that “Blind” has two official definitions.

However, Twitch has remained firm on their stance, and streamers will simply need to use an alternative tag while streaming spoiler-free gameplay.