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PewDiePie claims Sony hiding PlayStation 5 price is “not good news”

Published: 18/Jun/2020 3:20

by Andrew Amos

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Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg has criticized Sony for not being upfront about the pricing of the PS5, saying that hiding the cost during the reveal event “is not good news” for fans planning to buy the next-gen console.

The PlayStation 5 reveal was revealed to the world in much fanfare, even if some were critical of it. While the console’s design has been a big talking point, some fans are concerned about its cost.

With both the PS5 and the Xbox Series X being a massive hardware upgrade on their ancestors, players just want to know how much it’ll set them back.

Sony was explicit with the price of the PS4 when revealing the earlier generation console. While they didn’t do it at the initial reveal event back in February 2013, they did it just a few months later at E3. The $399 cost was a big selling point for the console back then.

This has made PewDiePie criticize the decision of Sony to not be upfront with the price this time around. He revealed his thoughts in a June 16 upload: “Didn’t [Sony], when they announced the PlayStation 4, the price was amazing and they were so proud of it? The fact that they haven’t announced the price is not good news.”

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The Swedish YouTube star is worried that if Sony isn’t telling players the cost of the console, it’s going to be a lot higher than most predicted. Somewhere around $500 is the ball park figure most people have been expecting, but it could be higher given the hardware upgrades.

Like everyone else though, PewDiePie also took a jab at the console’s design, calling it “really ugly” while laughing along at the memes the internet has come up with since its reveal.

“Maybe it looks better in person. I don’t wanna be that guy, but even before I saw anyone’s reaction to it, I was like ‘that looks really ugly.’ I’m not gonna lie.”

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The PlayStation 5’s design has received mixed reviews.

He even chimed in with his own design idea, which would be a throwback to times gone by. “They should have done a new version of the first PlayStation, I feel like that could have been kind of cool. I would rather that,” he said.

The PlayStation 5 is set to be released in the holiday season with both a standard edition, and a digital edition that doesn’t support discs. If you missed the reveal on June 12, you can find all the information here.

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PewDiePie hits out at company over KSI Meme Review copyright claim

Published: 25/Nov/2020 21:25

by Brent Koepp

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Popular YouTuber Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg was stunned after a company copyright claimed his Meme Review with JJ ‘KSI’ Olatunji. The Swede lost all the revenue for the upload due to their awful performance of “My Heart Will Go On” from Titanic. 

On November 22, PewDiePie teamed up with fellow YouTube star KSI for an epic Meme Review. The duo tackled everything from British culture to Olatunji’s boxing match with Logan Paul.

Kjellberg later revealed on Instagram that the popular video had been copyright claimed by a company. The personality called the move “bulls**t” after the corporation took all the revenue over their Titanic joke.

Screenshot of YouTubers PewDiePie and KSI playing instruments.
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The YouTubers’ awful performance of My Heart Will Go On got the video claimed for copyright.

PewDiePie & KSI’s Meme Review copyright claimed

PewDiePie’s Meme Review with KSI was a major hit on the platform, pulling in over 7.3 million views in just a few days. Fans of both YouTube creators were treated to a hilarious collaboration. However, the duo’s “attempt” to perform My Heart Will Go On on a flute and alpine horn caused the video to get claimed.

Kjellberg revealed the issue on his Instagram story on November 25. “So I got a claim on my KSI video. At the end, we played My Heart Will Go On,” he said, before playing a clip of their awful performance to demonstrate how absurd the claim was. “It’s too similar!” he joked.

It turns out the YouTuber had appealed the claim, but was denied. “So I appealed it, because its bulls**t why, and they rejected it! This is actually infringing on copyright according to this company!” he exclaimed, before breaking into laughter.

The 31-year-old explained that the company was now going to get 100% of the money made off the popular upload. “So all the revenue now goes to this company for the entire video. Like, what? Yeah, I just thought it was bulls**t, I don’t even know.”

The whole scenario is made all the more ridiculous when you consider that the Titanic joke was only a few seconds in a 26 minute upload. The fact that the company now gets to own the entire video is a good example how YouTube’s content ID system can sometimes be flawed.