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PewDiePie flames Bethesda over Fallout 76 and E3 conference failures

Published: 13/Jun/2019 17:54

by Eli Becht

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The press conferences for E3 2019 have wrapped up, and YouTube star Felix ‘PewDiePie‘ Kjellberg had a lot to say about them, with much of his criticism aimed at Bethesda and their executive Todd Howard.

E3 2019 is still ongoing, but with all of the conferences finished, video game fans now have a clear picture of what to expect for the remainder of 2019, and going into 2020.

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While E3 is mostly about seeing what games are coming out, it’s also interesting to pay attention to the crowds and their reactions – something PewDiePie did with Bethesda’s conference.

BethesdaFallout 76 had a disastrous launch.

PewDiePie had a lot to say about Bethesda’s conference and took several shots at Fallout 76 – Bethesda’s attempt to take the Fallout universe and turn it into an online game.

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He watched the pre-recorded footage of various employees talking about how the community helps reign them in, and tells them when things are going poorly.

“‘You keep us in check’ is basically code for, ‘Yeah, we’ve made some shit games,'” Pewds said. “What did Fallout 76 get in ratings again?” he asked as zoomed on the user score on Metacritic, which was a 2.7.

PewDiePiePewDiePie summarized E3 in his latest video.

He was very excited from Todd Howard came onto the stage as he became the butt of many jokes.

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“I love him, all the bad games are fine as long as Todd Howard makes a joke about,” he said jokingly. PewDiePie also pointed out how Howard was able to spin the bad press around Fallout 76, and make it sound positive.

“They have over 60 million players,” he said. “How can we say something good about this situation? Oh god, anything. Uhhh, we have a lot of players?”

He included a clip of various Fallout 76 bugs plaguing the game, essentially showing the game was nowhere close to being ready.

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Fans were already suspicious of Bethesda’s crowd, and now you can add PewDiePie to that list. He specifically mentioned the guy yelling “Yeah!” after pretty much every sentence during the conference.

The Swede showed various clips of the man yelling, but said that people saying the crowd was paid was probably just trolling Bethesda, as he was in his video.

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Hashinshin claims FBI cleared him of sexual harassment allegations

Published: 8/Oct/2020 4:00

by Andrew Amos

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Popular League of Legends streamer Robert ‘Hashinshin’ Brotz has claimed the FBI investigated him over allegations he was sexually harassing minors, and cleared him of any wrongdoing. He was permanently banned on Twitch over the claims.

Hashinshin was ostracized from the League of Legends community back in July, after claims the 30-year-old Twitch streamer sexually harassed underage girls by abusing his platform of power.

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Other popular content creators, like Joedat ‘Voyboy’ Esfahani, stated that “Hashinshin is a manipular, predator, and worst of all [a] pedophile who used his platform to abuse so many underage girls over the years.”

However, the disgraced streamer has claimed he was investigated by the FBI and cleared of all wrongdoing.

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“There has been an FBI investigation into me, and I have neither been jailed or charged with a crime. Some of you might not believe that. I have a freedom of information request [to prove my innocence publicly], but that can take up to a year,” Brotz said in a October 7 statement.

Numerous women came forward stories in July of Hashinshin grooming them while they were underage. However, Hashinshin has always maintained his innocence, claiming these stories were false, and that many of those who came forward have since deleted their statements.

He also stated that he was potentially looking into suing some of the alleged victims for defamation, stating they did a “public assessment of [his] character” that distorted what people thought of him.

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“I was going to sue Alli for defamation ⁠— and I probably should have ⁠— but Alli is not a victim, and people started getting these really distorted views on what was happening,” he said, referring to one of the victims.

“Things aren’t as they seem, regardless of what they seem. I’m not a rich and powerful figure. They didn’t find that I did anything. I think a lot of this was a public assessment of my character, and a lot of people did this because they didn’t like me.

“I’ve been working on bettering myself over the last two years, and I think I’ve become a better person overall. It hurts a lot…to see all these people denying that.”

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Brotz claimed that while he believed his accusers weren’t “all terrible people,” they betrayed his trust. He also said that while he believes they should apologize, he hopes no one in the community attacks them. He just wants to “go back to living a normal life.”

“I thought these were nice people, I thought I could trust them and work with them. That’s why my response to this was all sh*tty because I shouldn’t really have trusted anyone. I don’t think they’re all terrible people, but things really escalated,” he said.

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“I don’t want anyone to attack them. I just want to go back to living a normal life. I just want to exist peacefully, and I hope people can start letting me do that. I hope this can change their minds in some way.”

Hashinshin remains permanently banned on Twitch despite his attempts to clear this name. He has also lost his Twitch partnership, and has instead moved to streaming on YouTube.