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PewDiePie responds to Joe Rogan’s “boomer” video game comments

Published: 30/Jul/2020 19:13 Updated: 30/Jul/2020 19:16

by Virginia Glaze

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YouTube star Felix “PewDiePie” Kjellberg has shared his response to podcast host Joe Rogan’s divisive comments on video games, surprisingly advocating for both sides of the ongoing debate around a subject that has steeped the gaming community in chaos.

Joe Rogan incited the ire of many a gamer on July 26, after claiming in an episode of his podcast that video games were a “problem” and a “waste of time,” contrasting them with the profitability of other pastimes like martial arts.

Needless to say, many top personalities and casual gamers alike had something to say about Rogan’s statement, including streaming star Tyler “Ninja” Blevins — but now, YouTube’s most subscribed creator has weighed in on the topic.

PewDiePie uploaded a video responding to Rogan’s video game spiel on July 30, where he initially clowned on the host and found his jujitsu comparison to be a bad example (although he made sure to point out that he understood his general idea).

“I get it,” he mused. “I get his point. But it’s like the worst example ever with jujitsu. That’s another thing — you wouldn’t even have to be good at gaming to make a living. Obviously!” he laughed, pointing to himself.

“Even though I kind of memed it already, I feel like it would be so easy for me to come at Joe Rogan’s statement and be like, ‘Yeah Joe, f***king idiot. I make money playing video games, what the f**k you talking about?’” he continued. “He really just sounds like a boomer. …it’s just such a generational gap that’s always existed.”

PewDiePie discusses Joe Rogan's comments on video games.
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PewDiePie was able to advocate for both sides of Rogan’s viral video game argument, and advocated that viewers find a healthy balance between gaming and other hobbies in life.

However, the YouTuber was also understanding of the addictive nature that games — or any hobby — can have on people, and claimed that while he enjoyed inspiring his viewers to follow their dreams, doesn’t want to sell them on unrealistic expectations.

“I love the idea that I can inspire my audience or, I don’t know, people in general, if they want to pursue YouTube and other gaming-related things,” he clarified. “Like, f**k yeah, go for it. But I don’t wanna sell people on the pipe dream that it’s possible for everyone, because it isn’t.”

“I guess what I’m saying is, find a balance,” he added. “By all means enjoy video games, it’s a great hobby, it’s super fun. …But also find a balance. I think that’s what makes life fun, doing different things.”

What do you think of PewDiePie’s take on Joe Rogan’s viral video game conversation? Let us know on Twitter @Dexerto and tell us your own experience with gaming!

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Is Logan Paul vs Floyd Mayweather postponed? Cryptic post sparks rumors

Published: 22/Jan/2021 20:43

by Virginia Glaze

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YouTube star Logan Paul shocked the entire internet by scoring a fight with none other than boxing legend Floyd Mayweather — but a certain social media post may have revealed that the fight is postponed.

Love it or hate it, YouTube boxing is the new hotness. Following Joe Weller vs KSI in 2018, stars like Logan Paul and his little bro Jake quickly turned the sport into a legitimate money-making hustle — and its grown into something massive.

In 2020, just after Jake Paul’s victory over former NBA pro Nate Robinson, Logan Paul announced he would be taking on Floyd Mayweather for a “Super Exhibition” match in February 2021.

Although precious little extra information was released, tickets for the fight officially went on sale a short while later… but now, a certain social media post floating around the net may spell bad news for the bout.

 

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Coach Kelvin Moore, a celebrated fitness trainer who works with MMA fighters and other athletes, hinted in an Instagram post that the fight date for Logan Paul vs Floyd Mayweather may have been postponed.

“What an honor to be out in LA to work with Logan and Jake Paul… at the training camp prep for Logan Paul vs Mayweather coming up,” he wrote. “The date’s been changed, but they’re bringing me back out when camp restarts for conditioning work on a whole different dimension.”

It’s unclear if Moore was discussing the date for training camp or the fight itself, but things got a whole lot more confusing after the coach deleted his post, which may have been the result of fans flocking to his account to comment on the situation.

Coach Kelvin states in an Instagram post the Logan Paul vs Floyd Mayweather fight has been postponed.

Some fans also noticed that both Mayweather and Paul have taken the links to ticket sales for their fight out of their Instagram bios, further fueling the fire that the bout has been pushed back.

For now, there’s been no official statement from either party, leaving anxious viewers in the dark as to when the incredibly-hyped fight will happen.