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PewDiePie reveals 100 million subscriber Play Button in emotional video

Published: 10/Sep/2019 17:54 Updated: 10/Sep/2019 18:38

by Virginia Glaze

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It’s no secret that Felix “PewDiePie” Kjellberg is YouTube’ most subscribed independent creator, having reached his coveted 100 million subscriber milestone on August 25 – and now, he’s finally received the platform’s greatest award yet.

YouTube unveiled their latest Creator Award on September 6, meant to congratulate both PewDiePie and his former nemesis, T-Series, on surpassing 100 million subscribers.

While YouTube’s usual slew of Play Buttons are gold, silver, or diamond, PewDiePie and T-Series received an extra-special “Red Diamond” Play Button for their efforts – a trophy that the Swede unboxed in an emotional video four days later.

In his video, Kjellberg reminisced about his early YouTube career, reminding viewers that he almost quit uploading videos for good in order to focus on classes at University.

“I had found what I was actually passionate about, and I wasn’t ready to just let it go,” PewDiePie explained. “I knew a career on YouTube was so far away. …it was always at the back of my mind, that there was a tiny chance that this could actually happen.”

Of course, the YouTube star never actually quit, and unboxed his massive award for reaching 100 million subscribers in an emotional segment where he thanked both his viewerbase and YouTube, itself.

“I know a lot of people wanted a custom reward, but I don’t really care,” he said of his award. “This is awesome. And, of course, thank you, YouTube. Where would I be without you?”

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That’s not all: PewDiePie also received a letter from YouTube’s CEO, Susan Wojcicki, who congratulated him on his recent marriage to fiance Marzia Bisognin after eight years of dating.

The YouTuber likewise announced that he would be celebrating the massive milestone by donating a whopping $50,000 to the Anti-Defamation League, an organization dedicated to fighting anti-Semitism and protecting communities from “extremist threats of every kind.”

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PewDiePie’s journey to 100 million subscribers has been a long one, from his origins in horror games like Amnesia: The Dark Descent to his viral battle against T-Series earlier this year – and he’s already beaten his “Red Diamond” milestone, reaching 101 million subscribers just two weeks later.

Thanks to his dedicated audience, it looks like PewDiePie will reign as YouTube’s king for quite a bit longer – and he’s got a hefty trophy to prove it!

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Twitch streamer confronts DoorDash driver after console war trash talk

Published: 24/Nov/2020 19:33 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 19:42

by Michael Gwilliam

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Console wars are nothing new to video game enthusiasts. From schoolyard debates to forum threads 500 pages deep, console loyalists have fought tooth and nail since the dawn of time. Now, the battleground has shifted with even DoorDash drivers getting in on the action against customers.

During a Twitch broadcast, streamer Jameskii was playing Minecraft while waiting for DoorDash to deliver his order. Suddenly, he received a text message on his phone.

“Hold on, is my drink here?” he wondered as he grabbed his mobile device. “Oh my God! Oh my God!”

As the streamer stared down at his phone, he could hardly contain his disbelief at the message he received from the driver.

“My food delivery guy just messaged me ‘Xbox is trash as f**k,” he laughed. “I’m not kidding. My f**king DoorDash just messaged me. It says, ‘Hello, DoorDash has arrived with your order’ and the next message is ‘Xbox is trash as f**k.’”

As it turns out, the driver actually tried to call the streamer, but when Jameskii didn’t pick up, he felt the need to trash talk Xbox.

Despite all this confusion and the out of context attack on Microsoft’s console, Jameskii wondered if he should call the driver back.

“Say yeah, PlayStation is better, woo!” his friend suggested as the streamer began to redial the number.

Eventually, someone on the other end picked up. “Alright, what did you say about Xbox?” Jameskii asked point-blank.

After a few moments of silence, the driver doubled down on his earlier comment and shouted, “F**k Xbox!”

The remark had the streamer in stitches and made him burst out laughing at the absurdity of the whole situation.

While console wars have a long history dating beyond even the 90s when Nintendo and Sega duked it out, it’s unlikely that the phenomenon ever reached a point where delivery drivers partake. It just goes to show that we’re living in a strange timeline.