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PewDiePie reveals his insane new mobile gaming controller

Published: 24/Mar/2020 19:33

by Virginia Glaze

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YouTube king Felix “PewDiePie” Kjellberg has revealed a brand-new controller that takes mobile gaming “to the next level” — quite literally, by mounting one’s phone to a light gun device.

PewDiePie unveiled the bizarre-looking product in a March 24 video, revealing the “Arkade Blaster,” which makes players’ FPS mobile gaming experiences more “immersive” by mounting your phone to an imitation gun that vibrates with every shot.

Complete with motion controls that track players’ movements, the Blaster makes it seem as though you’re truly in the game — something PewDiePie claims will make users better players and even give them the upper hand in conflict.

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PewDiePie unveiled the Arkade Blaster, a unique accessory that acts as a mount for your mobile device.

“Who would’ve thought mobile gaming was immersive?” he joked. “It makes you a better player, it gives you an advantage, but it’s also just a really fun and unique way of playing. I legit have a blast when I play this.”

To illustrate his point, Kjellberg used the controller on a series of mobile games like Modern Combat 5, Shadowgun War Games and even Fortnite Mobile — something he also joked about in his video.

“Fortnite — I played two hours with Ninja, no kills,” he jibbed. “First time I have the [Arkade Blaster], I’m epic.”

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The Arkade Blaster works with a slew of mobile titles and even PC games.

Although you might look a bit odd with this massive piece of equipment mounted to your phone, it’s apparently highly effective and works with any mobile device.

Who knows — maybe this is mobile gaming’s answer to the virtual reality trend.

“It’s such a fun product,” the Swede continued. “I’m really happy I’m working with Arkade. It’s been really cool to see this come to life.”

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PewDiePie has been working alongside Arkade Inc. for the duration of their project, offering insight on the Blaster’s prototypes and button layouts, even creating his own custom skin for the device.

The Arkade Blaster is also compatible with PC games like PUBG and Rainbow Six, — but fans hoping to score the product will be set back $99, so it’s not exactly a cheap accessory.

For those looking to nab the controller, it’s only going to be available until April 24, so get in while you can if you’re looking for an interesting new way to switch up your mobile gaming experience.

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How to watch the TikTok Room Awards: Nominees, results & more

Published: 28/Nov/2020 16:01

by Charlotte Colombo

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Popular drama page TikTok Room delighted its 1.8 million followers this week when, on November 25, they announced on their Instagram that they would be hosting their very own awards show!

The post also announced that voting would be on Friday 27 November, with the awards then streaming tonight on Saturday 28 November.

Details surrounding what the award categories were was initially vague, with the account teasing more information throughout the week before opening the polls on Friday for fans to vote for some of their favorite TikTokers in various categories.

Despite the categories remaining unclear prior to voting being open, that didn’t stop some of TikTok’s biggest stars endorsing the awards and encouraging fans to vote for them.

Among other famous faces like Skai Jackson, Nessa Barrett, and Jacob Sartorius, Sway House star Bryce Hall endorsed the awards in a video, joking that he was probably nominated in the “most problematic” category, while Charli D’Amelio, who recently reached 100k followers on the TikTok, told her fans that “there is a special award show on Sunday” and encouraged them all to vote.

Although some fans found that there was difficulty submitting their votes – with TikTok Room explaining in an Instagram post that this was due to heavy traffic on the form- by the time the polls were closed, TikTok Room announced that over 500,000 votes were cast after teasing fans earlier that day with just how close some of the categories were.

What are the categories?

The TikTok Room awards consists of 28 categories in total, and are as follows:

  • Most active with fans
  • Best couple
  • Best makeup
  • Most positive
  • Best style (male)
  • Best style (female)
  • Best ship
  • Best dancer (male)
  • Best dancer (female)
  • Best fandom
  • Funniest TikToker/ collab
  • Best diss track
  • Least problematic (male)
  • Least problematic (female)
  • Best role model
  • Best group/duo
  • Kindest TikToker
  • Best dance creator
  • Best song
  • Most talented musician
  • Most achieved (male)
  • Most achieved (female)
  • Favourite TikToker/ Influencer (male)
  • Favourite TikToker/ Influencer (female)
  • Best clapbacks/ comebacks
  • Best YouTuber
  • Best hair
  • Best house

The running order of these categories is not yet clear.

When do the TikTok Room awards start?

While the awards themselves start at 8pm Eastern Standard Time, TikTok Room have announced that there will be a pre-show from 6pm Eastern Standard Time.

It isn’t quite certain how exactly the awards will be broadcast, although TikTok Room did confirm to a fan in the comments section that they would be posting the results on their Instagram page throughout the night.

So, to watch the awards, your best bet is to keep an eye on TikTok Room’s Instagram account!