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PewDiePie reveals new ‘Pixelings’ mobile RPG game

Published: 18/Nov/2019 11:32 Updated: 24/Nov/2019 12:43

by Andy Williams

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Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg has got together with developers Outerminds to release Pixelings, a brand new, free-to-play game on iOS and Android.

PewDiePie’s fans refer to him as the ‘King of YouTube’, but he does more besides creating videos for his 102 million subscribers.

The Swede created his first mobile game with Outerminds in 2015 – the platformer Legend of the Brofist – and he followed it up with 2016’s Tuber Simulator. Now, three years later, he’s extended the Pixelverse with his latest release.

Based in PewDiePie’s 16-bit realm of Pixeland, Pixelings plays out like a more strategic take on the original Pokemon. After a ‘mysterious being’ invaded Pixeland, you are set with the task of gathering your best battle lineup of Pixelings in a bid to restore order.

Outerminds. Test your roster of Pixelings in player-vs-player multiplayer mode.

Those familiar with Pewds’ previous games will recognize the hatchable Pixelings from Tuber Simulator. Now those creatures (and more) hold their own set of powers and help build the ultimate battle roster.

Playable in single-player or multiplayer, Pixelings is a turn-based RPG strategy game, and Felix showcased the game’s fluid combat system – highlighting the importance of swapping out your Pixelings – in this video. 

While playing through one of the campaign missions, Kjellberg said that he was particularly pleased with the animation work. “All the animations are hand-drawn which I think is so cool,” he said. “I think that’s a really cool thing that I’m really proud of.”

Moreover, he confirmed that the initial release was just the start for the RPG, since “Brotown – which is the first area – is literally just scratching the surface of the game.”

He added: “There’s so many more pretty and cool Pixelings and areas and things in general… It took a lot of work to get this.”

There are a variety of in-game purchases that can be made to unlock more characters to expand your roster of Pixelings.

The game is available for free on the App Store and Play Store now.

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Former Vine star reveals truth behind iconic “Adam” meme

Published: 26/Nov/2020 15:25

by Alice Hearing

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Former Vine star Patrick Perkins has cleared up a myth about an iconic meme years after it first took the internet by storm.

While Vine shuffled its mortal coil in 2016, many of its biggest stars have carried on with short-form comedy on YouTube and now TikTok, including Lele Pons, Liza Koshy, and David Dobrik.

Even now, these short clip compilations still get millions of views on YouTube, and there are still multiple Instagram and Twitter accounts dedicated to them. Several vines have carried on their internet life as memes or gifs and have even been pasted onto merchandise.

The vine in question shows a blonde teenager in glasses blowing a smoke circle using a vape on a desk when the person carrying the camera blows it away. The teen turns to the camera and exasperatedly says “Adam!.”

Adam Perkins and Patrick Perkins Vine stars
Instagram: adam___perkins
Adam and Patrick starred in several iconic vines.

Now the star himself has come onto TikTok to confirm some lore surrounding him and his twin brother, which has baffled thousands who never knew the truth.

Another iconic and highly quotable vine involving one of the twins shows them walking into his bathroom in just a pair of boxers saying: “Hi, welcome to chillis.” In another, one of the twins begs viewers to stop comparing him to Chicken Little.

To most people, they look like the exact same person.

However, Patrick has explained in a viral TikTok that they’re actually identical twins. Patrick was the star of the vape video, while the other twin is Adam and the star of the Chilli’s vine. He also showed a picture of them together “since a lot of people don’t believe that there are actually two of us.”

Patrick also posted the video to Twitter and users were bowled over by the new information. One person wrote, “I feel like a different person for knowing this,” while another added, “world-shattering revelations are sometimes just small clarifications I guess.”

In less than 24 hours, Patrick’s tweet has amassed 4,000 likes and continues to grow, bringing back a sense of nostalgia for many and clearing up a long-standing internet myth.