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Pokimane freaks out after finally completing notoriously hard game

Published: 16/Sep/2019 16:00 Updated: 16/Sep/2019 16:13

by Matt Porter

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Twitch streamer Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys has spent months trying to complete the notoriously difficult game Getting Over It with Bennett Foddy, and months on from her maiden attempt, she couldn’t contain her excitement when she finally managed to conquer it.

Getting Over It with Bennett Foddy is a popular platformer game developed by Foddy himself, in which a man sits inside of a cauldron, and uses a sledgehammer to climb and fling himself over obstacles.

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Due to the game’s mechanics, the title is unsurprisingly extremely difficult and very infuriating, but that didn’t stop Pokimane from grinding her way through the game in the hopes of finally reaching the summit of the upward climb at some point.

Pokimane, InstagramPokimane has been playing Getting Over It for months, with little success.
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After streaming the game for over two hours on Sunday, September 15, Pokimane unknowingly found herself at the final hurdle in the game, a radio tower that sits on top of the mountain that players scale with their trusty hammer in hand.

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With some intense focus, the 23-year-old swung herself over the top of the red tower and watched in confusion as the man in the cauldron floated into the sky. “I dedicate this game to you,” a soft voice said as the variety streamer looked on in astonishment. “The ones who made it this far. I give it to you with all my love.”

“Did I do it?” shrieked Pokimane, with her hands on her cheeks, before giving a yell of celebration. “I literally thought I would never beat this game!”

“I’m really glad we didn’t look up any speed runs or tutorials, it feels so rewarding to have beat it on my own,” she continued. “I mean, with some tips and tricks from you all, but feels freaking great man. Feels great man!

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Pokimane has been taking on Getting Over It on her Twitch streams for months, regularly attempting to take the next step up the mountain. What makes the game so punishing though is how much it punishes mistakes, often sending players crashing down to the base for the smallest of errors.

Thankfully, the streamer managed to do what few before her have done, and persevered despite the frustrating nature of the game to finally conquer one of gaming’s toughest challenges.

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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.