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Tfue reveals why he loved Fortnite’s map-destroying The End event

Published: 16/Oct/2019 23:29 Updated: 17/Oct/2019 4:27

by Isaac McIntyre

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Fortnite superstar Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney was one of millions that tuned in to watch Epic Games destroy their iconic battle royale map at the end of Season 10 to pave the way for ‘Chapter 2,’ and the Twitch star couldn’t be happier about the change.

Tfue’s love of the massively popular battle royale has openly waned over the years, with the streamer most recently taking a planned break from Twitch to re-discover his love for playing games. He’s also never shied away from slamming Fortnite’s flaws.

Considering the slippery slope the 21-year-old found himself on regarding how much he was enjoying grinding Fortnite, the massive black hole event, and the major map refresh that it’s brought for the community, potentially could not have come at a better time.

Epic GamesTfue didn’t hide his excitement at saying goodbye to Fortnite’s old map.

Tfue revealed his thoughts on the old map as he watched the black hole event, celebrating the end of Season 10 alongside the rest of the player base and hoping that Season 11/Chapter 2 would bring something new to the table.


“Please just blow up the map, this map sucks… f*ck this map. This map sucks,” he said when rockets first started appearing, revealing just how excited he was to see the ten-season map disappear from existence.

Twitch: TfueTfue and the Fortnite community were left waiting after the game disappeared.

“Oh shit, the giant buttplug in the sky,” he yelled as the map began to disintegrate around him. “Oh, sh*t. Yo, what? What is happening?”

His character was soon flung towards one of the cracks in the sky after his rock was hit by a projectile. “Ooooh, I picked a good spot, didn’t I?”

As players around the world soon experienced, the flaming meteor soon struck the center of the Fortnite map, sending players flying into space before the black hole expanded and claimed the environment, the game, and everything relating to Epic’s battle royale title.

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It wasn’t the end for Fortnite, however, as Chapter 2 brought a new map and locations, new weapons, and a host of new skins and cosmetics for players to collect in the new season.


For Tfue, the near-complete reset for the battle royale changed everything. The streamer went from taking a break from the game and his time on Twitch, to sharing a simple message as he played through Fortnite’s new age: “I love Fortnite.”

While Turner seems to have reignited his passion for Epic’s global sensation, there are others in the streaming community that aren’t so sure Fortnite is going to last forever.

Dr Disrespect, who regularly grinds out titles like Apex Legends and PUBG, revealed he believes Fortnite “is going to die” as it continues to slide in player count past it’s “glory days”.

While there might be plenty that aren’t big fans of Epic’s event-based shooter, it seems Tfue is back on the bandwagon – at least for the foreseeable future.

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Pepe the Frog: the internet’s most infamous meme explained

Published: 26/Jan/2021 21:46

by Bill Cooney

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Pepe the Frog is one of the most well-known and widespread memes around, and over the decade and a half he’s existed, it’s also one of the most interesting stories the internet has to offer.

Created back in the long-long ago of 2005 by cartoonist Matt Furie, Pepe first appeared in a comic called Boy’s Club and wasn’t much more than a recurring character there for the first bit of his life.

It took a few years, but in 2008 memes featuring the amphibian started getting popular on MySpace and 4chan, with just a few variations in these early days like “sad” “smug” “angry” and various types of “feels”. It was certainly a much simpler time.

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The “feels good” Pepe was one of the most common variations in the early days.

In the first half of the 2010s, Pepe only continued to grow in popularity and fame. Twitch, Twitter, Reddit, no matter where you went online it seemed like the frog was everywhere, but the good times couldn’t last. Controversy, that hasn’t gone away even today, was just on the horizon.

Pepe was originally created by Furie as having no political affiliation whatsoever but in the run-up to the 2016 United States Presidential election, he became a symbol for certain online groups and was labeled a “Hate Symbol” by various U.S. organizations, including the American Defamation League (ADL).

He’s still around today though, and that’s because the Pepe meme itself isn’t bigoted at all, but the context of use is an important consideration.

“Because so many Pepe the Frog memes are not bigoted in nature, it is important to examine the use of the meme only in context,” the ADL website says. “The mere fact of posting a Pepe meme does not mean that someone is racist.”

Just don’t test your luck throwing out frogs in Overwatch League chat, as the competition completely banned the meme back in 2018 (and even fines players caught using it to this day).

lucio pepeTfw Pepe is banned from Overwatch League.

Different types of Pepe emotes

Really, you could write a book on all of the different variations that appear as emotes on Twitch alone, and that’s not even touching the countless “rare” Pepes that have been minted over the years either. To keep things simple, we’ll just focus here on some of the most common specimens you might encounter while browsing Twitch.

Feelsbadman

When Virtus.pro stops being Virtus.plow.

This is basically Pepe 101, a common reversal of the famous “feels good man.” Feelsbadman can be found all over Twitch when a streamer encounters something sad. Maybe the game you’re looking forward to still doesn’t have any updates? That’s a feelsbadman (looking at you, Overwatch 2).

PepeLaugh

Something funny? Throw a pepelaugh in chat.

If the name wasn’t enough to fill you in, this Pepe is barely able to contain his laughter. You’ll find it anytime something humorous happens on stream, or when chat knows something the streamer doesn’t.

MonkaS

monkasMonkas: perfect for when things get sketchy.

When things get tense, and the anxiety starts building, there’s no better emote to pull out then MonkaS. If you’ve ever wondered how it got its name, it’s actually really simple. On March 16th, 2016, Twitch user Monkasen uploaded the emote to the Better Twitch TV browser extension. Monka – for the user, and S – for scared.

PepeJam

pepeJAM: perfect for partytime.

When your tune comes on, or the Fallout music hits just right, you know it’s time for PepeJAM. Pretty straightforward here, with headphones over his ears, and animated versions have him bouncing up and down.

Poggers

It’s like pogchamp, but better.

At first glance you can probably guess the inspiration behind the ‘Poggers’ emote. That would be the longstanding ‘Pogchamp’ emote, that Twitch recently changed to feature a different streamer every 24 hours. It usually faces left, instead of right like the original emote, but animated versions can also be found flipping back and forth.

Honorable mention: Peepo (Apu Apujasta)

Despite a similar appearance, Peepo is NOT Pepe, they are two different frogs.

Peepo emotes seem to just keep getting more and more popular on Twitch since they started popping up in 2017 (and we can see why, as the little guy is undeniably cute). But a common misconception is that these are just poorly drawn Pepes. They’re not!

Peepo is instead a descendant, derived from the poorly drawn Pepe named Apu Apustaja (“Help Helper” in English) that first appeared on Finnish message boards before he made his way to Twitch. He can be used in just as many situations too, so expect to see plenty of him.


The humble internet frog Pepe has been on a wild ride over the last 15+ years, but he and his offspring like Peepo don’t seem to be going away anytime soon. Even though the edgy Pepes will undoubtedly continue, it will be very interesting to see how the meme evolves by the time he reaches 30.