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Twitch streamer breaks down in tears over Half-Life: Alyx announcement

Published: 19/Nov/2019 11:48

by Jacob Hale

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A Twitch streamer broke down in tears during a livestream after Valve unveiled their plans to release a brand new Half-Life game – 12 years after Half-Life 2: Episode Two came out.

For years, fans have been waiting on a Half-Life 3, with the second installment in the series leaving the story very much open to continue and progress naturally.

However, the likelihood of a new game grew increasingly unlikely as the years went on, with Half-Life 3 becoming somewhat of a meme as it was readily accepted it would never come out.

Fast forward over a decade and Valve have finally announced a third Half-Life game – named Half-Life: Alyx, which is set to serve as their “flagship VR title,” coming to SteamVR.

ValveIt’s been well over a decade since Half-Life fans got to play a new game in the series.

Although there was little to go off other than a graphic aligning the logos of Valve, SteamVR and Half-Life, naturally people got really, really excited to see that this game is finally, actually, happening – including one streamer who couldn’t hold the tears in.

TylerMcVicker, who took a break from playing Valve’s other hit game CSGO, was evidently delighted when he first saw the announcement, smiling, laughing and looking incredibly pleased.

That smile quickly faded, however, as the emotions of 12 years of waiting got to him, putting his head in his hands, choking up and letting the tears flow.

Turning to someone off-stream, Tyler, wiping tears from his face said: “I’m right. I just turned it on and it all flooded on me, I’m sorry,” having predicted this announcement throughout the recent weeks.

After recouping and getting the better of his emotions, Tyler let his donations play out and explained how he had been reporting on this game for over two years, but was clearly still full of pent-up emotion as he did so.

It’s not too often you see streamers get emotional in this way, especially for the announcement of a game, but Half-Life fans have been so patient in regards to a game that many cite as one of their favorites, so you can understand why this would mean so much, especially when it’s something he had been predicting and reporting on for so long.

Half-Life: Alyx was also announced alongside a new CSGO operation, known as Operation Shattered Web, which includes new maps, new knives and the much-awaited SG 553 (Krieg) nerf.

Valve are likely looking to make an impact after Riot Games announced a whole bunch of new games and content in October 2019, with the League of Legends developer seemingly attempting to get their piece of every pie possible.

The full announcement for Half-Life: Alyx will be made on Thursday, November 21 at 10am Pacific Time, so we may see more tears by the time the reveal rolls around.

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PewDiePie hits out at company over KSI Meme Review copyright claim

Published: 25/Nov/2020 21:25

by Brent Koepp

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Popular YouTuber Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg was stunned after a company copyright claimed his Meme Review with JJ ‘KSI’ Olatunji. The Swede lost all the revenue for the upload due to their awful performance of “My Heart Will Go On” from Titanic. 

On November 22, PewDiePie teamed up with fellow YouTube star KSI for an epic Meme Review. The duo tackled everything from British culture to Olatunji’s boxing match with Logan Paul.

Kjellberg later revealed on Instagram that the popular video had been copyright claimed by a company. The personality called the move “bulls**t” after the corporation took all the revenue over their Titanic joke.

Screenshot of YouTubers PewDiePie and KSI playing instruments.
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The YouTubers’ awful performance of My Heart Will Go On got the video claimed for copyright.

PewDiePie & KSI’s Meme Review copyright claimed

PewDiePie’s Meme Review with KSI was a major hit on the platform, pulling in over 7.3 million views in just a few days. Fans of both YouTube creators were treated to a hilarious collaboration. However, the duo’s “attempt” to perform My Heart Will Go On on a flute and alpine horn caused the video to get claimed.

Kjellberg revealed the issue on his Instagram story on November 25. “So I got a claim on my KSI video. At the end, we played My Heart Will Go On,” he said, before playing a clip of their awful performance to demonstrate how absurd the claim was. “It’s too similar!” he joked.

It turns out the YouTuber had appealed the claim, but was denied. “So I appealed it, because its bulls**t why, and they rejected it! This is actually infringing on copyright according to this company!” he exclaimed, before breaking into laughter.

The 31-year-old explained that the company was now going to get 100% of the money made off the popular upload. “So all the revenue now goes to this company for the entire video. Like, what? Yeah, I just thought it was bulls**t, I don’t even know.”

The whole scenario is made all the more ridiculous when you consider that the Titanic joke was only a few seconds in a 26 minute upload. The fact that the company now gets to own the entire video is a good example how YouTube’s content ID system can sometimes be flawed.