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Twitch streamer explains what South Park nailed in classic WoW episode

Published: 18/Sep/2019 16:55 Updated: 18/Sep/2019 17:53

by Michael Gwilliam

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The beloved South Park episode ‘Make Love, Not Warcraft’ remains one of the most popular in series history and as a Twitch streamer pointed out, it got one particular aspect of the game absolutely perfect. 

South Park has never shied away from tackling popular culture including video games. Throughout the hit adult cartoon’s 22 seasons, series creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone have mocked (or celebrated) phenomenons such as Pokemon, Grand Theft Auto, Red Dead Redemption and perhaps most famously World of Warcraft. 

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In 2006, when World of Warcraft was undoubtedly one of the hottest games on the market, ‘Make Love, Not Warcraft’ debuted. The episode was widely praised for not only its representation of WoW culture, but also because Blizzard Entertainment worked with the show to create its machinima. 

Blizzard EntertainmentWoW Classic has once again taken the internet by storm.

The episode also holds a special place in Trey and Matt’s hearts. In 2015, the two listed it as their third favorite episode in the series.

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One thing that often goes slightly overlooked when discussing the episode, however, is how the characters’ voices change just enough while they’re gaming. 

While streaming WoW Classic on Twitch, MadSeasonShow started praising the episode. “They totally got down the inflection of people’s voices when they speak,” he said.

“Like uh, give uh, get the Elixir of the Mongoose for Kenny to boost your bow attacks,” he joked talking with the exaggeration they had in the show. “They totally nailed that, dude.” 

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South ParkThe episode’s antagonist is a high-level player who kills everyone else’s character.

Then almost right as he was done talking about the show nailing how people talk while playing Warcraft, someone in the game made his point by saying “everybody on the lava spawn” with a voice he was just referencing. 

Of course, the timing prompted a laugh from the Twitch streamer who continued playing. 

Season 23 of South Park begins September 25. It would be amazing if somehow we got a sequel to Make Love, Not Warcraft with the success of WoW Classic.

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The game was a monumental hit at launch amassing over 1 million Twitch viewers at launch amidst a whirlwind of praise. It was so crazy that 500,000 of those viewers were watching players stare at a login screen before the servers went live. 

A new South Park episode could be unlikely, however, as three years ago Trey Parker seemingly dismissed the idea of spoofing Pokemon Go because they had already tackled Pokemon with the episode “Chinpokomon” in 1999. It’s possible the same logic would apply to WarCraft, but we can only hope they’ve changed their mind. 

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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.