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Twitch streamer goes viral for flawless no-hit Dark Souls and Bloodbourne run

Published: 21/Mar/2019 14:20 Updated: 21/Mar/2019 14:42

by Calum Patterson

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Popular Twitch streamer The_Happy_Hob has impressed the entire community, after completing what is believed to be the world’s first ever flawless ‘no-hit’ back to back run of the entire Dark Souls, Demon Souls and Bloodbourne series.

The Souls and Bloodbourne games are notoriously difficult, designed to push players to the edge and reward them with an unmatched fulfilment after finally taking down a boss.

‘No-hit’ runs are popular on Twitch, and are pretty much as you would guess – completing the game without taking a single hit from an enemy. To call this ‘easier said than done’ would be a gross understatement.

There’s not many things harder than a Dark Souls boss fight.

The_Happy_Hob was the first to ever complete a no-hit run of the entire Dark Souls series, back to back, in March 2018, stunning even the series’ director, Hidetaka Miyazaki.

If anyone was going to best this, it was going to be The_Happy_Hob himself, and best it he has. On March 20, he completed the entire Dark Souls, Demon Souls and Bloodbourne series, back to back, without taking a single hit.

As you can imagine, such a feat warranted an emotional outburst of sheer elation. You can watch the tense final moments below.

There are a few tricks employed on these no-hit runs, such as completing boss fights multiple times, and some clever uses of deliberately taking fall damage, in order to get the boost of higher damage when at lower health from the Red Tearstone Ring, but all of this is allowed within the agreed-upon rules of no-hit runs.

After completing the marathon, The_Happy_Hob dedicated it to Woddee, a Twitch streamer and popular community member who took his own life in November 2018.

Sharing news of his victory on Twitter, the official Dark Souls account even gave a tip of the hat to The_Happy_Hob.

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, the next game by ‘From Software’ releases on March 22, so The_Happy_Hob is just in time to set himself another challenge.

The streamer had pledged that if he didn’t complete the run before the release of Sekiro, he would do a forfeit and get a tattoo, but thankfully he pulled it off with a day to spare.

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Mr Beast asks YouTubers to help make his own YouTube Rewind 2020

Published: 17/Nov/2020 21:48

by Brent Koepp

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Jimmy ‘Mr Beast’ Donaldson is calling on fellow content creators to help him make their own YouTube Rewind, following the Google-owned company’s recent cancellation of the yearly recap in November.

Love or hate it, YouTube Rewind has become a major part of the video platform. The annual recap happens every December and takes a look back at the entire year to highlight popular trends and content creators.

Unfortunately on November 12, the Google-owned company announced they were “taking a break” for 2020. Not letting it stand, the site’s rising star Mr Beast has announced he is making his own, and is asking for help.

Screenshot of popular YouTuber Mr Beast posing with fireworks.
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The popular YouTuber is going to make Rewind 2020.

Mr Beast rallies YouTubers to make their own 2020 Rewind

Rewind initially launched in 2010 as a simple list of the top 50 most popular videos. The recap has evolved over the last decade, and eventually became a major budget production featuring the platform’s biggest creators.

However in November, YouTube announced they were cancelling the event, stating, “2020 has been different. And it doesn’t feel right to carry on as if it weren’t. So we are taking a break from Rewind this year.”

Mr Beast reacted to the decision on Twitter, and said he would make his own. “Since YouTube isn’t making a rewind this year, I’m going to 🙂 If any other creators want to help just reply! I’m going to need it,” his November 17 tweets read.

Within minutes of posting, some of YouTube’s top creators replied to Donaldson’s tweet wanting to chip in to his Rewind 2020 project. Popular tech reviewer Marques ‘MKBHD’ Brownlee offered his production assistance. “I volunteer to help production or literally whatever else can make this great,” he said.

Other Tech personalities also offered their help, from Linus Tech Tips to Austin Evans. Popular gaming personalities Vikram ‘Vikkstar’ Barn and 100 Thieves The Mob star Classify also wanted to jump in on the community-created project.

Hilariously, Irish star Sean ‘Jacksepticeye’ McLoughlin gave advice to Mr Beast, and told him to make the video purposely bad.

“Pls make it cringey! I miss the good cringey rewinds,” he joked.

Given Mr Beast’s track record of continually one-upping his already insane videos, it will be interesting to see what he can come up with for Rewind 2020. With some of YouTube’s top tech reviewers offering their assistance, we could get something epic.

This isn’t the first time Donaldson has rallied to bring the community together. In April, he hosted a live stream where the platform’s biggest creators faced off for a Rock Paper Scissors competition for a $250k prize.