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Twitch streamer Sodapoppin reacts to Devil May Cry 5’s incredible Michael Jackson tribute

Published: 9/Mar/2019 0:03 Updated: 9/Mar/2019 0:04

by Virginia Glaze

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The fifth installment of the highly-acclaimed Devil May Cry series went live on March 8 – and popular Twitch streamer Chance ‘Sodapoppin’ Morris made sure to dive into the game.

[WARNING: Possible spoilers ahead.]

Sodapoppin frequently plays the newest games on release and is never shy about sharing his opinion, as evidenced by him giving up on Kingdom Hearts 3 shortly after booting up the title.

He was in the midst of a broadcast for DMC 5 when he came across main character Dante’s flashy impression of late singer-songwriter Michael Jackson, leading to a hilarious bout of surprise and bewilderment.

The streamer was clearly taken off guard as Dante began to randomly bust a move, after being gifted the Faust Hat weapon from newbie character Nico – complete with Jackson-esque background music and moonwalking.

“What?” Sodapoppin asked incredulously, raising his hands above his head in shock. “I’m being trolled.”

Sodapoppin’s chat appeared to echo his sentiment, spamming rows of question marks and pogchamps out of confusion – with one user even asking, “WTF is this game?”

This wouldn’t be the first time Capcom has paid tribute to Jackson as of late, either; the company likewise gave Street Fighter V newcomer ‘G’ a few of Jackson’s dance moves in his attack animations, driving home his seemingly ‘American’ spirit.

Devil May Cry 5 is already receiving rave reviews, scoring a 9.5/10 on IGN and a 9/10 on Gamespot thanks to its ‘SSS stylish’ gameplay and flashy combo system.

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Conor McGregor explains why YouTube boxing is “good business” for the sport

Published: 16/Jan/2021 1:20

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Jake Paul and Logan Paul helped popularize ‘YouTube Boxing’ in recent years, although it’s often described as a mockery of the sport. However, Conor McGregor explained why he isn’t against it and thinks it’s good business.

Conor McGregor has been focused on his upcoming UFC 257 bout against Dustin Poirier for a while now. However, that hasn’t stopped Jake Paul from doing his best to rope the former double champion into an exhibition boxing match.

Jake first called him out back in November 2020 after he knocked out Nate Robinson. Then, he taunted him to accept a $50 million fight offer several weeks later and has been flailing about ever since. 

He still hasn’t managed to get his attention. However, his antics did draw out comments from UFC President Dana White and Conor’s coach, John Kavanagh. Now, Conor has finally shared his thoughts on YouTube boxing as a whole, and here’s what he had to say.

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Jake Paul has tried and failed to bait a response from Conor McGregor.

“A lot of people are criticizing [YouTube boxing] as maybe making a bit of a mockery of fighting,” asked an interviewer. It’s the predominant view among fans of combat sports. “I want you to weigh in on that for me.” 

“If they are fighting, well, then it can’t make a mockery of fighting, right?” said Conor. “They’re getting in, and they’re competing. I am not so much against it. The YouTube kid and the NBA star competing [was] good business.

“Am I into those competitions myself? It’s not the most high level if any level… [but] as they say if it makes dollars, it makes sense,” he added. “I know Dana and the UFC are not really into it, but… I’m not so against it. I think if people are willing to get in and take the risk of making that walk, I am certainly a viewer.”

 

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Conor’s opinion might come as a surprise to fans who expected him to make scathing comments. However, as a businessman himself, it seems like he’s all for it. Plus, as he said, YouTube boxers are still fighting and giving it their all.

On another note, Conor didn’t seem too incensed about Jake. He barely mentioned him at all. 

Still, it’s only a matter of time before Jake responds, and there’s no doubt he won’t be too thrilled about being referred to as “the YouTube kid.”