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xQc’s six hour battle with Dark Souls boss will go down in history

Published: 5/Dec/2018 15:01 Updated: 5/Dec/2018 15:53

by Calum Patterson

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Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel is known as a former pro Overwatch player, popular streamer and now – as the victor of a six hour long battle with a boss in Dark Souls III.

Notoriously difficult, Dark Souls’ boss fights are often regarded as one of the most frustrating yet rewarding experiences in gaming, and some streamers focus entirely on trying to defeat them.

xQc, formerly an Overwatch streamer and pro player, has moved to more ‘variety’ streaming, where he plays various games – partly due to a suspension on his Overwatch account.

Taking on the Abyss Watchers boss, one of the most difficult in all of Dark Souls III, xQc began the challenge when only two hours into a ten hour stream.

It took him until he was almost eight hours deep before finally taking down the enemy, but not before numerous fails – and even his viewers doing their very best to distract him.

Because xQc has text-to-speech donations enabled, viewers would send him annoying messages, like this one where the donation was simply the number seven over and over and over again.

In another failed attempt, his controls messed up, leaving him helpless and at the mercy of the powerful boss.

After countless fails, rages and different techniques attempted, the glorious moment when xQc finally took down the boss was met with pure elation.

The popular streamer jumped for joy as his viewers spammed the mantra of “I was here” – acknowledging the significance of his victory.

The Canadian has been growing rapidly on Twitch, even after his move to variety streaming, even attracting compliments from fellow streamer Dr DisRespect, who was impressed at the growth for a channel which is not mainly streaming Fortnite.

xQc is on track to break into the top 100 most followed channels soon, and moments like this historic six-hour long boss battle are helping more viewers discover the sometimes controversial streamer.

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The best memes mocking Kim Kardashian’s viral 40th birthday party

Published: 28/Oct/2020 14:11

by Alice Hearing

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It’s a beautiful thing when the internet comes together to bring about iconic memes. Lately, Kim Kardashian is the inspiration behind a hilarious trend after she tweeted about her lavish birthday party. 

On October 27, Kim revealed to the world how she was celebrating her 40th birthday in style through a thread on Twitter, filled with images from the gathering.

She wrote, “I don’t think any of us truly appreciated what a simple luxury it was to be able to travel and be together with family and friends in a safe environment.”

And she also acknowledged her own privilege, adding “I realize that for most people, this is something that is so far out of reach right now, so in moments like these, I am humbly reminded of how privileged my life is”

But one particular tweet in the thread found a whole new life of its own after parodies exploded on the platform. The tweet read, “After 2 weeks of multiple health screens and asking everyone to quarantine, I surprised my closest inner circle with a trip to a private island where we could pretend things were normal just for a brief moment in time.”

Twitter found it hilarious, providing their own versions of images alongside the text from the viral tweet – from different impressions of “private islands” to ominous depictions of the “inner circle”.  Scroll down to see some of the best parodies so far.

After 2 weeks of multiple health screens…

Drag Race’s Lemon inspired the ultimate nostalgia by pasting the tweet alongside an image from Club Penguin of the crowded iceberg from the game.

Journalist Sophie Thompson went so far as to use a screengrab from Midsommar, implying that a seemingly innocent getaway could turn into a horror movie – it is spooky season after all.

Attorney and author Rabia O’Chaudry continued the theme of implied violence with a screengrab from Game of Thrones, taking the narrative to a whole other level.

Comedian Katy Brand had the genius idea of using an image from the Wicker Man.

Internet personality Blessed Madonna compared Kim Kardashian’s get-together to Fyre Festival with this incredible image of one of the meals given to attendees at the infamous event.

Other tweets referred to popular games

Author Desus Nice shared the Contraband map from Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

ESPN Esports pasted the tweet alongside an image of the Hyrule Temple from Super Smash Bros.

We had to include a shameless plug: we added Kings Canyon, the original map in Apex legends.

Twitter is nowhere near finished with these amazing parodies, and will surely keep going until all the options are exhausted. Watch this space.