Child Gamer Apologizes for Harassment of Pokimane During Fortnite Stream - Dexerto

Child Gamer Apologizes for Harassment of Pokimane During Fortnite Stream

Published: 21/Aug/2018 18:00 Updated: 7/Apr/2019 0:12

by Virginia Glaze


12-year-old gamer ‘Toxic’ made an apology video following a negative interaction with Pokimane during a Fortnite stream.

Notable streamer and gamer Pokimane was confronted with an uncomfortable situation during a Fortnite stream. Over voice chat, a fellow player revealed himself as a huge fan — and a twelve-year-old boy.

While Pokimane was initially pleased and surprised at his enthusiasm, that surprise quickly turned to shock and disgust at the kid’s following statements. 

“Are you down to sixty-nine?” he asked, making slurping noises over the mic. Pokimane left the game following an especially racist remark, where the child yelled “Allahu Akbar” during the match.

The child’s sexist and racist comments were enough to drive viewers to report him, leading to the deletion of his YouTube channel. The streamer, appropriately named ‘Toxic,’ uploaded an apology video preceding the ban, where he expressed remorse for his behavior.

“I was in Pokimane’s game recently and there was some negative energy,” he admitted. “I wanted to come out and say I’m sorry about all the inappropriate things.” He went on to say that his comments were meant as a joke, and that his words were badly received by viewers.

Toxic’s comments caught the attention of Ninja, who recognized that the internet’s anonymity can lead to inflated confidence for pubescent boys trying to interact with women in gaming. 

“For some reason, kids just think that they can be the most disgusting people in the world,” he said during a stream. “It’s the anonymity. There’s no punishment.”

Since his YouTube account has been suspended, Toxic’s apology is not longer available for users to see.

Toxic’s apology video serves as a milestone for his personal growth – and a major lesson to those looking to make dehumanizing comments to female streamers.


Fortnite Galactus skin leaked ahead of Season 4 finale event

Published: 28/Nov/2020 22:12

by Theo Salaun


Just days ahead of Fortnite’s Galactus live event on December 1, data-miners have leaked a highly anticipated Galactus skin without spoiling event details. 

Galactus, the “Devourer of Worlds,” has been approaching Fortnite’s island and his unavoidable arrival is finally nigh. In a one-time-only, live Season 4 “Nexus War” finale on December 1, Marvel’s world-eater and Epic Games’ player base will collide. 

While fans currently know that the gigantic, cosmic entity is making his way to the Island and that something will be happening on the aforementioned date at 4 p.m. ET, few details are available.

Fortunately for impatient aficionados of the battle royale, dataminers have leaked a Galactus skin that should be coming to the game’s shop with a bundle at some point.

Fortnite Galactus skin leaked

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Twitter, @ximton
The Galactus skin doesn’t seem massive, but it’s definitely spooky.

While it’s unclear exactly how similar this skin will be to the teased images of a gargantuan, shadowy Galactus shared by Epic themselves, the skin most certainly presents an imposing figure. 

Dressed in glistening jet black and red, the skin features regal, villainous armor bookended by chunky boots and a massive helmet. Eagle-eyed fans might even notice a particularly smug smile sitting across the infamous villain’s purple face.

It remains uncertain if this skin will be available for purchase and, if so, when it will be. But leakers like ‘ximton’ have discovered files indicating it could be part of a bundle. Still, in order to save fans from leaks, dataminers have remained largely quiet about specific event details.

Fortnite Galactus event – what we know so far

A variety of leaks have already surfaced, showing a gigantic Galactus and teasing the possibilities of a major battle between Marvel’s heroes and the cosmic world-eater. But Epic Games have tried to keep things on the low, only confirming that “the fate of all Reality lies in the balance.”

As mentioned earlier, the finale event begins on Tuesday, December 1 at 4 p.m. ET (1 p.m. PT, 9 p.m. GMT) and its exact duration is unknown. Epic have advised players to download the latest update (14.60) and Houseparty (which is integrated with Fortnite to allow for live video chat).

For all leaks, details, and news about the event, follow along with our dedicated Galactus info hub.