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.


Relive the Fortnite Galactus live event: full replay, HD images, recap

Published: 1/Dec/2020 23:20 Updated: 1/Dec/2020 23:51

by Tanner Pierce


Fortnite’s Galactus Nexus War finale event is finally over and it was packed full of a ton of Marvel-themed content. Here’s what went down during the insanely hyped event that closed off Season 4 of the popular game.

For a while now, Epic Games, Marvel, and the Fortnite community have been hyping up a brand new event to close out Chapter 2, Season 4 of Fortnite. Galactus, the Devourer of Worlds, had been slowly inching his way towards the island all season and on December 1, 2020, he finally arrived.

But what happened once he finally showed up to the Fortnite island? Did players have to fight him like we originally thought? Here’s what you need to know about what went down during the Nexus War finale event in case you missed it.

Fortnite Galactus Nexus War finale event recap

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Galactus wasted no time in destroying the Helicarrier at the start of the event.

All in all, the event itself was pretty short, clocking in at a little over 10 minutes when all was said and done. Still, there was a ton that happened during that span.

Once the in-game timer reached zero, the giant Galactus made his final push to the island. After declaring that he hungered, he destroyed the Helicarrier starting location with ease, sending you and all the other players flying across the sky.

Fortunately, Iron Man-himself flew in as you got close to hitting the ground, handing you a jetpack and telling you that it’s time to stop Galactus. Before you had a chance to do anything, however, the massive villain started consuming Zero Point, which started a “full reality collapse”.

After being transported by Iron Man, you reappeared, in first-person, inside of a Battle Bus decked out in weaponry and explosives. From that point on, your goal was to fly the Buses into Galactus and have him consume them, which ultimately sent him back to “where he came from.”

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In order to defeat Galactus, players had to drive Battle Buses decked out in weaponry and explosives towards the villain so that he would consume it.

A few Marvel characters even made small appearances, including Thor himself (who was one of the main characters this season) and even Wolverine, who helped you in the fight against Galactus.

After finally destroying a plethora of drones and getting close enough, Galactus got sent back to where he came from, you were teleported away to safety, and the event ended.

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Players were joined by both Thor and Wolverine during the event, who helped in taking down Galactus.

Of course, it wouldn’t be Marvel if there wasn’t a “post-credits scene.” After the event was over and Galactus got taken care of, players got a shot of Jonesy in his office, who wakes up suddenly before the screen says that the story is to be continued in Season 5.

Re-watch the entire Fortnite Galactus event

Unfortunately, if you were hoping to catch a re-run of the event inside of Fortnite itself, it seems like that’s not going to be possible. Epic Games has confirmed that it was a “one-time-only” event so if you missed out, you won’t be able to experience it again in-game.

However, we did record the entire experience, so can rewatch it as many times as you want:

What’s next?

Now that the Galactus event is over, Epic Games have confirmed that the Season 5 update will be released at 9 PM PT / 12 AM ET / 5 AM GMT on Wednesday, December 2, with the downtime expected to last all the way up to 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 9 AM GMT.

After that, the brand new season will kick off, and Fortnite fans will get to see what the devs have in store for them to enjoy!