Eddie Hearn reveals plan to make rival game to EA SPORTS Fight Night - Dexerto

Eddie Hearn reveals plan to make rival game to EA SPORTS Fight Night

Published: 12/Apr/2020 11:25

by Daniel Cleary


Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn has revealed his plans to create a boxing video game to rival EA SPORTS’ popular Fight Night franchise.

Eddie Hearn has promoted many of the biggest fights in recent years even including top YouTuber bouts such as the Logan Paul vs KSI rematch.

The Matchroom Boxing promoter revealed that he was looking into a new boxing-related venture, however, sharing plans to create a video game that would rival EA’s classic Fight Night series.

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EA Sports’ Fight Night series has produced many popular boxing games for fans to enjoy.

Many fans still consider the Fight Night series to be among the best boxing games of all time despite the most recent, Fight Night Champion, being released in 2011.

During his Instagram Live on April 11, Eddie Hearn revealed that he approached EA SPORTS about releasing a sequel for the popular series and claimed that they had shown little interest in returning to boxing.

“Fight Night 3 I’ve answered those questions about EA SPORTS, do you know what EA SPORTS don’t really seem interested in boxing and Fight Night,” he revealed.

Hearn shared that he was going to take it upon himself and explained to fans that he was considering setting up his own game to rival Fight Night.

“Should I just do one myself? I have got a few other interesting projects coming around,” Hearn asked.

Prince Khalid of Saudi Arabia, who is an avid boxing fan, was in Hearn’s chat at the time and seemingly also showed interest in making the game a reality.

“We’ll start our own rival game to the EA SPORTS Fight Night, me and the one and only big K, Prince Khalid,” Hearn explained, telling the Prince to message him, “I’m going to release a new boxing game, f*ck it.”

Despite apparently showing little interest in a new boxing title, EA has not completely pulled out of fighting games as they are due to release the fourth edition of the UFC game series in 2020, seemingly shifting their focus to MMA in recent years.


Dream angered by backlash blaming him for his fans’ actions

Published: 24/Jan/2021 2:07

by Theo Salaun


Following a wave of online controversy, popular Minecraft YouTuber Dream took to Twitter to address critics and show them why he believes all of the backlash is inherently misguided.

Dream and the Dream Team, with friends like Tommyinnit and Quackity, have been one of the largest sources of online entertainment thanks to a consistent flood of content across YouTube and Twitch. While their videos and streams, including of the entire Dream SMP Minecraft server, have brought Dream a huge amount of fans — that popularity appears to have come with a downside.

Originally, most of the drama surrounding Dream involved accusations about him cheating during a 1.16 Minecraft speedrun. But now, a very different sort of critique has emerged, as fans and critics bemoan the content creator’s inability to restrain the least appropriate segments of his community.

Over the past week, #dreamwaswrong began trending on Twitter and similar complaints moved across social media. The basis for this backlash surrounded a subculture of Dream fans that had begun creating inappropriate fanfiction and art involving the minors who represented the Dream Team. In response, Dream has shot down those critics.

Drawing a theoretical parallel, the faceless content creator philosophically makes his perspective known. Mocking his critics, Dream criticizes the media and his detractors using a hypothetical scenario.

“Dream has refused to condemn murder after one of his fans turned out to be a murderer. Will he finally be held accountable?”

Essentially, Dream suggests that people criticize him for the actions of others — noting that he ought to be “held accountable” for the vile actions (in this hypothetical instance: murder) of his fans. The point of this example is to highlight the absurdity of a causal relationship between influencer and the influenced.

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Who needs a face when you have a lot of fans?

While fans and critics appear to be divided on the efficacy of Dream’s tweet, it’s clear that he is trying to push back against those who blame him for the actions of his viewers. In the social media age, this relationship between popular figure and stan is a particularly nuanced one.

For what it’s worth, Dream has also taken a much more firm stance against inappropriate subcultures of his fandom on his alternate account, DreamWasTaken. It remains to be seen whether or not that will be enough to satisfy his critics, but the situation is obviously a contentious one.