Minecraft

LazarBeam slams suggestions he ‘copied’ PewDiePie with Minecraft return

Published: 17/Mar/2020 4:30 Updated: 17/Mar/2020 4:59

by Isaac McIntyre

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Popular YouTuber Lannan ‘LazarBeam’ Eacott has hit back at suggestions he copied Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg in returning to Minecraft, and explained why his fans are “dumb” for suggesting that idea in the first place.

As two of the biggest names on YouTube, Lazarbeam and PewDiePie often set trends when it comes to gaming. From Fortnite to Roblox, and strange game-maker Dreams, both have been dipping their toes into different titles recently.

On March 7, YouTube king Pewds decided it was time to return to his Minecraft world after an extended hiatus. His fans were, of course, ecstatic ⁠— his adventures in Mojang’s 16-bit game are among his channel’s biggest hitters.

A week later, LazarBeam said it was “one again time to return to Minecraft,” ending his own 105-day hiatus with a new upload. Of course, some fans couldn’t help but point out the video’s timing, and even suggested he had copied PewDiePie.

Eacott regularly interacts with his fans both in his YouTube streaming chat, and in his upload’s comments. This time, he was less than pleased with accusations in the comments, and jumped in again to set the record straight.

Twitter: LazarBeam
The Aussie star hit back at allegations he was “copying” PewDiePie with a cheeky YouTube comment.

According to the Click star in a comment on his March 13 video “100 Minecraft Players vs Natural Disasters,” which quickly hit YouTube’s trending list, his plan to return had been in the works for nearly a month before Pewds uploaded.

Not only that, but LazarBeam has also long been a content creator known for his Minecraft videos. He admitted he was a little taken aback his fans thought he was “copying Pewds,” and said he had “just felt like playing Minecraft again.”

“I’ve had this video planned for weeks, and I’ve made 30+ Minecraft videos, but let’s just say I’m copying Pewds despite this video being nothing like his,” the YouTuber said, and added a cheeky parting barb: “Some of y’all dumb lmao.”

While LazarBeam may be a little miffed he’s been accused of “copying” the king of YouTube, there’s no animosity between himself and the Swede ⁠— he even has a life-sized cardboard cutout of PewDiePie adorning his streaming room.

Likewise, the Aussie YouTuber is known for his blunt, stereotypically-Australian comedy when it comes to replying to his fans so, of course, there’s every chance he’s just having a jab back at the comments in jest as well.

For fans of both content creators too, it’s happy days — with Pewds’ long-running series finally returning, and LazarBeam promising “things are going to be bigger and crazy” in his next video, its a great time to be a Minecraft fan.

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When will Corpse Husband merch be back in stock?

Published: 21/Jan/2021 16:01

by Georgina Smith

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Fans of YouTube sensation Corpse Husband were left stunned after his first-ever merch drop sold out of all its products within about 10 minutes – but it seems another drop could be on its way soon.

While Corpse Husband had a following on YouTube before last year with his horror narration content, he shot to new heights of popularity in 2020 following his activity within the gaming community, particularly with indie hit Among Us.

He is known for not showing his face on camera, but that hasn’t stopped him from amassing an enormous fanbase which is now up to 6 million subscribers on his YouTube channel, and more on other platforms.

Thanks to popular demand, Corpse decided that he would create a merch store for his loyal fans, and teased the drop on Twitter in December. He warned “it is limited in quantity due to time frames and production constraints,” though he also said fans can be sure that the products will be great quality, “these aren’t just designs printed onto blank hoodies, it’s more complicated than that.”

Corpse Husband merch sells out

While Corpse mentioned he was nervous, it seems that he didn’t have anything to worry about, as when the merch was finally dropped on December 24 it sold out almost instantly.

Many fans said that it took only 10 minutes for the merch to sell out, with some making it all the way to checkout before finding out it was already gone.

35 minutes after the drop, Corpse took to Twitter to share his appreciation for his viewers. “I don’t even know what to say, thank you so much,” he wrote.

When will Corpse Husband merch be restocked?

Of course, many fans are now wondering when they next might be able to get their hands on some of the creative merch.

As Corpse mentioned prior to the drop, and as it is written on the site’s FAQ, this merch drop was actually a pre-sale, meaning “a new product that is available for sale before it’s in stock and ready to ship.”

In his voice memo before the launch, Corpse projected the delivery for this round of merch to be around late-January, and along with time frames and production constraints he mentioned, it’s unclear when the next drop will be.

At the time of writing, instead of displaying the sold-out products, the Corpse Husband merch site shows a message that reads ‘restock soon,’ which is great news for fans who missed out the first time around.

There isn’t anything to indicate any particular time frame for a new release, but the site allows you to enter your email address in order to be notified about upcoming launches.

The success of this first drop bodes well for the future, and there’s no doubt that fans will be gearing up to support their favorite creator, and hopefully beat the insane demand next time around.