Minecraft player plays ultimate prank with huge mystery QR code - Dexerto
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Minecraft player plays ultimate prank with huge mystery QR code

Published: 8/Sep/2020 16:36

by David Purcell

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Minecraft puts players in a world where building is encouraged and imaginations can be stretched, but one player has used all of that to make possibly the best prank in history for those visiting their save. 

The game has been constantly refreshed by developers Mojang in recent years, allowing members of the game’s online community to take building to new heights time and time again.

With the potential of the game being only as big as your imagination, one player brought together their design skills and one of the world’s best memes to take their save to another level.

Some might construct huge highways, houses, even castles. But, wait until you see what this user made.

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Unsuspecting Minecraft players might not even see this prank coming.

Minecraft player builds a meme tower

If there’s one thing our flashy mobile devices can do better than anything else, it’s read QR codes. By hovering over them with your iPhone or Android device, it will register a website or link and take you right there.

Sounds good, right? This Minecraft player – who goes by the name of Koofmich on Reddit – used the feature to catch people out.

As seen below, they have put together an insanely huge Minecraft QR code building. When anybody decides to take advantage and scan it in, they will be met with the viral RickRoll’d meme that is just about hated by everybody on the internet.

They said: “Left this Rickroll QR code at a random place in my realm, let’s see who is going to fall to it,” before adding: “It was a nightmare making it lol. my brain hurt a lot.”

Left this Rickroll QR code at a random place in my realm, let’s see who is going to fall to it (I wasn’t on reddit for a while, I can remove the post if someone already did it) from Minecraft

What is the RickRoll’d meme video?

If you have never seen this prank before, the video shown below plays when the QR code is scanned.

It shows Rick Astley singing ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’, as it’s a cropped version of the official music video. Not bad to listen to at first, but get caught in the Astley trap a few times and it’s not a good feeling.

This meme just keeps living on in different mediums, and has tricked many a Twitch streamer in its time.

If Minecraft players are now catching people out with QR codes, it begs the question of who will be tricked next. Maybe try it on a friend, and see how they react!

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Twitter erupts as Tommyinnit leaks Addison Rae in Dream SMP Minecraft server

Published: 17/Jan/2021 0:32

by Theo Salaun

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Worlds collide and Twitter explodes as Twitch streamer Tommyinnit surprisingly leaked that TikTok superstar Addison Rae is in the Dream SMP (survival multiplayer) Minecraft Discord server.

Founded by the Dream Team, the private, whitelisted Dream SMP Minecraft server is a world of roleplay, drama and, above all else, entertainment. Familiar with their fair share of intriguing characters, fans are now pushing the limits of curiosity and excitement at the possibility that a mainstream, TikTok icon could be stepping into the Minecraft players, Twitch streamers and YouTubers’ arena.

Dream, the faceless persona behind the server, has a hefty 16 million subscribers on YouTube. Tommyinnit, the teenage Englishman and one of the world’s fastest-growing streamers, has 3 million followers on Twitch. Rae, who jumped into fame for clean dance moves, has 34 million followers on Instagram and 75 million on TikTok.

During a Twitch stream, Tommyinnit couldn’t contain himself as he noticed Rae in the Dream SMP’s Discord general channel. Expressing serious surprise and confusion, the streamer discussed her presence and quickly lit social media ablaze as fans debate what said presence could entail.

While gaming once felt like a niche domain, internet celebs like Rae and James Charles, or even US politicians like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have all dabbled in the streaming world at the height of Among Us popularity. 

Unfortunately, Rae’s specific crossover experience in the Twitch streaming world was less than ideal as she encountered serious backlash for her Among Us session with Pokimane, Corpse Husband and, in what could now be considered a sneak peek, Dream.

Undeterred by that hate, it appears that Rae’s interest in gaming is unfazed. And, to the delight of those who prefer positive energy over hate, the Dream SMP fans seem to be taking this leak in a much funnier, confusedly entertained light than Twitch chat had.

It remains unclear whether or not Rae will take an actual role within the Dream SMP or if she was simply testing the water by joining the Discord. When Tommyinnit later tried inviting the TikTok superstar to voice chat, she ignored the request, prompting him to jokingly call her a “d**khead.”

With this leaked quasi-involvement already thrusting social media into a frenzied state, one can only imagine the potential for content if “Draem SMP” becomes a reality.