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PewDiePie explains why he stopped making Minecraft videos

Published: 6/Jan/2020 20:25

by Brent Koepp

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YouTube king Felix ‘PewDiePie‘ Kjellberg’s wildly successful Minecraft series propelled him to the most watched channel in 2019, but during his January 6 episode, he explained why he stopped making episodes on a regular basis.

PewDiePie had one hell of a year in 2019 as he reached 102 million subscribers, making him the most followed content creator on YouTube – something which was largely fueled by the return to his gaming roots.

The Swede’s wildly successful Minecraft series took the video platform over, and even revitalized the Microsoft title in sales. However, in his latest upload, the YouTuber explained why he hasn’t been making episodes lately.

Instagram: @PewDiePieThe Swedish YouTuber reached 102 million subscribers in 2019.

Pewds explains why he hasn’t been making Minecraft videos

The YouTuber was reacting to memes in his latest ‘Last Week I Asked You’ series when he came upon a fan submission that compared him no longer playing Minecraft to the Pixar film Toy Story, where the protagonist no longer touched his old toys.

“I don’t want to play with you anymore, Minecraft!” the Swedish star read aloud, and laughed. He then explained how his busy schedule has kept him from making them as of late.

“It’s just those episodes take so long to make, and I feel like I had no time because I’m so busy with other things. So I’m sorry!” Pewds stated.

(Timestamp 15:02 for mobile users.)

PewDiePie first launched his Minecraft series in June 2019, which was a return to his gaming content roots that he’d largely abandoned for years in favor of reaction style skits like Meme Review, PewNews, and LWIAY.

The series saw his channel explode in popularity, and even made him the number one most watched channel of the year due to the insane popularity of his episodic videos that saw him go on adventures in the sandbox game, and even had a recurring plot.

According to third-party YouTube data tracking site Social Blade, the 30-year-old’s monthly views nearly doubled from June to July, just a month after the start of his gaming series, and even helped push the Mojang title to be the second most sold game in August, according the NPDs.

Social Blade: PewDiePieThe Swedish YouTuber saw an explosion of views after the release of his Minecraft series.

Despite taking a break from making Minecraft videos, PewDiePie did not rule out making a return to them in the future, and fans hope that the short break he’s taking in 202o will give him the rest he deserves.

Given that in his August update vlog he exclaimed “it’s been a while since I’ve been able to say that I’m really proud of a video,” viewers are holding out hope that they’ll eventually get to revisit Bro Land again. After all, he can’t leave Sven alone forever.

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PewDiePie hits out at company over KSI Meme Review copyright claim

Published: 25/Nov/2020 21:25

by Brent Koepp

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Popular YouTuber Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg was stunned after a company copyright claimed his Meme Review with JJ ‘KSI’ Olatunji. The Swede lost all the revenue for the upload due to their awful performance of “My Heart Will Go On” from Titanic. 

On November 22, PewDiePie teamed up with fellow YouTube star KSI for an epic Meme Review. The duo tackled everything from British culture to Olatunji’s boxing match with Logan Paul.

Kjellberg later revealed on Instagram that the popular video had been copyright claimed by a company. The personality called the move “bulls**t” after the corporation took all the revenue over their Titanic joke.

Screenshot of YouTubers PewDiePie and KSI playing instruments.
YouTube: PewDiePie
The YouTubers’ awful performance of My Heart Will Go On got the video claimed for copyright.

PewDiePie & KSI’s Meme Review copyright claimed

PewDiePie’s Meme Review with KSI was a major hit on the platform, pulling in over 7.3 million views in just a few days. Fans of both YouTube creators were treated to a hilarious collaboration. However, the duo’s “attempt” to perform My Heart Will Go On on a flute and alpine horn caused the video to get claimed.

Kjellberg revealed the issue on his Instagram story on November 25. “So I got a claim on my KSI video. At the end, we played My Heart Will Go On,” he said, before playing a clip of their awful performance to demonstrate how absurd the claim was. “It’s too similar!” he joked.

It turns out the YouTuber had appealed the claim, but was denied. “So I appealed it, because its bulls**t why, and they rejected it! This is actually infringing on copyright according to this company!” he exclaimed, before breaking into laughter.

The 31-year-old explained that the company was now going to get 100% of the money made off the popular upload. “So all the revenue now goes to this company for the entire video. Like, what? Yeah, I just thought it was bulls**t, I don’t even know.”

The whole scenario is made all the more ridiculous when you consider that the Titanic joke was only a few seconds in a 26 minute upload. The fact that the company now gets to own the entire video is a good example how YouTube’s content ID system can sometimes be flawed.