PewDiePie “quits” Minecraft after spectacular Nether mount fail

Published: 6/Apr/2020 21:26 Updated: 7/Apr/2020 13:00

by Brent Koepp


During his March 6 Minecraft episode, YouTube king Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg’s attempt to ride the new Nether mount ended in spectacular fashion.

After years of waiting, Minecraft players finally got a major overhaul to the game with the Nether Update. The 1.16 version of the title adds biomes, NPCs, materials, and more.

However, PewDiePie’s journey to ride the new Strider mount didn’t go how he planned. The Swede’s hilarious attempt to travel on the creature quickly went down in flames.

PewDiePie’s mount attempt goes down in flames

Fresh off the YouTuber’s fans making memes about his Netherite mistake in a previous episode, he vowed to his viewers that he would finally obtain the precious material.

However a couple of seconds into getting to the Nether, he got distracted by the new Strider mounts that walk on lava and attempted to ride them. “So I made fun of these last time. Anything that walks on lava shouldn’t live!” he exclaimed.

“This is a little scary, I’m not gonna lie. Feel like I could die like any second. We have to get out to them,” he said as he made his way down to the bottom towards the lava’s edge. As he laid down blocks to make a path, he said, “Oh God. Oh, that’s scary, I don’t like this.”

YouTube: PewDiePie
The Swedish YouTuber gritted his teeth as he made his way across the lava floor.

Pewds took a couple of steps when out of nowhere a mount abruptly spawned from out the lava and knocked him over to his death. He screamed in Swedish as he reloaded his save file.

“I’m going to ride those things! Where did he even come from?!” he asked as he made his way back across the lava. He finally managed to throw a saddle on a Strider and sat on top of it. He celebrated his new mount after attacking a Ghast and killing the enemy with his sword.

His enthusiasm was short lived, however, as the slow creature hardly moved, so the YouTuber decided he wanted to get off. “Take me back. I change my mind,” he said. He then hopped off and missed the path he had created and fell to his death. “I’m done. I’m stopping,” the 30-year-old exclaimed, quitting out of the game.

(Timestamp 03:53 for mobile users.)

While PewDiePie was clearly joking when he quit the game, the situation was understandably frustrating. The new mount requires a lot of risk, and isn’t exactly the best reward.

Despite the setback, the Swede is crushing it on YouTube with his weekly Minecraft videos. Viewers clearly love his adventures in Bro-land, as they continue to pull in millions of views.


xQc begs his Twitch fans to stop sending so many “sad” donations

Published: 20/Jan/2021 7:21

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


In a hilarious but sincere rant, xQc begged his fans to stop sending so many “sad” donation messages, particularly when they happen one after the other and even more so when they are fake.

Twitch donations are the best way for fans to pass on a message to their favorite streamers. Not all streamers have text-to-speech for donations turned on, and even they do, they don’t always hear them. However, it’s still more effective than spamming in the chat.

Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel gets bombarded with donation messages every stream. They’re often funny, but they can sometimes be sad and depressing. xQc has finally had enough of that, particularly when it’s excessive and insincere.

The Twitch star has slotted (deliberately or otherwise) into his 'bad guy' role perfectly.
Twitch: xQc
The Twitch star had a lot to say about “sad” donations during a recent stream.

“Let me talk about this once and for all,” he said. “I realize this kind of like a picky topic… but I’ll just tell you straight up, okay? The emotional [donation messages] are fine when they’re true.”

“The problem is when there’s too many of them that are stacked, it feels like… all the energy goes down,” he added.

“Sometimes it’s f**king overwhelming,” he said. “I feel bad for the people that are having tough times, legitimately, and they’re struggling. They’re trying to get under the wave of BigPog, and you just pull everybody down.”

“When there’s a couple, it’s fine,” he added. “But when it’s too stacked, I feel bad for the people that are just trying to escape. They’re getting f**ked on over and over again. It’s selfish as sh*t.”

“Those that bait it are even worse,” he said. “It’s fake, and it’s trolling, and it’s f**king stupid as sh*t. I’m tired of it, dude. That sh*t is garbage. I could have said it in a better way, but there’s no way around it. Holy sh*t, man.”

“I don’t want to shut down people from saying stuff that they’re going through,” he added. “Just be mindful not to stack it all. I don’t want this stream to become a ship of despair.”

xQc has never been one to bite his tongue, and he didn’t hold back here. However, somebody posted the clip on Reddit, and it seems like others sympathize with him.

“I feel bad for the people, but it just completely ruins the mood every time,” wrote one user, which ended up being the top comment. “I love watching XQC, but [text-to-speech] is unbearable,” wrote another.

In the end, though, there’s two sides to every story. It will be interesting to see what donors who leave these messages haveto say. Maybe they’ll understand.