PewDiePie stunned after discovering his Minecraft account was hacked

Published: 17/Sep/2020 0:59

by Brent Koepp


YouTube king Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg was floored after discovering that his Minecraft account had been hacked. The Swedish star’s latest upload was interrupted when he realized trolls had compromised his in-game character.

In 2019, PewDiePie made his epic return to gaming with the launch of his wildly popular Minecraft series. The Swede even created a cast of characters and a story for the YouTube series, before concluding it in May.

On September 16th, the star decided to revisit the sandbox game, however quickly discovered that his account had been hacked. The 30-year-old was left confused by the changes the trolls made to his character.

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PewDiePie’s in-game character skin was hacked.

PewDiePie’s Minecraft account hacked

PewDiePie’s return to Minecraft began with a rough start when he immediately realized his in-game character looked different. “Wait what is this? What the hell is that? Sven, what happened to my f**king face!?” he exclaimed as he took a closer look at his player skin.

The creator joked that his character looked like a p**is, before removing his armor which revealed that the skin was now entirely a photo of him in real life. Pewds broke into laughter and said, “No, no! Sven don’t look at me. Why!? Who did this? How did this happen? Did someone hack my Minecraft account? Oh no, someone hacked my account!”

The YouTuber confirmed that his account had been indeed compromised, as someone had changed his login name and skin. He then confessed to his viewers that he had “the sh**tiest password.”

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Kjellberg unfortunately realized that he would have to wait another 29 days before he could change his account name again. “No! Noooo! That’s just uncalled for, man. You can change my skin, but don’t change my name. Why would someone do this, and not change the password!?”

Over on the r/pewdiepiesubmissions subreddit, internet sleuths allegedly found a video of the hacker changing the YouTuber’s account. Although it’s not entirely clear at the time of writing whether this is legitimate.

Reddit users think they found the hacker behind the Minecraft prank.

While it’s likely that PewDiePie has lost his old Minecraft name forever, thankfully the prankster didn’t change his password or even worse – delete his account.

Despite the setback, the content creator resumed his return adventure with Sven, and even ventured into the Nether where he scored some incredibly dangerous Ender rocks.


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.
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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.