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Logan Paul shows off incredible Pokemon card collection

Published: 25/Sep/2020 23:26

by Brent Koepp

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Popular YouTuber Logan Paul went viral on Instagram after showing off his insanely rare Pokemon Trading Card Game collection. The internet personality put a spotlight on the TCG’s recent explosion in value.

The Pokemon TCG originally made its debut in 1999, and took the world by storm. Decades later, some of its rarest items can sell for as much as a house. In the last two years especially, the Trading Card Game has seen an explosion in value.

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YouTube star Logan Paul went viral on social media when he revealed he had bought a 1st Edition Charizard from the base set. The 25-year-old explained to his followers that the Nintendo franchise is now legitimate art and a viable “business” worth investing in.

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The Pokemon TCG has continued to be popular even decades later.

Logan Paul shares rare Pokemon TCG collection

The star surprised his millions of followers when he posted his rare Pokemon cards on Twitter. His collection consisted of a 1st Edition shadowless Charizard, which can go for anywhere from $40k all the way to $60k given the condition.

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Other notable cards are a 1st Edition shadowless Alakazam, 1st Edition Gyrados signed by artist Mitsuhiro Arita, and a 1st Edition Pikachu with red cheeks, which was only available in early sets before his cheeks were changed to yellow.

The YouTuber called the Trading Card Game art. “nostalgia + business = new art. just bought an estate’s worth of Pokemon cards, most fun investment I’ve ever made,” he tweeted.

The personality elaborated further on why he made the purchase on Instagram and explained: “these things are appreciating like crazy. As collectibles are becoming very low supply, high demand art pieces.” He also added, “Alakazam is my personal favorite.”

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The popular YouTuber explained why he is investing in Pokemon cards.

While Logan Paul isn’t the first person you would think of when it comes to Pokemon, his spotlight on the hobby – particularly as a collector’s market – can only be good for owners.

While the TCG originally was enjoyed by kids in the 90s, cards have seen an explosion in value from 2018-2020. This year, the rarest item, ‘Pikachu Illustrator’, sold at auction for over $250k.

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Stormzy drops ‘Rainfall’ music video in Watch Dogs, and it actually slaps

Published: 23/Oct/2020 2:14

by Isaac McIntyre

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Stormzy has officially made his Watch Dogs Legion debut with the release of his ‘Rainfall’ music video, which was filmed entirely inside Ubisoft’s upcoming trilogy sequel and if we’re being honest, the whole thing is kind of awesome.

Every day another celebrity seems to find their way into the digital world. This year, Ninja and Aussie Twitch streamer Loserfruit were both added to Fortnite. Then, just last month, Dr Disrespect had a unique variant skin and themed ‘Arena’ map he designed released in Rogue Company.

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Now it’s British grime rapper Stormzy’s turn, in Watch Dogs: Legion.

The rapper, 27, released a music video for his new single “Rainfall” on Thursday, Oct. 22, with a bit of a twist ⁠— the entire clip was filmed in Ubisoft’s upcoming sequel.

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A digital Stormzy first appeared in a virtual studio, singing his new single. The scenery soon changed, however, and he was transported ⁠— all in-game ⁠— to the rooftops of London, where the new Watch Dogs sequel will mainly be taking place.

Here’s the new music video, featuring Tiana Major9, in all its glory.

This isn’t the only time Stormzy will be appearing in Watch Dogs Legion either. When the full Legion title drops on Oct. 29, players will get the chance to team-up with the grime rapper, or at least a virtual version of him, for an exclusive side-quest.

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The mission, “Fall on My Enemies,” is a reference to Stomrzy’s lyrics in ‘Rainfall.’ 

When accepted, players will be tasked with “protecting the broadcast of the music video across the entire city.” Ubisoft has yet to confirm how long the mission will be, or whether it has any major bearing on the main Watch Dogs storyline.

Stormzy first revealed his collaboration back in September. He said, “You lot are about to have your minds blown. What [Ubisoft] have done in terms of recreating London is one of the most insane, epic, incredible things I’ve ever seen.”

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Stormzy ‘filmed’ his entire Rainfall music video inside Watch Dogs: Legion.

The Watch Dogs devs said they were “thrilled” to have Stormzy onboard. “His music and what he speaks to as an artist is extremely relevant for our London setting, and for the larger themes of our game. He lit up the room… it was a career highlight for us to get to work with him.”

Ubisoft has confirmed the exclusive Stormzy Rainfall mission will be available from day one in Watch Dogs Legion, and will require no additional DLC patches to play.

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The Watch Dogs trilogy sequel will be released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Google Stadia on Thursday, October 29. The title will also be ported to Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 when the next-gen consoles are released in late 2020.

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