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Steve Aoki announces celebrity Pokemon card opening Twitch stream

Published: 10/Nov/2020 23:08

by Brent Koepp


Popular musician Steve Aoki is hosting a Pokemon TCG box opening live on Twitch. The star-studded stream will feature Logan Paul, Rob Kardashian, former rapper Logic, and more.

Pokemon trading cards have become all the rage in 2020 after influencer Logan Paul put a major spotlight on the hobby in September. Since then, prices of the Nintendo collectibles have exploded in value, with former rapper Logic even dropping $226k on a 1st Edition Charizard.

To celebrate its rise in popularity, chart-topping DJ Steve Aoki is teaming up with Twitch for a major TCG box opening livestream. The special event will feature celebrities as they break open a 1999 Base Set booster box in front of viewers.

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Aoki will break open a base set booster box live on Twitch.

Steve Aoki hosts major Twitch Pokemon card opening stream

The Twitch event was first revealed by famous TCG collector Gary ‘King Pokemon’ who previously starred on hit reality TV show Pawn Stars. The enthusiast uploaded a poster featuring Aoki on Instagram, and announced the stream’s details.

“Hey everybody. Here’s the promotional ad for the livestream Sunday. Let’s blast it all over the Internet,” he wrote. According to the post, the broadcast will be a charity event with all proceeds going to the Aoki Foundation.

The epic Pokemon card opening will take place on Sunday, November 15, and will go live on Twitch at 5PM PST / 8PM EST. Viewers can expect appearances from stars such as Logan Paul and Logic – who have both been huge advocates for the Nintendo game.


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TCG fans will be well familiar with Gary King Pokemon, who is known to have the most extensive collection of cards in the entire world. In October, Logan Paul flew to his house in Las Vegas where he purchased one of his PSA 10 Charizards for a record-breaking $150k.

logan paul with gary from pawn stars
YouTube: Logan Paul
Paul buys rare Charizard card for $150k off of Pawn Stars Gary.

While it is not entirely clear if the base set booster box being opened is a 1st edition, even the unlimited print run is worth an insane amount of money. As of October, a perfect condition Charizard from that set has sold as high as $30k.

Pokemon card fever has seemed to have taken over sites like YouTube and Twitch. Viewers tuning in live for the special Aoki broadcast will be sure to get floods of nostalgia as they hunt for the rarest holographics.


PewDiePie hits out at company over KSI Meme Review copyright claim

Published: 25/Nov/2020 21:25

by Brent Koepp


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.