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BikiniBodhi claims he was hacked after Rainbow Six cheating ban

Published: 29/Jul/2020 10:27

by Jacob Hale

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Rainbow Six Siege YouTuber BikiniBodhi has said that he was hacked, after receiving a permanent ban for cheating in Ubisoft’s hit FPS.

BikiniBodhi has become one of the game’s most popular content creators, amassing 1.44m subscribers on YouTube and regularly showing off his talents with new Operators and educating viewers on how to become top-tier players.

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Now, though, he’s been banned for cheating — but has immediately responded by saying that his account was hacked and appears to be trying to get the situation sorted.

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BikiniBodhi has become one of the biggest names in Siege.

The Swedish native, who is a streamer under Fnatic, appears to have woken up to the news on the morning of July 29, absolutely none the wiser to what was going on until he dug into it.

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In a tweet he posted following the incident, BikiniBodhi told Ubisoft’s official support account that “my account was hacked while I was asleep and I was permanently banned for cheating, which obviously wasn’t me.”

In the screenshots provided, he shows several messages between himself and someone else, in which the other person says he thinks the account got “anti-cheat banned” and an implication that fellow content creator Macie Jay may have been hit, too.

The following screenshots were simply confirmation of his ban — an email and a graphic from Ubisoft themselves.

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The graphic says that BikiniBodhi “breached our Code of Conduct” and that his account has “been permanently banned for Cheating.”

It also says that the ban is effective immediately and prevents him from participating in online content in Rainbow Six Siege.

In a follow-up tweet, Bikini says that someone in New York managed to bypass his two-factor authentication somehow and got him banned.

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Apparently this isn’t a one-off incident, though, as pro player Kevin ‘Easilyy’ Skokowski responded saying that this has happened to multiple content creators and pro players already — meaning the situation could actually be much bigger than initially thought.

How Ubisoft respond to the incident remains to be seen. If BikiniBodhi is innocent, they will want to get ahead of the situation and reverse his ban, as well as look into how this could be happening, especially as it’s affecting so many top players.

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Entertainment

Joe Rogan finally changes JRE podcast lighting after fans complain

Published: 14/Oct/2020 17:41

by Daniel Cleary

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Popular stand-up comedian Joe Rogan has finally revealed changes to the lighting of his new podcast studio after fans decided they hated it, following his move to Texas.

After moving his entire podcast studio near his new Texas home in early September, Joe Rogan’s followers were quick to criticize him over the “tacky” updates made to the background of his setup.

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While most of his fans are used to seeing him in front of the classic red-brick wall with an American flag during his long-form conversations, his latest move saw the addition of some bizarre red lighting patterns instead.

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JRE fans criticized Rogan’s studio for its “tacky” red lights in previous episodes.

The UFC commentator’s first few episodes in the new studio were subject to a lot of criticism and many fans immediately called for adjustments to be made to the new camera angles and lighting that were being used.

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However, after initially addressing the hate and revealing that they had put the room together on short notice, it seems as if he has taken the feedback on board in his recent episodes, toning down the harsh red lighting that was present in the background of the show. The podcast host has now replaced the bright red light with a blue hue instead.

Since the release of his podcast with fellow comedian Colin Quinn on October 8, fans have noticed a massive improvement in the lighting and have been quite positive about the production changes that Rogan and JRE producer Jamie Vernon have made.

“Lighting is so much better, doesn’t look like you’re in front of a KFC sign” one viewer commented, while other JRE fans echoed similar compliments after the latest changes.

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The majority of his viewers claimed that the quality of the episode was “significantly better” but that it could still do with some minor adjustments to bring it up to the usual standard of the popular podcast.

As Rogan has previously explained that his current studio was put together on short notice, it is quite possible that he has even more changes in store over the next few months but we’ll just have to wait and see if any further adjustments are made.