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Colorblind Twitch streamer mindblown after using anti-colorblind glasses in Smash Melee

Published: 27/Jan/2021 14:15

by Calum Patterson


Twitch streamer iBDW, real name Cody, was left in disbelief after he viewed one of Smash Melee’s in-game stages through anti-colorblind glasses, getting his first look at purple and pink. His clip quickly went viral online.

Most new games support a range of colorblind settings now, which will adjust the in-game colors to give an accurate representation of the game to colorblind players.

However, given Smash Melee came out in 2001, it doesn’t have such a setting, and so colorblind Melee players will simply see the game differently. Unless of course, they try out some anti-colorblind glasses.

Fountain of Dreams stage in Smash
Smash Melee
The fountain of dreams stage is a particularly colorful one.

During his stream on January 25, iBDW did exactly this, not expecting much of a result – but was well and truly surprised.

His chat suggested that he try out the Fountain of Dreams stage (also known simply as FOD), which is a particularly colorful level, and one that will look markedly different to a colorblind player.

Before he opened it up, iBDW commented “I feel like I can see FOD though, I don’t think FOD is anything different to me, not that I know of.” But, he couldn’t have been more wrong.

Visibly startled by the new look, iBDW was blown away. “Wait… is that what purple and pink look like?! Wait, that’s not blue?!”

The clip has racked up over 60,000 views, but iBDW went on to express his amazement at the true colors of the level.

After his stream, he called the experience “truly life-altering,” and said he’d have a full video up about it on YouTube: “Still can’t believe what I saw today.”

He also included the glasses used, so that other colorblind people can try it out for themselves – called Enchroma.

With so many stages in Smash, not to mention countless other games that iBDW has played without ever seeing the originally intended colors, he has a lot of time ahead of him to spend checking out everything else with the glasses.

Thankfully, most modern games have filters built-in, but many classics do not. You can catch iBDW streaming on Twitch.


Why is #FreeTommy trending? Tommyinnit responds after shock TikTok ban

Published: 25/Feb/2021 1:46

by Brad Norton


Popular Minecraft YouTuber Tommyinnit has become a major trend across social media again as the internet celebrity had his TikTok account banned out of nowhere.

Tommyinnit has been one of the fastest-growing stars on the internet of late. From remarkable Twitch viewership to staggering income, his growth across a number of social platforms has been something to behold. Though there was one major setback in his way for a short period.

The popular personality was suddenly removed from TikTok on February 24. Seemingly without reason, the platform banned Tommyinnit’s account which had just climbed to over four million followers.

“TikTok just banned me,” he revealed on Twitter.

“Crushed. I am absolutely crushed. Please TikTok,” he added with a hashtag that went on to trend in a matter of minutes. “#FreeTommy.”

Having trended on Twitter just days prior, this latest viral moment comes as a result of the bad news. Thousands of loyal fans immediately jumped on the trend, spamming #FreeTommy across social media to get it trending.

There’s no denying the enormous community support had an impact as Tommy’s account was restored in under an hour.

Hundreds of tweets and thousands of impressions later, his TikTok account was back to normal. All of his videos were brought back to the platform and the creator was free to engage with fans once again.

There’s currently no telling why the sudden ban came through in the first place, however. The 16-year-old has just 18 videos on TikTok at the time of writing, most of which are simple close-ups on his face.

#FreeTommy trends on Twitter.
#FreeTommy shot to the number one trend worldwide in a matter of minutes.

While the controversy was short-lived, it goes to show that even the biggest social media stars can have their profiles erased in the blink of an eye. 

TikTok is yet to explain the reason behind this shock ban, though we’ll be sure to keep you updated if any further information comes to light.