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Leffen slams Hungrybox for his reaction to Smash Ultimate’s Pyra release video

Published: 19/Feb/2021 11:22

by Lauren Bergin

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The Smash Ultimate universe has recently seen the introduction of Pyra and Myrtha from Xenoblade 2 but YouTuber Juan Manuel ‘Hungrybox’ DeBeidma has received backlash for sexualizing the character’s appearances. 

While Pyra’s release into the Smash Ultimate universe has left some fans a little disappointed, her release marks the first every two-in-one character.

With players able to shift back and forth between the firey Xenoblade 2 champion and her lightning-based comrade Myrtha, it’ll be interesting to see how Nintendo juggle the weight differences between the two characters.

However, Smash Ultimate player and YouTuber Hungrybox’s reaction to Pyra’s release trailer has left several fans enraged, including fellow pro player William Peter ‘Leffen’ Hjelte.

Hungrybox’s reaction to Pyra

Pyra in Smash Ultimate
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Pyra and Mythra are the first ever two-in-one fighter.

Hungrybox has become a go-to for Smash Ultimate fans across the globe. While his reaction videos are normally met with hilarity, this one has fallen a bit short.

At several points throughout the video the Argentinian YouTuber compliments Pyra’s body, but in a way that many have deemed to be inappropriate.

Noting that “I like that render, kinda wifey right now dude,” he concludes the video by referring to her as “the thiccest character in Smash… they did it to appeal.”

This has sparked a debate on Twitter, which popular Smash pro TSM Leffen is at the helm of.

TSM Leffen hits back at Hungrybox

In a series of tweets, the TSM Smash star brought up the YouTuber’s controversial reaction video. His comments, however, are also directed at the wider community for their lack of condemnation for the sexualization of the game’s characters.

Writing that “this sh*t is disappointing,” he goes on to say that “this sh*t needs to change and stop making excuses for sh*t like this.”

Addressing Hungybox head-on in his final tweet, he comments “to be clear I don’t think what Hbox did now is as bad as sharing hentai and definitely not as the much worse sh*t, but its imo still really inappropriate behavior for someone who makes content for a largely underage audience, esp given his past.”

Hungrybox Apologises

After the debate blew up online, the Smash YouTuber took to Twitter to issue a formal apology.

He writes that “in a quite tone-deaf fashion I decided to make a lot of boob / body jokes. In doing so, I didn’t consider the perspective & comfort of others.”

 

He continues “I or any other content creator shouldn’t encourage the objectification of women, even if it’s of a video game character. Because one step leads to another and then back to the same problems that led to a lot of pain for others.”

While the situation has been quickly put to bed, it raises questions regarding what Smash content creators should consider before posting on their channels.

League of Legends

TFT b-patch 11.4 notes: Olaf nerfs, Nasus & Nidalee buffs

Published: 25/Feb/2021 2:28

by Andrew Amos

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A small update for Teamfight Tactics is here with TFT b-patch 11.4. Riot is finetuning some adjustments after their big changes, with the February 24 patch including nerfs to Olaf, as well as buffs to Nasus and Nidalee.

TFT patch 11.4 drastically shook up the game’s meta. Reroll comps were nerfed into the ground, leading to the rise of Slayers and Vanguard-Mystic Neeko.

However, the changes went a bit too far. With Olaf becoming the number one comp instantly, Riot are keen to draw back his power in a big way. On the other hand, Nasus and Nidalee were hit a bit too hard for the devs’ liking.

TFT b-patch 11.4 includes changes for all of these units, and more.

Olaf AD increased, but Runaan’s change is huge nerf

Olaf has quickly risen to the number one carry in TFT with the big nerfs to all his rivals in TFT patch 11.4. Paired with Runaan’s Hurricane, he could cleave through entire teams 1v9. Now, that interaction is changing.

“Hurricane has proved to be too synergistic with Olaf, making him too powerful with the item, but too weak without it. We’re removing the Hurricane interaction, but will be giving him some AD to compensate and open up other build paths,” TFT dev Rodger ‘Minionsrpeople2’ Caudill said in the amended patch notes.

The loss of the Runaan’s proc on his ultimate makes his damage output significantly weaker. While an increase in AD will help balance out the nerf, Olaf forcers will certainly feel the change.

Nidalee in TFT Fates
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Nidalee was hit the hardest in TFT patch 11.4, so Riot are giving her a bit of love.

Nasus & Nidalee get compensation buff after early nerfs

On the other side of the equation, after getting nuked in the last update, reroll carries Nasus and Nidalee are getting some assistance. Nasus’ mana is getting decreased so he can cast more readily, while Nidalee’s damage at two and three-star is also up.

The changes may not make either comp S-Tier in the meta, but it’s a handy buff. Talon is also getting a huge bugfix that keeps his mana bar full if a target dies midway through his ability animation.

Quicksilver and Runaan’s bugs have also been squashed in the b-patch. You can find the full TFT b-patch 11.4 notes below, courtesy of Riot.

TFT b-patch 11.4 notes

Champions

Tier 1

Nasus

  • Mana: 0/80 ⇒ 0/70

Nidalee

  • Nidalee Javelin Toss Damage: 100/150/250 ⇒ 100/175/300

Tier 4

Olaf

  • Ragnarok Cleave effect no longer triggers on Runaan’s Hurricane bolts
  • Attack Damage: 80 ⇒ 90

Talon

  • Fixed a bug where Talon would lose his Mana if his target died as he reached full Mana

Items

Quicksilver

  • Fixed a bug where Quicksilver was preventing damage from Nasus’s Wither and blocking some non-CC debuffs (e.g. Grievous Wounds, mana reave)

Runaan’s Hurricane

  • Fixed a bug where Runaan’s Hurricane’s bolt was benefiting from damage amp (e.g. Slayer, Giantslayer, Hand of Justice)