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Minecraft Steve joins Smash Ultimate in incredible fan-made trailer

Published: 28/Mar/2020 16:32

by Michael Gwilliam

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Super Smash Bros Ultimate players have become accustomed to seeing third party characters announced as DLC, so for anyone disappointed with the last couple of characters, a YouTuber decided to show how Minecraft Steve would look in the game.

The fan-made trailer uploaded and designed by FlashyPig begins with series creator Masahiro Sakurai speaking in Japanese while being “translated” by an English voiceover.

After a brief introduction setting the stage, the reveal portion begins with Kirby coming face-to-face with Steve who hammers himself out of a wall.

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Steve looks pretty cool as a Smash fighter.

A flashy reveal screen then pops up officially “announcing” Steve as the next character. From there, the fighter’s moveset is shown off, all animated quite well.

From a fighter standpoint, the design would work quite well with Steve having multiple weapons from swords and hammers to shields and blocks.

FlashyPig even included a funny sleep animation with a bed and everything if Steve ever falls victim to Hero’s snooze attack or Jigglypuff’s sleep.

The animator even went out of their way to include different costume designs – a motif found in official Smash Ultimate teasers.

In the end of the video, we see Steve’s Final Smash ability when he summons the Ender Dragon, rides on it, and breathes fire down on enemies below.

“This is a character I’ve been wanting to add to the game for quite a while now,” FlashyPig wrote in the video description. “So to celebrate the idea of Steve getting added, I created a cinematic and gameplay trailer of how I think Steve would be added!”

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The fan-made trailer included a bunch of alternate costumes.

Smash Ultimate still has five DLC fighters yet to be announced. All we know so far is that an ARMS character will be added sometime in June, but their identity is unknown as of this posting.

Will Steve be one of the final five and would he even work in Smash? If FlashyPig’s video is an indication, he very well could.

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Tommyinnit reveals he used to stream snipe Shroud before he was famous

Published: 20/Jan/2021 11:22 Updated: 20/Jan/2021 11:27

by Calum Patterson

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Tommyinnit might be the most popular streamer on Twitch right now, averaging over 200,000 concurrent viewers for his sporadic Minecraft streams, but it turns out he used to be a massive shroud fanboy. In fact, he was one of shroud’s infamous stream snipers.

Stream sniping is the practice of using a streamer’s broadcast to gain information about the game they are playing – either to get an unfair advantage, or simply to join their game and troll them.

During the height of PUBG’s popularity in 2017, shroud was the biggest streamer on Twitch, and had an army of loyal stream snipers who would try endlessly to get into his matches.

Shroud’s stream snipers weren’t like others though – instead of trying to kill him, they would sing him songs, give him weapons and armor, or try to save his life when under attack.

Tommyinnit stream sniping shroud
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Tommyinnit would get into shroud’s game’s to troll.

Tommyinnit admits shroud stream sniping

Although it’s against the rules of most games and of Twitch itself, Tommyinnit has admitted that when he was 14, back in 2017, he loved both PUBG and shroud, and would spend hours up late trying to get into his games.

And he was successful too – often matching up with him, and trying to save his life from actual enemies attacking him. Shroud eventually became familiar with Tommy’s name, and would say hello to him. In a video on his second channel, Tommyoutit, came clean about all of his stream sniping antics.

In one session, shroud even talked to Tommy about playing Minecraft, the game that he’s so well-known for now.

But, it turns out that Tommyinnit made this video because it wasn’t just years ago in PUBG that he was stream sniping shroud. When he recently saw shroud on a Minecraft server with proximity chat, he had to try it again for old times sake.

Unfortunately, shroud didn’t seem to be enjoying himself at all this time around, and soon after left the server – though not before killing Tommyinnit’s character, twice.

Although stream sniping is technically against the rules on Twitch, we’re sure the platform will let this one slide, as it was all in good fun. The real question is whether shroud has made the connection that one of his old stream snipers is now one of the biggest names on Twitch alongside him.