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Smash icon Mew2King addresses accuser’s apology for false rumors in 2012

Published: 8/Jul/2020 23:03

by Michael Gwilliam

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Super Smash Bros Melee God Jason ‘Mew2King’ Zimmerman has responded after an accuser from 2012 retracted their statement, which alleged the pro had relieved himself in a car.

In a July 5 Facebook post, Neil Goel wrote that the rumors he made about Mew2King in 2012 were “fabrications and twisted retellings.”

Goel explained how, unlike he previously claimed, Mew2King was never naked in his car nor made a scene at a restaurant. “So, why did I make this sh*t up? Because it sounded real,” he said.

“M2K was an easy celebrity target, and I took advantage of his reputation for being socially awkward. Even back then, when the scene was more grassroots – he was still victimized and harassed, yet I knowingly jumped on the bandwagon,” Goel continued.

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Mew2King’s accuser has retracted their statement.

According to the Smasher, he was “jealous” of Mew2King’s skill and popularity. “I spun my tale every chance I got. Just to elicit cheap laughs and look cool. Being young and stupid was no excuse.”

Zimmerman responded to the apology during a Twitch stream on July 8. “Rumors like that hurt my reputation,” he said. “You know what it also did? It allowed other people to continue making up rumors because I already had a damaged reputation from something I didn’t do.”

According to the Melee prodigy, the accusations allowed others to keep making things up and pile lies on top of another.

In a video posted on July 4, Mew2King addressed other rumors that had been spread about him after the 2012 fiasco.

In it, Zimmerman revealed that a botched circumcision he endured as a child made the claims made about him untrue.

According to the Melee God, he is unable to “feel pleasure… or any of that stuff.” It was the first time he had ever revealed his condition to the public.

The fake allegations against Mew2King regained popularity as many within the Smash community were accused and even admitted of misconduct, including major names such as Nairoby ‘Nairo’ Quezada and Gonzalo ‘ZeRo’ Barrios.

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Dr Eggman voice actor responds to Smash Ultimate DLC fighter speculation

Published: 23/Feb/2021 21:14

by Michael Gwilliam

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Sonic villain Doctor Eggman is one of the most popular candidates to join the Super Smash Bros Ultimate roster as a DLC fighter, and now, the character’s voice actor has responded to rampant fan speculation.

Doctor Eggman, also known as Robotnik, is one of the most famous antagonists in video game history, and is the main villain of the Sonic The Hedgehog series. Throughout the games, the mad scientist uses numerous different weapons, robots and other various machines to do battle against his blue nemesis.

With Final Fantasy 7’s villain Sephiroth joining Smash Ultimate, fans have been eager to see other gaming baddies get an invitation, as well.

Responding to fan speculation, the voice of Doctor Eggman, Mike Pollock, took to Twitter to address those asking him about if he could be joining Nintendo’s flagship fighter.

“If he will, I couldn’t talk about it,” he simply said. “If he won’t, I wouldn’t want to.”

While this may seem like a bit of a non-answer, he further elaborated. “I said the same thing about me in the film, because the same sentiment holds true: I like talking about things I’m in, once they’re released.”

Furthermore, the voice actor added that he doesn’t like taking about projects he’s not in, especially when “everyone was expecting him to be.”

Basically, the actor seems tired of fans asking him about if he’s voicing Eggman in Smash – and despite his comments, some came to take his remarks as confirmation.

“So since you’re mentioning it that means yes,” one fan commented.

“It also means you should study logic more,” Pollock struck back.

The voice actor further explained his position over on the GameFaqs forums, where he made an account.

“Regardless of how iconic Dr. Eggman may be to you, in a typical year, he’s no more than two days of work for me, if I’m lucky. The rest of the time I’m focusing on keeping my calendar from being devoid of gigs by constantly auditioning for roles for new clients, and continuing existing work for other current clients,” he explained.

“My life doesn’t revolve around Dr. Eggman for the same reason that yours doesn’t revolve around your birthday. Every gig is a precious gift, and whichever I’m doing at the moment is the most important.”

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The voice actor further explained his position.

In any case, the chances of Eggman appearing in Smash remain about the same as they were before: unknown. That said, after the reveal of Pyra as DLC 9, only two slots are left in Fighters Pass Volume 2.

We’ll have to see if Eggman ends up being one of the two remaining fighters, but at least Pollock doesn’t seem opposed to the idea.