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TwitchCon they’ve just come and gone, providing some juicy gaming news to kick off the week. From Friday, October 7th to Monday, October 10th, the annual TwitchCon convention in San Diego went above and beyond to deliver the most entertaining personalities, events, panels and more. Especially after San Diego’s last TwitchCon — which was scheduled to take place September 25-27, 2020 — was unfortunately canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, TwitchCon had some big shoes to fill, especially after TwitchCon Amsterdam recorded approximately 28,000 attendees.
Needless to say, Twitchcon never fails to impress. After last week’s toy round saw Super Mario Bros. Finally a trailer, combined with some exciting celebrity reveals about upcoming projects, this weekend’s newsroom was all over TwitchCon. We had surprise celebrity appearances, some raucous dance moves and even – we’re sorry to report – another tragic accident in the famous foam pit. So save your files, put down your snacks and enjoy another collection of interesting news.
Famous rapper Megan Thee Stallion is twerking with Halo‘s Master Chief at Twitchcon
Over the weekend, there were plenty of celebrity appearances, including rapper Megan Thee Stallion, the 27-year-old San Antonio native who gained international fame after her freestyle videos took off on Instagram. No one ever thought they would see a cross between Megan Thee Stallion and Halo‘s Master Chief, but after the duo were seen doing turns together on stage, the crowd was riveted. Most in the audience probably wondered how on Earth Master Chief could be screeching in all that armor — screeching must be brutal.
Mario’s flat butt in live action gets a hilarious response from an unlikely source
Let’s step away from TwitchCon for a moment to touch on one of the hottest topics in the gaming world right now: The movie Super Mario Bros. All ’90s kids looking for a dose of nostalgia must have been excited after both Bowser and Mario appeared in the official teaser, which went viral on Thursday, October 6. The theme around the movie, moviegoers and gamers alike will be surprised (but not really) to learn that Nintendo fans have a huge problem with Mario’s flat butt — and not a bad casting choice.
In the games, Mario has a chubby back (we respectfully noted), and it turns out that none other than Sonic the Hedgehog came to Mario’s aid, defending his character design in the most hilarious way. “Controversial lower body design? I can’t relate.” Ironically, instead of a “controversial underbody design,” Sonic’s live action—as we all remember it—received a complete overhaul after gamers whipped out their pitchforks and demanded it. But we don’t need reminder.
Also at TwitchCon, porn actress and Twitch streamer Adriana Chechik breaks her back in the foam pit
Moving on from the light Mario theme and the unmistakability behind it. During TwitchCon, Twitch host and porn actress Adriana Chechik took a dangerous jump into the foam pit, the TwitchCon attraction became infamous for its sheer number of horrific accidents resulting in serious injury. When Chechik was playing, she jumped with her tailbone into the spongy foam, apparently landing at an awkward angle and breaking her back in two different places. There were some claims that TwitchCon staff were negligent during the incident, insisting that Chechik was fine when in fact she was calling a doctor. Chechik revealed via a Twitter update that she “broke [her] back in two parts and [is] surgery to insert a gauge rod for support’. Let’s hope he recovers quickly and quickly.
That’s all for now, players. Be sure to check back for daily news roundups, as our constant source of gaming news blesses us with new content every day.