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That Horrifying Hostage Video Was Just A Twisted Misunderstanding

Yesterday, we wrote about a YouTube video called “Hi Walter! I got a new gf today!” It had recently gone viral, and a theory emerged that it may have been connected to the 2009 disappearance of Kayla Berg, a Wisconsin teenager. Police announced that they were investigating the video on Monday, but yesterday, the department declared that the whole thing was just a twisted misunderstanding.

Valiant Comics Is Ready To Debut Their Live-Action Indie Universe 

Marvel does it, DC is doing it, so why not Valiant? The indie comic company recently announced they’re doing an online series called Ninjak vs the Valiant Universe which will introduce the company’s popular comic book characters into live action for the first time ever, creating what they hope will be their own shared, cinematic universe.

Is This Horrifying YouTube Video Linked To The Disappearance Of A Teenage Girl?

In October 2009, a user named Hi Walter! Its me Patrick! uploaded a video to YouTube called “Hi Walter! I got a new gf today!” In it, a man with glasses faces the camera and talks about meeting a girl at a shopping centre. In the video’s last few seconds, the man promises to introduce the girl. The shot then switches, and he appears in a dark room, where he opens a door to reveal a young woman — bound and screaming on the floor.

Russia's Bizarre Pokemon Pop Tribute Is Insane 

Last month, a grown man in fluffy Pikachu jammies performed a manic routine from Hell on Russian state-controlled Channel 1, complete with Pokébabes and Pokéhunks dancing with giant prop iPhones, half-twerking and bouncing about on blow-up Pokéballs.

Cult Sensation Vampire Web Series Carmilla Is Getting Its Own Movie

YouTube series Carmilla — based on the 19th century lesbian vampire tale, but updated to a modern-day university setting — will get its own feature after it wraps up its third and final season. The jump to movie is based in no small part on the show’s incredibly devoted fan base, which has boosted it to over 50 million views.

YouTube-To-MP3 Converter Site Sued By Major Record Labels

A group of major record labels — including Universal, Sony, Capitol and Warner Brothers — is suing, which rips audio from YouTube videos, for every single instance of piracy the site allegedly facilitated.

YouTube Has An Exclusive Superhero Movie Nobody Is Watching

You won’t find All Superheroes Must Die 2: The Last Superhero at your local cinema. You won’t find a poster for the film at your bus stop. In fact, you’ve probably never even heard of it.

YouTube's Solution To Moderation Will Be A Mess

YouTube is famously terrible at announcing site changes, and the upcoming rollout of its “community” features are thus far no different. Today it created a program to enlist users as moderators, and it’s bound to be a goddamn mess.

YouTube Gets Its Own Hunger Games Clone With First Look At The Thinning

Stop me if you’ve heard this before: One or more teenagers live in a dystopian society where people are forced to do stuff they don’t like, until he/she/they realise that there’s a bigger conspiracy and work to take the system down. Now on YouTube!

ASMR YouTuber Reenacts The Death Of Harambe

Unlike the gorilla himself, the Harambe meme simply will not die.

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