Can Gamer Rage Be Used For Good?


Good afternoon, folks! Today, my timeline is flooded by Kendrick/Drake diss track reactions. Kendrick seems to be winning the creator camp, with one FaZe creator saying the rapper lifted copyright claims from all his reaction videos. (Though no confirmation yet from Kendrick on if that story is true and applies to all creators, or just the ones in the FaZe gaming clan.)

Kendrick seemingly recognizes the power of harnessing the two most vocal groups on the internet: celebrity stans and angry gamers. Arguably, gamers are one of the online groups with the most unbridled rage. They frequently find ways to funnel their anger into collective actions, boycotts, and protests — sometimes intentionally, sometimes unintentionally.

This week, journalist Steven Asarch reports on how creators in the “Helldivers 2” fandom stumbled into collective action, driving hundreds of thousands of bad reviews and resulting in the company backtracking a controversial policy change.

Love it or hate it, it’s always impressive when someone can channel their rage into something productive. It certainly beats giving up and using AI (ahem, Drake.)


‘Helldivers 2’ Community Bands Together to Ward Off Unwanted Update

Helldivers 2 soldiers celebrate planting flag

Overwhelmed by questions from your audience? You’re not alone.

Most creators can’t keep up. And yet every unanswered question is a missed opportunity to engage, build loyalty and generate revenue. With AsqMe, you can answer those questions fast while monetizing your expertise. Passionfruit readers can get started today for FREE.



Patreon Taxes For Creators: How To Track Your Income, Rewards, and Taxes

Beware the ides of March (or April, June, September, and January if you file quarterly)

By Rachel Kiley, Passionfruit Contributor

Phone with patreon app and cash on the side


MrBeast fires Night Media

MrBeast Ditches Talent Management Firm Night Media

Jimmy Donaldson, better known as MrBeast, is parting ways with his long-time talent management firm.

By Charlotte Colombo, Passionfruit Contributor



Content for Creators.

News, tips, and tricks delivered to your inbox twice a week.

Newsletter Signup

Latest Newsletters

  • Internet to Influencers: “Off With Their Threads!”

    Internet to Influencers: “Off With Their Threads!”

    CREATOR NEWSLETTER Issue #238 | May 16, 2024 – James Del, Publisher NOTED BY LON HARRIS If YouTube CEO Neal Mohan Wants More Emmys, He Should Support Creators Also, do the Creative Arts Emmys not count as Emmys? By Lon Harris, Passionfruit Contributor → READ THE FULL STORY SPONSORED Wake up to the latest creator news IN THE BIZ PERSONALITIES YouTuber…

  • The Twitch Streamers and Insta Baddies of the MCU

    The Twitch Streamers and Insta Baddies of the MCU

    CREATOR NEWSLETTER Issue #237 | May 14, 2024 – Grace Stanley, Deputy Editor CULTURE ‘Marvel Rivals’ Contract Teaches Creators an Important Lesson A non-disparagement clause in a contract for creators by ‘Marvel Rivals’ went viral this week. By Steven Asarch, Passionfruit Contributor → READ THE FULL STORY SPONSORED Wake up to the latest creator news IN THE BIZ TIPS…

  • YouTube Presents “The Hobbling: Desolation of Smaugtent”

    YouTube Presents “The Hobbling: Desolation of Smaugtent”

    CREATOR NEWSLETTER Issue #236 | May 9, 2024 Not content to merely ruin its own search algorithm, the unblinking eye of Sauron (Google) has turned its gaze to its video platform YouTube, taking a once-monetizable business model for creators and reducing it to a barren wasteland of A/B tested content. Much like Legolas in “The Return…