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  • Approval of God: As noted on the main page, many people in the game industry are very fond of Max thanks to his honesty and passion for games:
    • Capcom sponsored the Ultimate Assist Me series (with Yoshinoro Ono putting in a cameo in the last episode).
    • Tekken's Katsuhiro Harada has retweeted Max's videos (including his reaction to Geese Howard being added to Tekken 7) and personally given him free merch, including the infamous "Don't ask me for shit!" T-shirt. Besides that, Bandai Namco Entertainment loaned him an early build of Soul Calibur VI so he could play it on his stream, and director Motohiro Okubo recognized him at EVO 2018 and thanked him for everything he's done to spread the word about the game.
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    • Devil May Cry 5's director Hideaki Itsuno watched Max's reaction to the game's debut trailer and was reportedly so moved by the crew's enthusiasm that he cried Tears of Joy. Max found out about this because Reuben Langdon, the actor who plays Dante, personally told him about it at E3 2018 (and he was the one who showed the video to Itsuno in the first place).
    • Nobuyuki Kuroki, the creator of Rock Howard (one of Max's favorite fighting game characters), personally thanked him for the videos he'd made celebrating the character.
  • Screwed by the Lawyers: In early 2017, most of the Boss Rage videos on Max's Youtube channel went private. As Max explained at EVO, the library of copyright-safe music he'd used to make the videos got bought out by another company that went copyright-crazy. Thankfully Max got advance warning from his friends at Warner Bros. and Machinima and made the videos private before they could get copyright claimed and get the channel shut down. However, that still meant that he had to re-edit the videos to remove the offending tracks, and even then he could only do that for the videos where he still had the raw footage. In mid-2018, a bunch more of the Boss Rage videos and some others got taken down for the same reason, which prompted Max to look into moving these videos to Twitch since they'd be safer there.
    • Finally subverted in January 2019. Max ended up being fired from the creator network which he'd been affiliated with for almost ten years due to changes in Youtube's copyright policy. However, this ended up being a blessing in disguise, since Max didn't really need it anymore and it opened him up to working directly with Youtube. After clearing things with the bigwigs, he was allowed to restore all the videos that he'd previously had to make private; since they contain copyrighted music they just can't be monetized, but Max has said that he's perfectly fine with that because he considers the content far more important than making money off of it.
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