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Dr Disrespect can’t believe Cyberpunk 2077 picked Keanu Reeves instead of him

Published: 1/Sep/2019 15:24 Updated: 6/May/2020 10:48

by Joe Craven


Twitch star Dr Disrespect has joked that he can’t believe he wasn’t picked to play the role of Johnny Silverhand in the upcoming Cyberpunk 2077 – a role given to Canadian megastar Keanu Reeves.

The Doc has never been one to lack confidence in his own abilities, a trait he demonstrated once again in an August 30 YouTube video, when he called out CD Projekt RED for not coming to him about a motion capture role.

Cyberpunk 2077 is the hugely anticipated title coming out of CD Projekt RED, developers of the critically acclaimed The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Keanu Reeves has been confirmed to be playing the supporting role of Johnny Silverhand; a role the Doc claims he would have been perfect for.

CD Projekt RedCyberpunk 2077 launches in April 2020.

In his YouTube video entitled ‘DrDisrespect reacts to new Cyberpunk 2077 gameplay’, the Doc goes through some new footage and, for the most part, conveys how excited he is about the upcoming game.

However, one thing the two-time was not happy about was the casting of Keanu Reeves in the video game.

“I can’t believe they got Keanu Reeves!” he exclaimed. “What a generic sellout! Are you kidding me? You could have had a six-foot-eight powerhouse!”

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“Enough with the “let’s loosely meet!”” continued Doc. “Let’s just meet! Let’s get it done! Enough. I don’t even wanna meet him (Reeves)!”

Cyberpunk 2077 is set in the dystopian Night City, a dark imagining of a future metropolis in California. Players control a mercenary known as ‘V’, exploring the open world and completing missions.

CD Projekt RedJohnny Silverhand will be played by Keanu Reeves.

Developers have confirmed the game will be dark and violent, as well as commenting on contemporary society.

V’s interactions with Keanu Reeves’ character will significantly impact the game’s ending, and shape who V is as a moral protagonist, highlighting the key supporting role Reeves will have.

We certainly think the Doc could pull off a character of that complexity, and his character could well fit into the Cyberpunk aesthetic – who knows, maybe we’ll see a cameo in the final game.


Mr Beast struggles through ridiculous 24-hour ice house challenge

Published: 30/Oct/2020 5:33 Updated: 30/Oct/2020 5:47

by Brad Norton


Jimmy ‘Mr Beast’ Donaldson is no stranger to over the top challenges but his latest video was one of the most difficult he’s ever filmed, as he struggled to endure 24 hours in a house made completely of ice.

While Mr Beast loves to giveaway crazy prizes to competitors, friends, and even just strangers on the street, he also loves a good challenge. From 24 hours in a prison to surviving on a deserted island, the popular YouTuber has done just about everything.

Looking to push the boundaries even further, his latest task was to endure the freezing cold for a full day. It wasn’t just a cold room with the air conditioning cranked, it was an entire house made of ice. Brick by brick the structure fully was completely encased in ice to keep Mr Beast as cold as possible.

Everything from the chairs to the toilet was also frozen solid. Mere hours into the attempt it had quickly become “one of the harder challenges [he’s] ever done.”

Mr Beast Ice house challenge
YouTube: Mr Beast
A few hours into the challenge and Mr Beast had to start getting regular checks to ensure he wasn’t in proper danger.

So what was the motive to remain in the ice house? If Mr Beast survived all 24 hours, his closest friends would have to cover themselves “in syrup and feathers” in public. On the other hand, if he left early, the same punishment would be applied.

After a few hours of pacing back and forth to keep his body active, he bargained for a pair of gloves. A nearby crew member handed them over and agreed to a $10,000 deal to be Mr Beast’s “spy” throughout the challenge.

This was certainly one of the more unique challenges on the channel as the gimmick never let up. Mr Beast was even forced to eat a stack of pancakes with a fork made entirely of ice. At the 12 hour mark, he conceded that “it was brutal.”

“Literally the coldest I’ve ever been in my entire life,” he said after the fact. “I was miserable.” Despite the odds being stacked against him and his friends trying to make the challenge even harder, he pushed through to the very end.

Days after revealing his most expensive video ever, it turns out this rather simple challenge was quite costly as well. 

“This video cost me around $300,000 to make. For the price that it cost me to build an ice house, I could have bought a real house.”