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Dr DisRespect Explains Why He Still Plays PUBG Over Fortnite

Published: 10/Jul/2018 16:21 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:06

by Calum Patterson

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As the rivalry between battle royale games PUBG and Fortnite rages on, Dr DisRespect explains why still chooses to play the former, in spite of Fortnite’s popularity.

PUBG is seen by many as the direct predecessor to Fortnite Battle Royale, at one time by far the most popular and recognized game in the genre, it was later usurped by its cartoonish counterpart in late 2017.

But Dr DisRespect, who is best known as a PUBG player and streamer, is one of the few top streamers who more often than not still choose the militaristic style of the game over Fortnite.

Some have suggested that this has held back the Doc’s growth, as while other streamers like Ninja and NICKMERCS have massively increased their following with Fortnite, the Doc remains somewhat faithful to PUBG.

While he does play the game and competes in the weekly ‘Friday Fortnite’ tournaments, he definitely favors PUBG and has now explained his main issue with its rival.

“I just don’t get the feeling with Fortnite” he says, before mimicking the constant building of towers and shelters required to win most engagements, highlighting that the game is more focused on building than shooting.

“I feel like if I had some kind of digital form of a Fortnite character, I could mimic exactly how to build with just my hands. Right – put up four walls, ramp up, four walls, ramp, floor.”

The Doc is highlighting the repetiveness of the building mechanics, as well as the reliance and emphasis the game places on building in order to win engagements.

This is an issue that Fortnite developer, Epic Games, recently addressed, signalling their interest in making so that “not every fight has to result in a build-off”.

Epic Games is yet to introduce measures to influence this, but has strongly hinted at reducing the maximum materials cap, so that players cannot carry around 999 wood, for example.

Perhaps these changes would help convert the Doc and others who dislike the building reliance to the more popular of the two Battle Royale games. But conversely, many argue that building is what makes Fortnite unique, and therefore popular.

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Russian Instagram influencer torches his $150,000 Mercedes on purpose

Published: 25/Oct/2020 0:46

by Bill Cooney

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An Instagram influencer literally set his own $150,000 Mercedes Benz on fire after he got fed up with how his local dealership was repairing it.

Several videos of Russian Instagram and YouTube star Mikhail Litvin torching the black GT 63 S went viral over the weekend, with people around the internet both amazed and horrified that someone has enough extra cash rolling around they can just send a luxury car up in flames.

But, Litvin’s display surprisingly wasn’t just a random instance of pure, nihilistic capitalism captured on film, as he claims he was sending a message to his local Mercedes dealership and the company as a whole.

The saga begins like this: Mikhail bought a brand new GT 63 S (running around $140,000 to $160,000) and somehow, broke the engine five times in a row through various automotive shenanigans.

Eventually, he became fed up with how his local Mercedes Benz dealership was repairing the vehicle each time he brought it in, even replacing the turbo kit with one purchased off of eBay at one point.

Paying to have sub-par parts installed in his car seems to have been the final straw for the Russian, who filled his trunk up with gasoline and brought plenty of cameras to a deserted field to send his vehicle off with a Viking funeral.

After bathing the car in fuel, Litvin lights a Looney Tunes-style trail from offscreen and the poor four-door goes up in a massive fireball.

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Mikhail Litvin/YouTube
Litvin made sure not to miss a spot.

After contemplating all the memories he had in the Mercedes while the inferno raged behind him, the YouTuber drove into the sunset with his new whip, a classic teal Lada that only needed a little bit of a running start to get going.

With over 11 million followers on Instagram and 4 million subscribers on YouTube, chances are good that Litvin will be picking up a fly new car sometime soon to replace the smoking heap that was his GT 63 S.

Exactly what he’ll replace it with remains to be seen, but we’d bet he’ll have a video out about it when he does.