Dr DisRespect explains why he won't be playing the same VR shooter as Shroud - Dexerto
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Dr DisRespect explains why he won’t be playing the same VR shooter as Shroud

Published: 28/Dec/2018 0:32 Updated: 28/Dec/2018 1:09

by Alan Bernal

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Popular Twitch streamer Dr DisRespect is been around games long enough to fine-tune his preferences to the point where even pioneering projects in a new interactive environment, which have attracted players such as Shroud, doesn’t suit his interests.

Dr DisRespect is well known for his abilities in FPS games, but the virtual reality shooter Contractors built specifically for the innovative space is too bland in design for the Doc to play.

The Two-time Back-to-Back World Champion was talking to his stream, when someone brought up the game Shroud was playing the night before, when the Doc gave his thoughts on the VR shooter.

Caveman StudioThe VR FPS looks impressive, but the design leaves some to be desired for the Doc.

The Doc has been in the game industry and worked at Sledgehammer Games as a level designer after joining as a community manager in 2011, so he has a fair idea of what to look for in a game in order to attract his interests.

“[Contractors] is like the most basic approach to a game in VR. It’s cool,” the Doc said. “I guess I’m at the point of creativity and game design that I’ve seen it all. I want something that blows my mind.”

Contractors VR takes a grounded approach to an FPS, as its main pull lies in experiencing a team-based shooting experience in the full-motion perspective of the virtual world.

It’s a novel concept and its VR integration has garnered the appeal of many FPS fans, but Contractors’ basic approach as a game just doesn’t seem to catch the Doc’s curiosity.

His reasoning was a let down for those wanting to see the Two-time play more VR, but as it stands, it doesn’t seem like Doc will be playing the popular VR shooter anytime soon.

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Vinnie Hacker lashes out at “manipulative” fans after TikTok fame

Published: 22/Jan/2021 7:20

by Andrew Amos

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Vinnie Hacker has spoken out about the problems of TikTok stardom, saying some of his fans are “manipulative” and “controlling.” He echoed the sentiment that nobody is perfect, and that people should “live life and learn from it.”

The role models and idols of today appear almost out of nowhere thanks to social media. The medium also leads to a host of those celebrities being quite young.

One of them is Vinnie Hacker. The TikToker has over 5.7 million fans on the platform, as well as 2 million on Instagram. However, life in the limelight has come with its own set of problems. Hacker feels like he’s been forced to live to unreasonable standards put by his fans.

“Why do some people want to control my life. Telling me who I can and can’t talk to. Saying that you’ll only allow me to be with “this person.” Grow up. Don’t be manipulative,” he said in a TikTok.

“You preach against manipulation and then go on and make sure that they live a life that’s satisfying to you and not them. One mistake and a person’s career is over in this area of work.”

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“In the eyes of the internet, people are subjected to be role models. And people say to not set unnecessary standards for others, but wouldn’t you think a life without mistakes and growth and perfection is more of a high standard than learning and growing?”

He also said that once you get thrown into the social media machine, you can’t really pull yourself out. Ultimately, these stars live and die by their fans’ judgment.

“Once it gets past that breaking point to where someone becomes relevant, the assumptions come and get dragged along with them. Privacy is invaded and people try to tell them how to live their lives. You end up not being your own person, but the internet’s person.”

These comments come as Hacker takes a break from Twitch streaming to focus on his personal life.

“Taking a break from streaming for quite a while. I don’t really feel to explain. A lot of personal stuff, on top of the unfortunate stuff that happens whilst streaming. Something always goes wrong. I might begin again, I might not,” he said.