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Dr Disrespect gives surprising opinion on the best battle royale game ever

Published: 4/Apr/2019 9:47

by Calum Patterson

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Twitch streamer Dr Disrespect is a battle royale connoisseur, having played and streamed everything from PUBG to Ring of Elysium to Fortnite, but his answer to the best battle royale ever might surprise some.

We have to go back to when Guy Beahm first resurfaced his Dr Disrespect character, bringing it to Twitch complete with long black mullet and thick moustache.

In 2016, the game of choice for many streamers, and the game that gave the first hint at what the battle Royale genre might become, was H1Z1’s King of the Kill mode.

Dr Disrespect grew much of his early following on Twitch with H1Z1.

It pitted 100 players against each other on a large map – a system now recognized by gamers the world over, but back in 2016, this was still a much more novel concept for many.

Dr Disrespect was one of the leading H1Z1 streamers, and it was crucial for his early success on Twitch, with viewers flocking to the platform specifically to watch the new BR craze.

That’s why then, when asked what the best battle royale ever was, the Doc was adamant that H1Z1 – at a very particular time – is number one for him: “I’m talking in its prime – when it was transitioning from the first map to the second map.”

“It’s by far better than any other battle royale: proximity chat, vehicle use, the way the guns felt, the intensity of an in-game situation,” the Doc explained, “So I’d have to go with H1Z1 number one, in its prime.”

As for his other picks, the Doc gave number two to PUBG (also in its prime), and then gives number three to the newest release, Apex Legends

Of course, since its ‘prime’, H1Z1 has been supplanted by PUBG, and later Fortnite, as the king of the battle royale genre, but there is many who still have fond memories of its heyday.

On March 6, 2019, new development team NantG attempted to revive H1Z1 with a massive update to the game, but it generally fell flat with players.

At this point, it seems unlikely that H1Z1 will ever be able to get back to its glory days, but like the Doc, many still consider it the best BR experience there ever was, despite the advancements in the genre.

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Heartbroken gamers react to PS5 destroyed with industrial shredder

Published: 5/Dec/2020 20:33

by Alan Bernal

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A viral clip showing a PlayStation 5 getting minced by an industrial shredder is garnering a ton of reactions among the gaming community who were horrified to watch the prized console getting absolutely destroyed.

It’s been nearly a month since the PS5 was released and it hasn’t gotten any easier to find the console available from brick-and-mortar stores to online marketplaces. The reality is millions of gamers won’t be able to touch Sony’s next-gen console until well after the holiday season is over.

That could explain why some in the community are a bit touchy seeing the hardware being put through a meat grinder, so to speak.

YouTube channel ‘Captain Crunch Experiments’ specializes in putting objects through the high-powered shredder, and it was the PS5’s turn to show us what it’s made of.

The outcome was as you’d expect. The plastic panels of the PS5 were easily devoured into bits, though the full body of the machine took a bit more convincing to get it through to the other end.

As Sony’s metallic behemoth put on one of the most heartbreaking ASMRs to date, the viewers were mixed. Some were impressed that the console put up such a fight, but nearly all PlayStation fans were reeling by the time the video closed.

“What exactly happens here?” one person wrote, before listing out the sins from the production. “Here’s what: Destroying currently out of stock PS5, throwing away rare non-renewable materials, wasting all the electricity that went into producing those PS5s => unnecessary pollution, and producing shit quality unsatisfying videos.”

“This is satisfying but pains me at the same time lol,” another wrote on the YouTube post.

“You need actual help lots of kids want the PS5 For Christmas and you buy one and just shred it like why though a child is now missing out on his PS5 for Christmas that’s because you bought it and shredded it,” someone else said of the clip.

We saw a similar outcry when The Mob’s Classify pranked Froste by slamming a brand new PS5 console to the ground and finishing the job with a sledgehammer.

Gamers will all feel that disturbing knot in the pit of their stomachs watching the video, and the sentiment around the PS5’s destruction won’t ease up until there’s vastly more stock for eager customers.