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Dr Disrespect issues desperate plea to video game developers

Published: 26/Apr/2019 13:09 Updated: 26/Apr/2019 13:48

by David Purcell

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Call of Duty game be the answer to his problems? 

The popular Twitch streamer, who has over 3.4 million followers on the platform at the time of writing, has voiced his frustrations about the lack of game options for him to stream.

The Doc hinted at a streaming hiatus during his April 25 stream and went one step further by asking fellow “passionate gamers” about the issue on Twitter, clearly frustrated by the current situation. 

Twitch/Dr DisrespectDr Disrespect has criticized several battle royale games of late, including Apex Legends, Fortnite Battle Royale, and more.

“It’s a 150 billion dollar industry. Where are the quality competitive shooter games?” Dr Disrespect tweeted on April 25. “I’m bleeding black blood and my sanity is nuts right now.”

While the Two-Time’s hint at a break from streaming might be a shock for some of his fans, he clearly doesn’t think that he’s alone in thinking that the shooter game scene isn’t as impressive as it could be.

Valve recommends CS:GO to Dr Disrespect 

Shortly after the Doc made his plea for a new title, he got a response from Valve. The developer’s response seemingly hinted at the fact that he should try out Counter-Strike: Global Offensive again, as he has in the past. 

Could Call of Duty be the answer?

“I know you passionate gamers have to be thinking the same thing.  I can’t be the only one,” the streamer also tweeted, reaching out to members of the gaming community.

OpTic Gaming’s Davis ‘Hitch’ Edwards responded, too, suggesting that all of Dr Disrespect’s problems may soon disappear if rumors of Infinity Ward continuing the Modern Warfare series with their 2019 Call of Duty title are to be believed. 

“Doc, I’m telling you if it’s MW4… We are gonna have to do some huge things,” he responded.

The rumors have started to look a little more concrete of late, too, as former Infinity Ward Creative Strategist and Community Manager Robert ‘fourzerotwo’ Bowling hinted that the next game would indeed be “modern warfare.” 

Whether or not that will be enough to encourage Dr Disrespect to stick around on Twitch and continue to stream for all members of the Champions Club remains to be seen, but he’s not happy. That, we know.

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Charli D’Amelio invests in $50 million banking service for teens

Published: 2/Dec/2020 19:00

by Virginia Glaze

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TikTok’s most-followed content creator, Charli D’Amelio, has invested in her very first startup, and it’s a $50 million mobile banking service specifically aimed at teenagers.

In true D’Amelio fashion, Charli has decided to invest in her first company, Step, along with a slew of other celebrity investors.

What is Step?

Step is a mobile banking service directed toward teenagers aged 13-19, which announced this morning that it has raised over $50 million during its Series B funding stage.

Step has grown to over 500,000 users in two months after its official launch, and features a variety of elements seen in apps like Venmo and PayPal, allowing users to send money to friends via peer-to-peer technology.

 

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The service also offers its teen customer-base FDIC-insured bank accounts without any fees, easing their foray into the financial world. Step even gives users a Visa card that allows them to establish credit prior to turning 18.

Charli D’Amelio on her Step investment

As for Charli D’Amelio, she seems to be quite jazzed about the bank’s entire concept, having risen to prominence in the mobile world before turning 16 this year.

“As a Step partner and customer, I’ve been able to see firsthand how easy Step makes it to manage your money while providing the educational resources that today’s teens need but have largely been unable to find—myself included,” D’Amelio stated.

 

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“I’m excited to be able to use my platform to help close this gap and have made a direct investment in Step to help them develop even more useful products.”

Charli isn’t the only big name putting some stock into Step; A-list celebs like Will Smith, the Chainsmokers, and Justin Timberlake are also investing in the bank, making for a truly star-studded affair for the emerging company.

Step is planning to partner with even more celebrities and influencers in the future, and hopes to help its teenaged customer-base with everything from student loans to building credit in the long-term.

Charli D'Amelio invests in Step mobile banking
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Step aims to help teenagers ease into the confusing financial world.

“Student loans are a big thing. Being able to extend credit to these folks. Being able to offer new products and services so they’re not paying these outrageous, predatory banking fees and high interest credit cards,” Step CEO MacDonald said of the service.

It looks like Charli is making big waves with this major investment, and all eyes are peeled to see if her 101 million TikTok followers will hop onto the Step trend, too.