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DrDisrespect explains why it’s time for Gears of War “to be dead”

Published: 6/Sep/2019 6:17 Updated: 6/Sep/2019 6:47

by Brad Norton

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Exuberant Twitch personality DrDisrespect has fired shots at Xbox Game Studios over their brand new Gears of War 5 title, calling for the series to “be dead.”

With experience on the development side of the video game industry, having previously worked as a level designer at Sledgehammer Games, DrDisrespect is never one to shy away from voicing his opinion. 

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From mocking Fortnite to raging about certain video game mechanics, you can always expect some heated discussions in the stream.

Twitch - DrDisrespectAn angered Doc expresses his frustration at the Gears of War franchise.

In the midst of a September 5 livestream, the Doc grew agitated when discussing the most recent installment in the Gears of War franchise – Gears 5, which will officially go on sale on September 6.

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“It’s time for the series to be dead. Let’s move on from Gears of War,” Doc stated. “It’s just a whole bunch of over the top, Triple A marketing and PR on top of this game. That’s all it is.” 

Based on early reviews, Gears 5 currently sits at 86% on Metacritic, and yet Doc was quick to express his frustration with the series, adding that others in the industry have been too scared to share their opinion.

“I’m looking at gameplay and I am not impressed. I’ll say it ok, I’ll be the one to step out since no one else is saying it on social media. Gears of War 5 don’t waste my time.”

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The CoalitionIs Gears of War growing stale?

“It looks bland, it looks boring, it’s the exact same thing over and over.”

Offering a suggestion for Xbox Game Studios and developers at The Coalition, Doc believes it’s time to reset. “Let’s start a new brand, new company. I know all the developers working at that studio want to move on to something unique.”

The franchise has been a staple of the Xbox brand since the first Gears title was released in 2006, with the 2019 installment being their first major release in three years.

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The Coalition’s Gears of War 5 releases on Xbox One and Microsoft Windows on September 6, which is when you can judge the title for yourself or fall in line with Doc’s opinion and vote with your wallet. 

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Addison Rae’s “awkward” BBMA presentation for Harry Styles goes viral

Published: 15/Oct/2020 19:09

by Virginia Glaze

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The Billboard Music Awards kicked off on the night of October 14, and TikTok star Addison Rae was one of the personalities conscripted to host them; but her presentation for winner Harry Styles didn’t go as planned.

Addison Rae is one of TikTok’s most popular (and highest paid) content creators, boasting well over 40 million followers on the app for her cutesy choreography and bubbly, Southern personality.

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As one of the net’s biggest celebrities, it came as little surprise that she was assigned to help host the 2020 Billboard Music Awards, alongside fellow TikToker Spencer Polanco Knight and even singer Kelly Clarkson.

However, her presentation for ‘Watermelon Sugar’ singer and One Direction member Harry Styles wasn’t well-received, with many on the net taking issue with her “awkward” demeanor on-stage.

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In fact, it doesn’t seem that Rae even opened up the envelope when she presented his award, which she accepted “on his behalf,” since he couldn’t be present at the Los Angeles Dolby Theater for the ceremony.

Her mannerisms incited quite a bit of criticism from online viewers, who found her stage presence to be less-than-ideal, with some also taking issue with a social media influencer taking part in such a prestigious event.

“Why was that the most awkward presentation… EVER?” one critic wrote.

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“I feel awkward… does anyone else feel awkward?” another chimed in.

“She looks like she is in a funeral,” one user quipped. “Also, the way in how she announced that Harry won is so cringy. Like girl, put some emotion in it, ‘cause its Harry freaking Styles who you’re talking about, not a TikTok dancer.”

Although Rae has yet to respond to the criticism she’s received since presenting Harry’s award, it certainly is exciting to see influencers break into the space of traditional celebrities — although there’s bound to be some bumps in the road along the way.

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