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Elon Musk reveals why he wants more R-rated video games

Published: 13/Jun/2019 22:49 Updated: 13/Apr/2020 17:38

by Virginia Glaze

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Tesla CEO and tech millionaire Elon Musk is known both for his work in technology as well as his wacky behavior, as evidenced by his hilarious Twitter tirades – but he’s also an avid fan of gaming, as seen in his appearance at E3 2019.

Elon Musk met with Bethesda executive producer Todd Howard to discuss technology, gaming, and Tesla vehicles at E3, which lead to a hilarious interaction with the host in the middle of their discussion.

While Musk is currently putting games on the dashboards of his Tesla models, it looks like he’s interested in R-rated material, after being asked what he hopes to see from electronic entertainment in the future.

Heisenberg Media, FlikrElon Musk made an appearance at E3 2019, alongside Bethesda executive producer Todd Howard.

Musk appeared to be rather flustered at the question, answering honestly that he’d appreciate a little more adult-themed games going forward.

“I don’t know if I should say,” Elon warily admitted to scattered laughter. “I mean, like… I don’t know. A bit more R-rated, I don’t know. I’m trying to be honest here. [It’s a] popular theme.”

The host then asked Todd about Elon’s apparent predictions, who laughingly questioned if he’d be able to “follow that up.”

While Musk admitted that he didn’t have much time for gaming, considering his work with Tesla and SpaceX, he claimed that the last game he spent “a lot” of time with was Fallout 4 – which was met with congratulatory applause by fans.

Musk likewise revealed a 2018 racing game at the conference, which is playable with a Tesla steering wheel in the car’s driver seat.

“I mean, if you have a racing game and you have a steering wheel…it’s sitting right there, waiting to be steered,” Musk said of the game.

Musk’s stint in gaming is nothing new; he hit it off with Fortnite Battle Royale pro Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney over Twitter in January, prompting Tfue to cop a Tesla out of gratitude and even leading Musk to ask if Fortnite would be a suitable title for his vehicles going forward.

This year’s E3 has seen involvement from multiple celebrities, including the likes of Keanu Reeves and Jack Black, with Keanu having a major role in the upcoming Cyberpunk 2077.

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Noah Beck & Griffin Johnson under fire for “cancel culture” comments

Published: 28/Oct/2020 19:03

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TikTok stars Noah Beck and Griffin Johnson are taking heat from critics due to their divisive comments on “cancel culture,” as told during an episode of Johnson’s “Sway Way” podcast.

Also known as “call-out culture,” the term “cancel culture” has become a popular phrase in the past few years as social media has flourished, allowing users to highlight abuse, bad behavior, or other negative actions from people online.

When these bad behaviors are brought to light, the person responsible is usually called out, boycotted and ostracized, causing them to be publicly shamed and often ousted from their professional and social circles due to the resulting backlash.

“Cancel culture” itself is a divisive term, with many believing that it outright doesn’t exist, as those being “canceled” deserve to be called out for their actions and that those who are “canceled” are never truly brought to justice from the outrage.

 

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Still, others feel that “cancel culture” is going too far and is resulting in a toxic online environment — but either way, people are no longer willing to abide bad behavior from anyone, and social media has given users a platform to speak up against things they consider to be unjust.

TikTokers and Sway House members Griffin Johnson and Noah Beck recently spoke out on the social phenomenon during an episode of the Sway Way podcast — and their thoughts on the subject have sparked quite a bit of backlash against them.

“People are getting canceled for things that were totally acceptable,” Beck said. “I don’t want to say that people have gotten really sensitive, but at the same time, they have, and it’s like… there were some things that were acceptable back then that people could say, now it comes back on them five, 10 years later.”

 

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“I mean, I’ve done some things in my past where they come off as controversial today, but they weren’t that deep,” Beck continued, referencing his own controversial history on social media. “I can see why people think it’s a big deal now, but it’s like… I never thought I would have this platform. I never thought I would have this stage. I was growing up just playing soccer. I liked a few tweets, but I didn’t think anything of it at the time.”

 

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Needless to say, both Beck and Johnson have received a substantial amount of criticism from listeners, with one user writing: “He really said that he never thought he would have gotten famous… so if you’re not famous, you can be homophobic and it’s not a big deal?”

Both boys have yet to speak out on the outrage, which only continues to grow in wake of their already storied history of sparking division among TikTok viewers.