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Ice-T explains the main thing he hates about DOOM Eternal

Published: 23/Mar/2020 1:22

by Brad Norton

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Tracy  Lauren ‘Ice-T’ Marrow is a voracious gamer who never shies away from sharing his opinion. Tackling the follow up to 2016’s reboot of DOOM, the popular rapper addressed one key aspect of DOOM Eternal he just can’t stand.

Always sharing his gameplay experiences through social media, Ice-T has become a popular figure for some of the hottest gaming takes on the internet. While he’s been involved in a number of passion projects in the industry, even voicing Balex in Borderlands 3, he’s never afraid to criticize a game.

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Jumping into DOOM Eternal just days after its March 19 release date, the rapper seemed mostly satisfied. There was one element of the vintage FPS franchise in particular, however, that the rapper said he absolutely “hates.”

Refining the fundamentals of their 2016 reboot, the developers at id Software seemingly knocked it out of the park once again as Eternal launched to much fanfare and critical acclaim. Fans of the series especially have loved it so far.

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While the gameplay pays homage to the 1993 classic, harkening back to raw FPS mechanics and movement, not everyone is on board with the old school feel. In particular, Ice-T pinpointed “jumping” in DOOM Eternal as his least favorite feature.

“DOOM Eternal, I’m enjoying the game…BUT! I HATE all the f**king jumping,” he explained in a March 21 tweet. “I had that get that out.”

The fast-paced action and relentless enemies ensure that players are always on the move in DOOM Eternal. Pushing through hordes of demons is intertwined with segments of gameplay focused entirely on traversal and exploration. 

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As Ice-T explained before jumping into his second sit down with the game, players just “can’t stand still. It’s virtual cardio.”

Although the rapper might be somewhat miffed about the jumping mechanics in DOOM Eternal, that appears to be his only major gripe for the time being. In fact, he’s already jumped back into the title to see things through to the end.

For fans of the rapper hoping they might be able to tune into Ice-T’s gameplay sessions in the near future, however, things might not pan out that way. He recently outlined how he uses gaming as an escape.

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“I kinda play games to be alone. Streaming is kinda the opposite of that,” he said, damning any hopes of a Twitch stream. While livestreams might not be an option, fans can still keep up with his thoughts through his spicy hot takes on Twitter.

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Thomas Petrou slams Bryce Hall’s accusations of stealing from Hype House

Published: 9/Oct/2020 1:00

by Virginia Glaze

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TikTok stars Thomas Petrou and Bryce Hall have sparked quite the feud after Hall accused Petrou — co-founder of the Hype House — of stealing money from his own content creators.

It’s no secret that the Hype House and the Sway House aren’t on friendly terms, with the two getting into a fierce beef throughout this past year (remember that time the Sway boys drove to the Hype House to confront Chase Hudson?).

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While Hall has confirmed that their feud with the Hype House is definitely real, it seems that he’s going “full send” on his distaste for the group by accusing co-founder Thomas Petrou of outright stealing money from the HH’s content creators.

During an interview with Tom Ward on October 8, Hall made some serious claims about Petrou’s business practices, stating that he’d “stolen” money from the TikTokers working underneath the content collective.

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“I’ll say it — he steals money,” Hall stated. “He steals money from those kids. These kids are — I love a lot of people in the Hype House, but they are not the smartest people. …maybe not now, because I haven’t talked to them in four or five months, and maybe somebody said something to him, but he, at the beginning, was stealing money for sure.”

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Hall’s claims didn’t go unnoticed; Petrou responded to the accusations shortly thereafter, denying having ever stolen money from those in the Hype House in a pointed Instagram reply on a tea page.

“That’s a complete lie,” he wrote. “I’ve never taken a percentage of anyone in the Hype House. Ask everyone who’s a part of it. The whole reason I started this was to help the people around me make sure they weren’t getting taken advantage of by their managers and agents.”

Thomas Petrou denies Bryce Hall's allegations of stealing money from Hype House creators.

This isn’t the first time Hall has struck out at Petrou in recent days, either; the Sway House TikToker also slammed Thomas’s spending habits, claiming that he “spends his money like an idiot” on pricey cars instead of saving up wisely.

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For now, it doesn’t look like there’s any love lost between these two social media stars as things continue to escalate between two of TikTok’s biggest creators.