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IRL streamer captures epic GTA V style police chase on camera

Published: 4/Jul/2019 0:19 Updated: 14/Apr/2020 17:58

by Virginia Glaze

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Thanks to the advent of IRL streaming, anyone with streaming equipment can broadcast their outings for a live audience to see – which can result in some hilarious and unexpected moments, as evidenced by one Twitch streamer’s July broadcast.

While many IRL streamers broadcast their everyday routines or nights out on the town, streamer ‘SoWeQ’ decided to share his walk down a road in the middle of the Nordic countryside – a decision that ended up being a bit more adventful than a mere hike outdoors.

SoWeQ and a friend were making their way down a narrow road beside a set of train tracks when they heard police sirens, with the streamer urging their friend to get off the road, should police cars come speeding down the way.

Rockstar GamesThis IRL streamer wasn’t in a game of GTA V – although it sure seemed like it.

As it so happens, SoWeQ’s decision to stream caught an actual police chase on camera, as a motorcycle came careening down the path with a law enforcement vehicle in tow just behind them.

“Holy shit!” SoWeQ laughingly exclaimed as the two sped past. “That guy, he better be running, man! That guy better be running! Jesus Christ!”

The moment quickly went viral across sites like Reddit, with some users finding the ridiculous scene like something out of GTA V – but that wouldn’t be the only “GTA V-esque” moment captured on a Twitch stream, by far.

An IRL streamer was broadcasting his bike ride in August 2018 when he similarly became part of a high-speed police chase – but this time, his involvement in the action wasn’t as a mere bystander.

Instead, they nearly got run over by the offending vehicle, after hearing a Corvette revving its engine behind him: the car quickly sped past him and blasted through an intersection just ahead of the streamer, shortly followed by a series of police cars, sirens blaring.

Considering Twitch’s incredibly wide and varied userbase, it comes as no surprise that moments like these are caught on camera from time to time, giving viewers at home a huge shock when they happen – although the streamers are likely the ones nearly having a heart attack!

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Dr Disrespect explains how Black Ops Cold War could be “so much more fun”

Published: 21/Oct/2020 3:29

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Dr Disrespect has chimed in on the much-maligned SBMM system used in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and other titles, and although he doesn’t blame Treyarch, the Doc is less than impressed with the system and wants it removed.

Dr Disrespect is all about violence, speed, and momentum. However, he hasn’t been able to spread his wings in Black Ops Cold War and fly like the eagle he was born to be, and he blames it all on SBMM.

SBMM, which stands for skill-based matchmaking, is a system used in many popular games to try and balance out lobbies.

Some players and developers think it’s a good thing, but many others believe it tends to ‘punish’ higher-skilled players like Dr Disrespect. It throws them into lobbies with other elite players, which results in ‘sweaty’ games where everyone is good and trying really hard to win.

The game becomes more serious and less casual, and it demands more effort, which is less than ideal for streamers like the Doc, who want to entertain.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is one of many games that uses SBMM.

Dr Disrespect has never been one to hold his tongue and mince his words on matters important to him. In his latest stream, he had a frustrating time playing Black Ops Cold War due to SBMM and shared his thoughts.

Man, that SBMM, what a… what a…” he said, struggling to find the words to summarize his rage. “SBMM results to exact same fight every single time.” It’s a sentiment shared by players from many different games and skill brackets.

“It has nothing to do with… game design,” he added.

“Treyarch knocks it out the park… I just think it has something to do with a lot of the technical stuff… I would take that tech out.”

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Dr Disrespect isn’t one to hold back on his opinions, especially when it comes to games.

Dr Disrespect knows that it isn’t Treyarchs fault. Instead, he refers to a “third-party” who works with them and “manages all the data and everything.” He says, “they’re able to make all these tweaks, and all that stuff,” and the fact that SBMM is implemented at all is “such a bummer.”

“I want some sheep in my lobbies,” he said. “I want a couple triple peekers. The game could like just be so much more fun. I don’t understand why they have it.”

The related segment begins at 3:38:30 in the video below.

Dr Disrespect isn’t the first person to express his concerns about SBMM, and he won’t be the last. However, the Doc is a pillar in the gaming community. He has also been involved in some behind-the-scenes level design, so his opinion has some weight.

Either way, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is still loads of fun. SBMM might even help you become a better player if you’re willing to embrace it.