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Joe Rogan had to quit video games over health concerns

Published: 10/Jul/2020 11:24 Updated: 10/Jul/2020 11:25

by Jacob Hale

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Joe Rogan has explained why he had to quit playing video games after concerns over his “terrible” health – even describing it as an addiction.

Joe Rogan is one of the most popular men on the internet, with a podcast that recently fetched a rumored $100m after Spotify bought it out in May.

Clearly, though, he is still just a regular man, as revealed when he explained the terrible effects video games have had on his health due to him becoming addicted to them.

Joe Rogan smiling with his dogRogan’s podcast has become huge, bringing in some of the biggest names in Hollywood and across multiple industries.

While in conversation with famous actor and comedian Hannibal Buress, the two started to discuss video games, thoroughly impressed by the PS5 Unreal Engine demo trailer that was revealed ahead of this year’s PlayStation 5 release.

Buress then admitted that during the ongoing health crisis, he “dove heavy” into video games, playing NBA 2K “up to 12 hours a day” for escapism.

Rogan then revealed that he can no longer use the LAN room beside the studio, saying it’s like a bar and he’s “like an alcoholic.”

“We were playing hours every day, to the point where Jamie was telling me I had a problem,” Rogan said. “We would get done with the podcast, I couldn’t wait to go play… But when I would leave, my hands would be sweaty, I would feel nervous, I was physically feeling bad.”

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Joe went on to say that it was affecting his sleep and “putting his body through all this crazy stress” and, based on the fact that he avoids gaming now, probably decided that enough was enough.

Obviously, video games affect different people in different ways, but Joe describing his relationship with Quake Champions as “like an addiction” and as “terrible” for his health shows that it’s not always as simple as getting online and having fun with your friends.

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TikTok in shock as Quenlin Blackwell reveals she’s living with Diplo

Published: 23/Oct/2020 16:47

by Alice Hearing

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Popular TikToker and former vine star Quenlin Blackwell has bemused fans after revealing that she’s currently living with world-famous DJ Diplo.

Quenlin Blackwell first rose to fame on Vine, earning more than half a billion loops and half a million followers, and has now amassed more than 4 million followers on TikTok.

Diplo, 41, is an American DJ known for tracks like “Be Right There” and “Revolution,” and has released music with artists including Dua Lipa and Justin Bieber. He is also a founding member of electronic supergroup Major Lazer.

The DJ’s global fame is partly a reason why TikTok was so bemused when 19-year-old Quenlin revealed to her followers that she lives with him. In one video, responding to fans who asked her about noise complaints, she very casually said “I live with Diplo right now and he fully supports my endeavors.”

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Quenlin is popular on TikTok and is often seen with members of the Hype House

TikTokers immediately asked questions about how the pair ended up living together and expressed their surprise. Quen responded to a comment that said “What! Tell us how this happened. We need the story,” and filmed herself asking Diplo why she lives with him, to which he responded, “Because I have no other friends.”

@quenblackwellReply to @itsamayy♬ original sound – quenblackwell

This offered fans little in the way of explanation and even rapper Lil Yachty responded with cry-laughing emojis.

One user wrote: “This is the oddest duo but like I’m not mad.” Another wrote: “I’m sorry I’m having a hard time processing this,” while someone else added “Who is writing the 2020 script?? I just wanna know.”

@quenblackwellLIVING WITH DIPLO: PART 3 he doesn’t know how to tie his shoes♬ original sound – quenblackwell

Since the bizarre reveal, Quenlin has begun a TikTok series documenting her living situation with one of the world’s biggest musicians. So far Quenlin has filmed Diplo struggling to tie his shoelaces, bopping to music in the car, and behind the scenes at a live-stream concert for Major Lazer’s new album launch.

@diploThe time when @quenblackwell called the paparazzi on herself in my backyard smh♬ original sound – Diplo

Meanwhile, Diplo has featured Quenlin on his own TikTok including a video of him checking to see if she has swollen glands in her neck and a sneaky video of a photoshoot with the caption “The time when @quenblackwell called the paparazzi on herself in my backyard smh.”

No one was ready for such a bizarre collaboration, but TikTok is here for it and excited to see the next few installments of Quenlin’s “Living with Diplo” series.