Ninja rage quits in epic fashion after struggling to beat Sekiro boss

Published: 7/Apr/2019 23:03 Updated: 7/Apr/2019 23:06

by Virginia Glaze


Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice has been making waves across the gaming world, thanks to its challenging gameplay – which Twitch streamer Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins found out about during his fight with the game’s Guardian Ape boss.

[Warning: spoilers ahead!]

Ninja appeared to have secured a major victory over the boss after a grueling, 30-minute battle, celebrating his seemingly final Shinobi Execution with a triumphant exclamation.

However, Ninja didn’t know that the boss had a second form; he quickly swiveled the camera around as the Ape came to life, carrying its severed head as it rushed toward him.

The streamer promptly paused the game and took off his headset in apparent defeat, walking away from his setup – much to his chat’s amusement.

However, this didn’t stop Ninja from attempting to defeat the Ape’s second form; although it quickly dispatched the player, he followed up his defeat with a hilarious quip, saying, “Now I know. Now I know.”

Does Sekiro really need an easy mode?

Sekiro’s difficulty has been a major point of contention across the internet, with some players arguing that the title is too difficult and should feature an easy mode, while others point out how rewarding the game feels after finally beating a frustrating boss.

After Forbes published its controversial article, ‘Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice needs to respect its players and add an easy mode,’ some PC modders inadvertently created an assist mode for the game, which allows users to adjust player speed and global game speed.

FromSoftwareSekiro’s difficulty has been a massive point of contention across the internet, with some players arguing that the title needs an easy mode.

Is Sekiro’s difficulty a bad thing?

While it’s not an outright decrease in difficulty, it does make the timing of parries much easier to see, giving struggling players a much-needed boost (provided they’re not playing on console).

That’s not all; one article from PC Gamer recounted the author’s experience beating the game using cheats, which stirred up mass controversy on Twitter from disgruntled players who questioned the reviewer’s credibility.

Sekiro, like many games in the SoulsBorne genre, is inherently, frustratingly difficult, at times; however, like fighting games or any other test of skill, it feels immensely rewarding after finally mastering the parry or dispatching a boss.

FromSoftwarePC modders inadvertently created an assist mode for Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, allowing players to adjust the game’s global game speed to slow down parrying times.

Despite this fact, it comes as no surprise that the game’s unforgiving nature can incite moments of extreme rage, as seen in Ninja’s hilarious reaction to the Guardian Ape’s second wind.


TheGrefg breaks Ninja’s world record for most-viewed Twitch stream

Published: 2/Dec/2020 1:27

by Bill Cooney


Spanish streamer ‘TheGrefg’ has broken Ninja’s world record for most people watching a Twitch stream during the Galactus Fortnite event.

David ‘TheGrefg’ Cánovas made Twitch history while streaming the Galactus event, which marked the end of Fortnite season 4, when he had more people watching him at once than any other individual Twitch streamer ever has in history.

The Spaniard was watching and reacting to the event, and captures appear to confirm that he reached a total of 660,000 people watching his stream at the same time before Twitch unfortunately crashed.

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A screenshot showing Grefg surpassing 660K viewers.

The previous record you might remember was held by Ninja from when he teamed up with rapper Drake, where the duo peaked at 635k viewers at once while playing Fortnite back in 2018.

This insane amount of simultaneous viewers in a broadcast was almost double the figures of the previous record, held by  DrDisrespect — now streaming on YouTube — when he had 338,000 during his return stream in February 2018.

Grefg looking over his Twitch stats from Dec. 1

Now, the title for most-watched stream on Twitch now belongs to TheGrefg, and while there are no official figures yet, screenshots and clips definitely seem to indicate the streamer managed to bring in than 660,000 people simultaneously.

Grefg was far from the only streamer posting impressive viewer counts during the Galactus event, which actually “broke” Twitch and caused the site to temporarily crash following the big reveal. This is the big reason why the official viewer count, while definitely impressive, isn’t exactly known just yet.

The event itself officially closed out Fortnite Season 4, with the Season 5 update arriving at 9 PM PT / 12 AM ET / 5 AM GMT on Wednesday, December 2, according to Epic Games, with downtime expected to last all the way up to 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 9 AM GMT.

After that, the brand new season will kick off, and Fortnite fans — including Grefg — will get to check out all of the new content. Whether the streamer will be able to repeat his impressive record-breaking feat remains to be seen, but we certainly wish him the best of luck.