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Shroud explains how streaming can ruin single player games like Cyberpunk

Published: 16/Oct/2020 23:07 Updated: 20/Oct/2020 11:38

by Michael Gwilliam


Legendary Twitch icon Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek may be looking forward to playing Cyberpunk 2077, but he didn’t mince words when it came to how he hates how single player games initially launch.

With Cyberpunk rolling out in November, gamers all over are hyped for the long-anticipated game and experiencing it for themselves – something that shroud doesn’t think will be the case for him as a streamer.

During the end of an October 15 broadcast, the Canadian was checking out some Cyberpunk content and sounded off on his biggest issue with how single player games launch in 2020.

“Every single time there’s a single player game, there are people manipulating time zones to play in different times to play earlier, or there are certain content creators who have the code that’s like eight hours earlier,” Grzesiek explained. “I want everybody to get the launch and the title at the same exact time.”

According to shroud, as it is now, when the game releases, there are multiple YouTubers and streamers playing early and footage from even before then that ends up on websites.

“I hate it,” shroud moaned. “I just want it all at the same time.”

He continued to explain how, from a viewers’ perspective, it’s cool to see everybody starting at the same time. However, it does create a bit of an issue for streamers such as himself.

“This is how it usually goes down: You don’t know there’s earlier footage of this game coming out and all of a sudden you are super excited for this title. Then, you are trying to watch or play live in that moment, but it might be ruined because someone has already seen it or played it somewhere and they already know what’s going to happen,” the former CSGO pro added.

Hopefully, when Cyberpunk 2077 is released, the developers can grant shroud’s wish and have the game launch at the same time globally.

Cyberpunk 2077

Every Cyberpunk 2077 Lifepath and what they do

Published: 26/Oct/2020 17:38

by James Busby


While Cyberpunk 2077’s classes are incredibly important to how your character plays, you’ll also need to choose a Lifepath for them. Here’s everything we know about Cyberpunk 2077’s three Lifepaths and what they do. 

Lifepaths play an integral part in Cyberpunk 2077 ‘s futuristic open-world. While your class may dictate how your character plays, it’s your Lifepath that will determine how they view the world around them. Night City’s inhabitants will also act differently depending on your backstory. This effectively allows you to experience unique interactions that are tailored around that specific Lifepath. 

As a result, choosing which Lifepath to pick in Cyberpunk 2077 can be a little tricky, especially if you don’t know what each of them entails. To help you understand each Lifepath, we’ve put together a handy guide that covers everything you need to know about these game-changing backstories. 


Cyberpunk 2077 Nomad class
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Growing up in the Badlands has given V a lot of freedom.

As the name suggests, the Nomad Lifepath is all about moving places. When choosing this option, V leaves behind everything they know in order to pursue a life in Night City. The game’s Nomad community lives outside the glitz and glam of Cyberpunk’s Night City. Instead, this poverty-stricken clan relies on the scrap-filled Badlands in order to survive. They are known to walk the scrap-filled wasteland in search of loot they can sell. However, violence isn’t beneath the clan as they regularly raid nearby the fuel depots. 

“Roaming the Badlands, looting scrapyards, raiding fuel depots – life on the road wasn’t easy,”  But growing up in a nomad clan has its perks. Honesty, integrity, and a love of freedom – qualities that few in Night City possess, and no amount of money can buy.”

Choosing the Nomad Lifepath will start you in the Badlands District.


Corporate Cyberpunk 2077
CD Projekt RED
The dog-eat-dog world of Corporate isn’t an easy one.

The Corporate world in Cyberpunk 2077 is one of riches and militarism. Corporate V is no stranger to both the glitz and glam of Night City’s high ranking world, nor are they unfamiliar with its seedy underbelly. Nothing in Night City is for free and everything has a price. As a lead member of Arasaka’s notorious counter-intel division, you know all too well how the game’s megacorporations exploit people. However, will you be able to leave the militaristic corporate world behind without racking up a high body count?

“Few leave the corporate world with their lives – fewer still with their souls intact. You’ve been there – you’ve bent the rules, exploited secrets, and weaponized information. There’s no such thing as a fair game, only winners and losers.”

Choosing the Corporate Lifepath will start you in the City Center District.

Street Kid

Street Kid Cyberpunk
CD Projekt RED
Having strong connections and good street smarts could save your life in Cyberpunk 2077.

Street Kid V has tight bonds with the Heywood District – a crime-filled area that is known for its gang-related crime. It was tough growing up on the streets, but you learned a lot about how to survive. V is no stranger to the life of crime. In fact, some of their earliest memories involve running away from law enforcement. It is certainly far from the luxurious lifestyles enjoyed by Cyberpunk’s Corporate world. 

However, your connections and street smarts help you keep alive and that’s all that matters in Night City. “They say if you wanna understand the streets, you gotta live ’em. Gongs, fixers, dolls, small-time pushers – you were raised by them all. Down here the law of the jungle dictates the weak serve the strong – the only law in Night City you have yet to break.”

Choosing the Street Kid Lifepath will start you in the Heywood District. 

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