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Shroud explains why he always knew RDR2 was coming to PC

Published: 5/Nov/2019 15:23 Updated: 5/Nov/2019 20:58

by Jacob Hale

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Twitch to Mixer, explained why he always knew Red Dead Redemption 2 was coming to PC in a livestream on November 4.

Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek has become one of the most iconic names in streaming, mainly due to his impeccable mechanical skills in pretty much any game he can get his hands on.

This doesn’t mean he’s limited to his preferred FPS genre, though, as he discussed his excitement for the impending release of Rockstar Games’ Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC – and how he “told everyone it was going to happen.”

Shroud/TwitterShroud made the move from Twitch to Mixer at the end of October 2019

“I’m so excited, man,” he said. “I’m so excited, I told everybody ‘it’s gonna happen’, and nobody believed me! I’m like, ‘No, it will!’”

He continued, “Do you know how stupid they would be if they didn’t do that? That’s free money. The company, they’re trying to make cashola, they’re going to have to do it.”

Timestamp at 33:20 for mobile users.

Red Dead Redemption 2 originally launched in October 2018 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, with players and critics alike absolutely loving the game that followed one of the most successful titles in history with the original Red Dead.

With the Windows launch on the horizon, shroud and his PC-playing peers are, justifiably, very excited at being able to play the game at peak performance and opening up to a whole new playerbase.

It’s likely we’ll see shroud playing Red Dead Redemption 2 at some point after its November 5 PC launch date, and we’ll probably see a huge influx of other streamers playing it as the hype is still very much alive.

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Pokemon releases Pikachu ASMR and fans are loving it

Published: 4/Dec/2020 20:41 Updated: 4/Dec/2020 21:09

by Brent Koepp

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The Pokemon Company surprised fans on December 3 with a special ASMR video hosted by Pikachu. The odd YouTube upload went viral after players of the Nintendo RPG couldn’t get enough of it.

Pokemon made its debut in 1996 and quickly took the world by storm. Decades later, the Nintendo property has surpassed titans such as Disney and Marvel to become the highest-grossing media franchise of all time. From cards to t-shirts, consumers can’t get enough of the beloved series.

On December 3, fans were surprised when the series’ mascot, Pikachu, hosted an ASMR video. Players unfamiliar with the audio phenomena that has swept YouTube and Twitch found themselves surprised by how much the Electric-type’s sounds made them feel relaxed.

Screenshot of Snorlax sleeping in the Pokemon anime.
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Pokemon fans can now lay back like Snorlax with Pikachu ASMR.

Pikachu relaxes Pokemon fans with ASMR

ASMR, which stands for auto sensory meridian response, is a phenomenon where certain sound frequencies cause listeners to get tingles or chills. The category has exploded on sites like YouTube where millions tune in to watch personalities whisper into a mic – yeah, it sounds weird on paper.

Now, The Pokemon Company has shared their own take on the medium by releasing an upload that features lovable mascot Pikachu. Despite only being out mere hours at the time of writing, the video has racked up over 369k views.

For over 15 minutes, the Gen I character interacts with objects around the room, while also shuffling and rolling across the floor.  The adorable ‘mon even whispers its iconic “Pika Pika” catchphrase from various angles.

Despite not being the usual content the Pokemon community expects, fans absolutely loved it. One user exclaimed, “I never knew I needed a Pikachu ASMR!” Another viewer agreed and wrote, “The comfiest thing I have ever heard.” Some even wanted more ASMR content featuring other Pokemon: “I need the Eevee version of this.”

Pokemon fans comment on ASMR Pikachu YouTube upload.
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Fans absolutely love the video.

While ASMR isn’t for everyone, the unexpected Pikachu video has been a major hit with the community. Maybe Nintendo was actually onto something big with their Pokemon Sleep project after all.

Despite releasing over two decades ago, the Game Freak franchise has never been more popular. Fans have a lot to be excited for as the series will celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2021, with many surprises to come.