Shroud gives grim outlook for upcoming battle royales, thinks the genre has lost its appeal - Dexerto

Shroud gives grim outlook for upcoming battle royales, thinks the genre has lost its appeal

Published: 11/Jan/2019 22:48 Updated: 11/Jan/2019 23:06

by Alan Bernal


Popular Twitch streamers Shroud and Dr DisRespect took time to discuss the potential for new games in the battle royale scene, when the former CS:GO pro came to the conclusion that the popular genre might have spent enough time in the limelight.

Battle royales have been the setting for hype games and incredible action scenes, but the streamer believes that the all too familiar brand of competition might dissuade fans to its appeal.

After the Doc and Shroud contemplated a Halo battle royale, the 24-year-old shared his thoughts on the genre and its diminishing trend’s ability to retain interest.

BlueholeShroud enjoyed a storied esports career, but saw a surge of popularity with his dominance in multiple genres, notably battle royales.

Although Shroud said that there’s still enough in battle royales to be popular, the streamer had a warning for future games that might want to consider entering the scene.

“I think it’s getting a little late to join the [battle royale] train,” Shroud said. “[Battle royale] is still a great genre, but there needs to be something new.”

The criticism led into Shroud thinking that it might be primetime for another yet to be determined game type to take over the public’s eye.

“I think it’s already time for a new genre to take over… I feel like there’s another genre that could be better. Don’t know what it’s gonna be, but something out there, one day,” Shroud said.

The Doc, however, feels that battle royales have yet to be fully explored, but both agreed that it would take something “out-of-the-box” to renew that genre’s potential.


Mr Beast struggles through ridiculous 24-hour ice house challenge

Published: 30/Oct/2020 5:33 Updated: 30/Oct/2020 5:47

by Brad Norton


Jimmy ‘Mr Beast’ Donaldson is no stranger to over the top challenges but his latest video was one of the most difficult he’s ever filmed, as he struggled to endure 24 hours in a house made completely of ice.

While Mr Beast loves to giveaway crazy prizes to competitors, friends, and even just strangers on the street, he also loves a good challenge. From 24 hours in a prison to surviving on a deserted island, the popular YouTuber has done just about everything.

Looking to push the boundaries even further, his latest task was to endure the freezing cold for a full day. It wasn’t just a cold room with the air conditioning cranked, it was an entire house made of ice. Brick by brick the structure fully was completely encased in ice to keep Mr Beast as cold as possible.

Everything from the chairs to the toilet was also frozen solid. Mere hours into the attempt it had quickly become “one of the harder challenges [he’s] ever done.”

Mr Beast Ice house challenge
YouTube: Mr Beast
A few hours into the challenge and Mr Beast had to start getting regular checks to ensure he wasn’t in proper danger.

So what was the motive to remain in the ice house? If Mr Beast survived all 24 hours, his closest friends would have to cover themselves “in syrup and feathers” in public. On the other hand, if he left early, the same punishment would be applied.

After a few hours of pacing back and forth to keep his body active, he bargained for a pair of gloves. A nearby crew member handed them over and agreed to a $10,000 deal to be Mr Beast’s “spy” throughout the challenge.

This was certainly one of the more unique challenges on the channel as the gimmick never let up. Mr Beast was even forced to eat a stack of pancakes with a fork made entirely of ice. At the 12 hour mark, he conceded that “it was brutal.”

“Literally the coldest I’ve ever been in my entire life,” he said after the fact. “I was miserable.” Despite the odds being stacked against him and his friends trying to make the challenge even harder, he pushed through to the very end.

Days after revealing his most expensive video ever, it turns out this rather simple challenge was quite costly as well. 

“This video cost me around $300,000 to make. For the price that it cost me to build an ice house, I could have bought a real house.”