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Shroud gives his verdict on why “perfect” games don’t exist

Published: 21/Nov/2019 16:56

by Calum Patterson

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Former CS:GO professional Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek has discussed why he believed there is no such thing as a ‘perfect’ video game, based on his years of playing.

Moving to Mixer from Twitch in October, shroud has brought over his massive following to the new platform, but his streaming site of choice is not the only change of direction he’s had.

Since making the switch, he’s almost exclusively streamed still-in-development game Escape from Tarkov, with a little Modern Warfare sprinkled in.

YouTube: shroudShroud’s new game of choice is Escape from Tarkov – but he admits it’s not “perfect”.

Although he’s clearly enjoying the game, it brought him to the realization that no game is perfect, and likely no game ever will be, after experiencing a set of bugs.

Trying (and failing) to get his head around the complex code that makes up every modern video game, Grzesiek says “it’s crazy to think that there’s no perfect game.”

“Every game has something,” he explains, suggesting that even the most professional games, by large and experiences studios, can get things wrong. His duo suggests it’s due to the complexity of the coding, where fixing one bug can create even more.

Given how much more content is in modern games, shroud wonders if it was the same “back in the day”, where even the most advanced games were relatively simplistic by today’s standards.

As someone who has played games for the majority of his life, and even competed at the highest level, shroud is in a unique position, having essentially played a variety of video games as a full-time career.

Unlike many of his fellow streamers though, he’s less likely to complain about every little niggle or issue in a game, whereas his compatriot Dr Disrespect is known for his classic outbursts about any given title.

Respawn EntertainmentShroud and Dr Disrespect’s opinion is valued by game devs – they both gave feedback on Apex Legends before release.

Shroud isn’t shy about criticizing games on his stream though, quite the opposite, as he has often called out developers for what he thinks are bad decisions, updates or changes to their title.

In the past, he has confirmed that his three favorite games of all time are CS:GO, World of Warcraft and PUBG (and the battle royale genre generally), but even these games have been plagued with issues in their lifetime.

It appears that shroud is reserved to the fact that there will never be a flawless game, especially as developers continue to be more ambitious.

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Jake Paul challenges Conor McGregor, Logan Paul & more after boxing win

Published: 29/Nov/2020 14:38

by Daniel Cleary

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Jake Paul has already set his sights on new boxing opponents such as Conor McGregor, Dillon Danis and even his brother Logan Paul, after his impressive second round K.O. victory over former NBA star Nate Robinson.

Following the highly anticipated Tyson vs Jones Jr boxing card on November 28, YouTube star Jake Paul came away from the night as one of the biggest winners after his win over Nate Robinson went viral.

The Calabasas-based content creator put on a strong performance in the co-main event with a knockout in the second round, moving to a 2-0 record as a professional boxer, and immediately began issuing challenges for his next bout.

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Conor McGregor was one of the fighters Jake Paul challenged to a boxing fight.

During the post-fight interview, Jake Paul revealed that he would soon be looking to take a step up in competition after his time off, even challenging some of the biggest MMA stars in the world.

He explained that he would be interested in taking on Conor McGregor, a two-division UFC champion, as well as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu star and undefeated Bellator fighter, Dillon Danis, who he has had an ongoing feud with.

“I’m taking this seriously,” Paul explained, predicting KO victories over both athletes, “There’s a long list of opponents that I want. Conor McGregor, Dillon Danis, I’m going to knock them both out.”

While many viewers claimed it could be too soon for Jake to take on life-long fighters, he also shared a list of other content creators he’d like to meet in the ring, including his brother Logan Paul and YouTube rival KSI.

“There’s my brother, there’s KSI on the line, Austin McBroom.” he admitted, “I want to be in this sport a long time. I’m in love with it, so why not.”

KSI was quick to respond to the challenge, claiming that he was not impressed with Jake’s performance on the night, even though he had earned multiple knockdowns during the bout.

Whether he will get to fight any of these stars in the coming months remains unclear, but he has certainly generated a lot of hype around his name following his impressive win.