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

Published: 21/Nov/2019 16:56

by Calum Patterson


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.


Hasan calls out ‘doppelganger’ Spanish Twitch streamer after hilarious rant

Published: 19/Jan/2021 5:19 Updated: 19/Jan/2021 5:46

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


Hasan jokingly called out a Spanish Twitch streamer named IlloJuan who made a hilarious rant after his fans told him they looked similar.

Hasan Piker, better known as HasanAbi, has met his match. Not in terms of political commentary, but rather, his appearance. It happened after the fanbase of a Spanish streamer named IlloJuan described the two of them as doppelgangers.

IlloJuan reacted hilariously to the comparison live on stream. Somebody captured a video of it, and it went viral. Eventually, it found its way to Hasan, who watched it live on his stream.

hasanabi twitch stream
Twitch: HasanAbi
Hasan streams games, but his priority is to keep viewers updated on major political events.

“This guy? This guy me?” said IlloJuan. He pointed to the picture of Hasan. Then, he pointed to himself and flexed his biceps. “I am stronger.” But he didn’t look too convinced about his claim, and neither did Hasan.

“Hey! Hey! Listen,” said Hasan, while jokingly cracking his knuckles. “It’s on-site, mother f**ker.” He sat back and listened to the rest of IlloJuan’s rant.

“No, I mean, with glasses, maybe,” said IlloJuan. “But no, this guy is very strong. He kills me with one punch. Dangerous guy, this guy. What does this guy stream? He seems like he streams Team Fight Tactics.”

“What?” said Hasan, in disbelief. It seems like he thought that was the last game he’d be associated with. His viewers were in stitches, and so was he. They spammed the chat with laughter.

Fortunately, somebody told IlloJuan what he actually streams.  “Politics? He streams politics?” he said. “Ah, he speaks about politics, oh okay. Well, yes, with glasses, yes, he’s a smart guy.”

Hassan burst out laughing and stopped the video. He couldn’t get over the fact IlloJuan thought he streamed Team Fight Tactics. “Mother f**ker said Team Fight Tactics, bro. What?” he said.

“I think English [speakers] and Spanish speakers are [coming together on Twitch]. A lot of Spanish streamers are talking about English speaking streamers, too. What’s going on? I mean, listen, I’ve got a big Latina community in my audience too, so.”

Hilarious rants and reactions aside, it seems like Hasan could be on to something here. The two communities have overlapped quite a bit in recent weeks. For example, TheGrefg broke his own viewership record and became a household name among English speakers.

Hasan and his reaction to IlloJuan is another example. Who knows, maybe the two of them will collaborate in a doppelganger steam at some point. Perhaps it’s something their viewers would love to see.