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Shroud Isn’t Impressed with New Survival Game SCUM

Published: 30/Aug/2018 18:34 Updated: 30/Aug/2018 19:06

by Calum Patterson

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Streamer Michael “shroud” Grzesiek was one of many trying out new survival game ‘SCUM’ on Twitch recently, but he wasn’t convinced of the game’s potential in the long run.

SCUM peaked on Twitch at over 200,000 viewers, as some of the most popular streamers on the platform gave it a shot.

At one point, it was the second most viewed game on the platform, only bettered by Fortnite. Devolver Digital also reported that it was its biggest launch ever, reaching top 10 on steam charts after being released on Steam in early access on August 29.

Shroud was one of the leading channels, attracting over 40,000 concurrent viewers to watch, but despite this early interest, he isn’t entirely convinced that SCUM will succeed where other games have failed.

Comparing it to Bohemia’s ‘DayZ’, shroud thinks that SCUM will also die down in popularity, considering how much more fine tuned DayZ is and yet cannot retain it’s once massive player base.

“Games like this aren’t easy to make. Like, if DayZ struggled to pull it off, do you think this company will be able to pull it off? It’s going to take them a couple years. Right now, all this is, is what DayZ was two years ago.

Now, DayZ is at a state where you get 300 frames [per second] and go ‘oh’, and the gun play is really good, like DayZ is in a really good state finally. But all [SCUM] is, is kind of like a restart of DayZ.”

The developers of SCUM, Gamepires, and publisher Devolver Digital can at least be encouraged by the fact that a number of top streamers picked up on the game, and viewers seemed to enjoy watching it.

In the current games market, dominated by Fortnite and other battle royales, the significance of getting good stream exposure on Twitch especially, cannot be understated.

But Shroud is in a unique position to comment on the potential success of such games, as one of the most popular streamers in the world and former professional player, he likely has a keen eye for what gamers want and expect.

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MrBeast will literally send your message to the moon: How to enter

Published: 24/Jan/2021 19:23

by Michael Gwilliam

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YouTube sensation Jimmy ‘MrBeast’ Donaldson is once again putting his wealth to great use by letting fans literally send pictures and videos to the moon after buying space on a NASA rover.

On January 24, the YouTube star announced that fans can start sending him their content in the form of photos or videos, and he will put them on an official NASA rover. The only catch is that it costs $10 to do so and videos need to be just one second long.

“Later this year NASA is putting a rover on the moon and I managed to buy storage space on it. I thought it’d be fun to let you guys put whatever you want on the moon,” MrBeast said in a follow-up to his announcement tweet.

In a video detailing the new project on his website, Donaldson explains how he thought it would be cool to create the world’s first digital time capsule.

“Every single one of you that puts something on the moon will get a certificate of authenticity,” he elaborated. “So, for decades to come you can prove to people that you literally put something on the moon.”

According to MrBeast, the possibilities are endless (as long as it’s legal) with fans being able to put a picture of their mom, dog, Elon Musk, or the three together.

“This is your first and possibly only chance to ever put a photo or video on the moon,” he added. “I genuinely need your help to help preserve humanity.”

How to enter

Basically, how it works is really straight forward. All fans have to do is follow these instructions.

First, head on over to MrBeast’s site and select which bundle you want, as some more expensive options come with a T-shirt or hoodie.

Next, pay to add partake in the experience and select what video or photo you want to go to the moon and upload it to MrBeast’s site.

How to go to the moon with MrBeast
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Making it to the moon has never been easier.

That’s it, you’re done. MrBeast’s team will load the content into a “moon-ready” harddrive and NASA will send the hard drive to the moon.

If you know anyone who is really interested in space, this could be a really cool surprise for them. Go ahead and reach for the stars.