Shroud reveals the "worst part" about playing Halo after playing for first time - Dexerto

Shroud reveals the “worst part” about playing Halo after playing for first time

Published: 24/Dec/2019 0:35

by Bill Cooney


Streaming star shroud tried out Halo for the first time on stream recently and said the game was fun in casual play, but not so much in a more competitive environment.

Shroud is one of the most well-known names in fps games, but he cut his teeth in CS:GO and said during the stream it was his first time trying out Halo.

Even though he didn’t have much experience in the classic shooter, he seemed to catch on pretty quick as he learned how things worked.

“I don’t even know how to play this game,” shroud said as he loaded up Halo for the first time on PC. “Like, what do I do, how do I join a game?”

After getting the basics down, shroud started playing games of SWAT and quickly discovered Halo can be pretty different than your modern fps game.

Even though it was his first time hopping into Halo, shroud seemed to catch on pretty quick after getting used to Halo’s unique gunplay.

After a few matches, shroud told viewers on Mixer that the game was “really fun, until you get spawn trapped.”

“That’s why I’m not a huge fan of these games when they’re competitive, but they’re kind of fun when you’re just playing casually,” shroud explained. “Even CoD, if you’re playing a somewhat competitive game and you get spawn trapped it’s just the worst.”

Mixer/shroudshroud seemed to enjoy Halo, but only at a more casual level.

He did suggest that a Search and Destroy mode similar to the one in Call of Duty could work for Halo, and get rid of the chances of being spawn trapped during a match.

Halo was definitely a change from shroud’s preferred streaming game at the moment, Escape from Tarkov, but whether or not he sticks with it remains to be seen.


Twitch bot finds PS5s and Xbox Series Xs in-stock so you don’t have to

Published: 26/Nov/2020 18:10

by Michael Gwilliam


A popular new Twitch bot is doing all the legwork to help gamers find out what stores have PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X consoles in stock.

Gamers have been hard-pressed to find a next-gen console for themselves or loved ones as the Christmas season approaches. It seems like almost everywhere is sold out, leaving only scalpers who have been selling units for insane markups.

Now, a new Twitch bot has entered the fray and is helping anyone who can’t keep up with the constant refreshing know when they can get their hands on Sony or Microsoft’s new console.

Viewers can simply go to the Twitch channel and watch live as the bot searches through various sites to find inventory. The bot will actively check through Walmart, Amazon, Best Buy, and more and state whether they’re out of stock or have consoles in.

As a nice little bonus, the channel even says when the last “drop” was. At the time of publishing, the last store to get both consoles in stock was Walmart at 9:30 PM EST on November 25.

Users can also use the !local command to check any store stock near them.

According to Polygon, the channel is run by Cam Ritz and uses a program called streetmerchant that does the monitoring.

The program’s features page state that it “scrapes multiple websites for patterns of being stocked via API and Chromium.”

Ritz claims that so far, the bot has helped viewers actually find consoles – with a few nabbing Series Xs from GameStop and Sam’s Club.

Unfortunately, for most viewers, watching the stream will result in a near-endless red wave of OUT OF STOCK notifications, further cementing just how difficult it is to find a console this year.

As the days continue and the Christmas season approaches, keeping this channel open may be a great tool if you’re actively still looking for a PS5 or Xbox Series X. Or for those who have managed to already snag a console, it can serve as a reminder of just how difficult it can be.