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Shroud reviews Rage 2, explains why it’s basically Game of Thrones Season 8

Published: 15/May/2019 15:17 Updated: 16/May/2019 9:19

by Matt Porter


Popular Twitch streamer Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek has used Game of Thrones’ controversial Season 8 to review new first-person shooter Rage 2.

Rage 2 officially released on May 14 and sees players take control of Walker, a ranger who is trying to survive in a post-apocalyptic world inhabited by dangerous mutants, after a massive asteroid crashed into the planet.


The game has received mixed reviews from critics, and shroud seems to agree with their assessment – using Game of Thrones Season 8, which has also divided opinion, to review the game.

BethesdaRage 2 is a FPS set in a dystopian future.

Shroud compares Rage 2 to Game of Thrones

While playing Rage 2 on his May 14 stream, shroud was asked by a viewer if watching streams of the game would reveal spoilers that could ruin the experience, giving the former CS:GO pro a chance to respond while taking a subtle dig at Game of Thrones Season 8.


“‘Is Rage the kind of game with spoilers?’” laughed shroud. “No. Not at all. There’s nothing you could spoil in that game. Let’s put it this way, this game’s story and writing was made by the people who created Game of Thrones Season 8, so you’re going to be alright.”

Shroud later confirmed that he hasn’t actually watched any of Game of Thrones Season 8, but heard about the massive discontent among fans of the show, as it heads towards the series finale following the worst reviewed, and arguably most controversial, episode in the show’s history.

The Canadian said: “I know what everyone tells me. I thought it was just online, but I’m hearing conversations and [people] are so disappointed. What the fuck did they do to make it so bad?”


This isn’t the first time shroud has called out Game of Thrones, though, previously advising people who hadn’t watch the show to skip the first six seasons and jump in at the seventh.

Shroud reviews Rage 2

After playing the game for a number of hours during his May 14 stream, shroud gave his viewers his honest opinion on Rage 2, stating that while it wasn’t awful, it may not be worth the money you would pay to own it.

“I’m all Raged out,” shroud told his audience while shutting the game down. “It’s not a bad game, it just depends on what you’re looking for.


“Five-and-a-half [stars]. That’s what I’d say. It’s not bad, it’s just not really worth your $60, especially if you’re considering it and you’re not sure, I wouldn’t. I would either hold on to it, or spend $30 on a different game and get [Rage 2] later when it’s on sale.”

The former CS:GO pro may not be a big fan of either franchise, but he has dropped 10 hours into Rage 2, and it’s very likely that he will keep playing it as he attempts to finish the game.


Hashinshin claims FBI cleared him of sexual harassment allegations

Published: 8/Oct/2020 4:00

by Andrew Amos


Popular League of Legends streamer Robert ‘Hashinshin’ Brotz has claimed the FBI investigated him over allegations he was sexually harassing minors, and cleared him of any wrongdoing. He was permanently banned on Twitch over the claims.

Hashinshin was ostracized from the League of Legends community back in July, after claims the 30-year-old Twitch streamer sexually harassed underage girls by abusing his platform of power.


Other popular content creators, like Joedat ‘Voyboy’ Esfahani, stated that “Hashinshin is a manipular, predator, and worst of all [a] pedophile who used his platform to abuse so many underage girls over the years.”

However, the disgraced streamer has claimed he was investigated by the FBI and cleared of all wrongdoing.


“There has been an FBI investigation into me, and I have neither been jailed or charged with a crime. Some of you might not believe that. I have a freedom of information request [to prove my innocence publicly], but that can take up to a year,” Brotz said in a October 7 statement.

Numerous women came forward stories in July of Hashinshin grooming them while they were underage. However, Hashinshin has always maintained his innocence, claiming these stories were false, and that many of those who came forward have since deleted their statements.

He also stated that he was potentially looking into suing some of the alleged victims for defamation, stating they did a “public assessment of [his] character” that distorted what people thought of him.


“I was going to sue Alli for defamation ⁠— and I probably should have ⁠— but Alli is not a victim, and people started getting these really distorted views on what was happening,” he said, referring to one of the victims.

“Things aren’t as they seem, regardless of what they seem. I’m not a rich and powerful figure. They didn’t find that I did anything. I think a lot of this was a public assessment of my character, and a lot of people did this because they didn’t like me.

“I’ve been working on bettering myself over the last two years, and I think I’ve become a better person overall. It hurts a lot…to see all these people denying that.”


Brotz claimed that while he believed his accusers weren’t “all terrible people,” they betrayed his trust. He also said that while he believes they should apologize, he hopes no one in the community attacks them. He just wants to “go back to living a normal life.”

“I thought these were nice people, I thought I could trust them and work with them. That’s why my response to this was all sh*tty because I shouldn’t really have trusted anyone. I don’t think they’re all terrible people, but things really escalated,” he said.


“I don’t want anyone to attack them. I just want to go back to living a normal life. I just want to exist peacefully, and I hope people can start letting me do that. I hope this can change their minds in some way.”

Hashinshin remains permanently banned on Twitch despite his attempts to clear this name. He has also lost his Twitch partnership, and has instead moved to streaming on YouTube.