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Shroud’s return to PUBG ends in disaster

Published: 9/Oct/2019 1:00 Updated: 9/Oct/2019 5:58

by Alan Bernal

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Twitch star shroud made an impromptu drop into PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, but the game might not have been ready for his return.

PUBG was a landmark title when it first launched in 2017, revitalizing the battle royale genre for many and introducing it for the first time to millions of players who had never entered a free-for-all game of that magnitude.

Various streamers on Twitch and more quickly adopted the game shortly after its release. But after the honeymoon phase ended, people soon started to notice just how many bugs and glitches were preventing players from enjoying the game.

BlueHolePUBG’s history has been marred by bugs, but shroud’s stall might not be on the game’s part.

During his October 8 stream, shroud surprised his Chat when he booted up PUBG to start the broadcast – and it was actually going pretty well for the streamer… until it didn’t.

In his first game with less than 50 players left, shroud was scoping out the snowy battlefields of Vikendi near Zabava when he got a donation from a viewer saying “Good to see you in PUBG.”

Shortly after, shroud’s match ended with an apparent freeze which the streamer wasn’t too quick to say PUBG was at fault.

“I’m not going to blame the game for that one, I’m going to blame my computer cause it just broke,” he said. “I won’t blame the game there, I’ll blame something to do with my RAM.”

His “educated guess” was that the problem might have had to do with his RAM situation in regards to his Mincecraft gameplay – saying there were “a lot of moving pieces.”

In either case, the streamer did actually manage to boot back into the game. But by that time he was deep outside of the circle and apparently swarmed by a few snipers that quickly eliminated him.

And then his computer froze on him again.

Shroud’s been holding out setting up his new computer from Acer since he would have to configure all of his games and settings, but he was feeling “forced” to do it since it kept giving him problems.

He experienced the same problem shortly after while playing Apex Legends, but many in his Twitch Chat were having a laugh for the bad timing of his PUBG gameplay, the donation, and the freeze in the game.

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Noah Beck & Griffin Johnson under fire for “cancel culture” comments

Published: 28/Oct/2020 19:03

by Dexerto

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TikTok stars Noah Beck and Griffin Johnson are taking heat from critics due to their divisive comments on “cancel culture,” as told during an episode of Johnson’s “Sway Way” podcast.

Also known as “call-out culture,” the term “cancel culture” has become a popular phrase in the past few years as social media has flourished, allowing users to highlight abuse, bad behavior, or other negative actions from people online.

When these bad behaviors are brought to light, the person responsible is usually called out, boycotted and ostracized, causing them to be publicly shamed and often ousted from their professional and social circles due to the resulting backlash.

“Cancel culture” itself is a divisive term, with many believing that it outright doesn’t exist, as those being “canceled” deserve to be called out for their actions and that those who are “canceled” are never truly brought to justice from the outrage.

 

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Still, others feel that “cancel culture” is going too far and is resulting in a toxic online environment — but either way, people are no longer willing to abide bad behavior from anyone, and social media has given users a platform to speak up against things they consider to be unjust.

TikTokers and Sway House members Griffin Johnson and Noah Beck recently spoke out on the social phenomenon during an episode of the Sway Way podcast — and their thoughts on the subject have sparked quite a bit of backlash against them.

“People are getting canceled for things that were totally acceptable,” Beck said. “I don’t want to say that people have gotten really sensitive, but at the same time, they have, and it’s like… there were some things that were acceptable back then that people could say, now it comes back on them five, 10 years later.”

 

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“I mean, I’ve done some things in my past where they come off as controversial today, but they weren’t that deep,” Beck continued, referencing his own controversial history on social media. “I can see why people think it’s a big deal now, but it’s like… I never thought I would have this platform. I never thought I would have this stage. I was growing up just playing soccer. I liked a few tweets, but I didn’t think anything of it at the time.”

 

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Needless to say, both Beck and Johnson have received a substantial amount of criticism from listeners, with one user writing: “He really said that he never thought he would have gotten famous… so if you’re not famous, you can be homophobic and it’s not a big deal?”

Both boys have yet to speak out on the outrage, which only continues to grow in wake of their already storied history of sparking division among TikTok viewers.