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Streamers LIRIK and Summit1g not impressed by Atlas – “it’s just Ark with water”

Published: 24/Dec/2018 10:12 Updated: 24/Dec/2018 10:17

by Calum Patterson


A number of popular Twitch streamers have dedicated their channels to broadcasting new Survival MMO Atlas – but have been far from impressed.

After multiple lengthy delays to the game’s launch, and then players unable to get past the login screen when it finally did launch, Atlas was off to a bad start.

When players finally got into the game, it didn’t get much better either, as a plethora of bugs and glitches currently plague the game, as well as hidden menu’s discovered that are copied directly from Ark.

Twitch / MukkayoThe Ark menu discovered in Atlas.

Ark: Survival Evolved is made by the same development team, and due to the similarities and this hidden menu, players are convinced that Atlas was originally meant to be a DLC of some kind for Ark.

Making matters worse though is the promotional material which claimed that 40,000 players would be on a server, among other things which did not come to fruition.

Popular Twitch streamer LIRIK had a theory about what happened with the marketing debacle, saying “There must have been miscommunication, where the dev was just like joking about 40,000 players, and the guy who made the trailer misheard him, and then actually put it in the trailer.”

LIRIK was not the only unhappy Atlas player either, as 76% of the reviews on stream are negative.

Another popular streamer, Jaryd ‘Summit1g’ Lazar, who had played the game for hours on his Twitch stream, said “It’s the most tedious game on the planet. […] It’s fucking Ark, with water in between the islands.”

After giving up, he explained on Twitter that he too had been taken in by the trailer, and that it was the “worst game of 2018” for him.

LIRIK made similar complaints after giving up on the game himself, posting to Twitter to vent his frustrations.

He said that “the hype was more exciting than the game”, before explaining that it was really a missed opportunity for the developers, as players are crying out for a good game in this genre.

Many players are angry with what they view as misleading advertizing, with trailers and blurbs giving a false sense of how the game would play.

Of course, trailers and marketing for video games always exaggerate the final product to an extent, but in the case of Atlas, the exaggeration was more egregious.


Vinnie Hacker lashes out at “manipulative” fans after TikTok fame

Published: 22/Jan/2021 7:20

by Andrew Amos


Vinnie Hacker has spoken out about the problems of TikTok stardom, saying some of his fans are “manipulative” and “controlling.” He echoed the sentiment that nobody is perfect, and that people should “live life and learn from it.”

The role models and idols of today appear almost out of nowhere thanks to social media. The medium also leads to a host of those celebrities being quite young.

One of them is Vinnie Hacker. The TikToker has over 5.7 million fans on the platform, as well as 2 million on Instagram. However, life in the limelight has come with its own set of problems. Hacker feels like he’s been forced to live to unreasonable standards put by his fans.

“Why do some people want to control my life. Telling me who I can and can’t talk to. Saying that you’ll only allow me to be with “this person.” Grow up. Don’t be manipulative,” he said in a TikTok.

“You preach against manipulation and then go on and make sure that they live a life that’s satisfying to you and not them. One mistake and a person’s career is over in this area of work.”

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“In the eyes of the internet, people are subjected to be role models. And people say to not set unnecessary standards for others, but wouldn’t you think a life without mistakes and growth and perfection is more of a high standard than learning and growing?”

He also said that once you get thrown into the social media machine, you can’t really pull yourself out. Ultimately, these stars live and die by their fans’ judgment.

“Once it gets past that breaking point to where someone becomes relevant, the assumptions come and get dragged along with them. Privacy is invaded and people try to tell them how to live their lives. You end up not being your own person, but the internet’s person.”

These comments come as Hacker takes a break from Twitch streaming to focus on his personal life.

“Taking a break from streaming for quite a while. I don’t really feel to explain. A lot of personal stuff, on top of the unfortunate stuff that happens whilst streaming. Something always goes wrong. I might begin again, I might not,” he said.