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Summit1g responds to accusations of toxicity in Sea of Thieves with passion-fueled rant

Published: 11/Jan/2019 0:30 Updated: 11/Jan/2019 1:19

by Alan Bernal

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Popular Twitch streamer Jaryd ‘summit1g’ Lazar gave his response to a compilation video that accused the broadcaster of “extreme toxicity” and highlighted a string of his moments containing harsh comments.

Summit has been enjoying a successful run of Sea of Thieves streams, but some in the game’s community believe that the 1G could dial back the disruptive behavior. Summit disagrees.

The streamer took time in his broadcast to passionately share thoughts on the state of toxicity in games, suggesting that players need to stop pretending to be “Care Bears at every step of the way” and embrace occasional moments of incivility.

Summit further explained his actions are part of his audience’s expectations, and added that there are a few streamers who depend on some levels of aberrant behaviour to keep their streams entertaining.

“Why are we acting like that’s ‘extreme toxicity,’” summit said. “1. I’m not telling anyone that I’m effing (sic) their moms; 2. I’m not dropping any sort of racial slurs; 3. I’m not making anyone feel awful about their lives. I’m just talking shit while I’m slaying. That’s complete normal levels of toxicity on any other video game.”

The 1G refutes clips shown in the video, saying that the sights and sounds are taken out of context. He says that he was particularly triggered on one of those days while the other day contained, what he sees as, terrific content with all parties just having a great time.

“This was one day worth of clips, by the way,” summit said. “Me and the guys were feeling fucking troll-y and having a good time crapping on people. People were talking shit to us, we were talking shit back. Thought that was fun”

Although the Seas of Thieves developers have an actual written Pirate’s Code for their community to keep in mind, summit agreed with his chat that the code serves “more like guidelines, anyway.”

Summit is in talks with Rare Studios to be a part of a sponsored event, to which the streamer says should still happen at his disclosure.

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Talia Mar pulls off perfect Siri impression for OTV Rust server

Published: 21/Jan/2021 2:34

by Alan Bernal

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Talia Mar is putting her stamp on the Offline TV Rust server, as the newly inducted member is putting her talents to good use early on to recreate a chillingly accurate impression of Apple’s Siri assistant.

In a world where iPhones dominate over a tenth of the global smartphone market share along with the myriad devices that Siri inhabits, it’s safe to say that many of us have heard the AI assistant’s iconic default voice.

Well, playing as a robot in the OTV server, Mar brought one of her secret talents to the fold to throw off those she came across in the Rust wasteland. Needless to say, her perfect rendition of Siri is a little bit chilling.

Mar is a British content creator and singer with over 800,000 subs on YouTube, about 430,000 followers on Twitch, 500,000 on Twitter and nearly 1 million followers on Instagram. Needless to say, she’s got her army of fans.

While the singer has plenty of tracks that shows off her range, her group in the OTV server probably weren’t ready for the spot-on impression based off of the Siri assistant.

Since she started regularly streaming on Twitch around late 2019, Mar has been quickly raising the ranks on the platform. And now her strange talent has been a favorite among her growing community.

Fortunately for Mar, she’ll get to use the voice as much as she wants since her character in the content creator server is a robot named ‘Siri.’

“For anyone who doesn’t know it,” she explained before giving a demonstration. “I’m in a server– the OTV Rust server, and it’s a roleplay server. And my character is Siri and I do a Siri impression. It’s not a voice changer, I just do it with my voice.”

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Talia Mar has been steadily growing her fan base on Twitch.

Unfortunately for the bunch of streamers she’s grouped with, who’re probably impressed but get annoyed at hearing the voice by now, they have to hear it outside of roleplay scenarios, according to Mar.

“They would literally hate it,” she said on stream. “It gets really frustrating real quick, especially if you’re not in a role play situation.”

The remedy, she thought, was just to get used to it. Well, her viewers have been enjoying the Siri impression so far, so it might not be going away so soon.