This popular YouTuber is accusing the Google Plus shutdown of breaking YouTube - Dexerto

This popular YouTuber is accusing the Google Plus shutdown of breaking YouTube

Published: 27/Oct/2018 0:19

by Virginia Glaze


Hugely popular YouTuber Mark “Markiplier” Fischbach has determined the potential culprit of YouTube’s recent issues, which he believes are due to the ongoing shutdown of social network Google Plus.

According to Markiplier, Google Plus’s deep integration into (and subsequent removal from) YouTube’s website could be responsible for the service’s widely-reported bugs, including its global blackout on October 16.

“As they’re shutting down Google Plus, it is breaking more and more things inside YouTube,” he explained. “These things are still broken – and they’re getting worse.”

He claimed that he’d reached out to YouTube about its issues, to no avail: which he believed was because the site’s staff doesn’t know how to fix the problem.

“I think the reason is, they don’t know how to fix it,” he suggested. “I think that’s the main problem with YouTube right now. …Google Plus was so deeply integrated into YouTube that they have no idea how to separate it out at this point.”

He theorized that YouTube had pushed a change to the site’s code on the date of the blackout, which ultimately prompted the shutdown. Additionally, he thinks that YouTube staff might be trying to understand what caused this issue in the interim before pushing for another change.

Markiplier felt that YouTube’s issues wouldn’t be placed in such a bad light if they communicated with their community, stating that the site is ‘pretending nothing is wrong.’

Google Plus is being removed over a ten-month period due to an initially undisclosed security breach in the platform, which allegedly exposed users’ profile information.


xQc slams Fortnite’s competitive changes as “unfair” in Season 5

Published: 4/Dec/2020 11:56

by Alex Garton


Twitch streamer Félix ‘xQc’ Lengyel has slammed the current state of Fortnite’s competitive arena mode and the casual features it includes. 

The release of Fortnite’s Season 5 has brought a wealth of changes and new content for players to check out. These new features include new NPC’s, dialogue, and side missions which have been added to both the standard and competitive mode.

Epic’s decision to add these extra features to Fortnite’s competitive mode has displeased certain members of the community. Twitch personality xQc has voiced his opinion on the matter in a heated rant whilst streaming.

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Members of the Fortnite community argue unnecessary features ruin the competitive mode.

xQc criticizes Fortnite’s competitive mode in rant

Everybody enjoys checking out new features in games, especially when it’s as exciting as a new season in Fortnite. New dialogue, music, and NPC’s all assist in making gameplay more immersive and fun, but should they be added into a game’s competitive mode?

That’s the ongoing debate taking place in the Fortnite community as Epic has opted to add all of Season 5’s new features to the competitive mode. This had led to members of the community arguing that these features water down the competitive nature of arena matches.

Twitch personality xQc has expressed his view on the topic, slamming Fortnite’s competitive mode in a rant on stream: “how is that I queue for a competitive game mode and there is quests to do, there’s bots, there’s side missions… I queued to play against players.”

As you can see, it’s obvious xQc isn’t the biggest fan of the new features added to competitive.

A competitive mode should provide players with an environment in which skill determines a victor. Therefore, it’s easy to see why members of the Fortnite community are frustrated that these features are being added to arena matches.

A solution offered by xQc is to clearly establish a casual and competitive mode: “I feel a lot of the time this game tries to bridge competitive and casual at the same time… that’s unfair to people who only care about competitive.”

Currently, casual and competitive receive the same features so it’s difficult to establish a difference between the two.

This is certainly an issue Epic may have to address if the community continues to complain about the cluttered state of the game’s competitive mode.