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Twitch streamer xQc fails miserably at ‘rigged’ Crash Bandicoot level

Published: 6/Apr/2019 13:58 Updated: 6/Apr/2019 14:09

by Connor Bennett

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Popular Twitch streamer Félix ‘xQc’ Lengyel was left baffled by a ‘rigged’ level of Crash Bandicoot, despite the whole thing stemming from him repeating his own mistakes during a seemingly simple to beat level.

Who is xQc?

The former Overwatch League pro, who has skyrocketed up the Twitch popularity charts since making the transition, has played a wide variety of different titles on his stream – with some inducing some incredible moments of rage from him that fans eat up as highlights.

His signature fury was on display again as tried his hand at playing the iconic Crash Bandicoot title. Instead of completing the level, xQc ran into one issue that led to repeated failure after he failed to adapt to the timing.

Blizzard EntertainmentThe former Dallas Fuel player regularly attracts thousands of viewers to his Twitch streams.

xQc rages at Crash Bandicoot

xQc had cruised through a few levels of the game during his April 5 stream but struggled to beat a particular run where he was supposed to avoid enemies trying to disrupt his run by flinging Crash aside with their shields.

The streamer ran into the enemies once before he raised his eyebrows at what was happening. His second attempt led to the same outcome, as he burst out with “rigged game? Feels weird man!”

The former Overwatch player once again called out “rigged game? Feels weird man!” before beginning his third run. However, failing to complete the level on his third attempt led to xQc slumping in his chair, seemingly defeated by the game.  

xQc watched on as members of his chat gave him advice on how the beat the level – by dodging the shielded enemy to the right-hand side, instead of the left-hand side as he had repeatedly tried and failed to do.

Fortunately for his chats collective sanity, the streamer adapted to the timing of the run and completed the level on his fourth attempt – with both and his viewers launching into a celebration before going again.

World of Warcraft

Shroud explains why WoW feels “completely different” in Shadowlands

Published: 25/Nov/2020 2:37 Updated: 25/Nov/2020 2:43

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Like most popular streamers, Shroud has been getting stuck into the World of Warcraft: Shadowlands grind, but although he’s enjoyed it so far, he said he feels like the game is “less immersive” than it used to be.

World of Warcraft: Shadowlands has taken the world by storm ever since it launched on November 23. Players have been hopping back into Azeroth to take the reigns of their characters once again.

Popular streamers like Mike ‘Shroud’ Grzesiek have been getting stuck into the grind too. He’s been very open about how much he loves the game and has streamed hours upon hours of World of Warcraft Classic. He even said he was willing to lose viewers to stream it.

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Shroud has thoroughly enjoyed playing World of Warcraft for many years now.

However, Shroud isn’t blinded by his love and adoration for the game. He still has some criticism for World of Warcraft: Shadowlands and MMORPGs in general, and he mentioned them in his latest stream.

“I feel like [MMORPG’s] and WoW, in general, have transcended into something completely different,” he said. “In the past, you [played] because you were immersed. You were leveling up your character. You were getting new items. It felt good to be more powerful and do better things.”

“Now I feel like WoW is like play with friends and kill some shit,” he said. “That feeling of immersion and truly having an impact on the world and your character feeling there has kind of nullified.”

“When I played vanilla WoW in 2005, I was 11 years old, and it felt amazing,” he said. “It felt incredible. It felt like I was in my own realm. I was in my own world. Now it doesn’t feel like that. That feeling is gone.

The relevant part of the video starts at 2:00.

It’s a sentiment that others have echoed time and time again. The consensus is that MMORPGs have been streamlined throughout the years.

However, it hasn’t stopped millions of players, including Shroud, from enjoying World of Warcraft: Shadowlands. 

Plus, despite his criticism, he thinks now is the “best time” for new players to start playing the game because the new leveling process is “really cool.”