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xQc explains why “trash game reviewers” are wrong about Death Stranding

Published: 11/Nov/2019 11:23 Updated: 11/Nov/2019 12:03

by David Purcell

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Félix ‘xQc‘ Lengyel isn’t one to pull punches in his criticism of video games, but after seeing a flood of “overly bad” reviews for Death Stranding he’s moved to defend it. 

The new title, which was developed by Kojima Productions and released on November 8, has proved to be a lightning rod for debate within the online gaming community. 

It is the first project director Hideo Kojima has worked on since the production company split off from Konami in 2015, meaning there was a lot of anticipation building towards its launch, and after completing it on stream xQc decided to hit out at everybody who has bashed it with reviews. 

SonyDeath Stranding was one of Sony’s most highly anticipated games for 2019.

At the time of writing, Death Stranding – which recorded PlayStation’s second-largest launch on the PS4 console in the United Kingdom according to GamesIndustry.biz – has an 83% approval rate on Metacritic, which states that the title has “mixed or average” reviews. 

During a broadcast on November 10, the former Overwatch professional player said: “Obviously the game was poorly received by trash game reviewers that couldn’t play the game properly and would get stuck on parts where you have to walk a lot, because they couldn’t climb properly because they’re just stupid, so they gave it an overly bad review.”

“If you’re someone that’s more for gameplay, then, of course, this would have a bad review, but not that bad. Not as bad as people gave it in the first place – no way dude.”

When asked about what he would rate the game out of 10, he decided to go with a 9.5 at the first time of asking, but soon changed his mind – as seen in the clip below. 

Even after admitting that he can see why some players have had problems with the game, xQc predicted that it would certainly be scooping several video game awards in the near future. 

Whether or not that comes to fruition remains to be seen, but Hideo Kojima and his team will certainly be hoping for something to that effect. 

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Tyler1 amazes Smash Ultimate pros after battling MkLeo on Twitch

Published: 28/Nov/2020 1:38

by Andrew Amos

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Tyler ‘Tyler1’ Steinkamp faced off against the number one Smash Ultimate player, Leonardo ‘MkLeo’ López Pérez, in what was meant to be a fun T1 crossover. Instead, the League challenger got to work, trash talking and smashing about the best in the world.

Tyler1 doesn’t do anything by halves. He’s loud, and has the personality to match. He revs up his Twitch stream to hundreds of thousands of adoring fans daily, who are there not for the gameplay, but for the Tyler1 ride.

Those who caught the streamer’s November 27 cast were certainly in for a ride. The League of Legends star collided with Smash Ultimate’s biggest name, MkLeo.

It makes sense a crossover between the two was inevitable ⁠— with both being part of prestigious organization T1 ⁠— but the action exceeded everyone’s expectations. Of course, Tyler1 got trounced by MkLeo. However, that doesn’t mean he wasn’t able to get a stock or two, and the League streamer let the Smash pro know about it.

“Leo, I don’t think you’re that good dude. How bad are Smash players if I almost f**king beat you,” Tyler1 said, while struggling to get more than half a stock on average every game.

MkLeo didn’t take it lying down though. “You’re so bad that you’re really good at the same time,” he hit back with.

Tyler1 kept frying the big fish though. Next on his stop of trash talk was Leffen. “Leffen is a scrawny p*ssy a** b*tch. Kid sucks at f**king Smash. Rages at a children’s game, f**king loser,” he said, which had MkLeo in stitches. He had enough slaptalk for Samsora and other pros too.

Fans were also treated to some iconic Tyler1 reactions, and there was none bigger than the streamer’s bewilderment at Arsene, Joker’s Persona. “What the hell is that? Did you just enter a cheat code, bud? Are you cheating?”

After it was all said and done though, the crossover did what it intended to do. It united the League of Legends and Smash communities, and entertained everyone in the crossover that no one really wanted, but they definitely enjoyed.

“Playing and chilling with [Tyler1] really made me realize what it is to be a streamer and a gamer. Loved his personality and him as a person, looking forward to more collaborations like these,” MkLeo said on Twitter.

“T1 playing smash with Leo was actually so godlike. Makes me actually want to play league more and see if I can get to further than Masters,” Samsora also added on Twitter.

Tyler1 kept his side of the story nice and quaint though: “It was pretty fun.”