Summit1g rages at Escape From Tarkov devs over raid changes - Dexerto
Escape from Tarkov

Summit1g rages at Escape From Tarkov devs over raid changes

Published: 4/Feb/2020 11:51 Updated: 4/Feb/2020 11:55

by Matt Porter

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Jaryd ‘Summit1g‘ Lazar is one of the most popular Escape From Tarkov streamers in the world, and even though he openly praises the game, he couldn’t help but lose his cool on February 4 when he died at the end of a match, claiming the games were too short.

Escape From Tarkov is one of the most tactical first-person shooters on the market, tasking players with heading into the fictional Russian city of Tarkov to grab gear, loot enemies, and make it back to the extraction point without getting killed and losing all the supplies you have acquired.

Matches on the Interchange map, a massive shopping mall full of weapons, armor, and more, have seen their time shortened down to 40 minutes, and the sprawling building taking a long time to work through, a frustrated Summit1g hit out at developers Battlestate Games for bringing down the raid time limits and making it more difficult to escape when it shouldn’t be.

Interchange map from Escape From Tarkov.
Battlestate Games
Interchange’s sprawling shopping mall makes it one of Tarkov’s biggest raids.

After hunting through shop after shop in search of loot, Summit received the call that the raid was almost complete, giving him seven minutes to exit Interchange and make it to an extraction point to ensure he didn’t lose his gear. While rushing to make his way out, the streamer got ambushed by an opponent sitting at the top of a set of escalators, wiping him out and leaving him furious at the short amount of time he had to complete the raid.

“They’re sitting at the front of Ultra until six f**king minutes left for the guy who actually did do sh*t to run out,” raged the 32-year-old. “That’s what they’re waiting for! Oh my god, that’s insane! Please, can you give me my f**king time back on these maps?”

“40 minutes for an Interchange? Suck my d**k. That’s ridiculous. Get more servers, stop lowering the time. Put them back to 50 minutes or 55, and get some goddamn servers, this is so dumb! It’s f**king Interchange, it’s a huge-*ss mall, there’s so much to trek. 40 minutes is not enough time!”

With Tarkov becoming a massive success on Twitch thanks to streamers like Summit and Dr Disrespect, along with Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek on Mixer, thousands of players have flocked to the game to play it themselves, putting massive strain on the servers and forcing Battlestate to make matches shorter in attempts to free up space for other players and keep everything running smoothly.

While making raid time limits shorter does mean more people can play, it is clearly affecting some people’s enjoyment of the FPS, with Summit especially annoyed and pleading with the developers to make changes.

Pokemon

Pokemon releases Pikachu ASMR and fans are loving it

Published: 4/Dec/2020 20:41 Updated: 4/Dec/2020 21:09

by Brent Koepp

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The Pokemon Company surprised fans on December 3 with a special ASMR video hosted by Pikachu. The odd YouTube upload went viral after players of the Nintendo RPG couldn’t get enough of it.

Pokemon made its debut in 1996 and quickly took the world by storm. Decades later, the Nintendo property has surpassed titans such as Disney and Marvel to become the highest-grossing media franchise of all time. From cards to t-shirts, consumers can’t get enough of the beloved series.

On December 3, fans were surprised when the series’ mascot, Pikachu, hosted an ASMR video. Players unfamiliar with the audio phenomena that has swept YouTube and Twitch found themselves surprised by how much the Electric-type’s sounds made them feel relaxed.

Screenshot of Snorlax sleeping in the Pokemon anime.
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Pokemon fans can now lay back like Snorlax with Pikachu ASMR.

Pikachu relaxes Pokemon fans with ASMR

ASMR, which stands for auto sensory meridian response, is a phenomenon where certain sound frequencies cause listeners to get tingles or chills. The category has exploded on sites like YouTube where millions tune in to watch personalities whisper into a mic – yeah, it sounds weird on paper.

Now, The Pokemon Company has shared their own take on the medium by releasing an upload that features lovable mascot Pikachu. Despite only being out mere hours at the time of writing, the video has racked up over 369k views.

For over 15 minutes, the Gen I character interacts with objects around the room, while also shuffling and rolling across the floor.  The adorable ‘mon even whispers its iconic “Pika Pika” catchphrase from various angles.

Despite not being the usual content the Pokemon community expects, fans absolutely loved it. One user exclaimed, “I never knew I needed a Pikachu ASMR!” Another viewer agreed and wrote, “The comfiest thing I have ever heard.” Some even wanted more ASMR content featuring other Pokemon: “I need the Eevee version of this.”

Pokemon fans comment on ASMR Pikachu YouTube upload.
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Fans absolutely love the video.

While ASMR isn’t for everyone, the unexpected Pikachu video has been a major hit with the community. Maybe Nintendo was actually onto something big with their Pokemon Sleep project after all.

Despite releasing over two decades ago, the Game Freak franchise has never been more popular. Fans have a lot to be excited for as the series will celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2021, with many surprises to come.