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Former MLB star Aubrey Huff blasted for claiming gamers don’t get laid

Published: 5/Oct/2020 13:12

by Jacob Hale

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Former Major League Baseball star Aubrey Huff has been met with the brute force of the gaming community after questioning whether “grown a*s men that play video games” get “laid.”

Huff himself had a fairly successful career in the MLB, winning two World Series championships with the San Francisco Giants in 2010 and 2012 before his retirement in 2014.

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All those achievements go out the window, though, when you take on gamers. He likely didn’t expect the backlash he faced when posting his tweet on October 3.

In what appeared to be a completely unprompted attack on people who play video games, Huff decided to address “grown a*s men that play video games,” and you could already tell this wasn’t going to be a positive message.

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“Ask yourself this,” he implored of said men. “When’s the last time you’ve been laid?”

Obviously, Aubrey is referencing an age-old stereotype that gamers are just awkward people with no social skills, seemingly blind to what is actually happening in the world around him.

Before long, these “grown a*s men” caught on to Huff’s tweet, and immediately called him out on it, with many prominent members of the gaming community letting him know. One of the first was actually NRG Esports co-CEO Andy Miller, who simply responded with a clown emoji.

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Others called out his “fragile masculinity,” while Rich and Lonely owner & founder Create, formerly of OpTic Gaming, mocked him for being called Aubrey.

All you need to do is look at the 10,000+ responses to the tweet to see what the general response was. Alongside the more serious responses, explaining that the world’s perception of gaming has improved drastically in recent years, were countless ‘your mom’ jokes and people laughing about baseball being his chosen game.

Huff has tweeted since, but hasn’t responded to the uproar he caused in the gaming community which, based on some of the responses, we can understand why he won’t want to. He might think twice next time he poses such a dated question.

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How to complete Fortnite Season 4 Week 7 challenges

Published: 8/Oct/2020 0:31

by Brad Norton

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We’re now in the seventh week of Fortnite’s Marvel-themed season meaning that there’s not long to go until the current battle pass items are locked away for good. Here’s everything you need to know about the latest challenges to help with your experience gains.

As with every other season, XP is vital in Fortnite. Whether you’re trying to unlock one of the 100 base tiers in the Season 4 Battle Pass, or you’re pushing beyond that for ultra-rare skins, there’s always something to pursue.

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Challenges are often the best way to help boost your XP gains. Most can be knocked off in a matter of minutes for some of the biggest XP dumps possible in the battle royale. If you’ve already been ticking objectives off each week, you’ll feel right at home this time around.

From searching chests to tallying eliminations, the Week 7 challenges couldn’t be simpler. Here’s our complete overview of the eight unique tasks on offer.

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Be on the lookout for enemies near Doom’s Domain this week.

You’ll be jumping around the map quite a bit this week as almost every challenge will take you to a new location. Finding eliminations at Craggy Cliffs should be a breeze as this is sure to be a hotspot over the next few days. Just be prepared for an immediate fight every time you drop here in Week 7.

The same can be said for Doom’s Domain as players will be looking to enter the vault for easy XP. Make sure you have a decent loadout before heading in as you’re sure to face some opposition here.

One rather unique challenge this week asks you to deal damage in a very specific way. First, you’ll need to find and equip Storm’s Whirlwind Blast ability. Once you’ve got an enemy in your sights, use this ability to knock them back. Once they’re pushed off course, you’ll then need to swap your weapons and deal 1,000 damage.

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To tick off multiple challenges at once, you could always find Storm’s ability, then head to Craggy Cliffs, or even Coral Castle. The full list of objectives for Week 7 can be found below.

Fortnite Season 4 Week 7 Challenges:

  • Search Chests at Catty Corner (7)
  • Eliminations at Craggy Cliffs (3)
  • Enter the Vault in Doom’s Domain
  • Destroy Cobwebs at The Authority (3)
  • Discover Tony Stark’s hidden Lake House laboratory
  • Drive a car from Sweaty Sands to Misty Meadows in less than 4 minutes without getting out
  • Deal damage after knocking an opponent back with Storm’s Whirlwind Blast (1,000)
  • Deal damage to opponents at Coral Castle (500)
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Stark Industries will be swarmed by teams looking for the secret Lake House

If you’re struggling with the unique tasks this week, here’s a few quick pointers. Storm’s ability can be used to knock enemies off high ground vantage points. Any fall damage will count towards your weekly objective.

Additionally, Tony Stark’s hidden Lake House can be found just North of the Stark Industries POI. 

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