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Shroud explains why Half-Life: Alyx is so “genius”

Published: 25/Mar/2020 18:26 Updated: 25/Mar/2020 18:30

by Michael Gwilliam


Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek was thoroughly enjoying his time playing through Half-Life: Alyx and praised Valve for implementing some features he truly loved.

While experimenting with the VR title’s ‘gravity gloves,’ which allow players to grab objects lying around and manipulate them, the Canadian voiced how much he admired the tool.


“This is such a cool mechanic, dude,” he said while summoning items into his hands. “Honestly, that is a genius mechanic. Valve is so smart.” (Timestamp 8:00 for mobile users)

Shroud is loving Half-Life: Alyx.

He went on to voice his approval of the company’s decision to put resources into making Alyx a complete VR experience.


“I’m so happy they made a VR game. That’s so different. That’s really cool stuff,” he added.

Later on in the video (at 11:17), he explained why he believes Valve made Alyx instead of Half-Life 3.

“It’s crazy that we had no idea what Valve was up to, and this is what they were f**king scheming,” he said before reading a comment from his chat that said Half-Life 3 was preferred.


“You have to realize Valve is about innovation,” he explained. “Half-Life is about innovation. Half-Life 1 was the iteration of voice acting in a video game and they kind of nailed that… Half-Life 2 was the iteration of physics, voice acting and facial movements. That’s kind of what Half-Life 2 perfected.”

According to shroud, the technology isn’t there yet for Valve to “innovate something new.”

Shroud doesn’t think the technology is there yet for Half-Life 3.

“What they did instead was they did Half-Life: Alyx,” the retired CSGO star theorized. “This is brand new. This is the top-of-the-line VR currently. It doesn’t get any better than what they made right now.”


“Half-Life 3 will come out when they are ready and they think the tech is there to innovate something new,” he concluded, but suggested that they could already be working on the long-awaited title. “Innovation takes time.”

Shroud isn’t the only one impressed with the new VR game. The title has even received universal acclaim with an average score of 92 on Metacritic, proving that the latest Half-Life installment is already a smash hit with players across the board.


Twitch streamer shocked after viewer sends him 126 lbs of cranberry sauce

Published: 8/Oct/2020 1:02

by Virginia Glaze


Popular Twitch streamer ‘TheStockGuy’ was left speechless after receiving 126 lbs of cranberry sauce in the mail from one of his viewers in a hilarious prank.

Twitch is one of the net’s most popular live streaming platforms, and rightfully so; the site is home to a slew of hilarious and shocking moments that happen in real-time, from everything to doors falling on unlucky streamers in the middle of video games to viewers rescuing streamers’ trapped cats.


However, some of these on-stream occurrences are downright strange, and many streamers have received the odd occasional gift from their viewers, including that time when Pokimane received a body pillow with a photo of herself on it.

While streamers having a public P.O. Box to receive gifts from fans is not uncommon, very often the things they receive are; and Twitch streamer TheStockGuy became the subject of a seriously weird present of sorts.

Pokimane, Twitch
Twitch: Pokimane
Twitch star “Pokimane” has received a slew of strange gifts from fans – one of which was a body pillow with her own face on it.

During an October 6 broadcast, TheStockGuy — who has gained notoriety on the platform for educating his viewers about finances and the stock market — revealed he’d been sent 126 lbs of Ocean Spray brand cranberry sauce.

“What is wrong with you people?” the streamer asked, seeming genuinely baffled by the situation. “Somebody sent me 126 lbs of cranberry sauce! What — where am I supposed to put this? Isn’t there some charity or something this money could go to?”

Although the he appeared to be utterly flummoxed by the viewers’ decision, he decided to make the best of the unexpected prank, stating that he would donate the sauce to his local food bank for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.


“I mean — you know what? Joke’s on you!” he continued. “I’m giving this to the local food shelter for thanksgiving, so they don’t have to purchase cranberry sauce! That’s right — we’re making something good out of this!”

It seems that TheStockGuy’s viewers found the scenario to be completely hilarious — and while it certainly is worth a hearty chuckle, it’s good to know that the broadcaster is putting his viewer’s practical joke to good use, in the end.