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Shroud gave a grim outlook for EA’s blockbuster Anthem

Published: 27/Jan/2019 20:26 Updated: 27/Jan/2019 21:42

by Alan Bernal

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Popular streamer Shroud has been diving into the VIP demo for the latest blockbuster shooter, Anthem, and he’s not convinced that the title has what it takes for long term success.

Anthem is a major release for EA as it will be the publishers first original IP in eight years and will look to remedy past blunders in the form of Mass Effect: Andromeda and Star Wars Battlefront 2, but the popular streamer didn’t have a great outlook for its future.

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During his playthrough, Shroud said the game was entertaining and thinks it should be pretty well received at launch, but doesn’t think the charm will last soon after the content is over and all that is left to do is grind for loot.

Shroud was approaching the tail-end of the game’s demo when he took some time to reflect on Anthem, and it didn’t look too good from his point-of-view.

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“It’s whatever. It’s definitely better than I was expecting, I was expecting it to be a lot worse than it is,” Shroud said. “But still, games like this never last, honestly. People only grind for so fucking long, and they’re just over it.”

Although he admitted he enjoyed Anthem more than its counterpart, Destiny, he wasn’t convinced of the game’s lasting appeal. Loot is a big part of these games, but he’d rather grind for loot in MMO’s, as opposed to cooperative shooters like the Division and Anthem.

Shroud said that based off the demo, he would rate Anthem a 7 ½ or 8 out of 10, but maintained that “this isn’t like an evergreen fuckin game, that just lasts forever.”

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Numerous members of his Chat seemed to agree, but Anthem will look to keep players engaged and entertained when it fully releases February 22.

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PewDiePie revisits Amnesia 10 years later & instantly gets jumpscared

Published: 19/Oct/2020 22:52 Updated: 19/Oct/2020 22:53

by Brent Koepp

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YouTube king Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg hilariously got startled while playing Amnesia’s sequel, Rebirth. The personality revisited the popular horror franchise 10 years later after it jump-started his career a decade ago.

While many know PewDiePie as the face of YouTube, this wasn’t always the case for the content creator. In 2010, he began his humble roots playing titles like Amnesia: The Dark Descent in his small apartment in Sweden.

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The star revisited the popular horror franchise a decade later on October 19 when he played the game’s much-hyped sequel, Rebirth. However, Kjellberg’s dive into the new release hilariously left him startled just minutes into the story.

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PewDiePie got his start on YouTube by playing games like Amnesia.

PewDiePie gets jumpscared

The popular YouTuber opened up his latest video by reflecting on the history his channel has had with the Amnesia series. “Here we are, 10 years later. Amnesia Rebirth is here. Obviously a lot of people know already, Amnesia was the birth of my channel,” he said.

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The star then pointed out that after a decade of waiting, he was now finally able to play a sequel by the original team that made Dark Descent: “It’s just really cool be playing a sequel made by the original team. Alright, let’s begin!”

To match the ambiance of how he played the horror title in 2010, PewDiePie turned the lights down. However, a few minutes in to the story, a jumpscare startled him.”Are you f**king serious!?” he shouted, before putting his head into his hands and laughing. When another image flashed on the screen, he exclaimed, “Stop!”

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In April, Pewds explained to viewers that he genuinely gets scared easily. “I’m so easily startled. It’s so funny, because when I used to do horror games, everyone would accuse me “he’s faking it! he’s faking it!”… I get scared easily!” he said.

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Jumpscares aside, the 30-year-old’s return to the series was a treat for fans, with many nostalgic moments sprinkled throughout. The entertainer had callbacks to his 2012 Let’s Plays, such as carrying mundane items around as if his life depended on it.

PewDiePie shouldn’t feel too bad about getting scared so early on though, as he was wearing headphones – making the jumpscare all the more startling for him.