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DrDisrespect explains why it’s time for Gears of War “to be dead”

Published: 6/Sep/2019 6:17 Updated: 6/Sep/2019 6:47

by Brad Norton

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Exuberant Twitch personality DrDisrespect has fired shots at Xbox Game Studios over their brand new Gears of War 5 title, calling for the series to “be dead.”

With experience on the development side of the video game industry, having previously worked as a level designer at Sledgehammer Games, DrDisrespect is never one to shy away from voicing his opinion. 

From mocking Fortnite to raging about certain video game mechanics, you can always expect some heated discussions in the stream.

Twitch - DrDisrespectAn angered Doc expresses his frustration at the Gears of War franchise.

In the midst of a September 5 livestream, the Doc grew agitated when discussing the most recent installment in the Gears of War franchise – Gears 5, which will officially go on sale on September 6.

“It’s time for the series to be dead. Let’s move on from Gears of War,” Doc stated. “It’s just a whole bunch of over the top, Triple A marketing and PR on top of this game. That’s all it is.” 

Based on early reviews, Gears 5 currently sits at 86% on Metacritic, and yet Doc was quick to express his frustration with the series, adding that others in the industry have been too scared to share their opinion.

“I’m looking at gameplay and I am not impressed. I’ll say it ok, I’ll be the one to step out since no one else is saying it on social media. Gears of War 5 don’t waste my time.”

The CoalitionIs Gears of War growing stale?

“It looks bland, it looks boring, it’s the exact same thing over and over.”

Offering a suggestion for Xbox Game Studios and developers at The Coalition, Doc believes it’s time to reset. “Let’s start a new brand, new company. I know all the developers working at that studio want to move on to something unique.”

The franchise has been a staple of the Xbox brand since the first Gears title was released in 2006, with the 2019 installment being their first major release in three years.

The Coalition’s Gears of War 5 releases on Xbox One and Microsoft Windows on September 6, which is when you can judge the title for yourself or fall in line with Doc’s opinion and vote with your wallet. 

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TheGrefg breaks Ninja’s world record for most-viewed Twitch stream

Published: 2/Dec/2020 1:27

by Bill Cooney

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Spanish streamer ‘TheGrefg’ has broken Ninja’s world record for most people watching a Twitch stream during the Galactus Fortnite event.

David ‘TheGrefg’ Cánovas made Twitch history while streaming the Galactus event, which marked the end of Fortnite season 4, when he had more people watching him at once than any other individual Twitch streamer ever has in history.

The Spaniard was watching and reacting to the event, and captures appear to confirm that he reached a total of 660,000 people watching his stream at the same time before Twitch unfortunately crashed.

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A screenshot showing Grefg surpassing 660K viewers.

The previous record you might remember was held by Ninja from when he teamed up with rapper Drake, where the duo peaked at 635k viewers at once while playing Fortnite back in 2018.

This insane amount of simultaneous viewers in a broadcast was almost double the figures of the previous record, held by  DrDisrespect — now streaming on YouTube — when he had 338,000 during his return stream in February 2018.

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Grefg looking over his Twitch stats from Dec. 1

Now, the title for most-watched stream on Twitch now belongs to TheGrefg, and while there are no official figures yet, screenshots and clips definitely seem to indicate the streamer managed to bring in than 660,000 people simultaneously.

Grefg was far from the only streamer posting impressive viewer counts during the Galactus event, which actually “broke” Twitch and caused the site to temporarily crash following the big reveal. This is the big reason why the official viewer count, while definitely impressive, isn’t exactly known just yet.

The event itself officially closed out Fortnite Season 4, with the Season 5 update arriving at 9 PM PT / 12 AM ET / 5 AM GMT on Wednesday, December 2, according to Epic Games, with downtime expected to last all the way up to 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 9 AM GMT.

After that, the brand new season will kick off, and Fortnite fans — including Grefg — will get to check out all of the new content. Whether the streamer will be able to repeat his impressive record-breaking feat remains to be seen, but we certainly wish him the best of luck.