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Summit1g explains how Halo Infinite will save the Halo series

Published: 5/Jan/2020 14:40 Updated: 5/Jan/2020 14:46

by Joe Craven

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Jaryd ‘summit1g’ Lazar has explained why he thinks the upcoming Halo Infinite will save 343 Industries’ futuristic FPS, following his frustrations with Halo: The Master Chief Collection. 

Fans of summit1g will be more than aware of his propensity to rage while gaming, never more resonant than in the infamous “SUMSMASH” incident – when he punched his monitor after H1Z1 got the better of him.

In December 2019, he raged endlessly at Halo: The Master Chief Collection, arguing it simply does not translate particularly well from console to PC. These frustrations culminated in a dramatic deletion of Halo from his PC. 

MicrosoftHalo Infinite will launch at the end of 2020.

While Summit thinks the efforts to “save” Halo on PC did not work, he believes the upcoming Halo Infinite has the potential to reenergize the series following its latest misstep. 

“Halo Infinite is gonna be the next boost that Halo needs,” he said. “None of the old Halos are gonna bring a huge community to it, but Halo Infinite could, now that’s it’s the first Halo to be built from the ground up on PC and on console.” 

One of Lazar’s biggest complaints with The Master Chief Collection was that the games were designed originally for Xbox consoles, and so did not translate particularly well to a mouse and keyboard input.

He described the potential for a successful crossplay system as “humongous”, as well as commenting on the likelihood of a graphics upgrade. A number of popular titles are incorporating cross-platform play, including Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. 

“Halo Infinite, I think, will be – if they do it right – the Halo that everyone’s gonna be looking for,” Summit concluded. 

While there are no guarantees, Halo is a hugely successful series, and bringing a new audience to it does not seem a particularly far-fetched idea when factoring in the popularity of the older titles.

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Halo: Infinite will launch with the Xbox One Series X.

Summit believes Halo Infinite has every chance of pulling in new fans, provided developers 343 Industries get the game “right”.

The most recent Halo title – Guardians – released in 2015 to popular reviews, but much of the community felt it was inferior to 2010’s Halo: Reach. Infinite, the sixth main title in the series, is scheduled to release towards the end of 2020, to coincide with the release of Xbox Series X

While Summit has recently branched out into other titles, like Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege, we can expect to see him spending a lot of time on Halo Infinite, when it launches at the end of this year.

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Fans rally as Sykkuno, Dream, and more are snubbed by Twitter Verified

Published: 3/Dec/2020 11:44

by Georgina Smith

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On December 2, Twitter rolled out a huge mass verification, where many accounts of top gamers, streaming personalities and more were finally verified after a rather long wait. But some fans were left frustrated when Twitter seemed to gloss over popular creators like Sykkuno, Dream, and CallMeCarson.

Verification on Twitter is often regarded as a huge achievement for rising creators. That little blue tick is generally a marker that someone is making it big, leading to frequent campaigns led by fans for their favorite creators to be granted verified status.

Twitter decided to grant several wishes all at once on December 2 when they verified a huge number of accounts in one go. One such account was that of Corpse Husband, a YouTuber who has been on the platform for a few years, but experienced an unprecedented surge in popularity this year following the Among Us hype.

Corpse husband in interview
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Corpse Husband is a wildly popular YouTuber who skyrocketed to fame for his Among Us content, although he also narrates True Horror stories and creates music.

But not everyone was celebrating, as among the chaos of fans and creators rejoicing at their new-found verification, some big names were left behind.

Popular streamer Sykkuno trended on the site with the hashtag ‘VerifySykkuno’ as fans vented their frustration about the snub. “Do it, he deserves it,” one fan wrote.

Screenshot showing VerifySykkuno trending on Twitter

Fellow streamer Valkyrae tweeted a message in support of the internet campaign, which Sykkuno even retweeted from his account.

Other popular creators that found themselves snubbed by the Twitter Verified account included Minecraft YouTuber Dream, and comedy YouTuber CallMeCarson, who each tweeted their own tongue-in-cheek messages calling out Twitter.

Amid the disarray, instead of verifying YouTuber Karl Jacobs’ account, they accidentally verified the wrong Karl Jacobs with just 200 followers, leading to an onslaught of replies from fellow creators finding the bizarre situation hilarious, including Mr Beast.

While this was one of the biggest verification sprees recently, there is no doubt that another one will be right around the corner.

Fans of the huge creators who were snubbed this time around may be in for a slightly longer wait, but with creators like Corpse Husband getting that coveted blue tick, people are getting their hopes up for the next line of verified creators.