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Musician goes viral after dropping song about Overwatch addiction

Published: 30/May/2020 0:05

by Michael Gwilliam

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Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter ‘Stephen’ released a new song detailing how he became addicted to Overwatch and his desire to overcome his craving for the game.

The track, titled “TRACER,” includes multiple direct references to Overwatch. For instance, the first verse talks about spawn camping the enemy as Tracer, using Recall and sticking a foe with Pulse Bomb, causing them to rage quit.

Later on, it explicitly references the enemy team running a Brigitte and McCree – two Tracer counters, not being enough “against a God.”

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The song also references McCree and Brigitte.

Interestingly, the video also features footage of Twitch streamer and Tracer specialist Kabaji, as his account is linked in the description.

According to the 27-year-old, he discovered Overwatch when he was sick with Lyme disease and used the game to escape from the harsh reality of his condition.

“No matter how bad my symptoms got, I could always flick the game on and lose myself in this competitive fantasy,” he wrote in the video’s description and on Twitter, where he revealed for a year he would come home and play Overwatch until I fell asleep every day for almost a year.

However, while he used Overwatch as a coping mechanism, it soon became a problem when he recovered.

“A year had gone by, I was physically able to get back to my life, but I didn’t want to address how uninspired I was,” the artist explained. “The game became a compulsive escape from my situation and a means of procrastination.”

The chorus, however, includes the pivotal line, “I know there’s more out there for me,” indicating the gamer was aware of the effect his vices were having on him.

“TRACER describes my conflict between two parts of myself, the gamer, who enjoys so much being dominant, competitive and escaping into this fantasy world – and my centered, intuitive self who is unfulfilled and handicapped by gaming,” Stephen continued.

According to Stephen, the conflict inspired the song and his upcoming album. “I can deal with my pain and my problems, or I can escape from them into a universe that is instantly gratifying but leaves me feeling empty and out of control.”

Stephen’s next album titled Akrasia is scheduled to release in August, 2020.

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Heartbroken gamers react to PS5 destroyed with industrial shredder

Published: 5/Dec/2020 20:33

by Alan Bernal

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A viral clip showing a PlayStation 5 getting minced by an industrial shredder is garnering a ton of reactions among the gaming community who were horrified to watch the prized console getting absolutely destroyed.

It’s been nearly a month since the PS5 was released and it hasn’t gotten any easier to find the console available from brick-and-mortar stores to online marketplaces. The reality is millions of gamers won’t be able to touch Sony’s next-gen console until well after the holiday season is over.

That could explain why some in the community are a bit touchy seeing the hardware being put through a meat grinder, so to speak.

YouTube channel ‘Captain Crunch Experiments’ specializes in putting objects through the high-powered shredder, and it was the PS5’s turn to show us what it’s made of.

The outcome was as you’d expect. The plastic panels of the PS5 were easily devoured into bits, though the full body of the machine took a bit more convincing to get it through to the other end.

As Sony’s metallic behemoth put on one of the most heartbreaking ASMRs to date, the viewers were mixed. Some were impressed that the console put up such a fight, but nearly all PlayStation fans were reeling by the time the video closed.

“What exactly happens here?” one person wrote, before listing out the sins from the production. “Here’s what: Destroying currently out of stock PS5, throwing away rare non-renewable materials, wasting all the electricity that went into producing those PS5s => unnecessary pollution, and producing shit quality unsatisfying videos.”

“This is satisfying but pains me at the same time lol,” another wrote on the YouTube post.

“You need actual help lots of kids want the PS5 For Christmas and you buy one and just shred it like why though a child is now missing out on his PS5 for Christmas that’s because you bought it and shredded it,” someone else said of the clip.

We saw a similar outcry when The Mob’s Classify pranked Froste by slamming a brand new PS5 console to the ground and finishing the job with a sledgehammer.

Gamers will all feel that disturbing knot in the pit of their stomachs watching the video, and the sentiment around the PS5’s destruction won’t ease up until there’s vastly more stock for eager customers.