The Dr. Disrespect character strives to parody toxic gamers by holding up a figurative mirror. Doc is, in many ways, a collection of stereotypes all encapsulated into a tall guy in a bad wig. He has trash-talked other streamers (including Ninja, whose endorsement deals include Red Bull, Adidas, and an exclusive contract with Microsoft’s Mixer streaming service). He has made numerous racially insensitive jokes to non-English speaking groups. He’s had shots fired at his house during streams, and he even confessed to infidelity in an out-of-character stream two years ago (ultimately taking two months off to focus on his family). … [Read more...] about PepsiCo signs endorsement deal with Dr. Disrespect, but does it realize the risks?
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Succession With two seasons under its belt, Succession has already become one of HBO’s most popular new series. Waystar Royco is a global media and hospitality empire headed up by the cut-throat and cruel Logan Roy. As he reaches retirement age and suffers a health setback, he must look to his rich and entitled children to find a successor. But who of his four children, from the arrogant playboy to the power-hungry and visionary addict, is really ready and deserving? The question of who will take over hovers above every episode as the company, Logan, and the Roy family engage in dirty tactics, flaunt their wealth, and find themselves constantly embroiled in controversy. The series won an Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series and a Golden Globe for Best Television Series – Drama. … [Read more...] about The 16 best shows on HBO Max right now
Instagram announced Wednesday it will start paying influencers a share of advertising revenue, joining competitors YouTube and TikTok in paying its creators. But the move begs the question: Why has it taken Instagram so long to join its peers — and is the move enough to keep creators on the platform? … [Read more...] about Instagram plays catch-up by finally paying its creators. Will they stay?
Performance The GTX 1660 Ti is an intriguing addition to Nvidia’s graphics card lineup because it’s built on the same Turing architecture as the RTX 2060. In many ways, it has much more in common with the last-generation GTX 1060 that it (sort of) takes its name from. Not only does it sport the GTX moniker, but it lacks the RT and Tensor cores for ray tracing and deep learning super sampling, which are hallmarks of the current RTX 20 Series generation. … [Read more...] about Nvidia GTX 1660 Ti vs. RTX 2060
I think it can get away with not having 4K HDR for a little while, as it is a bonus (though one you should absolutely be getting for $15 a month), but how long can the feud with Roku last? It can’t really consider HBO Max a success until it’s on the Roku platform. It’s not just the people with the Roku box or Roku stick, it’s anyone who bought a TCL TV and relies on Roku to access their content. If you own a Playstation 4 or an Xbox you could use that, but it’s unlikely anyone is going to buy a gaming console or a Samsung Smart TV just to have access to HBO Max. … [Read more...] about I’m not mad, HBO Max, I’m just disappointed