GTA Online Problems Pile Up, Cam’ron Finally Delivers, 50 Cent Burns His Anti-Gay Image
Willful Wednesday. It’s taking energy and will power to get things going today, especially with all of the pains and aches people have experienced with the new Grand Theft Auto Online launch. Something which also has people talking is Cam’ron‘s new mixtape. He might not be from Harlem, but Queens, New York’s 50 Cent is cleaning up his image? All this coming up in SOHH Whatcha Think.
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1. Bound 5
It was bound to happen. Just like everyone gets upset when they get their hands on the new NBA 2K title and realize the online server is not fully operational or has plenty of glitches and setbacks that make you ask yourself why you didn’t wait until a month later before getting the game. Grand Theft Auto Online is no different. Complex has the scoop:
With the huge success of Grand Theft Auto V Rockstar Games, the creator of the GTA series, knew the online launch was going to be rocky, and it has been. Rockstar has posted a list of known issues as it attempts to get everyone online in a stable environment.
Last week before GTA Online went live, Rockstar posted this pre-emptive statement in reference to likely bugs, crashes and server crush that players could expect:
“We are working around the clock to buy and add more servers, but this increased scale is only going to make the first few days even more temperamental than such things usually are.”
Some of the confirmed bugs and errors include: “Rockstar Cloud Servers Unavailable” error message, freezing on first load screen, “Failed to Host GTA Online Session,” errors saying “Mission Failed” as soon as the mission begins and various server time-outs, disconnections and social club freezes. Check out the complete list here.
Some unconfirmed bugs deal with the integration between the single player and multiplayer games. As a precaution we recommend disabling the auto-save feature as some users have experienced the online game effecting their single player weapons and vehicles. (Complex)
Ouch. Is there any chance Rockstar underestimated how intense the online feature would be? And if they’re having these problems on a Monday launch, can you imagine what it’ll be like come the weekend? #SOHHWhatchaThink?
2. Losin’ Weight
Is Cam’ron still the leader in Dipset? It can be argued Jim Jones has really steered the way for the crew these past eight years and even Juelz Santana has made some significant bangers. That question may go to rest with Cam’s newest mixtape. The Smoking Section is up on it:
Who knows what Cam’s Ghetto Heaven ultimately leads to? Perhaps an album or perhaps it’s nothing more than a collection of records he wanted to get off his hands. Either way, Killa appears to have dropped a quality tape – something that didn’t seem reasonable only weeks ago.
As TSS’ resident Cam’ron stan, to be honest, the tape could’ve been better served being chopped down to 13 or 14 songs. There are more than a fair share of entertaining moments throughout however. King Jaffe Joe sounds motivated over many of the sample-driven beats, a staple during the peak of his popularity during the early-to-mid 2000′s (“Think About It,” “Come & Talk To Me” and “Go Outside”). Killa doesn’t reinvent the wheel or the microphone on Ghetto Heaven either, yet it wasn’t expected of him in the first place. And honestly, sometimes simply a “good” project is more than acceptable.
Put GH on your phone, workout to it, do whatever. It’s new Cam, new enjoyable Cam. Between this and MNIMN, there’s a solid chance the next two weeks of my life could be dedicated to cooking chickens in my kitchen and filming random Martin episodes on Vine with a lady friend. And I’m perfectly fine with that.
Now, on to more pressing issues. Who exactly do the people of America need to contact to ensure Cam and Cousin Bang get their own television show? I can’t quite explain why, but a comedy with Larry David and those two would be nothing short of brilliant. (Smoking Section)
Will Dipset fans love this? Cam’ron fans? At the very least it’s new music from the one and only Killa Cam. It’ll be interesting to see how much life this project has since everyone thought it would be their mixtape of this past summer. #SOHHWhatchaThink?
Most people have never taken 50 Cent as the type to hate on anyone other than his hip-hop enemies, but to a lot of outsiders, he is seen as a threat. It looks like he’s ready to switch all of that up now. The Wrap has the skinny:
Once accused of being anti-gay, the rapper talks with TheWrap about how he’s helping a transgender boy Anyone lamenting the strained relationship between hip-hop and LGBT people might want to watch 50 Cent’s “Dream School.” The new Sundance Channel series connects troubled teens with a dream team of celebrity instructors: David Arquette is a home room and drama teacher. Swizz Beatz teaches music. The Rev. Jesse Jackson teaches political science. Oliver Stone teaches history — with predictably uneven results. The show focuses on helping students dealing with violence, poverty and pregnancy, as well as Alan, a transgender boy who was born a girl. “I want to graduate and get away from the people at my school,” Alan says on the show, premiering next week. “I got bullied. I went to the hospital. My mom just didn’t even visit me. I wish I was the person my parents wanted me to be. I wish I was born the person I am now because… I was born a girl.” (The Wrap)
Are we seeing a much more mature 50 Cent? If so, can he stop with the little Twitter and Instagram feuds? Will this help give people a different perspective on who he is? #SOHHWhatchaThink?
That about wraps it up for today. This is SOHH On The Spot giving you the morning scoop from your favorite gossip sites.