did eminem and mark wahlberg have beef

Mark Wahlberg’s Revelation of Being Eminem’s Hater

In an interview, Mark Wahlberg confessed to his past animosity, admitting that he hated Eminem. The Departed star also acknowledged Eminem’s immense talent, finally giving credit where it was due.

Dragon’s Dogma 2 is an upcoming title that is a sequel to the first title released in 2012, both developed and published by Capcom. The title will be built on the RE Engine for the studio’s famous Resident Evil games.

Since Dragon’s Dogma 2 is a sequel, fans may expect it to continue the story of the last one, but that doesn’t seem to be the case with the title, as revealed recently. The director of the original title, Hideaki Itsuno, returned to the helm with the title and talked about how it will be accessible to players even if they haven’t played the first one. The reason why might not come as a surprise to gamers familiar with daily soaps and dramas as it is a tool used a lot of times when one needs a soft reboot.

Eminem Mocked Mark Wahlberg On TV

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In the early 1990s, Mark Wahlberg formed a group called Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch. They had some significant success as a hip-hop group after the release of their song Good Vibrations.

The group consists of Scott Gee, DJ-T, Ashey Ace, Hector the Booty Inspector and Mark Wahlberg. The song made it to the top spot of the Billboard Hot 100 in 1991 and their album reached platinum records. Their album was platinum less than year after its release which cemented their career in the industry.

While Mark Wahlberg and his group were enjoying fame at the time, another significantly successful artist was on the rise, and thats rapper Eminem. Slim Shady also rose to fame that same decade, so its inevitable that Wahlberg and Eminem frequently met each other at TV shows and events.

Marky Mark and the Funky Bunchs second album flopped and failed to reach the same level of success of their first album. With the failure to live up to their success, they were eventually disbanded in 1993. Mark Wahlberg decided to just pursue acting full time in 1998 since he felt like his music career is going nowhere.

Marky Mark and Eminem once appeared on the same episode of the MTV show Total Request Live (TRL) in 1999. The two musicians might have seen each other as a threat and both of them did not take each other well.

While they were on the show, Eminem sort of insulted Wahlberg as he made fun of his group saying, “Well, why don’t we stand together like a happy fun bunch.”

Years Later, Eminem And Mark Wahlberg Gave Context To Their Feud

Nothing came out of Eminems public humiliation to Wahlberg since the actor didnt really make it a big deal. Later down the road, Eminem enlightened the fans as to why he said what he said.

During his interview with Anthony Bozza in the book titled, Whatever You Say I Am: The Life and Times of Eminem, he gave context to what happened back then. He revealed “some dude who works for MTV tells us Mark Wahlberg is coming in, says he’d appreciate it if we don’t call him Marky Mark”.

He further confessed, “Then he comes up and he’s standing on the side when we was off air, and he’s like, ‘What, is there supposed to be some fucking tension in here or something?’ I pretended like I don’t hear him and shit. Then we’re on air and […] I’m like, ‘We’ll just stand around here like one big fun bunch!’ So I threw a stab at him. He didn’t want me to say Mark-y. Probably didn’t want me to say funk-y neither”.

Years later, Mark Wahlberg also cleared up the issue on his interview with the GQ magazine and spoke up against his rivalry with Eminem. He confessed that their rivalry came from the fact that he was in denial that Eminem was a much better rapper than him.

Oblivion spreads as Dragon’s Dogma 2 Director Hideaki Itsuno reveals an essential detail about the second title

did eminem and mark wahlberg have beef

As reported by GamesRadar, the director stated that newcomers to the series won’t be missing a thing about it if they have yet to play the first title. That is because the protagonist, who is the same as the last title, will suffer from an acute case of Amnesia and, as a result, will not have the slightest clue about the events of the previous title.

The revelation was made when Itsuno spoke to GamesRadar and highlighted that if one is up to speed with what happened in the previous title, it is a plus but is far from a requirement. Many elements in the last title will not reach the second one.

This includes the setting and the companions accompanying the story’s protagonist on their journey. The director made the statement and said that:

This is very different compared to the usual route developers take to make players aware and get them up to speed with the happenings of the previous title in a sequel. Usually, there is a synopsis or a story recap highlighting significant events of the previous title, and that serves as enough context for one to begin their journey, having known about everything required not to be oblivious.

But the approach usually skips on some information that may be deemed unimportant by the game’s makers but considered canon by the community. As a result, it might cover the fluff of the matter, but it skips over some of the details. That is because a recap, by definition, cannot be as long as the previous game’s length. It is possible that the developers and the team responsible for the conceptualization and writing went for this approach to have a more in-depth way of providing context to the player without having an overly long passive replay.

This strategy doesn’t make much sense because a direct sequel could have been possible without the additional backdrop of memory loss and amnesia. After all, Dragon’s Dogma 2’s predecessor wasn’t a commercial failure. The title and its Dark Arisen addon offered a release on newer platforms and increased the player base, selling more than 6 million units.

That means many players will have already played the first title and probably be annoyed at the whole Amnesia trope. Regardless, the whole strategy does offer players who have no clue about the game lore to go in and buy the sequel without a second thought if they are convinced that it offers value, which shouldn’t be very difficult if the marketing and the product itself are good enough.

It decreases and virtually eliminates the chances that newcomers to the series will pop up on the game’s subreddit asking if they need to play the first title before jumping in the second one. Dragon’s Dogma 2 releases on 22 March 2024 for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and Series S, and Microsoft Windows.

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Mark Wahlberg’s Revelation of Being Eminem’s Hater In an interview, Mark Wahlberg confessed to his past animosity, admitting that he hated Eminem. The Departed star also acknowledged Eminem’s immense talent, finally giving credit where it was due.

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