Gothalian, Ninja, DrLupo and More Help Guardian Con Raise $2.7 Million for Charity - Dexerto
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Gothalian, Ninja, DrLupo and More Help Guardian Con Raise $2.7 Million for Charity

Published: 15/Jul/2018 18:41 Updated: 10/Oct/2020 16:07

by Vincent Genova

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The annual charity stream for Guardian Con has set a new personal record for fundraising, bringing in $2.7 million for the St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

Guardian Con recruited a number of top Twitch streamers to play during the event that was hosted by Gothalian, ProfessorBroman, Kmagic101 and OmniWaffle.

The streaming talent included KingRichard, Ninja, DrLupo and Mr. Fruit. A large chunk of the money was raised by Ninja, who received a single donation of $100,000.

Guardian Con is a two day gaming convention in Tampa, Florida, however it is preceded by a week long charity fundraiser.

The event started in 2016 and raised $564,000 for St. Jude. The following year was an even  bigger success with $1.35 million raised in 2017.

Guardian Con set a goal of 2.4 million for 2018, which they exceeded.

The organizers of the event note that the daily operating cost of the St Jude Children’s Hospital is 2.4 million dollars.

Ninja is planning on a return for the 2019 Guardian Con, shooting for a goal of 3 million dollars next year.

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Stormzy drops ‘Rainfall’ music video in Watch Dogs, and it actually slaps

Published: 23/Oct/2020 2:14

by Isaac McIntyre

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Stormzy has officially made his Watch Dogs Legion debut with the release of his ‘Rainfall’ music video, which was filmed entirely inside Ubisoft’s upcoming trilogy sequel and if we’re being honest, the whole thing is kind of awesome.

Every day another celebrity seems to find their way into the digital world. This year, Ninja and Aussie Twitch streamer Loserfruit were both added to Fortnite. Then, just last month, Dr Disrespect had a unique variant skin and themed ‘Arena’ map he designed released in Rogue Company.

Now it’s British grime rapper Stormzy’s turn, in Watch Dogs: Legion.

The rapper, 27, released a music video for his new single “Rainfall” on Thursday, Oct. 22, with a bit of a twist ⁠— the entire clip was filmed in Ubisoft’s upcoming sequel.

A digital Stormzy first appeared in a virtual studio, singing his new single. The scenery soon changed, however, and he was transported ⁠— all in-game ⁠— to the rooftops of London, where the new Watch Dogs sequel will mainly be taking place.

Here’s the new music video, featuring Tiana Major9, in all its glory.

This isn’t the only time Stormzy will be appearing in Watch Dogs Legion either. When the full Legion title drops on Oct. 29, players will get the chance to team-up with the grime rapper, or at least a virtual version of him, for an exclusive side-quest.

The mission, “Fall on My Enemies,” is a reference to Stomrzy’s lyrics in ‘Rainfall.’ 

When accepted, players will be tasked with “protecting the broadcast of the music video across the entire city.” Ubisoft has yet to confirm how long the mission will be, or whether it has any major bearing on the main Watch Dogs storyline.

Stormzy first revealed his collaboration back in September. He said, “You lot are about to have your minds blown. What [Ubisoft] have done in terms of recreating London is one of the most insane, epic, incredible things I’ve ever seen.”

Stormzy 'filmed' his entire Rainfall music video inside Watch Dogs: Legion.
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Stormzy ‘filmed’ his entire Rainfall music video inside Watch Dogs: Legion.

The Watch Dogs devs said they were “thrilled” to have Stormzy onboard. “His music and what he speaks to as an artist is extremely relevant for our London setting, and for the larger themes of our game. He lit up the room… it was a career highlight for us to get to work with him.”

Ubisoft has confirmed the exclusive Stormzy Rainfall mission will be available from day one in Watch Dogs Legion, and will require no additional DLC patches to play.

The Watch Dogs trilogy sequel will be released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Google Stadia on Thursday, October 29. The title will also be ported to Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 when the next-gen consoles are released in late 2020.