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IRL streamer almost runs child over with scooter

Published: 14/Sep/2019 23:33 Updated: 13/Apr/2020 17:17

by Virginia Glaze

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Thanks to the advent of IRL streaming, just about anyone can broadcast their daily lives for all to see – but sometimes, these broadcasts can capture shocking, hilarious, and unexpected moments as they unfold in real time.

Norwegian Twitch streamer and bodybuilder “Knut” captured one such unexpected moment during a September 14 broadcast, while streaming his travels about the town on a motorized scooter.

Knut is a popular streamer on the platform, boasting over 85k followers at the time of writing, known both for his humorous IRL antics and video game fails – but it wasn’t a video game that had viewers on the edges of their seats this time.

knutspild, InstagramNorwegian Twitch streamer and bodybuilder “Knut” avoided a close call with a pedestrian.

The streamer was blazing through what seemed to be a shopping district on his scooter, weaving through a crowd of people with another broadcaster when a small child suddenly crossed his path.

In a nail-biting moment, Knut brought his scooter to a screeching halt, laughing in shock that he’d almost taken out the little girl before continuing his travels.

“Holy f*ck,” Knut exclaimed through laughter. “That thing coming for the kid? Ahh…”

The gravity of the situation did not escape Knut, who later commented that things could have gone South very quickly had he actually hit the youngster, predicting a viral post on sites like Live stream fails.

“Imagine crashing with a child that size on stream,” he surmised. “Oh no, that would be bad. Live stream fails. I clipped it.”

Although Knut was merely using a scooter, Twitch has cracked down on streaming and driving in the past, with streamers like duo “BriandKatie” getting banned from the site for broadcasting themselves driving with one knee and using both hands to eat a pint of ice cream.

 

That’s not all: another streamer was similarly suspended from the platform after nearly running over pedestrians on two separate occasions, all within a short span of thirty seconds.

However, it looks like scooter-ing and streaming is a relatively grey area for the site, for now – and thanks to Knut’s quick reflexes, an unfortunate accident was narrowly avoided.

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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.