KEEMSTAR calls out YouTube for terminating channel of player who killed feminist character in Red Dead Redemption 2 - Dexerto
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KEEMSTAR calls out YouTube for terminating channel of player who killed feminist character in Red Dead Redemption 2

Published: 7/Nov/2018 20:24 Updated: 7/Nov/2018 23:07

by Virginia Glaze

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Drama Alert host Daniel ‘KEEMSTAR’ Keem has challenged YouTube for its actions against a creator who uploaded controversial gameplay footage from Rockstar’s latest title, Red Dead Redemption 2.

The player in question, going by the handle ‘Shirrako,’ uploaded a series of videos where they murdered a suffragette in a variety of ways, from dropping her down a mineshaft to feeding her to an alligator.

YouTube has allegedly terminated Shirrako’s channel due to mass outrage over the videos – which KEEMSTAR is taking issue with.

“YouTube, we cannot take this stance,” KEEMSTAR implored. “We can’t say that what someone does in a video game is reflective of real life, somehow.”

He then went on to say that, using this logic, any uploaded footage of the game could be problematic, and claimed that any other games with killing could likewise fall under that net.

“We need… YouTube to stick up and stand up for gamers as a whole, and gaming,” he continued. “Video games are not real life, and we need to send that message out there.”

This isn’t the first controversy that RockStar has faced for its games, either: their famous Grand Theft Auto series has undergone massive speculation for allowing players to to murder prostitutes and steal cars, among other such in-game engagements.

YouTube has since reinstated Shirrako’s account, along with most of his videos – including one where the suffragette is fed to a group of pigs.

Shirrako’s channel features a slew of crazy events from the game, most of which appear to draw in viewers due to their shocking nature. 

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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.