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KEEMSTAR’s Halloween costume contest ends with a creative winner

Published: 3/Nov/2018 0:49

by Virginia Glaze

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Drama Alert host KEEMSTAR has determined the winner of his annual Halloween costume contest – which is an unsurprising champion from a previous year.

This year’s winner is FaZe Banks, who took home the prize for his creative costume of anonymous artist Banksy. He even made a ‘self-destructing painting’ in reference to one of the artist’s controversial works, and wore a mask to conceal his face.

Banks had also won KEEMSTAR’s contest back in 2015, where he dressed up as ‘Netflix and chill.’ He was followed by two-time winner Jesse Wellens, and has now taken back his mantle of Halloween champion.

Banks’s victory is all thanks to his fans, who had the chance to vote for their favorite internet celebrities for a short time before KEEMSTAR cut off the polls.

This year, Jesse Wellens came in at second place with a Back to the Future costume, followed by Jacksfilms, FaZe Adapt, and Ricky Berwick.

However, the final two runners-up were surrounded by controversy for their outfits: seventh place winner Tana Mongeau found herself in the middle of a scandal for dressing up as a sexy version of an underage YouTuber, which she defended by claiming that she had only wanted to dress up as a ‘slutty schoolgirl.’

KEEMSTAR likewise called out sixth place winner Alissa Violet – or, rather, the snake she that was carrying in her classic Britney Spears costume. KEEMSTAR implied that the banana python was Erika Costell, referencing the YouTubers’ relationships with Jake Paul.

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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.