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LIRIK falls to hilarious fail with Star Citizen ‘window’ opening

Published: 21/Oct/2019 8:55 Updated: 16/Nov/2019 11:14

by Connor Bennett

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Popular Twitch streamer Saqib ‘LIRIK‘ Zahid was left gasping for oxygen after he tried to get some fresh air in space during a recent playthrough of Star Citizen.

When it comes to streaming on Twitch, broadcasters can choose to stick to a title that they know they’re good at or try their hand at playing a new game pretty much every day of their schedule. Choosing the latter is variety streaming, and it’s helped propel LIRIK to becoming one of the most popular streamers on the site.

The American streamer, who doesn’t use a face cam like many of his peers, will pretty much play a different game per stream, but he does have his staples of battle royale games and even GTA RP. Yet, recently, he tried his hand at Star Citizen and it didn’t go quite as planned.

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During his October 20 stream, he had started up his playthrough of the highly-anticipated multiplayer title when one member of his chat pointed out that it was going to take 15 minutes of realtime before he reached his destination.

“15 minutes travel time? Bro, I’m fu**ing claustrophobic as s**t, I need to open a window,” he said, before turning to the side of his spacecraft and cracking open a spot.

Of course, with his this being outer space, you can’t exactly open a window to encounter a fresh breeze. Instead, LIRIK had opened one of his doors, hit exit, and watched as the game began dragging him into the cold and lifeless backdrop of nothingness.

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“Oh fresh air, oh f**k, ahh,” screamed LIRIK as his plan was thrown back in his face and he had failed within the starting portion of the game.

As he was dragged further and further from his ship, the popular streamer carried on with his screams before turning and mocking that he was choking, seeing as he couldn’t exactly breathe in fresh oxygen.

Some players have already tested the game’s limitations during flight, having chosen to open the ship’s doors during ‘quantum travel’ and not been sucked into space.

For LIRIK, though, his blunder came through hitting the exit button and not opting to sit back down. It’s a lesson to be learnt, but he probably won’t be the only Star Citizen player to dive into space.

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Jake Paul claims Disney didn’t fire him after Bizaardvark controversy

Published: 26/Nov/2020 6:37

by Andrew Amos

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Jake Paul has dismissed new claims he was fired by Disney back in 2017 during his stint on sitcom Bizaardvark, addressing the three-and-a-half-year-old controversy in a recent interview.

Jake Paul, while juggling his YouTube and Vine antics back in 2017, was fast-becoming one of Disney’s biggest stars. The then 20-year-old played Dirk Mann on the sitcom Bizaardvark for two seasons.

However, his stay on the set was cut abruptly short in June 2017. He parted ways with the project, and there was a mixed reaction.

Jake Paul on Bizaardvark
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Jake Paul (far-right) played Dirk Mann on Bizaardvark for two seasons.

Back then, Jake Paul said that he and Disney “came to the agreement” to mutually part ways. However, others have claimed the star was fired over a series of controversies, including a news segment that saw neighbours complain about the then-Disney star.

Paul has rubbished those claims though. He doubled down on his initial statement three years ago, saying that he played along with the community sentiment as a joke.

“It’s funny because, for the last three years I’ve sort of ran with everyone saying, “Oh, he got fired,” just because I think it’s funnier to say, “I got fired by Disney,” but in reality it was a mutual decision to split from each other,” he told The Daily Beast.

The decision was purely a business one, according to Paul. He wanted more money, and Disney wasn’t offering it.

“They weren’t paying me enough. I was making millions more — per week — than I was on that show, and it was a mutual decision for us to split up,” he added.

“Everyone I worked with on that show was fantastic, but from a business standpoint it didn’t make sense. I was aging up and wanted more money.”

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Jake Paul has managed to grow his career despite his Disney exit in 2017.

Jake Paul has since gone on to grow his career on YouTube, even expanding into boxing the likes of AnEsonGib on a Mike Tyson card, something the younger Paul brother said was the highlight of his life.

However, the real reasoning behind his parting with Disney will always be questioned.