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Ninja and Friends Recreate Iconic Movie Scene by Using Tommy Guns to Secure a Victory Royale

Published: 5/Jul/2018 15:23 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:06

by Vincent Genova

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While playing Fortnite Squads, Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins and his friends picked up Tommy Guns and saw the perfect opportunity to recreate a classic cinematic moment.

The Tommy Gun, known as the Drum Gun in Fortnite, has featured in a number of gangster movies through the years.

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Actually, it was a fake classic cinematic moment that Ninja recreated. He imitated the fake gangster movie that was watched by the main character in the 1990 film Home Alone.

Angels With Filthy Souls was a film noir parody set inside the universe of Home Alone, where a gangster shoots a Tommy Gun before saying the famous line, “Keep the change ya filthy animal.”

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Although Angels With Filthy Souls only exists as an under two minute clip and was made exclusively to be shown in Home Alone, it was heavily inspired by old gangster films. 

It even takes its name from one, a 1931 James Cagney and Humphrey Bogart movie called Angels With Dirty Faces.

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The Drum Gun was released on July 3rd after speculation and leaks revealed the weapon was on its way.

Because the Drum Gun is a 1920’s inspired weapon, Fortnite fans think the gun is hinting at a time travel theme for Season 5. The mysterious portals appearing around the map are also contributing to that theory.

The bright, colorful world of Fortnite has no comparison to the black and white noir of Angels With Filthy Souls, but we think Ninja did a great job with the imitation.

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Watch Ninja and his friends close in on the last remaining enemy on the map while saying these famous lines, and see how it compares to the gangster parody below.

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Twitch staff accused of tricking streamer into promoting brands

Published: 7/Oct/2020 21:28 Updated: 7/Oct/2020 21:34

by Alan Bernal

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Twitch streamers are speaking out against the broadcasting platform for attempting to promote brands within individual chats. Content creators are slamming the practice, especially since they have no control of removing the adverts from their channel.

One longtime YouTuber and Twitch streamer who goes by ‘The Black Hokage’ noticed a staffer had dropped a message in his Chat. The purpose of the text, sent by ‘newcryka,’ was to have the streamer acknowledge the listed brand with 400 Bits attached to the post.

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He immediately took issue with the move: “Yo, are you promoting something?… You got a Twitch staff symbol next to your name, are you promoting sh*t in my Chat?”

After posting the interaction on Twitter, more streamers slammed the apparent unsolicited advertisement from the streaming platform.

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“Creators beware! Twitch staff is now going around donating spare change in an attempt to trick you into shouting out brands without proper compensation. Don’t fall for it,” The Black Hokage said.

Twitch partner and viral streamer ‘negaoryx’ responded: “Which is great, because we can’t moderate anything said by Twitch staff in chat, so we can’t even purge it… great…”

There is a function that lets people ‘/Clear’ their channels messaging log, which lets “broadcasters and chat moderators to completely wipe the previous chat history.” This feature doesn’t apply to messages from Twitch staff accounts.

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However the means, content creators and the wider Twitch community got an indication that the streaming platform could experience more intrusive marketing campaigns.

Some believe that The Black Hokage’s clip could have been a Twitch advertisement staff member testing out a new form of social engagement tactics meant for branding – and the thought isn’t unfounded.

In early August, an outside company released how its latest marketing scheme made use of Twitch’s donation alerts to get a branded sound bite played on a streamer’s channel. Their video showed multiple instances of a Twitch account surprising streamers by donating $5 to get a brand’s name and current offerings played on their page.

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The idea was immediately chastised for its way of engaging in promotion and sponsorship for a company without consulting or locking a paid deal with the individual streamer. However, despite inevitable backlash, advertisers are still trying out new methods of outreach.

The Amazon-owned streaming site has been incorporating more ways to engage audiences with branding promotions and advertisements.

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Amazon solutions for ads have directly integrated Twitch channels and streamers in the past.

“Twitch video and display media, as well as new Twitch audiences, are now available for inclusion in Amazon Advertising campaigns, and Amazon audiences are available for inclusion in Twitch campaigns,” Amazon wrote. “We’re delighted to share that we are combining Twitch’s hard-to-reach and highly engaged audiences with Amazon Advertising’s integrated full-funnel advertising offering.

Days after Amazon announced it had added Twitch to its Amazon Advertising portfolio, the streaming site announced it was testing out mid-roll ads for channels. This too was vehemently criticized by everyone from Twitch streamers to viewers, and the idea was later abandoned.

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Twitch has been experimenting with new ad campaigns that have drawn ire from viewers and streamers.

A feature that hasn’t gone back to the drawing board has been the picture-in-picture mode for ads that minimizes and mutes the main stream while playing a fullscreened promotion. This too was received with angst from viewers.

Twitch’s latest attempt at finding a more engaging way to introduce ads to its reported 17.5 million daily users has, again, created ire from its partnered content creators.

As Amazon and Twitch continue to create advertising solutions for its highly-valuable and impressionable audiences, the platform’s streamers will be on the lookout for more marketing tactics that look to benefit off of their communities.