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Pokimane hysterical over hilarious Ninja edit of her Twitch re-signing

Published: 20/Mar/2020 18:34

by Virginia Glaze

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Imane “Pokimane” Anys is one of Twitch’s top streaming stars, re-signing with the platform in early March after speculation she would jump to another site — but one fan’s creative edit of her announcement video left her in stitches.

Pokimane announced her re-signing to Twitch with a humorous video via Twitter, which showed her speaking with a classic “movie announcer” voice actor, reiterating that there would be no massive change to her career and asking him to get out of her streaming room.

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While she followed up this clip with a longer explanation of her decision, her creative way of announcing the signage quickly went viral — and one YouTuber decided to mix up the trailer in a hilarious way.

The YouTuber, famous memer Dolan Dark, combined Anys’s re-signing video with a popular clip from Tyler “Ninja” Belvins’ Mixer stream, in which he notably argued against the mentality that esports is “just a game” and compared online competition to that of real sports.

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Dark’s video mashup made it seem like the Fortnite star was ranting about the situation from outside of Pokimane’s door, with “confused” the Twitch star confused as to who was fussing up a storm.

 

Needless to say, Anys found the edit hilarious, and broke out into laughter while watching the clip during her own stream. Her laughter was further exacerbated by the final moment from Dark’s video, which combined EA Sports’ classic catchphrase with Ninja’s rant, combining it into a fusion of: “EA Sports — it’s just a game.”

(Timestamp: 0:22 for mobile readers)

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While Pokimane is known for reacting to fan-made content during her broadcasts, this edit took the figurative cake of meme-worthy edits, which comes as little surprise, considering its hugely popular creator.

The streamer’s decision to remain on Twitch came at a significant cost to her pocketbook, as well, as she revealed she accepted “less money” to continue streaming on the platform rather than taking bigger offers to switch websites.

Citing latency and the importance of maintaining genuine interactions with her fanbase, it looks like Pokimane is there to stay — inspiring a hilarious video, in the process.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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