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TimTheTatman’s Twitch channel hit with shortest ‘ban’ in history

Published: 20/Sep/2019 11:53 Updated: 20/Sep/2019 13:59

by David Purcell

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Popular Twitch streamer Tim ‘TimTheTatman’ Betar was hit with the ban hammer on September 20, but his fans were able to breathe a sigh of relief after it turned out to be the shortest banning in history – potentially even a mistake. 

The internet personality can often be seen linking up with a number of other streamers, including Benjamin ‘DrLupo’ Lupo, Tyler ‘Ninja‘ Blevins, and others to play a wide variety of games for his fans. 

For a brief moment on September 20, it seemed that those viewers would need a time machine in order to visit his channel in the future, before the decision was very quickly reversed. This was still enough time for fans on Twitter to start losing their minds, though!

TwitchThis was the message appearing on TimTheTatman’s channel for a brief moment.

At the time of writing, there’s no clear indication as to why Tim was ‘banned’ on Twitch. After all, Twitch tend not to comment on bans and the reasons behind them,, at least not publicly. 

Some fans have suggested that a recent stream of his where he was sharing media could have broken copyright rules, but it couldn’t have been anything major based on the length of the apparent suspension – which was around 10 minutes long. Given the quick reversal, there’s a possibility that it was all just a big mistake!

TimTheTatman has been trying out a number of new games on stream, since scrapping his previously full-time Fortnite streaming schedule, giving the likes of the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare PC beta and World of Warcraft a whirl instead. 

Dexerto has reached out to the streamer for more information on the brief ban and we’ll update this article accordingly, should he respond. 

His channel is now available on Twitch, as usual, and fans will still be able to check out some of his best clips and vods until the next time he goes live. 

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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.