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Submitted by majiebeast 241d ago | news

Microsoft to sever all ties with KSI

"At the Xbox One launch in London last night, KSI performed a song with three other artists, which was one part of a ten-hour event featuring a main stage show, Xbox One gameplay, and a midnight launch for hundreds of our fans," said a Microsoft spokesperson. "This does not represent Microsoft's endorsement of KSI's personal views, and we are not planning on working with KSI in the future." (Industry, Microsoft, Xbox One)

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xHeavYx  +   241d ago | Well said
If they really say they didn't know about KSI, then that's the nail in the coffin for MS PR. The amount of stuff they come up with, from using PC BF4 footage. From the French marketing director saying that the One is 4 times more powerful connected to the internet, is just too much
majiebeast  +   241d ago
Im just happy they responded quickly and severed all ties to him.

Seems like Phil Harrison was not amused at all. Now lets hope EA does the same thing.
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DatNJDom81  +   241d ago | Well said
Who is KSI? I'm serious I don't know who he is. Why is he relevant? What contribution did he make to the gaming community? I really don't know who he is.
majiebeast  +   241d ago | Well said
You really want to know?

Be prepared for scum of the earth.
http://www.youtube.com/watc...
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darthv72  +   241d ago
sometimes there are those who make the decision to have an individual be part of something only to find out later they didnt do their homework.

a good example is sinead o'connor on SNL. When she performed, the people at SNL thought having her perform would be a good idea as she was popular in the music media. But her actual performance came into serious question when she tore up a photo of the pope after her performance and said "fight the real enemy".

there was quite the backlash from that stunt and SNL had no prior knowledge of her intent. Now, in regards to Ms, they wanted someone who was popular with the gamers but obviously they didnt do a background check to see if this was the RIGHT person to get to be part of their event.

It happens.
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pyramidshead  +   241d ago
Just watched that video...lol wtf?!
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Maddens Raiders  +   241d ago
Haha what's so bad about him? He's just another shock jock like Howard Stern or Tosh 2.0, but those guys thrive and no one says a thing.

Jelly people will be jelly.

edit/: and for the record, motorboating FTMFW
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FunAndGun  +   241d ago | Well said
@Maddens Raiders

So it is perfectly acceptable for me to go up to your wife, mom, daughter, IN A PUBLIC PLACE, and call them big tits, no tits, or if I can motorboat them?

And when you get mad, I just say "Jelly people will be jelly."

Then everything is cool?
PoSTedUP  +   241d ago
i would break that kids nose if i ever saw him. two wrongs dont make a right but i bet My wrong would make a lot of people happy. **** that a** h***.

MS needs to fire their PR, they can pay me less to do a Much much better job...
sincitysir1  +   241d ago
Matt's gunna be on someone's hitlist!!
NikonSteve  +   241d ago
Haha, I totally just subscribed to his youtube channel! That motorboat was great stuff!
guitarded77  +   241d ago
MS should apologize for having crappy music performances during the launch. I was hoping for a few announcements, and some good looks at some of the games, but nope. Just a wanker DJ mouse and a white guy rapping.
MiloGarret  +   241d ago
Of course you would PoSTed UP, of course you would.

/facepalms (plural)
PoSTedUP  +   241d ago
waddaya trying to say, MiloGarret? either doubting me or mocking me, or both :P. either way you have No idea, a real man doesnt tollerate this behvior.
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XboxFun  +   241d ago
@Majiebeast

That was offensive? Maybe years of Howard Stern, Jackass and Ali G/Bruno (plus nay other imitator) has really made me a non-feeling beast because that youtube video was tame compared to other things I have watched.
SnotyTheRocket  +   241d ago
So, you put his worst rated video on here, just to sum up your views on him? He's pretty funny.
https://www.youtube.com/wat...
I'll leave this here.
PoSTedUP  +   241d ago
@xboxfun- satire in a videogame, howard stern, jackass and tosh.o is a lot different than going out in public and touching women inappropriately without their permission. i would call that sexual harassment. and specifically targeting a random women to ask her if she s**** d***? that is also sexual harassment. he deserves to get his ass beat.

@snotytherocket- he has a couple of videos of him doing this and some he was asked to remove. hes funny? ...and people saw chris brown as a good preformer...
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memots  +   241d ago
but this is the market for Xbox.
darkride66  +   241d ago
Yeah, thankfully this is the first and hopefully last time I hear about this guy.
Anarki  +   241d ago
This guy isn't funny.
JohnnyBadfinger  +   241d ago
What's KSI?

Never heard of it before
BISHOP-BRASIL  +   241d ago
@JohnnyBadfinger

It's the squeezy part of vaginal rinsing devices. a.k.a. Douchebag.
ThanatosDMC  +   241d ago
No idea who the *uck this douchebag is but good thing Phil got it together to cut him off. He looks exactly like those a-holes I used to deal with on my old job.
Dmarc  +   241d ago
dont know who he is but I just looked at his youtube
he's got some funny videos.
Lmao at all these saints in the comments. so what the dude is a douche bag. so are a million other people.whinning about in the comments sections accomplish nothing..
Lmao at Microsoft "cutting him off"
KSI YOU ARE NOT INVITED TO OUR NEXT LAUNCH PARTY IN 2025.. even though most of us wont even be working for msft by that time... but still you're CUT OFF.
indysurfn  +   241d ago
This man reminds me of Judge Judy. Why do people watch people insult and humilliate others? Are they
A, Sadistic,
B, Masochistic,
C, fools,
D, A and C,
E, B and C

I think D.
DragonKnight  +   241d ago
KSI is not bad at all, he can be pretty funny. That awkward video was intended to be that way, you should watch his Q&A's and gaming vids.

Here's a Q&A he did with his dad.

http://www.youtube.com/watc...

One of his skits

http://www.youtube.com/watc...

And a gaming video

http://www.youtube.com/watc...

Don't judge the guy by one video.

**EDIT** How the hell is it harassment when the person who should feel harassed willingly went along with what KSI was asking (motorboat at the Eurogamer Expo) them to do? There was no coercion or force of any kind, they could have said no, and yet the article says he harassed people. Gee, I guess if you're ok with something, it's still harassment anyway.
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pixelsword  +   241d ago
Wait a sec; people are always complaining about other people being sensitive and being politically correct and he was neither: so why is he not funny when he was being what other people say people should be?

I don't think he's funny, but I believe all people should be comfortable and not harassed regardless of their differences.
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SilentNegotiator  +   241d ago
Oh, it's THAT guy -_-
Good work not doing 3 seconds of research, MS.

"Wait a sec; people are always complaining about other people being sensitive and being politically correct and he was neither: so why is he not funny when he was being what other people say people should be? "

...there's "not being politically correct" and then there's "sexually harassing every woman in the room and expecting people to laugh"...
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DragonKnight  +   241d ago
@SilentNegotiator: You can't call it sexual harassment unless there was a clear refusal or lack of desire. The women didn't say know, they didn't even hint at a no, therefore it's not sexual harassment. And no, they can't say yes and then later change their mind and say they were uncomfortable and only did it because of the camera, that's a cop out.

If they didn't want him to motorboat them, then they'd have said no, and for the women who didn't appreciate the comments, then yes he did sexually harass them but stop trying to lynch the guy. It's not like he publicly raped them.
Pozzle  +   241d ago
"You can't call it sexual harassment unless there was a clear refusal or lack of desire. The women didn't say know, they didn't even hint at a no, therefore it's not sexual harassment."

Wtf. A woman (or man) shouldn't NEED to say "no" to stop creeps from sexually harassing them. It's common sense that making comments about a stranger's boobs or whether they want to be motorboated isn't appropriate, unless they say they're ok with it first. Nobody should be put on the spot like that.
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SilentNegotiator  +   241d ago
@DragonKnight

Forget the freaking motorboat. He's going up to a bunch of women and making completely inappropriate comments, making sexual motions, and touching women with a microphone.

He doesn't need to "rape" anyone for it to be sexual harassment. It's clear that most of these women don't want the attention that he's giving them.

What if you were wearing tight shorts and I, a complete stranger, came up to you saying "Hey, small penis. Where did your penis go? Can I grab your penis? Why aren't you jerking off?" and then I started pretending to suck a dick and touched a microphone to your penis, all while you tried to work?
........could you even imagine if people did that to you in your workplace?!?
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G20WLY  +   241d ago
^DragonKnight. Wow. :(

I always agree with your comments, you sure know your gaming chat.

But boy are you WAY off the mark with this one. This thread gives a good insight into people outside of gaming.

Someone above mentioned "but this is the market for Xbox", maybe he's right and they're aiming for socially irresponsible juveniles. That would be a shame, as I thought Live was trying to move away from that image.

If that's the case, MS is being as disrespectful to it's user base as this fool is to random women, as they seem to think they'd enjoy this sort of thing.

What he does is not okay and MS PR "mistake" is not okay either. They're paid to know.

DragonKnight, step away from the light son, let's get back to gaming, you're committing N4G suicide here lol :)
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DragonKnight  +   240d ago
@Silent: Like I said, the people who clearly didn't like his comments were the people he was harassing, but there were a good amount of people who didn't care either. Do they not matter?

I'm not condoning sexual harassment at all, far from it. But what he did then was then. Does he deserve to be marked by it forever even though, if you watch his more recent stuff, you can clearly see he's a different person than he was then?

@G20WLY: Are you freakin' serious? This guy makes one bad video in which half the people in it didn't have a problem with him, and it happened years ago, and you're trying to say that "that's probably the typical Xbox userbase?"

Way to generalize millions of people by what one person did years ago. Have you watched any of KSI's recent videos at all? No? I thought so. You haven't seen the videos he's done with his family? No? Didn't think so.

This isn't me condoning sexual harassment. This is me not marking a person for life for ONE misstep like the rest of you are doing. If anyone needs to get out, it'd be you.
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PoSTedUP  +   240d ago
@dragonknight- id stop defending him if i were you. some of thoes videos are pretty recent and some date back. everyone makes mistakes, but this is how the guy protraits women all the time. and to top it all off, to have enought people complain to get him completely kicked out and banned from an expo... idc how many women you think "went along with it" because a lot of the time a women may not say anything about it bc she is afraid right at the time (especially if it happens in an instant), and then complain to staff/someone later/their boss at work etc.. so you dont really know. and for a women to truly go along with it, she clearly has no self respect. just take a look at how many people are against this, you are the clear majority for a reason, trust me you are so far away from being right its not even funny. there is more than one video And some got removed And he was banned bc of it. hes a POS with the wrong ideals and needs to get his chin checked. MS cut ties bc of it, women dont agree with him, Real men dont agree with him, he is in the wrong. peroid.
DragonKnight  +   240d ago
@PoSTedUP: Explain please how a woman letting a man motorboat her immediately means she doesn't have any self-respect. I'd love to hear the logic behind that.

I'm so far away from being right? Dude, I'm subbed to both his channels and watch most of his videos that don't look boring. I see how the guy is more than you and the rest of these people obviously do. He works with companies like EA and IGN who, although may not be what we consider top notch companies, definitely have PR to maintain.

Real men don't agree with him? Who are you to decide what is a real man and what isn't? That's what I hate about this feminist driven society B.S. Shaming men for being men and claiming that real men wouldn't do what KSI does. That's B.S. and you know it. 99% of men, if given a free chance to motorboat a woman with a large chest free of consequence, would jump on that chance.

Let's be real here. This is about the women who complained, which is their right to and I'm not discounting that or condoning sexual harassment, it's not about KSI as a person. People seem unable to separate what is an obvious character from the actual person, they ignore everything but the one thing they have a problem with, and you're completely insulting the women who didn't have a problem with what he's doing, saying the lack self-respect.

What if they're proud of their bodies? What if they see it as a compliment? Are they immediately whores because of that? That's narrow minded and disgustingly puritanical. Let's just disregard them in favour of the women who did care about it.

And you want to talk about women who were afraid, and then went along with it anyway? Cop out. There was a college couple in Ohio that engaged in public sexual acts, even posed for photos afterward, and the girl the next day tried to accuse her boyfriend of rape because she regretted what she did. Are you saying that that's rape now too? The case was thrown out because she clearly enjoyed what was happening. But no, let's go with the rape charge because she had regrets right?

This is such B.S. You don't have to like the guy, and for the women that he offended he definitely should have apologized to, but painting the guy for life because of one Expo is prejudiced and wrong. Shameful is an understatement.

Oh, and then there's this little video. Go ahead and jump on the sexual harassment bandwagon against this now too..

http://www.simplepickup.com...

Obviously these women have no self-respect for themselves and should be offended.
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itBourne  +   240d ago
Had no clue who he was either.. he is like KassemG. Except not funny at all and sounds a lot less intelligent.
pixelsword  +   240d ago
@ silent:

"...there's "not being politically correct" and then there's "sexually harassing every woman in the room and expecting people to laugh"... "

Once again, I don't think he's funny, but it's impossible, by law, to call what he did "sexual harassment": he wasn't trying to employ them and they weren't clients or customers... they were people he interviewed for his blog or show or whatever he has. Unless the government agency which handles and defines these cases are wrong, he didn't harass anyone.

Sexual Harassment:

It is unlawful to harass a person (an applicant or employee) because of that person’s sex. Harassment can include “sexual harassment” or unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical harassment of a sexual nature.

Harassment does not have to be of a sexual nature, however, and can include offensive remarks about a person’s sex. For example, it is illegal to harass a woman by making offensive comments about women in general.

Both victim and the harasser can be either a woman or a man, and the victim and harasser can be the same sex.

Although the law doesn’t prohibit simple teasing, offhand comments, or isolated incidents that are not very serious, harassment is illegal when it is so frequent or severe that it creates a hostile or offensive work environment or when it results in an adverse employment decision (such as the victim being fired or demoted).

The harasser can be the victim's supervisor, a supervisor in another area, a co-worker, or someone who is not an employee of the employer, such as a client or customer.

http://www.eeoc.gov/laws/ty...

What he did was use a language that alienated a socially or economically disadvantaged group, i.e. women.

Political Correctness:

"Political correctness (adjectivally, politically correct; both forms commonly abbreviated to PC) is a term that refers to language, ideas, or policies that address perceived or actual discrimination against or alienation of politically, socially or economically disadvantaged groups. The term usually implies that these social considerations are EXCESSIVE (THE KEY WORD) or of a purely "political" nature. These groups most prominently include those defined by gender, race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation and disability.

Historically, the term was a colloquialism used in the early-to-mid 20th century by Communists and Socialists in political debates, referring pejoratively to the Communist "party line", which provided for "correct" positions on many matters of politics. The term was adopted in the later 20th century by the New Left, applied with a certain humour to condemn sexist or racist conduct as "not politically correct"."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...
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PoSTedUP  +   240d ago
"Explain please how a woman letting a man motorboat her immediately means she doesn't have any self-respect.

looks like you have no clue about self respect and integrity... but i didnt say she lacks self respect if that happens, but if she is ok with it... there is something call morals in society, good morals and bad morals. this would fall under bad morality.

" Who are you to decide what is a real man and what isn't? That's what I hate about this feminist driven society B.S. Shaming men for being men and claiming that real men wouldn't do what KSI does. 99% of men, if given a free chance to motorboat a woman with a large chest free of consequence, would jump on that chance."

sexually harassing a women ISN'T a "FREE" CHANCE WTF, ARE YOU MENTAL? you think its ok and appropriate to go around without anyone ones permission and touch women???!! bc that is EXACTLY what he is doing. people with morals integrity and self respect ARE THE ONES WHO DECIDE WHAT A REAL MAN IS. its called ethics. so yeah Real men dont verbally and sexual harass women, sorry you are wrong. and i actually hate feminists, my coment history proves this regarding the GTA5 controversy.

" This is about the women who complained, which is their right to and I'm not discounting that or condoning sexual harassment, it's not about KSI as a person. People seem unable to separate what is an obvious character from the actual person, they ignore everything but the one thing they have a problem with, and you're completely insulting the women who didn't have a problem with what he's doing, saying the lack self-respect."

this IS about KSI as a person! it sounds like you are ok with what he did/does. and he Does this, he didn't just do it Once like you keep thinking, you say he has videos of this that dates back years ago? well he also has videos of this that dates back Months ago... i am calling the women out on their lack of morals, integrity and self respect. a stripper lets random men motorboat them in public, and its evenworse because ITS IN A PUBLIC PLACE, NOT A STRIP CLUB, its totally inappropriate on BOTH their parts (IF that women was Even ok with it, she could have complained, too, we dont know).

" What if they see it as a compliment? Are they immediately whores because of that? That's narrow minded and disgustingly puritanical. "

in what world is that a complement? what women with self respect and integrity would allow a guy to motorboat them randomly in public? this isnt a rap video, its not a movie, this world has morals and laws, this is real life and by many standards it is wrong and inappropriate. i didnt call them whores.

" And you want to talk about women who were afraid, and then went along with it anyway? Cop out. [the rest of that paragraph]

i dont see how that backs up your claim, i cant make a comparison of the two, and i agree that is wrong and not rape. many women complained in this case and he was banned from an expo.

" but painting the guy for life because of one Expo is prejudiced and wrong. Shameful is an understatement."

no one is painting him bad for One expo, this is on going, he scarred himself for Numerous videos in many different instances, which you seem to be oblivious of considering you are a subscriber.

idk where you come from DragonKnight, but we dont agree with you for a reason. what he does is wrong, his views on women is wrong (in a persons mind who was taught correctly and with morals), MS is severing ties bc he is wrong (because it will hurt their reputation because They Know as well as the Majority, that the Majority of people (most likely that they have morals) are and will be displeased with them for that very reason.
DragonKnight  +   240d ago
@PoSTedUP: "looks like you have no clue about self respect and integrity.."

It looks like YOU'RE the one that doesn't know anything about self-respect. Self-respect doesn't have a broad definition. It literally just means respecting yourself. You can be proud of your body and sexuality and have self-respect, you can accept what some might consider lewd behaviour and have self-respect. You're now trying to say that it's immoral for a woman to be ok with a man motorboating her? You have to be a religious zealot to have that kind of view point, only religious zealots use an absence of logic like that. Morals would also mean we couldn't play any video games but Tetris afterall.

"sexually harassing a women ISN'T a "FREE" CHANCE WTF.."

Reading comprehension is your friend. I cited an hypothetical situation, not a correlation. You chose to take it out of context, that's your problem. He literally asked if he could motorboat the woman, and she said yes. Where is the sexual harassment there? And as pixel pointed out, it's not even sexual harassment anyway.

"people with morals integrity and self respect ARE THE ONES WHO DECIDE WHAT A REAL MAN IS. its called ethics."

Wrong. This is feminist bullsh*t. You claim you hate feminists and yet you're talking exactly like one. You're shaming a man for being a man, changing the definition of what a man is to suit your argument, and throwing out false sexual harassment claims in order to judge someone you don't know. That's what feminists do.

"this IS about KSI as a person!"

No it's not. Because you don't know KSI as a person. You're marking him because of his character in that one video, and then claim he did this as recently as months ago which is bull. You're being a white knight for no reason. I don't agree with inappropriate advances or touching, but half the women didn't have a problem with him, and they don't get to change their mind later just to mark a man and have people like you attack him incessantly. If someone has a problem with something, it's their responsibility to express their distaste for it immediately, not later on with excuses. That's called leading and is wrong.

"i am calling the women out on their lack of morals, integrity and self respect."

HOW THE F*CK ARE THEY LACKING IN MORALS INTEGRITY AND SELF-RESPECT JUST BECAUSE THEY LET/LIKE A GUY TOUCHING THEM?! That's that puritanical B.S. I was talking about. Just because a woman let's a guy touch her fully clothed chest in public it's wrong and "WON'T SOMEONE PLEASE THINK OF THE CHILDREN!!" Get outta hear with that farce.
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DragonKnight  +   240d ago
"what women with self respect and integrity would allow a guy to motorboat them randomly in public?"

See? You just insulted an untold number of women because you can't conceive of not only an individual, but a society where people are free to be happy and proud of their bodies and sexuality. You insulted an untold number of women because you're in favour of repression, or what you call "morals." The thing about morality is is that everyone has different morals. You don't have the right, or the authority, to state that a woman that would like that is lacking in morals. That's an absolute statement that you can't make. What if she's not a thief? What if she's an excellent mother? What, because she isn't a prude, she suddenly is an immoral person with no self-respect? How dare you make such a claim?

As for the rest of your self-righteous comments, you need to get out more. You have a VERY limited and narrow view of the world that I would hope is due to being young, or really old with too much time on your hands. This is most definitely because of one Expo. Microsoft was most definitely shown only that one video and made their decision based on that. You can't make the claim that KSI is that kind of person when A)You have no idea what kind of person he is like in real life, and B)You choose to ignore the videos he's done with his family. You choose to ignore who he is so that you can flame him for something he did in the Past.

The amount of hypocrites in this thread is pathetic. All of you would band together if the mainstream media portrayed gamers as social outcasts prone to lethal violence based on arbitrary and vague evidence with no link to any real proof. You'd state at length that gamers can't be judged a certain way because people who already have mental issues decided to shoot a school up. And then you go and treat KSI like this for an Expo, and completely degrade and insult proud women the way you did. Absolutely hypocritical.

And nice avoidance of the Motorboat for Breast Research video bud.
PoSTedUP  +   240d ago
"It looks like YOU'RE the one that doesn't know anything about self-respect. Self-respect doesn't have a broad definition."

its actually not just one broad definition. "a proper sense of ones integrity and dignity". is very specific.
and i didnt know he asked her first, bc of his accent i didnt understand. then there is nothing wrong with that. but touching women inappropriately with a mic and asking women if they s**** d*** is sexual harassment.

he has an awkward in public video that dates back only 4 months ago where he does this, so its not BS, actually.

false sexual harassment claims? what bc of the motorboat? no, what do you have to say about everything else that he has done/said to women? real men sexually harass women? is that your definition of a regular mans behavior?

"half the women didn't have a problem with him"

you dont know who reported him, and its not leading, he approached them. just because a women doesn't say anything There to him doesn't mean they agree with it. women are notorious for not doing anything about sexual harassment but it doesn't mean that they dont feel degraded. it has a lot to do with their self-esteem. i dont know how you dont know about the widespread of sexual harassment cases where women are afraid to speak up, a lot of it is job-related in the working environment.

no i am marking him by his character in a bunch of his videos. not just the one, as i have said...

"HOW THE F*CK ARE THEY LACKING IN MORALS INTEGRITY AND SELF-RESPECT JUST BECAUSE THEY LET/LIKE A GUY TOUCHING THEM?!"

i guess moral is an opinion. just because i think it is wrong or inappropriate, it is clearly an opinion. and it has nothing to do with repression or any of their OTHER morals regarding their nurturing, this is about them and they way they conduct themselves in public. by the standards of society, it is inappropriate, and what can be viewed as inappropriate can be considered unmoral depending on ones prestige.

dignity: "the quality or state of being worthy, honored, or esteemed."
conducting themselves in such a way is the complete opposite, its putting themselves "lower" than the other.

integrity: "Steadfast adherence to a strict moral or ethical code."

... integrity is another definition of self respect.

just because someone does something "good" or with his family doesn't cancel out his previous behavior.

i didnt avoid that link, i didnt click on it b4. motorboating for BC. and? thats cool if they are ok with it. i dont see how it has anything to do with sexual harassment. but at the same time i can fund a "vagina rubbing for AIDS research", doesnt have anything to do with sexually harassing people, if they are ok with it.

IM talking about the other videos, i dont care what MS has seen, this whole conversations about his other videos, idc what MS as seen.

he didnt respond, he didnt apologize, he just had the video deleted bc he Knows he is wrong and hes knows it will hurt his partnerships and income. that right there also shows you what kind of a person he is.
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G20WLY  +   240d ago
^DragonKnight, you have full-on lost it here. Why are you taking this so personally? I mean you no offense by disagreeing with you.

But please don't misquote me. I said maybe MS thought that, not I do - I DON'T!

As for KSI, yes the video is years old, but I watched several others after seeing this one and he did the old "mic in the tits" act on that one too, so let's not pretend this was an isolated incident.

Finally, he's obviously proud of it, since he can have it removed anytime he chooses, but he's left it up there. Seems he's more interested in hits from idiots thinking he's cool, than he is worried about offense he caused in this old video, huh...:|
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Godmars290  +   241d ago
What do you expect when they messed up as badly as they did with DRM. First letting it fester as rumor, confirming it, *then* reversing it after that conformation.
Death  +   241d ago
Never gets old when you bring this up.

In other breaking news, the PS3 has very little as far as a launch line up goes and the included Bluray drive is making it very expensive. Stay tuned next week for developing reports that Sony may have mishandled our personal data over their network.
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Software_Lover  +   241d ago
I don't know who this guy is. Am I apart of the conspiracy also?
Bathyj  +   241d ago
I didnt know who is was either. Now I wish I still didnt.
Lykon  +   241d ago
Just some you tuber and a relatively annoying "Muh Dick". Seems to be a mixture of compulsive and learned behaviour.
Tctczach  +   241d ago
@ Heavy
Nail in the coffin? Too much? Sorry it's hitting you so hard. Hope you can pull through.
bryam1982  +   241d ago
who the f**k is KSI??? i don't blame them is not like he's a famous black american artists who everyone knows
xHeavYx  +   241d ago
Just check the many youtube links by other users
NMEMEDIC  +   241d ago
How to you know that is even true? Cause you read it on n4g? hahahahaah more than half the crap on here is BS. That is just as BS as PS4 being 68% more powerful.
xHeavYx  +   241d ago
The French MS Marketing Director was interviewed when he said what he said that about the Xbox being more powerful, I don't know what you are talking about, because you either misread my comment or ... No, I can't think of anything else, just check the link below

http://n4g.com/news/1399058...
Ps4Console  +   241d ago
He was talking disgusting to gamers he has already be banned from Euro-Gamer Expo the man is an idiot & is a knob , you can't talk to fellow gamers calling them names because they like different games & are a bit eccentric .
The_Blue  +   241d ago
What about the Microsoft Store and MGK.

Oh but its easy to target him because he doesn't look like Nathan Drake.
macethedon  +   241d ago
Here is a tweet where KSI jokes about raping girls if they're not interested in you:

http://bit.ly/1eaiN1r

(he deleted it from his feed but it got cached).
Enemy  +   240d ago
So MS hired a rapist for the Xbox One launch event. Good going, MS.
Brute_Shot_Adam  +   241d ago
MS want a family friendly image now, a guy asking random girls if he can "motorboat", insult their physical appearance and just be a straight up dickhead to them isn't MS's focus at the moment.
ZodTheRipper  +   241d ago
I think he's a pretty well fitting metaphor what MS has been doing to their customers in the last few months.
andrewsqual  +   241d ago
If I were KSI, I would sever all ties with Xbox One lol.
deadie  +   238d ago
@Dragonknight:
"You can't call it sexual harassment unless there was a clear refusal or lack of desire. The women didn't say know, they didn't even hint at a no, therefore it's not sexual harassment. And no, they can't say yes and then later change their mind and say they were uncomfortable and only did it because of the camera, that's a cop out."

WTF?

Hey dude - im also very surprised that you of all ppl take this idiot in defence.

There are no excuses for this kind of behaviour - youtuber or not.

By your reasoning there is no crime IF nobody says "no"? This is by far one of the most stupid statements ive ever heard. We have laws just to prevent stuff like this. In your world its a ok with date rape drugs since the victim never says no.

Man - you just dropped several stages in respect by your stupid reasoning in this.

*Disappointed*
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OhhWerd  +   241d ago
who?
InMyOpinion  +   241d ago
Was about to ask the same thing. Who is he?
Ps4Console  +   241d ago
A loud mouth on YouTube who plays Fifa he his very immature & talks to gamers like he his a big celeb .
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MightyNoX  +   241d ago
A YouTube Celeb with millions of followers, apparently. He got on stage in London and said terrible things about women. Just goes to show how the geniuses at MS PR department think. The guy had priors, why would you hire him?

LOL @ MS
InMyOpinion  +   241d ago
Yeah. They need to be replaced.
SlapHappyJesus  +   241d ago
I didn't know who it was either.
Seems he is a rather big youtuber though. Goes to show how vast that site is as a whole.
DaGR8JIBRALTAR  +   241d ago
he asked could he motorboat those tittiee, she allowed him to. I swear people are so emotional and softer than baby shit these days.
Linko64  +   241d ago
Yeah because everyone else in that video seemed cool with his actions. You mug.
svoulis  +   241d ago
Really happy they responded that quick.

Good Job Microsoft

NEXT TIME DO YOUR DAMN RESEARCH AND DON'T LOOK AT THE NUMBERS
KingDadXVI  +   241d ago
Well I am glad that they moved quickly on this. I honestly had never heard of the guy before. I would imagine that the people who arranged this bash are going to do well to still have their jobs at the end of the day.
cell989  +   241d ago
you had one job MS PR ONE JOB!!
aiBreeze  +   241d ago
The fact they even got him in the first place shows how clueless they actually are tbh. I mean did they just look at his popularity on youtube and hired him?

Anyway, pro tip for their PR department, when hiring anyone, take their name/handle and type it into a google search followed by the word controversy. It stops red faced moments like this tbh.
rainslacker  +   241d ago
Maybe that's MS problem. They don't use Google, they have Bing.:)
LOOK_AT_THIS_I  +   241d ago
Lmao. Touché. :)
0pie  +   241d ago
its sad to see the people going batshit over something he did like 3years ago
Can you just get over it? He said he was sorry about his behavior of the infamous video.

I think its time to get over it, seriously... Its just pathetic...
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SegaGamer  +   241d ago
I agree, KSI is harmless and very funny.
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Linko64  +   241d ago
Harmless? Fuck me you need a good talking to like
mixelon  +   241d ago
Sorry doesn't stop things from having happened. MS should have absolutely nothing to do with such a character.
ipach  +   241d ago
it's one thing to let bygones be bygones, a whole other thing to decide to pay the guy and try to make money off of it without considering the impact it can have and the statement it makes...
SegaGamer  +   240d ago
@Linko64

So what do you know about him then ?
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Grave  +   241d ago
Good for them! This guy needs to disappear back into whatever hole he crawled out of.
HighResHero  +   241d ago
I wonder if it's right to be even more bothered that nobody beat his ass already.
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ninjahunter  +   241d ago
Considering Him Vs the average gamer.
It would probably end poorly for the gamer.

Not to say that some people couldnt use some straightening out.
tigertron  +   241d ago
I've never heard of this guy.
husomc  +   241d ago
not knowing who this KSI character is upon first seeing the Title, i was under the impression that MS was severing all ties with the Killer Instinct team :P that being the only reason i clicked this link :)
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-EvoAnubis-  +   241d ago
Who the fuck is KSI?
NarooN  +   241d ago
I had no idea who he was either. Apparently he's some scumbag "famous" YouTuber who got on stage at some point a few years back and said horrible things about women.

In other words, some random douchebag-omega, which goes to show how abysmal MS's PR departments really are, lol.
TheTwelve  +   241d ago
This is the "who cares" news of the week.

(no offense, Maijibeast, much respect to you tho)
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AllyBhoy82  +   241d ago
who's next to promote XBone

Osama bin Laden
ninjahunter  +   241d ago
Zombie Nixon Or bust.
MadMen  +   241d ago
Lame, nothing wrong with KSI, who cares, get over your politically correct selfs and move on with your life.
listenkids  +   241d ago
You'll get disagrees from people who take him seriously and/or don't like Fifa.
jetlian  +   241d ago
did he do something last night? if not who cares. Seems like dude in the video jelly. No I dont care that he asked women to motorboat
nategrigs  +   240d ago
I dont know how you can say that there is nothing wrong with KSI. I find it disturbing that anyone can find what he was doing at the event the least bit funny. He was just being emotionally abusive to girls unable to fight back. I genuinely hope that every one of his fans saw this and buys and xbone instead of a ps4 so I never have to interact with one
FAT MAN GO BOOM  +   241d ago
BS they did not know... first they pay him to be in the how for three times.. use him then send a PR stamens that will get lost over the weekend in hopes t cover their asses if there is any type of backlash...

MS... they just don;t give a sh*t about the consumer just their money... They will do what ever it takes to get it scamming, using fluff like this guy to make the game console something it is not... Hardware is not a rockstar...

Sure hardware is important... it is the base the games stem from...

But having celebrities does not make me want to buy your product... it sure does though scare me away... I have a daughter... and what his guy does is horrible.. but MS see value in it ...
badboy776  +   241d ago
What happened someone explain???
topgeareasy  +   241d ago
ksi haters watch this http://www.youtube.com/watc...
SegaGamer  +   241d ago
I see people are ignoring your post. Are people really that pathetic that they would want to ruin a harmless youtube user ?
CaptainPunch  +   241d ago
What do you expect, people love drama.
nategrigs  +   240d ago
That video didn't show anything. Just because that girl was too stupid to see that KSI was going out of his way to sexually harass her and her coworkers doesnt make it right. A hooker wont get pissed if I offer her money for sex, but my state farm agent might. Its (barely) acceptable to act the way that he was in a strip club, but these girls didnt sign up for that
topgeareasy  +   240d ago
so consent = sexually harassment
nategrigs  +   238d ago
@ topgeareasy below. Yes, if i walk up to my co-worker and ask if I can motorboat her, I do believe I would get in trouble for sexual harassment
topgeareasy  +   238d ago
but her saying yes wouldn't tho plus that would be a different environment
tommygunzII  +   241d ago
Man I wish this dude would pull some stuff like that with me. Somebody's gonna put his ass in a choke hold. Straight up obnoxious.
tommygunzII  +   241d ago
Dude has the mind of a 12 year old. He probably is the best person to represent their product.
L0Lcano  +   241d ago
He can be funny but quite crass and insulting at times. I think people are just being hard on him because hes a famous youtube personality
Linko64  +   241d ago
Yeah it's almost like being a cunt to people is utterly fine and dandy...come the fuck on.
L0Lcano  +   241d ago
MS should hire Elpresador as their mascot now
DiLeCtioN  +   241d ago
People are so quick to judge just because MS has cut of ties with him. KSI loves games and he has worked his way up. It's possible Americans are not aware of his popularity due to him only promoting a soccer game (FIFA).

If anything he has done a lot for XBOX. Not everyone agrees with his videos but they have brought in subscribers, and that is the only thing Microsoft cares about, followers.
Linko64  +   241d ago
What the actual fuck are you on about?
mediate-this  +   241d ago
This guy is hilarious, he just has a raunchy out there raw no holds barred way of doing things, i think its funny. Micro should have done their research, but i personally think its funny.
DuncesOfWur  +   241d ago
"I don't feel it's right to judge someone based on an indiscretion which was pro actively removed and apologised for shortly after. Especially at such a young age.

That's not saying it was right, as JJ acknowledged it was wrong at the time and does again now."

KSI is a character, it's acted. When he did this he was very young and was still growing in popularity. He did something stupid, apologised and learnt from it.

We've all made mistakes, don't pretend you haven't. This was in 2012 and it's almost 2014, move the fuck on.

Also quick note, remember the girl he motor boated? She came to his defense at twitter. Told people to get a sense of humor.
Linko64  +   241d ago
Some people defended Hitler, by you logic that means his actions were A-okay!

Also KSI made sexual comments to a 14 year old in a video, defend that one without ending up on a register.
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mediate-this  +   241d ago
Your comparing this guy to hitler? This is a you tube personality, he says vulgar things but he is no differentt from howard stern, actually not even as bad as stern. There is a niche his humour. Hitler on the other was responsible for war, war crimes, genocide on a massive scale.
S2Killinit  +   241d ago
how do you sever ties with a person exactly? is microsoft not answering his calls anymore?
macethedon  +   241d ago
Crap link not working.
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bub16  +   241d ago
broke link
macethedon  +   241d ago
macethedon  +   241d ago
DP
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bub16  +   241d ago
this guy is a tool. cant stand him! hes an embarrassment to us the in the UK
Daves  +   241d ago
damn right
SegaGamer  +   241d ago
1 person on Youtube represents an entire country????? ok.
Dante81  +   241d ago
Don't be so self-conscious, this guy only represents himself.
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Daves  +   241d ago
I think most of us here could pull his 'act' off and be even more shocking, but I guess we choose not to be cocks.
Blackcanary  +   241d ago
That's just disrespectful and not funny at all.
Sideras  +   241d ago
Waah, waah, waah. Opinions are like assholes right?
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