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Every Overwatch easter egg in Tracer’s new Comic Book skin

Published: 16/Sep/2020 1:10 Updated: 16/Sep/2020 1:11

by Bill Cooney

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Overwatch’s new “Comic Challenge” mini-event offers a brand new Tracer skin to unlock, and it’s jam-packed with all sorts of detail and exclusive features to discover.

Limited-time events are one of the nice little surprises Blizzard likes to throw fans from time to time, and the aptly named “Comic Challenge” celebrates the debut of the first new Overwatch comic in over two years with an awesome Epic Tracer cosmetic.

Called “Comic Book” Tracer, this skin looks like it should be rarer than an Epic, but every mini-event reward has been Epic so far – and we all know Overwatch devs like to stick to tradition when it comes to events.

The latest reward might be the most creative one yet, though (sorry Nano Cola D.Va), because from her comic panel leggings to her tricked out guns, there’s plenty to take in – including some brand new exclusive melee sound effects.

When Tracer pistol whips someone while wearing her new skin, a trumpet sound effect plays that sounds very similar to the score of a fight scene in the old Adam West Batman TV show.

It’s also comparable to the sound Lucio’s Jazzy skin makes when you switch up your crossfade, though it’s probably safe to say Lena’s new audio easter egg is about 1 million times less annoying than that one.

Tracer also gets a number of new voice lines that go along with the sprays available as rewards in the event. When she puts one of the new sprays down, she’ll shout out whatever it says. So if you’ve ever wanted to hear her say “pew pew” after melting an enemy backline, you are in luck.

If you want Tracer’s new “Comic Book” skin and all the other unlockables available along with it, be sure to win youur nine games and watch the required amount of Overwatch streams before the event wraps up on Sept. 28. Like all the other LTE skins, once the event ends, Jeff will be locking it away for good, so make sure not to miss out.

The good news is that just a day after the Comic Challenge ends, the awesome 2020 OWL All-Stars skins for Reinhardt and D.Va will be available, starting Sept. 29.

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Smash Ultimate leaker explains why Nintendo won’t make Geno a fighter

Published: 18/Jan/2021 19:33

by Michael Gwilliam

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Super Mario RPG’s Geno has been a Smash Ultimate fighter candidate for many years, and a Japanese leak gaining traction online may reveal why Nintendo hasn’t upgraded the puppet to a full character.

While Geno became a Mii Fighter starting with Smash 4 on Wii U and then again in Ultimate, fans have wanted the character to be something more. Numerous fan groups dedicated to getting the RPG character in Smash have sprung up, and it seems like Nintendo is aware of his popularity.

The question then, of course, is why isn’t Geno in Smash Ultimate if the fan support is so high? After all, favorites such as Banjo, Ridley, and King K Rool were added to Ultimate, so why not Geno?

Well, according to a Japanese leaker who correctly stated that Steve from Minecraft and Dragon Quest’s Hero were coming to the game, Nintendo is confused about where his support is coming from.

Steve in Smash Ultimate
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The leaker correctly said Steve was coming to Smash.

In a 2018 post on the 5ch site, the leaker claimed that all Nintendo is hearing is “put him in Smash” with little to no support for a remake or new Super Mario RPG title.

“Developers are confused about this whole Smash fever situation,” the leaker claimed. “Especially from the third party side, they don’t want their characters to be established as ‘Smash’ characters, and the occasional requests for a new game are always associated with Smash representation.”

This is an interesting point and it’s easy to see why developers would look at Geno – a character from a one-off Square Enix RPG – and not want him viewed as anything more than a Smash fighter.

Geno costume SSBU
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Geno is nothing more than a Mii fighter.

“This kind of attitude from fans are making the devs unsure of their real intentions,” the leak continued, noting how the internet demographic is loud and there’s no indication if fans really want the series revived.

“They just couldn’t take a chance on developing a whole new game by having Smash come in first,” it states.

If this leak is true, then it doesn’t bode well for Geno ever being added to a Smash game as anything other than a Mii fighter or Spirit.

Of course, as always, take these posts with a grain of salt, but given the leaker’s track record, there could very well be some truth to it.