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Overwatch fan recreates The Wall from Game of Thrones

Published: 25/Aug/2020 1:28

by Bill Cooney

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One Overwatch and Game of Thrones fan managed to recreate one of the most iconic settings from the series in the Workshop Mode – The Wall – and it almost looks like a scene out of the show.

HBO’s Game of Thrones was definitely one of the most popular TV series out there by the time it came to an end in 2019, but as the show wrapped up, we still didn’t know exactly who or what had built the massive Wall in the North manned by the Night’s Watch.

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According to both the books and show, it was constructed by Bran the Builder, using a combination of magical and regular means hundreds of years prior. However, Irish Overwatch manager andygmb provided us with a very interesting new theory: instead, it was built by a terrifying, colossal Mei.

In case you haven’t seen the images of towering Torbjorn’s floating around, there’s a new feature that allows you to scale hero sizes in the Overwatch Workshop. This allows players to make a hero (and their abilities) Kaiju-levels of large, or hilariously tiny.

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Using the Hero Scaling on the PTR, I made Game of Thrones’ Wall out of giant, map-sized Mei walls! from Overwatch

Andy used this tool to make the Wall from Game of Thrones out of giant, map-sized ice walls, which we can only assume were made by a massive Mei herself who, thankfully, doesn’t appear in the video.

Compared to the massive frozen blocks, Brig just barely appears as a tiny, dark speck. We have to commend Andy’s attention to detail on this part, as the walls were described as being wide enough “for a dozen mounted knights to ride abreast” in the books.

To make it even better, the Team Ireland manager even provided us with a code for a “Game of Thrones – Wall 1v1” custom game mode: KOGSY. Battling it out on top of the wall looks like a ton of fun, just be sure not to fall off because it’s a long way down.

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Brigitte on the Wall Game of Thrones Overwatch
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Move over John Snow, Brigitte is the newest Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch.

Some fans of the series who weren’t thrilled with how things wrapped up might be disappointed that there doesn’t seem to be a way to recreate (and “fix”) Season 8 in its entirety using the Overwatch Workshop just yet.

But based on this prime example of the crazy things players are pulling off with the mode these days, we’d say that remake scenario might not be completely out of the realm of possibility.

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Hashinshin claims FBI cleared him of sexual harassment allegations

Published: 8/Oct/2020 4:00

by Andrew Amos

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Popular League of Legends streamer Robert ‘Hashinshin’ Brotz has claimed the FBI investigated him over allegations he was sexually harassing minors, and cleared him of any wrongdoing. He was permanently banned on Twitch over the claims.

Hashinshin was ostracized from the League of Legends community back in July, after claims the 30-year-old Twitch streamer sexually harassed underage girls by abusing his platform of power.

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Other popular content creators, like Joedat ‘Voyboy’ Esfahani, stated that “Hashinshin is a manipular, predator, and worst of all [a] pedophile who used his platform to abuse so many underage girls over the years.”

However, the disgraced streamer has claimed he was investigated by the FBI and cleared of all wrongdoing.

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“There has been an FBI investigation into me, and I have neither been jailed or charged with a crime. Some of you might not believe that. I have a freedom of information request [to prove my innocence publicly], but that can take up to a year,” Brotz said in a October 7 statement.

Numerous women came forward stories in July of Hashinshin grooming them while they were underage. However, Hashinshin has always maintained his innocence, claiming these stories were false, and that many of those who came forward have since deleted their statements.

He also stated that he was potentially looking into suing some of the alleged victims for defamation, stating they did a “public assessment of [his] character” that distorted what people thought of him.

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“I was going to sue Alli for defamation ⁠— and I probably should have ⁠— but Alli is not a victim, and people started getting these really distorted views on what was happening,” he said, referring to one of the victims.

“Things aren’t as they seem, regardless of what they seem. I’m not a rich and powerful figure. They didn’t find that I did anything. I think a lot of this was a public assessment of my character, and a lot of people did this because they didn’t like me.

“I’ve been working on bettering myself over the last two years, and I think I’ve become a better person overall. It hurts a lot…to see all these people denying that.”

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Brotz claimed that while he believed his accusers weren’t “all terrible people,” they betrayed his trust. He also said that while he believes they should apologize, he hopes no one in the community attacks them. He just wants to “go back to living a normal life.”

“I thought these were nice people, I thought I could trust them and work with them. That’s why my response to this was all sh*tty because I shouldn’t really have trusted anyone. I don’t think they’re all terrible people, but things really escalated,” he said.

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“I don’t want anyone to attack them. I just want to go back to living a normal life. I just want to exist peacefully, and I hope people can start letting me do that. I hope this can change their minds in some way.”

Hashinshin remains permanently banned on Twitch despite his attempts to clear this name. He has also lost his Twitch partnership, and has instead moved to streaming on YouTube.