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Overwatch meets Alice in Wonderland with magical D.Va skin design

Published: 25/May/2020 22:32

by Michael Gwilliam

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Overwatch skins pay homage to many different fantasy tales such as with Frankenstein’s Monster Roadhog, Slasher Soldier 76, and most recently, Little Red Ashe. But with D.Va, one artist decided to send her down a rabbit hole.

Artist Amber Ye took the protagonist of Alice from Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, and merged her with D.Va to create a skin that Overwatch fans would die for.

The unique skin design has some differences as it pertains to “Baby D.Va” when she’s outside of her mech.

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D.Va is long overdue for a Halloween skin.

In one version, D.Va has a bow on her head, as the character of Alice is often depicted. In others, she wears a posh hat while her dress flaps in the wind.

Some other nice features include a pair of mismatched stockings on each leg. One has a striped pattern while the other is plain – probably to contrast Alice’s connection to the real world and Wonderland.

The mech, meanwhile, also has some Wonderland elements hidden within it. For example, the cannons have hearts attached to them and cockpit has a couple of oversized playing cards inside.

D.Va’s mech already has a lot of resemblance to a bunny and the “white rabbit” is synonymous with Alice and Wonderland, so it’s a fitting concept to design a skin for the tank based around this property.

Normally when people think of Alice, they think of the 1951 Disney movie, however, the original book is in the public domain, having released all the way back in 1865.

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Blizzard could design an Alice skin if they wanted to.

What this means is that technically, Blizzard could absolutely make this skin their own and release it without infringing on any rights.

Hopefully we eventually get to see it in the game either as a sweet Halloween skin, or even down the line in Overwatch 2.

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Overwatch update gives Winston Sombra and D.Va new Karaoke voice lines

Published: 29/Nov/2020 0:26

by Bill Cooney

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Overwatch’s last patch on November 19 has finally given Sombra, Winston, and D.Va new Easter Egg karaoke voice lines on the Busan map.

The ability for certain heroes to sing on Busan isn’t exactly a secret, but it is a fun little Easter Egg hidden away. Devs have apparently been hard at work adding heroes to this exclusive club recently as well.

A few months ago Ashe, Baptiste, and Widowmaker joined the club, and, just before 2020 wraps up, Winston, Sombra, and D.Va have finally been let in on the fun as well.

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The karaoke spawn room on Busan lets Overwatch heroes sing their hearts out.

Apparently added during the November 19 patch, these new voice lines weren’t found by players until a few days later when videos started to pop up. Sure enough, all three have new voice lines, though we wouldn’t exactly call what Sombra is doing “singing.”

Instead of laying down any bars, Sombra simply discusses the merits of hacking, pays off all of the neighbors’ bills (how nice), and changes the Karaoke bar landlord’s WiFi password (not so nice).

Winston’s two lines play on him being both a great ape and a great scientist. One has him explaining the first law of thermodynamics to players: “energy cannot be created or destroyed.” His other is about clapping with his hands and feet since, you know, he’s a gorilla.

Finally, the pièce de résistance, at least for all of the D.Va players out there, are her new Karaoke lines. In Overwatch lore, Hana ‘D.Va’ Song is both an esports champion and K-POP star, so you’d think she would have gotten her lines much sooner than she did.

If the Tank singing “Pew Pew Pew” isn’t adorable enough, she also proudly proclaims, “someone has to save the world, it might as well be me,” along with another line in her native tongue, Korean.

This brings the number of heroes who can sing on Busan up to 17 with Winston, Sombra, and D.Va; which is officially more than half of the 32 heroes currently in the game.