Overwatch Streamer Accuses Teammates of Homophobia After Being Muted due to his Voice - Dexerto
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Overwatch Streamer Accuses Teammates of Homophobia After Being Muted due to his Voice

Published: 9/Aug/2018 16:47 Updated: 9/Aug/2018 16:58

by Vincent Genova

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Alex ‘m60’ Teixiera was playing Overwatch when his teammates started to question the sound of his voice.

When m60 pushed back on what they meant by the sound of his voice, revealing he was gay, he was muted.

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The clip starts of with a voice that can be heard saying “why don’t you both shut up,” implying there was an argument going on for some time.

m60 does have a reputation of being confrontational while streaming, though it appears he was being unfairly targeted for his sexuality.

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Teammate: Dude, why do you sound like that?

M60: Like what?

Teammate: uh, you know.

A second teammate chimed in, telling the player to mute m60.

The teammate who questioned the sound of m60’s voice then muted him, while the other teammate claimed he had m60 muted for awhile.

Both players then went into the settings to place m60 into the avoid list.

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After the incident at least one teammate did not mute, since he could be heard responding to what m60 was saying, even laughing at one point.

m60: So I’m not allowed to play because you guys hate gays, right?

Teammate: (laughter)

The VOD containing the incident currently has a ‘5000: Content Not Available’ error on Twitch. 

m60 streamed the day after the incident with the title ‘I was a victim of a hate crime,’ though that VOD is also currently hit with a 5000 error.

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Overwatch meets WarCraft with epic RTS custom game mode

Published: 7/Oct/2020 0:12

by Bill Cooney

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Overwatch and RTS games like WarCraft and StarCraft might seem like complete opposites, but the two styles have been combined into a very promising-looking Workshop mode that lets you control multiple heroes as if they were individual units.

If we look at Blizzard games like one big family tree, then the StarCraft and Warcraft franchises could probably be considered something like Overwatch’s grandparents.

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Back in the day StarCraft especially was one of the biggest esports on the planet, but the RTS genre has sadly fallen to wayside in recent years. Both still have dedicated communities though (even after the disaster that was Reforged) and it’s safe to say a good number also play Overwatch now as well.

Irish Overwatch manager Andygmb clearly hasn’t outgrown his love for real-time strategy, not that one ever does, decided to take the top down style from those games and apply it to all of our favorite heroes using Josbird’s cursor tool in the Workshop mode.

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Demo of a MOBA / RTS style control scheme in the Workshop! The possibilities with the workshop are endless! from Overwatch

You can scroll around the map, and drag the map to select multiple units and control them all at once. Like an RTS game, you can tell them where to go, and when to attack something.

Right off the top of our heads if they ever were to make an Overwatch game like this, we’d wager that Roadhog rush would be a great opening build to start with.

But it doesn’t take much to imagine a League of Legends-style game as well being made playable with this type of game either. Sure, Blizzard already has Heroes of the Storm, but that only features a few Overwatch heroes to choose from, where this could add the whole roster.

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Overwatch has over 30 different heroes that could make all kinds of different units.

With Heroes of the Storm already existing (and producing cooler skins for D.Va than Overwatch itself) our chances of seeing an official RTS featuring the game’s heroes are unfortunately slim to none.

That has never stopped players before though, so we’d keep our eyes out for some kind of League clone to appear before too long on the Custom Game browser. Until then, you can always waste more time playing Among Us there as well.