Overwatch’s McCree hits the big screen with perfect Toy Story skin idea - Dexerto
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Overwatch’s McCree hits the big screen with perfect Toy Story skin idea

Published: 7/Nov/2020 1:14

by Bill Cooney

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One Overwatch fan has created a perfect 3D skin idea for McCree that transforms him into fellow fictional cowboy Woody from Disney’s Toy Story.

If there’s one thing Overwatch players can all agree on, it’s that adding more hero skins to the game would never be a bad thing, and seeing as how its community is one of the most creative out there, it’s no surprise that there always seems to be a new concept or idea being shared.

One of the best ideas we’ve seen recently turns McCree into another well-known cowboy, Woody from Toy Story, created by accomplished Overwatch tinkerer andygmb.

The sharpshooter looks right at home in blue jeans and the trademark yellow shirt. Seeing this skin also makes you realize the two’s hats are extremely similar to begin with.

McCree is fittingly devoid of facial hair, and while this is a bit unsettling, it is accurate along with the shiny, obviously plastic hair.

As an extra touch, he even has “Andy” written on the bottom of his boot, another nod to Toy Story and fitting, since this skin idea was made by andygmb.

Woody McCree
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McCree could use a “Reach for the sky” voiceline to go with this skin.

Sadly, Overwatch isn’t known for it’s crossover skins. Though a few have happened before, the chances of Blizzard getting Disney on board are probably pretty slim. If you’re still itching for more skins following the Halloween Terror event though, you won’t have to wait too long.

The Winter Wonderland event should get going towards the beginning of December based on previous years, and there should be plenty of new skins coming with it to collect, even if Woody McCree isn’t there.

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Smash YouTubers claim Nintendo is copyright striking videos with mods

Published: 29/Nov/2020 4:42 Updated: 29/Nov/2020 6:01

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Nintendo has continued its war against the Super Smash Bros. community, reportedly issuing takedown notices to some of the game’s most popular modders on YouTube. 

Nintendo has always cracked down hard on its intellectual property. However, they’ve found themselves at odds against the Super Smash Bros. community more so than ever since they shut down The Big House’s online event

It started a movement that has seen professional players and community members rally their fans to fight, protest with charity tournaments, and host exhibition bouts to raise awareness.

Unfortunately, it hasn’t stopped Nintendo from slowing down. If anything, they’ve cracked the whip even harder, reportedly turning their sights on Super Smash Bros. modders creating projects for fans on YouTube.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Nintendo Takedown Mods
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Super Ultimate is already incredibly fun, but modders have found ways to make it even better.

The first modder to report he’d been issued a takedown notice was a prominent one named Mastalko.

He created a Goku skin mod, which replaces Terry on Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. “Guess my Goku video got ninjaed by Nintendo,” he said.

The screenshot clarifies that his video has been “locked and cannot be monetized” due to a claim from Nintendo.

However, that was only the beginning. Nintendo issued a takedown notice to another popular modder named 64iOS. It revolved around a video he posted on YouTube called ‘12 Super Mario Odyssey Skins in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate! (Mods).’

“First time happening to my channel with Smash, I believe,” he said, above a screenshot of the actual takedown notice. Fortunately, it hasn’t impacted his account, but it’s still a move that has angered many fans.

However, the claims have been pulled into question by some members of the community. The “Nintendo Fans Complaining Against Nintendo” Twitter account has been following the complaints, stating the strikes might not be filed by Nintendo themselves because the company name doesn’t line up.

“The copyright claimer is always listed as ‘Nintendo’. You might think off the top of your head ‘yeah that would make sense they are Nintendo’, but this isn’t how Nintendo is known legally,” they said in a November 27 statement.

The members behind the account also told Dexerto that some other creators, like Mankalor, have had their videos re-instated through the appeals process once the claims were proven to be false.

“Part of the problem though lies with the fact that there was someone impersonating Nintendo handing out copyright claims, and that YouTube needs more transparency in their copyright process before people begin jumping the gun, especially with a completely reasonable movement going around trying to free a game from a real copyright issue,” they said.

The wider Nintendo community understands the takedown requests to an extent. However, some believe Nintendo’s antics are tone-deaf, especially considering how passionate and widespread the community is.

In the end, they’ve had to find ways to keep the community thriving after all these years with little to no support from Nintendo. So, they believe the company should work with them rather than against them.

November 28 update: This article has been updated with new statements from “Nintendo Fans Complaining About Nintendo” about the copyright strikes.