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Play StarFox 64 in Overwatch with new Workshop mod

Published: 6/Jun/2019 22:54 Updated: 6/Jun/2019 23:05

by Bill Cooney

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One creative Overwatch player has used the Workshop mode to create a mod that makes it feel like you’re playing StarFox 64 again.

For those that might not know, StarFox 64 was one of the most popular games on the Nintendo 64, and some people couldn’t get enough of dogfighting against their friends.

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Now, Reddit user ‘Ghibliomatic’ has made a mod that allows players to do barrel rolls and fight enemies, and it feels very similar to StarFox.

“Do a barrel roll!”

Since Blizzard doesn’t allow outside assets to be brought in and used in the Workshop, Ghibliomatic was unable to add Peppy’s iconic “Do a Barrel Roll!” line, but they did manage to get a lot of the flight mechanics from the game down.

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Players can indeed do a barrel roll, as well as fire homing missiles that are a little more accurate than D.Va’s Micro Missiles, which act as the Arwing’s primary fire.

To evade homing missiles, players can pull a somersault maneuver, which is also just like it is in StarFox. The mod also supports up to four players, so you can dogfight against your friends.

For players who want to go back to the glory days of fighting through the Lylat system, the code to Ghibliomatic’s Workshop mod is: Y7HAM.

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Workshop Mode – A whole new Overwatch?

Workshop mode was the talk of the Overwatch Community when it first hit the PTR, but it was also followed by another anticipated feature – Replay Mode.

Replay Mode, which is still on the PTR, allows players to go back and watch their matches from almost any angle or perspective.

Overwatch players have been asking for features like the Workshop and Replay systems for a while now, so it will be interesting to see what else 2019 has in store as well.

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Overwatch fans want to honor player who died saving woman from attacker

Published: 7/Oct/2020 23:55

by Michael Gwilliam

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The Overwatch community is rallying behind a 26-year-old player who passed away earlier in October after defending a woman from a man who allegedly broke into her home with a knife.

Tiago de Souza, who reportedly played thousands of hours and mained Hanzo, Pharah, Sigma, McCree and Doomfist, reportedly gave his life to save a friend and her daughters.

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According to Brazilian media, Tiago was at the woman’s house when her ex-partner broke in with a knife in-hand, trying to attack her.

Investigators say the suspect beat the woman with punches. When Tiago tried to interfere, he was allegedly stabbed and died on the spot.

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Overwatch player Tiago
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Tiago died protecting a woman.

The suspect later went to the police station in Prudentópolis on his own accord and was detained.

A petition on the website Avaaz describes Tiago as “very fond of science and questioning the mysteries of the universe.”

“He liked several games, but undoubtedly his passion was Overwatch,” the petition continued, noting how he had unlocked four golden guns for different heroes through competitive play.

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Tiago enjoyed playing as Hanzo.

“Tiago was an incredible, selfless and generous person, who gave his life to save someone else’s,” the petition said. “We, friends and family, do not want your courageous attitude to be forgotten, and nothing better to honor you than with a tribute in your favorite game.”

So far, over 2,000 people have signed the petition asking Blizzard to honor the player, though they didn’t specify on how they would like the company to pay tribute to Tiago.

Potentially, if Blizzard were going to honor the player, they could do so on the Brazilian Lucio Ball map for the Summer Games event, or even something from Overwatch 2, whenever that game is released.

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Blizzard might honor the player on a Brazilian Lucio Ball map.

Blizzard does have a decent track record of honoring its players. Notably, Blizzard immortalized the streamer Reckful by adding a Rogue Trainer NPC with his gamer tag in World of Warcraft.

Hopefully, Blizzard can continue this trend an honor the Brazilian player.

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