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Seagull explains why Overwatch is the “best game” for new players

Published: 19/Jun/2020 21:04

by Michael Gwilliam

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Former Overwatch pro and full-time Twitch streamer Brandon ‘Seagull’ Larned explained why he thinks Blizzard’s hero-based FPS is the ‘best game in the world’ for newer players while veterans of the title are annoyed by its current state.

During a stream, the ex-Dallas Fuel DPS star was trying out the game’s newest hero on Echo when playing on the Busan map.

He looked at chat and noticed a viewer had asked if Overwatch was “worth buying nowadays,” especially with development on its sequel ramping up.

“It’s probably on sale,” Seagull laughed. “Always worth. One-hundred percent agree.”

The 27-year-old then explained why the game is so good and worth trying if you haven’t already, despite it being out since 2016.

“Let’s put it this way: you know how Overwatch players rant about the game like, ‘it’s dog sh*t, CC is insane, healers err,’ they just rant?” the streamer asked his chat. “Dude, if you’re a new player, it’s the best f**king game in the world.”

According to Larned, the people who frequently complain about Overwatch have played it for over 10,000 hours and their comments shouldn’t concern anyone wanting to pick the game up for the first time.

“You want to have fun for 10,000 hours? Just buy the game,” Seagull added.

Seagull smiles after finishing a match in the Overwatch League with Dallas Fuel.
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Seagull is a former Overwatch pro.

Next, he went into a bit of a rant about how World of Warcraft players complain about the state of the game, taking at people who whine about corruption, lotteries, expansions and class systems.

Overwatch has gone through quite a few meta shifts since its release in 2016, some more popular than others, but for new players looking for a fresh experience, Seagull encourages them to check out the FPS title and see for themselves.

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Overwatch cosplayer sprints into battle as Soldier 76 with female twist

Published: 24/Nov/2020 23:55 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 23:58

by Michael Gwilliam

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Cosplayers are no strangers to creating unique outfits based on Overwatch heroes and Hendoart proved to be no different with her stunning female take on Soldier 76.

Soldier 76 is one of the original classic Overwatch heroes, having been around since the game’s launch. With his iconic red, white, and blue jacket, mask, plus heavy pulse rifle, Jack Morrison can easily stand out in a crowd.

That all said, cosplayer and streamer Sarah ‘Hendoart’ Hendo decided to tackle the DPS hero from her own perspective, in what she called a “mini gender bend.”

As you can see from the photos, Hendo absolutely nailed the look of Soldier 76 getting the jacket, gloves, gun, and even biotic field down pat.

 

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Meanwhile, she also added some of her own flair. Thanks to her feminine figure, the outfit manages to take on a life of its own, especially with her flowing brown hair behind 76’s mask.

However, the best part comes in the form of a little video she created with a fellow Mercy cosplayer. In the clip, the battle-scarred Hendo begs for healing and even “spams” for it – a bit of a meme in the Overwatch community.

“Just a battle-damaged Soldier and a Mercy who dgaf about me,” she captioned the video.

 

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Eventually, the Mercy begins to nurse Hendo back to health and starts wrapping her arm in a bandage, and evaluates the rest of the hero’s injuries.

Hendo’s cosplays aren’t limited to just Overwatch either. She has cosplayed as many different DC and Marvel superheroes including Spider-Man, Harley Quinn, Joker, Mary Jane, and Venom just to name a few.

 

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Soldier 76 isn’t the only Overwatch cosplay she’s done either. In the past, she has done many different takes on the tank hero D.Va including her School Girl and Tangerine themed skins.

With Overwatch 2 on the way and multiple more heroes coming with the sequel, this likely isn’t the last we’ve seen from Hendoart and quite frankly, we can’t wait to see what else she has in store.