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Streamer plays Overwatch with an actual tea pot and teabag

Published: 24/Jan/2019 11:02 Updated: 24/Jan/2019 11:40

by Joe O'Brien

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Twitch streamer Rudeism’s latest Overwatch custom controller might be his most ridiculous yet.

Rudeism is known for designing and building creative custom controllers for a variety of games. Several of his creations have been designed for specific Overwatch heroes, including a baguette/pizza combo for Brigitte, a boxing glove for Doomfist, and a glove with an airzooka for Lúcio.

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His latest custom controller is for Ana, but rather than attempt to mimic the in-game movements of the hero as he does with many of his controllers, this time Rudeism has taken more of a thematic approach.

Rudeism, seen here with his baguette controller for Widowmaker, is known for his bizarre custom controllers.

It’s Ana’s love of tea that inspired her own controller. Rudeism’s set-up involves both a pot and tea cup which are used to control the hero. By “taking a sip” from the cup, Rudeism can fire Ana’s biotic rifle. Pouring a new cup from the tea pot is how the rifle is reloaded.

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Ana’s other abilities, biotic grenade and sleep dart, can be selected through use of a button on the tea pot, while movement is controlled through thumbsticks attached to the pot and the cup like a standard console controller – just about the only thing remotely “standard” about Rudeism’s latest set-up.

Of course, the final touch to the set-up is the teabag which sits inside the teapot. By pulling on the teabag’s string, Rudeism can crouch to perform the classic taunt.

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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.