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Twitch Streamer Creates Boxing Glove Controller for Overwatch Hero Doomfist

Published: 1/Jun/2018 22:46 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 13:02

by Joe O'Brien

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Twitch streamer Rudeism has created a custom controller for Overwatch hero Doomfist using a set of boxing gloves.

Rudeism is a streamer known for designing creative custom controllers, often incorporating motion control to mimic the actions of an in-game character.

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While Rudeism has made controllers for a variety of games, as an Overwatch player he’s designed and made several set-ups for specific Overwatch heroes. He’s the mastermind behind the Lúcio motion-control glove and air cannon, and once even made a sniper rifle for Widowmaker out of a baguette.

In his latest project he set his sights on Doomfist. Naturally, the only implement that could form the basis for a Doomfist controller was a set of boxing gloves, allowing for an approximation of swinging the Doomfist gauntlet.

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Rudeism has rigged the gloves with both physical and motion controls – the former to allow him to move around, the latter to initiate abilities. An uppercut with the glove results in the Rising Uppercut ability from Doomfist. Rocket Punch is charged by holding the right glove back, and released by punching forward – exactly imitating Doomfist’s own movements.

Of course, it’s not the most precise means of controlling the character, but it does actually work, offering both a novel and immersive way of playing the game.

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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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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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