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Watch Twitch Streamer Rudeism Play Overwatch Using a Baguette and a Pizza

Published: 6/Sep/2018 22:49 Updated: 6/Sep/2018 22:55

by Joe O'Brien

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Twitch streamer Rudeism is known for making custom novelty controllers for the games he plays, with Overwatch being a particular favorite.

Rudeism’s projects aren’t just variations on standard controllers, however. Often incorporating motion controls to imitate the actions performed by the relevant character, his previous creations include a boxing glove for Doomfist, a glove and air cannon for Lúcio, and a rocking horse to control Orisa.

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His latest might top them all, however, as Rudeism’s most recent creation is for Brigitte – using a baguette for her flail, and a pizza as a shield.

The setup uses a combination of motion and physical controls, allowing Rudeism to fully control Brigitte, with her abilities activated by imitating the movement that she performs in-game. A flick of the baguette performs her Whip Shot, while raising the pizza shield produces the same in-game and a push forward executes her Shield Bash.

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This isn’t the first time that Rudeism has incorporated a baguette into a controller, having previously created a Widowmaker controller using one as a makeshift rifle.

Unfortunately, the main down-side to using food items as motion controllers is their frailty, as after some time spent swinging them about the baguette was prone to splitting in two and the pizza began to fall away. Nevertheless, the combo was a brilliant addition to Rudeism’s epic collection of custom controllers.

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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.