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YouTuber Creates Epic Overwatch Infinity War Trailer

Published: 8/Jun/2018 4:27 Updated: 7/Aug/2020 15:20

by Joe O'Brien

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A YouTuber has created an epic Overwatch trailer imitating that of Avengers: Infinity War.

YouTuber Salty Phish used audio and voiceover from Infinity War with clips from Overwatch animations to form an epic crossover.

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The inspiration for this video itself isn’t actually an official trailer for the film, but rather a fan-made trailer that put Infinity War clips and audio to an epic rendition of “Gangsta’s Paradise”.

While the video is entertaining simply as a cool cross between the two franchises, it does stir the imagination to consider possibilities for deeper stories in the Overwatch world.

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With Overwatch being a strictly multiplayer game, the lore technically has a very limited impact on the gameplay experience. Blizzard has taken great pains, however, to craft settings that feel real and characters whose stories feel important, and in doing so created at the very least the illusion of a world with a real depth, of which only the surface has so far been scratched.

To the slight frustration of lore fans, the promise of depth has yet to be fully realized, with new lore coming in small hints or narrow bursts, the likes of the infrequent digital comics or the even more uncommon animated shorts.

The result is a huge amount of game-world history that’s yet to be explored, and that’s before even considering the story moving forward from the point at which the game launched – the recall of Overwatch by Winston.

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So, while it’s mostly just a bit of fun, the Overwatch: Infinity War trailer does serve as a reminder of how much more of the Overwatch story could be told with a bigger platform. Blizzard has stated that they’re open to the possibility of something like an Overwatch film or TV series, but so far there have been no reports of actual plans in the works.

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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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