If you can see Overwatch's Genji you've probably let him get too close. The same applies to his character in Heroes of the Storm. And if that happens, whatever you do, don't shoot him.
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For a game where half the fun is just loving its cast, Blizzard has been slow getting quality Overwatch figures onto the market. Pop Vinyls should be shot into the Sun, and the Nendoroids were a start, but Good Smile has now stepped up with a Figma based on Tracer.
To recap, Overwatch's Tracer is gay. Until now that's been a fact contained to offscreen fiction, but the latest update to the PTR (Public Test Region) has dropped in a new voice line that references Tracer's girlfriend Emily within the game itself.
A major part of Overwatch's appeal is character personality, but not because they're overflowing with it, per se. Overwatch's characters are colourful vessels for players to inhabit, foundations on which to build. Blizzard gives us their motivation, a bit of backstory and some banter, but players' imaginations are meant to do the heavy lifting. Unsurprisingly, Overwatch fans churn out art, fan fiction, video, and, of course, porn like their lives depend on it.
The decision to remove Tracer's over-the-shoulder pose from Overwatch has been a hot topic over the last 24 hours, prompting complaints, debates and petitions about the pose and the way Blizzard has handled the situation.
But Overwatch's director, Jeff Kaplan, has no qualms with the choice whatsoever. In fact, according to a clarification late this afternoon, removing the now-contentious pose was actually easy.