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Nico Deyo

Nico Deyo is a feminist media critic who lives in the Midwest. She loves picking apart pop culture and also cats. Follow them on Twitter: http://twitter.com/appleciderwitch Or check out their portfolio: http://ciderandlemonade.com


7 Very Queer Overwatch Skins We Will Never Actually See in the Game

Overwatch is known for is its bright and imaginative hero skins (for better and for worse, sometimes). The base skins are interesting and distinctive, and pair well with the epic and legendary tier skins that feature full re-imaginings of the heroes we know so well. However, despite creating fun designs that many…

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Overwatch Teams Owe Care to Their Players, Not the Other Way Around

After playing only the first stage this season, one of Overwatch League’s more notorious players, Daniel “Dafran” Francesca, retired. Previously Atlanta Reign’s premier damage player, he stepped down to be one of their sponsored streamers. But his departure from the team prompted discussion that Dafran may have been acting “selfishly”…

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Soldier: 76 Is Gay, but Overwatch Still Makes Fans Work for Queer Representation

Overwatch received a new tie-in short story, titled “Bastet,” recently. However, bigger than new lore was that the story revealed Soldier: 76, the game’s grizzled Captain America-analog, as the second explicitly gay character in the game’s roster. The fast-paced shooter is clearly Blizzard’s diversity workhorse (with a roster of characters…

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Ashe Is Everything Wrong With Overwatch Hero Diversity

When the Overwatch team debuted their new cinematic, “Reunion,” during Blizzcon, fans were hyped to see one of their favorite heroes, McCree, light up the silver screen. Most didn’t expect Ashe, the pale-haired antagonist of the short, to be a playable character in the near future. While the initial excitement…

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