WATCH: Twitch Streamer Plays As Overwatch’s Genji Using Only Fidget Spinners
One of the strangest items within pop culture of 2017 was most definitely the craze of the fidget spinner. Even more strange is that the simple and silly toy became affixed with the Overwatch character Genji when fans made a connection between spinning toy and his shurikens. Now one Twitch streamer has taken this one step further, playing as Genji in the game using only fidget spinners for controls.
Rudeism is the same streamer that once played Winston using nothing with bananas, so he’s a veteran at using unconventional controls. As seen in the video below, he does quite well considering the bizarre set up, even de-meching D.Va and taking out the opposing team’s Genji with his sick spins. The video was captured from Rudeism’s Twitch Channel, you’re definitely going to want to check it out:
Rudeism goes in depth about just how the fidget spinner controls works on his Reddit thread. As he explains it, each fidget spinner is sitting on an encoder which turns the spinner’s movements into signals that are sent to a circuit board. The encoders are able to detect the direction of each spin and whether or not they’re being pushed down just like a regular button. There are two fidget spinners for the WASD controls, once for the left and right mouse clicks, and two for Genji’s abilities; requesting healing, jumping, and other various actions. It’s clunky to be sure, but impressive nonetheless.
What would you like to see this Overwatch streamer use for controls next, a monk’s prayer beads while using Zenyatta perhaps? Let us know your thoughts on the Twitch streamer, Rudeism, and his unique controls in the comments section below. As always, don’t forget to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter for 24/7 coverage of all things gaming and entertainment.
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