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Things We Saw Today: ‘Spy x Family’ Mod Brings Its Adorable Telepath to a Popular FPS Game

Princess Anya for a day

After years of finding my first-person-shooter kick on games like Overwatch and then Apex Legends, I’m back temporarily on my special toxic hell, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO.) Back in the queue and back to looking up fan creations/memes. So when The Mary Sue editorial strategist and frequent contributor Ana Valens shared this adorable video of a kid playing CS:GO with a Spy x Family mod from the safety of a private server, I felt the urge to share this with everyone. This now includes you.

I’m not super familiar with the anime Spy x Family, but Anya is unescapable online. I love the way she crouches and is able to hide in places no one would think to look for the perfect body shots. I say, “no one” because the lobby is clearly private and full of bots.

Despite over 1500 hours logged into this god-forsaken game (most of which came from my first year in college), I have never thought to play with mods. This is mainly because I rarely find it worth the work. I also don’t want to accidentally get VAC banned and not be able to play competitively. Steam doesn’t like people cheating in games or using fun skins, and this one also holds the problem of having a very small hitbox.

Cosmetics are a large part of the community and the game’s economy, especially since CS:GO went free-to-play in 2018. While we’ll never see her in-game, she may make an appearance in Fortnite.

(via Twitter, featured image: Tatsuya Endo/Shueisha)

Here are some other bits of news out there:

  • LeVar Burton teases the appearance on an upcoming episode of The Problem with Jon Stewart. (via BoingBoing)
  • A dignified shelter cat named Fistopher goes viral, and then gets adopted. (via The Washington Post)
  • Twitter’s Ghana team (all laid off) says Twitter wouldn’t reach out or offer compensation like the American employees until they spoke with CNN. (via CNN)
  • HBO will release Pelosi in the House—the documentary about what it was linked from the inside on Jan. 6. (via The Hollywood Reporter)

What did you see online today, Mary Suevians?

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