Bob Ross takes on the divine in SMITE

Hi-Rez Studios, makers of multiplayer game SMITE, have announced that mild-mannered painter Bob Ross will be joining the game, proving they know how to appeal to a Twitch audience that adores Ross. If you know nothing about the culture on Twitch — and hell, even if you do — this will be completely confusing. Bob Ross became a Twitch icon twenty years after his death when the site aired a marathon of his show, The Joy of Painting, to promote the new Creative category. He joined the ranks of Twitch emoji, has his own channel, and has become an enduring staple of…

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