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Bethesda’s Todd Howard Plays a Lot of Overwatch

Bethesda’s Todd Howard Plays a Lot of Overwatch Not one to only beat his own drum, however, Howard joined tech luminaries like Elon Musk and admitted that he plays a lot of Overwatch, the hit MMO from competitor Blizzard, saying that the game is “phenomenal,” but also, contrary to what one would expect, has a “compelling” story.” It’s hard to disagree with Howard on this point as Blizzard has put a lot more effort into putting a good story into FPS Overwatch than some studios put into their single-player, story-driven games through videos and other material.

GR Pick: Overwatch Heroes Reimagined As Pokemon

GR Pick: Overwatch Heroes Reimagined As Pokemon Earlier this week, Australian comic artist and illustrator Lunapocalypse blended the two worlds, creating an insane and incredibly detailed mashup of Overwatch heroes as everyone’s favorite pocket monsters.” Other Overwatch heroes that get the complete evolution treatment are Mercy (fairy-type Celestiheal > dark/fairy Helgal > dark Cursey), the steel/flying D.

Overwatch’s New Character Teased in Blog Post

Overwatch’s New Character Teased in Blog Post Just days ago, Blizzard told fans that the next hero to be added to the Overwatch roster “is not who you think it is,” quelling the popular fan theory and  rumor that the character known as Doomfist would be the next addition.In a blog post on the official Overwatch website, fans are introduced to 11-year-old Efi Oladele.

Overwatch: New Funko Pop Figures Coming In April

Overwatch: New Funko Pop Figures Coming In April Now, as reported by GameSpot, both Blizzard and Funko Pop have officially put out some brand new images of the forthcoming figurines, and have also provided details as to where some of the toys can be purchased.As seen in the gallery of Overwatch Pop figures below, the newcomers in Funko’s second wave of toys based on the game include the likes of Mei, McCree, Lucio, and Symmetra, with there also being previously unavailable alternate versions of Tracer and Pharah coming out as well.

Watch Blizzard Create An Overwatch Highlight Animation

Watch Blizzard Create An Overwatch Highlight Animation Overwatch highlight intros are just one small part of a very big game, but that doesn’t mean they’re an afterthought.This one Mei animation, for instance, took four days to make.

Overwatch Hacker Impersonating Pro Gets Matched Up Against Real Player, Rivalry Ensues

Overwatch Hacker Impersonating Pro Gets Matched Up Against Real Player, Rivalry Ensues Last weekend, he hopped into a match where he found another Widowmaker player also using the handle Kephrii—and that player happened to be a hacker.The fake Kephrii didn’t just have the gall to impersonate a top player (that happens all the time!

Overwatch Fans Believe The Next Hero Is A Robot Spider

Overwatch Fans Believe The Next Hero Is A Robot Spider Some Overwatch fans are pretty sure they’ve figured out what the next hero will be based on an short lore post that dropped yesterday, as well as some promotional images floating through the internet.Some fans also point to a 4Chan post that correctly predicted the Year of the Rooster event for the Lunar New Year.

We Debate What’s Best For Overwatch’s Bastion

We Debate What’s Best For Overwatch’s Bastion This week on our semi-regular Overwatch show, Let’s Break It Down, Cecilia, Heather, and I discuss the upcoming Bastion changes, as well as custom games and, for some reason, ‘90s anime classic Neon Genesis Evangelion.I, personally, am not a huge fan of Bastion, but I will admit that the walking tuna tin piloted by a homicidal bird is much more enjoyable to play now.

The 8 Biggest Video Game Comebacks Ever

The 8 Biggest Video Game Comebacks Ever These days, if a video game releases with significant issues or to poor reviews, it doesn’t necessarily spell the end for that game.Here are Game Rant’s Top Eight Biggest Video Game Comebacks.

Blizzard Worked on 2 Separate MMOs After Titan Cancellation

Blizzard Worked on 2 Separate MMOs After Titan Cancellation But today, Overwatch director Jeff Kaplan revealed during a talk at the industry’s annual DICE Summit that Blizzard actually worked on two separate MMO titles following Titan’s cancellation, before deciding to move forward with Overwatch.“Then we spent another two weeks on a brand-new MMO set in another, completely new intellectual property.

Overwatch’s Mexican Map is Actually Based on Italy

Overwatch’s Mexican Map is Actually Based on Italy As reported by GameSpot, Kaplan admitted to Blizzard’s development team being somewhat lazy in regards to doing actual research prior to the creation of Overwatch‘s Dorado map, with the director revealing that the studio simply went to Google Images to find inspiration.And we weren’t even looking at the pictures; we were just looking at the thumbnails pictures.

Overwatch Director Talks Diversity and Inclusivity

Overwatch Director Talks Diversity and Inclusivity Summit, Overwatch game director Jeff Kaplan offered gamers a glimpse into his team’s approach to developing the popular shooter.I think diversity is a beautiful end result that you get when you embrace inclusivity and open mindedness.

Hearthstone Arena Going To Standard Will Make Drafts Less Awful

Hearthstone Arena Going To Standard Will Make Drafts Less Awful When the patch goes live “near the end of February,” Arena will switch from a wild format to standard, limiting the cards available to those recently released, the same limited card pool competitive Hearthstone players use.Since any arena run caps off with a free card pack, it’s also the method most often used to bolster collections, not to mention its presence on Twitch streams.

Hearthstone Arena Patch Attempts to Fix Problem with Drafts

Hearthstone Arena Patch Attempts to Fix Problem with Drafts The digital card game’s Arena format, where players open packs of 3 cards and select one thirty times until they have a deck, has been fundamentally broken for some time.Essentially, Arena has been unintentionally mitigating a player’s skill having influence over the deckbuilding process because the card pool’s size makes it unnecessarily random.

GR Pick: How Well Do You Know Your World of Warcraft Geography?

GR Pick: How Well Do You Know Your World of Warcraft Geography? With millions of players logging in on a regular basis, there’s no doubt that World of Warcraft is one of the most popular games of all time.According to statistics provided by the site, there are some locations that players tend to really struggle with finding on the map.

Overwatch’s Newest Hero Teased Once Again

Overwatch’s Newest Hero Teased Once Again The next Overwatch hero could be closer to release than we think.Today, the game’s official Twitter account has posted a news story that builds on a tease from earlier this week.

Overwatch: Doomfist’s Gauntlet Has Been Stolen

Overwatch: Doomfist’s Gauntlet Has Been Stolen Hot off the heels of the Twitter tease of Overwatch‘s newest hero, Blizzard has dropped another a major hint regarding what players can expect soon.The studio has rolled out a new update to the game’s Numbani map in Public Test Region (PTR) and it all points to one thing – something is going on with Doomfist and his gauntlet.

Doomfist & Overwatch’s 24th Hero: What We Know So Far

Doomfist & Overwatch’s 24th Hero: What We Know So Far After the game launched, Doomfist’s gauntlet went on to play an important role in the Numbani stage.This was the strongest evidence so far that Doomfist could be joining the cast, and cemented him as the most likely candidate for the game’s twenty-fourth hero.