Showing posts with label Overwatch. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Overwatch. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Blizzard Confirms Overwatch Soldier: 76 to Be Gay

Blizzard subtly confirms another Overwatch hero to be a LGBTQ character within the fictional universe but there is more!

Although team-based multiplayer first-person shooter title Overwatch is not a game where players dive in for some story, it is really nice to enjoy when developer/publisher Blizzard Entertainment adds a little bit of lore with animated shorts or single issue comics.

This adds back-story to certain characters and helps establish the fictional world the game is set on, which is one of the reasons why those little pieces mean a lot. Blizzard has come up with a short story titled "Bastet" that has to do with the sexuality of a character from Overwatch universe.

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Blizzard Confirms Overwatch Soldier: 76 to Be Gay

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The new visual story "Bastet" (not a comic though) bounty hunter Ana meets Jack Morrison AKA Soldier: 76 on the streets of Cairo and takes him to her hideout as he was wounded. None of them knew if the other is alive until this point following the destruction of their headquarters in Switzerland.

Jack was reminiscing about the old days and handed her a small stack of photos where she noticed a dark-haired man by his side in one of them. Jack identifies the person as Vincent, someone he had a relationship with when he was younger and then the plot continues.

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Jack Were With Vincent

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Previously, Blizzard has revealed the sexuality of their Damage hero Tracer from the known universe, where she is depicted to be a lesbian through a comic-book during Christmas 2016 that was about her spending holiday time with her girlfriend Emily.

However, the matter of LGBTQ representation in case of Soldier: 76 seem a bit out of place and unsatisfying. The confirmation from lead writer of the game Michael Chu about the relationship of Jack and Vincent feels a lot like J.K. Rowling's proclamation about Dumbledore being gay all along.

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If you have been following up about Blizzard Entertainment lately, then you already know that they are having a bad time with the fans right after the Diablo Immortal debacle from BlizzCon 2018 and then many of their original founders are leaving the company now after massive stock plummeting.

Most recently, the hero shooter faced a scandal surrounding a fake Overwatch player named Ellie who leaves the league team Second Wind due to harassment but then turn out to be a "social experiment" set up by streamers.

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Tracer Revealed to Be Lesbian

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So, even though the developers were quick to jump off to tackle this strange situation and confirmed Soldier: 76 to be gay is not because they are so diverse and inclusive about the game's cast but to score some virtue signaling points from minor communities.

Of course, it matters a lot to players from LGBTQ community, many of whom can now relate to the character more than ever and will even feel more driven towards Overwatch but without any previous indication of his sexuality anywhere else only makes their desperation obvious to everyone.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Blizzard Black Friday Sale 2018

Battle.net unleashes Black Friday Deals 2018 for many running titles from Blizzard and Activision.

People are running amok for all the crazy Black Friday Deals of 2018 offered by Amazon, Best Buy and Gamestop on different consoles and games this holiday season. Battle.net also has an offer for Blizzard and Activision games on PC that will run till November 30.

To begin with, both of this publisher companies have some of the biggest video game titles under their belt that are popular among fans and they would love to get some sweet deals while the worldwide shopping hype lasts. We bet even you are among them.

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Blizzard Black Friday Sale 2018

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Blizzard Black Friday Deals 2018
Blizzard Entertainment's team-based multiplayer hero shooter Overwatch is always booming to the fans because of their ever increasing roster of playable heroes. Currently, there is a free trial offer on the game that will last until Monday, November 26.

You can access all of the 29 heroes from the roster as well as the newest inclusion of Ashe, who was introduced BlizzCon 2018. If you are looking to buy the game at the end of the trial period, you can get 62% off on the game's standard edition, 66% for legendary edition and 75% off for current owners of standard edition.

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Do not worry about your overall progress made during the time of this trial because they will be carried over on Battle.net once you purchase the game. The offers ends at November 28 at 11:59 PM PT, two days right after the free trial is over.

Dungeon crawler action role-playing title Diablo III comes at 50% off for the base game to help you stand against the Lord of Terror. The same offers goes for Reaper of Souls and Rise of the Necromancer expansion packs as well as Battle Chest.

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If you are a fan of Blizzard's real-time strategy game series StarCraft, then getting your hands on the StarCraft: Remastered, StarCraft II Announcers and StarCraft II Campaign Collection for a flat out 50% discount will be an offer you would jump for, right?

To satisfy your cravings for some MMORPG dose, the Standard, Digital Deluxe and Complete Collection Editions for World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth expansion pack are currently on sale for up to a 20% off over them.

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Activision Black Friday Deals 2018
Turns out, multiplayer first-person shooter Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 from the Black Ops sub-series has become one of the highest selling games of the year. We hope a 20% discount may encourage you a bit more to pick up from the standard, digital deluxe or digital deluxe enhanced edition.

Developer Bungie made Destiny 2: Forsaken as such a huge expansion, that one can consider it almost as a whole game. For a 35% price off, buy the Destiny 2 base game, Annual Pass bundle, Digital Deluxe or even Legendary Collection Edition before the offer expires.

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Other important gaming deals include a limited edition Spider-Man PS4 Pro Bundle for only $199.99, Nintendo Switch handheld console for just $259.99 after $40 off and $100 off on an Xbox One X, available at $399 only.

We have also covered up about "Steam Autumn Sale 2018" and "Xbox Black Friday Deals 2018" is our previous updates for the best buy offers of 2018 on selected video games and next-gen consoles so far. Go check them out before you miss out some of the great deals available this year.

Friday, November 2, 2018

Overwatch’s New Hero Ashe

BlizzCon 2018 has introduced the newest and 29th hero for Blizzard's acclaimed hero shooter Overwatch.

Last time developer/publisher Blizzard Entertainment introduced a super-intelligent hamster riding a death machine called Wrecking Ball as a new hero for their team-based multiplayer shooter Overwatch and now BlizzCon 2018 heralds for another one.

During the opening ceremony of the festival, Blizzard released a brand-new cinematic short "Reunion" set in the fictional universe of the popular hero shooter and featuring everyone's favorite gunslinger, Jesse McCree, this clip offers more than just one hero.

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Overwatch’s New Hero Ashe

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We won't be wasting any more time to hop in for a ride to find out whom McCree would encounter in "Reunion" and what that would lead to.




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The short opens up showing a record labeled "Reunion" starts playing in an empty diner in Route 66, where a stranger is slowly enjoying his apple pie and coffee. Before he takes another bite, a train that was passing by is bombed and he leaves the cafe.

Picking his cowboy hat and holster after leaving a dime on the table, he goes outside and sees a group of military hardware traffickers robbing the train. One of them sees him and runs back to their leader, Ashe stating they got trouble.

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It is then revealed that he was running scared to see Jesse McCree, who seems to know Ashe and apparently have shared past together. After their initial sarcastic greeting, McCree says he only want a certain crate from their loot and is not interested in their business.

When her omnic companion B.O.B. opens it up, she asks him what it is but he tries to dodge the question. This irked Ashe and minions of her Deadlock Gang starts taking position on Jesse in a Wild West fashion until he made his move on them.

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He quickly incapacitated the gang by drawing his six-shooter Peacekeeper but they cornered him with concentrated fire. He throws out a couple of grenades at them and shoots the pins off mid-air to knock them all off at once before restraining the group.

Ashe wakes up to see her including the gang tied up while McCree opens the crate and pulls an omnic out that calls him her partner. Jokingly telling her to say hi to the monkey for him (Winston) he heads to attend to some unfinished business somewhere.

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Aside from being a rugged outlaw, Ashe and B.O.B. has a history of their own before forming the Deadlock Gang and hit the streets.




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Elizabeth Caledonia Ashe grew up in the middle of wealth but never had her family at her side when she felt their need. Having a rebellious nature, she always used to find troubles and get into fights but instead of her family, would always find B.O.B. beside her.

She came across McCree at some point and went on a crime spree before he moved to Blackwatch. Ashe eventually sets out for an adopted family of friends to form the Deadlock Gang, which becomes one of the biggest criminal syndicates in America.

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If you think that the cinematic has somehow failed to properly capture her true enigma or you have missed something, then here is a glimpse of her gameplay we have for you.




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Ashe wields a semi-automatic rifle called "The Viper" for firing quick and accurate shots but also carries a Coach Gun to blast off he opponents. Even though a sniper hero, she doesn't shy around from throwing a bundle of dynamite at her enemies.

She would often summon her robot companion B.O.B. to crushing down her rivals or shooting them down with his arm cannons. This powerful omnic sidekick can come in very handy and sometime can feel like a hero of his own.

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Gunslinger of Route 66

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Voiced by actress Jennifer Hale, Ashe was a complete surprise addition to the Overwatch roster even though Route 66 was hinted earlier after the revelation of Hammond as well as the upcoming character would somehow be related to McCree.

Currently, all attendees at BlizzCon 2018 get to play as Ashe and very soon she will hit PTR for players on PC for them to master her skills. Her addition to the game as a damage hero would sure brig some great changes and we look forward to her arrival. Echo too, will return soon as the 30th hero when her development is finally complete.

BlizzCon 2018 Opening Highlights

BlizzCon 2018 kick starts with opening ceremony today with news on Diablo, Overwatch, Warcraft and more.

With lots of fan anticipation and excitement BlizzCon 2018 jump started with their opening ceremony and stream today. So much expectation is in the air and the gathered fans are growing impatient to hear announcements on their favorite title.

If you have somehow failed to catch it live or missed the program online, its okay and we got the live streamed video right here for you to take a good look at. Even if you have attended or watched it already, there is no harm taking another look, right?

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BlizzCon 2018 Opening Highlights

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Since the whole show was about two and a half hour, we suggest you skip right to 58:40 if the pre-show seems like a stretch to you.




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Destiny 2 | FREE
Nearly at the ending of the pre-show, we learn from the developer of Destiny 2: Forsaken that the game is currently free for anyone to claim with a Battle.net account and forever to keep. All you have to do is to grab your copy before November 18.

Players who already own D2 will enjoy free trial of the newly introduced Gambit mode of the Forsaken expansion from November 9 to 11. Those who love competitive multiplayer experience and shooting down monster will surely love the trial.

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Diablo Immortal | Cinematic Trailer




It was months ago in August, when Blizzard Entertainment announced through an official video that they were working on a couple of Diablo projects that they would love to showcase at BlizzCon 2018 and Diablo Immortal is the latest in the line from the franchise.

The new cinematic released for the game reveals that it takes place between the events of DiabloII: Lord of Destruction and Diablo III, coming to both Android and iOS. Although many fans were waiting for Diablo IV, they got this but it doesn't look that bad either.




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Currently available demo lets you get into the action with a touchscreen right away and it does well for a fast-paced action game. Except for Witch Doctor, most of the playable classes are available but hardcore fans of the franchise can skip this one out.

The developers also anticipated that players probably are hoping for a sequel game based on the Lord of Terror and subtly left hints that it might take more time to deliver what they want. Despite having the feel of Diablo III, the game needs more polishing to have appeal and acceptance from fans.

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Hearthstone: Rastakhan’s Rumble | Expansion Pack DLC




Based on the lore of Warcraft, free-to-play online collectible card game Hearthstone is getting a new expansion pack Rastakhan’s Rumble. It will include a solo mode, Rumble Run, the concept of Overkill and a new Tavern Brawl event.

Since they are keeping up to the current lore of WoW franchise, players are to encounter a lot of trolls. Even though all of the new cards are not revealed yet, it appears that each class will get their definite version of legendary cards with unique style.

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Heroes of the Storm | New Hero




The newest and 83rd hero character to join Heroes of the Storm, Orphea is drafted to the Nexus with a new trailer. She was born here as the daughter of Raven Lord and is called the Heir of Raven Court but she rejected the dark power. To protect the innocent, she returns home as a Hero of the Nexus.

Though comprised of characters from popular Blizzard games like Diablo, Overwatch, StarCraft and Warcraft, Orphea is an original playable character and has an alternate skin of Slacker Orphea. She is free for anyone who attended BlizzCon or owned a Virtual Ticket.

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Heroes of the Storm’s New Hero Orphea

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Overwatch | New Hero




A new animated short for Blizzard's acclaimed hero shooter Overwatch titled "Reunion", which features bounty hunter Jesse McCree going up against the leader of the Deadlock Gang, Ashe to retrieve a pod from the train she just bombed down.

Seems like these two shares a past and a quick shoot-out takes place among the vigilante and the outlaws. You can easily tell that this female gunslinger is going to be the 29th hero for the game and she will soon be available to play.

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Overwatch Introduces Ashe and B.O.B.

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Overwatch LEGO
Building brick based toy production company LEGO announced six new Overwatch series of building sets for 1 January, 2019 and they are already available for pre-order. Each set have at least two characters and a vehicle construct from the popular multiplayer shooter.

Except for Bastion, characters are paired in D.Va and Reinhardt; Genji and Hanzo; McCree, Reaper and Solider: 76; Mercy, Winston, Reaper and Pharah as well as Tracer and Widowmaker set ranging from $14.99 to $89.99 only.

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LEGO Overwatch Sets Unveiled

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Warcraft III: Reforged | Cinematic Trailer




In 2019, Blizzard will release a remastered version of their critically acclaimed title Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos as Warcraft III: Reforged. Almost everything from character designs and environments will be remodeled for new generation.

Back in February, there was a speculation from Patch 1.29 updates that made player assume that the popular fantasy RTS game is getting a remaster treatment and hoped to get the announcement at a then recent eSports tournament but it clearly took them enough time to reveal the project at BlizzCon 2018.

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World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth "Lost Honor" | Cinematic Trailer




The two factions from World of Warcraft, Alliance and Horde have been through a devastating conflict in Battle for Azeroth. Alliance King Anduin approaches Horde General, Varok Saurfang asking why he spared Anduin during Battle for Lordaeron.

Turns out, this warrior was horrified by the actions of current Warchief, Sylvanas Windrunner and he hoped if spared, Alliance King could defeat her. Saurfang is released from prison because Anduin cannot defeat her alone. This will build up stage set for the game’s next patch Tides of Vengeance that will release within next few months.

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World of Warcraft: Classic | Demo
2019 will also see the launch of World of Warcraft: Classic which will be something that die-hard fans will cherish and would be accessible to anyone with an ongoing subscription. Experience how the series rise to ascension in a modern re-imagined interpretation.

Currently, there is a live demo available until November 8 for BlizzCon 2018 attendees and those who own a BlizzCon Virtual Ticket. The time-limited demo can be played for 60 minutes and then wait for another 30 minutes to cool-down before logging back in.

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World of Warcraft: Tides of Vengeance | Update




The first major patch for WoW: Battle for Azeroth titled, Tides of Vengeance is all set to debut on December 11. With some new changes to the system, Patch 8.1 will be introducing new content to engage the players in more activities.

Tides of Vengeance will heavily focus on the Night Elves because of burning down world tree, Teldrassil. There will be a Horde versus Alliance raid with distinct order for different faction but the fight will lead them to same bosses.

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World of Warcraft: Rise of Azshara | Update

Following the launch of Tides of Vengeance on December 11, there is another major patch waiting for World of Warcraft players. Rise of Azshara will be Patch 8.2 and it will take them to the home of the Naga, Nazjatar for all-new adventure.

There is a raid, "Azshara’s Eternal Palace" that challenges the champions of Azeroth to face off eight bosses and eventually confront Queen Azshara. Another continent Mechagon will be included in the update and it won’t be released until next year.

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The opening ceremony program for BlizzCon 2018 was actually free for everyone to enjoy. However, you do need a $49.99 worth BlizzCon Virtual Ticket if you want to stream live the other panels of this event where developers talk in depth about the news.

Blizzard is going full festive mode this entire season and hopefully some major announcements will be there as well as some eSports events. Our watchful eyes will be eagerly looking for any cool cosplay contest with enthusiastic community members.

Friday, September 7, 2018

Overwatch on Humble Monthly Bundle

Blizzard's hero-shooter Overwatch has finally been included in October’s Humble Monthly Bundle.

Even if you often play team-based multiplayer first-person shooter title Overwatch from developer/publisher Blizzard Entertainment, you might have come across one of those Free Weekends where they offer you a free trial for a few days.

Usually that comes along with a chance to purchase the game afterwards with a special discounted price. Today, digital video game storefront Humble Store announced the game to be part of their October’s Monthly Bundle and an offer you can't refuse.

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Overwatch on Humble Monthly Bundle

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Generally, Blizzard sells Overwatch for $39.99 but on various occasions, you can bag the game for only $19.99 on sale and not less. By continuing your subscription for November and December, you can unlock bonus Loot Boxes offering cool in-game items like Skins and Sprays.

Spending only $12 to subscribe to the offer would by far be one of the lowest prices you can pay for this popular hero shooter title within a bundle which also includes a bunch of other games worth a total of $100 or more as well.

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If you already are a subscriber to Humble Monthly Bundle program then you do know that subscribers of this service receive access to download a bundle of 8-10 PC game titles for only $12 each month. On first Friday of every month, the package is revealed and members are able to get their hands on the games.

You are allowed to keep them in your collection forever, unlike other monthly subscription based services as Xbox Game Pass. Sometime they even offer you free redeem codes of handpicked titles to add them to your Steam library.

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September 2018 Humble Monthly Bundle Games

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Rest of the games from October monthly bundle remains secret but last month, super-hit titles like Destiny 2, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Superhot and Undertale made it to their pick. September 2018's bundle has Darksiders II, Little Nightmares and Sniper Elite 4 among a collection of 9 games valued $232.92.

The best part of their initiative is that a portion of these purchases go to charity that you can pick yourself from an expanding list of organizations and for the month of October 2018, Make-A-Wish Foundation is the organization they are supporting.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Overwatch’s New Hero Wrecking Ball Live Now

Blizzard Entertainment presents the fur-ball of demolition; Wrecking Ball as newest hero of hero shooter Overwatch.

Through the overall course of run, Blizzard Entertainment's team-based multiplayer first-person shooter Overwatch has added six more playable characters after initially launching with 21 of them and that number is increasing gradually. Another recent addition to their already diverse cast and among some non-human characters is Hammond, the hamster riding on a mech of destruction known as Wrecking Ball. After initial teaser campaigns and trial on PTR, he is finally available to play with.

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Overwatch’s New Hero Wrecking Ball Live Now

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Those who haven't missed the teaser trailer and animated short featuring Hammond AKA Wrecking Ball knows what a cheerful spirit he is and now here goes another clip as he officially joins the club.




Though this intelligent little fellow is not available in Competitive Play, just so the players can have a little time to adjust and settle with his new gameplay style. However, for Quick Play or Arcade mode, he is all sport and up for all sorts of challenges that are thrown at him. His current status makes all of his Overwatch League skins available for players to pick from before they roll into a match. In a way, Hammond is kinda crazy but a lot of fun to play with but probably not against.

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Lunar Colony Hammond

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As newest tank hero for this hero shooter title, Wrecking Ball does have some serious moves to cause critical damage. One such nightmarish attack is a sizzle reel that he performs using his Grappling Claw move to decimate people on his way. His quad assault cannons and slamming the robotic tank vehicle into the ground to deliver a Piledriver are proven to be pretty commendable in battlefield. To rub some salt into the wound, he will come out laughing at you in his squeaky voice after taking you down.

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From Hamster to Ball Guy

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Wrecking Ball is the second tank hero added to Overwatch roster post-launch period following Orisa and currently is 28th hero of the game. Straight out of Horizon Lunar Colony, Specimen #8 ruled Junkertown as a champion for a while and is heading this way to wreck havoc with a spheric tank, which he built from a little space pod. Although putting a hamster into this game wouldn't have made much sense at all but with some back-story and some awesome gameplay, it does now.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Overwatch's New Hero Wrecking Ball

If cyborg ninjas and super-spies weren't enough, Overwatch is bringing a chubby cheeked hamster in his murder-bot; Wrecking Ball!

The official Twitter account for Blizzard Entertainment's massively popular team-based multiplayer online first-person shooter Overwatch has been teasing their newest hero for some time. Majority of fan base already guessed in advance who this new hero would turn out to be from all the clues left behind on walls and posters. Afterwards the developer's team revealed 28th addition to the roster and their newest tank hero Wrecking Ball, which will be piloted by a really cute hamster named Hammond!

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Overwatch's New Hero Wrecking Ball

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The chubby little force of destruction marks his debut on Overwatch through a teaser clip today and he is here to bring us joy!



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This cute little fellow came from the Horizon Lunar Colony, where scientists were experimenting on gorillas to increase their intellect and then they all ended up turning on to them. Winston was one of them who were a graduate of their Lucheng Interstellar program and he escaped from there during the chaos. Hammond was another specimen who left the facility in time of gorilla coup and now is marked as "missing". He ended up crash landing on Junkertown and Winston joined Overwatch.

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Hammond, The Hamster

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There is no telling how intelligent Hammond is and his mechanic skills are simply remarkable. He customized his makeshift escape pod and upgraded it into a mech of destruction to take part in the battle arena of Scrapyard. He quickly earned a reputation for his winning streak and took the alias "Wrecking Ball" but no one ever knew who was inside. Every other obstacle that is thrown towards him, he successfully overcomes them each time and earned a status of a brawler while exploring the world.

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Even though we just spilled it out for you, just take a look at the origin story of cutie pie Hammond turning into Wrecking Ball.




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Many people had thought of introducing a character like him as a joke until they saw this little guy coming out with his robotic killing machine. He can roll around the map all over and shoot grappling hook for swinging across places makes him the most unique inclusion to Overwatch roster till date. Previously we had assassins for hire, cyborg ninjas and super-spy in the mix but now we got a fuzzy-faced tank-class hero to stand out among them. With him, Blizzard is moving towards a better direction of diversifying the game even more.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Overwatch's Symmetra Will Be Removed From Support

After a patch released back in December 2016, Symmetra is still not one of Overwatch heroes that players pick so often. She is now the only hero capable two ultimates; one of which is Teleporter and the other being Shield Generator. Her small shields are reworked into large photon barrier to make her support stronger. Even the League pros seem to avoid playing with her despite crowd pleading. On the other hand, players have been asking questions about her upcoming changes on the game’s forums.

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Overwatch's Symmetra Will Be Removed From Support

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Symmetra brings nice balance of diversity into the huge mix of character from this team-based shooter as a hero. In her solo comic-book "A Better World", she is seen to make use of her hard light technology for making bridges and sphere-shaped shields used for defense from enemy attack. It's just like how the fictional species of Shi'ar from Marvel Comics uses their tech that eventually helped the X-Men build their Danger Room training simulation.

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In a recent Interview with Overwatch developer Timothy Ford recently revealed that Symmetra will no longer remain in a support role but will become a defense hero after they are done working on her. What they are targeting here is to make her character more flexible through some dramatic change. Though they cannot reveal much detail because of the work-in-progress and what part of hers is actually their focus of development yet but suggested people will find out as they play Overwatch.

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Overwatch developer Tim Ford


"We are discussing the change right now, and although we can’t tell you the details of each change, we would still like to let you know it will be a fairly dramatic change. One thing we can tell you is that Symmetra will turn from a support hero to a defense hero after the remake. Our aim is to make the usage of Symmetra even more flexible from it."
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Hopefully, this change will be proven revolutionary for her character because players mostly treat Symmetra as an odd support and avoiding her in their fold using the in-game "Avoid as Teammate" system, which was actually introduced to as a measure against abusive players. Hints also suggest that she will be able to heal her teammates as well and she is already good for shielding support. Taking her for defense also suggests that Blizzard is probably done with non-healing support.

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Recently, Brigitte joining as a support hero has given this unique class some boost in spite of still having Ana and Moira in the roster. Bottom line is, we are getting a new Defense hero, who is getting changed from another class and most likely to have a brand-new version of her to make things interesting. Developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment, team-based multiplayer first-person shooter Overwatch is available to play on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Blizzard celebrates 20th anniversary of StarCraft

March 31, 2018 will mark for the 20 year anniversary for Blizzard Entertainment's sci-fi real-time strategy game StarCraft. The game originally came out on March 31, 1998 for PC and spawned a successful series of games that ran on Mac as well. Now, this occasion causes for celebration and Blizzard decides to rejoice this anniversary with a bunch of in-game giveaways like skins and rewards for their other fan-favorite titles.

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Blizzard celebrates 20th anniversary of StarCraft

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To celebrate this grand achievement of StarCraft, Blizzard has picked up Diablo III, Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm, Overwatch, StarCraft II, Starcraft: Remastered and World of Warcraft for players to earn these exciting rewards in-game.



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Instead of the end of the month, Blizzard decides to spread the joy of their accomplishment for the entire month of March and some of the reward items are for you to claim just by logging into the game. Following are the free rewards waiting for you to take in-game within the respected titles.

  • Diablo III: Dominion’s Revenge is a terrifying Battlecruiser-themed Pet that you can receive by logging into the third installment of the popular action RPG title after March 6.

  • Hearthstone: You have to play a StarCraft-inspired Tavern Brawl game to get three Kobolds & Catacombs pack rewards anytime from March 21 to 25.

  • Heroes of the Storm: From March 27 to April 7, get the 20th Anniversary Portraits for Protoss, Terran and Zerg species in exchange for a single log in.

  • Overwatch: To get the Sarah Kerrigan Ghost Skin for the defense hero Widowmaker, just log in to the team-based shooter game between March 6 and April 3. This skin of Sarah Kerrigan is akin to her Nova skin and themed on the character before the time when she turned into the Queen of Blades.

  • StarCraft II: Onwards from March 6, log on to the original sequel of StarCraft and get a special UI Skin for each playable race. Then within March 6 to April 3 logging into the game once again will get you a Portrait and Decal.

  • Starcraft: Remastered: A memorial 20th Anniversary UI Skin as a tribute is just waiting for you to claim by simply logging into the game.

  • World of Warcraft: This multiplayer online role-playing title grants you the “Salute to StarCraft” Feat of Strength for saluting any one of the StarCraft-themed pets among Baneling, Grunty, Mini Thor, Zeradar or Zergling within March 31 to April 6.

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Sarah Kerrigan Ghost Skin for Widowmaker

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Aside from the in-game cosmetic item giveaways, the developer plans to host anniversary StarCraft stream of Twitch personalities, which will run from March 30 to 31. Also, on March 31, the very date of StarCraft's original release, Blizzard is going to release a video titled StarCraft is Life: A Celebration on YouTube, featuring the biggest fans of the game sharing their experience with the game for the last two decades.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Overwatch Support Hero Brigitte Announced

Blizzard Entertainment has just announced the 27th hero character for their massively popular team-based multiplayer online first-person shooter Overwatch. Blizzard has been teasing the reveal of the character for some time on their Twitter handle with images and mysterious hints though. Named Brigitte Lindholm, the new support character will be live on public test region from February 28th within 1 PM ET and 2 PM ET for players on PC.

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Overwatch Support Hero Brigitte Announced

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So far, Overwatch has introduced five extra playable hero characters after the release of the game back in 2016. We had two offensive heroes Doomfist and Sombra, Ana as a support hero and tank hero Orisa. The latest addition to the roster was support hero Moira, added to the gang in November 2017 and now we got Brigitte as another support player, which makes the number three among the additional heroes list.

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Below is the newest animated short clip featuring the origin story of hero Brigitte Lindholm from Overwatch.




Brigitte will be the first Overwatch character added to the game in 2018 and she also appeared in the “Honor and Glory” animated short. Growing up as the daughter of defense hero Torbjörn Lindholm, Brigitte used to work with her father in his workshop and she was always inspired by her mentor, tank hero Reinhardt. So, she eventually decided to join the fight with a custom-built armor of her own when she realized that she can do more than just building weapons and fixing armors.

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Here goes another video of Overwatch game director Jeff Kaplan giving up details on the story, abilities and other aspects of the newest character Brigitte.




Brigitte's melee weapon Rocket Flail has the power to knock of a couple of enemies in an extended range at the same time with one single swing. She has an ability called the Repair Pack, which can be used to heal up a teammate and if that player is already at a full-health, the healing will act as armor to them. Other than the former, she wields abilities like Barrier Shield, Inspire, Shield Bash and Whip Shot to either take damage or knock opponents down.

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The Ultimate Ability that Brigitte possesses is called Rally, which gives her boosted agility to move faster while shielding her teammates with armor within a certain range. Development tweaks in her character made her better than Torbjörn or Reinhardt and she is more than suited to stop Genji or Tracer during a match. Because she wanted to do more than patching, her gameplay style totally matches the attitude.

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The reveal of Overwatch's previous support Moira at BlizzCon 2017 surprised the fans but for some reason, people were not as much excited as the developers hoped for. Brigitte's announcement however is a complete different case and as she is live on game’s test servers, Blizzard will issue her full release for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One very soon.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Play Overwatch Free on February

Blizzard Entertainment's team-based multiplayer online shooter Overwatch has a huge fan-base and is also popular for eSports tournaments. Since the release of the game from 2016, the developer offered many free weekends to attract new players into the fold and we think that is a great initiative to empower your franchise. Speaking of free weekends, we are awaiting just another right after the Valentine's Day.

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Play Overwatch Free on February

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Starting from February 16th to 19th, Blizzard Entertainment has offered a Free Weekend for everyone out there who always wanted to Overwatch a shot but wasn't sure about it. Well, this free trial period will be a perfect opportunity for them to sink their teeth in for four days on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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Not only you are getting access to the 26 available hero characters of Overwatch to choose from but you also get to explore all the 17 different maps and 4 modes of the game. Depending on the selected game modes, you can play with variable amount of players. Earning loot boxes for cosmetic items and various skins are also open for this trial. Several other features like the Arcade, Custom Games, Play Vs. AI and Quick Play are open in this limited time offer.

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You will need the Battle.net desktop app and a Blizzard account to get started with the game on PC. For console, you can log in with your selected local user for PlayStation 4 and in case of Xbox One, you have to sign in to your Xbox Live account. Whatever progress and experience you will gain during this period can be transferred to the full game should you decide to make a purchase for it after playing the free weekend on Battle.net.



Multiplayer online first-person shooter game Overwatch is released in 2016 from Blizzard Entertainment to play on PC and major console platforms like PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The official Tweet from Overwatch given above has the link to all the details regarding the trial and you can even shoot your questions directly for any queries as they are very responsive to replying the tweets back.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Twitch Paid $90 Million for Overwatch League Exclusive Deal

With the recent news of live streaming video platform Twitch and game developer studio Blizzard Entertainment made an exclusive deal for Overwatch League which starts on January 10, it became pretty evident that the world of such esports tournaments holds a lot of potential for the growth of the industry. Taking over the broadcasting rights for the contests for the next two seasons surely have cost Twitch a big buck and many were really interested to know the amount they have spent for it.

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Twitch Overwatch League Exclusive Deal

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Out of the curiosity, we searched for it and found out that reportedly, Twitch has just paid up whooping $90 million dollars cash to secure rights over Overwatch League and we have a recent Tweet from @VentureBeat to back that up.



Whatever big bucks Twitch have paid over this deal is almost exactly one tenth of what the company was sold over for to Amazon back in 2014. The company bought Twitch for over $970 million at that time. However, neither of Blizzard or Twitch has made any official statement on the deemed dollar amount to confirm the news on the air.

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As the Overwatch League kicks off with San Francisco Shock taking on Los Angeles Valiant at the launch event, Blizzard has introduced new Overwatch skins collaborating with Twitch. There are 312 skins which is one for each hero from all 12 different teams. These new skins can be found on a new in-game tab and costs $5 each. However, the developer was generous enough to offer up 100 free tokens for every Overwatch players to start with as an in-game reward.

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Twitch and Blizzard Join Forces

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Blizzard already struck a deal with Twitch prior to become the premiere partner for competition events on games like Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm and Overwatch from the game developer studio. This new deal has definitely taken their business relationship further and it won't be surprising if Twitch ended up with some more major announcements at the upcoming BlizzCon this year.

Overwatch is a multiplayer online shooter that is available worldwide to play on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Like Dota 2 or any other competitive online games, Overwatch doesn't have that much of celebrated gamers but it does have the potential to be all the good things. After the hyped up Overwatch League is over whether it turns out successful or not, the face of esports is going to change forever.

Monday, January 8, 2018

Overwatch League is Exclusively on Twitch

This January 10, 2018, is marked to be the for the first Overwatch League tournament, which will take the standards of esports to another level. Realizing the potential of this contest, live streaming video platform Twitch have just announced that they have secured a media rights partnership deal for Overwatch League for the next two years with the game's creator studio Blizzard Entertainment, which will give them access to broadcast the contest live worldwide.

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Overwatch League is Exclusively on Twitch

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The first match of the tournament will take place between the San Francisco Shock and the Los Angeles Valiant, which starts at 4PM PST, on January 10. You can watch all the past matches that are archived on the Videos tab of the site and live matches will be available to watch on Twitch and at mlg.tv. Aside from Twitch, Blizzard's very own Overwatch League website will also be broadcasting match feeds as well as their app on smart phones.

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As the exclusive worldwide third-party broadcaster for Overwatch League, Twitch will be streaming matches in English, French and Korean. However, China does not include being in this deal. The partnership also brings unique reward system for the most dedicated viewers of the league with Overwatch in-game exclusive items. In celebration of the event's launch, a new update released by Blizzard Entertainment introduced a couple of new skins.

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Overwatch League at Blizzard Arena

Since various professional Overwatch teams will try to take on each other in this team-based multiplayer online first-person shooter, the arena is about to become a center of interest for millions of esports spectators. Blizzard Entertainment presents Overwatch is currently available to play on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Overwatch Free Weekend Is Coming

Like many other big-shot studios in the gaming industries, Blizzard Entertainment has also realizes the necessity to explore the fever of free weekend and they are throwing us a free weekend for Overwatch. Yes, you can now enjoy this team-based multiplayer online first-person shooter from Blizzard for free later this month in a free weekend from the developers.

Overwatch Free Weekend Is Coming

All you need to enter the world of Overwatch is a PC, PlayStation 4 or Xbox One on the free weekend. Players will find a trial version to download on their respective console systems. Also, you will be needing either the PlayStation Plus or Xbox Live Gold subscriptions to play on PlayStation 4 or Xbox One. Those who wishes to play the game on PC on free weekend will need to download the Blizzard's Battle.net app from battle.net

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Under this free weekend initiative, you will be allowed to test out all 26 playable characters of Overwatch, as well as explore the 16 existing maps. Arcade, Custom Games, Loot Boxes and Quick Play are all open to take part in. Competitive games however, are off limits for now. Finally, all the progress you have made during the free weekend period will be carried over to the main game if you choose to purchase the game in the end.

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Overwatch’s free weekend will officially start on Friday, November 17 at 11 a.m. PT and will end Monday, November 20 at 11:59 p.m. PT. There is one last thing that we would like to mention as a friendly reminder is that although the game is available on all major platforms, it will not be up for any cross-platform play but probably you already knew that right?