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Overwatch Press Event Incoming

by JR Cook on

It looks like the Overwatch team is preparing to release a bunch of new information on the game this upcoming week heading toward PAX East. Some Youtubers (Muselk, OneAmongstMany, Sips, and Star_) and some fansites (Overking) have been invited to Blizzard Headquarters this week. We’re not sure on the full list of attendees yet, these are just the ones we have seen talk about it. It sounds like the event will be showing them the game and getting their hands on it and then will be able to interview the developers. We’re expecting quite a bit of new information to come out of this event. This event sounds very similar to an event I was invited to at the end of June 2013 for Hearthstone. BlizzPro and a handful of other content creators (ranging from fansites and podcasts to Youtubers) attended an event at Blizzard Headquarters where we were shown ...

 

Overwatch Pins at PAX East

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PAX East is just 2 weeks away and Penny Arcade has released information on pins you can acquire at the convention as part of their pin trading program from Pinny Arcade. Blizzard is participating again this year like they did last year with Leeroy and Hearthstone pins and at PAX Prime with the ETC and Iron Horde pins. This year they have some Overwatch pins. If you want to get these pins all you have to do is play a game of Overwatch at the Blizzard booth at PAX East to get the normal pin. To receive the golden pin you will need to get the “Play of the Game” which is shown at the end of the match. Also, I’ll be at PAX East this year… and if you happen to get a golden pin, I totally want one and will happily trade something for it....

 

New Map Hinted for PAX East

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The Overwatch social media team is in action this morning with this post. Strange lights sighted over decommissioned Watchpoint. Just another weather balloon, officials claim. pic.twitter.com/bjE35ZDrrc — Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) February 16, 2015 My thoughts? It’s a new map that will be revealed at PAX East. If you look at the news ticker it talks about a summit for the Atlantic Seaboard AI Summit from March 6-8. Well, on the Atlantic coast in Boston on those same dates is when PAX East is. It looks like we’ll be seeing at least 1 new map at the show but I fully expect there will be lots more news coming out of the show on March 6th. Also, record peanut butter sales are a thing. Probably unrelated, but now I want Peanut Butter....

 

Overwatch at PAX East

by JR Cook on

Blizzard will be at PAX East again this year and some big announcements should be coming from the studio as they have in the past years at the convention. If you remember, back in 2013 Blizzard announced Hearthstone at PAX East and last year they revealed Curse of Naxxramas for Hearthstone along with some new information for Heroes of the Storm. Both of those games will be back at PAX East this year along with a new one – Overwatch. The Blizzard panel is taking place at 10:30 AM Friday in the Albatross theater. Jeff Kaplan will be there along with Dustin Browder (Heroes) and Eric Dodds (Hearthstone) to reveal new information about these games. This will be the first major news we have seen from Overwatch since the game was announced at BlizzCon so we expect a lot of good information coming out. It also looks like the game ...

 

Overwatch: Reinhardt

by Aaron "BLU3" on

Reinhardt Wilhelm styles himself as a champion of a bygone age, who lives by the knightly codes of valor, justice, and courage....

 

Overwatch: Tracer

by Aaron "BLU3" on

The former Overwatch agent known as Tracer is a time-jumping adventurer and an irrepressible force for good....

 

Help Make BlizzPro Ad Free!

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Check out our Patreon page http://patreon.com/blizzpro to help make BlizzPro a better place. Ads are a serious pain in the butt for all involved. The users hate them because they can be annoying and get in the way of the content. They can be dangerous because sometimes malicious people will sneak malware in through ads before the publishers notice before it’s too late. For content creators, especially ones with a demographic of tech savvy people, we lose out on a very big chunk of advertising revenue because of adblock. In fact, over 60% of our readers use adblock. Could you run anything with 60% of your revenue being cut simply because users have a program installed? It’s terrible and I hate ads. I hate having to troubleshoot problems they bring when malicious ads come through and I get a sick feeling to my stomach if any of my users got ...

 

Overwatch: Hanzo

by Aaron "BLU3" on

Mastering his skills as a bowman and an assassin, Hanzo Shimada strives to prove himself as a warrior without peer....

Hereos of the Storm launched closed beta this week, and while there are no plans to add Overwatch characters to the game (at least until after Overwatch launches) there is a small easter egg in the update. Tychus got a skin update and his color variants provide a couple images of Overwatch characters on them. Here is the original default skin Tychus has: The first color variant – as you can see, our favorite Overwatch assassin Widow makes an appearance on his left shoulder The 2nd color variant displays who has basically been the face of Overwatch, Tracer....

Yesterday, the United States Patent and Trademark Office sent a suspension letter to Blizzard Entertainment suspending their application for the trademark for Overwatch. The reason being is that the trademark is already registered with a company in Arkansas called Innovis Labs, Inc. It appears that Innovis Labs has released a mobile application called Overwatch which is meant to be used by competitive Paint Ball players. It was founded by 18 year old Josh Moody who is also the CEO for Innovis Labs and their trademark for Overwatch was filed September 5, 2013 where as Blizzard filed their application April 1, 2014. Overwatch is currently available for iPhones and has no Android version yet with the last update hitting December 14, 2014. It has some decent reviews (but only 11 total) and based on their website there doesn’t seem to be much of an online community for the device as of yet. ...