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Overwatch: Symmetra

by Aaron "BLU3" on

Symmetra literally bends reality. By manipulating hard-light constructs, she crafts the world as she wishes it to be, in hopes of engineering a perfect society....

 

Overwatch: Torbjörn

by Aaron "BLU3" on

At its height, Overwatch possessed one of the most advanced armaments on the planet, which could be traced to the workshop of an ingenious engineer named Torbjörn Lindholm....

In an interview with Polygon, Overwatch director Jeff Kaplan talked somewhat more specifically about how the game rose from the ashes of the Titan project, but also how Blizzard’s current game offerings have had an impact on how it’s gone so far. Something that surprised me coming out of this article is how hard Kaplan is working to drive home the point that Overwatch is not just a piece of the intended Titan experience spun out into its own game, but instead something built from scratch that only took some design lessons learned by the Titan dev team. Another interesting note came from how the team is starting to consider the esports possibilities of the game. Kaplan tells a story about how the Overwatch QA team took funds intended for a party and instead threw an in-house tournament for the game. This was apparently a turning point in how Blizzard thought about the game, which then laid the ...

 

Overwatch: Zarya

by Aaron "BLU3" on

Aleksandra Zaryanova is one of the world's strongest women, a celebrated athlete who sacrificed personal glory to protect her family, friends, and country in a time of war....

 

Overwatch: McCree

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McCree had already made a name for himself as a member of the notorious Deadlock Gang, which trafficked in illicit weapons and military hardware throughout the American Southwest, when he and his associates were busted in an Overwatch sting operation. With his expert marksmanship and resourcefulness, he was given the choice between rotting in a maximum-security lockup and joining Blackwatch, Overwatch's covert ops division. He chose the latter....

 

Blizzard PAX East Stream Coverage

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“At its core, Overwatch is a game about heroes. ” — Jeff Kaplan In other shooters, where a gun is the most important thing you’re carrying, Overwatch focuses more on the abilities you bring to the game. NEW MAP: Watchpoint Gibraltar Style Map: Payload (which is a more “pure” payload map than the mixed control-points/payload maps we saw at BlizzCon.) Brings something new to Overwatch, introducing the hsitory of the OVerwatch organization. The organization was an international peacekeeping group that was disbanded, and Winston is trying to put the band back together. He’s doing this by launching a satellite to create a communications array. The satellite is the payload you’re escorting through the map, and getting it to the launchpad is the overall objective. Attacker spawn is in Winston’s Lab, with a ton of information that gives context and background for the universe and Winston in particular. There’s a chokepoint at the bottom ...

JR is on the floor at PAX East and he’s been able to get the latest information about Overwatch first hand, along with some nice pictures. There are two new playable heroes in the Overwatch demos at Pax East. Zarya is a buff Russian Female with Pink Hair with a Particle Cannon for a main weapon and a Protective Barrier. Her Ultimate ability seems to be a gravitation ball similar to what Gazlowe has in Heroes of the Storm. We also have McCree the Cowboy, his abilities are a Combat Roll, a Flash Bang, and his ultimate is Deadeye which targets everyone in his vision with a red “x”. We’ll keep you updated as we get new and more detailed information on these two Heroes, stay tuned! UPDATES: (1) First Impressions of McCree McCree is a pistol-toting sheriff with many airs of Clint Eastwood’s character in The Good, the Bad, ...

The Overwatch PR team has another twitter teaser today. this time in the form of an opinion about vigilante justice. Vigilante justice—is it vital in a post-Overwatch world? pic.twitter.com/CEERX43EQy — Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) March 4, 2015 So where should we start with this little bit of information? First off, the scene pictured in the main article takes place in Japan outside in the street in front of a noodle joint. The scene described is after a botched robbery attempt at the ramen shop that was interrupted by a vigilante that is described as being a self appointed sheriff. The other important bit of information is the name of the author, Joel Morricone. Joel in this case is a guest blogger that is advocating this vigilante that looks like a sheriff. Well, guess what? Joel is supposedly the name of the Cowboy seen in a lot of the promo art for Overwatch, ...

 

Overwatch Press Event Reactions

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The Overwatch event in which Blizzard invited a bunch of Youtube personalities (including some pro Team Fortess 2 players) happened on Thursday and it appears they have an embargo on the information they received that will lift on Friday morning during PAX East. However, that hasn’t stopped them from being able to tell how the visit itself went and their thoughts on playing the game (without going into specifics). Probably the only bit of new information we did get is it was asked what the business model would be when the game was released and the developers responded with the same thing they did at BlizzCon, that they don’t know yet. However, in my opinion, it is likely we’ll be seeing some kind of free to play model since there is no single player campaign mode to sell. Youtububer mrmuselks posted a Reddit thread with his experiences. He’s primarily a ...

 

Overwatch: Who are we missing?

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What surprises does Blizzard have in store for Overwatch at PAX East? BLU3 takes some time and speculates on some heroes we may discover....