overwatch

Official Site: Overwatch
Studio: Blizzard Entertainment
Launch Date: May 24, 2016
Genre: Team-Based OFPS
Business Model: B2P
Platform: PC, Xbox One, PS4

Not So Massively: StarCraft II has quietly become Blizzard’s best-managed property

While I do think the studio's actions at BlizzCon are encouraging, it still feels weird heaping praise on Blizzard right now. But...

Overwatch tests Echo while Heroes of the Storm preps ancient Greece event

It's been a homecoming long in the making, but finally Echo is arriving in Overwatch. The game's 32nd hero is currently on...

Overwatch drops origin story video for its next playable hero, Echo

Blizzard's been teasing a new Overwatch character for a while now - in fact, we first heard of this one way back...
Overwhatever.

Overwatch brings the Archives out again with new challenges and rewards

It's going to be a while before the co-op PvE of Overwatch 2 is playable, but there are still some good old-fashioned Overwatch PvE...
In a world of human wreckage.

Blizzard roundup: Michael Chu leaves Overwatch, Acti-Blizz gets a new COO, and WoW Classic drops a banhammer

Blizzard's been on a tear this week with staffing shifts and patches and cancellations, so let's dig in. First, probably the saddest part of...
The Quick and the Gay

Coronavirus roundup: Virtual GDC, Overwatch League suspended, Crowfall and Funcom work-from-home

As the novel coronavirus pandemic's impact is felt across the globe, shutting down everything from international travel to the NBA to markets, it continues...

Desert Arena: First impressions of Shadow Arena, the Diet Black Desert of battle royales

Did someone just cast Arcane Echo? Because this'll be our second piece on Shadow Arena this week, following its deep-dive by our...

Overwatch kicks off competitive season 21 with its new hero pools feature

The time is now for the competitive players of Overwatch to hop in to the pool. The hero pool, that is! Season 21...
Bnurgh.

Riot Games’ multiplayer FPS Valorant is officially unveiled with new screens, details, and gameplay footage

Looks like the cat has been officially released from the bag. Valorant, the CSGO-like multiplayer FPS that was hitherto known as Project...

Overwatch previews its new triple damage composition experimental mode

As fine-tuned as Overwatch tries to be (you leave your own opinions about how successful that's been), sometimes you have to try some...
Hooray, no shouting LFG for hours, that's enticing.

EA becomes the latest studio to back out of a con over coronavirus concerns

This week's Boston-based PAX East has already felt the effects of multiple companies, from Sony to Square Enix, backing out over...
More like Dia-BLOWs, right?

A LinkedIn profile adds more fuel to the Diablo animated series fire

The rumor about a Diablo animated series has been running for ages now, and the latest bit of evidence that this is a real thing...

Not So Massively: Imagining a true MMORTS

MMOs and RTS are two of the genres of game I play the most. Given that, you'd think I'd be a big fan of...

Activision-Blizzard has apparently yanked its games from GeForce NOW

If you were subbing to NVIDIA GeForce Now for your streamed games, we genuinely hope it wasn't for Activision-Blizzard's games. That's because yesterday

Activision-Blizzard’s Q4 2019 revenues are down YoY for the fourth straight quarter

So here we are in 2020, looking back at the last quarter of 2019 for Blizzard. Nothing big happened or anything, just a massive...
alexa play the gold saucer theme

Overwatch’s new hero pools hit the PTS as Blizzard gift-wraps new goodies for workshop modders

I'm going to tentatively say here that this might be the best (or at least most smooth) thing Blizzard has done in a month...

Overwatch details competitive hero pools and experimental test modes

Your friend Jeff from the Overwatch team is here with a new video on the game's development - the current game, not just...
And chill.

Blizzard’s Overwatch League matches in China are on hold for two months for the coronavirus

For whatever other issues Blizzard is having right now, it can't be said that the studio isn't paying close attention to potential viral outbreaks...

MMO Business Roundup: Guild Wars’ art book, Day of Dragons drama, Red Dead hackers, FogBank layoffs, and more

Welcome back to another roundup of MMO (and MMO-adjacent) industry news! Guild Wars' art book: If you happened to read our swag guide ahead...

Jeff Kaplan explains why Overwatch matches are not getting a ban phase

Some competitive-minded PvP games have a phase where each team decides which characters are banned from joining in, and there appears to be a...

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