overwatch

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

The MOP Up: Dauntless’ forums are down for a month as the game goes offline until Tuesday

No doubt that you have heard about Dauntless' launch on Tuesday, May 21st. And while that marks a new beginning for the monster...

Overwatch brings its new Havana escort map online

If you didn't get enough of the location during the Storm Rising event in Overwatch, then you're in luck. The new Havana...

Activision-Blizzard’s revenue has dropped by nearly a quarter since last quarter

It's now pretty clear that Activision-Blizzard's days of limitless growth and endless record-setting are over, at least for now, as the company's now-released...
So, bye.

Vague Patch Notes: MMOs are not the same as your single-player games with servers

Recently, I've been trying to get into Bloodborne. This isn't a result of my disliking the Souls franchise as a whole, just that it's never...

Blizzard decides to skip Gamescom 2019 as part of cost-cutting efforts

The con circuit has always been a sort of expected course for games companies to run, like the Tour de France except with less...

Not So Massively: Yearning for an MMO future free of loot

Throughout all of the Drama over Anthem's loot issues, I've just been rolling my eyes. Not because I think Bioware screwed up --...
Here we go again.

BlizzCon 2019 announced for the start of November

It's almost time! All right, it's nowhere near time, but it will be time when November 1st rolls around for BlizzCon. The convention dates...
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Overwatch introduces the Workshop to build truly custom game modes

Historically, one of the best parts of Blizzard's various single-player games has been building custom maps; it worked out well for Warcraft III, clearly, and...
Welcome to priority town.

Overwatch’s next hero is not Sojourn, but a lot of people wish she were

You all remember how people were a little bit miffed about the introduction of Wrecking Ball/Hammond into the Overwatch lineup, right? To summarize very...

Overwatch teases Havana map, breaks down Storm Rising event

Earlier this week, Overwatch cracked open the vault and let players dive in to the Storm Rising mission. In typical form, game...

Overwatch assigns a new co-op mission today, code-named Storm Rising

Despite what you may think, Overwatch's heroes aren't always at each other's throats while endangering the populace around them. Not always. Once in...

Overwatch announces its upcoming Archives event, Storm Rising, with new lore teasers

(We've updated the end of this piece with the formal announcement.) The folks at Blizzard have dropped a pair of mysterious Overwatch lore...

The Daily Grind: How much does trust for other players matter in MMORPGs?

My husband is a dedicated Overwatch player, and lately he's been watching videos about improving his skill that frankly seem to have just...

MMO Business Roundup: Philly’s Overwatch arena, the PUBG Netease settlement, and GDC’s record showing

Welcome back to the MMO Business Roundup! Remember about a year ago when the battle royale industry started trying to sue everyone into oblivion?...
Plays well with others.

The player endorsement system in Overwatch has actually cut down on toxic behavior

It turns out that when you reward players for being decent human beings in Overwatch, there's incentive for people to continue being decent human...
It's all over(watch)

Overwatch’s 30th hero, Baptiste, has officially joined the fray

The doctor will see you now -- you better hope you're on his good side, though. Overwatch's 30th hero, the combat medic Baptiste,...
Kerbang.

Overwatch explores the lore and mechanics behind Baptiste before his live release

Good news, Baptiste fans, the new healer is going to be deployed to Overwatch's live servers within the next couple of weeks according...

MMO Business Roundup: Skyrim’s multiplayer mod mess, Neural MMO, and the rise of Overwatch League

Welcome back to another roundup of stuff happening in the gaming business world relevant to MMOers. Remember Skyrim Together, the multiplayer Skyrim mod...
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Blizzard Roundup: NetEase on Diablo Immortal’s launch, plus news on HOTS, Hearthstone, and Overwatch

MMO Culture has an interesting translated bit from the NetEase conference call last week that homes in on Diablo Immortal, the game...
Kerbang.

Blizzard deep-dives Overwatch’s new hero Baptiste as he enters public testing

Earlier this week, Blizzard unveiled Overwatch's 30th hero, the Haitian combat medic Baptiste who after being orphaned in the Omnic Crisis joined...

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