overwatch

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

Overwatch’s latest PTR build brings an overall buff to armor and nerfs to shields

The latest PTR patch for Overwatch is bringing some pretty big changes to the tanking game. The latest patch notes outline some...
Oh my.

J. Allen Brack says the Blitzchung incident ‘exposed some immaturity’ in Blizzard

It's a bit long in the tooth now with BlizzCon well behind us, but the Esports Observer published an interview with Blizzard's J....

First impressions: Overwatch on the Switch is mostly just Overwatch Mobile

Before Blizzard's bit of October unpleasantness, I was genuinely excited for the Switch release of Overwatch, though somewhat confused since it's clearly...
Healing girl.

New Overwatch short story details what brought Mercy back into the field

The original Overwatch still has a bunch of heroes who never got a whole lot of further exploration, such as the almost ubiquitous healer...
Hold your breath and count to ten, fall apart, start again.

Not So Massively: Overwatch 2 is what Overwatch should have been from the start

Much to my own surprise, the announcement that most excited me at BlizzCon this year was not from any of the franchises I...

Overwatch’s Jeff Kaplan thinks Blizzard’s Blitzchung punishment was too harsh

Last week, it was players, game industry leaders, and congress against Blizzard in the matter of Hearthstone player Blitzchung's sentencing over pro-Hong Kong...
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Overwatch’s ‘stagnation’ is the direct result of Blizzard working on Overwatch 2

If it's seemed to you like Overwatch just hasn't gotten as many fun seasonal events or unusual updates for a while, that's because it's...

Massively Overthinking: The best and worst of BlizzCon 2019

BlizzCon 2019 is behind us, finally, and we're winding down our coverage and trying to put a capstone on the experience. In this...
Here's Mei! You like mei, right?

China is really adding that youth gaming curfew and block on sex and gore in games

Sometimes it's easy to forget that gamers over in China have it very different than we do in the west. If you need a...

BlizzCon protesters remain unmoved by Blizzard apology as industry groups propose unified esports principles

If anyone was curious, no, many of the folks who protested BlizzCon live and in the flesh were not swayed by Blizzard President...
Okay boomer.

Blizzard says Sojourn was left out of Overwatch for so long for ‘story reasons’

There is no story in Overwatch. Even if you didn't know this before somehow, you probably picked up on this fact because the addition of...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 245: BlizzContrite

Justin and Bree discuss BlizzCon 2019, Blizzard's apology, WoW Shadowlands, Overwatch 2, Diablo 4, Ship of Heroes, Camelot Unchained, and Final Fantasy XIV, with a mailbag question on MMO housing preferences.
Collaborate and listen.

Overwatch 2’s Jeff Kaplan opines about the demoralizing effect leaks have on a development team

All of your leaks around Overwatch 2 made Jeff Kaplan very sad. You probably already know that, since he made a point out...
robot boyfriends

BlizzCon 2019: Jeff Kaplan hopes Overwatch 2 will change how game sequels work

If you're thinking of Overwatch 2 as basically DLC with new PvE modes and some tweaked character models, that's understandable; while the sequel has...

Fight or Kite: PvP games to play if you’re still boycotting Blizzard

The past couple of weeks in the land of Blizzard have made for a wild ride. Some of us have extremely strong feelings and...
Wait... didn't we win?

BlizzCon 2019: When Blizzard prayed for rain and got a drizzle

So we all knew that this year's BlizzCon needed to be bigger than last year's BlizzCon. That was, on one level, not...
It's just how we've always done things.

BlizzCon 2019: Why World of Warcraft: Shadowlands isn’t adding a new class

If you were wondering why World of Warcraft wasn't adding a new class with its upcoming Shadowlands expansion, you are definitely not...

The Daily Grind: Is Overwatch 2 just the MMO we wanted before there was an Overwatch?

Going into BlizzCon, the only thing I really cared about was Diablo 4 - chiefly because I loved the Diablo franchise. It was...
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BlizzCon 2019: Diablo 4 promises no real money auction house and regular content updates

In the minds of many, Diablo III got a lot of things wrong. Whether it's the anemic update cadence, the decision to use...
This isn't it.

The Daily Grind: So, were you pleased with BlizzCon 2019?

Folks, I'm writing this from the distant past and you're reading it now. I'm writing for the future. So as I type this, I don't...

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