overwatch

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

International regulators co-sign declaration to investigate lockboxes and skin gambling

If you thought Belgium and The Netherlands were going to keep on standing alone in the fight against lootboxes, you were very much mistaken,...

South Korean legislation would make online sexual harassment a criminal offense

According to a recent report from PCGamesN, South Korean legislators are considering a bill that would make sexual harassment in online games a...
Kick it down the road.

UK researchers identify link between lootboxes and problem gambling

Are lockboxes just another form of gambling? That depends on which government entity, scientist, lawyer, or doctor you ask. But maybe the question we...

Blizzard job postings reveal new unannounced project

Some new job postings on Blizzard's careers site seem to suggest that the World of Warcraft and Overwatch creator has something...
Here we go again.

BlizzCon reveals the first digital freebie and prepares for more pre-show build-a-panel fun

Begun, the BlizzCon has. Sort of. Yesterday's video reveal of what promises to be the first of several virtual freebies from the Virtual Ticket...
Evil Shooter Squad, ahoy!

Check out the BlizzCon attendee swag before you catch the pre-show kickoff

Like Christmas, BlizzCon is arriving earlier every year. Yes, the actual convention doesn't start until late October, but there's a pre-show kickoff event...

Overwatch’s latest map, Busan, goes live today

Overwatch's latest map, Busan, is live as of today. The new map, which is located on D.Va's home turf of South Korea, may...
Doooo not care

Overwatch is headlining this month’s Humble Monthly Bundle

All right, where's the one person on the planet who does not yet have Overwatch? Who is it? Is it you, the person...

Belgium begins criminal investigation into EA’s noncompliance with gambling laws as lockboxes remain in FIFA

Activision-Blizzard and Valve may have cooperated with European nations' lockbox demands, but apparently EA won't be playing ball. You'll recall that at the end of...
Sports is the same.

Overwatch League signs on six more teams for its 2019 season

If Blizzard were to stop adding new things to Overwatch, it would die, like some sort of new content shark. That's already a...

Esports in the Olympics isn’t happening any time soon thanks to ‘killer games’

Over the last year or so, the idea of bringing esports to the Olympics has begun to sound more plausible. In 2017, the co-president...

Blizzard is disabling Overwatch and HOTS lockbox purchases for Belgian players

Earlier this year, Belgium took up the anti-lootbox cause, becoming one of the first countries to investigate lockboxes in online games and ultimately

Gamescom 2018: World of Warcraft dives into Azshara’s backstory and hosts a concert

It turns out that Blizzard was saving something special for Gamescom 2018 after all. At the show, the World of Warcraft studio...

SuperData July 2018: Fortnite is peaking, League of Legends is bested, Overwatch is slipping

"Fortnite’s peak may be behind us," SuperData asserts in its report on July 2018's global video game revenues. "Fortnite revenue is up...

Gamescom 2018: Blizzard’s Overwatch D.Va animated short and Busan map, Diablo comic, and Hearthstone Puzzle Lab

Blizzard's been busy at Gamescom this year. As promised, the studio delivered the Overwatch goods bright and early this morning for the...

Overwatch teases LEGO crossover with half a dozen minifigs, animated short coming tomorrow

Blizzard dropped a fun teaser in the middle of Gamescom this week that seems to imply an Overwatch LEGO crossover. The brief video...
Because it's boring.

There’s a free Overwatch weekend in your future later this month

As a buy-to-play game, Overwatch has always had that financial barrier that's kept some potentially interested players at bay. For those who haven't...

The Daily Grind: Do you have an MMO backlog, and if so, what’s on it?

If you follow the mainstream gaming media meta at all, you've probably noticed that a lot of sites, spurred on by Polygon, have been...

Global Chat: Is it worth your time to alpha test MMOs?

Taugrim raises a very interesting question this week on his blog. Namely, is it really worth your time to alpha test MMOs these...
Sports is the same.

The Overwatch Summer Games are back

You've been training for this moment all year long, and by "training" we mean "aggressively burping while sitting in your comfortable office chair." You're...

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