overwatch

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

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

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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

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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

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Not So Massively: Imagining a true MMORTS

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Activision-Blizzard has apparently yanked its games from GeForce NOW

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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

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Turns out esports are terrible.

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...

Hearthstone previews Galakrond’s Awakening adventures, Overwatch brings on the Year of the Rat event

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Massively Uplifting: Gaming studios and communities support kids, trees, cats, STEM, and gaming grandparents

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Hold your breath and count to ten, fall apart, start again.

Leaderboard: Are you onboard with the online gaming industry’s new take on sequels?

Overwatch 2 and Path of Exile 2 being announced in such close proximity, plus rumors of an Anthem reboot in the...

The most popular MMORPG conversations of 2019

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Infographic condenses gaming’s annual earnings and most talked about titles in 2019

Sure, we can all take a look back at the how gaming did fiscally this past year by blipping through search engines and archives,...

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