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 problem is you not being very good.

Overwatch explains how the new group finder shouldn’t affect win chances

Absolutely no one likes to start a match in Overwatch and then immediately feel outmatched. It's easy to look at the game's upcoming...

Massively Overthinking: Why is no one meeting the obvious player demand for big MMORPGs?

Massively OP reader ichi_san has a burning question about the state of the industry. "Lots of people seem to be looking for an MMO they...
The Guitar Hero rush hit us all.

The Soapbox: Do MMOs still fall victim to the copycat curse?

When Radical Heights launched, I was inspired to put together a whole Perfect Ten about why trend-chasing doesn't work for online games....
LET US TEAM

Overwatch is adding LFG functions, player endorsements (plus a major Symmetra rework)

Acknowledging players who do well in Overwatch is a big part of what keeps players in the game, and to that end the...

Leaderboard: How much time should you put in to become a great player in the typical MMO?

Earlier this week, GIbiz put out a piece on the Shanghai Dragons, the Overwatch League e-sports team representing China. In a letter to...

Overwatch climbs to 40 million players on its second birthday but won’t comment on a sequel

Blizzard isn't being shy about touting Overwatch on its second birthday. Not one bit. And you know what birthdays call for in the...

Massively Overthinking: The case for rarity and randomness in MMO monetization

Last week, Guild Wars 2's Crystin Cox gave a monetization interview to Gamasutra during which she made one specific argument I wanted to...
I'm sorry, Jaina.

Blizzard roundup: World of Warcraft lore, Hearthstone and Heroes of the Storm balance, and Overwatch LEGO sets

Who's ready for some news about Blizzard? Because boy, there's a lot of it! Want some new World of Warcraft lore about Jaina?...
Doooo not care

Overwatch’s second anniversary event, new FFA Deathmatch map, and new lootboxes are live

As promised, Blizzard is dropping a big anniversary event for Overwatch starting today as the game turns two, complete with sales...

Overwatch unveils ancient Petra map, has fun with stop-motion animation for its anniversary

It's the start of an exciting run of Overwatch with the team shooter moving into an anniversary period. First up? A brand-new match...

Paladins Strike admits to unwittingly using Overwatch art assets for promo

Someone done goofed up over at Hi-Rez. Players noticed that background artwork for the studio's mobile title Paladins Strike bears a striking resemblance...
Not quite like this.

Overwatch is getting official Nerf guns next year

It may be that your biggest irritation is that there are times in the day when you cannot play Overwatch and thus have...

Overwatch plans second anniversary festivities, legendary edition, and freebie weekend

Dang, can you believe Overwatch is almost two years old? Actually, I can - I've definitely been listening to my husband gripe about...

Belgian Gaming Commission releases full report barring gambleboxes in video games

Back in 2017, at the height of mainstream outrage over lockbox shenanigans, Belgium became one of the very first countries to take the problem...

Tamriel Infinium: Deep-diving the mechanics of Elder Scrolls Online Summerset’s Psijic Order skill line

Many MMO gamers - including me - are a bit underwhelmed by the next chapter of the Elder Scrolls Online. Although Summerset...

Overwatch fights breast cancer with a pink Mercy

I hope that we can agree that pink is, hands down, an awesome color. It's saucy, it's edgy, and it goes so well with...
Yes, it was this bad. It was always this bad.

Overwatch hackers see jail time in South Korea while competitive season 10 begins and Rialto goes live

If there was any remaining question, let's make sure you know that you really do not want to be an Overwatch hacker in...

ActiBlizz Q1 2018 financial report: WoW is actually outperforming expectations – time for a fourth yacht or no?

Reporting on Activision-Blizzard's endless piles of money is about as much fun as reporting on how fifty-bajillion-zillion people are playing fork knife....

Massively OP Interview: Dual Universe demo shows off advances in city building, space travel

When you work in video games, you often get asked what new titles you are looking forward to. While experience has been teaching me...

The Daily Grind: Do you make an effort to be positive and friendly in MMORPGs?

Despite concerns about the pervasiveness of toxicity in gaming, most gamers are not toxic. Outside of extremely social MMOs, I suspect most people probably...

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