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Overwatch's new castle map Eichenwalde is smaller than you'd think

Despite picking support classes whenever and wherever possible, I was perfectly fine waiting for Blizzard to add Ana, Overwatch's first post-release hero, to the game proper before trying her out. But that new map, Eichenwalde? Not a chance...   read

 
 
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Overwatch players may have a case in summer Loot Box snafu

A few days ago, we reported on how Blizzard was caught changing the description of its microtransaction Loot Box system in Overwatch. Turns out, one Battle.net user actually inquired about the legality of the swapped terms. The result doesn...   read

 
 
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Here's what you can expect in the next major Overwatch update

By now, lots of people have had a chance to check out the new version of Overwatch's Public Test Realm (PTR). While we went into some of the fun stuff yesterday, there's a lot of balance tweaks that launched at the same time. Many of t...   read

 
 
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This Overwatch short will have you sympathizing with Bastion

After watching this latest Overwatch animated short, you might not be able to look at Bastion the same way again. He can be one hell of an annoying murder-bot, but deep down, he really does mean well. Unsurprisingly, there's less, uh, talk...   read

 
 
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New Overwatch patch civilizes trolls, adds new emotes

[Art by Horuto on DeviantArt] Overwatch's Public Test Realm (PTR) was updated earlier today, allowing PC players to check out some of the game's upcoming features. We'll have a full breakdown of the patch notes later, but one of the mo...   read

 
 
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Overwatch is getting a castle map next month

New characters are nice and all, but what I've really wanted for Overwatch is more maps. Blizzard is delivering next month with Eichenwalde, an Assault/Escort hybrid map where the attacking team will work its way through a German village a...   read

 
 
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Overwatch's Zarya is coming to Heroes of the Storm, along with StarCraft maps

Blizzard is starting gamescom off right, with a new reveal for Heroes of the Storm. Inline with previous leaks there will be two StarCraft-themed maps, including Braxis Holdout (featuring a Terran and Zerg battle) and Warhead Junction (with...   read

 
 
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Blizzard changed Overwatch Loot Box descriptions after player outcry

Blizzard has quietly changed the phrasing in several of its descriptions for Loot Boxes in Overwatch. Loot Boxes are how players can unlock cosmetic enhancements for the game's diverse cast of characters, and can be earned through game...   read

 
 
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Watch Overwatch cosplayers watch Overwatch porn

Today's unexpected discovery? Heavily-censored, pixelated Overwatch porn (or, "hentai," for you sticky sticklers) is actually incredibly funny to watch, the abstraction emphasizing the absurdity of cartoon sex. Add four real-life Overwatch...   read

 
 
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Blizzard is overhauling Overwatch competitive play for Season 2

In the days leading up to Overwatch's second season of competitive play, director Jeff Kaplan has begun detailing the many tweaks being made. This nearly 15-minute video couldn't even cover everything! Much of the work being done is me...   read

 
 


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Review in Progress: Hearthstone: One Night in Karazhan

I love how Hearthstone plays off of the wackier parts of the Warcraft universe. It's been there all along -- Pandaren have been looking silly and getting drunk since the Warcraft III days, but Hearthstone, as a spinoff world ...   read

 
 
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Overwatch devs talk buffs for Mercy and Mei, nerf for Zenyatta

Over on the Overwatch forums, principal designer Geoff Goodman explained some upcoming changes for several characters. Mercy, a hero who has had a significantly lower winrate than her pure healing counterpart Lucio, is getting a much-n...   read

 
 
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Everyone's favorite Overwatch character is getting a video short soon

Due to a leak from an international Blizzard social site (which is happening a lot this year!) we sort of get a heads up yesterday that Overwatch would be getting another short -- but now we have full confirmation. The publisher notes ...   read

 
 
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Review in Progress: World of Warcraft: Legion

I've been playing World of Warcraft for over 10 years. Sure my raiding days ended in earnest in Cataclysm, but I've kept up with every expansion since its beta phase in 2004, and have played every class in the game -- and on occasion, servi...   read

 
 
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Blizzard's going to punish people who play Lucioball as other characters

Lucioball is a Rocket League-like game variant for Overwatch, a three-on-three soccer match in honor of the Rio Olympics. It's mostly just a bunch of Lucios pushing a giant ball around. Except, sometimes other characters sneak in and ruin e...   read

 
 
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This is how the Overwatch Season 1 rewards break down

The inaugural competitive season of Overwatch is winding down soon. How have you fared so far? Aside from some nail-bitters that ended in aggravating sudden-death rounds, I've had a good time with it overall. When the teams are evenly match...   read

 
 
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A StarCraft HD remaster is supposedly in the works

Will we see a StarCraft HD eventually? According to a new report, that seems to be the case. The news comes from Korean outlet iNews24, which isn't just a random rumor mill site, but a respected publication. "Multiple sources" hav...   read

 
 
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Overwatch leads Activision Blizzard to a record-breaking second quarter

Overwatch has added quite the exclamation point to Activision Blizzard's financial statement. The publisher just released its most recent investors' report, and the success of Blizzard's multiplayer shooter has led to record revenues f...   read

 
 
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Review: StarCraft II: Nova Covert Ops - Mission Pack 2

A lot of people don't want StarCraft II to end. There was, after all, a 12-year gap between sequels, so bringing about a finality of sorts to the package that started with Wings of Liberty in 2010 is a scary prospect. But it's not...   read

 
 
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Overwatch's Lucioball is really fun, but the Rio-themed Loot Boxes, not so much

Blizzard kind of came out of nowhere with its Overwatch Rio Olympic celebration, complete with a brand new limited-time mode, as well as legendary skins, sprays, emotes, intros, and player icons. Let’s take a look at what you’re...   read

 
 
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Overwatch will be getting Rio Olympic-themed cosmetic items

[Update: Lucioball, a Rocket League-like mode, is confirmed as a new game as per the PlayStation Blog. The event starts today, and more limited time events are confirmed for the future.] Overwatch just got its first big update recently...   read

 
 
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I think it will take people a while to figure out Auriel in Heroes of the Storm

Having first looked at her kit, Auriel really spoke to me. She has a straight-up resurrection spell -- something no other support in the game sports. She also has a very cool mechanic that sort of "brands" another player, allowing her to sa...   read

 
 
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World of Warcraft's Demon Hunter class is coming on August 9

One of the things I'm most jazzed about when it comes to the World of Warcraft: Legion expansion is the Demon Hunter class. Modeled after Illidan and the hero from Warcraft III, this active playstyle was pretty fun in the alpha/beta pr...   read

 
 
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Oh, the trouble two Mercys can get into

Like a couple of curious cats, this pair of Mercys wondered if there's a way to travel through the great abyss on Overwatch's Nepal map. And, like the cats, curiosity killed them. Lucky for them, they can just bring each other back to life...   read

 
 
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Hearthstone's new 'One Night in Karazhan' adventure has a groovy ass vibe

I've been pining for a real Hearthnstone adventure (not a card expansion) for months, and now I'm going to get one. Blizzard has announced Hearthstone: One Night in Karazhan, another add-on that will see players entering Medivh's tower...   read

 
 
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