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Overwatch gets 'high bandwidth' mode update on PC

Blizzard's Overwatch team has always been upfront with how its netcode works, but needed a ton of time to test its high-bandwidth version before it moved beyond just custom games. That time is now, as the patch is live on PC. It brings...   read

 
 
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Overwatch's free weekend is live on consoles

Blizzard has opened up Overwatch on consoles for the weekend. If you're on Xbox One (with an Xbox Live Gold subscription) or PlayStation 4, you can play the team-based shooter at no extra cost. And, well, you should! Even if you're the type...   read

 
 
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Hearthstone's arena mode is getting a big shakeup with lots of removed cards

Hearthstone's competitive aspect has taken off in a big way, to the point where it's a celebrated and much-watched eSport event throughout the year. But perhaps it's biggest stain is the Arena mode, where players can pay in-game gold to com...   read

 
 
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The World of Warcraft: Legion companion app couldn't have come soon enough

One of World of Warcraft's most divisive features was introduced in its last expansion -- Garrisons. Essentially amounting to a base management minigame, players could track down NPCs, get them to perform an essential function for their ins...   read

 
 
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Review: Hearthstone: One Night in Karazhan

Blizzard has me in its clutches again with the Warcraft universe. I haven't raided in earnest in World of Warcraft since Cataclysm, and here I am gearing up in Legion at level 110 with my Demon Hunter, playing Hearthstone and batt...   read

 
 
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World of Warcraft: Legion is getting a companion app today

I think Legion is the most fun I've had in World of Warcraft since Lich King, and it's just as well as a new app is coming today that allows players to track and order their followers around on both Android and iOS. It's pretty ba...   read

 
 
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Overwatch Season 2 is live, with several improvements

In case you missed it, Overwatch is following the popular "seasonal" method of ranked play, which is used by Blizzard in several of their games already. In short there's a certain period of time that a season will run, which will featu...   read

 
 
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Overwatch is holding a free weekend on consoles starting Sept. 9

Given how successful Overwatch's open beta was, it makes sense that Blizzard would want to offer another free-for-a-limited-time experience to coax people into buying the team-based shooter. From Friday, September 9 at 11:00am Pacific until...   read

 
 
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Braxis Holdout is a good stand-in for Haunted Mines in Heroes of the Storm

I really miss Haunted Mines in Heroes of the Storm, but it doesn't look like it'll be coming back anytime soon. As one of the premiere two-lane maps it was a joy to play, but the addition of Braxis Holdout (currently for testing in PTR) mak...   read

 
 
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World of Warcraft: Legion had a killer launch and packs a great early game flow

I've been playing World of Warcraft since the beta, and I had yet to see an incredibly smooth launch for an expansion -- until Legion, that is. Players were able to log in basically at midnight at launch (a little earlier, actually), w...   read

 
 
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Heroes of the Storm's Alarak is a straightforward assassin with a cool personality

A powerful assassin with a skill-based kit and a Cthulu-themed skin, voiced by John de Lancie? Say no more, Blizzard!   read

 
 
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These Overwatch movie posters are amazing and I need them all

A series of five prints based on Blizzard’s team-based competitive shooter Overwatch are up for sale on Hero Complex Galaxy, four of which are reproductions of different movie posters you might've seen scattered throughout differ...   read

 
 
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Heroes of the Storm giving out characters for free in the next update

While we've already reported on the changes the next Heroes of the Storm update will bring, Blizzard is also going to be giving out some characters for a limited time. On September 13, anyone who logs into the game client will be gifted a c...   read

 
 
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Heroes of the Storm just got one of its biggest patches yet on PTR

One of the largest patches yet for Heroes of the Storm just dropped in the PTR (public test realm), and it has a ton of new stuff in it. The major additions include a new hero (Alarak from Starcraft) a new map (Braxis Holdout), and several ...   read

 
 
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Heroes of the Storm is getting an Overwatch-like MVP system

Blizzard is taking a page from Overwatch's playbook, and will introduce an "MVP" system in its next Heroes of the Storm patch. It'll not only highlight the most valuable player after each match, but will also highlight the team as well...   read

 
 
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These Overwatch illustrations are so doggone good!

Oh my gosh, YES! I love everything about this. Graphic designer and illustrator Lily Nishita (formerly of Naughty Dog) has imagined the Overwatch crew as pups, and her imagination is brilliant. The breed selection totally fits with the char...   read

 
 
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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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