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Ana gets a pretty hefty nerf in an upcoming Overwatch test patch

Ana has dominated the Overwatch scene for a while, but that may change when the next round of PTR changes hit (as a reminder, the PTR, or Public Test Region, is where the dev team tests their changes before they go live mostly for bugs...   read

 
 
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Probius is another slam dunk character for Heroes of the Storm

Heroes of the Storm is known for weird characters. It has Abathur, a hero that touts a playstyle not typically found in the MOBA genre, among other oddballs that bend the rules in interesting ways. While the builder concept isn't really new...   read

 
 
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A better look at Heroes of the Storm's Pylon-warping Probius

If a worker unit can end up becoming a fleshed-out character for Heroes of the Storm, I have to wonder what other weird paths Blizzard might one day take the roster down. Probius, "the bravest of the probes," has that oddball appeal. But w...   read

 
 
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The newest Heroes of the Storm character, Probius, hails from StarCraft

Today at the HGC Western Clash event for Heroes of the Storm, Blizzard announced an unlikely new character -- Probius -- and it's quite literally a probe from the StarCraft series. Probious is a ranged specialist that summons Pylo...   read

 
 
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Overwatch: Orisa overview

Overwatch's newest member Orisa hit Blizzard's public test realm earlier this morning. I've been testing out the bot, and it seems like she'll be a great addition to the team. Read on and I'll go over her loadout and abilities.   read

 
 
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Overwatch's newest hero is a tank named Orisa

Compared to the drawn-out reveal for Sombra, Blizzard's unveil for Overwatch's 24th hero, Orisa, is a pleasant surprise. We were only just trying to piece together her place in the fiction, and here she is! Orisa was created by Efi Oladele...   read

 
 
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Today's Overwatch update adds the Game Browser

I know we're antsy for a new hero, but today's update for Overwatch on PC and consoles deals with the promised Game Browser and tweaks to characters like Bastion and Roadhog, among other changes. This video tells you most everything you ne...   read

 
 
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A neat look at what goes into animating Overwatch highlight intros

What goes into creating a character's highlight intro for Overwatch? Far more than you might imagine. This annotated video from Blizzard senior animator David Gibson shrinks about four days worth of animation work in Autodesk Maya down to ...   read

 
 
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Overwatch teases a new character

There's been a lot of speculation lately that Overwatch's next hero might be coming sooner rather than later. Fans were thinking that the 24th addition to the roster might be the legendary Doomfist, and there was plenty of evidence to ...   read

 
 
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This year's DICE Summit will feature a game dev Quake tournament

The DICE Summit is an annual get-together for game developers to discuss ideas for new games and emerging technology within the industry. While it doesn't hold much for the mainstream gaming public, it looks like the executives in charge of...   read

 
 
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Blizzard will be ceasing support for Windows XP and Vista this year

Windows XP was the defacto operating system for a very long time. I remember immediately upgrading in 2001 and not really thinking about changing until I eventually tried out Windows 7 in 2010. The removal of MS-DOS was pretty big, but the ...   read

 
 
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Overwatch's Mei and Mercy will also become Nendoroids

Tracer will be the first in the Overwatch Nendoroid line, but she won't be alone for long. Good Smile Company revealed, via a poster at Toy Fair New York, that Mei and Mercy will be joining her!   read

 
 
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HearthStone's getting a Mammoth shakeup

All successful collectible card games maintain their relevance by adding new expansions at periodic intervals, and HearthStone is no different. Blizzard released some information earlier today that let us know more about their pla...   read

 
 
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Overwatch's competitive season 3 is ending soon

Overwatch's third competitive season is drawing to a close, meaning players have just a few days left to work on their rank and earn points towards unlocking golden weapon skins. The season will end on February 21 at 4:00 PM Pacific time, o...   read

 
 
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Tracer kicks off the Overwatch Nendoroid line

Before this breaks down into a thread of replies about who from the Overwatch cast we most want to have in toy form -- is it too late? Am I already out of time here? -- I just want to point out that this upcoming Nendoroid figure of Tracer ...   read

 
 
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Bastion is nearly unkillable on the PTR right now

Alongside the Roadhog and Winston changes in the latest PTR patch, Bastion also received a few tweaks. While we've known for awhile now that the changes would focus on making his sentry and tank mode transformations more viable, things migh...   read

 
 
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Roadhog and Winston just got tweaks in Overwatch along with Bastion

Blizzard shared some patch notes three days ago in what I'm referring to as the "Bastion patch." Currently in PTR, the update adds CTF to the mix, as well as a server browser. In terms of hero changes the big alterations involve Bastion, wh...   read

 
 
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Overwatch is adding CTF and custom rulesets in the next patch

Overwatch's current seasonal event, Year of The Rooster, added a Capture the Flag mode that proved to be quite popular. So popular, in fact, that game director Jeff Kaplan went back on his previous claim that CTF would be limited to the run...   read

 
 
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How does Lucio's Overwatch kit transfer to Heroes of the Storm?

It's my dream to one day see the entire cast of Overwatch present in Heroes of the Storm. Don't get me wrong, there needs to be a lot more love sooner than later for franchises like Diablo (I'm looking at you Mephisto) and Starcra...   read

 
 
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Hearthstone's next dinosaur-riddled expansion may have leaked early

Blizzard had a great 2016; Overwatch was our game of the year, and I heard almost nothing but positive things about World of Warcraft: Legion. With all that going on, it'd be easy to overlook HearthStone, which also put out a...   read

 
 
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World of Warcraft players can now exchange gold for Battle.net credit

Blizzard has expanded its WoW Token system in World of Warcraft to enable players to cash in their gold for Battle.net Balance. Now when you exchange your gold for a WoW Token, you'll be able to redeem the trinket for 30 days of game time ...   read

 
 
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Heroes of the Storm's next character is...Overwatch's Lucio!

You knew they had to add another Overwatch character into the fold in Heroes of the Storm at some point given the massive popularity of the crossover event, and now, Blizzard has revealed that Lucio is on his way into the Ne...   read

 
 
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Tracer's pulse pistols from Overwatch look dangerous

YouTuber LaserGadgets was inspired to make some weapons by last year's hit game Overwatch. The difference between the guns he made and those made by most other cosplayers is that his actually work. Overwatch's breakout character ...   read

 
 
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The buffs for Overwatch's Bastion sound exciting

As I was just saying the other day, Overwatch's Bastion is woefully underrepresented at the pro level. The robot just isn't up to snuff given how easy it is to counter, and only really sees play on Watchpoint: Gibraltar. Blizzard is seeking...   read

 
 
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Overwatch just hit the 25 million player mark

It's closing in on the one year anniversary of Overwatch in May (!), and I feel like Blizzard's first new IP in over a decade managed to already accomplish so much. It has a legion of fans behind it creating crafts, cosplay costumes, and a ...   read

 
 



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