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What goes into the Overwatch animated shorts?

One of the Overwatch community's most eagerly anticipated events, apart from character nerfs, free loot boxes and whichever new character they've recently fallen in love with, is the release of a new short movie, each giving a little histor...

 
 
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Blizzard alters 'culturally insensitive' Overwatch sign

Blizzard has recently made a small adjustment to the new map "Junkertown" in their hugely-popular multiplayer shooter Overwatch.The map, situated in the explosive Junkrat's native Australia, previously featured a neon-sign above a grotty lo...

 
 
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Guide: The best Overwatch duos for Quick Play

There are a lot of great resources out there for Overwatch players. Tons of guides, tutorial videos, and strategies that you and your crack squad of regular teammates can employ. Deep strategies you can use to climb the competitive ladder a...

 
 
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Deathmatch is live in Overwatch with hero changes

Deathmatch has come to Overwatch. With today's update, you'll be able to find free-for-all and Team Deathmatch in the Arcade along with a new map, Château Guillard, designed just for Deathmatch. In Deathmatch, eight players go head-t...

 
 
 
 
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Hearthstone musical short makes me miss Gaston

At Gamescom yesterday, Blizzard Entertainment showcased another fantastic Overwatch animated short. This has also been followed up with another fun cinematic, this one promoting Hearthstone.The song-and-dance mini-movie stars young wanderer...

 
 
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New Overwatch animated short focuses on Mei-Ling Zhou

At Blizzard's Reveal Ceremony at Gamescom today, they screened a brand new animated Overwatch short, the first in quite some time, featuring the story of adorable/frustrating Queen of Cryo, Mei.Mei's episode is short on action, but features...

 
 
 
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Watch Blizzard's livestream from Gamescom right here

Today, Blizzard will be live-streaming from Gamescom in Cologne, Germany. The Reveal Ceremony is set for 5pm GMT on August 23. That's 12pm EST and 9am PDT. (The start time already changed by an hour once before, so stay sharp.)A whole host ...

 
 
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Overwatch Seasons undergoing changes in new update

In a new developer update video, Jeff Kaplan has outlined some experimental changes that will be implemented in the next season of Blizzard's shooter juggernaut Overwatch.First, the season is being shortened from three months to two. This i...

 
 
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Overwatch's D.Va is getting some tweaks, and a new ability

Like any competitive game Overwatch is due for character reworks and alterations from time to time, and D.Va is up next on the block. In a thread discussing potential changes to D.Va as requested by fans, Principal Designer Geoff Goodman ki...

 
 
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Overwatch is getting a new Escort map called Junkertown

Junkertown, the latest Overwatch map, is going to feel right at home for Junkrat and Roadhog players. It's an Escort map set in the post-apocalyptic-looking wreckage of a destroyed omnium where the Junkers and their Queen live. Speaking of,...

 
 
 
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We liked the name Battle.net so much that it's coming back

Branding is a funny thing. Sometimes bad but established branding is clearly better than good but new branding. Never discount the power of nostalgia, especially in a time when it's responsible for truckloads of reboots every year. We want ...

 
 
 
 
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StarCraft II being used to train artificial intelligence

Blizzard, in association with research company DeepMind, have developed software based on the real-time strategy game StarCraft II that teaches computers how to think for themselves.Judgement Day is upon us... Maybe.The two companies have c...

 
 
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Overwatch is getting free-for-all and team deathmatch

Would you look at that! Blizzard is giving deathmatch a chance in Overwatch. Two new modes -- eight-player free-for-all, and six-on-six Team Deathmatch -- are coming to the Arcade soon and are available now for testing on the PTR. The forme...

 
 
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Overwatch just kicked off its Summer Games event

Overwatch's Summer Games event is live today and I know, I know -- get to the skins already! Lúcioball is back with a new arena along with 50-plus limited-time cosmetic unlocks. Reaper, Widowmaker, Junkrat, Soldier: 76, McCree, Somb...

 
 
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Hearthstone lands Knights of the Frozen Throne next week

Blizzard has settled on Thursday, August 10 for Knights of the Frozen Throne. This latest Hearthstone expansion contains 135 new cards, including hero cards, which transform your heroes into Death Knights with modified powers. There are als...

 
 
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More free Overwatch loot for Twitch Prime users

[UPDATE: Upon further investigation, the "Five free loot boxes" code can only be obtained at the link below from August 10. Including the accidental dead link when this news first went live I made two errors here. The article has been updat...

 
 
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Moustache powers unleashed in Heroes of the Storm

The moustache has become a hot topic since the news that actor Henry Cavill must have his digitally removed for Justice League reshoots. Now it seems that the lads and lasses of Blizzard's Heroes of the Storm might be next in need of a digi...

 
 
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Overwatch Summer Games returning next week

Blizzard Entertainment have released a new video confirming that the cast of Overwatch will be donning their sports gear once more for the Summer Games event, returning to the online shooter on August 8.The event will see the return of last...

 
 
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Garrosh is a contentious hero but damn he's fun to play

Garrosh, another widely requested hero to follow up the perhaps most requested Malthael, has entered the arena in Heroes of the Storm. Much like his storyline players are already up in arms regarding his abilities and fantasy, but afte...

 
 




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