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Latest 'Overwatch' Developer Update Reveals Changes For Sombra, Mei, And Doomfist

In the latest 'Overwatch' developer update, game director Jeff Kaplan detailed the changes for Sombra, Mei, and Doomfist that are now being tested on the 'Overwatch' PTR. Kaplan also hinted that tweaks are coming for Hanzo, Symmetra, and Torbjörn.

Video Games February 15, 2018

London Spitfire Wins Overwatch League Stage 1: What To Expect In Stage 2 And Season 2

The London Spitfire mounted an enormous comeback against the New York Excelsior to win stage one of the Overwatch League season one. Viewers are now looking forward to stage two, but Blizzard is already planning for Overwatch League season two.

Video Games February 12, 2018

Overwatch Year Of The Dog Event Details Revealed: New Thailand Map, Capture The Flag Changes, And 6 Legendary Skins

'Overwatch' game director Jeff Kaplan, in the latest Developer Update video, talked about the upcoming Year of the Dog event. The Lunar New Year celebration will launch a new map, tweak Capture the Flag, and release six legendary skins.

Video Games February 7, 2018

Overwatch Director Jeff Kaplan Talks About Toxicity, Mercy Nerf, And Balance Issues In Latest Developer Update

In the latest Developer Update, 'Overwatch' director Jeff Kaplan talked about the toxicity of the game's community and its balancing issues. Healer hero Mercy, set to be nerfed again, is the poster child for the balancing problem.

Video Games January 26, 2018

Overwatch League Pro Suspended For Homophobic Slur: 'Overwatch' Toxic Problem Back In Spotlight

Overwatch League player Felix 'xQc' Lengyel of the Dallas Fuel was suspended for launching a homophobic slur against Austin 'Muma' Wilmot of the Houston Outlaws. The incident brings the spotlight back on the toxicity of 'Overwatch.'

Video Games January 22, 2018

Overwatch League Launch Peaked At More Than 400,000 Viewers On Twitch: Will It Stay This Popular?

The peak number of Twitch viewers for the Overwatch League launch day reached over 415,000, much higher than expected. The question now is whether the groundbreaking eSports league will maintain its popularity as the first season goes on.

Video Games January 12, 2018

Mercy Is Getting Nerfed In The Latest ‘Overwatch’ PTR Update: Here Are The Changes

Blizzard just confirmed that a new set of nerfs is on its way to 'Overwatch' soon. The new changes are reportedly intended for Mery and Junkrat.

Video Games January 6, 2018

Diablo III's The Darkening Of Tristram Will Return To Kick Off 2018

Blizzard will relaunch The Darkening of Tristram in 'Diablo III' to kick off 2018. Players will again be able to explore a recreation of the cathedral from the original 'Diablo' as a 16-level dungeon, complete with a 'RetroVision' filter.

Video Games December 29, 2017

Christmas Brings Snow Fall To Some Parts Of The US

Many people living in Midwestern and Northeastern United States experienced a white Christmas for the first time in a long time. The snowfall came as a dream come true for many but also as a weather nightmare for some.

Earth/Environment December 26, 2017

Overwatch Holiday Sale Drops The Standard Edition To $19.99, GOTY Edition To $29.99

'Overwatch' is on sale right now at 50 percent off. That brings the standard edition down to $19.99 from $39.99 and the Game of the Year Edition to $29.99 from $59.99.

Video Games December 18, 2017

Overwatch Winter Wonderland 2017 Now Live: Here Are All The New Legendary Skins And An Adorable Orisa Emote

The 'Overwatch' Winter Wonderland 2017 event is finally live, giving gamers a good look at the new legendary skins. The event also brings with it two game modes and other cosmetic upgrades, including an infinitely cute emote for Orisa.

Video Games December 13, 2017

Overwatch's Winter Wonderland Event Is Back With A New Yeti Boss Fight Mode

The Winter Wonderland event of 'Overwatch' is returning, and it's bringing a lot of familiar features, as well as new ones. That includes new skins and a new boss-fight mode called Mei's Yeti Hunt.

Video Games December 8, 2017

You Will Be Able To Buy Overwatch League Skins To Support Your Favorite Team, But There's A Catch

Fans of the 12 Overwatch League teams will be able to buy the team skins, said commissioner Nate Nanzer. However, purchasing Overwatch League team skins will work in a different way compared to buying regular 'Overwatch' skins.

Video Games December 5, 2017

Overwatch League Player Suspended Mid-Match: What's Wrong With The 'Overwatch' Reporting System?

A professional 'Overwatch' player was suspended while streaming a match for an apparent case of false reporting. The Dallas Fuel member reported other players, but he was the one who was punished.

Video Games November 19, 2017

New Overwatch Hero Moira Now Available On PS4, Xbox One And PC

Blizzard Entertainment unveiled its new 'Overwatch' hero Moira. As a hybrid character, this new hero brings complexity with her two distinct play styles perfect for challenge-seeking gamers.

Video Games November 18, 2017

'Star Wars: Battlefront II' And 'Overwatch' Under Investigation In Belgium: Are Loot Boxes Gambling?

Belgium's Gaming Commission is investigating whether the loot boxes of 'Star Wars: Battlefront II' and 'Overwatch' should be considered as gambling. Electronic Arts and Blizzard may be facing fines worth hundreds of thousands of euros.

Video Games November 16, 2017

Free 'StarCraft II' Is Now Available: Here's How To Start Playing

The free version of 'StarCraft II' is now out, and that means you can play the popular RTS without paying a dime right now. Here's how to get started.

Video Games November 14, 2017

You Can Now Try Moira On The 'Overwatch' PTR: Here Are Some Tips For Using The New Healer Hero

Moira, the new healer hero, is finally playable on the 'Overwatch' PTR. With better healing abilities and more damaging skills, will she overthrow Mercy as the multiplayer shooter's most popular support hero?

Video Games November 7, 2017

Hearthstone For The Nintendo Switch Might Be More Likely Than A New Hero Class

There is currently no work being done on a Nintendo Switch version of 'Hearthstone.' However, the possibility still exists, and it is more likely to happen soon than a 10th class being added to the game.

Video Games November 6, 2017

BlizzCon 2017 Roundup: Here Are The Biggest Announcements For Hearthstone, HOTS, Overwatch, StarCraft II, And WoW

BlizzCon 2017 was a huge success, and Blizzard announced a lot of big updates for its games, from 'Hearthstone' and 'Heroes of the Storm' to 'Overwatch,' 'StarCraft II,' and 'World of Warcraft.'

Video Games November 6, 2017

Overwatch League Schedule Explained: Here's What To Expect In Season 1

The Overwatch League Season One will start on Jan.10, 2018. Blizzard has now revealed how the matches in the eSports tournament will play out, as the 12 teams battle for the $1 million grand prize.

Video Games November 5, 2017

StarCraft II Will Be A Free-To-Play Game Later This Month: Here Are The Limitations

Blizzard will make 'StarCraft II' free-to-play starting later this month. There will be some limitations to what players can access in the real-time strategy game though, including the need to purchase the title's other expansions.

Video Games November 4, 2017

Are You An 'Overwatch' D.Va Main? Check Out These New Razer Accessories

Razer unveiled a line of gaming accessories based on D.Va, the gamer girl of 'Overwatch' who is now a mech pilot. Details on the mouse and mousepad are known, but the specifications of the headset remains a mystery.

Video Games November 4, 2017

World Of Warcraft At BlizzCon 2017: Battle For Azeroth Expansion, Level Scaling In All Zones, And Vanilla Servers

Blizzard made several announcements at BlizzCon 2017 for 'World of Warcraft.' The MMORPG will soon launch its next expansion Battle of Azeroth, expand the dynamic level scaling system, and introduce vanilla servers.

Video Games November 4, 2017

New Healer Hero For 'Overwatch' Revealed At BlizzCon, Plus A Blizzard Theme Park Map And New Skins

At BlizzCon 2017, game director Jeff Kaplan unveiled Moira, the new 'Overwatch' healer hero. The Blizzard World map and eight new skins, which draw inspiration from other Blizzard franchises, were also revealed.

Video Games November 3, 2017

Blizzard Wants To Give 'Overwatch' Viewers A Better Experience With Home And Away Colors, Top-Down Interactive Map

Watching 'Overwatch' matches is about to get even better. Game director Jeff Kaplan announced two big features coming to the scene: Home and Away colors and a new top-down interactive map.

Video Games October 28, 2017

New 'Overwatch' Patch Adds A Mercy Nerf, Lucio Buff, And More Voice Lines For Cthulhu Zenyatta

Blizzard has rolled out a new 'Overwatch' patch that includes a Mercy nerf and a Lucio buff. The change that is gaining the most reactions, however, are the new voice lines for Cultist Zenyatta.

Video Games October 18, 2017

Blizzard Sues Chinese ‘Overwatch’ Clone Called ‘Heroes Of Warfare’: How Similar Are They?

Blizzard and Chinese 'Overwatch' operator NetEase are going after 'Heroes of Warfare,' a blatant Chinese 'Overwatch' clone for Android and iOS. That’s your cue to make an official 'Overwatch' mobile port, Blizzard.

Video Games October 14, 2017

Overwatch Halloween 2017 Event Now Live: Dragon Symmetra Drives Internet Wild, Revamped Junkenstein's Revenge Offers New Challenge

Blizzard has unleashed the 'Overwatch' Halloween Terror 2017 event, which will run until Nov. 2. Players will have three weeks to collect the new legendary skins and to play their hearts out on Junkensetin's Revenge.

Video Games October 10, 2017

New 'Overwatch' Halloween Skins Leaked: Cthulhu Zenyatta, Dragon Symmetra, And Vampire Mei

Three new skins for this year's 'Overwatch' Halloween event have been leaked. For 'Overwatch' Halloween Terror 2017, players will be able to acquire Cthulhu Zenyatta, a dragon-like Symmetra, and vampire Mei.

Video Games October 9, 2017

Blizzard Teases 'Overwatch' Halloween Event: What New Skins Are You Hoping For?

Blizzard uploaded a teaser for this year's 'Overwatch' Halloween event, which will launch on Oct. 10. The event will add new skins for players to collect and will likely bring back the fun game mode Junkenstein's Revenge.

Video Games October 3, 2017

The 12 Teams Of Overwatch League Are Locked In: Season 1 Action Starts In January

The last three teams have joined the Overwatch League roster to take the total count to 12 teams. The preseason will start in December, and the inaugural season will officially launch in January.

Video Games September 21, 2017

New 'Overwatch' Update Adds Junkertown Map, Micro Missiles For D.Va, And Valkyrie For Mercy

The latest 'Overwatch' patch adds Junkertown as a new Escort Map, while also making changes to D.Va and overhauling Mercy. The update comes just in time for the upcoming 'Overwatch' free weekend.

Video Games September 19, 2017

Ana, Junkrat, And The Volskaya Map From 'Overwatch' Will Soon Join 'Heroes Of The Storm'

Healing sniper Ana and explosives maniac Junkrat from 'Overwatch' will join 'Heroes of the Storm' in an upcoming update. The Volskaya map from the multiplayer shooter will also soon arrive to Blizzard's MOBA.

Video Games September 15, 2017

If Players Would Behave, Then 'Overwatch' Updates Might Come Sooner, Blizzard Says

In Blizzard's latest Developer Update, 'Overwatch' director Jeff Kaplan addresses the rising toxicity in the game, saying that rollout of updates, new features, heroes, maps, and animated shorts are slowing down because of some players' bad behavior.

Video Games September 14, 2017

A 17-Year-Old 'Overwatch' Pro Just Signed A $150,000 Overwatch League Contract

NRG Esports signed Jay Won, one of the best 'Overwatch' players in North America, to a $150,000 Overwatch League contract. The amount does not yet include his share from the bonuses that the team can earn.

Video Games September 3, 2017

Overwatch Update Doles Out Character Buffs, Makes Roadhog Fans A Bit Happier

The latest 'Overwatch' update came with some welcome character buffs for Roadhog, Junkrat, Widowmaker, and Orisa. However, they still don't make Roadhog as powerful as before he got hit with the damage nerf.

Video Games August 30, 2017

Massive 'Overwatch' Hero Changes Incoming: D.Va Gains New Skill, While Mercy Loses Her Mass Resurrection Ultimate

Massive changes are coming to 'Overwatch' heroes D.Va and Mercy, leading to mixed reactions from players. D.Va will gain a new skill in exchange for a nerfed Defense Matrix, while Mercy will have her ultimate replaced with something better.

Video Games August 24, 2017

Overwatch Season 6 Will Be Different: What Will Change In The Game's Competitive Mode?

Overwatch Season 6 will be different, as Blizzard will be applying several adjustments to the multiplayer shooter's competitive mode. Among the upcoming changes are shorter seasons, better matchmaking, and tier demotions.

Video Games August 24, 2017

New 'Overwatch' Animated Short Features Mei And Her Tragic Backstory: I'm Not Crying, Bro! [Video]

Blizzard released a new animated short for 'Overwatch' titled Rise and Shine. The nearly 10-minute video features Mei and her tragic backstory, as she finds herself alone in EcoPoint Antarctica after a nine-year cryogenic sleep.

Video Games August 24, 2017

New Animated Short Reveals The Next 'Overwatch' Map: Junkertown, Where Junkrat And Roadhog Used To Live

Blizzard revealed that the next 'Overwatch' map is Junkertown, the former home of Junkrat and Roadhog. Two videos have been released for the new map, with one being an animated short while the other is a preview of what to expect.

Video Games August 22, 2017

Blizzard Officially Revives Battle.net Name, Because That's What Everyone Is Still Calling It

Blizzard has officially revived the Battle.net brand, as gamers and other companies kept calling the online platform by that name instead of its new one. The service will now be known as Blizzard Battle.net.

Video Games August 15, 2017

Free-For-All Deathmatch Mode Coming Soon To 'Overwatch': Here's How It Works On The PTR

Blizzard has introduced Deathmatch and Team Deathmatch modes to the 'Overwatch' PTR. Here is how the new game modes will work, which previously only focused on team-based mechanics.

Video Games August 10, 2017

The Summer Games 2017 Event For 'Overwatch' Is Here: Widowmaker In A Bikini, Lifeguard McCree, Grillmaster Soldier: 76, And More

The Summer Games 2017 event of 'Overwatch' is now online, adding seven new legendary skins to the game. Widowmaker wears a bikini, McCree becomes a lifeguard, and Soldier: 76 is on the grill.

Video Games August 8, 2017

The Latest 'Hearthstone' Expansion Will Launch Next Week: Are You Ready For Knights Of The Frozen Throne?

Knights of the Frozen Throne' the second out of three expansions planned for 'Hearthstone' this year, will launch on Aug. 10. Players can still avail the pre-purchase promo of $49.99 for 50 packs.

Video Games August 5, 2017

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