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New Overwatch Easter egg is Blizzard’s tribute to fan who died

New Overwatch Easter egg is Blizzard’s tribute to fan who died

Blizzard's hit FPS Overwatch received a sizable update this week, introducing a few small patches and adding the long-awaiting Competitive Play mode for PC and Xbox One players. But it also included a small Easter egg on the Lijiang Tower map, acting as the developer's tribute to a Chinese fan who sadly never got to play Overwatch, but was excited for its release.

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Overwatch Competitive Play lands on Xbox One along with nerfs, bug fixes

Overwatch Competitive Play lands on Xbox One along with nerfs, bug fixes

Well, that was quick: after launching on PC earlier just a few days ago, Overwatch's competitive mode has landed on Xbox One, bringing with it long-awaited nerfs to two very popular characters. Competitive mode has been missing from Overwatch up until now, with Blizzard opting to remove and rework the mode while the game was still in beta. Now it returns to the immensely popular game, giving players the chance to test their skill in an environment that is conceivably more focused on teamwork and communication.

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Overwatch Competitive Play hits PC today, PS4/Xbox One next week

Overwatch Competitive Play hits PC today, PS4/Xbox One next week

The long wait for hardcore Overwatch players is finally over! The new Competitive Play mode has arrived for Blizzard's hot new FPS, and that means ranked multiplayer matches with a focus on player skill and teamwork to overcome equally matched opponents. Unfortunately for players on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, they still have to wait until next week. The update enabling Competitive Play is now available, but only for the PC version of the game.

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Overwatch Competitive Play changes revealed, still no release date

Overwatch Competitive Play changes revealed, still no release date

No more than a day after Overwatch game director Jeff Kaplan offered details about what new content players can expect over the coming months, he's followed-up with a developer update video that outlines the changes coming to Competitive Play. The game mode, which focuses on ranked multiplayer matches more suited for serious FPS players, is said to be nearing completion and has been greatly overhauled after its initial test during the Overwatch beta period in May.

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Blizzard details new Overwatch content including Competitive Play, characters, maps

Blizzard details new Overwatch content including Competitive Play, characters, maps

Now that Blizzard's new FPS hit Overwatch has been out for a few weeks and dug its claws into players, the developer has outlined what's coming down the pipeline over the next year in terms of new content and features. In a post on the Battle.net forums, game director Jeff Kaplan wrote about Competitive Play modes, new characters and maps, as well confirmed that these future additions will be part of free updates.

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Blizzard and Facebook team up to take on Twitch

Blizzard and Facebook team up to take on Twitch

If you want to watch people playing video games, you have to primary options. If you're looking for pre-recorded videos such as Let's Plays, then you'll want to head to YouTube. If you want to watch the action as it's happening live, then Twitch is the place to go. Twitch is getting a new competitor in the live gaming scene though, and it's a big name.

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World of Warcraft to get graphics settings overhaul, greater draw distance with Legion

World of Warcraft to get graphics settings overhaul, greater draw distance with Legion

When a developer is designing a game, there are certain limitations that they have to take into account. One of those is the fact that there are only so many objects that you can have displayed on a screen at one time. One way to keep those objects in check is to limit the draw distance. Well it's been a long time since Blizzard started work on World of Warcraft, so they're making some changes in the next expansion to keep the game up to date.

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Overwatch may let PS4 and Xbox One gamers play together in the future

Overwatch may let PS4 and Xbox One gamers play together in the future

Last month, Rocket League became one of the few games that allows gamers to play online with their friends, even if they're on different platforms. The developer, Psyonix, wanted the game to be as accessible as possible, and since a mouse and keyboard doesn't offer an edge against a controller, it was a no-brainer. When that happened, many people have started wondering if other games would soon follow suit.

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Blizzard CEO discusses Vanilla WoW server options

Blizzard CEO discusses Vanilla WoW server options

It's been less than two months since Blizzard announced that they would be taking legal action against the popular Vanilla World of Warcraft server, Nostalrius. Private MMO servers have been shut down plenty of times, and they usually close down with little fanfare. However, this case is very different, and just yesterday, Blizzard CEO Mike Morhaime sat down to discuss it with a former WoW developer.

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Blizzard sets up giant Overwatch action figures across the globe

Blizzard sets up giant Overwatch action figures across the globe

Blizzard has come up with a classy, and creative, way to celebrate the upcoming release of Overwatch on May 24th: a series of huge sculptures installed in several locations around the world, depicting some of the game's characters as boxed-up action figures. And when I say huge, I mean they weigh over 3 tons, and required a crane and several forklifts to put in place, according to one witness. The boxes tower over a 6-foot tall man!

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All World of Warcraft expansions are now free for all players

All World of Warcraft expansions are now free for all players

The next few months are looking to be good ones for Blizzard, and fans of their popular MMO, World of Warcraft. In June, Blizzard will release their first feature film, based on the franchise. Then in August, they'll be releasing the next expansion for the game, Legion.

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Warcraft movie tickets will come with a free copy of the game

Warcraft movie tickets will come with a free copy of the game

Next month, the lore behind the popular MMO, World of Warcraft, will make its way to the big screen. And Blizzard is no doubt hoping that moviegoers will develop a new interest in the game, even if they've never played it before. In fact, if you got to the right theaters, you'll get a free copy of the game to take home and install.

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