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Overwatch could pull in up to $720 million per year, according to Morgan Stanley reportnews $100 million per year is probably more likely, but that's still nothing to sneeze at.

By | 2017-03-29T06:35:34+00:00 March 29th, 2017|companies|0 Comments

Overwatch’s new hero Orisa is now available in Competitive Play (updated)

Update: Right on schedule, Orisa is now playable in Competitive. "Orisa is now available in Competitive Play. 🙌 pic.twitter.com/rER5X1pJ0DMarch 28, 2017Original story:Overwatch's 24th hero, the quadripedal Omnic tank Orisa, is now live for all players. Blizzard says that Orisa will be disabled in competitive play for the next week, giving players a chance to adjust to her playstyle in quick play, custom games, and the arcade before entering the gauntlet of competitive. Finally, Zenyatta's altern

By | 2017-03-28T11:36:17+00:00 March 28th, 2017|companies|0 Comments

LawBreakers isn’t trying to be an Overwatch killer

Since then, Overwatch has sort of become the de facto leader of the character-based shooter movement, but when we met up with Bleszinski at PAX East 2017, he told us that he isn't trying to make an Overwatch killer. "If you do all of the stuff that's in every other game, you're just going to be a bad clone." So I think that layer of depth is really, really needed. But I also think also, the fact that we really are really a shooter game for [shooter fans]. Do you think every new shooter has to tr

By | 2017-03-11T18:02:00+00:00 March 11th, 2017|companies|0 Comments

Blizzard’s Mike Morhaime on esports, diversity, and which Overwatch characters he ships

Mike Morhaime Mike Morhaime co-founded Blizzard as Silicon & Synapse in 1991. The co-founder and CEO of Blizzard Entertainment, Mike Morhaime, is a huge fan of esports. We got to have a chat with him about Blizzard’s development process, the future of esports, his favourite moments in the history of StarCraft, and—ahem—which Overwatch characters he ships. Diversity is and will be a problem in esports for a long time—do you feel like these games do more than others to improve diversity in esports

By | 2017-03-10T04:26:55+00:00 March 10th, 2017|companies|0 Comments

How the changes to Bastion and Mercy have affected the Overwatch meta

Facebook and Reddit pages were full of angry fans who were adamant that the changes to Bastion were too much. It didn’t do much for the hero’s popularity, as it felt like every single ladder composition included a Bastion regardless of map or point. So, how does a unique character like Bastion fit into the current meta? Here we see Liquid going for a 2/2/2 push on King’s Row that has Bastion complementing Soldier 76. Situations like this reward high levels of skill and execution, making the meta

By | 2017-03-09T00:00:29+00:00 March 9th, 2017|companies|0 Comments
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