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Overwatch is letting players build their own heroes in custom games

Overwatch is introducing a new feature called the Workshop, game director Jeff Kaplan revealed in a developer update released today. The Workshop is a new section of the custom game browser that allows players to use custom scripts to create new game modes and content. The Workshop's custom scripting won't be easy to use—Kaplan warns that the tools will be more accessible to people with some familiarity with other scripting engines or programming experience. "Really anybody who understands the l

By | 2019-04-24T18:25:58+00:00 April 24th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Overwatch Workshop will let players script custom game modes, heroes

In a developer update posted Wednesday, game director Jeff Kaplan shared details on the upcoming Workshop mode, which gives players tools to prototype their own heroes and build their own game modes. Kaplan describes the Workshop as a “scripting mode that will allow you to make custom game modes within the custom game browser.” Players can already create their own custom rule sets, but the Workshop will be a far more robust system for players to set up and distribute their own spins on Overwatch

By | 2019-04-23T17:00:00+00:00 April 23rd, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Overwatch’s new map Havana is now playable on the PTR

Overwatch has a new map, Havana, coming soon—and now it's playable on the Overwatch PTR. Active players will recognize Havana as the setting of the currently-active Archives: Storm Rising event, which sees an Overwatch strike team chasing down Doomfist's Omnic accountant. Unlike the Storm Rising event, which took place during a windy storm, the map is sunny and delightful. The new Havana map is playable now on the Overwatch PTR. It'll be joining the main game soon, I expect once the Storm Rising

By | 2019-04-18T19:24:47+00:00 April 18th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Atlas Reactor, the ‘XCOM meets Overwatch’ strategy game, is closing

It's been a long, sometimes bumpy road for Trion Worlds' turn-based tactical combat game Atlas Reactor. Atlas Reactor was announced in 2015 and made a promising impression when we got hands-on with it early the following year. "Atlas Reactor was a truly innovative game built by a passionate group of highly skilled developers. Despite the support of this great group of fans, Atlas Reactor never grew big enough to fund its continued development. The current plan is to keep the Atlas Reactor server

By | 2019-04-17T16:58:26+00:00 April 17th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Talon Baptiste legendary skin is a good look from the bad old days

Before the new(ish) Overwatch hero Baptiste was a good guy, he was a bad guy—joining the ranks of the terrorist group Talon in the aftermath of the devastating Omnic War. And with the launch of the upcoming Overwatch Archives: Storm Rising event, you'll be able to deck him out in his red-and-dreads look from the bad old days. You can't run from the past.Terminate your enemies as TALON BAPTISTE (Legendary)!Chase the truth: April 16 pic.twitter.com/139OzDnzJsApril 10, 2019Talon Baptiste is, I beli

By | 2019-04-10T18:54:26+00:00 April 10th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Overwatch Archives is on the way, with a mission against Talon

A new lore teaser has dropped for this year’s Overwatch Archives, and it’s full of interesting information. Thanks to yesterday’s lore teaser, we know Maximilien has settled in Havana, Cuba, where he’s been buying local businesses and converting them into massive moneymaking operations staffed with private guards. > Accessing archived file...Decryption status: IN PROGRESSTarget: Located pic.twitter.com/AUmV8LlUJc — Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) April 8, 2019Maximilien has never appeared in-game, bu

By | 2019-04-07T17:00:00+00:00 April 7th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

This Xbox One S deal comes with 7 games, saving you a silly amount of money

No, it’s not an April Fool’s joke - Currys and PC World are selling a 1TB Xbox One S, Doom, Overwatch, Fallout 76, Tekken 7, Project Cars 2, Mafia 3, and Killer Instinct Combo Breaker Pack for £249 (and breathe). That essentially nets you 7 games for only £50 more than the console by itself. While the likes of Fallout 76 and Mafia 3 are arguably flawed, there’s still enough quality gaming in this bundle to make the whole thing worth it. For more, don’t miss our guide to the best Xbox One bundles

By | 2019-04-01T16:25:36+00:00 April 1st, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Overwatch feels outdated in the era of Fortnite

But Overwatch feels dated when I compare it to other, more recent competitive online games in 2019. The story is going nowhere slowlyBlizzard released Overwatch in 2016, and fans were treated to five post-launch animated shorts that year. There’s also a dramatically longer gap between balance patches in Overwatch than in other competitive games. But that doesn’t mean those fans are actually playing Overwatch, and the game is going to wither if its fans stop playing. But I am frustrated at how po

By | 2019-03-27T17:00:00+00:00 March 27th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Dafran retires from the Overwatch League; moves to streaming

Daniel “Dafran” Francesca joined the Atlanta Reign, completed a stage, and became arguably the most popular player in the entire League. Today, the Atlanta Reign announced that Dafran is retiring. Atlanta Reign Announce the Retirement of Daniel “Dafran” Francesca from the @overwatchleague. pic.twitter.com/FEkR8cNyvw — Atlanta Reign (@ATLReign) March 28, 2019Throughout his short tenure in the Overwatch League, Dafran popped off with some iconic performances, including playing Torbjorn on the stag

By | 2019-03-27T17:00:00+00:00 March 27th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Esports organizations are betting on the untested Apex Legends

They’re now betting that their success can carry over to Apex Legends, a game that is untested and unproven — but full of potential. That means that any Apex Legends roster is inherently a gamble: Will these players’ highlights translate into a high-pressure, competitive match? What exists of Apex Legends’ esports scene is scattered and decentralized, and often consists of brutal displays of spectacle over competitive and strategic matches. But Steinz thinks that Apex Legends could succeed over

By | 2019-03-27T17:00:00+00:00 March 27th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments
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