News items tagged with blizzard

‘Journey,’ ‘The Walking Dead,’ & ‘Far Cry 3’ Lead D.I.C.E. Awards Nominations

‘Journey,’ ‘The Walking Dead,’ & ‘Far Cry 3’ Lead D.I.C.E. Awards Nominations

The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) has announced the nominees for the 16th annual Design, Innovate, Communicate, Entertain (D.I.C.E.) Awards. Leading the pack this year is thatgam...

By Jeff Schille on 01 December 2018
Overwatch Reveals Wrecking Ball Release Date

Overwatch Reveals Wrecking Ball Release Date

Only a month ago, Overwatch teased that a brand new champion will be joining the roster in the near future. It was soon after confirm...

By Janine Engelbrecht on 22 September 2018
Overwatch League Headed to ESPN and ABC

Overwatch League Headed to ESPN and ABC

Ever since the inception of the Overwatch League (OWL), Blizzard Entertainment has hoped that it would manage to establish regional f...

By Kyle Sledge on 17 September 2018
Overwatch Cosplayer Creates Insane Doomfist Gauntlet

Overwatch Cosplayer Creates Insane Doomfist Gauntlet

Overwatch‘s roster of diverse and appealing characters has inspired many cosplayers over the past couple of years, though one of the...

By Dalton Cooper on 16 September 2018
Overwatch Reveals All-Star Skins for Tracer and Genji

Overwatch Reveals All-Star Skins for Tracer and Genji

After London Spitfire defeated Philadelphia Fusion to win the first Overwatch League Grand Finals, Blizzard revealed what fans can ex...

By Dalton Cooper on 16 September 2018
Overwatch: Mercy is Getting Another Nerf

Overwatch: Mercy is Getting Another Nerf

It was recently revealed when players would see new hero Wrecking Ball be added to Overwatch‘s roster, and now it looks like more cha...

By A.J. Plautz on 16 September 2018
Overwatch On Switch Is 'Feasible' According To Blizzard

Overwatch On Switch Is 'Feasible' According To Blizzard

Blizzard’s senior producer Pete Stilwell says that it is technologically possible for Overwatch to be ported over to the Nintendo Swi...

By Richard Apodaca on 14 September 2018
Overwatch Hosting Another Free-to-Play Weekend on PC

Overwatch Hosting Another Free-to-Play Weekend on PC

Following the introduction of a brand new character to the Overwatch roster earlier this week, Blizzard has another surprise in store...

By Janine Engelbrecht on 13 September 2018
Overwatch Teases New Rolling Character?

Overwatch Teases New Rolling Character?

A few days ago, Overwatch posted a strange clip on Twitter of an alleyway plastered with anti-Omnic propaganda. Some fans speculated...

By Dalton Cooper on 13 September 2018
Next Overwatch Patch Makes Major Changes to Symmetra

Next Overwatch Patch Makes Major Changes to Symmetra

Overwatch recently celebrated its second anniversary, and is showing no signs of slowing down. In fact, game director Jeff Kaplan has...

By Dalton Cooper on 12 September 2018
Overwatch Play of the Game Feature Patented by Blizzard

Overwatch Play of the Game Feature Patented by Blizzard

The US Patent and Trademark Office has recently approved a patent for the Play of the Game feature in Overwatch. The patent was submitted by Blizzard all the way back in December 2016, but was only r...

By Curt Hutson on 12 September 2018
Overwatch Offering Double XP June 8-11

Overwatch Offering Double XP June 8-11

Overwatch is currently running its 2018 Anniversary event, which is offering new rewards for players to try to obtain, like skins and...

By A.J. Plautz on 12 September 2018
Overwatch Summer Games Event Release Date Revealed

Overwatch Summer Games Event Release Date Revealed

Following on the heels of its annual Anniversary event and then releasing its latest character Wrecking Ball, Blizzard has been fairl...

By Derek Nichols on 11 September 2018
Overwatch Theory Correctly Predicted New Hamster Hero

Overwatch Theory Correctly Predicted New Hamster Hero

A few weeks ago, some changes were made in PTR to Overwatch‘s Lunar Colony map that seemed to tease that a new hero, named Hammond, w...

By A.J. Plautz on 11 September 2018
Overwatch Reveals Mech Riding Hamster as Hero 28

Overwatch Reveals Mech Riding Hamster as Hero 28

After a few days of lead-up, Overwatch has finally revealed the 28th hero that’s going to be entering the game’s roster. The reveal,...

By Michael Cottuli on 10 September 2018
Overwatch Could Make Major Changes to Sombra

Overwatch Could Make Major Changes to Sombra

The developers of Overwatch aren’t hesitant to make major changes to the characters on the game’s roster if necessary, just recently...

By Dalton Cooper on 10 September 2018
Overwatch Summer Games Event Adding New Legendary Skins

Overwatch Summer Games Event Adding New Legendary Skins

The 2018 Summer Games event will kick off in Overwatch tomorrow, and it will bring with it some new content for fans to sink their te...

By Dalton Cooper on 10 September 2018
Overwatch Releasing Nerf Reaper Shotguns

Overwatch Releasing Nerf Reaper Shotguns

Just a couple of months ago, Blizzard Entertainment announced a partnership with Hasbro to bring actual Nerf gun replicas of certain...

By Kyle Sledge on 03 September 2018
Spike 2011 Video Game Awards Nominees & Hall of Fame Inductee

Spike 2011 Video Game Awards Nominees & Hall of Fame Inductee

The complete list of 2011 Spike Video Game Awards nominees have been announced! Every year since 2003, Spike has honored the best i...

By Tyler Schirado on 03 September 2018
Overwatch League Grand Finals Draws A Lot of Fans

Overwatch League Grand Finals Draws A Lot of Fans

After it was revealed that a recent study found that pro gamers may soon earn more than pro athletes, it is not surprising to find that eSports events these days also draw huge numbers of crowds. One...

By Janine Engelbrecht on 21 August 2018
News Wrap Up: Xbox One Covers, Ubisoft MMO, GT6, Minecraft & More!

News Wrap Up: Xbox One Covers, Ubisoft MMO, GT6, Minecraft & More!

It’s time to play catch-up on a few key games that are releasing later this year and share some fun news bits for some of our recen...

By Rob Keyes on 19 August 2018
Overwatch: Wrecking Ball Weapons and Abilities Revealed

Overwatch: Wrecking Ball Weapons and Abilities Revealed

Now that Overwatch’s hero 28 has been revealed, the community can pivot from theorizing about who the new fighter would be to analyzing their relevance to the future metagame. The strengths and weakne...

By Denny Connolly on 14 August 2018
Overwatch: Is Hero 28 Hammond?

Overwatch: Is Hero 28 Hammond?

Overwatch‘s PTR recently received a massive update that looks to test future changes coming to the main game, such as Symmetra’s retw...

By Dalton Cooper on 14 August 2018
Overwatch Patch Makes Small Changes to a Few Heroes

Overwatch Patch Makes Small Changes to a Few Heroes

As often is the case with multiplayer games, players have previously voiced some complaints about balancing issues in Overwatch. In a...

By Gabriella Ferreira on 09 August 2018
Overwatch Free Weekend Begins Today

Overwatch Free Weekend Begins Today

This week was a big week for Overwatch with the introduction of its brand new hero, Wrecking Ball, the finals of the Overwatch League...

By Janine Engelbrecht on 05 August 2018
Overwatch: Sombra Abilities Detailed

Overwatch: Sombra Abilities Detailed

After teasing fans for months, Blizzard finally reveals Sombra for Overwatch at BlizzCon 2016, detailing her primary weapon, special abilities, and her ultimate attack. Since Overwatch is Blizzard’s f...

By Dalton Cooper on 04 August 2018
Overwatch Releases High Bandwidth Update for PC

Overwatch Releases High Bandwidth Update for PC

A new update for Blizzard’s first-person shooter Overwatch becomes available today, and it’s one that should help keep players with w...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 03 August 2018
Overwatch Forums Glitch Out, Reveals Hidden Message From Sombra

Overwatch Forums Glitch Out, Reveals Hidden Message From Sombra

[UPDATE: Turns out the countdown just led to a website with more clues. Full details here] Ever since Blizzard announced that new post-launch characters will be coming to Overwatch, the community has...

By Alexander Pan on 03 August 2018
Overwatch: Gamer Plays as Lucio with DJ Hero Turntable

Overwatch: Gamer Plays as Lucio with DJ Hero Turntable

One intrepid YouTuber jumps into Overwatch using only a DJ Hero turntable to control Lucio in a multiplayer match-up, with the result...

By John Jacques on 03 August 2018
Overwatch: New Website Adds More Sombra Clues

Overwatch: New Website Adds More Sombra Clues

A new website is counting down to what some fans believe to be the official reveal for Sombra, the upcoming character that is the foc...

By Curt Hutson on 03 August 2018
Overwatch Free Weekend on PS4 and Xbox One

Overwatch Free Weekend on PS4 and Xbox One

Blizzard announces an Overwatch free weekend on PS4 and Xbox One with every single character and map available, along with the level...

By Jasmine Henry on 03 August 2018
Overwatch Patch Reduces Mercy's Play of the Game Rate

Overwatch Patch Reduces Mercy's Play of the Game Rate

Blizzard releases a new patch for Overwatch on PC, PS4, and Xbox One that makes it less likely for Mercy to get Play of the Game, and...

By Dalton Cooper on 03 August 2018
Overwatch: Top Play of the Game Characters Revealed

Overwatch: Top Play of the Game Characters Revealed

Overwatch game director Jeff Kaplan reveals the top three characters that are most often featured in the Play of the Game for both Q...

By Dalton Cooper on 03 August 2018
Top Ranked Overwatch Player Only Has 7 Wins?!

Top Ranked Overwatch Player Only Has 7 Wins?!

A glitch in Overwatch makes it possible for players to reach the top of the Competitive Play leaderboard by losing most of their matc...

By Dalton Cooper on 03 August 2018
Overwatch Player Reaches Level 1000

Overwatch Player Reaches Level 1000

Overwatch may have been out for a while, but players are still striving to reach new heights, with one dedicated fan going as far as hitting the level 1000 milestone. It’s finally been done; several...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 03 August 2018
Dark Souls Easter Egg Found in Overwatch

Dark Souls Easter Egg Found in Overwatch

Overwatch players discover a Dark Souls Easter Egg in the game’s upcoming Eichenwalde map, adding to the growing list of Easter Eggs...

By Dalton Cooper on 02 August 2018
Overwatch Might Start Saving Progress Across Platforms

Overwatch Might Start Saving Progress Across Platforms

With Overwatch’s latest event coming out this past week, fans have had a lot to be excited about, specifically the new Retribution game mode and a ton of new skins to collect. But, one thing that p...

By Kylie Pasetchnik on 18 April 2018
Overwatch League Players Face Disciplinary Action

Overwatch League Players Face Disciplinary Action

It is not uncommon to see eSports governing bodies or teams taking action against players for their behavior on public social media platforms. It seems that the latest eSports professionals to expe...

By Gabriella Ferreira on 15 March 2018
2015 Game Developers Choice Awards Nominations

2015 Game Developers Choice Awards Nominations

The Game Developers Conference has grown an incredible amount since its beginnings 27 years ago where 25 developers met in a living room. The trade show now hosts thousands of attendees, all sort...

By Rob Keyes on 15 February 2018
Overwatch Reveals New Short, Skin, and Map Details

Overwatch Reveals New Short, Skin, and Map Details

Blizzard uses its Overwatch livesteam at gamescom 2016 to reveal information on the game’s new map, show off a new animated short starring Bastion, and reveal a new legendary skin. Today’s Overwatc...

By Curt Hutson on 15 February 2018
Blizzard Working to Eliminate Overwatch Trolls

Blizzard Working to Eliminate Overwatch Trolls

In a new post over at the Blizzard forums, Overwatch game director Jeff Kaplan confirms that the team are working on a new reporting system to help with toxic players. From creating a “hide and see...

By Alexander Pan on 15 February 2018
Overwatch: Sombra, Details on Halloween Event Leaked

Overwatch: Sombra, Details on Halloween Event Leaked

An image of what appears to be the new Overwatch character Sombra leaks online, along with more details on the game’s rumored upcoming Halloween event. A couple of days ago, Halloween loot boxes fo...

By Dalton Cooper on 15 February 2018
World of Warcraft: Legion Review

World of Warcraft: Legion Review

World of Warcraft: Legion adds ten levels, a new zone, and a new hero class to the twelve year old MMO and manages to deliver some of the best content that the game has ever offered. Twelve years...

By Denny Connolly on 15 February 2018
Overwatch: Symmetra Buffs Coming in November

Overwatch: Symmetra Buffs Coming in November

Symmetra fans are in luck, as Overwatch director Jeff Kaplan confirms that Blizzard will be looking into giving the support hero a buff in a November update. If you’re an Overwatch fan who is into...

By Maxwell Jeffery on 15 February 2018
Is Paladins a Ripoff of Overwatch?

Is Paladins a Ripoff of Overwatch?

Hi-Rez Studios COO Todd Harris comes to the defense of his company’s game Paladins: Champions of the Realm, denying accusations that it is a clone of Overwatch. Ever since Paladins: Champions of th...

By Dalton Cooper on 15 February 2018
Overwatch Players 'Speed Run' to Lowest Possible Rank

Overwatch Players 'Speed Run' to Lowest Possible Rank

Dan ‘Bacontotem’ Brown and Jon ‘WrstReaperNA’ Kingham become the first players in the world to reach rank 1 in season 3 of Overwatch‘s Competitive Play. Dan “Bacontotem” Brown, aka Hanjo, is a man...

By Dalton Cooper on 13 February 2018