Entries in 'Overwatch' (15)

Blizzard holding back Overwatch's Competitive mode until post-launch

Blizzard holding back Overwatch's Competitive mode until post-launch

The recently introduced Competitive Play mode in Blizzard shooter Overwatch does not feature in the new open beta and will not be re-launched until after the game has been released.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 4th 2016 at 12:53PM in News
Overwatch's old butt pose replaced with new butt pose

Overwatch's old butt pose replaced with new butt pose

The art that will replace Overwatch’s controversial Tracer pose that sparked many an angry online forum post late last month has been revealed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 6th 2016 at 9:46AM in News
Blizzard to remove sexualised Tracer pose, provoking predictable outcry

Blizzard to remove sexualised Tracer pose, provoking predictable outcry

Subsets of the games community are crying ‘censorship’ once again after Blizzard has said it will pull sexually exploitative Overwatch artwork.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 29th 2016 at 10:20AM in News
Games retail braces for hectic May release period

Games retail braces for hectic May release period

UK games stores are facing one of the most congested spring release slates in history.

Marie Dealessandri
by Marie Dealessandri
on Mar 17th 2016 at 10:24AM in News

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Pitchford on Overwatch: Sh*t just got real

Pitchford on Overwatch: Sh*t just got real

The head of Battleborn developer Gearbox has interpreted Blizzard’s decision to pitch Overwatch against it as proof that both studios are on to something.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 8th 2016 at 3:51PM in News
Overwatch release date and beta are official

Overwatch release date and beta are official

Blizzard has confirmed the rumours – Overwatch will be released on May 24th, with an open beta on PS4, Xbox One and PC kicking off on May 5 ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 8th 2016 at 10:24AM in News
Overwatch release date leaks; Open beta could gatecrash Battleborn party

Overwatch release date leaks; Open beta could gatecrash Battleborn party

An ad seemingly posted on IGN by mistake seems to have revealed the release date for Blizzard’s Overwatch.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 7th 2016 at 11:13AM in News
Overwatch beta returns with eSports-friendly options

Overwatch beta returns with eSports-friendly options

The Overwatch beta returned from winter hibernation this week, boasting a new progression system, and a look at how competitive games will be established.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Feb 11th 2016 at 3:09PM in News

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Overwatch post-launch content to be free of charge

Overwatch post-launch content to be free of charge

Blizzard says that heroes and maps coming to its team shooter Overwatch after the game is out will be entirely free.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Dec 10th 2015 at 2:49PM in News
Blizzard settles Overwatch trademark dispute with Innovis Labs

Blizzard settles Overwatch trademark dispute with Innovis Labs

Blizzard has settled a trademark dispute with Innovis Labs over the use of the Overwatch name.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Nov 20th 2015 at 5:30AM in News
Overwatch is not going to be free-to-play

Overwatch is not going to be free-to-play

Many folk expected Blizzard’s upcoming team shooter Overwatch to be a free-to-play title. These folk were wrong.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 9th 2015 at 12:58PM in News
Blizzard shooter Overwatch is coming to PS4 and Xbox One

Blizzard shooter Overwatch is coming to PS4 and Xbox One

Blizzard’s upcoming shooter Overwatch has been confirmed for a console release, having previously only been revealed for PC.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Nov 6th 2015 at 8:56AM in News

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Blizzard details beta access for Overwatch

Blizzard details beta access for Overwatch

Blizzard has detailed the beta release schedule for its upcoming multiplayer FPS Overwatch, with festivities kicking off next week.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Oct 20th 2015 at 4:37PM in News
Blizzard hopes new Overwatch character will help address female diversity criticisms

Blizzard hopes new Overwatch character will help address female diversity criticisms

World of Warcraft and Hearthstone developer Blizzard has said that the latest character revealed for upcoming shooter Overwatch demonstrates an renewed commitment to diversity in games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 9th 2015 at 12:16PM in News
Blizzard announces multiplayer shooter Overwatch

Blizzard announces multiplayer shooter Overwatch

New IPs from Blizzard are quite a rarity, so there was much excitement when Blizzard announced a brand new shooter at Blizzcon at the weekend.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 10th 2014 at 11:00AM in News