Entries in 'Overwatch' (69)

Activision Blizzard revenue up despite console sales decline

Activision Blizzard revenue up despite console sales decline

Activision Blizzard has posted "better than expected" financial results for Q2 2017. Net revenue hit $1.63bn for the quarter ending June 30th, rising 4 per cent year-on-year. Digital channels, meanwhile, grew 15 ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Aug 4th 2017 at 10:15AM in News
Blizzard is reducing Overwatch duplicates, alter Hearthstone card packs

Blizzard is reducing Overwatch duplicates, alter Hearthstone card packs

The RNG lottery that is Overwatch Loot Boxes and Heartstone card packs is about to get a little kinder.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 23rd 2017 at 10:09AM in News
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Overwatch re-enters UK charts at No.2, Injustice 2 keeps No.1 spot

Hot off the back of the digital release of its Game of the Year edition, Blizzard Entertainment's Overwatch climbed 16 places in the UK charts last week, claiming the No.2 ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on May 30th 2017 at 9:32AM in News
Overwatch gets a Game of the Year Edition next week

Overwatch gets a Game of the Year Edition next week

The ongoing and huge success that is Overwatch is to receive a Game of the Year Edition to celebrate its first anniversary.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 19th 2017 at 10:25AM in News

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Blizzard responds to growing Overwatch League unrest

Blizzard responds to growing Overwatch League unrest

The rumours about sky-high fees for entry into the new Overwatch League are “unverified and wildly ranging”, Blizzard has said.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 12th 2017 at 8:03AM in News
Blizzard reveals Overwatch and Hearthstone loot box odds

Blizzard reveals Overwatch and Hearthstone loot box odds

Thanks to Chinese law, Blizzard has published the odds that gamers face every time they buy a card pack or loot box.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 9th 2017 at 10:55AM in News
Record Overwatch growth drives Activision Blizzard numbers

Record Overwatch growth drives Activision Blizzard numbers

A 58 per cent jump in revenue at Blizzard has played a big part in Activision beating analyst expectations for the last quarter.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 5th 2017 at 10:17AM in News
Overwatch Pro dropped by team over racist streaming outburst

Overwatch Pro dropped by team over racist streaming outburst

The career of top Overwatch player Matt ‘Dellor’ Vaughn appears to be over after he was caught delivering a racist tirade while streaming.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 25th 2017 at 10:59AM in News

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The licensing game: Bits and Pixels

The licensing game: Bits and Pixels

Last year, Konami alumni Sandra Arcan and Su-Yina Farmer decided to set up their own video game licensing company, Bits and Pixels. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Mar 7th 2017 at 2:45PM in News
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Bits and Pixels wants Overwatch merch in supermarkets

New video games-focused licensing agency Bits and Pixels says it is aiming to get Overwatch-licensed goods into supermarkets as well as specialist retail.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 17th 2017 at 9:42AM in News
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Overwatch fastest Blizzard franchise to reach 25m players worldwide

Overwatch has become the fastest Blizzard franchise to reach 25m players worldwide, with its Q4 monthly active users reaching a new franchise high, Activision Blizzard revealed in its Q4 financial ...

Katharine  Byrne
by Katharine Byrne
on Feb 10th 2017 at 12:14PM in News
Blizzard withholds Overwatch comic from Russia due to gay propaganda law

Blizzard withholds Overwatch comic from Russia due to gay propaganda law

A Christmas Overwatch comic released yesterday is not available in Russia because of the country’s gay propaganda laws.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 21st 2016 at 9:35AM in News

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MCV's Review of the Year - Part 2: Games of 2016

MCV's Review of the Year - Part 2: Games of 2016

Here’s our take on the big events in the games industry this year.

on Dec 14th 2016 at 12:00PM in News
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Overwatch's Symmetra becomes first hero with dual ultimates

The latest patch to go live on the Overwatch PTR has reworked Symmetra and given her an extra ultimate.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Nov 23rd 2016 at 8:00AM in News
Reunited

Reunited speaking with multiple sports clubs about potential sale says report

Overwatch organisation Reunited is apparently in talks with major sports clubs from the NBA, Premier League, and Bundesliga about a potential sale.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Nov 22nd 2016 at 2:42PM in News
Overwatch scoops five awards at Golden Joysticks

Overwatch scoops five awards at Golden Joysticks

Blizzard’s Overwatch was the big winner at the 2016 Golden Joystick Awards, claiming more prizes than any other title.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 21st 2016 at 10:48AM in News

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Blizzard scraps Overwatch graphic novel plans

Blizzard scraps Overwatch graphic novel plans

Overwatch’s full length graphic novel is no more.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 21st 2016 at 10:21AM in News
EnVyUs

Talespin leaves dominant EnVyUs Overwatch team

Ronnie "Talespin" DuPree has left the Team EnVyUs Overwatch squad saying “I wasn't happy being on the team.”

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Nov 17th 2016 at 11:09AM in News
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Eight NA teams invited to MLG Las Vegas Overwatch tournament

MLG has invited eight of the best North American Overwatch teams to its Las Vegas event to compete for a share of $100,000.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Nov 15th 2016 at 11:46AM in News
Helsinki Reds

Finnish ice hockey team IFK Helsinki signs Overwatch roster

IFK Helsinki, a ice hockey team based in the Finnish capital, has entered the world of eSports by picking up an Overwatch team.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Nov 7th 2016 at 3:05PM in News
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Blizzard is creating its own league for professional Overwatch

At Blizzcon this past weekend Blizzard revealed the Overwatch League, a professional competition run by the developer.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Nov 6th 2016 at 8:39PM in News
Overwatch makes record-breaking march to 20m players

Overwatch makes record-breaking march to 20m players

Blizzard has confirmed that Overwatch has become the fastest title to reach 20m players in the company’s history.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 4th 2016 at 10:42AM in News
Opinion: UK eSports is booming but mustn't forget its grassroots

Opinion: UK eSports is booming but mustn't forget its grassroots

ESL UK co-managing director James Dean discusses what lessons we can learn from the past failures of eSports in the UK and why it’s important not to forget them.

on Nov 4th 2016 at 10:15AM in News
Trump's Hanzo billboard

Anti-Trump billboard accuses the presidential candidate of being a Hanzo main in Overwatch

A billboard over in America has accused current presidential candidate Donald Trump of being a Hanzo main in Overwatch.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Oct 17th 2016 at 1:16PM in News
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Overwatch passes 20 million players

More than 20 million people have registered accounts for Blizzard’s shooter Overwatch.

Mike Stubbs
by Mike Stubbs
on Oct 12th 2016 at 12:03PM in News