How to use Overwatch hero counters

We’ve already covered basics tips for Overwatch beginners, now it’s time to get into some more advanced stuff. As most of you that play the game will know, certain heroes absolutely decimate the battlefield when played right. Taking them down can seem like a near immobile struggle, that is until you realise their counters. Overwatch may seem unbalanced in some areas, as anyone who has ...[Read More]

Three major tips for Overwatch beginners

It’s been over a week since Overwatch came out, and in that week I’m sure a lot of you have found the game chewing through your spare time like Bastion through *insert your choice of joke on him being OP* (he’s not). Although the game is relatively easy to pick up and play, there are a lot of nuanced aspects to it that impact how a match unfolds and whether your side ultimately w...[Read More]

Overwatch review: believe the hype

Reviewed on: PC. Copy supplied by publisher. Having been one of the most agonisingly anticipated games in recent memory, Overwatch is finally here, and it lives up to the hype for the most part. In fact I’d go as far to say it’s been my favourite game this year, I’m hooked, but that’s not to say it doesn’t have faults. Overwatch pits teams of six against each other in...[Read More]

Battleborn’s price slashed as Overwatch goes live

Blizzard’s first foray into the first person shooter market, Overwatch, launched today and finally those some 10 million players who enjoyed the beta can stop searching for Overwatch pornography and just play the damn game. Our review of Overwatch is on its way, my fellow editor Charlie is playing the heck out of it as we speak (at least, he better be) so once he has opinions we shall share ...[Read More]

The final Overwatch animation is here and Soldier: 76 kicks some ass in it

The last Overwatch animated short entitled Hero has come out ahead of the game’s May 24 launch tomorrow, and it focuses on the mysterious Soldier: 76. This is the final short from the current season consisting of four episodes, and you can watch it right here: For those unable to watch the video, it entails Soldier: 76 being the Overwatch equivalent of Batman, as he fights from the shadows t...[Read More]

Get a load of Overwatch lore with these short animations

Overwatch is due for release in a week’s time on May 24, and to promote that fact Blizzard have been releasing short animations to show off the cast of characters. The latest eight minute feature covers two characters, Genji and Hanzo, and is a surprisingly great watch. You can check it out right here: As Overwatch will consist solely of online multiplayer combat, the story is going to be co...[Read More]

Blizzard warns that suspected Overwatch cheaters may just be really good

In an blog post from Blizzard on the topic of cheating in Overwatch, the company drew attention to the fact that some players spend their entire lives indoors and never experience the sweet touch of sun on their skin, thus giving them superhuman gaming powers…. well, they didn’t say that exactly, but you can read between the lines. The company did state that prior to reporting a suspec...[Read More]

IGN ad may have just leaked the release date of Blizzard’s Overwatch

  A possibly major case of “whoops” occurred overnight as some advertisements for Blizzard’s upcoming team-based shooter Overwatch displayed on IGN contained the game’s then unannounced release date. A user on Reddit posted screenshots of the ads, which have since been taken down, stating the phrase “Your Watch Begins 05.24.16”. Now, I can’t be the on...[Read More]

Diablo 3 made me like a genre I hate

-Tom Heath Do you ever have those moments when you’re playing a game for the umpteenth million hour and suddenly wonder: am I having fun? Or let me rephrase: you are having fun but, when you really think about it, by all accounts you shouldn’t be? I don’t have these moments often, as generally when I’ve hit umpteen million hours into something it’s because I’m e...[Read More]

StarCraft 2: Legacy of the Void release date announced

– Tom Heath If you were expecting the next chapter in Blizzard’s StarCraft 2 saga to be releasing next year then have we got some news for you: Legacy of the Void is coming November 10. The release date for the Protoss-centric expansion was revealed at the end of its opening cinematic which was uploaded to YouTube overnight. The video, surprise surprise, is as gorgeous as we’ve come to expec...[Read More]

Trailers that took over my life

– Tom Heath With San Diego Comic-Con happening over the weekend, we’ve been introduced to a whole host of trailers for upcoming films and TV shows. Most of them are shitty, low quality phone recordings from within the audience that make me want to gouge out my own eyes and ears, but nonetheless I want to see that first footage of Jared Leto’s Joker damn it! But one trailer stuck ...[Read More]

StarCraft: Learning curve torture

– Charlie Braithwaite I’ve written before about how gaming with friends isn’t always a good experience. So, yeah, pretty much that again… but StarCraft II and its disgusting learning curve. For the uninitiated StarCraft seems like an easily accessible strategy game. Anyone who grew up playing Age of Empires may look at the mechanics and think they could pick up the game and...[Read More]

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