Pokémon meets Overwatch in this glorious fan art

We usually don’t post too much fan art here at LoadScreen, but this collection was too good to resist. The mash up by artist Han Seok-bum re-imagines Overwatch heroes as Pokémon. Most of the Overwatch heroes have been turned into a corresponding pocket monster, and some of the pairings are perfect, others are a tad confusing, but hey, they’re still adorable dammit! Sorry Bastion player...[Read More]

New Overwatch patch adds “Oasis” map, doesn’t fix garbage Mei exploit

Rejoice, all ye Overwatch fans, for developer Blizzard’s latest patch to the game has implemented a new map for us to rain some justice from above upon. The new map, “Oasis”, is a control point map set in a city called, you guessed it, Oasis located in the Arabian Desert. According to the description in the announcement video, Oasis was founded by a bunch of researchers and scien...[Read More]

Charlie’s top three games of 2016

We’re well over a year into doing the whole independent game site thing, and I must say… I’ve played a fuck load of games in that time. Disgusting amounts in fact, and it’s as great as it is daunting. I mean, yeah on paper playing games all day sounds great, but sometimes we have to play games that really suck, and we have to play them long enough to form a justifiable opin...[Read More]

Tom’s top three games of 2016

Man, 2016 was garbage. Lots of great famous people died, the UK shat the bed politically, the US immensely shat the bed politically, and my home Australia certainly engaged in its fair share of governmental diarrhoea (looking at you, the 77 people who gave Malcolm Roberts a reason to be in the news). But when it comes to video games, 2016 was actually pretty good, so good in fact that I was really...[Read More]

Santa Claus is coming to Overwatch and he’s spamming turrets

The Overwatch Christmas event is here, and the costumes are pretty great, well depending on your level of seasonal cheer. The seasonal costumes can be unlocked the usual way by leveling up, or you know, you could do that gambling thing and buy a batch. Each loot box you earn during this event will contain at least one festive item, but that includes profile icons, sprays, victory poses, emotes and...[Read More]

Anti-Trump billboard slams him as bad gamer who mains Hanzo

Of course Donald Trump would main as Hanzo in Overwatch. Always running off on his own, spamming pot shots at whatever he damn feels like regardless of usefulness or relevance while both his own team and his opposition yell at him to pull his head in. Now who knows if the Republican presidential nominee actually plays Overwatch when he takes a break from his buffoonery, but the recent comparison m...[Read More]

Overwatch is celebrating Halloween with new loot and a brawl

I’m just going to come out and say it: I love pimping out my Overwatch characters in different skins. Not enough to spend money on the microtransactions just for the chance to get what I want, but I was certainly overjoyed when I unlocked Reinhardt’s badass “Blackhardt” armour. Now I look like a boss that was rejected from Dark Souls III for being too goddamn terrifying. An...[Read More]

The Overwatch console free weekend starts tomorrow

From Saturday, September 10 at 4am AEST, to 9am AEST on Tuesday September 13 Overwatch will be free for console players on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The full game and all its heroes will be playable for new comers, so this is a pretty great chance to drag your friends into the endless pit of turret frustration and spamming group up in team chat. Players using the free trial will earn unlockables...[Read More]

The Last Bastion Overwatch animated short is surprisingly moving

You might be prone to cursing Bastion under your breath every time you hear his name, but after watching his backstory, that will most likely change. The very Pixar inspired short is by far the most moving and enjoyable Blizzard have released yet, and if you tear up whilst watching, I don’t blame you. Brace yourself, grab a box of tissues, and watch it right here: Okay? Need a moment to soak...[Read More]

Nick Xenophon has a point about gambling and video games

If you’d told me last week that today I’d be writing about how I think a politician making a bold statement about legislating on video games kind of has a point, I wouldn’t have believed you. I don’t think you could really blame me. Politicians who come out swinging at video games often have little understanding of the medium and are coming from a knee-jerk “won’...[Read More]

Hindu statesman isn’t okay with Symmetra’s goddess skin

Hindu statesman Rajan Zed has issued a statement calling for Blizzard to remove legendary skins for Symmetra, as they “trivialized Hinduism’s highly revered goddesses.” The skins in question bear a likeness to the Hindu goddess Devi, which conflicts with Hindu beliefs, as Zed explains “in a video game set-up, the player controlled the movements of Devi, while in reality the devot...[Read More]

New Overwatch hero announced: Ana

Meet Ana, the next hero to join the Overwatch line up. Armed with a sniper rifle, Ana is a long-range support character, where her rifle shots heal team mates and cause some damage to enemies. She can also knock foes out cold with sleep darts, as well as buff allies with her Nano Boost ability, increasing their speed, attack and defence. Here’s her reveal gameplay trailer from Blizzard. As f...[Read More]

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