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#0: 11-07-2014 @ 12:41:45 pm
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Blizzard just announced a new IP called "Overwatch."  I missed most of the trailer.  Will post more info as I get it. 

Looks superhero related.

"Team Based Multiplayer Shooter."

Gameplay is live RIGHT NOW if you are reading this. (Game play sample over)

Game Site (site might be down atm)

Looks kinda like Blizzard is making a TF2-mixed-with-MOBA

ATTACHING: The stream from the live-stream from the Opening Ceremony, including the Hearthstone expansion announcement and the Legecy of the Void Trailer    Nevermind that doesn't look like it's going to work.  Videos will probably be made available later, I'll provide them.

ATTACHING actual trailer and gameplay concept video.

WORKING SITE LINK

This post was edited by machvergil on November 7, 2014, 4:31 pm


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#1: 11-07-2014 @ 03:52:21 pm
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About time Blizzard put out some new IP.
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#2: 10-15-2015 @ 05:53:08 am
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Closed Beta starts Oct 27th. That's when you can start watching for invites.


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#3: 11-06-2015 @ 07:34:31 am
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So it sounds like this game is amazing.  I'm hearing only positive things from people who have played the beta so far, but it sounds like this will be the next "generation" of TF2, and leading the charge of a wave of "Team-Based FPS with Abilities" coming soon (Not kidding a bunch are coming and I've yet to see one with as much charm as Overwatch).

I listen to a weekly podcast from Total Biscuit, Jessy Cox, and Dodger every week called "Co-Optional" and this past week they went ballistic talking about Overwatch.  If you want to hear three non-Blizzard folks not paid to gush about a game still in beta gush about it, here you go.  In the interest of defense, it's worth noting that about two weeks ago TB made an audioblog about the new Battlefield and tore it apart.

(The Overwatch starts at about 21m 27s if my attempt to link the video @ that time doesn't work)


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#4: 11-19-2015 @ 03:22:03 pm
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Check your Battle.net clients folks! Overwatch is having an invitation-only beta weekend starting tomorrow!

I just checked mine and it's installing now!


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#5: 11-19-2015 @ 07:26:38 pm
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I got an invite too, so I'll leave it installing tonight. My poor, slow internet will take hours to download it.


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#6: 11-20-2015 @ 05:48:07 pm
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Thoughts after about an hour and a half, meaning the tutorial, some messing around vs bots to get a feel, and one whole match:

  • I continue to not understand why shooter developers hire music teams, compose awesome music, and then refuse to play it most of the time their game is running. Makes no sense to me.  I'm looking at you Halo multiplayer, Team Fortress 2, Mass Effect 3, and now Overwatch.  I like shooting to a solid soundtrack (see UT).
  • Really bummed there isn't a 3rd person camera option, not just so then Kitty could play, but because I honest to god hate playing melee characters in first person.  There's an unrealistic difficulty with tracking a target in FPS and it fails to account for the way sound and feeling motion would make it so much easier to track someone you're fighting that close IRL than in a 2D monitor display.  I lose targets to fast.  This is a real bummer because I want to love Reinheart but not being able to aim his hammer is kinda a deal breaker :(
  • It's been a long time since I've played TF2, but so far I love how mobility focused this FPS is and feels more so than TF2.  Much closer to UT than CoD or Halo and I love that about it.
  • Good god I love the character design to this game.  Already I have some favorites:
    • D.Va is probably my favorite so far because that character plugs into my interests in loves in so many ways
    • Mercy is an amazingly satisfying "medic"
    • Phara is totally going to give me my rocket launcher love when I need it.
    • Bastion is OP.  Every wanted to play a robot who is also a turret and becomes a tank with his ulty?  Seriously Bastion is so good.
    • Widowmaker might also be a good fit for me but I need to play more of her to make sure.  Need to not accidentally hit grapple hook forgetting I don't have a sprint.
  • I'm impressed there's a vs AI mode.  Shame we can't run it with AI team mates, but it might be fun to set up some team DM vs bots sometime this weekend, practice our team up, if people are skittish about queueing for pvp.
  • I do have concerns that map and mode variety (as in the lack thereof)

So far I'm really digging this game so far, but I think my enjoyment may be tied to others picking this up, so I hope those of you who got in give it a spin this weekend at some point.


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#7: 11-20-2015 @ 07:34:58 pm
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I still do not have an invite sadly =( I would really like to give it a shot too.


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#8: 11-25-2015 @ 07:22:30 am
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TB weighs in on Overwatch with gameplay.  Pretty sure I'll be picking this up when it comes out.

 


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#9: 12-07-2015 @ 11:36:03 am
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Overwatch confirms that the "buy the box" will be the way you play, and that any new maps and characters will be released to the game for free, not as DLC, in the future.   Awesome, which is important since the game's current 'balance' is based around not individual characters but teams, and the ability to change characters at any time.  The game would have ended up with a problem if they introduced a character with DLC that required another DLC character to counter, and you didn't own both, you'd have a problem.

Source video for this new attached:


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