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#80: 05-23-2017 @ 12:58:06 pm
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Overwatch Anniversary has started. If you log in you'll get a free lootbox. Basically just new loot box items with usual fare of skins (and some cool ones at that), icons, sprays, etc. Three new arena maps (deathmatch) have been added. Sadly no new event or anything but the new items are pretty cool.


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#81: 06-29-2017 @ 07:00:44 am
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Demonstration of "skill gap" in a game, specifically Overwatch.  Someone set up a private match between 3 Grandmaster level players and 6 Bronze level players.   Will the higher skill of these 3 players working together over voice coms overcome the inherit numbers and ability disadvantages imposed on them by being short 3 team members?


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#82: 07-06-2017 @ 11:18:58 am
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New hero Doomfist! Attached new neat animation for him.


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#83: 07-06-2017 @ 12:56:12 pm
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That trailer is super neat.


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#84: 07-27-2017 @ 01:30:49 pm
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Doomfist is out for any still playing. Looks pretty fun


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#85: 08-10-2017 @ 01:22:01 pm
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Summer Games is currently going on, if you sign in you can get a free lootbox. There's some cool new skins along with the old ones being back.

Additionally, they announced today they're adding Deathmatch as a game mode in Arcade. Normal 7 man free for all and a team based mode as well. Those looking for more traditional FPS game play should be excited. Attached video is the game director talking a bit about it.


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#86: 08-11-2017 @ 07:34:11 am
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I have concerns:

  • Map design is a very critical part of making Deathmatch satisfying.  You see this evidenced in that a lot of FPS games end up developing fan favorites to avoid the bad ones.   This new map they are coming up with will be good for the FFA DM, but I worry about the re-purposed ones being any fun.  Item drop locations and respawn points and protection against spawn camping are all very important parts of map design and should not be overlooked.
  • As they and others have pointed out, Overwatch is NOT a DM game - it's a team shooter and its balanced as such.  As such I think players are going to find out VERY FAST that in FFA DM, the list of viable characters is extremely short unless you do a lot of changing mid match to adapt.  For example, Soldier 76 will be a great character, but if someone picks someone who counters 76 and there aren't character swaps, the 76 is going to have a miserable time avoiding that pick.  I kinda hope they restrict the FFA mode to JUST offensive characters as that might at least maintain some balance, or close enough balance that can be overcome with skill.
  • The Team mode sounds like it'll work the best, because Team game.
  • That said, as they pointed out, this is an Arcade mode, so if it sucks it's not the end of the world, I just am not convinced this is a sure fire hit.  That said, will try it at some point.

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#87: 08-22-2017 @ 08:23:12 am
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Blizz is adding a new payload map and made a rather silly video with Junkrat and Roadhog. Reminds me of some old Looney Toons style antics (with some fun Cowboy Bebop and Shaun of the Dead refs).

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#88: 08-22-2017 @ 08:51:57 am
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That was a pretty entertaining way to introduce a map.


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#89: 08-23-2017 @ 10:20:31 am
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And now the Mei cinematic. These are still very well done.

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