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Lessons Learned From Overwatch's Three DPS, Solo Tank Mode

In this day and age, even the most beloved gameplay formula needs some spicing up every now and then. In Overwatch’s case, Blizzard is rather enthusiastically embracing this idea by introducing an…

March 10, 2020 | 11:00 EDT

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Is Overwatch League 2020 Worth Watching?

Love it or hate it, there’s no denying that the Overwatch League has proven there is a sizable audience that is interested in competitive gaming. Even if the OWL were to completely disband tomorrow,…

February 24, 2020 | 01:00 EST

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Is the Long Wait For Overwatch 2 'Killing' Overwatch?

Of all the games that were revealed in 2019, Overwatch 2 was likely one of the least surprising of the bunch. Rumors of the game’s existence were floating around the internet for weeks, if not months…

January 17, 2020 | 11:00 EST

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Overwatch 2: How It Can Succeed (And Fail)

Overwatch 2 just made its official debut at BlizzCon 2019, making a grand appearance with yet another excellent animated short. Based on what can be told so far, it's essentially a PvE expansion to…

November 5, 2019 | 11:00 EST

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Overwatch 2/2/2 Role Queue: What Works, What Doesn’t, and What Needs Improvement

Overwatch’s latest grand experiment in balancing and matchmaking is now live for everyone. From now on, all core playlists will require you to queue up for a certain role before finding a match. By…

August 19, 2019 | 01:00 EDT

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Overwatch: The Winners and Losers of the 2/2/2 Role Queue Balancing Patch

Of all the updates to ever grace Overwatch, the 2/2/2 role queue patch may be the most impactful to date. While it is currently only live on the PTR, the update should be active on all platforms by…

July 22, 2019 | 02:00 EDT


Overwatch, the Overwatch League, and the Feasibility of the 2/2/2 Role Lock

For the past year, the 3/3 team composition (or GOATS) has been the talk of the town in Overwatch. While there have been a few variations of the 3/3 comp since its inception, the basic idea of the…

July 8, 2019 | 02:00 EDT

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Overwatch Season 10: Dealing With Brigitte's Extreme Highs and Lows

About a month ago, Overwatch's latest Hero, Brigitte, was formally introduced into the game. Interestingly enough, she was not activated in Competitive mode until the start of season 10, ostensibly…

May 3, 2018 | 01:00 EDT

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Overwatch League and the Trial of "Casual" Audiences

From a conceptual standpoint, the Overwatch League is a natural and presumably inevitable progression of Esports as it, like the general direction that gaming is heading in, represents the…

January 30, 2018 | 01:00 EST


Time For A Checkup - A Look Back At the State of Overwatch

One of the most defining key aspects of modern gaming is the ability for developers to release an update for a game at virtually any time that they want, all but guaranteeing that every person that…

December 29, 2017 | 09:00 EST

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Can An Overwatch Movie Succeed Or Should Other Options Be Explored?

With a playerbase of some 35 million people, Overwatch is a global phenomenon that, for the time being, is more or less the poster child of what a current generation game should look like. For the…

November 14, 2017 | 09:00 EST

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A Look At Overwatch After The Junkertown Update: Mercy Here, Mercy There, Mercy Everywhere

On September 19, 2017, Overwatch received an update that would drastically change how two of the most popular Heroes in the game would function. To make a long story short, D.Va is now slightly less…

October 5, 2017 | 09:00 EDT


The Eternal Battle Against Toxicity in Games Like Overwatch And You

It is an unfortunate reality of online gaming (and for that matter, human nature) that there exists a certain kind of individual who seemingly has no other purpose in life than to be needlessly…

September 21, 2017 | 11:00 EDT

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Eliminated? Deathmatch In Overwatch Needs A Fix

The developers of Overwatch announced in early August 2017 that a new Deathmatch gameplay mode was coming to the game's Arcade, and it was added to the game proper a couple of weeks later. I've been…

September 20, 2017 | 10:00 EDT

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Are Mercy and D.Va's Changes Taking Overwatch in a New Direction?

As in most team based games that revolve around multiple classes working with each other, playing as a Tank or Support Hero in Overwatch can be rather ... unsatisfying. There's glory to be had in…

August 27, 2017 | 01:00 EDT


Hearthstone, Overwatch, and the "Modern" Expectations of Rewards in Games

The concept of being rewarded while playing a game is a fairly interesting one; after all, it's not like people really need incentives to play games since, well, they're games. Of course, reward…

August 21, 2017 | 11:00 EDT

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Balancing Overwatch: Mercy, Roadhog, and Winston

As most people may know, game balancing can be a fickle thing. Of course, it always sounds like the easiest thing in the world, but adding an extra point of damage or taking away a couple of points…

July 6, 2017 | 09:00 EDT

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Overwatch's Duplicate Items Are A Downer

Here we are in the midst of Overwatch Anniversary, the one-year birthday event for Blizzard's latest and greatest IP. Once again, Blizzard has ponied up a bevy of cosmetic items for players to get…

May 29, 2017 | 11:00 EDT

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Overwatch Events Needn't End So Harshly

The conclusion of Uprising (the most recent event in Overwatch) happened a bit oddly. It ended earlier than expected, and then Blizzard Entertainment subsequently brought it back online and extended…

May 9, 2017 | 09:00 EDT

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Overwatch Loot Box Drop Rates Revealed: What Does It Mean For You?

Thanks to China's recently implemented "Loot Box" law, which essentially mandates that every game that is sold in the country has to disclose the drop rates of purchasable reward items in said game,…

May 7, 2017 | 09:00 EDT

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Switching Characters In Overwatch Shouldn't Drain Your Ultimate

I bought Overwatch when it was on sale during the 2016 Holidays. In the three months I've had it, I've rather enjoyed the game. One thing in particular that has baffled me is the mechanic of…

March 30, 2017 | 11:00 EDT

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A look at Overwatch's New Hero, Orisa, and Her place in the Meta

Cobbled together from the remains of various defense robots by Efi Oladele following Doomfist's temper tantrum at the Numbani airport, Orisa is the latest addition to Overwatch's roster. Taking on…

March 3, 2017 | 01:00 EST


Overwatch's Bastion Gets Buffed, But What of the Reinhardt Conundrum?

In a world where there is an angel who can bring people back from the grave, a talking gorilla who can figure out how to make a device to tether someone to a specific timeline (or something like that…

February 10, 2017 | 11:00 EST

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Symmetra's Photon Projector Needs Tweaking

In late November of 2016, Overwatch made a few changes to Symmetra. One of the greater changes in my opinion was the addition of a second ultimate ability. A Shield Generator was added as an…

February 2, 2017 | 09:00 EST

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Overwatch Cocked Up Capture The Flag

Overwatch is running yet another seasonal event, the Year of the Rooster. Blizzard's implementation of Chinese New Year with the serial numbers filed off has turned out pretty alright overall. The…

January 27, 2017 | 09:00 EST

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How Did Overwatch's Multi-Tank Meta Come to Be and Will It Ever Go Away?

Thanks to the relative ease of implementing patches in multiplayer games, most people are familiar with the concept of rotating "metas," at least for games that do regular balancing updates. Perhaps…

January 10, 2017 | 01:00 EST


Is South Korean Government Oversight of Games Like Overwatch Necessary?

In the"good old days," when games were a fairly isolated experience and singleplayer content was essentially the only kind of content that existed, cheats were fairly basic. Typically, you just had…

December 19, 2016 | 01:00 EST

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China's "Loot Box law" May Actually Help Games Like Overwatch Get More Money

With the rise of cosmetic microtransactions in games came the rise of the loot box. As the name implies, it is essentially a bundle of (usually) random items that can be purchased with real money or…

December 10, 2016 | 11:00 EST

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Overwatch's Balancing Shows that Being Fair is Almost Impossible

If you've ever played any kind of multiplayer game for more than an hour, then you're probably familiar with the concept of something feeling overpowered (or OP, as most normal people refer to it).…

December 8, 2016 | 01:00 EST

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It's Time For Overwatch's Sombra ARG To End

Overwatch has been riding a wave of success since its release 100 days ago (105 if you want to be that guy). While Overwatch racks up victory after victory on its way to a 15+ million playerbase, …

September 10, 2016 | 01:00 EDT