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Overwatch is one of the most popular shooters on the planet, and has had some cool Halloween content for fans recently. It is also the basis for some of the biggest eSports tournaments out there. The game currently has about 35 million monthly players and thanks to its popularity, the Blizzard Entertainment Overwatch League has landed two major sponsors that have the pockets deep enough to offer up prize money to the gamers fighting for the win: HP and Intel. HP has said that its Omen by HP gamer-centric brand will be a multi-year sponsor for the Overwatch League. The official announcement... Read more...
Unless you have been living under a rock for the past year, you know that Overwatch has been a smash hit in the gaming community; especially with regards to eSports competitions. Blizzard on occasion released new skins for its characters -- as witnessed by the recent Summer Games event -- and a new leak shows us more of what Blizzard has in store for its 2017 Halloween Terror event. We say "more" because Blizzard has already revealed costumes for two popular characters: Reaper gets into the Halloween spirit dressed as Dracula, while McCree goes vampire hunting as Van Helsing. The nights grow cold... Read more...
Overwatch has become one of the most popular competitive games out there for gamers on all platforms. The game is huge in the esports arena, and tournaments will soon be held in the fancy new Blizzard Arena Los Angeles. If you haven't dropped the loot needed to buy the game because you aren't sure if Overwatch is for you, Blizzard has an upcoming free play weekend to whet your appetite. Starting on September 22nd and running through the 25th Blizzard will have a free weekend where you won't have to spend any money to get the game or play. You will, however, need a free Battle.net account on... Read more...
Blizzard seems to have struck gold with Overwatch, which attracted 10 million gamers within a month of launching. It has only grown since then, and unfortunately there are always going to be jerks in big crowds who try to ruin the fun for everyone else. Overwatch has a problem with toxic players, one that Blizzard has been trying crack down on. In case anyone though Blizzard would slow down its effort to thwart bad behavior in Overwatch, game director Jeff Kaplan explained in YouTube video what efforts are being done. "So as you guys know we recently added the reporting feature, which existed before... Read more...
The world of competitive esports is exploding in popularity right now, with huge number of players and fans flocking to events all around the world. Blizzard wants to have an official stadium for esports events to take place, so it has acquired the former home of "The Tonight Show: in Burbank Studios. The stadium will be called Blizzard Arena Los Angeles, and it will be used as a place for both pro and amateur gamers to hold events. The facility is said to have multiple sound stages and control rooms that will support a range of live events. All of these events will have the capability of... Read more...
We’re well into the summer season, which means that many folks are enjoying fun in the sun and taking trips to the pool (or the beach) to unwind. The developers over at Blizzard are getting in on the action as well with the Summer Games event for its wildly popular Overwatch gaming title, and it is now live. If you remember the Summer Games event from last year, then you know the drill for the current. There are a number of new skins available for your favorite characters. For example, Soldier 76 commits the ultimate sin by donning cargo shorts and a Hawaiian shirt (which isn’t so bad), but adds... Read more...
For all of life's mysterious, there is one simple trick to everyone living in harmony. Simply put, don't be a jerk. No really, it's that simple. Of course, sometimes you wouldn't know it when playing an online multiplayer game, such as Overwatch. That is something that bothers Blizzard and goes against its "Play nice; play fair" way of approaching things, and so it's going to dole out some tough love in the form of stiffer penalties. Blizzard issued the warning in a blog post while emphasizing in bold letters that increased penalties to players in response to verified reports of bad behavior will... Read more...
Doomfist, the latest Overwatch character, has made a smashing debut. One professional Overwatch player tested Doomfist out at an exhibition match and wowed the crowd with four quick eliminations. Overwatch player Kim “Libero” Hye Sung of the professional South Korean team “Meta Athena”, recently played Doomfist in a match against “Ardeont”. Libero was quickly able to take out his opponents’ Winston, Genji, Tracer, and Zenyatta with Doomfist’s skills like “Rocket Punch” and “Meteor Strike”. Libero’s savvy use of Doomfist will hopefully encourage other professionals to experiment with the... Read more...
Overwatch is finally getting a bonafide villain. Blizzard just announced that “Doomfist” will soon join the games universe, and he is an offensive character with a difficulty rating of three stars Doomfist's mechanical arm means that his abilities mostly revolve around punching opponents and slamming them into the ground. His “hand cannon” ability allows him to fire a short-range burst of ammunition from his knuckle, while his “meteor strike” helps him to jump into the sky and deal damage while crashing to the ground. His other abilities include “Seismic Slam”, “Rising Uppercut”, “Rocket Punch”,... Read more...
It may too good to be true, but you can now earn digital currency while playing certain game titles. That's thanks to Razer, and its new program to reward avid gamers with 'zSILVER'. Supported titles include Overwatch, Dota 2, and League of Legends. zSILVER ties into Razer's payment system zVault, which lets gamers deposit funds into a virtual account to spend it across multiple titles. That particular currency is called zGOLD, so you can probably begin to sense the theme here. To put it simply: zGOLD requires real money for digital goods, while zSILVER requires digital currency for real goods.... Read more...
The PAX East 2017 convention in the great city of Boston, Massachusetts is currently under way. A few of HotHardware's troops are at the expo, including site founder and editor-in-chief Dave Altavilla, who had a chance to visit Samsung's booth and get a hands-on look at the company's Notebook Odyssey, a pretty sweet laptop designed specifically for playing PC games. This is the same laptop that made our "Best of CES 2017" list. Samsung offers the Notebook Odyssey in both 15.6-inch and 17.3-inch form factors. The one it's showing off at PAX East 2017 is the 15.6-inch model, which like its bigger... Read more...
If you're a fan of any Activision or Blizzard game series, then there's a new reason to be excited. Announced today, parent company Activision Blizzard is launching a new division focused squarely on consumer products. Love Overwatch? Expect to see an even greater selection with your geek gear soon. To launch this division, former Mattel and Disney executive Tim Kilpin was brought in, who helped both companies achieve great success in similar areas. He says, "I’m excited to lead this newly-formed division and join Activision Blizzard’s already incredibly talented consumer products team in delivering... Read more...
Have you managed to avoid playing Overwatch up to this point? Blizzard's crazy popular shooter has amassed 20 million players without your participation, but if you want to add to the ranks (or simply see what all the fuss is about), you'll have a chance next weekend to try it out for free. That's because Blizzard is making the full game experience free to play from November 18 to 21. The free period begins precisely at 11 a.m. PT on Friday, November 18, and continues until 4:00 p.m. PT Monday, November 21 in all gameplay regions. During that time, players will have access to the full roster of... Read more...
Trick or treat! Blizzard is looking to celebrate Halloween by offering Overwatch players a few sweet treats. The Halloween events includes new Sombra hero treats, difficulty tricks, and loot boxes. Reddit user ChornosHero posted a picture he took of the Xbox Store, which included an image of a ghoulish pumpkin filled with Overwatch-themed treats. The advertisements exclaims, “Celebrate Halloween with some frightening treats for your heros during a new event: Overwatch Halloween Terror!” There will be multiple Halloween-themed loot boxes. Each box will include four cosmetic items including... Read more...
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