These are Elon Musk’s favorite video games
Overwatch fever has taken over, at least in the Musk household. You’d think that between SpaceX and Tesla, Elon Musk doesn’t have much spare time on his hands, but he apparently has enough to play some video games here and there. In a new interview, Musk talks about what he’s currently playing, and discusses some of his favorite games from … Continue reading...
10 game mechanics we hope someone rips off in 2017
It's been said that good artists borrow, but great artists steal. That's true nowhere more than in game design. Here are 10 great mechanics that we hope someone steals and re-purposes in 2017. The post 10 game mechanics we hope someone rips off in 2017 appeared first on Digital Trends.
Blizzard marks 20 years of ‘Diablo’ with cross-franchise event starting December 31
Twenty years ago, Diablo the Lord of Terror first brought his unique brand of evil to the world of Sanctuary, and today in celebration of nearly a quarter century of his reign, he’s invading a few other worlds as well. The post Blizzard marks 20 years of ‘Diablo’ with cross-franchise event starting December 31 appeared first on Digital Trends....
Best Products of 2016: Gaming
Overwatch, Digital Trends 2016 game of the year, blends two of the year’s most popular genres to create a compelling shooter that’s easy to pick up, but incredibly difficult to master. The post Best Products of 2016: Gaming appeared first on Digital Trends.
‘Overwatch’ director: More heroes and maps are in development for 2017
More maps and characters for Overwatch are currently in development ahead of an expected release in 2017, according to comments made by the game's director, Jeff Kaplan, in an end-of-year recap video. The post ‘Overwatch’ director: More heroes and maps are in development for 2017 appeared first on Digital Trends.
With a bet on diversity, Blizzard reveals Overwatch’s queer character
 After months of hinting, Blizzard finally revealed which member of Overwatch’s colorful cast of characters counts themselves part of the LGBTQ community. The much-anticipated reveal came in a seasonal digital comic centered around Tracer, the spritely Londoner with gravity-defying hair who proved to be an early fan favorite and the literal face of the game. The comic… Read More ...
Overwatch’s Winter Wonderland holiday event has begun
Overwatch‘s Winter Wonderland event has arrived at last. Blizzard teased the event earlier this much without giving anything away, but now we’re getting a slew of details with the event is going live. Winter Wonderland is the third seasonal event for Overwatch and runs from today, December 13, to January 2. Like the seasonal events that came before it, Winter … Continue reading...
Laura from ‘Street Fighter V’ gets ‘Overwatch’ makeover in new Sombra mod
Blizzard's Sombra, who joined the Overwatch lineup in October, is now a playable character in Capcom's Street Fighter V for the PC -- unofficially. This is a modification of the Laura character created by a modder named THEJAMK. The post Laura from ‘Street Fighter V’ gets ‘Overwatch’ makeover in new Sombra mod appeared first on Digital Trends....
Someone passed level 1,800 in ‘Overwatch’ for PC by playing 17 hours a day
'Overwatch' player Tazzerk recently announced he broke the level 1,800 barrier and posted the resulting golden portrait packing five stars. Naturally, he's not stopping there and plans to hit the top 500 in season three. The post Someone passed level 1,800 in ‘Overwatch’ for PC by playing 17 hours a day appeared first on Digital Trends....
Someone passed level 1,800 in ‘Overwatch’ for PC by playing 17 hours a day
'Overwatch' player Tazzerk recently announced he broke the level 1,800 barrier and posted the resulting golden portrait packing five stars. Naturally, he's not stopping there and plans to hit the top 500 in season three. The post Someone passed level 1,800 in ‘Overwatch’ for PC by playing 17 hours a day appeared first on Digital Trends....
Someone passed level 1,800 in ‘Overwatch’ for PC by playing 17 hours a day
'Overwatch' player Tazzerk recently announced he broke the level 1,800 barrier and posted the resulting golden portrait packing five stars. Naturally, he's not stopping there and plans to hit the top 500 in season three. The post Someone passed level 1,800 in ‘Overwatch’ for PC by playing 17 hours a day appeared first on Digital Trends....
Blizzard appears to accidentally leak ‘Overwatch’ character Sombra — again
A second image of unannounced Overwatch hacker villain "Sombra" appears to have leaked via the official Blizzard store. The image shows a Tesla cannon-like weapon and metal armor on the character. The post Blizzard appears to accidentally leak ‘Overwatch’ character Sombra — again appeared first on Digital Trends....
Details on Overwatch’s Halloween event, new character leak
Halloween is quickly approaching, and it looks like year’s biggest multiplayer shooter — Overwatch — is getting a special event to celebrate the occasion. Listings for items related to a “Halloween Terror event” briefly appeared on the Xbox Live marketplace a bit early, including new Halloween Loot Boxes. A separate set of leaks have also offered a clear look at … Continue reading...
Blizzard is killing its Battle.net branding after 20 years of use
If you’ve been playing Blizzard games like World of Warcraft, Diablo, Starcraft, Hearthstone, and the recent Overwatch over the years, you know the name Battle.net as being synonymous with the developer’s own. First introduced back in 1996 with the debut of the original Diablo, Battle.net was Blizzard’s core multiplayer platform used to power every game that followed. But after 20 … Continue reading...
Play as ‘Overwatch’ stars Genji, Lucio, and more with ‘Left 4 Dead 2’ fan-made mods
'Overwatch' fans have produced a ton of digital tributes to Blizzard's competitive FPS in the months after its launch, and user-made mods have dropped its characters into Valve's zombie survival shooter Left 4 Dead 2, with hilarious results. The post Play as ‘Overwatch’ stars Genji, Lucio, and more with ‘Left 4 Dead 2’ fan-made mods appeared first on Digital Trends....
Blizzard to throw ‘Overwatch’ doors open to all in an upcoming free weekend
If you haven't checked out "Overwatch" already, Blizzard's team-based first-person shooter will be free to play in an upcoming weekend on Xbox One and PS4. It will include all 22 heroes and 13 maps, providing everything Overwatch offers. The post Blizzard to throw ‘Overwatch’ doors open to all in an upcoming free weekend appeared first on Digital Trends....
Facebook launches Blizzard Streaming for live broadcasting of games like Overwatch
If you're a frequent Overwatch player, you now have a new option for live broadcasting your gameplay. Thanks to the previously announced partnership between developer Blizzard and Facebook, gamers can now stream to Facebook Live with just one click. The feature is called Blizzard Streaming, and it's not just limited to the recent hit Overwatch, but works with any of … Continue reading...
Overwatch tournament will be broadcast on TBS with $300K prize pool
The popularity of Overwatch, the hit new FPS from Blizzard, continues to grow, and right alongside the rising mainstream interest in eSports. Fitting, then, that the Turner Broadcasting System (TBS) cable channel has chosen to host an Overwatch tournament, complete with a prize pool worth $300,000. The Grand Final, which will be held in September, will even be broadcast live … Continue reading...
Soon you’ll be able to watch teams play Overwatch for $300,000 on TBS
ELeague is expanding past Counter-Strike and will be hosting the Overwatch Open. A majority of the tournament will broadcast on Twitch, with teams vying to compete for the top prize. the grand finals will air on Twitch and TBS simultaneously. The post Soon you’ll be able to watch teams play Overwatch for $300,000 on TBS appeared first on Digital Trends....
Meet Ana and her Biotic Rifle: ‘Overwatch’ adds first new character on PC
Blizzard's popular multiplayer first-person shooter Overwatch gets its first roster addition this week with the introduction of Ana, a support class character who brings an array of new tactical options into battle. The post Meet Ana and her Biotic Rifle: ‘Overwatch’ adds first new character on PC appeared first on Digital Trends....