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Overwatch’s New Map Is A Beautiful But Imbalanced Deathtrap

Among Overwatch fans, King’s Row is generally regarded as the game’s best map. It doesn’t do any one thing perfectly, but each of its points emphasizes different heroes’ strengths and strategies. The game’s new map, Rialto, seems to want to be a balmier King’s Row, but I don’t feel like it’s quite there yet.Read more… […]

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Overwatch League Fans Upset Korean Casters Won’t Say One Player’s Name

Given Overwatch’s popularity in Korea, it’s not surprising that Overwatch League has a separate broadcast with Korean commentary in addition to the regular English one. What is surprising is how much English-speaking viewers suddenly care about it in the wake of the Korean commentary team electing not to mention the…Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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You can now win Overwatch’s Retribution mission even if your teammates won’t get in the dang dropshi

You can now win Overwatch’s Retribution mission even if your teammates won’t get in the dang dropship. Blizzard released a small update today that, among other tweaks, causes the end-of-mission dropship to “leave incapacitated players behind to complete the mission.” Sorry, bloodthirsty Rambo wannabes. You deserve…Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Overwatch Devs Accidentally Buff Hanzo’s Most Hated Ability

Yesterday, Hanzo mains the world over discovered a pleasant surprise while using their one ability that actually does damage: scatter arrow now has a shorter cooldown, meaning it can be used more often. Blizzard admits this buff was accidental, but for the time being, may not revert it.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Blizzard sneakily announced a short Competitive 6 vs. 6 Elimination season for Overwatch’s arcade mo

Blizzard sneakily announced a short Competitive 6 vs. 6 Elimination season for Overwatch’s arcade mode, which lasts until May 7. First team to win three times—that is, eliminate the enemy team—wins. Once a player wins with a hero, that hero is locked for the remaining rounds. Players have wanted this forever.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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The Overwatch League’s Dallas Fuel Keep Firing And Suspending People

The Overwatch League’s Dallas Fuel have released both their head coach Kyle “KyKy” Souder and star DPS player Dong-jun “Rascal” Kim. It’s the latest in a long line of roster shifts and struggles for the team, which has underperformed for the past several weeks.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Dusk Gets What Made Classic Shooters Great

Dusk is a throwback first-person shooter that released earlier this year. Comparing it with another shooter, Strafe, shows that one of the most important factors in recapturing classic FPS magic is memorable level design.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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How Two Underage Girls Say An Overwatch Pro Took Advantage Of Them

When Overwatch pro Jonathan “DreamKazper” Sanchez followed Anna* back on Twitter, she was in shock. A 16-year-old high school junior, Anna had only just purchased Overwatch for her Xbox One but was sold on the league of charismatic pros championing the blockbuster first-person shooter. The first game she tuned in for…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Overwatch’s New PvE Event Is Its Best Yet

Overwatch got its spring event yesterday, which includes a new player-versus-environment mode where players can take down swarms of killer soldiers in a picturesque, futuristic Venice. Retribution, the new PvE mode, is absolutely the best of its kind yet. It might have players asking why Overwatch can’t get its own…Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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One Overwatch Fan Is Tracking The Best Widowmaker Duelists In The League

Widowmaker is Overwatch’s femme fatale sniper, and many pros in the Overwatch League wield her rifle with deft precision. With her prevalence in the league on both offense and defense, one Reddit user is working to find out which Widowmaker trumps them all.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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