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#1

Posted 08 November 2014 - 02:22 PM Edited by RedDagger, 26 October 2015 - 07:36 PM.

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From IGN:

Today at BlizzCon 2014, Blizzard announced its first new franchise in 17 years, Overwatch. It's a team-based, 6v6 multiplayer shooter with a focus on "fun, over-the-top" characters.
(...)
Overwatch is set on a near-future Earth, with a cast of heroes including "mercenaries, scientists, and adventurers" that do battle in arenas like the streets of London or the pyramids of Egypt.
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The beta is coming in 2015. You can sign up now at playoverwatch.com.

 

Cinematic trailer

Gameplay trailer

Classes/heroes

There are 18 classes in Overwatch - 6 Offense, 4 Defense, 4 Support, and 4 Tank. Each class has 3-4 abilities and one ultimate ability.
 
Offense
Spoiler

Defense
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Support
Spoiler

Tank
Spoiler

 
 

Gameplay for each class

 

http://eu.battle.net...watch/en/media/

(shows all the abilities for each class)

Official Gameplay Preview playlist

(each video is a game played as each of the heroes, showing off how they play)

OverSheet

(fan-made in-depth numbers for each class, and gameplay in general)


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Posted 08 November 2014 - 03:17 PM Edited by The Yokel, 08 November 2014 - 03:21 PM.

It looks like they drew quote a bit of inspiration from Team Fortress 2. That's not a bad thing, though. I think it looks really amazing. But the fact that it's only 6v6 puts me off completely. Unless it's F2P like TF2.

I really hope that 6v6 means that it's just 6 classess, not 6 players on each side.


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Posted 08 November 2014 - 03:39 PM

Yeah, it looks pretty much like just modernized TF2. Might be the next best thing until Gabe manages to push out Source 2 and we'll finally get TF3.

 

Spoiler

 

@The Yokel

If I remember the news correctly, it's 6 vs. 6 players. That isn't necessarily a bad thing. TF2 itself plays much better with smaller teams and if Overwatch's classes aren't as vital to the game as in TF2 (where your team is screwed 9 times out of 10, if you don't have all classes represented AND mutliple Medics/Soldiers/Engineers/whoever is necessary at the moment) I can see 6 vs. 6 working out. Personally, I'm happy to see that more multiplayer games recently tend to have smaller lobbies. Large player count may work in generally mad, chaotic games like Battlefield, but in most others, I find myself having much more fun with smaller teams.


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Posted 08 November 2014 - 03:58 PM

The artstyle of this game is making me jizzed all over my pant... 
Seriously, i f*cking loved it, especially the character design.

Yeah, a lot of people have been comparing this to TF2, because of the similarities, but i don't exactly see why is it a bad thing.
Team Fortress is great, and Overwatch clearly draw the inspiration from them, while adding some stuff to make it more interesting. 
I never really play multiplayer shooter myself, but this time, count me in!

And looks like people already talking about the 'oversexualized' female characters.
Ah, man, seriously? 


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Posted 08 November 2014 - 04:06 PM Edited by The Yokel, 08 November 2014 - 04:07 PM.

And looks like people already talking about the 'oversexualized' female characters.
Ah, man, seriously? 

They've been conditioned to see oversexualization everywhere. Which isn't hard to do. It makes them feel morally and intellectually superior. Which is kind of ironic because they're simply brainwashed. You can't make a female character anything other than completely plain and boring these days, unless you want to piss off SJW's.


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Posted 08 November 2014 - 04:30 PM

Eh, the only one who's OTT is Widow Maker, I mean an elite sniper wearing heels, a spandex top and uh space-fishnet leggings is pretty oversexualized. The rest seemed pretty good in the trailer though.

 

I saw this trailer yesterday and was a bit meh, but upon watching it again, I'm liking it more. I love asymmetrical, class based multiplayer games. If played properly, these classes should synergize well together and it lets everyone feel like they are contributing something to the team, even if they might not have the highest kills/damage dealt. 


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Posted 08 November 2014 - 06:40 PM Edited by RedDagger, 08 November 2014 - 08:08 PM.

Updated the OP to show all the classes with their descriptions, abilities and story. Took longer than I was expecting...

 

I really hope that 6v6 means that it's just 6 classess, not 6 players on each side.

 

12 classes, l wouldn't be surprised if it was one of each class in a game (E:confirmed no class limits). I'd like that to be wrong though, since TF2 has shown us that allowing multiple of a single class is way more fun! 

 

I think the comparison with TF2 is pretty accurate, unique classes - hell there's a scout-ish class, soldier, less-mobile heavy, engineer, medic, sniper. It's not directly the same, but it's very similar. 


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Posted 08 November 2014 - 07:35 PM

Characters look like sh*t.


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Posted 08 November 2014 - 08:03 PM

Updated the OP to show all the classes with their descriptions, abilities and story. Took longer than I was expecting...

 

I really hope that 6v6 means that it's just 6 classess, not 6 players on each side.

 

12 classes, l wouldn't be surprised if it was one of each class in a game.

I meant 6 classes per team.

 

It wouldn't make sense to only have one of each class in a match. What are they gonna do? Force players to play with a class that they don't enjoy very much? That's the reason I asked if it's just 6v6 players.


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Posted 12 November 2014 - 07:08 PM

So they've basically kept the arenas from project Titan and scrapped the MMO part, could be interesting.

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Posted 16 May 2015 - 11:21 PM Edited by RedDagger, 25 June 2015 - 03:17 PM.

Two new videos!
 
Gameplay previews of two of the support classes (likely more to come):

Spoiler

 
First impressions for me were that it looks fairly chaotic, though I imagine that feeling will go away once we start playing it.
 
Edit: Yeah, far too many HUD elements. You're almost blinding yourself healing someone as Mercy, but there's also all the indicators for...everything. Going back to the good ol' TF2 comparison, TF2 doe a very good job of minimalising clutter. Let's hope it's different for release.

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Posted 25 June 2015 - 03:23 PM

Hokay, now that Zarya's Gameplay Preview has been uploaded, you can now watch gameplay previews of all 14 heroes (Official playlist) to get an idea of how each class works and what it's like to play them.

If you're looking for more in-depth info on the game (numbers 'n that) there's the OverSheet which is a compilation of knowledge we've got from various videos and released info (navigate with the tabs at the bottom).

Still no beta announcement :c
but it's probably later this year

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Posted 25 June 2015 - 05:13 PM

I can't stress enough how goddamned awesome Splatoon! is, and how much it sucks that there's such a small Wii U base out there that can learn this fact.

 

It's a perfectly stripped down, bright, happy shooter that is absolutely perfectly designed and coded. Best game I've got for the Wii U by far.

 

Splatoon still looks much, much better. Screw Wii U exclusivity though.

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Posted 08 July 2015 - 12:18 PM

Revealed a new character, generic soldier mcsoldieryson AKA Soldier:76

 

His abilities are just sprinting, healing in a radius and aimbot. Good for the CoD, BF and CSGO crowd :p


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Posted 08 July 2015 - 04:45 PM

This is indeed just a way to make some money off of the cancelled project Titan.


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Posted 08 July 2015 - 05:07 PM

Well no, all the people who've played it say how it's a brilliant FPS that's become what TF2 should have been. If it was just a way to make some money instead of people wanting to make a great game, their reaction would be totally different. The various previews make it look to be a solid game as well.

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Posted 08 July 2015 - 09:59 PM

I didn't say the FPS element of Titan wasn't brilliant.


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Posted 05 August 2015 - 01:58 PM

Revealed a new hero:


And revealed two new maps:

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Posted 14 October 2015 - 08:23 PM Edited by RedDagger, 23 October 2015 - 02:43 PM.

Overwatch Beta October 27th!

UPDATE (October 23, 2015): We were able to complete setup and testing of our beta servers for Europe sooner than anticipated. As a result, we're happy to report that we will be launching the Overwatch Closed Beta in both the Americas and Europe gameplay regions on October 27.

 

(...)we’re dividing our beta participants into two different groups, each with different mission objectives and deployment schedules. The Closed Beta group will form the core of our testing crew. In addition, we’ll be conducting a number of Beta Test Weekends with wider groups of players when it’s time to break out the big guns.

These larger-scale Beta Test Weekends will be brought online occasionally for a limited time, generally over a weekend, and will run concurrently with our ongoing Closed Beta test. Because Beta Test Weekends are primarily hardware- and tech-focused, the number of heroes, maps, and gameplay modes will be restricted—but feedback on everything will definitely be welcome.


So it's a closed beta, although there'll be open weekends where everyone can play with limited gameplay.

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Posted 16 October 2015 - 04:42 PM

Here is a pre-beta twitch stream session covering the game 

 

http://www.twitch.tv...hime/v/20807725

 

The range and variety of heroes looks great. And the in-depth levels of strategy and counter-strategy really appeals. But sadly it really seems like a game where communication will be essential if you don't wanna get whooped. I just ain't that social. 

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Posted 27 October 2015 - 05:28 PM

http://us.battle.net...live-10-27-2015

Overwatch beta has started!

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Posted 30 October 2015 - 01:51 PM

Been watching this game on Twitch recently, and it looks great, something the FPS genre has needed...shame I'd never have a PC to handle this.


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Posted 30 October 2015 - 05:26 PM

What are your specs? The minimum requirements are pretty good, though if you're running a pretty old machine I can see how that would be a problem.

Minimum (targeting 30fps):
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Posted 06 November 2015 - 08:31 PM Edited by RedDagger, 08 November 2015 - 04:12 AM.

Here's a list of the things that just got announced/released:
-releasing Spring 2016
-PS4 and Xbox One as well as PC
-you can buy some special edition for $60
--bonuses preview (just skins but hey it's a video)
-3 new heroes (almost certainly the last new heroes before launch)
-gameplay trailer #2

-also this

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Posted 08 November 2015 - 01:58 PM

What are your specs? The minimum requirements are pretty good, though if you're running a pretty old machine I can see how that would be a problem.

Minimum (targeting 30fps):

Spoiler

 

Yeah, it's a laptop that's not exactly made for gaming on, the likes of Tropico 5 barely ran on medium settings if I recall rightly. The fact it's been announced for the consoles though means I'll end up buying it sometime in the future though. Bored of the same old FPS MP games, and this looks a ton of fun tbh.

 

Heard there's been a slight uproar about the game recently, IIRC it's from the price of the game, and also apparently there MAY be micro-transactions with the game, which does look a given with how many ideas can be thrown into the mix as the game grows.


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Posted 08 November 2015 - 02:51 PM

Yeah, a lot of people are pissed off that a) they actually have to purchase a game and b) if they preorder it they don't get into the beta.

It's mostly impatient people angry they're not in the beta, or taking Blizzard's "we don't know what payment system will be like" as a sign that they're lying to get people to buy the game or something...they were making a big thing about cancelling preorders less than a day before preorders were out.

Ah, and I was hoping the community would be a good one :sigh:

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Posted 08 November 2015 - 06:59 PM

Good game for kiddy team fortress themepark shooter fans I guess


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Posted 08 November 2015 - 07:41 PM

 b) if they preorder it they don't get into the beta. :sigh:

 

Wasn't it only streamers that got access to the Beta though, or am I completely wrong and mis-heard?

 

@rastakilla, themepark...?


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Posted 08 November 2015 - 08:14 PM

I couldn't say that this is a new ip,it's just another FPS

 

The art style is actually pretty cool,it reminds me of Loadout (Which was a mediocre pay-to-play third person shooter)

 

Gameplay seems fine too,let's hope kids don't get their hands in this one.


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Posted 08 November 2015 - 09:29 PM

Wasn't it only streamers that got access to the Beta though, or am I completely wrong and mis-heard?

Nah, they're the only ones that got in without having to sign up and be picked randomly, the vast majority of people playing were people who had signed up.

People got really annoyed that streamers got in and they didn't though, which is probably where you heard that :p
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