Overwatch, our GOTY for 2016, has now reached an astonishing 25 million players. The game has garnered a gigantic following and we do not see the hype dying down anytime soon. Overwatch recently sent out a year of the rooster update and added a very fun Capture the “Flag” (rooster) mode. The game also gave players the chance to score some sweet year-of-the-rooster goodies in the form of skins, emotes, sprays and everything in between. It’s stuff like this that keeps players coming back for more! I know I can’t stop.
Are you part of the 25 million?
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If you’re a fan of Overwatch and a fan of adorable toys, check out the newly announced lineup of Funko’s Overwatch series. Mcree, DVa, Mei and more looks like they will make the cut in the latest additions to the toy lineup. Check it out and let me know if any of them catch your eye.
Overwatch has just announced that they will be holding an all new event for the popular team-based FPS. The new event will feature “The Year of The Rooster” and will begin on January 24th. Check out the image below for a sneak peak of D.Va’s new event-related skin.
Game Informer has shared their upcoming cover for the February edition of the publication. The upcoming magazine will feature our GOTY, Overwatch and should be on store shelves in the very near future. The magazine will also list its top 50 games for 2016 so be sure to give it a read.
The all new Overwatch map is now available for download on the PS4 and XBOX One systems. I cannot wait to test this new map out and if you want to watch me play it, click here and follow me on Twitch.
Overwatch won our Game of The Year for 2016 and will be supported well into this new year. I cannot wait. Here is the official rundown for the new map:
There’s trouble in paradise as conflict breaks out in Oasis, a brand-new Control map set in one of the world’s most advanced cities, a shining jewel rising from the Arabian Desert.
Researchers and academics from around the region came together to found a city dedicated to scientific progress without restraints—a monument to human ingenuity and invention. The city and its inhabitants are governed by the Ministries, a collection of brilliant minds who possess many secrets that have attracted the interest of powerful organizations from around the world.
On this map, teams will need to dodge vehicles and utilize jump pads to capture and defend three unique control points.
Today is the last day of 2016. It was a great year in gaming and 2016 brought some of the best titles that I have played in quite a while. Uncharted 4 dazzled me with its outstanding graphics and incredible gameplay while the successful revival of the gruesome DOOM video game made gamers everywhere smile with gory joy. Forza Horizon 3 for XBOX One was a massive accomplishment, while the new Pokemon games took the mobile world by storm (both 3DS AND iOS). Battlefield 1 is the new crowned king for the “wartime FPS” genre while Gears of War 4 rocked everyone’s world. Yes my friends, 2016 was a very memorable year for video games but one game that stood out more than the others was Blizzard’s OUTSTANDING Overwatch.
Overwatch is one of those “special” games. One that comes along once in a generation that just grabs your attention and never lets go. It was released great and has grown to become even greater. Adding maps, new gameplay elements, characters and skins, Overwatch has sucked up most of my gaming time for 2016. It’s spot on gameplay and beautiful graphics sprinkled my Sony Television well into the night and made me feel like a kid again. I played and played and played this game until my fingers hurt and still came back for more. Overwatch has a massive set of lovable characters and the more I play, the more I fall in love.
I could go on and on about the game but I wanted to just keep things short and sweet and announce what game we thought deserved to be 2016’s Game of the Year. Overwatch is like a Pixar movie with guns and is the ultimate team based FPS. My buddy and I have played this game until our eyes bled and I don’t see us stopping anytime soon. I know this may be a “safe” pick for GOTY, but Overwatch IS that special.
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Game director Jeff Kaplan recaps Overwatch’s incredible year and discusses what’s on the horizon in 2017, including potential hero balances, new maps, new heroes, and several quality of life improvements. Overwatch has been my favorite game of this year BY FAR and I cannot wait to play this game well into 2017. Overwatch has really been an amazing game for this year and we welcome all these new potential updates.
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The immensely popular FPS, Overwatch, is getting a pretty sweet winter update. The trailer above showcases what we can expect to see from now until early January, so start playing the game now!
Here is the festive description from Blizzard:
The season of giving (and receiving) is here, and we’re ready to celebrate. From now until January 2, every day is a snow day in Overwatch! Unwrap all new holiday-themed loot, take a stroll through the decked halls of Hanamura and King’s Row, and put your enemies on ice in our latest brawl: Mei’s Snowball Offensive.
Overwatch’s Symmetra will be getting a hefty redesign, so check out the video above to learn about the new perks for the character. Overwatch is BY FAR my favorite game this year (and almost all time….YES it’s that good) and, being a bit of a Symmetra player myself, I welcome these changes with open arms! The developer really goes into a ton of detail with the new mechanics of the hero so be sure to watch. Symmetra will be the first hero in Overwatch to sport 2 Ultimates and I can’t wait to try it out.
Here is the an all new Overwatch Animated Short entitled “Infiltration”. “Infiltration” follows Reaper, Widowmaker, and (the newly announced) Sombra as they attempt to assassinate a high-priority target. But, when the operation doesn’t go as planned, the Talon agents are forced to improvise…
Check out the first look at the new character in Overwatch, Sombra, and marvel at its beauty (I really do LOVE these Overwatch animated shorts).