Looks Like Overwatch is also Coming to Consoles


Gamestop spilled the beans today by reporting that Overwatch is indeed headed for consoles as well as PC. The game will be a full priced $60 game and it is available to pre-order as of today. This shoots down the biggest question of whether Overwatch was going to be a free to play game.

As of right now, Overwatch has a place holder date of December 31,2016 and is available for PC, Xbox One, and PS4. We will find out more from Blizzcon this coming weekend. Now excuse me as I go back to hoping I get in the closed beta sometime very, very soon.

Source: Game Informer

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The Overwatch Beta Finally Gets a Release Date.


Blizzard, Blizzard, Blizzard. Boy oh boy do they know how to tease. I’m pretty sure if you look up the word tease, Blizzard Entertainment would be mentioned. After months of gameplay videos, character reveals, and telling everyone that the beta is coming “soon,” (thats another Blizzard word that can be looked up) we finally have a release date for the hotly anticipated team based shooter. That date is October 27th, which is not to far from now!

Unfortunately, it is a closed beta to begin with. Blizzard will pick a select few to participate in the beta, but there is hope for those who may not be that lucky. There will be stress test held only on weekends, eventually so many other people can try it out as well. As of now, there is no word on when the open beta will start. I’m sure that will start “soon.”

I have been signed up since registration opened late last year so I will keep my fingers crossed in hopes that I get in. If you are not signed up, you can sign up here and pray to Blizzard that you get in.

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What are ya Playin’ This Weekend?

Its finally here again gamers! It’s the weekend and hopefully you can get plenty of game time in.

I will hopefully be finishing up The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt this weekend. This should be the last weekend of it, because I am pretty close to the end. I’m getting anxious to see how it ends.

I will also be fitting in some Heroes of the Storm. If you just so happened to read my first impressions post (you can do so here) then you know that I was hesitant to take my talents online. Well I did 2 days ago and I’m not as bad as I thought I would be! I have at least 5 wins under my belt!

That’s enough about me, what about you? What are you playing this weekend? Share in the comment section below. 

Honest Game Trailers Strikes Again

Smosh Ganes YouTube page uploaded it’s latest offering this week and this time it’s Heroes of the Storm.

The theme of these videos is to make fun of a game, but at the same time tell the brutal honest truth in a bit of  sarcastic manner. Even if you’re a fan of the game that is being made fun of, most of the time you can’t help but to laugh and agree. Check out the video below.

Source: Smosh Games 

First Impressions: Heroes of the Storm

Heroes of the Storm is the latest game in the MOBA genre. It features characters from all of Blizzard’s games such as Diablo from the Diablo series, and the cigar smoking Tychus from Starcraft. It’s a neat game, but it has a bit of a learning curve.

I personally never got into the whole MOBA craze. Matter of fact, I never had a computer capable to play League of Legends until it eventually came out for Mac OS. I did give it a try but was turned off by the learning curve. Clicking to move was something I was never a fan of since I grew up primarily a console gamer so I eventually stopped playing. Enter Heroes of the Storm and now with a sudden urge to give MOBAs another chance.


Armed with a recently upgraded PC, I download the game and was pretty impressed by the opening cinematic. It’s really cool to see all of these characters come together from their respective franchises to do battle. It feels like the first time I played Smash Brothers on the N64.

I get into the tutorial to learn all the basics and jump into training mode. Uther does a pretty good job of teaching the mechanics. The battlegrounds I have played on so far are neat and have features that can help turn the tides of battle. My favorite battleground at moment would be the two level map, The Haunted Mines. As the battle rages on, the announcer will periodically tell you that the mines are about to open. When they do open, you and your team have to try and get down into the mines as fast as you can to kill enemy minions. When you kill the minions they count towards a sacrifice and those sacrifices are used to power up a golem to send your opponents way. If your team gets more sacrifices than the enemy team before times up, then your golem will be more powerful than theirs.

Another feature on each map are mercenary camps. Theses camps have neutral characters on site and to get them to fight for you, all you have to do is defeat them. I’ve quickly learned that you should not try and conquer one alone. It’s best to try and take a camp with at least two people.

The game can be a rewarding experience too. During a match, everybody on the same team gets experience and levels up at the same time. I feel like this kind of evens the playing field so nobody is THAT much better than the next guy or gal. Losing also doesn’t seem that bad. When I lost my first A.I. match, I was still rewarded with quite a bit of experience and some in game currency. The game does a good job of helping you keep you head up when you lose.

All in all, I am enjoying the game. One thing that I’m working on is to play smarter and try not to be such a lone wolf. I’ve learned quickly that this is definitely a team based game like any other MOBA. Right now I’m am just playing with A.I. opponents/team mates. There is no telling when I will finally get the courage to jump online to face real people. I have nothing against League of Legends, but unlike L.o.L. this game has me hooked for the moment and my competitive spirit won’t let me give up just yet.

Now back to practice mode.

Heroes of the Storm officially launched June 2nd on PC and is free to download and play at heroesofthestorm.com.

Are you also playing Heroes of the Storm? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

Overwatch Still Looks Great

Blizzard uploaded a new video to YouTube today from their upcoming team based shooter, Overwatch. It features the dual wielding, overly enthusiastic, death bringer himself, Reaper.

The footage is from an early build of the game, but it looks great nonetheless. The player goes on a rampage while showcasing some of Reaper’s abilities, such as his Ultimate Ability Death Blossom. Check out the video below.

Overwatch’s beta takes place this Fall and you can sign up here. The launch happens sometime in 2016.