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Overwatch is packed with 21 epic heroes to learn and play. Some are more interesting than others, but all will play their part in the coming battles. Learn all the ins and outs, the strengths and weaknesses, and everything else you need to know about these heroes with out in-depth hero guides. We've broken the heroes down by which hero type they cater to: Defense, Offense, Support, and Tank. Each hero type has its strength and weaknesses, and you're going to need to make use of them all if you truly want to rule the battlefield.
Overwatch's defensive characters are built for one thing, driving the enemy back. With the various characters listed below, players can assume the roles of some of Overwatch's strongest professionals, all equipped with game changing abilities which can help turn the tide of the battle. Learn how to use these characters effectively and your enemy will be unable to capture any command points, rendering your team the victor. But beware, though these tough defenders may be easy to learn and control, they are difficult to master. But, master them you will.
Bastion - Learn how to make use of Bastion's special Reconfiguration ability, and hold back your enemies using his Turret ability to decimate all who cross your path.
Hanzo - Scope out rooms with Hanzo's Sonic Arrow, destroy foes with his Scatter Arrow, and run enemies through with his Ultimate Ability, Dragonstrike.
Mei - Use Mei's Ice Wall, and Endothermic Blaster to slow enemies down, and allow teammates to swoop in for the kill. This hero is all about crowd control.
'The best defense is a good offense.' We've all heard it, but now it's time to live it. The roster below is full of brilliant and powerful characters just looking to make their mark on the world. Armed with powerful weapons, and high mobility, these characters are the creme de la creme of the Overwatch universe, and you're going to want them on your team. Learn their strengths and weaknesses. Learn how to make the most of their abilities, and you will be unstoppable.
Everybody needs some kind of support. Whether you're looking for someone to spruce up the battlefield with some sweet jams, or just looking to lay down some health and support for your fellow heroes, the roster below has you covered. But these are no weaklings, and wielding the scalpel does not make them any less dangerous. Learn how to effectively twist your playstyle to make the most of these characters and their support-based abilities. If you don't keep your team alive and kicking, nobody else will.
Lucio - Amp up the battlefield with Lucio's support abilities, and keep your teammates moving with upbeat tunes, and healing powers.
Sometimes you just need to be able to run in and soak up all the bullets. That's the basic mentality behind the roster of heroes in this list. All five are axceptional at what they do, and when used effectively are more than able to keep their team ahead of the game. You're going to need more than just braun to survive on this battlefield though. Play it smart, make the most of your tank-like abilities, and ensure you always have your teammates backs. That is the key to success.
The long road to Syberia 3 has been an adventure unto itself, but now, 12 years after Syberia 2 came out, we finally have a release date. Syberia 3 will be coming out on December 1 for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
The sequel, which is again penned by Benoit Sokal with music from Inon Zur, brings attorney Kate Walker back to assist a caravan of the Youkol people she met in the previous game. This time around, it will be all about saving the snow ostriches: "Kate decides to help the nomads fulfill the oddest of their ancestral traditions: accompanying the transhumance of the snow ostriches to the holy steppes where they can reproduce." A noble cause, indeed.
Check out the video documentary about the game's long development.
The game was originally planned for a 2014-15 release date. Maybe the extra time was for localization. The game is being released in 11 different languages.
In a recent roundtable discussion (via GameReactor), Kojima said he wants to keep the studio somewhat small. "I'm aiming to keep the staff less than 100 people," he said through a translator. "I am searching for technology and at the same time hiring new people."
Kojima referenced his time at Konami, saying "At the time of the Metal Gear Solid the staff was over 200 people, something like this..." The translator clarified that Kojima "wants to connect to the developers directly ... So it will be around 100 people, but not more. Keep it that size."
Kojima also said that he has visited several other development studios, mentally making notes on things that are key to a good atmosphere. "I've found that at any studio the kitchen is very important," he joked. "I saw at DICE in Stockholm they had 40 microwaves, and also there's so many coffee makers, and I understood that that is very important."
While there still are few details yet on what Kojima will pursue as his first game, he has said it will be along the lines of The Division or Uncharted 4, but without being open world. “It’s an amazing game," he said at the time. "Along with the plot, characters, and game system, I’m brainstorming everything equally. Some parts are very new, so I’ll need to experiment with it.”
The Division will be finally getting its 1.2 Conflict update tomorrow when the servers go down for maintenance. As previously announced, the update will bring the new Clear Sky incursion, new gear sets, stashes and Dark Zone checkpoints. Now we have the complete list of updates and modifications coming tonight at midnight PDT.
Here is the full changelog Ubisoft released today:
New Incursion: Clear Sky
New Gear Sets
Four new gear sets have been added.
High-Value Targets & Search and Destroy missions
Player Stash in Dark Zone Checkpoints
We have made a number of changes to loot drops. Specific activities will now provide the rewards listed below.
Falcon Lost/Clear Sky
If you have played The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, you know about Gwent, the card game within the game. CD Projekt RED has included the decks in the Limited Editions for expansion Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine, and players could get the physical decks as well with proof of purchase. But that will soon be coming to an end.
The Witcher Store has said in a recent FAQ that it wants to stop sending out the physical decks on June 10, as long as supplies last. Players can still generate a code that will get them the Scoia’tael, Monster, Nilfgaard and Northern Realms decks. but "having a code does not guarantee a purchase," the site said. "Remember, it’s 'first come, first served'."
If you didn;t get the limited version of the expansions, you can still buy the decks for $10 each. Of course, if you have never tried the game, then you will want to learn how to play it so you can crush your opponents.
Apparently, gamers wanted a boxed edition of Ori and the Blind Forest, so the Definitive Edition of the game will hit retail for PC and Xbox One on June 14, 2016, two years after its unveiling at E3 2014.
The boxed sets will be available in Standard and Limited editions. The standard set, which will retail for $19.99 for PC and Xbox One, will include the game, a guide, and a poster. The Limited Edition, which will only be available for PC and run $29.99, will have the game, a guide two posters, an audio CD and two postcards.
"Since we released Ori and the Blind Forest, we’ve received many mails, tweets and requests from fans asking for a boxed retail release, so we're extremely pleased to finally make everyone's wish come true,” said Thomas Mahler, CEO of developer Moon Studios, in a release. “We hope that all of you will be pleased with what we’ve put together for this retail release of Ori and the Blind Forest Definitive Edition. We can't wait to finally see Ori and the Blind Forest on shelves.”
The Definitive Edition includes two new environments, two new abilities, more story sequences, multiple difficulty modes, fast travel between areas via Spirit Wells, and new secret areas. Nordic Games is publishing the PC version, while Microsoft will be handling the boxed version for Xbox One. The game had previously been available as digital only through Steam and Xbox Live
Are you going to be in Los Angeles during E3, but don't have the cash to shell out for a ticket? Then the Entertainment Software Association has an opportunity for you. Come play games for free at E3 Live next door to the show.
In an inaugural event, the ESA has announced that E3 Live would kickoff on June 14 at 5 PM PDT for people who want to check out the games on display at the show. The event is free, but the ESA is limiting access so you will need to sign up for a ticket, which will be parceled out on a first-come, first-serve basis. Attendees under the age of 17 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. And of course, please observe ESRB game rating while you are there and have your kids with you.
The event will be held at LA Live next to the LA Convention Center, and offers live entertainment, gaming and VR experiences and special merchandise to prove to your friends that you were there. The event will be open on Wednesday from noon to10 PM PDT. Doors open on Thursday at noon.
With some companies holding their own events, such as EA and Bethesda, this offers folks a chance to play the newest games without actually getting onto the E3 show floor. It seems like a good move for the ESA, and the popularity will determine whether this becomes an annual event.
Sony Computer Entertainment and Naughty Dog have announced Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End has sold over 2.7 million copies during its launch week globally, making it the fastest-selling first-party title to date.
“A huge congratulations goes out to Naughty Dog for an incredible feat,” a PlayStation.Blog post reads. “The success of the game is a testament to the calibre of the team at Naughty Dog and their unwavering commitment to their fans.”
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End launched exclusively on the PlayStation 4 on May 10 with its sales data compiled from both Blu-ray Disc sell-thru quantities and digital sales as of May 16, 2016.
Overwatch is officially releasing tomorrow, but if you already have a copy on hand or have it pre-loaded, you could be enjoying the game as early as this evening as Blizzard has announced it will be launching the game’s servers several hours prior to the game’s official launch.
Similar to its Open Beta, Overwatch will launch in all regions across all platforms at the same time globally. In the US, Overwatch will launch at 7:00PM EDT / 4:00PM PDT.
Those who purchased the PC version will be able to pre-load the game, although if you already took part in the open beta and kept your files, you won’t need to download much as you’ll just need to patch it in order to play. This is due to the fact its open beta contained all of Overwatch’s launch features.
As for console versions, only the Xbox One version of Overwatch currently supports pre-download. Unfortunately, that means PlayStation 4 owners who own the digital version will need to download Overwatch as soon as it becomes available, while those who own physical copies will be able to install the game, but will most likely need to patch it when the servers go live.
If your watch will begin this evening along with us, here are some guides we published that should help you prepare yourself for Overwatch:
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