BlizzCon 2017 – Video Games News Coverage Roundup

Blizzcon 2017 is underway and there is alot of news and announcements. I have may share of Blizzard games Overwatch is one of them. I have not played Heroes of the Storm for a while and might get back on it. Those who don’t know what Blizzcon is, its a  two-day annual fan conversation which showcase games and merchandise from Blizzard Entertainment. Blizzcon 2017  is in Anaheim, California but people who don’t make it. Blizzard live streams the event on YouTube and Twitch. Although live stream is free you can buy a virtual ticket to watch panels, get in-game goodies and contest. I am not going to talk about the whole Blizzcon experience but games.

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Blizzard Confirms Pharah From OverWatch Has Native Heritage

Blizzard’s Overwatch is known for having characters from different ethnicities and background.   Fans are sensitive about cultural appropriation because how it’s portrayed in video games.  Offense hero Pharah appears to hail from Egypt. Pharah thunderbird skin gives us some insights on her heritage.  Her mother Ana is Egyptian and Pharah father is from the Pacific Northwest coast.

Pharah backstory is her real name is Fareeha Amari and is a security officer. Pharah is armed with jetpack-equipped combat suit and wields a Rocket Launcher. She wears Eye of Horus tattoo on her right eye which symbolize being egyptian. Abilities of Pharah such as Jump Jets, Concussive Blast, Hover and Rocket BarragePharah wants to follow in her mother footsteps.

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Blizzard and NetEase Sues China Developer for Overwatch Rip-off

Oh boy another video game company wants to rip-off Overwatch. Heroes of Warfare from the screenshots it looks similar. Blizzard China and NetEase sucing chinese for violates intellectual property’s unfair competition law. For example, the interface doesn’t look like Overwatch. Take a look, you see icons such as mail, friend, trophies and three games modes. On the main title screen, you see the hero posing like Overwatch.  You see there is a difference between the two games. Heroes of Warfare is on a mobile device. Overwatch is for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles. Blizzard and NetEase want an apology and have Heroes of Warfare to be taken down from App Store.

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Overwatch’s Mercy Will Have a New Ultimate Due to Being a Waterboy

Mercy has always been the helper of Overwatch and busy keeping the team together. She kind of reminds me of another healer from Team Fortress 2 called The Medic. Medic always get no love because his teammates always yelling at him to heal them. The medic always want to be useful to the team. Same as Mercy talking care of the team carelessness and recklessness. Her team badgering her and tell her hide somewhere until it’s clear to move. That’s mission in general, you don’t want your medic to be on the first line.  Both Mercy and The Medic are waterboys to the team but that will all change for Mercy. As of today, Mercy will become special and getting a new makeover. Her teammates can’t tell her what do and she demand respect. Now you can’t tell her to hide anymore, Mercy is burden with alot of things. Mercy have to revive people, heal and boost damage for her teammates. She is tried of being a waterboy and want to stand out for the team.

 

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Overwatch Animated Short Rise And Shine – Mei’s Arctic Journey

During Gamescom 2017,  Blizzard Entertainment show us another Overwatch animated short fof Mei. I have to say it’s beautifully animated and show us a side of Mei we can’t seen before. Mei reminds me of Hiro from Big Hero 6 in a way. Mei was apart of a group in the arctic and she has been frozen for 9 years. During that time, Overwatch has disbanded and natural causes staring to change the world.  Mei and her droid tries to find survivors during the 9 years of cryogenic sleep. Mei was the only one alive and the rest of her group is deceased. Lucky here is a upcoming transmission from a radio tower. Mei don’t know how to get up there but she has a plan. Mei is in her workshop making a cryogenic gun that can freeze anything.

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Overwatch Uprising- Tracer’s First Mission Motion Comic Review

What is the deal with OverWatch?

Today Blizzard released a online motion comic Overwatch Uprising about Tracer’s first mission.  This is the first time I review a comic on this blog but I got to try something new for a change. It all started with Null Sector is holding Mayor Nadah and others prisoner. The hero (I think it’s Mcree) fighting the robots and Ana, Solider 76 (Jack Morrison) and Reaper (Gabriel Reyes)  are watching on the screen at Overwatch Headquarters in Switzerland.  Ana and Gabriel talking about BlackWatch and Null Sector.  Gabriel explains about treatment of Omnics and how they take on Jobs that humans didn’t want.  After Jack and Ana were having a conservation Tracer was training with Genji and Mercy is talking notes.

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Blizzard Bans Popular Twitch Streamer P4wnyhof From Hearthstone

A cheater in his finest

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As you read the title popular Twitch Streamer P4wnyhof  has been bad from From Hearthstone Global Games. As you may not heard of  P4wnyhof, he streams (mostly 8+ hours on 08:00 – 16:00 CET Mondays – Fridays) Heartstone or other games and a Twitch partner ( I am hoping to get their one day)  with over 234,634 followers.  Now he in hot water now, the story is P4wnyhof  was involved in a tournament  and was a apart of a time called Planetkey Dynamics who his team a low and accurate score due to working as a admin. It was a tied between Planetkey Dynamics and  Team vVv, due to forfeits from team members Cloud 9 received +1 individual series and +2 map points. P4wnyhof would later admit to GosuGamers staff that there’s error in scoring and stated that “vVv shouldn’t have been allowed to play their Week 14 match against Cloud 9 at all”. Although,  admin Mats “P4wnyhof” Kathage is an official member of Pk and was helping his team defeat Eeriness in Week 8 and Innovation in Week 9. Pretty much he was working behind the scene and making his team cheat to win.

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Overwatch Orgins Edition– Nerf This Shooter Video Game Review

One of the most underrated Blizzard titles of all time

Overwatch is a team-based multiplayer first-person shooter game developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment. People compared this to Team Fortress and it does share the same concept but it’s totally different from it. Overwatch is the must-play shooter to date and became one of the most popular shooters with a hardcore fan base. If you don’t know what Overwatch is, let me tell you the plot Overwatch is an international task force that combat the omnic threat (Omnic Crisis) and restore order, two veteran soldiers named Gabriel Reyes (Reaper) and Jack Morrison (Solder 76) which put in character of Overwatch later on disbanded due to several allegations of wrongdoing and failures that when the UN introduced the Petras Act (to stop and forbade Overwatch activity). Now years later, due to the Petras Act crime rise up and no one will step in to stop them. Now former members of Overwatch decide to reform and recruiting allies to join in the fight.

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Blizzard Apologizes Mei Christmas Skin

What is fuzz about Overwatch’s Mei Christmas Skin?

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Players are dissatisfaction  of a Overwatch skin? Are you serious about this first was Tracer victory pose not this SHM. This show you how you can’t make people feel happy or satisfied about anything . Well Overwatch game director Jeff Kaplan express his concern about this saying ““gut call based off of what we think is cool,” and that it seemed like their “cool meter”. Jeff is talking about the Mei’s Legendary skin for the Winter Wonderland holiday event.  I don’t see anything wrong with it but what if you don’t put on the skin if it bad there is  a option for it.   Here is the statement from Blizzard Entertainment:

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Overwatch is Celebrating the Holidays With the Cast

Season greeting from the Overwatch team

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Blizzard Entertainment relases a trailer of it’s Winter Wonderland seasonal event. The cast of Overwatch is celebrating the holidays and they did had a Halloween event now it’s  something naughty or nice. If you are on the nice list you will  get a winter loot boxs fill with  more than 100 new cosmetic items. Such as skins, intro, speeches (ho ho ho), profile icons, sprays,emotes and more (image below).

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