Gaming

OverWatch: Why your fave hero may not be your best hero!

So given the new website theme, you can probably guess that I’m still playing a lot of Blizzard’s new FPS. With 21 Heroes it’ll obviously take a while to get to grips with them all, and give them all a fair shake. So far, there’s only a couple of characters I haven’t really found a love for: Zarya, Winston, Symmetra and until last night D.Va, who I hadn’t really played much of at all (less than 2 mins). So last night, having previously gotten the Carbon Fiber skin in my loot box bonanza, I decided to give her a go

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Gaming

Buying Loot Boxes in OverWatch?

Or, what are the odds, eh? So last night I bought a stack of loot boxes in OverWatch. I bought the pack of 24 for £15.99, so hardly breaking the bank. So for those of you wondering what the odds are of you getting one of the sweeter skins in the game, IE the Legendary ones? Well, I got 2 legendary drops. One was a skin:   And the other was a massive dose of currency. In all I got 1335 currency, both directly from currency drops, and from the small amounts you get when you get an item you’ve

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Games

OverWatch: The Review

So OverWatch has been out for a week now, and after loving the Beta, does the full release live up to the hype? Before moving to MMOs, I was originally an FPS player online. I played Duke Nukem 3D, Quake 2, Counter Strike, Unreal Tournaments of many varieties etc. My main love of all time in online FPSs Quake 3, and I played it at all levels, including international online tournaments, organising and running entire leagues for Rocket Arena 3 and so on. Then, shortly after I eventually quit playing Q3, Valve software released Team Fortress 2. TF2 for some, is

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Likely going to be utterly shit, oh well.,,
Gaming

A week of Blizzard related events…

So this week has been great 😀 First up on Monday (23rd) I attended the live cinema launch event for OverWatch! It wasn’t bad, a lot of the cinematics, followed by a developer Q&A, but at least the Soldier 76 cinematic was new to me, as I deliberately didn’t watch it ahead of time 🙂 Winding back a bit, the previous Monday (16th) I was contacted by a PR firm working on behalf of Universal Pictures, who wanted to invite me to a couple of events this week, both of which were in Dublin. Both events were related to the

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Gaming

Overwatch: End of Beta thoughts

Or, why a stationary mini-gun can be absolutely OP… So Open Beta for Overwatch ended a few days ago. I came to the party late, because as usual I didn’t get a closed beta invite (more on beta invites in the next article), so I had to make do with the week long open beta. I had already pre-purchased the Origins Edition of the game several weeks prior to the Open Beta starting, and as a result I got into it a couple of days early, ahead of the general Open Public Beta. So, was it worth the money…? Well, let’s

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Gaming

Butt why?

Or, when political correctness attacks. Volume XXX. So, a slight furore on ye olde Twitter on a pretty innocuous situation in Overwatch occurred tonight. That? Apparently that’s “overtly sexual”. According to one “mom” on the Overwatch forums, her “young” daughter is now seemingly scarred for life because Tracer looks over her shoulder in one victory pose. The exact same pose Hanzo, a guy, has in his repertoire: What? No complaint about this one? What with that rippling musculature? Those come to bed eyes? That slight hint of “I won’t hurt you…much, tiger” in his demeanour? *ahem* Seemingly not. Apparently her “young” daughter

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