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When Blizzard senior vice president Chris Metzen took the stage for the opening ceremony of BlizzCon 2014, he showcased a flurry of emotions. He seemed alternately terrified and elated, and his relief after playing the first trailer for Overwatch was palpable. At the time, the cynic in me wondered if his display was genuine or if he was just hamming it up for the crowd. Now that I’ve played the game for myself, the truth is clear: he must have known he was unveiling something truly special to the world.
Overwatch is Blizzard’s first attempt at the shooter genre, and their first new property in nearly two decades. Taking objective elements from games like Team Fortress 2 and the idea of heroes and abilities from MOBAs, the game attempts a new fusion that the creators are calling a “hero shooter.” At its core, the game gives you 21 characters in »
- Josh Holloway
It is a bit strange that two games under development by two very different studios end up being extremely similar and release in the same month. Of course I’m talking about Battleborn by Gearbox and Overwatch by Blizzard. A lot of the similarities end when you really dive into each game, and if you are stuck on a fence trying to decide which game to dump your money into, we got you covered.
First the Basics
Both games are being compared because they both do two things great. First they are both lively colored games filled with humor, and both decided to avoid the “realistic” zone most modern games go down. It’s a breath of fresh air and both games do this great. The second thing is the fact both games offer a roster full of unique characters. Both games have over 20 unique characters, and both have a »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Dustin Spino)
Richard Rouse III (The Suffering, Homefront) has a new project in the works, and it’s not what you’d expect. Titled The Church in the Darkness, it’s a top-down action-infiltration game in which the player must infiltrate and seemingly put an end to the devious practices of a South American cult. Part artistic experience and part 1970s cult movement inspired narrative, it’s an interesting-looking effort.
In The Church in the Darkness, gamers will take on the role of a former law enforcement officer who must stealthily make his way into South America’s Freedom Town cult, in an effort to check on his sister’s son. Of course, Freedom Town is not as it purports to be, which is something that is normally the case when it comes to such congregations.
What’s notable here is that things will change with each playthrough, including the town’s layout, »
- Chad Goodmurphy
If your forgot what a large and great monster the superheroes in Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice are going to be facing, this aught to jog your memory. Robin Downes, the actor who plays Doomsday, revealed that fact on Twitter today, letting us all know he played a part in bringing the character to life.
Very proud to release that I helped bring #Doomsday to life in the upcoming @BatmanvSuperman #Dreamgigs
— Robin Atkin Downes (@Robin_A_Downes) February 26, 2016
This is also a confirmation for the people out there who assumed that it wasn't Doomsday we saw in the third Batman v Superman trailer. Several zealous fans threw around ideas like Bizzaro and some new villain from the new 52 as potential candidates for who we saw in that trailer. But no, now we know for a fact that Doomsday is Doomsday and not some other character.
If you aren't familiar with the name Robin Downes, »
- Nicholas Williams
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