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D.Va Deconstructed: How Blizzard Created One of Overwatch’s Most Iconic Heroes

Posted by on Aug 28, 2018

Since the end of the Omnic Crisis, the Mobile Exo-Force of the Korean Army (MEKA) has defended Korea against attacks by a massive omnic colossus (known as the “gwishin”) that rises from the sea from time to time. Originally, they utilized drone mechs, but MEKA were forced to turn to human pilots once the gwishin evolved to disrupt their networked control systems.

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Why Blizzard Added A Hamster In A Mech To Overwatch

Posted by on Jul 24, 2018

Hello PlayStation gamers and heroes of Overwatch! I’m here to tell you about the newest addition to our game’s cast of colorful characters: Wrecking Ball.

There’s more to Wrecking Ball the hero than just a robotic ball armed with quad cannons, as some of you may already know. Really “Wrecking Ball” is just a persona that was crafted by Hammond, a super-intelligent hamster, when he began fighting as a gladiator in Junkertown. To help explain the distinction between Hammond the hamster and Wrecking Ball the hero, let me step back a little bit to the beginning of the character’s story.

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Recalling Two Years of Overwatch

Posted by on May 22, 2018

It’s crazy to think that millions of heroes have answered the call in the last two years, and it’s even more surreal for the dev team to realize that Overwatch began development almost exactly five years ago.

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Exploring the Origins of Overwatch Uprising

Posted by on Apr 11, 2017

Hi everyone! I’m really excited today to tell you about our newest in-game event: Overwatch Uprising!

From now until May 1, you’ll have a chance to go back to an earlier time in Overwatch history. You’ll travel seven years into the past to experience Tracer’s first mission in a brand-new co-op brawl. We’ve also added more than 100 new Uprising Loot Box items that give you a glimpse at other heroes’ origins and backstories, including sprays that highlight key moments in our heroes’ histories, skins like Blackwatch McCree and Genji, Combat Medic Ziegler, Talon Widowmaker, and more.

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Play Overwatch for Free From September 9-12

Posted by on Sep 01, 2016

If you haven’t had a chance to join the fight for the future in Overwatch, we’re excited to give you another shot — completely free! Assemble your friends and try out Blizzard’s team-based shooter during the Overwatch Free Weekend September 9-12 on PlayStation 4!

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Overwatch: 21 Tips to Make You a Better Hero

Posted by on May 24, 2016

Hi, PlayStation gamers! This is Scott Mercer, the principal designer for Overwatch at Blizzard Entertainment. We’re very excited for you to jump and play the game today. If you’re not familiar with Overwatch, it’s a team-based shooter that pits two teams of six larger-than-life heroes against each other on objective-based maps that span the globe. To help you become a better hero, here is one special tip for each of our 21 unique characters. We can’t wait for you to get on the battlefield.

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Happy Holidays from PlayStation.Blog and Friends

Posted by on Dec 22, 2015

Before we sign off for the year, we wanted to celebrate the creators who make not only PlayStation.Blog, but this industry in its entirety possible. It’s these studios who create the worlds we yearn to escape to, who write the stories upon whose every word we hang. It’s thanks to them that we can do what we love to do.

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Hands-on with Diablo III (and Reaper of Souls) on PS4

Posted by on Nov 08, 2013

Let’s get the obvious stuff out of the way first: Diablo III looks good on PS4. The demo I played didn’t stutter or hitch once — 1080p and 60FPS or better throughout, as confirmed by Production Director John Hight when I spoke with him on the show floor — even when three other players jumped in. Everything looks tack-sharp, and plenty of extra bits have been added or tweaked in Diablo III’s PS4 version. Just wait ’till you see the glow of a freshly dropped health globe reflected in a pool of stagnant water.

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