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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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Overwatch: Year of the Rooster Begins Today, Runs Through February 13

Posted by on Jan 24, 2017

Hey everyone. The Lunar New Year is almost here, and we’re celebrating the occasion in Overwatch with a brand-new seasonal event: Year of the Rooster!

From now until February 13, PS4 gamers will have a chance to collect more than 100 new seasonal cosmetic items from our special Lunar Loot Boxes, enjoy a firefight beneath some fireworks on our Lijiang Tower map, and participate in a new capture the flag-style brawl.

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The Top 16 Trailers of 2016

Posted by on Dec 24, 2016

As another year of gaming comes to a wintery close, we wanted to take a look back at the top 16 trailers for 2016. These are the top-performing videos from the PlayStation YouTube channel, along with a sprinkling of our personal favorites.

We saw some tremendous reveals this year, including the recently released debut trailer for The Last of Us Part II. But there was so much more to watch, from the exquisitely animated action in the Overwatch “Alive” short to the latest trailer for supernatural samurai game Nioh.

What were your favorites this year? What did we miss? Let us know in the comments below, and happy holidays!

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Game Developers Choose Favorite PlayStation Games of 2016

Posted by on Dec 22, 2016

It’s been a truly momentous year for PlayStation. 2016 has offered one of the most diverse 12 months in PlayStation history, whether you’re exploring exotic locales, screaming at friends in an overstressed kitchen, becoming an iconic dark knight, or punching the air after scoring Play of the Game.

With so much choice, it’s impossible to pick an easy Top 10 from this year. Instead, we asked those who’ve transported us to worlds beyond our imagination for their personal favorites. These are the best PlayStation game moments of 2016, as chosen by developers the world over.

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Overwatch is a Winter Wonderland Starting Today

Posted by on Dec 13, 2016

Starting today, Overwatch is getting into the holiday spirit with our brand-new seasonal event: Winter Wonderland, and we’re hoping you’ll join us for some holiday cheer!

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