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Overwatch Beta Preview Debuts on Twitch on Thursday

Blizzard has announced an 90 minute Overwatch beta livestream happening this Thursday on Twitch.

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The super heroes and villains of Overwatch, Blizzard's highly anticipated team-based shooter, will have a chance to strut their stuff this Thursday, October 15th. Haylinic and Ellohime will be teaming up on a Twitch livestream straight from Blizzard HQ. Fans will have a chance to see up to 90 minutes of unedited real-time gameplay and learn what to expect from the upcoming beta.

The Overwatch livestream scheduled for Thursday, October 15 at 10am PST / 1pm EST.

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    October 12, 2015 2:35 PM

    Steven Wong posted a new article, Overwatch Beta Preview Debuts on Twitch on Thursday

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      October 12, 2015 2:57 PM

      Just let me play the game already.

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        October 12, 2015 3:21 PM

        ^^^^^^

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        October 12, 2015 3:30 PM

        It'll be interesting to see how they launch this one, since they weren't happen with how either Hearthstone or Heroes rolled out.

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          October 12, 2015 3:32 PM

          They weren't happen?

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          October 12, 2015 4:46 PM

          how were they unhappy?

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            October 12, 2015 4:51 PM

            I know for Hearthstone, they didn't like how it turned into an eBay market for people to pay $200 for a beta code. Seemed like the founder's pack for HotS and attaching access to accounts helped that, but I'm not sure what the downsides for it were.

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              October 12, 2015 5:31 PM

              Yeah, and for HotS it was the drawn out Technical Alpha that bleed a ton of excitement for the game.

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                October 12, 2015 5:33 PM

                err.. little more ->

                Hearthstone had keys which created a huge black market for it, but the plus side was anyone who really wanted one could get one. In response they locked down HotS, but that meant people who really wanted one had to wait for up to a year before Open Beta, at which point much of the interest and excitement had already faded.

                Overwatch might be a blend of the two. If it's f2p, I'm hoping they release it with invites + founders pack initially, or let people in with a preorder otherwise.

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              October 12, 2015 6:27 PM

              I'm surprised they still use codes vs some system where you get an email and activate by clicking a link through the email that activates it on your bnet account. No resell, ID verification built in.

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                October 12, 2015 6:43 PM

                They didn't do codes for HotS. They attach it to your account on their end, then send you an email telling you that it's activated.

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        October 12, 2015 3:47 PM

        seriously, I signed up for that beta forever ago.

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      October 12, 2015 3:42 PM

      Really looking forward to this, but I'm a bit bummed about the team size (and inevitable lack of dedicated servers). The niche that TF2 filled for me was the 9v9 community server I could just hop on any time and be playing with other regulars. Matchmaking from the friends list is a very different experience, it takes a lot more effort to get something started.

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      October 12, 2015 4:48 PM

      Will definitely check this out.

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      October 12, 2015 4:51 PM

      I can't wait for this.

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      October 12, 2015 5:29 PM

      Blizzard has announced an 90 minute Overwatch beta livestream happening this Thursday on Twitch.

      an 90 minute?

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      October 12, 2015 6:44 PM

      Weird that they're doing this so close to Blizzcon.