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Shack Reels: Overwatch Weekly Brawl 'Overly Defensive' Gameplay with Mei

By Daniel Perez, Jun 24, 2016 9:00am PDT

This week's brawl is all about D - FENCE. 

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Overwatch Competitive Play will eventually lose Sudden Death and coin flips

By John Keefer, Jun 24, 2016 7:34am PDT

Some changes won't make it until after the Summer season, however.

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How To Play Competitive in Overwatch

By Daniel Perez, Jun 23, 2016 7:05am PDT

Blizzard has made it possible for Overwatch players to access Competitive Play this week, but you're going to have to jump through some hurdles to access it.

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Overwatch patch disables 'Avoid this Player' feature

By John Keefer, Jun 22, 2016 9:13am PDT

The concept of eliminating that asshole from your gameplay experience was not working as intended.

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"wish this worked for world of tanks on the 360/one. That list of avoided players would be quite ..."

- -=kodiak=- see all 22 comments

Heroes of the Storm holding free-to-play Hero event this weekend

By Daniel Perez, Jun 21, 2016 12:41pm PDT

There will absolutely be no limitations as to who you can play in Heroes of the Storm this weekend.

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Play Overwatch in style by earning these golden guns

By John Keefer, Jun 21, 2016 7:18am PDT

We have pictures of the cosmetic weapon rewards coming to competitive mode.

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Overwatch competitive play details revealed

By John Keefer, Jun 17, 2016 2:45pm PDT

Game director Jeff Kaplan gives an overview on the changes from the beta.

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"It depends on queue times. If I'll have to wait 2 minutes for ranked games, yeah, I'll play. If ..."

- code-e255 see all 14 comments

Overwatch patch notes reveal nerfs to Widowmaker and McCree

By John Keefer, Jun 14, 2016 5:02pm PDT

Oh, and the game now has more than 10 million registered players.

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World of Warcraft: Legion hands-on preview: Getting Prepared

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 10, 2016 12:45pm PDT

As Warcraft hits theaters this weekend, World of Warcraft is preparing to withstand a demonic onslaught from the Burning Legion. Shacknews goes hands-on with Legion and tries out the new Demon Hunter class.

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"Ozzie!? https://media1.giphy.com/media/DXFzuOpPXvUiI/giphy.gif"

- the man with the briefcase see all 4 comments

Former Diablo 3 designer Jay Wilson leaves Blizzard

By David Craddock, Jun 06, 2016 12:42pm PDT

Wilson is leaving the industry to pursue writing, his first passion before he 'fell into' game design.

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"No, it just makes you NOT PLAY THE GAME, instead of that you end up browsing the web and looking ..."

- Longgshot see all 96 comments

Blizzard to integrate Facebook login and social functions into PC games

By David Craddock, Jun 06, 2016 7:00am PDT

Popular games from World of WarCraft to Overwatch will be able to more easily share and browse social content.

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"I can't begin to imagine how much money Facebook threw at Blizzard to go with Facebook instead ..."

- Entity see all 15 comments

OVERWATCH - Weekly Brawl Super Shimada Brothers Gameplay

By Shack Staff, Jun 03, 2016 4:00pm PDT

Don’t worry, loves. Cavalry’s here!

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"I said in most cases. Obviously, Hanzo has a range advantage. Genji is so mobile, though, that ..."

- valael see all 14 comments

Overwatch cheaters have started to taste Blizzard's ban hammer

By Daniel Perez, Jun 03, 2016 6:52am PDT

Over 1500 cheaters in China alone have been banned from playing Overwatch.

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"I'm against cheating, my problem is Blizzard cheated its audience by not doing enough to stop ..."

- bigimp see all 75 comments

Overwatch changes incoming for several characters

By John Keefer, Jun 02, 2016 10:20am PDT

D.Va, Reaper and McCree are among the initial targets.

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"The competitive update is coming in late June, not July. Blizzard corrected that yesterday."

- Rehevkor see all 6 comments

Overwatch's Competitive mode delayed to July [Update]

By Daniel Perez, Jun 01, 2016 6:35am PDT

'C'mon c'mon! I hate waiting!'

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"It was an error, competitive mode is still slated for JUNE. ..."

- LordHellMaX see all 5 comments