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‘Overwatch’ colorblind mode sucks, says a top player — and the community agrees

  • Blizzard has a good reputation for constantly making tweaks and updates, but there’s one area it seems to be dropping the ball: Accessibility options for players with disabilities.
  • In the past, Blizzard has come under fire for its lack of subtitles for hearing impaired players.
  • This time around, Overwatch’s colorblind players are asking for some much needed improvements.
  • According to one of the world’s top Bastion players, Overwatch’s colorblind mode makes everything look like a psychedelic fever dream but isn’t actually all that helpful. Read more (2/24/17 2:28 PM)

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SMITE - New Skin for Guan Yu - Guan Unicorn

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I never thought I’d get to see club penguin’s iceberg tip but here we are, probably 10 years since I stopped believing it was possible, and dreams have come true. (Excuse the sniff in the middle - I was holding back tears)

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gamegrumps: “In which Vernon does Danny a favor.”

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Nintendo Switch games!

Oh my God, I can’t handle this. I am losing my shit with how amazing Nintendo’s Switch presentation is…

FUNKO POP LEAK: Liam’s surname is “Costa” and there is a character(?) named Jaal!


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Mass Effect: Andromeda News | More Romance Options, Vetra/Drack Info, Multiplayer Details, & More!

Another round of Mass Effect: Andromeda news including: more confirmed romance, Drack and Vetra info, new in-game images, multiplayer details, game/combat mechanics, developer interviews, the newly announced Mass Effect: Discovery comic book series, and more!

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Want a Free Overwatch Skin? Play Heroes of the Storm

You know what I like? Overwatch skins. You know what I like more than Overwatch skins? Overwatch skins that I don’t have to pay money for or be consistently good at the game to get.

Blizzard announced at Blizzcon the other day that starting November 15th, Overwatch players will have the chance to earn a free Oni skin for Genji, as well as a matching icon and spray. The catch? To obtain the skin, you’ll need to play 15 full matches in their MOBA, Heroes of the Storm, starting on November 15th. Any kind of match is fine, whether against real people or AIs, but you do have to be playing with at least one person on your friends list for every one. This will also net you some bonus stuff for Heroes, like playable hero, Zarya, and an Oni Genji portrait. Playing past the requirement, up to 30 matches, will net you a few more goodies for Heroes, if you’re into that. This promotion will end on January 4th.

Don’t worry if you don’t have any friends who play Heroes; no doubt, there will be droves of people grinding AI matches who will be willing to be on your friends list when the time comes.

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The backlash to Tracer having a girlfriend proves we need more representation

For people who identify as LGBTQ, or who have friends and family members who do, one queer character in a video game probably doesn’t seem like a big deal. When you’re surrounded by progressive ideas about sexuality and gender, it’s easy to dismiss these dissenting opinions as a vocal minority, but the outcry should serve as a sobering reminder of how important — and massive — of an achievement this really is.

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Introducing the voice of your salarian pilot, Kallo Jath, Garrett Ross!


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Overwatch Chinese New Year Event Starts January 24th

It’s the Year of the Rooster, boys and girls, and Overwatch is celebrating with an event starting on January 24th. No major details yet, but there are confirmed skins for Mei and D.Va.

Edit: Just a head’s up, a previous version of this post said the event began on the 25th, but all current news sources say the 24th. I guess Blizzard decided to bump it up a day.

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Terry Crews stokes the Doomfist rumor mill

  • At first, Overwatch casting Terry Crews as rumored new hero Doomfist was just a fun idea floated on Reddit by a fan.
  • However, once Terry Crews actually chimed in and said that he would “love to play Doomfist,” it went from dream to full-fledged rumor.
  • Since then, Crews has actually visited Blizzard’s campus, fueling those rumors even more. On Wednesday, Crews’ Twitter account stoked that fire again. Read more

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Cora Harper - Pathfinder second in command

Jack Harper - The Illusive Man 


Relation?


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