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Colin Furze made a real version of Junkrat’s RIP-tire from ‘Overwatch’

If you need something from pop culture brought to life, then the first person to call is Colin Furze, YouTube's own mad inventor. Furze has already made working versions of the grapple gauntlet from Assassin's Creed and Wolverine's claws from the X-M… Source: Engadget | Colin Furze made a real version of Junkrat’s RIP-tire from …

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Overwatch Director Says There Are Story Reasons For Saving The First Black Woman Hero For The Sequel

Overwatch currently has 31 playable heroes. One of them is a gorilla from the moon. Another is a hamster in a mecha ball. None of them are black women. This has led to a series of increasingly exasperated pleas from fans over the years, to little avail. Now, finally, Blizzard has confirmed the existence of …

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Overwatch 2's New Modes Are Fun, But Play It Too Safe

Since day one, Overwatch’s existence has been marked by refinement. Balance changes, new heroes, player-made modes, events, role queue, and other additions have indelibly altered the game’s fabric, or at least switched up its stitching. Now it’s getting a sequel, an opportunity for truly foundation-rattling change. So…Read more… Source: Kotaku | Overwatch 2's New Modes …

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Recommended Reading: How memes became political weapons

How memes got weaponized: A short history Joan Donovan, MIT Technology Review Memes are entertaining, but they've also become key weapons in politics and the spread of misinformation. This piece starts with just one of many insane stories: "In Oct… Source: Engadget | Recommended Reading: How memes became political weapons

BlizzCon In-Game Loot Is One Of My Favorite Annual Gaming Traditions

People get excited about Blizzard’s annual fan convention for many reasons. Some look forward to meeting up with friends. Others are eager to hear news about upcoming games and expansions. Me? I’m mainly here for the ridiculous in-game items rolled out for World of Warcraft, Overwatch, Diablo, StarCraft, Heroes of the…Read more… Source: Kotaku | …

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Overwatch's New Hero Sigma Is Slow But Scary

What would you do if you could control gravity? Would you float everywhere? Hurl boulders at people? Yell all the time about a mysterious melody that haunts your every semi-lucid moment? Overwatch’s newest hero, the unhinged, accidentally evil astrophysicist Sigma, can do all of that and more. He’s fun to play, but he…Read more… Source: …

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Overwatch Gets New Paris Map

Surprise surprise, Overwatch—which players have taken to declaring a veritable dust bowl of new content in the wake of yet another seasonal event retread—is getting a new map. This one’s set in Paris, the city of romance (and now, romance’s close friend, Death) just in time for Valentine’s Day.Read more… Source: Kotaku | Overwatch Gets …

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Overwatch League events expand beyond LA in 2019

To date, Overwatch League matches have taken place in Blizzard's own venue in Los Angeles. It's a special experience, but likely off-limits if you live on the other side of the continent or another country. For the 2019 season, though, you might not… Source: Engadget | Overwatch League events expand beyond LA in 2019

Overwatch Team Saved From Enemy Ult By Basketball

Every time Overwatch players hear Zarya shout her trademark Russian ult line—“Ogon’ po gotovnosti!”—a sinking feeling of inevitability sets in. It means that you and your team are going to be dragged together by a tiny black hole and then lasered down, or obliterated by a ghost dragon or something. There is, however,…Read more… Source: …

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Lego reveals six 'Overwatch' sets that are coming next year

Overwatch has been such a phenomenon that it's starting to take eek into everything. The latest example of Overwatch creep comes to the world of Lego. The company is releasing six Overwatch-themed building sets that feature vehicles, characters and w… Source: Engadget | Lego reveals six 'Overwatch' sets that are coming next year

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