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Mithas
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on: November 07, 2014, 02:53:57 PM

So Blizzcon is going on and they just announced a new IP called Overwatch. It seems kind of like a Titan reboot minus a lot of the MMO stuff. Something like a squad based shooter. Not a lot of details yet obviously.

http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/11/07/blizzcon-2014-blizzards-new-game-is-overwatch

Edit:

Site is up. Or rather down probably because it is being hammered right now:

www.playoverwatch.com

Edit by Trippy

Cinematic trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYMM0OQpq6w

Gameplay trailer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dushZybUYnM

« Last Edit: November 07, 2014, 03:23:09 PM by Trippy »
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Reply #1 on: November 07, 2014, 02:55:10 PM

Watched the trailer and gameplay videos via the opening ceremony feed. Looks like a futuristic TF2 with more emphasis on unique characters and abilities.

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Reply #2 on: November 07, 2014, 02:58:36 PM

Certainly got me interested. Now all they need is hats, skins, pets and whatever else and it will skyrocket.
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Reply #3 on: November 07, 2014, 02:59:57 PM

Please...no hats. That's TF2's thing. Keep it there.

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Reply #4 on: November 07, 2014, 03:00:23 PM

I guess it's apropos that when I saw "Overwatch" the first thing I thought of was "Space Hulk".
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Reply #5 on: November 07, 2014, 03:01:36 PM

I guess they weren't totally keen on flushing however many hundreds of millions they pissed away on Titan down the drain.

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Reply #6 on: November 07, 2014, 03:02:17 PM

"Fuck it, repackage it, multiplayer PVP FPS, HATS"

Also lol poor Bethesda; they're doing one of these stupid things too and no one gave a shit about it ALREADY. It's officially doomed.

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Reply #7 on: November 07, 2014, 03:03:55 PM

"Fuck it, repackage it, multiplayer PVP FPS, HATS"

Also lol poor Bethesda; they're doing one of these stupid things too and no one gave a shit about it ALREADY. It's officially doomed.

Ho damn, I forgot about that. Battlecry or something. Whelp...
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Reply #8 on: November 07, 2014, 03:07:13 PM

So Blizzard has become the Apple of the gaming industry. It doesn't matter what they make, as long as the trailer and gameplay are shiny enough, it'll print money  awesome, for real

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Reply #9 on: November 07, 2014, 03:12:20 PM

So Blizzard has become the Apple of the gaming industry. It doesn't matter what they make, as long as the trailer and gameplay are shiny enough, it'll print money  awesome, for real

Coming to every genre near you.

Looks like their website to sign up at is up and running now too.
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Reply #10 on: November 07, 2014, 03:13:53 PM

LOL Tigole Bitties (aka Jeff Kaplan) is the Game Director.
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Reply #11 on: November 07, 2014, 03:14:35 PM

Ugh, boring, uncool and unoriginal. I'd say almost embarassing, being Blizzard.

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Reply #12 on: November 07, 2014, 03:16:31 PM

LOL Tigole Bitties (aka Jeff Kaplan) is the Game Director.


I'll never play it then. Plus I never liked TF2 so if this is remotely like it I wouldn't bother to begin with.

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Reply #13 on: November 07, 2014, 03:18:29 PM

I just cannot get into Multiplayer FPS games. I keep trying them and keep getting reminded how much my gaming reflexes suck.

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Reply #14 on: November 07, 2014, 03:20:57 PM

This is going to be the cash-shoppiest game ever. I don't know if it'll be Zynga-level cynical with its purchases but you bet your ass they'll be releasing skins and hats and stupid shit branded with all of their other IPs for it.

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Reply #15 on: November 07, 2014, 03:23:19 PM

The trailer looks really weird to me, and I don't fully understand why. Is that in house blizzard?

and the gate is like I TOO AM CAPABLE OF SPEECH
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Reply #16 on: November 07, 2014, 03:27:31 PM

LOL Tigole Bitties (aka Jeff Kaplan) is the Game Director.


The Nameless server in EQ spawned both Tigole and Yantis (IGE forebearer).   Only reason Tigole ended up at Blizzard was the large amount of Blizz employees in the resident uber guild (Legacy of Steel).  

Gawd, I even leveled with Yantis before he turned into a festering pustule on the face of gaming.

This looks... OK.  This genre is past me, however.  I've got them old man reflexes.
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Reply #17 on: November 07, 2014, 03:38:47 PM

I also wonder if this is a jab at Valve over the whole DOTA thing...

"Oh, ok, fine, you can have DOTA 2, which you made and developed out of one of our products. We're just gonna go ahead and make a FPS akin to TF2 for the next generation. So don't sue us, and we won't sue you, yeah?"

 why so serious?

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Reply #18 on: November 07, 2014, 03:39:21 PM





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Reply #19 on: November 07, 2014, 03:41:54 PM

On the one hand, yeah, the resemblance is uncanny.

On the other, how many variations of "ancient chinese/japanese martial arts/exotic weapons guy" can you come up with that hasn't already been done in some shape or form?

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Reply #20 on: November 07, 2014, 03:46:27 PM

They're doing a panel on it now at BlizzCon.

Apparently they're taking great strides in the aforementioned "I'm an old fart/non-twitch gamer these days" issue by having lots of less-lethal/non-combat options that contribute to the gameplay.

Fake edit: Which obviously means no Deathmatch, which was just clarified.

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Reply #21 on: November 07, 2014, 04:01:31 PM

It's PvP by Blizzard. They might as well have named it OverCorrection.

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Reply #22 on: November 07, 2014, 04:12:34 PM

Looks kinda like they did Global agenda PvP, with MOBA like character classes.

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Reply #23 on: November 07, 2014, 04:26:42 PM

/snip Metzen pics

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YOU DON'T SAY?!  why so serious?

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Reply #24 on: November 07, 2014, 04:38:40 PM

They're going with TF2 style more than you think...you'll be able to swap heroes in between deaths.

The shoutcast they're doing right now looks neat.

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Reply #25 on: November 07, 2014, 04:41:20 PM

What the fuck did I just watch? Blizzard just blatantly ripped off and reskinned most of the TF2 classes, and yet somehow made it look even less interesting. They really are some unoriginal fuckers.

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Reply #26 on: November 07, 2014, 04:45:23 PM

This will be huge because Blizzard. At least to start. I have no idea if they make much on Hearthstone, but I assume this would be similar from a revenue standpoint.
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Reply #27 on: November 07, 2014, 04:48:51 PM

This will be huge because Blizzard. At least to start. I have no idea if they make much on Hearthstone, but I assume this would be similar from a revenue standpoint.

Doing Q&A right now. Business model Q was put up to bat, but the A was "we don't know yet".

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Reply #28 on: November 07, 2014, 06:34:33 PM

That looks fucking lame.

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Reply #29 on: November 07, 2014, 06:48:55 PM

TF2 got me with the hype back in the day. Then I played and proceeded to be the bottom guy on every server I was ever on, MAYBE getting 2 or 3 kills in an entire match by leeching off others. (Some of you played with me, you know this is true)

Now I'm older and have even slower reflexes. Fuckit, not for me.

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Reply #30 on: November 07, 2014, 06:49:18 PM

Have they given up on Heroes of the Storm yet? Because that was some weak shit

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Reply #31 on: November 07, 2014, 06:56:05 PM

Have they given up on Heroes of the Storm yet? Because that was some weak shit

Unfortunately no.

I'd need a lot more information about this particular project to see if it would do well across the masses. I am leery because this is spawned from something they scrapped as "not fun"

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Reply #32 on: November 07, 2014, 07:11:40 PM

TF2 got me with the hype back in the day. Then I played and proceeded to be the bottom guy on every server I was ever on, MAYBE getting 2 or 3 kills in an entire match by leeching off others. (Some of you played with me, you know this is true)

Now I'm older and have even slower reflexes. Fuckit, not for me.
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Reply #33 on: November 07, 2014, 07:40:42 PM

If you enjoy the Medic, you mean.

I don't. I enjoyed playing healers in MMOs more.

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Reply #34 on: November 07, 2014, 07:41:48 PM

Yeah, that's true. Engineer is another class you can play if you suck at the shooty bits.
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