So when I’m not playing games for Epic Brew or Gamezebo there is a 90% chance I’m playing Smite with my friends. Hi Rez’s MOBA pulled my group of friends and I out of our Battlefield 3 infatuation and introduced us all to the MOBA genre. Smite (back then) was new, and not nearly as… Continue reading
On Monday, Blizzard posted a Hearthstone TV commercial to their Hearthstone YouTube channel. Instead of the usual rundown of game-things that you’d expect to see in a TV ad, the Hearthstone commercial has some fun with the limelight, and shows viewers what the characters of Hearthstone might see, if Hearthstone matches were real battles.
In the fight we see the Stormwind Champion mysteriously levitate and fly back and forth, to and from his Ogre Brute opponent. The commercial cuts to a kid on a bus playing Hearthstone, taking a moment to decide if he wants to deploy the Champion, by holding-and-dragging the card to and from his side of the game board. When the player instead elects to send Tinkmaster Overspark out, the commercial switches back to the battle where a gnome runs out and promptly explodes both himself and the ogre.
I’m Flyin’! Ahhh-ha-ha-ha-haah!
I would have loved to have seen Reckless Rocketeer used instead of Overspark, but I’ll take what I can get.
A secondary video was also posted which is a quick little post-battle interview with the Ogre Brute.
Today, Blizzard released a 13ish minute video featuring McCree, the gun-slinging cowboy character from their upcoming multiplayer FPS, Overwatch.
In the video we get to watch McCree, —or, more accurately, the player controlling McCree— use the cowboy’s revolver “Peacekeeper”, toss flashbangs, and use the combat roll to evade incoming attacks. Also, more impressively, we get a look at what McCree’s special ability looks like from the perspective of the player in the heat of battle.
Deadeye is McCree’s special ability and while it takes a few seconds to hone in on visible targets, when the shot lands it’s a guaranteed kill. You can see it in action at 6:56 in the video.
McCree is one of 14 different characters for Overwatch players to choose from. Sign up for the Overwatch beta test, on the game’s official website.
Blizzard has just launched a month-long contest in World of Warcraft to promote the integration of social media into their MMO. The rules are simple: go to the famous landmark featured in each week’s example, and take a screenshot of your character there. This week the landmark is the Horde capital, Orgrimmar. Each week, twenty-two… Continue reading
Starcraft fans rejoice, Blizzard has released the first wave of action figures based off of Starcraft. Jim Raynor and Zeratul are out, and available now in the Blizzard Store. Kerrigan and Tychus Findlay will be released within the month. I won’t be picking any of these particular figures up, but I will be very… Continue reading
From Diablo II to Warcraft: Cataclysm, Blizzard has made the albums to the majority of their games available for download in the Blizzard Store. On top of the albums being easily available, they are also decently priced. I strolled my internet presence into the Blizzard Store expecting to see $20 for albums at the cheapest,… Continue reading
In a move reminiscent of what Blizzard recently pulled with World of Warcraft going free-to-play for the first 20 levels, Starcraft 2 is now available for free, in a limited portion. Blizzard announced a new “Starter Pack” for gamers who do not yet own the massively popular Starcraft 2. The Starter Pack includes: – The… Continue reading
Heart of the Swarm is going to continue the epic saga of the Star Craft franchise by focusing on Kerrigan, former soldier for the Terran taken captive and corrupted by the Overmind. While Wings of Liberty told the story of the Terran’s struggle, the Heart of the Swarm will feature a Zerg-based campaign complete with… Continue reading
Even for those of us who have put down our swords and packed away our herbalism supplies, World of Warcraft trailers are still something to be excited about. The lore behind this particular trailer revolves around the aftermath of Deathwing’s emergence from Deepholm, and the subsequent cataclysm that ensued. Azeroth’s strongest shamans, the members of… Continue reading
The Winged Guardian is way cooler than Blizzards previous purchasable flying mount, the Celestial Steed, but is it cool enough to throw down $25 for? Not for me. Not unless I can land that braided-beard, fire-head, lion-bird in the middle of a trash mob, jump off of it and have it fight alongside me. Then… Continue reading