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#1 Blaze

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Posted 20 May 2016 - 04:13 AM

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What is Overwatch, Daddy?

I suppose you kids are finally old enough to know the answer to that question. Hurry off to bed now -- I'll be there shortly to tuck ya'll in with a tale to be told for lifetimes.

Now now, kids, settle down and settle in, 'cause I'm about to weave the fibers of Overwatch's fable into your tiny fucking child minds.

*AHEM* Once upon a time, a highly renowned team of video-game-developing heroes, known for forging some of the most popular games of all time, began working on a secret new IP. This team of superdevelopers were known as BungBLIZZARD. That's right... Blizzard. Now, no one knew what they were up to exactly -- all anyone NEEDED to know was that they were envisioning something greater than anyone could imagine. So...our team of heroes, equipped with the most refined tools and guided by the most intuitive minds in the land, slowly started transforming their vision into a real, tangible masterpiece. For years, they crafted their ambitious new franchise, knowing that their efforts would capture lightning in a bottle once again. Soon, word of this masterwork began spreading far and wide. It would be science fiction. Set on a future Earth, pitting an array of different factions against one another. It would be a game that combined the best qualities of MMOs with the refined gameplay depth found in first-person shooters. And they called it... The Titanic! A ship so great not even God himself could sink-- wait, hold on. I think I'm mixing something up here.

Where was I? Oh, yes. Blizzie's vision, their tools, their experience -- everything they had at their disposal made them the best of the best -- a genuine meeting of the masterminds. But alas, something went HORRIBLY wrong. Their masterpiece was TOO great, and it could no longer be controlled. Our heroes fought to reign the beast in, but to no avail -- it was like a raging wildfire consuming everything in its wake. It tore Blungzied apart and grew stronger with each casualty. Eventually, the monster grew so titanic that it collapsed in on itself, destroying nearly everything our heroes had worked on for all those years. The great fire was extinguished, but at a great cost. Devastated, battered, and bruised, Bungzard had but one option: rebuild. And so a new fire rose from the ashes of the old, and Overwatch was born. A class-based first-person shooter starring a colorful cast of characters, each with their own unique abilities and playstyles. Blizzard was ready to set sail on the great video game sea, and everyone was free to join them on the S.S. Overwatch. And many did -- your father included. It was a beautiful ship -- and while maybe not as mindblowing or reminiscent of what we were originally lead to believe it would be -- it was a smooth sail and a vessel clearly forged by the hands of masters. Despite the tremendous hurdles Blizzard had to overcome, their efforts were paying off, and their great journey was finally coming to an end. Or should I say, IS finally coming to an end...

That's right, children. You're on board the Overwatch RIGHT. NOW. You've lived on this boat your whole lives and you didn't even know it. Mostly because I've kept you locked in this tiny, windowless room since you were born, but you'll forget all about that in a few days. May 24th to be exact. That is when our voyage will conclude, and our new lives in a new land will begin. A land free from the same old boring video game bullshit everyone's had to put up with for years. May 24th, kids. Overwatch.

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Other than the above image, the nextmost important information is probably the hero lineup. There's 21 in total -- at least one for each color of the people rainbow. More detailed information on each hero can be found on the official website. Additionally, Blizzard is supposedly going to announce a new hero on launch day. Rumors claim it will be a support sniper called Sombra.

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So this game comes out on PC and consoles, and even though more than a handful of us played the beta on PS4, I ain't buying that PS4 version. I will be on PC mainly because that's where all the cool kids hang out. And also because the PC version is $40. There's a $60 PC version too if you want some mostly mediocre skins and a swagbag of other Blizzard game tablescraps. I know Deftech played the PC beta. I know Kinetic, Sharpe, Gamble, and Supa Ben all have PCs capable of running the game (minimum requirements are pretty reasonable). Also, Nightshade says he'll try to bootcamp the game on his iPod or whatever, but claims he's gonna join the master race this summer. With all that in mind, I hope at least some of you join me. Now also seems like a good time to exchange Battle.net names, since I have almost none of you on my friends list.
 

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Add me or post your tag in here and I'll add you.

Also, whoever wrote that story lied about the release date. It's actually May 23rd if you live in the greatest country that has a bald eagle as their national animal. If you live in merry olde England or -- God forbid -- Ireland or something, you'll have to wait until the 24th. Murica stays winning. #DonaldTrump

#2 SharpeWolfe

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Posted 20 May 2016 - 05:49 AM

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#3 Supa Ben

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Posted 20 May 2016 - 08:25 AM

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#4 Kinetic

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Posted 20 May 2016 - 08:31 AM

I plan on getting this in July once round 2 of board exams are done and I've played through the new Witcher 3 DLC



#5 Nightshade

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Posted 20 May 2016 - 10:07 AM


 

 

cluto#1755


 

It's as if you'll forever be haunted by 1765.

 

Yes, my plan is to build a gaming PC this summer because quite frankly I find the idea of the PS4.5 or the Xbox 1.5 to be very off-putting. I may buy the game and see if I can bootcamp my Macbook Pro in the meantime, because Blizzard despite being one of the best Mac developers has decided to be very rude with Overwatch and not build a port. I do play a shit ton of Heroes of the Storm as well, so feel free to add me anyway at: Ominym#1337

 

And yes, before anyone asks, that is the random number it gave me when I switched my Blizzard name to Ominym.



#6 deftech

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Posted 20 May 2016 - 02:20 PM

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Will be getting it on PC in the near term, and double dipping on xbone at a later date.



#7 Gamble

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Posted 20 May 2016 - 06:26 PM

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#8 Blaze

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Posted 21 May 2016 - 05:27 AM

Here's some lovely little hero guides so ya'll can git gud: https://www.youtube....3r5dlTpDf9udg8s

#9 JCTucker

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Posted 22 May 2016 - 05:44 AM

My wife is really going to hate me when when I spend $1500 on a new gaming PC for a game we're only going to play together for 2 weekends.

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Posted 22 May 2016 - 05:47 AM

I'm really looking forward to my eventual divorce and ruining my childrens' lives and perceptions of the world. #stoked

#11 deftech

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Posted 22 May 2016 - 12:50 PM

Game runs fine on my pc built in 2012. You dont need to spend nearly that much money.

 

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My Bastion is ready.


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#12 JCTucker

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Posted 24 May 2016 - 01:09 PM

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Posted 24 May 2016 - 01:22 PM

I bought the $40 version of the PC version.  I must use a gamepad as I have no gaming desk setup...



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Posted 24 May 2016 - 01:23 PM

Please tell me I can use a gamepad...



#15 Nightshade

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Posted 24 May 2016 - 01:39 PM

Please tell me I can use a gamepad...

I'm like 95% positive you can.



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Posted 24 May 2016 - 04:45 PM

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Posted 25 May 2016 - 06:43 AM

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#18 Kinetic

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Posted 29 May 2016 - 06:23 AM

Finally got around to making a Battle.net account: DocKinetic#1898


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#19 Jironimo

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Posted 30 May 2016 - 01:55 PM

So I know nothing about this game outside of everyone thinking it's great, and a bunch of people being pissed that Overwatch porn is being taken down on the Internet.

So Blizzard made this right? Is it the same team that did WoW? Is there only one team at Blizzard and they're just always awesome? Is this a multiplayer only game?

#20 SharpeWolfe

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Posted 30 May 2016 - 03:09 PM

Yes Blizzard made it, there are multiple teams at Blizzard for their various games I'd imagine and it is multiplayer only.


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