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Blizzard says they "failed horrifically" on the cancelled Titan MMO

Very little information ever came out about Blizzard's now defunct project Titan. All we really know is that it was an MMO that was allegedly larger than World of Warcraft. Blizzard is so tight lipped about Titan even to this day, simply because they don't like talking about it.

"You had a really amazing group that was working on Titan," said Designer Jeff Kaplan. "They were really talented individuals, but we failed horrifically in every way … In every way that a project can fail. It was devastating."

The folks over at Gamespot are currently running a series on the creation of Overwatch, leading up to the game's release. This is important because Titan's failures have a tremendous impact on the design of Overwatch.

Overwatch hasn't been without its fair shair of problems either. Fortunately, those are more due to fan reaction than any skeleton lurking in the game's development closet. 

Source: [Gamespot]

Overwatch receives new short animated teaser trailer which explains the story

 

Overwatch has released a new teaser trailer bringing back everyone's favorite scientist gorilla — Winston to help give a little overview about the games story.

 

As you can watch the 2-minute trailer above, Overwatch was once a military organization of soldiers & mercenaries that help fend off the Omnics, however since then, the team has been disbanded and been grouped as 'criminals' by the public. But the time has come for our heroes to rejoin forces and make a difference in the world.

 

Soon enough players will able to jump into the game themselves as an open beta will be happening this weekend May 5-9. You check out Tracers new pose for yourself, try the mad scientist Winston out, or switch between the colorful cast of characters.

 

Overwatch launches on May 24 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

Overwatch getting another PC beta this weekend

Overwatch is hosting yet another beta, and this time even more players will be allowed to participate. All of the 21 characters will be available as well as three different maps.

Blizzard's upcoming FPS game, Overwatch, has hosted a few closed betas in the past, but over the weekend even more players will get to try the game. The beta is from  9:00am PT (12:00PM ET) April 15 through 9:00pm PT April 16 (12:00AM ET April 17), and only PC players will get to participate.

This will beta will be used by Blizzard to stress test the servers and its hardware, they have also asked for feedback on how the game handles an increased amount players. Blizzard has warned beta participants that they will probably experience problems during  the test, after all, that is what betas are for.

Those who participated in previous betas and want to join in on this stress test beta can either reinstall their Overwatch launcher or log onto their Battle.net account and choose to opt-in for the beta. If you are selected to join the beta you will get an e-mail informing you, but an Overwatch license may appear in on your Battle.net account before the e-mail arrives. Just click the install button and Overwatch will be ready to play.

Overwatch will get a console beta later in May, before the game itself launches May 24.

With Blizzard hosting a beta for Overwatch and a Bonus XP event in Heroes of the Storm it almost looks like they are trying to draw away the attention from Battleborn's beta.

Source: VG247

Developers from Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 helped Blizzard create Overwatch

Overwatch will be Blizzard's first shooter and they have enlisted help from Treyarch to make the console version of the game as smooth as possible. Like 'Dirty' Harry Callahan said in Magnum Force, "A man's got to know his limitations."

Blizzard realized their limitations and enlisted fellow Activision studio Treyarch, developers of the Call of Duty: Black Ops series, to help with things like their aim assist and other features and mechanics.

Overwatch's assistant game director Aaron Keller told Gamesradar that "We actually worked with some of the Treyarch guys to make sure our aim assist [on controllers] felt really good".

This isn't the first time that Blizzard has collaborated with other Activision studios, in fact, there has been quite a lot of intellectual exchange, both when it comes to creative ideas and practical things like engines or gameplay mechanics.

"We collaborated with the Destiny team, when they were building Destiny they wanted to talk to some of the people at World of Warcraft to see how they made some of their content. And we've gone to Treyarch a number of times and talked to them, whether it's about some of their guts of the engine features, or whether it's about tuning changes. And they've come out and looked at some of our stuff, too."

Keller also said that the bigger Overwatch updates, not bug fixes and such, will roll out fairly close on all platforms, so there is no reason to worry that Blizzard will give PC all the cool stuff while the consoles are stuck with an older version of the game, like Valve did with Team Fortress 2. But like Blizzard has mentioned before, the game will be balanced separately on PC and consoles, making Overwatch the best game it can be on every platform it is released on.

Overwatch launches on May 24.

Black Desert Online fires on Overwatch butt pose controversy

 

Blizzard’s decision to remove the over-the-shoulder “butt pose” from Overwatch character Tracer’s repertoire of celebratory emotes gave the hornet’s nest that is sexism in gaming a swift kick. Some called it an improvement, and some called it bowing to social pressure. Blizzard called it a chance to make better animation.

Black Desert Online developer Daum Games called it a golden opportunity for an April Fools’ joke.

“We have announced today that Black Desert Online will get special butt post victory animations in the new Crimson Battlefield PvP mode, which was added as part of the Media expansion earlier this week,” the studio said on Facebook.

“The first series of butt pose animations will be added during next weeks’ maintenance and will be made available at no additional cost. A wider range of optional butt pose animations will be made available through the cash shop at a later stage.”

Naturally, the post’s headlining image shows a Berserker—a hulking class of melee-based ogres—sporting suspiciously colored tights.

Source: Facebook

Via: WCCFtech 

May game releases bring DOOM, Overwatch, Stellaris, and more

It's a new month, which means that a whole lot of new games will be released and we at GameZone have made a list of all of the releases for the month of May.

The big games of this month's releases are Stellaris, DOOM, Homefront, Overwatch, and Battleborn, but that's not all that's coming. May has enogh releases to fit everyone's liking, like a new Sherlock Holmes game, Tropico 5 on consoles, and Coffin Dodgers, a game where the players race with elderly people.

The release dates for the games of May can be found on the following pages, sorted by platform.

Wii U and 3DS

Touch Selections Wii U – May 5
Pocket Card Jockey 3DS – May 5
The Book of Unwritten Tales 2 Wii U – May 10
Disney Art Academy 3DS – May 13

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Overwatch's Tracer to join Heroes of the Storm

Tracer, the time-jumping British lass from Blizzard's Overwatch, will be the first Overwatch character to join Blizzard's Heroes of the Storm.

Tracer will bring all her skills from Overwatch to the Nexus of Heroes of the Storm on April 19. She will come "equipped with the chronal accelerator designed by her gorilla scientist pal Winston and a pair of deadly pulse pistols" making her a fast, Assassin-type character perfect for ambushing unsuspecting enemies.

This new hero brings many unique abilities and talents to the Nexus, and she is the first ever Heroes of the Storm hero that can move and attack at the same time. Tracer only has a single Heroic ability to use but she can customize it by upgrading it in three different ways.

Those who pre-purchased the digital version of Overwatch: Origins Edition for Windows will have access to HotS Tracer on April 19. She will become available for purchase for everyone on April 26. Players who pre-purchased Overwatch: Origins Edition on Xbox One or PS4 will receive their HotS Tracer when they pick up their copy of the game starting May 24.

Overwatch will release on PS4, Xbox One and PC May 24.

Source: YouTube