Blizzard Entertainment announced a new title today at BlizzCon 2014: Overwatch, a team-based multiplayer first-person shooter. In a combination of pre-rendered video and gameplay footage, the World of Warcraft studio showed off a game focusing on humans and humanoids in futuristic arms and armor engaging in fast, action-packed firefights.
The Overwatch beta is coming in 2015, and fans will be able to sign up for beta access at playoverwatch.com
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Stirring up trouble this December for Windows®, Mac®, and iPad®, Goblins vs Gnomes cards will be available by purchasing Goblins vs Gnomes-specific card packs in the in-game shop with either gold or real money, whichever you prefer (same pricing as expert card packs). As with Curse of Naxxramas, Goblins vs Gnomes cards will be made available in your Arena picks as soon as the cards have been released; even if you haven’t added them to your personal collection!
Minecraft developer Mojang AB’s US$2.5B sale to Microsoft has closed according to Phil Spencer, head of Microsoft’s XBox division:
“It’s official, today we welcome Mojang to the Microsoft Studios family. We’re excited for the possibilities ahead w/ the Minecraft community.” Continue reading Microsoft Officially Owns Minecraft
Earlier today, a NeoGAF user discovered that publisher Bethesda Softworks had trademarked something called Fallout: Shadow of Boston in Germany, and the gaming press rushed to spread the word. “Shadow of Boston” was even trending on Twitter this afternoon. Continue reading Fallout: Shadow of Boston Proves To Be A Hoax
UPDATE 16:20 EST: Bethesda Softworks has indicated that this filing is a fake. See our post for details.
A trademark application has been filed in Germany for the brand “Fallout: Shadow of Boston” by Bethesda Softworks, publisher of the Fallout games since 2008’s Fallout 3. Continue reading Bethesda Registers Trademark for Fallout: Shadow of Boston (UPDATED)
As promised in September, the City of Alamagordo has placed the 80s-era Atari cartridges unearthed by the documentary Atari: Game Over up for sale on eBay. Continue reading Atari Archaeology: Exhumed Game Cartridges On eBay
BlizzCon 2014 kicks off on Friday, 7 November, with opening ceremonies set to start at 2 PM EST. While there’s no chance to be there in person if you don’t already possess a ticket, virtual tickets are still available from Blizzard Entertainment. Continue reading BlizzCon 2014 Imminent, Virtual Tickes Still Available
Seeking to address a console-disabling bug in the 2.00 firmware update for PlayStation 4, Sony is currently rolling out Update 2.01 to device owners via PlayStation Network. Continue reading PlayStation 4 Update 2.01 Rolling Out To Fix Rest Mode Bug
In 2013, Rockstar Games published a page on their website last year to warn fans about scams claiming to grant access to a fake Grand Theft Auto V beta testing program in order to phish for user data. The publisher reminded their fans and followers today of this fact as such scams have ramped up ahead of the November release of the remastered editions of the game. Continue reading Rockstar Warns Fans: GTA V Beta Invitations Are A Scam
Square Enix’s 2010 RPG Final Fantasy XIII launched today for Windows PC via Steam, but all is not well in Cocoon. The PC port offers precious little in the way of configuration options, and defaults to some anemic settings compared to what PC gamers expect in a modern game. Continue reading Final Fantasy XIII for PC Is… Sub-Par