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Overwatch. Blizzard's first brand new IP since Starcraft was released in March of 1998. The title debuted at the 2014 Blizzcon in Anaheim California. Originally conceived as an MMO, the project was reset in 2013. The game will mark Blizzard's first released FPS and is drastically different from their other IPs. It will be the first earth centric title and takes a more "colorful" art direction with similarities to Pixar films. There is also a clear indication that Blizzard is prepared to create strong female characters among more diverse heroes. Of the twelve initially released heroes, five of them were female with Tracer becoming an instant icon as the game's main protagonist. 

 

 

 

The game has taken criticism already, being dubbed as a vertical Team Fortress 2. Jeff Kaplan (the game's director) addressed this, saying, "There's some similarities .... but we're going in a different design direction then they are". He goes on to say, "All of us have been conditioned from recent shooters that are out ... Overwatch is about these amazing hero abilities. It's not about running around and putting people under your crossheirs." Reports from those who have played this game at the 2014 Blizzcon have suggested a close tie-in with TF2, but we have only seen the beginning of this project. It wouldn't be the first time Blizzard has taken and improved upon someone else's genre...


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Not the strongest [MT] we have, but I wanted to keep it short and give an official place to drop that Overwatch news!

 

Here is a couple of good videos I have found to get you started.

 


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Despite having little information available, there are a fair amount of podcasts out there for Overwatch. I like Overwatchers in particular. And I just wanted to point I got a little shout out by Patrick Beja in Ep. 2 around the 12 minute mark...

 


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*Listening to ep 2 between 11.30 - 12.30 just the hear the shoutout".

 

Yup, at exactly 12.19 Sarnakyle gets a shoutout!

 

 

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two more Overwatchers episodes have been posted. These will be the last two for a while form Garrett and Patrick, at least until we get more information. Sooo... Ep. 4 is a all listeners questions episode and I may have gotten the first spot :D I also think that Ep. 3 was much better then the first two. They have clearly done more homework for these episodes. 

 


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Overwatch Trademark suspended by USPTO!

 

http://overwatch.bli...-for-overwatch/

 

The only conclusion I can reach based on this news is that Overwatch is scrapped and they'll have to resume work on Titan the MMO again.



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Overwatch Trademark suspended by USPTO!

 

http://overwatch.bli...-for-overwatch/

 

The only conclusion I can reach based on this news is that Overwatch is scrapped and they'll have to resume work on Titan the MMO again.

We can only hope.

 

Id laugh if the kid doesnt take Blizzards offer to buy the Trademark from him.


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Would suck if they'd change the name.

 

I don't believe they will though. It's not likely that Blizzard's trademark attorney (Rigole) did not know of the other trademark, before filling Blizzard's. If the priority trademark is indeed regarding this app, then Blizzard can probably easily negotiate with the owners to drop it or whatever other legal steps need to be taken. They probably already have and this is just a small, expected, bump.

 

I don't think it's going to be Blizzard Dota all over again, as negotiating with Valve is obviously harder than with the owner of a semi-active, obscure and very niche iPhone app.


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This game looks fun. :)


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This game looks fun. :)

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Next thing you know we will get a drive-by post by Witchy



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Man .. I can't wait for this. Thread is short, but straight to the point and I enjoyed all those videos. GJ Sarn



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I hope we'll get some progress update today on Pax East!

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Fall Beta. :( Was hoping to be sooner.


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Fall Beta. :( Was hoping to be sooner.

 

Darn, well at least it's .. happening.  :smoke:



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Overwatch. Blizzard's first brand new IP since Starcraft was released in March of 1998. The title debuted at the 2014 Blizzcon in Anaheim California. Originally conceived as an MMO, the project was reset in 2013. The game will mark Blizzard's first released FPS and is drastically different from their other IPs. It will be the first earth centric title and takes a more "colorful" art direction with similarities to Pixar films. There is also a clear indication that Blizzard is prepared to create strong female characters among more diverse heroes. Of the twelve initially released heroes, five of them were female with Tracer becoming an instant icon as the game's main protagonist.

 

 

So instead of continuing with Titan, they are making another TF2 clone? really?

 

I mean I understand that the MMORPG market is kind of saturated, but is it really the right thing to do to then switch into a 5v5 shooter?

 

dont think this will work for them