Amazon has whacked our affiliate account. Hosting Donations/Commitments $2063 of $1920 (Sept 13/18). In Hand $1466 (Lump sum payments minus paypal graft). Paypal Donation Link Here

Overwatch : Blizzard FPS

If it's a video game it goes here.

Moderators: LawBeefaroni, Arcanis, $iljanus

User avatar
Vorret
Posts: 9497
Joined: Mon Oct 15, 2007 7:37 pm
Location: Drummondville, QC

Overwatch : Blizzard FPS

Post by Vorret » Fri Nov 07, 2014 4:04 pm

Well... hopefully this ends up better than Ghost !

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYMM0OQpq6w
Isgrimnur wrote:
His name makes me think of a small, burrowing rodent anyway.

User avatar
wonderpug
Posts: 9483
Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2004 4:38 pm
Location: Albuquerque, NM

Re: Overwatch : Blizzard FPS

Post by wonderpug » Fri Nov 07, 2014 4:18 pm

Fantastic teaser! I wish Blizzard would just hurry up and start making feature films already.

Loved the easter egg for Hearthstone!

User avatar
Vorret
Posts: 9497
Joined: Mon Oct 15, 2007 7:37 pm
Location: Drummondville, QC

Re: Overwatch : Blizzard FPS

Post by Vorret » Fri Nov 07, 2014 4:21 pm

wonderpug wrote:Fantastic teaser! I wish Blizzard would just hurry up and start making feature films already.

Loved the easter egg for Hearthstone!
Yeah, they could seriously compete with Pixar , they have the funds to do it.
Isgrimnur wrote:
His name makes me think of a small, burrowing rodent anyway.

User avatar
wonderpug
Posts: 9483
Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2004 4:38 pm
Location: Albuquerque, NM

Re: Overwatch : Blizzard FPS

Post by wonderpug » Fri Nov 07, 2014 4:25 pm

Gameplay Trailer

There's also a beta sign-up.

How in the holy hell did they manage to keep this a secret this far along in development? They've got one hell of an internal NDA.
Last edited by wonderpug on Fri Nov 07, 2014 4:32 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
Blackhawk
Posts: 25779
Joined: Tue Oct 12, 2004 9:48 pm
Location: Southwest Indiana
Contact:
Blackhawk’s avatar
Offline

Re: Overwatch : Blizzard FPS

Post by Blackhawk » Fri Nov 07, 2014 4:31 pm

Blizzard presents Pixar's G.I. Joe Fortress 2 - the anime.

Yes, I want to play it.
[This space left intentionally blank.]

User avatar
Smoove_B
Posts: 38880
Joined: Wed Oct 13, 2004 12:58 am
Location: Kaer Morhen

Re: Overwatch : Blizzard FPS

Post by Smoove_B » Fri Nov 07, 2014 4:33 pm

Whoa. It's like an amped up version of TF2. If they put hats in this, it could be a winner. Regardless, kudos to the art team - it looks really sharp.

User avatar
Blackhawk
Posts: 25779
Joined: Tue Oct 12, 2004 9:48 pm
Location: Southwest Indiana
Contact:
Blackhawk’s avatar
Offline

Re: Overwatch : Blizzard FPS

Post by Blackhawk » Fri Nov 07, 2014 4:39 pm

You know, this is the last major genre where Blizzard didn't have a huge piece of the competitive online market.

The video game wars are over. Now all video games are Taco Bell.
[This space left intentionally blank.]

User avatar
Daehawk
Posts: 42558
Joined: Sat Jan 01, 2005 1:11 am
daehawk’s avatar
Online

Re: Overwatch : Blizzard FPS

Post by Daehawk » Fri Nov 07, 2014 5:04 pm

Lol Blackhawk.

that trailer was amazing. It evoked a great feeling the way it was set in the futuristic museum and such with the exhibits. Loved it. Have no idea about the game lol. Ill sign up though.
https://www.gofundme.com/please-help-di ... -wife-died ....Help for me to take care of stuff . Wife died Jan 9 2019 after 31 years. My soulmate.
---------------------------------------------
I am Dyslexic of Borg, prepare to have your ass laminated.
GroovAtroN, stop asking
I guess Ray Butts has ate his last pancake.
http://steamcommunity.com/id/daehawk

User avatar
naednek
Posts: 8834
Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2004 9:23 pm
naednek’s avatar
Loading…

Re: Overwatch : Blizzard FPS

Post by naednek » Fri Nov 07, 2014 5:23 pm

meh, another TF2 clone. Boring

Nice looking though.
Last edited by naednek on Fri Nov 07, 2014 5:30 pm, edited 1 time in total.
hepcat - "I agree with Naednek"

User avatar
Daehawk
Posts: 42558
Joined: Sat Jan 01, 2005 1:11 am
daehawk’s avatar
Online

Re: Overwatch : Blizzard FPS

Post by Daehawk » Fri Nov 07, 2014 5:26 pm

Ive said for many years that Blizzard should make movies. They really rock at them. Id pay to see about anything they did.
https://www.gofundme.com/please-help-di ... -wife-died ....Help for me to take care of stuff . Wife died Jan 9 2019 after 31 years. My soulmate.
---------------------------------------------
I am Dyslexic of Borg, prepare to have your ass laminated.
GroovAtroN, stop asking
I guess Ray Butts has ate his last pancake.
http://steamcommunity.com/id/daehawk

User avatar
GreenGoo
Posts: 39906
Joined: Thu Oct 14, 2004 10:46 pm
Location: Ottawa, ON

Re: Overwatch : Blizzard FPS

Post by GreenGoo » Fri Nov 07, 2014 5:41 pm

wonderpug wrote:Gameplay Trailer

There's also a beta sign-up.

How in the holy hell did they manage to keep this a secret this far along in development? They've got one hell of an internal NDA.
But now we can pester the hell outta Tiny Ogre. I assume this is what he's been working on, all secret-like.

I never played TF2, so *if* I were to play this, it would be an almost brand new experience for me. We'll see. I'm interested to see how it turns out, but it would be too much to say I'm excited about it.

Also, I've always assumed they outsourced their cut scenes to a shop more dedicated to that sort of thing.

User avatar
coopasonic
Posts: 15515
Joined: Fri Mar 04, 2005 11:43 pm
Location: Dallas-ish
coopasonic’s avatar
Offline

Re: Overwatch : Blizzard FPS

Post by coopasonic » Fri Nov 07, 2014 5:48 pm

naednek wrote:meh, another TF2 clone. Boring

Nice looking though.
If it just a team based shooter I am not interested.

Cool movie though.
-Coop

User avatar
MonkeyFinger
Posts: 2956
Joined: Thu Dec 30, 2004 10:23 pm
Location: South of Denver, CO

Re: Overwatch : Blizzard FPS

Post by MonkeyFinger » Fri Nov 07, 2014 5:50 pm

According to Kotaku:

Overwatch is a reworked version of the PVP portions of Blizzard's Titan, the long-in-development MMO that was overhauled in mid-2013. Despite reports earlier this year that Titan had been cancelled, the game actually morphed into Overwatch last year, according to a person familiar with the project.
-mf

User avatar
Baroquen
Posts: 3424
Joined: Fri Oct 22, 2004 12:45 pm

Re: Overwatch : Blizzard FPS

Post by Baroquen » Fri Nov 07, 2014 7:00 pm

No interest. Didn't even get through the trailer. But then, I wouldn't be the audience for this type of game.

User avatar
gilraen
Posts: 2508
Joined: Wed Sep 04, 2013 7:45 pm
Location: Broomfield, CO

Re: Overwatch : Blizzard FPS

Post by gilraen » Fri Nov 07, 2014 7:30 pm

The trailer looks cool but since I despise all PvP, I have no interest in playing a "team vs. team" objective-driven FPS.
GreenGoo wrote: Also, I've always assumed they outsourced their cut scenes to a shop more dedicated to that sort of thing.
Uh...no. It's all internal.

User avatar
tiny ogre
Posts: 3196
Joined: Sun Oct 17, 2004 12:26 am
Location: Irvine, CA
Contact:

Re: Overwatch : Blizzard FPS

Post by tiny ogre » Fri Nov 07, 2014 7:38 pm

gilraen wrote:The trailer looks cool but since I despise all PvP, I have no interest in playing a "team vs. team" objective-driven FPS.
GreenGoo wrote: Also, I've always assumed they outsourced their cut scenes to a shop more dedicated to that sort of thing.
Uh...no. It's all internal.
Can confirm. Every Blizzard cinematic ever has been made internally. The cinematics department is THE BEST, and in my biased opinion they really killed it with this one. So glad you guys finally get to see it.

As for what I'm doing these days, it would certainly be easy to tell you that, "Yes, I have worked on Overwatch." So I'll just leave it at that.
Twitter: joerumz

User avatar
GreenGoo
Posts: 39906
Joined: Thu Oct 14, 2004 10:46 pm
Location: Ottawa, ON

Re: Overwatch : Blizzard FPS

Post by GreenGoo » Fri Nov 07, 2014 7:55 pm

gilraen wrote:The trailer looks cool but since I despise all PvP, I have no interest in playing a "team vs. team" objective-driven FPS.
GreenGoo wrote: Also, I've always assumed they outsourced their cut scenes to a shop more dedicated to that sort of thing.
Uh...no. It's all internal.
Shrug. Ok.

I finally got a chance to watch the videos, and it definitely has a fps moba feel to it. Maybe that's what TF2 is, I've never played it (son has though). I've played a fair bit of Dota2 and LoL though. There is also a first person shooter moba game that uses gods from various real world mythos as the characters.

I think it looks good and high quality, but I'm not sure I'm interested in a fps battle arena game, but I'm sure it will be wildly popular as seems to be the norm for Blizzard games.

I will say that there's nothing people like more in a fps than to be 1 shotted by an unseen opponent, particularly in an objective based game, so that should make for some fun forums. :lol:

User avatar
Sudy
Posts: 4903
Joined: Sun Nov 21, 2004 3:11 am
Location: Richmond Hill, Ontario

Re: Overwatch : Blizzard FPS

Post by Sudy » Fri Nov 07, 2014 10:32 pm

Looks like an amazing evolution of TF. I can't help but wonder if in some ways it's happily a dig at Valve for monopolizing on DOTA. The logo reminds me of Half Life, too.
Battle.net: SudyNym#1476
Paladins: Khronophor (Kind of like Overwatch, but F2P. Add me!)
Sudy Nym - noun, Science/Scientific: 1. possessor of a vestigial foon.

User avatar
Blackhawk
Posts: 25779
Joined: Tue Oct 12, 2004 9:48 pm
Location: Southwest Indiana
Contact:
Blackhawk’s avatar
Offline

Re: Overwatch : Blizzard FPS

Post by Blackhawk » Sat Nov 08, 2014 5:00 am

I believe Gearbox is working on a shooter-MOBA as well (although theirs is, I think, third person.)
[This space left intentionally blank.]

User avatar
cheeba
Posts: 8727
Joined: Tue Jan 04, 2005 3:32 am

Re: Overwatch : Blizzard FPS

Post by cheeba » Sat Nov 08, 2014 12:32 pm

tiny ogre wrote:Can confirm.
tiny ogre confirmed for EP of Overwatch!

User avatar
Alefroth
Posts: 4275
Joined: Thu Oct 14, 2004 1:56 pm
Location: Bellingham WA

Re: Overwatch : Blizzard FPS

Post by Alefroth » Sat Nov 08, 2014 5:37 pm

TF2 is the only competitive shooter I play, and even though I'm pretty awful, I still have loads of fun. Overwatch looks like it will be the same way.

User avatar
Daehawk
Posts: 42558
Joined: Sat Jan 01, 2005 1:11 am
daehawk’s avatar
Online

Re: Overwatch : Blizzard FPS

Post by Daehawk » Sat Nov 08, 2014 6:52 pm

Same here. I like my fps team games to be a bit slower so I love the speed of TF2.
https://www.gofundme.com/please-help-di ... -wife-died ....Help for me to take care of stuff . Wife died Jan 9 2019 after 31 years. My soulmate.
---------------------------------------------
I am Dyslexic of Borg, prepare to have your ass laminated.
GroovAtroN, stop asking
I guess Ray Butts has ate his last pancake.
http://steamcommunity.com/id/daehawk

Octopus Pickle
Posts: 3
Joined: Fri Nov 07, 2014 12:15 pm

Re: Overwatch : Blizzard FPS

Post by Octopus Pickle » Sat Nov 08, 2014 7:26 pm

Immediately upon seeing the brief snippet of actual gameplay I thought...

TF2 + Borderlands + League of Legends + City of Heroes.

All the above printed money. So, mash 'em together.

Cortilian
Posts: 1578
Joined: Fri Jan 14, 2005 10:30 am

Re: Overwatch : Blizzard FPS

Post by Cortilian » Sun Nov 09, 2014 4:03 am

Yup, another direct debit right from my bank account. Oh well, someone has to put gas in TO's Beemer. Can't wait.

User avatar
Blackhawk
Posts: 25779
Joined: Tue Oct 12, 2004 9:48 pm
Location: Southwest Indiana
Contact:
Blackhawk’s avatar
Offline

Re: Overwatch : Blizzard FPS

Post by Blackhawk » Sun Nov 09, 2014 11:02 am

With Hearthstone and Heroes of the Storm out, and the marketplace what it is, I wouldn't be at all surprised to find that this is free-to-play.
[This space left intentionally blank.]

Butterknife
Posts: 2626
Joined: Mon Jan 10, 2005 4:36 pm
Location: Utah
Butterknife’s avatar
Loading…

Re: Overwatch : Blizzard FPS

Post by Butterknife » Sun Nov 09, 2014 5:26 pm

This is going to be so great! In 2 years.

Toe
Posts: 3249
Joined: Wed Nov 17, 2004 9:51 am
Location: A small world west of wonder

Re: Overwatch : Blizzard FPS

Post by Toe » Mon Nov 10, 2014 8:48 am

Definitely saddened by what could have been in terms of a space-oriented MMO based around the art direction in Overwatch. :( :( :( . Oh well, I guess I will take my years and years of $15 a month I would have spent on it and put it towards another game down the line.

User avatar
GreenGoo
Posts: 39906
Joined: Thu Oct 14, 2004 10:46 pm
Location: Ottawa, ON

Re: Overwatch : Blizzard FPS

Post by GreenGoo » Mon Nov 10, 2014 10:15 am

I would have preferred a space based shooter mmo too, but not in the overwatch art style (which is great, just not want I personally want in my next mmo).

User avatar
Sudy
Posts: 4903
Joined: Sun Nov 21, 2004 3:11 am
Location: Richmond Hill, Ontario

Re: Overwatch : Blizzard FPS

Post by Sudy » Mon Nov 10, 2014 11:43 am

I'd definitely be curious to see where Blizzard would take a next-gen MMO, after having led the market for so long.

I'm just still salivating for Heroes, after doing the same till I finally got into the Hearthstone beta a year ago. The crazy thing is, I'm still playing Hearthstone almost daily. I don't even like MOBAs... I've actually never played one. I downloaded the Dawngate beta to potentially be my introduction to the genre in the absence of Heroes, but seems pointless to fire it up since EA announced it's to be shut down in 90 days.
Battle.net: SudyNym#1476
Paladins: Khronophor (Kind of like Overwatch, but F2P. Add me!)
Sudy Nym - noun, Science/Scientific: 1. possessor of a vestigial foon.

User avatar
wonderpug
Posts: 9483
Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2004 4:38 pm
Location: Albuquerque, NM

Re: Overwatch : Blizzard FPS

Post by wonderpug » Mon Nov 10, 2014 12:10 pm

Sudy Nym wrote:I'd definitely be curious to see where Blizzard would take a next-gen MMO, after having led the market for so long.
I think we've already seen they would take it to the trash can. :wink: Even Blizzard can't dethrone WoW.

User avatar
Daehawk
Posts: 42558
Joined: Sat Jan 01, 2005 1:11 am
daehawk’s avatar
Online

Re: Overwatch : Blizzard FPS

Post by Daehawk » Thu Nov 19, 2015 10:13 pm

Yay I get to play the beta this weekend. Anyone else in for the weekend?
https://www.gofundme.com/please-help-di ... -wife-died ....Help for me to take care of stuff . Wife died Jan 9 2019 after 31 years. My soulmate.
---------------------------------------------
I am Dyslexic of Borg, prepare to have your ass laminated.
GroovAtroN, stop asking
I guess Ray Butts has ate his last pancake.
http://steamcommunity.com/id/daehawk

User avatar
Harkonis
Posts: 2293
Joined: Wed Jun 15, 2005 4:45 pm

Re: Overwatch : Blizzard FPS

Post by Harkonis » Fri Nov 20, 2015 2:48 pm

Loving it so far, far faster and more lethal than anticipated.
I loved DP too! :P - ChesspieceFace

User avatar
Daehawk
Posts: 42558
Joined: Sat Jan 01, 2005 1:11 am
daehawk’s avatar
Online

Re: Overwatch : Blizzard FPS

Post by Daehawk » Fri Nov 20, 2015 9:38 pm

Ive tried them all a little bit and Im only good with Reaper . Thats fine though because it was the character I was interested in since seeing the teaser trailer months ago.
https://www.gofundme.com/please-help-di ... -wife-died ....Help for me to take care of stuff . Wife died Jan 9 2019 after 31 years. My soulmate.
---------------------------------------------
I am Dyslexic of Borg, prepare to have your ass laminated.
GroovAtroN, stop asking
I guess Ray Butts has ate his last pancake.
http://steamcommunity.com/id/daehawk

User avatar
Alefroth
Posts: 4275
Joined: Thu Oct 14, 2004 1:56 pm
Location: Bellingham WA

Re: Overwatch : Blizzard FPS

Post by Alefroth » Sat Nov 21, 2015 2:20 am

I think it's too fast for me.

User avatar
GreenGoo
Posts: 39906
Joined: Thu Oct 14, 2004 10:46 pm
Location: Ottawa, ON

Re: Overwatch : Blizzard FPS

Post by GreenGoo » Thu Apr 07, 2016 12:02 pm

So this just went to open beta, didn't it?

I signed up for beta (mostly for my son to try it) but now I can't figure out how to download the beta client.

lil' help?

edit: My mistake
Blizzard wrote:

Join the Overwatch Open Beta from May 5th through May 9th. Players who pre-purchase Overwatch by April 29th will unlock early access to the Open Beta for themselves and a friend starting May 3rd.

If you pre-purchase a digital copy from the Battle.net Shop, you'll receive two early-access PC keys at your Battle.net email address on or before May 2nd.

If you pre-purchase Overwatch from the Playstation Store or Xbox Store (coming soon), you'll automatically be flagged for early access to the Open Beta on your console. You will also receive an additional early-access key for the same platform on or before May 2nd.

If you pre-purchase any version of Overwatch from a participating retailer, they will provide two early-access keys for your chosen platform on or before May 2nd. Distribution varies by retailer, so please contact them for questions or more information.

Please note that early access keys for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are not valid until May 3. Attempts to redeem these keys prior to May 3 will results in an error.

User avatar
Blackhawk
Posts: 25779
Joined: Tue Oct 12, 2004 9:48 pm
Location: Southwest Indiana
Contact:
Blackhawk’s avatar
Offline

Re: Overwatch : Blizzard FPS

Post by Blackhawk » Thu Apr 07, 2016 12:32 pm

I'm hoping to get in on Overwatch fairly early (IE - not wait until it is $20, which for Blizzard means 2032.) I haven't had an active multiplayer game in several years, and I miss it.
[This space left intentionally blank.]

User avatar
Turtle
Posts: 6310
Joined: Thu Oct 21, 2004 2:09 am
Location: Southern California
Contact:

Re: Overwatch : Blizzard FPS

Post by Turtle » Fri Apr 08, 2016 1:50 am

I'm already in, did we have a player list?

My staples are Reinhart, Bastion, Winston, and Mercy. Basically characters that require less perfect aim, but reward good play otherwise. I've been working back up to the high aim characters. But I like the fact that there's more options for high skill players that don't focus on the single aspect of twitch and aiming, although good aim and twitch reflexes still helps.

However, I've been having a lot of fun as Tracer and love that style of high risk high reward play. I really want to play Genji similarly, but just can't pull it off.

User avatar
IceBear
Posts: 12279
Joined: Sat Nov 13, 2004 5:58 pm

Re: Overwatch : Blizzard FPS

Post by IceBear » Fri Apr 29, 2016 2:47 pm

Anyone want a beta key?

User avatar
WarPig
Posts: 1054
Joined: Tue Oct 16, 2007 7:36 pm
Location: Phoenix, AZ

Re: Overwatch : Blizzard FPS

Post by WarPig » Fri Apr 29, 2016 4:02 pm

If this has a decent single player element, I'll take a key!
"Your test assignment will vary depending on the manner in which you have bent the world to your will." - Cave Johnson

User avatar
wonderpug
Posts: 9483
Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2004 4:38 pm
Location: Albuquerque, NM

Re: Overwatch : Blizzard FPS

Post by wonderpug » Fri Apr 29, 2016 4:04 pm

WarPig wrote:If this has a decent single player element, I'll take a key!
I don't believe there's any single player at all.

Post Reply