Blizzard Entertainment’s Overwatch welcomes its 29th character to the game. Announced at BlizzCon and currently live on the Public Test Realm, Ashe is a ranged damage character who features some nice mobility, AOE, a killer gun, and of course, the ever faithful B.O.B.
During the upcoming ESL One Hamburg (October 26-28th), titan of the gaming industry John “Totalbiscuit” Bain will be inducted into the Esports Hall of Fame. He will be the first non-pro gamer to be awarded this recognition.
For many years Totalbiscuit was a bastion of critical thinking and consumer advocacy in the gaming industry. He tragically lost his battle with cancer earlier this year and left behind his wife Genna and his step-son. Even when it became clear his cancer would be terminal he still continued to critique and talk about games until a mere few months before his death, when it became impossible to do so.
Over the past few days there has been a discussion online regarding Rockstar Games’ Red Dead Redemption 2, and the weekly work hours of their employees, and specifically what is known as crunch time. Crunch time refers to the time before a deadline is due, when it becomes clear that there is no way it will be completed on time at this pace, so everyone works overtime to meet the goal.
In an article released on October 14th in Vulture magazine, Dan Houser Co-founder and head writer at Rockstar Games stated “We were working 100-hour weeks.” This sparked an internet firestorm with many speaking out against the perceived work practices at Rockstar.
Discord has released to the world its new Store feature, and with it, their subscription service Nitro has taken on a whole new life with the addition of games on top of its usual perks. Discord has now officially entered the market of third-party online game retailers.