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Overwatch: A Masterful Blending of Genres that Leaves You Overjoyed

Overwatch has crosshairs in the middle of your screen and your health bar at the bottom left. And the similarity with most other First-Person Shooters (FPS) games end there. Overwatch plays more like a Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA), akin to Dota 2, League of Legends and Heroes Of The Storm instead of your traditional FPS games like Counter-Strike or Battlefield. Each playable hero is unique without customising, and although some very roughly fulfill roles we’re familiar with like tanks, medics and assault, every single one of them is so much more. This game’s hype and the fan anticipation didn’t just put it into the…
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Overwatch: Release Date and First Impressions

“CAPTAIN! Great news!” “What is it?” “We have a release date!” “HOIST THE SAILS THEN, FIRST MATE. SET SAIL FOR OUR RELEASE DATE. Overwatch is upon us” For some reason, I thought of  time-pirate and imagined if the captain was a video gamer and- For those of you who are following Overwatch, Blizzard Entertainment’s latest venture into a new genre, we now have a release date and an open beta! For those of you who aren’t keeping tabs, Overwatch is a multiplayer FPS that incorporates a ton of gameplay elements and unique, quirky characters into a MOBA-esque frame. Just like…
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Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 – A Garden of Variety and Insanity

Garden Warfare 2 by Popcap Games is a whimsical third-person shooter and tower defense game set in the Plants vs. Zombies universe; where unsurprisingly, plants battle against zombies with bizarre weaponry ranging from a butter airstrike to a super-zombie’s beam attack. Yeap, welcome to a very confusing world of colour and surrealism. The sequel to the original Garden Warfare, a multiplayer-only game, GW2 brings it all back with a fun (but short) single-player campaign. Be warned – the writing is very cheesy, and only people with a toddler’s sense of humour find them hilarious. Of course, not only did I feel right…
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