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Overwatch: large statues, Blizzard fan art, and Clueless Gamers

Posted by on May 21, 2016 in Overwatch | 0 comments

Blizzard’s online shooter Overwatch drops next week, and the hype has kicked into high gear.

As you may have noticed scrolling through Twitter or your RSS feeds, there are giant Overwatch statues locating in various large cities across the globe.

These are basically gigantic action figures, still enclosed in their original packaging. This will help maintain the retail value for collectors. Or it would if they were able to be purchased.

In Hollywood, California, Tracer was on display, Genji was placed at Centre Pompidou in Paris (thanks, Fangh) and Pharah popped up in Busan, South Korea.

Have a look at each below.

One of the best things we’ve seen all week, is this bit of art Blizzard created for a little girl.

As you will see in the tweet below, Twitter user Shane Hickey shared a drawing his daughter made of her own Overwatch character, Birst. The character can either deal damage or heal, whichever Blizzard preferred, and she has wings and can jump really high. It’s just too adorable.

Blizzard was inspired by the little darling’s character enough to create their own fan art.

Finally on Monday, May 23, Conan O’Brien will air a Clueless Gamer segment on his late night show where he will be playing Overwatch.

Two special guests will be playing the game with Conan: Game of Thrones stars Peter Dinklage and Lena Headey. This could be interesting.

And that, dear readers, is your Overwatch post of the day. The game releases next week on PC, PLayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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Overwatch beta stats: total damage came close to 1.4 trillion, 4.9B minutes played

Posted by on May 20, 2016 in Overwatch | 0 comments

Friday, 20 May 2016 19:29 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Blizzard has released some interesting statistics pulled from the Overwatch beta.

According to the infographic below, the 9.7 million beta participants spent 4.9 billion minutes in the game – or 81 million hours if you prefer.

There were 37 million matches, 271 million mid-game hero swaps, and total damage doled out came close to 1.4 trillion vs 168 billion healing.

More stats are in the infographic below.

Overwatch releases next week on May 24.

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