Tag: Blizzard Archives | Broken Joysticks

Nov
09

Microtransactions Outpacing Game Sales Sets a Worrying Precedent

You might have already heard the news yesterday: Ubisoft mentioned on their Investor’s Call that “Player Recurring Investments” (read: microtransactions) have outpaced the sale of full price and discounted digital copies of their games for the first time ever. In terms […]

Oct
25

Report: Players Being Banned From Destiny 2 On PC For Running Common Apps Like MSI Afterburner, Discord and OBS

User reports from launch day suggest that PC players of Bungie’s Destiny 2 may find themselves with a permanent ban if they are using common PC benchmarking tools like FRAPS and MSI AfterBurner or chat programs like Discord with the overlay functionality enabled.  Over […]

Sep
27

Heroes of the Storm Volskyia Foundry Event Now Live

Heroes of the Nexus shall assemble within the foundries of Volskyia Industries with the latest in-game event for Blizzard’s MOBA. Bringing a brand new Overwatch themed Map (Volskyia Foundry), the elder sniper Anna from OW, a brand new A.I system and an in-game Pachimari limited time quest this event is a substantial amount of […]

Aug
21

Junkertown Animated Short & Trailer Showcases Overwatch’s Latest Map

The Australian crime duo of Roadhog and Junkrat star in a hilarious animated short designed to promote the upcoming map, Junkertown. A mix between the stylish post-apocalyptic aesthetic of Mad max and the comedic  tomfoolery of a character like Junkrat, […]

Aug
11

Overwatch Getting FFA Deathmatch and Team Deathmatch In Next Patch

Heroes will clash against each other with no payload to escort in Overwatch’s upcoming Deathmatch mode which will be introduced in a new patch after the Summer Games conclude on August 28th. Unlike the death match-like Skrimish Mode, the official […]

Aug
08

Overwatch’s Summer Games Are Now Live – Here Are The New Skins For 2017

The summer games have arrived once again in the futuristic world of Overwatch. This year’s iteration of Overwatch’s first ever seasonal event sees some changes to the Lucio Ball mode, the addition of competitive Lucio Ball for those brave enough […]

Jul
22

A Look At The Development of Overwatch’s Doomfist

The next hero to join Overwatch, the much hyped Doomfist, will be making his way onto the live servers this coming Thursday, July 27th. Ahead of his debut in the live version of the game Blizzard hosted a panel yesterday […]

Jun
30

Starcraft Remastered Out This August

Prepare to construct additional pilons and make sure your mineral harvesting skills are at peak performance as Blizzard is prepared to re-release 1998’s Starcraft and the Broodwar Expansion for the HD generation on August 14th through the Blizzard App. StarCraft: Remastered features not only revamped visuals & widescreen support but […]

Jun
02

Overwatch’s Next Map Sends Players To The Moon

Overwatch’s next new map for both competitive and quick play will take Blizzard’s heroes to the moon with the upcoming addition of the Horizon Lunar Colony. This new map, lore wise, gives us a sense of where the game’s giant […]

May
26

Jeff Kaplan Aware of Overwatch Community’s Concerns About Anniversary Loot Boxes

Overwatch’s 1st-year-anniversary event is well underway with the first week of the three-week celebration almost complete. Now, game director Jeff Kaplan has acknowledged that the development team is aware of players complaints surrounding the drop rate of the coveted event […]

May
23

Overwatch’s Anniversary Event Is Upon Us

The teased Overwatch anniversary event has descended onto Blizzard’s servers as promised. This update brings a whole selection of new skins (although sadly not every hero receives one), brand new emotes for all heroes including some hilarious dance emotes and […]

Dec
27

Login To Overwatch Before Jan 1st And Get 5 Free Loot Boxes

Blizzard is in the giving spirit – they’ve left 5 free Winter Wonderland loot boxes for every Overwatch player who logins between now and January 1st. Winter Wonderland’s loot boxes bring with them a chance to score some new event […]

Dec
13

Overwatch’s Festive Winter Event Comes With Free Loot Boxes

Overwatch’s heroes are walking in a winter wonderland with the recently released festive update to the game for PS4, Xbox One and Windows PC. This limited time event not only offers holiday themed maps, a brand new seasonal event and […]

Oct
13

Overwatch’s ‘Junkenstein Revenge’ Fills A Much Needed Gap

Blizzard released the first major Overwatch update since August’s summer games and not only does Junkenstein’s Revenge bring some pretty epic Halloween collectables to the game but it also shows that the game could use more story-driven PVE content, something the initial […]

Oct
08

Huge Leak Reveals Overwatch Halloween Event & Sombra

Multiple leaks may have confirmed a number of new additions coming very soon to the world of Overwatch including a new limited time event, a new set of loot boxes and our first look at the illusive Sombra. It is […]