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XBL Content Roundup: October 21st, 2016

Battlefield 1, Gears of War 4 and WWE 2K17 provide the highlights, while there are plenty of new bundles and indie games. Rise of the Tomb Raider and Rock Band 4 add DLC with achievements.

Posted 3 days ago by Rebecca Smith, 12 comments

Overwatch's Halloween Terror Event Begins

New skins and other items await in the special Halloween Terror event. There's also a new brawl, Junkenstein's Revenge, which offers co-op horde mode and new achievements.

Posted 14 days ago by Kevin Tavore, 23 comments

A New Overwatch Patch Fixes the Roadkill Achievement

There has been another patch for Overwatch which irons out some issues caused by the Eichenwalde patch. Among the changes is a fix for the Roadkill achievement which makes it obtainable again.

Posted 1 month ago by Gabriel Kreulen, 10 comments

Play With TA Staff This Saturday During Overwatch's Free Play Weekend!

Have you ever wanted to play Overwatch for free, without worrying about popping achievements, in the same party as some of your favorite TA Staff personalities? Now's your chance.

Posted 1 month ago by Kevin Tavore, 25 comments

A Video Game Renaissance

History always repeats itself, and gaming is no different. With new ideas and a reinvigorated desire to experience classic gameplay in modern games, we're in a Renaissance. Where will we go from here?

Posted 1 month ago by Kevin Tavore, 86 comments

Eichenwalde and Season 2 Competitive Play for Overwatch Are Live Now

Blizzard Entertainment suddenly released the new map Eichenwalde and Season 2 of Competitive Play, five days before they were originally intended to launch. There are also new emotes and legendary skins for Reinhardt.

Posted 1 month ago by Gabriel Kreulen, 10 comments

Bastion Gets an Animated Short for Overwatch

Bastion is but a lonely robot in today's animated short. He awakens in a forest after a decade of inactivity only to find the world is perhaps not what he thought it was.

Posted 2 months ago by Kevin Tavore, 4 comments

New Overwatch Map: Eichenwalde

Bastion and Reinhardt are going to the Renaissance Festival in this latest map. Then things go dark as it turns out they need to storm the castle. Ok I made that up, but the new map is ripe for castle fanfic!

Posted 2 months ago by Kevin Tavore, 12 comments

Overwatch Season 2 Changes Detailed

Overwatch is getting some major changes to competitive mode. The modes should be fairer, ties will be limited, and the skill rank should be a better indicator of player skill.

Posted 2 months ago by Kevin Tavore, 12 comments

The Best of The Best

I spent most of my gaming life disinterested in multiplayer games, Twitch streamers, and e-sports. Then I watched competitive Rocket League, and everything changed.

Posted 2 months ago by Mark Delaney, 39 comments

Overwatch Season 1 Competitive Rewards Announced

Blizzard has announced the promised rewards for participating in the first season of competitive play in Overwatch. Luckily it's based on your highest rank, so don't worry if you've dropped a little.

Posted 2 months ago by Kelly Packard, 22 comments

XBL Content Roundup: August 5th, 2016

For many people, BATMAN - The Telltale Series will be the highlight of the week, but there are many other titles and DLC expansions to keep you occupied too.

Posted 2 months ago by Rebecca Smith, 14 comments

Overwatch Kicks Off The Summer Games And Patches More Stuff

Overwatch adds sports events for the people who want to feel the Olympic spirit, but don't want to play sports when they can play video games. The first event consists of a form of football dubbed Lúcioball.

Posted 2 months ago by Gabriel Kreulen, 20 comments

Overwatch Update Is Now Live, Adds Ana

Blizzard said that the update containing the new hero Ana would go live rather sooner than later. Well, sooner is now. The update brings a new hero, Ana, tweaks to Zenyatta, D.Va and Mercy and more.

Posted 3 months ago by Gabriel Kreulen, 6 comments

Ana Patch Coming to Overwatch Soon and We've Got a New Developer Update

The latest developer diary reveals the patch is coming "soon." The diary discusses many topics of importance to fans such as Ana, Zenyatta, D.Va, Mercy, McCree's future, and competitive play.

Posted 3 months ago by Kevin Tavore, 9 comments

New Overwatch Hero Revealed: Ana Amari

She's a new support sniper who can provide healing and buffs to allies and debuffs and crowd control to enemies on top of doing long-range damage. In addition, we have some changes to D.Va, Zenyatta and Competitive.

Posted 3 months ago by Kevin Tavore, 16 comments

Small Teaser for New Overwatch Hero

The teaser shows a classified document where Torb and Mercy discuss a prototype for a sniper rifle that incorporates Mercy's healing technology. Anyone want a healing sniper rifle?

Posted 3 months ago by Kevin Tavore, 16 comments

Competitive Play And Achievement Fix Is Now Live For Overwatch

Do you ever find yourself screaming in fury at the incompetence of your teammates? Does the unfortunate death of an ally make your blood boil? Sounds like Competitive Play is for you in today's Overwatch patch!

Posted 3 months ago by Kevin Tavore, 18 comments

Details on Overwatch's New Competitive Play Mode

Overwatch's game director Jeff Kaplan speaks to players in a developer update about all the changes to the upcoming competitive play mode for the game as well as a few balance updates to specific maps.

Posted 4 months ago by Kevin Tavore, 50 comments

XBL Content Roundup: June 3rd, 2016

Welcome to the new look XBL Content Roundup. It was two weeks in the making but we got there in the end. Be sure to tell us what you think!

Posted 4 months ago by Rebecca Smith, 30 comments

Retail Releases: Week of May 23rd, 2016

This week sees another first-person shooter arrive on Xbox One. However, the stylised artistic approach couldn't be more different to last week's new arrival. Meanwhile, a certain group of teenage turtles embark on a new adventure in Manhattan on Xbox One and Xbox 360. Finally, a special edition of

Posted 5 months ago by Keith Gray, 24 comments

Final Overwatch Animated Short Before Release - Hero

The final Overwatch animated short is here just a day or two before release. The short features Soldier: 76 in a fierce battle against a Mexican crime gang. He says he's no longer a hero, but perhaps actions will speak louder than words? If you missed them, Blizzard already released on

Posted 5 months ago by Kevin Tavore, 9 comments

Overwatch Digital Copies to Unlock Worldwide at Same Time

We've known for a while that Overwatch is launching this coming Tuesday, May 24th worldwide. Typically, games go live at midnight in each region, leading to a slightly staggered worldwide release. For Overwatch, Blizzard just announced that they're planning on doing things a little differently - the

Posted 5 months ago by Kevin Tavore, 25 comments

25 Minutes of Non-Stop Overwatch Gameplay

The official PlayStation YouTube channel recently took the hero-filled, colourful, first-person shooter Overwatch for a spin on their "PlayStation Underground" show. Filled with ongoing commentary, the team dives into the exciting competitive online multiplayer mode to take on the dangerous masses o

Posted 5 months ago by Ashley Woodcock, 5 comments

Take a Look at the Overwatch Heroes

With its release looming next week, Blizzard has taken the time to give players a quick resource to help pick what hero they want to play in Overwatch. The game features 21 different heroes to pick from and you can switch between any of them at any point during a match. It's not just a question of w

Posted 5 months ago by Kevin Tavore, 28 comments

New Overwatch Animated Short - Dragons

Blizzard released a new animated short for their upcoming title Overwatch. This one features Hanzo as he returns to his family home to seek redemption and encounters his brother Genji, whom he thought was dead. This is the third animated short to be released. The first revealed the ba

Posted 5 months ago by Kevin Tavore, 4 comments

Overwatch is Coming to the Cinemas

Blizzard is famous for their high quality CGI cinematics that accompany their games. For the past few months they've been releasing animated shorts for Overwatch. Now those shorts will finally be available from the comfort of your local cinema in select cities. If you're interested in reserving tick

Posted 5 months ago by Kevin Tavore, 27 comments

Overwatch Beta Impressions

It's Wednesday night and I'm loading up Overwatch for the very first time. Now don't get me wrong - I played an hour of the PC alpha way back in 2015 so I'm a bit of a veteran. The game opens with an inspiring orchestral piece that sets the tone; if presentation is any indicator then the game is goi

Posted 5 months ago by Kevin Tavore, 51 comments

Overwatch Beta Extended One Extra Day

Can't get enough of the Overwatch beta? If you can't, here's some good news for you: the open beta for the upcoming arena shooter is being extended an extra day. Blizzard posted on the Overwatch community forums: We hope everyone has been enjoying the Over

Posted 5 months ago by Kelly Packard, 19 comments

Blizzard Shows Off Overwatch in a New Trailer

The Overwatch beta launched on May 3rd to great fanfare. To commemorate the event, Blizzard has released a short trailer to give you a taste of the action and some details to teach you what the game is about. Overwatch is a team-based shooter with its roots in Team Fortress 2 and MOBAs (th

Posted 5 months ago by Kevin Tavore, 20 comments

Competitive (Ranked) Play Disabled for the Overwatch Beta

The Overwatch beta has been heating up the last few days for those who preordered and will be at full force tonight when it opens up to all. Players will be able to get the nearly complete Overwatch experience until May 9th, but veterans of the closed beta may notice one glaring omission: competitiv

Posted 5 months ago by Kevin Tavore, 19 comments

Overwatch Goes Cinematic

Blizzard released a new trailer today for Their upcoming hero shooter Overwatch. Overwatch is an arena FPS game in the same vein as Team Fortress 2 where every hero has a host of unique abilities. Today's trailer features the charismatic primate Winston. He sets the stage for the action to

Posted 5 months ago by Kevin Tavore, 13 comments

Hero Shooters and You - The Birth of a Genre

They say April showers bring May flowers, but it seems the gaming industry has not seen fit to follow that particular proverb. What we're getting is a downpour of hero shooters in May and the forecast doesn't look to be clearing up any time soon. 2016 will see the beginning of a brand new genre for

Posted 5 months ago by Kevin Tavore, 69 comments

TA PAX East Roundup - Part Three

For the final day of PAX we continued working through the indie megabooth including the surrounding developers, and did some clean-up of the larger AAA titles we had missed earlier in the weekend. Overwatch Throughout the PAX event Blizzard had a large presence beyond their booth.

Posted 5 months ago by Damien Knox, 9 comments

TA PAX East Roundup - Part Two

Day two of PAX East had us more indie-focused as we trekked down to the indie megabooth. One of the notable things about PAX is that every year has seen growth in the number of independent games that take up space on the showfloor. With developers and publishers from around the world gathered to sho

Posted 5 months ago by Michelle Balsan, 5 comments

Overwatch Developer Update Focuses On Road To Launch

With the closed beta coming to an end, Overwatch Game Director Jeff Kaplan discusses the plans leading up to the full launch in May. In the video below, Kaplan discusses the closed beta, what's next for the development team, free post-launch content, and more. <span class="linkhidd

Posted 6 months ago by Donyea Cooley-White, 3 comments

TA Podcast: Episode 26

A couple of weeks later than originally planned (blame Easter, illness and conflicting schedules) Jack, Rich and myself sat down this past Saturday to record our April show. In this month's show we take the time to discuss Remedy's latest release, Quantum Break (spoiler free), our hands on

Posted 6 months ago by Dave Horobin, 13 comments

Overwatch Hands On Video and Commentary

Eyebrows were raised when Blizzard announced that they would be releasing Overwatch, a team based first person shooter, on Xbox One. How would the studio that is best known for its epic MMO World of Warcraft and RTS title Starcraft fair in this very different genre and platform? We met up

Posted 6 months ago by Rich Stone, 18 comments

XBL Content Roundup: March 25th, 2016

link hidden Pre-Orders Active Soccer 2 DX Size: 338.55 MB Price: US$14.99 / £11.99 / €14.99 Release date: March 30th in Europe and North America Following the great success of the mobile version, the Active Soccer series is back a

Posted 7 months ago by Rebecca Smith, 20 comments

Blizzard Release an Overwatch Animated Short

Blizzard Entertainment’s upcoming team-based shooter, Overwatch, will be launching two months from now. Set on a near-future version of Earth, you and your teammates will need to work together to fight the forces of Talon and complete a multitude of different objectives, such as “protecting the anci

Posted 7 months ago by Lexley Ford, 11 comments

A Couple Of Big Announcements For Overwatch

Developer Blizzard Entertainment has made two important announcements for their upcoming team shooter Overwatch. As well as the release date, Blizzard also revealed that there will be an open beta before said release date. First up, the open beta. We'll let game director Jeff Kaplan go int

Posted 7 months ago by Andy Mills, 14 comments

Overwatch Breaks Down Popular Community Topics

When it comes to competitive online multiplayer gaming, there's a variety of gamers who are deployed onto the killing fields of the online world of Xbox LIVE. Some players can be extremely competitive on a level of wanting to compete professionally, some can be serious enough just to want bag some w

Posted 7 months ago by Ashley Woodcock, 3 comments

Overwatch Theatrical Trailer Released

The upcoming first-person shooter Overwatch: Origins Edition from developer Blizzard Entertainment packs a very interesting character roster with a nice variety of heroes to choose from. In this newl

Posted 10 months ago by Ashley Woodcock, 5 comments

Overwatch Talks Progression Rewards

Game Director Jeff Kaplan sat down to discuss the evolution and future plans for the progression reward system in Overwatch: Origins Edition. In the developer update, he gave insight into two previou

Posted 10 months ago by Devin McIntyre, 0 comments

Overwatch Developer Update Released

Blizzard has been busy keeping the community up-to-date with details regarding its newest IP, Overwatch: Origins Edition. Following on from the previously released developer diary, this trend continu

Posted 10 months ago by Andrew Ogley, 2 comments

Overwatch Developer Update

For those of you that are not up to speed, Overwatch: Origins Edition is the recently announced team based FPS from Blizzard's new IP. Jeff Kaplon, who you might recognize from our recent coverage of

Posted 11 months ago by Ben Crouch, 3 comments

Overwatch Interview Reveals More Character Details

At this year's BlizzCon expo, Xbox Live's Major Nelson caught up with Jeff Kaplon, one of the creative minds behind Blizzard's new IP and recently announced team based FPS, Overwatch: Origins Edition

Posted 11 months ago by Andrew Ogley, 4 comments

Overwatch Announced for Xbox One

Blizzard Entertainment has announced a new FPS that is coming to the Xbox One: Overwatch: Origins Edition. Overwatch is a 6 vs. 6 shooter set in the not-too-distant future in which teams fight each o

Posted 11 months ago by Cindy Minguez, 37 comments