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Blizzard’s new game Overwatch: Things you need to know

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American video game developer Blizzard Entertainment’s new game Overwatch is not fully out but millions of people who had a chance to participate in the open beta are happy with their experience, although some have common complaints.

The initial release date of the game where heroes do battle in a world of conflict is May 24, but open beta is available until May 10 across PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One.

The plot

 The story of the Overwatch, directed by leading Blizzard game designer Jeff Kaplan, starts with a highly fictional version of the future earth which is under attack and humanity was under threat from Omnic- a type of uprising robots with artificial intelligence.

United Nation forms an international taskforce named Overwatch to protect the humanity and end the conflict. The game has 21 heroes.

Years later, however, people turn against the members of the taskforce once regarded as heroes and look at them with suspicion.

One day, the headquarters of Overwatch is destroyed by an accident and its leader and second in command are killed. The task force is disbanded.

The game

Featuring a squad based combat the game has two opposing teams of six players each.

Players can choose any of the several hero characters. The player can pick up from a large amount of armour and hit points to withstand attacks from the enemy.

Players can switch characters in-game following deaths. The maps of the game are inspired by real-world locations including London, Japan, and the ruins of Ancient Egypt.

Searches for characters jump

The video game industry is a tens of billions of business and game developers often add a sex appeal to the characters to make it a success.

The search in Pornhub, a popular adult video site saw a jump after media reported that a character in the game was ‘overly sexualised”.

Although Blizzard removed the pose, the search continued.  Pornhub claimed searches for Overwatch on its site jumped 817 percent on May 5 and the most popular search was ‘Tracer’.

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People from different parts of the globe including Asia, Europe, and South America are looking for the porn related to the game, it claimed.

Most popular search on the site include ‘Overwatch Tracer’, Cartoon Overwatch, Overwatch futa, Overwatch hentai and ‘Overwatch porn’, it added. The site claimed the search statistics to be based on its Google Analytics data.

Blizzard Entertainment is making video games since 1991 and some of its most popular games are Starcraft, World of Warcraft, Warcraft III, Diablo III, StarCraft II, Diablo II, Hearthstone and Warcraft II.

Positive feedback

Overwatch is just a brand new franchise of Blizzard since launching the original StarCraft in 1998. It is a first-person, competitive, team-based shooter.

With a file size of about 6.5 GB and for console player 11 GB, the Overwatch beta includes all its 21 heroes. 889,040 people have liked the Overwatch official page on Facebook. Its official twitter handle has 358687 followers.

“Its the greatest game from blizzard in a while. Solid fun. Really impressed” so far. commented Rheo Bergeron, a viewer on its Facebook wall.

Jason Michael Anthony Berezowski , another viewer wrote “Overwatch is so good. Some characters are just so satisfying to play. Melting players with Symmetras turrets on defense or making that big push with Reinhardt is just so epic”.

“The 21 available characters offer a wide range of playstyles and unique abilities, and the game is visually stunning” reported Fox Sports.

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