Blizzard’s ‘Overwatch’ changes the game

By: James Neyer ~Staff Writer~ Blizzard Entertainment is known for creating large universes with rich histories, such as their “Warcraft,” “Starcraft” and “Diablo” franchises. For these series, the core of the story is depicted in game, with books and comics focusing on supplementary storytelling. Their new game, “Overwatch,” is challenging this paradigm by telling the story primarily through animated shorts released online. So far, Blizzard has released two animated shorts, “Alive” and “Recall,” alongside a cinematic trailer and a theatrical teaser. Two more shorts, six digital comics and a graphic novel are scheduled to be released leading up to the “Overwatch” … Continue reading Blizzard’s ‘Overwatch’ changes the game

Real Dream Team achieves dream

By: James Neyer ~Copy Editor~ After a close loss last year to UC Berkeley, Arizona State University’s Real Dream Team won the Heroes of the Dorm computer game competition. This competition was hosted by Blizzard Entertainment in Seattle and was broadcasted on ESPN2. What makes this competition unique is that it is in the budding genre of eSports and was a March Madness-styled event designed specifically for college students. For their victory, the five players on Real Dream Team will have their college tuition paid for by Blizzard. In addition, every team member in the “Heroic Four” was granted a gaming … Continue reading Real Dream Team achieves dream