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