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  • Yes, Overwatch has a story. Here's everything you need to know

  • Bertie 24/05/2016

    Apparently there's speculation that Reyes'/Reaper's family may be the one on Dorado we see in the Hero cinematic. Curious how we never see the mother. Does Soldier 76/Morrison know them? Does he feel responsible for them? Reply 0
  • Bertie 23/05/2016

    There's an Imgur post that capture stills of all the Overwatch agents who flashed up at the end of the Recall animation. Not necessarily those who will come but they match photos on an original artwork poster: http://imgur.com/a/eihhl Reply 0
  • Bertie 23/05/2016

    @ChiefGB Guilty! Reply +1
  • Bertie 23/05/2016

    @blarty :D :D Reply 0
  • Bertie 23/05/2016

    @MrTomFTW Hahaha Reply 0
  • Bertie 23/05/2016

    @berelain Sometimes it's not more complicated then a game comes along and captures one or two, or more, of us on staff, so we write things about it. That certainly happened with Overwatch, and it happened with Hearthstone too. I take your point though, and we do try - and will try harder - to be as rounded as possible. Reply +2
  • Bertie 23/05/2016

    @Cyberlith Welcome! Thank you for saying thank you! Reply 0
  • About that Sombra Overwatch character, and other things besides

  • Bertie 23/05/2016

    Haha I knew it! I had an interview today and some information I wanted to share from it. I'm sorry you're not a fan of it, but there's a big game coming out that we're really keen on and we're doing all we can to cover it. I don't know what else to say. Reply +23
  • Don't expect The Witcher 4 any time soon - or maybe ever

  • Bertie 20/05/2016

    The Witcher was released a year ago yesterday, not "today" as I wrote in the article - an article I submitted yesterday, hence the error :) Reply +3
  • Bertie 20/05/2016

    It's uplifting to read so many comments saying they'd be happy to see CDPR move onto something new. Makes me wonder if anyone ever finishes one particularly satisfying game and immediately wants another, or whether it's disconnected money people who believe that to be the case. Mind you, not all studios are in CDPR's financial position, which is robust to say the least, what with Witcher being the studio's own IP. Reply +24
  • Bertie 20/05/2016

    @IronSoldier A LARP flogging would be most appropriate! Reply +3
  • Bertie 20/05/2016

    @IronSoldier Not every staff member voted it fifth what Reply +6
  • Bertie 20/05/2016

    @Paul_Denton I can imagine me and you and others in the same boat, in a year to come, still standing there waiting, like, orly? Reply +1
  • Bertie 20/05/2016

    I very much got the feeling Marcin wanted to see what people think about this.

    I still don't entirely believe there won't be another Witcher game. There's a bit of wiggle room in what he's saying, too, even though he says it fairly strongly. Assume the second RPG is coming out in 2021: that could mean work hasn't begun on it, so his statements could all be true and it could still be a Witcher game. Or could it? I can't quite also believe that any game in any company's six-year plan isn't decided on and in some sort of development already.

    It took CDPR two years to decide on Cyberpunk, I learned in Poland while moderating a panel Marcin and fellow CDP board member Michal Novakowski were talking on. So whatever that second game is, I'm sure they well know. But, yeah, phwoar - exciting if it's something different, eh?!

    I'd love to go back to The Witcher universe at some point but I'm with you guys - there's no rush, not after what we're still gorging on.
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  • Fans believe a new Overwatch hero called Sombra could be unveiled on Monday

  • Bertie 20/05/2016

    @CaseyTatum Could be, could be Reply 0
  • Techland is making two new games - and one sounds a lot like Dying Light 2

  • Bertie 19/05/2016

    For what it's worth, we talked a bit about ongoing Dying Light support and there will be some for events and patches and things, but no significant new content. Reply +3
  • Bertie 19/05/2016

    @ZaWarudo There's a bit about Hellraid in the article. It's on the shelf but it sounds like Techland likes the idea of another studio making it - collaborating Reply +1
  • Overwatch open beta had 9.7m players

  • Bertie 13/05/2016

    FYI it means Overwatch's beta was bigger than Star Wars Battlefront's (9 million) and The Division's (6.4 million). Division holds the record for a new IP... no longer.

    Of course, people trying a free open beta is a different thing to people buying a game. I still think Blizzard offering a standard, non-Origins edition for slightly cheaper on console, as on PC, would have been a great idea, but I can also understand why it isn't - at least not yet.

    Battlefront and Division went on to be very successful commercially so it bodes well for Overwatch.
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  • Dark Souls 3 the biggest launch in series

  • Bertie 11/05/2016

    @carmagainagain Haha - it's to do with our mark-up code. I don't think I can add spaces. I'll sort something out :) Reply -1
  • Bertie 11/05/2016

    @carmagainagain Ar god I forgot to alter the opening line as well. I'll do that. Going well. I see what you mean about the sales link too. Let me take a look.

    I've just made another edit - I'm sorry about all this by the way. Give it a moment and it'll show up. I think it works... (holds breath)
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  • Bertie 11/05/2016

    @carmagainagain Not confused but terminology *is* confused - shouldn't really have talked about selling in headline of a story that talks about shipping. Changing it to "biggest launch". FWIW it probably is the fastest-selling but you're right, yep Reply 0
  • Bertie 11/05/2016

    @grassyknoll Ah, thank you! Reply +1
  • A few hours with final Witcher 3 expansion Blood and Wine

  • Bertie 11/05/2016

    @Venenofan I *think* I know who you might mean. Someone very, very old? Reply -1
  • Bertie 11/05/2016

    @New_guy I, hmm, I assume the menus will but the all the visual fancypantsness was built for Touissant only. It doesn't sound like the kind of thing that can be transferred - well, not easily, at least, and it doesn't sound like they're planning on it. Maybe there are some things that will make sense to apply wider, but taking something that works specifically for Toussaint and then applying it to a massive base game is probably more risk than it is sensible to take at this point Reply 0
  • Bertie 10/05/2016

    @Cimeas According to reddit there's more than two hours of new musical content in the game, and "The title screen song is a reworked version of the Bruxa song from the CGI trailer".

    https://www.reddit.com/r/Games/comments/4ipm1v/a_few_hours_with_final_witcher_3_expansion_blood/
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  • Bertie 10/05/2016

    @JiveHound I cover this in the other story on the site: http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2016-05-09-witcher-3-blood-and-wine-is-a-graphics-upgrade-from-the-base-game

    In summary: probably not. Toussaint was a discrete area built afresh using streamlined methods and new assets etc. Trying to apply that to the massive base Witcher 3 game may do more harm than good
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  • Bertie 10/05/2016

    @Rivuzu It's unlocked from a notice on a message board. When you buy the content it's flagged up. You trigger a quest in the existing world before you travel off to Touissant Reply 0
  • Bertie 10/05/2016

    @Cimeas It was all fantastic. I don't actually know if new music has been recorded. Didn't think to listen for it. But I can try and find out if you like?

    The only critique will be that it can feel a bit whimsical whereas Witcher 3 base game is rooted in a dirty kind of fantasy. But then, this is supposed to be different.
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  • Bertie 10/05/2016

    @Graxlar Mid-30s on lower or normal difficulties; near 40 on the higher difficulties.

    It *is* challenging, yeah. HOS had a spike because enemies were suddenly your level again. It's the same here. But the better challenge comes from the varied boss encounters, which mix it up as much as they can.

    I played on the easiest difficulty - we were advised to because of the balancing that had been done and equipment we had. It was challenging but never life threatening, but I can imagine how punishing it could be on Death March!.

    Tl;dr CDPR definitely want this to be challenging content.
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  • Bertie 10/05/2016

    @Shoozle I'm not sure I exactly follow, sorry! I can't remember how the new alchemy tab handles it but in the base game you could always collapse the mutation list, and the others, if you didn't want to see them. Agree it should probably be default collapsed to begin with, though Reply +2
  • Bertie 10/05/2016

    If you have any questions by the way, shoot - I'll see if I can answer them :) Reply +5
  • Witcher 3: Blood and Wine release date officially announced

  • Bertie 10/05/2016

    May have to wait a couple of moments for the other links to work due to embargo - the date came through just before. Reply +4
  • 15 tips to get you started in Overwatch

  • Bertie 10/05/2016

    This is a cool video I stumbled on this morning - explores some of the character control options you may not have noticed (I didn't)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCygSHeoe7Q
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  • Bertie 09/05/2016

    @The_shlaaaag_returns Welcome!

    Had a lot of fun last night on console Overwatch. Was playing a lot as Reinhardt and man I never get tired of that charge and pin. Lining up a few targets and slamming them against the wall is so much fun - or charging them off the side in a suicidal rush of glory. That whack with the hammer as well - oof! It's got some heft, although it always seems to register on the target a bit after I hit? Anyone else get that?

    Good character to play as on console because he doesn't need to be so accurate, so you can whack the sensitivity right up and go bananas.

    Odd crowd on console at the moment, somewhat mirroring the early closed beta period on PC. *Lots* of Bastions, lots of Reapers, Roadhogs - but not many support classes. Not much cohesion.
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  • Bertie 06/05/2016

    @Brave27heart Heh you'd be amazed the things I didn't realise for hours! Yeah they only last a little amount of time so be careful! Reply 0
  • Bertie 06/05/2016

    @Brave27heart Yep! The main one is that her attacks get more powerful when her shields absorb damage. That number next to your crosshair represents her power level; the max is 100. If you're anywhere near that she can carve through enemies. The charge ticks down slowly when not being used. If you use it, it goes down faster. So the aim is to get yourself powered up by shielding people in the thick of battle, or even strafing into fire for a bit while you have your shield up, then ducking back when you don't - all in the name of powering up.

    When you've got power, your secondary fire bombs are great at range and for dismantling turrets or bastions, and your primary is obvs best closer up. Make sure you're at high power before you pop your Ultimate, and that you've reloaded, and you can spam some bombs at the huddle and probably get a few kills. If you have teammates around you, you should devastate!

    Zarya regenerates health too so she's got good survivability providing you don't overdo it. But, yeah, with a Mercy damage buff and full power she can be amazingly powerful - and most people don't seem to realise
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  • Bertie 06/05/2016

    @7M7 I love Zarya. If there's a Mercy around, she can be a beast! Reply 0
  • Bertie 06/05/2016

    @Eraser Yeah, I'm more danger to myself than others as Tracer! Reply 0
  • Bertie 06/05/2016

    The Hero Brawl mode that's up at the moment forces you to play a random character when you start and changes it upon death. Lots of fun! Try it! Reply 0
  • Bertie 06/05/2016

    Who do you all play as by the way? I played a load as Zenyatta in the closed beta and still love him, but I tend towards Zarya, Mercy and Mei these days. I like Roadhog and Reinhardt as well. Not really got to grips with the flankers. Done a bit of sniping.

    Having said that, when I fired it up on PS4 I picked entirely different people. Reaper works amazingly there because he doesn't need to be too accurate and he flanks - and people turn slowly on console! Bastion is shredding people left, right and centre on console too, and will do until people get used to countering him. Sniping game is relatively weak on console at the moment - in the games I've played in at least. Sure it'll pick up.
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  • Bertie 06/05/2016

    @Eraser I'm from the Quake mould too, although probably not as seriously as you! It's like Pharah was designed especially Reply 0
  • Bertie 06/05/2016

    Just struck me that the Hero brawl game modes, which are a bit weird - they're the ones that cast you all as a certain hero, or two or three of them - are great for getting some playtime under your belt as heroes you don't normally pick. It's a pressure-less way to try them out, so don't ignore it. Good way to build your confidence with them. Reply +2
  • Bertie 06/05/2016

    @matthewhaycock I think it gets you more XP... But I don't know actually. Nothing too tangible. Something to do with your Career Profile probably. Maybe a statistic Blizzard intends to do more with eventually. Reply +1
  • Bertie 06/05/2016

    Didn't win much playing last night on PC but did come up against one of the most organised teams I've seen. I'll be damned if they weren't all on voice chat together. Fought them on Dorado and I've never seen an attack or defence like it.

    They had, iirc, two Bastions on defence, and, curiously, a Widowmaker stood almost on top of one of them, making him nearly impossible to take out. They had a Mercy with them, too, buffing their attacks and healing when needed. On the ground they had Zarya and Roadhog. We barely scratched them.

    Their attack was even more impressive. They went with Bastion, Reinhardt, Roadhog, Mercy, Lucio and Soldier 76. Bastion set up on the Payload with Reinhardt shielding him. Mercy and Lucio followed behind. Soldier 76 and Roadhog circled around the Payload taking out stragglers - Roadhog pulling them in and stunning them and them both gunning them down.

    With all that healing - Lucio, Mercy and Soldier 76, and Roadhog's self-heal - we couldn't touch them. Reinhardt's shield provided ample cover, too.

    Was very, very impressive.
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  • Bertie 06/05/2016

    Oh I should have mentioned in the article that maps Ilios, Nepal and Lijang Tower put both teams on Attack, fighting over central control points. Both teams are equidistant so the run back is the same for both. Probably best not try a cheeky tactic out of the gate here because once you lose the control point it's tricky getting it back. Makes Symmetra and her teleport useful, mind you, and her sentries are perfect on and around the control point Reply 0
  • Bertie 06/05/2016

    @Malek86 Are you on console? Bastion *is* powerful but on PC people are more used to him and how to take him out. Sniping works well, as do any of the flanking characters - Tracer's bomb in particular. Also, Genji at long range can easily deflect back all of Bastion's attack, taking him out. Reply 0
  • Bertie 06/05/2016

    @Bagpuss So get a team together. If you want to take it that seriously, it's there to be taken seriously. The rest depends on Blizzard's matchmaking, which it's hard to get a handle on in open beta because everyone just started afresh again, veterans and newcomers alike.

    The random element makes every game different and means you'll come up against weaker teams you will beat as well. How would you change it?
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  • Bertie 06/05/2016

    @gamecat I'd never noticed that the payload heals! I'd never thought about Mei's ice wall negative D. Va's Ult, either. Nice.

    Other tips include Reinhardt's shield being a great cover for a friendly Bastion - you can shoot through but enemies can't - and McCree's roll ability reloading his gun. Means you can fan shots, roll, fan shots again.
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  • Bertie 06/05/2016

    @kevboard ! Racing to the second objective can catch many people by surprise Reply 0
  • It looks like the Witcher 3: Blood and Wine expansion release date has leaked

  • Bertie 09/05/2016

    @distantlurker From what I understand it's aimed at people of a character level akin to someone who's finished the main quest. So you could begin now. You'll have some patching to do! But the game is better for it. And what a game! Reply +34