Monday, December 28, 2015

Heroes of the Storm (Gameplay) - Butcher Lamb to the Slaughter & Mighty Gust

Butcher Gameplay in Heroes of the Storm. The objective being to show the combo between Lamb to the Slaughter and Mighty Gust from Falstad. HotS Quick Match carried out on the Sky Temple Battleground and I used the Iron Butcher skin with Butcher's Beast Mount.

The Build used :
http://www.heroesnexus.com/talent-cal...

Heroes of the Storm (Gameplay) - Artanis Update - Purifier Skin

The latest patch brought buffs to Artanis so I thought a new Heroes of the Storm Gameplay is needed. We have 25% increased basic attack range and 15% increased range and speed on our E ability Phase Prism. Overall these changes bring the Hierarch a bit up in power but not by a huge am mount, welcomed changes overall. HotS Quick Match using the Purifier skin and Vulture mount. Went for a max tanky build which was a must given our team composition

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Heroes of the Storm (Gameplay) - Lunara Build Guide (HotS Quick Match)

Time for a Lunara Build Guide. Heroes of the Storm Gameplay in Quick Match where we go through the heroes abilities and talents and see what viable choices we have and when to use them. She certainly is not for anybody but in the right hands and circumstances Lunara can shine! (Sentinel Skin).

The Build Used :
http://www.heroesnexus.com/talent-cal...

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Heroes of the Storm - Lunara Patch Review

Lunara and a new Patch have arrived to Heroes of the Storm (HotS) so it's time to look at some of the more important Hero Changes that Blizzard made. Live reaction to Hero Changes as per your request
We are going to go over the changes brought to Artanis & Tassadar.

http://eu.battle.net/heroes/en/blog/1...

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Monday, December 21, 2015

Heroes of the Storm - Greymane Talents Analysis (Datamined Build)

The Talents and Abilities for Greymane have been mined from the latest Build so these may not be final for our Heroes of the Storm Assassin. Leyzar and Ani go through all the available options and try to see how they could work out for actual builds.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Heroes of the Storm (Gameplay) - Lunara Kill Compilation (Heavy Metal Edition)

The Dryad Lunara now has her own Epic Gameplay Kill Compilation (montage) in our preferred moba Heroes of the Storm (HotS). From the Warcraft universe she is the first of the dryads, her father being the demigod Cenarius. She brings a new movement system to the game, one that we will have to master before we can get the most out of her capabilities (still working on that one). In this video i used the Sentinel skin exclusively

Jingle Bells Parody - Heroes of the Storm Edition

This is a parody of the Jingle Bells Christmas song adapted for Heroes of the Storm.
The song takes a comical and Ironic tone. This is done for the purpose of amusement and should not be taken serious.

Lyrics : Leyzar & Ani
Voice : Ani
Smartass Remarks : Leyzar

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Heroes of the Storm Ranked Gameplay - Lunara, Poke Build (Rank 1 HotS Hero League)

Time for Lunara Rank 1 Ranked Gameplay in Heroes of the Storm (HotS). The game was on Towers of Doom with my team winning early engages but failing to secure proper lane xp. This coupled with a few bad decisions (some my very own) allowed the enemy team to stay in the game and cause us some problems late game. In the end we managed to secure victory by prioritizing altars above everything else. The build i used is my "supreme poke" build which tries to increase suitability by adding range and further increase damage through Nature's Toxin (Trait). Keep in mind that when the first seasons starts there will be a Grand Master rating above rank1.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Heroes of the Storm (Gameplay) - Lunara Supreme Poke Build - Sentinel Skin

More Lunara Gameplay in Heroes of the Storm. This time i will showcase my supreme poke build in HotS Quick Match mode. The Build focuses on maximizing your range in order to offer you more survivability and it also increases damage by augmenting Nature's Toxin. Coupled together that means more dots on your opponents while still being able to keep a safe distance. Please keep in mind that Lunara is a veru squishy hero with no hard escape so maintaining a safe position will be vital. A dead assassin damages no one. Sentinel skin on Garden of Terror. If you enjoy the video stay tuned for my full Lunara Build Guide, Kill Compilation and Rank 1 Ranked Gmaeplay which should be available soon.

If you want to join our little community /join LGV on the EU server!

The Supreme Poke Build :
http://www.heroesnexus.com/talent-cal...

Heroes of the Storm (Gameplay) - Lunara Gameplay on Dragon Shire

The Dryad Lunara has been launched in Heroes of the Storm so that means it's time for some Gameplay. The HotS Quick Match was carried on the Dragons Shire battleground with a close early game with my team managing to pull away mid-game, the enemy team managed to secure a late Dragon Knight but having one down meant they could not get a advantage out of it, which led to our victory. My initial impressions of the Assassin Lunara are very good. She is capable of dealing high amounts of damage and posses high mobility...however that package comes bundled up in a very low HP package with no hard escape. I see her as being a high skill-cap hero for those who can get used to her movement system and have lighting-quick reflexes. I will put some time into her after which I will bring you my signature Build Guide, Kill Compilation and ofc Rank 1 Ranked Gameplay.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Heroes of the Storm (Gameplay) - Tychus Build Guide - Infested Skin

Tychus Gameplay Build Guide in our favorite moba Heroes of the Storm. We will go through all of the viable talent picks in each tier and I will give you my thoughts on what to chose and when. Sadly Tychus has a very strict meta and there is not that much wiggle room but that is not to say he is not a viable ranged assassin. I would recommend everybody have him in the roster as he is efficient at what he does and comes at a very low gold cost. In this HotS Quick Match I used the Infested Skin and Mechanospider mount, the game played was on the Dragonshire Battleground.

Current Tychus Meta Build :
http://www.heroesnexus.com/talent-cal...

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Heroes of the Storm (Gameplay) - Anub'arak Bruiser Build - Cyb'arak Skin

Been a long time since i done some Anub'arak Gameplay in Heroes of the Storm. In this HotS Quick Match I used the Cyb'arak skin and Void Speeder mount. This is more one of my wacky builds and you should take all info presented with a grain of salt. Anubarak is a bruiser with good CC and decent damage but you might want to consider others such as Tyrael or Sonya as a alternative.

The Build Used :
http://www.heroesnexus.com/talent-cal...

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Heroes of the Storm (Gameplay) - Tyrael Build Guide - Demonic Skin

Time for another Tyrael Gameplay Build Guide in our favorite moba Heroes of the Storm. In this HotS Quick Match we will go through all of the viable talent choices and I will give you my thoughts on what should we chose and when. Keep in mind that Tyrael is a very versatile hero and you should always build him to best fit your circumstances. Demonic Skin and Vulture Mount.

The Build Used (Bruiser) :
http://www.heroesnexus.com/talent-cal...

LeyzarGamingViews :

Friday, December 11, 2015

Heroes of the Storm - Vulture Mount (Recruit a Friend Reward)

The Vulture mount is a reward from the recruit a friend program for Heroes of the Storm (HotS)

You can check out how to get your hands on one over here :
http://us.battle.net/heroes/en/blog/1...

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Ani's StoryTime - Cho'Gall & The Shadow Council (World of Warcraft Lore)

Our new project, Ani's StoryTime starts with the first episode about Cho'gall and The Shadow Council.
We will start the journey with the events that takes place in the first Warcraft campaign: Orcs vs Humans, following the story through Warcraft III expansion, and later the World of Warcraft universe. And finally .... Cho'gall joined the Nexus!
The story is a in-depth vision over the the events that bought major changes in game, and we are talking not only about Cho'gall, but also insisting on the actions of the key characters (Gul'dan, Medivh, Orgrim Doomhammer, Blackhand) in order to have a clearer vision over the Warcraft universe.
Cho'gall is a 2 headed ogre, and the first ogre magi. Chieftain of the Twilight's Hammer clan, Cho'gall was an apprentice of Gul'dan. In Heroes of the Storm Cho is a warrior, while his companion head, Gall is an assassin.

Heroes of the Storm - Recruit a Friend Program (Vulture Mount Reward)

Blizzard just launched the Recruit a Friend Program for Heroes of the Storm (HotS).

Join me in Heroes of the Storm! Together we will conquer the Nexus and reap epic rewards.
https://battle.net/recruit/7TQDTBHXRH

HOW IT WORKS:
Recruits can earn rewards by simply playing Heroes of the Storm and leveling-up.
Raynor & 5 Day Stimpack – Unlocked upon logging into Heroes after becoming a Recruit
Sylvanas & Recruit A Friend Portrait – Unlocked by reaching player level 10
Recruiters will also earn rewards when their Recruits level-up.
Recruit A Friend Portrait – Unlocked when at least one Recruit reaches player level 10
Vulture Mount – Unlocked when at least four Recruits reach player level 10
Every player will receive their own unique Recruit a Friend link.
Find your unique link by opening the new Recruit a Friend panel, which can be accessed by clicking the Recruit a Friend button that has been added to the bottom of the Friends List in-game or on the Recruit a Friend site.
Copy your link and share it with friends who are new to Heroes of the Storm.
Friends who follow your link and log in with their Battle.net accounts will become your Recruits.
If your friend does not already have a Battle.net account, they can create one from the site.
If desired, recruits are able to change their recruiter up until they reach player level 5.
All level and reward progress for recruiters and recruits can be tracked from within the game by accessing the Recruit a Friend button found at the bottom of the Friends List.

Source :
http://us.battle.net/heroes/en/blog/1...

Monday, December 7, 2015

Heroes of the Storm (Gameplay) - Uther Shockadin Damage Build

There is the traditional way to Uther Gameplay and then there is my own Shockadin Build for him. The build aims to amplify Uther's damage and tries to offer a more fun if not efficient way of playing our only paladin in Heroes of the Storm. Sadly there are still no real damage paladins or Retribution paladins so we can make due with what we have. HotS Quick Match using the Judgement Skin and Judgement Charger Mount

The Shockadin Build :
http://www.heroesnexus.com/talent-cal...

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Heroes of the Storm (Gameplay) - Miserable on Murky with Ani

You asked for this... Murky Gameplay in Heroes of the Storm. In this HotS Quick Match i used a make-shift build which Ani recommended. I have no real clue on how to play this thing so don't take the build used as some sort of a meta or something.

Friday, December 4, 2015

Overwatch Gameplay - Zarya Tank Role (Temple of Anubis Gameplay)

Heroes of the Storm (Gameplay) - All Rank 1 Random HotS Quick Match (Tychus Gameplay)

Came home and went for some Heroes of the Storm Gameplay. My guys thought it would be cool to go as all random and i used the opportunity to make a video out of it. I got a Tychus and we played on Garden of Terror a rather close HotS game with both teams fighting till the bitter end

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Overwatch Gameplay - Junkrat Defense Role (Volskaya Industries Gameplay)


Defense Role Junkrat Gameplay on the Volskaya Industries map in the Overwatch Closed Beta. Learning as I go, trying to get back in the FPS genre.
It appears there will be no Beta key | keys and accounts are flagged for access as was the case with the Heroes of the Storm Alpha/Beta testing.

Junkrat is an explosives-obsessed freak who lives to cause chaos and destruction.

The attack on the Australian omnium's fusion core forever altered the landscape of the Outback. After the detonation, the area was transformed into a harsh, irradiated wasteland, littered with debris and the twisted fragments of the ruined facility, and unlivable to most.

But there were some who survived. Calling themselves the Junkers, they scavenged the husk of the omnium and formed a lawless, cutthroat society in its shadow. Junkrat was one of them, eking out a living reclaiming metal and components from the ruins. Like many others, he was affected by the lingering radiation. This touch of madness made him ideal for handling dangerous explosives, a love which he turned into an obsession.

He came to notoriety when he discovered an extremely valuable secret in the bones of the omnium. Though few knew the nature of what he found, he was nonetheless pursued by bounty hunters, gangs, and opportunists wherever he went, until he made a deal with the Junker enforcer Roadhog, who grudgingly agreed to be his personal bodyguard in exchange for a fifty-fifty share of the spoils.

Now, with Roadhog in tow, Junkrat has left the Outback, and embarked upon an international crime spree leaving nothing but havoc and bedlam in his wake.

Overwatch is an upcoming multiplayer first-person shooter in development by Blizzard Entertainment. Unveiled on November 7, 2014 at BlizzCon, the game emphasizes cooperative gameplay using a cast of various "heroes", each with their own abilities and roles within a team. The game is scheduled to enter a closed beta phase starting in North America from October 27, 2015.

Heroes of the Storm (Gameplay) - Nova Build Guide - Roller Derby Skin

Nova Gameplay Build Guide in Heroes of the Storm. The recent changes to the Gathering Power talent has re-brought the Dominion Ghost into focus. In this HotS Quick Match we will go through every tier and see what viable choices we have in terms of talents. The match was fought on the Tomb of the Spider Queen Battleground with my team taking a early advantage and carrying the momentum to a clear Victory. Roller Derby Nova Skin and Void Speeder mount

The Chosen Build :
http://www.heroesnexus.com/talent-cal...

Monday, November 30, 2015

Overwatch Gameplay - Winston Tank Role (Hollywood Map Gameplay)

Tank Role Winston Gameplay on the Hollywood map in the Overwatch Closed Beta. Learning as I go, trying to get back in the FPS rhythm.
It appears there will be no Beta key | keys and accounts are flagged for access as was the case with the Heroes of the Storm Alpha/Beta testing



A super-intelligent, genetically engineered gorilla, Winston is a brilliant scientist and a champion for humanity's potential.

The Horizon Lunar Colony was established as a first step for humanity's renewed exploration of space. Among its residents was a group of genetically enhanced gorillas that were intended to test the effects of prolonged habitation in space.

One gorilla displayed such rapid brain development from the gene therapy that he was taken under the wing of Dr. Harold Winston, who taught him science and inspired him with tales of human ingenuity. The young gorilla passed his days assisting with the scientists' experiments, watching the distant blue world outside his habitat window, dreaming of the endless possibilities that awaited him there.

But his life was thrown into chaos when the other gorillas led an uprising, killed the mission scientists, and claimed the colony for their own. Taking on the name of his beloved human caretaker, Winston built a makeshift rocket and escaped to Earth. There he found a new home with Overwatch, an organization that represented everything he had come to admire about humanity. Winston was finally able to live up to the heroic ideal that had been instilled in him.

Now with the fall of Overwatch, Winston has gone into seclusion, once again cut off from the world he believes in, but longing for the days of heroism to return.

Overwatch is an upcoming multiplayer first-person shooter in development by Blizzard Entertainment. Unveiled on November 7, 2014 at BlizzCon, the game emphasizes cooperative gameplay using a cast of various "heroes", each with their own abilities and roles within a team. The game is scheduled to enter a closed beta phase starting in North America from October 27, 2015.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Heroes of the Storm (Gameplay) - Zeratul Full Basic Attack Monster Build

Time for a insane Zeratul Gameplay Build Guide in Heroes of the Storm. In this HotS Quick Match I used a very niche build which can work only given the necessary team composition. I don't advise using such a build in normal everyday matches but if you are looking for a more specialized build this can work wonders for you. A Uther is almost mandatory to make sure you will not waste your CDs and try to focus down heroes which have no escape or mitigation, for example a Jaina Ice-Block can stop you in your tracks. The actual Gameplay is not hard to execute since it mostly only requires you to right click the correct target and pop your CDs. Ronin Skin and Void Speeder Mount.



The Build Used :

http://www.heroesnexus.com/talent-cal...

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Cho'Gall Build Guide (HotS Quick Match) - Heroes of the Storm Gameplay

Time for a Cho Build Guide. Heroes of the Storm Gameplay in Quick Match where we go through the heroes abilities and talents and see what viable choices we have and when to use them. We don't have many bruisers in HotS so Cho is a welcomed addition from my point of view.

The Build Used :
http://www.heroesnexus.com/talent-cal...

Monday, November 23, 2015

Overwatch Gameplay - D.VA Tank Role (Hanamura Map Gameplay)

Tank Role D.VA Gameplay on the Hanamura map in the Overwatch Closed Beta. Still a noob at gameplay and learning as I go, trying to get back in the FPS rhythm.
It appears there will be no Beta key | keys and accounts are flagged for access as was the case with the Heroes of the Storm Alpha/Beta testing.


D.Va is a former professional gamer who now uses her skills to pilot a state-of-the-art mech in defense of her homeland.

Twenty years ago, South Korea was attacked by a colossal omnic monstrosity that rose from the depths of the East China Sea. The massive, lumbering construct caused catastrophic damage to coastal cities before it was driven back beneath the waves. In response, the South Korean government developed a mechanized armored drone unit, called MEKA, to protect urban environments in future engagements with the omnic threat.

The government's fears proved to be well founded, as a disturbing pattern of attacks emerged. Every few years, the monstrosity would rise from the sea to assault South Korea and its neighbors. The omnic learned from these encounters, often reconfiguring itself in a different form and appearing with new weapons and capabilities. Each incident ended in a stalemate, with the monstrosity defeated but not destroyed.

As the omnic continued to adapt, it eventually disrupted MEKA's drone-control networks, forcing the military to place pilots in the mechs. Scrambling to find suitable candidates, the government turned to the country's professional gamers, who possessed the necessary reflexes and instincts to operate the mechs' advanced weapons systems. Top stars were drafted, including reigning world champion Hana Song, also known as "D.Va." Famous for her elite skills, D.Va was a fierce competitor who played to win at all costs, and she had a well-earned reputation for showing no mercy to her opponents.

Seeing her new mission as a game, D.Va fearlessly charges into battle alongside the rest of her MEKA unit, ready to spring to her nation's defense at a moment's notice. Recently, she has begun to stream combat operations to her adoring fans, and her growing following has turned her into a global icon.

Overwatch is an upcoming multiplayer first-person shooter in development by Blizzard Entertainment. Unveiled on November 7, 2014 at BlizzCon, the game emphasizes cooperative gameplay using a cast of various "heroes", each with their own abilities and roles within a team. The game is scheduled to enter a closed beta phase starting in North America from October 27, 2015.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Heroes of the Storm Ranked Gameplay - Cho'Gall, AA Build (Rank 1 HotS Hero League)

Cho'gall Rank 1 Ranked Gameplay in Heroes of the Storm (HotS) featuring Cho with Ani playing Gall. The game was on Tomb of the Spider Queen Battleground with a very shy and timid early game from both teams. We where forced to rotate from top to mid during the early game because of our unusual team composition. My build was focused on a bit of sustain threw auto-attacks and we further amplified the AA damage with the Hammer of Twilight Heroic ability. Keep in mind that when the first seasons starts there will be a Grand Master rating above rank1.

Heroes of the Storm (Gameplay) - Cho'Gall Kill Compilation (Heavy Metal Edition)

Cho'Gall, the two headed Ogre now has his own awesome Gameplay Kill Compilation (montage) in our favorite moba Heroes of the Storm (HotS). From the Warcraft universe he is a two in one innovation from Blizzard Entertainment and I would recommend taking him into consideration when choosing your lineup, for the novelty if not for anything else.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Heroes of the Storm (Gameplay) - Cho'Gall Fire Build - Cho Gameplay (Leyzar & Anisya)

I am working on my Cho'Gall build guide so for this reason I recruited Ani for some Heroes of the Storm Gameplay. The build focuses on sustain and maximizing your W spell Consuming Blaze. This will increase our auto-attack damage and healing. HotS Match using the awesome Corruptor skin "Carried" Horse mount :D. I am also working on the technical side of these duo commentaries so I can bring you better quality Heroes gameplay with Ani and other members of the LGV community. Feed is welcomed.


Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Heroes of the Storm (Gameplay) - Cho'Gall Corruptor Skin - Gall Gameplay

More Cho'Gall Gameplay this time featuring the Warlock Gall in Heroes of the Storm. In this HotS Quick Match I used the Corruptor skin and Malthael's Phantom mount...kinda threw together a makeshift build but I am working on bringing you a full Build Guide as soon as I know everything there is to know about this very interesting and original addition to the Heroes Roster. It is still to soon to tell how viable this hulking brute is for Ranked Gameplay but stay tuned as I will update you as soon as I come to a conclusion

Heroes of the Storm (Gameplay) - Cho'Gall - Cho Gameplay (HotS Quick Match)

Cho'Gall went live in the US region for Heroes of the Storm and I managed to get my hands on him so it's time for some Cho Gameplay. Please keep in mind this was my second Quick Match with him and I can only say he is tons of fun, we will speak more on viability, build, guide etc once I had more hands-on time with this very interesting HotS Hero.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Heroes of the Storm - Cho'Gall Patch Review (Hero Changes & Towers of Doom)

Cho'Gall and a new Patch will arrive to Heroes of the Storm (HotS) so it's time to look at some of the more important Hero Changes that Blizzard made. Live reaction to Hero Changes as per your request.
We are going to go over the changes brought to Falstad, Leoric, Zeratul, Uther, Jaina, Kharazim
Official Patch Notes :
http://us.battle.net/heroes/en/blog/1...

If you want to join the LeyzarGamingViews community just go over to the Heroes of the Storm in-game EU chat and /join LGV

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Heroes of the Storm - My View on the Score Screen, Death Timers & Scaling Changes (PTR)

There are many things which will come in the next Heroes of the Storm patch. Casting aside for a minute all the exciting additions like Cho'Gall and Towers of Doom, I want to discuss the changes in Death Timers & Scaling and ofc the modifications brought to the Score Scree (all are currently present on the PTR). I would also urge you to post your options about these changes not only here but on the HotS forums, let Blizzard know what do you think. Personally I am not a fan of what direction the game is taking but you may feel differently so by all means.. shoot.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Heroes of the Storm (Gameplay) - Towers of Doom Battleground (PTR Illidan Gameplay)

Towers of Doom Battleground is now available on the Heroes of the Storm PTR and I thought you might enjoy some gameplay. Picked up Illidan and focused more on explaining how the map works and what are my initial thoughts on the changes brought in the patch. We will dive deeper into every aspect in the Patch Review. I am also considering starting a new format where I review battlegrounds for HotS. In this quick match i used the Shan'do skin and Headless Horseman's Charger mount.
Please keep in mind the thew 3 new heroes presented at BlizzCon 2015 Cho'Gall, Greymane and Lunara are currently not present on the PTR. We do have launch date for Chogall and it's 17th November.

Heroes of the Storm - Corruptor Cho'Gall, Ringmaster Greymane, Sentinel Lunara (My Reaction)

The skins and mounts showcased for Heroes of the Storm are :

Skin : Corruptor Cho'Gall, Ringmaster Greymane, Sentinel Lunara.
Mount : Felstalker, Ringmaster's Pride.
Quick heads up, Cho'Gall was announced at BlizzConn 2015 and is set to launch on 17 November.

You will also get my reaction to these, hope you enjoy.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Overwatch Gameplay - Genji Offense Role (Hollywood Map Gameplay)

Offense Role Genji Gameplay on the new Hollywood map in the Overwatch Closed Beta. Still a noob at gameplay and learning as I go, trying to get back in the FPS rhythm.
It appears there will be no Beta key | keys and accounts are flagged for access as was the case with the Heroes of the Storm Alpha/Beta testing
The cyborg Genji Shimada has made peace with the augmented body he once rejected, and in doing so, he has discovered a higher humanity.

As the youngest son of the master of the Shimada ninja clan, Genji lived a life of luxury and privilege. He had little interest in the family's illegal businesses, and although he excelled at and enjoyed his ninja training, he spent most of his time pursuing a playboy lifestyle. Many within the clan considered the carefree Genji to be a dangerous liability, and they resented his father for coddling and protecting him. Following the clan leader's untimely death, Genji's older brother, Hanzo, demanded that Genji take a more active role in their late father's empire. Genji refused, enraging Hanzo. The tension between the brothers built to a violent confrontation that left Genji on the verge of dying.

Hanzo believed that he had killed his brother, but Genji was rescued by Overwatch and the intervention of Dr. Angela Ziegler. The global security force saw Genji as a potential asset in its ongoing operations to combat the Shimada clan. As Genji's injuries left him clinging to life, Overwatch offered to rebuild his body in exchange for his help. He was put through an extensive process of cyberization, which enhanced his natural speed and agility and augmented his superlative ninja skills. Transformed into a living weapon, Genji single-mindedly set about the task of dismantling his family's criminal empire.

But as time passed, Genji felt increasingly at war with himself. He was repulsed by the mechanical parts of his body and could not come to grips with what he had become. When his mission was complete, he abandoned Overwatch and wandered the world in search of meaning. He drifted for many years before crossing paths with the omnic monk Zenyatta. Though Genji initially rejected Zenyatta's wisdom, the benevolent omnic would not be deterred. In time, Zenyatta became his mentor, and under the monk's tutelage, Genji reconciled his dual existence as both man and machine. He learned to accept that although he had a cyborg body, his human soul was intact, and he came to see his new form as a gift and a unique strength.

Now, for the first time in his life, Genji is free. Even he cannot say where his path will ultimately lead.

Overwatch is an upcoming multiplayer first-person shooter in development by Blizzard Entertainment. Unveiled on November 7, 2014 at BlizzCon, the game emphasizes cooperative gameplay using a cast of various "heroes", each with their own abilities and roles within a team. The game is scheduled to enter a closed beta phase starting in North America from October 27, 2015.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Overwatch Gameplay - Roadhog Tank Role (Closed Beta Roadhog Gameplay)

Tank Role Roadhog Gameplay in the brand new Overwatch Closed Beta. Still a noob at the game and learning as I go but so far it's been very fun and entertaining.
It appears there will be no Beta key | keys and accounts are flagged for access as was the case with the Heroes of the Storm Alpha/Beta testing.

Roadhog is a ruthless killer with a well-earned reputation for cruelty and wanton destruction.

Overwatch is an upcoming multiplayer first-person shooter in development by Blizzard Entertainment. Unveiled on November 7, 2014 at BlizzCon, the game emphasizes cooperative gameplay using a cast of various "heroes", each with their own abilities and roles within a team. The game is scheduled to enter a closed beta phase starting in North America from October 27, 2015.

Overwatch will feature squad-based combat with two opposing teams of six players each. Players choose one of several hero characters, each with their own unique abilities and role classes. The four character roles include: offense-oriented characters with high speed and attack but low defense, defense-oriented characters meant to form choke points for enemies, support characters that provide buffs and debuffs for their allies and enemies respectively, such as healing or speed alterations, and tank characters that have a large amount of armor and hit points to withstand enemy attacks. Players can switch between characters in-game following deaths, which is encouraged by the game's overall design. The game's maps are inspired by real-world locations; the first three maps unveiled ("King's Row", "Hanamura", "Temple of Anubis") are inspired by London, Japan, and the ruins of Ancient Egypt.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Heroes of the Storm - Arena Mode (BlizzCon 2015)

Arena Mode has been announced at BlizzCon 2015 and while we do not have a definitive launch date for this new mode in Heroes of the Storm, we do know most of the details regarding how The Arena will play-out
There are a few bullet-points :
The arena is random from the entire hero pool regardless if you own a hero or not.
You will get a choice from 3 heroes all from a single class
The arena is best two out of three with each Battleground being slightly different.
The two mediums presented where Garden Arena and Temple Arena, each with 3 variants.
All players start at lvl 10, acquire no XP and can only pick the Heroic Ability.
There is a chance of 10x mode which will assign the same HotS hero to both teams | all players.
Some heroes where removed from 10x mode so the matches don't drag-out to long or they just don't work with the Arena Concept.
A team can not have more then 2 warriors and more then 2 supports.

Heroes of the Storm - Towers of Doom Battleground (BlizzCon 2015)

Thew new Towers of Doom Battleground for Heroes of the Storm has been announced at BlizzCon 2015 and we also got to see a very interesting panel dedicated to maps.
It would appear that the original concept for this specific map featured a core-less design, unfortunately that ended-up not working out

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Overwatch - Business Model & Purchasing Options

So we now know what and how much will take to get into Overwatch

The contents of the collector's edition is still unknown but we have clear info on the Standard edition (40$) and the Origins Edition (60$)
Origins Edition include 5 skins : Blackwatch Reyes, Strike-Commander Morrison, Overgrown Bastion, Security Chief Pharah, Slipstream Tracer.
Tracer Hero for Heroes of the Storm
Hearthstone Card Back
Mercy Wings for Diablo 3
Baby Winston pet for World of Warcraft
Details here :
https://eu.battle.net/shop/en-us/prod...

Overwatch Gameplay - D.VA Abilities Spotlight (BlizzCon 2015)

D.VA was just announced at Blizzcon 2015 as a new Hero coming to Overwatch. We have some gameplay footage and her abilities.
Still no beta keys for this upcoming Hero Shooter but the launch date should be around the 21st of June.
Other new heroes announced are Genji and Mei.
We also now have the option to buy the Origins Edition :
https://eu.battle.net/shop/en-us/prod...



FUSION CANNONS
D.Va's mech is equipped with twin short-range rotating cannons. They lay down continuous, high-damage fire without needing to reload, but slow D.Va’s movement while they’re active.

BOOSTERS
D.Va’s mech launches into the air, her momentum carrying her forward. She can turn and change directions or barrel through her enemies, knocking them back.

DEFENSE MATRIX
D.Va can activate this forward-facing targeting array to shoot incoming projectiles out of the air.

SELF-DESTRUCT ULTIMATE ABILITY
D.Va ejects from her mech and sets its reactor to explode, dealing massive damage to nearby opponents.

LIGHT GUN
While outside of her mech, D.Va can continue the fight with a mid-range automatic blaster.

CALL MECH ULTIMATE ABILITY
If her armored battle suit is destroyed, D.Va can call down a fresh mech and return to the fray.

Lore :
D.Va is a former professional gamer who now uses her skills to pilot a state-of-the-art mech in defense of her homeland.

Twenty years ago, South Korea was attacked by a colossal omnic monstrosity that rose from the depths of the East China Sea. The massive, lumbering construct caused catastrophic damage to coastal cities before it was driven back beneath the waves. In response, the South Korean government developed a mechanized armored drone unit, called MEKA, to protect urban environments in future engagements with the omnic threat.

The government's fears proved to be well founded, as a disturbing pattern of attacks emerged. Every few years, the monstrosity would rise from the sea to assault South Korea and its neighbors. The omnic learned from these encounters, often reconfiguring itself in a different form and appearing with new weapons and capabilities. Each incident ended in a stalemate, with the monstrosity defeated but not destroyed.

As the omnic continued to adapt, it eventually disrupted MEKA's drone-control networks, forcing the military to place pilots in the mechs. Scrambling to find suitable candidates, the government turned to the country's professional gamers, who possessed the necessary reflexes and instincts to operate the mechs' advanced weapons systems. Top stars were drafted, including reigning world champion Hana Song, also known as "D.Va." Famous for her elite skills, D.Va was a fierce competitor who played to win at all costs, and she had a well-earned reputation for showing no mercy to her opponents.

Seeing her new mission as a game, D.Va fearlessly charges into battle alongside the rest of her MEKA unit, ready to spring to her nation's defense at a moment's notice. Recently, she has begun to stream combat operations to her adoring fans, and her growing following has turned her into a global icon.