Overwatch Season 3 Recap — Holiday Events, Symmetra 2.0, Balancing Act

Another three months gone by, another competitive season of Overwatch in the books.  Blizzard has shown no signs of slowing down updates for their latest game.  Season three wasn’t quite as big a shake up as season two was with a new hero and revamped skill rating system, but the last three months have certainly changed the game.

If you didn’t keep up with Overwatch due to the hustle and bustle of the holidays, I’ve got you covered.  With season four kicking off tomorrow, let’s recap season three and check the state of Overwatch.

A horrendous losing streak in early January didn't help my stats, but a new career high fo 2654 was nice!

A horrendous losing streak in early January didn’t help, but a new career high of 2654 was nice!

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Pixel Vallee’s 2016 Game of the Year Awards

Another year is coming to an end and with it comes everyone’s best-of lists, including mine.  I’ll only be talking about games that I played this year, meaning some high profile games like Uncharted 4 and Civ VI won’t be on the list.  Without further adieu, let’s begin!

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Overwatch Season 2 Recap — Ranking System Rework, Sombra, Arcade Mode

Overwatch continues to dominate the gaming scene six months after its release.  Blizzard is going to create their own competitive league and, based on the multitude of tournaments and Twitch activity, it’s clear that Overwatch is here to stay.

The second competitive season finished up last week with season three just around the corner.  Let’s check in on everyone’s favorite hero shooter to see where it stands.

Six months in and Mei is still, unequivocally, bae.

Six months in and Mei is still, undoubtedly, bae.

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Overwatch (PS4) — Review

I’ve been a Blizzard junkie for most of my life, ever since the Starcraft/Diablo II days.  I still count D2 as one of my top all-time games.  I’ve played my fair share (read: way way too much) of World of Warcraft, Diablo III, Warcraft III, and Hearthstone.  The only game they’ve released in the last ~20 years that I haven’t played is their MOBA, Heroes of the Storm.  So you can be damn sure that I was ready for Overwatch, Blizzard’s first completely new IP since 1998.

The short of it is that Overwatch has hooked me in like few games ever have.  It’s an instant classic with a long, long life ahead of it.  Overwatch will be many people’s game of the year and it very well may be mine.

Are you with us? Practically everyone in the world is and with good reason.

Are you with us? Nearly everyone in the world is and with good reason.

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