It only ran for two and a half seasons from 1981 to 1983, but The Greatest American Hero—starring William Katt as an unassuming teacher who receives a super-powered suit from aliens, then promptly loses the instructions—has left an indelible mark on pop culture. You probably already have the theme song stuck in your…
When Overwatch 2 was first announced at Blizzcon 2019, Blizzard promised an ambitious “highly replayable” PvE component that somewhat justified the ‘2’ at the end of the title. Last night, the Overwatch 2 development team announced that they’ve scrapped most of their ideas including the Hero Missions mode which had skill trees, levelling up, and other light RPG elements shown off in the trailer below. Instead, they’ll be gradually releasing co-op story missions and integrating them into their ongoing seasons, similar to how PvE operated in the first Overwatch.
Overwatch is a game that rose from the ashes of Titan, an ambitious MMO that Blizzard pulled the plug on. In the wake of this decision, developers at the studio reworked ideas they had for Titan into what would become Overwatch, a hero-based multiplayer shooter that was critically acclaimed and hugely successful. Blizzard’s Team 4 is no stranger to picking up the pieces of a shattered project, but this process has been kept behind closed doors. The Blizzard way was to keep games out of public view until they were ready to be seen and to release them only when they were as close to the ideal vision as they could possibly be. That isn’t the way anymore–not for Overwatch 2 anyway.
When the sequel to Overwatch was announced at BlizzCon 2019–where the game was also playable–it was with the promise of a PvE Hero component that would allow players to gather their squads and play through a narrative-driven multiplayer experience. On top of that, each of the heroes that they’d come to know and love would be reworked for PvE and given progression systems that would allow players to unlock new talents. It was an ambitious new mode that, in many ways, was used to justify the “2” at the end of the title.
Now, however, Blizzard has confirmed that the promised PvE Hero component will not be released at all. In a video, game director Aaron Keller and executive producer Jared Neuss said that the team had made the decision to take the PvE elements of Overwatch 2 in a different direction and detailed a roadmap for upcoming seasons that reveal a new hero, maps, rebalances, and a number of story-focused additions.
AN Army dentist accused of revenge porn against an SAS hero was granted bail by a judge yesterday.
Major Jennifer Wilson, 42, faces trial over claims she shared photos of Christian Craighead, 47 — not his real name.
She is accused of stalking Tobi-Jayne Cadbury, 36, the great-great-great-granddaughter of chocolate baron Richard.
Married Wilson is also charged with perverting justice over claims she allegedly made to cops about being harassed by photographer Tobi-Jayne.
Wilson, of the Royal Medical Corps, appeared by video link from jail.
The judge adjourned the case to consider evidence, saying: “There seem to be endless social media accounts with an awful lot of quite unpleasant sexual content.”
The hearing was adjourned to Aylesbury crown court on July 28.
Wilson, of High Wycombe, Bucks, must not contact Mr Craighead.
He led a rescue during the 2019 Nairobi terror attack.
Things rarely go well in the grimdark universe of Games Workshop’s Warhammer 40,000 setting. It’s kind of there in the grimdark moniker: things either start bad and get worse, or every victory is wrenched from the jaws of defeat, sometimes literally, at great cost. As the game gears up for a major relaunch, that’s not…
To celebrate Apex Legends’ upcoming Season 17, developer Respawn have announced the newest hero to join the roster: old-timer Ballistic. The battle-royale’s last season had no new Legend, disappointing a few Apexers, but Ballistic is coming out of his comfy wine-fuelled retirement and joining the fight on May 9th, just for you guys.