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Overwatch is free to try until January 4

By Alex Calvin, Tuesday, 22 December 2020 16:13 GMT And you’ll be able to pick up the game at 50% off on PC until then.Team shooter Overwatch is going to be free to play until the start of next year.Blizzard has said that people can check out the game free of charge on PC until January 4. This isn’t some limited trial, either; players can experience the full game, including all 32 heroes and 28 maps. Any progress that they make during this time will be carried on to the full game so long as they actually go on and…

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Amazon, Best Buy and Gamestop are offering big Black Friday discounts on Switch games

By Henry Stockdale, Tuesday, 24 November 2020 20:12 GMT As we get closer to Black Friday, many sites are continuing to post their hottest deals and if you’re a Nintendo Switch owner, you’ve got no end of choices to go on.From Nintendo’s star icon (We of course mean Luigi) searching haunted hotels to the JRPG powerhouse that is Fire Emblem: Three Houses, there’s something for everyone and Amazon, Best Buy and GameStop have been bringing us some outstanding offers. If you’re happy to go pre-owned, GameStop are also knocking an extra couple of dollars off too, though this varies from game…

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Overwatch Halloween Terror 2020 begins on October 13

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 11 October 2020 14:20 GMT This year’s version of Halloween Terror is coming to Overwatch on October 13, Blizzard has confirmed.The next in-game event, Halloween Terror 2020, will be hitting Ovewatch’s live servers on October 13 and – as ever – it will introduce players to new skins, sprays, and player icons.A short teaser has shown off new cosmetics for over on the Overwatch Twitter. D.Va, Sombra, Sigma, Brigitte, and Echo are all in line for new cosmetics. As ever we can expect more characters to get new skins, too – and they will likely be announced…

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Online-only ‘BlizzConline’ announced for February 2021

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 21 September 2020 20:40 GMT Activision Blizzard has announced BlizzConline, an all-digital, online-only event that will be the alternative to a physical BlizzCon 2020.Earlier this year, Blizzard announced that it would cancel this year’s event – BlizzCon 2020 – ‘in light of all the health and safety considerations’ the company would want to make.Now, to make up for the event’s cancellation, the studio has announced BlizzConline. The new event will take place on February 19 and February 20, 2021. At the time of writing, it is unclear whether or not the event is going to be free,…

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Overwatch, Wreckfest, and F1 2020 are free to play with Xbox Live Gold this weekend

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 20 August 2020 14:26 GMT You can play three games for free with Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate from today.Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers can play three games for free this weekend.The games are Overwatch: Origins Edition, Wreckfest, and F1 2020.The free period kicks off today and runs through Sunday, August 23 at 11:59pm PDT. That’s Monday, August 24 at 2:59am EDT, 7:59am BST.Overwatch progress and items you earn during the trial will carry over after your game purchase. Plus, the Overwatch Summer Games event is currently going on until…