Tag: Blizzard

Subtitles Matter: Talking With Deaf Gamers TV

Here at Gamecritics, we’ve been adding information on accessibility to our reviews for over a decade. It’s an issue that’s important to us, and we want others to see its value – after all, we love games, and we want as many people as possible to love them too! However, it’s really hard to love something that’s not willing to let you in, such as games that lack subtitles or visual cues, for example.

In order to get some perspective on the issue form people who are directly impacted, I had a quick chat with the guys from Deaf Gamer TV, a group who do Twitch and YouTube videos in American Sign Language.

DGTV

Phoenix and Zero


An Eye On Overwatch: PS4 Edition, July 2016

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Blizzard has made another round of changes to their smash team-based shooter Overwatch as of July 22nd. I love this game and I only play it on PS4, so let’s go over some of the new tweaks specific to the platform, shall we? By the way, I won’t be discussing every change in this latest patch, so for those who are curious about the entire list of tweaks, you can see the official PS4 patch notes here.

 


 

An Eye on Overwatch – The Console Perspective

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Blizzard has been talking about making changes to their smash team-based shooter Overwatch recently, and although I’m new to the world of competitive team games (and I only play on consoles) I’ve been pretty taken with it. As such, I’ve decided to keep an eye on things as the game evolves, but I have to admit I’m a little bit puzzled by some of the things they’ve highlighted.


 

Overwatch’s Heritage

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Originally I had written parts of this article for my Overwatch review, but I couldn’t justify another 700 words of straight Team Fortress 2 comparison. Those words now go here, since I wanted to go into more detail about just how much Overwatch is a spiritual child of Team Fortress 2. The TF2 heritage goes beyond aesthetic qualities and deep into the mechanics of its characters. Thus, seasoned TF2 veterans will recognize these similarities very quickly.


Overwatch Review

Team Fortress 3?

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HIGH: Launching into the air and landing the perfect Pharah ultimate

LOW: The feeling of helplessness against a Bastion/Reinhardt combo

WTF: A Play of the Game in which Junkrat kills himself and three others by flooding a room with grenades.


Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls Review

Clawing itself out of the abyss.

Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls

HIGH Nearly everything I hated about vanilla Diablo 3 has been fixed and improved.

LOW Hundreds of Blood Shards wasted, with nothing to show for it.

WTF It took way too long for the Real Money Auction house to disappear.

Diablo III: Ulitmate Evil Edition Review

Go To Hell

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HIGH Finally getting that last legendary drop needed to complete a character's perfect build.

LOW Watching some guy with a hacked weapon come into my game and slaughter everything like he's doing me a favor.

WTF The random chatter heard from people is stranger than anything else in Diablo III.

Diablo III Second Opinion

Stay awhile and loot things

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HIGH Beating Diablo without using any Health Globes

LOW Getting my Hardcore Wizard to level 10…and dying.

WTF This is a game about keeping demons from overrunning Earth. I'd be disappointed if it weren't firmly in WTF territory.