MICROSOFT GAMING BUYS ACTIVISION / BLIZZARD IN GLORIOUS FASHION
And the sea parts and the heavens open and Microsoft Gaming / XBOX rescues Activision / Blizzard / King from slow destruction.
The deal said to be completed in June 2022 will pass every property to Microsoft Gaming and Phil Spencer CEO of XBOX will take total control of all companies related.
No word yet what will happen to the battle.net app but games like Overwatch, Diablo, World of Warcraft and StarCraft will be available on the Microsoft Store.
More details as we get them.
Overwatch Halloween Terror 2020 Stacked with new Spooky Hero Skins
Overwatch once again drops a Halloween event on us with the same old recycled game mode of Junkenstein’s Revenge with a few added modifications to get new sprays for completing challenges.
The real deal in the Overwatch events that everyone looks forward to though is not the game mode but the NEW SKINS. This year Jeff pulled all the stops and gave us a skin for every remaining hero that didn’t have a Halloween skin! Halloween is now the first event to have an event skin for every hero (well except Baptiste).
New skins this year include.
We also get new sprays as well and voicelines and other good stuff. Be sure to log into Overwatch to see them all as well as claim your free Halloween lootbox. The event lasts until November 3, 2020.
Want to read more about Overwatch Halloween check out this article from earlygame.com–> https://www.earlygame.com/overwatch-halloween-terror-starts-tomorrow/
Overwatch YA Novel # 2 Revealed
A second Overwatch novel is scheduled for release in June 2021 and will focus on McCree and Ashe.
Players will be able to learn a more about the Overwatch lore. After several comic books and the novel “The Hero of Numbani” scheduled for early 2021, the release of a second novel has just been leaked by Amazon.
This information hasn’t been officialized by Blizzard. It’s necessary to wait for a press release from the publisher to really know the release date and the price of this new novel.
Centered on the creation of the Deadlock Gang and its key members (Ashe, B.O.B. and McCree) the novel will be released on June 1, 2021. Written by Lyndsay Ely, the author is already familiar with the western/science fiction genre as shown by her latest book entitled “Gunslinger Girl”.
In the years after the Omnic Crisis, the American Southwest is ruled by vultures looking to profit off the chaos. The West is ripe for the taking, and Elizabeth Caledonia Ashe intends to write her name across it.
When Ashe is arrested yet again on the morning of her high school graduation, her aloof, old-money parents decide to disinherit her from the family fortune. To steal back what’s rightfully hers, Ashe teams up with her omnic butler, B.O.B., and local ruffian Jesse McCree for a series of heists, catapulting the trio into a game of fast money and dangerous alliances. Along the way, Ashe discovers that family isn’t just about blood. It’s about the people who’ve got your back when your back’s against the wall.Lyndsay Ely on Overwatch Novel #2
You can pre-order the novel for €9.89 ($11.65) on French Amazon for release on June 1, 2021..