Activision Blizzard’s Overwatch 2 launches for free as battlepass system divides playing community | Science & Tech News

The sequel to Activision Blizzard’s billion-dollar hit, Overwatch, launches for free on Tuesday – unlike its predecessor’s premium price tag on release day.  The follow-up to the multiple award-winning strategic first-person shooter’s business model has divided the Overwatch community due to its introduction of a ‘battlepass’ system. Battlepass is similar to that found in Call … Read more

Pokémon GO In-Game Prices Increasing In Select Regions This Month

Image: Niantic / Pokémon GO Pokémon GO and Pikmin Bloom developer Niantic has issued a notice about “in-game currency prices” increasing in select regions around the globe, starting on October 5th. In a post on its official website, Niantic mentioned how it wanted to be “proactive” with the pricing notice and explained how it was … Read more

Minecraft YouTuber Dream Shows Face After 3 Years, Gets Bullied

Screenshot: Dream / Kotaku The 23-year-old Minecraft streamer and YouTuber with over 30 million subscribers, Dream, has only ever appeared to the public wearing a smooth, egg-colored smiley face mask. Since starting to post videos in 2019, he’s never necessarily needed to be on camera—his initial popularity sat within his game skill, showcased most often … Read more

Final Fantasy 14’s Naoki Yoshida Opens Up About Patch 6.2’s Success

The latest major patch for Final Fantasy XIV Online, Patch 6.2 added new quests, dungeons, and raids. The patch also added additional long-awaited chapters to some of the storylines in the MMORPG, as well as the all-new Island Sanctuary–an almost Animal Crossing-like island–for players to enjoy and explore. Following the release of Patch 6.2, GameSpot … Read more