Fan Art Depicts Overwatch Characters As If They Were From The 1950s

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Fan Art Depicts Overwatch Characters As If They Were From The 1950s

Because of Overwatch's crazy popularity, it can spur some pretty cool fan art. An artist that goes by the name "Doctaword" online has posted a batch of digital artworks that reimagine popular characters as if they were straight out of the '50s.

This is an ongoing series from Doctaword, a Canadian artist. You can take a look at his entire Overwatch album here. Below, you'll find the newest set of works, which include characters such as Zenyatta, Zarya, Mei, Mercy, and Bastion.

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The Walking Dead: A New Frontier Will Have A Two Episode Premiere, Launch Trailer Revealed

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The Walking Dead: A New Frontier Will Have A Two Episode Premiere, Launch Trailer Revealed

The third season for Telltale's The Walking Dead is nearly among us. Telltale announced today that the premiere will feature a two-part premiere. The two episodes, Ties That Bind Part I and Part II will be available to download at launch on December 20.

Moreover, Telltale revealed its launch trailer, which you can view below. The Walking Dead: A New Frontier will see the return of Clementine and an all-new playable protagonist alongside her, named Javier Garcia. In the trailer, we see a glimpse of a group called The New Frontier, with Clementine as the narrator ominously commenting that "they used to be decent people. Now, they're something else."

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[Update] Valve Details Major '7.00' Patch For Dota 2, Live Now In Test Client

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[Update] Valve Details Major '7.00' Patch For Dota 2, Live Now In Test Client

Update 12/11/2016: The full notes for the 7.00 patch, titled "The New Journey" are live now, and there are indeed some massive changes to the game. You can read the full list here, but some of the most important things to make note of are:

The page is currently unstable, but should be readable once more people hope into the game's test client, which updated today. The changes will be on live servers tomorrow.

Update: Valve has posted a short blog entry stating that the patch will indeed be hitting live servers this Monday. They have also added the trailer to their Youtube channel, which you can find below.

Artist Brings The Last Guardian's Trico To Life In 3D Chalk Art

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Artist Brings The Last Guardian's Trico To Life In 3D Chalk Art

The Last Guardian's nine year long development has finally come to an end, and it released last week after much anticipation. Starring a young boy and his beastly pet Trico, The Last Guardian has become subject to a 3D chalk drawing tribute.

The artwork is created by artist Chris Carlson from the YouTube channel Awe Me. Check out the stunning artwork of Trico below.

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Valve Teases Major '7.00' Patch For Dota 2 With Countdown Timer

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Valve Teases Major '7.00' Patch For Dota 2 With Countdown Timer

At the end of an intense week of Dota 2 matches at The Boston Major, we got to see something we haven't gotten from Valve in a while: a teaser.

After the closing ceremonies for the event, the event rolled trailer cataloging many of Dota 2's patch numbers. The game is currently is on version 6.88f, and many were expecting the reveal of the the patch notes for 6.89, which would be the first major patch for the game in several months. The counter eventually rolled right past 6.88 and ended at 7.00, with a countdown timer that expires at 11am CST tomorrow.

IceFrog, Dota 2's mysterious caretaker, used his second-ever Tweet (the first was congratulating the winner of the Boston Major on their victory) to reveal that the countdown timer is for when the patch will hit the game's test server for some initial tire-kicking before hitting the main server.

Take A Look At How The Dungeons In The Minish Cap Work

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Take A Look At How The Dungeons In The Minish Cap Work

Mark Brown has been delving into the unique dungeon designs of the Zelda series for a while now. Previously, he tackled both of the Capcom-developed Oracle games, as well as The Wind Waker. This time, he pulls apart the inner workings of the dungeons of the oft-forgotten Game Boy Advance entry in the series, The Minish Cap.

As Brown remarks, The Minish Cap uses a number of interesting ideas to make sure this title feels as interesting as any full-sized Zelda game. Being able to shrink down to miniature size not only makes for some interesting puzzles, but allows for cool moments such as fighting a ChuChu as a boss, and destroying a mechanical beast from the inside. Brown also comments on how the game uses a mix of designs that have the player both figure out where their next objective is after acquiring a new item, and having the only path they can take lead to where the item needs to be used. You can watch Brown put on his thinking cap to talk about the game below.

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Listen To Undertale Get The Symphonic Treament

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Listen To Undertale Get The Symphonic Treament

At this point, there are more tributes to Undertale's soundtrack than there are tracks on the album itself (I'm guessing, anyway). That doesn't mean they can't still be fun to listen to, though.

The folks at Games & Symphonies have decided to take a crack at some of the iconic songs from the game, and the results are great. Of particular note are their renditions of "Spear of Justice" and "Bonetrousle." That the songs adapt so well to the symphony is a sign of how well Undertale creator Toby Fox is versed in music theory. I'm a little disappointed, however, that they didn't cover the best song on the soundtrack, Megalovania  Metal Crusher. You can watch the symphony cover some of their favorites below.

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Reader Discussion: What's The Strangest Gaming Promo You've Taken Part In?

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Reader Discussion: What's The Strangest Gaming Promo You've Taken Part In?

Gaming's a weird hobby. As much as it can be a prestigious form of art, a valid medium of expression, and a way for people to connect with each other, it can be a strong avenue for cringe-inducing promotions. Also, we sometimes take part in them because they offer sweet loot.

So we want to know: what's the weirdest gaming promo you've taken part in? For me, it was when I dove into the world of Steam Summer Sale nonsense in order to try and get a cosmetic item for Dota 2. This was back in 2014, and there was an Immortal-rarity helmet for the character Clockwerk. Getting the item required you to craft a Steam Summer Badge by buying games or earning points during the sale. Even though there was a good chance I'd never get it (the item had a chance to drop when you met the requirements instead of being a sure thing), I bought a ton of games I fooled myself into thinking I'd one day play and still have not installed. I spent way too much money for nothing, and still look longingly at that gold helmet.

So what have you done to get an video game goodie? Did you shave your head for a copy of Far Cry 3? Are you still buying cratefuls of Mountain Dew to get Titanfall 2 skins? Did you name your kid "Dovahkiin?" Sound off in the comments.

Video Examines The Last Guardian's Nine-Year Development

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Video Examines The Last Guardian's Nine-Year Development

Though the final result has many beautiful moments, The Last Guardian had a long and occasionally troubled development period. Originally announced in 2007, the title took nine years to come to pass, and missed one generation of consoles (the title was originally planned for the PlayStation 3 but ultimately came out on PlayStation 4).

As such, the game evolved over those nine long years, especially when it comes to visuals. Digital Foundry (which is known for its detailed breakdowns of PC game performance and side-by-side comparisons of titles running on different consoles) chronicled the history of the title, using many of the earlier trailers, target renders, and concept art that eventually became the work that finally released this week. You can watch the 14-minute video below. You can also read our interviews with The Last Guardian's creator and its composer.

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Heroes Of The Storm Winter Veil Event Adds Christmas Skins, Mounts, And Bundles

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Heroes Of The Storm Winter Veil Event Adds Christmas Skins, Mounts, And Bundles

Not to be left out of Blizzard's annual holiday cheer, Heroes of the Storm is having its annual Winter Veil event, which will add a number of new skins and let players claim a special mount for their characters.

Running from December 14 through January 4, the event offers players who finish 25 games during that time period of a free Festive Treasure Goblin Mount, as well as snowflake portrait for their profile. The Goblin Mount was available last year as a seasonal bonus to all players, but can be earned permanently this time around. The event also offers all players and additional 25 percent experience after every match.

The shop will also be stocked a pair of holiday-themed bundles. The "Winter Veil 2016 Bundle" will include a snowflake mount, the characters Lunara, and Nazeebo, and new holiday-themed outfits for both of those characters. The "Winter Veil Classic Bundle" Will include four characters, their old holiday skins, and a Reign-Deer mount.