Overwatch New Hero + ComiCon Asia 2018 + Dota 2 Patch 7.10 + SouWorker Beta


Mar 4, 2015
Weekly Gaming Update by Pinoy Gamer!

Overwatch New Hero

  • Overwatch's Newest Hero Is Torbjorn's Daughter
  • Blizzard has confirmed that Overwatch’s 27th hero is Brigitte Lindholm
  • Brigitte is a support hero who uses a rocket flail to deal damage, sometimes to multiple enemies at once
  • Her passive ability, Inspire, heals allies over time
  • she can supplement that by dropping repair packs to heal wounded allies or provide them with armor
  • She can also deploy a barrier shield that absorbs damage and bashes people with
  • Her ult Rally gives her team a big armor boost and increases her movement speed
  • basically, she’s part-paladin, part-gadget wizard
  • She’s available to try on Overwatch’s PC public test realm right now
  • And lastly, Reinhardt's Earthshatter bug will be fixed in April according to Overwatch game director Jeff Kaplan
ComicCon Asia
  • Overwatch fans rejoice because ComiCon Asia 2018 will bring Overwatch’s voice actors behind Pharah, Sombra, Symmetra, and Zenyatta
  • The event will also include the guest appearance of Stan Lee and Walter Jones the original black ranger
  • You can also expect these activities
    • Cosplay Competition
    • A charity auction called Auction Hero that includes collectibles and memorabilia from movies, TV series, manga, anime, toys, gaming, comics, literature, and cosplay. Proceeds will be donated to Task Force Bangon Marawi and Women in National Development and Security WINDS
    • Trading Guild an opportunity for traders to meet and exchange their collectibles
    • One Shot is a once in a lifetime chance to pitch your video game and animation ideas
    • Several Workshops
    • and Project X a search for the new pinoy superheroes
  • To those who don't know ComicCon Asia is where the best of comics, movies, series, manga, anime, toys, gaming, and cosplay all come together
  • The event will be held on March 24 and 25, 2018 at the SMX Convention Center, Pasay City

Dota 2 Patch 7.10
  • Dota 2 balance update Patch 7.10 was released last week
  • The highlight of the patch is the enabling of Dark Willow in Captains Mode, thus making her available for use in professional tournaments
  • This is the first time Dark Willow will be in Captains Mode since first being released in October of last year, as part of the Dueling Fates update
  • Based on the metagame statistics Dark Willow has a win rate of 54.69 percent in the 5,000 MMR and above bracket with a pick rate of 12.27 percent
  • her viability in professional games has yet to be seen
  • Other updates include
    • Crystal Maiden and Lion have had their increased passive gold per minute (GPM) talents bumped up from +90 to +120 per minute
    • Tinker's Laser's mana cost has been increased from 95 to 110 at level 1 and the radius of the Laser that bounces across multiple heroes when upgraded by Aghanim's Scepter has been scaled down from 650 to 400 units
  • Let us know about the balance changes in the comments
Chrono Trigger
  • Chrono Trigger is now available on PC, via Steam
  • To those who don't know Chrono Trigger is widely considered to be one of the all-time great RPGs
  • The release, however, appears to be a port of the poorly received mobile version
  • The newly-released Steam version includes two additional dungeons
  • Dimensional Vortex dungeon and the Lost Sanctum dungeon from the DS and mobile versions
  • The PC version also includes updated graphics and sound, mouse and keyboard as well as controller support, and a new autosave feature in addition to the Save Point functionality of the original
  • It also contains a remastered soundtrack created under the supervision of Yasunori Mitsuda, the game's original composer
  • Players purchasing the game on or before April 2 will receive digital bonuses
  • The Steam release coincides with a major update to iOS and Android

SouWorker Open Beta
  • Anime action MMO Soul Worker starts is now in open beta
  • Soul Worker is a game set in authentic cel-shaded graphics with rapid combat, all set on a post-apocalyptic stage
  • The developer Gameforge asks the community for enthused assistance in the supply of error reports and suggestions for improvement which will then be incorporated into the final version of Soul Worker
  • All who participate in the OBT will receive special beta rewards complete with some unique items as a thank you for the official release
  • his includes an exclusive character title, an outfit, special cards, bonus keycards and more
  • Soul Worker can be played for free on the Gameforge client or on Steam. Four characters will be available during the beta test
  • Players will be able to try out the PvE mode either solo or in a 4-man cooperative group

Battlefield V
  • DICE was initially tipped to be working on Bad Company 3, the anticipated sequel to the highly regarded Bad Company series
  • Sadly it was debunked, instead DICE reportedly returning to WW2 setting in Battlefield V
  • Set to release later this year, DICE’s next venture in its famed shooter series has carried the title of Battlefield 2 throughout its development
  • According to a report by VentureBeat, this title has since been renamed to Battlefield V
  • Currently, it is unknown if DICE will continue its trend of “alternate history” to take liberties with its accuracy like it did with Battlefield 1
  • According to VentureBeat, Electronic Arts will reveal Battlefield V soon, and launch it before the end of the year