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Gamers take on Overwatch

by: Gabriela Mc Gowan - 13 June 2016

Awesome-Overwatch-WallpaperThe beginning of May marked an exploratory time for me as an inexperienced video gamer. Overwatch had their Open Beta period that allowed gamers’ to download and play the game for free, so I went ahead and joined the animated world of people, robots and celestial beings, hell bent on destroying one another.

I experienced fresh and innovative game-play in this first-person shooter genre with it’s animated design which made it fun and friendly competitive play. All in all, Overwatch proved to be a very challenging video game and I could see my dexterity and spatial intelligence improving the more I played. Blizzard Entertainment showed they had competitive gaming in mind when developing the Overwatch video game.

I noticed tech writers’ like Pippa Tshabalala , Tech Girl, Pixel Vulture and even DJ Doowap downloading the game and documenting their experiences on social media. Based on their Instagram posts, they all seemed really excited to get to play the game that allowed them to choose from 21 unique heroes all boasting different strengths, weaknesses and play styles.


Sucker For Superheros 💪🏾✨ Hyped to #playoverwatchZA next week. This babe Tracer is my fave! She has the ability to control her own time⏱⏰ #closetgamer #overwatch If you don’t know what I’m talking about @playoverwatch is out nxt week! 👻

A photo posted by Doowap (@djdoowap) on

  I’m convinced I’m channeling #Overwatch. No really… I’m dreaming about it anyway. It’s out tomorrow people! Who’s going to be playing? #PlayOverwatchZA   A photo posted by Pippa Tshabalala (@unexpectedpippa) on

A quick stretch before the #play continues #Overwatch #PlayOverwatchZA #OverwatchZA @playoverwatch #VideoGame #gaming. Link in bio on how you can get in on the action.

A photo posted by (@pixelvulture) on

Hanging at the #PlayOverwatchZA launch with Winston (and @davekoz3000 ). Such a rad game (I died… A lot.) A photo posted by Tech Girl (@techgirlza) on

My first Play of the Game on @playoverwatch!! I think I’m finally getting the hang of it, it’s a really good shooter for noobs. #PlayOverwatchZA #Overwatch @robforbesdj, when are we going to jam??

A video posted by Joe Crann (@yeswecrann) on

To partake in the fun, head to the Overwatch website for more information.

Images sourced from Instagram and Full HD Pictures

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