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With 'Overwatch' video game, Blizzard tries more accessible approach
With 'Overwatch' video game, Blizzard tries more accessible approach

Fans at Blizzard Entertainment Inc.'s annual convention kept slipping up and calling the company's big new video game "Overlord" — which sounds like an obvious, even cliche, name for the kind of dark, lurid shooter game everyone's grown used to. "Overwatch" is something different: a bit more gentle, a more inviting world, a concept that may be hard for shooter fans to get their heads — and tongues — around. Breaking from the shooting genre's tradition, the Irvine game developer takes players into fights amid cherry blossom trees in Kyoto, on the vibrant streets of London and among gleaming edifices in Egypt. There are still...

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