It’s Thursday, so it’s time to look back at the past week of TheGamers features, from Overwatch 2’s sloppy Battle Pass to Edgerunners, which revives a planned PR nightmare.
Twitch streamers have an aversion to gambling, while Xbox is bringing HowLongToBeat support to its library so you know what time you’ve reached before diving in. Speaking of diving in the air, I’m talking about diving in the sea.
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Overwatch 2 makes up for a few regrettable mistakes with a Battle Pass.
Overwatch 2 makes Blizzards 2016 a free-to-play game, which makes perfect sense, as lead actor Jade King pointed out. In the last six years, a goliath called Apex Legends, Destiny 2 and Fortnite has shorn back into the world – Overwatch just evolves with the action.
One of the two parts is introducing a Battle Pass that gives you a ton of cosmetics without having to search through endless loot crates. However, some heroes are locked in the Battle Pass, making it harder for them to get their new version even if they are free. This is a significant shift in what Overwatch is all about – experimentation. Now you have to spend hours unlocking a character to try and you can’t even enjoy it enough to justify the investment.
Taking away Twitch’s gambling meta is long overdue, hypocritical, and worrying.
ItsSliker admitted he cheated over 200 followers for gambling addiction, sparking a platform-wide controversy on Twitch. Gambling has long been a problem for the streaming site, becoming the latest in a long line of metas. Now, several high-profile streamers have called on Twitch to ban their activities en masse.
The biggest thing many people are championing is the fact that small streamers used #DayOffTwitch to scare the marginalized public with lukewarm hatred, but no big name followed suit, Stacey notes.
Additionally, the whole film sparked some behind-the-scenes drama when Trainwrecks tweeted that Mizkif would be responsible for covering up sexual assaults against his friends. Why didn’t she speak up beforehand? It’s a messy situation – denouncing gambling is good, but Stacey says it takes the right circumstances for streamers to act, all in the name of good publicity.
Icerunners enter New York-born Elopes 2077.
Edgerunners is a new anime set in the world of Cyberpunk 2077. This highly anticipated game was released in a heated and controversial manner. It started losing players and continued support. However, with this new anime currently clocking in at over a million plays a day, the general discussion surrounding Cyberpunk 2077 has shifted in tone – with people stuttering to enjoy this gem in its raw state.
The official HowLongToBeat integration is still a long time coming.
Finally, Xbox implemented How Long to Beat, which gives you a rundown of how long it takes you to beat a full show or just a main story. With game length changing thanks to subscriptions like Game Pass and PS Plus, this is long overdue, according to author Andrew King. So people can find shorter nuggets to pull through in their free time and larger time sinks for those who prefer to work longer with more commitment.