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For the longest time Overwatch has been lacking in the report department.  Sure Overwatch already had a report system in place, but it could hardly be called one.  The system in place was far too simple for the complexity of the game and felt lacking in the needs of the user.  It felt as if screaming into the void where Blizzard would never be able to hear or act on the reports.

Not only that, but you would have players reporting others for minor complications. There were many false reports for stealing someone else’s hero or a minor disagreement in the chat.  These kinds of reports were cluttered and made it difficult to wade through the sea of falsity.

 

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However, now live in the PTR, is Overwatch’s next stab at a fair reporting system.  The system consists of a drop down menu with several different categories of reporting.  These categories are as follows: Spam, Abusive Chat, Cheating, Griefing, Inactivity, Bad Battletag, and Poor Teamwork.  It would seem the developers have laid the groundwork of what is considered to be reportable.

 

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That is not all though, as each option also has a description.  Each description describes as to what is and is not considered a reportable offense in that category.  For example, the description for Abusive Chat reads; “ABUSIVE CHAT IS: ANY FORM OF HATEFUL, DISCRIMINATORY, OBSCENE, OR DISRUPTIVE COMMUNICATIONS.  THREATENING OR HARASSING ANOTHER PLAYER ON EITHER TEAM IS ALSO UNACCEPTABLE, REGARDLESS OF THE WORDS USED.”

As we can see the description clearly states the guidelines of what is an offense, which is followed by a description of what is not an offense.  For example in the Abusive Chat category, asking a team member to switch heroes or to give a suggestion to a team member is not considered abusive chat.

What are your thoughts on this new reporting system?  Leave them in the comments down below.

Source: VG24/7

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Amazon’s great Fallout TV show is nominated for 16 Emmys

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Critics and fans alike went crazy for Amazon’s take on the famous role-playing game series Fallout. There were a lot of nominations for 16 Emmy awards, including Best Actor and Outstanding Drama Series. The show was able to reach audiences outside of gamers and got a lot of attention from the industry.

Eurogamer has been keeping track, and now that all the votes are in, Fallout is tied for fifth place with 23 nominations for the 76th Emmy Awards, which are put on by the US Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. With 25, The Bear has the most nominations, followed by True Detective: Night Country with 23, and Shogun with 19.

It shouldn’t be a surprise that Walton Goggins is up for Best Actor for his performance as The Ghoul. Although games will always be our first choice, it’s great that adaptations of games don’t have to be awful, and we can’t wait for the next season of the shows.

Are you surprised by how well Amazon’s version of Fallout has done in the mainstream? Is the curse of movies based on video games finally over? Leave a comment below and let us know.

 

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 Sets Dates for the Next Multiplayer Beta

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 is getting closer and closer, and Activision has announced when players will be able to get their hands on the next game. This means that there will be several chances to try it out before it comes out. If you paid a lot, you might be able to play for more than a week at the end of August and beginning of September.

Call of Duty Early Access will run from Friday, August 30th, to Wednesday, September 4th, as announced on its blog. This is two days after the Call of Duty Next showcase, which is set for August 28th. To play, you must have already bought Black Ops 6.

The open beta is the following weekend, and anyone who wants to can join. The fun will start on Friday, September 6th, and end on Monday, September 9th. The full release is set for October 25th of next month on PS5 and PS4.

How excited are you for the next Call of Duty game? Are you going to play Black Ops 6 in either the Early Access or Open Beta versions? Leave a comment below and let us know.

 

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Ten million people play The First Descendant in its first week

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The free-to-play shooter The First Descendant has gotten a lot of attention in its first week. The game’s publisher, Nexon, says that 10 million people have already tried it out.

Insider Gaming pointed out that since there is no cost up front, it’s still too early to tell how many of those players will stick around, but it’s still a big number for a new IP. On Steam alone, it peaked at 264,860 concurrents right after launch and has still managed to break 200,000 in the last 24 hours, so it looks like a lot of people are still really into the game.

It was a “mindless and repetitive grind,” and we gave The First Descendant a 3/10 in our review. Of course, that’s just one opinion; other experts have had different ones. Most people, though, say that the game’s annoying free-to-play model is the worst thing about it.

Are you one of the millions of people who played The First Descendant last week? Are you going to come back for more? Leave a comment below and let us know.

 

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