Watchpoint Radio – Overwatch News, Discussion, and Community

Watchpoint Radio – Overwatch News, Discussion, and Community

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Overwatch News, Discussion, and Community
#86: Returning to the Winter Wonderland
Dec 13 • 89 min
It’s a new week in Overwatch and a lot is happening. Jaa and Bob are without Timeless this week, but we get the job done. Winter Wonderland Winter Wonderland returns with seven new legendary skins, two new emotes, and one new highlight intro as well as a…
#85: OWL Hype… Except for Jaa
Dec 6 • 103 min
Not much news for Overwatch. Well, not unless you count all of the stuff happening for Overwatch League and the pre-season exhibitions. Still, we managed to put a show together that is not all OWL based. Here we go. Patch Notes Players should see improved…
#84: The Man Behind the Meta [Interview w/ Switch of Omnic Meta]
Nov 29 • 84 min
The saying of Watchpoint Radio is that the meta is not gospel. While that is true, based on character balance there is a certain set of heroes that are played the most, and Switch is the man that breaks the numbers down and reveals the truth of how…
#83: Moria, Blizzard World, and Good Conversation [w/ Andres of Omnic Lab]
Nov 22 • 130 min
This week we are joined by Andres of Omnic Lab to talk the latest in Overwatch. Patch 1.17 brought Moria live, but it looks like she was a little too good to be true. Her and a few other characters have a few silent adjustments on the PTR. Also on the…
#82: There’s No Torb in Team
Nov 15 • 116 min
As we wait for Moria to release, there isn’t much news going on. Still, things are stirring in the community. A Top 500 Torbjorn main was banned for 24 hours after reports to Blizzard that he wasn’t cooperating with the team. What does this mean for…
#81: New Character, New Map, Same Overwatch.
Nov 8 • 119 min
Bob is back from Blizzcon 2017 and had a blast. He tells us about his experience, then we dig into what we learned from Blizzcon. Biggest news is of Moria, the newest support character. Initially her game play video made her seem a bit OP, but after…
Blizzcon 2017 Wrap-up
Nov 6 • 104 min
Its a Mash Those Buttons team-up! WoW! Talk!, The Tauren & the Goblin, and Watchpoint Radio all come together to talk about all the news from Blizzcon 2017! Jarret from WPR joins Nick, Rei, and Eric from WoW! Talk! to discuss Hanzo and Alexstraza coming…
#80: Mercy Died During This Recording
Nov 1 • 150 min
Saying Mercy died is a bit dramatic, but while we recorded some pretty serious Mercy changes his the PTR, and Mercy mains aren’t going to be happy. After an impromptu hiatus, Jaa has returned. Unfortunately, that means there is a lot to be said and this…
#79: No Jaa till Blizzcon
Oct 25 • 72 min
Bob takes the helm again as Jaa is absent from the show. No worries, he’ll be back next week. In the mean time Melarina and TimeLessSoul join him to talk what’s going on in Overwatch. There has been a decline in Overwatch community activity, and the group…
#78: Two Girls, One Bob
Oct 18 • 88 min
Jaa is out this week, but Bob is running the show. Melissa from The Calvary Podcast and IcySorrow join Bob this week to discuss Overwatch at Blizzcon. They also discuss the recent Mercy and Lucio changes, which with Mel and IcySorrow both being Mercy…
#77: Endless Junkenstein [/w Kinder of Fragging Out Podcast]
Oct 11 • 106 min
With Blizzcon on the horizon, news is pretty sparse, but Halloween Terror 2017 has started! Changes to Junkenstein’s Revenge (including a new mode), and some new skins are what we get this year. Jaa finds it a bit underwhelming, but is hopeful for future…
#76: Overwatch League Can’t Fail
Oct 4 • 98 min
Not much going on in Overwatch this week, but we did get a new comic featuring Zarya. This is the first comic that is a direct follow up to another piece of Overwatch lore. Jaa and Bob talk about what they thought, and what they’d like to see going…
#75: There’s a New DPS in Town
Sep 27 • 112 min
It seems that D.Va can’t just sit in one role. Since Overwatch launched D.Va’s job has changed three times it would seem. Bully to damage mitigation, and now, DPS. While her Defense Matrix took a bit hit, Blizzard has given D.Va the ability to output a…
WPR Special Announcement: Prepare to Attack
Sep 22 • 11 min
We’ve been keeping our latest project (somewhat) quiet, but not it’s here! We are pleased to announced our new podcast series: Prepare to Attack! Episode URL: http://mashthosebuttons.com/?p=49121 Discord: discord.mash4.me Hosts: Jarret Redding…
#74: Not Family Friendly [w/ Thorn & Thyst of Lagging Balls Podcast]
Sep 20 • 138 min
Thorn & Thyst of Lagging Balls podcast join us this week to talk the latest in Overwatch, leading to probably our most not family friendly episode ever. After asking them a few questions we jump into the latest patch which brings Junkertown, D.Va, and…
#73: Community Controlled Competition [Interview with RaspNogar of COW League]
Sep 13 • 110 min
This week Jaa and Bob are joined by RaspNogar of COW League! He gives us the details on COW League events, how they work, and how you can get involved. Jaa is a big fan of community controlled competitive scenes, and COW League fits that 100%! If you’re…
#72: Hog Ain’t Dead Yet
Sep 6 • 90 min
The recent road hasn’t been to easy for Roadhog. After his last nerfs, it was uncertain as to how Hog could make himself useful again. Luckily for him, his latest buffs, while not making him great as a tank, do provide him with an edge that makes him a…
#71: Lord Have Mercy
Aug 30 • 124 min
Not one, but two major character reworks are on the PTR right now. D.Va and Mercy have received kit changing updates that will certainly shake up the meta. No more mass rez for Mercy will lead to more decision making, while Blizzard cuts defense matrix in…
#70: Change is Good. Change is Bad.
Aug 23 • 99 min
With Gamescom here and season 6 on the horizon, change is coming. Blizzard announced a new map: Junkertown. Set in a post-apocalyptic Australia, Junkertown gives us a bit of insight on where Junkrat and Roadhog hail from. Based on a short cinematic…
#69: Not an Interview with NotRob
Aug 16 • 95 min
Rob May from Omnic Lab, a podcast that focuses on Overwatch strategy, joins us to give us insight into the show. We also talk character balance in Overwatch, and Rob gives his thoughts on how he handles Blizzards approach to character balance. With the…
#68: The (Coaching) Game Has Changed [Interview w/ Zhouster from Mayhem.GG]
Aug 9 • 89 min
Having top players or coaches review VOD’s is common place now, but the process is a bit clunky and not interactive. Enter Mayhem.GG. Zhouster and his team are looking to change the way player coaching is done — providing a place where coaches can review…
#67: Never Forget to Stay Positive (feat. Skyline)
Aug 2 • 90 min
On this episode we have a special guest! Skyline (eSports Commentator and Youtuber) joins us on tonight’s show to discuss Overwatch and helping the community. Even though Overwatch’s community seems to be having a toxicity issue, Skyline promotes staying…
#66: Doomfist Wears The Pants at Talon
Jul 26 • 101 min
The latest Overwatch comic sheds some light on the hierarchy of Talon. Even though Jeff Kaplan says that Talon is run by a council of leaders, it doesn’t seem that way. Doomfist appears to be the one wearing the pants around there, and anyone who wants to…
#65: All Aboard the Buff Train!
Jul 19 • 89 min
After last week’s nerf to Doomfist, it appears Blizzard is being very liberal with the buffs this week. Zarya, McCree, Reaper, and Reinhardt were all blessed this week with some pretty sweet buffs to make them more efficient. This comes at a great time,…
#64: Finally. DOOMFIST!
Jul 12 • 100 min
After much speculation, Doomfist is finally here! Unfortunately for us, Doomfist was released on the PTR the same day that we released our last episode, so we didn’t get a chance to talk about him until now. His move set definitely sets him apart from the…
#63: Welcome to Bootcamp! (Interview w/ Spiffy + MyGun of Wawa’s Bootcamp)
Jul 5 • 109 min
This episode of WPR brings special guests Spiffy and MyGun from Wawa’s Bootcamp — an Overwatch community of coaches and players that want to help you get better at Overwatch. Wawa’s Bootcamp brings together Grandmaster and Top 500 players with lower tier…
#62: The Moon is Made Out of Cheese
Jun 28 • 103 min
Normally we like to have more direct show titles, but since Bob just discovered the moon is made out of cheese, we do this in honor of his discovery. Besides that, however, how about those highlight changes? After testing is done on the PTR, players will…
#61: Goodbye Hog, Hello Reaper?
Jun 21 • 104 min
Mikey may be gone, but a new host has come to fill in the large shoes he left behind. Anthony Fox was a guest on our show not long ago, and is not an official host on the show. With him comes some character balance we were expecting. Reaper and McCree got…
#60: It’s Been a Good Year
Jun 14 • 142 min
The Overwatch Anniversary is officially over, and now it’s time to move forward with Year 2 of Overwatch. Before that, however, we take a look back over the last year of Overwatch. Big changes, events, animated shorts, new characters, Overwatch League,…
#59: Does Anyone Actually Enjoy Placement Matches?
Jun 7 • 130 min
Not much news happening in Overwatch right now, but we managed to pull of a 2+ hour show somehow. We catch up with Bob, who was missing last week, and get his thoughts on the latest character balance, as well as talk about his COW League win the other…
#58: To The Moon!
Jun 1 • 66 min
After a tease early this week, the PTR has delivered us a new map and character balance. Soon heroes will be able to return to the Horizon Lunar Colony — a place we’ve only heard about in Winston’s lore. Lots of people were excited for this map, but Jaa…
#57: Happy Anniversary, Heroes!
May 24 • 90 min
It’s been a full year since Overwatch has released, and while there has been some complaints, it’s mostly been an incredible year. The success of Overwatch certainly surprised Blizzard, and we hope that they double down on Overwatch going forward. The…
#56: No News, but New Host!
May 17 • 74 min
No news from Blizzard regarding an anniversary event. Good thing we have XBox to leak info on the anniversary loot boxes! The Overwatch community has been pretty quiet in general, so it’s a pretty good time to bring on our new host: BlazzinBob (Bob…
#55: Leaks, Patches, and PTR.
May 10 • 103 min
Leaks and rumors abound as we approach the one year anniversary of Overwatch. Based on the leaks it looks like Blizzard is gearing up to have their biggest event to date — possibly giving players a reason to come back to Overwatch. It’s looking like we…
#54: Hero of My Storm
Apr 26 • 80 min
The Overwatch news cycle is still in a bit of a drag (probably gearing up for some type of one year anniversary), but thanks to the Nexus Challenge 2.0 in Heroes of the Storm, we have something to look forward too. Details on what Overwatch players will…
#53: Genji Maining. Not Just for Overwatch.
Apr 19 • 80 min
Having an incredible and well executed event drop on us last week, it’s no surprise that there isn’t much news this week. Mike and Jaa cover the lastest PC meta report, confirming some of what we already know, but also unveiling some hidden bias in the…
#52: Best. Uprising. Ever.
Apr 13 • 102 min
After a tease and a comic a week ago, we finally have Overwatch Uprising. Honestly, it’s everything the Overwatch has been asking for since the beginning. PvE content? Check. Story integrated into the game? Check. Sweet Widowmaker legendary? Check. Well,…
#51: Uprising, Team Building, and Team Tilting
Apr 4 • 78 min
So much for staying quiet until the one year anniversary. Jaa is happy to be wrong about that, though. Blizzard surprised us with a teaser for their next playable event (we actually confirmed it after we had already recorded). King’s Row Uprising will…
#50: Support Gets the Shaft… Again.
Mar 29 • 87 min
Well… We made it! Welcome to the 50th episode of Watchpoint Radio! We’d like to give a big thank you to our community that has been listening week for week for the past 50 episodes, and we hope to be able to give you 50 more! Now that all the sappy stuff…
#49: Cease Your Resistance!
Mar 23 • 71 min
Orisa is now live, and as expected, it’s taking the community some time to get used to her. Many are trying to use her as a replacement for Zarya, D.Va, and other tanks, when it’s pretty clear she was built to be an option for Reinhardt. But now that…
#48: Straight From the Kaplan’s Mouth
Mar 14 • 71 min
Not much going on in Overwatch this week, but thanks to Jeff Kaplan and his Reddit AMA, we got some insight into whats going on in Overwatch. Looks like changes are on the way to Eichenwalde’s first choke point, as well as new skins coming to McCree and…
#47: When Do We Get to Shoot People?
Mar 8 • 96 min
A new hero was announced last week, but it wasn’t exactly who we thought. Orisa, a modified OR15 unit with a personality module, is here to save Numbani — as well as bolster the Tank roster in Overwatch. Just a few weeks ago Jaa and Mikey discussed the…
#46: The Bastion Meta is Upon Us
Mar 1 • 90 min
Patch 1.8.0 not only brings Competitive Season 4 to Overwatch, but also the load of character changes we have been seeing on the PTR to live. We knew Bastion would definitely have more survivability, but what we are seeing on live goes beyond that to damn…
#45: No Doomfist For You!
Feb 22 • 93 min
The silence about Doomfist has been broken, and it was to hint to everyone that Doomfist isn’t actually the next Ovewatch hero. Soon after that, more hints drop about two possible characters coming to Overwatch. Great timing. A voice actor may have…
#44: Roadhog 2.1, the Tragedy That is Bastion, and Fake News.
Feb 15 • 63 min
Jaa is doing this one solo again, but trying to make sure you get what you need to know about upcoming character changes. We finally got a chance to check out the Server Browser, and just how custom you can make your games. While it isn’t perfect yet, we…
#43: New Bastion, Who Dis?
Feb 8 • 110 min
Those Bastion changes we were talking about last week? We finally get a chance to check them out on the PTR. Is Bastion a changed machine? Is he more of a Tank buster now? We’d love to tell you, but unfortunately the PTR went down before we could check…
#42: Bastion Buff? Really?
Feb 1 • 96 min
Character balance never rests. After the latest round of nerfs and buffs, Blizzard has set their eyes on another target: Bastion. Looks like they don’t like him being a one trick pony, so they want to make him viable in more situations. This feels like it…
#41: Welcome to the Year of the Rooster
Jan 25 • 87 min
Last week, we got a teaser of the next Overwatch event: Year of the Rooster. The event started last night, bringing lots of new skins, emotes, voice lines, and more. Perhaps too many voice lines… It also brought a new game mode: Capture the Rooster. CTR…
#40: The PTR Doesn’t Care What You Think
Jan 18 • 85 min
If you thought the PTR was about testing character balance, well, you’d be wrong. Recently Jeff Kaplan gave some insight into what the PTR is actually used for. Also, additional character balance is on the way, as the PTR gets more tweaks for Roadhog,…
#39: Nerf This!? Challenge Accepted.
Jan 11 • 107 min
Right after we published the show last week the community got news that changes were coming to Roadhog. Most applauded the upcoming “nerf”, but once the changes were clear, it’s really not a nerf. It’s not really a buff either — it’s removing Roadhogs…
#38: New Year, New Map, Same WPR.
Jan 4 • 86 min
As the Winter Wonderland holiday event ends, Blizzard decides to give the Overwatch community a gift by finally releasing Oasis — their newest King of the Hill map. It shouldn’t be too surprising, however, since Blizzard did say they were aiming for an…
#37: 2016, Your (Over)Watch Has Ended.
Dec 28, 2016 • 81 min
Here lies 2016, and our final show for the year. Not much has been going on, as we are sure the Overwatch team is enjoying a well deserved break after a very successful year. Jeff Kaplan took some time to do a Year in Review video that recaps the past…
#36: Keep it in Your Pants, Torbjorn.
Dec 21, 2016 • 79 min
As the holiday season continues, Blizzard released a new comic that provides some insight into our Overwatch heroes (and villains). REFLECTIONS reveals that Tracer has a girlfriend, as well as gives some subtle hints that Widowmaker may not be as cold as…
#35: Beastmode Symmetra in a Winter Wonderland
Dec 14, 2016 • 102 min
Winter Wonderland went live yesterday, bringing with it over 100 new cosmetic items. Now, we all know that means like 90 new play icons and sprays you probably won’t use, but take joy in the new skins that you may get. We were actually a bit confused as…
#34: The Platinum Promised Land
Dec 7, 2016 • 80 min
Jaa is back, and just in time for placement matches (on Xbox at least). After a short offseason, Competitive mode is back with season 3. This season Blizzard is hoping to fix the mess they made with placements and matchmaking during season 2. Jaa talks…
#33: Double Tap the Trigger
Nov 30, 2016 • 66 min
Mezza and Crashtag from Double Tap join Mikey on this week’s episode of Watchpoint Radio. It’s light week on news, but we still have a little bit of what’s going on in the community. We talk about the possibility of 3v3 competitive, and what Jeff Kaplan…
#32: Symmetra is Here to Restore Order
Nov 23, 2016 • 97 min
The day has finally arrived. Symmetra has been updated on the PTR, and at that moment you could hear the cries of thousands of Genji mains at once. Symmetra’s new kit is no joke, and in an Overwatch first, she now has two ultimates! We discuss what’s…
#31: Overwatch 1.5.0.2 #MakeTurretsGreatAgain
Nov 16, 2016 • 90 min
Just ahead of the next free to play weekend, Blizzard drops Patch 1.5.0.2 for Overwatch. The patch not only brings the long awaited Sombra, but single hero quick play, and a new arcade mode that has the potential to bring great new game modes to…
#30: Blizzcon Blessings
Nov 9, 2016 • 92 min
Blizzcon just wrapped up, and it’s safe to say that all Blizzard fans walked away with something they enjoyed. Of course we are focusing on Overwatch here, and even though Sombra was no surprise, Blizzard still managed to surprise us with new maps, game…
Blizzcon 2016 Wrap-up
Nov 7, 2016 • 91 min
Jarret from Watchpoint Radio and Nick, Rei, and Eric from WoW! Talk! got together to discuss all the Blizzard news and happenings from Blizzcon 2016. Jarret talks extensively about Overwatch and his thoughts on the announced Arcade. Sombra was announced,…
#29: Is it the Player, or the Game?
Nov 2, 2016 • 99 min
It’s no secret that we’re not huge fans of what we’ve seen in the pro-scene recently, but is the problem the players, or the game itself? Mikey and Bond couldn’t make this recording so Jaa roped in Mezza from Double Tap to come and discuss a few topics…
#28: The Good, the Bad, and the PTR
Oct 26, 2016 • 103 min
Blizzard dropped a huge update on the PTR last week that STILL wasn’t Sombra. Big balance changes to many characters. Some welcome, some not, and some are just puzzling. You may think we need to take it easy, but remember, Blizzard has made questionable…
#27: The Meta is not Gospel
Oct 19, 2016 • 101 min
Troll of the year award goes to Blizzard, as they have successfully trolled millions of their fans by NOT releasing any information on Sombra once amomentincrime.com was complete. Lots of hurt feelings and a sea of salt if you visit the Overwatch forums…
#26: Overwatch Halloween Party and the Fault in Competitive Matchmaking
Oct 12, 2016 • 104 min
Even though it was leaked a bit early (just like everything else these days), the Halloween event is live in Overwatch. Heroes will enjoy new skins, emotes, highlight intros, a new brawl, and more. The brawl may be more than meets the eye, however, as…
#25: Blame Your Placement Matches… Maybe?
Oct 5, 2016 • 54 min
Things are still pretty quiet on the Overwatch front, but that doesn’t mean the show stops. Last week Jarret told everyone that he is gathering SR data on season 2 matches in a few different areas. He’s not ready to commit to anything yet, but based on…
#24: Saving Widowmaker and Begging for Unranked Competitive
Sep 28, 2016 • 93 min
Since her last nerf, life hasn’t been so great for Widowmaker. Even before tilting the team and toxic reactions, Widowmaker seems to be the weakest of the snipers. Changes are on the way, and you can test them on the PTR now, but will they be enough to…
#23: Unraveling the SR Mystery and Stopping (N)Ana
Sep 21, 2016 • 75 min
Many are still trying to work out exactly how Overwatch’s Skill Rating system works. A new theory has caught our attention, and while Bond is gone for this episode, Jaa and Mikey talk about how close their experiences come to this theory (spoiler alert,…
#22: Metzen, Climbing Season 2, and The (Limited?) Future of Overwatch.
Sep 14, 2016 • 93 min
The full cast of Watchpoint Radio returns this week as we dig further into season 2, and talk whether or not our willingness to switch heroes is hurting our performance rating. We also get into the future of Overwatch, which apparently will only contain…
#21: Season 2 Salty Solo Cast
Sep 6, 2016 • 49 min
We hope you like Jaa’s voice, because you’re going to get a lot of it on this episode. Mikey and Jason were unable to make the recording, so Jaa is rolling solo on this one. Not much is going on in Overwatch besides the early launch of Competitive Mode…
#20: Riding Low Tiers, Helping Healers, and Fixing Quick Play.
Aug 31, 2016 • 77 min
Season 2 is almost here, but not yet. As we continue to sit between seasons Blizzard is showing how serious they are about getting changes for Season 2 right. Additional character balance has been made regarding Hanzo and Solider: 76. The Overwatch team…
#19: Buffs, Nerfs, and Eichenwalde. Life on the PTR!
Aug 24, 2016 • 98 min
Season 1 is complete and Summer Games is done. The live Overwatch servers are looking a bit bland these days. If you don’t feel like waiting around for the next two weeks and are feeling a bit adventurous, the PTR may be able to scratch that Overwatch…
#18: Season 2, Character balance, and Eichenwalde Inbound!
Aug 17, 2016 • 86 min
Gamescom is here, but unfortunately for us this podcast will release during day two and the show must go on. Next week we’ll be covering everything Overwatch related from Gamescom, but in the mean time we’ll talk about stuff we do know. Blizzard unveiled…
#17: Community Scorn, Loot Box Stats, and What is Defense?
Aug 10, 2016 • 91 min
It’s been a week and the Summer Games commotion has calmed down as players enjoy the content from their Summer Games loot boxes. LOL. Sike, nah. The community is just as mad as they were last week, calling for Blizzard to allow them to use credits to…
#16: Summer Games, Crying Games, and the “Fall” of Mercy.
Aug 3, 2016 • 83 min
In a surprise move, Overwatch is celebrating the Olympics with its first seasonal content: Summer Games. With it bringing in over 100 new Olympic themed cosmetic items, you would think the community would be happy, but it doesn’t seem that way. Many are…
#15: Patch Aftermath, Data Leak, and Quién es Sombra?
Jul 26, 2016 • 110 min
New game modes? Map on the moon? Stealth abilities? A huge data mining thread on Reddit raised a lot of questions about the future of Overwatch with a truck load of new voice lines and sounds. We discuss and speculate what it all means. We also tap into…
#14: Welcome Home, Ana.
Jul 19, 2016 • 75 min
Blizzard has finally unveiled their latest character: Ana. PC players were able to take her for a test drive last week on the PTR, and that includes us. In this episode we’ll talk about Ana, how she plays, and what we expect from her in the future. We…
#13: No Time To Be Selfish in Competitive
Jul 12, 2016 • 75 min
Over the past few weeks we’ve heard a lot of people complaining about the toxicity in competitive Overwatch, which is a legit complaint. At the same time, there are a lot of people who are playing competitive mode with the wrong mind set, a selfish…
#12: Competitive Woes
Jul 5, 2016 • 85 min
Competitive Mode is live in Overwatch, but as badly as people wanted it, now they badly want Blizzard to rework it. Match making doesn’t feel like it matches evenly, you lose a lot with losses, but only gain a bit from wins, and netcode is still a…
#11: Competitive, Counter Picks, and the McCree I used to know.
Jun 21, 2016 • 111 min
The past two weeks have been rough on McCree players. He’s been cut back a bit, not as effective against tanks, but just as lethal for everyone else. Widowmaker also got hit with the nerf hammer, but the effects appear to be well recieved. Lots of…
#10.5: It’s Dangerous To Go Alone
Jun 13, 2016 • 61 min
This week WPR brings you another mid-cycle episode, and once again, it focuses on our console heroes. Waldy77 is back to talk about some common issues we have been seeing post-release, as well as how to fix them, and giving additional tips to help our…
#10: There Are No Tiers In Overwatch
Jun 7, 2016 • 111 min
Long episode this week. Overwatch has only been out for two weeks, but it seems a lot his happening. Since the games release we’ve seen a ton of “Tier Lists”. We are here to remind you that Overwatch has no tiers. Rumors are flying around the about the…
#9: Your Watch Has Begun
May 24, 2016 • 67 min
After years of anticipation, Overwatch is finally available for everyone to play. Your watch has officially begun. In this episode we talk about the Coke Event, dive into some Beta stats, talk about the latest Overwatch story content, and give you some…
#8.5: Console Love
May 17, 2016 • 51 min
So we weren’t able to record with the guys from Double Tap this week for episode 8.5 as promised, but I did have a chance to sit down with John from In Orbit to talk a bit about Overwatch from a console players perspective. Overwatch is something VERY new…
#8: Teamwork Makes The Dream Work
May 10, 2016 • 70 min
Overwatch Open Beta has come to a close and gave us a preview of what it’s going to be like to play with a player base that’s completely new to the game. As expected, we saw a lot of players having trouble adjusting to the characters, but what is more…
#7: Closed Beta Curtain Call
Apr 26, 2016 • 83 min
WPR #7 comes in one day after the close of the Overwatch Closed Beta, something that’s bitter sweet since we won’t be able to play Overwatch at will for now, but it means that launch is close. As Blizzard prepares for open beta and launch, they delivered…
#6: Read the patch notes, you animals!
Apr 12, 2016 • 84 min
Blizzard has finally unleashed a competitive mode on the Overwatch community, but since SOME PEOPLE don’t read the patch notes the experience wasn’t very pleasant at first. Blizzard is taking steps to fix that while also taking steps to improve netcode…
#5.5: Content Overflow
Apr 4, 2016 • 78 min
Last week’s episode had so much packed in that we had to do a show just for the overflow. In this episode we discuss another Jeff Kaplan interview where he shines some light on topics such as user generated content, adjusting Torb and Bastion, balancing…
#5: Premades, Poses, and Patches.
Mar 29, 2016 • 119 min
It’s been a busy two week for Overwatch. Jeff Kaplan sets the record straight for people complaining about premade groups being their primary reason for losing. Jeff Kaplan also gets involved when a user complains about a specific Tracer pose, and as you…
#4: 3/8 Patch, Lag Compensation, and Hero Stacking
Mar 15, 2016 • 64 min
Overwatch Beta players were treated with not one, but two patches in the past two weeks. A new control map was introduced, as well as some major changes to some popular characters. Blizzard seems intent on making Mei stronger, but Jarret doesn’t think she…
#3: How’s That Patch Treating Ya?
Mar 1, 2016 • 96 min
It would be just our luck that a patch would drop right after we release a Watchpoint Radio #2, but now we’ve had a bit of time with the changes and we give you our thoughts. Did Blizzard get closer to their goal of making Torb and Bastion easier for new…
#2: A great week for Torbjorn and Bastion.
Feb 16, 2016 • 55 min
We’ve had a week with beta being back and the Overwatch community seems to not be very happy with the changes to Bastion and Torbjorn. Not for the reasons we expressed last week, but because many claim the changes made the characters so powerful that it’s…
#1: Beta Round 2
Feb 10, 2016 • 108 min
Mash Those Buttons is pleased to present Watchpoint Radio: our official podcast dedicated to Overwatch and its community. Luckily for us, Beta came back just in time, and with a bunch of changes. In this episode talk about the new progression system – how…
SE: Support
Feb 2, 2016 • 54 min
Mash Those Buttons is diving into Overwatch with our new podcast: Watchpoint Radio! Before we officially get started, though, we’d like to play a bit of catch up. This episode is one of four special editions talking about the roles and their characters.…
SE: Tanks
Jan 25, 2016 • 51 min
Mash Those Buttons is diving into Overwatch with our new podcast: Watchpoint! Before we officially get started, though, we’d like to play a bit of catch up. This episode is one of four special editions talking about the roles and their characters. In this…
SE: Defense
Jan 18, 2016 • 81 min
Mash Those Buttons is diving into Overwatch with our new podcast: Watchpoint! Before we officially get started, though, we’d like to play a bit of catch up. This episode is one of four special editions talking about the roles and their characters. In this…
SE: Offense
Jan 11, 2016 • 55 min
Mash Those Buttons is diving into Overwatch with our new podcast: Watchpoint! Before we officially get started, though, we’d like to play a bit of catch up. This episode is one of four special editions talking about the roles and their characters. In this…