Well, since it's been 11 months almost to the day since the last post about Overwatch around here, and since the beta is scheduled to begin on October 27th (4 days from the time of this first post), I figured it can't hurt to start an "official" thread about it. I myself haven't been into gaming for quite some time because nothing has interested me since the Quake 3 Arena days - I was a competitive Quake player for a long time for Q1/Q2/Q3 (never got into the team-based stuff like the Team Arena add-on. I've always been a primarily free-for-all DM kinda person. But when I caught the cinematic trailer for Overwatch (go figure, 11 months ago) it struck a chord with me and I signed up for the beta as fast as I could. Not much has been discussed apparently and Blizzard has released several short gameplay videos during the past 11 months featuring new characters and other aspects of the game. And yes, unfortunately the game will not look exactly like the cinematic trailer but the gameplay videos they've released sure do look pretty damned nice even so. Recently Twitch.tv hosted a ~2 hour 1st view session of live gameplay (actual video content starts at 27:40-ish): http://www.twitch.tv/ellohime/v/20807725 One really awesome newly revealed aspect is that for the first time ever, a Blizzard game will feature native voice chat capability through Battle.net and that's starting with Overwatch. Official Blizzard website: http://us.battle.net/overwatch/en/ With the beta program starting next Tuesday I am definitely hoping to get an invite to get some gaming on since it's been nearly a decade since I got into anything at all and I'm itching for some action - how about any of you?