One of the most challenging aspects of video-games culture for a newcomer, especially for a busy parent, is trying to learn and understand the many, many acronyms and specialised terms. GameHub HQ entries are jargon-free, so you can get the information you need as easily and painlessly as possible, but there are still some words worth knowing. Every Monday, we break down one Word Worth Knowing from the world of gaming.

What is Overwatch, what do you need to know and why do you need to care?

What It Is: Overwatch = An online multiplayer game created by Blizzard Entertainment.

What It Means: Overwatch is a new online shooter, where players fight cooperatively in teams to conquer one another. The game was released for Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One worldwide in May of this year.

Why You Care:

  • Depicting a female hero named Tracer on much of the promotional material, the game has a wide cast of characters for players to choose from.
  • The title has been released to wide critical acclaim, and been praised by accessibility campaigners for its customisable controls.
  • Blizzard are the creators of several famous heritage gaming brands, including the World of Warcraft and Diablo universes, so the game was met with much expectation upon launch.

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