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Hilarious Overwatch video transforms fights into Pokemon battles

Published: 5/Nov/2020 21:10 Updated: 5/Nov/2020 21:11

by Brent Koepp


An incredible Overwatch crossover video made waves online when a fan transformed the team-based shooter into Nintendo’s insanely popular RPG, Pokemon.

Ever since its debut in 2016, Overwatch has continued to be one of the most popular online shooters in the world. Players can’t seem to get enough of its vibrant and diverse cast of characters.

A player took this aspect of the FPS and merged it with Game Freak’s hit RPG, Pokemon. The incredible crossover has healer Ana becoming the ultimate Trainer with her trusty ‘mon, Torbjörn.

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The Overwatch fan creatively merged the FPS with Pokemon.

Incredible Overwatch x Pokemon crossover

Overwatch player ‘Spongiest‘ shared their comedic creation online on November 4. The Blizzard fan explained that they got the inspiration using Ana’s ult Nano Boost. “Everytime I nano someone I think of them as my pokemon,” they wrote.

They also included a video that shows the sniper using her healing move. With incredible editing, the screen then fades into a 32-bit Pokemon battle. Spongiest compares Ana buffing their teammate to that of a Trainer sending their monster into battle.

The clip then shows Torbjörn being thrown out of of a Pokeball, where he uses his special attack “Meatballs” to hit foes – hilariously named after the famous “you should try my meatballs” voice line. The fan’s video perfectly captures every detail from the Nintendo RPG, from the font down to the HP bar.


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Despite releasing in 1996, the Pokemon franchise has continued to dominate in sales. In 2019, financial reports revealed that the Game Freak IP is now the highest-grossing media franchise of all time, even beating out Marvel and Disney.

If nothing else, the crossover is a good example of how perfect Nintendo property would be when mixed with the Blizzard shooter. It’s a shame that the Switch version of the team-based shooter doesn’t have any Pokemon-themed skins – after all a Snorlax-themed D.Va mech would be epic.

Rainbow Six

How to upgrade Rainbow Six to next-gen PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles

Published: 26/Nov/2020 2:01

by Andrew Amos


Rainbow Six: Siege is hitting the next-gen PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles on December 1. If you’re looking to make the jump, here’s exactly what you need to do to upgrade. The best part is, it’s totally free.

Every title is trying to make the jump to the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X and S consoles. The next generation is here ⁠— just in time for Christmas ⁠— and while grabbing some new games is always high on the list, old favorites shouldn’t be left behind.

If you’ve picked up a copy of Rainbow Six: Siege for the PS4 or Xbox One, you’ll be able to make the jump to the next-gen consoles on December 1. Here’s how you can upgrade.

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Get ready to jump into Siege on the PS5 and Xbox Series X, starting December 1.

How to upgrade Rainbow Six Siege to PS5 and Xbox Series X|S

If you own a copy of Rainbow Six on PS4 or Xbox One, you can upgrade to the PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles for free ⁠— providing that you upgrade to a console in the same family.

That means the upgrade won’t work if you go from the Xbox One to PS5, or the PS4 to the Xbox Series X. Also, if you own a physical version of Rainbow Six, you won’t be able to transfer to discless consoles.

From there, it’s as simple as linking your console to Ubisoft Connect, downloading the game again, and jumping right into the action. Here’s a full step by step list of what you need to do.

  1. Link your Ubisoft Connect account to your Xbox or PlayStation account here.
  2. Log onto your console and download Rainbow Six Siege (or insert your physical disc).
  3. Launch the game.
Operation Neon Dawn header for Rainbow Six Siege
The launch of Rainbow Six on next-gen consoles on December 1 will likely align with the release of Operation Neon Dawn.

Rainbow Six cross-play and cross-progression confirmed

Once you upgrade your console, you won’t have to start from scratch. Ubisoft have confirmed that Rainbow Six will not only have cross-progression, but also cross-play between console generations.

You’ll keep all your progress, including Operators, in-game items, stats, and more, and you’ll also be able to play with friends if they don’t make the jump to next-gen just yet.

However, cross-play and cross-progression won’t be coming to PC in the near future. While Ubisoft aims on implementing it for the PS5 and Xbox Series X down the line, they will not be available on launch.