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Paladins boss speaks out over Overwatch clone claims

Earlier this week, Hi-Rez Studios released a new gameplay trailer for Paladins that many thought looked similar to Overwatch.One person who didn't agree, ho…

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peewee110162852d ago

This game was in closed beta WAY before over watch was even shown.

mattdillahunty2851d ago

"Overwatch was unveiled at BlizzCon 2014 in a fully playable state, and was in a closed beta from late 2015 through early 2016."

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wi...

"The game was announced on August 5, 2015. Paladins: Champions of the Realm went into open beta on September 16, 2016, and released on Steam as an early access title the same day."

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So, not only was Overwatch announced almost a year before Paladins, but it was also "fully playable" when it was announced. Not only that, but you just have to look at the character designs from both games. The Paladins versions are complete ripoffs in most cases. Hi-Rez is still continuing to do it, too--Makoa was just released (looks like a walking turtle), and he's pretty much a Roadhog ripoff. Pull the enemy close with a chain and blast them for huge damage with a close range weapon.

It's really not even a debate, Hi-Rez has been extremely uncreative (to put it mildly) with their character design in Paladins. Just go down the list for Overwatch and you can find a cloned version for most characters.

peewee110162851d ago (Edited 2851d ago )

Did you not read what i said. PALADINS was IN CLOSED BETA TESTING WAY BEFORE IT HIT STEAM AND EARLY ASSCES IF YOU GO AND LOOK IT UP URSELF SEEING UR DEFENDING A 60$ TRASH GAME SHOWS SO MUCH ABOUT YOU

mattdillahunty2851d ago (Edited 2851d ago )

"PALADINS was IN CLOSED BETA TESTING WAY BEFORE IT HIT STEAM AND EARLY ASSCES"

First of all, just saying something doesn't make it true. Do you have a source? Second of all, you act like Overwatch appeared out of thin air in 2014 (which, again, was long before Paladins was even announced).

"Overwatch started development in Summer 2013, as development on Titan was winding down."

So yeah, it goes back even further.

But that doesn't even matter. Like I said, just compare heroes. Hi-Rez has been and continues to release heroes that are ripoffs of Overwatch. It's not even debatable at this point. Getting mad and typing in all caps doesn't change that.

yomfweeee2851d ago

Paladins was in closed beta October 2015 Matt. Easy to lookup.

ravinash2852d ago

Well, lets face it, a lot of the characters from Overwatch are inspired from various other games and movies, so it's not unusual to have a number of similar themes appear in both.
But looking at the video, a lot of the characters do look really similar - Guy of looks like a soldier, one who looks like reaper, girl who poses like tracer, Guy with chain that pulls the enemy towards you, etc, etc.
It's more than just a few similarities.

eldingo2852d ago

A few similarities can be dismissed however paladins has so many similarities between its characters and overwatch's characters that its really difficult to see 80% them as anything other than a rip off with different visual assets to avoid any legal litigation since you can't own gameplay elements and they made sure none of the characters in paladins look similar enough to the characters in overwatch legally its not ripping them off but as for me its one of the most blatant rip offs iv'e ever seen in my life the only good thing to come out of this is that its got a free to play mode so anyone who couldn't get overwatch and wants to play something similar can just play paladin on steam.

Bismarn2851d ago

I'd always just assumed this was a Gameloft game. Why even bother trying to convince people it's not a clone? The only reason people would care is if they know it's a clone and it's cheap/free. Battleborn wasn't a clone; where is it now?

Rachel_Alucard2851d ago

Of course he doesn't agree he's the CEO. Evies invulnerable ice block healing and her ult is way to on point then to just be a coincidence. Then you have the many HOTS things clearly ripped off like the horses, respawn hud, and character mastery system. Hell even the subtitle is clearly ripping it off, Champions of the realm = Heroes of the storm.

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Mysterious Nintendo Teaser Emio May Not Be Related To Bloober, Rating Reveals Some Details

The mysterious new teaser from Nintendo, Emio, might not be related to developer Bloober Team, based on the latest information.

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Nintendo's Official Magazine For Summer 2024 Gets English Digital Release

Summer is finally here and Nintendo is seeing it in with a brand new online seasonal magazine.

The full 84-page magazine was shared today by Nintendo Japan and is, naturally, in Japanese. However, the Big N also shared a slightly abridged 54-page version in English so you can read up on all the Nintendo gossip for the summer.

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OtterX1d 5h ago

I wish they would have resurrected and used the Nintendo Power name. I had almost every issue starting from around Mario 3 forward, and at one time had Nintendo Power foldout posters as an upper border on the wall, circling my entire room.

PRIMORDUS17h ago(Edited 17h ago)

I also have well, every issue of Nintendo Power and also some Fun Club Issues before it transformed into Nintendo Power. They are all stacked in a plastic tote lol. Most have probably turned yellow by now. If you would like the whole collection as a torrent there is one here: https://www.reddit.com/r/Da... Torrent magnet link.

XiNatsuDragnel22h ago

Nintendo power name instead would've been cool

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Double Dragon Revive Announced for 2025

The iconic Double Dragon series is back, bringing the beloved side-scroll action game to a new generation.

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VersusDMC21h ago

I was expecting it to look like guity gear strive when i saw the Arc logo or at least the same style...kinda dissapointing.

darthv7221h ago

hmm.... not gonna lie. this doesnt look all that great. Especially when there are already brawlers like The Takeover and SoR 4 that came before this to keep that old spirit alive. Even DD Neon has more of that classic beat em up style.

gleepot8h ago

this looks incredibly generic