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Blizzard Channels Pixar In The First Overwatch Short

Back in November I said I was more excited about the upcoming Overwatch animated shorts than the actual online shooter. Now that the eight-minute short teased at Blizzcon is here, I stand by that statement. This is wonderful.

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Valve did some amazing things with its Team Fortress 2 character movies, but this is on a whole other level. It’s easy to imagine this short, which tells the story of why super-smart gorilla Winston reactivates the outlawed Overwatch program, as the opening minutes of a feature-length animation.

Keep an eye out for little easter eggs scattered throughout the short, like the Hearthstone screen on the computer display and those faces flying by towards the end.

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The game’s still not my cup of tea, but I hope it does really well, so I can get more of this.

Kotaku elder, lover of video games, keyboards, toys, snacks, and other unsavory things.

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Charles K.

I’d love to try it, but $40 is a bit steep for something that looks like it’s sweating micro-transactions.