Overwatch, Daniel Bryan and the appeal of pretend fighting

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Today, we’re joined by Jeff Ramos, who’s big into Blizzard’s new game, Overwatch. He’s playing the beta, and for him it’s just the latest in a long line of online multiplayers shooters. But Overwatch is special, according to Jeff. Today, he tells us why.

In the second segment of this Worldmap Edition, Phil Kollar joins us to talk about the sad and hopeful story Daniel Bryan. It’s more than that, as he and Dave do their best to explain the appeal of grown men watching grown men in their underwear pretend to fight — and and why, sometimes, articles about that appear on Talkgamer.


  • Overwatch‘s closed beta is back with some big changes
  • Watch Blizzard’s Overwatch introduction, which is basically a Pixar animated short
  • Daniel Bryan was everything great about pro wrestling, and now he’s gone


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