Happy Wednesday, gaming lovelies! I’m wrapping up the unofficial kick-off to summer here in the Northeast by staying inside, far away from the pollen, and playing a lovely tower defense game. Send mojitos. Now, on to the news!

Overwatch LEGOs? Please, tell me more.

Great news for gaming parents and gamers who love toys! The fine folks over at Activision Blizzard, the developers of World of Warcraft, Hearstone, and Overwatch, have announced Overwatch licensing deals with LEGO and Nerf. Overwatch cosplay will never be the same. Plus, the LEGO front means reaching the younger gamer set even earlier. Crossover cash monies. Ka-ching!

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Will official LEGO make fan plans like Piggy Brother‘s a thing of the past?

Battlefield V, Women & Romanticizing WWII

I’m mostly amused by people who look at history with rose-colored glasses. That soft sigh at how things in the past were so different and the unspoken “better.” This week’s chuckle is brought to us by Twitter user @malcolm_harrison who felt the need to call out the injustice of a female soldier on the cover of a video game. Seriously, we see through your nonsense. So in lively fashion, Twitter called back using facts. I, and 52 thousand other like minds, heart this so much.

This week’s special shout out goes to…

#TwitchUnity Day, a Twitch “site-wide holiday celebrating inclusivity and diversity on our streams, chats, apps, and community at large.” May 25, 2018 marked the 1 year anniversary of the first event. Groups like Black Girl Gamers got a Twitch homepage boost to help highlight some of the many diverse Twitch streamers out there. Why can’t every day be #TwitchUnity Day?

#TwitchUnity Day gif. Source: Twitch.TV Blog

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Games Bleat

Welcome to Games Bleat! I’m Joesph, the local transcendental carpenter. I don’t ask for these visions of games and deals to come to me, but I won’t be able to steady my hands enough to finish building this dang barn until I relay the heaven’s message unto you.

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The angel that appeared in my box of nails specifically requested that I harken to to these events of the near past, and those that had yet to come. First off was the appearance of a masked man named Shio, who apparently loves platforming and storytelling. Next was the image of a young boy, a Moonlighter, who dreamt of a fantastic adventure—yet was stuck in his family profession as a sales clerk.

When I thought I had seen enough I left my nail box be and moved on to sawing wood. A blinding light seared my eyes and I saw something that shook me to my core. A world made of clay, where I had to fight for my survival—yet I wasn’t alone. When in my workshop I was left with the word Disdoored, though I ain’t got the slightest to what it means.

Anyway, hopefully I can finish my work now that I’ve relayed the heaven’s words to y’all. If not, I’m sure you’ll catch you back in my workshop for next week’s bleat.