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Free-to-play hero shooter Paladins has always invited comparisons to Overwatch. There's a tanky knight character with a deployable shield and a bearded dwarf who builds turrets. While developer Hi-Rez Studios has always denied cloning Blizzard's game, a mobile port of Paladins lifted artwork from the game, a foul the studio is blaming on a contractor.

The issue surfaced two days ago when a Reddit poster Arcieth noted the comparison on the Paladins subreddit, pointing out that promotional material for the mobile game Paladins Strike appears to feature background art from Overwatch, specifically the loading screen artwork for Control map Lijiang Tower.

The image, which promotes a new skin for the champion Lex, was featured on Paladins official Twitter last month.


Since 2016, hero shooter Paladins has been deflecting accusations that devs copied Blizzard's massively successful hero shooter Overwatch. Yesterday in a turning-of-the-tables tweet, Paladins' president Stewart Chisam side-eyed Overwatch's newest hero Brigitte for her similarities to the Paladins hero Ash.


You can have a damn good time on the PS4 without spending a dime thanks to a number of free-to-play games populating the PSN store. Some of these free offerings rival what you'd expect out of a full-fledged $US60 ($80) game, if not surpass them. Here are our picks for the most worthwhile F2P PS4 games.


Hi-Rez Studios' 2017 celebration of itself kicks off today in Atlanta, making it the perfect time to reveal one of Smite's coolest gods yet, The Morrigan, and a third (that's right, third) game in the mythology battles franchise, Smite Rivals.


Christmas is a great time for gift-giving and an equally good time for discovering something new. But not everyone has cash to blow on new console games or the Steam sales, whether it be from bad luck or the trials and tribulations that life throws at us. So if you're looking for something to play on the cheap this Christmas, or want to install something for free to keep your relatives at bay, here's 11 titles to help you out.


You could argue that being free-to-play immediately gives Hi-Rez's shooter an advantage. But the free-to-play game is quickly picking up popularity on Steam, surpassing long-time favourites on Steam such as Rust, Skyrim, Arma 3 and GTA V.


Paladins, a video game that looks very much like Overwatch, has taken some heat for its similarities to Blizzard's popular team shooter -- to the point where last night one of Paladins' top developers felt compelled to write a big ol' Reddit post explaining how it isn't a clone at all.


Hi-Rez Studios' free-to-play hero shooter Paladins entered open beta yesterday, and while its collectible card-based character customisation system sets it apart from other games in the genre, Androxus here is pretty much Reaper with horns.