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Meet Orisa, the 24th 'Overwatch' hero

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This is Orisa, a quadrupedal robot with an automatic projectile cannon for an arm, and she is the latest hero to join the Overwatch roster.

Revealed today, Orisa is a new, versatile tank hero playable on the public test region on PC now and coming soon to all platforms. She is an omnic modeled after OR-15 defensive bots and was built by Efi Oladele, an 11-year-old genius who has only recently popped up in the Overwatch universe. Orisa’s self-professed primary function is “to keep you safe.”

Orisa has a wide range of abilities as a tank, all of which are laid out on her hero page on the Overwatch website. You can check them all out below: Read more…

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Extraordinary storms blitz West with 100-plus inches of snow, flooding rains

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A firehose of moisture and a series of potent storms have sent the western United States see-sawing from drought to flood in the past few weeks, with widespread extreme weather continuing on Wednesday. 

Weather warnings and advisories, from blizzard warnings to flood watches and warnings were in effect for nine states across the West as of Wednesday morning. 

Heavy snow with accumulations greater than 100 inches at the highest peaks of the the Sierra Nevada Mountains are possible through Thursday, with winds of greater than 65 miles per hour likely. The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a blizzard warning for the Lake Tahoe area, its first for the region in nine years.  Read more…

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