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Diablo and Overwatch Animated Series, Build of the Month – February 2020

Diablo and Overwatch Animated Series
According to Nick van Dyk’s LinkedIn profile (president of Activision Blizzard Studios), Diablo and Overwatch will be getting an animated series based on the games.

The Diablo series will be an anime style, similar to Castlevania, and is currently in pre-production for distribution worldwide through Netflix.

His profile also mentions that he “developed and sold an animated series based Blizzard’s Overwatch franchise”, however further details about the Overwatch Animated Series have yet to be revealed.

Nick van Dyk – President, Activision Blizzard Studios

President of the film and television division of leading game company Activision | Blizzard, charged with adapting the company’s intellectual property to film and TV, including development, financing, production and distribution.

  • Executive producer of Skylanders Academy, a TV adaptation of Skylanders (the leading children’s video game franchise in the world). Solicited pitches and selected show runner, assembled writers’ room, provided notes and creative feedback at all stages of production from writing through animation, hired key show staff (line producer, casting director, voice director, composer, etc.), sourced and hired animation studio and negotiated equity interest therein, established guidelines for talent deals, assembled series cast, and sold the show to Netflix.
  • Executive producer of Diablo, a TV adaptation of Blizzard Entertainment’s IP, rendered in anime style. The show is currently in pre-production for distribution worldwide through Netflix.
  • With my creative partner, authored development strategy for the Call of Duty cinematic and television universe. Secured development funding, developed writer compensation deals and oversaw negotiations to secure talent.
  • With my creative partner, developed and sold an animated series based Blizzard’s Overwatch franchise.

Build of the Month – February 2020
Each month or so we will post a couple of hardware setups for those of you who are thinking of upgrading their computer!

All of the parts on this page are Amazon affiliate links. When you purchase your parts through them it helps support the site!

This month
Depending on how much you want to overclock, you may need to spend a bit more for a better CPU cooler like the NH-D15.

Unless you are doing a lot of video rendering or streaming, you do not need the 8700K and would get more performance from spending that money elsewhere.

Make sure to keep your AMD and Nvidia drivers up to date.

Don’t forget to visit the Computer Forum for any extra questions!

Peripherals

Narwhal

Monitor Dell U2414H Monitor
Keyboard Logitech G512
Mouse Logitech G502
Speakers Logitech Z323 2.1
Puppy and Dolphin
All of these parts can be mixed and matched to create a build between Puppy and Dolphin.

Narwhal and Unicorn
All of these parts can be mixed and matched to create a build between Narwhal and Unicorn.

Narwhal

Updated February 2020

$1250

Case NZXT H510
Power Supply EVGA GQ 650W
CPU Intel i5-9600K
Heatsink Noctua NH-U12S
Motherboard ASUS TUF Z390-Plus Gaming
Memory 16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4
Graphics Card RTX 2060
Hard Drive Western Digital Black 2TB
SSD Samsung Evo 860 500GB

Unicorn

Updated February 2020

$1600
Case Fractal Design Define R6
Power Supply Corsair RM650x
CPU Intel i5-9600K
Heatsink Noctua 6 NH-D15
Motherboard ASUS TUF Z390-Plus Gaming
Memory 16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4
Graphics Card RTX 2060 OR
RTX 2070
Hard Drive Western Digital Black 2TB
SSD SAMSUNG 860 Pro 1TB