Overwatch "The Last Bastion"
The term "transmedia" should rightfully make you cringe, conjuring images of lazy tie-ins created to piggyback off the success of a blockbuster film, game, or show with the most minimal of effort. But with Overwatch, Blizzard has redeemed the tactic (if not the term) by eschewing a traditional single-player campaign and instead relying mainly on a series of animated shorts and digital comics to draw us into its world. And it's actually working. Case in point: "The Last Bastion," a short that peeks into the backstory of Overwatch's least expressive character – a "peacekeeping" robot who only emotes in beeps and squawks – and elicits genuine emotion. If you don't choke up at least once before the credits roll, we owe you 50 loot boxes.