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Ben Barrett responded to wdaggett comment in
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Today's Battlegrounds patch has arrived after all - on a motorbike with a sniper rifleToday's Battlegrounds patch has arrived after all - on a motorbike with a sniper rifle
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Bluehole has found a fix and the update will be pushed today at 1PM UTC. Article needs an update!
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Cheers, on its way now.

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What will set the PC version of Destiny 2 apart, from the people making itWhat will set the PC version of Destiny 2 apart, from the people making it
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If the cross-save rumour between PS4 and PC is true, this might be more possible than you'd think, but yeah, I wouldn't have high hopes.

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Sorry to run to a.. competitive website.. CoughPCGamerCoughCough... but there's bad news for the PC front: "We do not have dedicated servers for Destiny 2 on PC." They also noted that save transfer is something they're interested/looking into, but there's nothing they want to announce on either fronts at the moment..


Gunplay may be as great (even better than Destiny 1 thanks to Mouse & Keyboard), but if they make it Peer-to-Peer, Raids/multiplayer is really going to drag behind the PC gaming requirements...

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Ben Barrett responded to Nagash comment in
1 Week ago
The Witcher's CGI intro director will helm one episode of the TV seriesThe Witcher's CGI intro director will helm one episode of the TV series
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I like how people are so concerned CDPR are not involved and think it might suck but dont realize *the guy who created the world and characters* will be a consultant. Far more important hes involved then CDPR tbh
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He wasn't really involved in the games and they turned out pretty good.

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Ben Barrett responded to Infidel comment in
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42% of esports fans don't play the game they watch, 70% watch only one game42% of esports fans don't play the game they watch, 70% watch only one game
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Dumb stats are dumb. I wasn't asked these questions. My answers weren't recorded. So how are these stats supposed to be accurate or helpful to anyone?
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Sampling is literally what all statistics work runs on.

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Ben Barrett responded to Orctavius comment in
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Why didn't Tyranny sell? Paradox on Obsidian's RPG "everyone was hoping would do better"Why didn't Tyranny sell? Paradox on Obsidian's RPG "everyone was hoping would do better"
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I really liked Tyranny. It's a shame it didn't do better commercially.
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I think it's brilliant, and had all the signs of a classic Paradox quiet million-seller. Real shame.

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SkankwOn responded to Ben Barrett's comment in
2 Weeks ago
BioWare’s new IP is delayed until April 2018 at the earliest, according to EA conference callBioWare’s new IP is delayed until April 2018 at the earliest, according to EA conference call
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What in the world does "deliberately" mean

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Yeah, I'm curious on that too. I agree that ME:A was a disappointing sequel, but why would a developer "deliberately" choose to mess up any AAA game?

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Ben Barrett responded to QDP2 comment in
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League of Legends patch 7.10: Pulsefire Caitlyn plus Heimerdinger and Rammus reworksLeague of Legends patch 7.10: Pulsefire Caitlyn plus Heimerdinger and Rammus reworks
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Main problem with Pulsefire Ezreal was (*until 7.10 releases, still is) the auto attack animation being less smooth, so harder to control (missing cs).


I personally never found it a problem, but they've gone ahead and changed it back to a normal (more predictable/controllable) shot). That along with the graphical improvements, it seems they want it to climb back up to it's former glory. IMO Arcade Ezreal is still far cooler, as the design idea hasn't changed at all since the rework. Comparing the pulsefire skins puts Caitlyn miles above the Ezreal rework, and when taking into account Cait's skin is half the price, it's still hard to take the skin seriously.

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Feel like they should just downgrade Ezreal to Legendary, refund half RP to anyone who bought it.

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BreakLegosaurus responded to Ben Barrett's comment in
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League of Legends patch 7.10: Pulsefire Caitlyn plus Heimerdinger and Rammus reworksLeague of Legends patch 7.10: Pulsefire Caitlyn plus Heimerdinger and Rammus reworks
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I assume fixing that issue is the goal

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To be honest the whole theme seems wrong for ezreal, I would be so glad for the people who already own the skin if they actually reworked it to a version that actually looks nice and works, but I wouldn't keep my fingers crossed :)

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ProfessorNumbNuts responded to Ben Barrett's comment in
1 Month ago
Blizzard are making a new mobile game, suggests job adBlizzard are making a new mobile game, suggests job ad
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Yeah, quite apart from Frank Pearce's statements, that's a $$$ IP now.

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Thinking about it, I'd have nothing against an old Blackthorne remake for a mobile, leaving the gameplay as was but pumping the visuals up to date :)

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I am Karl, King of Ducks responded to Ben Barrett's comment in
1 Month ago
AMD's Ryzen has ushered in a new phase of hardware tribalismAMD's Ryzen has ushered in a new phase of hardware tribalism
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Fixed the typo, thanks for pointing it out. See you in 12 months!

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Thank you so much, I was irritated by that guys post and your reply just made me chuckle! Well done, nothing like a good sport, such a rarity on the internet these days!

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Ben Barrett replied to 10 questions on the Heroes of the Storm Review
2 Months ago
Heroes of the Storm review snippet Why would you pick Heroes of the Storm over League of Legends or Dota 2?
Mainly the speed. Individual games are much shorter and more action-focused - you can play two or three games in an hour, and even short sessions feel more fulfilling than other MOBAs.
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1 Year ago
StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void review snippet Are the aliens in StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void scary?
Depends how you feel about faceless psychics and gribbly beasts. It never goes into straight-up horror, and Blizzard's style is so over the top that it defies becoming disturbing.
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Ben Barrett replied to 11 questions on the Undertale Review
1 Year ago
Undertale review snippet Is Undertale nauseatingly cute?
No, it subverts itself a lot and switches it up from just plain cute rather quickly.
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Ben Barrett replied to 5 questions on the You Must Build A Boat Review
1 Year ago
You Must Build A Boat review snippet Have you come up with any clever strategies in You Must Build A Boat?
Beyond matching non-combat tiles outside of combat as much as possible and avoiding wasting big damage combos without anything to hit, no, it's mostly luck with a bit of pattern recognition in there.
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1 Year ago
The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth review snippet How gory is The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth?
Nothing spectacular, and the low-fi graphics mean it's far less in your face than you get from today's various big-budget offerings. It is gross, though, and if you stop and think about what's going on it's basically disgusting.
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Ben Barrett replied to 11 questions on the Grand Theft Auto V Review
1 Year ago
Grand Theft Auto V review snippet How open is Grand Theft Auto V to explore?
It's a massive city that's basically completely unrestricted, especially with some mods to open up more of the buildings. The tools you have to get around make it even easier, but there isn't a lot to do out there.
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1 Year ago
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive review snippet How does Global Offensive compare to Source or 1.6?
Source was my game and even the tiniest changes in GO put me off initially. It has some additional weapons and a large rebalance pass, plus various changes to the cash system, menus, level layouts etc. It's also patched more regularly than its previous counterpart. It is as much a brand new game in the details as it is broadly the same. However, if you're a Source or 1.6 hardcore player, you likely already know which you prefer.
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1 Year ago
METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN review snippet How realistic are the horses in METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN?
As realistic as it's possible to be while being an armoured, immortal horse that gets air-lifted by a balloon regularly.
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