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Ben Barrett responded to Anza Power comment in
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Google now returns esports results based on search termsGoogle now returns esports results based on search terms
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No it's not just YouTube events, when you search for "misfits csgo" or "faze clan" you can clearly see there are results for ESL One and IEM, events that were Twitch exclusives.
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Cheers, issued an update.

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Ben Barrett responded to *sigh* comment in
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Free games: The original Homefront is free on Humble BundleFree games: The original Homefront is free on Humble Bundle
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Well there wasnt a 2 stuck after the DoW for a reason ;)

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man how'd I miss that

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Free games: The original Homefront is free on Humble BundleFree games: The original Homefront is free on Humble Bundle
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First Dawn of War as well

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Well there wasnt a 2 stuck after the DoW for a reason ;)

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Qub1t responded to Ben Barrett's comment in
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League of Legends Patch 7.24: Christmas is coming to the RiftLeague of Legends Patch 7.24: Christmas is coming to the Rift
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Yup, got reverted in last PBE patch. Could return but unlikely.

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is there an announced reason why corki's base damage nerf was reverted? like they changed their mind and corki doesn't need a nerf or are they planning on something bigger nerf or even a mini-rework for him on next patch 7.24B

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Ben Barrett responded to Stranger comment in
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Overwatch player gets access to a minor’s account, reads sexts on YouTubeOverwatch player gets access to a minor’s account, reads sexts on YouTube
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I absolutely agree with the difference in scale. And that the scale makes it worse. Though that is the only difference I see. I could be very biased since I really love the internet and what it is. I just don't see how you can say the "the internet" is a problem.


People die to automobiles, are they the problem? People die from heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Is food the problem?

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I see your point and I agree, the internet is great.


I think there's a more direct correlation here than the examples (or any number of others), where the internet is so closely tied to people being dicks, and how easy it is to hunt people down using it.


I also think "well that's just how people are whatchagonnado" is too often used as an excuse to not try to fix problems. That's a whole separate issue though, and not necessarily connected to Dustin's somewhat throw-away line.

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Stranger responded to Ben Barrett's comment in
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Overwatch player gets access to a minor’s account, reads sexts on YouTubeOverwatch player gets access to a minor’s account, reads sexts on YouTube
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There's a pretty significant difference between a group of bullies at school giving you a hard time (which still fucking sucks, I think we can all agree) and some dude broadcasting it to potentially millions via the internet because he doesn't like the character you play in a videogame.

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I absolutely agree with the difference in scale. And that the scale makes it worse. Though that is the only difference I see. I could be very biased since I really love the internet and what it is. I just don't see how you can say the "the internet" is a problem.


People die to automobiles, are they the problem? People die from heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Is food the problem?

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Ben Barrett responded to Hawk SE comment in
1 Month ago
Arcade racer Onrush is coming to PC, but only after consoleArcade racer Onrush is coming to PC, but only after console
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It is coming to PC, just not right away: https://twitter.com/onrushgame/status/925066400858861568
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Yup, updating now.

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Xerkics responded to Ben Barrett's comment in
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Blizzard are taking action against fake Hearthstone eventsBlizzard are taking action against fake Hearthstone events
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They have consistently some of the strongest communities in the world, lol.

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ye but blocking their players from communicating is bizarre its just greedy and lazy so they dont have to spend money on tackling toxicity.

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hfm responded to Ben Barrett's comment in
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Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus PC reviewWolfenstein 2: The New Colossus PC review
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I wouldn't bother with The Old Blood. Finishing The New Order is a good idea, but neither are required, there's a nice flashback that explains everything at the start of Colossus.

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The Old Blood is a good game in it's own right. I really liked it. No reason not to play it IMO. Get it on a Steam sale it's fun.


It is definitely extremely rare that a game sequel ever requires you to play the previous ones though. Even things like Mass Effect don't ever require you to. My gaps between games are usually so long I can't remember many details by the time I get to the sequels anyway.

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Ben Barrett responded to Geist comment in
1 Month ago
NeoGAF competitor ResetEra has reached 100,000 posts in less than 36 hoursNeoGAF competitor ResetEra has reached 100,000 posts in less than 36 hours
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I like this one personally: https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/371845384139440128/372012547487956992/definitelynotwipeout.png

Clean and acknowledges our roots without being too similar.
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ha, that is nice, maybe a bit tough to read

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Ben Barrett replied to 10 questions on the Heroes of the Storm Review
9 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
2 Years 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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2 Years 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
2 Years 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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2 Years 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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2 Years 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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