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The best Minecraft modsThe best Minecraft mods
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A strong list. My main recommendation for any looking to get into the game would not be hunting/downloading individual mods, but to grab a complete mod-pack. To download 'TechnicLauncher' and hunt for either a pack made by a streamer you enjoy (if you watch any) or a generally popular pack.

I'd recommend The 1.7.10 Pack, as it's been around for many years now and found itself a good balance between features and gameplay difficulty (161 mods at the moment).

The other main advantage of getting a mod-pack is the ease of multiplayer. Be it through online servers or peer-to-peer with friends, it's far easier to point a group of friends to a pack to download and play together than it is to try and list the individual mods, then how to download and install them. TechnicLauncher downloads the entire game with mods attached, so long as you own a MC account all they need to do is hit download/install, and you'll all be on the same build then. It really doesn't get any simpler to introduce friends into the game.
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Eve Online players commemorate the game's largest ever theft with a songEve Online players commemorate the game's largest ever theft with a song
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"he was paid 300 billion ISK to had the Keepstar over to the corporation" *hand* the Keepstar over?
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It's not like he could 'keep' the citadel, if he were to have claimed it and left CO2, it would have been stolen back and Judge would have achieved nothing. By instead selling to a bidding alliance, the Keepstar is now out of CO2's reach.


To steal ISK and break friendships is hard in EVE. But to hand the stolen assets to enemy factions is by far the most brutal action you could make. For CO2 to go to war with The Imperium now, they'd have to fight against their own funds. GigX would have been forced to chose to destroy his own stolen Titan (that is if he weren't perma-banned).


This was about as demeaning as The Judge could be in leaving the faction. He could have cut ties and gone through proper forums. He wouldn't have left empty handed. It certainly wouldn't be 5 years worth of value, but it would have been good for him. Instead he chose to screw over CO2. Good on him.

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Destiny 2: release date, PC port, trailer, beta, story – everything we knowDestiny 2: release date, PC port, trailer, beta, story – everything we know
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High hopes for a very bland, generic and boring shooter? Why?

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I reckon it's safe to presume you never played the original...


The shooting itself was entertaining; the difficulty a satisfying level; the grind never too slow to be depressing nor too fast to lose that feeling of accomplishment. Balance-wise it was a fun game, and as I said before, the end-game raids were some of the most fun FPS content I've ever played. It was a Peer2Peer game (depressingly the sequel still is) but the majority of the content is PvE so it never was a big problem. Mowing through the hoard for the kit-grind was enjoyable to me.


Throughout my gaming years I've been an large fan of Borderlands and Fallout (the latter more for the stories, but both games enjoyment was sourced heavily from the weapon depth and variety). Maybe it's the grind that interests me yet puts you off. Maybe it's the lack of a definitive end to the grind (in relation to a game like CoD where you know at level X you have everything, nothing can surprise you anymore). I can't say what makes you look at this game as a 'bland, generic and boring shooter', since I don't know what kind of game you consider as a 'good' shooter.


Destiny could be argued many negative adjectives. Chaotic, Un-competitive, Unbalanced/Unfair PvP; I could understand someone coming to such an opinion. But bland? I'm going to need to ask what lead you to think this, and for another shooter you know of that is 'less-bland' than Destiny. Either you know something I don't, or you and I have very different meanings for the word 'bland'.

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Destiny 2: release date, PC port, trailer, beta, story – everything we knowDestiny 2: release date, PC port, trailer, beta, story – everything we know
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My hopes for PC are high on this one. Played quite a lot of the original before I got myself a gaming PC, actively played Vault of Glass and Crota's End, joined late for King's Fall.
Matchmaking for the consoles was pure hell. Sat on websites searching for people who'd accept you into the group. Playing a hunter w/ a gjallarhorn at it's time, but it still took a lot of effort to find a semi-decent group. If it were on PC, I reckon I could have persuaded some more friends to join, make up a 6-man group and played raids together.
Destiny's raids were the most fun FPS content I've played , with the difficulty of beating it on Hard mode giving the same satisfaction (or maybe even more) that Dark Souls offered. Here's my fingers crossed that Bungee let the PC gamers in on the next chapter.Reply
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High hopes for a very bland, generic and boring shooter? Why?

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The Xbox One X will have a big impact on PC gaming… but not in the way Microsoft wantThe Xbox One X will have a big impact on PC gaming… but not in the way Microsoft want
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Misleading title, I assumed you meant that the console would be impacting PC gaming, not shooting itself in the foot :P

There's no suggestion of the effects the true-4K console will have on the PC market. Nothing on how the increased power available to the majority of the player-base (whilst I dislike it, there's no denying there are far more console gamers than there are 'true' pc-gamers) will manipulate titles into the future.

It may all be my misinterpretation, but I feel ripped off by this passage XD Nicely written, and whilst I will always stand on the view that PC > MS > Sony, I can't hide from the statistics. Hell, I agree with most of what you said! (360's success was in no sense 'luck', but I'd rather avoid writing an essay on that argument)

I don't really know where I'm heading with this anymore, so I'll end there :P
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Here are a load of in-game secrets the developers never told us aboutHere are a load of in-game secrets the developers never told us about
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Aye, I'm in the USA, forgot to mention that (I swear I meant to, I don't automatically assume everyone is in the USA/knows I'm in the USA!). No idea if my service will even give me a notice of whether it counts as international or not. Post back on what the call says!

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Shame, nothing exciting. A synth-woman's voice says something along the lines of 'she punched the pin' (relatively inaudible, called twice), followed by a load of binary beeps. Searching online it turns out this was part of the alien ARG, the binary stands for 9*8, which gave people the last 2 digits (45) to type into the wall of the space brain transplant room to unlock the alien operation.


Whilst I jumped onto the alien missions back when they were found, the ARG flew over my head last time. It's cool to see the phone-sever is still up, even now with it presumably getting barraged thanks to the dev publicizing it.

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Here are a load of in-game secrets the developers never told us aboutHere are a load of in-game secrets the developers never told us about
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Blackpool's in England. I played that game way too much, gonna have to dial myself in and see this secret level!

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Aye, I'm in the USA, forgot to mention that (I swear I meant to, I don't automatically assume everyone is in the USA/knows I'm in the USA!). No idea if my service will even give me a notice of whether it counts as international or not. Post back on what the call says!

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The HTC Vive gets a permanent $200 price cut - $599 for the full room-scale VR kitThe HTC Vive gets a permanent $200 price cut - $599 for the full room-scale VR kit
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It's not the US who decided to start Brexit, we have ourselves to blame here. If we swapped positions, we'd probably be doing the same thing to you :P


VR is affordable for the enthusiasts, but not all friend-groups have the power. Many will own older/weaker hardware, some will see VR as too much still. It's still too much to persuade 3 other people VR is worth the investment, they need to come to that decision on their own before they'll be willing to invest more money than a 4K console into the headset.


Spending $10 (or £10 apparently) each to get to play the headset in the same room as your friends though, all together, you've turned VR into a social experience. It's affordable, accessible to the masses, you get to walk away laughing with your friends about what you just did together.


It's not going to spur on development for RPGs and other heavy games I hope to see on the platform in the future, but it sure would ease tension around the headsets, increase the amount of usage, boost profits for developers and all-round be good for the industry.


Currently it feels as if we're stood on the precipice, still unsure whether VR is going to take off or sink. With the slightest change in sales, profits, or public opinions; VR could still get shot out of the water and collapse as a medium. If the large developers were unable to see any potential profit from making VR games, they will all stop making VR games, which will kill off the medium. I see VR arcades as a solution to avoid this. Maybe I'm overthinking, I don't have any statistics to back up these thoughts. I can be very pessimistic at times :P

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Well, I just read in another article about Fallout and Skyrim VR. If at least one of those ends up being good I'm starting to feel the pressure to buy the damn thing.

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No-one's releasing G-Sync HDR monitors this year because the panels aren't being madeNo-one's releasing G-Sync HDR monitors this year because the panels aren't being made
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If all the companies are buying the same monitor panel from the same company, what realistic differences will there be in the screens? A different software version, a different mount... I've run out of potential differences..

I always assumed monitor producing companies made their panels (either internally or through a joint-company). It would cut out a 2nd party from claiming profits, whilst still getting flagship performance. Am I missing something here?Reply
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There really isn't apart from interfaces, physical design and value added features. Only Samsung and LG can make their own displays from start to finish.

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The HTC Vive gets a permanent $200 price cut - $599 for the full room-scale VR kitThe HTC Vive gets a permanent $200 price cut - $599 for the full room-scale VR kit
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£1 to $1, It seems Brexit has killed any hope of VR's popularity in the UK. What I can see succeeding in the near future though, is PC-Bangs. The cornerstone of many countries in Eastern-Asia, it's a shop with PCs available for customers to use on an hourly fee. Recently GAME (yes, the high-street retailer) opened one in Bristol, offering hourly rates (with discounts on longer stays) to use a station fitted with PC and both consoles.

To bring top-spec hardware into publics reach at reasonable prices could not only boost the gaming market, but also increase the use of VR. At the moment VR is segmented into a premium category with higher prices, but I could see setups in the future with multiple headsets in rooms. To be able to go and play Star Trek VR in the same room as your friends, or Mario Kart VR on hydraulic buggies multiplayer. I note all the code for both examples exist already (hell, the Mario Kart even had hand-tracking to see what direction you threw the shell!), all these titles need is accessibility. Something that shops have the ability to supply for a price. Be it through PC-Bangs on the street, or a return of the classic Arcades. VR may just give the marketplace reason to return. Arcades came to power thanks to PCs being too expensive/unable to achieve the same performance as an arcade machine. They died when that gap no longer existed, yet here it is returning. Exciting gaming content for multiple people to enjoy in the same place, but too pricey for groups to be willing to invest into.

The cost of multiple VR headsets and machines to power them all is too great, there isn't enough content for people to be willing to invest within friend groups yet. To pay for an hour's slot on 4 VR headsets in a room though, removes the exclusivity of the genre, as well as socializes the activity removing any public stigma from it. I see this kind of arcade as an inevitability, it's the question of how long until the multiplayer title range is diverse enough for companies to be willing to invest. GAME are usually fairly tight-gripped when it comes to spending money investing into unexplored areas, yet here they are as the first to expand into this territory. Let's hope they turn out a success, so that other companies will follow suit PC-Bangs become common-place in the West.Reply
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But if you already have a decent PC (med to high end), which I assume most PC games enthusiasts do, the $600 price tag starts to bring VR into an affordable range. Again, for enthusiasts. For regular folk, people that maybe haven't bought a video card in the last years, the need for a PC upgrade is a major deterrent.


Sorry for the $ to pound thing :(

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QDP2 replied to 8 questions on the Surgeon Simulator 2013 Review
1 Year ago
Surgeon Simulator 2013 review snippet How gory is Surgeon Simulator 2013?
Not bad after the 1st couple of transplants.
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QDP2 replied to 8 questions on the League of Legends Review
1 Year ago
League of Legends review snippet Which characters would you recommend to starting players?
Support is great if you have a friend who can play a crucial and talk you through your mistakes, but you'll have to be good friends and willing to accept where you're wrong to learn fast.
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QDP2 replied to 2 questions on the Broforce Review
2 Years ago
Broforce review snippet Does Broforce respect the military?
If you are questioning this game being offensive you probably shouldn't be playing it, as it certainly isn't meant to be taken seriously, or ever to be considered like real-life xD
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QDP2 replied to 9 questions on the Antichamber Review
2 Years ago
Antichamber review snippet What are gamers first impressions of Antichamber
By far my favourite mind game, brilliant challenge!
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