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After Norsca, expect more minor races in the Total War: Warhammer trilogyAfter Norsca, expect more minor races in the Total War: Warhammer trilogy
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I'm a Bretonnian at heart, but I'm really enjoying my Norsca campaign - Wulfrik's army is unstoppable with the experience bonuses from the Hound. Can't wait to see how they interact with Archaon when he turns up!

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I've always been a 40k fan myself (still hoping we don't need another 39,997 planned titles before they can get the IP to make it!), but Bretonnians was definitely my favourite DLC to have been made.


After Games Workshop killed off them, the Empire and humanity as a whole (replacing them with the ascended cult of Sigmar), it was awesome to see the knights return.


Archaon's arrival isn't a locked event, you can choose what you want to do. I won't get into specifics, but it's great fun no matter what you decide!

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[:NET:] Ronin responded to Richard Scott-Jones's comment in
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BattleTech threatened by Robotech lawsuitBattleTech threatened by Robotech lawsuit
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Good detail - thank you! Sounds like HG are only doing this because of the traction the new BattleTech game is getting, and the fans stand to lose out. A shame.

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There is a Robotech movie about to go in production, which will no doubt have a game and a few other side items that they want to have that IP protected.


Sure it's been a while since we've seen American Robotech, but thats about to change and they are prepping for it.

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1 Month ago
XCOM 2: War of the Chosen costs the same as the base game in the UKXCOM 2: War of the Chosen costs the same as the base game in the UK
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To be honest, it's the narrative that I'm worried about for that kind of pricing. At £35 I expect a full package or something that truly seems worth the price because realistically by this point many, if not most of us that have the game have already played through it at least once. So looking at it like that (regardless of how much it adds) is £35 the right price for a product that adds a twist onto what you already have?

It'll still probably sell, and if I'm honest once it drops in price a little I'll likely buy it but I will be walking away wondering what kind of road the company is going down in terms of their DLC (If it works once, why not keep selling at high prices). Which I think is something to be wary of nowadays when, and I may be wrong here, people are getting a little more wise to the idea that DLC policies have been a tad more than unfair of late.

Then again. It may shit gold and be amazing and feel like a bargain. Only time will tell I guess.
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This is exactly the problem - it might feel like a bargain, or it might only be "a twist," as you put it, but we won't know for sure until we start playing. This kind of uncertainty is what reviews are for (not to toot the horn for our industry, or anything).


That said, Firaxis have been really forthcoming about all the content the expansion will add, and it does look huge. Here's hoping it turns out to be good value, even at £35.

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Doctor Who and Elektra will be in COD: WW2's Zombies modeDoctor Who and Elektra will be in COD: WW2's Zombies mode
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You missed some good stuff man! Tennant was great but so was Matt Smith - maybe even better. I'm also a huge Capaldi fan, so it's a shame his scripts were a bit inconsistent, but the last two episodes of season nine were as good as the show has ever been.

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I could never relate to Banana face (Smith), always felt like his narrative was forcing DW away from the tried and tested success we had. I'm sure my opinion here is contrasting to many (he was popular enough to get multiple seasons of his own), maybe if I questioned him less I could have enjoyed the show more.


Capaldi was better than Smith for me, but he lacked the magic Tennant offered back in the day. Who could forget his introduction to the Weeping Angels, or heaven forbid a mention of the Empty Child! It's been a while now since I last watched one of his episodes, but in my memory there wasn't a story arc I didn't glue myself too. Nostalgia can be a strong tool and Tennant has held me hostage for a long time now :P

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1 Month ago
League of Legends patch 7.15: Urgot and his exploding kneesLeague of Legends patch 7.15: Urgot and his exploding knees
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Are the numbers wrong at nauti? Because it looks like a buff not like a changed.
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Double-checked and numbers are correct - will revise the wording :-)

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Silentius responded to Richard Scott-Jones's comment in
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Total War: Warhammer 2 Skaven race guide: their campaign and battle mechanicsTotal War: Warhammer 2 Skaven race guide: their campaign and battle mechanics
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Interesting - never really thought of them as underdogs, maybe because I've always found them really strong to play against! Definitely agree that they're one of the only Warhammer races that are unique to the IP.

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You could kinda argue that Chaos are unique, but they're really just a unique twist on the age old demon/devil worshipper trope. For me, what gives Warhammer its charm is not so much that it does anything new, but that it takes old ingredients and produces quirky and distinctive flavours.

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Destiny 2 class guide - your first look at abilities for all classesDestiny 2 class guide - your first look at abilities for all classes
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What are precision hits? And melee has some energy bar? How does that work?
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Precision hits are headshots.


As for the melee thing, that's a bit complicated - your melee ability has an energy bar that will activate an additional effect if it's full (for example, the Dawnblade's Firestarter perk increases movement and reload speed with a charged melee).


You'll always be able to make a melee attack, even when the bar is empty. It's just that, when it's full, melee attacks will do something extra depending on your subclass and build.

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Jeff Kaplan thinks Overwatch is balanced and doesn’t want to shift the metaJeff Kaplan thinks Overwatch is balanced and doesn’t want to shift the meta
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I'm completely with him on this. Better the meta should shift slowly and organically than in response to knee-jerk decisions by devs, and each hero considered in terms of balance rather than pick rate. And on that basis he acknowledges Hog and Mercy need a look, which is most of what the community are complaining about anyway.

Genuinely interested to hear from anyone who disagrees, 'cause I'm struggling to see why.
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Richard Scott-Jones responded to Notellin comment in
2 Months ago
Destiny 2 will see the return of hardcore PvP event Iron BannerDestiny 2 will see the return of hardcore PvP event Iron Banner
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Anyone who has played Destiny knows there is absolutely nothing hardcore about Iron Banner. The increased damage from being higher level is so minimal it's non existent.

Only thing Iron Banner is good for is that it hands out legendary loot like candy compared to normal crucible.

But to call it hardcore is a huge exaggeration.
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Last time Bungie talked about the IB power curve (around TTK) they explained that a difference of 10 Light equates to 2% in damage. That's not nothing with damage so finely balanced across weapon archetypes, but yeah, if you're 390+ IB is no big deal.


Clearly you're in that position, but consider the rest of the player base. Many aren't anywhere near max Light, and to them IB looks pretty intimidating. Personally, I know I've noticed the difference in IB early in an expansion, or on an alt, before I got my Light level up.


But hey, these things are relative. IB has nothing on Trials, for sure.

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Jac Atax responded to Richard Scott-Jones's comment in
3 Months ago
How Destiny 2 can overcome its predecessor's shortfalls: what we want to seeHow Destiny 2 can overcome its predecessor's shortfalls: what we want to see
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I felt exactly the same at launch, but it's much better now. When was the last time you played?

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I traded it in for something like $2.50 about 9 months ago.

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