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6 Months ago
The best Dota 2 heroes for beginnersThe best Dota 2 heroes for beginners
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A bit of advice for those getting in on MOBAs in general: Never pick a support type. Your team WILL betray you and report you for everything because you've spent all your time and gold supporting them and not one-shotting the other team "like you're supposed to."Reply
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I recently got into DOTA2 after trying it a few times over the last few years. Things finally clicked for me around the time 7.0 came out.


I 100% agree that new players should not choose a support class. But for completely different reasons.


Support is a high level role. You need to be able to assess the flow of the match as it is happening, read the map and the action on the screen, and react accordingly. It is not a beginner role. The rest of the team will rely on you for vision / wards, and healing, and actual hero support within team battles.


What I've noticed (and have been guilty of in the past) is that new people approach a MOBA like a FPS and think that playing a 'support' will be easy because they can just spam heal their teammates like in a shooter. It does not function like that. At all. There is no TF2 Medic equivalent.


A good Support player can carry a mediocre team to victory. But a good team with a mediocre Support will always fail.


Seriously, if you're new and want to play a Support - don't.

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10 Months ago
Blizzard is asking Hearthstone players if they’re interested in a campaign, a 2v2 mode and moreBlizzard is asking Hearthstone players if they’re interested in a campaign, a 2v2 mode and more
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Yeah, a proper Hearthstone campaign mode would be interesting. Also a less sadistic treatment of free/new players, please.
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1 Year ago
Mortal Kombat XL heading to PC, online beta hits SteamMortal Kombat XL heading to PC, online beta hits Steam
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Tried it the other day. My current PC's nowhere near powerful enough to run XL at full speed - at 1600x900 res with medium detail settings all round, the benchmark tool says I'm getting a 45-55 framerate. Not a great performance.

On the bright side, this beta is a HUGE improvement over MKX's lousy Steam debut - there was not a single glitch, crash or artifact in sight, and even with my hardware limitations the controls felt immediately responsive. Whatever team Netherrealm brought over to help getting this port job right, they're doing good so far.
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1 Year ago
Ubisoft calls time on troubled multiplayer shooter Ghost Recon PhantomsUbisoft calls time on troubled multiplayer shooter Ghost Recon Phantoms
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Well that's unfortunate - I rather liked what I played of Phantoms.
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1 Year ago
Blizzard hit by spree of DDOS attacks - here’s what you should knowBlizzard hit by spree of DDOS attacks - here’s what you should know
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If I remember right, this latest DDoS against Battle.net started shortly after Blizzard's second Overwatch ban wave kicked out a few thousand more idiots who paid full retail price for aimbots. They'll tell you that critics are the ones sabotaging these games and do a fine job convincing absolutely no one.
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1 Year ago
Team Fortress 2 asks you to choose between Heavy and Pyro in Meat vs Match WAR! updateTeam Fortress 2 asks you to choose between Heavy and Pyro in Meat vs Match WAR! update
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The balance tweaks have been interesting, and Pass Time is a fun football mode, but the matchmaking's a colossal waste of space. Hour-long queue times on average, damn near every match is 12 vs 6, the buggy and fliparse rank system means you'll often lose ranks for winning games, Quick/Ranked play don't have any cheat protection or voting... it's like Valve looked at matchmaking's 10+ years of complete failure and decided "yep, we want some of that."
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The Chimpy Man replied to 2 questions on the Dirty Bomb Review
1 Year ago
Dirty Bomb review snippet How good an FPS is Dirty Bomb?
Pretty good on its own terms. Much like Splash Damage's previous games it puts a bloody-minded focus on the attack/defend game type, and while it doesn't quite have Brink's ambition or full-blown parkour, it feels much more refined and focused.
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1 Year ago
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft review snippet How fair is the free-to-play model in Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft?
Hearthstone is a rich man's game - you either have to pour hundreds of pounds into the murderously powerful Legendary decks all the veterans use, or you sit back and watch as they effortlessly stomp all over your puny starting deck again and again and again.
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Killer Instinct Season 3 details revealed: balance changes, Kim Wu and Halo's ArbiterKiller Instinct Season 3 details revealed: balance changes, Kim Wu and Halo's Arbiter
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Nice to see KI doing so well for itself. When it first launched, I was concerned that it was going to end up as some rushed-out season pass experiment gone badly wrong - fortunately no, a lot of serious care and effort has gone into it. Looking forward to trying it out next month.Reply
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Yeah, it's on my to-do list now too, terrible as I am at fighting games. Quite enjoyed watching it at EVO and the WC last night.

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The Chimpy Man replied to 2 questions on the Killing Floor Review
1 Year ago
Killing Floor review snippet How good an FPS is Killing Floor?
A fairly standard but rock solid wave survival FPS that's constantly surprised us with the constant support it's gotten over the years - of all the weapons, maps and models it's added, the only tidbits you actually have to pay for are a remarkably small number of skin packs, fully voiced models and community-made guns. Here's hoping that Killing Floor 2 carries on the same trend.
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1 Year ago
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Phantoms - EU review snippet How good are the sounds in Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Phantoms - EU?
Gun sounds are immensely meaty - most of the shotguns make a thunderous KASPLADOW when you fire.
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Skype now hides IP addresses to protect online gamers from trollsSkype now hides IP addresses to protect online gamers from trolls
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Only took them how many years?Reply
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A little under 5 years, since Microsoft purchased Skype.

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The Chimpy Man replied to a question on the Orcs Must Die! 2 Review
1 Year ago
Orcs Must Die! 2 review snippet How much fun are the weapons in Orcs Must Die! 2?
The wide selection of death traps, the main attraction of the game, is wickedly funny to mess with, as you gradually transform a corridor into a Rube Goldberg stomping ground that in turn transforms googly-eyed orcs into piles of roasted meat and useful coins.
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The Chimpy Man replied to 2 questions on the Street Fighter X Tekken Review
1 Year ago
Street Fighter X Tekken review snippet How active is the multiplayer community for Street Fighter X Tekken?
Pretty much dead on PC, largely thanks to an unpleasant mix of terribly thought-out DLC practices and Games For Windows Live violently opposing the idea of letting people play online. A real shame, as for all its faults, I honestly prefer the feel of this over SF4.
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The Chimpy Man replied to 2 questions on the Skullgirls Review
1 Year ago
Skullgirls review snippet Would you recommend Skullgirls as a good starting point for players wanting to try 2D fighting games?
It's one of the very few fighting games out there that has a really good general knowledge tutorial - puts some serious effort into helping you understand some of the genre fundamentals.
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The Chimpy Man replied to a question on the DG2: Defense Grid 2 Review
1 Year ago
DG2: Defense Grid 2 review snippet Does the setting of DG2: Defense Grid 2 feel original?
Hardly the most original, as tower defense games with sci-fi settings have been tried and tested plenty of times, but this is easily one of the most polished and focused examples of its ilk. The AI helpers nattering about raspberries helps give it a certain charm.
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The Chimpy Man replied to 2 questions on the Team Fortress 2 Review
1 Year ago
Team Fortress 2 review snippet How much fun are the weapons in Team Fortress 2?
Over the years, TF2 has accumulated a huge and delightfully weird arsenal, mixing up pistols, shotguns, rifles and miniguns with the kind of tools you'd see in Looney Toons. Laser cannons, jars of bodily fluids, longbows, robot fists, medieval blades, life-giving sandwiches, a fish in a rolled-up newspaper... all with multiple ways to earn them without needing to stop by the in-game store.
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1 Year ago
Might & Magic: Duel of Champions review snippet How fair is the free-to-play model in Might & Magic: Duel of Champions?
A damn sight less stingy than Hearthstone, that's for sure - no needing to pay £15 for every chapter in the decently sized campaign, and coin/card rewards are doled out far more frequently.
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