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EA on Battlefield 5 backlash against women: "This is not ok"EA on Battlefield 5 backlash against women: "This is not ok"
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The "REALISTIC" Battlefield series has witnessed pinball physics on vehicles, soldiers surfing on the wings of planes, dolphin-diving antics, knives that deal no damage whatsoever, horses half-submerged in walls and zeppelins spinning around like disco balls, and no one batted an eye.

Yet the next upcoming game adds playable ladies, and everyone loses their bloody minds.Reply
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Using the term 'realism' is always going to fall flat in a discussion about battlefield.


However, I suspect the word people are grasping for is authenticity. And what Dice are delivering for Battlefield V (and BF1) is about as far away from an authentic portrayal of those two conflicts as you can get. But that's just my opinion. I don't doubt that there are many naysayers purely because there are playable women in the game. For me, there have been issues dating back over several of the last games.


I'm not going to get it because I haven't enjoyed a battlefield game since BF2. And that's okay. I'll just look for entertainment elsewhere.

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Metal Wolf Chaos XD has been revealedMetal Wolf Chaos XD has been revealed
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I trust Metal Wolf's president a great deal more than the creatures currently in the White House.
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3 Months ago
Making it in Unreal: how City of Titans makes players feel like a proper superheroMaking it in Unreal: how City of Titans makes players feel like a proper superhero
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If I remember right, this is but one of four (yes, four) spiritual successors the City of Heroes fans are busy with - the others being Valiance Online, Heroes & Villains and the most recently unveiled Ship of Heroes.

Seems a bit much considering how expensive MMOs can be to create and maintain. But still, I wish the lot of them the best of luck in their efforts - ever since CoH's shutdown it's left a distinct itch that needs a good scratching.
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4 Months ago
Steam’s Lunar New Year Sale has arrived, along with significant changes to your wishlistSteam’s Lunar New Year Sale has arrived, along with significant changes to your wishlist
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Not a fan of the wishlist changes - too clunky and cumbersome, and while it loads fine on the website, half the time on the client it's just showing up as a blue loading bar.
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4 Months ago
Dragon Ball FighterZ hits 2 million sales across all platformsDragon Ball FighterZ hits 2 million sales across all platforms
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Yeah, I think this turned out to be a good launch day for it - only able to get in 2 matches online so far because ALL the lobbies are completely packed. Every one of them.

It plays *beautifully* though. Great netcode had me feeling like I was playing offline, it scales and runs silky smooth despite having a small number of graphics options, and for a beefy package running on Unreal 4 it's a real surprise that it only takes up a little under 5gb of disk space. ArcSys, you did damn good.
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5 Months ago
Design your own armies in Forged Battalion, an RTS with Command & Conquer DNADesign your own armies in Forged Battalion, an RTS with Command & Conquer DNA
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Quite liking the look of this one - it looks similar to Warzone 2100, but with lots more colours thrown around.
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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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The Chimpy Man replied to 2 questions on the Dirty Bomb Review
2 Years 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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2 Years 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
2 Years 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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2 Years 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
2 Years 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
2 Years 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
2 Years 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
2 Years 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
2 Years 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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2 Years 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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