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Xerkics commented on
1 Week ago
Hold your mechs: BattleTech delayed until 2018Hold your mechs: BattleTech delayed until 2018
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I wonder if this is because of the frivolous lawsuit by Harmony Gold rather than anything else?
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TsunamiWombat responded to Xerkics's comment in
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Riot Games is sued because League Of Legends' Striker Lucian Skin looks like a real footballerRiot Games is sued because League Of Legends' Striker Lucian Skin looks like a real footballer
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Times must be tough for retired pro footballers if he is resorting to petty lawsuits like that.Reply
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Well he's retired so he's not making millions of dollars for falling down and clutching his knee anymore

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LawBreakers class guide - all the roles, weapons, and abilities explainedLawBreakers class guide - all the roles, weapons, and abilities explained
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And yet evidence points to the contrary how much they might have "borrowed" during the development.

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Which is approximately nothing you fucking moron. Classes like "assault" and "gunslinger" have been around long before Overwatch. Team based shooters have been around before Overwatch. This game looks nothing like it, plays nothing like it, and was in development before it. Are you by chance 15?

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LawBreakers class guide - all the roles, weapons, and abilities explainedLawBreakers class guide - all the roles, weapons, and abilities explained
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Did Overwatch really need another clone? To think that trailer looked so good they didnt even bother changing some classes and pretty much straight up lifted them from overwatch with min changes. I hope Blizzard sues their Ass.Reply
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LB development began before overwatch, those classes included. It isn't a clone chronologically or in concept.

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Why LawBreakers is the first post-Overwatch shooterWhy LawBreakers is the first post-Overwatch shooter
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The gameplay might be slightly different but a lot of characters are literally clones of overwatch characters with minor alterations.Reply
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Not really. There are only two classes that can be called clones, with (significant) alterations:


Enforcer can be seen as a clone of Soldier 76. The primary weapon is very similar and the support field ability is similar as well.


Gunslinger is partially a mix of McCree (dual pistols, one long-range) with Tracer (short-range teleport ability + one automatic pistol).


All the remaining classes play nothing like anything in Overwatch. Although a few may look otherwise at first glance when looking at just the visual design:

Wraith looks a bit like Sombra, but plays completely differently.

Assassin is a melee DPS, but any similarity to Genji ends there.

Battle Medic flies around and can heal allies, but plays nothing like Mercy.


The gameplay is more than slightly different. Lawbreakers is a FPS that focuses on individual skill in a team-based format. Overwatch is a FPS that focuses on teamplay while offering some avenues for individual skill. In Lawbreakers the emphasis is much more on killing the enemy, the pacing is much higher, abilities aren't nearly as powerful, matches are much shorter and more frantic, etc.

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Middle-earth: Shadow of War will have microtransactions but content will not be gatedMiddle-earth: Shadow of War will have microtransactions but content will not be gated
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Full price game like this should have no micro-transactions . Content locked behind a pay gate like that its exactly what that is. No matter how you put it. It sounds like the ingame currency to unlock them will be few and far between.Reply
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You can bet that the balance has been altered in some way to accommodate the "extra" content.

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Bluehole say PUBG player banned for stream sniping was lobby hopping to try to secure killsBluehole say PUBG player banned for stream sniping was lobby hopping to try to secure kills
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It's fairly obvious what Bluehole and PU care about, and that's the dollaroo. Streamers bring in players, and viewers, which all adds up. If they piss off a streamer, then they lose that viewership.
So they'll believe anything that comes out of their mouths. Insta-banning without due process is proof of this.

What's worse is that they have clearly accepted that the report system is being abused by streamers. While they actively get their viewership to report players, Bluehole and PU are accepting it.

How can they have those rules in place? Allowing streamers to abuse the reporting system, while systematically banning anyone that they do report?

Hardly a fair way to handle players. Giving streamers higher privileges in their game, while the regular player gets shitted on if they are unlucky enough to land in a server with a child-streamer who throws his mouth off whenever he gets killed.

"OH NOES THEY KILLED ME, BUT IM BETTER THAN THEM, THEY MUST BE CHEATING OR STREAM SNIPING"
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Pretty much

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Xerkics responded to GodEmperorTrump comment in
4 Weeks ago
Middle-earth: Shadow of War has Lord of the Rings’ first ever black characterMiddle-earth: Shadow of War has Lord of the Rings’ first ever black character
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Actually,

There are lots of black and brown skinned people in the Lord of the Rings universe. Granted, Middle Earth is meant to literally be Europe long ago. Hence the whiteness.

Southrons and Easterlings have a few mentions, loosely based on African and I believe Mongol peoples respectively. The Haradrim are modeled after middle eastern cultures and can be thought of to have similar demographic make ups of peoples of North Africa and the Arabian peninsula. Far Harad was explicitly said to be comprised of black skinned people.

Not sure if the Black Neumenorians are meant to be literally black, although I know of at least two characters from that sub-race which end up as lords in Haradrim culture.

As for Shelob being given form as a woman, well she is a direct descendant of Ungoliant who is thought to be either a force of nature that existed in Ea outside of the traditional creation... errr... path, OR a fallen Maiar. Point is she isn't "just" a huge spider.

Pretty sure in the Silmarillion it says that Ungoliant specifically chooses the form of a spider. Point being, think of Maiar as demi-gods/angels etc. The idea that they can shape shift isn't really that far fetched.

From a creative standpoint... it's a bit difficult to connect with a spider going ***SPREECCCCCCH*** ***HISSSSSSSSSS*** ***BLEGEGEGH***, so humanizing something that already has name recognition to people who have seen the movies isn't what I'd call a "creative miss".
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Yes exactly but i think the point they are making is that but he is probably like a black man of Gondor or something to make it more inclusive not an enemy haradrim working for the Dark Lord. Obviously at the time Tolkien was writing Lord of the rings he was mostly writing it from perspective of an English man of that time. All that political correctness we have now is something that he would never have thought of.

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Xerkics commented on
4 Weeks ago
Fornite players are being gifted 15 loot box Llamas worth $15Fornite players are being gifted 15 loot box Llamas worth $15
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If they expect us to pay 40 bucks for a game upfront it should have zero micro transactions.
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Xerkics commented on
1 Month ago
Nvidia Showcase: stream Batman: Arkham Knight to your TV now with Nvidia ShieldNvidia Showcase: stream Batman: Arkham Knight to your TV now with Nvidia Shield
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Nice to see they arent making exceptions a lot of streams act like spoiled children or outright assholes because they think if they are a minor internet celebrity they can get away with anything.
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Xerkics replied to a question on the Dota 2 Review
1 Year ago
Dota 2 review snippet How's your Russian coming along?
The game focuses too much on inventory management rather than actual gameplay. IF you want a good moba play Heroes of the Storm it goes away with gear and focuses on actual team play.
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