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3 Weeks ago
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ fog is more frustrating than funPlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ fog is more frustrating than fun
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I disagree. The environments are a modifier. Making you change the way you play the game is the whole point. I think the term in, "adapt or die".

Rain makes it virtually impossible to hear nearby players, dusk makes general visibility lower with everything being given a warm glow, and fog forces you to fight at close range. My only problem with it is the extra advantage it gives cheaters, but there's not much you can do about that beyond ban them.

"Having the climactic moments of a match come down to several people crawling around in the grass is hardly thrilling"

^^ This is how almost every single PUBG match ends. After the player count dips below 20 everyone hits the deck and tries their best to look like foliage. That's tactics, man!
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1 Month ago
Decksplash didn’t have 100,000 players last week, so now its developers are moving onDecksplash didn’t have 100,000 players last week, so now its developers are moving on
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I hope this game survives, although I don't find it massively engaging myself. I'll definitely spend some time with it to help the numbers.
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2 Months ago
Modern stealth games give players too much powerModern stealth games give players too much power
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Agree! If you can muck up the stealth and then easily butcher double digits worth of bad guys, then it is not a stealth game.
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The 7 worst PC building crimes and how to avoid themThe 7 worst PC building crimes and how to avoid them
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Started off like "Oh HDMI in the wrong slot? This list is going to be weak as shit."

Ended in the fetal position, weeping and wiping my nose with snot-coated sleeves.

I did one that isn't here (because you can't do it anymore) once. Hooked up my friend's PC with the wrong type of RAM in the early 2000s. Ruined his entire motherboard...Reply
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Oh man, it's even worse doing it as tech support for your buddies. I feel your pain.


I've heard potential urban myths of some folk just ignoring the notches in the DIMM slots and just forcing the RAM in the wrong way, I'm hoping that's not true...

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2 Months ago
Videogames’ portrayal of the Holocaust does a disservice to both players and victimsVideogames’ portrayal of the Holocaust does a disservice to both players and victims
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"They are clearly stating that Nazis are bad - which is, weirdly, somehow controversial in itself in 2017 "

It's really not.

Good article though.Reply
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Agreed. It's clearly not controversial at all. Those that ARE Nazis will of course not see anything controversial about it because they think they are the correct view. The rest of us (thankfully a majority) disagree.


I never thought we'd back here battling Nazis as a real non-trivial entity again 72 years later, but here we are. I suppose 72 years is long enough for the events that transpired in WWII to be far enough in the past where no one has a real attachment to how truly vile that time was.

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The PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds community is a mess, and it's getting worseThe PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds community is a mess, and it's getting worse
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Because Brendan is a smart guy and he should know that if a guy who's playing a character based on a sort of lame stereotypical 80s movies star, and he talks about round house kicking you, you should know instantly he's having a laugh. Especially when he randomly adds "lightning" at the end to make it absolutely clear. The whole reaction was childish.


It's very sad it instantly devolved to "someone did a violence on me once" wah wah etc.

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I think that's up to Brendan, not us. I don't really care how much somebody is joking, if they're some dude on the internet (i.e. not a personal friend) with thousands upon thousands of fans/followers (many, many, many of whom take him 100% seriously), I certainly wouldn't want them making 'jokes' about beating me up, and I've never had a traumatic experience with it.


I don't think it's up to the target of a joke to 'get it', it's up to the guy making it to be funny.

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The PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds community is a mess, and it's getting worseThe PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds community is a mess, and it's getting worse
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"Following that, Greene went on to explain the power of hurtful words in a blog post, since he had actually been kicked in the chest in real life - his head went through a window as a result. "

And he has PTSD to this day, I bet.

Seriously though, we're talking about Dr Disrespect, a man who plays a character on stream and on social media. Taking this seriously is laughable.

PUBG is a fantastic game but it's been bizarrely mismanaged by the devs. They've hugely over-reacted to "harassment" like beeping a horn at someone, they've banned people for stream sniping with no actual evidence. Getting angry about that is ludicrous when it seems you can get banned for beeping a horn or killing the wrong person.

That honking video is really funnyReply
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I don't really see why playing a character is an excuse to be an asshole?

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10 Months ago
PewDiePie apologises for anti-Semitic stunt after slamming the media coveragePewDiePie apologises for anti-Semitic stunt after slamming the media coverage
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It's starting to get on my tits how no one is even mentioning how blatant it is that this was a hit piece specifically taking bits of his content out of context to make him look bad.

Seriously, games journalism? THE video games youtuber and you wont even say a single word in his defense when people intentionally set out to attack his livelihood?Reply
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Well I mean, realistically, that's playing with fire for journalists. Two large companies dumped PewDiePie over this, journalists tend to have sponsors they need. Plus, at least for PCGamesN, they put his statement on the matter, and there's not really anything else that needs to be said, is there?


I think it's one of those issues where people don't really sit on the fence about it and are going to be convinced by an article.

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