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Wizards of the Coast plan digital reimaging of Magic: The GatheringWizards of the Coast plan digital reimaging of Magic: The Gathering
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"Magic Online ... failing to make headway among ... hardcore card game players."

Incorrect. Magic Online is what serious ("hardcore") players use to test decks for tournaments and other competitive play, and have done for many years.
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Hardcore magic players, sure. But very, very few players get into MTGO before or instead of getting into the physical game. Several high-profile Magic players even switched over to Hearthstone.

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10,897 Korean Overwatch accounts banned just this week for hacking10,897 Korean Overwatch accounts banned just this week for hacking
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Yeah, that seems to be the general plot. What's weird is map hacks etc. never seemed to run rampant out of PC bangs when StarCraft, League were on top.

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I'd hazard a guess that autoaim programs are just significantly easier to implement, or give you a greater advantage. In Blizzard's defence OW is certainly not the only FPS to experience cheating, and maybe it's the popularity of the game that seem to inflate these reports making it seem like a bigger issue than it is.

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You can “bang so many” companions in Mass Effect: Andromeda, plus they’ll move around the shipYou can “bang so many” companions in Mass Effect: Andromeda, plus they’ll move around the ship
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You do you, but I'm gonna try and bang everyone.

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#ImWithChaz

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Roadhog hook rebuffed on the Overwatch PTR, will add 'slow on stun' effectRoadhog hook rebuffed on the Overwatch PTR, will add 'slow on stun' effect
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I feel sorry for Roadhog. It's no surprise that his hook has always been a problem that needs constant changing and rebalancing, when his other abilities are generally considered fine as they are.

But are they really?

Roadhog's ultimate pushes people away. Mechanically it's a sound idea but what does this really say about him as a person? His ultimate ability pushes people away from him, and it's been largely unchanged. He knows how to turn people away from him, and he's perfected this ability to the point that it's his most powerful representation of who he is.

Does he really want this? I don't think so. That's why his hook brings people to him. He wants this to work. He doesn't want to be the monster all the time. Why can't Mercy, or Lucio, or anyone just stay a while? Allow themselves to be taken in by what Roadhog has to offer?

Because Roadhog is also self centered. This is indicative of this secondary ability to heal himself. Roadhog wants to love others, but can only focus inwardly, selfishly, and ultimately, only ends up pushing them away again in a fit of destruction.

This is why his hook is broken. Because he can't learn to love.
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Congratulations on today's best comment.

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Topic of the Week: 2017's most anticipated PC gamesTopic of the Week: 2017's most anticipated PC games
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Eitr is going to be amazing #believe

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I totally forgot Prey. That looks like it might be good.


ALSO:

PLEASE DOOM SINGLE PLAYER DLC.

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Topic of the Week: 2017's most anticipated PC gamesTopic of the Week: 2017's most anticipated PC games
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Cyberpunk being next year would shock me to my core

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Absolutely, But that was the only thing to come to mind when thinking of games i'm looking forward to. Give me some Dota2, Eve Online and Titanfall and i'll be happy as Larry.

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Ben Barrett responded to xNuke comment in
1 Month ago
What if GTA but tactics - Ghost Recon Wildlands beta sign-ups are now availableWhat if GTA but tactics - Ghost Recon Wildlands beta sign-ups are now available
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I was getting an error while trying to sign up with your link. Turns out your link defaults to "Canada", switched it at the bottom of the page to UK and I could sign up no problem.
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That is ... especially strange given it was written from the UK. Will get it changed, thanks.

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Watch a $10,000 Eve Online death star be blown to bitsWatch a $10,000 Eve Online death star be blown to bits
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Massive fight and lots of ships got assploded.

However The keepstar didnt get blown up. Also there has been a keepstar blown up prior to this event. Please correct your facts regarding EvE Online or get somebody who knows a bit about the game first :)
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I didn't say that it got blown up (yet) or that it was the first ever keepstar to be destroyed, just that it was the first time this would happen - which it is. However, I've added a clarification as a few people were confused about that.

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YookaLaylee responded to Ben Barrett's comment in
1 Month ago
Dawn of War 3 units - all the confirmed and rumoured units so farDawn of War 3 units - all the confirmed and rumoured units so far
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Hey! Thanks muchly for this, added a few in. Somehow forgot Eldar Jetbikes actually had a name, or that Dire Avengers even existed. Been a decade or so since I did Space Marines vs. Eldar on a friend's carpet...


Have you got a link for the Dreadnought Elite interview and the screenshots of the other Eldar heroes?

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No worries mate!


You can see the unnamed Howling Banshee hero here at 0m 20s:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_FSkkPbF7c


Here is confirmation from one of the community managers on the Ven. Dread:


https://community.dawnofwar.com/discussion/comment/13459#Comment_13459


the "ranger" hero can be seen here near the shadowspectres on the left. He has a white/grey ponytail and a long rifle: http://imgur.com/a/v8DXG


Edit: Dire Avenger --> Howling Banshee.

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Selarek responded to Ben Barrett's comment in
1 Month ago
League of Legends overtakes Overwatch in South Korea’s internet cafés League of Legends overtakes Overwatch in South Korea’s internet cafés
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Their pace of content release is actually very quick, and on-par with League of Legends in gameplay terms. Two new heroes in six months, plus maps, plus game modes, plus more in development, plus a semi-constant PTR with major redesigns and tweaks at all times.

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maybe, but it still feels reeeally slow, also, I remember in the past, when LoL was in early stages, they even announced 3 champs in a row! And having a pool of over 110 heroes, it's normal to slow down to a hero every 3 months or even more.. now lets talk about 23.

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10 Months ago
StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void review snippet Are the aliens in StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void scary?
Depends how you feel about faceless psychics and gribbly beasts. It never goes into straight-up horror, and Blizzard's style is so over the top that it defies becoming disturbing.
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Ben Barrett replied to 11 questions on the Undertale Review
1 Year ago
Undertale review snippet Is Undertale nauseatingly cute?
No, it subverts itself a lot and switches it up from just plain cute rather quickly.
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Ben Barrett replied to 5 questions on the You Must Build A Boat Review
1 Year ago
You Must Build A Boat review snippet Have you come up with any clever strategies in You Must Build A Boat?
Beyond matching non-combat tiles outside of combat as much as possible and avoiding wasting big damage combos without anything to hit, no, it's mostly luck with a bit of pattern recognition in there.
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1 Year ago
The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth review snippet How gory is The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth?
Nothing spectacular, and the low-fi graphics mean it's far less in your face than you get from today's various big-budget offerings. It is gross, though, and if you stop and think about what's going on it's basically disgusting.
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Ben Barrett replied to 11 questions on the Grand Theft Auto V Review
1 Year ago
Grand Theft Auto V review snippet How open is Grand Theft Auto V to explore?
It's a massive city that's basically completely unrestricted, especially with some mods to open up more of the buildings. The tools you have to get around make it even easier, but there isn't a lot to do out there.
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1 Year ago
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive review snippet How does Global Offensive compare to Source or 1.6?
Source was my game and even the tiniest changes in GO put me off initially. It has some additional weapons and a large rebalance pass, plus various changes to the cash system, menus, level layouts etc. It's also patched more regularly than its previous counterpart. It is as much a brand new game in the details as it is broadly the same. However, if you're a Source or 1.6 hardcore player, you likely already know which you prefer.
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1 Year ago
METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN review snippet How realistic are the horses in METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN?
As realistic as it's possible to be while being an armoured, immortal horse that gets air-lifted by a balloon regularly.
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