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2 Months ago
German authority rules that streamers require a 10,000€ broadcasting licenseGerman authority rules that streamers require a 10,000€ broadcasting license
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I think it would have been worth mentioning that the channel in question is streaming 24/7.
Obviously the established media will try to use this to cement their monopoly and push newcomers out if it isn't revised, but it's not like this was some random dude who only streams every now and then.
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Total War: Warhammer 2: release date, races, campaign - everything we knowTotal War: Warhammer 2: release date, races, campaign - everything we know
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TW:40K with Necrons would have definitely been great, but the Lizardmen are neat, too.

Especially the feature two play on both maps (from I and II) sounds interesting.

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I hope that one day the 40K license gets shared with Creative Assembley (I believe Games Workshop still own the licenses for game production of 40K, they haven't limited themselves to THQ have they?)


The multi-map support reminds me of the Lord of the Rings version of Risk. They made 4 maps (one for each corner of Mordor) that you could just put together and play over the entire area. I hope the balancing works and results in a square-enough map. 4 maps is easy to turn into a square, but if TW:W2 is to the west of TW:W1, where can they place the 3rd installment to stop it from being one extremely long (and narrow) map?

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3 Months ago
Blizzard have tweaked controversial WoW change that made mobs scale with equipment Blizzard have tweaked controversial WoW change that made mobs scale with equipment
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That sounds like a pretty terrible idea if you ask me.
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5 Months ago
Russian intelligence services allegedly used PC games as delivery method for spying malwareRussian intelligence services allegedly used PC games as delivery method for spying malware
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says you.

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I would take everything BuzzFeed says with more than just a grain of salt, so I'm inclined to agree with Tovias.

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7 Months ago
Top WoW guild Exorsus and two others mass-banned for exploiting on game’s hardest boss, Helya Top WoW guild Exorsus and two others mass-banned for exploiting on game’s hardest boss, Helya
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If you ask me, one of Blizzard's biggest mistakes when it comes to WoW was listening to the people who thought that an MMORPG totally belongs into the eSports category at all.
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Korean Overwatch team claims they were forced to sleep 10 to a room after 16-hour daysKorean Overwatch team claims they were forced to sleep 10 to a room after 16-hour days
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I don't think I will ever understand the unnecessary, skewed, fucked-up thing the professional gaming world is.
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Most players are fairly young, making it easy to exploit them.

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The Tau join Battlefleet Gothic: Armada tomorrow via an opt-in betaThe Tau join Battlefleet Gothic: Armada tomorrow via an opt-in beta
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Both of them are free for everyone who bought the early adopter package but can also be bought individually from the Steam store.

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Ah, 'course. Updated. Cheers.

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The Tau join Battlefleet Gothic: Armada tomorrow via an opt-in betaThe Tau join Battlefleet Gothic: Armada tomorrow via an opt-in beta
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Actually the second, they already released a DLC for the Space Marine fleet a while ago.Reply
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I thought that was a pre-order thing, later released as DLC? Suppose my definition of first is off either way.

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「Spaerk」 replied to a question on the Warhammer 40,000: Regicide Review
10 Months ago
Warhammer 40,000: Regicide review snippet Does Warhammer 40,000: Regicide reward strategic planning?
Unless you switch to classic mode and turn it into regular chess, not really. The RNG influences the outcome of each turn too much. You can obviously still make stupid moves that end up with you losing valuable pieces, but "good" moves (that aren't just a follow up to a bad move from the opponent) aren't guaranteed to end with a positive outcome if the dices decide it's time to taunt you for a bit.
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"We're seeing what works" - Blizzard won't make seasonal Loot Boxes available for credits"We're seeing what works" - Blizzard won't make seasonal Loot Boxes available for credits
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This is one of those situations where they are damned if they do, damned if they don't.
If they had made them too easily available they would have had a different crowd complaining that they don't feel rare enough.Reply
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Spot on. I have a few friends in the industry, mainly artists, and I cannot tell you the disappointment many of them talk about when their assets are underappreciated or even unnoticed. Rarity is sometimes a good thing.

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Overwatch patch - October 11, 2016Overwatch patch - October 11, 2016
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To be fair, they could have seen people dodging good players coming from miles away. Being absolutely stomped by that one guy is just no fun, if you give people the ability to never have to play against them again a lot will do so.Reply
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Because it was a Widowmaker, I expect some number of folks also thought they were hacking. I avoided people I thought were hacking a lot.

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「Spaerk」 replied to a question on the Battlefleet Gothic: Armada Review
1 Year ago
Battlefleet Gothic: Armada review snippet How active is the multiplayer community for Battlefleet Gothic: Armada?
Sadly, it has gone done a lot lately due to the inability of the devs to hotfix problems with the balancing. On top of that their communication with the community isn't stellar either and deadlines seem to be seen as a vague estimate.
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「Spaerk」 replied to 2 questions on the Darkest Dungeon Review
1 Year ago
Darkest Dungeon review snippet How harsh is the RNG in Darkest Dungeon?
Quite harsh when you attempt to switch into higher level dungeons as soon as they become available. I watched a team of champions who had beaten lower level dungeons without difficulties disintegrate after just two mob groups in a higher one more than once. If you take the time and keep sending new recruits (your high level ones will refuse to participate in expeditions that are below their level) into the easier dungeons to gather resources & upgrade your guild and smith as well as farm some decent trinkets, you can counter most of the RNG.
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