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  • Destiny 2's first year of raiding looks like it'll take place entirely on Leviathan

  • Ajent 16/11/2017

    @IamUrple +1. I completely agree.

    This is my biggest gripe with comment threads. There seems to be a lot of people with conspiracy theories - for a video game !

    And they donít see how ridiculous this looks when you take a step back.
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  • Ajent 16/11/2017

    @Mister_Vimes Matchmaking is for all Strikes. Not just one. You just need to go into the playlist. Itís not even something you can miss since itís all automated.

    The Roster is a bit hard to miss as well. When you open up the director it pulls up the map for the area youíre in. Assuming youíve progressed from one planet to another, you must have realised that you have a tab at the top of the screen (clearly visible) and selected another planet to go to. The ĎRosterí tab is the only other tab, literally next to the map tab. Itís kinda so obvious that the game doesnít really need to tell you about it.

    Then thereís still the ĎInspectí option as well.

    Iím just saying, there are loads of options for meeting people in game AND even more expansive options outside of the game if youíre looking for a specific clan to join (which is always going to require communication outside of the game anyway - unless youíre glued to your system of choice everyday, for the majority of the day).
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  • Ajent 16/11/2017

    @Mister_Vimes I think the campaign is the only part of the game without a matchmaking feature. Iím not sure how youíve missed it in every other mode. Crucible and Strikes have matchmaking, Nightfall and Raids have Guided Games. Thereís the social spaces in the Tower and The Farm where you will meet tons of players. In fact, I think that it is only the Trials of the Nine which does not have any matchmaking type facility (which, in my experience, requires not just a team but a team of people who already know each other - itís super competitive!).

    EDIT: Iíve just realised that you might not be aware of the ĎRosterí menu in the Director which lists all players in you vicinity. You can select players from the Roster and invite them to fire teams and chats. Additional, you can Ďselectí players within view of your HUD by aiming at them and pressing a button (Options on PS4 I think). This then brings up an ĎInteractí option specifically for that player youíve selected.
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  • Kingdom: New Lands dev patches wonky Switch version, updates icon, makes trailer about new icon

  • Ajent 14/11/2017

    @Mwulf and on that glowing recommendation... I might just buy it !

    I was already intrigued, but youíve just knocked me off the fence.
    Reply +1
  • Rime developer addresses Switch performance issues

  • Ajent 14/11/2017

    @neems @abeeken Thabks for the responses guys. Looks like Iíll still be picking it up then. I donít mind a visual downgrade if the performance is still good. To be expected I suppose. Portability is a big sell to me.

    Apologies to everyone else for the slight tangent !
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  • Ajent 14/11/2017

    @ongrui At the risk of de-railing the comments thread... Whatís wrong with Rocket League? I was looking forward to downloading it when I got home. Reply +4
  • Meet the new boss rush

  • Ajent 30/10/2017

    Amen to that indeed.

    The Inti Creates games on Switch are some of my favourites. I canít wait for the Marked for Death one. It looks really interesting.
    Reply +2
  • Jelly Deals: GAME is selling PlayStation VR with Resi 7, GT Sport and more for £350

  • Ajent 25/10/2017

    @MrLovePump Thatís the exact same reaction I had ! It gets updated with really current stuff as well (and of course you still get to watch the Ďliveí channels). Reply +2
  • Epic is suing two alleged Fortnite cheaters

  • Ajent 13/10/2017

    @ShiftyGeezer donít think of it as physical damage but as damage to the software that is part of the computer acting as the server.

    The code they have inserted into the software (the cheat) Ďdamagesí the software (the game) that is Ďpartí of the server side PC. That software being Ďprotectedí by EULA and other such legislation.
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  • Ajent 13/10/2017

    @FilthyAnimal In addition to what @aniki said; if the American legal definition of fraud is similar to the UK definition then I think you also need to prove that the fraudulent act was done with the intention for monetary gain, to avoid a monetary obligation or to intentionally deprive the victim of monetary gain. You might be able to argue that cheating deprives Epic of monetary gain, but then there is also the matter of burden of proof. Again, if itís similar to the UK, criminal and civil courts have different levels of burden of proof. In a criminal court itís much higher. If thereís an option to pursue a civil option that has a similar level of impact on the defendant then that is generally always your better option.

    Of course, I could be completely wrong since I know nothing about the American legal system.
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  • Stealthy murder mop-'em-up Serial Cleaner is sweeping onto Switch later this year

  • Ajent 12/10/2017

    Looks good. Iím loving all the quality indie games on Switch. Just started Axiom Verge yesterday, having never played it before. It feels so Ďrightí playing it on a Nintendo ! Reply +1
  • Destiny 2's prestige raid rollout hit by last-minute delay

  • Ajent 10/10/2017

    @AgentDaleCooper Thereíre guns as well. Bungie tweeted about it yesterday to allay the fears that some had (similar to yourself).

    So far itís know that thereís a scout, auto, sidearm, HC, fusion rifle and pulse. Thereís possibly one of each weapon type, but thatís as much as I know at this time (which, take with a pinch of salt, because although Bungie did tweet there would be weapons, I believe the specific info was data mined).
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  • We asked EA to explain why you can't play FIFA 18 online against friends on Nintendo Switch

  • Ajent 05/10/2017

    The Nintendo Switch is such an awesome piece of hardware that the complete lack of integrated online infrastructure is baffling.

    Iím really looking forward to Rocket League on Switch, but will it have similar issues?

    The Switch is a truly great console, I just wish Ninty would pull their thumbs out of their butts !
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  • Destiny 2 is already nostalgic for Destiny

  • Ajent 20/09/2017

    @FortysixterUK Raiding with bots is a terrible idea. Whats wrong with the Guided Games function?

    Also, you can play any of the Nightfall Strikes in the standard Strike playlist. The Nightfall isn't a special singled out Strike not available anywhere else, it is a standard Strike with modifiers (such as the times element) and more difficult enemies. It's supposed to be an end-game challenge to reward top tier loot. If you want to 'take your time' in a strike just play the Strike playlist and you can.
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  • Firewatch review-bombed following PewDiePie racism incident

  • Ajent 19/09/2017

    @Bombado You know what... Nevermind. I see no point in trying to explain it to you. You crack on supporting a persons right to be racist. Reply +9
  • Ajent 19/09/2017

    @Bombado Well, wether the method to secure the end were correct or not, I certainly don't see it as censorship. You're previous comments seemed to indicate that you're implying that Campo Santo don't like what PewDiePie said about them or their game. But you've clarified that you're aware this wasn't the case (which only makes your previous comments all the more confusing).

    I'm from the UK. If PewDiePie was standing in the street when he made those comments he would have been arrested for Racially Aggravated Public Order. Defending racist abuse is a completely foreign concept to me.

    Edit: I understand the people believe that DMCA might not have been the 'best' (which is debatle) way to accomplish their goal, but what ever method they employed (contacting PDP directly, using YouTube, etc.) the end result would be the same and this isn't censorship. It's just distancing yourself.
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  • Ajent 19/09/2017

    @Bombado you're still confused. He wasn't critiquing Firewatch. The video during which he made a RACIST comment (he didn't offer an opinion, he used a racist word) he was playing PUBG. Not Firewatch.

    He has however published Let's Play videos (again, not reviews) about Firewatch off which he has profited and Campo Santo also profit from the exposure.

    Campo Santo's DMCA effort was to remove their association from PewDiePie so that they could not be accused of profiting from someone who makes racist comments on an open forum.

    They weren't trying to silence his 'opinion', only remove their association to someone using racist language. They didn't want that kind of 'brand recognition'.
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  • Destiny 2 is a lot less annoying, but a lot more of the same

  • Ajent 10/09/2017

    @Naetharu Y'sre, you highlight my point exactly. You e used the example of WoW and then listed a whole load of things that it adds with expansions, in some apparent attempt to highlight how it has done it differently to Destiny 2.
    New worlds - in Destiny 2 (Titan, Nessus and IO)
    New enemy types - whilst the factions are the same there are dozens of new enemy types (if the publisher of the article has completed the story then he would have come across them)
    Major story advancements - this has been easily accomplished by Destiny 2
    Additional Player Character Types - each class has a new subclass and the character creation has been updated
    Major mechanic revisions refining the game - the previous subclasses have all been tweaked to provide two obvious and distinct ways of playing each class, the entire weapon system has been refined to kinetic, energy and power, weapons have been updated to include new customisation options with mods, there are revisions to PvP, additional clan functionality that directly benefits involvement and participation (even if you don't participate that week!).

    And these are just the things that instantly come to mind. Add in Heroic public events, a completely new detailed map, new patrol activities like world chest, lost sectors, adventures and more.

    All of the above is either a completely new addition or a revised addition to refine the game. I've (for the most part) only used the points you yourself raised as what a sequel should have and provided examples (obvious and significant ones) of how Destiny 2 DOES have those features. That's why I don't understand the rationale of 'it's just more of the same'.

    The core gameplay is the same (it's set in the same franchised world and it's a very tight FPS with loot driven mechanics), but, admittedly in my opinion, it does significantly more than most sequels (and not just your AC's or CoD's, but darling games like Uncharted as well).
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  • Ajent 09/09/2017

    @Bluemaster77 Well, I guess the world would be boring if we all had the same opinions. For what it's worth I believe that Destiny has made a significant sense of progression. The weapon system has been completely re-worked (not just from primary, secondary and heavy to kinetic, energy and power- but also the scope applied by the introduction of mods), patrols have significantly more activities to compelte with several new modes added, Crucible has all new maps with new modes of play, there are new powers and abilities. I could probably go on and on, but I reckon you probably get the idea as to why in my opinion I believe that there is a clear sense of progression.

    I wouldn't expecting the game to 'play' differently at all and the core gameplay should be indistinguishable (Uncharted is an easy example of a sequeled franchise that gets rave reviews with very little addition/iterations between release as an example - I can't really think of any other sequel that does play so different that it becomes distinguishable, that's why I said 'isn't that kinda the point. You look at it/ play it, and it's instantly recognisable).

    Edit: changed the autocorrects in the last paragraph.
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  • Ajent 08/09/2017

    I'm really enjoying it.

    I've seen a lot of 'more of the same' comments, but I don't understand the rationale of those 'complaints'. It's a sequel? Isn't that what sequels do? Slight additions, maybe a mechanic tweak here and there, a new story and setting? What else do we normally get in sequels? Destiny 2 has done all of the above and a lot more.

    I agree a new enemy type would have been nice, and I had a few other (admittedly, quite unrealistic) hopes for inclusion, but as a sequel Destiny 2 is about as good as anyone can expect. Definetley (so far) a lot better than Destiny, and I loved that game.
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  • Here's when Destiny 2 Trials, Iron Banner and Xur return

  • Ajent 08/09/2017

    @mrcheesyelf f***in brilliant. Well done. Giggles I had. Reply +2
  • Destiny 2 director defends its shaders as one-time use items

  • Ajent 08/09/2017

    @davetobin I've had pretty much the same experience as yourself so far.

    I'm normally a supporter of micro transactions and DLC. I understand the necessity. And if I'm honest, I like getting the little things from them and the expansive additions to gameplay. I don't mind paying for that privelige.

    But the last paragraph in your comment sums this up perfectly. They have 'paywalled' a previous feature of the prequel. That is not OK. The only way they can fix this is to increase the size of the stacks (3 is not enough when you have 11 customisable items) and increase the drop rates so that you end up with huge stockpiles to eliminate the FOMO when you use one.

    Having micro transactions available to try and get the one shader that's been eluding you is fine by me though. The system just needs changing.
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  • Destiny 2's pre-order loot takes a while to unlock

  • Ajent 06/09/2017

    @Jonamok That's what infusion is for. If you do find something with a higher power rating, but you prefer the sword (maybe because of the perks or the aesthetics) you can use the higher power item to bring up the power level of the sword. Reply +2
  • Warner Bros. insists it won't profit from the Shadow of War Forthog Orc-Slayer DLC

  • Ajent 05/09/2017

    @spamdangled that's correct, but I thought it was clear that I was offering them as two separate possibilities, hence why I used the word OR.

    IF we're being pedantic about it.

    Anyway, I'm well aware that on this page I'm truly in the minority. I've said my piece. Thank you for being respectful in our disagreement (that's sincere btw).
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  • Ajent 05/09/2017

    @mrcheesyelf evil money grabbing bastards, or people who make and sell products for people to buy?

    Maybe your definition of evil is different to mine.
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  • Ajent 05/09/2017

    @spamdangled so, your rationale is that WB intentionally made a decision to do something that they knew would cause people to accuse them of profiteering from death? And that's why this upsets you?

    I'll just put this down to 'differing opinions'. You can carry on being upset by it, I'll see it for the positives, WB will donate the proceeds to the family and they'll get the financial support. We all get what we want. And I get to play Shadow of War because I don't want to boycott them ;)
    Reply -4
  • Ajent 05/09/2017

    @spamdangled like I say, I'm being pragmatic. A lot of people's 'anger' seems to be based on the theory that WB are being evil and profiteering from a death.

    I reality, they're not. And there's no way they thought it would have been perceived as that, otherwise they probably wouldn't have done it. The logic of the situation lends itself more to the theory that this ultimately came from a good place.

    Plus, read the last sentence in the second to last paragraph of the article. Ultimately, this is nothing but good for Forgey's family.

    Anyway. I'll stop now.
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  • Ajent 05/09/2017

    @spamdangled again, what's the alternative? No DLC? Are you really going to argue that the family shouldn't get a big chunk of money to help them? That seems a bit cruel. This will generate a massive cash injection for his family.

    The fact that WB will make money as well? I DON'T CARE. And I think it's pretty horrible that so many people don't see it that way either.

    Maybe I'm naive, maybe I'm a delusional optimistic (I don't think I'm either, I'm just being pragmatic).
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  • Ajent 05/09/2017

    @8itmap_k1d yes generous. Everyone seems to think that WB/Monolith had to do this. They didn't. They're giving those community members who care another way to support the family. It generates more money for them (the family). This is at the expense of Monolith and WB.

    If I am to suppose that you, someone I again assume has no connection to Forgey, has already made a donation to his families fund me page, then you can damn well be sure that I will assume his fellow colleagues and employers have made contributions as well.

    This 'outrage' smacks of stereotypical Internet angry nerd rage.
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  • Ajent 05/09/2017

    @Nathan-DTS I'm not refusing to accept that WB could just make a donation at all. That's a big jump in logic you're making, considering what I wrote.

    What I said was, isn't this better than nothing? Raises more awareness for the family, encourages people to make some kind of contribution, and if YOU want to help the family and don't live in one of the relevant states in the US then YOU can go to the fundraising page and donate, but you also have the option of having Forgey immortalised in your game as well. If you don't want to pay for the DLC, you don't have to. It's a nice side effect of having the DLC that the family get supported.

    You SEEM to be suggesting that this shouldn't exist, and as such you SEEM to be a supporter of removing a significant chunk of change from Forgey's surviving family members.

    I don't care if WB do end up making some money out of this. The greater purpose and good of it existing being that it supports a widowed family.
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  • Ajent 05/09/2017

    I can't believe the amount of people getting angry about this. What's the alternative? WB/ Monolith don't do this? How does that help the deceased's family?

    WB should not have to justify why they are doing this and explain how trade law and tax works in every country (and even some states in USA, since I believe there are 2-3 states that purchases won't translate to donations as well).

    They've said they're doing this very cool, very generous thing, and people are giving them shit for it. Seriously, the alternative is that they don't do it? Is that really better?
    Reply -20
  • Destiny 2's raid goes live a week after the game comes out

  • Ajent 01/09/2017

    @Killerbee Hey, I've been raiding with a clan since Destiny 1 launched. We have a regular group that play, we're all working adults (some of us with families as well), no elitist bull shit, regular but very (VERY) casual play sessions including raids, Nightfalls, quests and Crucible. If you need people to team up, helping getting through tricky parts of the game or general advice, just look for Her Majestys Guardians on the Bungie clan page. Or send me a message on PSN (Ajent_PSN).

    That goes for anyone else looking to get in on the raids/ play Destiny as well.

    I'm really looking forward to Destiny 2 !

    Edit: LOL! Who negged my offer of helping someone? 🤣
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  • Nintendo reveals several Switch indie games and release dates

  • Ajent 31/08/2017

    @spamdangled yeah, I know what it means, but you only proved my point by having to explain it ( I said that it requires A BIT more explanation).

    Plus, check what @onemoresolo said.

    Again, I like ID@Xbox as well, but since these platform holders are inventing terms of reference I don't think 'Nindies' is a terrible word. It is, at the very least, as good as the rest.
    Reply +2
  • Ajent 31/08/2017

    @clapiotis I thought exactly this. How is Nindies worse than ID@Xbox or whatever reference Microsoft gave it? I think Nindies sounds simple and clever. Gets the point across. ID@Xbox requires a bit more explanation (and it has an extra 3 syllables to say).

    Just to be clear, I don't think ID@Xbox is a bad term either. I'm just using it to help explain why I think Matulef is wrong and that Nindies is not a 'terrible word'.
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  • Returning to Metroid

  • Ajent 24/08/2017

    @the_ewan I agree. Not only did he not answer it, he pointed out that two of the Amiibo's are old ones in a way that made it look like he was referring to it as a positive - as if he assumes all Metroid fans should already have them, which just shows a disconnect with the market/ understanding the availability of the older Samsh Amiibo's.

    It doesn't even address the scarcity for the current/ yet to be released ones- and I believe it is one of the new ones that unlocks the Fusion made he talks about.

    Personally, I'm not bothered since I have the old two and I have the new two on pre-order. But I do agree with your point regarding Amiibo's in general. I'm still struggling to find some of the Zelda ones, without which I can access certain armour types. It's not the paying for these things that I'm bothered about- it's the artificial scarcity created by Nintendo. I'd gladly buy them if I could find them (I'm actually pro-DLC, for the most part).
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  • Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle reveals Season Pass

  • Ajent 23/08/2017

    @ChiefGB I think it's priced like all the other other games. I have mine pre-ordered for £42 on Amazon. Reply 0
  • Splatoon 2's next Splatfest is detailed, and there's not even a contest between the two sides

  • Ajent 17/08/2017

    @DoctorOak Your Daredevil comment wins this comments section. Well done good Sir for providing the chuckles ! Reply 0
  • The Flame in the Flood, Human: Fall Flat headed to Nintendo Switch

  • Ajent 13/08/2017

    @karolniecik so buying a laptop at £80 and then the game is cheaper than just buying it on Switch? I mean, I understand they haven't announced the prices for these games yet, but I doubt it'll be more than £80.

    (I know I'm being pedantic. My original comment was meant to highlight that this article is obviously directed at Switch owners who, like me, might not own a PC, thereby making the counter-argument that it would most definetley NOT be cheaper to play these games on a laptop).
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  • Ajent 12/08/2017

    @karolniecik what laptop? Reply 0
  • You have to pre-order Destiny 2 to get one of its exotic weapons at launch

  • Ajent 27/07/2017

    @SonicUk you crack on being angry at a game. Whilst you're not playing the game you could always go and look up the definition of anti-consumer and then maybe you won't be so angry. Reply -1
  • Destiny 2 patrol zones look like a fun place to hang out

  • Ajent 25/07/2017

    @ozzzy189 hmmm... so long as you realise that your dislike for Destiny 2 does not necessarily equate to it being 'pathetic' and you are just venting your opinion, then I guess you'll just have to accept that EG is not a website designed for your personal consumption and that they cater to a range of gamers and generally cover the games they are actually playing/interested in. So, that means Destiny 2 articales. Reply -1
  • Ajent 25/07/2017

    @AgentDaleCooper I couldn't agree more. In fact, it's the jumping sections in the raids that I believe really set Destiny apart. I have a regular group I play with and it's an absolute laugh when someone gets hit with one of the pistons in the Kings Fall raid.

    I can't wait for D2. I agree the beta felt very 'samey', but articles like this keep me stoked that there's enough new content in the sequel to make it feel like a fresh run.
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  • Minecraft on Nintendo Switch is getting an update to boost its resolution

  • Ajent 25/07/2017

    I've never really played Minecraft, outside of a quick dabble on the mobile version. But for some reason the Switch version really appeals to me. I might pick it up at some point. Reply +8
  • Nintendo's new online service looks like it could be every bit as bad as you feared

  • Ajent 20/07/2017

    @Rob Fair enough. I assumed (which I know was a mistake) that you had to set up private lobbies via the app. If this isn't the case then I missed the point.

    To be honest, I posted those comments yesterday after having a bit of a crap day at work and I was moody. I should know better, so I apologise.
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  • Ajent 19/07/2017

    @Rob sure, he's already played online on MK8 and Arms. My question was, how does he play with his friends and families if he doesn't have a smartphone?

    When Nintendo are trying to emphasise the importance of team play in games like Splatoon, it seems illogical to tie the activity to an external device that they have no control over.

    I don't think I'm getting carried away, evident by the fact that my son WON'T be able to play with friends. That's not getting carried away. That's a statement of fact (which you actually stated before saying that some people are getting carried away).
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  • Ajent 19/07/2017

    @the_ewan Maybe... until it transpires that they set up the account because of Nintendo and it's someone they met whilst playing a Nintendo game that they spoke to on FB. Furthermore, if it transpires that Nintendo acknowledged this as a potential problem and just brushed it onto a different social network, rather than creating a closed controllable network themselves where the issue is significantly less likely to exist (I work in child safeguarding - dealt with numerous cases of abuse on FB, a lot more on networks like Line that are much more open - practically never dealt with a case on PSN or XBL). Reply +2
  • Ajent 19/07/2017

    So... my 7 yr old son has a Switch. He has friends who have Switch's. My step-brother (12yrs old) has a Switch as well. My son would like to play with these people.

    It's the summer holidays this weekend. My son is not in school, but I am at work. My son doesn't have a smart phone. He's 7. How does he play with his friends or family?

    (Also, the insinuation that Nintendo are protecting kids by suggesting they create Facebook and Line accounts (etc.) is just absolute stupidity. How do Nintendo expect to be able to control who they have contact with outside of the Nintendo app when they go to Line/ FB etc. and speak to randoms they met playing Splatoon - especially when they may have only create that Line / FB account so that they could play online Switch in the first place ! - It just doesn't make sense).
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  • Splatoon 2's very Nintendo warning for rage quitters

  • Ajent 17/07/2017

    @ShiftyGeezer If you get killed six times in the first minute you just need to get better. There'll never be a way to account for new players (so fairly ranked) that are simply a lot better than you.

    Also, Splatoon matches don't last 21 minutes, so your point doesn't even to be relevant to this.

    I agree with everyone else. If you find that you're leaving multiple games in a row because they're 'unfair' (which does sound like you're complaining about losing!) then I'd suggest that's to do with your skill level and not a game that is otherwise very popular (if it genuinely had broken match making then I'm sure that's something the community would react to and they'd eventually stop playing the game).
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  • PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds players team up to try and break the game

  • Ajent 12/07/2017

    Haha. Awesome. Looks like it was a lot of fun !

    I'm going to give this a try when it comes to XB1
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  • Netflix Castlevania gets second season

  • Ajent 10/07/2017

    I haven't watched this yet, but have it tee'd up in my watchlist. Reading these comments has me excited to get watching. Reply +1