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Ubisoft's The Division movie adds Deadpool 2's director

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1 day ago

Fun gaming related fact: David Leitch once played Terry Bogard in that godawful King of Fighters movie. He was also a set-piece designer and stunt coordinator as well so maybe the film cast him as he(very) vaguely looked the part, knew martial arts and probably didn't need to be paid any more money.

Still impressive where he's been able to take his career in the last 8 years.
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NHS places mental health adverts in Football Manager 2018

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2 days ago

@ZuluHero I would agree utterly with this. Not sure if this is oversharing but I spent my whole life feeling a bit "off" compared to others and once had near crippling social anxiety and had random bouts of depression(still occasionally do) Seemingly the coping strategies seemed to mask all this reasonably well enough though I can't say it hadn't negatively impacted my life. At age 33 I finally sought advice after a job threatening period where all of those strategies failed me. Sure enough after going through the requisite tests, I was diagnosed with Asperger's. Just knowing what I had helped and with the assistance of professionals I came up with better ways of managing. Its significantly improved my life. I wish I'd done it sooner.

TL:DR If you feel "off" or feel like you're not coping DON'T keep it to yourself. Please talk to someone about it. Your doctor is always a good place to start. It worked for me. To hell with stigma.
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After six months, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp adds randomised loot boxes

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4 days ago

Oh Nintendo.
[Insert Obi-Wan Kenobi Reference here]
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Konami announced a new Castlevania game

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4 days ago

Aw man! It's a mobile game.
How am I supposed to hit the lever?
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Donkey Kong champ Billy Mitchell's high scores wiped after cheating evidence emerges

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1 week ago

We now go to Mr Mitchell's reaction to the news.

https://media.giphy.com/media/3oEduTCvwDTCUJSwqk/giphy.gif
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WipEout Omega Collection's PSVR upgrade arrives today

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3 weeks ago

Wow. This is a fascinating development. Not jumped on board the PS VR train yet but this combined with the price drop is pushing me to it. Just need some Elite Dangerous and I'll be there.

On topic there is no conceivable timeline where I don't vomit everywhere playing Wipeout in VR.

Still going to do it though.
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Sea of Thieves review - a Rare treasure

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4 weeks ago

I'm torn on this. On the one hand it looks really appealing but on the other it seems that from all accounts you really need friends to make it sing. I have no gaming friends so I'd have to resort to randoms which is a red line for me, or go solo, which I keep hearing can be tough going. I'll give it a try on a game pass trial but there just seem to be so many caveats to my potential enjoyment that I think my disposable would be better spent elsewhere.
To me that's a shame but I wish Rare all the best and hope they won't need my sale. Lord knows they could do with a win right now.
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Ubisoft safe from hostile Vivendi takeover

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1 month ago

@MrTomFTW How many will perish in the great Disney-Tencent Acquisition Wars I wonder?
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Puma is launching a pair of Sonic-themed trainers

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1 month ago

The one question I have is 'Are the eyelets green or black?'
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Sega unleashes new Sonic Racing teaser

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1 month ago

Judging by the logo and the intentionally teased R you just know the game will actually be called Super Sonic Racing.
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Toys R Us falls into administration

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1 month ago

@AmorousBadger Smyths?
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Dante is heading to Monster Hunter World in a Devil May Cry collaboration event later this year

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1 month ago

Now I'll need this sticker when I finally get round to buying my copy
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Jeff Goldblum will star in Jurassic World Evolution game

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1 month ago

Normally 10 Goldblums out of10 means it's pre-ordered yesterday but I'm torn between buying this Day 1 or waiting for the GOTY edition.

And I'm not talking about Game of The Year.
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PlayStation blocks launch of creepy "pick-up artist" game Super Seducer

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1 month ago

@lordirongut don't forget the youtuber he took down only did the video because LaRuina gave him review code.
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Zen Studios ditches plans to patch Pinball FX3 Nintendo Switch performance

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1 month ago

I have a fair few of ther tables for PS4. I don't own the Switch version and dont care to given these issues but this kind of attitude is a considerable dealbreaker for me. Zen Studios will be very lucky to see any more money from me in the future.
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Far Cry 5 film launched on Amazon Prime

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2 months ago

You know Ubisoft, given that I keep hearing that video games are so expensive to make without ruining them with counterproductive monitisation, I might have a suggestion on how to save yourself some money....
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Eurogamer's parent company Gamer Network has been bought by PAX operator ReedPOP

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2 months ago

@Buggs I once worked for a company that was bought out twice after the company that bought us got bought by another larger company just a couple of years later.

Through this experience I've learned that there is ALWAYS change. Maybe not tomorrow but within a year tops.
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The strange appeal of non-sports sports games

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2 months ago

These kinds of sports games are the only ones I'll play. Never was one for football but id never turn down a game of Sensi. Golf is my sport. However, I've tried many times to get into PGA Tour over the years but beyond the presentation and real course it's so goddamn soulless!

Now put me in front of Neo Turf Masters and you'd never pull me away.
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SNES mini sales pass 4m

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3 months ago

Got one on the most recent batch at the Nintendo online store. This is a quality item with a top notch selection. Sure there are some noticeable gaps(Chrono Trigger for me) but it's hard to begrudge what is there. I wouldn't swap any of them for anything else. Well maybe Kirby's Dream Course.
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Sega teams up with Heavy Rain lead designer's new studio to publish "narrative-driven" game

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3 months ago

@fabio78 everything you just mentioned except the drugs and Feldman is effectively how Alex's cameo in Segagaga went down.
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The Virtual Console's continued absence on Switch is creating some exciting possibilities

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3 months ago

I firmly believe that service known as Virtual Console is dead. If they we doing it we'd have seen something already.

We will see retro games on the system. Like many others I'm of the belief that they will return as part of the online service offering.

Speaking of which, the continued silence on that suggests that we are not getting the service as originally announced. It may be a big deal or it may not be Whatever form's online and retro take on the Switch will be very, very Nintendo, with all the joys and frustrations that entails.
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Nintendo Labo: the internet reacts

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3 months ago

"It doesnt appeal to me therefore it's a fact that it's shit" - Internet, on pretty much any subject.
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Nintendo has announced Nintendo Labo, a bizarre new interactive cardboard toy line

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3 months ago

Got to admit, I didn't think this announcement would be all that interesting but that is a fascinating toy concept for sure and one that just screams Nintendo.

I might try out one of those launch packs but I am not and never have been much for construction toys.

My nephew, though, will be all over this. This is totally his kind of thing. As long as the game part of these packs don't push the price up too far, this has some serious potential.

Overall this seems pretty cool to me. Looking forward to learning more
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Paladins is getting a Battlegrounds-inspired mode and it is named Paladins: Battlegrounds

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4 months ago

Its official. "Battlegrounds" is the new "Kart"
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Nintendo Switch hits 10m sales in nine months

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4 months ago

The Switch has been my gaming highlight of 2017. A lot of the success has to come down to having a REALLY consistent schedule from Nintendo. There was something from them each month in most months. Add to that many indie titles then a small burst of third party stuff towards the end. Sure a lot of all of this first year are ports of older games but we had a year of two GOTY contenders and the portability factor should never be overlooked. The hybrid nature of the device is a revelation to me. The freedom to play anytime anywhere has meant that I have spent more time with the switch than any other machine this year, a rarity for a year one console. I've come to value this freedom so highly that Switch versions are now a default choice to be ruled out these days.

This is a well deserved success. Nintendo firing on most cylinders. It could be better at online but I really couldn't give a toss about online games so it doesn't bother me much, and given those sales figures it doesn't seem to have put that many people off.
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Bayonetta 3 is coming exclusively to Switch

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4 months ago

I get that people would maybe have preferred that the series be multiplatorm but lets get real.

While Bayonetta 1 was a critical darling it clearly had sales so disappointing on two, then very popular consoles, that not continuing with it as a franchise was a no-brainer for Sega.

In comes Nintendo, who needs to fill some gaps in their weak WiiU line up to offer to help.

While I have no evidence to back this up I suspect Nintendo pumped way more money into Bayonetta 2 than Sega did.

The end result must have been a positive one for both parties, bolstered by the Smash Bros. poll later.


Major speculation here:

So Bayonetta 3 is at this point a thing Sega are interested in. Nintendo I assume have offered a deal similar to the Bayo 2 one. But based on relative perfomance of the franchise up to this point Sega wasn't sure whether there was an appetite for more Bayo from general audiences or just the Nintendo audience.


In comes Bayonetta 1 on Steam.

I'm guessing that sales for that weren't high enough for Sega to turn down Nintendo paying a huge chunk of production on a sequel.

And so Bayo 3 is Switch exclusive.


Also, the most important phrase is at the very end. Licensed by SEGA. Seems like they're just loaning the IP to Nintendo on this one.


At this rate I suspect Sega will end up selling the IP, either to Nintendo or Platinum because they still seem very ambivalent on it.
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Square Enix speaks out on the future of Deus Ex

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*Blank* is a very important franchise for us is basically code for "The last game didn't make enough money but the concept still has some potential so we're putting it away for a decade then we'll dust it off, reboot the continuity and try again.

Sleep well Deus Ex. I'll still be here when you wake up.
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Marvel Heroes developers say they were let go the day before Thanksgiving

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@George-Roper: Two times myself. Most recently only two months ago. Agreed that's it's not the end of the world in hindsight but its scary as hell in the immediate aftermath. Wouldn't wish it on anyone. Was lucky to get back on track after only 3 weeks this time but the first time took a lot longer. I'll never forget that. Hope these guys get something new as soon as I did because this really is one of the most miserable situations I've ever encountered.
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Star Wars Battlefront 2 physical sales down 60% on Battlefront 1

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5 months ago

@FrostedSloth quite frankly Jar Jar has more of my respect at this point.
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CD Projekt Red: "We leave greed to others"

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@Binba442 while I remain cautiously optimistic one must also remember that EA was once not EA. EA was once intended to stand not for Electronic Arts but Electronic 'Artists'(until a legal concern around United Artists mixed that). It was founded under the premise that the developers or 'Software Artists' as EA preferred to call them, would be treated like rock stars. It was intended to be less of a publisher and more of a record label to the point that early releases had gatefold vinyl like packaging with photos and paragraphs on the named Dev talent. This was a practice they tried to keep on into the end of the 16 bit era even as teams grew and it became less practical. For its first 20 years It was a growing but largely benign entity. It wasn't until the ps1 era after a few years of success with the 16 bit sports games that the rot truly set in. Activision was similarly born out of the discontent of Atari engineers at their lack of recognition.

Long story short both companies were born from a noble place. EA's journey is particularly ironic. Point is any company has the potential to turn. In most cases all it takes is one success, several in close proximity or a change in leadership. I'm not saying it's imminent in case but if it does happen it will be saddening but not surprising.
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Grand Theft Auto 5 is best-selling game of all time in US

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5 months ago

@ElMantis I see your five and raise you two. If they get away with what they're doing this year? Maybe even one.
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Hob and Torchlight developer Runic Games has been closed

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6 months ago

@PyD weíre seeing this already with LawBreakers. Hell. We saw this before any of this got truly started with Evolve! Itís amazing to me that the penny hasnít dropped yet that games as service isnít going to work for most.

It like no one learned from the last gold rush like this: MMOs. How many of those came and went in the wake of WOW? This seems like history repeating itself all over again.
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There's a range of miniature, officially licensed arcade cabinet replicas on the way

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6 months ago

@Naetharu Well I can't speak for everyone but for me this appeals to the same impulse that the likes of toy or statue collecting does. It appeals to the kind of people that buy into collector's editions. It's a neat little item to have on a shelf that is more that just a bit of plastic with a screenshot stuck on it. The fact that it's even playable on ANY level is quite frankly just a bonus to me. The appeal to me would be to grab a few over time and leave them in a row on a shelf running in attact mode.

I know that must sound stupid but it's just something I find nice and, to be honest, there are worse ways to spend money in this hobby.
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Activision patents matchmaking system designed to encourage microtransactions

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6 months ago

I am so bloody thankful that the industry is bigger than the AAA industry. Indeed the very fact that we have a term to distinguish them from other areas speaks volumes to the options I have as a gaming enthusiast today.

If this was happening maybe 15 years ago I'd be livid but you know what? In 2017? I just can't get too riled up.

Because I don't even need them anymore.

Between Japanese mid-tier stuff, indies, retro and... well, esoteric(working on a Neo Geo MVS restoration), I simply neither have the time nor the money to spend to give to the big publishers anymore.

If Nintendo counts as AAA(which it might in terms of marketing spend if not production costs), then I think that's the only big publisher I've routinely given money to in the last year. Looking back on it I haven't bought a big western AAA title since the Doom remake I think and that was on sale a few months after release.

Judging on the form over the last few months, if you were to ask me that question in the future I'd likely give you the same answer.
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Here's the deal with Assassin's Creed Origins in-game loot chests

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6 months ago

The accepted existence of time-saver packs just................

You know what? I really don't have the words quite frankly.
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Microsoft pulls U-turn on controversial Forza Motorsport 7 VIP changes

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7 months ago

The right decision and Iím grateful that it was made but the fact remains that they tried to pass it off in the first place and the trust is lost.

To anyone saying ďHey they fixed it,what more do you want?Ē, Iíll tell you.

Commitment to the fix. I want to see no erosion of this over the course of this game and I donít want to see this discussion rear itís head for Horizon 4 or Forza 8.

Then and only then will I buy back into this franchise. Same for any other series that chooses this path, no matter how much i love it.
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Forza Motorsport 7 review

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7 months ago

Loot Boxes are quite frankly the biggest threat to this past time in a while. They add nothing fun to the game. Nothing. But they have the potential to affect game design for the worse. it may not come today but these companies will slowly turn the screws till the temptation gets too much. Somebody, please tell me how this actually improves Forza.

NOTE: At your current commenter point total, it will take you 6d17h43m06s to conclude this dialogue.
CP boosters can be found in the Enabling Box.

Would you like to purchase an Enabling Box? One Enabling Box costs £2.99.

A:Confirm B:Cancel
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Forza Motorsport 7's VIP membership has changed - for the worse

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7 months ago

I did not get into gaming for this gambling bollocks. There are so many games fighting for my attention (from big publishers, small indies, Japanese and Western, mainstream & obscure. I have eclectic tastes.) that loot box and consumable systems are the kiss of death for purchase intent. ZERO tolerance.

Sad that now Forza has to go on the ban list. Come to think of it, sad that I even need one of those.

Also mildly off-topic but any game that offers to speed up my progression in exchange for money basically admits to being dull long-term as far as I'm concerned. Regardless of whether that's actually true or not you've communicated to me that your game is bad/frustrating enough that I'd be prepared to spend more money than I've already spent to NOT play your game more. Which leads me to ask the question:


Why should I be buying it in the first place?
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It sure is grand to have Virtual On back

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7 months ago

@slk486 it really does seem like that Amazing Sega mantra isnít just fluff. The future of the Yakuza series in the west somehow feels more secure now than its ever been. Thereís some pretty interesting things coming out of the Japanese offices. Remember when it looked like Sega Europe wasnít giving Atlusís stuff much respect. Seems like the Deep Silver deal was more about making sure those games came out close the the US. That deal wraps up soon as Sega is apparently opening a proper European base for Atlus within their London office. It really does seem like Segaís shifting the chairs here. Whether Amazing Sega actually changes things significantly, itís still too early to say. But it does seem like theyíre trying.
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Telltale talks The Wolf Among Us' return and Game of Thrones being "on hold"

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8 months ago

@martinsmith The lack of anything of that ilk since The Walking Dead really did reduce my interest in the company's output. Would love more zany LucasArts-y type stuff.

"Max will forget that."

There's the first obvious gag for them.
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Netflix Castlevania gets second season

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10 months ago

Absolutely fantastic show. Captured what I enjoy in Castlevania really well. Only major disappointment was the seasonís brevity. Four half hours simply isnít long enough. Was that known ahead of release? It perhaps betrays its direct to DVD movie origins.

That said, I can think of worse problems for a show to have. Roll on the next season.
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Nintendo confirms full Pokťmon game in development for Switch

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10 months ago

Unless something goes horribly wrong with public perception of this franchise then this announcement has essentially sealed the Switch's ultimate fate.
It'll end its generation as a success. How much of a success will be up in the air but I just can't see it flopping now. It's almost weird to me to say that one game has that much weight but Pokemon legitimately has that in a way not even Mario can match.
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Microsoft E3 2017 live report

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10 months ago

Well that was.....a briefing?
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10 months ago

As long as I don't have to deal with other players this game has my attention
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10 months ago

And at that price we're done here.
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10 months ago

Panzer Dragon Orta or GTFO
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10 months ago

That was nice. Very. Very. Nice.
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10 months ago

wtf. where were these all conference?
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10 months ago

Something to get excited about at last.
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10 months ago

oh god
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