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Microsoft moves to terminate fan-made Halo Online mod

wyp100

2 days ago

@Zomoniac Sorry about this - I was thinking in terms of currently playable online on PC. Edited.
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"You got clobbered"

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1 week ago

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1 week ago

@blarty I've changed it to she as this is the common use when it comes to Alexa - I used he originally because of the voice heard in the videos.
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The horror of Vault 11

wyp100

1 week ago

@Jon888 You're right! Sorry for the mistake, and thanks for flagging it up. Edited!
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wyp100

1 week ago

@The_Legacy yep, that's exactly what I meant.
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wyp100

1 week ago

@Babymech to address a couple of your points:

"The point of Milgram and of the Lottery for that matter is that blind obedience or superstition can create these horrors..."

I think in Vault 11 blind obedience did create horrors - the horror of corrupt politics, the horror Kate had to endure, the deaths in the rebellion and the mass suicide.

"... but if you're kidnapped by death robots that threaten to kill you, it's not at all comparable."

You're not kidnapped by death robots who threaten to kill you. You literally walk, willingly, to your death. You can at any point walk away from all this. It was the same for the dwellers. The overseer didn't need to walk to their death. They didn't even need to be elected.

"The same goes for the last choice - to sit in the chair - since it's not a question of obeying authority, but activating content."

Similar deal. You can walk away if you want (although if you stick around for too long while refusing to sit down the robots will come for you).

"If a number of overseers had already been killed off, why would they pretend that the overseer gets to be in charge?"

I don't think the overseer gets to be in charge for very long, and to your final point, I don't think the overseer stays alive and in power because I think they die soon after they are elected. The election is, essentially, an execution. They then wait until they have to elect another overseer the next year.

This is just my reading of the vault, of course. I may be wrong! Just wanted to engage with the discussion!
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wyp100

1 week ago

@The_Legacy I hear what you're saying, but for me the genius of Vault 11 is how it does story in the only way video games can. It places the player in the shoes of the overseer and makes the player part of the experiment. That sequence alone is in my opinion genius.

Agreed video game stories are nowhere near as good as people make them out to be. But in the case of Vault 11, it's about more than lines of text and voice over dialogue.
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wyp100

1 week ago

@Alpunk thank you for the kind words! And yes, we'd love to make this a regular series!
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PES loses Champions League official licence

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1 week ago

@fiery_jackass you're right! Thanks for pointing it out. I've edited the story.
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Modders are recreating the classic Halo experience on PC

wyp100

1 week ago

@not_themilkybarkid you're right, original isn't the right word, as that suggests the focus is on CE. I've changed it to "classic", to suggest the gameplay of the Bungie games.
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A peek behind the curtain of video game publisher politics

wyp100

2 weeks ago

@not_themilkybarkid oh wow! ahem, yes, that's an interesting error. Edited!
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The power of spring in Horizon Zero Dawn, Everybody's Gone to the Rapture and The Last of Us

Peter Molyneux's The Trail out on Nintendo Switch

wyp100

2 months ago

@linksdad nope - I've edited it. Thanks for the heads-up!
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Sea of Thieves and the Rare revival

wyp100

2 months ago

@mostro Sorry, I don't understand the confusion. You can try Game Pass for two weeks for free, after that it's 8 a month
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Big Call of Duty: WW2 patch nerfs quickscoping, speeds up gameplay

wyp100

2 months ago

@KDR_11k there's no auto aim on snipers in COD: WW2

At least I don't think there is?
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wyp100

2 months ago

@INSOMANiAC it's explained in the second paragraph (aim down sights)
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The good, bad and ugly of Call of Duty: WW2

wyp100

2 months ago

@not_themilkybarkid yep, there's a WW2-themed campaign, but I haven't touched it yet
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wyp100

2 months ago

@SeanBeansGravyBoat you're right, I'll edit!
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Now Dragon Ball FighterZ players are coming up with solo Touch of Death combos

wyp100

2 months ago

@Rivuzu that is something else
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wyp100

2 months ago

@Rivuzu No! Have you got a link?!
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Sea of Thieves' kraken leaks

wyp100

2 months ago

@g4r37h you're right, that's a clumsy phrase. Edited for clarity
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Call of Duty WW2's Gun Game is awesome, but it has a serious AFK problem

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2 months ago

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The Sea of Thieves endgame sounds super cool

wyp100

2 months ago

@GeorgeLK yep, edited. Thanks!
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wyp100

2 months ago

@vert1go same day and date, and there's crossplay
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The Sea of Thieves premium shop will sell pets

wyp100

2 months ago

@riceNpea Rare didn't really confirm either way. It sounds like you can but it's unclear how or how long it will take. We'll know more soon!
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The worst player in the Premier League is the best player in FIFA 18

wyp100

3 months ago

@minky-kong one day they'll rename the site to that. One day...
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For the first time, Evo won't have a Marvel game

wyp100

3 months ago

@FilthyAnimal there is mention of no KOF, which is a shame. But I don't think anyone was expecting Mortal Kombat when Injustice 2 is more recent. Nor do I suspect anyone thought Skullgirls, Arms, Killer Instinct, Dead or Alive, Pokken, Dissidia or Soulcalibur would be there when they weren't there last year.
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wyp100

3 months ago

Hi all! I've had a think about the headline and I agree with the point that it feels overly aggressive, so I've edited it. I do believe Infinite not being at Evo this year signals the end for the game, but the previous headline was a little too mean for my liking. Thanks for reading!
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wyp100

3 months ago

@Hunam hmm, that's a different issue, and one I think worth thinking about. I do believe Marvel not being at Evo signals the end for the game, but perhaps the headline is a little mean.
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wyp100

3 months ago

@Yaster this year's Evo will be the first without a Marvel game. You don't think that's newsworthy?
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Devastating Dragon Ball FighterZ combo is literally over 9000

wyp100

3 months ago

@zepekit will do!
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wyp100

3 months ago

@Rivuzu yes! I love Android 16 and his dunk is so satisfying to pull off. I rotate between Android 16, Nappa and Trunks and Android 16, Nappa and Goku Black. Always Android 16 and Nappa!
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Much-needed FIFA 18 patch stamps out kick-off goals

wyp100

3 months ago

@Eldritch I'll remove it - sorry about that.
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Street Fighter 5 Arcade Edition review

wyp100

3 months ago

@Lankysi you get all 12 season one and two DLC characters if you buy Arcade Edition outright.
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Sources: Microsoft plots Fable return

wyp100

3 months ago

@Badoink eh?
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Why so many FIFA 18 players think the computer cheats

wyp100

5 months ago

@pisky it would be nice if they talked a bit about how your player stats manifest on the pitch, or what chemistry means for players in certain situations
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Call of Duty: WW2 dataminers discover mention of weapon supply drops

wyp100

5 months ago

Hi all - we've noticed a mistake in this article. XP boosts were already in the loot boxes. I've amended the headline to reflect this and tweaked the text slightly.

Sorry about the mistake!
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Loads of FIFA 18 players are scoring straight from kick-off

wyp100

5 months ago

@unitedtimdom it's hard to get your player close enough in time. A good winger will be making a run down the wing by the time you can react
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There's a Star Wars kit in FIFA 18

wyp100

6 months ago

@Stuz359 you learn something new every day!
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Now there's a PES collectible card game

wyp100

6 months ago

@DreadedWalrus Oh shit I didn't notice that!
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Steam Halloween, Black Friday and Winter sale dates leaked

wyp100

6 months ago

@MrTomFTW er, so did we! The article says we independently corroborated them as correct.
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Shadow of War players are using tricks and cheats to combat loot boxes

wyp100

7 months ago

@jonbwfc dammit!
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Are loot boxes gambling?

wyp100

7 months ago

@DVincent funny you should say that. We're planning a follow-up article that does exactly that
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wyp100

7 months ago

@samharper Vic is no longer an intern. She's a reporter
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One month on, Destiny 2's end-game needs tuning

wyp100

7 months ago

@Murton you mean like our recent Star Wars Battlefront 2 story in which Bertie absolutely did not offer an opinion at all?

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2017-10-09-star-wars-battlefront-2-has-a-loot-crate-problem
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Big Civilization 6 update reboots religion

wyp100

7 months ago

@Elderlygoose you're my favourite
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John Lewis briefly sold the SNES mini last night - but for some it did not go well

wyp100

7 months ago

@Rpt81 that's a good tip, thanks!
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Cristiano Ronaldo's famous "Siiiiii!" celebration is in FIFA 18 and it sounds hilariously bad

wyp100

7 months ago

@iRuleHyrule I plan to give it a shot and at least write some impressions when it's out
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