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Crapshoot: The Deus Ex mod set in a fan forum

By tracy

From 2010 to 2014 Richard Cobbett wrote Crapshoot, a column about bringing random obscure games back into the light. Shortly before the release of Deus Ex: Human Revolution, he checked out the original Deus Ex's Nameless Mod, where everyone gets to rock cool trenchcoats.With the exception of Invisible War, the great shame of Deus Ex's legacy is that almost nobody's ever really tried to beat it. Vampire: Bloodlines got the closest, E.Y.E: Divine Cybermancy, uh, exists. A few others have taken on board individual ideas, like offering stealthy options, or giving you a sack of gadgets. Nothing however has that...

May 29, 2020 Off

Enchantments – Minecraft: Dungeons Wiki Guide

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Every Melee Weapon Enchantment in Minecraft Dungeons Enchantment Rarity Ability Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 3 Anima ConduitCommon Each soul you absorb grants a small amount of health. 1% health gained 2% health gained 3% health gained ChainsCommon Has a 30% chance to chain a cluster of mobs together and keep them bound for a short time. 1 second duration 2 seconds duration 3 seconds duration CommittedCommon Deal increased damage against already wounded enemies. 0-50% bonus damage 0-75% bonus damage 0-100% bonus damage Critical HitPowerful Gives you a chance to inflict critical hits dealing triple damage. 10% chance to trigger...

May 28, 2020 Off

The Lord of the Rings Cast Gathering for Lockdown Reunion

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Josh Gad is gathering the cast of The Lord of the Rings for his quarantine-friendly web show Reunited Apart. Gad’s LOTR reunion special will air this weekend on his YouTube channel, but he’s released a brief teaser via Twitter. Enjoy this tease! To watch the full trailer for #LordOfTheRings #ReunitedApart go to https://t.co/H5wpKJTjxm NOW and SUBSCRIBE! Catch the entire episode this Sunday at 9:00 AM PT / 12:00 OM EST only at https://t.co/PtdorqAZ6O pic.twitter.com/7G3WbUI6ho— Josh Gad (@joshgad) May 27, 2020The teaser reveals Sean Astin, Elijah Wood, Orlando Bloom, Dominic Monaghan, Billy Boyd, and Ian McKellen will make an appearance, but...

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Acer Predator XB273K review | PC Gamer

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The Acer Predator XB273K is a cousin of the revered Predator X27—which sits near the top of our best gaming monitor lists and at the peak of our best 4K monitor for gaming list—and brings with it a certain sense of excitement. Inspecting the specifications on paper, it seems a close cousin of the X27. Very close. So close, from appearance to specs, that it is very hard to tell the difference. Nonetheless, given the reputation of Acer’s Predator series, there's a very good reason to be optimistic here. SpecificationsPrice: $1,000 / £1,200Panel Size: 27-inchNative Resolution: 3840x2160Panel Type: IPSMaximum Refresh: 144HzResponse:...

May 26, 2020 Off

What Did the Games Industry Think 2020 Would Be Like in 2010?

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Cast your mind back to 2010. It was a time when games – by and large – weren’t a service. Nor were many of them free-to-play. Back then loot boxes were on the fringe and micro-transactions were really only just getting going. In 2010, we were still playing on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and the Wii. League of Legends was a new thing, as was Minecraft. World of Warcraft, meanwhile, was ancient – five years old! Ten years ago people weren’t spending their free time absorbed in Let’s Plays or watching players broadcasting their games. At this point, Twitch didn’t...

May 25, 2020 Off

With Virtual Racing on the Rise, Formula E Just Disqualified a Racer for Having Another Player Pose as Him

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Formula E racer Daniel Abt has been disqualified and ordered to pay 10,000 euros ($10,900) to charity for illegally hiring a professional esports player to falsely compete as him in an official virtual race, the BBC reports. 24 May 2019, Berlin: Motorsport: Preview Formula E Championship, E-Prix 2019, race at Tempelhof Airport. Daniel Abt from Team Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler speaks at the press conference the day before the Formula E Championship. Photo: Britta Pedersen/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa (Photo by Britta Pedersen/picture alliance via Getty Images)For those not in the know, virtual racing has taken on a new life in various leagues across...

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    May 30, 2020 Off

    ExpressVPN Review – IGN

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    A mainstay in the virtual private network space since its launch in 2009, ExpressVPN is a popular choice with solutions that cover desktop computers, mobile devices, and even routers. Featuring a MediaStreamer service that can run on tv streaming boxes and video game consoles, ExpressVPN makes a strong argument for being the best VPN for gaming or best VPN for Netflix. But ultimately it all comes down to pricing and performance. Read on to determine if ExpressVPN is the best VPN for your bucks? ExpressVPN - Design and FeaturesAn extremely simple design, ExpressVPN’s desktop client is essentially a big on/off button with a drop-down menu to choose a server location. But if you look closer, you’ll find a hamburger menu on the top left which leads to windows that display server locations, a speed test, and the app’s preferences, which are surprisingly deep for a small, one-window program. ExpressVPN can also run in the taskbar, giving it an even smaller desktop footprint.As for features, ExpressVPN primarily promotes hiding users’ IP addresses and encrypting their network data so no one can see what they’re doing online. ”One click, and you’re protected,” the company says – and a gruesome bit of news...

    May 30, 2020 Off

    Crapshoot: The Deus Ex mod set in a fan forum

    By tracy

    From 2010 to 2014 Richard Cobbett wrote Crapshoot, a column about bringing random obscure games back into the light. Shortly before the release of Deus Ex: Human Revolution, he checked out the original Deus Ex's Nameless Mod, where everyone gets to rock cool trenchcoats.With the exception of Invisible War, the...

    May 30, 2020 Off

    Crucible Review – A Slow Struggle

    By tracy

    Hero shooters are all the rage these days, so games in the middle or bottom of the field struggle to compete against the lead dogs. Crucible is one of those games, where its mediocrity only earns dismissal. Crucible is like a bland and forgettable meal – inoffensive going down, but...

    May 30, 2020 Off

    ExpressVPN Review – IGN

    By tracy
    A mainstay in the virtual private network space since its launch in 2009, ExpressVPN is a popular choice with solutions that cover desktop computers, mobile devices, and even routers. Featuring a MediaStreamer service that can run on tv streaming boxes and video game consoles, ExpressVPN makes a strong argument for being the best VPN for gaming or best VPN for Netflix. But ultimately it all comes down to pricing and performance. Read on to determine if ExpressVPN is the best VPN for your bucks?

    ExpressVPN – Design and Features

    An extremely simple design, ExpressVPN’s desktop client is essentially a big on/off button with a drop-down menu to choose a server location. But if you look closer, you’ll find a hamburger menu on the top left which leads to windows that display server locations, a speed test, and the app’s preferences, which are surprisingly deep for a small, one-window program. ExpressVPN can also run in the taskbar, giving it an even smaller desktop footprint.

    As for features, ExpressVPN primarily promotes hiding users’ IP addresses and encrypting their network data so no one can see what they’re doing online. ”One click, and you’re protected,” the company says – and a gruesome

    May 30, 2020 Off

    Crapshoot: The Deus Ex mod set in a fan forum

    By tracy

    From 2010 to 2014 Richard Cobbett wrote Crapshoot, a column about bringing random obscure games back into the light. Shortly before the release of Deus Ex: Human Revolution, he checked out the original Deus Ex’s Nameless Mod, where everyone gets to rock cool trenchcoats.

    With the exception of Invisible War, the great shame of Deus Ex’s legacy is that almost nobody’s ever really tried to beat it. Vampire: Bloodlines got the closest, E.Y.E: Divine Cybermancy, uh, exists. A few others have taken on board individual ideas, like offering stealthy options, or giving you a sack of gadgets. Nothing however has that same hook of being dropped into a world with a bag of tricks, and invited to make your own way through it. Will Human Revolution finally be the successor we’re all longing for? “Hopefully!” I say, in the shifty tone of one who finished it about two weeks ago , but isn’t all owed to give away any actual details for another week or so. Still , I remember it like it was yesterday.

    Unless you follow the mod scene though, it’s likely that you’ve not played one of the best things

    May 30, 2020 Off

    Crucible Review – A Slow Struggle

    By tracy

    Hero shooters are all the rage these days, so games in the middle or bottom of the field struggle to compete against the lead dogs. Crucible is one of those games, where its mediocrity only earns dismissal. Crucible is like a bland and forgettable meal – inoffensive going down, but quickly passed over for something with a little more flavor and spice.

    Crucible’s heroes fail to entertain on the personality and character level, but they often have memorable and interesting moves that cater to perfection and learning. With the exception of the adorable robot Bugg, most of the cast lacks appeal. With color-by-the-numbers characters like Military Man, Berserker Lizard, and Fish Sniper, the heroes feel like they were ripped from the pages of a rejected comic book.

    On the loadout side, learning a character’s nuances is highly entertaining. For example, the militant Sazan has a set of skills that’s easy to understand on the surface, but has lots of room for growth and skill. Discovering how to distance myself to juggle my assault rifle, shotgun, and throwing knife cooldowns was a fun exercise. Mastering a moveset, both partial and perfectly, is satisfying and applicable to many of the heroes.

    The

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    May 29, 2020 Off

    Enchantments – Minecraft: Dungeons Wiki Guide

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    Every Melee Weapon Enchantment in Minecraft DungeonsEnchantmentRarityAbilityTier 1Tier 2Tier 3Anima ConduitCommonEach soul you absorb grants a small amount of health.1% health gained2% health gained3% health gainedChainsCommonHas a 30% chance to chain a cluster of mobs together and keep them bound for a short time.1 second duration2 seconds duration3 seconds durationCommittedCommonDeal increased damage against already wounded enemies.0-50% bonus damage0-75% bonus damage0-100% bonus damageCritical HitPowerfulGives you a chance to inflict critical hits dealing triple damage.10% chance to trigger15% chance to trigger20% chance to triggerEchoCommonSome of your attacks can be followed up by another attack in rapid succession.5 seconds cool-down4 seconds cool-down3 seconds cool-downExplodingPowerfulMobs explode after they are defeated.Deals 20% of enemy’s health as damageDeals 40% of enemy’s health as damageDeals 60% of enemy’s health as damageFire AspectCommonSets mobs on fire for three seconds, dealing damage over time.Small amount of fire damage per secondMedium amount of fire damage per secondLarge amount of fire damage per
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    Timelie Review – Making Every Second Count

    By tracy

    When a child awakes in the middle of a mysterious facility full of hostile robots, she begins looking for a quick exit. Along the way, this innocent girl discovers she has precognitive powers that allow her to explore future timelines until she discovers the optimal route to safety. That’s the premise to Timelie, Urnique Studio’s tightly designed stealth puzzle game that occasionally challenges your reasoning and critical thinking skills, but runs its course too quickly.

    All of Timelie’s levels are miniature mazes that have you dodging security drones as you make your way toward digital keypads to unlock the exit. Navigating these mazes is relatively simple, and your goal is almost always obvious, so the challenge comes from your limited windows of opportunity to dodge patrolling sentries and reach your target. Fortunately, your nameless heroine can see into the future. Practically speaking, this means that you can pause and rewind the action by scrubbing through a timeline at the bottom of the screen, which lets you fine-tune your movements through each tangle of hallways. Weaving through guard’s eye lines and narrowly evading their grasp is always satisfying. Once you’ve perfectly orchestrated your escape, you can watch a real-time video of