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The good, the bad and the ugly of the past week – 22 April 2016

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BotW April

Look, I’m tired this week, so I have nothing cool or witty to say here. Just… go out and have a good weekend, ok? But first, let’s wrap the week up…

Best Stories

Thanks to the hard work of the local Hearthstone community, Blizzard finally took note. South Africa is actually getting its very own Hearthstone Spring Preliminary!

I haven’t played Bastion (not yet anyways), but I am nearing the end of Transistor, which is simply a fantastic game (seriously, go play it). Supergiant Games have really made a fan out of me, so naturally, I’m excited to see what they’re working on next. Lo and behold, they revealed their new game this week. It’s called Pyre, and it looks awesome!

Obviously I’d include this here – Ori and the Blind Forest Definitive Edition is finally coming to PC. This is possibly the best news I’ve heard all year!

Worst Stories

Ubisoft may look at punishing The Division’s Falcon Lost exploiters? As you’d imagine, people aren’t too pleased about that.

I’ve spent a good few hours over the past few months shooting all the things in Blizzard’s Overwatch. It breaks my heart to see that the beta is closing its doors next week. Thankfully, this is just a temporary shut down. There’ll be an open beta next month!

Former WWE Women’s champ, Chyna, has sadly passed away. We didn’t cover it, but I’d also just like to lump in the death of Prince in this section. What’s with all the death 2016, seriously?

In other horrible news (sheesh, there’s lots this week), Intel have laid off 12 000 staff members. That’s simply horrific, those poor people!

Lastly, yes, there’s one more bad story, Hi-Rez have fired DM Brandon after his on-stream rant about suicide. He really could’ve handled that situation better.

Random Stories

Ever wanted to play Counter-Strike 1.6 on the go? Well, now you can – somebody went and made the shooter playable on Android. You wouldn’t hit much mind you, but the fact that it works is pretty neat!

In 2014, an abomination of a game was released. Rambo was hated by… basically everybody. Yet somehow, it’s getting some DLC, for free.

Tired of dying in-game in Dark Souls III? Well, now you can do it IRL, thanks to the board game, which got crowd-funded in just three minutes.

Is Darryn Batman Forever?

BATMAN

Yes, and Geoff is Robin forever.

Header Image of the Week

Broom

Look at the image above, and tell me which Street Fighter character it reminds you of. Well played Geoff… well played.

Most Comments

Geoff’s article asking if a mid generation console hardware refresh is a good idea netted a whopping 191 comments! And why wouldn’t it? The PlayStation 4 Neo is one hotly debated topic at the moment.

Comment of the Week

Eight StarCraft II pro players were arrested in  a new match-fixing scandal. An actual quote from the article states, “One top-class StarCraft 2 pro-gamer was charged with a fine of 70 000 000 Korean Won for manipulating matches, which works out to around $62 000 in other more soul-crushing monetary terms”.

Gerhard Davids feels that something better could’ve been said…

I feel a missed opportunity to say “more Seoul-crushing monetary terms”

We couldn’t agree more!

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Last Updated: April 22, 2016

104 Comments

  1. The bat and bird strikes again….. Forever…

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  2. Captain JJ vs ..............

    April 22, 2016 at 12:36

    I haven’t had a discussion with Darryn about the new Batman yet. I knew there was something missing

    Reply

  3. Admiral Chief in New York

    April 22, 2016 at 12:36

    Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaand 6 hours are gone, wtf happened to this day???????

    Reply

    • JWT-80

      April 22, 2016 at 13:02

      Awesome, isn’t it :-p

      Reply

  4. HvR

    April 22, 2016 at 12:37

    Here is Mid Friday Metal pickup to get everyone through the day.

    From the master of metal Benny Hinn

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    • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

      April 22, 2016 at 13:17

      HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

      *GASP*

      HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

      Reply

  5. Captain JJ vs ..............

    April 22, 2016 at 12:37

    The best news this week was that Supergiant is bringing us a new game…..and that Amorphis is coming to Cape Town.
    It’s been a good week.

    Reply

    • HairyEwok

      April 22, 2016 at 12:42

      Unless you were a huge Prince fan… then it would be a pretty shitty week.

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      • Captain JJ vs ..............

        April 22, 2016 at 12:48

        Yea man. This is true. We lost a legend.
        But I’m trying to keep with the positive here. Generally every week for me is pure hell, so this was a nice change.

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  6. Gerhard Davids

    April 22, 2016 at 12:39

    ????? I Cri Evrytiem

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  7. Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

    April 22, 2016 at 12:39

    I died, thanks for this channel guys!

    Reply

    • Captain JJ vs ..............

      April 22, 2016 at 12:40

      Stop posting things I can’t see!!

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        April 22, 2016 at 12:40

        I posted a gif, can you see gifs?

        Reply

        • Captain JJ vs ..............

          April 22, 2016 at 12:41

          Yea. It’s awesome 😀

          Reply

    • Gerhard Davids

      April 22, 2016 at 12:41

      My body get’s physical pain spikes when watching this…. thanks for that.

      Reply

    • HvR

      April 22, 2016 at 12:41

      LOL fast pants …

      took hit in the poofoo valve …

      Reply

    • hairyknees

      April 22, 2016 at 12:44

      This channel is the BEST THING EVER! XD

      Reply

    • HairyEwok

      April 22, 2016 at 12:46

      OHHH he’s exploded! he took a horn in the poofof valve and turned into red mist, oh wait a second there’s a head, yeah he’s ok XD

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief in New York

        April 22, 2016 at 12:51

        POOFOF VALVE

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        • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

          April 22, 2016 at 12:52

          I wish he said BAFTA instead

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          • Admiral Chief in New York

            April 22, 2016 at 12:53

            OOOOH RIGHT IN THE OL’ BAFTA

    • Pariah

      April 22, 2016 at 12:53

      Who uses a fucking wagon in this day & age?

      Lmao!!!

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        April 22, 2016 at 12:53

        XD

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  8. Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

    April 22, 2016 at 12:40

    Nice one Gerhard!
    Darryn is on a Batstreak!
    http://img-9gag-fun.9cache.com/photo/aMGWKKP_460sa.gif

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  9. Ottokie

    April 22, 2016 at 12:45

    Is it time for the daily food discussion yet?

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    • HvR

      April 22, 2016 at 12:47

      Lunch was some proper cheese focaccia, biltong and droewors

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      • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

        April 22, 2016 at 12:57

        *Drooling commences*

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      • Admiral Chief in New York

        April 22, 2016 at 12:58

        Sauce?

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    • Captain JJ vs ..............

      April 22, 2016 at 12:48

      Potato!

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      • Ottokie

        April 22, 2016 at 12:48

        Potato salad? Potato bake? Baked potato and sour cream?

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        • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

          April 22, 2016 at 12:49

          Yes please

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        • Captain JJ vs ..............

          April 22, 2016 at 12:50

          Potato salad. But only the one my sister makes – with no egg of course (eeuw)
          Potato bake like my mom made it. 😀
          Baked potato and sour cream – because it’s easy and I’m k@k lazy!

          Reply

    • Admiral Chief in New York

      April 22, 2016 at 12:48

      Finally.

      I’ve got boerewors, chicken schnitzel, and sweet potato

      Reply

    • HairyEwok

      April 22, 2016 at 12:49

      Is air a food? Because I’ll be having a lot of that today.

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      • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

        April 22, 2016 at 12:55

        About as much as water is alcohol…

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        • Pariah

          April 22, 2016 at 12:56

          Shit. I’m an alcoholic binge-eater? SHIT SHIT SHIT.

          Reply

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      April 22, 2016 at 12:49

      Well I’ve just finished what I like to call an “honest burger”. A good, simple, well-made beef burger with onion, lettuce, tomato with a fried egg. And the reason I call it an honest burger is because it comes from a dodgy fast food place in the middle of a dodgy area, not some wifi-enabled hipster palace with craft beers, like the good lord intended.

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    • Pariah

      April 22, 2016 at 12:50

      Eating chips as we speak.

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      • Ottokie

        April 22, 2016 at 12:51

        Pondering if I should make the first pot of soup for the season tonight 😛

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        • Admiral Chief in New York

          April 22, 2016 at 12:52

          I had too much soup this week, wife made a big pot, and needless to say, I’m gatvol vir sop

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          • Ottokie

            April 22, 2016 at 12:53

            Yup, one gets gatvol for soup fast, but I have not had any in the last year and craving for it (also craving sushi, but that’s a problem for another better financial month)

          • Pariah

            April 22, 2016 at 12:54

            Yeah man I feel you there. Please bank account, we want sushi.

          • Ottokie

            April 22, 2016 at 12:54

            Flippen game sales this month

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            April 22, 2016 at 12:55

            Not our fault you bought a Poor Sucker 4. *run*

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            April 22, 2016 at 12:55

            From the end of next month the deli across the road from me will start making soup again. The bestest soup. Winter is bestestest.

          • Ottokie

            April 22, 2016 at 12:55

            Stop being lazy and make your own soup xD

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            April 22, 2016 at 12:56

            That’s crazy talk.

          • Pariah

            April 22, 2016 at 12:57

            At least he’s speaking your language. 🙂

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            April 22, 2016 at 12:58

            lol

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            April 22, 2016 at 12:57

            First session
            NomNomNom
            Second session
            NomNom
            Third session
            Add Bacon and feta and Sriracha (THIS WAS AMAZING BTW)
            Fourth session
            Flippen bacon was finished so only feta and Sriracha (amazing, but needed moar bacon)
            Fifth session
            WTF soup again?
            Sixth session
            At least it is food
            Seventh session
            Thought of Llew, lost appetite, gave the rest to the dogs (also, it was sour at this point)
            Revenge of the seventh
            Dog’s breath smelt like sour soup

          • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

            April 22, 2016 at 12:59

            At session 4 I’d have started scooping the soup out using chillies…

            Ninja edit…

          • Captain JJ vs ..............

            April 22, 2016 at 12:58

            I’m not a huge fan of soup. It’s for people without teeth and sick people.

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            April 22, 2016 at 12:58

            soup is Souper if done right

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            April 22, 2016 at 12:59

            Says the guy with built-in soup strainers. :/

          • Captain JJ vs ..............

            April 22, 2016 at 13:00

            Yes, if it can get through, then it’s not food!

          • DragonSpirit009

            April 22, 2016 at 13:00

            I’ll take the leftover when you’re fed up with it!! Been living of toast and peanut butter.

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            April 22, 2016 at 13:00

            peanut butter is love peanut butter is life

          • Captain JJ vs ..............

            April 22, 2016 at 13:00

            Aye

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            April 22, 2016 at 13:03

            My peanut butter sammich is a delicate science:
            1. FRESH brown bread
            2. Enough butter/marge to double the weight
            3. Enough peanut butter to double the weight yet again
            4. Maple syrup (or maple flavoured if cost is an issue)
            5. Make sure it weights triple
            6. NOMNOMNOM

          • DragonSpirit009

            April 22, 2016 at 13:04

            I’ve never had maple syrup before. What it tastes like?

          • Ottokie

            April 22, 2016 at 13:05

            Same, I thought it was only a Canada thing

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            April 22, 2016 at 13:13

            NECTAR OF DELICIOUSNESSNESS

          • Captain JJ vs ..............

            April 22, 2016 at 13:34

            Maple syrup is the only syrup 😀

          • DragonSpirit009

            April 22, 2016 at 13:44

            Really… So all the movies/series/animations lied to me?

          • Captain JJ vs ..............

            April 22, 2016 at 14:22

            😀

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            April 22, 2016 at 13:07

            YES!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            April 22, 2016 at 13:12

            Decently toasted brown bread, preferably a nice thick crust piece, apply peanut butter while still warm so it spreads easily, top with apricot jam or honey. No need for butter or artery killer.

            You were close though. ;P

          • miaau

            April 22, 2016 at 13:29

            Or just the peanut butter?

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            April 22, 2016 at 13:34

            That works too. Just not too thick or you feel like you’re trying to gargle tar.

          • miaau

            April 22, 2016 at 13:41

            true

          • Captain JJ vs ..............

            April 22, 2016 at 14:23

            But the natural stuff is the best. No added sugar, no added salt.

          • Ottokie

            April 22, 2016 at 13:00

            I had to use all my Smart Shopper points this month xD

          • DragonSpirit009

            April 22, 2016 at 13:01

            I’m trying my best to avoid my Smart Shopper points. I have a feeling I might need it later this year!

        • Captain JJ vs ..............

          April 22, 2016 at 12:57

          Are you sick?
          If not – Soup not needed.
          Eat a steak man.

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          • Pariah

            April 22, 2016 at 12:58

            Steak soup sounds disgusting dude, wtf?

          • Captain JJ vs ..............

            April 22, 2016 at 12:59

            Anything *soup* usually does.

          • Pariah

            April 22, 2016 at 12:59

            Ever had well-blended steak? I have. Soup is WAY better

          • Captain JJ vs ..............

            April 22, 2016 at 13:00

            I have no idea what that is, and I’m too afraid to ask.

          • Pariah

            April 22, 2016 at 13:01

            1x steak into 1x blender. add power. pour blended steak into glass. drink. vomit.

          • Ottokie

            April 22, 2016 at 13:01

            O.o

          • Pariah

            April 22, 2016 at 13:01

            Someone dared me to do it. I did it. It was bad.

          • Ottokie

            April 22, 2016 at 13:02

            That poor steak

          • Pariah

            April 22, 2016 at 13:02

            Yup. 🙁

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            April 22, 2016 at 13:01

            …….why?

          • Pariah

            April 22, 2016 at 13:01

            See below

          • DragonSpirit009

            April 22, 2016 at 13:02

            Well I just lost my appetite.

          • Captain JJ vs ..............

            April 22, 2016 at 13:02

            What kind of monster would do such a thing?
            At least Trevor’s cardboard is still one piece

          • Ottokie

            April 22, 2016 at 13:02

            *Plywood

          • Pariah

            April 22, 2016 at 13:03

            Not my proudest moment. But I did the research so that nobody else has to suffer that.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            April 22, 2016 at 13:07

            Not after I’m finished with it. That’s what your canine teeth are for.

          • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

            April 22, 2016 at 13:08

            you forgot to add, never have steak again…

          • Pariah

            April 22, 2016 at 13:08

            dafuq? i love steak.

          • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

            April 22, 2016 at 13:11

            me too, but after having it in that sense, one would at least stay away from it for a while, also when it comes out that way little chunky bits get stuck in places everywhere, you eventually smell steak the whole day, it worsens after day three…

          • Pariah

            April 22, 2016 at 13:11

            I don’t know what you did dude, but that was not my experience. O_o

          • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

            April 22, 2016 at 13:13

            Yeah, it wasn’t blended completely smoothly, so a few pieces kin of got caught in my throat, which, well activated the gag reflex 9000 module, what was worse was that it’d been topped with chillies, which meant that I couldn’t stop sneezing and coughing and puking at the same time for about 30 minutes…

          • Pariah

            April 22, 2016 at 13:14

            Wow dude, my sincere condolences. Mine wasn’t that bad. It was gross and I did vomit, but it wasn’t that level.

          • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

            April 22, 2016 at 13:15

            A lesson well learnt I say…

          • Ottokie

            April 22, 2016 at 12:59

            Maybe after pay day, but right now I am in penny pincher mode

          • Captain JJ vs ..............

            April 22, 2016 at 13:01

            Yea man. I feel you.
            I’ve learned to get a lot out of a single loaf of bread…
            …and to visit my father in law often.

          • Ottokie

            April 22, 2016 at 13:03

            My bread is frozen so a whole loaf holds a month

          • Captain JJ vs ..............

            April 22, 2016 at 13:33

            Haha. I do the same

    • miaau

      April 22, 2016 at 13:05

      Hmm. Not a clue, actually.

      Reply

  10. Greylingad[CNFRMD]

    April 22, 2016 at 13:20

    Why did I click on play?

    Reply

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