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The good the bad and the ugly of the last week (11 July 2014)

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Snake game over

Last week at this time I was happily awaiting my awesome American hotdogs. Now all I have to look forward to is a warm bed on these freezing nights. Woe am I for believing that African winters weren’t so cold. Here’s what happened while we were typing with gloves on this week.

Best Story

You could get a custom 3D print of your very own Assassin’s Creed Unity character. This is far too cool, and I’m officially jealous of all of you for being able to enter. A figurine like this would look awesome in the collection.

Worst Story

EA gets the glory with their awful mobile gaming policies – pure freemium and counting greed as innovation. Bad form EA, bad form.

Best ION

TatianaKotova

Yeah, that works for me. Our cosplay lady was also lovely, but not quite as capable of getting me warmed up on these freezing winter days.

Most Comments

Gavin certainly knows how to get people talking, which is exactly what you lot wouldn’t stop doing on his article about pirates getting caught red handed.

Least Comments

In typical new guy fashion, Mindy has grabbed the award for least comments with only seven people having anything to say about Error City.

Batman of the Week

Batman tutu

Damn you Geoff! I was so, so close to being Batman. Why must you write articles with “porn” in the headline? Guess you’ll have to wear my specially commissioned Batman tiara.

Cabbage of the Week

Cabbage

Without realizing it, Gavin brought onboard two new people who both originate from that glorious land of Portugal. As such, we’ve introduced a new category just so that they can have something – Cabbage of the Week! This week’s top cabbage is: Sandy. Well done on bagging the first title for this prestigious award.

Header of the Week

Ripley

I was going to give this award to Geoff for making me laugh with his header about Destiny’s download and hard drive space requirements, but Darryn won the internet with this awesome photoshop first thing in the morning.

Comment of the Week

Sir Rants a Lot Llew was on form again this week with his glorious rant about pre-orders:

*sigh*

I am not pre-ordering anything. No matter how “cool” the content is.

Back in my day (Oh my feq did I just say that?) Things like this were unlocked by playing a game and achieving certain goals or finding secrets that let you unlock special missions/skins etc.

*standing in front of whatever flag gamers deem patriotic*
This bull that we have to pay is ridiculous! I will not go quietly in to this apparent new “golden era” of gaming! I am going kicking and screaming! I will fight this change where I have to pay for unlocks! I will fight this era where “easter eggs” in games do nothing for us but give us an unlocked achievement that gives me nothing extra in the game for finding it! I will not buy day 1 when I know that there will be massive patches! I will not buy at launch when I know that I will get all the content as a GOTYE a few months later while those who pre-ordered get shafted by having their content given to everyone else anyway!

A day may come that gaming may die, but today is not that day! TODAY WE SAY NO TO PRE-ORDER EXCLUSIVES! TODAY WE SAY NO TO THE CARROT IN FRONT OF THE NOSE!
TODAY… WE FIGHT WITH OUT WALLETS!

*waits expectantly for the cheering… Hears only crickets as everyone dashes off to pre-order Alien: Isolation*

Last Updated: July 11, 2014

67 Comments

  1. Rince&pop

    July 11, 2014 at 12:35

    What? Not Trevor? I don’t fu**ing believe this! I come to this site for stability, I can’t deal with surprises like this! Well done Sir Rants πŸ˜‰

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      July 11, 2014 at 12:49

      IZ BENE ROBBERED!

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      • Rince&pop

        July 11, 2014 at 12:50

        I know buddy. I’ve got your back, I’ll have a word with management…

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        • ToshZA

          July 11, 2014 at 12:53

          Get your finger out of your nose! Sies! Not in public…

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          • Rince&pop

            July 11, 2014 at 12:57

            But I’m a real boy!

      • Sir Rants A Lot Llew

        July 11, 2014 at 13:56

        *whistles innocently*

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    • Sir Rants A Lot Llew

      July 11, 2014 at 13:56

      Thanx man πŸ™‚

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      • Hammersteyn

        July 14, 2014 at 07:57

        Nice one buddy!

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  2. Skoobaz

    July 11, 2014 at 12:40

    Well done all!

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  3. Ottokie

    July 11, 2014 at 12:41

    Gratz Llew and Geoff!

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    • Sir Rants A Lot Llew

      July 11, 2014 at 13:07

      Thank you. Also dat cat is epic

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    • R1ker

      July 11, 2014 at 13:27

      Is that cat Batman?

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      • Ottokie

        July 11, 2014 at 14:50

        No…iets BatCat! Meowanananana!

        Reply

  4. Alien Emperor Trevor

    July 11, 2014 at 12:48

    Well done Llew πŸ˜€

    And don’t worry Martha, Sandy may have won this time, but you’ll always be my favourite cabbage.

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    • hairyknees

      July 11, 2014 at 12:49

      OH YOU! <3

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    • Sir Rants A Lot Llew

      July 11, 2014 at 13:56

      lool

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  5. hairyknees

    July 11, 2014 at 12:48

    Least comments of the week and not even the new and shiny cabbage ward? *facepalm* bad week indeed for this guy :'(

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    • Rince&pop

      July 11, 2014 at 12:49

      No worries. I’ll help you out next week πŸ˜‰

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        July 11, 2014 at 12:57

        I helped him win this week already… but not commenting on that article πŸ˜‰

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        • Rince&pop

          July 11, 2014 at 12:58

          But he didn’t win!

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          • ToshZA

            July 11, 2014 at 12:59

            Neither did Trev. #Justsaying

          • Rince&pop

            July 11, 2014 at 13:02

            Ouch! Too soon!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            July 11, 2014 at 13:09

            We’re all winners just by participating.

          • ToshZA

            July 11, 2014 at 13:10

            Isn’t that what they say to the special kids?

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            July 11, 2014 at 13:14

            I don’t know what you mean. *cough*

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            July 11, 2014 at 13:04

            Yes he did, he won least comments πŸ˜›

          • Rince&pop

            July 11, 2014 at 13:04

            BUT BUT BUT… ;P

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            July 11, 2014 at 13:05

            STOP STARING AT MY BUT.

        • Rince&pop

          July 11, 2014 at 13:02

          PS, we all saw your BUT teehehehehe

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    • ToshZA

      July 11, 2014 at 12:50

      Pro tip: use “porn” in the headline of an article.

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      • Rince&pop

        July 11, 2014 at 12:53

        DOTA 2 Porn participants engage in unethical play? @hairyknees:disqus

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        • Thats_how_I_Troll

          July 11, 2014 at 14:52

          Ah, i raise you, Destiny Cosplay porn has evolved?

          Edit, cannot beat the hairyknees comment though 0_o

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      • HvR - Still dislikes Random.or

        July 11, 2014 at 12:53

        “Update on our legal matters, porn, boobs, shaven haven”

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  6. GooseZA

    July 11, 2014 at 12:56

    Dat ION….

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    • Rince&pop

      July 11, 2014 at 12:56

      It’s a visual representation of the new UFC’s grappling mechanics.

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      • GooseZA

        July 11, 2014 at 12:59

        It certainly makes me want to grapple…

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  7. Rince&pop

    July 11, 2014 at 12:57

    Is that header the visual representation of the controls for the new UFC’s grappling mechanics?

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  8. HvR - Still dislikes Random.or

    July 11, 2014 at 13:00

    What is the cabbage award for? best fish and chips take away? mother with the most facial hair?

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    • hairyknees

      July 11, 2014 at 13:01

      Best Porra performance at LG πŸ˜›

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        July 11, 2014 at 14:07

        Porra-formance πŸ˜›

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        • Thats_how_I_Troll

          July 11, 2014 at 14:49

          Best Porra Shower?

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          • HvR - Still dislikes Random.or

            July 11, 2014 at 14:51

            That will the M-Axe of the Week

          • Thats_how_I_Troll

            July 11, 2014 at 14:55

            I wonder if they use shower 2 shower?

        • Thats_how_I_Troll

          July 11, 2014 at 14:54

          Best Porra Shower?

          Reply

  9. CAE9872

    July 11, 2014 at 13:04

    Reading Sir Rants’ embittered tale I was ready to storm the beaches but they a bit chilly…so I went and seriously considered pre-ordering Destiny

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    • Rince&pop

      July 11, 2014 at 13:04

      HAHA!

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    • Sir Rants A Lot Llew

      July 11, 2014 at 13:06

      loooool. GG

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  10. CAE9872

    July 11, 2014 at 13:04

    Oh and congrats to Rants

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  11. Sir Rants A Lot Llew

    July 11, 2014 at 13:06

    Woah… That actually won comment of the week? I am humbled. Thank you!

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    • Sk3tz0

      July 11, 2014 at 13:13

      See what one can achieve when u put ur mind to it and bride/extort higher ups πŸ˜›

      Grats πŸ™‚

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      • CAE9872

        July 11, 2014 at 13:14

        Sir Rants and Darryn tied the knot? Well that is…cause for celebration I suppose!

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        • Sir Rants A Lot Llew

          July 11, 2014 at 13:54

          Wait… what? 0_0

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          • CAE9872

            July 11, 2014 at 14:35

            Well Sk3tz0 was the one mentioning brides – so I just put two and two together to get 3.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            July 11, 2014 at 14:51

            Well… Zoe wrote the article *cough*

          • CAE9872

            July 11, 2014 at 14:55

            Yes but I think Darryn may have more…ummm weight…to throw around!

          • Thats_how_I_Troll

            July 11, 2014 at 14:57

            And he has a better BEE rating…

          • Sir Rants A Lot Llew

            July 11, 2014 at 17:02

            yikes. That’s a scary and sobering thought. Urgh. I’m gonna go soak myself in an acid shower now

      • Sir Rants A Lot Llew

        July 11, 2014 at 13:55

        How did you know about the bribes!!?? Ur… I mean… what bribes? You’re crazy dude!

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    • Jan Vermeulen

      July 11, 2014 at 14:05

      Rant on, Luigi. Rant on.

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      • Sir Rants A Lot Llew

        July 11, 2014 at 17:03

        Indeed I will πŸ™‚

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  12. Consumer of Little Rabbits

    July 11, 2014 at 13:12

    Congrats SRAL

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    • Sir Rants A Lot Llew

      July 11, 2014 at 13:57

      Eish. When you shorten my nick like that it looks faaaaaar to close to SANRAL…… Not good man….. Don’t give away my secrets

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      • Consumer of Little Rabbits

        July 14, 2014 at 09:44

        HA!

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  13. CodeName Tailgunner

    July 11, 2014 at 14:28

    THAT COMMENT
    Excellent. By the end of it I was like AMEN
    F!&@ yeah.

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  14. Anon A Mouse

    July 11, 2014 at 14:40

    @LlewellynCrossley:disqus that comment brought a tear to my eye. I almost went all USA 2nd amendment, then I realised I’m not in the USA and men don’t cry. But well done none the less.

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  15. Anon A Mouse

    July 11, 2014 at 14:42

    Sandy getting her reward (refresh)

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      July 11, 2014 at 14:53

      Sandy got a pretty new frock? That’s adorable!

      Reply

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