Category: Games

Overwatch: New Season, New Meta?

By Muhammad Nabil Season 4 has dawned upon us, and with it comes a new hotfix to balance out some of last month’s patch. The PC update is already live, whereas consoles get it approximately a week later. Patch Update General The total damage reduction that a hero can receive while buffed (e.g Ana’s Nano Boost and Orisa’s Fortify) has been capped at 50% (formerly 70%) Bastion Ironclad -Bastion now takes 20% less damage while in Configuration: Sentry or Tank (formerly 35%) Developer Comments: After introducing the new Ironclad passive ability in the last patch, Bastion felt a little...

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Gaming the System: Free Dust in Hearthstone

By Jeremy Say Hearthstone’s going to be exciting with the Year of the Kraken coming to a close. The new Year of the Mammoth will see Blackrock Mountain, The Grand Tournament, and League of Explorers being phased out into wild. Luckily we will have three adventures to play, instead of the normal two plus one adventure, plus ~130 card expansions, with each expansion getting mini adventure missions. Rotating out as well are well known classic cards in the Hall of Fame: Azure Drake, Sylvanas Windrunner, Ragnaros the Firelord, Power Overwhelming, Ice Lance, and Conceal. Which is not all sad...

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Geek Out Gaming: Nintendo Switch is bloody expensive

By Jeremy Say Many are going crazy over the Nintendo Switch, with even Nvidia’s CEO telling us this console will turn heads. Then again, it does have Nvidia’s customized Tegra processor. So yada-yada many people want to be first in line to buy this thing, but problem is that the Switch was supposed to be on the cheap side for a console. But Lo and behold, the pricing released for pre-order on Gamer’s Hideout has this console at 2,299 MYR for the Gray Joy-Con bundle. Then, for a colour difference, 2,399 MYR gets you the Neon Blue and Neon...

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Tekken 7 – So Near yet so Far

By Jeremy Say TEKKEN 7 will be launching on June 2, 2017 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and the PC via Steam. The company is touting it as the next big step for fighting games aficionados – big words, but considering Street Fighter V failed to step up, it’s more than plausible. Supposedly, TEKKEN 7 for the home console and PC even surpases its arcade counterpart by offering more balances and fine tuning, a dramatic story mode, online tournament modes and of course more characters. Boy do I feel old when I can still remember the eight original...

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Magic the Gathering: Grand Prix Kuala Lumpur Day 2 – Grand Finals

By Koh Tshek Zen & Jeremy Say The final day of Grand Prix KL is has arrived. Over 200 players battle intensely for a spot in the Top 8 of the main event. The top 8 players will qualify for an invitation to the next prestigious Pro Tour event which is the Pro Tour Aether Revolt at Dublin in February. Meanwhile, things have gotten livelier at the hall with many side events firing off in succession throughout the day. On-demand draft in particular had 80 draft pods by the end of the day, doubling the total amount of drafts...

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