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I always love hearing some Hearthstone talk from Alex - would definitely love to see a little Old Gods video content from the Beast crew. To throw in my feelings so far, I've not been playing anything C'thun (or in fact any of the Old Gods yet, despite picking Yogg-Saron up in my first round of packs) but I've been having a fantastic time.

I'd say I have about a 75% winrate so far against C'thun decks - it's one card in 30, so most of the time you don't even see it before they die and even if it comes out it's not been a guaranteed win for them. I suspect that'll shift over time as those decks are honed, but I don't think they're going to completely dominate. Vel'kor is definitely super strong, so maybe that'll see some tweaking, but even that isn't usually quite enough to end things. N'zoth seems like it could fit into a lot of different styles, though.

As a note - if you have any intention of playing Hearthstone during this set release, be sure to hop on this week as you'll get C'thun and 3 free packs, plus about 10 more free packs just for playing a few matches of Standard Constructed.

EDIT: wanted to throw in my 2 cents on the Dark Souls invasion discussion. If you're summoning someone in for a fight (red or purple sign) then I'd go into it wanting to duel, which for me means no healing. When it's just a standard invasion, though, anything goes. Personally I will generally give the invader the chance to fight me one-on-one, but the moment they heal or try to lure me into enemies all bets are off. Conversely, if I invade I won't heal or use dirty tactics if the host is down to duel, but if I get rushed by multiple enemies then I'll use any trick in the book to get that kill, and I'm fine with that. I love a fair fight, but you should never expect it.

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f1.cool was genuinely useful to me today - it's faster than browsing to the Alt-F1 page manually on my phone browser, despite having GB as my home page. So thanks for the wonderful investment in convenience! Also, Miku!

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I'm so happy for this content!

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Jeez - for some reason, despite the fact I'm used to the new studio and think about the new podcast room when I listen to the show, I'd completely forgotten that they're actually in a new place. That was weirdly jarring at first. Still, I guess that just means we need more mailbags!

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Nice review, Dan! As a long-term series fan I'm super excited to pick this up (it's not out for a few more days in the UK, for some bizarre reason). Just replayed the original so I'm looking forward to seeing where the similarities and differences in level design are.

Also I second pinning @alex's post to every review, just as a reminder. I don't understand people's logic sometimes. Plus from my perspective, I know Dan fairly well and I know me - so I can reasonably "add" that fifth star to the score for my own personal bias towards the series when making my decision to buy it.

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"What are you trying to tell me? That I can run games at 60fps?"

"No, NEO. I'm trying to tell you that, when you're ready, you won't have to."

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I was unprepared for this early Beastcast.

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I'm glad to hear you say that it sticks the landing, Austin. So far I've increasingly been wowed by the game as I progress, but a lot of the early characters and story really does feel like they're setting up a tightrope to walk between a big success and huge disappointment. So hearing that you were satisfied is great.

The game is stunning, too. I reached the area Brad hinted at and it dropped my jaw too - then within a few hours I was left speechless again by another location. Their design is spectacular in a way the early areas didn't at all hint at.

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Bombcast time!

After holding off until today to start Dark Souls III, I managed to put in a solid 12 and a half hours. Haven't sat down all day with something like that in an age.

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I'm very excited for this game. Had my copy since Saturday but aside from spending some time in the character creator I haven't gone past the first bonfire yet (waiting for friends to get it so that we can all start playing at the same time).