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Really cool that you're doing this. I was actually kind of afraid of trying this game out despite quite liking Doom 2016 because everyone keeps going on about how difficult it is, and I am really bad at using mouse & keyboard to a high level of dexterity. Your posts made me want to go back and give this game a try anyway.

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Is this a North American thing by any chance? I'm European, and while I know of the concept of surge protectors, I've never heard of anyone using them regularly, except for particular appliances which are very vulnerable or something. Also, I thought most modern electronics came with something this like built in.

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Anyone with decent experience with the franchise who can offer some thoughts on PES2019? Is the gameplay good? I didn't buy 2018, and was toying with the idea of getting it.

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I really hope Croatia win it. With Belgium gone, the team that tried to play football the most is out of it, and both France and England play incredibly boring, negative football I think. Croatia deserves to win it based on their willingness to play for me, but England will be tough tonight, and France will be very hard to beat in the final as well. Agh, too bad about Belgium. A sterling performance against Brazil followed up by a very tempered one against France.

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Ben's immediate reaction, as he looks at Vinny for reassurance thatDan meant that shit he had just said, is now one of my favourite GB moments ever.

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Greece sounds like a great setting to me. Not sure how ready I'll be for another AC when it comes out though, I've only just barely started inching my way through Origins.

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I love it so very much. I'm absolutely terrible at it by "serious chess players'" standards, meaning that I'm better than someone who would play just knowing the rules and trying to figure out their approach on instinct, but I lose to most people who have spent any time at all studying theory and have a decent grasp on an opening. This is why, when I start playing blitz or something on a new chess website like lichess.org, or chess.com, I just keep hovering around the default rating, sliding around between 1100 and 1400. Or at least, that what I think that means. I will usually spend my breaks at work playing one or two five-minute blitz games on lichess.org or something.

However, despite my lack of skill at actually playing chess, I adore watching streams of high-level play with commentary. The coverage feeds by the Saint Louis Chess and Scholastic Center (Youtube channel here), the Chessbrahs, chess24.com, and chess.com are all great in their own way. When I'm not watching Giantbomb videos as a stand-in for "podcasts", 4-hour streams by the Saint Louis guys or any of the others work just as well. Chessnetwork is good as well.

I can sort of understand people who say that "chess is too cramped" or that "chess is too reliant on knowing the theory", but I do not feel like that while playing myself. I just have a great amount of fun playing against people of my own skill level online, and I feel the dynamic of games between super grand masters (the type of GMs who participate in the top tournaments) is not like that either. Those matches are a combination of their incredible knowledge of the theory on the one hand, and their instincts and insight into the position as it appears on the board. There is so much room for mistakes and brilliancies, that it often is exciting to me (though I will admit that rapid and blitz are typically more fun to watch than classical.)

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#9  Edited By Dudacles

This is cool, just like the other two! I've missed out on those thus far because my Hunter Rank has not been high enough (currently sitting at 9), so I'm glad they'll rotate the others back in as well.

What Hunter Rank do you guys think I would need to get to be able to get these weapons/costumes/whatever? Was it a lot higher than 9 for the other two?

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