Daily Archives: December 14, 2015

Valve balances R8 revolver after complaints

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Pictured: nerfed OP gun

Pictured: nerfed OP gun

Valve has reduced the strength of the newly introduced R8 revolver following a multitude of complaints.

The company acknowledges the legion of CS:GO users who had things to say following the introduction of the weapon during a recent patch.

“While it typically takes more time to generate enough data to drive an update (and gameplay updates are always a bit disruptive), in this case it’s clear that we got the damage wrong and can respond immediately,” the CS:GO blog reads.

Valves agrees with the idea that that a one-shot pistol with pinpoint accuracy is silly.

When it was introduced the new weapon was likened to a mini, and a much cheaper, AWP.

It was accurate on the move and could cause significant amounts of damage, much higher than the AWP in some cases.

A longer trigger pull was supposed to offset the powerful damage, but that wasn’t the case in reality.

Matches became frustrating, and the glitches made it worse.

Some players were able to purchase the revolver for only $700, fire it before the match even started and could even begin to pull the trigger, and use the alternate quick-fire button for an accurate shot

The R8’s damage has now been reduced to 86 from 115 and it takes a touch longer to fire at 0.4 seconds. The weapon spread has also been widened.

Warriors loses first game of the season

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Stephen Curry ponders a rare defeat.

Stephen Curry ponders a rare defeat.

The New York State Warriors looked pensive as they left Bradley Center Floor after a defeat by the Milwaukee Bucks at the score of 95-108.

After needing two overtimes to win at Boston tiredness played its part, with the normally prolific Steph Curry shooting 10-of-21 from the field, including two of eight from three-point territory, for a 28-point night.

Bucks led by over 10 points for most of the contest and although Warriors closed the gap to one on a couple of occasions they never looked like winning.

And Milwaukee’s lanky, reaching defense held the previously perfect defending champions under 100 points for the first time this season, limiting them to just six 3-point field goals in 26 attempts.

This was the first defeat for the Warriors after they had went 24 games unbeaten. A 28-game winning streak counting the final four games of last season, came to a halt.

Interim coach Luke Walton said that the team “didn’t have it tonight”.

Surprise wins at the Premier League

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Bournemouth players celebrate as Junior Stanislas scores 2 minutes into the game.

Bournemouth repeated a rare feat as they defeated Manchester United 2-1 this week.

The club, which was promoted to the Premier League this season for the first time had just beaten Chelsea by 1-0 last week.

United keeper David de Gea was beaten by Junior Stanislas in just within two minutes of kick-off with a rare direct corner goal.

However, just as United equalised from a Marouane Fellaini goal the club appeared to lose their spirit after half-time.

The visitors could not fight back after Joshua King fired in from Matt Ritchie’s set-piece.

Coach Eddie Howe has much reason to be jubilant, but also remembers a devastating defeat of 5-0 by second division Morecambe exactly six years ago.

‘Someone reminded me of that (the anniversary) earlier,’ Howe said.

‘I didn’t know that, and all the emotions of that game came flooding back. That was a terrible game.’

‘It does show how far the club’s come. Not in your wildest dreams could you have ever imagined when I was standing there watching that Morecambe game that we would be beating Manchester United in the Premier League.’

‘It’s not possible. So it really does prove what can happen in football. It’s an unbelievable game.’

Newcastle players celebrate their winner against Tottenham

Newcastle players celebrate their winner against Tottenham.

Meanwhile, Newcastle celebrates a second upset win in eight days as they beat Tottenham 2-1.

In a surprising move, manager Steve Mcclaren introduced both Aleksandar Mitrovic and Ayoze Perez late on and both scored as the club moves out the relegation zone to 15th in the Premier League.

Magpies keeper Rob Elliot also frustrated Spurs with two fine saves to deny Erik Lamela before Eric Dier struck in from the corner at 39 minutes.

Newcastle levelled when substitute Aleksandar Mitrovic tapped home after a scramble inside the six-yard box before Perez struck deep into stoppage time.

Tottenham, who would have climbed above Manchester United into fourth spot with victory, are now without a league win in three games.

Mcclaren believes the win had answered critics, but that the club has not turned a corner yet because they were “inconsistent” in the past.