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Two games in, Team SoloMid looked poised to deftly sweep the number-two seed Cloud9 in the finals of the North American League Championship Series Spring Split. Cloud9 would not cede so easily, however, and rallied back to push it to a climactic game five, where a single clash would decide the champion of the split.

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On Saturday night I went to bed, stared at my ceiling in the darkness. I pursed my lips, brows narrowed in thought. Then I nodded to myself, resolute in the decision I was about to make.

Yes. Decision made. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild: best game I've played since Dark Souls.

I took a deep breath, exhaled, secure in this big decision I had just made. I made a half attempt to explain the sheer importance of this decision to my wife, who gallantly restrained her laughter.

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It's night before the Dallas Regional Championships, and Drew Nowak is trying to squeeze in some practice with a last-minute Pokémon team. Despite not fully understanding the intricacies of the new team, he rises above hundreds and wins the entire tournament. A couple months later, he pulls a last-minute team off again and takes top four at the St. Louis Regional Championships.

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Elizabeth E. looted everything in Fallout 3's Raven Rock. She collected three units of vodka, five stealth devices, four cuts of mirelurk meat and 88 Stimpacks, which weighed her down a considerable 1,437kg. Her pack was so heavy that travelling from Raven Rock to Fort Independence took four hours. She was over-encumbered and couldn't fast-travel. Elizabeth didn't mind; that way, she could talk to all the non-player characters on the way. After three playthroughs, her save file recorded over 500 hours.

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I said this in 2016, then 2016 petered out towards the end of the year.

But is it just me or is 2017 having the best start of any year in video game history?

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Now that Australian ISPs are officially required to collect metadata about customers communications, you may need to take online privacy into your own hands — and VPNs are the best way to do it.

Virtual Private Network (VPN) software effectively encrypts your online activity to help you surf the web free from the prying eyes of eavesdroppers. VPNs come in all shapes and sizes with their own unique strengths and weaknesses. Let's take a look.

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Hello! It's Monday. You've woken up. Life is hard. Here are some stories about video games to get you to your morning coffee: I Can't Stop Feeling Guilty For Stuffing Around In Breath Of The WildThat Time I Tried To Pirate Spore And Bricked My Laptop InsteadThis Might Be The Biggest PlayStation 4 Controller In The WorldGuy Tracks His Eyeballs While Playing OverwatchLost Development Footage From Silent Hill 2's Most Emotional Scene, Recovered 18 Years Later

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