Twitch makes blocking and banning more powerful, adds new mod tools

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Twitch makes blocking and banning more powerful, adds new mod tools

One of the few constants in life is that Twitch chat is a mess. Circumstances and intensity will vary, but sooner or later somebody's going to stroll in, say something wildly offensive, and then refuse to go away quietly. One way to avoid it, as I do, is to simply close the chat window the moment you enter a stream. But that's not really an option for viewers looking for a community, nor does it do any good for streamers who want to build one.

Ubisoft puts the brakes on one of Rainbow Six Siege's fast defenders, Jager

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Ubisoft puts the brakes on one of Rainbow Six Siege's fast defenders, Jager

Jager has been a staple in Siege since the shooter's launch at the end of 2015. The German operator is one of just seven fast defenders—characters with a three-speed, one-armor rating—which makes him a reliable peeker and flanker for players who don't want to hibernate on the objective. His gadget cancels grenades, an invaluable unique ability until Wamai arrived a few months ago. He's great.

Experiencing slower broadband speeds? It's not just you

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Experiencing slower broadband speeds? It's not just you

Over the past week or so, I've noticed that some of the things I do online have either slowed down or occasionally had trouble connecting. I've mostly experienced this on my smartphone, with a few mobile games experiencing hiccups. I suspected this was the result of increased strain on the internet at large from more people being hunkered down at home, and fresh data from BroadbandNow, a broadband data aggregation company, seemingly corroborates my hunch.

Guild Wars 2 is full of giant cats right now

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Guild Wars 2 is full of giant cats right now

It's been a surprisingly quiet April Fool's day this year, which, fine, but some developers are still taking the time to have a small, sensible amount of fun. For instance: Guild Wars 2 has some big cats.

A Soldat 2 demo and the original Soldat are free on Steam now

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A Soldat 2 demo and the original Soldat are free on Steam now

Sometimes it's good just to switch your brain off and unleash a flurry of bullets as you not-so-gracefully fling yourself into the sky using a jetpack— that's my experience after playing Soldat 2's free demo. The 2D side-scrolling multiplayer shooter is a sequel to the classic original Soldat. The Soldat 2 demo and the original game are currently available to play for free via Steam.