I was recently forced to watch Gotham and give it a second chance. I always thought the idea of the show was cool but I remembered when it first released the first few episodes didn’t pull me in enough so I never watched it. But, a friend reassured me recently that after the first couple episodes the show starts to pick up speed and gets much better overall after the first season. I’ve only gotten up to about episode 17 so far but it wasn’t as bad as I remember. It’s cool to see all the big batman villains in a new light especially penguin who is on his journey to become a mob boss of his own. Also seeing the things young Bruce Wayne does as well as the other two young characters Ivy who is Poison Ivy and Selina who Catwoman. The further I get into the show as well the more I want to know what turn the show is going to take next. Is it going to introduce another one of Batman’s villains or just be the Token do-gooder and main character of the show Jim Gordon struggling to keep himself in the light while trying to take down the dark and corrupt. Even if you don’t enjoy shows set in comic universes this is still very enjoyable, but watching it as someone who enjoys comic related media was especially fun seeing all the easter eggs. I recommend everyone to at least give this show a shot it may be a bit grueling to get through the first couple episodes as it seems like nothing happens it definitely gets better.
So Borderlands 3 was announced and had a trailer released at Pax East 2019 during the Gearbox conference which was also live streamed. For a long time it was assumed that the Borderlands series was discontinued and gearbox had actually cancelled plans to make a 3rd installment to the series because no one had heard anything about a sequel even multiple years after the release of Borderlands 2 which was in 2012. Also Borderlands 2 is still doing decently as a game with fans continuing to play because it is now just an old classic and said to be one of the best looter-shooter games of all time which attracts new people to try it out at least once and they usually end up falling in love with it because of how fun the game play is and how entertaining and immersive the story and whole world is. When I am writing this Borderlands 3 has just been released so we don’t have too much information to go off of. However when I post that it may be different but in the trailer at least there were many familiar faces to the Borderlands series and and fans of the Borderlands series and it boasted a selection of 1 billion guns to collect and use. I am pretty excited for the new Borderlands because it was so unexpected because I had given up on the idea of a third installment to Borderlands and even if there isn’t much more the game has to offer compared to Borderlands 2 as in new features i’d still be happy playing it.
(I would put a pic of someone using hacks but it has guns and stuff that are kinda realistic so enjoy this sponge bob pic instead)
So I don’t really play a lot of Counter Strike: Global Offensive and when I do I just meme around and i’m no expert. My competitive rank is Gold Nova 4 in CS:GO so pretty average. But, I know ever since CS:GO went free there has been a spike in cheaters and the community is not all too happy about. Now I understand why CS:GO went free to play and added a battle royale cause they were trying to get more new players by riding the wave of battle royales. Even though CS:GO has a very loyal community and is still has one of the biggest Esports scenes it doesn’t get many new players, it’s pretty obvious. But they should have realized that with making the game free people were just gonna cheat so much more, because people would just make new steam accounts and play the game and if they get banned just make a new one. They tried to counteract this by implementing a Prime System in which you only play with other people that also have Prime. To get prime you have to either achieve a certain level (which my main account is barely past), have bought the game previously, or buy Prime. But again this isn’t the smartest thing cause the whole point of this is too get a new generation and a new audience to try CS:GO but when they decide to try it out cause it’s free and they play a game for the first time and everyone is cheating that kind of deters them from playing anymore and ruins the point, and even if they like the game they pretty much still have to spend money to play because playing without Prime the game is even worse. It’s like their whole point was to get more people but all the new people are being scared away by hackers. I had played against a few hackers before just because unless you are kind of new and a bit of a dummy you probably won’t get banned for hacking in CS:GO even if you are cheating with a prime account cause most people won’t think you aren’t hacking if it isn’t blatant because of the false sense of security prime gives. I never thought it was that bad because well in my experience most hackers wouldn’t be using everything they can and if they did everything as scaled down so they don’t get banned.
So a while back I wanted to see what the game would be like to new players so I made a new steam account got some hacks from a forum website for hackers and got some fairly new and not as public hacks so I knew it wouldn’t be detected by the in game hack detection system called VAC (which is practically useless). I only used wall hacks just to see if anyone else was cheating but turns out I didn’t even need that is was so obvious who was hacking. Most of the games just ended up being a coin toss between which team had higher quality hacks and who had more hackers. The thing that was most annoying is something that I’ve been told is called spinbotting which I had never personally experienced before this. It is where you set your aimbot to its max and increase the range of its detection and then put your sensitivity up and just run around jumping in circles trying to make it impossible to hit you while also instantly killing anyone the second they peek to shoot. I had never experienced anything close to this because for one in kill cams it is very easy to see who has hacks if their aimbot is too sensitive because the cross hair will move irregularly also people who have aimbots usually make it so the aimbot can only detect enemies on their crosshair not their entire screen because if multiple people come at you may try to shoot one person but your aimbot won’t kill them and move to another person instead, also the spinning is very obvious and would get you banned very quick in a Prime match. However in a game with people that only have free accounts the game doesn’t care, I’ve seen people that use hacks that give a link to the website to download the hacks they have every time they get a kill or die and they don’t get banned.
Pretty much the hackers make the game unplayable if you don’t have Prime and even with Prime its still likely you will encounter someone who at least has wall hacks every game or two. I understand where the team behind CS:GO were thinking with this idea to make it free, add battle royale, and make a prime system. But, I think it was poorly executed and they should have spent more time refining it because no it is going to be very difficult if they want to fix the current state of the game.
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