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Neejrow
Well there were some epic games played during this years Dota 2 The International 6. Easily Valves greatest event they have hosted. No delays, many surprises and great #production value.
The Wings Gaming ends up being the grand final winner, unfortunately my boys EG couldn't make it past the Lower Bracket final today and lost 2-1 to Digital Chaos. The final game of the lower bracket was a nail biter in the dying moments, with EG going for an all out 5 man last ditch effort to destroy the base of Digital Chaos. VOD below.
As for the Grand Final I didn't actually watch it due to wanting to go bed after EG lost at about 6:30am, but here are the game results below.

To wrap up, here are a few great moments from the event.
The Panel becomes Muppets......
 
#Production Value - Augmented Reality extremely realistic
New Hero Pitlord gets announced at the All Stars Match
 
Another new Hero is announced!
 
Valve Memes it up by acknowledging the 'Weather Man' Meme about Purge on Reddit due to his segments being like a Weathermans
 
My personal favourite was Game 1 of EG vs EHOME. One of the best comebacks in TI history.
Annual Caster MMR Rating based on attire
http://imgur.com/a/o4tin
Neejrow

By Neejrow, in News,

Counter Strike Global Offensive has had some significant weapon tweaks in the latest update, which might effect the way people aim and shoot.
I'm sure our resident CS:GO players from Team Remorse might have some things to say about this!
Below is the blog from the developers at counter-strike.net which goes in to detail about the changes.
Second Shot
Today we’re shipping a new accuracy recovery method and new recovery rates for the AK-47, M4A1-S, and M4A4.
Accuracy Recovery Rate
Accuracy recovery rate determines how quickly the accuracy of a weapon returns to its baseline value after firing. It was previously expressed as a fixed value, but is now split into initial and final values.
Now shorter firing sequences can be designed to recover accuracy faster than longer ones, and the recovery rate for tapping/bursting/spraying can be tuned independently.
Goals
The goal is to allow players to develop and express their skill using a variety of methods of firing a weapon, by increasing the effectiveness of tapping/bursting relative to that of spraying.
Previously we shipped an update to the AK-47, M4A1-S, and M4A4 accuracy recovery rates with that goal in mind, but due to limitations of the system, the solution we employed had a downside which was a smaller but still noticeable detrimental effect on tapping and bursting. We reverted that change and went back to the drawing board, still with the same goal but without those trade-offs. Ultimately that led us to this new way of handling recovery rate.
AK-47, M4A1-S, M4A4
To start, we’re shipping new values for the AK-47, M4A1-S, and M4A4.
These three weapons are now slightly more accurate while tapping/bursting than before. Individual bullets can be fired more quickly without sacrificing accuracy, and accuracy recovers more rapidly after short firing sequences. Spraying is still advantageous in many engagements, but has the trade-offs of slightly worse accuracy towards the end of the spray and slightly slower recovery afterward.
Here are examples of how inaccuracy accumulates with the AK-47 before and after today’s change:


Next Steps
Today’s values are just a start, as we’ll continue to measure and tune them over time. One of the best ways to give us feedback about these new values is to play the game so we can gather accurate usage statistics, so hop into a game and try them out!
[Via counter-strike.net]
TrolliN
The International (TI) is an annual Dota 2 eSports tournament boasting the largest prize pools in esports history.
The initial prize pool was seeded with $1,600,000 from the developers, with more to be added from players through in-game purchases of the 2016 The International Battle Pass. The current prize pool is $19,333,779 with $8,506,863 for FIRST PLACE!
 
Competing teams are as follows :

Action kicks off 9am PDT on the 2nd of august with the wildcard and group stages.
Main event starts 10am PDT the 8th till the 13th.
Will open up a teamspeak channel over this event for anyone who wants to enjoy the stream with other SOCA members.
TrolliN

By TrolliN, in News,

The Final Beta has started and the games crew hosted an AMA. If you have never heard of this game but want to relive your ultima or eve glory days check out the site!
Original Post
Hi everyone,
We are Sandbox Interactive, developers of the Sandbox-MMORPG Albion Online!
Albion Online features a fully player-driven economy and game world, catering to players who are looking to trade, craft, build, fight and conquer in a huge sandbox environment with a strong focus on group play and social interaction reminiscent of old school MMORPGs.
You can get a taste of what Albion Online is about in our Final Beta Trailer.
The Final Beta phase of Albion Online started today, August 1.
In addition to the three big content additions we put in during our last testing phase, lots of great improvements have been put into the game that warranted a server wipe:
• We have built a whole new world, introducing different biomes like swamps and mountains
• Established an artifact system allowing to craft meaningful loot into unique equipment
• Implement a crime and reputation system to allow for more direct consequences to your actions
• Countless other additions that you can read up on here!
One of the most exciting projects for the near future is a re-design of our UI, specifically tailored for PC.
Our independently developed MMORPG now has more than 150,000 Founders that brought in over $7 million in (crowd-)funding. It draws inspiration from games like EVE Online, Ultima Online, Dark Age of Camelot, League of Legends, and Runescape.
We, that means Stefan, aka Bercilak, the CEO of Sandbox Interactive, and some of our Game Designers and Community Managers, are here to answer any and all questions you have about our game over the next few hours.
If you want to find out more before you dive into asking questions, feel free to head on over to our Homepage, thesubreddit our Youtube Channel, Facebook or Twitter.
Now, ask away!
 
Kind regards,
The Albion Online Team
Neejrow
Hey guys, just an update on the ps2 information page on our website. (http://ps2.soc-aus.net)
It has finally been updated to look less shit! Thanks to Trollson for helping me out with the coding, and Paziggie, Poundsy, Maximus and Rooster for the input.
If you want any of your own PS2 screenshots on the image slider, just speak to Maximus or Rooster and they can upload them for you. The more the merrier!
Hopefully I'll be updating all our games pages in future to use this new design as a template. So will be able to easily add popular community games to our site if you want to promote your game more.
Neejrow
Well it's that time of year again! Marvel and DC fanboys alike are creaming themselves over the release of the latest trailers from their respective studios.
I decided to make a quick News post which lists most of the trailers that have come out of Comic Con, so enjoy.
JUSTICE LEAGUE TRAILER
 
WONDER WOMAN
 
 
SUICIDE SQUAD
 
DOCTOR STRANGE
 
DAREDEVIL - SEASON 3
KONG - SKULL ISLAND
 
FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM
 
THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE
 
KING ARTHUR - LEGEND OF THE SWORD
 
VIKINGS - SEASON 4
 
SAUSAGE PARTY...
 
CALL OF DUTY: INFINITE WAR
 
 
Hope you enjoy!
I personally love the suicide squad trailer, and wonder woman one is pretty good too.
Don't forget to check this out from our homepage! http://www.soc-aus.net
 
Rooster250
Hi all! Just a quick recap on the last few weeks in Bravo Company.
 
We have welcomed into Bravo 5 new members this last few weeks, those being Taggrip, TheShooterMcGavin, Ragerjames, Sheeda and most notably TheOriginalDirt, who having seen the error of his ways has returned to Bravo Company! So welcome to Bravo gentlemen!
 
Also we had one of our most effective Sunday Night Ops last week with 19 captures and a positive K/D so a massive well done to everyone involved in that.