Eight ways to handle online gaming trolls

How to handle trolls in video games online

Trolling, griefing, flaming… call it what you like, but it all boils down to generally being a dick. With tons of popular online games around today like Call of Duty (CoD), FIFA and League of Legends (LoL), it seems there are more trolls spouting abuse in online games than ever before.

There are already a lot of ‘how to deal with trolls’ guides out there online, but I’ve found that many are convoluted, with surprisingly little advice or proper examples of effective comebacks that you can actually use. I’ve played with a hell of a lot of gaming trolls over the years, and in that time I’ve learnt how to deal with their whining ways. Here’s a concise guide with eight quick tips for dealing with trolls in video games.

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Thief tips: How to be a master thief

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Want to know some advanced tips for Thief – the new game for Xbox One, PS4, PS3, Xbox 360 and PC?

Here’s our advice on how to be a master thief.

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How to transfer from Pokémon Black or White to X and Y (and get a free Celebi)

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Do you want to know how to transfer your Pokémon from Pokémon Black, White, Black 2 or White 2 to Pokémon X or Y?

Using the Pokémon Bank and PokéMover apps on the 3DS, we’ll show you how. And if you do it before September 30th, you’ll get a free Celebi legendary Pokémon.

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Octodad tips, tricks and funniest moments

Octodad tips and tricks

Octodad, the game where you control a suit-wearing octopus disguised as a human, is out now. And it’s bloody good fun.

You can finish it in a few hours, but we’ve come up with some tips and extras to help you get the most out of the game.

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Why Charizard Y is better than Charizard X

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When I first got Pokémon Y, I was disappointed to learn that I couldn’t Mega Evolve my Charizard into the Fire/Dragon hybrid Mega Charizard X.

X in my opinion looks much better in black and blue than the standard Charizard orange, plus he’s a dragon type. But come the end of the game, and testing out Mega Charizard X on a friend’s game, I’ve discovered why I prefer Mega Charizard Y.

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Pokémon X and Y: Trading centre and chat zone

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Are you looking for a certain Pokémon in Pokémon X or Y? Can’t find the trade you want using the in-game Global Trade Station (GTS) or Wonder Trade?

Leave a post below and chat with other users to swap friend codes and trade Pokémon, or take part in Friend Safaris and hunt for shiny Pokémon together.

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Hearthstone: Best legendary cards

Hearthstone Legendaries

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft is Blizzard’s virtual card battling game that features content from the hugely popular MMO World of Warcraft. It also boasts several legendary cards (or legendaries) which can turn the tide of battle. But which legendary cards are best? We’ve enlisted the help of a competitive gamer to give you the lowdown and list his top five legendary Hearthstone cards…

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The shifting MMO RPG game market

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The MMO RPG (massively multiplayer online role playing game) is in a state of flux. World of Warcraft player numbers are continuing to fall, new games like Final Fantasy XIV are still very similar to Warcraft and no doubt many serious gamers are moving over to MOBA titles like League of Legends and Dota 2.

However, there is a growing market for casual online MMO RPGs which are extending the life of the genre.

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Top 50 competitive multiplayer games

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There’s nothing quite like beating a friend or relative at a video game to get into the Christmas spirit, so we’ve rounded up the best competitive multiplayer games – both online and offline – to give you some extra gaming ideas this festive season.

Here’s our pick of the top 50 competitive multiplayer games. We’ve kept the list as simple as possible, stating the platform and a brief sentence explaining why the game has been included. Disagree with any of the below? Make sure you leave your alternative suggestions in the comments box at the bottom of this article.

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Retired League of Legends character skins available again for a limited time

Get legacy old LoL skins

Legacy skins for League of Legends are being made available again via the in-game store, with each one marked down in a sale on certain days, developer Riot Games has announced.

Here’s how you can get an old previously retired skin for your favourite character.

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