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Starcraft streamer wins after player falls for oldest trick in the book

Published: 6/Sep/2019 14:04 Updated: 6/Sep/2019 14:34

by Kamil Malinowski


Starcraft: Remastered streamer Richard ‘Future’ Almand hilariously fooled his opponent with a classic trick to steal a clever victory.

Future is a veteran Starcraft player, who has played the game since as early as 2003. Due to his wealth of experience, he has seen just about everything in the game, and he often uses this to gain an advantage. 


The American was streaming the remastered version of Starcraft Brood War when he decided to try out an old trick some newer players may not know, and it worked out absolutely perfectly.

Blizzard entertainmentFuture was streaming a remastered version of Starcraft Brood War.

Richard had just lost a fight and was down to one unit against his opponent’s entire army. His base was under siege and it was just a matter of time until he was eliminated, this was when he decided to try a very old trick.


“So what is it, Future has left the game?” he asked his chat, before typing it in the game. He had the message prepared and paused the game, then instantly sent it. To his opponent, the message looked exactly like the notification the game sends when someone leaves.

His opponent then left the game, thinking he had won, but in reality it was Future who managed to sneak away with a victory, moments after sitting on the brink of defeat.

The American couldn’t believe it worked and erupted into celebration, cheering, screaming, and excitedly jumping around the room, topping it all off with a few claps.


It’s easy to see why he was so happy, the game was practically over and, other than a disconnect, this was his only way to win.

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The original Starcraft Brood War game came out in 1998 and was remastered almost 20 years later in July 2017 due to its growing popularity in South Korea.


It is less popular than the newest version, Starcraft 2: Legacy of the Void, but still draws in a crowd, and with old school tricks like this still possible, it’s easy to see why fans still enjoy watching the game.


How to find & beat Ruin Guards in Genshin Impact: best strategy

Published: 7/Oct/2020 22:56

by Meg Bethany Koepp


If you’re not prepared, Ruin Guards in Genshin Impact can mess your day up. They’re enormous, intimidating, and shoot homing missiles at you to boot. So, how do you defeat them? We’ve got everything you need to know so you can get the upper hand on these ruthless giants.

Genshin Impact is the latest craze to sweep 2020 by storm. First, we had Fall Guys, then Among Us, and now it’s miHoYo’s free-to-play action role-playing title. Fans are transported to the realm of Teyvat where they meet a whole host of characters who they can recruit to their team via gacha mechanics using real money.


The game is heavily inspired by The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild in its design, with players exploring its vast open-world to discover new locations, defeat enemies, find treasure, and more. One such foe you’ll encounter is the Ruin Guard – a scary-looking mechanical monster who can cause devastation if you don’t know what you’re doing. But that’s where we come in to help.

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The action RPG has a massive open world with lots to see and do.

Where to find Ruin Guards in Genshin Impact

If you haven’t come across one on your travels yet, you’re lucky – they’re terrifying. It’s self-explanatory, but they can be found guarding ruins and treasure. This means if you want to get your hands on the goods, you’ve got to go through them first! Their loot can be pretty good though, so if you’re up for the challenge, it’s worth seeking them out.


The first Guard you’ll probably find yourself up against is the one at the Thousand Winds Temple in Mondstadt. The RPG’s story takes you there in the first couple of hours, so you don’t need to go out of your way to find it.

Once you’ve conquered that one, there’s another at Brightcrown Canyon – which is on the northeast coast of Cider Lake – and also one in the Stombearer Mountains. There are likely more in other regions of the world, but they’ve not been discovered yet at the time of writing.

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Amber is one of the characters you should use to defeat Ruin Guards.

How to defeat Ruin Guards in Genshin Impact

So, you’ve found yourself in a Guard’s path, whether that’s deliberately or not. It locks eyes with you, and starts to chase you down, sending homing missiles your way as you try and dodge the carnage… What do you do?! There’s actually a specific method to the madness, but we suggest you’re at least level 18 before taking it on.


If you look at the giant’s head, you’ll see a glowing orange eye – that’s where you want to strike. There’s also a similar area on its back as well, which is revealed when it stops to ready the explosives it sends your way. In this case, you’ll want to play as an archer character to make hitting those critical spots a lot easier.

Amber is great for this, and you get her early on in the main story campaign so there’s no worries about not having someone on hand who can wield a bow and arrow. Fischl and Venti can also be used if you’ve been lucky enough to recruit them via the Wish mechanic.

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Ruin Guards put up a fight, so make sure you’re stocked up with healing items.

Once you’ve struck the monster at its weak points enough times, it’ll fall to the ground and this is when you’ll want to switch to a melee fighter and hack away at it with your sword or claymore. It’s also a good opportunity to unleash special attacks for maximum damage.


Do this enough times, and you’ll eventually win the battle. A nearby treasure chest will unlock too, handing you some sweet items as a reward. The mechanical beast might seem intimidating, but with some patience and a good battle strategy, you’ll soon reign victorious.