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  1. It really isn't that hard when you know what you're doing though...
  2. Being able to pose Aloy in photo mode is inspired. Incredibly beautiful game.
  3. Yes, it's a crying shame this show doesn't get half the respect it should. Incredibly strong characters and a great story based on reality. Good scripts, good acting, good direction, amazing soundtrack. On the ending of season five...
  4. the game that must not be named....
  5. Yeah, very good opener. I'm beginning to wonder how far they'll go in season one though. Are we using spoilers for game spoilers? Or are assuming that anybody interested in the show, will have played the game through?
  6. Interesting penalty in the Newcastle Fulham game. Fulham got a delayed Var decision for a penalty. Mitrovic took it, but kinda slipped just before making contact with the ball, which ended up in the back of the net. Goal was disallowed though because he'd kinda clipped the ball from his left, onto his right foot when making contact. Newcastle got a indirect free kick. Very odd, but correct decision.
  7. There's nothing stopping you talking about the game, if there is anything to say about it right now. In fact there's nothing stopping you creating a "Hogwarts Legacy - no JKR chat please" thread.
  8. Do Nintendo never pay a dividend then? Sorry completely off topic, but you typically own shares in a company so that you get some share of the profit that company makes. Unless you are looking to be a share trader and make money on the buying and selling of the shares themselves.
  9. The Blade Itself is a great book, Steven Pacey reading it makes it magnificent. And if you enjoy it, then lucky you there's hours and hours more to dig into.
  10. Some great advice in here, apart from @Lying Cat when you first start and on normal difficulty and below you really don't need to think about what tiles your cities' populations are working on 😛 that micromanaging comes later on the harder difficulties - although being aware that's how it works is useful knowledge. More importantly, get your builders out there and improving. Utilise the forestry clearing to grab precious extra resource to pop that religious site or wonder early. Typically, on higher difficulties, I'll go slinger, slinger, builder, settler in my first city. Then think about monument or granary after that. Get the slingers out and killing barbarians (and grabbing villages) to get the archery reward and protecting your land, so you can get archers quickly. Then an archer in every city, even an archer accompanying every settler. That keeps you safe from barbarians and other civs for quite a while. At least until you can get city walls and get some extra protection of your limits. Don't be afraid to spend gold on units and upgrades. It's worth mainlining for a religion early, you get some good bonuses and can make use of faith for keeping your cities in line. I find the religious victory the easiest to achieve, it can be a bit of a chore in the late game though. Similarly be aware of what bonuses your governors are giving you, one extra build per builder is powerful, getting extra resources for clearing forestry is too. I mentioned it in the Steam Deck thread, but Civ 6 plays really, really well on the deck. Controls are intuitive and simple and there's very little fiddling needed that you'd maybe expect playing a civ game on anything other than mouse and keyboard.
  11. I can't believe he didn't like it and am now cancelling my pre-order....
  12. Civilization works very well on the Deck, surprisingly well. The only minor change I did was use the top rated controller setup which switches left and right mouse clicks as it just makes it more intuitive. Playing with the right trackpad for mouse selecting, left controller for screen movement, l1 and r1 shoulders for zooming in and out and l2 and r2 for right and left mouse clicks. Nothing else needed, ran a standard map game with seven civs without any issue at all.
  13. Hey civilization 6 runs pretty damn well on the deck.... Oh fuck it's 3am....
  14. Been a fine day on Prime for the neutral
  15. I share my password with my two daughters, one of whom is at university and the other lives with her mum half the week. The only reason I still have an account is because they both use it a lot. If they block them both from using it then I will have no reason to subscribe any more. I'm kinda hoping they do tbh
  16. Oooh, I may have woken up too early, but what's this? a gift? It's only Cyberpunk 2077!! Thank you Santa! And thank you JPR for organising it all.
  17. Danster

    The Bookies

    Well, I had my most successful tournament ever. Having never before made a profit Started with £30. Got a Betfair bonus offer of putting £10 on a player for the golden boot - then each assist or goal they get you get a free bonus bet. I put it on Messi... I claimed the first week's bonus of a free £2 bet each day and away we went... Rubbish - by the end of the first week I was down to just £8 in my pot and was getting the feeling I was gonna dump out early (my rule is whatever I put in is all I have - no topping up, I also only ever bet on tournaments). Then finally I got a decent win £14 on Senegal Qatar, a day later and another decent win on Poland SA took me back up to £27 in my account. I then had a run of 10 losses in a row And was down to £6 again when I won £8 on Ecuador Senegal. I was confident, but alas more losses until I was down to my last £1.48! I decided to go Hail Mary and put it on Japan to beat Spain and Costa Rica to beat Germany... When Costa Rica went ahead I could have cashed out for £60, but I hesitated a little too long and Germany equalised! So I quickly cashed that one out for £19 phew! Another raft of losses took me back down to £6 before I won another £8 on France Poland and £6 on Japan Croatia. Then I won £10 on Brazil South Korea which took me back up to £27 in the bank. (plus of course I was now green on the Messi for golden boot bet, although not ready to cash that one in). From then on I never dropped below £20, winning on Netherlands Argentina and France Morocco. I had a free bet which was going to expire before the finals, so chucked it on a Rangers game that was on Thursday... and won £10! After the Argentina semi I cashed out the initial £10 stake on Messi for golden boot. I withdrew £46 back to my bank, leaving me with £30 to play with on the last two games. Won nothing on the 3rd place playoff, and put £20 worth of bets on the final. At half time during the final I thought fuck it and cashed out the rest of the golden boot money for another £35. I lost all my bets... apart from the one I put on Both teams to score and the result decided on penalties! Another £38 on the final day! In total I withdrew £119 back to my bank making a final profit of £89
  18. Pretty much a three way tie between HFW, Elden Ring and GT7
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