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  1. Yeah it's been really good. Quads on Blackout is my go to shooter experience now. We've been unlucky a few times when a strategy has been scuppered but that's the name of the game. I think I'll give Battlefield a swerve, at least initially, Red Dead will take up too much of my time and I'll save Assassin's Creed for winter.
  2. I used to be really into Rally too, don't really follow it these days but I see the results sometimes and it appears that it's got to "Schumacher" levels of dominance. I first got into it when Loeb came on the scene but he was against Sainz, McRae, Gronholm, Burns, Martin, Solberg etc.
  3. BFV is the same as BF1? Jack Wilshere gate? Lol, give your head a shake son. Anyway, I've also got Black Ops 4 and it is fantastic, though I might be skipping Battlefield purely due to lack of time. I still consider BF4 to be one of the best shooters of this gen, post-spring patch. That being said, I've got a 3 day weekend reserved for RDR2 and it's likely it should arrive earlier than that too. There's a good bunch of us that play GTAV regularly and the community is much like what the BAP league used to be, friendly and in good spirits, before the cliques and rando behaviours set in. Feel free to get involved or give me a ping towards release.
  4. Yes please fellas, loving Blackout so I'll get on that.
  5. The sales drop is purely physical, digital sales are up. That's a trend across the board with loads of titles.
  6. If anyone is over the age of 21, you're already way past it.
  7. I'm on and off these days but if I'm about I'll drop in. I find it good overall, I think there is more skill required in areas that were too tolerant of poor positioning before. I think winning the ball from goal kicks, getting in place before free kicks, and keeping within 15-yard passing ranges is really satisfying. It doesn't seem yet, there's a sure fire way to dominate in those areas though I don't feel the same way about keeper reactions and corners. They definitely need work.
  8. I think I'll jump in for sub £20. I'm in no rush to get it and it seems light on content, I can manage with EG in the meantime.
  9. I think first touches are more important than ever. A stray pass leads to clumsy first touches which leads to instant pressure on the ball. It wasn't so bad on the previous games but the tolerance isn't as soft on this one. Not holding sprint all of the time, facing the right direction and judging the power is even more important now.
  10. How is the game overall? Very tempted to pick it up myself.
  11. Out the blocks, I think this is as good as any FIFA (cue the "you can't judge it after a week" mob). I barely play competitive stuff anymore but even narrow defeats and hard fought draws against AI are pretty decent compared to the previous possession drivel. It's a solid package all round but I've yet to fully invest in all the new intricacies like I would have in the past; I barely played the demo but even though I've almost had it a week, I've only played a dozen games on Clubs.
  12. Yeah this is definitely a bug. My trainer stuff re-appeared last night even though nothing had changed, it happened to a couple of us. Incidentally, I recommend everyone keeps their trainer "ON" but disable the prompts so basically it just shows the arrow and timing bar. The arrow is particularly useful for the new goal kicks as it's the only way to orient yourself given the static camera change.
  13. I'm around from now pretty much all night if anyone fancies partying up.
  14. I'll be on tonight, give me a ping Should be on from 9ish.
  15. I remember when we just used dummy accounts and that worked fine, it's always a pain with these spin off teams.
  16. Got my dispatch email on Saturday so I'm expecting at least one of my two copies to be at home within an hour. I'll likely not be home until 7 though
  17. Normally my aim is the win division 1, of which it takes me a while because I don't play the game as much anymore, and I also make a spreadsheet of all the best players to calculate the next set of targets for my nation. I don't bother with the SBC Challenges, IF and other rare stuff, you can be perfectly competitive with a good gold team.
  18. That's been around for donkeys years; you can listen on DAB or FM, just not through online. You only get pre-match build up and post match analysis otherwise.
  19. This isn't a rumour, it's starting to get enforced by international gambling laws... https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2018-09-18-heres-how-pack-odds-disclosures-in-fifa-19-works Apparently the Web App goes live at 6pm tonight (BST).
  20. I normally get back at least £20 for my copy a couple of months before the new one, I keep myself fresh and appreciate the sequel more. It will work out £30 for my Ultimate Edition of '19, so it will likely only have cost me £10 by the time I ditch it in June. Digital is way overpriced and doesn't give flexibility.
  21. I normally go for Brazil for flair, but I think I might look at a France/Italy hybrid. I won't be competing in weekend leagues though, probably just squad battles or casuals.
  22. I think I normally use default for everything except crossing - that is on semi. Hospitality settings don't seem to save for me though so my preferences change from year to year.
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