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Re: Availability 2017

Postby Fix » Wed Feb 28, 2018 5:12 pm

Anyone interested, Elite Dangerous 10gb update. Lots of nice new things, I'm taking a closer look tonight but posting because there are now Wing specific missions - So anyone looking to wing up I'm game.

I'll be in this tonight at some point familiarising with all the new stuff.
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Re: Availability 2017

Postby Fix » Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:41 am

Online tonight! Be around 8pm probably.
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Re: Availability 2017

Postby Chainsaws » Thu Mar 01, 2018 3:03 pm

On tonight!
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Re: Availability 2017

Postby Fix » Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:20 pm

I'm online tonight! Bad rounds on Siege last night... damn I think we were all having an off day. I bought Jackal though, thought I needed another attacker and he is 2 speed 2 defence, with a decent gun and what looks like will be a useful gadget so will give him a blast later.

Up for anything else as well.

Seen CS:GO being played a lot - Is this something I should get in the next sale?
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Re: Availability 2017

Postby Chainsaws » Mon Mar 05, 2018 4:52 pm

I should be on later.

I've always thought CS:GO would be a good game for us to pick up. In some ways it's similar to R6 with strategy and tactics but it's from a simpler time - more like the R6 of old. I've been playing competitive matches which are 5v5 and best of 30, sounds a lot but rounds are only a couple of minutes each tops. It's important to control your fire because of recoil and choose your distances depending on your weapon etc. The main difference to R6 beyond the faster pace and older graphics is that you buy your gear at the start of every round (you keep what you had last round if you don't die) and how well you do affects how much you have in the bank (Fix bonus fact: there's a button for buy recommended if you don't want to think about it until you get into things). Keeping calm and accurate under fire is essential but so is the sort of teamwork we're all so good at together.

It's pretty pricey for it's age (£12) but regularly goes on sale for less. Saying that, we've paid a lot more for games that we've probably played less than we would this.

One thing I'll give it credit for is the matchmaking does a good job of putting you against people around your own skill level so even if you lose you'll pick up some new tricks rather than being wiped all over the floor without a clue what's going on. Although a couple of negatives are that if your ranks are too far apart you need a full team of 5 to play together and it has a limit of two victories in 24 hours until you have 10 wins for new players - not that annoying but it would stop us playing all night at first. Archie and Kasto have it already.

We've also got Fortnite to try out.
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Re: Availability 2017

Postby Fix » Mon Mar 05, 2018 5:50 pm

According to isthereanydeal its been £3. More recently a fiver so yeah next sale I'll get it if its still being played.

I removed Fortnite, I did try it and my lad plays it on Xbox. I'll list the things I didn't like;

Epic DRM platform delayed logging in - queue system
Updates for Fortnite through Epic DRM queued before downloading
Launching Fortnite - Queuing before you can even launch it (and if you quit you can't immediately jump back in - Queue)
Once in Fortnite queuing to get into a game (up to 15 minutes)

PUBG style land > guy next to you just gets a better weapon and you die and having to wait up to 15 minutes to try again....

Nah. I'd write it off, certainly on PC anyway. On Xbox and PS you do not get half of these delays, although during busy times it can be a minute or two (R6 style) delay getting into a game, but never launching it.
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Re: Availability 2017

Postby Chainsaws » Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:28 am

Roger that, I'll free up some hard drive space!

Sorry I just didn't show up last night, the weekend and too many late nights caught up with me!
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Re: Availability 2017

Postby Fix » Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:48 pm

Agga filled in on DoI - Good rounds actually and good to have him drop by for a change. Next time be good to do some PVP with a couple of squads though, especially now we're getting familiar on the maps etc.
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Re: Availability 2017

Postby Chainsaws » Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:13 pm

Agga's back!? Yay!
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Re: Availability 2017

Postby Fix » Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:20 pm

Well wouldn't go that far, see if he shows up Thurs :P

Anyone tried Siege Outbreak yet?? Went live yesterday.
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Re: Availability 2017

Postby Chainsaws » Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:16 pm

That looks like good fun, up for some of that on Thursday!
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Re: Availability 2017

Postby Machine » Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:15 pm

OUtbreak looks cool, might re-install for that!
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Re: Availability 2017

Postby Fix » Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:50 pm

Give it a shot, its 3 player coop mode, go here, do this, defend that against pretty hard enemies... generally quiet then all kicks off. Enemies are not like zombies as the trailer sort of implies...

Quite a challenge. Shame its a temp game mode!
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Re: Availability 2017

Postby Archie » Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:31 am

I'll be on, but might come in late. :)

Haven't tried it yet (Outbreak). Full release of Vermintide II today as well. :D
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Re: Availability 2017

Postby Fix » Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:48 pm

Cool! I haven't got it but release price isn't too bad and there are 25% off offers on it already.

I may pick it up payday, see if its popular end of March. I'm nervous about new releases these days. Batman: AK burnt me too much.

Online tonight anyway! Might be slightly later myself.
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Re: Availability 2017

Postby Chainsaws » Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:14 pm

It'll be the summer sale in a couple of months, I'll probably grab that and a couple of other things then.
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Re: Availability 2017

Postby Archie » Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:36 pm

Don’t know what it sells for in UK steam store, but this is decent priced. Think they share out 5% discounts on their facebook page as well. :)

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Re: Availability 2017

Postby Fix » Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:12 pm

I shall be around this evening!
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Re: Availability 2017

Postby Machine » Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:47 am

I'm hoping to be on Forza later tonight, might pop in mumble depending on what happens today :)
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Re: Availability 2017

Postby Fix » Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:56 am

I will be online tonight :D

I have picked up Forza:H3 - It is a Burnout Paradise style game. Throws cars at you (I've played about 2 hours and have a ton of them already) throws rewards at you for anything, crashing, racing good, racing bad, skidding, drifting etc. Not cheap though, geez not called Micro$oft for no reason! But I did get a licence to play it on Xbox and PC so my lad can play it and I got Forza:H2 as well which I'll probably never play.
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Re: Availability 2017

Postby Machine » Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:33 pm

It did drop to £23 at one point recently but because I wasn't playing much I didn't mention it, kinda wish I had now.

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I'm hoping Fix and I can get a lot of enjoyment out of it anyway, knowing he's joining in and we could drive / race together is making me get back into it and I've been on the past couple of evenings just driving about, messing :D

His drivatar is already in my game, over time it will learn how Fix plays and his drivatar in my game will likely turn into a dirty bastard :twisted:

EDIT Link to page for free forza money

EDIT2 Fix pay attention to the forza-thon events which start every Saturday / Sunday through to tuesday, just a set of 4 objectives that normally net you unique cars / money.
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Re: Availability 2017

Postby Machine » Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:09 pm

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Re: Availability 2017

Postby Fix » Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:18 pm

That's only just happened as I checked that page earlier this week!
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Re: Availability 2017

Postby Machine » Thu Mar 15, 2018 4:17 pm

Amazon prime gets even better. Free Games
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Re: Availability 2017

Postby Chainsaws » Thu Mar 15, 2018 4:36 pm

On tonight, I'll definitely grab Forza if it's something we're going to get into. Won't be immediately though, done a lot of spending lately so need to cut back a little especially as I just spent £80 on a new sword! :shock:

Was going to mention the Amazon thing, you beat me to it!
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