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  1. smithstock

    Football Thread 2018/19

    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.
  2. 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).
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    FIFA 19

    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.
  4. 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.
  5. smithstock

    FIFA 19

    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.
  6. smithstock

    FIFA 19

    I think a couple of donkeys old issues have finally been fixed (yay): - Map icon conflicts - Unresponsive menus Haven't checked if they reverted the 3D radar after the shambles of a decision to adjust it last year or why language select isn't saved or why referee uniforms still clash with kits etc. I noticed the core control scheme has had a major change, again, it's happened for about 4 games in a row now. I've had to change to a custom setup rather than "classic" for a while now; I suspect most of you will swap the shooting back to O/B rather than the right bumper. RE: The PES debate, there is no debate.
  7. smithstock

    FIFA 19

    I'll ask one of the lads at work if he fancies it; loves FIFA but doesn't really play it with anyone else except me.
  8. smithstock

    Football Thread 2018/19

    Yeah I always thought it was time based, in the FIFA games it is.
  9. smithstock

    FIFA 19

    The cost isn't the downside, I'm sure everyone is happy to chip in. I'd just forget about the defense point too, we don't need people who are not willing to play anywhere. The real downside is all of the associated factors with running a website, sorting stats, chasing people etc. Hats off the @Steely for offering to do the sheet, I offered previously but there wasn't really any interest and my spare time has gone. I can collaborate and make suggestions but I won't be able to front load things, though I can make a lot of my old stuff available. We should look to make it low maintenance one-stop-shop which, ideally, is also self balancing, as per my approach for golf.
  10. smithstock

    FIFA 19

    Yeah, 4 teams of 6 is decent. Even 4 teams of 5 would be enough, the days of consistently getting 10-a-side are gone.
  11. smithstock

    FIFA 19

    I'd be in for BAP still, I miss that on Thursday. I disagree about the new members though, I think it started to go downhill when a bunch of stalwarts left during the console transition. There are a multitude of factors on top of that, of course, but that was one of the main initial factors.
  12. smithstock

    Spelunky 2 - sequel to the actual best game ever

    Day one for me, I think I put 70 hours+ into the last one and still never beat Yama.
  13. smithstock

    The Golf Club 2019

    For a series that has a mediocre track record and almost no marketing for this title, I can't possibly comprehend how £45 digitally makes sense. I suspect that, with a lack of traction, this will be heavily discounted to £30 within a few months or so, then any issues will be ironed out and UGC will be more prominent too. It's disappointing really because it might get lost within the upcoming gaming season and a low price could have triggered more impulse purchases beforehand.
  14. I'm actually the opposite of this. I absolutely adore the world and the setting, to me it's like a colour infused version of Judge Dredd. The gameplay however, taking cues from Deus Ex, has only just begun to pique my interest far more than that series did. I wasn't a huge fan of the stealth/hack/kill mechanics so I'm hoping there is more elegance, variety and narrative consequence here. Regardless of any opinion on this thread, I think it's fair to say that CDPR bought a lot of credit with the delivery of The Witcher III alone, so much so that they simply deserve the overwhelmingly positive reaction and anticipation surrounding Cyberpunk.
  15. smithstock

    The Golf Club 2019

    I'll wait for retail release, can't justify the price tag no matter how curious I am to play it.
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