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  1. I've fallen out of love with Boro a little bit (similarly with FIFA too)...

     

    We've gone from a resilient team that was almost always the bridemaid, to something almost unrecognisable within the space of 5 seasons. The appointments of Monk, Pulis and Woodgate underwhelmed me, but I've enjoyed the interviews from Woody so far and surely we can't do worse than giving the academy players a crack. It pains me to hear that Randolph is considered the strongest player in the team, and one of the best keepers' in the league, when he was at fault for almost a dozen gaffs within his first season between the sticks. Which certainly doesn't help when you had a £15m waste of space up leading the line.

     

    I think it's safe to say though that the days of mid-table Premier League medicority are well behind us and, if we're not careful, challenging for the play-offs may soon be a pipe dream as well.

     

    I reckon a top-10 finish with a push for an outside play-off spot, and the emergence of half a dozen promising youngsters knocking at the door of the first team ready for a stronger challenge in 2020/21. I just hope we don't "do a Leeds" and sell all of the potential talent just as a new crop comes through.

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  2. If anyone fancies a few bouts, feel free to add me on PSN: "smithstock".

     

    I've played the franchise a decent amount of the last few iterations but I've yet to fully sink the time into a character on this - I've finished story mode, training and am now going through the arcade tower to finish each character backstory and mop up a few trophies. Quite liking Scorpion in this version but I've used Sub-Zero a lot in the past so I probably won't stray too far from those guys, however, I've really enjoyed playing as Jax. He seems to be one of the easiest characters to pick up outside of Liu Kang.


  3. My thoughts, just in case @Theholyhogg, @PeteBrant and @DC Lemon were thinking of investing...

     

    It's completely and utterly lifeless, devoid of personality and lacking in any real charisma. It comes across that way from the outside and it's actually worse whilst playing; the commentary is stale and the graphics are really mediocre too.

     

    Gameplay wise, I'm not a fan of the mechanics but I can understand why people like them. I much prefer the timing based system of EG, and I even struggled to get to grips with that after the change from the Vita version. If there was an alternative mode or system, I might have invested more time getting used to it - I'm not a huge fan of analogue or gauging based mechanics outside of Trials or Worms. 

     

    Everything else seems to be par for the course (pun intended) lots of customisation and level editing features but ultimately locked behind game modes that are neither enticing or engaging to play which is a shame because the Tour is a big draw for me. 

     

    Everybody's Golf though, still, is not only the best golf game going but is one of the best sports games I've played this generation - up there with Rocket League. It's a shame then, that the PGA license is actually even less of a draw for me, given that everything in EG feels tactile and satisfying - it just ultimately lacked features and post launch support. 

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  4. On 03/05/2019 at 08:08, Steely said:

    A play off place would be wasted on us. :lol:

     

    Not that I don't want it mind, though if we don't make the play offs and Tony Pulis leaves our club, all Boro fans still win. :omg:

    Too true. As much I'd love to see Derby throw a wobbler, we still need a win and we'll get tanked by whoever we would have to face next. 

     

    I'm optimistic, but certainly if won't be deserved if we do pull off a miracle. 

     

    #KarankaIn


  5. On 03/05/2019 at 00:43, Theholyhogg said:

    I bought this last year and bounced straight off it,i think it was the fact i loved everybody's golf and spent so much time on it on the ps4, everything felt off about this when i finally got round to playing this.

    The greens felt like ice if i remember correctly

    If you havnt played eg on the ps4 then you should get that over this.

    Apparently the golf club 2019 plays a lot better and has official tournaments but gc2 has really put me off trying it.

    Did you try it @smithstock? Hes the real golf pro,he knows his shit.

    Haven't played it yet man, I have my reservations. It looks devoid of any kind of personality and the gameplay doesn't look as refined as EG, that being said, I'll jump in for around the £15 mark. Hit me up if you do too!

     

    EDIT: Currently £16 at Base.com!

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  6. I recommend using an asset pack called "Customizable Grid" for materials @Broker - drop me a PM and I'll sort you out :)

     

    On a related note, does anyone fancy doing a weekly couple of hour dev chat thing via Discord etc? I was wanting to get in on a regular thing to play about in engine and chat about what we are trying to achieve, help each other out and soundboard ideas. 

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  7. Lol at the above "EA Theory". 

     

    You're spunking cash on the game and EA want to give you num nums for your effort, this time you got an extra special treat to keep you hooked - the same as any prominent YouTuber - done. "Pack Luck" is a load of guff when this tripe has been happening for 4+ years.

     

    In other news, I'm up to 142k - barely played the game and just keep rinsing BPM several times a day. I don't have the time for competitive FIFA anymore so this casual engagement suits me just fine. 


  8. I loved the feature too, there's been some great write ups in recent issues, especially in the columnist sections.

     

    Is everybody banding together for RDR2? Feel free to add me on PS4: smithstock

     

    It's coming up to my four yearly ritual of booking the day off work, gathering supplies and setting up the faraday cage - ready to hunker down and smash it. I don't doubt it might be a better experience for having a slow burn but I don't get opportunities like this very often - I'll be sinking in plenty of time, especially given it's my birthday just before launch. 

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  9. Aye I don't think it's worth trying to go lone wolf in a squad when everyone dies. It's cool for an epic win but everyone else is twiddling thumbs whilst you try. 

     

    Battlefield though, has been on a downward spiral, barring the spring patch, since BF4. It's a different kettle of fish to CoD (pun unintended) and the gunplay is so vanilla. With the introduction of Blackout; you've got the scale of Battlefield, a refinement of PUBG's mechanics and the tactile gunplay of CoD, at 60fps. It's not quite FIFA vs Pro Evo but it could be the start of goodnight Vienna, and that is coming from a Battlefield veteran. 


  10. 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.

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