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    SOLO: A Star Wars Story

    I thought this was OK, as others have said the Star Wars 'universe' was realised really well. However, I wish they'd left out some of the sillier fan service bits, which just detracted from the story by being implausible.
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    Avengers: Infinity War - April 2018

    Yeah, they killed off too many characters for either this or something equally silly to happen in the next film. Still, Infinity War was bloody good. It made sitting through some of the crappier MCU films worth it.
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    Do/did your parents game?

    It was a sunny summer's day. I was six years old and playing the garden. My father burst out of the house, 'I did it, I did it, I blew up the Deathstar!' 'Wow!' I said, 'What happened?' 'Fireballs came out of it and destroyed my ship.' he replied, his voice laced with indignation. It was then I realised that blowing up the Deathstar was just the beginning.
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    RLLMUK Driveclub Weekly Time Trial Challenge 2018

    I didn't get a chance to have a go at the last challenge but I'm pleased with second place overall, it would probably have been third if Pearl Jam had been playing from the beginning! Anyway, it's been great fun so definitely up for doing another one -- thanks to Minion for organising. Couldn't agree more, Driveclub is a fantastic game and I'm sure if it had been released in the state it ended up in it would have been far more successful.
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    RLLMUK Driveclub Weekly Time Trial Challenge 2018

    I struggle to get in a groove on them. As far as I could tell Pearl Jam managed to drive the whole thing as well as he does a normal track, which is bloody fast!
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    RLLMUK Driveclub Weekly Time Trial Challenge 2018

    I finally won one despite a bit of a crappy final sector: Luckily Spatular didn't pip me at the end! I know this track pretty well so doubt I spent much more than three hours in total. Generally I find it's best to spend about 45mins having a go and then do something else. It's also worth watching your replays to get an idea of where you can do better.
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    RLLMUK Driveclub Weekly Time Trial Challenge 2018

    A 38 is definitely possible but the darn weather is too nice!
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    RLLMUK Driveclub Weekly Time Trial Challenge 2018

    Had a quick go as this week's challenge last night. The M4 really likes to get its ass out and has loads of torque so it's pretty fun around Skjolden, which is one of the best tracks in the game imo. Having said that, just like last week's challenge, there is a fucking annoying chicane in the final sector were getting a corner penalty or crashing is a million times more likely than actually being quick!
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    RLLMUK Driveclub Weekly Time Trial Challenge 2018

    Slow first sector though!
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    RLLMUK Driveclub Weekly Time Trial Challenge 2018

    I really need to dip into the 36s before I go away for the weekend!
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    RLLMUK Driveclub Weekly Time Trial Challenge 2018

    Well that last challenge was great. I played it a shitload a today (good thing to do between World Cup matches) but couldn't quite get top thanks to a bloody quick time by Pearl Jam. There were some bits where you had to be really aggressive and then parts where you had to be really smooth, definitely an interesting car/track combo.
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    Death Stranding - Kojima at it again

    It looks to me as though the motherbase idea from mgsv is integrated into the openworld. So you go about collecting stuff to improve your base which improves your abilities which means you can attempt harder story missions and advance the plot. Quite possibly, dying a lot is part of the game a la Dark Souls. Not losing too much of your progress is probably reliant on heaving stuff back to base.
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