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  1. RevolvingPrawn

    The Game Thread!

    It isn't compression :p It's better than 2015 where your car was the only one that had spray, but in 2016 the AI cars have less than half the amount of spray the player car does. It still looks fairly good, but not amazing.
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    The Game Thread!

    It's the other way round for me with an X1 controller on PC, tight corners are ok, but on the high speed corners the rear slides and the only way to stop it is to set the weight distribution almost all the way to the front. Had the same problem with the AI. Setting a quali lap at Bahrain, Sainz is dawdling on the racing line on the run to T4, so I move to the middle of the track to pass him before the corner, he pulls straight into my path with no time for me to avoid him. I've also had AI just sitting on a corners apex while I'm qualifying, or while I'm trying to pass a practice challenge which has then been ruined. And also agreed on the lap times being unrealistic. I've set what felt like a crazy fast lap, then on the in-pit monitor watched my AI teammate going into and out of corners slower than I was and lifting in places I didn't, yet they still go faster... I had trouble hitting the practice quali run challenge in Australia, but at Bahrain nailed it easily. I'm not amazing at Australia, but I love Bahrain so I kinda put it down to that. Everything else though hasn't been a problem, no safety car or graphics glitches for me. The biggest issue I have is the slidey rear end using the controller.
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    What was your last purchase

    Can't wait dude! They should arrive on Wednesday, looking forward to replacing my current 100w system which crackles, cuts out, and has a dead centre speaker, with this 500w beast system :D
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    What was your last purchase

    Keeping my job for another 6 months! So I've ordered a £225 speaker system for my PC B)
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    MotoGP

    Absolutely incredible! Been waiting years for this result, and he's finally bloody done it! First British win in 35 years!
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    The Game Thread!

    Yup, and I've made it to 76% percent on a set of softs before having it blow on me. It was a fun night! The fact that we both jumped the start at the same time was funny as hell, but the fact that the game says you have a drive through except you actually don't is kinda weird! That last race though, Brazil, and I'm able to actually catch and pass the Mercs and get the win, that was awesome! Only my second win on this game on expert difficulty, while 2015 on legend winning the race was pretty easy in any of the top teams! Just got my key for Deus Ex, been a damn good month for gaming so far!
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    The Game Thread!

    Already told you I got pole with a 1:33.5 at Bahrain, but I've done the race now, ended up 3rd :) Raikkonen had a puncture on lap 2, and then proceeded to do a Monaco. Next lap round I just miss him at the top of the hill in sector 3, Hamilton scrapes him, Rosberg slows down but gets by, then Vettel and Verstappen smack straight into him and all 3 are out lol. After that Rosberg very slowly closed me down, then undercut me in the pit stops, and after that I had to nurse my tires for the second and third stint until the end. Finished 12 seconds ahead of Bottas, and 9 behind Rosberg. If I'm this competitive again at the next race then it'll be time to up the difficulty I think.
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    The Game Thread!

    Greatest race engineer of all time.                                            
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    The Game Thread!

    Just done Australia career race (McLaren) and I should have listened to the engineer :D Start went well, even ran in 4th place for half a lap thanks to the Ferrari's going side by side and slowing down the cars behind them lol. By lap 4 I'd dropped down to 6th place but was able to keep Verstappen behind me, he couldn't get me even with DRS. Decided to pit at the end of lap 4 for a set of softs. Did fine on those for ages, did 12 laps on them and they were wearing pretty badly, but I ignored that because there was rain coming and I wanted to try and avoid an extra stop. For the last few laps of those tyres the engineer was constantly telling me about new strategies. I got a front left puncture halfway through the 13th lap on the softs :( Pitted for another set of softs, did 1 lap on those and pitted for inters cos it had bloody started raining. (Really wishing at this point I'd done an extra lap or 2 on the super softs at the start). I was in last place at this point. More cars started pitting for inters so I moved up to 17th with a fairly large gap to the cars ahead. Managed to close that down, made some moves, overtook Alonso and Erricsson in the same corner which got me to 14th. Then Rosberg came to lap me so I brake checked him, goodbye Rosberg front wing, hello Raikkonen win ;) Was much faster than Magnussen to the end, caught and passed him with 3 corners left to race. I hate the practice session challenge things, they're far too damn strict about what you gotta do, quali is good, but the races on this are top shelf. And for a racing game, good races are the most important thing of course :p
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    The Game Thread!

    Starting to feel they should maybe have named this 'F1 Drift 2016'. If you're coming out of a corner with any amount of steering angle and start to accelerate, you'll slide. Accelerate with any part of a tyre on the kerbs, you'll slide. And they've made it harder to actually catch the slides, so right now driving with a controller and minimal aids isn't proving to be a huge amount of fun.
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    The Game Thread!

    So after nearly 2 hours of practice, had my first race on F1 2016 a little while ago. Decided to go for Baku as Ricciardo, Expert AI, no assists. Not gonna write loads though because it's close to 3:30am and I'm a bit tired! In practice I was only 19th, but managed to get 5 seconds quicker than my first proper lap over the space of about 30 mins, and I was using the hardest compound. Qualified 6th with a 1:45.453, Verstappen was down in 14th 0.8s off my lap, pretty happy with that! Proceed to race, it's raining, fuck. Formation lap was kinda cool, didn't crash. Had a good start with the clutch and made up 1 place to 5th. The 4 cars ahead (2 Mercs, 2 Ferrari's) pulled a 4 second gap on me, I pulled a 4 second gap on Massa behind and it stayed like that for a while. Starts to dry though and I'm losing time. So pit for softs to go to the end, the first lap on them is super slippery, but when they warm up the grip gets good. Second lap on the softs Raikkonen spins at the castle, safety car comes out, I'm in 4th. Start racing again, still 4th, starts to rain again not long later. Pit for inters, whole field comes in and even though there's gaps I get held in the pit box and lose 9 seconds, lost 3 places while I'm shouting at the screen. Managed to overtake Vettel, and then Nasr to move up to 5th, and then finished there because the car in 4th had disappeared thanks to Nasr being slow and the pit lane hold up. Top 10: HamiltonAlonsoGrosjeanSainzRicciardo (me)VettelNasrRosbergMassaWherleinThe only reason Alonso and Grosjean finished on the podium was thanks to every car pitting at the same time and the game not slotting the leading cars back out into gaps that were big enough, which is just a bit shit! Other than that though, it's actually pretty damn good, a lot better than 2015. The AI is improved, much faster than they've been before it seems, and they don't back out as much as others have claimed (side by side with Raikkonen between turns 4 and 5 and he came out on top). The cars are harder to drive, except they feel like they have a bit more grip and more weight than 2015. The coolest thing to me is just how immense the sense of speed feels in cockpit view on Baku's 2 DRS straights, it's so damn easy to miss the braking markers, lock up trying to make the turn, and then take a wheel off on the barrier. My first few practice laps were pretty much that repeated at the end of each of the straights lol. So far, even after only having done some practice laps at Silverstone, and then a race weekend at Baku, I'd already give this an 8/10. Onto career mode tomorrow!
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    The Game Thread!

    I do know it's a Steam game dude :p But there was a small amount of hope lol.
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    The Game Thread!

    Indeed I know I certainly do just as I plan on enjoying F1 2016 now it's arrived Your ShopTo preorder came a day early then? They're great for that :) It's a PC copy yea? Hopefully it lets you play instead of having to activate it through Steam dude
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    The Game Thread!

    Jesus goddamn Christ. I think we all knew that Konami left unchecked with the Metal Gear Solid franchise was probably not such a great idea, but wormholes and zombies? Are they fucking serious?! Looks like MGS is about to be raped by a company that doesn't give 2 shits about it's legacy now that Hideo Kojima is gone. It's as if some boardroom jackass has decided that zombies are popular, and MGS is their biggest franchise, so combine the 2 = $$$. http://uk.ign.com/articles/2016/08/17/gamescom-2016-konami-announces-metal-gear-survive
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    The Game Thread!

    Where did you order from? Still waiting on my key from GMG.
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    The Game Thread!

    I gave it a positive review :p Any game that can get me to spend 20 of the 49 hours since it's release in the game deserves some positivity!
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    MotoGP

    So without any spoilers, I'm very happy with that result! It was the result I wanted of the 2 out front :)
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    MotoGP

    This is turning out to be a damn good race so far! Austria seems to be a great circuit for the bikes :)
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    The Game Thread!

    Easier to describe it that way than any other way :p Lol, I'm not so sure about that ;) I may not like the final sector so much, but I'm not slow through it heh.
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    The Game Thread!

    It's a track I really like too :) I'm not a huge fan of the last sector, but everything from turn 1 to Sainz's crash corner has a great flow.
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    Formula E Thread

    The trouble is Jennie Gow in general makes 45% of them skip to the next channel.
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    Birthdays

    No Happy Birthday!
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    The Game Thread!

    https://youtu.be/W-57Thiyvy8
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    GP2/GP3

    So am I the only one who wants Sirotkin to win? :p
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    What was your last purchase

    Just preordered Deus Ex: Mankind Divided and Mafia III. Planning on buying Batman The Telltale Series sometime in the next few days, and preordering F1 2016 before release :) Oh and No Man's Sky too but I'm gonna wait for reviews to show up on Steam before committing to that one.
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