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The switch lite is $300, I believe.

As I understand it, if you just want to use it as a handheld only the lite is fine, but if you want to hook it up to a TV you've got to get the $450 version.
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With Among Us, I’ve got being an Imposter pretty well nailed. I’ve developed a strategy where after a few times, people know it’s me from the approach haha
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Fuifui Bradbrad wrote:With Among Us, I’ve got being an Imposter pretty well nailed. I’ve developed a strategy where after a few times, people know it’s me from the approach haha
What's the strategy? I usually try to pick crew members off when they're isolated

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I tried to play that game for about 10mins, had nfi what I was doing and gave up

Can anyone explain in simple terms what the point is?

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Sid wrote:
Fuifui Bradbrad wrote:With Among Us, I’ve got being an Imposter pretty well nailed. I’ve developed a strategy where after a few times, people know it’s me from the approach haha
What's the strategy? I usually try to pick crew members off when they're isolated

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Sabotage, sabotage and sabotage.

Use Oxygen and Reactor to divide and conquer. If I’m on the Oxygen side, I’ll set off the Reactor and knock off someone as they’re running to stop the reactor.

I’ve also been toying with asking people to watch me do a visual task, then cut the power as I approach the task and knock someone off. 50% success rate at the moment
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-TW- wrote:I tried to play that game for about 10mins, had nfi what I was doing and gave up

Can anyone explain in simple terms what the point is?

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After a two year absence from Civilization VI I’ve started playing it again with all of the latest updates and civs... I’m really enjoying it!
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The Nickman wrote:After a two year absence from Civilization VI I’ve started playing it again with all of the latest updates and civs... I’m really enjoying it!
I played Civ 6 base game earlier in the year, it was my first introduction to the Civilization franchise. I was hooked for a while there! I found I was pretty much always going for Domination or Science victories. I can see myself diving back into it after some time away from it.

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How are people finding Cyberpunk 2077?
I've been playing on ps5 and looking at early reviews it looks like one of the better ways to play it, reports that ps4 and a lot of pc's aren't quite strong enough unless that's just the minority having those issues.

I've encountered 2 bugs so far, once where I had to reload to continue the mission and another where it errored out and crashed on its own.

Negatives aside I can see myself putting a LOT of hours into this game. I'm getting Fallout vibes from it more than other games

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I was/am really keen for Cyberpunk, but I'm going to wait for the next-gen console patch before picking it up.

As brilliant as it appears to be, there's also a lot of problematic bugs, and I want to experience it on PC-esque settings rather than just the PS4/XBO version with more frames-per-second. Waiting for the next-gen patch should solve both of those issues.
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I've finally got around to red dead 2

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bonehead wrote:I've finally got around to red dead 2

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Fuifui Bradbrad wrote:
bonehead wrote:I've finally got around to red dead 2

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Nice one, thoughts?
Playing story mode, I'm up to chapter 6 and fairly addicted. Massive credit to rockstar it's enormous

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bonehead wrote:
Fuifui Bradbrad wrote:
bonehead wrote:I've finally got around to red dead 2

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Nice one, thoughts?
Playing story mode, I'm up to chapter 6 and fairly addicted. Massive credit to rockstar it's enormous

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Yeah I really enjoyed it. Story wise it’s up there as one of the best.

I was playing it one morning when my olds came up to visit. It took the old man a moment to realise that it was a game, then when it dawned on him, he thought the scenery was taken from real areas.

Been playing Outer Worlds. It’s good, very Fallout like. Waiting to get Last of Us 2 and Cyberpunk
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not my usual I normally stick to racing and sports games.
Boneyjr wanted it and I had mates in lockdown playing so thought I'd give it a go

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bonehead wrote:not my usual I normally stick to racing and sports games.
Boneyjr wanted it and I had mates in lockdown playing so thought I'd give it a go

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Yeah I find I’ll play something like Outer Worlds for a bit, then revert back to Madden or FIFA. I’ve resurrected my FIFA career with Plymouth Argyle I started back when lockdowns started. I think I’m ready to coach an A League side

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realistically i get an hour once a week but this year with lockdown and a complete lack of decent tv I've played a bit more.
NRL and cricket games generally as far as I get

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Fuifui Bradbrad wrote: December 15, 2020, 5:57 pm
bonehead wrote:
Fuifui Bradbrad wrote:
bonehead wrote:I've finally got around to red dead 2

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Nice one, thoughts?
Playing story mode, I'm up to chapter 6 and fairly addicted. Massive credit to rockstar it's enormous

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Yeah I really enjoyed it. Story wise it’s up there as one of the best.

I was playing it one morning when my olds came up to visit. It took the old man a moment to realise that it was a game, then when it dawned on him, he thought the scenery was taken from real areas.

Been playing Outer Worlds. It’s good, very Fallout like. Waiting to get Last of Us 2 and Cyberpunk
RDR2 would have to be one of the best looking games ever made. 'Highly immersive' is a good description. Trouble is I found painfully slow in game play. Felt like it was taking way too long to get meangful progress. As such I stopped playing.

Ironically my 9yo son found it thoroughly engrossing and keeps playing it. Not that it's meant for 9yos. His problem was treating it like a shooter game. He's got Wanted posters up in every town on the map. :lol:
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yeah boneyjr had a really low morality score and bounty hunters all over him

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I've been getting into Sniper Elite. They're cheap on Playstation store and good simple fun. Sneak around, shoot people, blow up stuff. However my status as a Nazi killer is still amateur. Would now like to go pro.
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Northern Raider wrote: December 16, 2020, 10:29 am
Fuifui Bradbrad wrote: December 15, 2020, 5:57 pm
bonehead wrote:
Fuifui Bradbrad wrote:
bonehead wrote:I've finally got around to red dead 2

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Nice one, thoughts?
Playing story mode, I'm up to chapter 6 and fairly addicted. Massive credit to rockstar it's enormous

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Yeah I really enjoyed it. Story wise it’s up there as one of the best.

I was playing it one morning when my olds came up to visit. It took the old man a moment to realise that it was a game, then when it dawned on him, he thought the scenery was taken from real areas.

Been playing Outer Worlds. It’s good, very Fallout like. Waiting to get Last of Us 2 and Cyberpunk
RDR2 would have to be one of the best looking games ever made. 'Highly immersive' is a good description. Trouble is I found painfully slow in game play. Felt like it was taking way too long to get meangful progress. As such I stopped playing.

Ironically my 9yo son found it thoroughly engrossing and keeps playing it. Not that it's meant for 9yos. His problem was treating it like a shooter game. He's got Wanted posters up in every town on the map. :lol:
Yeah I found myself yelling "Get outta the damn way!" in my car at times after my playthrough
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Fuifui Bradbrad wrote: December 16, 2020, 6:04 am
bonehead wrote:not my usual I normally stick to racing and sports games.
Boneyjr wanted it and I had mates in lockdown playing so thought I'd give it a go

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Yeah I find I’ll play something like Outer Worlds for a bit, then revert back to Madden or FIFA. I’ve resurrected my FIFA career with Plymouth Argyle I started back when lockdowns started. I think I’m ready to coach an A League side

Then when I really want to mix it up, I got WWE2K20, because it was $13 on sale and I thought it would be a fun fighting game to have in the collection. I mainly do this one manager mode where you set up the matches and watch them go at it. Mrs Fui gets confused because I’m not even playing it
If you're into Wrestling "booker" (read: Manager) games, you honestly can't go past TEW2020. It's entirely text-based (like Football Manager used to be), but it is SO immersive.

It has a very steep learning curve, but I'm always happy to talk you through it, it's a great game.
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The Nickman wrote: December 16, 2020, 1:32 pm
Fuifui Bradbrad wrote: December 16, 2020, 6:04 am
bonehead wrote:not my usual I normally stick to racing and sports games.
Boneyjr wanted it and I had mates in lockdown playing so thought I'd give it a go

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Yeah I find I’ll play something like Outer Worlds for a bit, then revert back to Madden or FIFA. I’ve resurrected my FIFA career with Plymouth Argyle I started back when lockdowns started. I think I’m ready to coach an A League side

Then when I really want to mix it up, I got WWE2K20, because it was $13 on sale and I thought it would be a fun fighting game to have in the collection. I mainly do this one manager mode where you set up the matches and watch them go at it. Mrs Fui gets confused because I’m not even playing it
If you're into Wrestling "booker" (read: Manager) games, you honestly can't go past TEW2020. It's entirely text-based (like Football Manager used to be), but it is SO immersive.

It has a very steep learning curve, but I'm always happy to talk you through it, it's a great game.
Yeah that sounds interesting. I didn't think I'd be into it as much as I thought I would, but I now literally pour my PS time into creating matches, PPV's, managing rosters and stables. Then I turn the rivalries on, set the Tag Teams to create and break up as the Universe sees fit, and just watch it all unfold
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Yeah, you'd absolutely love TEW2020 then
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Sterlk wrote:So with my improved knowledge of how the player attributes work in NBA 2K20, I built a new character in the test-lab-thing and played a game at 99 overall... it was an absolute blitz, super-fast SG slasher scoring something like 50 points solo.

The glimpse of what could be is tempting enough to make me go back and start again in noob-town.
I just got NBA 2K21 on sale for $49.95. I’m seeing what you guys are talking about. Shooting takes some getting used to. Then, just as I thought I had it, I started a MyPlayer, and its hard again!

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Boneyjr got squadrons for $29- at bigw, price drop on that was fast

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Fuifui Bradbrad wrote: December 29, 2020, 11:43 am
Sterlk wrote:So with my improved knowledge of how the player attributes work in NBA 2K20, I built a new character in the test-lab-thing and played a game at 99 overall... it was an absolute blitz, super-fast SG slasher scoring something like 50 points solo.

The glimpse of what could be is tempting enough to make me go back and start again in noob-town.
I just got NBA 2K21 on sale for $49.95. I’m seeing what you guys are talking about. Shooting takes some getting used to. Then, just as I thought I had it, I started a MyPlayer, and its hard again!

Going to enjoy figuring this one out
I want to get 2K21, but unfortunately it seems to only be the last-gen versions on sale. Waiting for a sale on the new version.
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PGA 2k21 is the same.

2K have completely balls the timing mechanism

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Just made a start on Fallout 76. Early days, but it's better than I expected so far after all of the poor reviews it received when it first came out

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