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  1. @Junker I assume this was your inspiration for last night's after party shenanigans
  2. Yep, that’s what I thought. I tried nudging the torque split one notch to the rear and it *felt* better but I spent ages consistently getting within a tenth of my fastest, but no faster.
  3. Talking of the top of the leaderboard... can anyone explain what’s happening in the Lago Magiorre top times? The replay I looked at took an immense amount of curb at turn 4 - well *inside* the apex cone if you have them on - and if I try anything close I get a penalty. It’s got to be worth half a second at least.
  4. All thanks to that Mistah MCA bloke, and the somewhat magic instruction (that he doesn’t actually mention in his voiceover, but flashes up as an in-edit afterthought) to “ONLY USE GEAR 3 AND 4!”. It worked for me...
  5. Is there a list of places like base.com where you can register your interest and get told when they can sell you one? I'm not interested in jumping in queues or sitting and refreshing sites for hours, I just want to buy one in the same way I'd buy a new tv... Base.com let you register your interest, and authorise your card for a penny, which I think means they have more of an idea of their supply vs demand compared with the likes of Currys who just let the world and his dog join a queue? Any others like that?
  6. Yeah, I think so. I often find I'll lose a place to a divebomber, gain the place back as he's in the weeds / spinning / got a terrible line out of the corner, but then lose that place to the guy who was behind the pair of us - he gets the ideal line, and can just drive past me as I'm evading the divebombing womble. I console myself with the fact I'll be that 3rd place guy once in a while and be able to drive past divebomber and bombee with a smug grin on my face. This was quite common at Dragon Trail last week, at the hairpin before the chicane of death.
  7. The article's been updated to say it'll come to the 2020 range as well, but later this year.
  8. I wear Christmas socks (or "socks" as I call them) all year round too. Gotta get the wear out of 'em
  9. It's absurd. Cex are still offering to buy at £200 more than RRP. Edit - ...and that ridiculous bundle last night was out of stock by the time I clicked the link from the Telegraph notification on my phone. All the time places like Cex are guaranteeing the scalpers' money it's not going to drop off, is it?
  10. Yep. And then you discover kudosprime and it’s all “SR 20 points down?! I barely touched him, and that second bloke rammed me!!!l” Or is that just me?
  11. Wow! Yes, working here and with better results than on Chrome on my laptop - both wifi. Now then, where do you get those natty phone holders that clip onto the controller?
  12. Here's the one odd bug I saw during The Heist on Stadia. Spoilered for very mild possible spoilers about the mission:
  13. Thought it would be interesting to post some comparison shots from Stadia. This was whilst playing via the browser, but I'm not actually sure how screenshots work in Stadia - they're representative of what you see in game, but I don't think you ever see streaming artifacts in the screenshots you save in Stadia as it's taking the shot from the server end) (Forgot to go into Photo Mode for this one...) This is photo mode, but it's a bit daft that hiding the UI doesn't include hiding the flippin' mouse pointer... So the FoV is a
  14. Bravo. On the other hand, I... On another note, this really is quite a good showcase for Stadia. I've had a couple of bugs where you can't reload your gun (throw a grenade to fix), and one piece of dodgy AI in the heist, but it's been fine apart from that. Even the shooty-actiony bits are perfectly playable. Edit - I actually captured the dodgy AI, but Stadia currently won't show me any captured videos... gah - just when it was doing so well!
  15. Ahh - I think Hass thought you were talking about the Chromecast and the controller, neither of which are tied to your account. You can do family sharing now so maybe you can give your intended recipient access that way? You have to add a shared payment card, but the organiser can retain control over what is bought on behalf of the “family”.
  16. Stadia's affected more than the video streams - more buffering on the videos I'd imagine. Stadia will detect when your connection's getting a bit ropey and you'll get a warning, and eventually it'll just kick you out. It saves your game state for 15 minutes so if you can yell at the kids to stop bloody streaming for 5 minutes, you can get back in and make sure you've saved your progress I haven't done anything to try to prioritise Stadia over other traffic though, and I'm on wifi which also probably doesn't help. (I'm on BT Fibre, and usually get around 40Mbps down a
  17. I'll just delete what I was going to say as @Mogster and @Jonny5 have pretty much covered it One last thing Pro gets you is the odd discount here and there. E.g. Watch Dogs 2 is currently reduced to £16 compared to £40 for non-Pro users. The games you get 'free' with Pro have been a mixed bag, but I quite enjoyed the Steamworld games (and I'd never have looked at them otherwise), and the obvious big names like Tomb Raider and Destiny 2 were pretty good. Grid came to Pro about a week after I'd paid for it, annoyingly (doubly so as it's not really suited to Stadia and
  18. Correct. I find the Chromecast a thoroughly confusing little thing if I'm honest, and apart from the nice pictures it shows when idle the only thing I've used it for is Stadia. Having said that, it's plugged into a relatively modern smart TV which has its own native apps for everything I want.
  19. The Chromecast Ultra needs power too, which I'm taking from one of the otherwise unused USB ports on the back of my TV, as I didn't want another wire going to the back of the TV. (Not using the provided power brick prevents you from streaming in 4K, and the power brick is where the ethernet port is in case your wifi isn't up to it)
  20. Hah! Thanks for that. That's one of the features I've actually been waiting for, and it turns out it's been there a while and I just hadn't noticed... Way to go Stadia Marketing guys! You'll be telling me I can play on iOS next...
  21. I think half the trick (or more) of Stadia is picking the right games to play. The Tomb Raiders worked really well, I thought, and though Cyberpunk seems a bit more "action-y" than I was expecting it also seems to handle it well. I played a couple of hours last night after it unlocked so haven't got very far but the first mission (which includes some shooting and some driving and some shooting whilst driving) was fine. You also only get 4k if you use their special power adapter... which I don't have a spare power outlet for so I've been slumming it with one of the USB p
  22. My crude Christmas livery effort (Do I get extra marks for only using the default decals? (Apart from the rllmuk one, obviously))
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