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What have you been playing recently and what do you think of it?

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It's question time once again, time to tell the world what you've been playing and let us know if it's worth getting.

I've actually been really enjoying Sid Meier's Civilization VI with the new expansion, it's far more addictive than I originally thought. While I previously got bored with it after a few rounds, that's no longer the case.

The disasters system with climate change adds so much to the game to seriously make it that much more interesting. Soon my English army shall take over what's left of the world…

In regards to the performance of the port (which isn't great in the later game), Aspyr Media did say this on Reddit:

The answer is actually not technical, but simply bandwidth. Frankly, it was a valentines miracle to get Linux out along-side Windows in a playable state that we were happy with AND cross platform. There will be time for optimizations once the dust settles, and we will continue to optimize for as long as we work on the product. For Civ V, that was years.

As for other games, I still can't pull myself away from Rocket League. Now that I have a few hundred hours in it, the amount of tricks I can pull off is increasing all the time, once you get to grips with some aerial maneuvers the game certainly opens up a bit.

Another shout out to Streets of Rogue, still one of my absolute favourite indie games. The amount of time I'be put into this is nuts. Probably one of the funniest games I've ever played with friends. Absolutely check it out if you haven't and do have a look at our video of it!

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doomiebaby 20 February 2019 at 6:28 am UTC
iiariVery true, one of the few games out there with matches that have a real skill gradient of people playing. I feel there's still a few too many matches where one or two super-players just OWN everyone else.

Oh why or why can't we have a PVP title that matches people together based on stats and skill?

Well... community size in BO could be a blocker there... I think the 'play now' button actually tries to do what you ask, but when you have only ~20 people playing on 2 servers in total... is an issue in Depth as well, which is a great game, but BO has an even lower number of active players. Man I wish Depth had a native linux port..
iiari 20 February 2019 at 12:52 pm UTC
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doomiebabyWell... community size in BO could be a blocker there...
Good point. When BO did their upgrade that blew up everyone's character configs, I think that really hurt player numbers, which had been robust beforehand...
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