Great to hear you were able to get some F1 gaming in
. How's things over your way?
Totally agree on the full price every year thing, particularly in the age of digital distribution. One of the things I like about the way Paradox handle their strategy games is they just keep bunging on expansions, and tend to run regular sales for the base game and earlier expansions, so while you spend a little for an improved game each year, you're paying for new stuff, rather than for the wheel being reinvented every 12 months.
Been playing a little more Civ VI, it feels like the 'progression' (tech, cultural, expansion) is the best balanced in the series yet - in the other games, by this stage I had an "optimum run", but it's much more finely balanced and contextual this time around, makes for a great game (although the tactical AI is still a bit wobbly)