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Once upon a time, I worked out if you mix cheap tinned lentils with the cheap mince you get in bulk at Aldi (yes, I'm aware I probably ate horse at some point), and stock up on snap frozen veggies, you can feed your family quite healthily for at least a week.

Unrelated: there are Xbox Christmas decorations worth FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS and hey, if you're into that kind of thing power to you, my friend.

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While Reddit sometimes overstates its value as a space for authentic conversations online, the massive community-driven website has served as a kind of town hall where everyone from Elon Musk and Barack Obama to a dildo manufacturer have responded to questions from completely un-vetted strangers. Sometimes it goes well. For Electronic Arts, the new owner of the most hated comment in Reddit's history, not so much.

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Whenever someone starts playing board games, they're often introduced to the same handful of games: Ticket to Ride, Carcassonne, Catan and so on. These games -- often referred to as 'gateway games' -- are simple, inoffensive titles that anyone can pick up and play.

They're an easy way to dip you toes into the waters of board gaming. What if you want to dive into the deep end?

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Doom does not perform nearly as well on the Switch as it does on PS4, Xbox One or PC. On Nintendo's latest console, Doom runs at a lower framerate, with big sacrifices in resolution and graphical fidelity. But really, isn't it a miracle that Doom is on the Switch at all?

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AMD has been going hard at Intel this year thanks to its new Ryzen chips, but Intel may get the last laugh now that it's poached AMD's lead GPU architect, Raja Koduri, to become Intel's new senior vice president, and head of its newly formed Core and Visual Computing Group. The biggest CPU-maker in PCs is finally properly investing in GPUs.

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In late 2016, Brad Hennessey made one of the toughest decisions he'd ever had to make. He took the game he'd spent two years of his life on and he trashed it. He wanted to make something different. Something that mattered. He wanted to make a game that reflected his life experience as a young man living with Autism.

That's when he decided to start working on the game that became An Aspie Life.

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Winning isn't everything. You don't have to be competitive to enjoy your time spent playing board games. However if you are, it helps to have a flexible plan of attack to apply to games that can help you get the upper hand.

Here are a handful of helpful tips to get you on the right path when it comes to crushing your foes under heel or simply avoiding languishing at the back of the score track.

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In 1990, 87.8 per cent of university graduates had full-time jobs. By 2014, that number had dropped to 68.1 per cent.

And what innovative solution has Monash University come up with to help combat this issue? Video games.

I know, I know - it sounds ridiculous. But this is legit.

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Call of Duty: World War II is a 2017 return to the roots of the original 2003 Call of Duty. Back to World War II, back to traditional movement -- no Infinite Warfare double-jumps and wall-running -- and back to an orchestral score evoking the grit and mud and blood of that pan-global conflict. But it's a modern take on the orchestra, with drums and percussion replaced with explosions, tank treads and other period-accurate historical elements.

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Once-struggling tech giant Sony has had a very good 2017, buoyed in large part by the continued success of the Playstation 4, The Washington Post reported on Tuesday. In its most recent quarterly filings, the company reported profits were up approximately 346 per cent relative to the same period last year.

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Growing up, I cut my tabletop teeth on miniatures games. Warhammer, 40K, Heroclix and Warmachine. It's a hobby that's since given way to other pursuits, but will always be in my heart. It's probably also clear at this point that I love X-Wings an awful lot. And yet, I've spent the past five years avoiding one of the best miniatures games around centred specifically around them.

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Video: Next year, Sony and Marvel's Spider-Man video game wants to dazzle us all with shiny graphics, a wild new websuit design, and at long last, the promise of "the best Spider-Man video game that isn't the Spider-Man 2 movie game". But in its new trailer, it also shows us a very iffy looking Peter Parker.