Suburbia review: Ballardian town planning on your dinner table

Should that nuclear waste dump really be next to a school? Well, how else are you going to fit that Office of Bureaucracy in?

Every single time I’ve played Suburbia since its release in 2012, the same moment comes up. You’re weighing up some tile or other, wondering where or how to expand, when your eyes fall on your opponent’s suburb.

“What on earth have you built?!” you ask, gazing at some new variety of miserabilist hellscape.

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Disney Infinity 3.0 review – plenty of value, but lots more to buy

Third title in Disney’s ‘toys to life’ series comes with the added force of Star Wars – but fans of the original trilogy will have to be patient

Having worked through classic Disney and Pixar content in the first Infinity game, followed by Marvel adventures last year, the third title in this “toys to life” series now brings out the biggest franchise in Disney’s war chest: Star Wars.

As with its predecessors, the new instalment offers a range of play-sets – self-contained mini-games which can be accessed by putting the correct toy on the base. Twilight of the Republic is included in the Starter Pack and offers a Clone Wars era adventure set between Episodes II and III where a droid factory on Geonosis has been mysteriously activated.

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On the road: Citroën DS5 – car review

‘Lighten up about the terrible visibility, and there is fun to be had in the upper gears’

They call it “ink blue”; I call it indigo. The DS5 has sharp, aggressive styling at the front, and it has separated itself from its Citroën branding, so that its identity is conveyed by a funny, squiggly swoosh on the rear. My father-in-law looked askance at this, as if it were a recalcitrant adult child trying to divorce its parent. But I thought it looked chic and modern: goodbye, boring colours and marques; hello, the colour of midnight and the world of the post-marque.

Then I got in. The cabin is fine: in the Prestige version, which I had, you can electrically control your driver’s seat, but you can’t electrically control the firmness of the ride, or the way the poky gear shifts bring out the racer in you. Nor would you want to: that’s the entire point of buying it, because, at £30,000, this is neither the thriftiest nor the most responsible car in its compact-exec class. The parking camera was one of the best on the market (sounds like a small thing, but often they’re set to be incredibly melodramatic, sounding the alarm when you’re metres away from anything, so that you finish every journey in a state of mild panic).

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