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  • Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands re-emerges with fresh footage

  • ISmoke 26/05/2016

    This looked so much better than the division.

    But the division burned the 'iSmoke bridge of trust'
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  • Destiny leak reveals next expansion Rise of Iron

  • ISmoke 20/05/2016

    @Bumadan

    Like hundreds of hours of game time?

    I've returned to Destiny last month and I have to admit. If it wasn't for people complaining about microtransactions I would have never noticed they were there tbh
    Reply +2
  • The Division has 9.5M registered users, exceeding Ubisoft's expectations

  • ISmoke 12/05/2016

    I haven't touched it since 2 weeks after release and bi desire to go back. In fact I'm trading it in tomorrow and getting the Uncharted Collection Reply +4
  • Nvidia unveils GTX 1080 and GTX 1070: a new level in GPU power

  • ISmoke 07/05/2016

    @FMV-GAMER - I probably will stick with my 980Ti for a while longer. It's not exactly a crappy card overnight

    But st least when I upgrade now I know I'll get s nice bump
    Reply +4
  • ISmoke 07/05/2016

    Ooh. Probably not necessary but I wonder how much I could sell my 980Ti and water block for. Reply +3
  • Windows 10 will cost $119 after July

  • ISmoke 05/05/2016

    Agreed, W10 is much better than 8 which was better than 7 Reply -26
  • In Theory: Can next-gen Nvidia tech offer Titan X power for GTX 970 money?

  • ISmoke 29/04/2016

    @Fragtaster - good morning! That's a really nice case, I've been looking at it but it's still the Arc Mini which has my heart as its really small. Coming from the 800D it's going to feel tricky building in something so tight but that's part of the fun!

    You can never go wrong with Corsair though and I'm a massive corsair fan. I'll never buy RAM or PSUs from another vendor and my Corsair Speakers (SP2500) are immense for a 2.1 set up - they even replacemed them the next day when they were a year out of warranty. You don't get Customer service like them!

    But it's the Mini I'm 100% getting. Of course it has minor caveats but they don't bother me. To fit in the 320mm and 240mm radiator you have to lose the ability for a CD drive - not had one in 4 years - and go fully SSD. But other than that the most important thing is how small it is!

    I'll tell you know, moving a ~20KG PC around is no fun lol
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  • ISmoke 29/04/2016

    @FMV-GAMER - just wish it wasn't so darn expensive. I don't have the most exotic loop by any means (CPU, GPU, Bay reservoir, 2 radiators, compression fittings and thick tubing) yet it cost upwards of 750. Ridiculous really. But it was something I always wanted to do :)

    If the 980Ti drops in price it would probably make more sense to just get another one of those. But if the price is relatively the same and the performance is more 1 GPU always beats 2, right?

    Also, I want to get a new, smaller, case this or next year so I have to consider what I can get to fit in there so maybe just 1 flagship GPU is more sensible. Looking to get the Fractual Designs Arc Mini R2. Significantly smaller than my Corsair 800D yet the tiny thing can fit a 360mm and a 240mm radiator. It's amazing!
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  • ISmoke 28/04/2016

    @albertino - as much as a pain water cooling is, I'll never go back to air cooling. In fact my next PC will be hardlined and I'll do the motherboard and RAM as well, just because. Reply 0
  • ISmoke 28/04/2016

    @FMV-GAMER - it's a chore and takes ages and the fun/fear factor of leak testing is never enjoyable....

    But I can't go back to air cooling. Nothing like seeing your GPU at 35 degrees under full load!
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  • ISmoke 28/04/2016

    Hmm interesting. Bought a 4K TV recently and I've been thinking of either replacing the 980ti or getting another.

    Whichever I do requires more work than I'm looking forward to. Bloody water cooling is a chore
    Reply -1
  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided's six-minute trailer explains it all

  • ISmoke 28/04/2016

    With this and Mafia 3 out this year the only way I could be more chuffed would be if Mass Effect also snuck out

    Pokemon is the gravy. Great year for single player games :)
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  • Destiny's April update welcomes back lapsed players, for now

  • ISmoke 20/04/2016

    @bonito - I've only just got back into Destiny so there are many weapons I need to learn again.

    Makes me sad that all of my once awesome ascended VoG/CE/Exotic weapons are now useless but that's life. I couldn't keep using Fatebringer forever :lol:
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  • ISmoke 20/04/2016

    @bonito - Heh, nothing said "unlucky" like switching out your Plan C Reply 0
  • ISmoke 19/04/2016

    I've recently started playing Destiny again and I love it. I stopped just after the HoW So hadn't played in ages. Bought the division and it just felt like a less fun Destiny. "Yay, I've got my 7th Vector/M4" feels a lot less satisfying than "mother of god, I've got a hawkmoon". The guns have very little soul in TD whereas each exotic in Destihy feels... Exotic.

    Destiny has me by the balls again and truthfully it always did. The fact a shooter on console can keep me away from playing games on my PC says a lot as well. If they released it on PC today I'd buy it all over.

    Please let Destiny 2 be on Pc
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  • Batman Arkham HD Collection revealed via leak

  • ISmoke 19/04/2016

    Consoles :lol: Reply -7
  • Mafia 3 out 7th October 2016

  • ISmoke 19/04/2016

    Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.

    Total lie, I was never out. I've loved the previous 2 Mafia instalments (Fuck you very much EG :p) and I couldn't stop smiling through that trailer. Can't wait.
    Reply +7
  • Face-Off: Microsoft Xbox Elite controller vs Razer Wildcat

  • ISmoke 17/04/2016

    @Abdu@EG - My Razer Mamba is 5 years old and has only just developed a small fault in which it very, very slowly drifts to the left when not being used.

    I know that my next mouse will also be a Mamba as to me it's perfect
    Reply +2
  • Here's the most streamed Spotify music on PlayStation

  • ISmoke 16/04/2016

    @Unholy_Witchcraft2 - Fair enough and I respect your stance but when you say you speak for every music enthusiast, you don't speak for me.

    Yes, in todays hip hop industry there are quite a few people who will be old news tomorrow... but there are also artists pumping out good music. Horses for courses
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  • ISmoke 16/04/2016

    @dogmanstaruk - Eh, I haven't bought Vinyl in years now. Takes up too much space and is quite pricey. 6 for 2 tunes or 4 WAVS? Reply -4
  • ISmoke 16/04/2016

    @Unholy_Witchcraft2 - Are you speaking for yourself or everyone? I've just googled that Primordial band and listening to one of their songs whilst replying (Where greater men have fallen) and I can say with certainty that I wouldn't be able to sit through their album and come away having a personal experience.

    Music is all relative and is certainly not a one size fits all thing. What works for you doesn't necessarily work for me but that doesn't make either of our tastes wrong.

    To me, a recent album which I have listened to over and over again and it doesn't get old and still holds my concentration all the way through is Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp A Butterfly. That album is near on perfection, for me and the guy is a Genius with his words.

    Different strokes for different folks, right? I just prefer to have an open mind when it comes to music rather than be an ignorant fool and write of Genres/artists with whilst knowing very little about them.
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  • ISmoke 16/04/2016

    @Some_Goats - Agreed. "If someone doesn't like what I like they must be stupid and tasteless".

    I'm just a fan of music in general. That can stretch from Rossini's Thieving Magpie to Wu Tang Clan's C.R.E.A.M and to Slipknots Wait and bleed; and everything in between.
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  • The Division's big Incursion update has got off to a very rough start

  • ISmoke 13/04/2016

    @xero521 - Ha! I feel like I'm looking in a mirror with your post.

    When I got The Division I was always having an internal comparison to destiny and never feeling satisfied and I gave up when my character was around lv21.

    I then hopped onto Amazon about TTK for about 23 last Saturday and after not playing Destiny in about 8 months returning to it has been a delight. There have been many changes and I'm already balls deep into the game working on my Hunter first

    The division never got me hooked. I wanted it to but it just couldn't. Destiny took 2 seconds to make me feel like I was home. I'm so underpowered though :lol: all my fully levelled exotics and raid weapons are weaker than some common items!! Still, loving it though.
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  • Attack on Titan game gets new title, August release date

  • ISmoke 07/04/2016

    @Cold_Waste - I hate the dubbed voices. Eren sounds like a fucking pussy Reply 0
  • ISmoke 07/04/2016

    Awesome. Hopefully it's good. Volume 18 just came through my door today :) Reply +1
  • Destiny's PlayStation-exclusive content deal is still a thing

  • ISmoke 04/04/2016

    @Stroller4 - it never made me buy another platform but when I had multiple platforms it could sway me to buy it on one over the other. I bought CoDs on the 360 over the PS3 for the map DLC Reply 0
  • What would you uninvent about modern games?

  • ISmoke 03/04/2016

    Wow. Reading all the comments makes me realise what a sorry state gaming is in - when I'm not having fun anyway. Reply +1
  • PlayStation VR has the right price - and the right attitude

  • ISmoke 31/03/2016

    @Long_Rooster - I'll have my own Vive in December but I want PSVR to do well and i know it will do well (personally have two friends who have preordered it) and if anything I think PSVR has the best chance to make VR mainstream and appreciated by the masses.

    Buying the better option doesn't mean I want another platform to fail or that I don't 'get it'. It's just the PSVR doesn't do it for me. No doubt it'll be successful though
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  • Shadow of Mordor 2 leaked via stuntwoman's resume

  • ISmoke 30/03/2016

    This game was far better than it had the right to be. I remember buying it on a whim on a day I was sick from work and fell in love and spent most the time conquering the map rather than anything of significance. Reply +1
  • Steam loophole closed after coder sneaks Watch Paint Dry onto store

  • ISmoke 29/03/2016

    Paints Valves QC in a bad light. No doubt they'll just try to gloss all over it Reply +11
  • Oculus Rift review

  • ISmoke 29/03/2016

    Sounds promising for the most part but I think I'll be getting a Vive in December Reply +1
  • Destiny April update release date, Prison of Elders refreshed

  • ISmoke 24/03/2016

    @Sendlinger - I've been looking for any excuse to return to Destiny - stopped playing shortly after PoE was released, it bored me.

    But none of my friends are buying TTK and we are playing The Division as our social game now.
    I would much prefer to return to Destiny but that ship has sailed unfortunately
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  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3's Nuketown map now free for all

  • ISmoke 22/03/2016

    Meh. I said I would buy this game if they held true to their claim they would allow mods on PC.


    Still waiting.
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  • Why Gears of War Ultimate fails to deliver on PC

  • ISmoke 21/03/2016

    @man.the.king - And even then, it is still not one of those.

    The day Valve/Steam has 100% control over where and how I can buy my games, then and only then, will I agree that it is a monopoly.

    Dominance =/= monopoly.
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  • ISmoke 21/03/2016

    @m0thr4

    Are YOU kidding?

    Is it really that difficult to fo the following...

    Find a game > click install > chose install location > success. Game installed
    Reply +3
  • ISmoke 20/03/2016

    @grassyknoll - the fact you're able to buy games from other places proves Steam isn't a monopoly.

    I wouldn't argue with anyone that Steam has a strong Dominace over the market. Hell, I'm part of the problem. A few times I've said "no steam no buy" and I reluctantly signed up to the other services when I couldn't get what I want.

    But the fact is Steam works very well for the most part. If the other services were just as good or better they would get more market share.
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  • ISmoke 20/03/2016

    @grassyknoll - So steam is also creating Keys for GoG, Origin, UPlay and Battle.net?

    I didn't realise steam was the only place I could buy games. D'oh.

    Edit - to me a monopoly is when someone has full control over something, which Valve/Steam does not. Granted a lot of games are activated on there but not all.
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  • ISmoke 20/03/2016

    @Ramza - GoG has come w long way since the first client. I only have TW3 on it though.

    Steams DRM isn't as bad as it used to be. That crappy offline mode was awful lol.
    Reply +1
  • ISmoke 20/03/2016

    @I_Am_CatButler - surely if they were a monopoly I would only be able to buy games from there.

    But as it stands I can but my games from a multiple of sites, just using Steam to store my licenses. Or I can use, and I do use, Origin, GoG and Battle.net.

    Calling it a monopoly suggests that they have full and exclusive control over PC gaming which is obviously false. They may dominate it, but they are quite a way from being a monopoly
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  • ISmoke 20/03/2016

    @grassyknoll - steam isn't a monopoly. You can buy games from multiple places and still activate it through Steam. I treat it as somewhere just to hold all my licenses Reply -4
  • Face-Off: The Division

  • ISmoke 18/03/2016

    @IronSoldier - Oh they've done a great job on PS4. But yes, when it's running at the 55fps i had on PC it looked incredible in motion Reply +2
  • ISmoke 18/03/2016

    @IronSoldier

    Definitely is.

    I tried to get them as similar as possible but here goes.


    PC


    PS4
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  • ISmoke 18/03/2016

    @IronSoldier -

    Nope, not sure why or how it has been resized but that was a native 2560x1440 shot. Seems to have gone small though!?
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  • ISmoke 18/03/2016

    @IronSoldier - It honestly is great.



    I took that screenshot during the closed beta in January. When I get home I'll post the exact screenshot i took yesterday on my PS4. Difference is startling
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  • ISmoke 18/03/2016

    @Dismiss
    " It'd be nice to have this game structure combined with the imagination and art of Destiny."

    100% couldn't agree more. i Was trying to explain it to a friend who didn't play Destiny and most likely wont play this what the game was about and the more I explained the more I realised I preferred a lot more about Destiny but The Division does a lot of things better than Destiny.

    I'm hoping Destiny 2 will take a lot from The Division
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  • ISmoke 18/03/2016

    @IronSoldier - I'm about 12 hours into the game (real life gets in the way. Boo!) but I haven't experienced any bugs on the PS4 version currently. Crappy controls aside it's been a solid and smooth (as smooth as 30fps allows) experience. Reply +1
  • ISmoke 18/03/2016

    @IronSoldier - Literally within seconds of starting the PS4 game the downgrade was apparent.

    But I'm not knocking it as it's still really fun
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  • ISmoke 18/03/2016

    @ivanclementecabrera - It's not night and day but it is significantly nicer. The time of day in the screenshots I took are slightly out but it's basically like for like and very easy to tell them apart. Reply -2
  • ISmoke 18/03/2016

    @UncleLou - completely agree. Which is why I bought it on the PS4. The great visuals of the PC alone doesn't make up the difference in fun I am having playing with more of my friends Reply +3
  • After 130 hours of play, someone's maxed out The Division

  • ISmoke 18/03/2016

    Jesus. I wish I had that much free time. Reply +14