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  • Not everyone's thrilled with Microsoft's Quantum Break PC announcement

  • ISmoke 13/02/2016

    I don't think DX12 is aware that there isn't anyone that can be charged. Who on earth would I pay? And then why should I pay when not using their servers.

    PC and Console are entirely different platforms in that regards. Often what works on one doesn't on the other
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  • ISmoke 12/02/2016

    @FMV-GAMER - Hmm I haven't been exempt from that behaviour. I'm a massive UT fan and I point blank refused to buy UT3 because it was on consoles. But I didn't refuse to buy it because it was solely on consoles but because designing it around consoles ruined what UT was about. Very quick gameplay and I felt basing that around a pad slowed the game down - which it did.

    However I'm not against games going to different platforms when it works. Why would I be against games like P.Cars/Asseto Corsa or other games that are perfectly suited to other platforms.

    I love talking about games so in my eyes the more people that can play games the better.
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  • ISmoke 12/02/2016

    @jorgelourenço - I Can see the point of view you're taking but then MS makes the blow a bit easier to swallow by saying if you buy the game on one platform it allows you to play it on both with the same save file.

    If someone was playing on their XBone and the TV needs to get used by someone else now they can just hop onto their desktop and carry on playing the same save file. I think it's really neat. Neat enough for me to buy a XBone? Nope but I wasn't ever going to get one anyway.
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  • ISmoke 12/02/2016

    @verynaughtyboy -

    As it is, Microsoft will make less from me as I play their games on PC than if I was playing them on the One.

    Would they? Don't console manufactures lose money on the hardware they sell? So assuming that you only wanted one game, in this case QB, and bought their console for that 1 game and that game alone, surely that would cost them more than you just buying the PC version?
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  • ISmoke 12/02/2016

    @FMV-GAMER - Nail on the head. There is literally nothing to complain about. Reply +2
  • ISmoke 12/02/2016

    @GoldenFrog - You're still whoever you are. New account or otherwise doesn't change that.

    You might as well have just changed your behavior as EP13. Same effect and I would argue people would've probably respected more than to say you're leaving then come back as a new account as if it makes you a different person.

    And stop playing a bloody victim. If you are really able to get or feel bullied on a gaming forum then you clearly are a chump.
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  • ISmoke 12/02/2016

    @GoldenFrog



    Changing your name doesn't change who you are bud. You still did what you did regardless of your new Handle name.

    Imagine that in the real world!

    "Sorry officer, it doesn't matter that I killed 50 people. That was under my last name, Paul. I've since changed my name to Steve so just leave me alone, yeah? Steve has done nothing wrong stop bringing up Paul's past"
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  • ISmoke 12/02/2016

    I find it an interesting idea for a game but not interesting enough for me to buy a console to play it. Hell, there are quite a few games on the Xbox that I would've loved to have played (SSO/Crackdown/Halo/Gears/Forza) but i'm just not going to buy a console for them.

    I already bought a PS4 and that gets used mostly as a device to charge up my devices or to use as a way to watch netflix or my NAS.

    So I respect the decision MS have done. bring the two platforms closer together. You'll have those who will always prefer Console and you'll have those such as myself who will always prefer PC. This way they can sell to 2 completely different markets and market their games as 'Microsoft Exclusive' or something.b

    I don't see why this has got people so upset. And the chances are the people who are overly upset wouldn't or at least don't have a capable PC to game on anyway.

    It's like some gamers really wish for others to be punished for not supporting a certain platform.
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  • ISmoke 12/02/2016

    @DX12 - "Why should XB1 owners pay 40 for someone else to get for FREE."

    Because you have no choice but to pay to play online. i spend most of my time gaming on private servers. Why should I have to pay to play on someone else servers?

    And then who would I even pay? Valve, EA, Ubisoft, GoG or MS? After all, I'm using several different clients for gaming.
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  • Kanye West is making a game about his mom going to heaven

  • ISmoke 12/02/2016

    @Shadders -

    I'm not really a big fan of Kanye's music, but I can appreciate that he is a brilliant artist. Writes and produces all his own stuff, tries to be creative and do new and fresh things.

    I'm a massive fan of the guy. Yes, he is a bit of an asshole on camera (though I believe judging from what I've read in his interviews, its all act) but I find it very hard to deny or claim he has no talent. He is a genius producer and a talented lyricist.

    Though I can't imagine his talents expanding to video games lol.
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  • Quantum Break is coming to PC, too

  • ISmoke 11/02/2016

    @Simatron3000 - I do wish I knew a way I could use my 1440p monitor whilst I'm browsing on my iPhone ;) Reply +2
  • ISmoke 11/02/2016

    It's a bit blurry on the settings recommendation. Is that actually a 980Ti I see there? Reply 0
  • The Division has graphics settings we're not used to seeing on console

  • ISmoke 08/02/2016

    @Pierre2k - I'm a PC gamer and I'm Witt you on this one. Usually the first half an hour of any game is me playing with settings until I'm at a desired level of performance.

    I don't think you mean you literally sit there for 30 minutes tweaking settings but probably set up some before playing and then adjust as necessary.

    At least that's what I do
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  • ISmoke 07/02/2016

    @getup2k but I thought console gamers like everyone on the same playing field. I thought this was a caveat about PC gaming everyone also whined about Reply +2
  • Tech Analysis: The Division on PC

  • ISmoke 04/02/2016

    Overclocked 980ti with a 1440p GSync monitor. Had mostly everything on ultra and I was getting about 45-60fps depending where I was.

    Felt smooth enough thanks to GSync but think I'll
    Be targeting 60fps when it's out.
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  • The Division on Xbox One uses dynamic resolution scaling

  • ISmoke 04/02/2016

    @DX12 seriously, how old are you? Reply +4
  • ISmoke 03/02/2016

    @IronSoldier - LibreOffice for life. Your office suite of choice, being different from mine, automatically makes you into a foe of mine. Asshole!

    But yeah it's not exclusive to any platform or as you pointed out hobby. People just love to be divided it seems. A few years ago I was AMD (well, ATI at the time) and for the past two generation of cards I've been Nvidia. Only because currently they give me what I want. I'm fickle with brand loyalty. Give me what I want or I go elsewhere.

    Haha, you're so right. My girlfriend already thinks discussing gaming on forums as I do is funny. If she saw some of the characters you get on here she'd be in for a field day!
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  • ISmoke 03/02/2016

    @IronSoldier does either console even support Sata 3 to really take advantage of a SSD? Might as well just get a high RPM HDD for cheaper rather than bottleneck a SSD Reply +3
  • ISmoke 03/02/2016

    @ChockysChild - without a doubt. I won't judge him too much as I don't know his age. When I was younger I used to hide behind my keyboard often being rude or for the lack of a better word; a cunt. But eventually I realised what's the point? And now I try to conduct myself the same way in life as I do online.

    The part that really worries me is that he might well be some 18+ man who thinking acting like this is acceptable lol.
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  • ISmoke 03/02/2016

    @IronSoldier well let's be honest they pretty much are. I have no problem referring to my PS4 or 3DS as my toys :)

    I just won't and never will understand the mind of a fanboy who can have such passion in 'defending' an inanimate object. Same as I don't understand how they can defend a company to death who only wants your money.

    I do wonder if they would defend their platform of choice so ferociously in the real world. I expect most adults would be in hysterical laughter if they saw a grown man stamping and screaming because a console was getting something, which in the grand scheme of things is so insignificant, negative said about it.

    People already think of gamers as immature man-children. DX12 and his kind are doing nothing to prove them wrong
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  • ISmoke 03/02/2016

    @DX12 - how old are you? I do hope for your own sake you're younger than 16 as you are showing a stupendous amount of insecurity in relation to how, what is essentially, a toy is getting scrutinised.

    I feel your pain though. When I was in primary school it always irked me how the obviously inferior Digimon would get compared to Pokemon. I mean WTF.
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  • Take-Two sued over portrayal of player tattoos in NBA 2K16

  • ISmoke 02/02/2016

    @kangarootoo - I get that it's art but where is the line drawn? A tattoo isn't like a piece of art in a gallery it's stuck on someone's body.

    Are they going to start suing fans if they have a photo with a sports-person? Or perhaps they'll start suing news papers and photographers for taking pictures of 'their work'? It's just ridiculous.
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  • ISmoke 02/02/2016

    Jesus, really?

    I understand suing when your music is used in a game such as GTA and you don't get royalties but even if I try really, really hard I can't understand how they think they have a leg to stand on when it comes to a tattoo.

    I wonder if there are any premier league players with tattoos which might be on show on the stickers. Will Merlin get sued?
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  • Destiny 2 delayed from September 2016 - report

  • ISmoke 24/01/2016

    @Captiosus - I disagree. While I must having only completed Diablo 3 on PC I was pleasantly surprised when I started a co-op game with my friend on his Xbone. It works much better than I thought it would've, was really good but I wouldn't say it was as good as Destiny experience wise. Two completely different beasts so hard to compare. I prefer shooters to ARPGs so there will always be that natural bias. I do love a bit of Diablo though Monk and Witch Doctor are my favourite characters.

    I've never really cared for Borderlands and lord knows I've tried to like them. Got bored of the first game after 8 hours though I think Borderlands shouldn't be played Solo and that's probably why I disliked it.

    I think B2 had me and a few friends gripped for 20 or so hours then we just stopped playing. Was a really good experience but didn't keep me feeling like I had to play - that is something which Destiny did really well.

    Funnily enough before I originally bought my PS4 and Destiny I thought it was a poor mans version of Borderlands, and in a few ways it is especially the humour of BL, but once I started playing Destiny I realised its much more of a social game than BL and one I could happily pick up and play by myself. It felt like a better package even though it had a minimal at best story.

    Perhaps I didn't play enough of Diablo multiplayer (though I've completed it twice and was half way through a third run with demon hunter solo) but I feel neither game gave me the same feeling as doing VoG with my friends for the first time.

    All that said and done. I've not played Destiny since July or whenever it was that I've upgraded my PC and consequently not gamed on my PS4 since then. But I'll be buying The Taken King this week and returning to it and I'm very much looking forward to that :)
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  • ISmoke 23/01/2016

    @Sakuragaoka - you've touched a nerve which is rather sensitive to idiotic comments.

    Please wise one, point me in the direction of a FPS which offers more content. I'd love for my PS4 to be used for something other than a dust magnet

    As I said. I expect your not the type of gamer who plays RPGs or MMOs seeing as most of the content in those games is nothing more than fetch or kill quests
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  • ISmoke 23/01/2016

    @Sakuragaoka - what a retarded comment to make.

    You can complete the story of Destiny in about 6-8 hours and that's not including each strike and then the Vault of Glass raid. And that's just cruising through the game on a easy setting.

    Most FPS these days have a story with about the same length if not shorter. If you only played through the game once and did the strikes and raid once each you would still have spent longer playing the game than most other new shooters.

    Whether people want to admit it or not but Destiny offers a huge amount of Game time. Yes, it has repetitive elements but show me a game that doesn't. I expect you have the same problem with countless kill/collect and repeat style objectives in RPGs or MMOs?

    I'm speaking as someone who bought a PS4 with the intention of JUST playing Destiny so if anyone should feel ripped off by the game should be me and it's anything but that. To an outsider it does just seem rinse and repeat but when you're playing everything has a purpose. I don't aimlessly run strikes and bounties for experience but because I wanted to level up armour/weapons for my specific play style.

    Seriously - explain how even the vanilla version of Destiny wasn't good value for money. I could do with a chuckle today.

    So fed up with Destiny being labelled as a rip off when it's clearly not. It's not like there is a lack of games to play and people are forced to just play. I expect the thousands of people that are playing it and playing it religiously are doing it very much out of choice.

    Destiny and 3 or 6 friends can be the best experience of the generation without a doubt
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  • ISmoke 22/01/2016

    @Uncompetative - yeah I remember reading that. I have tempered hopes

    /totally not googling 'Destiny PC' every other week
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  • ISmoke 22/01/2016

    Please come to PC. PLEASE!!

    Destiny is one of my favourite games in recent years and it's annoying it never came on PC. I bought my PS4 specifically for Destiny and up until the point of the HoW expansion I spent probably best part of 400 hours across my 3 characters.

    Most of my real life gaming friends are PC gamers so I had to rely on the LFGs for most my raid action - which I made many great Destiny raid parties through.

    But if it came to PC tonight I would buy it and every expansion and happily start back from scratch if it meant I could play with Mouse and Keyboard
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  • Attack on Titan trailer reveals loads of new gameplay

  • ISmoke 22/01/2016

    Don't ruin this game. When reading the manga and watching the anime I always felt like it could be a good game IF done well. As long as they don't fuck it up. Reply +5
  • Warner accused of abandoning Mortal Kombat X PC players

  • ISmoke 21/01/2016

    @IronSoldier - Luckily I didn't pay much attention to the lead up. I only bought it because I was off of work sick and felt sorry for myself lol. Reply 0
  • ISmoke 21/01/2016

    All this from the same publisher who made Shadow of Mordor which was basically perfect.

    Appalling
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  • Assetto Corsa is about to bring one of the finest handling models to console

  • ISmoke 20/01/2016

    I'm awful at driving games, this game really highlighted that to me.

    I bought it ages ago in early release and I think I'm yet to string more than 2 laps of Spa in an open wheeler with no assists without spinning off the track.

    Would probably find it easier with a wheel but I'm stuck with an XBone pad. great game for the die hards
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  • Is your PC really VR-ready?

  • ISmoke 16/01/2016

    @SeeNoWeevil - that's good they're not using that same technology. Can't stand it.

    I'll have to try it for myself I suppose. Personally I'll always be a fan of genuine refresh rates as it looks 'natural'. Had my first 120Hz screen in 2011 and then my 144Hz screen in 2014. I can't go back lol.
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  • ISmoke 16/01/2016

    @liveswired because interpolated frames look horrible.

    Assuming it looks like those '600hz' TVs.
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  • ISmoke 15/01/2016

    @extravagantnonsense - Very interesting times indeed. I hope both the PSVR and VR on PC takes off. It'll be incredible for some games. Rocket League VR would be a blast.

    Hell, if Codemasters made a decent F1 game this year with VR support I'd love to play. Having Pastor Maldonado in your mirrors would be the greatest Horror simulator ever :D
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  • ISmoke 15/01/2016

    @extravagantnonsense

    I think 'poor experience' is a bit unfair. If they're only targeting games which look like No Mans Sky (which in it's own right is a great looking game) then I bet it'll do some great experiences.

    I just think people thinking they'll get AAA (Yuck, I hate that term) game visuals are in for a horrible surprise.
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  • ISmoke 15/01/2016

    @WilhelmvonOrmstein - Well yeah I haven't told her I bought a new GPU simply because she would think it's a waste

    "what does this new one do your last didn't?"

    Not a conversation I could be bothered to have if someone paid me. However it didn't stop me pre-ordering one with my own money.

    She's a good egg though. She wants us to buy a 55" 4K curved TV as she loved the one PC World.

    Swings and roundabouts
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  • ISmoke 15/01/2016

    @iGigaflop The 780 was a great card. I had a SC one not the fancy Classi that you have but the only reason I upgraded was due to the 3GB not cutting it at 1440p. If I was still at 1080 I would still be using the 780 today. Reply 0
  • ISmoke 15/01/2016

    @WilhelmvonOrmstein - If you're referring to me. Then yes, I spend my own money on what I like and so does she. Evidence being that I bought the things I want for my PC and will continue to buy the things I want for my PC.

    I can show her my 120 mouse or my 150 keyboard and to her it's no different from a 5 mouse and keyboard combo pack. She doesn't see what a 750 monitor does over a 100 monitor.

    It's the same as when she spent 1000 on a Mullbery bag and I told her she could've got a bag exactly the same from Tesco for 20.

    Funny thing is she earns considerably more than me.
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  • ISmoke 15/01/2016

    @Redspeed93 - People who still want a console beating experience it seems :D Reply +3
  • ISmoke 15/01/2016

    @mega-gazz - And that is exactly why the PSVR doesn't appeal to me. I don't want to try out semi-skimmed VR, I wan't the full fat experience.

    Not saying that PSVR wont be any good but it can only be as good as the box powering it.
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  • ISmoke 15/01/2016

    I am interested to see how VR performs on the PS4. I doubt I'll buy PSVR as i doubt it'll be up to my snobby standards graphically but I am looking forward to giving it a go.

    It's an exciting time getting to play with new technology.
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  • ISmoke 15/01/2016

    @Cheeky-Girl-Gamer oh she has no problem with my hobby. More so a problem with me impulse buying a 750 monitor (and then the year after a 600 GPU) without any consideration.

    i actually bought a 3DS so that I could compromise between socialising whilst gaming at the same time :D
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  • ISmoke 15/01/2016

    @Furtin - Do you know what made me think VR might actually be worth something?

    Google Cardboard! And that's as low-end as you can get but I was very impressed by it. Two demos stick out in my mind. One walking around a theme park with dinosaurs and another in this creepy dark room and you only have a torch.


    I suggest anyone on the fence about VR spend the 5 and buy google cardboard
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  • ISmoke 15/01/2016

    @Kilboy The only time deceit is a necessity!

    i plan on building a new PC next year. Lord knows how I'm going to justify it to her lol
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  • ISmoke 15/01/2016

    @Kilboy - My partner never found out I bought a 980Ti on release. biggest secret I have hid from her.

    After she blew the lid when I bought my RoG Swift monitor I knew better than to tell her I spent 620 on a GPU lol
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  • ISmoke 15/01/2016

    @UncleLou - As with everything, it'll be the enthusiasts first.

    I don't think I'll get a Hive until I've had a chance to test VR for several continuous hours to see if I get eye-strain, headaches or general aches.

    I'm quite optimistic though.
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  • ISmoke 15/01/2016

    Overclocked 980 Ti, Overclocked 6 core i7 3930K, 16GB RAM. I think I'm ready or at least close enough... Reply +1
  • The Division beta gets January launch date

  • ISmoke 15/01/2016

    Awesome. I was given a Beta code by someone as I was on the fence about this game. Hopefully I'll be able to work out if I like it or not.

    Is anyone playing this on PC that would like to team up?
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  • Seasons mod makes Fallout 4 look like The Last of Us

  • ISmoke 14/01/2016

    @GoldenFrog - indeed. I love my 3DS so a NX hopefully will be a perfect addition to my platforms.

    We're so far off the original topic now though so I'm going to try and return it.

    A mod that's worth checking out is the one which allows any mod on any gun. Enemies don't know fear until you wield a pistol with explosive shotgun shells
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