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  • First Forza Horizon nears "end of life" status

  • ISmoke 26/09/2016

    @SuperShinobi - Oh i know it happens, not disagreeing with you. Just it was by coincidence when I was installing lots of old apps last night I saw the game which you said was unavailable. Reply 0
  • ISmoke 26/09/2016

    @SuperShinobi - Odd, I can still download Tiger Woods 2012 on my iPhone. Reply +3
  • ISmoke 26/09/2016

    @Simatron3000 - I can only think of one which has been removed from my purchased games list on Steam and that was APB.

    Probably did me a favour really.
    Reply +5
  • Blizzard reveals fix for Overwatch thumbstick acceleration control

  • ISmoke 26/09/2016

    console aim is finally sorted.

    So, the PS4 and Xbox finally allowed players to play with a mouse and keyboard then?

    Fantastic.
    Reply -21
  • Big changes are coming to The Division

  • ISmoke 23/09/2016

    "Tempted to jump back in?"

    No.

    Pre-ordered it. Wanted to love it. Played it for about 20 hours then I realised I found shooting a Hoody in the face (and having him not even flinch) hundreds of times pretty boring.

    And running around New York got boring, quick.

    TD biggest downfall is pseudo-realism. Just makes the game boring. At least with a game like Destiny they can do whatever they want and make fun levels based on sci-fi.
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  • Destiny sherpas are helping players up Rise of Iron's mountain

  • ISmoke 21/09/2016

    I thought I got quite high last night but got stuck at the part which essentially looked flat. Will give it another go tonight Reply 0
  • Destiny: Rise of Iron launch woes force players into queue

  • ISmoke 20/09/2016

    @peterhunter - it may well be the last DLC from 'this' game. Isn't Destiny 2 due next year? Either way, you're pulling '£300' out of thin air.

    You've been playing games for 30 years yet you are shocked that a game, which is calling itself a FPS-RPG, raises the maximum level once a new expansion comes out? Really? That's seriously naive if you thought otherwise.

    What incentive would there be to keep on playing if the max level was the max level for the next few years?
    Reply +6
  • ISmoke 20/09/2016

    @peterhunter

    How on earth have you come to £300?

    £40 - Destiny base game
    £35 - TDB & HoW expansion
    £40 - The Taken King
    £25 - Rise of Iron

    That's £140.

    Think you've been getting royally ripped off there, pal. Or you just rather not let the truth get in the way of a good old rant.

    I've had nothing but good value from Destiny.
    Reply +9
  • ISmoke 20/09/2016

    @yukushi

    Boy, it's really easy for someone who plays Destiny to spot someone who doesn't
    Reply +4
  • ISmoke 20/09/2016

    @BBIAJ - And as PS+ user I am also entitled to multiple free games yet I never want to play them.

    I own a lot of PS+ games but I don't actually want to play them. Maybe like me, his XBO isn't his main platform.

    Sometimes when you want to play a game, only that game will do.

    I see it from both sides, tbh.
    Reply +1
  • ISmoke 20/09/2016

    @BBIAJ - But I just explained how Destiny is the only game I have on PS4. It's not a stretch to think he only has one game.

    I only have Destiny on PS4 because I bought my PS4 for Destiny. I'm sure I'm not the only person who has done that
    Reply +5
  • ISmoke 20/09/2016

    @BBIAJ - Destiny is the only game I own on PS4 (actually I did get TLoU for free). Is that hard to believe he only owns Destiny on his Xbox One? Reply +1
  • ISmoke 20/09/2016

    Glad I didn't book the day off. Should be smooth sailing when back from work Reply +4
  • Behold our Pokémon Go Plus competition winners

  • ISmoke 20/09/2016

    My paint job just looks downright despicable after seeing these entries. Reply +1
  • Destiny has an infectious new ARG with in-game boosts

  • ISmoke 16/09/2016

    I still haven't fully committed to a pre-order.... but i think I'll change that by Tuesday Reply +3
  • Win: We've got five Pokémon Go Plus gadgets to give away

  • ISmoke 14/09/2016

    How about Cocktank? Hear me out! It's the final form of Milktank would be wearing some form of summery attire, maybe a hat, and rather than squirt milk from it's 4 teats it can squirt Mojitos, Sangria, Cosmopolitans and Pina Colada's?

    I'll have my prize now, thanks.
    Reply +4
  • US PlayStation VR demo disc has 18 games, 10 more than Europe's

  • ISmoke 13/09/2016

    @Number1Laing - What did the Woods family ever do to you? Reply +2
  • How to upgrade PC copies of BioShock, BioShock 2 on Steam

  • ISmoke 12/09/2016

    Interesting. Had Bioshock 1 and 2 in my steam account yet have never played them. Maybe now is a great time to do so Reply +1
  • Destiny just got a big pre-Rise of Iron update

  • ISmoke 09/09/2016

    @scottishsteveo - I ended up playing my PC instead. Just really would've liked to play Destiny but the world goes on Reply 0
  • ISmoke 09/09/2016

    @number1024 to download 13GB in 90 minutes is very slow for me.

    I've downloaded 50GB files from Steam quicker than that. I am on a pretty fast connection. Last night I tested my speed whilst downloading as I thought perhaps it was my internet but I was still getting 110Mbps so certainly not an issue on my end

    My PS4 is also wired so no loss from Wifi.
    Reply +1
  • ISmoke 09/09/2016

    @number1024 - Well it is a bit a problem when you get back from work and can't play due to the awful download servers :( Reply -3
  • ISmoke 09/09/2016

    So that's what my PSN was downloading at a snails pace last night. 90 minutes for 13 measly gig. Rubbish servers. Reply -6
  • Attack on Titan: Wings of Freedom review

  • ISmoke 06/09/2016

    @Mar27w - Yeah, and the latest one ended on such a cliffhanger it kills me that I have to wait until December. When I can just plough through volume 20 in another 20 minutes and be gutted I have to wait until April lol. Reply +1
  • ISmoke 05/09/2016

    Just finished Volume 19 so tempted to get this to pass some time until December Reply 0
  • Asus ROG GX800VH review - the world's most powerful gaming laptop?

  • ISmoke 05/09/2016

    Every time a laptop like this comes around you get people not understanding what the target market is when it is painfully obvious. Someone who wants/needs a portable gaming station.

    Yes you can build gaming PCs for much cheaper but a PC isn't a laptop. I'm not sure I'd ever buy another gaming laptop (though the Blade has always had my eye) after my M14X but that made life much more enjoyable for playing games around my friends house rather than carry my 20KG+ desktop and then monitor and other parts.
    Reply +1
  • Performance Analysis: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

  • ISmoke 25/08/2016

    I'm getting really decent performance at 2560x1440 with a 980ti and 3930K.

    Most settings set to ultra with a few to very high (contact shadowing set to off) and I'm getting between 45-70fps depending where I am and with GSync that's a non issue.
    Reply +2
  • Here's exactly when Deus Ex: Mankind Divided launches

  • ISmoke 23/08/2016

    Ha. planned to get home and play and Steam refuses to download the last 3GB.

    Grrrr
    Reply 0
  • ISmoke 23/08/2016

    I have mine pre-loaded at home so when I get back I can jump right on.

    But it's really sunny outside :(
    Reply 0
  • Deus Ex Mankind Divided review

  • ISmoke 23/08/2016

    First game I've preordered in ages haven't read a single review, feature or preview on this game. Going to be completely fresh :) Reply -1
  • Destiny - The Collection includes all the expansions, costs £50

  • ISmoke 17/08/2016

    @VideoGameAddict25 - agreed. I bought my PS4 just for destiny but if it came out on PC tomorrow i would buy it again Reply 0
  • Nvidia Titan X Pascal review

  • ISmoke 10/08/2016

    @-Unknown- I'd take my 144Hz GSync monitor for gaming over any TV. TVs seem to be filled to the brim of horrible post processing effects.

    When I bought my new 4K TV it took me a week or so of playing Destiny to adjust to the horrible effect it had which supposedly smoothed things out.
    Reply 0
  • ISmoke 10/08/2016

    @VEGA - oh the temps are great but you're right it's a lot of faff and does cost a fair a bit (I could probably buy a mid range PC for the amount I've spent on cooling alone) but I've always loved the look of it. My case has a black and red theme I did put a picture up last year when I did it. It's nothing special but to me it's my pride and joy.

    I must admit though when I was leak testing it wasn't fun having a big leak directly onto my GPU lol. But that's part of the fun
    Reply -1
  • ISmoke 10/08/2016

    @VEGA - oh I'm not saying you can't get good overclovks with air cooling - just you can keep your stuff much cooler, granted for much more money, with water than air.

    I just love knowing my GPU doesn't go above 40. In truth I've never seen it go beyond 35! But like you said. Personal preference. I enjoy watercooling for visual asthetics more than anything else. I'm going to be challenging myself to fit 2 radiators and use hardline tubing in a small case for my next build. Exciting times ahead
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  • ISmoke 10/08/2016

    @VEGA - and to keep temps down. My 980ti would be at about 80 degrees after a few hours of BF4. Since watercooling it, it never, ever goes above 40 and that's with an additional OC beyond the factory OC. Reply 0
  • ISmoke 10/08/2016

    Very nice card. Still won't ever buy a Titan though, I don't think.

    I'll not be getting a new card for a while. My OC'd 980Ti is holding its own at 1440p for now. Doubt I'll change until I build a new PC so at earliest that'll be mid next year.
    Reply +3
  • Performance Analysis: No Man's Sky

  • ISmoke 10/08/2016

    I think, and I'm saying this with no intention of arguing or causing offence, the problem people have with your posts in threads like these is that the tone of your content almost sounds smug and as if you're rubbing your hands with glee that a bad product has been put out

    I'm saying this as a non important commentator just chipping in my opinion. But it does seem sometimes you are happy when a platform does badly. Perhaps it's just to agitate the rabid fanboys (on every platform) but even then, why pay them any attention?

    Truth be told, as far as Im aware you don't and have no desire to own a PS4 so that's probably what rubs some people the wrong way as you can be over critical when in reality you should just avoid content which doesn't effect you (you'll rarely see me comment on Articles that I have no interest in)


    Just an observation on my end. Nothing meant by it :)
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  • ISmoke 10/08/2016

    As a PC gamer I have to be honest. Something about rubbing a poor experience on another platform in someone's face is a bit childish and unneeded behaviour.

    I know my PC runs rings around the PS4 but I don't take any joy in reading that this game has a few flaws. There's people out there who really want to play this game and the PS4 is their only option. Hope it gets the issues ironed out sooner rather than later.
    Reply +1
  • Pokémon Sun and Moon: Starters, Legendaries, other new Pokémon and everything we know

  • ISmoke 17/07/2016

    Looookg forward to this. As well as transferring my mew from Yellow :) Reply +1
  • There's a new Micro Machines!

  • ISmoke 14/07/2016

    I got excited. Been saying for a few years I would like a new MM.

    But, in the words of Switch from the Matrix: "Not like this"
    Reply +2
  • Pokémon Go officially released in the UK

  • ISmoke 14/07/2016

    @Smallpox - there's 2? I only know of the one one the same road as Waitrose. Love a good roadhouse burger.

    Hmm, think I might have to visit bath again soon. Haven't been in a few months other then cycling to and from
    Reply 0
  • ISmoke 14/07/2016

    @Smallpox - they also have one of my favourite fast food burgers.

    I still frequently travel from Bristol to Bath just to get s Schwartz Bros burger
    Reply 0
  • ISmoke 14/07/2016

    I don't know. I should love this game. I've played every generation apart from X/Y and Pear/Diamond yet I have no desire to play this?

    I'm the kind of guy who has wracked up 7 hours this week alone breeding Pokemon to get some with perfect stats (Alpha Saphire has made breeding so easy) yet the thought of this game just seems a bit too much of a chore for me.

    I've downloaded it but when I opened it it said to create a profile and I just can't be bothered.
    Reply +4
  • AMD Radeon RX 480 review

  • ISmoke 30/06/2016

    @shehzaanshazabdulla - haha I don't think I'm as fussy as you in this case :P

    The 'mistake' I made with my loop is I went for bay reservoir which makes a water trickling noise. Kind of bugs me out so the next time I'm going for a tube which won't have the same noise (I hope!)
    Reply +1
  • ISmoke 30/06/2016

    @shehzaanshazabdulla - to be fair I can't really hear my pump (Liang D5 vario) apart from when it first starts pushing water after that it's near silent. Though it sits near the bottom of my case. Also I have 4 120mm high pressure/airflow fans set to 800rpm which is quite quiet. Reply 0
  • ISmoke 30/06/2016

    @Dinomo - a flip side to that coin. My PC is fully water cooled. Well, at least my CPU and GPU. My next build I'll even do the ram and bridges (because I want to) but I will say the loudest part of my computer is probably my reservoir and that's only because of the type I chose.

    Watercooling, imo at least, is much quiter than air and then when you consider my 980ti never goes above 40 degrees even after I've been playing for a few hours you can work out if it's worth it for you.

    It's not cheap though and involves more commitment.... But it looks super cool.... Geddit!?
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  • ISmoke 30/06/2016

    @Subzero87 - the site is dominated by console games/hardware and you're getting upset a PC of gaming Hardware is getting 'reviewed' in a gaming site for its gaming performance!?

    I do hope the 87 in you're name isn't a reference to the year in which you were born as that is a shameful amount of jealousy you are showing for what should be a 28 year old.
    Reply +4
  • Pokémon leak reveals bizarre new designs

  • ISmoke 30/06/2016

    There's only a few Pokemon I genuinely hate but for every shit Pokemon they release a great one.

    Yes, Pokemon Gen V gave us Chandelure but it also gave us Hydregion which has become a favourite of mine
    Reply +1
  • Prison Architect review

  • ISmoke 30/06/2016

    When I left my previous job I got a few steam vouchers so I thought I'd buy games I wouldn't usually buy/play. Bought this game and Stardew Valley. Haven't started PA yet as I am usually rubbish at management games but it does look quite good Reply -1
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is the most ambitious Nintendo game in years

  • ISmoke 14/06/2016

    Well... it looks like the NX will be the console to buy next year. Can't wait. Reply +1
  • Bulletstorm remaster screenshots found on Xbox One E3 press USB

  • ISmoke 14/06/2016

    If this is enough to get it a sequel then yes please. Bulletstorm was horribly underrated. Reply +6