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  • Super Mario Run only playable with an internet connection

  • ISmoke 09/12/2016

    @Naetharu - I'll check it out! I'm not the best board game player as I lose concentration very quickly. Though we had a great game of Star Wars Imperial Assault recently, kind of a 3 v 1 game.

    Short games are good for me so things like The Resistance (nothing to do with the game!) and Boss Monster are up my street. Need to play a few more games of Settles of Catan to understand it.
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  • ISmoke 09/12/2016

    @Rack - haha, my friends are really big into their board games so I've had a chance to play Pandemic. They're heavily into Dread ball at the moment(kind of like Bloodbowl)

    If the other game is a phone game I'll check it out thanks for the tip :)
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  • ISmoke 09/12/2016

    Oh Nintendo. This would have been my first mobile phone game purchase since Plague Inc.

    You flopped it. Seriously.
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  • Sources: Nintendo Switch will have GameCube Virtual Console support

  • ISmoke 07/12/2016

    Nintendo. STOP!

    You've already secured my pre-order stop making me want the Switch.
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  • Nintendo cancelled a home console Zelda: Wind Waker sequel

  • ISmoke 06/12/2016

    That's actually ruined my day a bit. I loved WW and I loved the cell shaded graphics even more. I still remember waiting ages for release day with my pocket money savings stored in a CD case and walking into Pink Planet and getting my WW+OoT copy.

    I was outraged that my mother made me go to a party that evening whilst I was having fun chucking pigs about.

    Unfortunately I've lost all of my gamecube cables/controller (even my beloved madcats micro controller) so I'm hoping Nintendo also release the Wii-U HD remake on the Switch.

    I may also have to try it on Dolphin again.
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  • Steam Winter Sale start date confirmed

  • ISmoke 01/12/2016

    Steam sales have lost their effect since the price of key sellers is often better sans-sale.

    I'm sure I'll still buy something I'll never, ever, play.
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  • He's done it! He's reached level 1800 in Overwatch

  • ISmoke 29/11/2016

    @Bernkastel - Me and a few friends did a 13 hour Borderlands 2 session once.

    That's probably my longest ever gameathon. Funnily enough I never went back to that game after that day. We kinda got bored of it.
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  • ISmoke 29/11/2016

    I am not impressed. I'm lucky if I get that many hours in a week let alone a day. Reply +13
  • Face-Off: Dishonored 2

  • ISmoke 25/11/2016

    @ghostgate2001 - good spot, that's awful.

    It's times like this I love my G-Sync monitor, not had a tear in years!

    I hope the next batch of consoles and future TVs has the same or some sort of the same technology
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  • ISmoke 25/11/2016

    @peterhunter

    Because PCs =/= Consoles.

    I don't understand why console gamers can't understand people play on PC for performance.

    When your Ł1000 GPU can't even play the game at 60fps and a measly 1080p that's a problem with the developers and not the platform.
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  • ISmoke 25/11/2016

    @IronSoldier - It's unbelievable isn't it?

    If PS Pro was getting worse versions than the PS4 I am willing to bet my belongings that people would blow a fuse and the word entitled wouldn't even be mentioned
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  • ISmoke 25/11/2016

    @sloth09 - I think it's a problem for anyone who buys PC parts. I'm not sure what your problem is but I don't think PC gamers asking for a quality port is in any way smug. I play on PC for a wide range of reasons and better performance is one of them. Is it really an entitled attitude when someone has spent much more expecting they'll get better performance and then when they get a very poor experience are they just supposed to suck it up?

    It's more like buying a Porsche and the finding out the fuel petrol stations are selling you clog up your engine and you're running at half power.

    No idea why you're being so defensive and bringing up your iMac or whatever as if to prove a point. I don't care what you own and I don't care if you play on PC or console. What I do care about is getting moneys worth and as it stands DH2 is not giving people with high end systems their value.
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  • ISmoke 25/11/2016

    @riceNpea - These days I have 3 reviews I look at. Here, as an overall impression and then PCGamer as well as Rock Paper Shotgun to get the true story on PC. Reply +7
  • ISmoke 25/11/2016

    @gnosis - Mostly because when I think of Bethesda I think of Fallouts/Skyrim.

    Neither of which I enjoyed (until the recent FO4 which I heard the Doom guys helped with the FPS aspect) I also wasn't found of Dishonoured so even though they're all different studios I kinda group them the same.

    Silly, I know.
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  • ISmoke 25/11/2016

    @Gearskin

    I get that people with high end PCs might want to see insane levels of performance but unless a game is actually unplayable... The backlash seems unjust.

    When people with PCs that cost far more than a console (I could buy a PS4 Pro and a load of games for the price of my cooling set up alone) are getting substandard performance, then yes. That is a problem.

    My GPU is a GTX 980Ti so not even in the same league as the one they are testing it with but it can't hit playable frame rates at 1080p. That to me is a massive problem seeing as I use a 2560x1440 monitor which takes a lot more resources than 1080p does. Nit that I was planning on getting this game but still. You can't excuse this.
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  • ISmoke 25/11/2016

    "Core i7 4790K paired with Titan X Pascal and remarkably, it has trouble hitting 60fps at 1080p."

    Never really cared for Bethesda games (Though I did love Fallout 4. Mostly because of Diamond city radio) so it was unlikely I would get this. But that performance is truly abysmal.

    I hope Bethesda get a lot of grief over this. People don't buy high end GPUs to brute force their way to playable performance. They buy them to exceed the playable performance with no compromises.

    Pathetic performance from a company many hold in high regard.
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  • Mass Effect Andromeda will leave some familiar alien races behind

  • ISmoke 25/11/2016

    @berelain - Apparently not! ha.

    It's Friday, leave me alone!
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  • ISmoke 25/11/2016

    @Badoink - Awesome, thanks.

    I just found the Citdal to be an amazing place (more in my mind than in the game) the idea of this floating mega city where all kinds of intelligent life meet was quite special.

    To be honest I find everything about Mass Effect relatively believable. Maybe Alien life out there thinks of us as too primitive to join up with them.
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  • ISmoke 25/11/2016

    Oh, just thought actually. I hope there is some form of Citadel again. The Citadel was one of the best parts of the first game. I was really disappointed with it's return in ME2 Reply +1
  • ISmoke 25/11/2016

    Downbeat: That makes me a bit sad. Some of the Aliens in the citadel but you didn't have on your team were entertaining. Reply +18
  • Now we know four Mass Effect Andromeda squadmates

  • ISmoke 24/11/2016

    @tomphillipsEG - I can forgive, just about.

    Honestly, I have Garrus as one of my all time favourite game characters. He was by my side until the bitter end in ME3.

    My girlfriend at the time lost her rag at me because at 3am I found out Garrus was Archangel in ME2 and I literally screamed with joy
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  • ISmoke 24/11/2016

    @TeaFiend - I played ME1 about 4 times and I think all but once, Kaiden died.

    Mostly because I accidentally saved Ashley but also she was a better class.
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  • ISmoke 24/11/2016

    "Thinking back to the original trilogy immediately makes me think of Mordin, Wrex, Legion and Liara, or how quickly I left behind space-racist Ashley."

    Author obviously hasn't played Mass Effect because they would have NEVER left out the most important name. Garrus Vakarian.
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  • FIFA 17 free to play from today until the end of the weekend

  • ISmoke 24/11/2016

    @higganos - But it's the exact way I can't play!

    Not jealous


    A bit jealous
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  • ISmoke 24/11/2016

    @higganos - I'm sure it looks good enough.

    But I wont be buying a PS Pro until a month of Sundays happens...
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  • ISmoke 24/11/2016

    @IronSoldier -

    That's a lot of nonsensical sense right there
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  • ISmoke 24/11/2016

    @zisssou - Don't give them any ideas! Reply +3
  • ISmoke 24/11/2016

    No PC? Bah, would have liked to have seen this in 4K.

    I'll try it on the PS4 though. I've not played a Fifa since my self imposed hiatus of the series since 2010.

    I felt cheated when Everton beat me playing as Liverpool 2-0 on Professional. Gave up at half time and with the words "Fuck Fifa, it's shit" I vowed to never play a football game again

    /very bad loser
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  • UK retailer wants you to buy Nintendo Switch for Ł198.50 right now

  • ISmoke 24/11/2016

    I've put my pre-order for the basic model in with Shopto. As soon as bundles are available and/or as soon as it is available on Amazon for order, i'll order it through them. Reply +1
  • Titanfall 2's first DLC drops next week with Angel City's Most Wanted

  • ISmoke 23/11/2016

    @varkdm - If I can tear myself away from Pokemon tonight I'll give it another go. O often play the 6v6 mixtape as it's nice trying the other modes (i would have never willingly tried Last Titan Standing).

    I'm sure I'm using the London data centre but I'll check that too.
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  • ISmoke 23/11/2016

    @varkdm - If you're speaking about my post, I play on PC. I can find games but not as quick as I'd like and it's a bit disappointing to see how small the player base is.

    I wouldn't care if the game was rubbish but it's so good that it's sad it's sold so poorly.

    As bad as Activision are, I don't think they would've been so stupid with the release date and it would've been advertised hard.
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  • ISmoke 23/11/2016

    @Sunjammer - Heh.

    I thought I was decent at MP shooters on PC until I started TF. I'm absolutely rubbish at this game but can't put it down because occasionally i string a few wall runs to a good double kill and feel like a god!
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  • ISmoke 23/11/2016

    EA have severely screwed this game over. For a game that is easily a GOTY contender they've done such a poor job at advertising it and the release window that when/if it's online community dies it's their fault. Respawn did their end of the deal and EA did not.


    Last night, ~23:45 there was 83 players in my region playing Amped Hardpoint and 122 playing 6v6 mixtape. Not even a month after release. Shambles.
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  • Cancelled plans for Sleeping Dogs 2 were ridiculously ambitious

  • ISmoke 22/11/2016

    @AgentDaleCooper - Yeah I loved the fighting in sleeping dogs and liked the game had guns take a back seat.

    I used to love parking near a group of thugs. Calmly getting out of the car grabbing the tyre iron from the back and then beating seven shades of crap out of them before putting one in the boot and crashing the car into a river.

    Also, though I'm sure this isn't a good thing, but no game made killing someone with a knife feel as satisfying as Sleeping Dogs.
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  • Titanfall 2, Gears 4 price plunge at HMV on Black Friday

  • ISmoke 22/11/2016

    @Isonic - get it yourself on your lunch break then.

    I'd have a black eye if I demanded my partner go out and get a game for me.

    Lazy git.
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  • Watch: Five reasons Ezio is the best assassin

  • ISmoke 21/11/2016

    The series died after Ezio for me. Didn't care at all for anyone after him Reply +5
  • Sources: Nintendo Switch to get Pokémon Sun and Moon version

  • ISmoke 19/11/2016

    @HotCoffee - Ah sorry hadn't realised you had got it already!

    I think I'm quite looking forward to playing something different to all of the previous games but at the same time I may end up being disappointed.

    Fingers crossed though
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  • ISmoke 18/11/2016

    @Mantis41 - Agreed. I can't believe how excited I actually am and the more I talk about it to my friend the more I want it now.

    I keep checking Amazon to see when I can get it pre-ordered!
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  • ISmoke 18/11/2016

    @HotCoffee - such as?

    Not being snakry, genuinely would like to know what you don't like about them. I'm often able to get over a hundred hours out of each instalment
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  • ISmoke 18/11/2016

    Was going to be getting the Switch any way but this sealed/ Seel'd the deal. Reply +3
  • Nintendo punishing Pokémon Sun and Moon pirates by blocking 3DS online access

  • ISmoke 17/11/2016

    @_TheDarkSide_ - That depends how old you are :P !

    Want to know about pro-consumer? I bought a game on Steam a few weeks back called Squad. I was posting on the developers message board asking to tag along with some other players and the Developer posted and told me to refund the game as it was going to be half price in a few days!!

    I was gobsmacked. A developer telling me to essentially give them less money! Unbelievable.
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  • ISmoke 17/11/2016

    @_TheDarkSide_ - Before I was even a thought let alone born!

    I've probably pirated twice since the 90s.

    Crysis - to see if it would run on my machine. I since bought it once on DVD and once on Steam

    South Park: Wasn't sure it would actually be good and it turned out to be amazing so bought it whilst I was half way through the game.

    I think companies would do themselves a favour if they started releasing demos again. That would go a long way to stop pirating as I'm sure a lot of people pirate games just to test them
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  • ISmoke 17/11/2016

    @JuicyFrog - I've did the same. I wasn't sure that South Park: TSoT was actually going to be any good and worth a purchase so i pirated it. Half way through I bought the game on Steam with all DLC.

    I don't pirate these days that goes for music, video games and movies (with Apple Music, Netflix, Amazon Prime and NowTV I have pretty much everything I want to watch available to me where ever I am) but I have friends who do.

    People who pretend they've never pirated a single thing annoy me even more than people who openly admit they do
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  • ISmoke 16/11/2016

    @stevemitchell - I've been lucky that my 3DS hasn't ever broke. But then I only have a few games installed on the machine. Just seems crazy in this day and age they can have such a backwards system when it coems to tying games to hardware rather than an account. The mind baffles.

    Even more baffling is that I've been negged for not agreeing with their store and the way it handles downloads. Do people like the thought of losing their purchased things if they lose/break their device?
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  • ISmoke 16/11/2016

    "(Game licenses are tied to specific hardware devices, but Nintendo can swap licenses over if you phone up their support line and provide serial numbers)."

    I love my 'New' 3DS and Nintendo but their policy when it comes to DD games is so archaic that the cynic in me wonders if it was by design so kids who lost/broke their consoles have to get the parents to fork out on a new one and new games.

    Scummy, if you ask me. Which no one did.
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  • Zelda: Breath of the Wild to miss Nintendo Switch launch

  • ISmoke 15/11/2016

    @NoUseForAName2016 - No, why would I want that? I never even asked for that so not sure how you made that leap.

    I would like it if the comments section wasn't filled of people just bumping heads and then it escalates to personal insults.

    I'm excited about the Switch but I'm not going so start calling people cunts if they don't like it.
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  • ISmoke 15/11/2016

    @gizmo2501 - I don't know how other people are but I play a lot less during the summer and probably wouldn't bother with one. Weather is still crap in March so I'm more content staying In.

    Maybe that was their reasoning?
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  • ISmoke 15/11/2016

    @GeminiLXIII - I have no issue with your opinion (other than it being wrong, obviously :p) Just think the insults and getting personal with attacks (speaking in general) is a bit daft on message board Reply +1
  • ISmoke 15/11/2016

    Do people join gaming sites to discuss gaming and get along with likeminded people or to just be argumentative dickheads!? Reply +2
  • Watch Dogs 2 review

  • ISmoke 15/11/2016

    @spongebob - you read thirty-five reviews of the SAME game? Jesus, your dedication has to be admired. I often feel I know enough to form an opinion on a game after 1 or 2 reviews. 3 at the very most ( EG, PCGamer and Rock Paper Shotgun) Reply +1