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  • Can PS4 Pro really deliver Destiny 2 at 4K?

  • ISmoke 20/07/2017

    @Zicoroen - I think you ought to read my post again. Here, I'll take a quote out from it...

    " i only own 2 PS4 exclusives (TLoU Driveclub) but then I only bought my PS4 for Destiny so it's not near my platform of choice."

    the key part. I ONLY bought my PS4 for Destiny. That was the sole reason for me having a console this generation. Now Destiny 2 is coming to PC I doubt I'll be touching my PS4 again. It mostly gets used to charge up my iPhone and Watch these days.
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  • ISmoke 20/07/2017

    @higganos - Haha, there was one time I was playing CoD4 on the PS3 it was a headquarters match on shipment (that really small map) and there was a cheater. His name was IM_GONNA_KILL_YOU and he had god mode enabled so I can remember running away from him backwards and emptying an entire clip of my AK74u into him and he just ran up and stabbed me.

    Never before have I raged so hard. You'd think I would've let it go all these years later!
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  • ISmoke 20/07/2017

    @Zicoroen

    1 - I'll take my PC over the XOX any day of the week. I don't care what the other 99% have. I like to keep my PC near the top end. It's lagging slighty behind with only a 980Ti (still probbly better than the XOX) but next year it'll get an upgrade.

    2 - I'll take free online over Xbox live any day of the week.

    Dedicated servers for every game? Funny that, so why is Destiny 2 still going to be P2P even on the Xbox? Oh, don't forget the Xbox has all that cloud computational power too!
    Faster? Faster how exactly?

    No cheating? Debatable. Now I don't own a Xbox One but I know for a fact there were plenty of cheaters on Xbox 360 when i was playing MW2 online a lot. Sure, cheating happens a bit more on PC due to the ease of it but play on any properly managed server and cheaters get kicked out very quickly. Or you have a developer like Blizzard who weilds the ban hammer easily.

    But hey, you keep paying for services others get for free.

    No no, please do talk exlusive games. Because you'll be doing my job for me. You DO remember that now Xbox exclusive games will be on PC as well, right?



    So you were saying?
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  • ISmoke 20/07/2017

    @higganos - I don't disagree that exclusives aren't that big of a deal, i only own 2 PS4 exclusives (TLoU Driveclub) but then I only bought my PS4 for Destiny so it's not near my platform of choice. In fact I have already bought more Nintendo Switch games than I have on my PS4 lol.

    However exlusives do matter to some people. When both games are getting multiplatform titles frequently one of the deciding factors (behind where most of your friends play and which controller you prefer) is what games a platform gets. When they are so closly matched you may end up thinking "Do I want to play Horizon Zero Dawn or Sunset Overdrive". And now with most/all Xbox games coming to PC it puts someone in my sitation in even a harder position to justfy the purchase as the games will be available on another platform and probaby play better again.
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  • ISmoke 20/07/2017

    @Zicoroen - I mean if you really want to compare your platform to my platform of choice I thinhk you're on a hiding to nothing.

    Go on. Tell me everything Xbox does better than PC. I'll wait.

    Xbox has a handful of exlusives over Playstion. Am I wrong? Giving out a big list of multiplatform titles as if to back up your point that the Xbox has plenty of games shows me you failed before you even began.
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  • ISmoke 20/07/2017

    @Kasjer - PC Gamer here.

    What you said is the exact reason why I got along with Destiny so well. Normally I hate games at 30fps so I do the bulk of my gaming on PC where I can hit 60 but I had no problem sinking several hundred hours into Destiny and that was because of the pad.

    But this time I'm going to PC. better graphics, better frame rate and most importantly (to me) is that I can finally change that bloody FOV setting to something between 90-110. If there is one thing I hate about Destiny is how narrow that FOV is. Feels very claustrophobic
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  • ISmoke 20/07/2017

    @Zicoroen - They're all multiplatform games.

    So yes. The Xbox doesn't have many of it's own exclusives.
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  • Xbox One users hit by bizarre My Little Pony message

  • ISmoke 19/07/2017

    @distantlurker - It was a stretch but you made it work. Bravo, sir. Reply +3
  • Watch: 90 minutes of Destiny 2 beta gameplay

  • ISmoke 19/07/2017

    I enjoyed what I played of it last night. Everything felt nice, tight and more refined.

    4v4 crucible felt good too. I liked being able to use a scout rifle and hand cannon together, that felt awesome. SMG felt OK but don't think I'll use them too much. Grenade launcher was great.

    I might even keep my PS4 pre-order to tide me over until PC version is out.
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  • Trunks is in Dragon Ball FighterZ

  • ISmoke 17/07/2017

    @The_Goon - I forget how much of a pervert Master Roshi is! He is even worse in Dragon Ball when you consider Bulma is obly about 13! Reply 0
  • ISmoke 17/07/2017

    @RawShark You can watch all of DBZ quite quickly. I watch the whole thing every few years.

    Or you could just blast through DBZ: Kai which removes most of the filler content.

    Currently reading through Dragon Ball
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  • ISmoke 17/07/2017

    I've only ever liked Trunks twice. When he killed King Cold and Freiza or when he went back to kill Cell.

    Mind you, Trunks and 'kid' Gohan are far better than the pathetic excuse of a Saiyan that is adult Gohan
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  • Destiny 2 map returns to a familiar Destiny location

  • ISmoke 15/07/2017

    @Negotiator - Not in the slightest. All in all I paid 125 for over 700 hours of entertainment. Completely worth it. Reply -1
  • ISmoke 14/07/2017

    @davetobin the disdain people have towards this game has always amused me and doubly so when I know how much enjoyment I get out of the game! Reply +4
  • 10-hour Mass Effect: Andromeda trial now open to all

  • ISmoke 14/07/2017

    @flooff -

    Only sometimes? :p

    My MaleSheps were always kind but I alwyas preferred my angry lairy FemSheps.
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  • ISmoke 14/07/2017

    @DrStrangelove - Good point. It used to be annoying being unable to do certain actions as your score wasn't high enough.

    But it means my FemShep can't punch reporters any more and that makes me sad.
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  • ISmoke 14/07/2017

    @flooff "Also it was a mistake to remove the renegade/paragon options imo"

    They've gone?! really? That was part of the fun and what made me do multiple playthoughs. wtf.
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  • Nintendo Switch is getting its first video app

  • ISmoke 12/07/2017

    I don't care for a browser on my Switch. I try to not touch the screen as much as possible. Reply -3
  • Netflix Castlevania gets second season

  • ISmoke 10/07/2017

    I wasn't aware of how short it was so both me and my house mate were gutted once there was no 'play next episode', It was fantastic!

    Am I right in beliving an Assassins Creed one is next?
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  • California university offers eSports scholarship for top Overwatch players

  • ISmoke 06/07/2017

    As someone who loves games (like everyone else on this site) and also loves competitive sports I can't for the life of me work out why I just can't take eSports seriously and have no interest in them at all. Reply +2
  • Cuphead will never come to PS4

  • ISmoke 06/07/2017

    Shame for PS4 players but at least they can play it on PC (same as I'll be doing)

    I was really impressed when I first saw this game so I think I'll grab it, looks fun. As already said, would be perfect on the switch
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  • Why PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds fans are excited about a picture of a bike

  • ISmoke 04/07/2017

    Bikes would be very nice used to love using bikes in DayZ... until the wheel fell off anyway.

    Any idea when the new map will be released?
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  • PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds players debate aim assist after dev mentions prospect of cross-platform play

  • ISmoke 30/06/2017

    @_LarZen_ "Secondly. I mentioned a high-end system price as it surely must sting after having all that sexy hardware and getting pwned by a gamer on a cheap $250 plastic box. And one that is using a inferior control system :D"

    Why on earth would that hurt? Would it hurt me if another PC gamer owned me and he was using a
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  • ISmoke 30/06/2017

    @_LarZen_

    "getting pwned by a console gamer on your $2500 high-end gaming PC."

    I negged you down simply because you mentioned price. Like all console fanboys you always have to mention price as if everyone is using a super computer
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  • The week Activision sells Modern Warfare Remastered standalone, it puts COD: Ghosts on Xbox One back compat

  • ISmoke 30/06/2017

    @Simatron3000 - Good spot, thanks! Reply 0
  • How PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds emerged from the messy history of survival shooters

  • ISmoke 29/06/2017

    @kraenk12 - Whoops, that's cause most of my posts I was talking about DayZ Mod. I have only got about 10 hours playing Pubg so i can't form a proper opinion on it other than it is quite fun Reply 0
  • ISmoke 29/06/2017

    @Der_tolle_Emil - Ha, I was playing some PUBG a few nights ago and during a fight, which I died, my heart rate was 148bpm! Reply 0
  • ISmoke 29/06/2017

    @kraenk12

    I only have a few hours with PUBG so far but it's a very exciting game to play and the round style makes it easier to play than DayZ. Bloody good fun.

    However DayZ mod, which i think i must've had a good few hundred hours of play time, is a different beast.

    I can appreciate to outsiders it looks like a walking simulator but the game is so tense. Join a server with lots of people and you're always watching your back.


    Anything can happen. You can be at the other end of your map after a good night of looting and bam, you've hit a ditch and suddenly your car which is filled with valuable items be it food, driks, guns, ammo or medical equipment is stranded. You now can either risk carrying as much as you can and leaving the car or hope the car doesn't get found whilst you're looking for wheels/engine parts or fuel.

    You can have some truely amazing fire fights. I had one where me and 2 other friends had a shoot out which lasted a good 45 minutes at the North East airfield and it's tense because death meant death and no one wanted to take a risk and get killed.

    One of my favourite times was when a group of 3 of us were just playing normally then another group were talking over text chat but global so everyone could see. Turns out they were only a KM or so away from us so we tracked them down and followed them for 2 hours hoping to follow them back to their base. Things didn't play out as a SUV with 4 people appeared and killed them so we wasted 2 hours for nothing.... so at a distance of 800m we were prone on a hill in our ghillie suits and just decided to kill the attackers and steal thier SUV which had lots of good stuff! Very fun times.
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  • ISmoke 29/06/2017

    @Creamysmooth - I lost many, many hours to Arma 2 Day Z mod (Thank god DayZ Commander didn't log my hours), some of my favourite gaming moments happened on that game.

    I would often switch between lives. Sometimes I would be a hero and others a bandit. I found both play styles to be fun. I never often shot on sight unless I was shot at first or the person looked like a threat or I wanted their vehicle.

    I used to love the evenings when 6 or 7 of us would be on. We'd group up at our hidden base where we had about 16 tents filled with good loot a helicopter and often a SUV. Gear up, some of us in the chopper and some in the car. And just go out hunting for helicopter crash sites or other bases we could loot from.

    Funnily enough I was watching a video on YouTube last night, there is work going on of a Arma 3 DayZ Vanilla mod and it looks fantastic! Tempted to give it a go.
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  • PayPal's 5 off Steam sale offer reminds us to always read the small print

  • ISmoke 28/06/2017

    I just bought Ark and AC: Syndicate and got the 5 off still. Guess if you saved the offer you got to use it Reply +1
  • ISmoke 27/06/2017

    balls I was waiting until payday before I picked anything up.

    Oh well, only thing I will end up getting is Ark anyway and was only considering AC: Syndicate.
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  • Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood comes to Xbox One backward compatibility

  • ISmoke 28/06/2017

    @Lankysi - Heh, entertaining!.

    I think I might give the Ezio trilogy a play through soon. Doubt they've aged too well but it'll be fun
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  • ISmoke 28/06/2017

    Assassins Creed 2 through to Revelations was the series high point. As soon as Ezio was no more, my love for the series died.

    This trailer was fantastic when it was first revealed.
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  • Destiny's Mercury Lighthouse goes dark for good in August

  • ISmoke 26/06/2017

    @vandalhandle - Some people just like to moan. I'd say 90% of my raid completions were due to LFG. Took 5 minutes to get a group together.

    Agreed. I never reached the lighthouse, I didn't play much PvP because I sucked at shooters with controllers so I stayed clear of ToO but I always found it cool that only top teir players could get somewhere.
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  • The Steam Summer Sale 2017 begins tomorrow

  • ISmoke 21/06/2017

    @DJDog - You joke about it but I played a game of that the other night and it is still great fun even after all of these years Reply +1
  • ISmoke 21/06/2017

    @Duffking - It can be found for 20 on CDKeys if you use their 5% discount.

    It is really fun
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  • Digital Foundry: Hands-on with Destiny 2 PC at 4K 60fps

  • ISmoke 16/06/2017

    @fastfab - the game has adjustable FOV. 90 for me. Seems to be the perfect mix or view range without having the fish eye effect.

    Plus I don't get hit with motion sickness. Yay.
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  • ISmoke 15/06/2017

    @PsychoticPillow - I expect so. Just not at Ultra. Reply +2
  • ISmoke 15/06/2017

    I'm fine with the delay. Everything I've seen of the PC version so far looks fantastic.

    You've served me well PS4 but this Gaurdian is moving onto bigger and better things.
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  • Destiny 2 comes out on PC a month-and-a-half after console

  • ISmoke 13/06/2017

    @The_shlaaaag_returns

    - hah, i just came to post that video. You beat me to it by a mere 58 minutes.. Looks fantastic!

    Regarding Anthem, seems like a fair enough reason to prefer it. I'll keep an eye on it and see if my other friends get it, otherwise my PC will be a Destiny machine for the next few years
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  • ISmoke 13/06/2017

    @The_shlaaaag_returns - in what ways does anthem look superior in every way?

    Personally I haven't seen enough of it. Visually, it is very pleasing but I haven't seen enough gameplay for me to think it'll replace destiny for me. Hurry up October
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  • ISmoke 13/06/2017

    @williamarthurfenton - Exactly how I feel. I'm crazy for Destiny 2 as any one else but I can wait a few more weeks so I can get it on the platform I want it on.

    I've wanted Destiny on the PC for the last 3 years. What's a extra few weeks going to do.

    From everything I've read about the PC version, we should be in for a good time
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  • First trailer for BioWare's new IP Anthem

  • ISmoke 10/06/2017

    @Kostabi - The giant wall which is protecting what seems to be the last remains of civilisation Reply 0
  • Pokkn Tournament headed to Nintendo Switch

  • ISmoke 06/06/2017

    @Duffking "EGs track record on Switch leaks has been pretty good until now though so not sure where all the sudden salt is coming from. You can't be right all the time."

    Because you don't tease people with a game like Pokemon on a home/portable console without rising expecations. It's the kind of game I've wanted to play the most for the last 20 or so years.

    That's why I am salty anyway
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  • 4K gaming: what can PC learn from PlayStation Pro?

  • ISmoke 28/05/2017

    @S2riker

    I can't speak for George but I know for me personally it takes a bit of getting used to but it's not too hard.

    The controller input with consoles really helps as they're not as responsive which helped me rack up about 7/800 hours with Destiny.

    But when it comes to PC gaming anything above 120Hz is great. I think you can even get 240Hz 1080p screens now but I might be wrong.
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  • ISmoke 28/05/2017

    @fiendling - No idea why you got downvoted for saying that?

    I too have a 144hz 1440p Gsync monitor and I love it, had it a few years now and before that I had a 120Hz screen. I'll never go back to anything like 60Hz again.

    I want to get a new 3440x1440 21:9 screen but the refresh rate on the one I want is only 100Hz but it has GSync. But I need to work out the desk space as 27" to 34" is quite the jump
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  • DayZ just got its most meaningful update in months

  • ISmoke 25/05/2017

    @INSOMANiAC - I had some of my greatest gaming moments ever on the mod when we had our own server. Sadly those days are long behind us. Reply +1
  • Nokia 3310 relaunched today with new version of Snake

  • ISmoke 24/05/2017

    @Supra_Hans - I remember the 'myth' that if you broke 1000 score you would get 20 free top up from, at the time, Orange.

    Little Year 4 me was gutted when I broke the score and had no top up.
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  • Looks like Destiny 2 will ditch Grimoire Cards

  • ISmoke 22/05/2017

    @ubergine - Perhaps because it's far away from a medicore IP.

    Keep 'em coming EG. I'm starting to enjoy the whiners moaning as much as I do about finding out more to the game which will most likely dominate my next 2-3 years.
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  • Hands-on with the impressive PC version of Destiny 2

  • ISmoke 22/05/2017

    It's been a long time coming but I'm glad I can finally make the Switch to the PC version of the game. Destiny 1 did a fantastic job of handling shooting on a controller but shooting with sticks is not my strong point.

    I'm tempted to even ditch my ROG Swift monitor and treat myself to an 34" ultrawide 21:9 3440x1440 screen.
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