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  • Destiny 2 teaser shows the Tower going up in flames

  • ISmoke 30/03/2017

    @Seafort
    I'm even less enthused about playing Destiny 2 on PC if it's going to be the exact same game as the original.
    It's not. Hasn't been since TTK
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  • ISmoke 30/03/2017

    \o/ PC Version!

    Honestly the best news I've heard in a while. Now I'm really considering getting a 1080ti but I feel I should wait until the next series of cards.

    I may even by the collectors edition.
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  • ISmoke 29/03/2017

    @TwinStripeUK - If you're on PS4 and struggling to get raids done give me a shout and I'll be happy to run raids with you! I still need to get my last toon up to 400

    Zelda has completely taken me away from Destiny at the moment but my friend has persuaded me to try and run Crota's End tonight.
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  • ISmoke 29/03/2017

    @VRjunkie - I can appreciate that. Destiny is a massive time sink and if your short on time I fully understand how that can put you off Reply 0
  • ISmoke 29/03/2017

    @Pondis - did no one ever tell you about LFGs? Only a few of my friends played sporadically yet I've always managed to do 3 raids a week often just deciding at the last minute.

    I personally hope raids don't get matchmaking but I would like an in game LFG of some sorts
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  • ISmoke 29/03/2017

    @VRjunkie - the grindy games aren't for you but it's no way near as bad as you're making out. Back in year 1 it wasn't difficult to get to level 20 at all. By playing the story, a few bounties and a few games of PvP and you'd be 20
    Could do it in a day if you really wanted

    Why would you buy DLC to a game which furthers the game when you haven't even reached the first end point? Makes no sense to me.

    But complaining that the game is grindy shows to me you just missed the point of the game. I presume you share the same feeling towards games such as diablo or mmo's where prigression requires a bit of work

    edit - for what it's worth I've also loved games which include a grind. Be it this or something as simple as Pokemon. I don't agree with just being able to reach the maximum level because you did the bare minimum
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  • ISmoke 29/03/2017

    @VRjunkie - I'm sorry but it's piss easy to complete the story without grinding. Each level progresses you enough for the next. What the hell were you doing?

    The story can be beaten in a few hours..
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  • ISmoke 29/03/2017

    @williamarthurfenton - you sir, are probably a much more sensible man than myself when it comes to money!

    But I bought my PS4 just for destiny and seeing as I got nearly 700 hours out of it and still counting I think it was worth the money.

    I'd much prefer to buy it on PC as that's where I feel most comfortable but if it doesn't come out (which I'm sure it will) I will just justify it to myself somehow!
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  • ISmoke 29/03/2017

    @Carlo - Christ. With that kind of 'insult' I'm glad I'll be safe in the knowledge assholes like you won't be polluting the community. Reply +16
  • ISmoke 29/03/2017

    Can not wait. If it isn't confirmed for PC I'll be treating myself to a shiny PS4 Pro Reply +2
  • GAME profits fall after disappointing Christmas sales

  • ISmoke 30/03/2017

    @MagiusMagnus

    It's tough but that's the nature of the beast. People will always, and rightfully so, get something where they can for cheapest.

    I do think UKRaver1980 had a valid point that they need to offer something different to make it worthwhile going there but I just disagreed with his view being than enthusiastic staff would change that for the better. (Edit: I'm not saying having their employees behave like mindless drones is the way forward but they don't need to be falsely over enthusiastic either. Maybe she just didn't care for the Switch and if he bought her platform of choice she may have been completely different)

    What can they do to save themselves, I have no idea. Make it more 'gamer' oriented (as every game store I see is the same. Xbox on on the left, Playsation on the right both with demo units running Fifa) or just be competitive or at least use the same pricing they have in the stores online.

    For a company who essentially has a stranglehold on the highstreet game market they seem to make blunder after blunder where you'd assume they should thrive.
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  • ISmoke 30/03/2017

    @MagiusMagnus - I can certainly agree with that. But in Bristol at least there isn't much competition in the centre outside of Game and Cex so whilst out shopping any things you want to do on a whim are restricted to those places. We do have a little independent shop which I've been going to since primary school but it's a bit hit or miss sometimes.

    The only thing I'd feel bad about game shutting down for good is the staff losing their jobs. These days I guess I am part of the problem as I buy most of my things online or digitally.
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  • ISmoke 30/03/2017

    @UKRaver1980 - I understand you don't think she was enthusiastic. I don't understand how this is a problem.

    You got what you wanted.
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  • ISmoke 30/03/2017

    @MagiusMagnus

    I've never had anyone be rude to me in Game. I've popped in there a few times this month whilst I've been working in town to see if i could grab a hard case for my Switch. Never in stock but they've always told me that with a smile and politely.

    I guess I could complain that when I asked if they knew when it would be in the said 'no idea' which wasn't helpful but hardly bad customer service.
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  • ISmoke 30/03/2017

    @MagiusMagnus

    I'm really not.

    He asked a question.
    She provided information - Yes we have stock. Only grey.

    He asked a another question and she then provided him with the product he was requesting.

    How is that bad customer service. What would you do differently in that situation? Have a 10 minute chat with every customer about how excited they are about the Switch?

    He seems upset that she didn't go on a tirade of

    -do you want a game card?
    -do you want some extra joy-cons?
    -how about some insurance?
    -Maybe you want a Mario soft toy?

    I did my 5 year stint in retail and I refused, much to my managers dismay, to ever upsell products. If someone looked like they knew what they wanted (I was a Kitchen designer) I would maybe provide alternative solutions or if they looked confused I would provide my knowledge to aid them.

    The reason I did well at that job and made a fair amount of commission was not because I made lots of sales but my customer service attitude was built around treating customers like adults and not cash-cows.
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  • ISmoke 30/03/2017

    @UKRaver1980

    You went into the shop for something and you left with what you wanted. I do not see the problem.

    If she was overly enthusiastic and trying to up-sell you every last thing would that really have made your shopping experience any better or make you more likely to return in the future?

    Sounds like you wanted her to jump over the counter and suck your dick enthusiastically for walking in and buying a Switch.


    Retail employees don't have to be chummy with you. She provided you with exactly what you wanted and yet you're still complaining about it.

    Unless of course she chucked the box at you and told you to "get the fuck out of my store"
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  • ISmoke 30/03/2017

    @UKRaver1980

    "She then proceeded to get the console and put it through the till without even offering a game to go with it or accessory. Absolutely zero enthusiasm and this was launch day!"

    That, to me, actually sounds like a wonderful shopping experience. I find it infuriating when someone tries to add countless things on to my order.

    No idea what you're complaining about especially as a user on this site you would assume you'd be more clued up than the person selling to you.
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  • April PlayStation Plus games detailed

  • ISmoke 30/03/2017

    @1rafayal - Indeed it did. I never had it as I stopped using my PS as my main platform after Uncharted 2 but I was always amazed at how much Value PS+ offered.

    The only reason it's worth having now is because it's practically compulsory.
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  • ISmoke 29/03/2017

    @SammIKid - who is saying I don't buy the games I want? But on PS3 it would be hard to argue that PS+ wasn't a fantastic service whereas now it's like they're not even trying.

    There's nothing wrong with hoping that one day they'll surprise me with a game that slipped through my net.
    Reply +3
  • ISmoke 29/03/2017

    In the 2 or so years I've had PS+ the only thing they've put up which I've genuinely wanted is Day of the Tentacle.

    You suck, Sony.
    Reply -21
  • You can buy a Method Man voice pack for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare

  • ISmoke 29/03/2017

    Hopefully you also get a bonus killstreak which allows you to keep feeding the enemy Reply +6
  • Chivalry: Medieval Warfare is free right now on Steam

  • ISmoke 28/03/2017

    One of my favourite games to play with some friends.

    The only game where team-killing produces laughs and not rage.
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  • Leaked Destiny 2 poster reveals September release date

  • ISmoke 23/03/2017

    @Killerbee "Then playing with others, whether that's 3-person Strikes or 6-person Raids - I haven't found another shooter that does that kind of gameplay even half as well."

    That is exactly how I feel. Even raiding with complete strangers 9/10 times is good fun
    Reply +5
  • ISmoke 23/03/2017

    @UKRaver1980 - Yes! (He says hoping) I believe so anyway.

    Unfortunately I am going to double dip. I only bought my PS4 for Destiny and have always imagined how great Destiny would've been at a higher resolution and frame rate. Mind you Destiny makes 30fps feel like butter. So I'll be buying a PC copy and probably a PS4 copy also as I doubt many of my friends will play it on PC.

    I do wonder how some of the guns will work on PC though with the added accuracy of the mouse. Will negate some of the perks no doubt. But a Hand Cannon or Scout rifle wielded by someone with a mouse. Oh my!
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  • Fan project to get Zelda: Breath of the Wild running on PC shows remarkable progress

  • ISmoke 22/03/2017

    @Yogafire - I think even the worse are the ones justifying it because they don't think the hardware in the Switch is good enough.

    "well if the switch was better I'd get it on that. Honest"
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  • ISmoke 22/03/2017

    @Simatron3000 - If people are willing to pay 30 for a Kodi box (which also has legitimate uses but for most they want the free illegal movies) then I see no reason why someone wont pay for a emulator if it means free games. Reply 0
  • ISmoke 22/03/2017

    I'm usually always pretty open minded with Emulation, I played Wind Waker on Dolphin a few years back when I lost all the cables to my gamecube, but I feel emulating a brand new game (regardless if it was on Wii U also) is pretty shitty. Reply +13
  • How Zelda and Horizon fix open worlds in very different ways

  • ISmoke 22/03/2017

    @TheMasterJeef - That's an odd reason to miss out on a masterpiece such as this.

    Seeing as you haven't even played it for yourself either to see it's not even a big deal as weapons are plentiful and as you progress weapons last longer.

    Can't only be me who likes throwing their badly damaged weapon at an enemy for a critical hit and then steal theirs to kill them with.
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  • ISmoke 22/03/2017

    @jabberwocky I hate this about reviews. They forgot the scale is 1-10 and not 7-10. Reply +1
  • ISmoke 22/03/2017

    @jcvandan - I like quite the weapon mechanics.

    I now find myself whipping out a rubbish weapon if I'm attacking a moblin base but I pull out my nice shiny weapons when I feel something is going to be a bit tougher.
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  • Standard Tegra X1 'confirmed' as Switch's processor

  • ISmoke 20/03/2017

    @kirankara - Yeah I think they're the same size.

    I've done most of my Switch gaming on the TV but the few times I have had it portable it was fine.

    I went downstairs to make a cup of tea last night and before I knew it I was playing Zelda til 01:15am in the kitchen using the Switch in table top mode.

    The Switch is a fantastic bit of kit and I say this as PC gamer who was always chasing 1440p@60FPS bare minimum.
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  • Monopoly ditches classic characters for T-Rex, penguin, rubber duck

  • ISmoke 18/03/2017

    @ontoff - Bossmonster is a very fun game. And it's styled like an old NES game Reply 0
  • ISmoke 17/03/2017

    @EverilCorwell isn't it only the juvenile T-Rex's which had feathers as they were small and lost heat? Reply +1
  • ISmoke 17/03/2017

    I'm a bit outraged as if I couldn't be the dog I was often the wheelbarrow. Reply +15
  • Horizon: Zero Dawn sells 2.6m copies in two weeks

  • ISmoke 17/03/2017

    @penhalion - I can't speak on behalf of the reviewer and this is coming from someone who hasn't played the game but the term 'inspire' makes sense to me.

    Talking about a different game, Zelda, Hyrule inspires me to explore the environment. I see mountains, cliff faces and even trees and I want to climb them. Not for any other reason but just to see what is up there. That is a game that makes me want to leave the beaten track and explore.

    Again, I haven't played HZD and I probably wont until I can get it for ~20 so it may well leave players feeling the same. But inspire does make sense in a review.
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  • ISmoke 17/03/2017

    @Bush_Killa-73 - I don't get why people take review scores so personally.

    Mafia 2 got a 4/10 from Eurogamer and it's one of my favourite games. Scores mean nothing at all.

    I love games but I don't think it's a GOTY contender (as I haven't played it) so far Zelda is on the top for games this year but if this even came close it must be a very special game.

    I'll find out for myself soon. The only opinion that really matters.
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  • ISmoke 17/03/2017

    @Poseidon_ You have to make a good and interesting game before I think about passing over my money.

    OT: This game looks visually very tasty and has had me intrigued since the E3 trailer when it was announced but due to the time it launched I wont get to play it for a little longer. Still have Zelda to complete and then I'll get ME:A after but then I'll give this a go.

    Great thing about single player games is there is no rush to get to them and if it is as great as everyone says I'll be enjoying it towards the end of the year
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  • Rock Band 4 adds Sterling Archer and Mass Effect content

  • ISmoke 15/03/2017

    That still of Archer is not flattering.

    DANGER ZONE
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  • Strafe release date delayed until May

  • ISmoke 14/03/2017

    @Foolish_Monkey

    So tight!
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  • Ghost Recon: Wildlands biggest launch of the year so far

  • ISmoke 13/03/2017

    @arcam - Ha well you aren't wrong. If i remember correctly it was an April Fools joke by the Devs but the community really wanted it and here we are! Reply 0
  • ISmoke 13/03/2017

    @arcam - Ah my mistake, sorry. I thought you were looking for games that focus on squads/team work.

    Arma is fantastic especially 3 though I haven't played as much as I should've. bought the Apex DLC which gave another massive map but haven't even tried it.

    You can get the Arma bundle which expires tomorrow and get all the games + Go Kart DLC for 13

    https://www.humblebundle.com/arma-bundle
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  • ISmoke 13/03/2017

    @arcam ARMA 2/3, Squad and for a insane PvP experience, Insurgency Reply +1
  • ISmoke 13/03/2017

    @Simatron3000 "My point is simply that if you took 1000 ps4 owners at random and 1000 xbox owners that the xbox people would be more likely to buy GR."

    And my point is that what you are saying is bullshit.

    Though I'll be happy to take back my statement once I see your poll results from 2000 gamers and your thorough conclusion.

    Because right now you're just pulling crap from thin air.
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  • ISmoke 13/03/2017

    @Simatron3000 - How many of those games sell well with Western audiences?

    I own a PS4 (along with PC and Switch) and I can honestly say all those games you said don't appeal to me in the slightest.

    Maybe I'm just too DudeBroish and should trade my PS4 in for a DudeBox.
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  • ISmoke 13/03/2017

    @Simatron3000 - Japanese console getting Japanese games - SHOCKER!

    It's almost like they are trying to appease their home market....
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  • ISmoke 13/03/2017

    @sizu - I think Simatron3000 must be joking.

    No one could really believe what he is saying. Could they?
    Reply +3
  • ISmoke 13/03/2017

    @Simatron3000 - Why don't they just play Arma?

    /knows nothing about Wildlands.
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  • I am Setsuna on Switch is a visual match for PS4

  • ISmoke 13/03/2017

    Heads up: Comparison pics aren't working Reply +26
  • Nintendo investigating Switch Joy-Con issues

  • ISmoke 13/03/2017

    I think I've been very lucky so far. I play mostly in docked mode as Zelda looks amazing on the big screen and I've only had 1 connection issue and that was because I was deliberately trying to break it.

    I sit about 2m away from my TV and I use the JoyCons on their own individually or in the joycon grip.
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  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has a new unlockable character for beating its hardest difficulty

  • ISmoke 10/03/2017

    @neilka - It's on my Amazon pre-ordered list for 35. Reply 0