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  • F1 2014 review

  • ISmoke 15/10/2014

    This will be the first one I avoid. Reply 0
  • The Evil Within PC debug console commands unlock god mode, infinite ammo, more

  • ISmoke 15/10/2014

    @FMV-GAMER - Gonna be worth the wait. My GTX780 SC is pitiful in comparison! Enough to play games at 1440p and high settings and still get 60fps though so i shouldn't complain. Think I'll go for an upgrade next year Reply 0
  • ISmoke 15/10/2014

    @FMV-GAMER - pretty much most of my purchases for the last 2 years have been through them for new releases. G2A is another good one as well.

    Rarely buy directly through Steam anymore!
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  • ISmoke 14/10/2014

    @FMV-GAMER - you might not be familiar but I find CDKey sites to be the best value. I got Shadow of Mordor for 18 on release day from CJS CDKeys Reply 0
  • Face-Off: Alien: Isolation

  • ISmoke 12/10/2014

    Looks good but I'm too much of wuss. I attempted to try Amnesia then decided horror games are not my idea of fun. Reply 0
  • Ubisoft hits back at Assassin's Creed: Unity downgrade claims

  • ISmoke 10/10/2014

    @bentaylor1 Quit playing the hardman. Bloody games forum and here you are threatening to shove a keyboard down someones throat.

    Would love to see you try though. Would be an impressive feat.
    Reply +6
  • You can push The Evil Within beyond 30fps on PC

  • ISmoke 10/10/2014

    @dj_blades think it was the guy who's head of oculus Rift.

    30 FPS is a failure anyway.
    Reply -1
  • ISmoke 09/10/2014

    @ziggy_played_guitar you're joking, right?

    Can someone explain to me why 30fps gives a more 'cinematic' effect or how it creates tension?

    The only tension 30fps creates is the tension between me and my PC for not running fast enough
    Reply +5
  • ISmoke 09/10/2014

    @IronSoldier - I remember last generation high frame rate and resolution didn't matter. Suddenly though this generation they do... Reply +3
  • ISmoke 09/10/2014

    @GreyBeard - What was it about what I said that makes PC gamers the worst of the worst? You go into any article where the PS4 trumps the XBO and you get PS4 Fanboys ridiculing XBO gamers for having a slightly worse version and saying they'll be playing the definitive version which is only slightly better.

    They're happy to laugh/make fun of the XBO because it is graphically inferior but if anyone dare makes a point that the PC is superior to both, suddenly that person is an elitest asshole.

    You only have to look in the Assassins Creed: Unity article to be reminded that this generation PS4 gamers are behaving in the same way, that's ok though, right?

    As I said, play games wherever suits you best but if for some reason you decide to shit on another platform, remember there is always another platform that can shit on you from much higher.
    Reply +3
  • ISmoke 09/10/2014

    @IronSoldier - That's one thing I've always found hilarious. Console fanboys - note i'm saying fanboys, not console gamers - are quick to jump on the other platform when there is the tiniest difference but if we bring in the PC we get branded the bad guy, when our version is usually much superior. if yor're gonna compare a game, compare it on all systems not just the ones to justify your purchase.

    Another thing the PC can do, the unthinkable. Nothing can unite both sides of Fanboys like a PC gamer can.

    There is nothing at all wrong with only gaming on the consoles. They offer good gaming at moderate price especially at the start but buying new releases for ~20 is the better deal for me. And it doesn't have the stigma of being hard to use, so i completely get why more people play on consoles. i just wish they'd get that they never actually have a definite version of a game.
    Reply +3
  • ISmoke 09/10/2014

    It upsets me that people still think you can't have a slow-paced game at 60+ FPS. Reply +41
  • DriveClub review

  • ISmoke 07/10/2014

    @Dismiss A new Motorstorm would have me buying a PS4 instantly. Reply +9
  • Ubisoft defends Assassin's Creed: Unity graphics lock for parity on PS4, Xbox One

  • ISmoke 07/10/2014

    @justerthought "We all set our own quality threshold."

    On PC you do. On consoles the developers set that threshold for you.
    Reply +3
  • ISmoke 07/10/2014

    I'll never understand why some console gamers get so angry about framerate and resolution. it's not like something you can ever change so why get so worked up about it? Reply -4
  • Face-Off: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

  • ISmoke 04/10/2014

    @vandal_gab it's 18 for the base game or 25 for the Game + season pass at CJS CDKeys ;)

    @Phillip - isn't a Titan a bit overkill for 1080p? Don't think it can really stretch it's legs at that resolution
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  • ISmoke 04/10/2014

    @mega-gazz plays fine for me with a GTX780 SC getting a consistent 60 FPS with a mix of ultra and high Reply -2
  • ISmoke 04/10/2014

    Running at an average of 63FPS at 2560x1440 on my i7 3930k and 3GB GTX780 SC with a mix of settings at Ultra and high. Very impressed with this game and how it runs.

    Meanwhile in console land looks like the PS4 is the way to go. Shame it's not 60fps though. Is 1080p 60fps still a pipedream?
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  • Doctor Who Minecraft pack launches today for Xbox 360

  • ISmoke 03/10/2014

    Did I really get down-voted because I like a wide FOV? Sheesh. Seriously, narrow FOVs make me feel sick to the point where I have to lie down. I got it really badly with the console version of Portal. Reply 0
  • ISmoke 03/10/2014

    @samharper Yeah my brother is forever playing the split screen mode with his friends. It's a shame that isn't on the PC version. I get it that people like the simplicity but I feel it is lacking compared to the PC version.

    That and like most console games, the FOV is too narrow for me, though I'm not sure if you can change it or not. It looks like 60-70 whereas I play in the 100-120 region.
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  • ISmoke 03/10/2014

    I'm surprised anyone plays minecraft on console seeing you have to pay for everything including bloody Skins. Yet it's all my brother ever plays on his 360.

    Then I show him the PC version and how much he is missing out on. The SEUS shader mod blew his mind
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  • Eyes-on with PC Shadow of Mordor's 6GB ultra-HD textures

  • ISmoke 03/10/2014

    Downloaded this earlier and I've played it for a few hours.

    Surprised at both;
    1 - How good of a game it really is, i thought it was all hype but I'm happy with my purchase. The fighting is really fun
    2 - How well it runs on my 3GB GTX780. I play at 2560x1440 and with a mix of Ultra and High - with textures being at ultra - I get a average frame rate of about 63fps. lows of 42fps and with Gysnc it gives me a pretty smooth experience.
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  • ISmoke 02/10/2014

    @mattkaya truth be told the difference between 120Hz and 144Hz isn't that noticeable to me at least. Any game is supported as long as you have the hardware to push it. My screen is 2560x1440 so I've not really pushed many games to 144Hz as I only have one Superclocked 780 but I'll be buying another GPU next year with whatever Nvidia put out.

    GSync is amazing though as it makes games even when running between 30-60fps so smooth as you don't notice frame drops as it gets rid of stuttering and you don't ever get screen tearing. Fantastic bit of technology.
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  • ISmoke 02/10/2014

    @mattkaya I remember when I first experienced my first 120Hz screen. Refused to go back to 60Hz.

    Now gaming on a 144Hz display with GSync. After now experiencing adaptive refresh rates I don't think I could return to consoles. GSync is such a game changer
    Reply +1
  • Battlefield 4's most important patch rolls out today

  • ISmoke 30/09/2014

    I've not even contemplated playing BF4 since downloading Insurgency. Now that right there is a game that gets the heart pumping Reply 0
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 review

  • ISmoke 25/09/2014

    @Liuwil Yeah no doubt I went overkill with my PSU (Corsair AX1200i) but when I was building it my plan was to go tri-SLI - which failed as i was already maxing out games with an overclocked 780 with my 1080p screen - but the real power drain in my 'rig' is my OC'd i7 3930k @ 4.4GHz so i wanted future headroom for both my CPU and multiple GPU's. Whilst still powering my watercooled system (which admittedly doesn't take up much)

    I never even entertained the thought that GPUs would get this efficient. Silly me.

    I was debating selling my 780 for a 980Ti since I've treated myself to the 1440p 144Hz screen but I think I'll wait until next year before I get 2 high end cards.

    This card is amazing though, I'm jealous of you potential 970 owners!
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  • ISmoke 24/09/2014

    @Liuwil - Yeah my 1200w PSU seems massively overkill now! Though it has to power OC'd GPU, CPU and my custom water loop Reply 0
  • FIFA 15 bug turns fancy sim into playground football

  • ISmoke 24/09/2014

    @bosseye - This has made my day :D Reply -1
  • Xbox One price cut by 20 in the UK, now 329

  • ISmoke 23/09/2014

    @specialgamer - I actually prefer Windows 8 to Windows 7. Shock Horror. Reply +9
  • Steam Discovery update personalises video game shopping

  • ISmoke 23/09/2014

    @Vorflynn - And CDKey sellers. I rarely buy through Steam now as CDKeys are often much cheaper. Same for origin Reply +1
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 review

  • ISmoke 19/09/2014

    Was hoping to keep my GTX780 Superclocked card until next year but now....... Reply 0
  • Microsoft unveils wired Xbox One controller for Windows PC

  • ISmoke 17/09/2014

    Meh, I just bought a Xbone pad a few weeks ago and used a old USB lead kicking around.

    All I've used it for so far is One Finger Death Punch :)
    Reply +1
  • Face-Off: Destiny

  • ISmoke 13/09/2014

    Think it's worrying for both boxes that they could only manage 30fps at 1080p

    I'm also not buying that the PS4 could've hit 60fps and that the Xbone is holding it back. Both are under powered just the Xbone is the weaker of the two.
    Reply +3
  • Grand Theft Auto 5 gets November PS4 and Xbox One release date

  • ISmoke 12/09/2014

    @mega-gazz - Nope. Saying we have/should have a better version is exclusive to the PC Gamer.

    I couldn't ever imagine a PS4 Gamer laughing at a Xbone gamer saying they have a slightly lower resolution or anything like that.

    I definitely didn't read anything like that happening in the recent Destiny thread, oh no.
    Reply +11
  • ISmoke 12/09/2014

    Must admit, I'm not fond of seeing a lot of people saying that they'll pirate the game. Either pony up or don't play it.

    I am a hypocrite though. I pirated the stick of truth and within a few hours I noticed how good of a game it truly was and I felt bad so bought it off of Steam. other than that I haven't pirated a game since the first Crysis to see if I could run it and since then I've bought it both on physical and on Steam.
    Reply +11
  • ISmoke 12/09/2014

    @minimong

    Did GTA IV look better on my PC than console counterparts - Yes.

    Did GTA IV run better on my PC than console counterparts - Yes.

    Did GTA IV offer me mods on my PS3 - No

    Will GTA V look better on my PC than console counterparts - Yes (1440p>1080p)

    Will GTA V run better on my PC - More than likely.

    Will GTA V offer me mods - or at least the possibility of mods - on XBO/PS4 - No.

    Even with its flaws, GTA IV was still better on PC
    Reply -3
  • ISmoke 12/09/2014

    @andrewrafter You'll take that back when we have the definitive version.

    As always.

    I'm sure mods will be fun in the console version... Oh wait. Nevermind, perhaps the higher than HD resolution will be worth... Uh Oh.
    Reply -4
  • Video: Could this be the ultimate COD?

  • ISmoke 11/09/2014

    @bad09 - That is the first thing that came to mind! I do miss my dreamcast. Sega Bass Fishing was fun. Closest I've ever been to real fishing. Reply +1
  • Radeon R9 285 review

  • ISmoke 02/09/2014

    Since I ditched my HD5870 XFire set up AMD have really upped their game. I hope their driver support is better now as that was what pushed me away to team green

    Unfortunately for them I've recently got myself a GSync monitor so I'll be sticking with Nvidia for the next few years and upgrades.
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  • The Crew has artificial 30fps lock on PC

  • ISmoke 27/08/2014

    For what it is worth. I have a lowly GTX780 SC and on my new 1440p 144Hz GSync screen BF4 was running at 55-65FPS on Pearl Market all settings at ultra but I took AA off and now it is buttery smooth. Though I think that is to do with GSync.

    I must admit, I will be getting another GPU soon though.
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  • You can't trade items with other players in Destiny

  • ISmoke 26/08/2014

    Eh, not too miffed about it not coming to PC. Looks like borderlands 3 will be my co-op go to shooter Reply +1
  • Here's a 35 minute The Witcher 3 gameplay video

  • ISmoke 19/08/2014

    I don't like the new Geralt, he looks like he has put a bit of weight on and looks a bit more like a human than in TW2:AOK. Still looking forward to playing this though.

    I originally only bought the 2nd game because I just bought myself a new 120Hz monitor at the time and I heard the game looked amazing graphically and also CDPR were doing the whole NO-DRM thing in a time Ubisoft was shafting everyone so I decided to support them and ended up loving the game even when RPGs aren't my genre usually.
    Reply +1
  • Steam's Summer Sale has begun

  • ISmoke 20/06/2014

    @Gabbo I'm not a rpg fan by any stretch and I only bought The Witcher 2 at launch because I heard it had no DRM and wanted to support the developers (and it had super pretty graphics and i just got my new 120Hz monitor so wanted eye candy at the time) but I actually loved it. I hated it at first as I found the fighting very challenging. A certain fight in a courtyard towards the begining of the game almost had me breaking my new screen! but it is very rewarding, defintely worth buying. The fact you even ask at the price it is makes me think you don't deserve to play games ;) Reply +3
  • The next-gen Digital Foundry PC: chasing the 1080p60 dream

  • ISmoke 09/03/2014

    @Knobhead I just built a PC for 2500 and it doesn't have an optical drive.... Reply +4
  • Video: How a town is born in DayZ

  • ISmoke 26/02/2014

    Eurogamer puns and strap lines are the initial reason I fell in love with the site Reply +1
  • Kiefer Sutherland working on new Mortal Kombat game

  • ISmoke 24/02/2014

    @CraigC8 series 1 was the shittest season of 24! I always advise people skip it. Reply 0
  • Unreal Tournament retrospective

  • ISmoke 24/02/2014

    It's crazy how a map as simple as facing worlds stays with everyone. I loved it though. They had the updated version where it was on a space station which was longer but not quite as good.

    Morpheus gets another honourable mention for me.

    Back when I was addicted to UT I must've been about 11/12 and I used to play with the arrow keys rather than WASD! Think I used right Ctrl for jump. I look back on it now and it was a very weird set up to use! Though I never used jump as much as others. I just double tapped directions and flipped everywhere instead as made you a harder target.


    Oh those were the days!
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  • ISmoke 24/02/2014

    @JudicatorPlusOne I got a few frags by doing that occasionally. Though after you do it once they tend to shoot Any corpse left on the floor.


    Oh how the voices of UT stay in my mind
    "Ha Ha Ha"
    "NEXT!"
    "Toasted"
    "Yeah Baby"
    "I just slaughtered that guy"
    "Target eliminated"
    "And stay down"



    And of course the obligatory pelvic thrust when you delivered that last winning flag on a round of CTF.

    One thing I was awful at was trying to kill people with my transporter. Some people were amazing with it.
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  • ISmoke 23/02/2014

    @Mekismo - Very true. I mainly played CTF on Facing Worlds, Hall of the Giants and Lava Giant with that Instagib red shock rifle. Made my aim so much better for PC games Reply 0
  • ISmoke 23/02/2014

    Best FPS ever. They don't make them like that anymore.

    "You like that?"
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