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  • Bulletstorm dev People Can Fly regains independence

  • ISmoke 24/06/2015

    I'm so glad to see the love for Bulletstorm in this article. It was one of the best games of last generation for me. Genuinely a fun and pleasing game.

    I would too would rush out and buy BS2 in a heart beat.
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  • Destiny: The Taken King director defends 40 expansion price tag

  • ISmoke 23/06/2015

    Nicely done, EG. You went Jeremy Paxman on him.

    Saying that - Can we get Jeremy Paxman to do game interviews from now on?
    Reply +3
  • Bethesda confirms Fallout 4 1080p30 on consoles, unrestricted on PC

  • ISmoke 22/06/2015

    @CloudXIV - Actually, a stock GTX 960 can almost double the console framerate in games like GTA V and with The Witcher it has an increase of 56%. (30 vs 47) at 1080p Reply +3
  • ISmoke 22/06/2015

    @LaSombra - but it feels more responsive and tighter.

    Can't really compare it to a film because you don't have direct input in a film.

    Horses for courses. I just found it a very odd statement.
    Reply +2
  • ISmoke 22/06/2015

    @LaSombra - What!? this comment doesn't even make sense.

    How can you not like something which is smoother? I don't get it...
    Reply +2
  • Shenmue 3 sets Guinness World Record for quickest video game crowdfunding

  • ISmoke 17/06/2015

    @Dizzy - I had a dreamcast and had Shenmue but didn't get past the arm wrestling part (literally the first 20 or so minutes)

    I was having too much fun with Sonic Adventure, Chu Chu Rocket and Crazy Taxi
    Reply +1
  • Gears of War: Ultimate Edition is coming to PC

  • ISmoke 17/06/2015

    @FMV-GAMER - That's because you're not allowed to like those things on PC. They're only allowed to be mentioned when you want console bragging rights :) Reply +4
  • ISmoke 17/06/2015

    @Simatron3000 completely agree. couldn't go back from my same set up Reply +1
  • Destiny: The Taken King release date leaked

  • ISmoke 09/06/2015

    The price argument is a stupid one anyway. I've spent at most 60 on Destiny for the game and the season pass and I've got 300+ hours from it. There aren't many games that offer that much game time for the same price. Reply +5
  • ISmoke 09/06/2015

    Whilst you guys are being overly negative about this: I'm really looking forward to it. I found that they made it too easy to get to level 34 in the latest package with most people I know getting to 34 the same week of release on all 3 characters! I haven't even bothered to run the new missions with my warlock yet.

    New sub-classes sound really promising though. Void bow ftw.
    Reply +2
  • The Digital Foundry 2015 graphics card upgrade guide

  • ISmoke 07/06/2015

    @IneptPercy I bought into GSync last year when the RoG Swift came out. Never regretted it. My GTX 780 was pushing well at 2560x1440 but I had to dial down occasional high end settings (who games on PC to not have highest settings!?) to get a consistent 60fps.

    But it's the comfort in never having to ever use awful VSync again so it means I never have to deal with that horrible lag and I never ever have to worry about screen tearing.

    GSync is hard to convince other people they need it without them using it but it's honestly such a big difference. If you have the possibility to try it anywhere do it because it'll change your mind
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  • ISmoke 07/06/2015

    I know when I got a 120Hz screen I wouldn't go back to 60Hz. Now I've got 144Hz G-Sync I wouldn't go back to just 120Hz Reply +1
  • ISmoke 07/06/2015

    @Suarez07 I think anyone claiming you need more than a GTX 970 at 19x10 needs their heads checked Reply -1
  • ISmoke 07/06/2015

    @SeeNoWeevil - hard to explain but even at 60fps you can feel that it just feels tighter.

    Maybe because I never had a consistent 60fpd it might change my opinion
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  • ISmoke 07/06/2015

    I wish I was able to resist getting the 980Ti but as soon as I saw the 1440p benchmarks I caved. Was a big enough jump over my 780 Reply +1
  • ISmoke 07/06/2015

    Hopefully should get my 980Ti tomorrow and I can't wait. Feel like a little child :) Reply +3
  • There's no PC version of Rock Band 4. Harmonix explains why

  • ISmoke 04/06/2015

    Thank goodness for that then :)


    /rubbish at guitar hero
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  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti review

  • ISmoke 01/06/2015

    My friends 690 is still going strong at 1080p. They really don't make cards like that anymore. Reply 0
  • ISmoke 01/06/2015

    Yeah if I had a 980 I wouldn't have got a 980Ti today but the 1440p benchmarks were too good for me to resist. Since getting my RoG Swift screen my 780 has felt like the weak link so I'm glad I'm finally able to enjoy better frame-rates Reply 0
  • ISmoke 01/06/2015

    @Simatron3000 - I have to wait until the 8th for mine T_T Reply 0
  • ISmoke 01/06/2015

    and i just bought one... Reply +2
  • ISmoke 01/06/2015

    @Simatron3000 - You've done it now!read a few more reviews and the 25x14 performance is exactly what I need.

    Considering getting the EVGA Super Clocked model with the ACX fans so it will be similar to my current GPU.
    Reply 0
  • ISmoke 01/06/2015

    Seems this is the card I need for my 2560x1440 144Hz screen but it's not the card I'll buy.

    As painful as it is I'm going to keep my creaking 3GB 780sc for another year until the newer cards come out. I'll be dropping my settings down even further but it seems silly to be buying a card right now....

    Still tempted :cool:
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  • Video: LGBTI characters in games are important

  • ISmoke 30/05/2015

    @TarickStonefire - before I respond to you I do hope your not trying to insinuate I'm homophobic or anything of the sort because I find that offensive seeing as I have a lesbian and a gay family member.

    Anyway, I agree with you my post is somewhat contradictory as it didn't make sense however I'm struggling to find a clear way to express myself.

    I'm not suggesting that games ignore the gay/lesbian community from their games nor was I trying to suggest i would boycott or not play games where the main character was LGBT or whatever. I'm just saying for myself I would find it a bit strange. Even the word strange makes what I'm saying come across like I'm trying to 'bash the gays' but it's nothing even like that.

    In games where you have a choice I would always pursue the relationship with a woman regardless of my character was male/female because that felt normal to me as I'm a male controlling the character and any choices I make are always me thinking as a male. But what is normal to me is not always going to be normal to others so it's good in games that have these love choices offer choices to all orientations.

    Though thinking about it outside of the Mass Effect games no games I have played have really required the sexual orientation of the protagonist to be part of the story so why is this now an issue?

    Would changing Gordon Freeman to a transgender character add to Half Life?

    Would making Nico Bellic gay make his story a better GTA IV

    Would a lesbian Lara Croft be better than a non lesbian one?

    It's when they do it 'just because' that will really annoy me. Unless it's crucial to the games story keep the sexual orientation out of it.

    I've probably said all this and still not cleared up what I meant originally but I mean no offence to anyone. But if anyone wants to jump to conclusions and think I'm some ignorant homophobe then that's down to you as you couldn't be further from the truth.
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  • ISmoke 30/05/2015

    Eh, be who you want to be but keep the correctness away from my games.

    I'm an odd one. If a single player game focussed around a gay protagonist I would be put off playing it or perhaps not get that involved in the story.

    In saying that - Omar Little from The Wire is probably one of my favourite film/tv characters of all time. Go figure.
    Reply -7
  • Destiny: House of Wolves review

  • ISmoke 25/05/2015

    Seems destiny is very much a love it or hate it thing. One of my favourite games in a long time. Knocking on 300 hours of game play and I've only had it since December. Pretty good value if you ask me. I've spent more money on nights out and meals. Reply 0
  • Mortal Kombat X PC patch pulled after it deleted saves

  • ISmoke 06/05/2015

    @Eoin - a zero gravity fighting game sounds rather alluring if I'm honest Reply +5
  • Batman: Arkham Knight PC system requirements detailed

  • ISmoke 23/04/2015

    As if I needed more reason to drop my 780! 1440p has killed it :lol:

    Hurry up DX12. No point in me buyinmg another DX11 GPU
    Reply +6
  • Face-Off: Grand Theft Auto 5 on PC

  • ISmoke 21/04/2015

    @erikbc.b

    But you just know if it was the difference between the console platforms this would be huge!
    Reply +5
  • ISmoke 21/04/2015

    @Guy.J. Clearly avoiding the part where i said 'not everyone uses v-sync'?

    Let's be honest, VSync does more harm than good especially when it increases input lag.

    If someone wants to put themselves through that then they deserve to get stutter.
    Reply -15
  • ISmoke 21/04/2015

    @Guy.J. - Because not everyone uses VSync? I have a GSync display so I don't suffer from this stutter (or any stutter/tearing... ever) so it is very much an 'aside' issue. Reply -16
  • Star Wars: Battlefront has 40-player cap, no campaign

  • ISmoke 17/04/2015

    I've never cared for the Star Wars films (boo hiss etc) but I've always loved Star Wars games. Battlefront and Star Wars Racers took many hours when I was younger Reply +1
  • What does it take to run GTA 5 at 1080p60?

  • ISmoke 17/04/2015

    What I've found interesting my 780 gets about 50-80fps going around the city (100+ if indoors out underground) with a mix of settings from very high and ultra at 2560x1440 but if I go up north to the wilderness my frame-rate takes a massive hit and I saw it drop down to about 35-40 briefly. Must've been all that grass and foliage?

    Next year needs to speed up. No point me buying another DX11 card when DX12 is soon out. I should'be known a single 3GB 780sc wasn't going to be enough for 2560x1440 :lol:
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  • Project Cars on PS4 and Xbox One has PC-like graphics settings

  • ISmoke 16/04/2015

    Good that they've done this.

    My main complaint with console shooters Is they have such a narrow fov it can throw me off. They're usually around 60-70 whereas I go from anything between 90-120.

    I know it's a power thing but it should be an option
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  • Videos show Grand Theft Auto 5 running at max settings on PC

  • ISmoke 15/04/2015

    Oops, posted too early.

    I don't actually like the FPS view and the reasoning behind it is strange. If you go in third person and just walk you see your guy moving quite slow. Walk at the same pace in First person and it appears your guy is running. An odd complaint, I know!

    I use an Xbone pad but I just use a wire coming from my monitor which is handy. I only use it for long driving/flying sessions though.

    I also found the video amusing :)
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  • ISmoke 15/04/2015

    I might have to give some of those things a go as im floating around 55-65 with most things set to very high so I might dip population down and see how it runs.

    As it is multipleyer is a constant 70fps as minimum which is a nice feeling
    Reply +1
  • ISmoke 15/04/2015

    @IronSoldier - After all this time we called them the peasants when it was really us! ;) Reply 0
  • ISmoke 15/04/2015

    @FMV-GAMER - Yeah not a clue but mine was doing the same. At one point it went up to 4 hours!

    But since that, the game has been super smooth for me. The single player had me hooked right away but decided to try online with a few friends and that was quite fun shooting each other even after calling a truce :)
    Reply 0
  • ISmoke 15/04/2015

    @Suarez07 - Haven't you heard though? Consoles are superior for many reasons...
    Reply +1
  • ISmoke 14/04/2015

    R* Have done a stellar job on this game. I was a bit worried about how it would turn out but other than the 'unpacking' error it's been completely smooth and flawless launch.

    Really good game. Glad I waited for the proper version
    Reply +4
  • ISmoke 14/04/2015

    @DavoTheDiv_2010 - to get the better version. I'm glad I waited... Reply +7
  • Video: We have a bit of play with the GTA 5 video editor

  • ISmoke 15/04/2015

    @TheDarkKnight - They're two different animals though, the video editors. Reply +1
  • Digital Foundry vs extreme frame-rate gaming

  • ISmoke 12/04/2015

    @Uncompetative - But it's not

    edit: oh... i should really read all of the comments before I post.
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  • Grand Theft Auto 5 PC 60fps gameplay footage

  • ISmoke 03/04/2015

    @FMV-GAMER - I haven't but I'm Very close to buying a 3DS for a pokemon fix. My friend has the new one and I was really impressed with it Reply 0
  • ISmoke 03/04/2015

    @FMV-GAMER I feel like w bad PC gamer as since I got my PS4 in December I haven't touched my PC for gaming really. Though that's because I really enjoy Destiny. If that came out on PC my ps4 would be gathering a lot of dust.

    I've had GTA preordered since January and didn't bother with playing it on the console as I know I wouldn't get the full-fat experience.

    Can't wait to get this up and running on my PC with my 2560x1440 screen. I also have some 7.1 headphones but I expect I'll just crank up the volume on my Corsair SP2500's. Can't wait :)
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  • ISmoke 02/04/2015

    @Bickle2 - Oh dear. Have you bought into the idea that 30fps is more cinematic?
    Poor chap.
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  • ISmoke 02/04/2015

    @UkHardcore23 - Lock/load MNDR&Killer mike Reply 0
  • ISmoke 02/04/2015

    @jambo74 - I've avoided everything GTA related since it was coming out. I have no clue about the story at all. I've seen bits of my friends dicking around on it but I've never played it.

    Going to be fresh for me.
    Reply +11
  • ISmoke 02/04/2015

    The wait has been worth it. Reply +4
  • Sega Steam sale makes Alien: Isolation a mere 7.99

  • ISmoke 27/03/2015

    @IronSoldier - Can that be activated on Steam or is the DRM free copy? The OCD game collector side of me wants it on Steam but I can't ignore that price Reply 0