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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.
    Reply +6
  • 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.
    Reply -3
  • 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.
    Reply +1
  • Why can't Destiny 2 run at 60fps on PS4 Pro?

  • ISmoke 22/05/2017

    @ourumov

    So because you saw that article 6 months ago it means everyone else must've also done the same?

    Also what you quoted is speculation rather than confirmation and is also not about the game at hand, Destiny.

    I'll never understand some people. If you aren't interested in something, why click the article? Serious question.

    edit: Sorry, I was replying as if you quoted it when it was someone else. My bad.
    Reply +1
  • ISmoke 22/05/2017

    Popular game's sequel just gets annouced and a big info dump happens.
    People are excitied to find out about the new game.
    Games News outlet reports on said popular game.

    People complain!?

    Seriously. If you have no interest in Destiny why do you even click the article just to do a carbon copy of the generic smart arse reply that has been said several times, every article.
    Reply +5
  • Destiny 2's PC version will launch after console

  • ISmoke 19/05/2017

    Bit bummed out by that news but I wont be cancelling my pre-order any time soon as I can't wait to get it on PC and from what I've read from PCGamer it seems like it plays very well with M&KB and 60fps. The wait will be worth it.

    I'm even considering investing in a 3440x1440 21:9 display
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  • Destiny 2 gameplay reveal live report

  • ISmoke 18/05/2017

    i dont want matchmaking Reply 0
  • ISmoke 18/05/2017

    @HENGTEK-gaming, cause it's a live article. Always been the way. Reply 0
  • ISmoke 18/05/2017

    @Carn82 - Better than nothing! I'm impressed there has been no leaks yet. Or none that I am aware of Reply +1
  • ISmoke 18/05/2017

    So excited. Please show some PC stuff.

    PLEASE
    Reply +1
  • South Park: The Fractured But Whole finally has a new release date

  • ISmoke 18/05/2017

    @mustangsami - NuohMyGod I didn't even think about that! Reply +1
  • Ubisoft sets its E3 press conference date

  • ISmoke 17/05/2017

    I just clicked that Aisha Tyler does the voice for Lana Kane. Reply 0
  • Nintendo Switch Dock Set hits the UK in June

  • ISmoke 11/05/2017

    40 I would've bought one but not at 70 Reply 0
  • Play The Division for free this weekend on PC, PS4, Xbox One

  • ISmoke 03/05/2017

    @jabberwocky - I *love* Destiny but found The Divison a chore to play.

    So much so it was the first game in over a decade which I traded in.
    Reply +1
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is Nintendo's first UK chart topper in six years

  • ISmoke 02/05/2017

    @Sebeastian

    While I too would love to play the WW remake I think BoTW has spoiled me. Nothing else would compare and I say this as someone whos favourite Zelda was the WW.
    Reply +2
  • ISmoke 02/05/2017

    My friends and I have been playing this non-stop since it's come out. Even the girls have been getting involved in the trash talking. Fantastic game. Reply +3
  • Call of Duty: WW2 gets reveal trailer and release date

  • ISmoke 26/04/2017

    @DasManiac

    A) Did you really think this would come to the Switch

    B) Even if it did come to the Switch would you buy it on that over PC/PS4/XBO?
    Reply +13
  • ISmoke 26/04/2017

    I actually thought that looked OK Reply +1
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe review

  • ISmoke 21/04/2017

    Can't wait to get this. Bought another set of Joy-Cons so I can have some 4 player races with friends.

    Who I expect will not be friends by the end of the night.
    Reply +1
  • Here's your first proper look at the new Micro Machines game

  • ISmoke 19/04/2017

    I'll snag this on PC (Toybox Turbos is quite fun and very similar) but if it comes to Switch I will definitely be double dipping with no hesitation Reply +2
  • Zelda player defeats two of the game's hardest foes without taking damage

  • ISmoke 04/04/2017

    I can't even kill one! Reply +1
  • ISmoke 04/04/2017

    @gillri - My current horse is called ReadyMeal Reply +3
  • Destiny 2 expansion art points to Osiris, Rasputin add-ons

  • ISmoke 02/04/2017

    @SavageEvil

    Well seeing as I have a 400 Hunter, 400 Warlock and 397 Titan I figure I play Destiny quite a bit.

    Nothing is stopping him playing the older raids but the amount of people playing the older raids will be much lower meaning finding a group will be more difficult.

    If you want the most out of the DLC it makes sense to get it when it first comes out when everyone else will also be playing it to keep ahead of the curve.

    You wont get to 400 quickly without running a raid as the only other thing which drops 400 level gear is Nightfalls (Yes you can get artefact, ghost and class items if you farm Archons Forge)

    Though I believe after last weeks update you can now get up to 400 with items from the faction care packages.
    Reply 0
  • ISmoke 02/04/2017

    @ChiefGB - yep. You're getting more content for cheaper but good luck finding groups who will still be running the raids. It's not too bad now that they have started refreshing the raids for the higher light level but you now have to get to that higher level Reply 0
  • ISmoke 01/04/2017

    @Plankton1975 - All that story says is that the story was cut. Who really plays a game like Destiny for the Story?

    Sorry, I dislike Activision as much as the next guy but they've not done anything to kill the game.
    Reply -8
  • ISmoke 01/04/2017

    @Plankton1975

    "and how it could be a vastly better game if it was being published by a better company than Activision?"

    How could it be? How have Activision ruined it?
    Reply -1
  • ISmoke 01/04/2017

    @AgentDaleCooper - Well I'm looking forward to them being even more riled up over the next few months as lots and lots of stealth Destiny articles pop up as we get drip fed information!

    I've played Destiny for around 6-700 hours and even when I factor in I bought a PS4 just to play the game AND all the DLC I still think I've had exceptional value for money.
    Reply 0
  • ISmoke 01/04/2017

    @AgentDaleCooper -

    No idea why you're getting shot down so much.

    I've pre-ordered the Limited Edition for PC as it works out cheaper than buying the DLCs seperately.

    Can not wait.
    Reply -1
  • Destiny 2 teaser shows the Tower going up in flames

  • ISmoke 31/03/2017

    @simonspencer - Shadow Run Reply 0
  • 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
    Reply +5
  • 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.
    Reply +1
  • 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.
    Reply 0
  • 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
    Reply 0
  • 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
    Reply +3
  • 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..
    Reply 0
  • 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!
    Reply +4
  • 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 +22
  • 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 +1
  • 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.
    Reply +1
  • 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.
    Reply +1
  • 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.
    Reply -1
  • 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.
    Reply 0
  • 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.
    Reply +1
  • 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"
    Reply -1
  • 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.
    Reply +1
  • 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.
    Reply +1
  • 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 +2
  • 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 -24