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  • Sony Platinum Wireless Headset review

  • ISmoke 22/01/2017

    Been considering getting a new headset for my PC and seeing as this supports both PC and PS4 I'm tempted.

    Does the PS4 force game audio and voice chat through the headset?
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  • Nintendo Switch's bundled Joy-Con grip doesn't charge controllers

  • ISmoke 16/01/2017

    @PlugMonkey - This article isn't about those devices so of course no one is going to complain about it in this article!?

    Are you going to want to dig out your portable bluetooth speakers or sports radio from your loft in 20 years time?
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  • ISmoke 16/01/2017

    @PlugMonkey - Because in 3/4/5/6+ years that battery wont be very good. Reply +3
  • ISmoke 16/01/2017

    @spekkeh - are you deliberately being difficult?

    How many people do you know of who have to use a battery pack to charge their controller? As everyone else has said, a nice long 2/3m cable and you're sorted.

    The Switch is nothing like that.

    Also, I think your pad must be broken as I consistently get more than 4 hours out of a charge. Hell, I've had days where I've played Destiny non-stop for 7+ hours with a mic and only then does it then give me a warning.

    The Switch reveal has been far from good. Overnight I went from being seriously enthusiastic about to do considering cancelling the 2 pre-orders I have.
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  • ISmoke 16/01/2017

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  • Former American football player sues Gears of War dev, claims Cole Train cribs his likeness

  • ISmoke 12/01/2017

    @KenpoJuJitsu3 - Ah! Been a while since I saw those videos. Gonna go watch them again.

    "If you kill the Joe. make some mo"
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  • Jelly Deals: Call of Duty Infinite Warfare Legacy Edition sees deep discounts ahead of Christmas

  • ISmoke 19/12/2016

    You can get the basic version of infinity warfare for 9 on PC currently Reply +1
  • Steam, uPlay currently wrong: For Honor campaign requires internet

  • ISmoke 14/12/2016

    @SonicUk

    Once in every 2 weeks vs kicking you out of a game because you dropped connection for literally 2 minutes... Hmmm.... Can't possibly think which is worse.

    I was able to take my gaming laptop to me whilst I was in America for 6 weeks with intermittent abilty to connect to the internet yet I was able to easily play my offline games.

    Me thinks you're trying too hard to make out this is the same as Steam. Ubisoft have always had shady DRM. I'm not even against DRM unless it interferes with my game time. If I don't know it's there, no biggie.
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  • ISmoke 14/12/2016

    @juneSky - There is a difference between DRM and always online DRM.

    Publishers/Developers have every right to ensure some form of DRM is on their product. They need to protect their investment.

    I think most people are fine with DRM like Steam as it doesn't interfere with the game and if you have no connection you just play in offline mode.

    What's not OK is a game needing a constant online connection or it boots you out of the game. That IS a problem and that is something which I wont support.

    Nice try though.
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  • ISmoke 13/12/2016

    @Simatron3000 - Mine is usually always online.

    But my reason for hating always online games stems from Assassins Creed 2. I was happily playing that then *poof* my internet went down for no more than 2 minutes but I got booted out of the game and lost quite a lot of my progress.

    I will never buy another game which requires a constant internet connection. If I'm paying my hard earned money for something then I expect that I should be able to play it regardless.

    I've been eyeing my friends latest gaming laptop with the GTX 1070 and debating getting one for myself. News like this puts me off that idea completely.
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  • ISmoke 13/12/2016

    Still looks like a rubbish Chivalry to me. Reply +1
  • Activision will let you try Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare free for five days

  • ISmoke 13/12/2016

    It's 12 on PC right now. I think the sudden price drop tells me everything I need to know about this game without a trial, thank you very much. Reply +2
  • What's your mod of 2016?

  • ISmoke 13/12/2016

    @opalw00t - Bah. I shouldn't have read your comment!

    I'm one of the few people who hasn't watched Game of Thrones (couldn't get into the first season. Think it doesn't deserve to be mentioned in the same breath as Sopranos or The Wire) but I am reading the books and I am about halfway through Storm of Swords. But Rob hasn't bothered the Freys yet :(

    Ah well, my own fault for being this far behind lol.
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  • Nintendo Switch reveal presentation set for 13th January, 4am UK time

  • ISmoke 13/12/2016

    They've already got a pre-order out of me. Genuinely excited. Reply +3
  • Super Mario Run only playable with an internet connection

  • ISmoke 09/12/2016

    @Naetharu - I'll check it out! I'm not the best board game player as I lose concentration very quickly. Though we had a great game of Star Wars Imperial Assault recently, kind of a 3 v 1 game.

    Short games are good for me so things like The Resistance (nothing to do with the game!) and Boss Monster are up my street. Need to play a few more games of Settles of Catan to understand it.
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  • ISmoke 09/12/2016

    @Rack - haha, my friends are really big into their board games so I've had a chance to play Pandemic. They're heavily into Dread ball at the moment(kind of like Bloodbowl)

    If the other game is a phone game I'll check it out thanks for the tip :)
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  • ISmoke 09/12/2016

    Oh Nintendo. This would have been my first mobile phone game purchase since Plague Inc.

    You flopped it. Seriously.
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  • Sources: Nintendo Switch will have GameCube Virtual Console support

  • ISmoke 07/12/2016

    Nintendo. STOP!

    You've already secured my pre-order stop making me want the Switch.
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  • Nintendo cancelled a home console Zelda: Wind Waker sequel

  • ISmoke 06/12/2016

    That's actually ruined my day a bit. I loved WW and I loved the cell shaded graphics even more. I still remember waiting ages for release day with my pocket money savings stored in a CD case and walking into Pink Planet and getting my WW+OoT copy.

    I was outraged that my mother made me go to a party that evening whilst I was having fun chucking pigs about.

    Unfortunately I've lost all of my gamecube cables/controller (even my beloved madcats micro controller) so I'm hoping Nintendo also release the Wii-U HD remake on the Switch.

    I may also have to try it on Dolphin again.
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  • Steam Winter Sale start date confirmed

  • ISmoke 01/12/2016

    Steam sales have lost their effect since the price of key sellers is often better sans-sale.

    I'm sure I'll still buy something I'll never, ever, play.
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  • He's done it! He's reached level 1800 in Overwatch

  • ISmoke 29/11/2016

    @Bernkastel - Me and a few friends did a 13 hour Borderlands 2 session once.

    That's probably my longest ever gameathon. Funnily enough I never went back to that game after that day. We kinda got bored of it.
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  • ISmoke 29/11/2016

    I am not impressed. I'm lucky if I get that many hours in a week let alone a day. Reply +14
  • Face-Off: Dishonored 2

  • ISmoke 25/11/2016

    @ghostgate2001 - good spot, that's awful.

    It's times like this I love my G-Sync monitor, not had a tear in years!

    I hope the next batch of consoles and future TVs has the same or some sort of the same technology
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  • ISmoke 25/11/2016

    @peterhunter

    Because PCs =/= Consoles.

    I don't understand why console gamers can't understand people play on PC for performance.

    When your 1000 GPU can't even play the game at 60fps and a measly 1080p that's a problem with the developers and not the platform.
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  • ISmoke 25/11/2016

    @IronSoldier - It's unbelievable isn't it?

    If PS Pro was getting worse versions than the PS4 I am willing to bet my belongings that people would blow a fuse and the word entitled wouldn't even be mentioned
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  • ISmoke 25/11/2016

    @sloth09 - I think it's a problem for anyone who buys PC parts. I'm not sure what your problem is but I don't think PC gamers asking for a quality port is in any way smug. I play on PC for a wide range of reasons and better performance is one of them. Is it really an entitled attitude when someone has spent much more expecting they'll get better performance and then when they get a very poor experience are they just supposed to suck it up?

    It's more like buying a Porsche and the finding out the fuel petrol stations are selling you clog up your engine and you're running at half power.

    No idea why you're being so defensive and bringing up your iMac or whatever as if to prove a point. I don't care what you own and I don't care if you play on PC or console. What I do care about is getting moneys worth and as it stands DH2 is not giving people with high end systems their value.
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  • ISmoke 25/11/2016

    @riceNpea - These days I have 3 reviews I look at. Here, as an overall impression and then PCGamer as well as Rock Paper Shotgun to get the true story on PC. Reply +7
  • ISmoke 25/11/2016

    @gnosis - Mostly because when I think of Bethesda I think of Fallouts/Skyrim.

    Neither of which I enjoyed (until the recent FO4 which I heard the Doom guys helped with the FPS aspect) I also wasn't found of Dishonoured so even though they're all different studios I kinda group them the same.

    Silly, I know.
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  • ISmoke 25/11/2016

    @Gearskin

    I get that people with high end PCs might want to see insane levels of performance but unless a game is actually unplayable... The backlash seems unjust.

    When people with PCs that cost far more than a console (I could buy a PS4 Pro and a load of games for the price of my cooling set up alone) are getting substandard performance, then yes. That is a problem.

    My GPU is a GTX 980Ti so not even in the same league as the one they are testing it with but it can't hit playable frame rates at 1080p. That to me is a massive problem seeing as I use a 2560x1440 monitor which takes a lot more resources than 1080p does. Nit that I was planning on getting this game but still. You can't excuse this.
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  • ISmoke 25/11/2016

    "Core i7 4790K paired with Titan X Pascal and remarkably, it has trouble hitting 60fps at 1080p."

    Never really cared for Bethesda games (Though I did love Fallout 4. Mostly because of Diamond city radio) so it was unlikely I would get this. But that performance is truly abysmal.

    I hope Bethesda get a lot of grief over this. People don't buy high end GPUs to brute force their way to playable performance. They buy them to exceed the playable performance with no compromises.

    Pathetic performance from a company many hold in high regard.
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  • Mass Effect Andromeda will leave some familiar alien races behind

  • ISmoke 25/11/2016

    @berelain - Apparently not! ha.

    It's Friday, leave me alone!
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  • ISmoke 25/11/2016

    @Badoink - Awesome, thanks.

    I just found the Citdal to be an amazing place (more in my mind than in the game) the idea of this floating mega city where all kinds of intelligent life meet was quite special.

    To be honest I find everything about Mass Effect relatively believable. Maybe Alien life out there thinks of us as too primitive to join up with them.
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  • ISmoke 25/11/2016

    Oh, just thought actually. I hope there is some form of Citadel again. The Citadel was one of the best parts of the first game. I was really disappointed with it's return in ME2 Reply +1
  • ISmoke 25/11/2016

    Downbeat: That makes me a bit sad. Some of the Aliens in the citadel but you didn't have on your team were entertaining. Reply +19
  • Now we know four Mass Effect Andromeda squadmates

  • ISmoke 24/11/2016

    @tomphillipsEG - I can forgive, just about.

    Honestly, I have Garrus as one of my all time favourite game characters. He was by my side until the bitter end in ME3.

    My girlfriend at the time lost her rag at me because at 3am I found out Garrus was Archangel in ME2 and I literally screamed with joy
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  • ISmoke 24/11/2016

    @TeaFiend - I played ME1 about 4 times and I think all but once, Kaiden died.

    Mostly because I accidentally saved Ashley but also she was a better class.
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  • ISmoke 24/11/2016

    "Thinking back to the original trilogy immediately makes me think of Mordin, Wrex, Legion and Liara, or how quickly I left behind space-racist Ashley."

    Author obviously hasn't played Mass Effect because they would have NEVER left out the most important name. Garrus Vakarian.
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  • FIFA 17 free to play from today until the end of the weekend

  • ISmoke 24/11/2016

    @higganos - But it's the exact way I can't play!

    Not jealous


    A bit jealous
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  • ISmoke 24/11/2016

    @higganos - I'm sure it looks good enough.

    But I wont be buying a PS Pro until a month of Sundays happens...
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  • ISmoke 24/11/2016

    @IronSoldier -

    That's a lot of nonsensical sense right there
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  • ISmoke 24/11/2016

    @zisssou - Don't give them any ideas! Reply +3
  • ISmoke 24/11/2016

    No PC? Bah, would have liked to have seen this in 4K.

    I'll try it on the PS4 though. I've not played a Fifa since my self imposed hiatus of the series since 2010.

    I felt cheated when Everton beat me playing as Liverpool 2-0 on Professional. Gave up at half time and with the words "Fuck Fifa, it's shit" I vowed to never play a football game again

    /very bad loser
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  • UK retailer wants you to buy Nintendo Switch for 198.50 right now

  • ISmoke 24/11/2016

    I've put my pre-order for the basic model in with Shopto. As soon as bundles are available and/or as soon as it is available on Amazon for order, i'll order it through them. Reply +1
  • Titanfall 2's first DLC drops next week with Angel City's Most Wanted

  • ISmoke 23/11/2016

    @varkdm - If I can tear myself away from Pokemon tonight I'll give it another go. O often play the 6v6 mixtape as it's nice trying the other modes (i would have never willingly tried Last Titan Standing).

    I'm sure I'm using the London data centre but I'll check that too.
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  • ISmoke 23/11/2016

    @varkdm - If you're speaking about my post, I play on PC. I can find games but not as quick as I'd like and it's a bit disappointing to see how small the player base is.

    I wouldn't care if the game was rubbish but it's so good that it's sad it's sold so poorly.

    As bad as Activision are, I don't think they would've been so stupid with the release date and it would've been advertised hard.
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  • ISmoke 23/11/2016

    @Sunjammer - Heh.

    I thought I was decent at MP shooters on PC until I started TF. I'm absolutely rubbish at this game but can't put it down because occasionally i string a few wall runs to a good double kill and feel like a god!
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  • ISmoke 23/11/2016

    EA have severely screwed this game over. For a game that is easily a GOTY contender they've done such a poor job at advertising it and the release window that when/if it's online community dies it's their fault. Respawn did their end of the deal and EA did not.


    Last night, ~23:45 there was 83 players in my region playing Amped Hardpoint and 122 playing 6v6 mixtape. Not even a month after release. Shambles.
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  • Cancelled plans for Sleeping Dogs 2 were ridiculously ambitious

  • ISmoke 22/11/2016

    @AgentDaleCooper - Yeah I loved the fighting in sleeping dogs and liked the game had guns take a back seat.

    I used to love parking near a group of thugs. Calmly getting out of the car grabbing the tyre iron from the back and then beating seven shades of crap out of them before putting one in the boot and crashing the car into a river.

    Also, though I'm sure this isn't a good thing, but no game made killing someone with a knife feel as satisfying as Sleeping Dogs.
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  • Titanfall 2, Gears 4 price plunge at HMV on Black Friday

  • ISmoke 22/11/2016

    @Isonic - get it yourself on your lunch break then.

    I'd have a black eye if I demanded my partner go out and get a game for me.

    Lazy git.
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  • Watch: Five reasons Ezio is the best assassin

  • ISmoke 21/11/2016

    The series died after Ezio for me. Didn't care at all for anyone after him Reply +5