ISmoke

PixelJunk Monsters is getting a sequel this May, and it's beautiful

ISmoke

1 month ago

Perfect for the Switch just a shame about the frame rate. Think Iíll still grab it though, Monsters was one of the only games I platinumed on PS3.
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Rare shows Sea of Thieves' mighty kraken in action, details new launch and post-launch features

ISmoke

1 month ago

Who are the people negging anyone who wasn't sold on the previews?

Literally think it's a good game just didn't draw me in as much as I was hoping it would. Anyone would think not liking a game is a personal insult!
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ISmoke

1 month ago

@Old__Snake - I play on PC so I don't think the game pass extends to that, which is a shame as that would've been perfect. I'll grab it if it's ever on sale for sure.

It's not a bad game, just the preview I played didn't catch me like I was hoping and this was one of my more anticipated games for the year
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ISmoke

1 month ago

@SiroccoJetProp - Thing is so many games these days release as Alpha/Beta that the terms have lost their meaning and more often than not they end up releasing in 99.2% same shape and end up looking like a full featured Demo.

I was really excited to get this game but not for £45 any more. I'd pay about £25 judging from what I played during last weeks open alpha/beta/demo whatever it was.
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ISmoke

1 month ago

@Vordred - That's exactly how a friend and I felt after last weekend.

Don't get me wrong, it was great fun trying to sail about but we were left thinking 'what else?'. Sad cause we were both looking forward to it a lot. I would still get it, but not for £45.
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Nintendo Switch gets South Park: The Fractured But Whole

ISmoke

2 months ago

So glad I was lazy and hadn't got around to buying this yet. Much prefer to play this on the switch than my PC.

I just wish the switch supported wireless headphones. Don't think I can play this one at work
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Super Smash Bros. announced for Nintendo Switch

ISmoke

2 months ago

@DoctorYoghurt

Oh sweet I didn't know that! But saying that I'd be surprised if I could find any of my original controllers in my mothers loft.

I've been meaning to get a Pro controller since the Switch released so now I have a worthwhile excuse.
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ISmoke

2 months ago

@BigDannyH - Super Smash Bro's Melee was my game growing up. Spent ages unlocking all the characters and I felt confident enough in my skills that I'd beat people around with Young Link.

I was furious when some 'friend' cleared my memory card. Still no idea who done that to me.
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ISmoke

2 months ago

Great announcement... what isn't so great is that now I'll have to fork out for 4 pro pads so my friends have no excuses when I beat them.
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Sea of Thieves' Final Beta is here, open to everyone on Xbox One and PC

ISmoke

2 months ago

Will try and give this a go even if only for an hour or so. One of the games I'm interested in this year
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Star Wars' Donnie Yen says Sleeping Dogs movie in production

ISmoke

3 months ago

Hopefully this means a Sleeping Dogs 2.

The combat in sleeping dogs 1 was fantastic. I loved the feeling of kicking the absolute shite out of someone and either throwing them in the boot of my car or getting the tyre iron out to bash them in some more.
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Bungie issues new Destiny 2 roadmap

ISmoke

3 months ago

@FortysixterUK - I would love to go back to D1 but I gave my PS4 to my brother.

I just wish they released D1 on PC.
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Dragon Ball FighterZ is the fighting game for everyone

ISmoke

3 months ago

Has it even released in its final form?
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Bungie pledges huge lists of Destiny 2 improvements, will rein in Eververse

ISmoke

3 months ago

@splayer88 - Yeah, in D1 I'd spend a few hours plugging away at the heroic strike playlist just for fun. Now I only really do strikes for my weekly engram. same with crucible...

The game just misses the magic Destiny had in abundance.
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Nvidia unveils Big Format Gaming Displays: 65-inch 120Hz G-Sync 4K monitors

ISmoke

3 months ago

@Simatron3000
"Gsync is the real deal for me, best hardware investment I have made."

Same sort of. It was kind of like going from 60Hz to 120Hz then to 144Hz+GSync.

Only draw back is I wont even entertain a non GSync display now. The're horrible!
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ISmoke

3 months ago

@Supersonicboom - People who want to play PC games in the living room on a monitor rather than a TV.
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Burnout Paradise HD reports gather pace

ISmoke

4 months ago

@Razz - C'mon, we know they will!

Remember when they added motorbikes to this game for free? That wouldn't have happened today.

Lootboxes for sure.
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Destiny 2 gets first downtime of the year today

ISmoke

4 months ago

@PAzz - It's more they forget that there is a whole rest of the world to account for and not just the US.

Even more annoying on PC is when you chose which region you want to play on so they are obviously split (I would assume) so it's a bit annoying when you can't play on an evening because sometimes maintenance runs from 4pm-11pm and it seems to happen on a regular basis.

If it was downtime in the early hours of the morning or if it was a few minutes to an hour it wouldn't be an issue. But locking out an entire evening sucks
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ISmoke

4 months ago

I saw this was going offline so seemed like a perfect time to order Mario Odyssey. Hopefully I'll have that waiting for me when I get back.

Bungie has a lot of work to do. I regret buying the Legendary Edition of D2 now but I was too excited to get it on PC and seeing as how much I played D1 and how great it was in Y3 pre-ordering it seemed like it had 0 risk attached. Wrong.

Learnt/relearned and important lesson that day. Don't pre-order games and DLC, even if it's your favourite franchise in recent years. Don't do it. Unless it's an Nintendo game
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Pokťmon Go getting game-improving and iPhone-exclusive AR+ feature soon

ISmoke

4 months ago

Don't care for Pokemon Go but that tagline was Fire type, for sure.
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The overpowered, broken Prometheus Lens makes Destiny 2 fun again

ISmoke

5 months ago

@crimsoneer
Low gravity, jump boots and instagib. CTF on Hall of the Giants was fun with that
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Destiny 2 locks one of its most-prized exotic guns behind Curse of Osiris expansion

ISmoke

5 months ago

If reddit is anything to go by, plenty of people are seeking refunds and getting them.
I'm keeping my game and pass but they have until the 2nd 'DLC' to keep me. If they fuck up that, then there is no chance I will buy the 'TTK' expansion until I can get it for £10.

As a D1 fan of over 1000 hours, i'm really annoyed at how much they've ruined D2. I thought buying the legendary edition of D2 was a safe bet but they really snatched defeat from the jaws of victory.
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Bungie on why it takes so long to fix Destiny 2

ISmoke

5 months ago

@Kiliko

Oh The Comedian. How I miss you in my secondary slot
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Apple iPhone X review

ISmoke

5 months ago

@gabloammar - " Now I have them and theyíre invaluable. I donít leave home without them.
Itís the same with the Apple Watch. "

That's exactly how I feel about both the watch and airpods. I broke my AW-S2 on holiday and the wait to get it replaced with an S3 felt like it took forever. One of those things which I'd find difficult to tell someone to buy but once you have them, it's tricky to go without them
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ISmoke

5 months ago

@Fourfoldroot

Or, but check the service before hand, go with 3.

I pay £20 p/m for unlimited data (4G), 300 minutes and unlimited texts and that comes with 30GB of tethering each month. They're also amazing for going abroad.

Or as someone else said, GiffGaff is good if you don't use much data. I do use a lot ~10gb+ a month (rarely turn WIFI on unless I have no signal)
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ISmoke

5 months ago

@m0thr4 -

Happens to the best of us! I had to think before I sent the message but I was 100% sure I saw it on the back of the headphones included!
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ISmoke

5 months ago

@IamUrple - And on the flipside to your point.

I had the iPhone 7 and now X from launch and I have never lost a single adaptor, in fact I am now the proud owner of 2.
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ISmoke

5 months ago

@m0thr4 - What are you on about? The headphone adaptor is indeed included with the X.
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ISmoke

5 months ago

@kangarootoo - not isolating at all really. If you have a pair of the wired headphones, give those a test and you're getting 50% of the experience there.

They sound better than the wired ones but not *that* much better. I've had mine since March and I absolutely love them. They are expensive for what they are and you can absolutely buy better headphones at the same price range or even cheaper but the AirPods for me are a game changer.

If you have a few Apple Devices, they get even better. I have a iPhone X, Apple Watch and an 10.5 iPad Pro and it's so nice being able to use the same earphones across all of those devices, easily.

Plus with the amazing battery life of the things, I always have them with me (I'm using them as I type this) for whenever I need to take a short trip to the shops but I get most of my use with them when I'm at work.
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ISmoke

5 months ago

I really like my X and after having it for a few weeks I'd hate to go back to a touchID/no gesture phones. Already I find myself trying to swipe up/left when I use my iPad and I also find myself tapping the screen a few times before the penny drops that I need to press the home button.

Expensive, yes. But for a device I use every single day for a range of uses. It's not a waste of money
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New ruling forces ISPs to make their broadband speed ads more accurate

ISmoke

5 months ago

I just want Hyperoptic to come to Bristol so we can get Gigabit speeds. Virgin are doing us well though, we get about 220Mb/s. Which sounds like a lot but in a house of 3 people streaming 4K content and playing games - we could do with more.
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StarCraft 2 Twitter account has a pop at Star Wars: Battlefront 2

ISmoke

5 months ago

@RetroManHD "WOW! Everyone just jumping on the band wagon now. Also, isn't Blizzards Hearthstone a Pay2Win game?"

Isn't it also Free?
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There's more to Assassin's Creed's Renaissance Italy than meets the eye

ISmoke

5 months ago

In a world of remakes I'd happily pay for a remake of the Ezio trilogy using modern assets on PC. He has always been the franchises defining character for me.
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Destiny 2 offline tomorrow afternoon

ISmoke

6 months ago

Hopefully the PC hotfix finally stops the clan issue causing severe FPS drop. Been having a blast with it and other than this one problem (which TBH is a massive issue) It's been an amazing launch.

Even my friend, who only bought it after months of pestering, is really enjoying it.
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Tech Interview: Destiny 2 and Bungie's return to PC gaming

ISmoke

6 months ago

@ihnm_aims - playing in a clan is the issue. Iíve been playing on the Americas server for the time being. Seems to solve it
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Here's your Dragon Ball FighterZ release date

ISmoke

6 months ago

But will it release in its final form?
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Destiny 2's Trials of the Nine event postponed for two weeks

ISmoke

6 months ago

Destiny 1 player of 1000 hours... Have waited patiently for the PC release and have had my legendary edition paid for.

It's been a hard time reading the Destiny Reddit. Apparently lost 78% of playerbase already. Oh Bungie... What have you done?
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Lewis Hamilton is to star in Gran Turismo Sport

ISmoke

7 months ago

@whizzedout - but no one is making The Professor out to be a saint.

Death does a funny thing with changing peoples opinions.
For what it is worth, I am a Senna fan even though I wasnít old enough to watch him race. The MP4/4 is probably my favourite looking F1 Car (with the Williams BMW powered from 2003 being my favourite sounding)



I just wish I saw it race live.
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ISmoke

7 months ago

@samharper - Riccardo at Monaco 2016 is a perfect example of his mask slipping!
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ISmoke

7 months ago

@whizzedout - Such a gent that he wasn't above crashing into his rival to seal a championship?

Senna was a fantastic driver but lets not pretend he was a saint.
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ISmoke

7 months ago

And win it I hope he does. Only thing I enjoy more than a Hamilton win on the weekend is watching people who dislike him scramble for excuses. "Oh it's just the car. He was 'lucky' to get signed to Mclaren right away. blah blah blah blah blah"

Pure joy.
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Intel Coffee Lake-S: Core i7 8700K review

ISmoke

7 months ago

@djl "
Kinda wish my PC would die so I could justify an upgrade lol"

I know that feeling all too well. I own a 3930K/16GB/980Ti and it still gobbles up games at 1440p... But I really want to build a new machine. It's all housed in a Corsair Obsidian 800D - which is huge - and I want something smaller. But i refuse to buy a another motherboard, cpu and ram whilst mine is still holding out. I sort of hope that my custom loop would fail and I need to do it all again!

But with Volta out next year... could be the right time.
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Destiny 2's factions arrive next week for a new in-game event

ISmoke

7 months ago

@boot93 - Iím a dead orbit loyalist but I also maxed out FWC in destiny 1 only because the exotic class item spawn for dead orbit sucked compared to FWC.

Never ever bothered with NW. they seemed to snooty for my liking.
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Destiny 2 is already nostalgic for Destiny

ISmoke

7 months ago

@FortysixterUK - everyone is entitled to opinions but your ideas sound like theyíd suck the life and soul out of Destiny. Raiding with bots?! Sounds awful.
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Destiny 2 review

ISmoke

7 months ago

@GrandLeveller - Yeah, they just want to moan! "I hated the first game but really wanted to jump on to this one!" Yeah, of course you did.

Anyone expecting Destiny 2 to be radically different from Destiny 1 were kidding themselves.

I was very close to getting the PS4 copy to play for a few weeks but when I went to buy it on the high street on my lunch break and couldn't find it cheaper than £50 it solidified my decision to not double dip. I'm just glad it's being received well by people who actually enjoyed Destiny 1.
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ISmoke

7 months ago

@GrandLeveller - For some reason people get really annoyed that people enjoy Destiny.

They don't seem to get that Destiny, including all it's DLCs, offers so much game time.

I'm my eyes £40 twice a year for the amount of use I'll get out of it is nothing. You don't get much change from £40 for a night out at the cinema for 2 these days.
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ISmoke

7 months ago

@karldesfosses I do not know.

I said the wait for the PC version is hurting - which it is.

I've said it's hard to avoid the Destiny reddit (which i used a lot) and it's hard not wanting to read peoples opinions of the game as I want it to be as fresh as possible.

I'm not sure what I've said that is down-vote worthy. I'm a massive Destiny fan, i bought my PS4 exclusively to play Destiny. So you can imagine my excitement when I hear the game I love is coming to my preferred platform.

Just sucks having to wait another 4 and a bit weeks. But I'm being patient and refusing to double dip!
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ISmoke

7 months ago

@williamarthurfenton - Haha, have you noticed that both of our posts, that say nothing other than that we are waiting for the PC version, got negged?

Really? Are some of you people so bloody insecure you feel the need to vote down someone elses opinion which just state excitement.

Fanboys are the worst.
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ISmoke

7 months ago

God this wait is really hurting. Pre-order has been in for the PC Limited Edition since they went up and it's been hard avoiding the Destiny Reddit or just general opinions of the game. 39 days and 16 hours until the PC release. Ugh.

Didn't read the article but nice to see it seemed to review well seeing as it got a 'recommended' rating.
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Xur makes Destiny 2 debut - and he's sitting in a tree

ISmoke

7 months ago

@TeaFiend

*whoosh* That was the sound of your quote going right over my head Haha, my bad!
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