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UncleLou

24 seconds ago

@Comet That’s not uncommon. Convenience and other factors often pave the way for new tech even if the core functionality is inferior. It took years for digital photography to get anywhere near film, for example.

Posted in We played modern games on a CRT monitor - and the results are phenomenal

Deadite

2 minutes ago

Quality argument aside, I could be wrong here but isn't staring at a CRT monitor much worse for your eyes than a modern LCD or OLED? Another question... with modern tech wouldn't it be possible to make a much more refined and compact CRT display more in line as an alternative to LCD or OLED?

Posted in We played modern games on a CRT monitor - and the results are phenomenal

egamruf

4 minutes ago

@homerbert No; I understand why people want one, and how it's a convenience. I don't need portable gaming, but certainly wouldn't sneer at people who enjoy it.

As to your examples, those games are all worth porting because of their wide appeal. Skyrim and The Witches 3 sold tens of millions of copies. They can therefore justify porting to a smaller user base.

Unfortunately IS don't have the same appeal. They're a more niche game, so can't necessarily expect to be successful with a similar small user base.

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UberNoodle

4 minutes ago

It sucks that Xi pooh-poohed the game.
I guess you could say he was tiggered.

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spacediver99

8 minutes ago

@Exilon in the NIDL study you cited, the authors set the black level to 0.34 nits, which is very high.

The dynamic contrast that the FW900 is capable of is MUCH higher (when mine is freshly calibrated, it's about 150,000 to 1).

One shortcoming of CRTs, however, is static contrast, which is much lower due to halation.

Posted in We played modern games on a CRT monitor - and the results are phenomenal

superdmonkey

13 minutes ago

@TinyKaiju Has anyone forced the resolution on the pro (in the main settings) down to 1080p and seen the result? I believe I read about doing that for the witcher 3 to help with performance on the pro before things were all sorted out.

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Blueteeth

19 minutes ago

The Big Cross Circle event, sponsored by half of Playstation.

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ChiefGB

23 minutes ago

Wrong, argos sells the titanium blue one as my store alone has 3 in stock.

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O1O11OO1

27 minutes ago

@karsten_beoulve the tech was there decades ago but no brand tried to push it.
it's called FED (Fiel Emission Display)

some company recently bought all the parents sony had and sone of their knowhow, so maybe they'll try to finally bring it to market, but since 2006 noone has really talked about it

Posted in We played modern games on a CRT monitor - and the results are phenomenal

Bosh

27 minutes ago

@45709 Ahoy Matey! Who doesn't like a good pegging me hearty! Just leave me booty out of it or I'll cut you open like a tin of beans!

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MrAGSystems

29 minutes ago

@benster80 I recall The Surge (made by Deck13, not exactly a big name) having one of the best early Pro patches. Not to mention the entire game was delivered in a payload that could fit a DVD9.

A lot of games these days are just messy, bloated, poorly optimised wrecks.

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20thCenturyFrocks

31 minutes ago

@VektreX Sorry, I was referring to audio recording rather than end user playback but I didn't make that clear. In spite of its age analogue provided a lot more memory to play with than digital, even now, allowing a much fuller and more detailed sound. Digital analogue has emerged in the last few years though, which is a blessing.

Posted in We played modern games on a CRT monitor - and the results are phenomenal

Matthew_Hornet

34 minutes ago

@Malek86 Ironically enough, 4K screens are finally sufficiently high-res to be able to emulate CRT phosphor dots in the pixel grid - emulator shaders like CRT-Royale are pretty amazing when combined with a 4K OLED screen, and low-res games look great.

Posted in We played modern games on a CRT monitor - and the results are phenomenal

20thCenturyFrocks

35 minutes ago

It sounds like we're in agreement on CRTs so I'll just respond to your request for a source for now re analogue https://www.adorama.com/alc/analog-vs-digital-audio-whats-the-difference

Looking at other links though it seems there's less consensus than I thought (it seems different people prefer one or the other) but analogue has proven far more consistent and richer in my experience and I know I'm not alone.

Posted in We played modern games on a CRT monitor - and the results are phenomenal

Quint

38 minutes ago

I've had a Sony G520 taking up the lower half of one of my closets since pretty much forever, got it for free when the company I worked at at the time was going to send it (and a few other CRTs) to the scrap-yard some 10-ish years ago.

I've actually been thinking about taking it out and giving it a try, but since I don't have any space available to keep using it beyond testing, just the though of lifting it out if the closet, do a few tests and then lifting it back inside the closet again has been enough of a turn-off to keep me from doing any tests, it's just to bulky & heavy :)

Posted in We played modern games on a CRT monitor - and the results are phenomenal

ShiftyGeezer

42 minutes ago

@KingBilbo : Indeed. If the trained SWAT are they, why also have a jumpy local cop?

I don't know if the US government records these killings yet but as of a few years ago they certainly didn't and it befall the press to start recording them. The State just swept in under the rug. Absolutely shocking state. When we have one accidental shooting here, there's a complete investigation and thorough policy considerations. In the US, it's just part and parcel of the way things are done and no-one seems moved to address it.

If it were me, I'd prosecute the police man with a personal lawsuit for compensation. Seems the only way to get justice there (and injustice at times) is using lawyers, but it'd be a wonderfully open and shut case. Maybe there are rules in place to protect cops from such civilian prosecutions?

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Matthew_Hornet

42 minutes ago

@SBandy If it turns out to actually be a couple of years, you might get lucky and be in the market just as the microLED displays become widespread - these present a significant advancement in precisely the picture properties that a plasma owner would appreciate.

Posted in We played modern games on a CRT monitor - and the results are phenomenal

karsten_beoulve

45 minutes ago

Ok let's create a flat crt tv then :P

I'm sure tech would allow for it nowadays

Posted in We played modern games on a CRT monitor - and the results are phenomenal

ShiftyGeezer

48 minutes ago

@dark10x : I can totally get behind a CRT subjective image quality opinion piece. Motion resolution is the dark secret of modern displays and people don't appreciate how much they lose in motion. The tech coverage in this tech article was definitely not up to usual DF standards though. Like the rush of excitement and surprise blasted onto the keyboard before making sure it technically sound. 😉

Posted in We played modern games on a CRT monitor - and the results are phenomenal

SEGAXAGES

50 minutes ago

@Malek86 Well Xbox did say at E3 that Scarlett will play games across all 3 generations better than ever before. It would be odd for them to not continue the same model they have implemented with X.

With PS5 it's unknown at this point.

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jwsg

52 minutes ago

So Rockstar have launched their own multi-game launcher too, to add to Steam, GOG (2 variants), Epic, Uplay, Bethesda, Origin

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20thCenturyFrocks

52 minutes ago

@mecha-blargh I didn't make myself clear here - I was referring to studio recordings rather than individual use with the likes of a reel-to-reel (it was a different commenter who believed I was referring to the end user due to my lack of clarification, but I'd rather reply to the most recent comment in the chain). Just listening to the rich, layered depth of the likes of The Beatles or Simon and Garfunkel versus modern recordings shows the quality of modern recordings to usually be laughable in comparison although I've noticed great strides in the last few years. The emergence of digital analogue does indeed complicate things too. I think modern audio recording quality is finally catching up and it only took about 30 years.

Modern end user listening equipment can be excellent and if I want to give it a good spin I'll put on some Bowie or the aforementioned acts. The old techniques, plus a considerate remaster, and new equipment to play it with work together beautifully so I again want to clarify it was modern recording techniques I was criticising rather than anything else.

Posted in We played modern games on a CRT monitor - and the results are phenomenal

Creamysmooth

57 minutes ago

I remember my friends and I lugging around our CRT's for LAN parties, and how heavy they were carrying them in and out of our cars. While I miss those days and the good times we had, I don't miss the weight or the real estate they took up on the desks.

Posted in We played modern games on a CRT monitor - and the results are phenomenal

-MrFlibble-

58 minutes ago

A UI update that actually improves usability? Madness. They clearly haven't been playing attention to UI design of the past ten years. Where is all the unused white spaces, the huge fonts and the reduction in features? This simply wont do. It's almost as if they've designed it for the desktop.

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VektreX

1 hour ago

@spacediver99 Well, now that I think of it there it could make sense for some Trinitron computer monitors to have been made with an aperture grid that matches a certain horizontal resolution, but I never heard about anything to that effect, and with overscan settings not begin the most precise thing ever I don't know if it would be really practical.

Posted in We played modern games on a CRT monitor - and the results are phenomenal

thisismatt

1 hour ago

@Xelha Apologies, you're absolutely right! I tried to compact a bunch of different things for brevity, and managed to completely mess it up in the process. I've reworked that sentence now!

Posted in ESA proposes rebranding E3 2020 as "fan, media, and influencer festival" in leaked document

Peew971

1 hour ago

Tickets go on sale at 2pm, we hope you don't have a job.

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SMarioMan

1 hour ago

@2dividedby0 In my experience, this mostly comes down to whether or not your TV has a high quality scaler built in. So many display manufacturers just don't care about this, at least historically.

Posted in We played modern games on a CRT monitor - and the results are phenomenal

The_Clash

1 hour ago

I’m just going to say it, because nobody else explicitly has. This event runs from Thursday, November 14, until Saturday, November 16. The dates quoted in this article are simply wrong. The incorrect dates quoted are actually a full week later, so relying on EG’s creative calendar antics would risk missing out on attendance. Whoever wrote this article would have known that, if they had bothered to use any of the many search engines available, searched for the event, then taken the 10 seconds it took me to go on the event’s website, scroll down to the part where it says “When Is It” and checked the dates. The fact the dates are wrong - and weren’t checked - is the sort of amateur mistake I would have expected from an ultra-local news rag in North Bullshire, but not EG. It is unacceptably poor. Correct the article, and get a grip, Eurogamer.

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itsgood2slide

1 hour ago

@devilmyarse other differences include sticks with more travel, turbo fire and additional buttons on the back

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spacediver99

1 hour ago

@VektreX Ah, yes, that makes sense. When I saw the term "color resolution", I was thinking about color depth, not spatial color resolution.

Technology connections is great, I do remember that video from a while back, and I do notice he uses the same terminology as you.

And while the aperture grille of Trinitrons means you don't have to worry about vertical alignment, you still need to take care of horizontal alignment, right?

Posted in We played modern games on a CRT monitor - and the results are phenomenal

VektreX

2 hours ago

@20thCenturyFrocks I truly believe that older, pre-HD consoles need to be played on a CRT for the games look right.

That being said, while later tubes were perfectly capable of displaying 1080p, there were reasons why they were deprecated and replaced with flat-panels, the most prominent one being picture size. Just imagine the size a 50 inch CRT would be, not to mention how much it would cost.

As for analog being superior to digital, in the real world that is almost never the case, unless you own very specialized and expensive equipment - and enjoy spooling and unspooling 1/4" tape. For consumer electronics, the storage and transmission of digital audio and video is a no-brainer, as it is much more consistent and reliable.

Posted in We played modern games on a CRT monitor - and the results are phenomenal

MORZTAN

2 hours ago

@20thCenturyFrocks Yes, to the TV part. I saw right away all the flaws of the LCD, bad color range, mushy picture when camera was panning and, oh God, the “soap effect” of some televisions, which you still see today. But noooo, LCD was far supperior. 20+ years later; bigger? Yes! Better? Hell no.

Posted in We played modern games on a CRT monitor - and the results are phenomenal

SMarioMan

2 hours ago

@noobient Many standard PC CRTs handle going over 60 Hz just fine, if you're willing to make resolution compromises.

Posted in We played modern games on a CRT monitor - and the results are phenomenal

MORZTAN

2 hours ago

I played Metroid Prime on a 13” CRT TV recently, and I was shocked how beautiful it looked. And when standing in one spot turning round and round, how absolutely crisp everything was that zoomed past the screen. How did we ever settle for LCD?!!!

Posted in We played modern games on a CRT monitor - and the results are phenomenal

Comet

2 hours ago

What I don't understand is why is it taking decades to get to a point where newer tech is superior in every way to decades old tech.

Posted in We played modern games on a CRT monitor - and the results are phenomenal

Nanocrystal

2 hours ago

Stop trying to make Sea of Thieves happen.

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mecha-blargh

2 hours ago

@20thCenturyFrocks
The same thing happened with digital recordings with experts arguing for many years that the sound quality was better when it's now finally accepted that analogue was far superior.
Audio is just as, if not more highly subjective than video is. The problem with audio is that every person has a different range of sensitivity to certain frequencies (also subject to environmental conditions and age), some people can distinguish distortion more than others (which is also a result of knowing what to listen for) some people notice the compression (be it digital encoding or actual audio compressors, which themselves can be digital, digital modelled after analogue gear or just plain analogue gear or just loudness wars) etc etc etc.

Analogue audio doesn't have a resolution or bit rate, but it's just as susceptible as digital audio to the recording of the individual source, how it was mixed, what processing is done and how it is transferred to the playback device. Never mind the quality of the playback device. Just like digital.

Both have advantages but the whole debate over which is superior is a bit pointless. There are terrible analogue sources and great digital ones. There are superb vinyl pressings as well as terrible ones. there are well mastered cds and many terrible ones. Not to mention that so much digital audio was recorded using analogue gear. And hey, microphones are analog but you use them to capture sound for digital mixing and production..

And now you have analogue and digital audio both being produced using digital recreations of analogue equipment, such as preamps, digital versions of physical reverb, and compressors.. So why are people claiming one variable quality of audio is better than another variable quality of audio? There are too many variables to even make a logical conclusion about an already subjective matter based on all of these things.

Posted in We played modern games on a CRT monitor - and the results are phenomenal

VektreX

2 hours ago

Aside from industry insiders the crowd at E3 is usually basically all media and influencers, so that isn't much of a change. Opening the event to the public is a bold move, though.

Posted in ESA proposes rebranding E3 2020 as "fan, media, and influencer festival" in leaked document

TheTwoLoneRiders

2 hours ago

@sanityormadness I think CRT manufacture is pretty specialist in that it required quite an outlay to set up manufacture. Now there is no longer the sub contractor infrastructure or component suppliers, anyone planning to do this realistically would not do it on crowdfunding.

Posted in We played modern games on a CRT monitor - and the results are phenomenal

attomm19883

2 hours ago

Ah what a fantastic article. I've been saying this for years! As much as my girlfriend does not like that I took her parents CRT off their hands a few years ago and keep it in our house, it really is fantastic for gaming. And whats more, you can even play retro console games in their natural habitat!

Posted in We played modern games on a CRT monitor - and the results are phenomenal

VektreX

2 hours ago

@VideoGameAddict25 It's been like that for the last 10 years if we're perfectly honest.

Posted in ESA proposes rebranding E3 2020 as "fan, media, and influencer festival" in leaked document

VektreX

2 hours ago

@paulf Sort of, kind of. It's a bit of a meaningless umbrella term for people who aren't quite comedians and not quite the press, but these people actually do live off the content they make. They usually get press invitations at E3.

Posted in ESA proposes rebranding E3 2020 as "fan, media, and influencer festival" in leaked document

VideoGameAddict25

2 hours ago

watch influencers and celebrities playing video games
Fuck. Right. Off!
I'd rather watch paint dry!

Posted in ESA proposes rebranding E3 2020 as "fan, media, and influencer festival" in leaked document

AmorousBadger

2 hours ago

Or more accurately, it's being rebranded to 'people that are actually paying for this, freeloaders and freeloaders with a youtube channel'.

Posted in ESA proposes rebranding E3 2020 as "fan, media, and influencer festival" in leaked document

paulf

2 hours ago

I must be getting old but 'influencer' is just a made up 'job' isn't it?

Posted in ESA proposes rebranding E3 2020 as "fan, media, and influencer festival" in leaked document

ziggy_played_guitar

2 hours ago

Let's all complain a trillion dollar company is actually giving access to AAA video games for peanuts (per month).

Stockholm syndrom, we suffer for all those billionaires stock options.

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BobbyDeNiro

2 hours ago

Wtf is an influencer?

I’d have thought the opposite to all this if they want to make it better.

Sounds like it was concocted by a pen pusher who just draws flow charts all day.

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