StooMonster

Little Nightmares review

StooMonster

1 year ago

If there is a PS4 Pro version I may be tempted to get that rather than PC.

I know! O_o
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Sources: Nintendo to launch SNES mini this year

StooMonster

1 year ago

I would be much more interested in one of these than NES one.

So many good games.
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LG OLED B6 4K TV review

StooMonster

1 year ago

@Ep1cN3ss1e I've had DLP projectors, the black levels are okay but not super black … moreover, we've only recently seen 'game mode' start to happen on projectors.

As to deep black even going to the cinema these days, the blacks just look dark grey to me.

I saw some Vantablack a few months ago along with some Super black, in real life, these surfaces are astonishing.
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StooMonster

1 year ago

@DrGravity
your precious E6
It's only a television, no biggy. Hardly precious.

If something better comes along, I'll get that instead.

Maybe 75 inch this time, rather than 65 — I've gone off using projectors for gaming as the input lag is too annoying.
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StooMonster

1 year ago

@DrGravity
You come across as an OLED fanboy who just wants to spin the narrative that it's the only game in town, the perfect display when nothing could be further from the truth. OLED has some great strengths AND some compromises just like all displays - none are perfect.
I am a fanboy of deep blacks and great greyscale, yes.
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StooMonster

1 year ago

@DrGravity
You say Samsung stole OLED secrets from LG - Source please? I'm not referring to the fact LG may have made the accusation (both Korean companies hate each other and make these accusations all the time), I'm asking you to provide a source for when Samsung was convicted of this.
Fair enough the 2012 legal arguments and accusations ended in out-of-court settlement where I thought Samsung had paid LG.

But you're right, my memory was failing me as checking via Google search the old news stories, looks like both sets of employees were doing the dirty … plus there were missing screens from trade shows, all sorts of nonsense. But looks like Korean police thought Chinese and Taiwanese were suspected.

It was the Korean government that made the CEOs of LG and Samsung settle out of court … terms unknown in early 2013.

http://www.theverge.com/2013/2/4/3949864/lg-and-samsung-display-agree-to-patent-settlement-outside-of-courtroom
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StooMonster

1 year ago

@furrykitty
Samsung will have to go OLED if they want to compete in the race it seems.
They had an out of court settlement with LG over OLED patents about five years ago, one could speculate on how long it will last and Samsung will make an affordable OLED television.
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StooMonster

1 year ago

@DrGravity
because as several have pointed out, screen burn / image retention is an issue
Show us some evidence.

For example, where is OLED screen burn in on Samsung's new phones?

Were you telling people to avoid plasma back in the day, because they needed "regassing"?
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StooMonster

1 year ago

All the Samsung LCD television owners here posting about LG OLED input lag and OLED burn-in problems … says a lot about you.

I had Elite Pioneer plasma for years, hours of gaming and kids TV with stupid DOGs and no burn-in.

OLED has burn-in? If that's the case why doesn't it do that on mobile phones or watches etc? Perhaps because it's a myth?

I've got a further up the range one of these displays, E6 65, and like the other light emitting technology before it — unlike like blocking technology LCD — it has amazing colour reproduction, can handle fast motion, and simply looks amazing picture quality.

Game Mode input lag is barely above fast LCD screens from other manufactures.

I run consoles plus gaming PC into mine, odd bit of SkyHD, Blu-rays and inbuilt Amazon & Netlix with their HDR 4K support are stunning on these screens … especially with content that is dark.

Perhaps Samsung will get back into OLED television game, after they got into trouble with industrial espionage for stealing trade secrets from LG and settled out of court for patent infringement — why Samsung are still pushing their LCD screens four years later — as Samsung are one of the largest producers of OLED screens for phones and small screens, would be good to see them make a return to tvs and monitors too.

Talking of which, we're also going to see OLED in PC monitors this year, not only are they thin but use less power but also HDR too. :)
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We watched a Scorpio console get put together

StooMonster

1 year ago

@Calo64 I am currently researching buying a new AV Processor for my amps.

I know that many of them have Input Lag, even in direct mode / pass through / game modes.

Although not as documented as television.

Even if it adds 20ms and your television is 30ms this makes the total 50ms.

Do you know of a particular brand that has low input lag?
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StooMonster

1 year ago

@Merdalor
From what I read receivers add a completely negligable amount
Some AV receivers add huge amounts of lag, north of 60ms; many have 'Game' and 'Direct' mode but even these can add 10ms or more.

None of them have 0ms.

This is off course cumulative on your television's input lag; which is why it's imperative to have as little as possible in the AV Receiver.
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StooMonster

1 year ago

@cyber_nicco
Use an optical cable for separate audio - surely your AV processor handles toslink?
Optical cable is 5.1 audio only.

This does not give me 7.1 audio nor Atmos.

This is why proper Blu-ray and UHD Blu-ray players have two HDMI outputs — one for video+audio and one for audio only.

Personally I wouldn't use the HDMI input on Xbox One but think it would be brilliant if they made it cable of audio output.
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StooMonster

1 year ago

I wish Microsoft would configure the second HDMI for audio output, like high quality Blu-ray and UHD Blu-ray players.

I want to plug the video directly into the screen — for least lag — and the audio into my AV processor (for 7.1 or Atmos etc.)
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Gears of War 4 to let PC and Xbox One players battle each other in ranked matches

StooMonster

1 year ago

@Number1Laing I have been using my living room gaming PC as a super console too, in the past I had a German gaming board thing but as Simareon3000 points out it was good for strategy games but not so hot for shooters.

Been using joypads since, but wondered what current K&M for living room was … sounds like still not fixed.
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StooMonster

1 year ago

What's the keyboard and mouse combo in the article?

Anyone got a view on good living-room with television keyboard and mouse? In recent years I have slipped into joypad or Steam controller instead … sometimes miss K&M from when I used to PC game at a desk (or like I do with laptop on commute).
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Older iPhone, iPad games now warn they'll soon become obsolete

StooMonster

1 year ago

@LordDemigod
My point is, porting a game to 64-bit executables is not as easy as changing the config in Visual Studio/XCode and hitting build. There's quite a lot of work involved and studios which made those games originally now have to go back and spend time fixing them, which obviously costs money.
Which is why it's a massive pain for me.

Also, all the plug-ins and third-party software and middleware we used has all moved on and needs new versions or replacements too.

Loads of coding and expense.
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StooMonster

1 year ago

My game is 32-bit and 64-bit compatible, IIRC, but needs a recompile and resubmission for 64-bit exclusivity.

It's a huge pain.
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Project Scorpio supports FreeSync and next-gen HDMI

StooMonster

1 year ago

@NullDev
Ever thought about joining the adblock master race by any chance?
No, because I like that Eurogamer get paid for their work.
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StooMonster

1 year ago

Trying to read this page, but a Lynx video advert under Richard's picture keeps dragging my browser down to the bottom of the article.

Eurogamer, sort this bad advertiser crap out (done it twice while I typed this).
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Huge Xbox spring sale now live

StooMonster

1 year ago

@ArtyEG
1% off for Gears of War Ultimate Edition for Windows 10
1%, they are spoiling us.

In anticipation of updating my old 360 with a Scorpio, I was looking in the Microsoft Store yesterday and couldn't believe the prices of Gears of War 4 etc that are Windows 10 and Xbone titles.
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Project Scorpio: specs, games, VR, peripherals, backwards compatibility and everything we know about the new Xbox

StooMonster

1 year ago

Despite owning a PS4 Pro and a reasonably high-end PC, along with PSVR and HTC Vive, I am still impressed enough with Project Scorpio that I am probably going to pre-order one.

I loved my 360 and am glad Microsoft appear to be digging themselves out of the Xbox One debacle.

But the question of exclusives is an important one. Saying that, I've actually got a couple of multi-platforms on PS4 Pro recently and not PC because of excellent 4K support.
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Dark Souls 3 gets a very basic PS4 Pro upgrade

StooMonster

1 year ago

Giving me hope for Bloodbourne update for PS4 Pro.

Fingers crossed.

Maybe a better one than this? Please!
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Mass Effect Andromeda has a mobile companion app

StooMonster

1 year ago

Any Mass Effect game is usually a pre-order for me, along with season passes etc. as I love 'em.

But...

Not quite feeling the vibe for this new one, my spidey-sense is tingling, so I'll going to give it a few months and see how it turns out.

Also, Mass Effect 3's mobile companion app was annoying.
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Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti review

StooMonster

1 year ago

@Zeppelino
game changing playing with a 4K + HDR + OLED blacks combo
Completely agree.
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StooMonster

1 year ago

I am going to build a new gaming PC around one of these.
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Mass Effect Andromeda has a trophy/achievement for romancing three people

StooMonster

1 year ago

Mass Effect Andromeda has a trophy/achievement for romancing three people
At once? That would be an achievement.
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This is the new PS VR Aim controller, out in May

StooMonster

1 year ago

I'll bite, hope Farpoint is good with PS VR Aim Controller.

At worst I can pile it on top of my Wii Balance Board, along with my Kinect.
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Nintendo says Switch dead pixels "normal", not a defect

StooMonster

1 year ago

@ecu
obviously massively cheaped out on components
Certainly on the LCD screens if there's lots of customers with dead pixels on such a low-res screen.
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StooMonster

1 year ago

@Manny2000
cheap ass panels
Exactly, if they paid more for their screens they would have fewer dead pixels.
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How Housemarque engineered Resogun for 4K

StooMonster

1 year ago

@Penhalion I actually have a Pro and this game and a 4K OLED TV that has proper HDR support.

Looks glorious.
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Nvidia unveils GTX 1080 Ti: 'faster than Titan X Pascal'

StooMonster

1 year ago

@NullDev
It'll be faster in games, but as per their usual fashion they will hobble their performance in the applications Titan cards are sold and used for.
As my lead developer pointed out to me this morning.

Definitely getting a 1080 Ti for a new gaming PC though ... my new question is CPU vendor, and I never thought that would be a question again.
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Ubisoft and The Division dev announce new Avatar video game

StooMonster

1 year ago

Avatar 2, 3, and 4 are going to be a massive marketing machine to build a franchise … hence not only this game, but the new Avatar theme park in Disneyworld FL.
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Rebellion's remastering Rogue Trooper

StooMonster

1 year ago

Rogue Trooper Was always my least favourite 2000 AD character, right from the start.
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Dead Space is the sequel Resident Evil 4 deserved

StooMonster

1 year ago

HD Remaster trilogy on PS4 sans micro transactions would be a purchase for me … and I don't reply old games.

Loved all three, although first scared crap out of me.
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Horizon Zero Dawn review

StooMonster

1 year ago

I was really looking forward to this game, graphics look amazing and the 4K support excellent.

But when I read that it's yet another open-world grind-fest my heart sank … these days they all seem to be built around checklists of generics.

Saying that I have enjoyed some of these recently, especially if they tie in big set-pieces … and also looked pretty, e.g. the new Tomb Raider games. But overall getting tired and bored of this approach.

So will probably give this a go, but it's moved from day-zero order to nice-to-have some day.
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Notes from the end of a world

StooMonster

1 year ago

This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
Not with a bang but a whimper.
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Nintendo Classic Mini NES review

StooMonster

1 year ago

SNES version with 60Hz games, and a library of them, would be pretty irritable to me. :)

Or maybe Switch will have them perfectly rendered, although probably about £30 per title. :(
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Hitman: The Complete First Season review

StooMonster

1 year ago

Got the whole thing, not even booted it yet.

Looking forward to kicking it off, sounds brilliant!
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Fallout 4 gets PS4 Pro support and PC high resolution texture pack next week

StooMonster

1 year ago

Any news on the VR version of Fallout 4?
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StooMonster

1 year ago

Maybe I'll finish Fallout 4 once I have updated my PC to GTX 1080 Ti cards … surely imminent?

Would love to see high resolution textures at 4K with decent frame-rate.
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Seagate Firecuda 2TB review: the ultimate PS4 storage upgrade?

StooMonster

1 year ago

@Hairy-Gorilla If it gets near you, highly recommended.

Although a few of my mates have 1Gb fibre, makes my 220Mb look slow.
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StooMonster

1 year ago

@Hairy-Gorilla Virgin cable, not ADSL.

Another benefit is one doesn't have to have a land-line and "line rental".

Had it for years, since first available; almost entirely problem free, rock solid speeds; no caps that affect me. They offer an additional package to double uploading speed, which sounds good for upstreaming HD but I'm not interested in that.

Steam super fast, Origin probably second, then Xbox, and finally PSN for downloading games and patches.
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StooMonster

1 year ago

@higganos
I can download 50gb on psn in approx 3 hours which means I could download the same on steam in...20 mins?
Steam can fully utilise my 220Mb connection.

So 50GB game would take about 30 minutes to download. Steam is pretty darn quick.
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Face-Off: Resident Evil 7

StooMonster

1 year ago

@UthredKingSlayer I play it standing up, probably because I am used to the Vive; good to look round corners or peek under or over things in RE7.
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StooMonster

1 year ago

@man.the.king Resident Evil 7 is bloody amazing on PSVR.

Probably the 'must have' title for the device, even Essential for PSVR.
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StooMonster

1 year ago

Annoying thing, on my PS4 Pro I have to unplug the HDMI cables and switch stuff around to switch from 4K HDR to using PSVR and vice versa. For example if I want to switch between the best 2D experience and VR versions of Resident Evil 7.

This PSVR breakout box being old HDMI format and not supporting HDR or high colour resolution 4K is super annoying, so even on this game switching between modes means unplugging and plugging in cables.

Are Sony going to fix this?

Edit: going to send the kids to bed early so I can play Resident Evil 7 in VR, arrived days ago and haven't even opened it yet!
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Hideo Kojima shows off his fancy new studio

StooMonster

1 year ago

Anyone catch the Radio 4 Today programme interview with Hideo Kojima this morning?
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When Assassin's Creed does modern day London slang

StooMonster

1 year ago

Korean Billy
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Hitman to add HDR support this month

StooMonster

1 year ago

You'll need a version of Windows 10 that supports HDR too.

I upgraded to latest insider ring the other day on my gaming laptop, now broken Origin. :(
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Little Nightmares release date slated for April, the cruelest month

StooMonster

1 year ago

Really looking forward to this one, love the art style … hope the gameplay lives up to it.
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