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#1 Posted by Wasdie (53592 posts) -

It's much more that right after MGS V, Konami as a whole completely changed direction as a company so you didn't see it being used in other games since they aren't making other games. I thought MGS V looked great on the PC.

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#2 Edited by Wasdie (53592 posts) -
@neutrinoworks said:
@ezekiel43 said:
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With the right pair of headphones you won't miss out on that atmosphere. You'll need to set up your PC for it. External audio decoding hardware to isolate the audio from the PC (lots of noise and interference will be present with most gaming rigs thanks to how much juice is flowing through them). Next you'll want a high end pair of open-back stereo headphones. Neither of these things is particularly cheap. The headphones alone will run you probably $500.

The open-back headphones emulate the home theater experience. They don't have that closed off feeling that headphones usually do. It's hard to explain.

But there is no directional sound beyond left and right. The programmers can lower and raise the volume depending on distance from the source of the noise, but you won't truly feel like like it's coming from the rear-sides, front-sides, straight ahead or (with Atmos and DTS:X) from above. Not sure why I would wanna buy 500 dollar headphones when I can have a setup that won't even require putting anything on my head every time I sit. My headphones are comfortable, but not as comfortable as wearing nothing.

Kinda silly to compare Atmos Theater to Headphones. Atmos Home Theater is gonna set you back at least $1500

I agree. This is feeling very humble braggy territory.

We get it. You have a lot of money.

Also, directional audio is a thing with headphones. That's why headphones are utilized as the primary source of audio in competitive gaming. I feel like if you say there's no "directional audio" from headphones, you've never actually played a game with a pair of decent headphones.

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#3 Posted by Wasdie (53592 posts) -

I bought an Xbox One X when I got my new 4K HDR TV. It just makes sense to pair it with a 4k TV. Once big advantage it has it has a 4k blu-ray player.

That said, the game selection on the Xbox One X just sucks if you own other consoles or a PC. Especially a PC.

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#4 Edited by Wasdie (53592 posts) -

With the right pair of headphones you won't miss out on that atmosphere. You'll need to set up your PC for it. External audio decoding hardware to isolate the audio from the PC (lots of noise and interference will be present with most gaming rigs thanks to how much juice is flowing through them). Next you'll want a high end pair of open-back stereo headphones. Neither of these things is particularly cheap. The headphones alone will run you probably $500.

The open-back headphones emulate the home theater experience. They don't have that closed off feeling that headphones usually do. It's hard to explain.

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#5 Edited by Wasdie (53592 posts) -

I recently purchased an LG OLED65B8PUA which is a 65" 4k HDR OLED TV and I have to say it's pretty amazing.

The thing I don't think people get about OLEDs is they have the truest and most natural colors, and when they are calibrated properly, they are usually not as vibrant as you'll see in the store. Store displays are always more vibrant since people are drawn into eye-popping colors, but that's not necessarily what you're looking for when it comes to imagine quality. You can always amp up the saturation on a OLED and do a lot of color balance tuning if you want, but that's really not the point.

I love my TV. I've got it calibrated pretty well based on rtings.com recommendations (I haven't actually run a real calibration package on it yet because I'm lazing) and it's still just an amazing display.

As for OLED vs. QLED, QLED has two very distinct advantages. QLED is cheaper and gets way brighter. The actual color and picture quality differences are minimal too. They are great sets. QLED is generally better for a bright room and fits budgets better to get like 95% of the same image quality.

For OLED, image burn in isn't an issue outside of commercial situations and very niche TV uses (like using it as a static display for something). You'll get burn in if you run a 24/7 news network or ESPN 24 hours a day. The average user won't have to worry about that. But for a commercial situation, who's buying OLED? It's too expensive for that.

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#6 Posted by Wasdie (53592 posts) -

I've not been very impressed with the thing either. Medicore game selection, especially with how amazing the PS1's library is, and poor emulation is a downer.

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@with_teeth26 said:
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I just bought a 4k TV and an Xbox One X to go along with it to replace the OG Xbox One I've got. It's a pretty damn good looking game but my only complaint is it's a bit sluggish in the controls and I feel like it's not always a rock solid 30 fps. Learning there's no dynamic resolution scaling going on and it's native 4k, it makes a bit more sense that the FPS would drop a bit here and there. Not a big deal though.

The Xbox One X was a great choice for a 4k streaming/gaming/movie machine to compliment my new TV. I have a PS4 Pro, but the lack of 4k Blu-Ray really kills it for me. The only thing that really bothers me with the Xbox One X is just how few games I'll play on it. I don't find myself playing many multiplatform games anymore, and when I buy shooters it's always on the PC.

I think everyone finds the controls sluggish at first, you get used to it though. tweaking with the sensitivity options can help as well

Good to hear. I only have played it for about an hour or two and it's my only real complaint. I noticed the FPS dropping a bit more in the beginning during the big blizzard, but I'm just assuming that was due to the huge amount of particle effects and stuff, and the fact it was a walking sim at that point that didn't require much shooting or control.

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#8 Posted by Wasdie (53592 posts) -
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Microsoft needs to come out and clear this up there looking awful

Well it seems that they finally have taken the hint and are starting to remedy the #1 issue with the Xbox One, and that's the general lack of games. There's just so little to play on the thing. It's incredibly hard to recommend and Xbox One to anybody with Sony over there not only getting all of the multiplat games, but having a killer lineup of exclusives.

Hopefully as they move forward they push for more diverse 1st party game development. They also need to not have a muddy launch with a console that lacks focus and trying to push unpopular business decisions on people.

If Microsoft can work on its 1st party game lineup and present a very straight forward, solid, 9th gen entry in 2020, they'll be just fine. Probably pick up a lot of sales too.

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#9 Posted by Wasdie (53592 posts) -

I just bought a 4k TV and an Xbox One X to go along with it to replace the OG Xbox One I've got. It's a pretty damn good looking game but my only complaint is it's a bit sluggish in the controls and I feel like it's not always a rock solid 30 fps. Learning there's no dynamic resolution scaling going on and it's native 4k, it makes a bit more sense that the FPS would drop a bit here and there. Not a big deal though.

The Xbox One X was a great choice for a 4k streaming/gaming/movie machine to compliment my new TV. I have a PS4 Pro, but the lack of 4k Blu-Ray really kills it for me. The only thing that really bothers me with the Xbox One X is just how few games I'll play on it. I don't find myself playing many multiplatform games anymore, and when I buy shooters it's always on the PC.

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#10 Posted by Wasdie (53592 posts) -

Don't they use tech that allows puddles to dynamically grow and shrink? I remember that being part of Infamous on the PS4. It's not exactly new tech and it's not super demanding because they don't use real time reflections, just prerendered cubemaps. GTA V does the same thing.

There's also a dynamic time of day which makes lighting comparisons very hard until you can get a hold of the game.

I gotta say, 4 pages of bullshit with nobody seeming to come to a very logical conclusion about this. Are you all lost to the idiocy of platform wars that you are willingly ignorant to basic logic?