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Just lost a running 7-paragraph review of a game I've returned to since the TV's arrival. CRAP.


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there's a frog in my snake oil
I'm not sure how to add PS people on PC, hmmm.
Sounds like you hook up via a private match?

(Maybe then send a friend request via recent players after that?)
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New TV as monitor setup in the back office room at home. FINALLY!!! I can read my game screens. More to come later as time permits. TCL 5 Series is actually pretty clear and nice considering the price. I'm impressed. Text looks great from the PS4. I'm very curious if that will maintain once the laptop is plugged into it. Colors are fine and vivid (though they do shift considerably with each screen mode) and I've not noticed any artifacts or jitters from gaming or streaming. It is wifi and my router is literally on the other end of the house (not a big house, but still a house), and while the menu says the signal strength is weak, I'm streaming very well with HBO now. For context, HBO Now has been damn prissy with connection speeds for the past year, so that app is my default measure anymore. What? HBO can handle it? "Five-by-five, we're in the pipe."
Does the TV have a Game Mode or similar? If you're getting different colours with different inputs it suggests that each input has different colour/brightness settings.

I use Game Mode for everything now. Not only does it turn off latency-adding image processing by default, I prefer the way video looks with all that crap turned off.
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I just want to hug (your FACE)!
Thanks. I didnt see one but will def take a deeper look tonight. The screen gave me near vertigo the first night but I think I've adjusted! I was very concerned for about 48 hours thinking I made a mistake.



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You'll also probably need to adjust each input separately - eg, if you mess around with brightness settings for Game Mode on HDMI 1, those settings will only apply to that input. HDMI 2 etc will need to be adjusted too.



Hellloooo Cindy - Scary Movie (2000)
Iím nearly at the end of rdr2. Its been an experience- the story for her most part was moving. Iíll add more to this when Iím done but there are problems which various other posters have volunteered.

Pace is the biggest problem. Initially I wanted to believe this was helping the immersion - that this was a fresh mechanism in an age of instant gratification. Slowing movement, and various other slow mechanisms that I once applauded I know have stopped bs ing myself, I donít like it. When itís happening I notice time, my mind wanders then I notice time Iím spending playing a video game and because Iím playing a video game I feel that I could be better using that time.

The production and story is high quality in a narrative and immersion sense. The highest quality really however it is just a video game and fun and entertainment is the priority.

I really like this game but Iím desperate to finish the story and itís more of a slog than keen anticipation. Once I finish the main story I will feel relief I believe and maybe then Iíll be able better to explore and have fun in the world but until that time itís causing me some frustration.

That may sound like I donít like it but I really have, itís been great but I need to finish it.



there's a frog in my snake oil
Oh we're talking pace?



Been trying to figure out why I haven't had as much fun in 3.x as I did back in 2.x and I think I finally figured it out. The first 15-20 minutes of gameplay loop are waiting for elevators, running down long corridors, waiting for trains, more corridors, more elevators, and that's just to get to your ship. Then its another 5 minutes to exit atmosphere to use your Q-drive to actually go anywhere, then you have to wait for your Q-travel. And if the game crashes or you die at any point, you get to do it all over again. Such thrilling gameplay.... I don't like waiting.
Slick vid. And a real design issue when you don't have any gameplay interrupting your travel loop(s) :/

It's probably for the best this thing isn't tumbling into the real world any year soon. (******** it annoys me what a waste of potential this lunking thing is liable to be )

But hey, update 3.5 is slowly rolling out. @Sleezy, performance is better now, roadtest please!



(EDIT: Actually sorry that callout was cruel. Don't do it to yourself man. Not even for the Blade Runner taxi ride :/)



Hellloooo Cindy - Scary Movie (2000)
Jaysus lol - waiting for virtual elevators. I imagine if rockstar made that you would have to wait but your movement inside the elevator would be slowed lol.



I just want to hug (your FACE)!
I've been playing Monster Hunter: World for about 8 hours or so game time. I'm considering writing some commentary about it if anyone is interested. Granted I'm only 8 hours in, but there is a LOT to this game. And it's an odd one. It's like a mix of World of Warcraft in which you run kill quests or collection missions. You can actually mine just like in WoW. Character dialogue, voicing, and environments remind me in a lot of ways of FF XIII, without the forced linear world. It's a grind game in which you only ever just hunt creatures per mission, but the world is HUGE so once you get to explore on your own then wandering around is actually fun.

Well. That's enough for now. Interesting game so far. I may post more anyway if it holds my attention.



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I've been playing Monster Hunter: World for about 8 hours or so game time. I'm considering writing some commentary about it if anyone is interested. Granted I'm only 8 hours in, but there is a LOT to this game. And it's an odd one. It's like a mix of World of Warcraft in which you run kill quests or collection missions. You can actually mine just like in WoW. Character dialogue, voicing, and environments remind me in a lot of ways of FF XIII, without the forced linear world. It's a grind game in which you only ever just hunt creatures per mission, but the world is HUGE so once you get to explore on your own then wandering around is actually fun.

Well. That's enough for now. Interesting game so far. I may post more anyway if it holds my attention.
I put around 20 hours into MHW, liked it well enough without ever wanting to finish it. Something about the actual combat felt very unsatisfying to me - I was unloading my massive weapons on these even more massive creatures and never getting very much tactile or visual feedback from the game. It didn't feel as meaty as it looked.



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I'm not sure how to add PS people on PC, hmmm.
Hmm, for me I can add people with their rocket ID, which should now be assigned to everyone. It should be on the main menu screen (for me I have to push R2 to bring it up). From there I add the ID.

I never had one before the cross-platform update, so I'm pretty sure everyone has one. PC/X-Box/PS4 possibly even switch.
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Hmm, for me I can add people with their rocket ID, which should now be assigned to everyone. It should be on the main menu screen (for me I have to push R2 to bring it up). From there I add the ID.

I never had one before the cross-platform update, so I'm pretty sure everyone has one. PC/X-Box/PS4 possibly even switch.
Thanks. I'll take a look when I get home and post it then.



I'm not sure how to add PS people on PC, hmmm.
Hmm, for me I can add people with their rocket ID, which should now be assigned to everyone. It should be on the main menu screen (for me I have to push R2 to bring it up). From there I add the ID.

I never had one before the cross-platform update, so I'm pretty sure everyone has one. PC/X-Box/PS4 possibly even switch.
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Google Stadia eh?

It seems kinda important. Game changing, even.

Thoughts?

I've used Nvidia Game Stream on occasions with my Shield and it surprised me how well things performed, even with my rural-ass internet. Their infrastructure needs work, though, and sometimes things are really poor even though my actual internet is performing normally. I imagine Google won't have the same server spottiness.

I don't think the likes of Steam are too worried - People will always want the freedom with PC games to mod etc - but the console manufacturers, who already enjoy the kind of closed shop that Stadia promises? There are already rumours of streaming-friendly stopgap machines even before the new generation of consoles get announced. Nintendo will always be Nintendo, and the Switch has enough USPs to justify its existence, but MS and Sony are bound to be waking up in a weird mood.



there's a frog in my snake oil
Yeah it's gonna be interesting to watch. We've had 'streaming gaming is here' false dawns before. Does feel like user-end connectivity is the big make-or-break in some ways (assuming their end is solid etc).

Definitely puts the cat amongst the pigeons with the consoles though to be sure. Pricing will be interesting. If they can be streaming desirable games painlessly to digi TVs by Summer 2020 the console guys will definitely be pooping some pants.

Long-term it is gonna be interesting if everything moves to 'game infrastructure as a service', with us spending cash on access rather than building mad PCs etc.



Hellloooo Cindy - Scary Movie (2000)
Omfg Iíve finally finished rdr2 3 months later. I felt a real emotional attachment to Arthur Morgan whom is one of my all time favourite characters. Glad itís over however, now Iíll just explore the massive world getting challenges done, side missions and crafting whilst having Bloodborne be my primary game. After that maybe devil may cry or Nathan drake collection. Then later Witcher 3 and god of war 4. So many great games to play.