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Re: What video games are you currently playing?
« Reply #1050 on: Thu, 25 February 2021, 14:48:07 »
Have fun with it! I may not prefer BFG edition myself, but it is in no way an inferior version. Like keebs, it's kinda up to preference!

As for myself, I've just been crashing after work the past few nights, but I've gotten into a bit of a gaming mood. Not sure if I'm going to play Monster Hunter, Halo, or Doom Eternal just yet though... Maybe even some Octopath Traveller, but I want to get my speakers replaced first so I don't have to use headphones to hear the voice acting when running it through my monitor. Probably going to stick to PC stuff over my Switch until I can get that taken care of.

What speakers are you after?
I'm also in the middle of changing my speakers.
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Re: What video games are you currently playing?
« Reply #1051 on: Thu, 25 February 2021, 14:57:16 »
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Re: What video games are you currently playing?
« Reply #1052 on: Thu, 25 February 2021, 16:16:47 »
Have fun with it! I may not prefer BFG edition myself, but it is in no way an inferior version. Like keebs, it's kinda up to preference!

As for myself, I've just been crashing after work the past few nights, but I've gotten into a bit of a gaming mood. Not sure if I'm going to play Monster Hunter, Halo, or Doom Eternal just yet though... Maybe even some Octopath Traveller, but I want to get my speakers replaced first so I don't have to use headphones to hear the voice acting when running it through my monitor. Probably going to stick to PC stuff over my Switch until I can get that taken care of.

What speakers are you after?
I'm also in the middle of changing my speakers.
Selling my HK soundsticks and probably getting Kanto YU2.

Honestly, I'm not sure. I was planning on keeping my current ones for a while yet, but they're older hand-me-downs from family, and the right speaker in the setup (just a simple 2 speaker, 1 subwoofer setup) died, and I can't just use one side of the audio for music and games. Just doesn't work for me. Probably going to get something of comparably decent quality, maybe an upgrade if I can afford it around bills.

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Re: What video games are you currently playing?
« Reply #1053 on: Fri, 26 February 2021, 13:43:16 »
OLED you're saying...
Well, so I'm in.
Now I definitely want to play it.
BFG of course.

See, just started to play Splinter Cell Blacklist for like 5th time, only this time I really noticed advantage of my new OLED screen. Those black areas in this game look totally different than on my previous VA panel.
Ok guys, will try BFG tonight and let you know😊
I bet I will fail, ****ting my pants after 10 minutes.
Like years ago playing F.E.A.R.😁

OK, its dark, I mean really dark:)
Blacks are awesome on OLED, its simply off in those areas.
Things are going to start here:)

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Re: What video games are you currently playing?
« Reply #1054 on: Fri, 26 February 2021, 13:47:21 »
Damn that looks great. Might try it myself if I ever get an OLED monitor...

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Re: What video games are you currently playing?
« Reply #1055 on: Fri, 26 February 2021, 14:51:33 »
Damn that looks great. Might try it myself if I ever get an OLED monitor...

wtf are we seeing the same images? Shadows are not black voids that absorb all light, that's not how things work. Your monitor needs serious adjustment bc those shadows are way the **** off. Like a poorly programmed .io game where they just made the shadows solid black.

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Re: What video games are you currently playing?
« Reply #1056 on: Fri, 26 February 2021, 15:08:40 »
Damn that looks great. Might try it myself if I ever get an OLED monitor...

wtf are we seeing the same images? Shadows are not black voids that absorb all light, that's not how things work. Your monitor needs serious adjustment bc those shadows are way the **** off. Like a poorly programmed .io game where they just made the shadows solid black.

NT it's very difficult to fotograph OLED because of how dark it is,  the camera does not have the dynamic range to properly capture OLED's greatness in most cases.

It isn't completely dark in person. Doom 3 DID USE alot of 0,0,0 black though, so some of it is. These were the days of stencil shadow,  before alot of the fancy stuff.

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Re: What video games are you currently playing?
« Reply #1057 on: Fri, 26 February 2021, 15:33:18 »
wtf are we seeing the same images? Shadows are not black voids that absorb all light, that's not how things work. Your monitor needs serious adjustment bc those shadows are way the **** off. Like a poorly programmed .io game where they just made the shadows solid black.

I never said it looks great for the purposes of realism. Doom 3 came out in 2004, BFG edition in 2012 going only for some updates, not a whole graphical system overhaul. It looks great for Doom 3 and what Doom 3 wants to do.

Honestly tired of seeing realism being held up as the 'holy grail' of gaming visual design, all of the 'realistic' looking shooters from the late 2000s - early 2010's are known for their intense amounts of... Gray and brown. Realism, unless done very well and with some concessions made (at least in some older games, it's yet to be seen with the new gen of consoles and PC hardware), usually doesn't age well. Meanwhile, Jet Set Radio, Borderlands, the older Monster Hunter games, WindWaker, and other games with more stylized art direction, still hold up very well (with some low res textures, sure, but that's hardly a deal breaker, especially if we're talking older games). Yes, realism can look very good, but more often than not it tends to slip into the uncanny valley or muddy, muted, and gross tones across the screen at all times.

Shadows and other things don't always need to look realistic, they just need to look like they fit in the game's art style and serve the purposes they need to in the context of the game.

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Re: What video games are you currently playing?
« Reply #1058 on: Fri, 26 February 2021, 16:37:31 »
For Doom 3, Tp4 recommends  Using Nvidia's Supersampling 4x via the override in the nvidia control panel.

The 8x Supersampling makes the textures too blurry even though it does have the best edge-smoothing performance.

The 8x AA in game setting has the sharpest textures, but spatial aliasing isn't nearly as good as Supersample

The 16x AA in game setting is weird, IDK what it is, it blurs textures despite the fact that it's suppose to be MSAA,   I guess it might not be, but it does not look like the 2/4/8x SSampling result, so meh.

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Re: What video games are you currently playing?
« Reply #1059 on: Fri, 26 February 2021, 17:54:57 »
Damn that looks great. Might try it myself if I ever get an OLED monitor...

wtf are we seeing the same images? Shadows are not black voids that absorb all light, that's not how things work. Your monitor needs serious adjustment bc those shadows are way the **** off. Like a poorly programmed .io game where they just made the shadows solid black.

Its a mobile photo you silly, you can't take a good photo of monitor with mobile camera :p
You should see it in person, makes huge difference.
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Re: What video games are you currently playing?
« Reply #1060 on: Sat, 27 February 2021, 12:56:00 »
Damn that looks great. Might try it myself if I ever get an OLED monitor...

wtf are we seeing the same images? Shadows are not black voids that absorb all light, that's not how things work. Your monitor needs serious adjustment bc those shadows are way the **** off. Like a poorly programmed .io game where they just made the shadows solid black.

Its a mobile photo you silly, you can't take a good photo of monitor with mobile camera :p
You should see it in person, makes huge difference.

S10 is a pretty good camera, so alot of the fault is on Phinix n00bing it up.

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Re: What video games are you currently playing?
« Reply #1061 on: Sat, 27 February 2021, 19:50:17 »
Damn that looks great. Might try it myself if I ever get an OLED monitor...

wtf are we seeing the same images? Shadows are not black voids that absorb all light, that's not how things work. Your monitor needs serious adjustment bc those shadows are way the **** off. Like a poorly programmed .io game where they just made the shadows solid black.

Its a mobile photo you silly, you can't take a good photo of monitor with mobile camera :p
You should see it in person, makes huge difference.

S10 is a pretty good camera, so alot of the fault is on Phinix n00bing it up.


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phinix are good photographer, knowz what hez doing  :-*
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Re: What video games are you currently playing?
« Reply #1062 on: Sun, 28 February 2021, 22:01:26 »


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Re: What video games are you currently playing?
« Reply #1063 on: Thu, 04 March 2021, 12:14:24 »
Anyone else playing POE gauntlet?
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Re: What video games are you currently playing?
« Reply #1064 on: Fri, 05 March 2021, 18:38:45 »
Not playing anything right now, the games I've played most recently are League of Legends (support / mid), Agar.io, and that's pretty much it. I've also tested Camelot Unchained and Crowfall for some minutes before my laptop shut down / refuses to load the map.

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Re: What video games are you currently playing?
« Reply #1065 on: Sun, 07 March 2021, 08:32:44 »
Doom 3 is STILL SCARY what, almost 18 years later ?

Now we know the TRUTH though, Stencil shadow = Scary



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Re: What video games are you currently playing?
« Reply #1066 on: Sun, 07 March 2021, 09:45:42 »
On day one thousand and something on Mount and Blade Warband, thought I should probably go back and actually finish a playthrough.  ^-^

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Re: What video games are you currently playing?
« Reply #1067 on: Sun, 07 March 2021, 12:47:36 »
Look how spook this is. u jus dun' know if dat monster is a few feet ahead.

If you chk the pixel value, it's RGB 0, 0, 0

Tp4 games @ 115nits, which corresponds to 0.017 nit blacks on VA-lcd

On CRT or OLED that black is even m0ar scary


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Re: What video games are you currently playing?
« Reply #1068 on: Mon, 22 March 2021, 10:32:36 »
Not playing anything right now, the games I've played most recently are League of Legends (support / mid), Agar.io, and that's pretty much it. I've also tested Camelot Unchained and Crowfall for some minutes before my laptop shut down / refuses to load the map.

Yo whats happening with your laptop

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Re: What video games are you currently playing?
« Reply #1069 on: Fri, 02 April 2021, 03:59:53 »
I was born a year after this game was released, and I remember my dad playing it all the time. It might sound silly, but most of the memories I have of him are related to memories of the game, just because he introduced me to it and let me run on his behalf when I was a kid. Years later, I have my own laptop and can now play on my own, and it still has the same magic as when I was a kid. The music, the sets, the characters, the animations, everything is great. I like to wander around because the storyline is fun and collect ores and herbs to sell to the auction house, but if you just like combat and action, it's optional. The point is, it is very useful for all types of gamers. I really enjoyed this game.
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Re: What video games are you currently playing?
« Reply #1070 on: Fri, 02 April 2021, 04:17:46 »
Look how spook this is. u jus dun' know if dat monster is a few feet ahead.

If you chk the pixel value, it's RGB 0, 0, 0

Tp4 games @ 115nits, which corresponds to 0.017 nit blacks on VA-lcd

On CRT or OLED that black is even m0ar scary


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Awesome:)

Pure darkness on my screen.
This is exactly the technology upgrade I was looking for - to see that old games can look entirely different - totally new gameplay.
This is why I went back and picking games that can take advantage of OLED panel.
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Re: What video games are you currently playing?
« Reply #1071 on: Sat, 03 April 2021, 17:06:00 »
playing valheim.  i am 50 hours in.  It's interesting how popular the game is.  It's rather simple but very hard 

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Re: What video games are you currently playing?
« Reply #1072 on: Fri, 09 April 2021, 18:44:17 »
Finished Crysis Remastered - it was nice to play it in 4K.
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Re: What video games are you currently playing?
« Reply #1073 on: Mon, 12 April 2021, 21:26:10 »
Sometimes I play a monster hunter alone! The feeling of hitting is really awesome

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Re: What video games are you currently playing?
« Reply #1074 on: Tue, 13 April 2021, 09:05:07 »
Monster Hunter Rise has been GREAT. It feels so good to have the quality of live improvements made in World for the 5th gen of MH, but without the broken bs of the clutch claw. The game just feels so good to play! I've also been playing MH4U, which brings the total number of MH games I'm playing at once, at least in some capacity, to five... I may have a problem.

I've also been playing Super Mario 3D All Stars, not for 64 (I can emulate it better, and have a USB Brawler64 controller to do so that is much better suited for that game than the Switch controllers), but for Sunshine and Galaxy. For Sunshine, I have a GameCube, but haven't found a copy of Sunshine anywhere to play it on original hardware, and last I checked it's a little on the expensive side. For Galaxy, I don't even have the room to keep my GameCube set up long-term, not even counting the trouble I'd have to go through to even get a Wii and find a place to store it between uses. And as for emulation, setting up actual motion controls in an emulator is possible, but I don't want to have to go through all of the trouble just for the few first-and-second party games that were great for the console. Thing had a lot of games but most were shovelware.