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General Discussion / Re: Congratulations Xessive
« Last post by Xessive on Yesterday at 09:47:28 AM »
Thanks, dudes!
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General Gaming / Re: No Man's Sky
« Last post by Xessive on Yesterday at 09:38:34 AM »
I'm really glad they stuck it out and supported the game instead of abandoning it following the mass negative outcry on release.
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General Gaming / Re: Ratchet and Clank or Jak and Dexter?
« Last post by Xessive on Yesterday at 09:34:31 AM »
Well, Ratchet and Clank PS4 is completely awesome.  Finished it and almost immediately want to jump back in and do it all over again.
Nice. Visuals aside (which are stunning), it's a solid game.
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General Gaming / Re: Ratchet and Clank or Jak and Dexter?
« Last post by gpw11 on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 10:52:50 PM »
Well, Ratchet and Clank PS4 is completely awesome.  Finished it and almost immediately want to jump back in and do it all over again.
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General Discussion / Re: Hey there
« Last post by Pugnate on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 01:41:28 AM »
I thought you were dead.
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General Discussion / Re: Monitors
« Last post by Cobra951 on Monday, February 19, 2018, 12:04:50 PM »
It depends on the monitor.  On mine, backlight is strictly its own thing under energy saving.  All my presets and full-range controls are software adjustments only (meaning they only affect the LCD elements).  Not ideal by far.

I have never met a TN panel that I liked.  I hate the extremely narrow vertical viewing angle, with colors inverting when the viewpoint is lower than the screen.  I know they have the lowest display lag, but I'll take a few more ms of that to get a screen that shows the same colors whether I'm standing up, sitting up straight, or slumping down in my chair.
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General Discussion / Re: Monitors
« Last post by gpw11 on Sunday, February 18, 2018, 10:58:26 PM »
My screen's backlight doesn't even get a normal adjustment control.  Rather, it falls under energy saving, with 4 levels:  High, Medium, Low and Off.  These are not brightness levels, but rather energy-saving labels.  So the scale is backward from what you'd think.  It's really stupid.  Off for full brightness, High for dimmest.  I was on High for a long time, and more recently went to Medium.  The full brightness seared my retinas, especially when the screen was new. 

I'm sure you have some sort of backlight adjustment you can live with most of the time, then use the monitor's software controls for brightness, contrast, etc.  I have 4 presets for the software visual adjustments, of which I use Normal and Movie almost exclusively.  Normal has the white level at 80%, for regular computer activities, like right now.  Movie I have set to use the full range of brightness (with white at 100%), and I use that for videos and gaming.

This helped actually.  I can't find a direct control but I can mess with the presets, although previously I didn't realize they were adjusting the backlight as well.  There's a low blue light mode which seems to help and an eco mode which is great, but seems to auto adjust - which is pretty fucking distracting. 
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General Gaming / Re: No Man's Sky
« Last post by Quemaqua on Sunday, February 18, 2018, 06:15:21 PM »
Been playing this again for a while, and I have to say I really love it. It's still got its wonky spots, and it's not perfect, but I booted it up on a whim the other day and have been playing kind of a ton. They've clearly put a boatload of work into the thing. There's a heck of a lot of stuff in there now, and the whole thing generally feels a lot more compelling and magical. I think it probably still most appeals to people looking for something chilled out, but it's a much better package with a lot more to it. I'm actually keeping my fingers crossed that they'll be able to continue working on it at least for a while longer, because the momentum it has right now is great. It makes me sad that a rough start and the associated missteps turned it into this total pariah, because it's a magical game clearly developed by people who really love it.






If you want a nice rundown of the NMS updates up to the current one:

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General Discussion / Re: Hey there
« Last post by MysterD on Sunday, February 18, 2018, 08:50:31 AM »
Congrats Keeb!!! :)
And welcome back to the civilian life. :)
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General Discussion / Re: Monitors
« Last post by MysterD on Sunday, February 18, 2018, 08:47:07 AM »
I have a U28E590D Samsung 28'' 4K Monitor TN panel. Personally, I love it.

I do bounce often use 1440p for games, since GTX 970 won't handle most games at 4K 60fps for me. Though, b/c of the blur that can occur from 4K->1440p or any 4K->downgrading, make sure you crank your AA, AF, any/or anything else that can sharpen the image up until it isn't blurry for you.
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