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Old 06-25-2010, 03:32 PM   #1336
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Samsung hates s-video.

Any TV can make film look like video. Making video look like film is another matter entirely. 120hz makes it so that each frame of a 24fps movie is repeated 5 times when you are playing Blu-ray movies via HDMI. It removes the pulldown judder that coverting 24fps to 60fps introduces. Unfortunately 120hz TVs also have motion flow/motion plus modes that assrape your video. Leave it off at all times unless you like your movies looking like they were shot with a Sony Handicam.
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Old 06-25-2010, 05:55 PM   #1337
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Yes, I finally bought the original God of War.
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Old 06-25-2010, 06:04 PM   #1338
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Onimusha was better on the Xbox because they didn't force you to use the d-pad.
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Old 06-25-2010, 06:13 PM   #1339
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God of War is a great game Einhander. One of my favorite games on the Ps2.
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Old 06-25-2010, 06:26 PM   #1340
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Onimusha was better on the Xbox because they didn't force you to use the d-pad.
I read there's more content in it as well, that's why I grabbed it.

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Old 06-25-2010, 08:47 PM   #1341
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Yeah there's more content and they made it harder from what I remember.
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Old 06-25-2010, 09:32 PM   #1342
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I used to but don't anymore for a few reasons actually..

1) Compatibility of older games I like. Seems harder and harder to keep older games running with each new OS, despite trying to run in the proper modes. Civil War Generals 2 for instance, I can't get to play on any of my systems running XP+ without constant crashes.

There's several games like above that simply get errors or close out during gameplay and it pisses me off. I don't want to have multiple OS's installed nor keep dedicated towers hooked up to play certain gen titles.

2) I mostly played PC games while traveling over the past 15 years but since my work doesn't require travel anymore and I always preferred playing on the TV when I was home anyway, I never have a reason to play on it since most titles are multiplat these days. If I was still big into MMORPGS or RTS gaming then I guess I still would, but I'm not.

3) Maintenance ... got tired of upgrading video cards, cpus and memory to play the lastest/greatest titles

4) Almost all my friends and family now game with me on PSN/XBL so the online appeal that was once the PC's greatest feature, for me, no longer matters.

I stopped collecting PC games around 2005

Here's the TV I ordered today.. won't be here for 5-9 days though

Pisses me off a bit there's not even 1 s-video input but oh well.

Samsung LN55C630 55-Inch 1080p 120 Hz LCD HDTV

Those first 3 points are good, but you can side step them easily. You can think of it as no different to collecting your nes/saturn games etc. Once the hardware unit you have dies you wont be able to play them ever again unless you replace it. When it comes to older games MOST can be made to work on current OS's. But an easy way to sidestep all of that for older games is to either build a specific pc yourself or get a laptop. Now on one of these you can install multiple OS' onto it. While it boots up if you want to play an old game that ONLY works on XP, which is rare, you can boot up in XP. From there you can play on the monitor or connect it to your TV through hdmi/svideo/whatever and play like that. You can even use emulators to play your older systems so you dont wear them out. And you dont need to buy the greatest hardware around. My 3 year old hardware is still pumping out max detail smoothly in almost every game. Theres video cards that are triple the power of my current ones and they cost like $100.

As for multiplayer thats a different story. Single player games are billions in number. Plus I'm sure not all your online gaming is exclusively with only people on your friends list. And unlike the consoles we can choose specific servers we want on the PC where we know good players go or retards get banned from etc so we enjoy our time more, which is what I do on the pc.

That tv though is a great one. The 600series is a really good line from samsung. Excellent choice. Did you get any deals with it? For example over here samsung is giving away special things with each line of tv from 500 series and up. Like 500 gets a bluray player, 600 gets a home theatre setup etc. The sony tv I bought came with a free ps3 slim. Panasoic is giving away bluray players. I cant remember what the other brands were doing.
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Old 06-25-2010, 09:56 PM   #1343
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What NES4Ever needs to do is ditch that Odyssey, TI-994a and Vic-20 that he has and buy an Atari XE Game System. The Atari 8-bit computers had hundreds of games released on cart. Then if you want, you can get a disk drive and have access to hundreds more disk based 8-bit computer games.

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Old 06-25-2010, 10:50 PM   #1344
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Just got Left 4 Dead 1+2 off steam and my USB ports and wireless 360 controller adapter just came in the mail too. For some odd reason Microsoft decided it was a good idea to take the wired 360 controllers off the market and even the wireless controller receivers aren't listed on their webpage. I needed the USB card so I could use my Mad Katz TE, the PS3 sticks from Mad Katz have this stupid Intel chipset, rendering them useless when using them on some PC's.
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Old 06-25-2010, 11:02 PM   #1345
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Old 06-25-2010, 11:26 PM   #1346
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If you have a ps3 why not just use the ps3 pads on your pc? They pick up instantly without needing drivers etc.
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Old 06-25-2010, 11:30 PM   #1347
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I have bad luck with PS3 controllers on my notebook.
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Old 06-26-2010, 12:25 AM   #1348
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Very strange. And very shitty too.
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Old 06-26-2010, 12:58 AM   #1349
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win7 has problems with the ps3 controllers. try this; http://www.motioninjoy.com
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Old 06-26-2010, 02:17 AM   #1350
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yah I use my PS3 for PC controllers all the time.
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