HDTV-Gaming-Lag: An Epidemic Exposed

Some HDTVs can make videogames unplayable. IGN explain the phenomena, the causes, and the solutions...

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jedicurt6581d ago

I can't remember where i read it, but i remeber reading something about 6 months ago in a press release or something from apple, that this was a problem they were having with their whole use of front row on hdtv's and that is why they said that they went with DVI and were looking at eventually going with HDMI options on the new macmini's becasue it allowed communication between the hdtv and the computer so that it was automatically able to adjust the outgoing signal accordingly to overcome HDTV lag. Does anyone else remember reading this or hearing something about it??? cause i can't remember for sure

Siesser6581d ago

I can personally attest to this. Parents bring home a beautiful large HDTV, and so I hook my ps2 up to it. I play burnout for a while, just fine. Then I pop in Guitar Hero, and suddenly look like I've never played before. It took me a second to realize that I wasn't off (as I was following the music), but rather, there was a delay in the video stream. It's possible to forcibly compensate (i.e. play sooner than your eyes let on), but not worth the effort. Slower games, where precision doesn't matter, play fine though. And DDR plays fine as well, which I can only assume means there's a larger gap or window for input in that game.

PS360PCROCKS6581d ago

huh, that's crappy, mines wonderful...so yay for me, lol

THELANDSOFSAND6580d ago

i'm about to get a 48" flat screen HDTV, so I had better be careful!

and what did that silly little sony fan say to me?

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Fear Effect coming to PS5, PS4, Switch, and PC in 2025

Limited Run Games, in cooperation with Square Enix, will release action adventure game Fear Effect for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Switch, and PC via Steam in 2025, the company announced.

CrimsonWing6914h ago(Edited 14h ago)

What!? That is freaking great!!!! I really loved this game back in the day and was so pissed the Remake got changed and then eventually canceled. This is such great news that it’s the original. Will definitely get the plat for it.

Mr Pumblechook13h ago

The article mentions:

* PC
* Nintendo Switch
* PlayStation 4
* PlayStation 5

But why isn’t there a mention of the Xbox Series version?

CrimsonWing6912h ago

Yea that’s a Limited Run Games thing like what @Scissorman showed in the article. They’ve tried selling the physical versions of Xsex games, but they just don’t sell. But I’m fairly sure this should be digital for Xbox, if not, then it’s time to drop Xbox and come to greener pastures.

wesnytsfs10h ago

@CrimsonWing69, greener pastures.. Yep moved to mainly PC now myself get all the good games from both companies now if only Nintendo would release games on PC too.

RiseNShine9h ago

so a ps1 game launched in modern platformos, mmmkay. I can play it already in emulators with high res, retroachievements support and more, doesn't make much sense.

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AA Games Deserve More Attention Than AAA Titles

While AAA games make headlines all over the internet, AA games are quietly and profoundly impacting the gaming industry with their creativity.

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isarai1d 4h ago

No sh!t, like that's one thing that I will give the modern game industry is the re-uprising of the mid-tier. It's not as big as it was during the PS2 like Golden era of the mid-tier, but it's pretty damn good at the moment.

Inverno1d ago

Can we even call half of these games mid-tier when they're just 10 dollars short of full price? And if we're talking about indies that charge around 30 bucks, do many of these games honestly deserve the praise when so many chose the E.A. approach? They mention Hellblade 2 in the article, how can a game that took 5 years to make be considered "mid-tier"? Who knows what that budget was with how much work went into the visuals and sound design and mo-cap.

Michiel19891d ago

what's wrong with the early access approach? Supergiant games got so much help from the community and took the feedback to heart and created one of the best roguelikes. The early access that you pay 40 bucks to play the game earlier is awful, but this is actually super beneficial for the devs and also the gamers. Same with DoS2 and Baldur's gate 3.

Inverno1d ago

@Michiel
There are few exceptions in E.A. but let's look at The Rogue Prince of Persian. Why in the factual is an Ubi funded game in E.A.? There are games that are in early access for years, I'm talking 7-8 years. Look at 7 Days to Die, apparently it's coming out of E.A. and they're charging 54 bucks for the 1.0 version on consoles. Crowd funding also brought in a lot of problems, with many games funded turning out crap or then later signing a deal with a publisher regardless. The "mid-tier" market has a lot of shady business practices.

isarai18h ago

Well im not talking these games but the mid-tier in general, games like the sniper elite series, RoboCop, Alan Wake 2, Lies of P, Stellar Blade, Alone in the Dark, etc it's far better than it was a gew years ago where everything was either a huge AAA game or a simple lo-fi indie game, and there was very little in between.

StormSnooper1d 4h ago

I have enjoyed some amazing AA gaming this gen, and the Portal has been a surprising catylist for me getting into these.

jznrpg1d 1h ago

I give good games attention. AA or AAA doesn’t matter to me.

Eonjay1d ago

This. Why does everything have to be this vs that? Good game is good and deserves attention.

Abnor_Mal1d ago

War, war never ends.

War! Huh yea good gosh y’all,
what is it good for?
Absolutely nothing!

LucasRuinedChildhood23h ago(Edited 22h ago)

I suppose the general point is that *overall* AA games deserve more attention right now because of how much good stuff they're putting out. Doesn't mean that you shouldn't give good AAA games attention. The point about attention stands even if you remove the whole AAA vs AA angle.

Indie and AA games just don't count for a huge swathe of the audience. They ignore them or the lack of marketing never drags them in. And many who praise the PS1 and PS2 for smaller, original games and proclaim games to be bad now also don't play these games. The hypocrisy of that is starting to really irritate me, tbh, especially as quality 3D indie games have become common.

Supporting AA games can also slowly give those studios a higher budget to work with while still being creative, and you eventually end up with things like Larian becoming AAA.

The_Hooligan10h ago

@ abnor

Everytime I hear that song I can't help but picture rush hour lol

On topic - there will always be this v that because ppl on both sides of that argument are blinded by their own bias

VersusDMC23h ago

Hades sold 7 mil on steam alone. Disco Alysium 2.7 just on steam. Plague tale Requiem(is this even AA?) is at 3 mill. How did they not get attention?

And Forespoken is on the attention getting side? It bombed! What a idiotic thumbnail.

SMTVengence is a game that is getting overlooked. Put that on the thumbnail.