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Big Brother is watching The O.C.
Tue, Jun 16, 2009 10:54am EDT
deewah12
hahaha...but its nice...
Erin H
HAHA. So True. So funny.
carbar
wow. that's just how I imagine the comcast building relating to the citizenry of phila....
Marie the Bee
...and the lulz keep coming...
ComcastBonnie
Wow. You must have missed my tweet where I was talking to turkeys... :P <3 @comcastbonnie
RevolvingDork
Yes actually -- the same one posted about here!

http://www.hypercombofinish.com/post.php?id=71
stacey
haha are you using an Asus???
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Communication Breakdown
Sat, Oct 20, 2007 5:23pm EDT
/HL971
... wow
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The life and times of an Internet startup company
Sun, Jun 14, 2009 2:40pm EDT
Nicole
LOL - what a great comic!
RevolvingDork
"Start thinking outside the box of your cold sore medication"
ShefSteve
"Be the Venereal on the Paradigm's ball"
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Space Invaders Extreme (XBLA) Review
Fri, May 22, 2009 2:41pm EDT
dubhexa
I don't even think I played the demo for more than five minutes.

How're you getting screenshots? Taking them yourself or just grabbing 'em somewhere?
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How Your HDTV is Holding Back Your Games
Thu, May 07, 2009 2:34am EDT
RevolvingDork
@leigh13 from what I've seen, different people have different sensitivity levels to the lag issue. Personally, I have difficulty playing any rhythm game on a system with measurable lag, but then again I play on the hardest difficult level which frequently requires you to play 8 or more notes per second.

I'm also a little OCD, so any time I miss a note I need to play again to get it right.

An OnLive article is a good idea, I've been following the project and it does sound a bit far-fetched. I also think having your own tweakable machine is one of the joys of PC gaming, but again that harkens back to OCD tendancies.

I'll see what info I can dig up on the subject...
leigh13
Hi, first time reader, first time poster here.

I've been a casual-to-moderate gamer for years and haven't really experienced much of a lag issue on the 3 different plasma HDTV's I've owned. Same goes for friends & family with Samsung DLP's that I play on regularly. The only real issue I ever had was when I tried hooking up a PS2 to my DVD-Recorder's front inputs for Guitar Hero. The lag there due to the video buffer on the DVD-R made the game pretty much unplayable.

Right now I've got my 360 hooked up to a 720p 42" plasma screen via component cables (actually a "universal" cable that hooks up PS2/360/Wii simultaneously) AND with the video and optical digital audio signal switched through an A/V receiver. If there's any issue with lag, I can't tell--and that's playing Left 4 Dead, Halo 3, and any number of the Guitar Hero franchises. Maybe I'm just too casual a gamer to notice any lag issues--if they are there at all?


Despite my own lack of concern over display processing lag on HDTV's, I understand that there are others for whom it's a problem. And that's just a few ms of lag from the video processor on a TV screen--so how could a hosted service like OnLive (http://www.onlive.com/) *ever* work for games that require synchronous interactive for gameplay?

I've had a hard time explaining to some friends just why I think OnLive will never work. I'd love to see a writeup with your thoughts here!
RevolvingDork
@DJ Incompetent , it depends strongly on the projector you're using -- home theater projectors tend to introduce just as much processing/input lag as televisions, and many office projectors do as well.

Here's a pretty interesting thread with folks measuring the lag on their projectors: http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1068844
DJ Incompetent
Overhead Projectors: HD resolutions, zero lag, half the price of HDTVs. How were these not mentioned? It almost requires one of these or a 4:3 tube to play shooting games at a high level.
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My Super Mario Land Laser-Etched Laptop
Mon, Mar 02, 2009 1:16pm EST
stacey
HOLY POOP!


that's lovely.
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The arms race
Sat, Oct 27, 2007 4:07am EDT
stacey
WOW.
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EA Sports Active (Wii) Review
Thu, May 21, 2009 4:11pm EDT
Kellbot
Today's workout was a little less awkward, peripheral-wise. I'm not sure if it's because I skipped the Balance Board, or just the luck of the draw, but I didn't spend nearly as much time stepping on / off the resistance band.
Marie the Bee
I hope I wasn't the source of your internet peer pressure! I'm going to start playing Sports Active this weekend, but now I'll be on the look out for awkward shifting between peripherals. Sounds uncool. Too bad those *points* don't add to my Gamerscore. :( Stupid Wii.
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