elektrixx's forum posts

#1 Edited by elektrixx (312 posts) -

@xbob42 said:
@meatball said:

It also seems to me that, as with other things that carry this aspect ratio, you're best looking at it as a case of being able to see more to the sides than the top and bottom being carved off.

Except that's patently untrue because this is a VIDEO GAME. Black bars in film is because there's no way to fill in those black bars with more information, you're seeing literally what they filmed.

In video games, they can just render where the black bars would be, there's no excuse to ever have them there aside from performance or bullshit "artistic intent."

This is 100% proven by the fact that when you use Flawless Widescreen... You see just as much on the sides AND more on the top and bottom. It fills the entire frame and you get more useful information.

Also, I don't accept the FoV argument, the FoV is so zoomed in it's uncomfortable and nausea-inducing even for a lot of people not normally affected by it. The black bars only add to that sensation. It's unpleasant, and not in a way that enhances the experience. Also, since it's not a horror game in even the vaguest sense of the word, the entire argument about it adding to scaring you is total fucking nonsense.

I agree with all of this. Even if I didn't agree, it's a matter of fact that can't be denied.

If they weren't bullshitting us, the developer would've promoted getting a 21:9 display for the "true" experience. If they weren't bullshitting us and framed the game correctly, they could've clipped the sides to get a 16:9 view back and would've saved more hardware resources.

#2 Edited by elektrixx (312 posts) -

Thanks for the hard work and harder laughs mate.

#3 Edited by elektrixx (312 posts) -

I'm trying to edit this specific list:

http://www.giantbomb.com/profile/elektrixx/lists/my-100-greatest-games-of-all-time-updated-25-02-20/15978

I can change the title fine, but when I swap #3 and #2 around it gives the saving popup, says list completed at the top and then loads this page!

http://www.giantbomb.com/ravine/3035-1277/forums/the-default-image-on-this-page-needs-to-be-changed-15978/

When I return to the list, no changes have been saved. I've edited other lists since the site launch with no issues (except it still says I have 14 unread messages when I really don't).

Windows 8 Pro

Chrome 25.0.1364.97 m (in desktop mode)

[edit] Maybe it's related to the "15978" at the end of the links.

#4 Posted by elektrixx (312 posts) -

The issue has since resolved itself.

#5 Edited by elektrixx (312 posts) -

I get this:

Other videos test OK.

Chrome 24.0.1312.57 m
1920x1080
Windows 8

#6 Posted by elektrixx (312 posts) -

Thanks mate. I've listened to all your gaming podcasts and all your Adam Corolla collections as well. Thanks heaps for your hard work mashing it all up.

#7 Edited by elektrixx (312 posts) -

I've tried downloading large files (~1GB) in the past few days but they've dropped out at around the 80% mark.
 
I use a download manager and it makes four connections at once to download it. Does this cause the issue?
 
I'm in Australia and stuff takes ages to download because I download at 160kb/sec. Does this cause the issue?

#8 Posted by elektrixx (312 posts) -

I can't figure out the first two from You Had Me At Hello... unless it's bugged out.

#9 Edited by elektrixx (312 posts) -

I would REALLY like to be able to change my username, but I'm too invested in this account to sign up again. I would pay for that alone.
 
I don't know if this has been clarified, but for the subscription, would we be subscribing to an individual site or for Whiskey?

#10 Posted by elektrixx (312 posts) -

I've got a bad feeling about Fable III. It seems to lack improvements from Fable II, the most important being the constant slowdown.