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#1 Posted by Cameron (1050 posts) -

If PC games from the same time period count, then Factorio. It's tough to get into, but seeing everything you've put together over time work together (or not) is very satisfying.

If I'm restricted to consoles, then Sky Force Reloaded. It's an approachable SHUMP that feels great to play in a time when every other SHUMP is made for masochists.

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#2 Posted by Cameron (1050 posts) -

I've only watched a few movies on UHD blu-ray, but the scenes from The Dark Knight Returns that were originally filmed in Imax look incredible. I'd recommend looking up movies that come from a 4K digital source. Lots of movies get mastered for 2K theatres and then that version gets put on the UHD blu-ray. Those might look a bit better than a regular blu-ray, but probably not as much as you'd think.

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#3 Posted by Cameron (1050 posts) -

@dgtlty: The core game will be the same. It will still have a good style, great controls, interesting weapons, and a meaningful progression system. It sounds like these changes will make the game more difficult, but if you've never played it before you won't know that. To me, the changes seem like they might break certain strategies that work well now and force people to play differently.

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#4 Posted by Cameron (1050 posts) -

I played through it a few years ago. It's not a terrible game, but it's not great either. I'm not even sure I'd call it a B game, at least, not in the same way Singularity is a B game. There are a few scenes that stick out in my head, which is more than I can say about a lot of games, but I also remember it was very clunky and the combat sections were all pretty bad. If the concept sounds interesting to you, I'd check it out for $10 or so. It's hard to go wrong at that price.

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#5 Posted by Cameron (1050 posts) -

I think the video thumbnails looks really bad when blown up on the front page. I'm on a 1440p 25" monitor, so I imagine they would look even worse on a bigger 4K screen. Is there a way to have a higher resolution image as the thumbnail rather than a video frame?

Apologies if this has been mentioned a bunch before, but there are too many posts to read through at this point.

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#6 Posted by Cameron (1050 posts) -

Don't bother unless you have a very specific use case where you need a powerful gaming computer on the go. They've gotten better in the past few years, but unless you're prepared to shell out a ton of money, a gaming laptop is going to be big and have relatively short battery life.

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#7 Posted by Cameron (1050 posts) -

@justin258:

That's interesting that it's not a traditional hardware limitation (CPU/GPU) but a limitation of the UMD. Still, I'm usually someone who notices and complains about frame-rate drops, but it really didn't bother me in this game. I'd take the slowdown in exchange for a competent translation any day. Though, it was a decade or so between my time playing it on the PS1 and the Vita, so maybe seeing them side by side it would bother me more.

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#8 Posted by Cameron (1050 posts) -

It's a huge upgrade over the Xbox One. Red Dead in particular feels like it was made for the X.

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#9 Posted by Cameron (1050 posts) -

I guess playing War of the Lions on the Vita is not an option. Played it there and it seems fine. I don't recall any slow downs.

I was going to say the same thing. I played it on the Vita a few years ago and don't remember any bad slowdown. Though, it's also a 20 year old turn based strategy game, so maybe the slowdown just didn't bother me that much.

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#10 Posted by Cameron (1050 posts) -

I'd at least consider getting a One X. If you're going to be spending the money anyway, the X is a better upgrade. Not that the Pro is bad by any means, but it's basically a 1st party Sony machine for me. Anything 3rd party I play on the X, both because it's usually higher resolution and because it's much quieter. If you're sold on the Playstation though, I think it's still a worthwhile upgrade if you already have a 4K TV.