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 I was hoping for BF2143, especially with the subtle hints they dropped in past games (and BF4: End Game especially), but EA might see it as overlapping too much with Star Wars: Battlefront 3 right now. Then again, they let Medal of Modern happen at a time when Battlefield had effectively succeeded it as EA's flagship FPS franchise. They could also just revisit Vietnam again, but it wasn't all that long ago when they released the BF:BC2 expansion. I doubt they'd make it...
 Elite: Dangerous controls just fine, but you have to know how to set up your controls properly. Really, for any sort of flight or space "sim", the FIRST thing you should be doing is checking the controls and remapping them appropriately. It's not too hard to do in ED considering how simple it is - yes, simple, it's hardly DCS. Hell, it's the first thing I check for any game, even mainstream genres. Being an ESDF user enforces that.  Geez, no wonder you hate the default...
 Funny that you bring that up, since a friend of mine overseas needed help pre-ordering it due to their refusal to ship outside the States. His is the 60th unit sold. He even let me keep the bundled Sound Blaster Roar Pro speaker (CES period promo) as a gesture of thanks. Got it yesterday, still trying to decide if I should keep or sell it. We'll find out if that soundbar's worth it come September. I'm skeptical that it can deliver convincing surround compared to discrete...
My wallet is REALLY going to hate me right now.   I knew the Oculus Rift CV1 was going to be expensive. I was predicting $500.   It's $629 shipped.   Now I'm really kicking myself for not having the funds for a $300 pledge on Kickstarter two years ago!   But, hey, at least it won't be long now 'til I have the Elite Dangerous and DCS experience I'd been dreaming of for years now.   My greater concern is that they just priced themselves out of the market; gaming...
 Duly noted. It's mainly the strain relief boots I'm worried about when it comes to re-terminating the existing cable; other than that, there's more than enough slack in the entire cable for me to lop off a bit and still keep it usable since it's for desktop use. Even then, I'm reasonably sure the fault in the cable lies past the existing Y-split and I wouldn't have to trim off too much. Gonna have to keep that "marine" heatshrink in mind; it's bound to come in handy for...
Well, this is distressing. My good SR-Lambda has a cable issue running somewhere up to the right driver. Causes crackling if the cable's moved too much, but if I keep my head still enough, I don't hear it. That won't do for TrackIR use, though, and it's rather distracting to hear crackling out of a set known for mindblowing clarity.   I opened up the earcup just to be sure, and the solder joints look fine. Pretty sure this is a mid-cable problem that won't be easily...
Wait, there's only single-sided magnets in their current drivers?   I thought half the appeal of a planar driver configuration, whether electromagnetically or electrostatically driven, was the balanced "diaphragm sandwiched between two elements" push-pull approach to driver design.   I guess they have to keep costs down and keep their range separated somehow.
 Most games SUCK at mixing audio for headphones. BF3 was one of the rare exceptions with Enhanced Stereo Mode (as well as any OpenAL game that comes bundled with Rapture3D, like a lot of Codemasters racing titles), but they removed that in BF4 for some dumb reason, and SW:BF3 is no better. Sounds completely one-dimensional if I let games try and handle positional audio for headphones, no sense of depth whatsoever. That's why we splurge for sound cards in the first place.
 Unless you take into account rhythm games where getting perfect scores requires ludicrously perfect timing on each and every note, anyway. Wanna get a Marvelous Full Clear on a DDR track? I hope you can hit every arrow ON THE FRAME, 16ms TIMING! There's a reason later releases of such games have calibration modes to try and offset any input lag on the display. With that said, people can adapt to playing those and even fighting games (which might as well be rhythm games in...
 There have been displays with greater than 120 Hz refresh rates for decades; top-tier CRTs could easily top out at 160 Hz, and even recent LCDs have matched or exceeded 120 Hz over the past few years. In fact, it's only with the Asus PG279Q that anyone's claimed an LCD that can hit 165 Hz, and that's technically through overclocking the panel above the usual 144 Hz! Granted, if it's having that high refresh rate in a laptop display that you seek, well, good luck with...
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