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Evs, Axel.... order a PS4 and BF4! I need squad mates... :(

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Originally Posted by Change is Good View Post
 

Evs, Axel.... order a PS4 and BF4! I need squad mates... :(

 

But Mr Cop said I shouldn't have those 150 dollars. He made me sad. And honestly I don't see myself buying a PS4 until the first price drop. There's no exclusives that I care about right now. Everything on the PS4 I'd want to play I can play on PC/Mac.

 

For those who DO have money, there's a sale going on over at Square Enix. Check it out.

http://store.na.square-enix.com/store/sqenixus/en_US/list/categoryID.63256100/

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But Mr Cop said I shouldn't have those 150 dollars. He made me sad. And honestly I don't see myself buying a PS4 until the first price drop. There's no exclusives that I care about right now. Everything on the PS4 I'd want to play I can play on PC/Mac.

 

For those who DO have money, there's a sale going on over at Square Enix. Check it out.

http://store.na.square-enix.com/store/sqenixus/en_US/list/categoryID.63256100/

 

Damnit I need a PC/Mac... :(

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I own a ps4 and I concur. Not worth it right now. This time next year, I'm sure it will be much more attractive.
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Mad, I'm guessing you don't do Battlefield?

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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

I own a ps4 and I concur. Not worth it right now. This time next year, I'm sure it will be much more attractive.

 

This time next year would be a great time to buy. January would be an even better time as we should see Greatest Hits games filtering in around Christmas if Sony sticks to the old model of 1 calendar year before going GH. If this console generation is anything like last we should see a price drop around 18 months into the cycle. That's probably when I'd get on board. A PS3 for $300 would be an instant buy for me at that point when I can get several excellent $20-30 games with it.

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Speaking of sales, just a reminder that there are a lot of holiday PC game sales going on right now (Steam, Amazon, etc).

 

Prepare your wallets...

 

 

 

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Damnit I need a PC/Mac!!!

*in case no one heard me the first time* :P
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Damnit I need a PC/Mac!!!

*in case no one heard me the first time* :P

 

They're cheap. Mine was only $2300 with my student discount at the time. :p

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They're cheap. Mine was only $2300 with my student discount at the time. :p

 

What a steal!!  :tongue_smile: 

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Mad, I'm guessing you don't do Battlefield?

Nah. Too slow paced and too big for me. I'm a run n gunner, lone wolf. Battlefield is death for players like me.
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Tried the coupon code (twice), did would not work (for me).
Where did the code come from?

Found the listing for the code, say "select" items, guess the SB-Z (SB1500) is not one of those items.

But the code (30GIFT13) might work for the Creative Labs Omni 5.1 external sound card.
I got it in an email from creative, but it's also listed in the special offers section of the Sound Blaster Omni page. It's annoyingly not very clear which things are included in the sale.

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Evs, Axel.... order a PS4 and BF4! I need squad mates... frown.gif
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Have it shipped as quickly as Monday!

Unfortunately a cop decided that I needed less of my money last night.
I do want the PS4. However, I'm not particularly drawn to BF4 from the ads, I actually enjoyed BF3 at first but found it hard to make headway on my 360. I actually have BF3 for both 360 and Windows, I had fun on the PC version but I'm not craving the game as much as Borderlands 2, StarCraft2, and Skyrim. I actually had the whole day off today, and didn't spend a minute playing games! @.@

I bet the PS4 is sold out again by now, anyway. I'll probably get one in January, but the game I'm really looking forward to, THE GAME, is Destiny... which just had a release date of September announced. Hopefully with that polish time they see fit to implement TrueAudio. I have highly enjoyed playing with Head-Fi friends.
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I might have to look into this because I have no idea if the mixamp or Recon3d is better quality wise.
I haven't heard the Mixamp to be honest, but it seems there is audible background hiss (by reports, low enough to get used to) and quality control issues with the chat knob. I DO have a Turtle Beach DSS, which also uses Dolby Headphone exactly like the Mixamp. It doesn't handle chat (I just plug a mic straight into my controller, good to go after adjusting a few settings), but I only hear background hiss with sensitive headphones, and the bass boost dial makes for nice sub-bass ambiance-boosting.

I personally prefer the solutions I've heard from Creative... they're more advanced, with DH I hear a little reverb (a little of the "cave-like" sound) while not so much with THX TSP from the Recon3D or SBX PS from the Soundblaster Z. I imagine the Omni will sound very similar to the Z once it arrives.

In the end though, it's all personal preference. There are several fans of each type of virtual surround processing in this thread alone, and more in the wild. Check my guide thread on different Virtual Surround DSPs (such as DH and CMSS-3D) linked in my signature for more info and some samples.
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It's all subjective, but I think most in here prefer Dolby Headphone over virtual surround. I've had both, and slightly preferred the mixamp because of DH...
D'oh, I kinda rolled my response to this in with the last section. DH (Which is also a kind of virtual surround, you goof! You've been around long enough to know better, "... Headphone other Virtual..." doesn't work grammatically :P ) is good, but I notice the reverb and prefer THX and SBX. If you imagine a 5.1 or 7.1 surround speaker setup, there is no speaker directly behind you, just two satellites at like the clock positions of 7:30 and 4:30... DH's reverb fills in that space between those two speaker positions and makes it sound more distant than where it would be at halfway along a straight line between those speakers, but THX (and SBX) at 100% surround adds a tiny bit of distance to do the same as Dolby Headphone mode 2 while having less reverb and IMO better balance less distortion. YMMV, this is just why I slightly prefer solutions from Creative for "home theater speaker" designed surround, though of course 3D surround like OpenAL and TrueAudio that was designed from the ground up for headphones and not limited to a number of speaker channels is always superior if available (which DH does not work with).

I'm gonna come out and start a discussion, lol. I'd never recommend the Mixamp myself as "the best option". I've read too many quality control issues, and they all have some degree of background hiss independent of volume (verified by MLE numerous times). The only feature it has over a cheaper (~$100 less) DSS is chat mixing, and even that doesn't work well because it vampire's power from game audio (and I believe Mad says his current one causes distortion unless the mix is turned fully to Game audio) AND with most games you can get the same effect using XBox's dynamic ducking feature or just going to a games settings options and turning down game audio till you have a nice balance with chat volume. So, here's my challenge: Why would you spend an extra $100 on the Mixamp instead of a DSS, if you must have DH?
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Nah. Too slow paced and too big for me. I'm a run n gunner, lone wolf. Battlefield is death for players like me.
They made an emphasis on making the TDM maps smaller for players like yourself. Its all I've been playing actually so I could rank up fast. TDM and Domination are VERY fast paced. I'm sure you missed Domination on BF3 as it was part of an expansion pack. If you know someone with it... try it... you'll love those two modes. And Rush is fast paced, too!
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I also dont like how the guns feel and fire. CoD is arcadey fun. Bf is more realistic with distance drops, etc. Thats cool and all, but I like the fast paced simplicity that CoD offers. Mindless fun, lol.

The only BF I liked was BF2: Modern Combat on the 360. Was my first FPS ever. I got BC1, and rented BC2. Own BF3 on pc. Just not liking the frostbite BFs.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 12/20/13 at 11:25pm
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Originally Posted by AxelCloris View Post

They're cheap. Mine was only $2300 with my student discount at the time. tongue.gif
A 27" iMac with strong midrange (most/all current games at max settings, playing with resolution and AntiAliasing will let you enable all the goodies with future games requiring enough to tax a GTX 770 or 780, better graphics potential than the new consoles) will cost less than that. I'll probably pick up a $1,800 model (with a discount) next year, though I wish they had Thunderbolt 2 (like the Mac Pro, which could potentially run triple SLI or Crossfire with cards externally, in addition to the already awesome dual GPUs built-in). The Mac game library is growing, though creating a Windows bootcamp partition is always an option.

Still, I understand you were making a joke :P
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