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#16381 Mister Squirrel   I play in traffic CAGiversary!   597 Posts   Joined 5.6 Years Ago  

Mister Squirrel

Posted 26 August 2018 - 08:39 PM

How is the Yamaha in terms of introduced latency, that's always been my blocker on moving to digital receivers, does it just straight passthrough to the TV?

I have the A-770 which came highly recommended at the price and quality over all others. I was going to get a Sony was advised against it. Best advice I’ve ever taken. My old receiver was an Onkyo and I feel like Yamaha is a step up. Mine does 7 channel max (for atmos it’s 5.1 with only 2 height speakers in the front. If you need more I suggest going up a model or two) and I haven’t noticed any issues with latency or anything. I spent 2 weeks after purchasing to play with all the settings and I just love everything it offers including the new sound enhancements. My old onkyo was from 2009 so this is almost a 10 year upgrade lol. You can run sound straight with no enhancements but for gaming I think you’ll notice that’s not really preferable. It sounds a bit flat and I believe it cuts out your bottom end but after running the setup mic and choosing a sound profile (I use YPAO Flat which is also what most recommend) you’ll hear a massive difference in quality. Also don’t forget to choose PCM for uncompressed audio unless you go the Atmos route which you have to choose bitstream on Xbox.

#16382 jimbo8574   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   8232 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Posted 26 August 2018 - 09:29 PM

Now Madden Tournaments are potential targets for shootings. I hope as many people were able to get out as safe as possible. This shit is just old and sad.

My cousin lives like 2 miles from there.  She isn't into video games so I am sure she is fine.  

 

Hopefully no CAGs were there today either.  



#16383 sammiefry  

Posted 26 August 2018 - 10:27 PM

I wanted to thank you everyone once again. Today I am retiring from CAG till I can pick up my life. I will join Starsleep in his hiding. Maybe one day I can come back if and the wife get back together or she changes her mind. Right now I've done everything and haven't had any luck. I want to thank you guys again for everything. Now...

I will go to sleep.


Best of luck to you and hope to see you here again.

#16384 GamerSavage   The Throwback Kid CAGiversary!   1464 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

GamerSavage

Posted 26 August 2018 - 11:02 PM

I wanted to thank you everyone once again. Today I am retiring from CAG till I can pick up my life. I will join Starsleep in his hiding. Maybe one day I can come back if and the wife get back together or she changes her mind. Right now I've done everything and haven't had any luck. I want to thank you guys again for everything. Now...

 

I will go to sleep.

Rest easy, David. We'll be here for you whenever need us and awaiting your return. Take care of yourself and positive thoughts for the journey ahead. Know that everything will indeed be alright.



#16385 camperinabush   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1344 Posts   Joined 7.4 Years Ago  

camperinabush

Posted 26 August 2018 - 11:22 PM

Living in Jacksonville, today’s shooting is just ridiculous. I’m sure many of y’all are sending thoughts and prayers, and our community is very appreciative.

#16386 Gurren Lagann   Who Da Hell Do You Think I Am CAGiversary!   3294 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

Gurren Lagann

Posted 27 August 2018 - 12:06 AM

Started playing rainbow six siege and although it's a huge difference to tradidional MPs it's slow and quite fun to play.On my 4th match and so far we've won them all.

#16387 Inriri   Kung Fu Skeleton CAGiversary!   522 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

Posted 27 August 2018 - 12:08 AM

I wanted to thank you everyone once again. Today I am retiring from CAG till I can pick up my life. I will join Starsleep in his hiding. Maybe one day I can come back if and the wife get back together or she changes her mind. Right now I've done everything and haven't had any luck. I want to thank you guys again for everything. Now...

I will go to sleep.


See you space cowboy

#16388 The Brief Chef   Actor, Chef, & CAG CAGiversary!   338 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

The Brief Chef

Posted 27 August 2018 - 12:14 AM

I wanted to thank you everyone once again. Today I am retiring from CAG till I can pick up my life. I will join Starsleep in his hiding. Maybe one day I can come back if and the wife get back together or she changes her mind. Right now I've done everything and haven't had any luck. I want to thank you guys again for everything. Now...
 
I will go to sleep.


You will always have a home here. And we'll be waiting to welcome you home.

Good night- and good luck.

#16389 GamerSavage   The Throwback Kid CAGiversary!   1464 Posts   Joined 8.1 Years Ago  

GamerSavage

Posted 27 August 2018 - 12:31 AM

Living in Jacksonville, today’s shooting is just ridiculous. I’m sure many of y’all are sending thoughts and prayers, and our community is very appreciative.

We most certainly are sending thoughts are prayers for everyone in Jacksonville. A lot of senseless violence going on everywhere these days. Stay safe out there.



#16390 Donken   President & CEO CAGiversary!   4415 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

Posted 27 August 2018 - 01:18 AM


Looks like the new marketplace doesn't tip its hand just 24 hours in advance anymore. Below are the things that are counting down that aren't currently on sale. Looks like we're in for some Capcom and Rockstar tomorrow, with other stuff like Shadow of War. OnRush and Tennis World Tour next week, Ghost Recon Wildlands in 3 weeks, State of Decay : Year One in 5 weeks (or maybe October GwG?) and For Honor in 7 weeks.

The 4-5 day countdowns may be related to September Game Pass. We know Halo: MCC is coming and PES 2018 is leaving. Need to look into why I didn't catch 10 Second Ninja X or The Bridge. Microsoft may be resetting something for the month for their games that are in the service. Or maybe permanent price drops? Have to wait and see.

Seems a couple months early for Battlefront II to go into the Vault, but 9 days doesn't seem to line up with anything.

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That's awesome! I want to map them on a calendar, lol.

Also... I think it's safe to buy Xbox credit on Bing now if you were wanting to save it for Black Friday, I think it will expire after deals go live now?? Guess it's safest to wait a couple more days.

#16391 SIX min WHISTLE   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4413 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

SIX min WHISTLE

Posted 27 August 2018 - 02:34 AM

Slime rancher is x enhanced and the whole game is like a gig, which is a relief

I wish they would have done more, the game still gives me slow down with my late game save, too many slimes I guess.



#16392 Darthziggy   Friendly neighborhood lurker CAGiversary!   600 Posts   Joined 7.0 Years Ago  

Darthziggy

Posted 27 August 2018 - 02:53 AM

I wish they would have done more, the game still gives me slow down with my late game save, too many slimes I guess.


Is this even on an X? I’ve been wondering, because my fiancé loves the hell out of this game and plays it all the time but occasionally the slow down will bug her (her ranch is huge and she has too many gordos haha). I was always curious if it was any better on the faster hardware, though.

#16393 Bizzquik   TheBizz CAGiversary!   2187 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

Posted 27 August 2018 - 03:15 AM

Sad to see David go, but I totally understand the reasoning behind it.

 

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#16394 SIX min WHISTLE   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4413 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

SIX min WHISTLE

Posted 27 August 2018 - 03:29 AM

Is this even on an X? I’ve been wondering, because my fiancé loves the hell out of this game and plays it all the time but occasionally the slow down will bug her (her ranch is huge and she has too many gordos haha). I was always curious if it was any better on the faster hardware, though.

Yeah, it might just be how my farm is in my game. I have a lot of exploding/crystal slimes in one area and I guess it could be causing the slowdown.



#16395 pittsnoggle   Lord CAGiversary!   4356 Posts   Joined 6.8 Years Ago  

pittsnoggle

Posted 27 August 2018 - 03:50 AM

I got bored of slime rancher after a few hours so never made it to the slow down causing parts, just saw it pop up when sorted under X enhanced and thought about going back to it since they made it have less busy work with that recent update



#16396 Masters_93  

Masters_93

Posted 27 August 2018 - 04:01 AM

That's awesome! I want to map them on a calendar, lol.

Also... I think it's safe to buy Xbox credit on Bing now if you were wanting to save it for Black Friday, I think it will expire after deals go live now?? Guess it's safest to wait a couple more days.


When do the Black Friday sales start?

#16397 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   10001 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

Posted 27 August 2018 - 04:16 AM

Welp, after messing around a lot, finally got my Sony receiver working with my X. Atmos sounds stunning and, for some reason, the HDR looks even better. Not sure if my old receiver was damping the HDR when it passed through but not complaining with my new setup.

#16398 PatFortenbaugh   ALL GLORY TO THE GAME PASS CAGiversary!   1063 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

PatFortenbaugh

Posted 27 August 2018 - 04:36 AM

I wanted to thank you everyone once again. Today I am retiring from CAG till I can pick up my life. I will join Starsleep in his hiding. Maybe one day I can come back if and the wife get back together or she changes her mind. Right now I've done everything and haven't had any luck. I want to thank you guys again for everything. Now...
 
I will go to sleep.



Broooo.........
Don’t do anything wild!

#16399 Donken   President & CEO CAGiversary!   4415 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

Posted 27 August 2018 - 05:27 AM

When do the Black Friday sales start?


Last year it started Nov 17th.

#16400 Masters_93  

Masters_93

Posted 27 August 2018 - 06:43 AM

Last year it started Nov 17th.


Crap. I have some credit expiring on November 2nd

#16401 josekortez   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   7943 Posts   Joined 16.8 Years Ago  

Posted 27 August 2018 - 12:38 PM

Anyone know if Don't Starve Together can be played single player at all? I know it's meant to be played co-op but the original edition isn't on sale and Together is.

#16402 p0rn0saur   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3084 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

p0rn0saur

Posted 27 August 2018 - 12:54 PM

Anyone know if Don't Starve Together can be played single player at all? I know it's meant to be played co-op but the original edition isn't on sale and Together is.

I'm not 100% but I want to say it's a "standalone" multi-player expansion, meaning no single player, co-op only. One thing I'm sure of it's last day to lock in the Amazon Prime discount, thinking of putting in one for Fallout 76 even if I cancel just for some beta action. 



#16403 gamegirlpocket   hope rides alone CAGiversary!   3192 Posts   Joined 4.7 Years Ago  

gamegirlpocket

Posted 27 August 2018 - 01:02 PM

Not sure if I saw anyone mention it, but Hollow Knight is coming to X1 next Spring, and will have a physical release. 

 

It was on sale on Steam the last few days so I figured I'd try it on my new laptop. It might be my own GOTY.



#16404 RedPandaKids  

RedPandaKids

Posted 27 August 2018 - 01:20 PM

Not sure if I saw anyone mention it, but Hollow Knight is coming to X1 next Spring, and will have a physical release.

It was on sale on Steam the last few days so I figured I'd try it on my new laptop. It might be my own GOTY.


Better than dead cells for you?

#16405 BellardB   Get your head in the game! CAGiversary!   596 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

Posted 27 August 2018 - 01:31 PM

Hollow Knight > Dead Cells



#16406 p0rn0saur   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3084 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

p0rn0saur

Posted 27 August 2018 - 01:55 PM

Yo, Hollow Knight, I'm really happy for ya, I'll probably get the xbox version, but Dead Cells is one of the greatest games of this console generation /Kanye 



#16407 BellardB   Get your head in the game! CAGiversary!   596 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

Posted 27 August 2018 - 02:04 PM

Yo, Hollow Knight, I'm really happy for ya, I'll probably get the xbox version, but Dead Cells is one of the greatest games of this console generation /Kanye 

It's close but Hollow Knight is better.  They're different enough from each other that you need to own both in my opinion.



#16408 gamegirlpocket   hope rides alone CAGiversary!   3192 Posts   Joined 4.7 Years Ago  

gamegirlpocket

Posted 27 August 2018 - 02:35 PM

Better than dead cells for you?

I'm leaning towards yes, although word is that Hollow Knight is ~20 hours long, so it may wear out its welcome. So far, I don't see that happening. Metroid is my favorite series, and I was a little disappointed with Axiom Verge's hype. It was great fun, but forgettable. Hollow Knight is what I wanted AV to be. Beautiful graphics and attention to detail, tight controls, challenging, and an enormous world where exploration is kind of its own reward. And the art style - it's like if Edward Gorey's illustrations and Rayman Origins had a gothic baby.

 

I realize that all of those descriptions apply to Dead Cells, too. The difference is in the roguelike elements. I play Dead Cells for 2-3 hours and I take a break for a few days because running through the same environments and doing 75% of the same thing each time gets repetitive, but once I've taken a break, I want to play it more.

 

With Hollow Knight, I'm afraid if I take a few days off, I'll forget what I'm doing, because the map is so large. But you also always feel like you're making progress as you find new areas and return to old ones with new abilities.

 

It's close but Hollow Knight is better.  They're different enough from each other that you need to own both in my opinion.

I think Dead Cells is more accessible to casual playing because it's a known quantity every time you turn it on. I can see some people loving DC because of it's pick-up-and-play, one-more-round style, but not investing the time in HK. Which is a shame, because they're both excellent. If HK releases for $15 like on other platforms, then it's a no-brainer, it's easily worth twice that.



#16409 bardockkun   Porn, Kitsch And Firearms CAGiversary!   14939 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

bardockkun

Posted 27 August 2018 - 02:47 PM

The realization I don't know what the difference is between Hollow Knight and Dead Cells and probably won't remember or know until they're on sale.



#16410 awp   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   10001 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

Posted 27 August 2018 - 02:49 PM

Not sure if I saw anyone mention it, but Hollow Knight is coming to X1 next Spring, and will have a physical release.

It was on sale on Steam the last few days so I figured I'd try it on my new laptop. It might be my own GOTY.

Awesome news! Personally prefer Dead Cells in the whole Metroidvania space having played Hollow Knight on PC some. But I have really wanted it on console since I don’t really do much PC gaming. It is a great game.