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Posted by MysterD on 24 January 2018 - 12:05 PM
Thanks. So what’s the big deal about having a detachable mic?
Like just about anything else, when you buy a product that comes by itself and spend decent $ on it - it's usually a lot better than a product that does 2-in-1 or multiple things.
For headphones for music:
Klipsch R6 Reference Headphones. Love it. B/c I do listen to music w/ lots of bass such as hip-hop/rap and modern pop, the bass here is very thick. I love it. Often around $100, this has been $27 many times on NewEgg; watch for a sale b/c it's awesome. No mic here, though. Regardless, it's so good, I've bought like 3 pairs of these when it hits $27 (or a few bucks less).
Headphones/mic combo for gaming:
Turtle Beach PX22. Overall, it's pretty good and comes w/ its own amp/controller in which you can control bass, sound levels, and other stuff. B/c it is older, do note if you have Windows 10 and you have a RealTek audio card, get a USB Sound Card DAC and plug it into that (Syba USB Sound Card has been on sale numerous times for $5 on Newegg) b/c the headset's older and don't work out-the-box without it.
Turtle Beach Streamer Mic. Side note, it's also built to work out-the-box w/ PS4 and X1. Anyways, make sure if you do buy one of these, catch 'em on sale; many feel it's overpriced if you buy at full price...and at that case, many feel you probably might as well buy a Yeti. Regardless, bought this at BB it was on sale, price-matched it w/ another sale price elsewhere (PM w/ Amazon), and dumped a bunch of BB Reward Point $ on this - basically came to around $15 after everything (before tax). Anyways, make sure if you buy this - upgrade all firmware, software and mess around w/ sound levels. There are extra settings, even more Cardiod options (Spellings?), and stuff if you update it all properly. Or else, it won't sound that hot if you just plug it in, don't get every update and don't mess w/ the sound levels. After all of the tweaking, though; I've come to like this. Mic quality sounds a lot better once you mess around w/ all the sound levels.
Posted by MysterD on 22 January 2018 - 10:37 PM
Looks like Blue Microphone Yeti / Ghost Recon Wildlands Streamer Bundle (Uplay key) was $75 on Best Buy:
It's sold out online.
Dunno if some of y'all that might be looking for either item or both - yeah, might wanna check your local BB or whatever....just in case.
Posted by MysterD on 21 January 2018 - 11:54 PM
You can't play safe with a 20-10 lead on the Pats going into the 4th. You have to keep hitting the gas and keep going for the jugular. Jags really didn't; they played safe & tried to grind the clock down on offense and defense; and it bit them in the butt in the end. Sound familiar? Of course it does, as The Comeback Pats did exactly what they did to the Falcons last year at the SB.
There were also some pass interference calls, late hits, and other things that could've been called - all which would've been in favor of the Pats, BTW; those didn't happen. Also, the Pats wound-up behind, didn't get some calls early on, and also didn't really get themselves going until later. The refs could've made some calls, sure - but in Play-Off and Championship games, they're just going to let a lot of things go here and let them freaking play football.
Love or hate them but the Patriots really are the best team. They don't beat themselves, they don't play dirty, and they can win without their best players.
Bingo. They very often do find a way to win - whether changing schemes, adapting to what's happening on the field in the plays or with injuries (i.e. see Gronk taking the hit that took him out the game), or whatever the case might be.
Posted by MysterD on 20 January 2018 - 09:56 PM
What is this mythical 75% off I've heard of? All I ever see is 50% if I'm lucky.
This percentage was popular on Steam early on, before AAA dev's/pub's and Valve/Steam pretty much took over the digital distribution PC industry - basically, back before Steam killed off Stardock's Impulse (which GameStop later bought out).
Also, more pub's like EA decided to put more emphasis on their own clients, these days - i.e. EA w/ Origin; Ubisoft w/ UPlay; Blizzard w/ BNet. Discounts have gotten weaker as PC gaming got more popular again, too.
I also miss the days, few years back, when Amazon DVG was ran by Tony and often matching or topping Steam's prices. They were often both competing against each other for "best prices", back in the golden era of Steam and AmazonTony.
Posted by MysterD on 20 January 2018 - 02:10 AM
Who cares? That wasn't the point. I wasn't saying "The game failed to provide a precise turning radius using the keyboard", I said "The keyboard control layout was seemingly chosen either at random or by a madman."
Although, given that everyone was falling off the map all the time, I'm guessing the answer is: Like shit.
I remember back when Resi Evil 4 PC (retail version) came out. KB-mouse controls, you'd think, in a third-person shooter would be decent - like that of Max Payne series. Horrible. It was better off using the actual gamepad b/c they so botched the controls badly with no mouse support and that you're stuck w/ cursors for aiming. WTF?
It was just much easier to play with a gamepad, since it was a console game first and since they screwed-up the PC KB-mouse controls.
Turning in any game w/ the keyboard, especially in a fast racing game - yeah, it normally won't be good. Hitting two WSAD or cursors keys is just going to be awkward, whereas on a gamepad you can hit angles w/ ease.
So, what's next? Gonna play a real time strategy game that uses tons of hotkeys on the keyboard with a very limited button-based gamepad?
Posted by MysterD on 19 January 2018 - 11:06 PM
Last night, the Bros played ATV: Stupid Racing Shit although I wish we hadn't. The keyboard control scheme was designed by throwing a handful of pebbles at a keyboard and figuring whatever keys got hit were the ones they would use. Rebinding the keys was a chore with the poorly designed interface. "Ah HA!" you say, "But why would you use a keyboard for a racing game?" First off, screw you that's why. Secondly, the point is that if you're going to have keyboard controls, even if the input device isn't optimal, put some God damn basic sense into designing them. Third of all, once we started racing everyone except Link raced for shit so apparently the controller input wasn't any better (or arguably worse if I was outracing Spoder with my keyboard).
Link either designed the game or was hacking.
Anyway, the graphics were mediocre, the game modes were the same old stuff and we kept seeing the same stupid map over and over 90% of the time. We spent most of our time falling off the map and getting penalties for unexplained reasons. I stuck around long enough for us to get an achievement for having ten players in a race (this is apparently something rare enough to qualify as an achievement in this game) and then it turns out that nearly 5% of the players have the achievement, probably because the player base of the game over its lifespan was fifty people. Then I left and people complained and then, five minutes later, all saw me for the visionary I was and they left as well. that game.
Does it have gamepad support? If it does - how does it play like a gamepad?
That's how I play all racing games - it's just much quicker, faster & responsive for shifting gears; breaking; hitting the gas; using angles on the D-pad or analog stick especially for drifting and going around corners; or whatever.
You know, I certainly wouldn't use a KB/mouse for a fighting game like say Mortal Kombat, you know?
I definitely play Dark Souls with a gamepad. Who plays an extremely precise control-style game like that w/ a KB/mouse?
Some certain game types just play like garbage normally w/ certain control methods.
Posted by MysterD on 15 January 2018 - 11:54 AM
Posted by MysterD on 14 January 2018 - 07:31 PM
Went to a Walmart's today, looking for that Razer 4-in-1 Holiday Bundle for the KB, Mouse, Headset, Mousepad Bundle.
Brickseek had a few listed here at $50, so I figured I'd check it out. Someone bought all 2 of them this morning one of the employees said.