Halo and a 65" RPTV

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  1. Eric Samonte

    Eric Samonte Screenwriter

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    Well, I've given up on playing on the big screen. I'm now down to a pathetic 13". I guess I've been too used to a 17" monitor for FPS that anything bigger makes me dizzy and makes my head tick like crazy. Then again it might be the controls. For CS, I use the mouse and u know how fluid that can be.

    Any of u guys have similar experiences?
     
  2. Chris Bardon

    Chris Bardon Cinematographer

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    So let me get this straight-you'd rather play on a little 13" set than the 65"? Well, if you're not going to use it, I wouldn't mind taking it off your hands...

    Do you really find the controls that different from a keyboard and mouse? I thought the parallel was quite good actually.
     
  3. Dave Falasco

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    I would sooner eat glass than to give up Halo on a 58" screen.
     
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    felix_suwarno Screenwriter

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    mwahahahahahahaah
     
  5. Stan_MM

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    Hmmm, Maybe it's your viewing distance. I have Toshiba 65" with the HDTV hookups. My wife and I play from 15 feet and have no problems.

    I like to play with the room darkened and one coffee table lamp on on either, the front right or left, of the TV turned on. I think this light helps because the color from the TV could be overwhelming.

    We crank up the stereo and go for it! For me it has changed it from just "playing" a game to having an "experience".

    Hope you find a setup that's agreeable with you!
     
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    Hell man, I don't know how you can handle going from such a nice sized screen to such a tiny little one?

    My downstairs is being remodeled into a true home theater and, I haven't been able to use my 60" Proscan for quite some time. I'm stuck upstairs on a 35" and, I can't help the squinty, claustrophobic feeling I get playing on it. It's damn hard to get used to and I've been using it since last November.
     
  7. Eric Samonte

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    So I take it I should just "suck it up" and go ballistic with it. Hmmm...maybe tomorrow...I got time to blow chunks and all anyway....will let u guys know how it goes....
     
  8. Michael St. Clair

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    Well, I've got a 53", and if the PC version were out I'd rather play it on my 21" Viewsonic at 1600x1200 than at 640x480p on my RPTV.

    Don't get me wrong, I think Halo, and the XBox, are absolutely fantastic...but a first person shooter benefits greatly from resolution.
     
  9. Stan_MM

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    Michael St. Clair,

    I know where you are coming from and I completely understand. I have been playing FPS's for years on the PC and my wife wasn't even remotely interested. And I never even attempted to get her to play with me.

    Even with a decent sized office and desk there are so many other things she wouldn't want to "deal" with. Might have a lot to do with being uncomfortable with a PC.

    But the TV she knows, plop down on the couch and let's play. She'll even be satisfied just watching me play games.

    I find myself less and less playing the PC games because I find it more enjoyable to participate with her.

    Cheers!

    Stan
     
  10. Dave Falasco

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    Eric, don't let us big-TV snobs push you around, man...if it literally makes you ill to play Halo on your big TV then it hardly seems worth it! I mean, it's a great game, but not if you have to pause it every five minutes to run to the john... [​IMG]
    Seriously, as a previous poster suggested, is it possible that you are sitting too close? Did you try moving back to about 15 feet? That's the only thing I can think of...sometimes it's weird how certain games affect certain people. I remember getting pretty nauseous playing Descent on my little 15" monitor back in the day.
    I hope moving back works out for you, because it would be a shame to miss out on such a great experience! Do any other games affect you like that?
     
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  12. Eric Samonte

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    OK...an update. tried it for a good 3 hours and I guess

    I AM CURED!!!

    I reached up to Truth and Reconciliation on Legendary mind you! And I learned that the cute pistol with the zoom is quite effective "snipping" these aliens. I had a hard time..u can tell by the time I soent on it...but its worth it.
     
  13. Jon Diehl

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    Eric,

    I've had the same experience. For the first few days of playing Halo on my 65" HDTV, I was also very motion sick. I'm using to playing FPS on my 19" monitor, and driving around the warthog was also making me dizzy....even sitting 14ft from the screen.

    I kept playing though, and after a week or so, I was fine.
     

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