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Nov
21
comment Why do video game framerates need to be so much higher than TV and cinema framerates?
the title of the question is "Why do video game framerates need to be so much higher than TV and cinema framerates?" and doesn't really care about 60fps. I think the answers below this one actually answer the question, whereas this one answers a question that wasn't asked -- about the historical changes in film and video (vcr, etc) frame rates. It is by no means a bad answer but it really doesn't answer the question as asked.
Nov
21
comment Is it possible to use the new Rock Band 3 instruments cross-console?
the only controller that worked this way was the $299 Fender Squier Stratocaster, which has since been discontinued. It had a generic midi out, and you had to buy one of the platform specific midi dongles (Xbox/PS3/Wii) to connect it to your console. Nothing else to date like this.
Nov
20
comment Why do video game framerates need to be so much higher than TV and cinema framerates?
I agree with all the criticisms of this answer; it's largely unsourced and mostly does not address the original question, which was about games and 60fps not the general topic of 60fps vs 24fps in movies.
Nov
20
comment Is there a workaround for LEGO Harry Potter Years 5-7 freezing during year 6 on the Wii?
thanks for confirming!
Nov
19
comment What is the range of the T-UGS?
what do you mean by maximum zoom? Maximum zoomed IN or maximum zoomed OUT? I'm very unclear.
Nov
19
comment How do I effectively fight Brutes?
the upgraded dual-wield pistols are very good; I suggest going all the way to level 4 on your pistols and getting dual-wield pretty early. One gets armor piercing bullets, the other (the default Saints gun) gets explosive bullets. Explosives are generally better for Brutes IMHO as they aren't typically armored, just have a ton of health.
Nov
18
comment Why does it take so long for the support class to re-supply rockets/mines/etc?
@MichaelPryor I don't think anyone has documented this. But anecdotally I have noticed that regular gun ammo has to fill first before explosives will even begin to fill. So the supply crate can used up on just rifle ammo .. it is possible, because that always goes first.
Nov
18
comment Why can't I get the “M-COM Defender” ribbon in Battlefield 3?
that was never in dispute
Nov
16
comment Why does it take so long for the support class to re-supply rockets/mines/etc?
not only that, but I believe explosive resupply "uses up" the supply crate faster too at which point it disappears. So the support guy will need to drop another supply crate even faster!
Nov
16
comment Retail boxed Steam activated games: can they be resold?
@david technically Steam can be on Mac (I always forget) but I agree, this isn't pc specific.
Nov
16
comment What's wrong with my Nyko Zoom and Kinect setup?
to be honest, it sounds like this might be a flawed product
Nov
14
comment How can I pass the bathroom part in the mission “Enter the Bank” undetected?
are you sure you're pressing the correct buttons, e.g. you think it's one button but it is actually another? All the quick time events are simple, just press the correct button within the alotted time.
Nov
12
comment What happens when a vehicle is “disabled” in Battlefield 3?
note that regen requires the "repair" perk to be equipped. This confuses a lot of folks because it's the default perk on tanks. But that's not always so as you unlock additional perks.. and repair must be unlocked, for example, on the IFV and AA vehicles.
Nov
6
comment How to exit a Battlefield 3 server after a match has finished?
PC players can press ESC after the stats slideshow (and click "skip" to stop the slideshow) and get prompted to exit the game. Or ALT+F4 of course..
Nov
5
comment Battlefield 3 weapons statistics (damage, etc.)
it's not really possible to read the server side game code, though. That's my understanding.
Nov
2
comment Battlefield 3 freezes 5 minutes into the campaign
@robot don't forget to update your video drivers as well, this can be odd on laptops
Nov
2
comment Does Battlefield 3 support cross-platform multiplayer?
@andy this has been tried and the mouse/keyboard folks clobber the controller folks every time. It would be extremely unfair, even if the maps were identical, because mouse offers a much higher level of aiming precision than is possible with a thumbstick.
Nov
2
comment What determines whether or not I become the Squad Leader of a given Squad?
@MrSmooth yeah I thought it might be rank based, that wasn't true, then I thought it was "in order of join" now I am not sure that's true either. Seems to be random?
Nov
1
comment What's the point of being squad leader?
@SSumner in hardcore mode you can only spawn on the squad leader, although this is also a standalone server setting that can be toggled on or off -- you're most likely to see it working on a hardcore server.
Oct
31
comment Do tank bullets inflict damage on other tanks and jets in Battlefield 3?
the anti-air vehicle chaingun is about the only exception to "bullets don't hurt tanks". And even then it takes quite a while to do real damage.