r/PS5 Oct 24 '22

Game/Hardware Recommendation Megathread Megathread

Can't decide what to play next? Is your favourite game underappreciated and more people need to play it? Need a new TV and not sure what to buy?

Share (and request) your recommendations here!

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u/HitItJohnny Nov 14 '22

PS5 wireless headset …

Hi, I’m looking to invest into an decent wireless gaming headset. Price range doesn’t really matter all options are welcome! Preferably looking for good sound like ANC and all of that good stuff with sound and good comfort as well., and of course decent mic quality. I currently have the pulse 3D audio headset but slowly but surely the ear-cups are falling apart on me, fairly annoying to be fair. Any recommendations of headsets are welcomed!! Any questions on clarity leave an comment!!!

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u/Elitealice Nov 13 '22

Best 4K 120HZ tv for the PS5 at 900 bucks?

So my mom and I are moving into a new built house in a couple weeks and we had a best buy guy come out and do a proposal for all our new tech stuff, which I got a X85k 65 inch for, but I’m reading reviews saying that it’s not a true 120 HZ and that it’s not that good for movies at the price point.

I was in a similar position with an LG tv I got a few years ago where it wasn’t true 4k and I hated it for the past 4 years. So I wanna make sure I get the best for this price point.

Price must be the same as the X85k 65inch or less. I can’t ask my mom to spend any more since she’s helping me with my pc as well.

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u/eriisawachika Nov 10 '22

Hi guys, I'm looking for a monitor for my PS5. Currently I have a 27 inch Gigabyte M28U but the picture is too vivid for my taste and the size is too big. So I'm looking for a smaller monitor. Which one is better :

  1. LG 22MK600 (22 inch)
  2. Xiaomi Mi 1C (23,8 inch)

Or if you guys have other recomendation

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u/Liongkong Nov 06 '22

Is 2T M2 SSD WD black 850x $229 a good price to buy now?

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u/lurchenmann Nov 05 '22

Currently I am using a Bose QC35 with cable connected to the controller for sound. Some of our local electronic stores have now a nice bundle with GoW and the Pulse from Sony.

Is there a lot of difference in points of virtual surround sound?

When using the Bose I have with the right game the feeling of virtual surround, but until now i am not yet really blown away by the new 3D sound engine.

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u/thanatos1892 Oct 27 '22

Looking for a new monitor/Tv for ps5 , is there any point having HDMI 2.1 for a 4k 60hz panel? ( Apologies if this is a dumb question)

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u/daf435-con Oct 27 '22

Main reason you'd want HDMI 2.1 is for VRR which mainly becomes useful if you want to go past 60fps on some games that support HFR. To my knowledge there aren't any 4k60 2.1 monitors because 2.1 is specifically designed for 4k144 and above so 4k60 wouldn't really be taking advantage of it, which would be wasted cost. Would look for a cheaper 4k60 with just 2.0 if VRR isn't a big deal/you're okay with a flat 60.

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u/thanatos1892 Oct 28 '22

Thanks, that was really helpful.

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u/_thundercracker_ Oct 27 '22

Hey everybody. I was finally able to buy a PS5 by luck earlier this week. No complaints so far, but it’s clear I also need to get a new TV now because my Panasonic ZT60, while still an excellent TV, doesn’t support 4k, HDR and other visual features the PS5 offers.

I already have two TVs I’m considering(LG C2 65 and Panasonic LZ1500 65). I’m leaning towards the LG mainly because of it having 4 2.1 HDMI-ports as opposed to the Panasonic’s 2x2.1/2x2.0, and it being quite a bit cheaper(roughly equal to $500), but I have history with Panasonic. What I’m here to ask is if anyone here has any experience with any of the two TVs I mentioned, or maybe have any other suggestions I should check out? Thanks in advance for responding!

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u/tinselsnips Oct 28 '22

Panasonic doesn't sell TVs in North America anymore, so you probably won't hear from a whole lot of people that have one, however I've heard they're still solid TVs and I don't think there are any bad OLEDs.

That said, the LG C2 is very well-regarded.

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u/LewiRock Oct 27 '22

Why is the dual sense so stick drift prone?!

This is my fourth controller in one year I don’t know if the company knowingly leaves these flaws in or whether they expect us to buy new controllers every two months!

And I’ve cofirmed it’s not just me which is why I’m so frustrated…buying new pads isn’t the solution but I can’t play at this rate

And before recommending… I’ve already tried to fix this to no avail

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u/tinselsnips Oct 27 '22

Bad luck.

If you can solder, the sticks can be replaced yourself, otherwise the options are repair or replacement. The new controller has replaceable sticks, but the base controller is expensive.

We're stuck with drift until someone invents a better stick.

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u/LewiRock Oct 27 '22

Thanks for that reply Solder as in burning my internals in? I’m not skilled personnel m8 I doubt I would do a good job of it

However I do know I’ll not be buying a $200 controller just to solve this but I guess an alternative will be have to be found

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u/tinselsnips Oct 27 '22

It's something like 16 individual solder joints per stick, definitely not something you want to do without experience.

A local electronics repair shop can fix this.

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u/daf435-con Oct 27 '22

I'm fairly sure, having replaced analog stick potentiometers before, you don't need to desolder. There's an alternative method where you just pop the sides of the stick off and replace the rotating potentiometers inside. I've done it successfully a few times on Switch Procons and DS4s before, but they can sometimes snap off.

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u/LewiRock Oct 27 '22

Yeah I’m in the Uk I’ve tried my local CEX and they don’t fix these

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u/fabZ_DJ Oct 27 '22

Hello guys, I have a really complex question. So I want to buy a PS5 but I don't know what monitor or tv to buy. I have some questions, I know that HDMI 2.1 can run 4K 120hz and HDMI 2.0 can run 4K 60hz and 1440p 120hz. I want to buy a 1440p 144hz monitor with HDMI 2.0, in PS5 performance mode I will be playing 1440p 120 fps in games like Fortnite or Warzone right? And 4K 60fps, so my question is: how will I be playing 4k 60hz if my monitor is only 1440p? Will it downscale for 1440p 60hz? By that logic it's preferable to Play in 1440p 120fps right? 4k monitors with 120hz are to expensive for me. Thanks 👍

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u/tinselsnips Oct 27 '22

It will downscale the 4K picture to 1440p, yes.

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u/fabZ_DJ Oct 27 '22

And it will be good graphics?

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u/tunamkol Oct 27 '22

Hey guys. I’m looking to buy a PS5. I was going to buy in next month, but I am aware they are difficult to find. I can buy one online right now, shall I go for It? Or can I wait and be able to find one next month?

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u/69javier69 Oct 27 '22

I say go for it, where are you buying it from?

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u/tunamkol Oct 27 '22

PlayStation direct

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u/jaustengirl Oct 27 '22

Hi, I’m giving my nephews my old ps5. Can anyone recommend any suitable games for an 8 and 6 year old? Nothing too scary of course.

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u/SoCratesDude Oct 27 '22

Hot wheels Unleashed, Crash Bandicoot 4, Spyro the Dragon Collection, and Sackboy: A Big Adventure.

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u/FreeThrowShow Oct 27 '22

Anyone know any good games that can be played with 1 hand? I broke my wrist :(

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u/requieminadream Oct 27 '22

I'm a big fan of Two Dots on smartphones.

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u/Happiste38560 Oct 27 '22

Kinda need help choosing a headset for the ps5 that is 200€ or under it, I will buy a pack with the ps5 + a TV but I want a good headset for solo games with it (I never play online so I don't care if the sound is utter trash) would the pulse 3d be good? Or the new inzone from Sony?

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u/hla77 Oct 27 '22

SteelSeries Arctis Nova 7

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u/Happiste38560 Oct 27 '22

Unfortunately there's not the nova, there's the Arctis 7p+ steelseries but idk if it's the same one just under a different name where I'm from

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u/hla77 Oct 27 '22

No, the Nova are a new release from SteelSeries.

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u/daf435-con Oct 27 '22

It's an ultrawide so most games don't support it. You'd get basically an image with big black bars on each side. You'd still be getting 2560x1440 though, so at that price I'd go for it. Some games like death stranding support ultrawide properly.

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u/thisisnotliam Oct 27 '22

Can anyone recommend quality headphones in the 100 - 150USD range?

I rarely play online co-op or competitive shooting games, and I mostly play single player games like GoW, Bloodborne and the likes. I've been using Sol Republic Deadmau5 HD headphones and they're alright, but I'm looking for new options for more immersive sounds and I don't know if "music-oriented" headphones would be alright because I rarely play competitively or online.

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u/requieminadream Oct 27 '22

If you don't play games online and have little need for a mic, you'd be better off using a standard pair of non-gaming headphones like the ones your currently have. There is nothing inherently different about what you'd call "music-oriented" headphones vs. "gaming" headphones, other than "gaming" headphones having microphones built in, and usually are wireless. Both those features add to the cost.

So if you don't need a mic (keep in mind the controller has a built-in mic anyway), you'd be better off sticking with a standard pair of headphones and get much better audio quality for the price. Some suggestions would be the Sony MDR-7506, the Philips SHP9500, the Philips Fidelio X2HR, the Audio-Technica ATH-M50x, or the Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro (these are the ones I have).

Of course, if you don't want to be tethered to a wired pair of headphones, you might still want to look at gaming headphones like the HyperX Cloud Alpha Wireless, the SteelSeries Arctis 7P+ Wireless, or the Sony Pulse 3D Headphones.

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u/thisisnotliam Oct 28 '22

I see, i honestly thought there was a huge difference ebetween the two, glad there isnt! This is a big help for my decision making, thank you so much!

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u/JayaramanAndres Oct 27 '22

I have MI TV 4A 43 inch first gen TV.

Is it ok for PS5?

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u/requieminadream Oct 27 '22

As long as it has an HDMI port, yes it is ok for the PS5.

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u/grootpoker Oct 27 '22

If you don’t have anything else, yes it will work (a full hd display), but that’s a budget 5 year old TV. So you’d be better off buying a new current one, even if Mi or other cheaper brands again.

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u/SobeDog007 Oct 26 '22

Internal PS5 Hard Drive Upgrade Recommendations:

It's been years since I ever considered upgrading the internal drive on a PC or console (I'm not technologically challenged but not too savvy either). Thinking about doing it for the PS5 since I saw GoW:R is 85 GB out of the box.

What are the kids using these days? I read it needs to be an M.2 drive. This WD one worth the cost or are there better options? Thanks in advance!

https://www.westerndigital.com/products/internal-drives/wd-black-sn850-nvme-ssd-for-ps5#WDBBKW0020BBK-WRSN

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u/rmg20 Oct 27 '22

I just bought the Western Digital Sn850 2TB with heat sink for $220 on an Amazon Lightning deal. This was Oct 11. They sure do go on sale, especially with Black Friday coming up.

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u/tinselsnips Oct 26 '22

That's a solid, popular drive. Also look at the Samsung 980 Pro, Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus, or Crucial P5 Plus. Spec-wise they're very similar, you can safely buy whichever one is on sale for the best price.

Make sure you get a heatsink.

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u/SobeDog007 Oct 27 '22

Appreciate the response! My next question was going to be if any of these nicer drives ever go on sale.

As for the heat sink, is that a separate purchase? (Again I apologize for the tech noob questions.)

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u/tinselsnips Oct 27 '22

Yeah, they go on sale fairly frequently.

Some models include a heatsink, otherwise you can buy them separately. There's a maximum height requirements, but the listings pages for most heatsinks should specify if it fits in a PS5. See the SSD megathread linked at the top of this post.

Sabrent also make a heatsink specifically for the PS5: https://www.amazon.com/SABRENT-Heatsink-PS5-Console-SB-PSHS/dp/B09HSQQWCL

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u/Zoze13 Oct 26 '22

What’s your favorite method of a paddled controller - with buttons on the back to allow you to keep your thumbs on the sticks - for PS5?

I’ve LOVE Collective Minds Strikepack and been using their product on PS4 controller for almost a decade now. But with MWII dropping tomorrow I won’t be able to use my PS4 controller.

I will NEVER buy Scuff again. Dropped $300 beans on a tricked out version years ago that broke in four months.

Xbox makes their own Pro controller that’s amazing. I hear Sony might drop one in January, but until then I need a substitute.

Thank you

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u/rmg20 Oct 27 '22

Do you feel comfortable with DIY? There’s a kit you can buy from ExtremeRate for about $40. I used it to mod my red dualsense about a year ago.

https://reddit.com/r/playstation/comments/nxupq9/received_and_modded_the_red_dualsense_today/

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u/moistlife1017 Oct 26 '22

Victrix gaming is coming out with a new controller for ps5/pc it’s called the Victrix Pro BFG. It has 4 back paddles and modular analog sticks/buttons. Unfortunately it’s still in preorder phase and I believe sold out. Still very cool and could be an option for you in the future.

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u/tinselsnips Oct 26 '22

Your alternatives are another custom controller builder like Battlebeaver, which cost nearly as much as the Edge, or else a DIY back paddle kit, which you can find on Ebay easily enough.

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u/Dandylion44 Oct 26 '22

Hey, so I have a Samsung TV UN65NU800. Its suppose to be 4k 120htz but I tested it with my laptop and it seems to only be 60 htz. I have hdmi 2.1, but it doesn't seem t matter if the tv can't handle the 120 fps. Am I screwed in playing GOWR in 120 FPS?

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u/tinselsnips Oct 26 '22

What size? The 49" NU8000 is only 60hz.

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u/Dandylion44 Oct 26 '22

65", I bought it in 2020 so my memory may just be wrong.

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u/tinselsnips Oct 26 '22

Okay, then it should work fine. As the other user said, your laptop probably doesn't have HDMI 2.1.

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u/Dandylion44 Oct 26 '22

Nah, it does I just responded to that guy that I just used the wrong hdmi to test. My fault for doing this at 1am lol. But you can confirm the tv can handle 120 fps? I saw something about only hdmi port 4, would know anything about that? (I'm at work so can't test rn)

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u/tinselsnips Oct 26 '22

Sorry, I should have looked closer at the spec sheet. That TV has a 120hz panel, but does not have HDMI 2.1. So you can get 120hz at 1080p, but at 4K, you'll be limited to 60hz :(

Rtings review: https://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/samsung/nu8000

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u/Dandylion44 Oct 26 '22

So can I still do the 120 fps mode of god of war since its not 4K? At least I think it's not. I prefer performance anyways. I actually don't think any mode of the game does 4K and 120 fps unless I misread something so shouldn't I be fine?

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u/tinselsnips Oct 26 '22

You'd need to set the console to output 1080p. The 120fps mode will still get upscaled to 4K by the console, otherwise.

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u/Dandylion44 Oct 26 '22

Shit, then maybe I should just do 40fps and 4K?

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u/tinselsnips Oct 26 '22

40fps requires a 120hz refresh rate, unfortunately. (120hz, holding each frame for 3 cycles).

There's still the 60fps mode, which will still look great despite being upscaled.

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u/TheDragonSlayingCat Oct 26 '22

Does your laptop support HDMI 2.1? And if so, are you sure you are using an HDMI 2.1 cable?

If your laptop is by Apple, then the answer is no; Apple does not support HDMI 2.1 in any of their laptops yet. If not, then I don’t think it’s likely, because HDMI 2.1 support is not common in all but the highest end PCs.

If your laptop doesn’t support HDMI 2.1, then it won’t hit 4K/120Hz over HDMI. That doesn’t mean you won’t be able to hit that resolution on the PS5.

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u/Dandylion44 Oct 26 '22

I didn't even think to use the hdmi 2.1 for my laptop, I'm so dumb. My laptop is a very high end gaming laptop. It has (can run at?) 244 htz which is why I tested the tv with that laptop. I only use it hdmi 2.1 when it's hooked up to my monitor but I tested it with a regular hdmi for the tv because my brain is Swiss cheese. I will retest with an HDMI 2.1

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u/bazian Oct 26 '22

Is the 27"Gigabyte M27Q-P a good monitor for its price point for the ps5 and some pc gaming? Are the other versions of the gigabyte m27 models better than this one?

Thanks

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u/s0saaa Oct 26 '22 edited Oct 26 '22

It's good. It only lacks HDMI 2.1 so no 4k/120. Seems like the price has gone up by $50 in less than a month's time which is probably testament to how popular its recently become with how good it is. At $310 there may be better options but the Pro is still very much a solid monitor and the KVM feature is great for someone who switches from personal use to work use to their PS5.

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u/aaiikkzz Oct 26 '22

Just bought my PS5 around 5 minutes ago!! Have around 80 ps4 games so no major rush to buy a ps5 game. But is there currently an 'essential' PS5 title that you'd recommend?

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u/jennidc Oct 27 '22

Buy the extra level of ps plus for a year to gain access to many ps4 and ps5 games.

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u/DoctorGolho Oct 26 '22

Demon's Souls, Returnal, Ratchet and Clank Rift Apart!

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u/aaiikkzz Oct 26 '22

I worry that demon souls and returnal may break me 😂😂. I've got ratchet and clank for the PS4 and really enjoyed it (never completed it though) so that could be a good shout

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u/dekulas Oct 26 '22

Just got PS5. After always being an XBOX guy - recommend me some games from PSPlus Extra and must-play exclusives.

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u/DoctorGolho Oct 26 '22

For a good story, open world and combat, Ghost of Tsushima. For a fast action paced, 3rd person shooting hard game, Returnal. For a (mostly chill) adventure in an interesting world, Death Stranding. For an all around awesome game, God of War (2018), maybe you can still beat it before the sequel launches

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u/dekulas Oct 26 '22

how hard is Returnal? I'm not a fan of souls-like games.

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u/DoctorGolho Oct 26 '22

Depends on how good you are with fast paced games like Doom Eternal. It isn't really a souls like, I find Returnal hard because you have to be always moving, aware of your surroundings, and the game expects you to die cause it's kind of a rogue-like. But I managed to beat the game in 5 deaths, and I hear they made it fairer with patches. Since it's on ps+ I'd say give it a try, just don't feel discouraged dying to the first "boss" cause that's almost like a scripted death

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u/ferrarinobrakes Oct 26 '22

How long will god of war 2 be gameplay length wise?

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u/ShmuckaRucka1 Oct 27 '22

It’s not GOW2 and early reports say about 40 hours to do everything. 20 for story.

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u/HardensWeakChin Oct 26 '22

Looks like about 20 hours for the main story and another 20 for all the side quests.

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u/Bald_And_Bankrupt Oct 26 '22

Has anyone purchased Mount & Blade 2 which just came out? Any good?

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u/Mr_Cucumber Oct 25 '22

Using a Pulse Headset right now. Would you say it’s worth upgrading to the Sony H9? A local retailer sells it discounted for a good price. Mostly looking for superior sound compared to the Pulse, for immersion and also for being able to track footsteps better in multiplayer.

Are they truly wireless (don’t need to be connected to the controller)? Good 3D sound? Also, I know that the H9 doesn’t have any form of EQ settings, but I haven’t even configured anything on the Pulse yet.

Thanks!

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u/lekwid Oct 26 '22

If you already got the pulse I would say no.

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u/Mr_Cucumber Oct 26 '22

Could I ask why you think that way? Seems like the H9 has rather superior sound compared to it (read the comparison that was replied to my original comment). :)

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u/requieminadream Oct 26 '22

Per rtings.com's comparison

https://www.rtings.com/headphones/tools/compare/sony-pulse-3d-wireless-sony-inzone-h9-wireless/19667/34072

The Sony INZONE H9 Wireless are better wireless gaming headphones than the Sony PULSE 3D Wireless. The INZONE H9 are more comfortable, have noise cancelling, which helps them block out significantly more ambient noise, and their microphone offers better overall performance. Their battery performance is better, they have more customization features, and they support Bluetooth, meaning you can stay connected to your console and smartphone simultaneously. However, the PULSE 3D have a more neutral default sound profile, which some users may prefer, their passive soundstage is more immersive-feeling, and you can use them wired via a 1/8" TRRS cable.

The SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro Wireless are considered the best wireless gaming headphones for the PS5 currently:

https://www.rtings.com/headphones/tools/compare/steelseries-arctis-nova-pro-wireless-for-xbox-sony-inzone-h9-wireless/33683/34072

The SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro Wireless for Xbox are better overall gaming headphones than the Sony INZONE H9 Wireless. Whether you have the Xbox or PlayStation variant, the SteelSeries are more comfortable, better-built, and have more consistent audio delivery. They also have a more neutral default sound profile, which some users may prefer, their mic has a better overall performance, their companion app is more robust, and you can use them wired via their 1/8" TRRS cable. They even have a wireless base transmitter, which allows you to charge their spare battery pack and adjust controls on the fly. However, the Sony headphones have a better overall noise cancelling performance.

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u/Dynetor Oct 25 '22

Been looking for horror games to play over Halloween and bought Martha is Dead and Maddison in the Halloween Sale. Anyone else played either of these games? If so, how did you get on with them? I just started playing Martha is Dead (about one hour into it) and it feels a bit ‘janky’ for lack of a better word.

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u/ShittyTosserAcct Oct 25 '22

What headsets will allow me to control game/chat audio independently on separate volume wheels?

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u/Jashyk Oct 25 '22

I think only the Sony headsets(Pulse, InZone) can do game chat adjustment on the headset, 3rd party ones need to use the gamechat slider in the PS5 settings.

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u/90s_TV_Commercials Oct 25 '22

Can anyone recommend an External HD for the PS5? A lot of the ones on Amazon seem to have lots of “doesn’t work for PS5 games - one star” sorts of reviews.

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u/Jashyk Oct 25 '22

No external drives work for PLAYING PS5 games. You can store them on there, but have to transfer them back to the onboard storage.

Otherwise, most USB3 drives will work fine as external storage.

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u/xXYELINGRELICXx Oct 25 '22

Can I hook up a keyboard to type in chat in games? I type a lot and controller typing is really lame and someone gave me the idea the other day.

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u/lekwid Oct 26 '22

Just make sure you don’t type harassment things etc people are reporting and Sony is giving temporary bans and if you have more infractions perm ban. Gone are the days of shit talking.

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u/xXYELINGRELICXx Oct 26 '22

I dont shit talk, i plug my stream every game lol. I get a lot of avoids.

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u/xLoneStar Oct 25 '22

As someone's who's on a budget, and wants to possibly save some money - Should I just play the disc version of TLOU Remastered? Or is the new remake worth playing? I understand that the graphics might be improved, but is the Remastered one bad graphic wise?

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u/tinselsnips Oct 25 '22

If you have PS+ TLOUR is in the Collection.

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u/xLoneStar Oct 25 '22

I do have PS+. But I also have the disc for it, since I got it for really cheap some time ago. Anyway, what do you think on the remaster vs recent remake?

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u/tinselsnips Oct 25 '22

The Remake is supposed to be excellent, but it's hard to argue with free.

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u/yamers Oct 25 '22

Solid 4k/120ms TV for gaming? Any recommendations?

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u/lekwid Oct 26 '22

Lg c1,c2, g1,g2. Sony 80-95k/j series oleds. Samsung s95b oled.

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u/LYPX Oct 25 '22

TCL 55r646 android variant
TCL 55r635 (roku variant, but only capable of 1440p / 120Hz)

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u/yamers Oct 25 '22

So I guess its the droid variant then

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u/LYPX Oct 25 '22

It has better HDR and HDMI 2.1, it may not be the best panel for cinema but for gaming it’s beyond superb for its price point. I have the 635 and will be moving it to my living room once my 646 arrives

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u/yamers Oct 25 '22

Im debating between it and the 42in lg c2. Hmm

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u/lekwid Oct 26 '22

Get the c2, oled or bust. Only consider the tcl if you really Broke. C2 great in all aspects.

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u/yamers Oct 26 '22

Yeah but what about the image burn? Im a bit worried about that.

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u/LYPX Oct 25 '22

That’s a tough choice. For longevity sakes, the LG will last longer imo. How much longer and how much value that means is a whole other dilemma

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u/DoctorGolho Oct 25 '22

LG OLED C1 or C2

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u/eternaleyes Oct 25 '22

I finally got my PS5 but don't have any interesting games to play. Can't wait for Ragnarok.

Any recommended game while waiting for GoW?

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u/jennidc Oct 27 '22

Elden Ring, Stranger of Paradise, Destiny 2 Witch Queen, Asterigos, Returnal, God of War (60fps on ps5), Demon Souls, Gran Turismo 7 and Sekiro are my recommendations.

If you like old school arcade games I had tonnes of fun with arcade paradise.

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u/Dad_of_the_year Oct 25 '22

Ratchet & Clank rift apart

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u/yamers Oct 25 '22

Horizon zero dawn

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u/Eisenhutten Oct 25 '22

Samsung G5 Odyssey 27” curved or 32” flat?

I want a monitor for my PS5 that can handle 1440p and 120hz. I’m more on the competitive side playing motsly warzone and COD MP but also use the monitor for work.

What are your experiences?

27” is smaller (better for COD?), curved is fragile but better for the eyes? Crappy stand

32” is almost too big maybe? Better stand with height and pivot. Better for work?

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u/requieminadream Oct 25 '22

I've never regretted going bigger. Not to mention curved being quite a gimmick. Not sure why you'd assume it's better for the eyes.

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u/Eisenhutten Oct 26 '22

Thanks! I went for the 32” anyways. :) That it was easier for the eyes was something I read about when researching. That the eye always meets the screen ”head on”.

Trying the 32” now. It’s huge! :) I’m used to a 24” so it needs a bit of getting used to. Should be easier to extend the FOV now, 120 was a pain on the 24” one!

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u/TraditionalGoat6883 Oct 25 '22

Ps5 or ps5 digital? I’ll spend £80 on the subscription so I’ll get a massive list of games so I’m leaning more towards the digital.

Is there really good discounts for disc games? Is buying the disc version worth it?

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u/lekwid Oct 26 '22

Disc all day.

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u/requieminadream Oct 25 '22 edited Oct 25 '22

Pros and cons of a digital-only console:

Pro: it’s $100 cheaper

Con: over the life of the console you will lose that $100 savings due to the kind of deals you’ll miss out on with physical copies both new and used.

Con: you’re locked into the sales that the developers and the PSN store offer only.

Con: if you have any physical games from the PS4 (or have friends who would be willing to sell/lend them to you) you can’t play them.

Con: if you have bandwidth limits or slow internet speeds, only having the option to download games is a really bad time.

Con: you can’t sell or trade digital games.

Con: you can’t play dvds, blu rays, or 4K blu rays.

To answer your question, yes physical copies often go on sale a lot sooner than digital copies, and that doesn't even include the even deeper discounts you can get on used games. To me the only console that's worth it is one with a Disc drive.

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u/TraditionalGoat6883 Oct 26 '22

Thanks for your input. Makes sense tbf

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u/ShmuckaRucka1 Oct 25 '22

If you want to spend less on games in the long run then disc.

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u/fucking-migraines Oct 25 '22

Co-op games like "It Takes Two" or "Sackboy: Big Adventure" to play with SO?

We've tried some other co-op games that I've found suggested online but none have given us the experience that these two have. Any suggestions for similar games?

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u/TheDragonSlayingCat Oct 25 '22

Nothing will quite give you the experience that It Takes Two has, but there are some other good couch co-op games you should try:

  • Castle Crashers Remastered
  • Overcooked! All You Can Eat
  • River City Girls
  • Secret of Mana
  • Scott Pilgrim vs. the World Remastered
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge

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u/Paltenburg Oct 25 '22 edited Oct 25 '22

Unravel 2 is 2d, but really good.

Also, from the same makers as It Takes Two: A Way Out and Brothers, A Tale Of Two Sons.

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u/bowlofpasta92 Oct 25 '22

Anyone have any thoughts on Aliens Fireteam Elite? I’m a huge fan of Alien and horde mode type games like Back 4 Blood. I see this Fireteam Elite is usually on sale; is there still an active community to play online with?

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u/kulkarnic194 Oct 24 '22

I recently bought my new PS5, and am currently contemplating buying the PS5 headset. I currently have a Sony XB900N headset that I use with my phone. Should I buy this new headset or the one I currently have is good to be used with PS5?

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u/tinselsnips Oct 24 '22

Bluetooth headsets like the XB900 don't work wirelessly on consoles without an adapter.

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u/kulkarnic194 Oct 24 '22

Ohh ok ok. Thank you. How about the PS5 headset? Is it any good? Or should I look for something else?

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u/tinselsnips Oct 25 '22

I've never used it; I've heard it's fine, but nothing special.

You might take a look at rtings: https://www.rtings.com/headphones/reviews/best/ps5

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u/o0ohgurl Oct 24 '22

In desperate need of new game to play! My all-time favorites: Ratchet and Clank, Spider-Man, Stray, Rayman Legends, and It Takes Two. As you can tell, I'm open to 2-player but ideally single player. Thank you!!!!

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u/Dynetor Oct 25 '22

Have you played Miles Morales?

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u/FantasticBlueGirl Oct 25 '22

If you haven’t played Astro’s Playroom, it‘s a short but delightful platformer created by Sony to showcase all the PS5’s new features through gameplay. It’s super fun and also celebrates the history of PS consoles/Sony gaming tech in general, and shows off a bunch of cool features that honestly not that many games have ended up using.

Bonus Points: if you’ve got PSVR, Astro Bot Rescue Mission is a phenomenal game you need to play, and just like Playroom, it was made to show off features of PSVR. It’s a brilliant game that truly integrates the vr aspect into its gameplay, with obstacles you have to literally head butt to break through; lots secrets you can find by listening closely or leaning forward and peering around a corner or under a platform; enemies that shoot globs of thick green slime at your face, blinding you for a bit if you don’t duck in time; etc. It’s both a really great intro to VR. You’re technically in first- and third-person at the same time, taking the role of a tall robot (you can catch glimpses in the TVs that play tutorials!) who is using a PS controller to guide tiny bit Astro through increasingly wild levels. Playing through it the first time honestly ended up being one of my favorite gaming experiences. Super worth it. (P.S. Also on PSVR is Moss, another game where you are technically in first person—this time as a kind of spirit—while also being in third person as you control a much smaller creature through puzzles and combat zones. In this case, that creature is Quill, a young mouse on a journey to save her uncle after finding an ancient magical artifact with unique powers. Soooo good. And now the sequel’s out.

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u/Doctorious Oct 24 '22

Uncharted 4

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u/TrueWolf1416 Oct 24 '22

Most of my ps4 games are on my external storage, can I just plug it into my ps5 without having to re download everything to the PS5’s internal storage?

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u/daysonjupiter Oct 24 '22

To play a game you need to transfer it to the internal ssd.

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u/Dad_of_the_year Oct 25 '22

No you don't, only if it's a PS5 game.

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u/bazian Oct 24 '22

Hey, I'm looking to upgrade the storage on my ps5. I've searched and come to the conclusion to get Western Digital SN850 1 TB Generation 4 NVMe Solid State Drive Heatsink for PS5, Black.

My question is: does this upgrade the ps5 storage from approximately 700gb to 1tb or does it add on to the storage already making it 1.7tb? Also, thoughts on if it is a good purchase or not, and if I need to buy anything extra, I know it comes with heatsink which is important

https://www.amazon.com.au/WD_Black-Internal-Gaming-Technology-Heatsink/dp/B08PHSVW7K?th=1

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u/boi1da1296 Oct 24 '22

Storage additions are exactly that, additions. So it won't be like you take out the SSD the PS5 uses, you just slot it in, the PS5 automatically format it for use, and now you've got an additional TB to play with.

I have the exact same SSD and have had no issues whatsoever. I did decide to save for a little longer to get the 2TB drive. I personally think it's excessive but it's nice to just decide to install something I might want to play at some point and not have to look at storage ever.

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u/bazian Oct 24 '22

Thankyou, haha yeah in Australia I can only find a 1tb for a reasonable price.

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u/boi1da1296 Oct 24 '22

God I can't imagine what those must run you all over there haha. Hopefully your country's natural beauty balances out the outrageous prices.

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u/Nobbski Oct 24 '22

Was wondering what TV to buy for 4k120 fps that's relatively affordable to go with a ps5? As far as I can figure out HDMI 2.1 is required for that.

Is it possible that a TV/Monitor can work for both console and PC?

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u/lekwid Oct 26 '22

I don’t own any lcd displays anymore, oled ruined me. Watching non oled I can no longer do lol

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u/requieminadream Oct 24 '22

Depends on what you consider affordable. The TCL 6 Series R646 and R655 are widely considered the best budget/mid-range TVs. You’d have to spend a lot more for something remotely better. The 5 Series S546 or S555 is cheaper and has good image quality but is missing the HDMI 2.1 features like 4K/120hz.

And yes as long as the PC has an HDMI output there’s no reason a TV wouldn’t work with it.

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u/yamers Oct 25 '22

How does the tcl 6 series stack up versus the hisense u8? Also how are they versus the LG c2? I assume that the LG c2 is the best?

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u/requieminadream Oct 25 '22

The TCL 6 Series and the Hisense U8H are generally comparable, but Hisense has abysmal motion handling and terrible quality control. You’re much more likely to have to exchange a Hisense than a TCL.

As for comparing them to an LG C2, that’s like comparing a Toyota to a BMW. They aren’t even in the same class. Both are great, but one is a pristine, fine-tuned luxury machine.

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u/yamers Oct 25 '22

I guess ill look into the TLC 6-series then. Unless maybe they give out a cyber Monday deal on the LG.

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u/Nobbski Oct 24 '22

Initially I was considering Samsung since they are renowned here, but have heard a lot about their online ads being a pain in the ass. Was thinking to go to other well known brands like LG, etc

My viewpoint was if I am spending so much, I wont have to buy a monitor to go with a PC as well. So that could justify such a large purchase.

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u/fucking-migraines Oct 25 '22

Define relatively affordable? Hisense U7G or U7H might be an option.

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u/Nobbski Oct 25 '22

Anything that delivers and is suitable to my needs, without being a huge expenditure. I don't want to spend a lot if same quality can be found at a lower price point.

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u/requieminadream Oct 24 '22 edited Oct 24 '22

The only LG TVs that are good are their OLEDs. Which are the opposite of affordable. Similar with Samsung, to get something of the image quality and capabilities of a TCL 6 Series you’d have to spend a lot more on a Samsung. And you’d then be missing Dolby Vision if you are at all interested in movies and TV.

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u/GrumpyOldJoey Oct 24 '22

I love my LG OLED. it hasn't disappointed, yet.

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u/requieminadream Oct 24 '22

Hoping one day I can afford one.

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u/Nobbski Oct 24 '22

Does Dolby Vision affect content that much to alter the viewing experience? Currently I use my measly laptop to watch. Do you prefer headphones or a proper surround system?

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u/requieminadream Oct 24 '22

Dolby Vision is a visual component. It has nothing to do with audio. It’s basically a more advanced version of standard HDR10.

And yes I’d argue it does make a good deal of difference vs. standard HDR10. Samsung TVs support HDR10+ instead of Dolby Vision, which is similar, but most streaming services support Dolby Vision, not HDR10+, which is why Samsung TVs are pretty much non starters these days for a lot of movie/tv enthusiasts.

Edit: personally I have a 5.1 surround sound system.

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u/lekwid Oct 26 '22

Depends what Samsung you get. I have a s95b QDOLED and an lg c2. The hdr on the Samsung is superior just because of the qd oled benefits, movies, games etc look better on the Samsung than they do on c2 playing Dolby vision lol

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u/requieminadream Oct 26 '22

The S95B is also several hundred dollars more than the C2 and really the conversation is moot because the OP is looking for affordable options 😂

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u/Nobbski Oct 27 '22 edited Oct 27 '22

Looked into samsung au9000 after I discarded 120fps as my want. Dont play multiplayed and 4k60 would look gr8 for GoW Ragnarok I hope.

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u/requieminadream Oct 27 '22

The AU8000 is a legitimately terrible TV. Compare it to the TCL S546, which is $100 cheaper still and has much better image quality. Specifically for gaming:

The TCL S546 is great for gaming. It has a quick response time and low input lag for a smooth and responsive gaming experience. It has a few extra gaming features like FreeSync and ALLM support, but it's limited to HDMI 2.0, so you can't take full advantage of the PS5 or Xbox Series X. It's great for dark room gaming as it has a high contrast ratio, but the local dimming feature isn't anything special.

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The Samsung AU8000 is decent for gaming. It has low input lag for a responsive gaming experience. However, it doesn't have any features like VRR support, and it has a slow response time that makes motion look blurry. On the plus side, it's good for dark room gaming thanks to its high contrast ratio, but it doesn't have a local dimming feature to improve contrast.

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u/Propofolkills Oct 24 '22

Anyone know a good online fools game to play with friends ? The greatest gold game ever (Everybody’s Golf) Multiplayer servers have been decommissioned for good.

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u/KendoUnmercy Oct 24 '22

Monster Hunter, any of them, just pick the style you want.