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Forum: HTPC Gaming   10-22-2014, 03:21 PM
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Posted By barrelbelly
http://www.startrek.com/article/star-trek-online-d...

http://www.startrek.com/article/star-trek-online-delta-rising-is-live

I would normally agree. But STO-Delta Rising has a Halo and Mass Effect sort of look and feel to in on the trailer. It looks...
Forum: HTPC Gaming   10-22-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 2,400
Views: 102,694
Posted By barrelbelly
I finally got organized from my move to a new and...

I finally got organized from my move to a new and more spacious apartment in early September. I haven't played anything since late August. So I have a huge Steam backlog to start whittling through...
Forum: HTPC Gaming   10-19-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 2,400
Views: 102,694
Posted By barrelbelly
BD: You've probably already figured this out. But...

BD: You've probably already figured this out. But I red it on Game Rant. I am posting it here if you don't already have it. It's the codes to activate Alien Isolation for VR on the Oculus Rift Dev...
Forum: Xbox Area   10-19-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,887
Posted By barrelbelly
I don't think you will be disappointed with that...

I don't think you will be disappointed with that decision. I think this collection could move a lot of Xbox 360/PC users, like myself to finally bite on a next generation console. I will get XB1 only...
Forum: HTPC Gaming   10-16-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 2,400
Views: 102,694
Posted By barrelbelly
http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/10/15/halo-sparta...

http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/10/15/halo-spartan-strike-announced-for-windows-devices-and-steam-ign-first?read
IMO this is a strategic wink in the direction MS and XBox is going. I suspect Halo...
Forum: Latest Industry News   10-16-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,452
Posted By barrelbelly
"In any event, I think this is huge news, a...

"In any event, I think this is huge news, a watershed moment in the history of television. What's your take? Is this the beginning of the end for linear pay-TV? Or can that model adapt and survive in...
Forum: HTPC Gaming   10-10-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 2,400
Views: 102,694
Posted By barrelbelly
That could be the biggest stumbling block to VR....

That could be the biggest stumbling block to VR. If it is causing heart attacks, strokes, cardiac arrest, and sheer terror with kids & adults who are not ready for that kind of immersion...well read...
Forum: HTPC Gaming   10-09-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 2,400
Views: 102,694
Posted By barrelbelly
This does make you wonder what Valve has in the...

This does make you wonder what Valve has in the closet for the launch of this device (for Steam and future games). Especially since they contributed so much to its development. A lot of the Valve...
Forum: HTPC Gaming   10-09-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 2,400
Views: 102,694
Posted By barrelbelly
BD2003: I know Oculus Rift monitors AVS Forum....

BD2003:
I know Oculus Rift monitors AVS Forum. Palmer Lucky has even commented in it in the past. So I hope they read your excellent feedback and take it to heart. Because your outlook on the Rift...
Forum: HTPC Gaming   10-09-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 2,400
Views: 102,694
Posted By barrelbelly
Excellent comments and critiques on all of the...

Excellent comments and critiques on all of the comments BD. Seems like what you are saying is a few key things can make or break this as your experience has grown with it.

Very precise user...
Forum: HTPC Gaming   10-07-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 2,400
Views: 102,694
Posted By barrelbelly
I'm very jealous. :) But keep us posted. Your...

I'm very jealous. :) But keep us posted. Your voice 7 opinion carries considerable weight on this. I'm still holding out for the consumer model.
Forum: Community News & Polls   10-03-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 9,065
Posted By barrelbelly
Ditto for stereo listening. Unless there is a...

Ditto for stereo listening. Unless there is a nice big recliner behind that table that we can't see.
Forum: Community News & Polls   10-03-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 9,065
Posted By barrelbelly
This comment does it for me. In a simple twist he...

This comment does it for me. In a simple twist he nails it. Design your space to produce the best of both worlds to your ears and eyes....definitely possible. And with very little effort. Then use a...
Forum: Community News & Polls   10-02-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 9,065
Posted By barrelbelly
I agree 100% with this comment. As one who has...

I agree 100% with this comment. As one who has tried or done every type of speaker configuration out there over the past 40 years, I'd add this. Multi channel is much better. Even for matrix stereo...
Forum: HTPC Gaming   09-29-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 680
Posted By barrelbelly
Not me. I came real close to doing this a few...

Not me. I came real close to doing this a few months ago with AMD. But I read all of the incompatibility horror stories, and system crashes on the AMD forum for the HD 7870. And that I steered clear...
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   08-25-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 10,495
Posted By barrelbelly
http://news.msn.com/science-technology/lg-bets-on-...

http://news.msn.com/science-technology/lg-bets-on-pricey-oled-technology-as-future-of-tvs
What's interesting to me...is LG believes OLED will overtake LCD I "a few years". Because costs will fall...
Forum: HTPC Gaming   08-22-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 682
Posted By barrelbelly
I'm with you Arutha. I am excited about this one...

I'm with you Arutha. I am excited about this one too. I just hope the game graphics are as beautiful as the trailer. Carmack and Abrash should easily target a port of this to be a release title for...
Forum: HTPC Gaming   08-22-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 2,400
Views: 102,694
Posted By barrelbelly
Agreed. I was only referring to the game playing...

Agreed. I was only referring to the game playing mechanics aspect...turn based vs FPS RPG etc.
Forum: OLED Technology and Flat Panels General   08-22-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 341
Views: 18,020
Posted By barrelbelly
Looks like FaceBook acquisition has actually...

Looks like FaceBook acquisition has actually given VR and Oculus a big jolt. And serious credibility upside.
http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/0...&nlid=27973239...
Forum: HTPC Gaming   08-22-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 10,706
Posted By barrelbelly
Quote: Originally Posted by...

Quote:
Originally Posted by benjamin-benjami http://www.avsforum.com/forum/images/buttons/viewpost.gif...
Forum: HTPC Gaming   08-22-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 2,400
Views: 102,694
Posted By barrelbelly
This game was briefly discussed here in April. ...

This game was briefly discussed here in April.
http://www.avsforum.com/forum/145-htpc-gaming/1527029-civilization-beyond-earth.html
I'm going to give it a spin. Probably during the Steam Holiday...
Forum: Xbox Area   08-21-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 20,315
Posted By barrelbelly
I think we all need to be cognizant that MS is...

I think we all need to be cognizant that MS is not committed to Blu-Ray audio or video for that matter. They could care less about these issues. And will do the bare minimum to address them. And I'm...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   08-19-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 12,727
Views: 1,140,177
Posted By barrelbelly
Thumbs up I can't wait either Bob. Now that I've committed...

I can't wait either Bob. Now that I've committed to this path, I am giddy about getting my 34" Sony XBR HD Fatboy back! Call me old & old school. But I have to have a reference HD CRT in my place....
Forum: Rear Projection Units   08-18-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 12,727
Views: 1,140,177
Posted By barrelbelly
You have a deal Bob. I'm really looking forward...

You have a deal Bob. I'm really looking forward to getting it back. And I never even tried to optimize it before. So I'll just let you guide me over the phone and be good to go. I really want the...
Forum: Rear Projection Units   08-18-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 12,727
Views: 1,140,177
Posted By barrelbelly
Well...I've regrettably come to the end of the...

Well...I've regrettably come to the end of the road with my beloved Hitachi 65F59. :( The wife and I are moving temporarily into a small 1 bedroom apartment while a new one is being built. We'll have...
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