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About Durandal

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  • Birthday February 18

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    Germany or anywhere else when playing a game
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    I only accept Friend Requests after some form of conversation! If you send me a request via PSN make sure to mention your PSN_Profil Username!
    • Gaming of course (PS4 & PC)
    • Recording & editing gaming moments
    • Books (but I haven't read a book in long time)
    • TV Shows (who doesn't these days)
    • Music (Tom Waits, Pink Floyd etc.)
    • Mysteries (can't do without these, right?)
    • Astronomy / Astrophysics (it's easier to understand as you might think)
    • Computer tech (ever since I got a TI-99/4a)

    • People & a good conversation
    • Pondering about things
    • The English Language
    • Learning new things
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  1. Really expansive for a display that small. I would rather invest the money for another TV or monitor unless you need a mobile monitor. But even if you do any monitor these days is somewhat mobile. And you can get a decent 24" or 27" FHD monitor for half the price. Or you buy 4k TV for that money and use the old TV as a secondary device.
  2. I kept playing normal rifts which is much faster then doing one boss over and over. And remember every rare (the blue one) counts too. So if you do one complete rift, you can kill quite a lot of elites. I would also advice to do this on a lower difficulty, which makes killing anything much faster. Just pick a level where you don't kill them too fast. If I remember it correctly I did the last 150 kills in an hour or so. Also if you plan on playing the game on a regular basis you can get much more legendary items this way and you rack up quite a lot of keystones for the greater rifts.
  3. No, and I don't plan to buy any VR tech. That's where I draw the line actually. I guess I am too old school to go beyond the "monitor line". I have played a lot of games in my years and I am so used to the classic setup by now. In fact I have virtually no interest to explore anything in VR. Guess that sounds like some sort of phobia or that I am afraid of motion sickness, but it is not. I am simply happy with the setup I am used to. Plus I prefer third person games/persepective and I don't think that VR is something that could bring anything new to it. As for the tech itself I think it won't go away this time. Because there are so many areas where it is almost necessary now, like space exploration or going to dangerous place on earth. But not so much for playing games. It will probably always be a niche product. Of course that could change when the tech gets so small and advanced someday that you can't distinguish a headset from glasses.
  4. October 17th until October 25th (12:59 am or 0:59) Standard Edition €49,99 €69,99 € / 20th Anniversary Edition €79,99 €99,99
  5. Same here, but all the games are already on sale. I guess someone forgot to update the main page, but most likely they will around noon.
  6. It's quite sad isn't it? Although we probably shouldn't downplay the impact anything can have when you do something excessively. In any case I agree with your statement that gaming, just like reading books or watching TV can be therapeutic. And I think it actually improves your logical thinking among other things.
  7. You mean the one with the flight units? I use them too occasionally, I love the music of these themes, very soothing. On topic: I found what I was referring to when I said reading was considered dangerous at some point in history. Here is a quote from wikipedia Asa Briggs and Peter Burke identify five kinds of reading that developed in relation to the introduction of print: Critical reading: due to the fact that texts finally became accessible to the general population, critical reading emerged because people were given the option to form their own opinions on texts Dangerous Reading: reading was seen as a dangerous pursuit because it was considered rebellious and unsociable especially in the case of women, because reading could stir up dangerous emotions such as love and that if women could read, they could read love notes Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Printing#Impact_of_German_movable_type_printing_press see "Social Impacts"
  8. Because that's what happened when "some" people don't understand something. When Gutenberg invented the book print and books became affordable for a lot of people something similar happened. It was actually believed that these books would do harm because people started to read a lot more all of the sudden. And lo and behold the same happened when we invented the television. Of course this is a generalized view and there certainly are side effects when you do do something excessively but that is true for just about anything. But blaming something just because it is new or somehow affecting a lot of people strikes me as stupid. But then again we live in a time when we put all kinds of a labels on just about anything that goes against the general expectations.
  9. October 10th until October 18th (12:59 am or 0:59) Standard Edition €49,99 €69,99 Deluxe Edition €59,99 €79,99 Croft Edition €75,99 €99,99
  10. please don't! This is a bad dream!
  11. @CyberJapanGamer I agree or I hope I will once I get my a display @x7eight I thought as much, but like it is sometimes with tech there might be some weird limitations in place that prevent something for some strange reason. In any case this should clear things up. All I need now is to wait till November and hope I can get a nice deal when all the crazy sales are happening.
  12. No, I must be one of the few people on this planet who never played any KH game. How about this one?
  13. Thank you
  14. I am aware of this but you can switch to lower resolution on a 4k display. So the question is if HDR will still work then.
  15. I am considering a new display for my PS4 Pro. The one I have at the top of my list has is HDR and UHD capable. But I am wondering if UHD (4K) is a requirement for HDR or can it be enabled for lower resolutions too? I can't think of any reason why it shouldn't work but maybe there are some limitations. Before you ask, the reason is that I might need to switch to FHD for certain games depending on the interface. This is simply because I don't have room for a huge display, in fact anything above 32" is simply too big. Being a PC gamer I use a desktop and not a couch setup. I don't even have a couch! And that's why I am most likely going to buy is a 27" 4k display. And the problem is that UHD on such a small screen, compared to TVs is rather small due to the very high DPI. But I digress.