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Comment: Re:oh who cares... (Score 1) 225

by gameboyhippo (#49215929) Attached to: Another Upscaled Console Game: Battlefield Hardline

And I think that's a good thing. Back when I was a kid, everyone made fun of me for liking Street Fighter II better than the "realistic" Mortal Kombat III. I would hear how cartoony SFII was and how that somehow made it suck. Fast forward a couple decades and the vast majority of gamers today would say that SFII looks a lot better than MKIII. This, of course, was due to its timeless stylized graphics. Likewise, if you pop in "Jet Set Radio" for the Dreamcast, it still looks nice. But if you pop in a "realistic" original XBox FPS, it looks awful despite being on a more powerful machine.

Just like previous generations, the most memorable games of this generation of gaming hardware is going to be on the Nintendo consoles.


Russian Man Extradited To US For Heartland, Dow Jones Cyberattacks 88

Posted by Soulskill
from the justice-takes-its-time dept.
itwbennett writes: A Russian man accused of high-profile cyberattacks on Nasdaq, Dow Jones, Heartland Payment Systems and 7-Eleven has been extradited to the U.S. and appeared in court in Newark, New Jersey on Tuesday. Vladimir Drinkman, 34, of Syktyykar and Moscow, Russia was charged for his alleged role in a data theft conspiracy that targeted major corporate networks and stole more than 160 million credit card numbers, the U.S. Department of Justice said in a press release. Drinkman appeared Tuesday in U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey and entered a plea of not guilty to the 11 counts he faces. His trial is scheduled to begin in April.

Comment: Re:Projector (Score 1) 330

by gameboyhippo (#49049899) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Affordable Large HD/UHD/4K "Stupid" Screens?

If I knew you in real life, I'd invite you over for a movie to show you that you're a bit off in your assumptions. Yes, the contrast is affected by light more than a TV, but the picture doesn't look terrible as you suggest. It's 1080p just like an HDTV. Everything is just as crisp as 1080p will allow. I can literally see a football spiral while watching the Superbowl. Video games like Super Smash Bros. look fantastic on a 100" screen at 1080p. For casual TV viewing, it's not a great choice, but if you are like me and watch TV or play video games on purpose, then it's fantastic. Just dim the lights, grab some popcorn and enjoy.

In fact, I will say that the quality of my home projector setup looks better than the local drive in movie theater.

Comment: Re:Projector (Score 1) 330

by gameboyhippo (#49042615) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Affordable Large HD/UHD/4K "Stupid" Screens?

I think you'd be fairly surprise to learn that you're incorrect on just about every point you made. 1080p projector is $800. Screen can be made for $100 and still look nice. My projector isn't noisy and consumes much less energy than a plasma TV. As for bulbs, I've never had to replace one. By the time my first projector's bulb died, it was obsolete. But I don't just sit around and watch TV all day either. In any case, a bulb is $180. Hardly the "hundreds" that you claim.

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