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New Monitor (165 hz!)

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 I recently picked up a Dell 27" IPS 165hz 1ms S2721DGF Gaming Monitor . It's a bit of a beast. If you're not a monitor nerd, "hz" aka "Hertz" is how many frames it can show on the screen per second. This is also known as refresh rate.  Most monitors display at around 60hz. This means if your game is running at above 60 fps your monitor won't really show it. Enabling a feature like V-sync, which matches the games FPS to the monitors refresh rate will demonstrate this as you will notice (if you are running above 60 fps on a 60hz monitor) that your fps is now clamped at 60. G-sync / Free sync are similar, these features match your monitors refresh rate to your games FPS (freeing up your GPU to pump more frames instead of running V-sync).  If you spot screen tearing in your game, that's usually down to your FPS not matching your monitors refresh rate. So now I have a beefy monitor that is G-Sync / Freesync compatible and can display 165 frames per

A few things I love about CoD Modern Warfare (2019)

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A few months ago I decided I to try out the free to play Call of Duty: Warzone. I've not enjoyed a CoD game since Modern Warfare 2. So my expectations were low. I just don't enjoy CoD these days - was my initial and incredibly incorrect thought. But I'm a game Designer, this is the new hot shit, I need to take a look! It's good. Very good. Several months later I'm still regularly playing (with a Season 3 battle pass maxed out and a paid for copy of the full game). Here's some of the reasons I love it: Cross platform support + Free to play is a very powerful combination of systems. It means I have a group of around 10 friends, some playing on Xbox, some on PC and some on PS4. For no cost, we can group up and play together. I realise CoD isn't the first game to do this (looking at you Fortnite) but that doesn't detract from just how accessible this makes the game. Plus, the fact this game out shortly before the world went into lock-down and we were all lo

I'm back

In my search for a reliable space to write, that could also be customised enough to create a clean, minimalist theme I was led, full circle, back to Blogger. 7 Years since I last used this blog. 11 Years since I started it. And all my posts are still here (the several blogs I have had since this one have been lost for various reasons, mainly hosting my own WordPress blog and forgetting to back up the content before switching provider...) I'm back and this is where I'll be writing stuff. Mainly about games.