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  1. Optic wont pull out, with the best team in Halo they are making easy money. Other orgs will issues, less orgs means less talent to take on Optic hence them having a monopoly on Halo.
  2. FRANK IS THE DONALD TRUMP OF HALO!!!!!!!!!!!! Kotaku can be shit at times but I'm glad they showed Greenskulls tweets too. I give a pass on the journalism.
  3. Zeruel's ULTIMATE Gaming Monitor Thread [2015] Monitors are important in this day of gaming and I've seen so many threads already on "what is the best gaming monitor?" This thread will thoroughly go through the types of monitors are used for gaming today. IMPORTANT! While TVs and Monitors typically use the same technologies, MONITORS are better because they are not hindered by the slow "post processing" that TVs use. This is the reason why many TVs have a "gaming mode" because it turns off the slow post processing. Post processing is used by TVs to enhance the picture quality and what not but it causes lag. For gaming purposes a PC, Console, or the Monitor itself will handle the image processing at a LOWER level to ensure little or no lag. WHAT DOES LED, LCD, OLED MEAN? Informational Video on these terms The Basics Monitors or TVs typically use LCD displays with a LED back-lighting systems. It is recommend you get a monitor with the LCD/LED set up. Plasma screens are not made anymore so you won't find one so easily plus plasma screens are typically used for TVs that have post processing. OLED are a fantastic solution but are not currently available just yet. PANEL TYPES Informational Video on Panel types The Basics TN Panels Pros + Support for higher refresh rates 120Hz, 144Hz + Less ghosting than IPS monitors + Faster response times Cons - Color reproduction not as good ( High end TN gaming monitors use better quality panels ) - Viewing angels are small - Gaming Grade TN Panels are more expensive than any other grade of TN Panel and in some cases IPS Panels. IPS Panels Pros + Good color reproduction + Good viewing angles Cons - Ghosting - Slower response times than TN Panels - Slightly more expensive REFRESH RATES Informational Video on Refresh rates The Basics The Human eye CAN SEE more than 24fps. At bare- minimum a Monitor should be 60Hz. If a game is running at 60fps and the monitor is running at 60Hz then everything(usually) is sysnced up. Some monitors can do 120/144Hz but you need a good PC to run the games at 120+fps. There is no bonus using a 120Hz monitor on a console because consoles can only do a max of 60Hz output. RESOLUTION Informational Video on Resolution The Basics Resolution is usually measured in pixels by Length times the Width of a display ( HD 1080p : 1920 x 1080 ) and viewing distance. A 24 inch display that is full 1080p will look much sharper and clearer than a 32 inch full 1080p display. Recommended gaming monitors sizes are 22 inches to 24 inches since people tend to sit close to their monitors like the "Pros" do. Pixel Density? Informational Video on Pixel Density List of typical Resolutions 1366x768 = 720p 1600x900 = 900p 1920x1080 = 1080p 2560x1440 = 1440p 3840x2160 = 2160p (4K) What is 4K? Informational Video on 4K Monitors can only be as good as the content they display. A 480p video on a 1080p monitor looks like trash, same can be applied to games. Pixels and "Fuzziness" can be noticed if a game runs at 900p on 1080p monitor. You can connect a console to a 4K Monitor but the image will just get up scaled and WILL NOT look as good as a native 4K game. Console may be able to play 4K movies or other video content but only PC can run games at Native 4K. CONNECTION PORTS Informational Video on Connection Ports Consoles use HDMI as their method of transferring video, so make sure your Monitor has an HDMI INPUT. You can convert an HDMI signal to a DVI signal easily with adapters or HDMI to DVI cables. Some monitors even come with HDMI to DVI cables! Simply plug the HDMI part into the console and the DVI cord into the Monitor. Take note sound does not transfer over DVI so use a headset to get sound! Some monitors have HDMI OUTPUTS which means that the monitor takes in an HDMI signal and transfers it to the screen then OUTPUTS the signal through another HDMI port. GENERAL BUYERS GUIDE VIDEO Informational Video on what makes a good gaming monitor. Please watch! So how do I know if my monitor is good for gaming or if I need an upgrade? There are some test websites that test the refresh rate, motion blur, and ghosting. One popular website is Blurbusters. This website will help you determine if you are comfortable with the performance of your monitor. Test UFO is their parent website that hosts multiple testing demos that will test your monitor. To test your monitor simply hook it up to a laptop(make sure the external monitor is set as the primary monitor) or a PC and go to the following websites. Links Main Website: http://www.blurbusters.com/ Test UFO: http://www.testufo.com/ OK! I want to upgrade! First you need to ask yourself what do I really want in a monitor? Do I want good colors and viewing angles or super fast response times? Am I playing on a console or PC? Take this into consideration as I lay down a list of monitors that are categorized in a "casual" vs "competitive" manner. Also I organized each monitor according to cost in each tier so I did take budget into consideration as well. I cannot list every monitor available but I list a few popular ones that you can compare specs to if you find a monitor not on the list. I will also mention if the monitor needs an adapter or cable so it can be used with a console. MONITOR LIST I will only list 1080P+ 60Hz+ 22in - 28in monitors, anything less is unsuitable for serious gaming. Rookie Monitors Acer S220HQLAbd Black [ Casual ] Resolution: 1080P 22 inches Refresh Rate: 60Hz Response Time: 5ms Panel Type: TN Price: $110 HDMI to DVI adapter/cable needed! LINK: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009316 BenQ GW2255 Black [ Casual ] Resolution: 1080P 22 inches Refresh Rate: 60Hz Response Time: 6ms Panel Type: VA Price: $125 HDMI to DVI adapter/cable needed! LINK: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824014329 Asus VE228H [ Casual ] Resolution: 1080P 22 inches Refresh Rate: 60Hz Response Time: 5ms Panel Type: TN Price: $130 HDMI to DVI adapter/cable NOT needed! LINK: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236100 Dell S2240M Black [ Casual ] Resolution: 1080P 22 inches Refresh Rate: 60Hz Response Time: 7ms Panel Type: IPS Price: $140 HDMI to DVI adapter/cable needed! LINK: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA1CZ2503945 ASUS VX229H Black [ Casual ] Resolution: 1080P 22 inches Refresh Rate: 60Hz Response Time: 5ms Panel Type: AH-IPS Price: $150 HDMI to DVI adapter/cable NOT needed! LINK: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236363 BenQ GL2460HM Black [ Competitive ] Resolution: 1080P 24 inches Refresh Rate: 75Hz Response Time: 2ms Panel Type: TN Price: $160 HDMI to DVI adapter/cable NOT needed! LINK: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824014377 Champion Monitors BenQ RL2455HM Black-Red [ Competitive ] Resolution: 1080P 24 inches Refresh Rate: 75Hz Response Time: 1ms Panel Type: TN Price: $190 HDMI to DVI adapter/cable NOT needed! LINK: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824014345 ASUS VN248H-P Super Narrow Bezel Black [ Casual ] Resolution: 1080P 24 inches Refresh Rate: 60Hz Response Time: 5ms Panel Type: IPS Price: $200 HDMI to DVI adapter/cable NOT needed! LINK: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236335 LG 24MB35PU-B Black [ Casual ] Resolution: 180P 24 inches Refresh Rate: 60Hz Response Time: 5ms Panel Type: IPS Price: $210 HDMI to DVI adapter/cable needed! LINK: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA24G1GC2939 ASUS VS24AH-P Black [ Casual ] Resolution: 1080P 24 inches Refresh Rate: 60Hz Response Time: 5ms Panel Type: IPS Price: $230 HDMI to DVI adapter/cable NOT needed! LINK: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236331 BenQ RL2460HT Black [ Competitive ] SPECIAL! Resolution: 1080P 24 inches Refresh Rate:75Hz Response Time: 1ms Panel Type: TN Price: $240 HDMI to DVI adapter/cable NOT needed! LINK: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824014374 Personal Note: This is the best Competitive Console gaming in my opinion. Also it has an HDMI output that is useful for streamers! ASUS VG248QE Black [ Competitive ] SPECIAL! Resolution: 1080P 24 inches Refresh Rate: 144Hz Response Time: 1ms Panel Type: TN Price: $260 HDMI to DVI adapter/cable NOT needed! LINK: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236313 Personal Note: Consoles will not benefit from the 144Hz but you can hook up a good PC and a console to this monitor at the same time which will create an good gaming experience on both platforms. Dell UltraSharp U2412M Black [ Casual ] Resolution: 1080P 24 inches Refresh Rate: 60Hz Response Time: 8ms Panel Type: IPS Price: $260 HDMI to DVI adapter/cable needed! LINK: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824260047 BenQ XL2411Z Black [ Competitive ] SPECIAL! Resolution: 1080P 24 inches Refresh Rate: 144Hz Response Time: 1ms Panel Type: TN Price: $270 HDMI to DVI adapter/cable NOT needed! LINK: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA24G1R19650 Personal Note: Consoles will not benefit from the 144Hz but you can hook up a good PC and a console to this monitor at the same time which will create an good gaming experience on both platforms. Ultimate Monitors PHILIPS 242G5DJEB Black [ Competitive ] SPECIAL! Resolution: 1080P 24 inches Refresh Rate: 144Hz Response Time: 1ms Panel Type: TN Price: $300 HDMI to DVI adapter/cable NOT needed! LINK: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824133194 Personal Note: Consoles will not benefit from the 144Hz but you can hook up a good PC and a console to this monitor at the same time which will create an good gaming experience on both platforms. BenQ XL2420Z Black / Red [ Competitive ] SPECIAL! Resolution: 1080P 24 inches Refresh Rate: 144Hz Response Time: 1ms Panel Type: TN Price: $360 HDMI to DVI adapter/cable NOT needed! LINK: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824014370 Personal Note: Consoles will not benefit from the 144Hz but you can hook up a good PC and a console to this monitor at the same time which will create an good gaming experience on both platforms. BenQ XL2430T Black / Red [ Competitive ] SPECIAL! Resolution: 1080P 24 inches Refresh Rate: 144Hz Response Time: 1ms Panel Type: TN Price: $390 HDMI to DVI adapter/cable NOT needed! LINK: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824014384 Personal Note: Consoles will not benefit from the 144Hz but you can hook up a good PC and a console to this monitor at the same time which will create an good gaming experience on both platforms. BenQ Gaming XL2720Z [ Competitive ] SPECIAL! Resolution: 1080P 27 inches Refresh Rate: 144Hz Response Time: 1ms Panel Type: TN Price: $480 HDMI to DVI adapter/cable NOT needed! LINK: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824014375 Personal Note: Consoles will not benefit from the 144Hz but you can hook up a good PC and a console to this monitor at the same time which will create an good gaming experience on both platforms. MEGA MONITORS! SAMSUNG UD590 Series U28D590D Black [ Competitive ] SPECIAL! 4K! Resolution: 4K 28 inches Refresh Rate: 60Hz Response Time: 1ms Panel Type: TN Price: $600 HDMI to DVI adapter/cable NOT needed! LINK: http://www.newegg.com/Product/SingleProductReview.aspx?reviewid=4022564 Personal Note: While the 4K resolution won't benefit you while playing games on the console, pixel density will look fantastic and also consoles may be able to play 4K video. Also you can hook up a good PC to this monitor at the same time to enjoy true 4K gaming. BenQ XL2420G Black 24 [ Competitive ] SPECIAL! G-SYNC MONITOR! Resolution: 1080P 24 inches Refresh Rate: 144Hz Response Time: 1ms Panel Type: TN Price: $600 HDMI to DVI adapter/cable NOT needed! LINK: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824014412 Personal Note: Consoles will not benefit from the 144Hz but you can hook up a good PC and a console to this monitor at the same time which will create an good gaming experience on both platforms. Acer XB280HK bprz Black [ Competitive ] SPECIAL! G-SYNC MONITOR! 4K! Resolution: 2160P 28 inches Refresh Rate: 60Hz Response Time: 1ms Panel Type: TN Price: $800 DISPLAY PORT ONLY - Not compatible with consoles LINK: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009658 ASUS ROG SWIFT PG278Q Black [ Competitive ] SPECIAL! G-SYNC MONITOR! 1440P @ 144Hz! Resolution: 1440P 27 inches Refresh Rate: 144Hz Response Time: 1ms Panel Type: TN Price: $800 DISPLAY PORT ONLY - Not compatible with consoles LINK: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236405 Happy monitor buying! Hope this helps and let me know if anything needs to be edited!
  4. Damn bruh, orgs leaving and ESL employees giving their owned team an easy pool(no proof). I'll be damned if we go back to AGL levels of corruption again.
  5. Why the fuck is the community piecing together information that should be in plain sight. Seriously, I fear Halo is just gonna be in a constant state of mediocre bullshit. Everyone running Halo seems to be not doing their job and just doing the minimum to collect a damn pay check at the end of the day.
  6. Pro team Orgs are gonna be droppin like flies if 343i doesnt improve the scene... Sad to hear about Allegiance..
  7. Fuck it, lets go back to Iraq, conquer the place, sell the oil, use the money for free education.
  8. Home grown 3rd party support that has been there from the start has always been better than DEV support. You have to understand though, Halo has been so mistreated by the developers and so has the community. If Halo had mostly community controlled eSports with 343i acting as sponsors/advertisers we'd be in a whole better position. It gets harder and harder to defend Halo after the Golden Age MLG era, people are tired of mediocrity considering Halo was the forefront of console FPS esports and we are struggling to get back up. What do you think happens when Halo doesnt pull in numbers and the community doesnt invest in the esports part of it? Microsoft wont be throwing high prize pool tourneys just because for long. Also, dont mind Frank lol, good guy says things harshly. Im sure ESA is doing well, keep the community first
  9. Seeing stuff like this makes me so proud for Esports and seeing the scene grow!!! Then I fuckin watch what Halo is doing......
  10. Never really understood the hate for Money Matches, maybe I wasnt around for some stuff. Im guessing they said some edgy shit lol.
  11. How would you feel about less aim-assist and magnetism along with hitscan? I still kinda favor hitscan for networking/connection reasons, in the scenario of hitscan + less aim-assist/magnetism vs projectile + a bit more aim-assist and magnetism, I'd go for hitscan option.
  12. Split screen would mean shitty graphics on the Xbox One, Scorpio can definitely handle splitscreen and graphical improvements. LAN play and Split-screen are such "console"-centric feature, it makes consoles look their place by not having them. Things Halo FPS needs moving forward All features(Campaign, Multiplayer, Casual, Ranked, Forge, Gametypes, Theater) on LAUNCH Splitscreen LAN Play for Xbox and Windows 10 Crossplay with Windows 10 Full game launches on Windows 10
  13. Someone say PC?? AMD about to release new power cheap processors, PCs are affordable. If you want to play good games plenty over here on the PC side. We accept Halo refugees!!!! We will have traditional Halo games not influenced by 343i!!!
  14. Halo was on the brink of being profitable. MLG would lose money on Halo events, and you could say Esports at the time was in the era of trying to invest money to generate large audiences to generate profit in the future, but Halo fucked up and lost its growing audience right before the rise of Esports. I don't blame MLG dropping Halo at the time that it did. MLG needed to get in the Esports scene with the right audiences and Halo had a dying audience.
  15. No ggs for that website. I could navigate it but I lose patience very fast with Halo related things these days.
  16. COD Vietnam would be cool, but then again its easily outclassed..
  17. 83% is pretty shitty... Should be around ~99%
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