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Whitson Gordon
whitsongordon
Whitson Gordon is a writer, gamer, and all-around tech nerd. He eats potato chips with chopsticks so he doesn't get grease on his mechanical keyboard.
Nov 25
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God of War is one of those games that gets better and better the more you get into it. Not only does the story really pick up after a few hours, but for me, it also took me a while to figure out the combat, so once I got the hang of that—and got some gear that made things easier—it became a bit more fun. I think it Read more

God of War is one of those games that gets better and better the more you get into it. Not only does the story

Nov 24
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Oh, I don’t know how I messed that up—I might have thought it was locked at 30 because the second one was. I should have included the remastered original in this list!

Oh, I don’t know how I messed that up—I might have thought it was locked at 30 because the second one was. I should

Nov 24
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I finished God of War just before I got my PS5, and I’m bummed I didn’t get to play it at that sweet sweet unlocked 60fps. But I got the PS Plus collection too; looking forward to playing a lot of those—though I wish they’d patched them for 60fps. Bloodborne, Last of Us, lots of games in that collection are still Read more

I finished God of War just before I got my PS5, and I’m bummed I didn’t get to play it at that sweet sweet unlocked

Nov 24
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I don’t believe they have unlocked that. I do remember seeing one guy on YouTube who discovered 4K mode runs at 60 if you have the disc and don’t patch the game, but haven’t verified that myself. I’m running an up-to-date version on my PS5 and it runs at 30fps in 4K mode, 60fps in 1080p. I’d gladly step down in Read more

I don’t believe they have unlocked that. I do remember seeing one guy on YouTube who discovered 4K mode runs at 60

Oct 22
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Thanks; removed that listing for now. Hopefully it comes back in stock on Amazon, but for now, Oculus’ site is indeed best.

Thanks; removed that listing for now. Hopefully it comes back in stock on Amazon, but for now, Oculus’ site is

Oct 22
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I have experience with both. The Quest 2 is a step backwards in some ways, and a step forward in others. I think Ars’ review makes good points but overblows them. Plenty of others have positive takes on it as well. All told, it’s still the best VR headset for most people.

I have experience with both. The Quest 2 is a step backwards in some ways, and a step forward in others. I think

Sep 22
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Good question! I haven’t heard virtual atmos on any 5.1 receivers, but there are a few things we need to lay out here.

First of all, I wouldn’t reduce the number of speakers you have just to get atmos. A 3.1.2 soundbar is going to be a big downgrade from a decent 5.1 setup—so don’t go with that. (I’m not saying a 3.1.2 Read more

Good question! I haven’t heard virtual atmos on any 5.1 receivers, but there are a few things we need to lay out

Sep 11
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I almost included these, but decided against it, and now two people have asked about it—guess I should have included them! Read more

I almost included these, but decided against it, and now two people have asked about it—guess I should have included

Sep 11
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Oh I have no idea, when it comes to retro keyboards I think customizations like keycaps get a lot more dicey. I doubt the stems were standardized like today’s Cherry-style switches are (unless of course they used Cherry switches, which have been around for a long time!). You’d probably have to pop off a keycap and Read more

Oh I have no idea, when it comes to retro keyboards I think customizations like keycaps get a lot more dicey. I

Sep 11
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Nice, that’s a cool looking compact board! Do you know if you can actually find an aluminum case that’ll fit? Mixing and matching cases is, from what I understand, one of the hardest parts of modding—I don’t think you can generally swap them in and out that easy unless a certain case was made for that specific Read more

Nice, that’s a cool looking compact board! Do you know if you can actually find an aluminum case that’ll fit? Mixing

Jul 10
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Okay but David, now I have to know: What was Jon’s problem? did you ever figure it out??

Jul 2
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And speaking of insurance, check your car insurance! We were able to lower our premium significantly with the same company now that we’re barely driving anywhere. There’s a good chance your premium is based on your monthly miles when you were commuting to work, not sheltering in place.

Jun 30
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Sigh, such is life in the land of TVs...always moving! I’m excited to see how the 2021 M-series performs as well...not really expecting a huge upgrade over this year’s (it’s still a budget model, after all), but HDMI 2.1 and variable refresh rates would be nice inclusions.

Sigh, such is life in the land of TVs...always moving! I’m excited to see how the 2021 M-series performs as

Jun 30
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I’m seriously impressed by mine. I was just using it as a stopgap until I got something better, but honestly, I’m not sure I feel like I need to upgrade. It’s not without flaws or sacrifices, but most are ones I’m very willing to make--and higher end TVs have their own flaws too (I can’t stand the stutter on OLEDs, Read more

I’m seriously impressed by mine. I was just using it as a stopgap until I got something better, but honestly, I’m

Jun 30
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I fully agree. However, when you’re on a strict budget, an extra $50 to $100 for a streaming box could lower the budget you have for the actual panel, which isn’t ideal. The Roku in the TCL TVs is basically the only exception to my “get a streaming box” rule, and only if you’re on a really strict budget. Otherwise, Read more

I fully agree. However, when you’re on a strict budget, an extra $50 to $100 for a streaming box could lower the

Jun 5
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YES! I actually thought about mentioning the rain scene where Neo meets the gang, but I could only prattle on for so long before this article became 5000 words :-D But you’re absolutely right, and I mentioned this in my previous Atmos comparison guide—you come for the distinct overhead effects, but you stay for the Read more

YES! I actually thought about mentioning the rain scene where Neo meets the gang, but I could only prattle on for so

Jun 5
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I haven’t used any mobile apps for Atmos myself. If you have an Atmos speaker setup with a dedicated receiver, it should come with a microphone for room calibration. Some may have mobile apps too (and I think some soundbars used to, but that’s less common these days), but the on-screen menu should give you most of Read more

I haven’t used any mobile apps for Atmos myself. If you have an Atmos speaker setup with a dedicated receiver, it