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  1. markiemarcus

    Xbox One X vs PS4 Pro

    The controllers are a mixed bag for me. The PS2 controller I found really comfortable, but the PS3 one I struggled with. They raised the height of the analogue sticks and if you've long digits you have to bend them constantly to get any sort of precision out of them. The triggers were a disaster, the exact opposite shape they should've been. The PS4 controller is really great, as is the 2nd rev of the XB1 controller. The 1st rev had a really silly pivot design on the top bumpers that limited where you could press them. I don't know what the hell the designers were thinking there. Bizarre. And Jesus, that D-pad on the Xbox 360 controller. THAT was awful.
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    Xbox One X vs PS4 Pro

    Suikoden, now there's a franchise that still on my list of "yet to play". Looks great, I'll have to find the time over the holidays. Any standout in particular?
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    Xbox One X vs PS4 Pro

    Like I said, to each their own. Really didn't care for TLOU or Horizon Zero Dawn. 3rd person games like that are a dime a dozen on PS4. I just find them clunky and unsatisfying to play. Add Uncharted to that list. The FF7 remake looks dreadful and for whatever reason I just couldn't ever get into Kingdom Hearts. Dante's Inferno was multiplatform. It's great. It's also now backwards compatible on XB1 The PS2 was a fun time! Though I'm still bitter; I loved my Dreamcast and that fucker killed it haha. GTA 3 blew my mind though and to this day I still love the original Jak and Daxter. Holds up so well.
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    Xbox One X vs PS4 Pro

    Lost Odyssey was the bomb. LOVED that game. I'm the other way, at least in part. The Playstation exclusives mostly don't interest me at all, though God of War looks nice. Were it not for the fact that most of the XB1 exclusives are also on PC (where I play them), I'd actually go with the One X. It's also a really nice media player and I love that it has access to jazzed up versions of great stuff from the Xbox and 360 era, including Lost Odyssey. I wouldn't say that I'm particularly into driving games, but the Forza series kicks the competition up and down the isle IMO. Horizon in particular is a blast. To each their own!
  5. This is just a brief pointer for anybody looking to do this. In the case of simple offsets, or where editing the AC3 stream can get you there, by all means proceed that way. Unfortunately sometimes the changes required are more drastic and necessitate a full re-encode of the audio. For cases like this, I have been using Sonar Platinum, which is my daily driver in work. Or rather, one of them. The reason I find it particularly well suited to this sort of work is its extensive support of video codecs, with hardware acceleration. It handles almost everything you can throw at it, including MKV containers, with negligible scrub times. You'd think that this would be an obvious feature in all DAWs, but anybody here familiar with Pro Tools or Cubase will know that this is not the case. It can be a massive pain having to transcode everything before you even begin. Sonar can also export natively to Flac, which saves another step. Having been discontinued last year (thanks Gibson...), I've only just recently discovered that it was acquired and re-released by Bandlab as "Cakewalk by Bandlab". For FREE. For what I consider to be the best DAW around, something that I have willingly spent a few grand on over the past 10-15 years, that's insane. Other than that, it runs like a bat out of hell, even on modest rigs. Exports are fast, track counts can be crazy, it's natively 64-bit and it's damn well multi-threaded. Just be sure to set it up with WASAPI or WDM and get your round trip audio latency under 25ms if you're planning on realtime fx work, like noise reduction etc. It won't affect your exports (because they're offline), but it's useful for screening any changes in realtime. Hopefully this helps somebody! Toying with Audacity is like pulling teeth by comparison.
  6. Awesome post, thank you!