View Poll Results: Do you turn up the brightness settings in FPS games?

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  • Yes; I turn up the brightness is almost every game

    14 26.92%
  • Yes; I'll turn up the brightness only if the game is unusually dark

    13 25.00%
  • No; I generally leave the brightness settings at the default level

    24 46.15%
  • No; I usually turn down the brightness

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    I have an interest in knowing if the majority first person gamers increase their brightness when configuring their graphical settings.

    So, when you start up a game and are doing the standard reconfiguring of controls / video settings do you turn up the brightness / gamma settings?

    /edit: in respect to playing games online. Also, option 1 should read "in almost"
    Last edited by SentrySteve; 06-20-2008 at 22:36.

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    Honestly, I enjoy the atmosphere that darkness can instill, even if it makes the game harder. It's just stupid to change visual settings in this manner unless the game is virtually unplayable otherwise.

    Moreover, there is absolutely no reason to do this in a single-player game. The darkness in there is supposed to increase the fear factor and challenge the player. In a multiplayer game, it is really shallow and dishonourable to do so. People take games way too seriously when it comes to cheating or doing stuff like this.

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    I have what some people have told me is unusually keen eyesight in the dark. But there are some games where I have to turn up the Brightness/Gamma because the game shadows everything so much and distorts the vision to actually hamper the visual perspective in preference of the Game Vs the Player.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Froed View Post
    Honestly, I enjoy the atmosphere that darkness can instill, even if it makes the game harder. It's just stupid to change visual settings in this manner unless the game is virtually unplayable otherwise.

    Moreover, there is absolutely no reason to do this in a single-player game. The darkness in there is supposed to increase the fear factor and challenge the player. In a multiplayer game, it is really shallow and dishonourable to do so. People take games way too seriously when it comes to cheating or doing stuff like this.
    Anyone who gets scared from a video game, or movie for that matter is girly man... Or I'm sorry, testicularly deficient...

    Seriously, its a game, there aren't really monsters in the hallway trying to kill you.

    So whether its bright, dark, cloudy, creamy, fuzzy, foggy, or full of color, its not gonna be scarey to me.

    I usually turn the gamma up, but leave the brightness alone. This leaves the "dark" in place, but allows me to see into it a little better.

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    Always in FPS games.

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    I also enjoy what darkness can do for a game, but if I am getting competitive like CS then yes I do. On my computer atleast a gamma increase was needed. My buddies comp looks bright enough for him to not have to adjust when he first installed.

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    Anyone who gets scared from a video game, or movie for that matter is girly man... Or I'm sorry, testicularly deficient...

    Seriously, its a game, there aren't really monsters in the hallway trying to kill you.

    So whether its bright, dark, cloudy, creamy, fuzzy, foggy, or full of color, its not gonna be scarey to me.

    I usually turn the gamma up, but leave the brightness alone. This leaves the "dark" in place, but allows me to see into it a little better.
    So if you played halflife the level where using your flashlight sparingly was the mainstay, you just turned up the brightness and ran thru it?

    Not saying i get scared or anything just saying thats an entire facet of the game you didnt get to experience.
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    I find horror games or movies only to get scary if I allow them to get to me...

    I played doom 3 some months ago, remembering it as scary when I was at a friends house, I watched while he played... Soo I hooked my pc to my TV screen, turned down the lights and increased the sound for maximum effect.

    I got boored after a few houers, and it wasn't because I rememberd what was gonna happen, I was just koncentrating to much on my next kill and that was that.

    I guess I should try silent hill, but to be honest, horror games has never been my thing.

    Ofcourse I had invited 2 friends over soo that might have something to do with it aswell, dunno realy.
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    If the game is dark, it's most likely meant to be dark. I almost always keep it at default settings.

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    I'll generally only turn up the brightness to the intended level, as determined by those bars of grey that are usually in the video settings and brightness area.
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    I suppose that back when I was playing a lot of FPS games I had an older monitor that was kinda dark on its own. Turning the Gamma up was sorta needed to see at all in the darker parts of games.

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    I just play the game. There, thats it.

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    I generally use the default settings.

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    I have a suggestion for a poll: "do you have an old CRT monitor?" yes, no.

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    most FPS players (online multiplayer types) don't turn the brightness up b/c they're scared... they turn it up so they an kill people trying to hide in the shadows.
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