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Shroud provides a definitive answer on the 60hz/144hz/240hz monitor debate

Published: 22/Nov/2019 15:59 Updated: 22/Nov/2019 15:56

by Connor Bennett

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Streaming superstar Michael ‘shroud‘ Grzesiek showcased the difference in his first-person-shooting prowess with a 60hz/144hz/240hz monitor alongside YouTube tech guru Linus Tech Tips.

When it comes to PC gaming, having a top of the line set-up seems like a key component for consistency. Playing something like Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, you want every setting to be ideal – be it the frames per second you’re running, the mouse sensitivity, and even key binds.

One of the big things that can help is a different monitor. The majority of professional players regularly shoot for 240hz monitors with super-fast response time, but does it really make a difference or is it all placebo? Well, Shroud hooked up with Linus Tech Tips to run a few different tests to get an answer.

Twitch: shroudShroud is an FPS god but having a top of the line set-up doesn’t hurt.
 

Using CS:GO, the title that Shroud made his name in, as well as Overwatch, the YouTuber set up five tests to test the differences such as reaction time, being able to flick, and general high-level aim.

Obviously, it helps that Shroud isn’t the run-of-the-mill FPS player, but even he had his performance differ per the monitors. “I don’t think, for this test, 60/240/144 is going to make a difference because the only time you feel 60 versus 240 is when you’re moving around and you can feel the tear and everything,” shroud said following the reaction time test.

Yet, as things went on, the differences were pointed out to him more and more. The streamer was able to score more kills with the AWP on Dust 2 while using a 240hz set-up compared to 60hz. In fact, he went as far as calling it a “piece of cake.”

 

He reiterated his earlier point after everything was all said and done, though – noting the biggest positive 240hz versus 60hz came from looking around.

“That’s where I’d say it helps you the most,” shroud added. “Because the faster you move, the harder it is to see on 60hz.” He noted that “nothing” would change when looking at a still image and posting up, but when everything is moving around it becomes “a lot harder” to use the 60hz.

 

At the end of the day, however, just having a juiced-up rig isn’t going to instantly transform you into an FPS star like Shroud. 

It still takes hard work and dedicating yourself to a craft. As the streamer himself notes, the game sense is uber-important and its what makes him stand out from the crowd.

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Dave Chappelle finally tells Joe Rogan when he’ll do a full podcast

Published: 26/Nov/2020 20:34

by Theo Salaun

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The Joe Rogan Experience podcast enjoyed a relatively brief appearance by Dave Chappelle on an episode with Donnell Rawlings. And, to the joy of Rogan and Chappelle’s fans, the two set a tentative date for a full show together.

Rogan’s audience is gigantic and, as such, the names on his guest list frequently are as well. But, despite murmings of interest, Chappelle has long eluded one of the podcaster’s extensive interviews. That may soon change, as the iconic comedian confirmed that this new JRE setup in Austin suits his fancies and merits a full appearance.

A little over two hours into Rogan’s episode, No. 1,567, with Rawlings, headsets plopped off, seats got shifted, and both host and guest stood up to make way for a surprise appearance by Chappelle. Rawlings was glad to reunite with his friend from the Chappelle Show and Rogan seemed excited to finally get the comedian on the mic.

All it took was a new bunker studio in Austin, a lit joint, and a cup of coffee before the three were back to talking topics and, without much prying, Chappelle offered to come back on the show for a full episode. The tentative date for that episode? Soon after the presidential inauguration.

For mobile users, the segment begins at 2:30:20.

While spending about an hour chatting would sound like a full podcast to most people, that’s far from what Rogan’s fans have come to expect from his show. So, while Chappelle’s stint on the episode was substantial, he was acutely aware that a more thorough appearance was deserved.

After dapping up Rogan and Rawlings, Chappelle took his seat, got situated with some grass and caffeine, and eventually began discussing how much he enjoys Austin, Texas, along with the new studio.

Joe Rogan interviewing Conor mcgregor
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From the ring to the studio, Rogan’s repertoire of interesting interviewees is boundless.

“I like this setup a lot, man. It feels homey. You actually just tricked me into doing a podcast. I’m going to come and do it for real, for real. As a matter of fact, I should come after the inauguration.” 

Rogan, who has mentioned wanting Chappelle on the show numerous times, including in December 2019, was fully on board with the scheduling opportunity: “Let’s do it. That sounds great.”