These Are My Settings For Every Video Game

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I started playing a new video game yesterday: Ghost Recon Breakpoint. But It might as well have been any other console game, in terms of how I set up the settings.

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Brightness? I’m going to make sure that symbol is pretty visible. After all, who knows what “barely visible” even means. It’s all relative. I never go darker than the default. Let me tell you something personal, everyone: sometimes I even make it a little brighter.

Subtitles? I’ll turn them on and make them as big as possible. I’m old. Also, my couch is kind of far away from the TV, and by far away I mean five feet away as opposed to pressed up to my face.

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Would I like a boost in framerate or resolution? Framerate, of course. At least, I think that’s the choice they were offering.

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Heads up display? Big! Big as can be! Yes, yes, I know some people are all about their no-HUD runs. Maybe they’re young, or they play games while sitting close enough that their breath can fog their monitor. I’m playing on the other side of a rug, folks.

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Invert Y? Of course! I know, this is where I lose half the readers. No judgment here.

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Oh, and “Night Mode”? No idea. That’s a new one to me.

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Editor-in-Chief. Playing: Watch Dogs Legion (need to get back to RDR2, Iconoclasts, Arkham Origins, Sushi Striker, Samus Returns, and Ghost Recon Breakpoint)

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DISCUSSION

As a fellow old, I was an invert Y guy.

But then one game changed it for me, I don’t remember which, perhaps fallout 3. Doesnt matter. I was tired of settings and changing shit every time I was at a friend’s house, so I committed and eventually was converted. Took about a week playing five nights. Then rehearsing through the month. Then it was done and I was a regular y guy.

I recommend it! Of course now my main playing buddy is an invert y guy so I’m fucked anyhow.