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Re: New Ridge Racer-Rumour!

 Brian Schmitt wrote:
 > On Fri, 28 Jun 1996 01:49:48 GMT, (Chris.Hilker)
 > wrote:
 > >S M Carless <> writes:
 > >
 > >>Call me confused, but what basic difference does 60FPS and 30FPS make to
 > >>gameplay?
 > >
 > >On an NTSC TV, which is what 99.9% of us use with our Playstations, NONE
 > >WHATSOEVER. Framerate is a red herring.
 > >
 > >C.
 > >
 > >--
 > > (Chris.Hilker)  "I feel like I'm being electrocuted."
 > >
 > >The alt.rave mini-FAQ: "Q: ?" "A: ("
 > What!!!????!?!? Framerate is EXTREMELY important to gameplay. If you
 > are playing a racing game and are going fairly fast, screen updating
 > is paramount to knowing when you are at the proper point to execute a
 > turn. Don't tell me it is not better to see 15 frames of video going
 > into a hairpin than 7.5. Your statement is absolutely false. Try
 > playing Doom at 20 frame-per-second against someone with a 30
 > frame-per-second machine. You will be at a very severe disadvantage.
 > As you turn you are getting 33% less information about your enemy's
 > position. He can juke about strafing your ass while you are jerking
 > wildly about wondering where he is.  I hope your rave faq contains
 > more accurate information than this post did.
 > Brian Schmitt
 > Artist:Neversoft Entertainment
 Um ...His point was....A regular TV only runs at 30 Frames per second. 
 So a game that claims to run at 60 FPS on a regular TV is pure bullshit.
 P.S. check out my letter to Next_Generation in issue 11. Unfortunatly 
 they failed to answer my question properly.