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That's a lot of buttons.
That's a lot of buttons.I like how it's raised.
Turns out Gaming mice might actually not be any significant amount better than cheapo $12 bog standard mice.Of course, someone is going to have a problem with this, so let the flamewar commence. Extra points if you claim that the tiniest difference matters because of your skill.
The primary function of a mouse is not clicking, but moving the pointer.Try moving the pointer from one end of the screen to the other really quickly on a cheap mouse. It's going to screw up terribly, because the sensor can't keep up with the movement.
Absolutely correct, absolutely irrelevant.
In fact, in the article, it notes that the two things most important in determining the speed of a mouse are the sensor, and the User's familiarity with the device.
However, that does not make a difference beyond a certain point - because there is a certain point where the input device is actually more precise than you have the ability to be in your fallible human body - essentially, it's ability to sense it's position accurately is greater than the accuracy of your Proprioception.
Irrelevant? Hardly. Look at your own statement - "Turns out Gaming mice might actually not be any significant amount better than cheapo $12 bog standard mice." - which as I said is plainly false.
With regards to sensors, it's hardly just an issue of laser vs optical, as the article suggests. There is much, much more to sensor quality than that; indeed, the Razer DeathAdder had for quite a while the best mouse sensor available, and it uses an optical sensor, not a laser sensor.
It does make a difference, but I do agree - in the future, for quality mice, that difference will become increasingly negligible compared to your own failings.
However, that doesn't change the fact that currently there are quite a lot of mice around that fail to perform on a basic level. High-quality mouse sensors are far from ubiquitous at the moment.
However, that doesn't change the fact that currently there are quite a lot of mice around that fail to perform on a basic level. High-quality mouse sensors are far from ubiquitous at the moment.Of course it doesn't. However, as a counterpoint, it also doesn't change the fact that there is negligible if any utility in buying some hundred dollar Gaming mouse that has more features than your car and more flair than tom cruise in cocktail, over a simpler, cheaper mouse.
(Also, as a purely personal side note, it amuses me that the same sort of gamer who will carry on about console gamers getting accessories to give them faster, more accurate response in games, control games better, blah blah blah, are a reason that consoles suck, but will have absolutely zero problem with showing off their fancy new gaming Mouse and Keyboard setup that exists essentially for the same purpose. It's nothing to do with the argument, it's just that hypocrisy of that type amuses me.)
If both have the same sensor, then much of the utility is gone, yes.
Nonetheless, apart from the main concern of the sensor, there are other features that do matter. 5 buttons vs 3 buttons matters; the shape of the mouse matters; high-quality mouse drivers matter.
Also, that feature that Rym keeps talking about, "sniping mode" - that seems very useful as well.
Shape is purely personal - for example, I have big hands, and I find tiny mice annoying to use, so I go for larger mice, whereas someone with tiny hands might go for something else.
Personally, I use my mouse thumb buttons for voice chat in games, and I think it's very convenient.
3) Hold down the mouse button on a sniper rifle to zoom, release to fire
3) Hold down the mouse button on a sniper rifle to zoom, release to fireOld FPSs did this.
3) Hold down the mouse button on a sniper rifle to zoom, release to fireOld FPSs did this.and now begins another argument of how old fps's are far superior to new ones.
and now begins another argument of how old fps's are far superior to new ones.
I use the Logitech VX Revolution which I got a couple years back on sale at Walmart for $30. Its a great little mouse bit its not exactly a gaming mouse. I think its only 1000dpi. Its definitly not worth the $66 price tag on amazon. I'll probably buy one of the Razers this summer when I get a new videocard.
Rym or Scott, have you guys played any of the new COD4 games?
Games these days (With all their rock music and cars.) aren't going to be pushing 2000+ much.
Wow, Call of Duty 4.