What Game Mode on TV Actually Does

What is Game Mode on TV? TVs are good at a certain thing, and that is reproducing an image that is pleasing to the eye. However, in most cases, that means using image processing that takes up a lot of power and even more importantly, time. When you are playing a first-person shooter, the last thing you want is to wait for your screen to make an image more aesthetically pleasing while bullets and explosive ordinance are flying around. Game mode or PC mode, depending on the manufacturer, turns off image processing which is unnecessary for playing video games, and thus increases the response time of the TV. However, the game mode itself will make most TV screens better, but one should take into consideration all the various components which contribute to the overall input lag. What is Input Lag? Overall, the definition of input lag is the time...

How search algorithms reflect game playing

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Illustration of PPN and CNS as search indicators, applied to several two-person and single-player games. These indicators can bridge search algorithms and entertainment via the analogy of 'motion in mind' to uncover the possible underlying affective experiences. Credit: Hiroyuki Iida from JAIST. Humans benefit from playing games more than some might realize. Games can be a relaxed approach to learning or honing our problem-solving skills while relieving stress. However, game playing generally carries a considerable amount of decision-making, involving mathematical and statistical considerations that we make to decide on what we think is the best move. Thus, games showcase many of the impressive faculties and inner workings of the human brain, which in turns makes them a great testbed and playground for research on...

Games, computing, and the mind: How search algorithms reflect game playing

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IMAGE: Illustration of PPN and CNS as search indicators, applied to several two-person and single-player games. These indicators can bridge search algorithms and entertainment via the analogy of 'motion in mind'... view more  Credit: Hiroyuki Iida from JAIST. Iahikawa, Japan - Humans benefit from playing games more than some might realize. Games can be a relaxed approach to learning or honing our problem-solving skills while relieving stress. However, game playing generally carries a considerable amount of decision-making, involving mathematical and statistical considerations that we make to decide on what we think is the best move. Thus, games showcase many of the impressive faculties and inner workings of the human brain, which in turns makes them a great testbed and playground for research on artificial intelligence...