TechnologyThis is the equipment necessary to beat your rival on the console

This is the equipment necessary to beat your rival on the console


Playing FIFA is not like playing football, it is more like driving in Formula 1. The EA Sports series is the translation of what happens in a football game to console. But there is a crucial difference between real soccer and that played virtually. In the latter, the skills of the player are decisive, but good technology, as in car racing, can help you win the competition. A maxim that is transferred to any video game, be it sports, shooter or role.

The saga of many of these video games, especially the automobile and sports games, are renewed every season, updating templates and equipment and polishing technical details. Almost all deliveries are continuous in their mechanics, but following a clear path of improvement in the playable and visual. “The difference of look between a real match and a FIFA match is getting smaller and smaller, ”says Toniemcee, gamer specialized in technology and eSports. With each passing year the margin narrows, slowly but noticeably.

If you take ten milliseconds longer than your opponent, you don’t score a goal. It’s not just a better gaming experience, reducing latency also means more wins

Toniemcee, gamer specialized in technology and eSports

Not everyone perceives it in the same way. The game improves, but to enjoy these changes you have to use technology to match. The generation change in consoles, from Playstation 5 to Xbox Series X, has helped to enjoy these advances. Televisions, for their part, have also known how to adapt to the demands of the gamers. “An important part of the change of generation of consoles is the graphic and visual leap that all games have,” says Toniemcee. “FIFA 22 is especially grateful to look at, if we have a 4K television, HDR and also game mode, the experience changes a lot.”

The importance of latency

Neo QLED 8K meets (and exceeds) all of those requirements. That is why it is the best TV for gamers. Thanks to its Motion Xcelerator Turbo +, the game feels more fluid. This technology eliminates blurring thanks to the process of enhancing the frames (FRC) of the new processor that optimizes moving scenes up to 120Hz in 4K and this TV on top is 8K. The games are more realistic than ever and the gaming experience is much more immersive. But on the console, as in the stadiums, a beautiful game does not guarantee to win the game. And Samsung has thought about that too.

From the moment you press a button, the console processes it and the screen reflects it, a short period of time passes. It’s called latency, and it’s key to achieving high game accuracy. These are milliseconds, but these can be decisive. 30 is the maximum milliseconds that should pass before a player’s performance is not affected. In its QLED televisions, Samsung has adapted its technology for video games, so that the latency reaches 9.8 milliseconds. It is at this point that the comparison with Formula 1 makes sense. He can be a great driver, but if you have a Simca 1000 and you are racing a Ferrari, your options are rather slim. “FIFA is a game in which, when playing on-line, the details are crucial ”, confirms Toniemcee. “If you take ten milliseconds longer than your opponent, you don’t score a goal. It’s not just a better gaming experience, reducing latency also means more wins. “

Elite athletes need an elite team

The video game and eSports market has experienced exponential growth in recent years. The data reflected an upward trend but in 2020, with the pandemic, the figures soared. Users of Twitch (the Amazon platform that encompasses the majority of streamings of this sport) spent 18 billion hours in front of the screen in 2020, 67% more than in 2019. According to the State of Gaming 2020 survey, eSports are more popular than football among the 18 to 25-year-old public.

It is very noticeable if a player has 240hz, and the one in front has 60hz. This kind of technical aspect can make a difference

Rajohn ‘EasTor’ Gregory, Professional Counter-Strike Gamer

This fever has triggered the consumption of video games, not only to watch them but to play them. That is why television, the heart of leisure at home, has been adapting to the demands of its new audience. Neo QLED 8K has a mode gaming which makes it immediately recognize when a console has been connected.

Rajohn ‘EasTor’ Gregory, player at OFFSET Esports, specializes in Counter-Strike, a shooter in the first person where reflexes and speed of response are crucial. A second in this game can make the difference between losing or winning. It recognizes that beyond talent and expertise, the technical aspect is important. “It is very noticeable if a player has 240hz, and the one in front has 60hz. This kind of technical aspect can make a difference, ”he says.

Neo QLED includes, in addition to the Panoramic Game Mode, the so-called Game Bar, a menu that gives quick access to all the controls and menus.
Neo QLED includes, in addition to the Panoramic Game Mode, the so-called Game Bar, a menu that gives quick access to all the controls and menus.

But this is not all, Samsung also incorporates other innovations that make life much easier for gamers, like Wide Game Mode, which modifies the screen ratio to 21: 9 and even 32: 9. This is joined by the Game Bar, a menu on the upper or lower bands of the television that gives quick access to all the controls and menus necessary to make the gaming experience even more satisfactory.

Upgrades that grant advantage

The Neo QLED 8K processor comes embedded with enhanced artificial intelligence with 16 neural networks that analyze and improve, pixel by pixel, image quality up to 8K resolution. Jumping onto the battlefield with the best team doesn’t guarantee you win, but it does give you more chances. “It is very important that professional players have the best for the competitions,” confirms EasTor. “At high levels, whoever has worse set-up it is affected by these technical aspects ”.

Another of the most striking features of this team is its Dynamic Black Equalizer, a tool that analyzes the dark scenes of a game and detects objects within them, helping to reveal things that previously could not be seen well. “There are many maps where the player prefers to be much brighter in dark areas, and there are other players who prefer to have lower brightness to see in light areas …”, EasTor explains. “This depends on each one, the comfort and the habit that has been adapted throughout his career.” Or that happened until now. Thanks to this new technology, the player will not have to choose between one model and another. You can have the best of both.

The Dynamic Black Equalizer function, included in the Samsung TV, analyzes dark scenes and detects objects within them, helping to reveal things that previously could not be seen well

Finally, with the Multi View function you can divide the screen up to 4 to be able to enjoy several contents at the same time. Thus, while you play Counter Strike, FIFA or any other video game you can comment on the game on social networks or look for a trick on YouTube. Or watch a real game on TV. And discover that there is hardly any difference between one and the other.