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What is the purpose of motion blur in video games? Turn it off.

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User Info: MrMonkhouse

MrMonkhouse
3 years ago#1
The game looks much better without it... not sure why anyone would use it. Maybe if it were a special move like in Watch Dogs for example where you slow down the time then yeah you'd have no choice. But for gameplay.... turn it off.
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User Info: SpazH3d

SpazH3d
3 years ago#2
It's so you get distracted into thinking the game looks better than it does. Same with Depth of Field.
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User Info: Ningishzida

Ningishzida
3 years ago#3
Blame consoles, they throw on the blur in an unsuccessful attempt to disguise low framerates.

But admittedly, the lame trick is also used in non-console games, again, trying to disguise low fps. For example, the first thing I did in Crysis was append the +r_motionblur 0 switch to the short-cut. The people who say Crysis can be played at 30fps are just imperceptive dupes of the "passable fps that is the motion blur" fraud.

User Info: arleas

arleas
3 years ago#4
It's for those people who think that 60fps looks like a soap opera and want that 24fps cinematic feel.
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User Info: Psythik

Psythik
3 years ago#5
It's used mainly to mask FPS drops. But if you're already getting a constant 60+ FPS there's not point in having it on.
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User Info: Lonestar2000

Lonestar2000
3 years ago#6
Yeah, I always disable motion blur and depth of field. It sucks when games don't let you.
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User Info: ForeverZero2

ForeverZero2
3 years ago#7
sometimes it's to give a fake sense of speed like you're moving faster than you really are, those are worst
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User Info: ghostemp77

ghostemp77
3 years ago#8
Motion blur should be outlawed for video games.
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User Info: JKatarn

JKatarn
3 years ago#9
Devs started using it as a neat pixel shader effect, and then they figured out that it was a handy tool on consoles for making low FPS/stuttering less apparent, now it seems to be a common thing.
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User Info: _GRIM_FANDANGO_

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3 years ago#10
I think it is immersion that they are going for.

I agree that it often looks terrible. Also, it can really hinder performance in something like multiplayer. But there are some cases where I actually think it looks good. Some of the codemaster racing games have it if I am not mistaken, and it can look pretty neat. Though I still turn it off because it is a distraction kind of.
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