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Op Ed

truepcgaming - Visual Noise: A Criticism of HUDs.
Having a playerís health, ammunition, inventory, and abilities always visible is a staple of the gaming medium, but one that we may be better off learning to deal without. I make this claim based solely on the experiences of noticing that virtually all games get better without an always-on interface. Iíve managed to nix 90% of the unnecessary HUD materials off New Vegas through two mods, and the result is a game that is unquestionably more immersive, balanced, difficult, and above all, beautiful.

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12. Re: Op Ed Sep 17, 2011, 17:49 Dev
 
How about a configurable HUD so games can satisfy those who want it, and those who don't, and those who want less of it, etc.

I've seen some games with HUDs that can come up when you hit a bindable key (as someone mentioned).
 
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