MIL-OSI Economics: Gaming After Party: Recapping the Samsung 2024 Monitor Showcase at Summer Game Fest

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Gamers discovered new devices and highly awaited titles at Summer Game Fest — a global celebration of video games and their creators that started on June 7 at YouTube Theater in Hollywood Park in Los Angeles. Here, Samsung showcased its 2024 lineup of monitors including the newest OLED gaming monitor series.
 
▲ Summer Game Fest highlighted the latest in gaming technology and unveiled upcoming releases to gamers around the world.
 
Fans of all things gaming around the world tuned into the opening livestream, while 6,000 attendees gathered in person to see exciting announcements and demos from the biggest brands. During the opening livestream, attendees experienced new Samsung monitors — including the latest Odyssey OLED G8 — now available for preorder.
 

 
▲ Samsung proudly announced the Odyssey OLED G8 during the Summer Game Fest livestream. OLED Glare Free technology significantly reduces glare from light or reflections.
 
At the Samsung x YouTube Gaming Afterparty, well-known game creators and industry insiders had a chance to preview the best gaming devices on the market. With the new Odyssey OLED series, attendees were the first to play new titles, such as “Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2” from Focus, before their release.
 
“You need a high refresh rate for games as fast as the new Warhammer one that we get to play here,” said a gamer at the Afterparty. “The Odyssey OLED G6’s 360Hz refresh rate makes the action super smooth, so you can easily aim and see enemy movement without any annoying blur.”
 
▲ Attendees were the first in the world to play “Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2” on the Odyssey OLED G8.
 
This year’s Odyssey OLED series includes the 32-inch Odyssey OLED G8 in 4K UHD with a 240Hz refresh rate and the 27-inch OLED G6 in QHD with a 360Hz refresh rate. Both deliver outstanding OLED picture quality with a near-instant 0.03-millisecond gray-to-gray response time for ultra-smooth, responsive gameplay.
 
The Odyssey series’ latest features are especially geared toward creating an optimal gaming environment. The new OLED Glare Free technology minimizes light reflection and delivers vivid, clear colors so gamers can enjoy crisp, clean picture quality. In addition, both OLED models feature Samsung OLED Safeguard+ — a proprietary burn-in protection technology that combines a pulsating heat pipe with a dynamic cooling system to help prevent burn-in by reducing temperatures at the core.
▲ “Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 2” displayed on the 32-inch Odyssey OLED G8, demonstrating the monitor’s vivid colors and clarity even in a brightly lit room.
 
YouTuber SugarStar was one of the gaming personalities who experienced the new monitors. “Graphics look fantastic on these monitors. The colors seem so vibrant and true to life, even without putting the brightness all the way up like you do on other monitors. All of the games here look great,” she said. “I also use an Odyssey monitor at home, and I love that I don’t need a PC connected to play. It made it easy to keep playing (console) games with Samsung Gaming Hub before my PC was built.”
 
▲ SugarStar played “Kingdom Hearts” on the ViewFinity S7, a monitor that balances productivity and gaming performance.
 
The new Odyssey OLED gaming monitors showcased at Summer Game Fest include HDR10+ GAMING capabilities on select games like “Cyberpunk 2077” and “Red Dead Redemption 2.” Players will automatically experience deeper color, contrast and brightness — without lengthy, manual calibration.
 
“If it ain’t like this, I don’t want it,” said YouTuber HipHopGamer, a popular gaming personality. “When you can move your mouse this fast, without blurring or stuttering, that’s what refresh rate is all about. It’s happening here on the Odyssey OLED G8, with one of the biggest games ever made, ‘Red Dead Redemption 2.’ There’s no stutter. There’s no blur.”1
 
Unlocking a premium visual experience, HDR10+ GAMING automatically adjusts the high-dynamic range (HDR) and the default HDR brightness of any game based on the specific capabilities of the monitor. By precisely calibrating color, contrast and brightness to each individual display, details are accurate even in dark shadows and bright highlights for more engaging gameplay.
 
Game developer Przemyslaw Czatrowski of CD Projekt Red, the company that brought the world “Cyberpunk 2077,” had only good things to say about HDR10+ Gaming. “Now, ‘Cyberpunk 2077’ with HDR looks just how I imagined it to be, ramping up the immersion,” he said.
 
▲ HipHopGamer played one of the biggest games of all time, “Red Dead Redemption 2,” with HDR10+ GAMING technology on the Odyssey OLED G8.
 
▲ “Cyberpunk 2077” impressed gamers with HDR10+ GAMING technology on the Odyssey OLED G9.
 
Guests also responded enthusiastically to the Smart Monitor M8 and ViewFinity S7 monitors which balance productivity with gaming and everyday use.
 
▲ 2024 ViewFinity S7 and Smart Monitor M8
 
Gaming continues to grow in new and exciting ways, and Summer Game Fest proved to be one of the industry’s standout events. This year, Samsung again proved its commitment to new and seasoned gamers through its future-defining monitors and innovative features.
 
Samsung’s participation in Summer Game Fest highlights its longstanding partnership with Hollywood Park, where Samsung technology is seamlessly integrated throughout the 300-acre mixed-use campus. During the event, attendees witnessed how a suite of Samsung digital signage at YouTube Theater creates the ultimate live experience. Game reveals and showcases were visible on two 26-by-14-foot Samsung LED Smart Signage displays installed on both sides of the 6,100-square-foot stage, fully immersing attendees in gameplay previews and building excitement for upcoming releases.
 
▲ Samsung LED Smart Signage at YouTube Theater in Hollywood Park
 
 
1 Performance may vary based on game and system settings.

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