317w ago - Well it turns out that when a game box says that it runs in 720p or 1080p it's not entirely true. Sure you can set it to that resolution but the actual game output resolution is rarely exactly that.
Check out two of the biggest releases of the season for example:
Neither Call of Duty 4 or Uncharted run in the actual resolutions.
The reason most games do this is to allow for more visual effects to be rendered to the screen without slowing the game down. Most won't ever notice or care but it's kind of interesting to find out the actual resolutions that games render in. Here are some more recent ones along with a huge list of older releases from the pixel counter at Beyond3D.
Def Jam: Icon (PS3) 1152Ã–648
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance (PS3) 1920Ã–1080 FullHD
Transformers (PS3) 960Ã–1080
Pirates of the Caribbean (PS3 720p): 960Ã–720
Pirates of the Caribbean (PS3 1080p): 780Ã–1080
Oblivion (360): 1024Ã–600 (PS3 version is full 720p)
ICO (PS2): 512Ã–224p (less than Tekken on PS1 at 512Ã–240)
VF5 (PS3 720p): 1024Ã–1024 (same as 360)
VF5 (PS3 1080p): 1024Ã–768
Here are some older discoveries from the same thread:
317w ago - Thanks to an early German release, the joys of game importing and an easy English language patch, we've had a chance to play through Unreal Tournament 3 prior to the North American release date. We've also taken the liberty of grabbing over 200 ultra-high res shots of the game at 1680x1050 resolution with maximum detail, 16xQ anti-aliasing and transparency supersampling.
Behold UT3 in all its glory. These are all in-game shots (no bullshots), and show every map in the game from DeathMatch, CTF, Vehicle CTF and Warfare as well as some action and character customization shots.
Best of the Best
Capture the Flag
Many, many more awesome pics can be seen at the link up top!
317w ago - The highly anticipated Uncharted is joining Ratchet & Clank as yet another high-profile PS3 game that's releasing earlier than expected. Various reports suggest that the game will be available at select retailers tomorrow. In fact, GameStop.com is already shipping the game.
When we contacted a Sony PR representative, they told us that the game is not meant to be sold early, and that these may be specific instances of stores breaking the official street date. Regardless, if you already have a pre-order, it couldn't hurt to call your local game store and see if they'll be giving you Uncharted goodness early.
317w ago - Hey, everyone. It's time again for the PLAYSTATION Store weekly update.
Blazing Angels 2 Demo (free)
Discover the Secret Missions of WWII by playing the Blazing Angels 2 PLAYSTATION 3 computer entertainment system demo today. Experience the single-player campaign and engage in the "Rain of Death", or play against your friends and fire-at-will via the PLAYSTATION 3 system multiplayer mode.
File size: 1.08 GB
ESRB Rated E
Toy Home Demo (free)
Toy Home is an exciting toy car racing game where your house becomes the racetrack. Weave between other toys strewn across a bedroom floor, hurtle across kitchen tables, dodge toy soldiers and zoom along model railway tracks in moonlit playrooms. Download the demo today!
File size: 503 MB
ESRB Rated E
TimeShift FPS Video 1 (free)
Watch this series of videos on how you can Master Time to Become the Ultimate Weapon!
File size: 119 MB (HD)
Battlefield: BC Teaser Trailer (free)
A first look at Battlefield: Bad Company™.
File size: 151 MB (HD)
Burnout "Playground" Video (free)
Take the tour of Paradise City and step into the ultimate driving playground of Burnout Paradise.
File size: 108 MB (HD)