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Most HD Game Resolutions Not Even 720p Let Alone 1080p

371w 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:

COD4 (360) 1024–600p 2xAA
COD4 (PS3) 1024–600p 2xAA
Uncharted (PS3) 960–1080 in 1080p

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) 1152–648
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance (PS3) 1920–1080 FullHD
Transformers (PS3) 960–1080
Pirates of the Caribbean (PS3 720p): 960–720
Pirates of the Caribbean (PS3 1080p): 780–1080
Oblivion (360): 1024–600 (PS3 version is full 720p)
ICO (PS2): 512–224p (less than Tekken on PS1 at 512–240)
VF5 (PS3 720p): 1024–1024 (same as 360)
VF5 (PS3 1080p): 1024–768

Here are some older discoveries from the same thread:

Microsoft Is Working To Add Divx To Xbox 360

371w ago - It has just been confirmed, that Microsoft is currently working with Divx, Inc. to bring the popular Divx MPEG-4 video format to the Xbox 360. However, Microsoft also said that this Divx project for Xbox 360 is currently not in their high priority list. Right now, an unmodded Xbox 360 can only support video formats such as : WMV, HD WMV, H.264 and non Divx MPEG-4.

Kevin Hell, Divx, Inc.'s CEO said that Microsoft has more restrictions and requirements surrounding any software that runs on it's Xbox 360 than Sony with it's Playstation 3, so the Xbox 360 Divx project is on a lot slower pace compared to it's Playstation 3 brother.

Hell also said that with the latest 2.00 firmware update, the Divx video format support has already been partially implemented on Playstation 3, and the full Divx support will come with the next Playstation 3 firmware update. However on Xbox 360, the release date for the Divx support is still unknown.

PS3 XMB 2.0 BETA v0.6.0.3 Up for Preview!

371w ago - Alright I spent some time making this pretty. It needs lots and lots of work. Left and right, resizing, and disappearing need to be added, as well as a lot more.

Thanks for cheering me on you guys


Might kill my bandwidth limit below:


Will post the files when I get the time. Good night every one!

Uncharted sneaking into select retailers early?

371w 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.

Wii Cyber Gun - Wii Zapper Rip Off

371w ago - Yet another version of the Wii Zapper gun attachment has hit the market, this time in the form of the Wii Cyber Gun, sounds all Dr Who and Sci-Fied doesn't it, it isn't. What you have here is essentially a bit of plastic that converts your WiiMote and Nunchuk controllers into a light gun. We guess this is kind of cool, given it's more like a machine gun than the others released thus far.

The Wii Cyber Gun will set you back a cool $16USD, making it slightly cheaper than the official Wii Zapper, but it doesn't come with Link's Crossbow Training, which the Wii Zapper does. Personally I prefer the 2 in 1 Wii gun because the pistol section looks so cool, but out of the lot I'd go for the official Zapper as Link's Crossbow Training is too good to pass up.
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