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That PS4 cityscape would look like complete shit in a Mario game
The games carry that charm no matter what, I don't see bringing a mediocre LCD TV into the debate having any real impact on that. Image quality varies but I've never seen any TV so bad the game becomes unplayable.
Your choosing to ignore what I've said for your own perspective,
Games were designed for 4:3 because that was the resolutions available at the time
and the only real aspect ratio in use.
You can of course change the aspect ratio on the later Widescreen TV's but that as I said stretches the original image not bumps up the resolution.
Hence NTSC games in the US ran quicker than PAL because we had a higher Resolution so to compensate many games came with those dreaded borders.
I suggest you look up a Aspect ratio to resolution chart to see what I mean. The original PlayStation was restricted to 256x224 to 640x480 (480i) which essentially covers 4:3 aspect resolutions.
I'm certainly not blind nether am I very rich, good quality TV's of any era will always deliver a good picture.
And its certainly not expensive to get old systems good image quality, go on eBay and similar and yo can find S-Video cables and even composite cables for many systems such as PlayStations and Nintendo's
and even the original Xbox quite cheaply as they tended to use the same input ports on the back of their respective machines so its a universal cable systems.
As for the LCD screen for my PSone it cannot be described as a toy, that's just being ignorant. When new it was a £200 accessory and even using it today is fine and still enjoyable.
As you said you haven't seen it so why comment?
Finally Rise of the Robots is considered one of the worse games of all time so I have no idea why your ignoring that point. I remember the media coverage was huge ands it was everywhere, all because of those graphics which at the time looked mind blowing.
Sadly no one thought about the gameplay in all this and when it launched and my friend got it on release day we sat down played it and released it was absolutely terrible in everyway.
Of course it didn't kill the industry and I never said it did, I my the point if that is what all games had been developed as it would of taken the industry down much like Atari in 1983.
I personally haven't seen so called "alarmists" repeating it every year and I don't think I've referenced it in over ten years but history is always needed to remind us how to go forward for the better.
But unfortunately you can't market a games frame rate..
@ecco It is a fair comparison because even if you play those games today the gameplay is still enjoyable and to be honest the graphics have their own charm.
But there is no need for 1080 to enjoy these games or any that have great gameplay. I still have an old CRT TV in a spare room with old consoles hooked up and there isn't a huge difference between that and my LCD TV in the Bedroom.
The main issue in both cases is that older console were set to 4:3 Ratios so when put on widescreen TV's the image is often stretched making it look much worse and in the case of modern 42" and above TV's its makes even worse over old CRT's which tended to be between 21-28" in the living room at least.
I have PSone with the LCD attachment screen Sony sold and the visuals on that can look very good because the image is compressed to a very small screen size.
The overall point is still valid, the obsession that games must all be 1080p 60FPS or they get ignored or derided is ridiculous and like those old games the gameplay is the most important factor in the end,
or we'd all have a load of Rise of the Robot games and that wouldn't be good for anyone
Its amusing to see people focus on resolution once again over the Gameplay experience, I think it says more about the state of gaming these days than anything else. Its funny that I can remember playing amazing gaming experience over the years like the SNES and PS1 and N64 and the amounts of time I just thought well the game would be great be no I'm not playing this as the Resolution sucks. Or it could be we did due to them often having fantastic gameplay. Point is If the game plays amazingly well and lots of great lifespan and features while still looking good even if its not the max Resolution and FPS its what the entire point of playing games is about. If your going to only focus on games FPS and Resolution then the future really does look bleak..
I would not be at all surprised if there's a small team in Redmond seeing how well they can make games run in Windows running on one of these Snapdragon 835 based tablets and convertibles that are going to be coming out at the end of the year.
Xbox One P?
Microsoft's 'Hovis Method' - individually tuning power delivery on each motherboard for each Scorpio Engine - must surely add to the cost of production.
surprises me console manufacturers haven't gone the pc route yet of making there consoles upgradable. Would save them trying to push there next gen console which may have minimal improvements when they could just charge for individual improvements on there console
I love Sony's excuse that it's all about 'protecting' their young players from the dangerous, evil old Xbox and Nintendo users. Like, what the hell are they saying? That the Xbox and Nintendo user base is primarily made up of...what? Kid touchers? Cyber bullies? Lol what an awful excuse.
Just admit you don't want to play ball because you personally dislike the competition. Don't try and hide it behind a feigned consideration for your own users.
I'm sure Wolfenstein writers are good enough to leave inappropriate Trump comments and metaphors out of their game.
Anthem looks beautiful, for example, but everything about its post-apocalyptic mech fantasy is purest video game convention
They got a couple of hundred local gamers and figured them as your average American gamer.
the horrible d-pad on the Duke and the white and black button placement on controller s.
@ecco - it was designed for American hands. Specifically a couple of hundred gamers in the redmond area.
The gigantic x was added because they had a shit ton of room.
@Cyber6 I think it's a man who's compensating controller ;)
Beyond Good & Evil 2 will let you create your own character.
Ancel boasted that Beyond Good & Evil 2 will feature an entire procedurally-generated star system that's so complex that even the planets will rotate around the sun, creating simulated sunsets.
"Beyond Good & Evil 2 lets you create your own character"
Holy moly! How innovative! In other news, pressing the Options button will allow you to pause the game
I think you'll agree.
Why this franchise was put on ice I'll never understand.
I haven't played it to this day.
I really don't care about what Chloe went through before Max went back to Arcadia Bay -- especially since, y'know, they've told us that whole story in the original.
What game trailer for any game ever showed inventory management screens for example?
It's very tough to sell to people especially via pre order, when you fill in all the blanks and actually tell people the specifics of a games mechanics.
It's a tried and tested marketing trick that is designed especially to exploit gamers and what they love about games so it's a little unfair to blame people when they fall for this.
Imagine if this would have been a film or book and it would not possible to just patch it.
So what happens when they get it on? Do they end up with a human/alien hybrid of a kid?