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1441  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 Blu-ray HD thought / question on: January 11, 2006, 04:25:57 PM
Quote from: "Kevin Grey"

HD-DVD *requires* HDMI connection (with HDCP copy protection) to display movies in HD.  Video content being output via component (instead of HDMI) will be downgraded to 480p resolution.

Bluray is still undetermined on copy protection.  Officially, its up to the studios whether they enable HDCP or not.  If they don't enable (ie force) it, then the movies will be able to display HD resolution via component input.  If HDCP is enforced, then HDMI is required for a HD picture, and component connections will have a downgraded 480p.


I can just see some salesman trying to explain this to a customer who wants to get into the whole HD thing with a new TV and DVD player. Assuming they even bother to do it and let the person find out when they get home and try to hook it up.


This whole thing is a frigging mess...
1442  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Killzone should have gotten more attention on: January 11, 2006, 04:20:14 PM
I think it was a medicore game too. From a tech strandpoint it clearly outstripped what the PS2 could do and it should have scaled back to make the game more playable. From a gamplay aspect I never saw anything great, just your standard stuff. Nothing that hadn't been done many times already.
1443  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Miscrosoft: What the hell? on: January 11, 2006, 04:12:03 PM
Quote from: "warning"

Yeah I understand that.  But here's the thing.  I believe a DVD hold 4.7 gigs of data.


Xbox games use dual layer disks like movies do. That gives them around 8+ gigs of usable space(its not the full 9.4 gigs the discs are rated at for some reason).
1444  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Miscrosoft: What the hell? on: January 11, 2006, 04:10:02 PM
Quote from: "Arkon"
Quote from: "farley2k"
It isn't just about movies.  The PS3 will be able to play games on Blu-ray.  Now if Blu-ray wins out then that means PS3 games will be able to have more content, better graphics, etc.  

In 2-3 years people will be talking about how the 360 just can't handle the really big games.


OR 360 games could span disks like many PS1 games did.  I don't have a problem swapping disks in a game.


Wether a game comes out on one disk or two(maybe even three) isn't going to determine who sells more. The actual games will and nothing more.


Nor will the HDDVD or Blueray. People talk about the advantage of the PS3 in this area. The diffrence this time vs the PS2 is there was a standard with regular DVD's, this time there's not. Using Blue Ray is a double edged sword for Sony. Yea it helps push their standard but it makes the PS3 that much more expensive to make, and with HDDVD its still not clear who is coming out on top and maybe won't for awhile.  Stuff doesn't become mass market untill there's a clear standard. The whole real "HD era" is in limbo untill one of these wins out.
1445  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / UT 2007 Confirmed as PS3 launch title on: January 04, 2006, 04:57:23 PM
Uhh sorry but there's no proof that the MGS4 video wasn't the same thing(in engine but sped up to fast framerates). Realtime by him could have meant the same thing as what the Killzone guys eventually admitted. The PS3 would have still been early beta hardware, the Nvidia chip wasn't even ready by that point.
1446  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / UT 2007 Confirmed as PS3 launch title on: January 04, 2006, 04:06:29 AM
Quote from: "GatorFavre"
I'm not doubting the MGS4 video, but remember, that Ghost Recon video for the 360 that was shown at E3 was also "realtime."  Funny how it doesnt even look close to the same in gameplay footage now.  I will remain a skeptic until I see gameplay footage.


The game is coming out for both Xbox and the 360 so you could be mixing up stuff. Don't see why the full game couldn't look that good. All the in engine demos of Gears of War show the 360 can pump plenty of eye candy out.
1447  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Top games for 2005 on: January 03, 2006, 08:18:00 PM
I have co-winners or I could put it as single player and multiplayer. Civ IV and BF2. Nothing on the conoles(mostly Xbox and PS2) didn't impress me that much. Some well done games but nothing great.
1448  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / UT 2007 Confirmed as PS3 launch title on: January 03, 2006, 08:14:03 PM
Quote from: "TheMissingLink"
MGS4 was real-time.  The hair on his moustache (which have more polygons than an entire enemy soldier in MGS3!) was being rendered in real-time.  Octacon was actually in the city, being rendered in real-time.

And to me, Killzone's video isn't too far out of the question, imo.  Looking at the original, they did some really amazing stuff with that game...I shall remain optimistic!


Try reading my post again. I wasn't talking about never seeing it, just not at launch.
1449  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / UT 2007 Confirmed as PS3 launch title on: January 03, 2006, 06:36:15 AM
I don't. I wonder how much showing off those Killzone and MSG4 videos will bite them in the ass as the PS3 launch stuff won't be anywhere close to those.
1450  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / UT 2007 Confirmed as PS3 launch title on: January 02, 2006, 07:56:41 PM
Quote from: "Calvin"
Is this definately NOT on the 360 then?


I don't think it will. Epic seems to want to put diffrent titles on the systems. Have exclusives(at least console wise) for each one.
1451  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / UT 2007 Confirmed as PS3 launch title on: January 02, 2006, 05:21:20 PM
Not so fast.


http://www.ataricommunity.com/forums/showthread.php?t=508027
1452  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Guild Wars any good as single player game? on: January 01, 2006, 04:59:11 PM
I'd say its ok single player in terms of the PvE content, although when you get higher up the bots and too frustrating. But the biggest draw of GW is its PvP arena stuff, so if you arn't interested in that then I don't know if you would get much out of the game.
1453  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Shadowrun MMO on: December 30, 2005, 08:16:52 PM
I've never herd of this game before. Not even small blurbs in any of the magazines. Also wonder about releasing for the Xbox.
1454  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Minions of Mirth - Awesome Game! on: December 30, 2005, 12:55:44 AM
On one hand I will give the devs credit for making this game with so few people, but I have to say I think the gushing is frankly overrated and mostly because the the game is from a very small indie team. I mean as a gamer I look at what is worth spending my time with regardless of who made it and after trying the demo for awhile I don't see what puts this game above other titles.
1455  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: UMD Movies - Here to stay or just a faze? on: December 30, 2005, 12:48:32 AM
Quote from: "corruptrelic"

Of course I doubt the same case will be with the PSP, but with the upcoming Bluray and HD-DVD, fitting movies on tiny 1.8gb discs is going to be tough with the next-gen DVD format right around the corner.


HD DVD/Blue-Ray stuff is irrelevent for the PSP. The movies for it are made to look good on its screen which is a set resolution that isn't going to change.
1456  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Minions of Mirth - Awesome Game! on: December 26, 2005, 04:49:37 AM
Well I guess we now know what there is to do in North Dakota.  smile
1457  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / What did you get for Christmas? on: December 26, 2005, 04:38:50 AM
Couple of shirts, the usual money from the grandparents, and an iPod for my techno gift.
1458  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Black for PC? on: December 25, 2005, 08:51:01 PM
Quote from: "Sarkus"
and is the one that sells by far the fewest game units a year.  You do the math.


Umm wrong. Look at the complete picture. The sales numbers are always console vs the PC. The flaw there is that console is 3 diffrent platforms. The only one which has better sales consistantly is the PS2.
1459  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / 360 in Japan: The Kancho of MS Continues on: December 25, 2005, 08:44:29 PM
I'll wait to see how the japanese developed games do. If they can deliver a few that make a magazine like Famitsu go gaga or something they might have a chance at getting some traction going. Probably not enough to ever make it worthwhile though.
1460  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Why Oblivion was delayed on: December 25, 2005, 01:50:02 AM
Quote from: "Lee"
Quote from: "gellar"
Quote from: "-Lord Ebonstone-"
HINT:  The PC version will run like ass well into 2008, ala Morrowind.


Werd.

gellar


That's utter BS...it ran find on my machine when it came out. Sure I didn't have draw distance maxed, but it most definitely did not run like ass.


Ok so if you dind'nt want to run the game to look like it was advertised in magazines and trailers it didn't run like crap.
1461  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / UT 2007 Confirmed as PS3 launch title on: December 23, 2005, 04:58:14 PM
Sony could easily get away with a spring Japan launch having only a few titles. Plenty there would buy it for just being the next PS and the blue-ray. They won't need a big number of launch titles untill it comes over here.
1462  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / BF2 + SP -or- StarWars BF2 on: December 18, 2005, 05:46:19 PM
BF2 is all abut online. There's just so much you miss when playing offline. You can only play on the small 16 player map versions offline too.
1463  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / WoW 1.9 Patch Notes on: December 16, 2005, 04:06:30 PM
Gee...2 more raid dungeons.....so cool. :roll:
1464  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / 360 will be scarce for some time it seems on: December 16, 2005, 01:15:27 AM
Nobody's still shown any proof of MS ever promising certain numbers. That one quote isn't proof its what a single person claimed. To me its still a simple matter of Gamestop and EB just taking money from people before they had any idea of what they could actually offer. Also anybody who put in a pre-order at a store like that and being like say #50 or higher in line but still thinking they were getting one on launch day was dreaming and should have known better anyways.
1465  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Well Ebgames really has lost me as a customer.... on: December 16, 2005, 01:05:48 AM
Quote from: "Destructor"
Quote from: "Sarkus"
That 300k number is not confirmed so I wouldn't blame anyone if those numbers don't show up.  

Regardless of what you were told, no one at the store level knows what's going on because they aren't being told.

My Gamestop told me that they're getting under 10 in their 'second' shipment. And at last check (when I was told the shipment info), there were still 77 preorders on file.

And the store got a whopping 14 when it first came out.

So...why are the Best Buys, Circuit Cities, and CompUSA getting all the consoles, but the 'dedicated' gaming stores aren't?


Thats sounds normal when you take into account how many stores sell the things. There are thousands of stores out there when you add up all the Targets, Walmarts, BB, gamestops etc up.
1466  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / 360 will be scarce for some time it seems on: December 15, 2005, 05:24:38 AM
I don't see what's to chafe about. Has anybody shown any proof that MS guarenteed x number of 360's to retailers then didn't deliver? The bottom line is retailers like Gamestop just took anybody's money who came in for pre-orders without having any clue as to what they were going to get then they blame MS.

The MS hate does go a tad overboard at times...
1467  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Gauntlet: Seven Sorrows Thread on: December 14, 2005, 07:39:36 AM
Looks like someone needed to tell the devs making the exact same button smasher gameplay 20 years later with just updated graphics doesn't warrent dropping $50. You might as well just pay $5 to get the origional on XBL and play with friends.
1468  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Games with AI partners? on: December 13, 2005, 07:06:07 AM
Quote from: "whiteboyskim"
There's always Daikatana, but I here it gets a little wonky sometimes.  :twisted:


They are just fine as long as they don't have to go through anything like a door.
1469  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / What IS the deal with Duke Nukem Forever? on: December 12, 2005, 07:37:21 AM
They got a a huge break when Take-Two way overpaid for the rights to Max Payne. I do find it funny that Prey will probably make it out before DNF does(if it ever comes out), and that game was dead for years.
1470  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Anything new on Team Fortress 2? on: December 12, 2005, 07:33:20 AM
I still have the CGW mag that talked about TF2 as an expansion for HL. To show how old it is the article was a 3-way preview roundup of TF2, Quake 3 and UT.
1471  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Will 360 games look hidef on this? on: December 12, 2005, 07:19:52 AM
You shouldn't have to deal with black bars or stretching, based on this from Gamespot.

Quote
The system allows you to set your display resolution and aspect ratio depending on the type of video cables you use. VGA cables will give you six different resolution options: 640x480, 848x480, 1024x768, 1280x720, 1280x768, and 1360x768. Component cables will give you 480p, 720p, and 1080i resolution choices. Games are actually rendered internally at 720p, and the ATI video engine scales the video up or down to the desired resolution.


I've seen a 360 screenshot with 1280x1024 as an option too. At least you could get 1024x768 which is a descent high res 4:3 aspect image.
1472  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Anyone play Spartan Total Warrior? on: December 12, 2005, 07:06:11 AM
I enjoyed the game for a few of hours untill it gave me another wonderful example of why for the most part I despise checkpoint save systems, and why a rent 99% of my console games.
1473  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Will 360 games look hidef on this? on: December 11, 2005, 08:26:17 PM
I havn't read seen any posts yet from people running a 360 on a monitor using the VGA adapter, but I don't see why it wouldn't work.
1474  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / PS3 Spring '06, KH2 Spring '06, coincidence? on: December 10, 2005, 06:38:33 AM
I'd say we'll know in about a month when CES comes. If they don't show working PS3's with something playable then I'd say spring is out .
1475  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / The Revolution has begun...(IGN chan, specs, launch date?) on: December 09, 2005, 03:59:37 PM
Quote from: "Devil"


The problem I have with Nintendo is that there "BIG" releases seem kinda stale to me. From the SNES to the N64 right up to the CG and DS it's like they aren't even trying anymore. Companies like EA take a ton of heat for it but so why can't we question Nintendo?



Good point. People seem to forget that they are living off of the same few characters Miyamoto created 20+ years ago. People gush over the new Mario Kart game when its basically the same thing on the N64 or the "umpteenth" Mario Party game. Then they trash EA for another Madden.  :roll:
1476  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / The Revolution has begun...(IGN chan, specs, launch date?) on: December 07, 2005, 05:50:02 AM
Quote from: "Temjin"

I predict the Revolution will look just fine against the PS3 and Xbox360.


Not if the rumors are anywhere close to correct. Having double or about double the power of the GC won't put it anywhere near the other two.
1477  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / The Revolution has begun...(IGN chan, specs, launch date?) on: December 06, 2005, 07:25:39 PM
I still don't buy the needing a whole new controller paradigm to get this vast untapped casual gamer audience Nintendo keeps talking about. A game like Katamari is very casual gamer friendly, easy to learn and they didn't need a whole new controller to make it.

You can make all sorts of casual gamer stuff that will work fine with standard controllers(i.e. just use a single button or two too play).
1478  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Some Targets have the Xbox 360 in this morning! on: December 05, 2005, 08:30:32 PM
If those Walmart numbers are correct it al least sounds like there getting them to the stores as fast as they can with new units every week.
1479  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Possible Xbox 360 lawsuit on: November 27, 2005, 06:32:58 AM
*shrug* This stuff is always blown out of porportion. Using forums postings as a basis for whats happening across the board is ridiculous. Internet posters need to realize they in no way shape or form represent the population at large.
1480  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Do you think MS will ever phase out the Core unit? on: November 27, 2005, 06:23:52 AM
Yea thats basically it. The $50 or so MS pays for the HD is as low as its going to get whatever the size so its basically fixed for the life of the system.
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