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(GotGame)   Activision says that Call of Duty on Wii U will not be 1080p. It's not like anyone has an HDTV anyway   (gotgame.com) divider line 65
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2012-10-14 08:01:13 AM

darkmayo: Hand Banana: DanZero: [imgs.xkcd.com image 389x337]

That is probably the stupidest XKCD comick they've ever done. Comparing the resolution of a large screen tv to a little phone screen?

/WOOOSH


Please elaborate, professor. There must be something beyond the obvious wrongheadedness of the comic that would elude anyone that actually knows a bit about what goes into making an HDTV and delivering video to it.
 
2012-10-14 08:51:00 AM
Console gamer scum must die.
 
2012-10-14 08:58:48 AM

1. Put snakes on plane: darkmayo: Hand Banana: DanZero: [imgs.xkcd.com image 389x337]

That is probably the stupidest XKCD comick they've ever done. Comparing the resolution of a large screen tv to a little phone screen?

/WOOOSH

Please elaborate, professor. There must be something beyond the obvious wrongheadedness of the comic that would elude anyone that actually knows a bit about what goes into making an HDTV and delivering video to it.


He can't. He doesn't know.
 
2012-10-14 09:07:16 AM

Benjimin_Dover: 1. Put snakes on plane: darkmayo: Hand Banana: DanZero: [imgs.xkcd.com image 389x337]

That is probably the stupidest XKCD comick they've ever done. Comparing the resolution of a large screen tv to a little phone screen?

/WOOOSH

Please elaborate, professor. There must be something beyond the obvious wrongheadedness of the comic that would elude anyone that actually knows a bit about what goes into making an HDTV and delivering video to it.

He can't. He doesn't know.


Oh, he knows, but you don't. Just study it out.
 
2012-10-14 09:55:35 AM

moviemarketing: jaytkay: You know the difference between 1080p and 720p when you're six feet from the TV?

If you say yes, you're wrong.

1080i and 720p are quite similar, but 1080p and 720p are night and day different with my projector at about 15 feet from the sofa. I've watched a number blu-ray titles that I've also seen in cinemas several times and some have looked better on my home projector at 1080p.

Nothing at 720p or 1080i looks remotely comparable to cinema quality.


What the hell is this "cinema" quality shiat people keep talking about? Every time I go to a movie theater, the picture is grainy as fark and the frame rate is low as shiat. My POS 500 dollar LG 42" 1080p TV looks lightyears better than any theater.
 
2012-10-14 10:24:38 AM

ceebeecates4: Heh. Consoles.


everybody is going to be super lazy next gen anyways - what with teams being so large and budgets so largess that talent turnover becomes the norm rather than talent rising to the top

it'll all be about the super-corporations and maybe 3-4 AAA 3rd party games a year

/oh and sony is going to leave the hardware business
 
2012-10-14 10:39:34 AM

Erix: Benjimin_Dover: 1. Put snakes on plane: darkmayo: Hand Banana: DanZero: [imgs.xkcd.com image 389x337]

That is probably the stupidest XKCD comick they've ever done. Comparing the resolution of a large screen tv to a little phone screen?

/WOOOSH

Please elaborate, professor. There must be something beyond the obvious wrongheadedness of the comic that would elude anyone that actually knows a bit about what goes into making an HDTV and delivering video to it.

He can't. He doesn't know.

Oh, he knows, but you don't. Just study it out.


Sure thing, whitey.
 
2012-10-14 02:22:21 PM

Shakin_Haitian: moviemarketing: jaytkay: You know the difference between 1080p and 720p when you're six feet from the TV?

If you say yes, you're wrong.

1080i and 720p are quite similar, but 1080p and 720p are night and day different with my projector at about 15 feet from the sofa. I've watched a number blu-ray titles that I've also seen in cinemas several times and some have looked better on my home projector at 1080p.

Nothing at 720p or 1080i looks remotely comparable to cinema quality.

What the hell is this "cinema" quality shiat people keep talking about? Every time I go to a movie theater, the picture is grainy as fark and the frame rate is low as shiat. My POS 500 dollar LG 42" 1080p TV looks lightyears better than any theater.


Maybe you need to try a different cinema. In theaters that are used for both 3D and 2D screenings, sometimes the projectionists don't properly calibrate for 2D, or even leave the Sony 3D lenses on, which makes the image a lot darker.
 
2012-10-14 02:35:09 PM

natmar_76: As Codenamechaz already mentioned, their entire game engine is outdated, even the PC version.

This is just Activision being lazy.


Ding ding ding!

Activision is all about getting the best returns with the smallest possible investment. I mean I know that's capitalism, but their games have really started suffering for it.
 
2012-10-14 05:27:43 PM

moviemarketing: Shakin_Haitian: moviemarketing: jaytkay: You know the difference between 1080p and 720p when you're six feet from the TV?

If you say yes, you're wrong.

1080i and 720p are quite similar, but 1080p and 720p are night and day different with my projector at about 15 feet from the sofa. I've watched a number blu-ray titles that I've also seen in cinemas several times and some have looked better on my home projector at 1080p.

Nothing at 720p or 1080i looks remotely comparable to cinema quality.

What the hell is this "cinema" quality shiat people keep talking about? Every time I go to a movie theater, the picture is grainy as fark and the frame rate is low as shiat. My POS 500 dollar LG 42" 1080p TV looks lightyears better than any theater.

Maybe you need to try a different cinema. In theaters that are used for both 3D and 2D screenings, sometimes the projectionists don't properly calibrate for 2D, or even leave the Sony 3D lenses on, which makes the image a lot darker.


I've been to something like six different cinemas in the last year, and I still see the same graininess and flickering at every one. If my wife wasn't so insistent in the whole theater experience, I would have stopped going a long time ago.
 
2012-10-14 10:04:07 PM

Shakin_Haitian: What the hell is this "cinema" quality shiat people keep talking about? Every time I go to a movie theater, the picture is grainy as fark and the frame rate is low as shiat. My POS 500 dollar LG 42" 1080p TV looks lightyears better than any theater.


Films are still shot at 32 FPS because people associate the higher framerate of 60Hz with television and think it makes things look cheap, when really 60 or 120 FPS is far better.

/they commonly say it looks "too real"
//r-tards.
 
2012-10-15 02:10:23 AM
Activision has aimed for a solid 60FPS in modern Call of Duty games. This is before accounting for anything else.

However, of course, you get slowdowns when 16+ players all throw grenades and rockets and smoke grenades and cause all kinds of particle effects on top of map effects and lighting and so on. Naturally, this can make the framerate chug.

I'd wager that they'd rather not go through the effort of optimizing the WiiU port to get decent performance at 1080p (rather, they probably want to make the port as quickly as possible - at this point the 360 is still probably their main target platform) and by keeping the resolution at 720p, they can guarantee a more consistent 60FPS during more intense scenes.

It's strange to give them the benefit of the doubt.

fluffy2097: Films are still shot at 32 FPS because people associate the higher framerate of 60Hz with television and think it makes things look cheap, when really 60 or 120 FPS is far better.

/they commonly say it looks "too real"
//r-tards.


It's due to familiarity.
If films had always been 48+/60fps and soap operas the opposite, then the situation would be reversed.

Peter Jackson says that your mind drops the stigma after about 15 minutes or so of watching a high-fps movie. Gives me high hopes for the potential 48fps bluray release of The Hobbit (since they made the theatrical release very select, sadly).

A higher framerate is inevitable.
 
2012-10-15 12:13:06 PM
1080p on a reasonably sized television is far from how sharp it could be before your eyes can't tell the difference in an increase in DPI. If you can't tell the difference between 720p and 1080p then you need a much bigger television. Oldtimey syndrome can kick in once TV's surpass 300 DPI, not a pathetic 50-80 DPI.
 
2012-10-15 05:10:53 PM

buntz: I enjoy a lot of games on the Wii and I'm fine with not seeing Mario's pores.

I also enjoy MW3 on the XBox and if that's not 1080, then it's the best looking 720 I've ever seen


You may be somewhat amused to learn that MW3 runs at 1024x600 on both the 360 and PS3. And that the PS3 version of Black Ops actually ran at 960x540.

It's not even 720p.
 
2012-10-16 01:28:42 PM

Mike_LowELL: I don't understand why people would get upset about this. The last seven Call of Duty games are pretty much the seven best games ever made. Why fix what isn't broken?


I think we just found an Activision executive...
 
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