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What is Resolutiongate?


So I keep hearing about something called "Resolution" gate, a scandal involving the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4, but I wasn't sure what it was about. So I googled it and found out.

Matt Rawles at EntertainmentFuse.com writes the following:

"The main point of contention seems to be Call of Duty: Ghosts and the resolution it runs at on both Xbox One and Playstation 4. The game is already out on current gen... and Infinity Ward Executive Producer Mark Rubin has confirmed the game runs at native 1080p on PS4, but will be upscaled from 720p to 1080p on Xbox One."


So, in a nutshell, the native resolution for Call of Duty ghosts is smaller on the XBone than on the PS4 at 720p.

Speaking of letters and numbers, have you guys seen the gameplay videos for D4? It's exclusive to the Xbox One and designed by Deadly Premonition's own Swery 65.

I was skeptical at first, but it looks really good. It's essentially the product of Swery and his team experimenting with the new Kinect's functions (you can read an interesting piece on it here). They decided that instead of using full body motions, it would be built around simple hand signals, so you can relax and enjoy the adventure. Swery wants people to eat popcorn while they play, which is totally something he would say.

It has a lot of thing Deadly premonition had too. Strong story elements, hammy voice acting, weird characters, and even a food and drink system (coffee is involved). Even if the game doesn't turn out too good, it'll be a unique experience nonetheless, and it's great that someone is attempting a full adventure game with Kinect that won't exhaust you.

Anyway, what was I saying?... oh yeah, Resolutiongate.

Since the Xbox One needs to upscale the game, players should witness a subtle difference.

That reminds me, have you guys heard about The Witness? It's a PS4 exclusive by Jonathan Blow, the guy behind the popular platformer Braid.

It looks pretty cool. Basically it's like an evolution of Myst-style adventure games. You're stuck on a big island and you just go around at your own pace, exploring and solving puzzles, which can be interconnected.

Oh yeah, and the game is absolutely gorgeous (check out the trailer here). It would definitely be worth checking this game out if you get a PS4 and want a break from all the action games.

Anyway, umm... Resolutiongate. That's right.

Apparently this resolution difference stuff is all very important or something, but honestly, I got bored of reading about it after 15 minutes, so that's all I got.

Thanks for reading! I hope you learned something!
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About Benny Discoone of us since 9:53 AM on 03.24.2013

My name is Benny. I work full time in a freak show eating live chickens, and I work part time as Brendan Fraser's scrotum cleanser.

I play video games sometimes, but most of the time I'm too poor and don't have enough free time. I still like talking about them though.