Ever since the trend of High-Definition began a few years ago, both tech nits and gamers have stride to get the highest level of definition rather it was for the simple fact that hobbyist wanted to improve their collection, or for more personal reasons such as hardcore gamers wanted bragging ri…er the highest quality of gaming, but as time passed gamers became more adept to wanting the highest graphic settings possible rather it be on Console or PC, and news breaking about the Xbox One’s limitation being 720p (when its’ predecessor could go above that resolution), the already annoying flame wars got worse.
Mmmm, gaming today.
Admittedly a console that’s seen as an “8th gen” console not being able to out 1080p in video resolution at a price $500 is…odd to say the least, but regardless I don’t think many people even notice any major difference between 240-1080p, except for maybe on a PC, which you can clearly notice graphic changes, but for consoles which has no changeable graphics card is the difference really noticeable? I’ve gamed on both standard and HD, the differences can be noticed to a degree, but to the point where I have to experience gaming in high-def. In fact, I could throw away (or put away rather) my 20 inch 1080p TV tonight and use my standard TV to game for the remainder of my life period.
Remember when no one gave a crap about graphics? No? Oh ok.
I don’t really get the whole framerate deal either, but that’s another story for another time. If anyone reading this article switches between 240p and 1080p TVs would you mind reporting back here on the difference/experience? I think as time grew the hardcore gamer began to care less about having fun and more about a game looking sexy. Which is one reason why so many people have a tough time transitioning into the follow-up generation.
Do you remember when no one gave a crap about graphics now!?
With fanboys/girls being the powerful consumers they are I think that “amazing graphics” will become the community standard at some point, or a major part of it rather than ‘amazing gameplay’, which would be a sad day to gamers who could care less.
Do you think higher-res graphics is beginning to outshine gameplay in importance?