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Submitted by TrendyGamers 508d ago | news

No Mandatory Install for God of War: Ascension, HD up to 1080i, The Last of Us Demo Due April 17th

It seems as though we just can’t stop posting about God of War: Ascension today, even as our review, trophy guide, and more are already posted here on PSLS.
- PSLS (God of War: Ascension, PS3, The Last Of Us)

TrendyGamers  +   508d ago
Always good to know I can jump right into the game once I bring it home.
doctorstrange  +   508d ago
Devs, take note.
Irishguy95  +   508d ago
Most devs don't make such a linear experience.
GenericNameHere  +   507d ago
Why do people think linear games are so bad? Some games benefit from being linear, and the videogame market is fine with linear games. Just like with movies, songs, and other type of media, different genres can exist, and each genre has their own market.
Don't like God of War for its linearity? Sure, go ahead, hate it. But keep in mind, you're going to be missing out on ONE OF THE BEST games of this year.
KwietStorm  +   507d ago
I'd like to know what games you've been playing and what industry you've been following.
Skips  +   507d ago
@GenericNameHere

Agreed, some of the best games EVER CREATED are linear experiences. LMFAO!

Wouldn't have them any other way as well. They would just lose their focus.

@Irishguy95

And a lot of those devs don't create such epic masterpieces like the God Of War franchise either.
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r21  +   507d ago
One of the greatest games in the world and still have people waiting on a sequel is linear, half life 2 was a very linear game but it excelled in tons of things despite not being open world.
j-blaze  +   507d ago
take note of what? no mandatory install means long tedious loading times on ps3 u know...also, the game feels like an expansion to GOW3, really not interested, if sony consider making another GoW game, they should hand the development to Capcom or Platnum Games, the franchise need to be reinvented
fsfsxii  +   507d ago
I laughed when you mentioned capcom.
Plus, PG are only good in making HAck & slash games and making a good gameplay
They can't make a good story or an interesting one except for MGR because Kojima was a supervisor.
GOW has everything a hack & slash game need, story, gameplay, epic events
GribbleGrunger  +   508d ago
Will it automatically detect if your TV is capable of 1080i and then adjust it automatically, or will you have to set it manually to that resolution? I'm a newb guys, help me out!
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OccludedGamer  +   508d ago
It depends. You can have the playstation automatically adjust to the best resolution that the game or tv can perform or you can have it force available resolutions.

If you haven't dabbled with it then it will most likely adjust itself automatically. Most tv's will show you the resolution it's displaying at briefly as the game boots anyway as it has to switch from the native 1080p used for the dash.
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GribbleGrunger  +   508d ago
mmm... I think I did set it up to detect the resolution automatically, but I'm not certain. I'll have to have a dabble to find out. Cheers and bubble.
Rageanitus  +   508d ago
720p is better than 1080i
Campy da Camper  +   507d ago
Depends on screen size. 47 or lower I agree. 60 inch, not so much.
Rageanitus  +   507d ago
Not really. I've have both a projector at 100 inch (of course put in focus):) and a smaller tv under 60 inch.

720 looks better. A true test is output your computer resolution without any "motion" and star at the desktop. You will see 720 p does actually look better.

1080i by fact is drawing LESS lines.
KwietStorm  +   507d ago
You go to the display settings in your PS3 and check the highest resolution your TV is capable of. Every game should set accordingly.
Skate-AK  +   507d ago
720p is better than 1080i.

Edit-Oh didn't see someone said it already.
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GribbleGrunger  +   507d ago
Cheers everyone! I'll give it a go but probably stick with 720p from what most of you are saying. Have some bubbles anyway :)
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Campy da Camper  +   507d ago
Depends on screen size. If you have a large TV I'd go 1080i
Bigkdog81  +   507d ago
I set all my consoles to 720p. Very few games run natively above 720p anyway.. Now next gen. 1080p all the way.
MikeMyers  +   507d ago
GribbleGrunger you will probably want to play most games in 720p but there are a few that you may want to try different things. GT5 is a good example because the game does support a higher resolution than 720p but it does come at a cost of reduced anti-aliasing.

http://www.eurogamer.net/ar...

"Let's kick off the proceedings by taking a look at the physical make-up of the framebuffer. By and large, not a great deal has really changed from the rendering principles laid down by Gran Turismo 5 Prologue. The game still renders at native 720p with 4x multi-sampling anti-aliasing (MSAA) when your XMB is set to 720p mode, while the resolution shifts to 1280x1080 with 2x quincunx (QAA) when the 1080p mode is engaged. So we're not seeing anything like native 1080p resolution here, but you are getting a 50 per cent increase in the number of pixels rendered."

I have my settings with all resolutions ticked but left 1080i off. Not sure if that is the best settings but I'm lazy so I let it upscale when needed. I don't really see much difference but I do watch movies in 1080p since that is the standard format for bluray movies.
BitbyDeath  +   508d ago
Does it also have no load times like GoW3?
DivineAssault  +   508d ago
ehhh.. not into the CE.. ill get the standard
dbjj12088  +   508d ago
Neat! Can't wait for Last of Us.
kingmushroom  +   508d ago
The Last Of US April 17 !!! FUCK Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!
majiebeast  +   508d ago
Also anyone buying Acension atleast in the US will get the PSASBR dlc of Zeus and Isaac for free thats what Seth Killian just said on Gamespot.
first1NFANTRY  +   507d ago
I expect 1080p games next gen. If polyphony can achieve that this gen then there's no excuses.
porkChop  +   507d ago
Polyphony Digital didn't actually manage 1080p. The game is rendered at 1280x1080, and then pixels are duplicated horizontally to achieve a "fake" 1920x1080. The game still looked great though.

Anyways, all the PS4 launch games that have shown been to date are 1080p. Some are 30fps, and others are 60fps.
Wedge19  +   507d ago
This is good news, I hate waiting for games to install...
landog  +   507d ago
whats the native resolution though?
Skate-AK  +   507d ago
Probably 1280×720.
porkChop  +   507d ago
Why would anyone want to play in 1080i? It's worse than 720p.

For those that don't understand, 1080i is basically just 540p with each pixel being doubled. The actual quality and "unique" pixels is still only 540p. 720p will give you more unique and detailed pixels, and will result in much better visual clarity.
Death  +   507d ago
Woohoo! Finally, after over 6 years we can finally play in "TrueHD 1080i".

That was sarcasm by the way. I'd hate to think of what the resolution would be without the benefits of Blu-ray.

As for 1080i being 540p doubled, that isn't how it works. You have to seperate sets of 540p images that are interlaced to make 1080. It requires 2 passes of unique 540 lines to make up 1 1080 image. The obvious drawback being a slower frame rate since it requires twice the work. 720p is typically what devs actually use as a baseline since it requires less work and runs faster. Visually most people don't notice the difference in pixel count, but do notice the more fluid motion and speed giving 720p a nicer overall look.

1080p isn't budget friendly. It's not so much limitations in hardware since todays processors can handle the load and Blu-ray along with HDD installs have the capacity. What prevents it today is purely financial. The cost to fill those pixels isn't justifiable since it has no affect on sales.
cleverusername  +   507d ago
GOW3 is playable in 1080P but always auto plays in 720P which is the way it's obviously meant to be played, probably same with this!
Bigkdog81  +   507d ago
The 1080p thing is so overrated. I'd rather have smooth motion flow and steady frames per second. Screen tearing drives me crazy!!!
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