Submitted by Raiz 641d ago | news

Kevin Dent Issue Clarification on Xbox One, CoD: Ghosts 720p Resolution, Embargo And More

Kevin Dent has finally issued a pretty long clarification on recent Xbox One and Call of Duty: Ghosts 720p resolution issues. (Call of Duty: Ghosts, Xbox One)

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black0o  +   641d ago
cool story bro
Rikitatsu  +   641d ago
Who the heck is Kevin Dent?
xPhearR3dx  +   641d ago
Some crappy game dev who thinks he someone.
MysticStrummer  +   641d ago
Finally! I've been waiting to hear what Kevin Dent had to say, on this and many other subjects.


Never heard of him.
awesomeperson  +   641d ago
These claims were dismissed by Famousmortimer and CBOAT.
guitarded77  +   641d ago
Interesting post, but yeah... I had to look up who Kevin Dent is too.
cleft5  +   641d ago
Basically, this guy released a big long statement that doesn't amount to a whole lot. Also, the whole fact that he has come out and openly said he is pro-Xbox is just silly.

I expect developers with integrity to remain neutral and not behave like fanboys. Also, it's pretty classless to dismiss people concerns over 720p or 1080p. Not everyone is rolling in money and people do like to make informed decisions. This guy didn't help the situation at all, he just discredited himself and add flames to the fire.
mike32UK  +   641d ago
@cleft5 I don't think he was saying that he favours the XB1... Just that he doesn't have a negative view on the system like some others seem to. At least, that's what I gathered from that comment!
majiebeast  +   641d ago
Probably the biggest douche in the industry him and Phil Fish are still battling that out.



No he is pretty biased towards Microsoft and Cboat called him out for spreading bs and famousmortimer just tore him a new one.
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BattleAxe  +   641d ago
Hmm, must be Harvey Dent's son....Batman sequel anyone?
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Brix90  +   641d ago
"I am pro-Xbox from a developer perspective and I know a lot of my fellow devs feel the same way"

Couldn't tell /s...some parts of the article were little bias even though he was saying he supports both.
HugoDrax  +   641d ago
EDIT: Removed comment because it was like what @BattleAxe said hahahaha, sorry.
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Real_gamer  +   641d ago
@xphearr3dx oh yeah he's crappy dev because he's saying something against ps4 but if it was indie devs praising ps4 which only made $10 games it would be truth. I never seen fan boys being too selfish and ignorant and butthurt like u
UltimateMaster  +   641d ago
Damn, what a douche!
4Sh0w  +   641d ago
"That said, Sony are not stupid, they have already said that they will remove the HDCP restrictions –to paraphrase “We get it, you want this and we will resolve this issue after launch”."

"Actually you can capture on both devices on day one, but if you want to do post production i.e. voiceover or edits –as most journo’s need to do, hence the video element of the review- you have to use the Xbox."

"I have two dogs in this race, I want both consoles to succeed because that means that I make more money and then I can make more games."

"That said, right now I am pro-Xbox from a developer perspective and I know a lot of my fellow devs feel the same way.

The reason for this is not because Steve Balmer makes my toes curl, it’s just a simple case of economics:

Developer costs using a smallish studio as an example:

Xbox One Dev Kits 10 X $500.00= $5,000.00

Sony PS4 Dev kits 10X $2,500.00= $25,000.00

OK so here we have a industry guy using his real name NOT ANONYMOUS and you guys cherry picked his comment to say he's biased and unprofessional but NO he said from a money perspective hes pro xbox because dev costs are cheaper, he also noted the hdcp restrictions sony has and he did also say sony has given dev kits out for free however that isnt for all the little studios.

This sounds like the Machimina thing where they exposed the hdcp mess and everyone went nuts calling them liars but it turned out to be true this basicly just goes further into to that, so it seems. Its funny this double standard though this named industry guy basicly calls out sony for bad policy and its hes a liar, I see some saying no its been confirmed otherwise but no links specifically saying different, but any negative rumor about micro is 100% fact.
LetoAtreides82  +   641d ago
4show Kevin Dent obviously knows nothing about what the dev units cost. He claims the Xbone dev units are $500, are you kidding me?
SITH  +   641d ago
Well judging by the obvious sony boys comments before I read the article, I could already tell it was saying something good about Xbox.

Yep, as I figured.
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3-4-5  +   641d ago
Bucky's brother
ShwankyShpanky  +   641d ago
"Xbox One Dev Kits 10 X $500.00= $5,000.00

"Sony PS4 Dev kits 10X $2,500.00= $25,000.00"

Good point... if it were true. Sony is giving devkits to indies for free, and the 'every Xbone is a devkit' thing has no implementation date in sight. Pretty much the opposite of what Dent's claiming.

So yeah... good news for Xbone... if any of it were based in reality.
Pope_Kaz_Hirai_II  +   641d ago
Harvey Dents brother.
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strifeblade  +   641d ago

Oh you mean like the 99% of indie console devs that say OMGZ PS4 IS BEST EVERZ!

You mean like those crappy game devs?

JunioRS101  +   640d ago
The latest Don Mattrick probably.

They just can't seem to find a competent PR guy.
Blaze929  +   641d ago
how is no one talking about the most important part about this guy's post? "Coverage and video:"

"I am 100% sure that Microsoft will get a ton more coverage than Sony. There is no conspiracy theory here, the simple truth is that Sony are providing one debug unit to one video outlet in North America (I don’t know about the rest of the world) and only a select few “wordy/written/text” based outlets."

MRMagoo123  +   641d ago
LOL the guys full of it no one cares , even if you keep trying to link this rubbish waste of time in every article.

heres kevin dents respectable rep for you http://elizabethbanner.tumb...
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DragonKnight  +   641d ago
No one knows who Kevin Dent is, or if he's even done anything. He's saying all this stuff for the attention it'll get him. That's as plain as day given how he talks to feminists (they deserve it imo), I wouldn't doubt it if nothing he says is accurate at all.
Ju  +   641d ago
I know for a fact, that "dev kit" price he pulled is total BS. And whatever the rest is, I doubt he has a clue. Which doesn't put this statement of his into a more believable point of view. The PS4 to XBone dev kit ratio was more like 5:1 since January, I doubt that only "one debug unit" has been shipped to media outlets.
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buynit  +   641d ago
I have no clue wth is going on and if it even matters as a gamer.. Isn't every xbo a dev Kit? So why does the price seem Un-believable?
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aiBreeze  +   641d ago
Exactly.. his clarification was spewing a whole load of Jibberish without actually clarifying anything we didn't already know.. if game development doesn't work out for him, I see some potential as a politician.
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Aceman18  +   641d ago
What the hell was that nonsense I just read? He is the most unprofessional douchebag I've ever seen.
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DiRtY  +   641d ago
"Both consoles are world class; they really are fantastic machines –Admittedly I have only played with the Xbox One Retail, but I spent a long time on the PS4 dev kit. Do I think that the first few months will be a pain in the ass at times for both consoles? Sure! That’s tech for ya."

Pretty cool statement IMO.
ABeastNamedTariq  +   641d ago
Who's Kevin Dent? (WHERE'S KEVIN DENT!?)

I don't even know what's going on anymore, nor do I truly care (yes, I care just enough to comment). I'm so confused.
GiggMan  +   641d ago
Yeah I'm with you on this one. I'm getting sick of these twitter/gaf articles about people I have no idea who they are. It's always something vague like a little kid saying "I know something you don't know". Then they offer some silly clarification that is just as vague.

If you can't speak on something and be clear about it just don't say nothing.
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KwietStorm  +   641d ago
I'll be so relieved early next month when I can just play games and not have to deal with politics.
Soc5  +   641d ago
Sorry man looks like its just getting started. If you mean next month you're gonna stop reading about it that's one thing but it looks like everything at least for the next year is going to be held under a microscope and analyzed and discussed to death.
Raiz  +   641d ago
the update from albert penello is pretty interesting:

"Today's internet explosion has nothing to do with Xbox One. All is well in Redmond."

does this mean 720p resolution issue of CoD: Ghosts is not the fault of xbox one hardware, its the developer that didn't pushed the hardware to achieve higher resolution?
B-radical  +   641d ago
The internet explosion has nothing to do with cod even aha. A unnamed company has peed of some people

Why must people be cryptic

Marcus Beer ‏@AnnoyedGamer 2h
I think the we will find that one of the rumors doing the rounds is false. The resolution of that one will be easy.
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MajorJackHoff  +   641d ago
Well, I have 0 doubt in my mind the One can achieve 1080p on Ghosts.. but if it wasn't as easy to achieve on the One as it was on he PS4, and they lazily decided not to do it, that's still a pretty big problem.
aiBreeze  +   641d ago
Come on, not only is Ghosts a timed exclusive, it's one of the biggest franchises in the world. I don't think Activision would let IW be "lazy" when developing the game for the platform which pays them money for the timed exclusive.

If it really does run in 720p, I'd take a guess that the Xbox just isn't as easy to develop for than the ps4. I don't understand game development but being honest, it's either that or the Xbox One can't handle Ghosts in 1080p and seeing how poor the game looks, I find that very hard to believe.

Either way, I think this whole fiasco is hilarious, building a new PC was definitely the way to go for the real next gen experience. I don't know how anyone (on either console) can talk up the future of the gaming when not all games can run at 1080p.
mistertwoturbo  +   641d ago
Well everything is about GPU compute now and less about CPU. The transition from the entire hardware and software industry has been moving that direction for years in the PC gaming market.

So it's natural the new consoles are moving in that direction.

And to put it simply why the PS4 would be easy to develop for, is that they have that 5-8GB of GDDR5 RAM just like how modern day GPUs have at least 1GB-3GB. So there's that giant pool of easy to access fast high bandwidth memory on tap.

On Xbone, in order to achieve any type of performance they have to go through that itty bitty amount of ESRAM in order to transfer the data.

Microsoft made a poor design decision in that regard. All that talk about balance is moot if their hardware has that bottleneck.
Anzil  +   641d ago
This is the problem i have with microsoft fans.........they will make an excuse for absolutely anything....anything. Then they complain that sony fanboys are ridiculous. PS fans rally cause they're getting what they want, where MS fans rally to protect microsoft decisions. I do not get it......
malokevi  +   641d ago

Well put. COD should be able to run 1080p on all next gen consoles and PC. But, if the Xbox is too hard to program for / in a state of flux, then I won't hesitate to grab the best version possible, in spite of my affinity for the Xbox brand and connection to the online service.

I'll always have the best version of each game. But I do remain positive until we get official confirmation. This all seems hard to believe to me.

Edit: inebriation prevents proper typology. Also, west side.
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Legacy212  +   641d ago
A reviewer at polygon already confirmed that the xbox one got the short end if the stick becausr microsoft was late with getting their drivers out. N4G was quick to remove it because the reviewer said this wont be a future problem. It got reported for being a tweet and moved to the fail section check it out
garos82  +   641d ago
No he it's just happy that people have to scrutinize the other camp for once giving him a much needed rest to recuperate after all the spinning of the last couple of months
christocolus  +   641d ago
nice.... some good info in there...
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BoriboyShoGUN  +   641d ago
good info? I thought the whole thing was gibberish!
PFFT  +   641d ago
hey chris typical Sony fanboy mentality.
Someone comes out spewing BS against the XBO and all of the sudden those people are right and know more than the developers working on these titles. BUT if someone who is a developer comes out defending that platform and saying positive stuff about it. The fanboys come out in full force calling him a worthless developer and that he doesnt know Jack SHITE. And that two idiots spreading baseless rumors over at neof*G know more than him.
christocolus  +   641d ago
bro, sometimes i just post my opinions and ignore cos in the end im getting the console of my choice regardless of their opinions.
neocores  +   641d ago
How is he fanboying he said good info the only fanboy is urself lol
sAVAge_bEaST  +   641d ago
Major Issues ,, we will find out by launch.. There are more issues with xbone hardware, than we even realized.. >word on the street>
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obliterator  +   641d ago
What garbage did I just read. Rofl.
xKugo  +   641d ago
cyhm3112  +   641d ago
still didn't answer the question, 1080p or 720p for ghosts on xbone?
MysticStrummer  +   641d ago
The most confusing clarification I've read in awhile, maybe ever.
BoriboyShoGUN  +   641d ago
exactly, this guy just confused me even further!
pete007  +   641d ago
1080p 60 fps and stfu. Period. Now you can buy your xbox. Satisfied?
saikorican  +   641d ago
You seem to be carrying a little anger.
Avernus  +   641d ago
Interesting read.
LackaJaKane  +   641d ago
interesting read indeed
Riderz1337  +   641d ago
And Kevin Dent was already called out by CBOAT and Mort.
MorePowerOfGreen  +   641d ago
That's because they're spreading the BS. Those guys always call out people that expose their SH1T

This latest internet drama is S.D.F. last ditch effort to hurt XB1's rep. Like I was saying the other day, IMO this drama was planted trying to cover something else up and/or damage control due to XB1 leap frogging PS4 in positive momentum and more popular offerings.

I know BF4 being showcased live on XB1 with MSFT and EA has a lot of people angry and envious.

LOL trolls know the *XB1 tour* have 26" 720p LCD's and tried to prove nonsense based on that with BF4. Same people tried to say Forza 5 was downgraded to 720P based on those monitors.

The rest of the internet have called out CBOAT and pals.

Why doesn't CBOAT ever know any good news gamers would enjoy, or bad PS news? LMAO
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SniperControl  +   641d ago
But yet you believe 100% the BS coming out of misterx's mouth, the irony..........
MRMagoo123  +   641d ago
Cboat doesnt know news about the ps4 because he works for MS lol you are one stupid person if you think he would know the ins and outs of the ps4 working at MS.

OT this whole vomit of text didnt clarify anything at all, what a waste of 5 mins of my life.
Kingthrash360  +   641d ago
greenpowers....dat you?....sure do talk like green powers.
ill reply with this
1 its ms thats hurting x1 rep more tham any1 could. i think x1 is a great console, not the best but still great, ms just fumbled more than mark sanchez and damaged the systems rep from the reveal on to now.( also ms fault for displaying their games on 720p monitors)
2. people dont really care about the rep of ms enough to want to "damage the rep of x1". but if this info didnt come out we wouldnt have known until launch (if true). we wont truly know until launch and that is also ms's fault...they could just come out and say hey it is 1080 or 900 or 720p and put this behind them. but no stay as quiet as they did with the drm rumors that turn out to be true btw. im not sitting here saying its ms fault if it is 720p but i am saying them keeping quiet is more damaging than speaking up.
look at sony....they delayed driveclub at the last minute hurting their launch lineup...yesterday they release footage of the game and it look waaaay better...if cod is 720 the ms should do the same and make iw delay for quality. x1 customers are loyal most will stay and buy a better cod if they put out bad product it will hurt them more than delaying it.
anyway enjoy x1 and game on
all my ps4 n4g gamers hit me up for killzone and bf4 squad up on launch day...nba2k14 for the sporty gamers...kingthrash on psn
ziggurcat  +   641d ago
Morepowerofgreen is a greenpowerz alt account, and should probably be banned from posting...
reko  +   641d ago
oh its greenpowers the ultimate troll.
pyramidshead  +   641d ago
this account makes for awesome reads. Truly remarkable hahaha.
bobsmith  +   641d ago
xbone can keep the maps 1 month early id rather have the whole game in 1080p LOL
corvusmd  +   641d ago
Once again...proof from an actual Dev that all the other crap is just rumors. Funny how if it's negative about XB1, we believe no name bloggers who credit nameless "insiders" that there is a rumor that something is wrong with XB1...and all the sudden that is fact, then an actual dev always has to clarify the facts. Sony fanboy trolling will never end, especially not after both consoles drop.
black0o  +   641d ago
what proof?
ziggurcat  +   641d ago
So... When it's a dev working on a sony title, it's "anonymous dev, not credible source", and when it's a dev who favours xbox, it's "proof from an actual dev"?

That right there is one of the worst cases of hypocrisy I've seen on this website.
BoriboyShoGUN  +   641d ago
Please "great one" highlight the proof for me and repost! Man I swear you guys have beer goggles on.

*I swear I try to avoid the flame wars but God all Mighty! This guy literally just spewed a bunch of BS and didnt clarify one damn thing!
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rainslacker  +   640d ago
Even by this devs own admission he admits he doesn't know the answers to everything, and he isn't sure why some things are the way they are, and that he can only assume on some things.

He is also misrepresenting some things. The every console a dev kit is misleading and not something that is concrete or even really known in detail by indie devs right now, so how exactly has he proven anything? For all we know it can be a dev kit in the way the 360 was a dev kit for XNA games. Full dev kits are expensive. The reason is that they have special hardware in them to help debug un-optimized code.

Actual dev or not is besides the point that he doesn't really clarify anything other than to speculate on things like we all do. Quite honestly, I have no idea why he even felt the need to post this at all. Apparently some people mentioned his name? He's making comparisons between the PS4 and X1, as opposed to saying anything of value, and he comes across as either a MS representative, or spiteful fan boy. And yes, devs can be fan boys too.
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BeardedPriest  +   641d ago
KZ:SF >Ghosts and BF4
obliterator  +   641d ago
Kevin dent trying to repair the dent on xbone's reputation ;)
Tooly  +   641d ago
im lost wtf
Skate-AK  +   641d ago
Kevin Dent has a problem. I will leave this here. http://elizabethbanner.tumb...
Brix90  +   641d ago
Never heard of Dent but seeing all these posts he can he take his word an shove it...
quenomamen  +   641d ago
He is the guy you send a check to when you need some spin in your favor, rainmaker, just a step above a loan shark and in the same category as a human trafficker. You don't beleive me check out his mug.

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nades_all_night  +   641d ago
Apparently facts = disagrees. Dent and this whole Sessler, Gieles, and Penello tweet party they had is very suspicious and timed a little to perfectly in my opinion.
Soldierone  +   641d ago
Could have just said MS paid him for damage control and ended it at that. Would have saved me so much time from reading all the useless comments he made.

Funny how he mentions the cost of dev units, yet all the indie studios are flocking to PS4 in herds.
mkis007  +   641d ago
And for someone so informed he forgets that retail dev units are not available even at launch. That $500 dev kit cost is actually false.
5eriously  +   641d ago
Apparently ALL the eXB0Ne's will be a dev kit after the launch with some update from M$. That's where he gets his $500 price tag. But the idiot forgot to post that all Sony approved Indies will get a dev kit for free!
DoubleM70  +   641d ago
But not in Xbox 1 case everybody is an Indie even you and me. All Xbox1 are Dev Kits it's already been stated and go look it up for yourself.
mkis007  +   640d ago
I know that the xbox1 retail units are all potential devkits. That is not in contention. He makes it sound like all the kits that are out right now only cost $500 each...they do not, no one has a $500 devkit yet because the patch to add devkit functionality for all retail units won't be available at launch. So when? 2014? No time frame has been given. But to make a point like Kevin did is misleading(false). This is without adding in the fact that sony is handing out devkits free.
rainslacker  +   640d ago
Making the retail X1 into a dev kit is a step in the right direction, but people should be aware that these aren't going to be full on dev kits like the big boys get. Even an indie dev worth a bit of salt is probably going to want at least one full dev kit for debugging and optimization purposes. If they are using the gimped retail X1 as a dev kit then they aren't going to be making that much of a game that fully utilizes the hardware. I just can not imagine that MS is going to open up that kind of access to their system to anyone who pays the fee to do so. Doing so means the system will be hacked inside out within a matter of weeks. Full dev kits give full access to the hardware for the most part. But it requires stringent controls and NDA's, and isn't something that is just handed out to anyone for the sake of someone making a game.
GuruMeditation  +   641d ago
Kevin Dent... you'd be better off flipping a coin to find the truth.
GutZ31  +   641d ago
Ah, the man that has done less for gaming than the next, and last poster in this thread.
MightyNoX  +   641d ago
cyhm3112  +   641d ago
guess how long can MS keep these lies going? not after launch I guess.
Funantic1  +   641d ago
Great article. Very reassuring for all gamers of the next gen.
GutZ31  +   641d ago
^ you forgot your /s.
Unless you actually meant that, then I would say "GTFO of here!"
boribori831  +   641d ago
Remember its pure trash on n4g because dude is an xbot and he had some bad sony news.i promise you if he had said" xbox is poop, ps is king , and xbox doesnt allow gameplay footage while sony does" people would turn him into a living martyr . N4G the best place for a laugh and a plate of hypocrisy
Supermax  +   641d ago
Hmm you all don't run with this but when a nobody tweets something bad about x1 you take it as religion.
PFFT  +   641d ago
Exacta! Typical Sony fanboy mentality!
boribori831  +   641d ago
Dont get me wrong I like PS .psn is kool where else can I get easy wins online lol.
LetoAtreides82  +   641d ago
Anyone who believes you can get an Xbone dev kit for just $500 I have a bridge to sell you. This Kevin Dent guy is obviously a joke.
yarbie1000  +   641d ago
Every Xbox One is a dev kit. Look it up. And you can keep your damn bridge :)
strickers  +   641d ago
No it's not. It will be at some undetermined date after launch.
boribori831  +   641d ago
Aren't the kits the actual consoles themselves for xbox one.do u even research before u open that gutter
EastBayPunk  +   641d ago
I feel so bad for the poor media /s
AutoCad  +   641d ago
lol this is amusing , they forget that most people are already set on buying a console. XB1 Day 1 for me.
Shakes  +   641d ago
Two things here, one is that this guy is obviously upset that making games will be more expensive on PS4 and big dev's will only make 15 million dollars instead of 16 because of this. He doesnt care about the kid in the garage making kid games in IOWA. He probably wouldnt hire that kid unless he had a college degree. Thats where the bias for the XBOX One comes in. The second thing is that he doesnt seem to care about the fact that we have to have the game given to us in 720p and then our TV's have to upscale the picture to 1080p. Yes that works - but any hardcore gamer will tell you that the upscale process causes "lag" for you to see the picture. It takes time for your TV to re-process the image. Thats why alot of people play on monitors like myself. This guy gets a big thumbs down.
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