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Why Graphics Comparisons are No Good

Many sites like IGN and Digital Foundry have been doing graphical comparisons of video games between PS3 and Xbox 360 and now with the next-gen consoles but now they are useless.

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user74029311830d ago

''but now they are useless''

no there useful now.

GameNameFame1829d ago

Compressed youtube video makes it harder to tell, but difference exist and are huge.

Sarcasm1830d ago (Edited 1830d ago )

The author is trying to articulate that compressed youtube footage isn't the best method of trying to view comparisons. I actually agree. In order for these comparisons to have any real weight, they need to start pumping out high bitrate videos for people to download just like the ones at gamersyde.com, or similar to the video Guerrilla games released for KZ Shadow Fall.

That's probably where a lot of these silly comments about "There's no difference between 720p and 1080p" comes from.

Z_-_D_-_31830d ago

Digital Foundry would be wise to start using direct feed methods of comparison. As visual fidelity improves, it will be harder to discern any real difference with those small patches of muddy pixelation.

Z_-_D_-_31830d ago

Unless there's a huge difference between any versions, I would only take a graphics comparison seriously if it were direct feed footage captured from both versions blown up on my '46.

Godmars2901830d ago

Because chances are XB1 is going to wind up losing most of them.

They really didn't matter all that much with the PS3 and 360, but they were still used as a deciding factor when buying games.

Detoxx1829d ago

It will always be PC > PS4 > X1

Aggesan1829d ago (Edited 1829d ago )

In my house it will be PS4->PC->PS3->Vita -> PSP->HTC Android->iPod->Texas Instruments Calculator->Microwave owen.

MasterCornholio1829d ago

@Aggesan

What!!!

You microwave Owen Wilson?

How can you do such a thing?

Your one horrible person.

Nexus 7 2013

AngelicIceDiamond1829d ago

"but they were still used as a deciding factor when buying games.'

Realistically not all the time. But you are correct this gen was the pinnacle or "deciding factor" when it came to which version to own.

But in the whole grand scheme of things it wasn't as black and white as many were thinking. PlayStation fans still bought COD for their system despite problems on that version.

And I think the word preference should be used strongly as well.

But again you are right though.

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