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This is How GTA V, Watch Dogs, Saints Row 4 Looks When Played on 1973 TV

Have you ever imagined how Watch Dogs, Grand Theft Auto V, Saints Row 4 and Soul Calibur 5 will looks like when played on Xbox 360 on 1973 black and white TV? (Grand Theft Auto V, Saints Row 4, Watch Dogs, Xbox 360)

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Hellsvacancy  +   207d ago
Luckily I have an imagination and can assume what it looks like, nothing to see here (unless you have no imagination)
16bitNutritionist  +   207d ago
Regardless if u can imagine it, it's still cool to actually see it...
Hellsvacancy  +   207d ago
Really? "hay lets watch Avatar on a black/white tv, it's sooo cool" tis not cool
PeaSFor  +   207d ago
why is this "article"(more like a futile blog) even exist anyway?
Dee_91  +   206d ago
No full allowed here at N4G, only real gaming news and real rumors.
3-4-5  +   206d ago
@hell - Pretty sure some of those were just faded colored tv's.
Utalkin2me  +   206d ago
I bet Limbo would be cool on a 1973 TV =).
16bitNutritionist  +   207d ago
Sorry Master of "All what is cool"
iiorestesii  +   206d ago
@ PeaSFor Well the article is more entertaining than your comment, anyway. The peanut gallery will always be a gallery.
iiorestesii  +   206d ago
If you have an imagination and can assume, then why did you check?
Hellsvacancy  +   206d ago
I didn't, just commented
Utalkin2me  +   206d ago
Then why not just move on without commenting?
bixxel  +   206d ago
OMG!!!! Look at this:
equal_youth  +   206d ago
that hipster tv..
TheSaint  +   206d ago
Maybe let people decide for themselves if there's anything to see, you sound a very dour person.
EZMickey  +   206d ago
Damn, dude. Not every gaming related write-up will interest you. No need to be a buzz kill though. The appeal is there for many others.
blue_cheese  +   207d ago
pretty cool. some games would seem better this way, mainly indie and downloadable titles.
PCGamingNoobs  +   207d ago
can't tell if looked bad because of the camera or the tv
CloudyAero  +   207d ago
I bet Fallout 3 would look normal on it though. It'd match the setting haha.
The_Infected  +   207d ago
The fact that the TV from 1973 is still working is more amazing than playing those games on it. Nothing last like it used to.
Ron_Danger  +   207d ago
Yeah... But at least there's pills for that now...
Audiggity  +   206d ago
iceman06  +   206d ago
This is the first thought that I had as well. My grandmother had a TV from that era that lived up until she passed away. I bought a TV 6 years ago and it started to die in the 5th year. I honestly believe these things are reverse engineered to break so that we have to replace them. No tin foil hat!!! LOL
Mutant-Spud  +   206d ago
Well in the 1970's when a TV broke you called the TV repair guy and he came to your house and fixed it or took it back to his shop and did the work.
We had this old Jewish guy in town who could fix anything, watches, TV's, blenders and he had one of those cool, dingy old shops with the banks of drawers for every little part, if you needed an element or a bulb or a valve for any obscure piece of equipment he usually had it.
iceman06  +   206d ago
@Mutant-Spud...I understand that. What I am saying is that her TV actually worked the entire time. It was over 20 years old and about the only thing "broken" were the plastic nobs on the front. The TV itself was in fine, working condition. I can't say the same for my $600 doorstop.
Paprika  +   207d ago
Fallout 3 would be cool played like this. Something about a tinny tiny TV with low quality would add to the post apocalyptic feel IMO.
Audiggity  +   206d ago
We should start selling old school TV "frames" that site on top of new flat screens and make them look retro.

Otherwise, I am not going to waste my time playing a game in B&W with such poor resolution that I can't read any text :)
Paprika  +   206d ago
Yeah good idea, or some modern retro styled TV's. But tbh, I'm waiting for an upgrade to 4k display next, the novelty would be fun though!
Audiggity  +   206d ago
Yeah man, can't wait to go 4k once there is content to support it... I mean, neither system can even sustain 1080p 100% of the time yet... 4k is a long way away in terms of consoles.

PCs on the other hand? A nifty little GTX 880 paired with the new Acus/Acer 28" 4k Monitor w/ G-Sync... take my money please!
GregMicek  +   206d ago
So, no editing for grammar in the titles anymore?
Clown_Syndr0me  +   206d ago
Nice contribution..
GregMicek  +   206d ago
Good point! I should have said

"Interesting! Amazed the TV even works, would love to see it on an even older TV.

Also, no editing for grammar in the titles anymore?"

So many regrets.
Cobra951  +   206d ago
But what does it look like on a round oscilloscope? Etch-a-sketch?
star129  +   206d ago
Perhaps this is a sor of sign that we want somehow crt tv back.
GregMicek  +   206d ago
I'd be curious to see what some horror games would be like to play on it. Would really add to the atmosphere I bet.
KingKevo  +   206d ago
Or any 'classic' game, like an NES game or something like that.Maybe even some modern game that is retro or has a distinct artstyle (like LIMBO).
KingKevo  +   206d ago
Well looks stylish in a way, but I'd rather not play on such a TV. What is great about older TVs and monitors in general is that they have no input lag and no reaction time. Still not the best looks, but good stats in these regards compared to modern displays.
optimus  +   206d ago
It looks like not a lot of people realize you can get the same effect on a current tv just by reducing the color setting.
jnemesh  +   206d ago
reduce the color setting...and play on an Xbox One! :)
NBT91  +   206d ago
"Have you ever imagined how Watch Dogs, Grand Theft Auto V, Saints Row 4 and Soul Calibur 5 will looks like when played on Xbox 360 on 1973 black and white TV?"

I can't say I have...
Dfooster  +   206d ago
Wow how unimpressive
AKR  +   206d ago
I wish electronics these days would last as long as they used to. Honestly - NOTHING last as long as it used too; cars, electronics, furniture, tools, etc....

OT: This is actually kind of cool. It's weird that someone actually decided to do it (must've been a "I'm bored. What random thing can I do for entertainment?" - Moment).

- I just wish their camera skills were better. Ever heard of a tripod? Or what about a simple desk or stack of books? Good grief.
whybag  +   206d ago
The Digital Trips were kind of interesting, in that they gave you a bit of variety in the gameplay. That said, I would have much rather they removed them and put those resources and hours into a physics system that wasn't hilariously borked and a story that made me give a little bit of a care about the characters.
blakstarz  +   206d ago
What was the point of this article? Pure waste of time.
Shakengandulf  +   206d ago
"Whats the point"? The point being a 41 year gap in hardware, the fact that an old tv is still completely compatible with today's world.
If you dont like the article, just move on and stop acting like a waste of time.
optimus  +   206d ago
The tv isn't really "completely compatible", they made it compatible with the box sitting on top...back then tv's only had connections for rabbit ears antennas.

And yes, the article is a waste of time as it shows nothing worth while. It shows no benefit to the games other than showing what they look like in black and white (and a bad view at that), which as I stated before you can do at home with every game you have just by reducing the color setting on your tv to 0....somehow, for whatever reason other than curiosity, the article is the top news article on n4g....dumbfounded.
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blakstarz  +   206d ago
No where did I say I didn't like the article, read my comment and comprehend it first before you make some off the wall assumption.

And the point is why bother, no one isn't going to hook up an antiquated set to a modern gaming system.
Shakengandulf  +   206d ago
So you liked it, but it was a waste of time?

Well i didnt think it was a waste of time, i was actually very interested in the topic when i came across it.
So was it a waste of time... No it wasn't, unless you speak for everyone.
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blakstarz  +   206d ago
Dude, can you read? I can't believe you are still on this, okay I'll play along, yea it cool that an old set can display an image from a modern day console, but who really cares?

Applause to you that you like it and was interested, but you seem to be more concerned about what I think and its still pointless just like others said in this thread, drop it and keep it moving.
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Shakengandulf  +   206d ago
Yeah mate, i can read perfectly fine. Can you read?

What right do you have telling me what is or isnt a waste of time unless you're talking about some other garbage that i have no idea about.

What is so fkn hard to understand?
If its a waste of time, than go read something else drama queen.

If you meant, a waste of time as in setting it up and going to that trouble for no real reason than speak up dude.
You havn't been very clear.
fluxmulder  +   206d ago
Slow news day.
schnodder  +   206d ago
? this is not even remotely funny.
DarkBlood  +   206d ago
Dont see anyone complainjng about why I sold x system and getting y instead articles so I dont see why this is getting shot at.

Interesting either way

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