One Leap Ahead of Other Games: Xbox 360 Graphics

E writes:

"Xbox 360 is sure to be the most innovative product of nowadays' gaming technology. With its striking qualities and design, it has become the long desired dose for all game addicts. What tends to be the most magnificent feature in XboX 360, is physics. Technological advances in physics on XboX 360 are significant. The effects are overpowering and the physics simulation is closer to reality than it has ever been with other XboX versions before."

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power of Green 3705d ago

The 360 has a learning curve to, great games that take years more time to develope isn't something unique to PS3 although games that don't have the greatest production value or buget do release alot faster on the 360.

360 ingame/gameplay.

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XXXCouture3705d ago

"Xbox 360 is sure to be the most innovative product of nowadays' gaming technology. With its striking qualities and design, it has become the long desired dose for all game addicts. What tends to be the most magnificent feature in XboX 360, is physics. Technological advances in physics on XboX 360 are significant. The effects are overpowering and the physics simulation is closer to reality than it has ever been with other XboX versions before."

this is just a epic fail in every way, except for the last part

mikeslemonade3705d ago

Um I think this article is 3 years too late. It sounds like something that would have made sense before the 360 launched. Right now in 2008 it's not doing anything different than what it did in 2007 and 2006.

nieto23705d ago (Edited 3705d ago )

POG we haven't seen anything about Star Ocean 4 so it would be better to wait for TGS first to see some real gameplay. those screens looks so fake that i feel sorry for you for believing that they are real. you're going to be so disappointed...

look at this:

those are gameplay pics of Resistance 2. Resistance 2 looks amazing but not as good as on those screens.

the best looking game on the x360 it's Gear of War and that game is from what? 2, 3 years ago? and the sequel looks almost the same, get my point?


this it's something that the X360's never going to render. ;-)

Anton Chigurh3705d ago (Edited 3705d ago )

Uncharted is not the best looking game

hey man you should take a look at Warhound or Call of Juarez

just take look at these pics and say goodbye to Uncharted =)

@ Turbo guy

I think that COJ looks more realistic and got better shadows than Uncharted , besides COJ is an open world not like Uncharted
well both look great but, COJ is better =)

VF34EJ253705d ago

Notice how POG feels all confident about his so precious console, even when it's a messy poorly written insanely bias article such as this one.

All the PS3 vs 360 graphics comparison ends up moot with these titles alone.

GT5 Prologue
Wipeout HD
Killzone 2
Ratchet & Clank Future

Show me a 360 game that comes close to the amount of detail in GT5 Prologue. Each car is made up of almost 200,000 polygons. Show me a 360 game that can run as smooth as Wipeout HD but in true 1080p. Show me a 360 game with the advanced lighting as Killzone 2. And the best for last in my opinion, show me a 360 game like Ratchet and Clank that runs at a locked 60 frames per second with over a hundred things going on at once.

TheMART3705d ago


You're sad. Your first account got on 1 bubble so you just make another one?

I hope your accounts get banned.

anh_duong3705d ago (Edited 3705d ago )

The Xbox is a good machine and excellent value for money but i find it hard to accept an article from someone who doesn't even know how to spell "Xbox" correctly i.e who in hell calls it "XboX"?? am i too pedantic? as far as i am aware, not a single poster in N4G has ever called it XboX.

seriously, if you are supposed to know what an Xbox does then you should at least know how to spell Xbox. i mean the Xbox term has been out since almost the last millennium.

if you are a serious gaming journalist then you should at least know how to spell the name of the product you are reviewing, agree or disagree?

Bloodwar3705d ago (Edited 3705d ago )

Not only that; he doesn't know any thing about Xbox 360, let alone gaming in general. Sad P.O.S. if you ask me. I feel like he was writing the article to get some attention or he is really that bad.

He was talking like the PS3 and the Wii didn't even exist or the two competing consoles didn't have wireless game play. And he was ramping up 720p graphics like as if that was the HD standard or as if the 360 didn't support 1080p. Wow, man, what a loser.

MNicholas3705d ago

The writer clearly knows absolutely nothing about video-games.

-He says the 360 is more powerful than previous xbox versions. Versions?

-One leap ahead of other games? Huh? 360 is game hardware, not a game.

-Texture filtering and AA can be done with no performance loss? Even Microsoft has backtracked on this nonsense. This is why so many 360 games have little or no AA and poor filtering.

thewhoopimen3705d ago (Edited 3705d ago )

Putting bullshots on n4g and claiming they represent the power of the 360 i see... I'd like to see the 360 display 5000 x 2000 resolutions graphics like the one's you're passing off. Even with the 360's 2xAA, there are jaggies...

You are so full of S*** POG

@Anton, the COJ graphics are nice but I think you're confusing sterile with crisp and high tech. My bet is you don't ever fight more than 5-6 or cowboys at any one engagement . This is 2006 graphics technology and it shows. The over 50+ repeating barrels in town shows it as well. and btw, I don't know if you're trying to pull a fast one but the 360 version looks like this:


This is from Teamxbox.... so...the PC shot on TV isn't going to fly.

LeonSKennedy4Life3705d ago


Power of Green's pictures looked pretty legit...for once.

They also aren't really that good.

supaflypriest13705d ago

What I don't understand, why is the PS3 even discussed here? The article didn't say anything negitive towards the PS3, did it sound like an article that is a few years old? Yes, but we're not talking down/bad about the PS3, so why are you here???

thewhoopimen3705d ago (Edited 3705d ago )

Leon, those are PC rendered shots at much higher than 1080p resolutions. Maybe you need to take some photoshop classes or go educate yourself on and learn about PR shots. Do you honestly think the Geow2 shots released by epic are actual gameplay shots? go compare it to the Gametrailers HD in-game video.... Nothing like it.

How do I know this is bullshot? Here's some clues. First of all they're a Japanese game studio meaning they are already slightly behind in the 3D department compared to Western developers. Secondly, they're owned by Square Enix, and Square just released Infinite Undiscovery which looks like this:


Are you telling me they just took a 2 generation jump in the graphics department months apart from Infinite? Doubtful.
Finally these pictures have absolutely no aliasing which is impossible unless it's super high resolution downsampled. Most 1080p frames in the 360 is 720 upscaled to 1080p.

nieto23705d ago (Edited 3705d ago )

I'm not saying that Uncharted it's the best looking game, I'm just doing the same as POG. Believing in the screen shots.... ;-)

Uncharted Video:

@TheMART at Xboxkings, mmmm yes... i'm not the first that have done this and i'm not going to be the last. what would happened if i would had created an account with another name? you wouldn't be saying this so at least be grateful that you know who i am and if you want to ignore me then do it.

The problem with this site is that you can't say the true, never. why? you loose your bubbles. look at my past comments they all are not only defending the PS3, that's why i got to one bubble so fast. most people that has a lot of bubbles they never troll other threads, they always express satisfaction about their console on their respective threads. if they are bots they only talk on x360 articles and get more bubbles from other bots. I on the other hand write on Wii articles, PS3 articles and X360 articles, etc. If i don't like something i just express my opinion and just because people don't don't like it instead of simply click the disagree button they take bubbles too.

look at my comment in this thread and tell me that I'm biased. i have 9 disagree and my comment it's pretty comprehensible. it's not trolling but give it a few more hours and i'm going to loose one bubbles. why? because this is a X360 article and i'm commenting against it.

look at your own comment, you get pretty personal for a piece of plastic with transistors, i think you need help because this it's just the internet, nothing honorable about it. if we were talking in person things would be so much different. much more friendlier...

and i'm bad with English!

IcarusOne3705d ago

I'm losing faith in n4g

Anton Chigurh3705d ago (Edited 3705d ago )

High Definition (HD) screenshots from Call of Juarez for the Xbox 360.


thewhoopimen3705d ago

Ok i see saw the shot from the blog Anton. You've definitely proven that its 360 version. But as I said before, it is not in the same detail league as some of the newer games. The character models are plastic. Looking at this high res shot of the landscape from COJ:

I see nice crisp graphics but barebone details like I said b4. The river bank is just dry dirt and it straight transitions into rock cliffs. Barebone trees with tufts of grass here and there and the rest is just grass carpet texture. Same thing with your HD shots. Amazing lighting but short on details. Plenty of repeating (Yellow budded) shrub. And here's another no-brainer, where are horses, cattle herds, and livestock? Where's the posses? Aren't they cowboys? It's just a game with a western theme oblivion but with even less to offer than oblivion. At least with Oblivion they simulate a day to day of people, lounging outside, working on the anvil, coopers making barrels, sheriff patrolling. Animals going about their routines. I don't get any of that sense in this game. Just some nice 3d Western architecture and barebone landscapes. Where are the miners in the caves? where's the caged canary? blah blah blah.

Jake11113705d ago

I have both systems. I played the best games each system had to offer. The 360s exclusives dont come close to the PS3s.

I am actually trading in my 360 for 80 bucks in a few weeks... Yep.. 80 bucks.... I am putting the money towards LBP or RFOM before the system is worth less on trade in.

I dont think GOW2 and Fable2 are worth holding onto it for. I am not paying for live so why buy the games as I wouldnt warrent a purchase without online play. And 2 good games out in the horizon for the next year isnt worth holding onto it for...

The 360s exlusives dont even compare to the PS3s. Not even close. GOW was the only game that I played through a few times. It was short and fun but nothing compared to the PS3 exclusives.


nbsmatambo3704d ago

i find it funny how people pull screenies out of their butcheeks when provoked

nwayz back on topic:

this article shows how dumb some people are. Its like this guy doesnt even know wat he is talking about...

i dont think A.I is an aspect of the 360 thats unique to it >.<, every game out there has A.I...

the Graphics of the 360 arent that famous -.-, i mean they only have like 3 games with good graphics and 1 of them is going to the PS3 this October..

This guys argument is completely flawed


IdleLeeSiuLung3704d ago

That article is poorly written and shouldn't be approved. A lot of people construed it as a console war article, but really he is just pointing out what he thinks makes the Xbox 360 hardware great.

I think the one thing that makes the Xbox 360 great, that nobody seems to give it credit for is the ease at how MS has made it for developers to immediately take advantage of the 360's power. I don't want to wait until the next console cycle to enjoy the full power of my current console! That is Sony's problem!

Sure the 360's isn't as powerful in "theory" as the PS3, but you games look darn good and I get to enjoy it now at a lower cost. My PS3 is still sitting there next to my 360 and Wii, hardly ever used. The console that gets the most game time is my 360 with Ninja Gaiden 2!

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power of Green 3705d ago

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lelo3705d ago (Edited 3705d ago )

Power of Green, so many Disagree's for quoting people... LOL.

OH it's N4G, never mind.

VF34EJ253705d ago

Ah another useless close-minded 360 commenter with nothing to contribute to a good discussion.

OH it's N4G, never mind.

MNicholas3705d ago (Edited 3705d ago )

-Low polygon count ... there are so many polygon edges this game should come with eye protection. GT5 Prologue, on the other hand, is incredibly smooth and nearly flawless.

-Inferior textures ... GT5 Prologue's breath-taking detail that shows off minute detail on surfaces such as leather is simply lacking here. The textures aren't bad in this game. In fact, they are better than most 360 games I've seen. That's not saying much in the context of games like GT5, Uncharted, KZ2, etc, or even some of the top performing 360 games like Gears of War.

- Lighting ... while the lighting model is the best I've seen on 360 racing games (and, in replay screens, better than many PS3 racing games as well) it simply isn't at the level of even earlier GT5 demos, and not in the same league as Prologue.

-Resolution ... the in-game screenshots for this game are at 1000x563 (replays are even lower at 900x506), or a little bit more than standard DVD resolution and it's not clear if it will even run at 60fps. GT5 Prologue is pushing 2 1/2 times the number of pixels in each frame and at 60fps!

What the above shows is that in order to get the lighting and textures closer to GT5 Prologue (atleast in this game's replay modes, since the in-game shots aren't impressive) they had to drop the resolution to about DVD level and cut the polygon count. In a technical comparison it's not in the same league as GT5 Prologue.

This tells us two things about the 360:

1) The hardware is virtually maxed out already. This game has better lighting and textures than PGR4 and Forza 2 because it's a little more than half the resolution and has visibly lower polygon count.

2) That even with polygon count lowered (to allow more shaders available for pixels) the Xenos GPU can't push pixels nearly as fast as the RSX it is properly utilized.

Jecht3705d ago

The PS3 could easily handle SO4, SE had to say SOMETHING nice about the 360. I mean, they are trying to make SOME profit off a console that kills JRPG's.

villevalorox3704d ago (Edited 3704d ago )

u only wish

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power of Green 3705d ago (Edited 3705d ago )

Read the description from this N4G's article before watching this vid...

360 version the buttons in the menue is proof.

EDIT: LOL PS3 fans in here hot and bothered.

No one cares about how PS3 fans feel lol hence why you're in here trying to be heard, with little attention aimed at you etc.

wAtdaFck3705d ago

I don't get why your up and praising the 360 like its some type of technological marvel. Its only a low-rate graphics computer, no more or less powerful than the 7900GT in terms of PC gaming.

If there's a console that taken leaps in technology, its the PS3 for its advancements in High Definition through Bluray Disc, and contribution to the video game industry and scientific community through the Cell Architecture.

The PS3 is involved within the fields of black holes and cancer research, while the 360 RROD's all day.

Jecht3705d ago

Hence why Microsoft can gouge the life out of you and you're too stupid to do anything about it.

josh3rdegree3705d ago

No one cares about how PS3 fans feel lol hence why you're in here trying to be heard, with little attention aimed at you etc.

no one gives a crap about what you think yet you post!!!!!

Jecht3705d ago

So Microsoft hasn't gouged the shyte out of their consumer base with overpriced accessories and an online service that offers nothing that you can't get for free elsewhere?

I love people who disagree with facts. It's like they think that they have some kind of special powers to change FACTS to suit their own fanboyisms.

chanto233704d ago

i've watched that video 3 times now...where the hell do you see the 360 buttons cause i don't see sh1t???!!!!

N4Flamers3704d ago

if you look at where the menu is when it says crash while he is selection the location, there is a big red B button on the bottom and a green A that says start.

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CaptainHowdy3705d ago

(no barf bag included).
Whatevers, there is only one game this console generation on 360 that has impressed me visually, and that's Gears of War. All subsequent knockouts have been on PS3. Who knows...maybe that ubiquitous (sarcasm) Alan Wake, willchange things...but i have little hope.
For now, all ye praise 360's glorious pinnacle....11/07/2006.

Tempist3705d ago

More like reads as a fresh on the scene write who just happens to love video games. Seriously, this is of writing quality close to a kid in grade 4/5. Trash absolute trash.

kg73103705d ago (Edited 3705d ago )

i clicked on another story >.<