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BioShock's Widescreen Pissing People Off

What's wrong with this picture? Well the normal area shows what the BioShock demo looks like on a widescreen monitor. The red areas show the extra space added when the game is played in standard 4:3 ratio. This is not how widescreen is supposed to work. Instead of slicing the top and bottom off of the image, widescreen should allow players to see more on either side.

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DJ3438d ago

DVDs; they chopped off the tops and bottoms of their standard ratio DVDs and relabeled them as "Widescreen". I wonder if there were performance issues that prevented them from implementing true widescreen.

PS360PCROCKS3438d ago

DJ man I feel sorry for you. You got a disagree for a absolutely 100% true comment. Alot of my DVD's are marked widescreen and cut MY widescreen TV in half, it's bull. As for performance issues I don't see why 2K would have any problem making the game run in true widescreen, that wouldn't make much sense.

Funky Town_TX3438d ago

This guy has never played a "AAA" (whatever that means)game on his PS3. I never had that problem on the demo. Then again it was the demo. Also the reviews said nothing about it. Hey DJ maybe the PS3's "performance issues" are keeping it from running Madden, NCAA, NHL, All pro football at 60 fps. I don't do this much but for some reason I don't like DJ. I'm sure he is a good guy, but it's something.

mistertwoturbo3437d ago

Funky Town TX, the PS3 is more than capable of running the game at 60fps. It's just propaganda to ensure the PS3 fails. And don't be too quick to pull the "oh you're a PS3 fanboy!" card, as I own all 3 consoles and enjoy each for they're own merits. TECMO did a rock solid [email protected] for Ninja Gaiden Sigma, and that's they're first PS3 title. So EA and they're misleading "excuses" about not knowing PS3 hardware is all BS to me.

aiphanes3438d ago

How did this get pass the final testing of the game? Why come the reviewers that not see this problem?

G_CodeMonkey3438d ago

I've been playing all afternoon, until I had to pick my kids up from school, and I haven't even noticed it--definitely too much good gameplay, but I'll check later. gCM

marionz3438d ago

played the demo on my new samsung lcd widescreen, and didnt notice the screen was cut, its not that big of a deal to me, i was too focused on how pretty everything looks!

Dukester1013438d ago

I dont know why you would "hold off" or "wait" for the game. You do realize that they can fix this in an auto-update. If you really want the game, and can get it... get it.

They'll fix it via an auto-update, and nobody will complain any more.

xaphanze3437d ago

people are retarted on this website,they disagreed on a smiley LOL

Sexius Maximus3438d ago (Edited 3438d ago )

The demo's widescreen was GREAT. I doubt this would have changed between the demo and the release.

I guess I'll find out for myself when I get off work.