The Gaming Press is Lying to You About ‘Resolutiongate’

Ever since the world learned that the Xbox One versions of Call of Duty: Ghosts and Battlefield 4 would run at 720p, the internet has been exploding and freaking out over what has been dubbed “Resolutiongate”. The core if the issue is numerous articles being written by the likes of IGN, Kotaku, and even ArsTechnica that state that the difference between 720p and 1080p isn’t that big of a deal and if you just sit farther away from your TV you won’t even notice.

They’re lying to you.

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Majin-vegeta3613d ago (Edited 3613d ago )

It's just fanboys and M$ loyalists playing damage control.

@Pedro Yes I did the The only people who are saying resolution doesn't make a big difference are those blinded by M$ loyalty as well as those sites sponsored by them.

pedrof933613d ago

Have you read the article ?

allformats3613d ago

I actually can't believe how bad it's become. Why are they downplaying this so much?

Why us Mark Rubin on various sites being an Xbox One apologist?

What the hell is going on here?

miyamoto3612d ago

the power of the opinionated gamer is over 900,000,000!

M$ and Aaron Greenberg's PR dept is no match for the opinion of millions of honest gamers all over the world!

People trust word of mouth from other people, not companies.


stuna13613d ago

The fact anyone is willing to pay more for less, is damning in its own right! I like to have the best console experience I can possibly have, and right now that experience seems to be better enjoyed on the PS4.

iamnsuperman3613d ago (Edited 3613d ago )

Well at the isn't as black and white as that to a lot of people. Despite the recent resolutiongate saga, with the One, you do get that TV/media/kinesthetic side (when it is available for your region). The big question is that worth it? Some see it is and some see isn't. It isn't less in some regards

OrangePowerz3613d ago

Well MS is trying to get the numbers the Wii and PS2 got by having a system that would appeal more to the mainstream who don't care if the system is weaker.

For me as a gamer I don't care about talking to my console when I can use a controller tgats faster, watching live TV or Skype while I play games. I have a cable box and I never even use it for Live TV. Everything that I wwnt to watch is set to record so I can watch it when I want and so I can fast forward through commercials.

stuna13613d ago (Edited 3613d ago )

I understand what you're saying, but for me Kinects was never a part of the equation! Simple because it's a forced purchase. Everyone should be given the right to choose if they want it or not! It shouldn't ever be because Microsoft says it's a way to ensure better support, because I view it as an excuse and there really is no guarantee that it will mean better support.

Ashes2Ashes3613d ago

I understand what you are saying and agree. However, the problem is the better console experience is subjective. For me I want more functionality than simply playing games that look great. I want to be able to play games that look great and have the ability to use my voice, motion, snap apps, etc.

My best console experience is a console that is the full media package. Others are all about the system that gives me the best looking games and could care less about everything else.

This is why I don't understand the arguments on the consoles. I agree with what you said. It just isn't a clear cut choice across the board when people want different things.

iamnsuperman3613d ago

I can see why Ign, kotaku....are writting articles like that as there main aim is constant foot traffic and writting and article saying it does matter (about COD difference or BF difference) means it would piss off a potentially large fan base (for what gain?). But what irritates me is that hardly any outlets are talking about any of the long term impacts of this revelation. Tools may improve and developers may grasp the difficult tech but games always get more complex as the cycle goes on and that is where the impact/problem really lies

SoapShoes3613d ago

There is a huge difference! When I used to play PC games on my hdtv, changing the settings from 720 to 1080 made a big difference in detail on the screen.

WeAreLegion3613d ago

I'm just happy they gave it a name.

Hicken3613d ago

Resolutionary War is better.

WeAreLegion3613d ago

Haha. Yes, it is. I like that.