HDTV required for 360 split screen?!

#1 Edited by Oscar__Explosion (2231 posts) -

I have never hear of such bull! I mean I understand that it's 2012 and all but that's such a ridiculous thing to require and what's worse is it's not mentioned anywhere untill after purchase. Has any other game tried to pull this off? http://kotaku.com/5909053/xbox-minecraft-locks-some-players-out-of-its-biggest-new-feature

#2 Posted by LiquidPrince (15901 posts) -

You want to play a 480i/p screen which is split in half? Minecraft is already made of hard pixels but do you realize how unwatchable that would be...? Or perhaps you're using a component cable. I guess in that case it does suck/ You can find HDMI cables for like $2 though.

#3 Posted by Toxeia (729 posts) -

Let's play video games on a 640x240 pixel screen. Huzzah.

Does it work with component cables (Red+Green+Blue)? If it's HDMI only then I'll call bull with you, but I totally understand it on a composite connection (Yellow).

#4 Posted by MooseyMcMan (10838 posts) -

Games used to work in split-screen before HDTVs, so this seems crazy to me.

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#5 Posted by Oscar__Explosion (2231 posts) -

It isn't really the fact that it would look like total garbage, but that the hdtv requirement isn't mentioned untill AFTER purchase

#6 Posted by believer258 (11775 posts) -

@LiquidPrince said:

You want to play a 480i/p screen which is split in half? Minecraft is already made of hard pixels but do you realize how unwatchable that would be...? Or perhaps you're using a component cable. I guess in that case it does suck/ You can find HDMI cables for like $2 though.

@Toxeia said:

Let's play video games on a 640x240 pixel screen. Huzzah.

Does it work with component cables (Red+Green+Blue)? If it's HDMI only then I'll call bull with you, but I totally understand it on a composite connection (Yellow).

Did you guys ever play PS1 games with your friends?

#7 Posted by killacam (1284 posts) -

i just like how your mii is your pic. carry on.

#8 Posted by Oscar__Explosion (2231 posts) -
@killacam
i just like how your mii is your pic. carry on.
Thanks
#9 Posted by Hockeymask27 (3683 posts) -

Bummer what if you set the the display to widescreen in the system settings?@Oscar__Explosion said:

I have never hear of such bull! I mean I understand that it's 2012 and all but that's such a ridiculous thing to require and what's worse is it's not mentioned anywhere untill after purchase. Has any other game tried to pull this off? http://kotaku.com/5909053/xbox-minecraft-locks-some-players-out-of-its-biggest-new-feature
#10 Posted by Oscar__Explosion (2231 posts) -
@Hockeymask27

Bummer what if you set the the display to widescreen in the system settings?@Oscar__Explosion said:

I have never hear of such bull! I mean I understand that it's 2012 and all but that's such a ridiculous thing to require and what's worse is it's not mentioned anywhere untill after purchase. Has any other game tried to pull this off? http://kotaku.com/5909053/xbox-minecraft-locks-some-players-out-of-its-biggest-new-feature
No idea if that will work. I just read the story and thought it was totally messed up.
#11 Posted by Toxeia (729 posts) -

@believer258: Psh, shows what you know. I never had friends.

I know that it used to be every multi-player game was a split screen, and it worked fine for that stuff. They were also trying to make things look not-pixelated. As LiquidPrince said (second post) the harsh pixels and block-heavy art of Minecraft will be a utter and complete hellscape upon your eyes if you try to play it in a split screen at standard def.

#12 Posted by TentPole (1858 posts) -

That's Notch for you. Always trying to fuck the little guy.

#13 Posted by Libb (70 posts) -

The reason they made it HD only is all of the text for the inventory system. As someone who tried to play two player co-op Borderlands on a SD screen and nearly went blind, just thinking about four player Minecraft on a tube TV is making my eyesight worse.

#14 Posted by Tim_the_Corsair (3065 posts) -

They don't list 'will not run one Commodore 64 Tape Deck' in PC game minimum requirements either.

Time to get with the times boys and girls.

#15 Posted by Tim_the_Corsair (3065 posts) -
@Tim_the_Corsair
They don't list 'will not run one Commodore 64 Tape Deck' in PC game minimum requirements either.

Time to get with the times boys and girls.
Also, typo. Wish they'd make the mobile site not shit
#16 Posted by LiquidPrince (15901 posts) -

@believer258 said:

@LiquidPrince said:

You want to play a 480i/p screen which is split in half? Minecraft is already made of hard pixels but do you realize how unwatchable that would be...? Or perhaps you're using a component cable. I guess in that case it does suck/ You can find HDMI cables for like $2 though.

@Toxeia said:

Let's play video games on a 640x240 pixel screen. Huzzah.

Does it work with component cables (Red+Green+Blue)? If it's HDMI only then I'll call bull with you, but I totally understand it on a composite connection (Yellow).

Did you guys ever play PS1 games with your friends?

Yeah, and I hated split screen then as well.

#17 Posted by nintendoeats (5975 posts) -

Do you know how to code things? I sort of do...barely...and let me tell you: sometimes weird things are hard.

Case in point, I just found out that it's actually easier to code movement using an analog stick than the movement keys. Not that it's all that hard, but it's a little tricky Who would have thought?

So I can see how this would happen. and it affects a percentage of percentage of users. Sorry.

#18 Posted by louiedog (2335 posts) -

@Libb said:

The reason they made it HD only is all of the text for the inventory system. As someone who tried to play two player co-op Borderlands on a SD screen and nearly went blind, just thinking about four player Minecraft on a tube TV is making my eyesight worse.

I just played 10 minutes of split screen and it's true that text is already pretty tiny in HD. However, if that's the only reason then it's a poor one. Text in that game is completely unnecessary after you've learned the icons.

@TentPole said:

That's Notch for you. Always trying to fuck the little guy.

Gross. What is it with Sweden and their weird fascination with gnomes?

#19 Posted by darkvare (764 posts) -

you know what pisses me off the way re5 does splitscreen and also borderlands

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