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#1 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -

@kidavenger said:

So we agree then that this is a retarded rumor? good.

In the age of overreaction? Where is the fun in that?

An update from the guy that started it:

Holy shit.

So I just went to a couple meetings and then had dinner with my wife and my parents as we made plans for our move this winter. It was a nice talk. I wondered what was going on with gaf... Bish had admonished me, as I deserved, for teasing.

And then there's this thread. I haven't read the whole thing. I don't have it in me. Can I get a rough guestimate as to whats going on here? I see that people are assuming that my tease is related to this (which I'm still not even going to say if that's true or not, yet, because goddamnit if we're going to hold gaming journalists to higher standards I'm going to hold myself to them also). Anyway.... seems kinda meltdownish.

So I'm moving in February. You guys excited?

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=87093475&postcount=1954

WTF is this shit?

I remember there was a time when if you posted things like this without a source on GAF it was an automatic ban. Now they start them and everyone goes apeshit. It's like we've come full circle.

2003: GAF: We will never be like Gamefaqs!

2013: Gamefaqs: Stop GAFing!

So is he more or less going like "trolololol its not true"

#2 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -

I don't get it. IGN posts videos of the game on PS4 at 1080p, and that somehow means the Xbox One version is running at 720?

Neogaf happened.

#3 Edited by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -

@trafalgarlaw said:

@kidavenger said:

@the_laughing_man said:

@kidavenger said:

@the_laughing_man said:

@kidavenger said:

As much as COD and XB1 aren't my things, you have to give Activision props on being able to optimise the crap out of that game on many platforms; If they can't get 1080p on the XB1, nobody can; that would be a massive failure on Microsoft, really worse than anything else that has been said about the XB1 so far; I really can't see it, it's unthinkable.

Forza 5.

Ya?

1080p and 60 FPS. I highly doubt this rumor is true. It seemed to start when 1080p from PS4 was posted and some gaf people thought it looked crap. Then out of no where 720p X1.

Also

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-06-11-call-of-duty-ghosts-runs-at-1080p-and-60fps-on-xbox-one-and-ps4

So we agree then that this is a retarded rumor? good.

No. Back in June the UI was not operational yet. The now finalized UI is giving CoD hitch-ups in (for example) multiplayer. The cause is the 1080p UI hogging too much video-resources so they scaled the XB1 version back to 720p. The being able to snap all kinds of bullshit on screen is hitching up actual gameplay. Microsoft is bloating a console OS with three bloated OS's.

Even if that is true who the hell will be able to tell? Or care. Like I said above. People who are getting COD are not getting it for aspect ratio.

#4 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -

@the_laughing_man said:

@kidavenger said:

As much as COD and XB1 aren't my things, you have to give Activision props on being able to optimise the crap out of that game on many platforms; If they can't get 1080p on the XB1, nobody can; that would be a massive failure on Microsoft, really worse than anything else that has been said about the XB1 so far; I really can't see it, it's unthinkable.

Forza 5.

Ya?

1080p and 60 FPS. I highly doubt this rumor is true. It seemed to start when 1080p from PS4 was posted and some gaf people thought it looked crap. Then out of no where 720p X1.

Also

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-06-11-call-of-duty-ghosts-runs-at-1080p-and-60fps-on-xbox-one-and-ps4

#5 Edited by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -

As much as COD and XB1 aren't my things, you have to give Activision props on being able to optimise the crap out of that game on many platforms; If they can't get 1080p on the XB1, nobody can; that would be a massive failure on Microsoft, really worse than anything else that has been said about the XB1 so far; I really can't see it, it's unthinkable.

Forza 5.

#6 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -

Seems like a relatively weak rumor at that. I wouldn't be surprised if it's 720p on X1, but then, I would also expect it to be 720p or faux-1080p on PS4. Like some weird 920p or something.

They'll likely look almost identical in the end, but if this rumor is true, it may sway some COD bros.

@amyggen said:

Yeah, there seems to be a ton of rumors right now regarding different multiplatform games having a lower resolution on X1. The COD rumor seems potentially pretty huge.

I'm not buying a new console until next year. Too few launch window games interest me.

The people who are buying COD are not buying it for aspect ratios. Chances are 90% of people do not even know about this.

#7 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -

Its dead because they keep killing each other!

#9 Edited by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -

@the_laughing_man: Yeah, TotalBiscuit really was totally in the clear, and I'm sure that with the help of some legal counsel he could probably get the video restored to his account. This is just a case of the developer wanting to get rid of a highly viewed video that was critical of his game, and when an IP owner makes a copyright claim, Youtube basically just covers its own ass by instantly pulling the video. Youtube doesn't have the resources to actually investigate every claim and arbitrate between the video creator and the IP owner, and so they always play it safe by just removing the potentially infringing video.

TB does not need legal help. His entire fanbase and anyone who watches this will back him up. The steam page for the game is ripping the company to shreds. And its a sure thing none of their other green light stuff will see the light of day.

#10 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -

@dark said:

Not pointing any fingers just asking the question, doesn't it work the following way?

Its technically against copyright to post the video, I mean if commentary was all that was needed you could post a whole movie on youtube as long as you commented over it. However there is an unspoken kind of word between the Devs and Reviewers that the Devs will get free advertising as long as they allow Reviewers to do what they do?

I have no idea, I always figured it was technically Illegal but companies where just seeing it as free advertising.

Fair Use laws are subject to interpretation, but in general you're in the clear if you're just showing a small portion of the work and providing criticism. If you're showing an entire movie, game, or other work, then proving that you're within fair use is going to be an uphill battle, especially if the IP owner can demonstrate that you're negatively impacting their ability to sell their own work (i.e. people that may have purchased the work are just getting the whole thing from you).

What this all boils down to is that the Dev gave him the code and gave him permission then saw that his video that smashed his game got super popular. So he got whiney and got it pulled.