View Full Version : Pixels: Serious Business (Major WTF)

12-10-2007, 11:00 AM

A team of class action attorneys has launched an investigation into complaints that Halo 3 was falsely marketed as a high definition product, but does not actually render native high definition resolutions. These complaints are that, although Halo 3 was advertised as having a 720p resolution (720 pixels), it natively renders at 640p (640 pixels) and is simply scaled up to 720p. Read more about it here. If you purchased the Halo 3 game, you may be entitled to recover money.



12-10-2007, 11:13 AM
I love it when non-technical people try to talk about games like they've played them for decades. They look so cute.

El Sitherino
12-10-2007, 12:25 PM
I don't own the game, but I think I'll get in on this. For mental distress.

Darth Xander
12-10-2007, 01:09 PM
I bang my head on my keyboard all the time...

ET Warrior
12-10-2007, 01:36 PM
You know, just the other day I was thinking that my life would be infinitely better if only Halo 3 would render at a higher resolution. The trauma of being lied to has really affected me for the worse.

12-10-2007, 02:07 PM
They should ship out additional, complimentary pixels to all homes that have been struck by this tragedy.

The 80 pixels would also come with a handkerchief and a sippy cup, because they are clearly all babies of the crying kind.

12-10-2007, 04:12 PM
Also IIRC most 360 games aren't actually 1080p, they're 720p unscaled to 1080p.

12-10-2007, 05:19 PM
"you may be entitled to recover money." Why? Even if they advertised the game at the resolution its actually at it would still cost $60.

But yeah I agree with Hermie.

Det. Bart Lasiter
12-10-2007, 05:53 PM
"you may be entitled to recover money." Why?640p has 28% less pixels and 28% of $60 is almost $17. Do you know what you could do with $17 after legal fees Moel?

12-10-2007, 06:17 PM
Using this logic. They should ask every single person who buys the game one question: "Do you use SDTV or HDTV?" And then adjust the price by pixels.


12-10-2007, 11:15 PM
Most likely the x360's gpu cannot handle the engine rendering at 1280x720 smoothly in all places, so they upscale it. I don't own it, and it doesn't bother me, but I would prefer truth in advertising, so I'm for making MS eat this.

12-10-2007, 11:28 PM
I play this game in 720p and it looks fine. The word is that it's really hard to see the difference between 720p, 1080i, and 1080p.