GameCube, Xbox, and PlayStation 2 reviewed

Jason Handy

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I object to the reviewers comments regarding the Processing Power:
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Nintendo GameCube
Processing power
5 stars
Give Nintendo credit, this is the only console with an HDTV-compliant game in the works. (The game is Rogue Leader II.) The truth is that all three consoles are more than powerful enough.
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This is the first I have heard of HDTV support by GCN! Maybe the reviewer is thinking 480P is HD
And what about Test Drive for the Xbox? http://www.xbox.com/Games/racing/testdrive.htm
Comments? Personally I am taking this reviewer's opinions with a grain of salt.
Jason
 

Carlo Medina

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I do find it odd that MSNBC doesn't give MS's XBOX the edge.
Isn't Halo supposed to be HD compatible?
 

Joel Mack

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This is the first I have heard of HDTV support by GCN!
I assumed he was referring to the 1080i output...
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Jason Handy

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From the FAQ on Nintendo's website: http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/gcnfaq.html#hdtv
Pay particular attention to the second paragraph.
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Will the Nintendo GameCube be compatible with HDTVs?
The main difference between HDTVs and standard TVs is the number of lines of resolution they use to display the TV image. While standard TVs display 480 lines, HDTVs are able to display 720 or 1080 lines or resolution if the HDTV is receiving a high definition signal. For non-high definition signals, the HDTV will display the TV image with the standard 480 lines.
While the Nintendo GameCube will work with HDTVs, The Nintendo GameCube does not provide a high definition signal. As such, the game image will display in the standard 480 lines of resolution on an HDTV.
The Nintendo GameCube does, however, have the ability to enhance the game image with the use of the Nintendo GameCube Component Video Cable. By using this cable, the Nintendo GameCube can provide both a component video signal and a progressive scan signal. The majority of HDTVs have the component video inputs required to use the Component Video Cable and many HDTVs have progressive scan capabilities. Check your TV manual for information.
Some HDTVs have features that can enhance the standard video signal. We recommend checking your owner's manual or contacting the TV manufacturer to see if your HDTV has these type of features.
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So I have no idea where this reviewer is getting his idea about HDTV supported games (probably the third paragraph talking about progressive scan games). I am not trying to belabor this point, but it does irk me when I see "expert" reviewers spreading false information. Some people may buy the GameCube expecting HD-support and be very disappointed.
OK, that is my 4 cents, I'll shut up about this.
Jason
P.S. I am not anti-Nintendo at all, nor pro-Xbox; I just like to see accuracy in reporting (an oxymoron, I know...)
 

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I do find it odd that MSNBC doesn't give MS's XBOX the edge.
I find it comforting. It suggests that the editorial process is not affected by the business process.
It would be *very* disturbing if MSNBC consistently praised MS stuff, deserving or not.
 

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