What's the point of the "checklist" on XBOX game cases?

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    I'm talking about the checklist that has things like "XBox Live Compatible", "HDTV-480p", "In-Game Dolby Digital".

    You know what I mean - these stupid things are always wrong.

    C'Mon Microsoft, get it together.

    Oh, I heard a good one the other day (related to another game...)-
    Microsoft: We put the "F-U" in FUN.

    And another (you could apply it to XBOX Live, if you really wanted to)-
    XBOX Live: We put the "Con" in Content.

    I thought those were pretty good, although I am not a practicing Microsoft-basher.
     
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    which ones are wrong?
     
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    Well, I guess it's so that you can look at the case and see if it's Live compatible, has 5.1DD, or HDTV support, without first buying the game and finding that it doesn't.

    Not all their games are HDTV, nor Live compatible, but I think all are 5.1 encoded.
     
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    I remember stupidly purchasing Max Payne partly because it listed System Link on the back.

    -j
     
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    Splinter Cell's is definately wrong.
     
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    The back of Splinter Cell says the game is for one player, has in-game DD5.1, and has downloadable content. What's wrong with it?

    Oh, wait. You're right. It says it does not have 480p. Silly checklist.
     
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    Jeff,

    My NFL2K3 comes up as DD 5.1.

    -Dean-
     
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    Wasn't it concluded that they won't say it supports HD-480p unless it also supports 16x9? Pretty stupid if you ask me. They should be seperate checkboxes.
     
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    IIRC, they totally botched NBA Street 2 - because that's BOTH 16:9 AND 480p.
     
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    Yes! I think the last 5 games I bought all have incorrect information on one or more of the checked items.
     
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    burnout 2 also has the 480p not checked but it does run in 480p.
     

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