Worst gaming information you've been fed by a salesman

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  1. Bergan Peters

    Bergan Peters Stunt Coordinator

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    Last night when picking up PGR and the HD pack, the counter salesman asked me if I had Halo yet. I replied no, he told me that when I DID get it, because of my HD, I would be able to play Halo in, get this:

    720i

    No, not 720p, which we know it doesn't play in, 720i. A resolution which wouldn't even look better than 480p. So I was wondering what was the worst piece of misinformation YOU have been fed?
     
  2. Jeff Chiusano

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    Hmmm, I wonder how many TV sets can output a 720i signal..... [​IMG]
    Probably the worst info I had been given lately was an EB employee telling me that the XBOX didn't require the DVD Playback Kit to play DVDs. He said that was just a rumor. Really, huh?
    Jeff
     
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    Probably the same amount of PS2s that can output a hi definition signal!
     
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    Well, it didn't happen to me, but a friend of mine's brother got an xbox, and then when he was asking if he should buy one of the a/v packs, the guy told him that there would be no difference between composite and component on his 36" Wega XBR. So now, he won't buy the HD A/V pack, and we're stuck playing his box with a composite connection. Booooooooo [​IMG]
     
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    on the other end, i was at the video game store the other day while some lady asked if they had any "x-cubes" in stock.

    the worst piece of misinformation fed to me by a video game salesman is always "sure it'll be in tomorrow"
     
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    The salesman at Futile Shop has told me everyday that I've called since Nov 18 that the GameCube component cables will be in tomorrow for sure.

    jeremy
     
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    One of my friends was told by a salesman to buy GTA3 right now since it was being recalled and then banned in America. He didn't mean Australia, he was trying to make a sale.
     
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    When I had just gotten my N64, a salesman at a store was telling me about how the 64DD would be out within the next 6 months and that he had played games on it. We all see how that turned out.
     
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    While buying a DC game an EB salesman told me that I would be able to play DC games on the X-Box. He said Bill Gates felt bad for Sega and decided to incoporate this option in the system. I thanked him and quickly left [​IMG]
     
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    One kid at my school was saying the X-Box would be better than the PlayStation 2 because it could play PS2 games also and with better graphics, but when I told him why that would be stupid on MS's part (and Sony's) he was offended.

    Not a salesman, but rather just a very misinformed person.
     
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    I've heard a couple people say that the XBOX plays all sorts of discs - PS2, etc... Did some magazine say that? Or how did so many people get that idea?

    -Dave
     
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    Last year, someone was saying how the X-Box would be capable of playing PS2 games (either because of its power over the PS2 or because they could make an emulator to run off of the HDD, I don't know why) and everyone saw that as "MS is making the ultimate gaming machine that will play everything."

    There were also plans for an emulator that would play PS2 games.
     
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    The first time I saw an actual Playstation disc was at a Good Guys store, being brought somewhere by a salesdroid, and I saw that indeed the playing surface of the disc was black. I asked if all Playstation discs looked like that and he said there were (which is true as far as I know) but he also said it was because the Playstation had a blue laser!

    I never got my own Playstation but got a PS2 this year; when the Playstation magazine with the demo discs first came out I bought one just to see if the black disc would play on a regular CD player (it does, and will play any audio tracks that may be on it.)
     
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    I don't know what the source of the Saturn playing Genesis games was, but I know a major UK retailer (Dixons) printed that it could accept Mega Drive carts in their adverts for the Saturn.. Doh.

    I think the memory cartridge slot caused people to think that. I certainly don't recall Sega ever suggesting it would.
     

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