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Nintendo opens first Philippine office

September 20, 2007
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They heard the cries of my third world brethren, Nintendo did, and decided to finally open their hearts and wallets and establish a presence in our backward yet video game loving country.  And lo, the red light shone forth, blazing a beacon of hope to gamers tired of the same old gameplay and… ah fuck it.

Saw this in the seedy underbelly of a mall, and found it hilarious.  Inside there’s a sign that says “PS1 games buy 1 take 1”.  And yeah, they’re all pirated too.   What did catch my attention was this old widescreen CRT selling for only 4999 pesos, which is roughly a hunnerd dollars.  It’d be perfect for the 480p Wii, no?

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11 Comments leave one →
  1. September 20, 2007 8:48 pm

    Shit yea! It’d be perfect for my 480p PS3 as well. Does it support the higher res’s, you think? What brand is it , btw?

  2. September 20, 2007 8:54 pm

    I think it was a sharp. I kinda doubt it supports higher res images, it looks pretty old to me. I’m tempted to buy it though it’s on the smallish side, looks like a 20 or 22 incher.

  3. September 21, 2007 12:36 pm

    Did they ever make widescreen TVs that had not at least Enhanced resolution (720p)??

  4. September 21, 2007 10:42 pm

    yeah i think so. isnt enhanced resolution just 480p? i think 720p is considered HD

  5. September 22, 2007 3:20 pm

    That’s true. ED is defined as prog scan 480. From my knowledge, anyway. SD (480i), ED, then HD.

  6. September 23, 2007 7:48 am

    does anyone know what those i’s and p’s mean?

  7. September 23, 2007 2:22 pm

    Interlaced and progressive. As i understand it, interlaced resolutions paint the image on the screen by runnning half of it first, then the other half (as horizontal lines). Progressive resolutions paint the screen in one shot, making for a better image fidelity. If you’ve ever seen a graphically intense game wherein half the screen kinda cuts away from the other then realigns, you played it on an interlaced res.

  8. September 24, 2007 3:24 pm

    OK, how can 720p be considered HD if the original Xbox had several games on 720p widescreen resolution? Does that mean that the “next-gen” came in actually a lot earlier than we thought?
    😉

  9. September 24, 2007 9:41 pm

    The resolution was high def, but the graphics were not.

  10. September 26, 2007 1:54 pm

    OK, I’m confused now: I thought HD meant 1080p… I actually didn’t know 720p was being included!

    But what else is there in the graphics other than the resolution and the progressive scan to make them HD?

  11. September 26, 2007 4:37 pm

    The detail of the textures and other stuff, i presume. For instance, the game PixelJunk Racers cannot be played properly on an SDTV because of the resolutions.

    “Full HD” is a marketing term for 1080p, but 720i and up is technically HD. Then again, “HD graphics” is also that.

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