Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Costumes in 720p


I didn’t get a chance to see the Mass Effect trailer at E3, but you can download it now on Xbox Live Marketplace. The game is looking fantastic so far and the HD presentation (for those with capable TVs) really shows off the space age outfits.

I like how the armor bits look like the suits from Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within movie, although I’m sure Square cribbed the design from somewhere else too.

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Body suits also look much more interesting in the HD era since they don’t always have to be some kind of generic vinyl. The high resolution allows you to see the grain of leather, or any other material that has some distinctive “skin” to it.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Legendary Costumes


I was randomly at a Blockbuster over the July 4th weekend and had this urge to play me some Tomb Raider Legends. Unfortunately, the 360 version was rented out, so I made do with the standard Xbox one. Man, there is a huge difference between 480p and 720p. The demo I downloaded of Legends for 360 looks so much nicer.

Anyways, the game is quite good and has a very nice selection of costumes to unlock. It took me a little over two days to beat it and another day on top of that to unlock most of the outfits.

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I tried to take some photos with my digital camera, but they came out looking pretty ghetto. Luckily, every outfit is posted on the Tomb Raider forums located here. My two favorites are the winter coat one and this silver number, which is like the one from the second movie.