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HD era arrives, nobody tells Microsoft South Africa


Not content with merely launching the Xbox 360 in local game stores, the South African and somewhat fidgety arm of Microsoft also shoved the next-gen console into the spotlight at rAge -- that's a really awesome acronym for "Really Awesome Gaming Event."



Perhaps it was the fuzzy graphics, odd aspect ratios and the indecipherable text that gave it away, but it became abundantly clear that those lovely HD visuals were being strangled by a hissing composite cable. A quick inspection of all the consoles revealed a disturbing truth -- Core systems running at a paltry 480i, the mistake magnified for all to see on Samsung LCD screens.

We spoke to several people involved with the distribution of the console, all of them pointing the blaming finger at an amorphous "miscommunication." It seems that Core systems were deemed suitable for the show and were promptly sent out to the organizers -- the fact that the Xbox 360 Core does not contain HD AV cables was apparently overlooked until it was too late. Thankfully, one brave man made the connection and, in the final moments of the first day of the expo, arrived with a collection of VGA cables and rescued several (but not all) consoles from standard definition peril. The resolution (OOF!) came a bit late, but it certainly defused some of the embarassment that would have been an entire weekend of non-HD HD gaming.

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