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Is 1280x1024 any good for gaming?

#1DeathScythe_527Posted 5/29/2012 7:51:44 PM
Usually use my tv, but I have a 1280x1024 at my desk and was wondering if that's any good for gaming.
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#2DarkZV2BetaPosted 5/29/2012 7:55:23 PM
Sure?
Why wouldn't it be?
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mmarkster posted...
Even though the game runs in 720p, it produces another 480p stream for the New Controller. That's like 1200p!
#3DeathScythe_527(Topic Creator)Posted 5/29/2012 7:58:17 PM
I don't know... It looks wierd, being a square and all.
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#4LordSeiferPosted 5/29/2012 8:02:30 PM
no, dont use that resolution, better sit there not playing your games instead
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#5GoIrish80Posted 5/29/2012 8:04:37 PM
It's not that it's necessarily "bad".....you could just do much better. You could upgrade to 1680x1050 or 1920x1080 for relatively cheap.
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#6GunSlinger092Posted 5/29/2012 8:10:28 PM
I'd still use it if I were you, at least until I buy a 1080p monitor. It would feel kind of weird as your field of view isn't as wide as the 16:9 or 16:10 monitors.
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#7DarkZV2BetaPosted 5/29/2012 8:13:44 PM
What do you think people gamed on back before all this widescreen **** caught on?
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mmarkster posted...
Even though the game runs in 720p, it produces another 480p stream for the New Controller. That's like 1200p!
#8helldewPosted 5/29/2012 9:01:29 PM
it works fine hell my second monitor on my duel desktop setup right now is a 1280X1024 and i use it from time to time. it looks fine hell in some cases i prefer it to 1080p
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#9WalkingLobstersPosted 5/29/2012 9:12:07 PM
Yes, it is good.
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#10DreDayyPosted 5/30/2012 12:21:24 AM
yeah if this was 2000
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