You can force any game to scale to 1080p, but to me, it just doesn't look as good.
okay, lets get this out of the way for the 10th time, lol. i know you can force the games to 1080p, and i agree it looks crap
. none of the settings that i listed, that i have on, do that. i tried playing games by changing all the settings. the games play in the same resolution no matter the choices in those options EXCEPT the one i'll mention below. the ps upscaling has nothing to do with making hd games into another resolution, as it's ONLY for 480i & 480p games that are NOT in HD.
the only way to force it on the ps3 when it's hooked up through hdmi is to uncheck everything except 1080p on the 1st option i listed in my last post. it will then only play games in 1080p, no matter their resolution. it looks horrible, even when forcing a 720p (which is already high definition) to 1080p.
the full screen option on GoWC is the only difference in our settings, most likely. now that you solved that, every game you & i play, will be in the same resolution it's created in. i also double checked the ratchet & clank:quest for booty, and it is indeed 720p. oldschool77 says the case on tools of destruction says 1080p, but i don't trust the cases. the R&C game i have is the downloadable one, so it could well be different than the others.
you and i agree that the majority of the games are in 720p on ps3. i wish they'd do better, but the people who make the great games on ps3 (1st party), make it look great in 720p. the problem i have is the 3rd party devs aren't as good & have a hard time programming with the Cell CPU cores, and the hardest time with any type of lighting engine on ps3. it's mainly time, as the 3rd party devs rush games, and sony give their devs the time they need to make it look right. can't wait for the ico/sotc remastered collection on Sep. 27th. i guarantee that old game will have better lighting than most current games on ps3. the big dogs like rockstar & some EA games, are just about all that get it right. the ps3 will have a long life cycle, and devs will get better (with lighting & everything).
i hate that the 360 is the other way around. it's looking like they will be releasing a new console in 2012 w/ the Wii U, and after this BS with ninty (slashing 80$ off the 3ds 5 months after i bought it), there's no way in life i will buy another console on release (ninty is gonna have a 2 year waiting period for me from now to eternity for that BS).