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Is Kotaku SABOTAGING GT5 Hype?! (Several Articles Included)!!

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darthdevidem01 said:

Doctored Video IS Kotaku Sabotaging GT5′s Hype, According To Their Past Stories

Posted by darkpower On August - 10 - 2010

And yes, I did mean to put the word “is” in the title in all caps, to stress it.

By now you know about the GT5 load time video that Kotaku ran with without checking the source or anything else (again) that SMG Gamers exposed perfectly. However, this is one of three stories that Kotaku has ran within the week about GT5, and none are stories that put the game in any good light. It does seem like Kotaku is doing something to sabotage the game’s cred. Even their attitude towards learning that the video was doctored shows some sight that they didn’t want to believe it. And this is after Brian Credente called the majority of their Sony coverage “positive”.

 The other two stories (which all one needs to do to find them is look on the sidebar of the page of the load time video story on Kotaku’s site):

Only the latter had any positive comments in the story about it from the author (“The studio probably could work on GT5 forever, perfecting and polishing. At this year’s E3 gaming expo, the designer said that the game might have “too much” detail. GT fans wouldn’t have it any other way.”), and even THAT could be taken as a negative, depending on how you read it.

No one is saying that Kotaku CAN’T be a checks and balances to the game industry (after all, they swamped us with the Red Ring of Death stories when we first heard about the 360′s epidemic), and no one’s saying that Kotaku should just ignore something that Sony is legitimately doing wrong. But take into account their trashing of Hideo Kojima in the weeks prior to the release of Metal Gear Solid 4. And lest we forget about the Home debacle that we’ve heard so much about, and we hope no one ever forgets that Kotaku did. People keep bringing it up for a reason.

We also bring up, for a reason, the story that I did back in September of 09, when Credente, when pushed by me to answer a question (I stand by and will defend the nature as to how I got those answers, by the way; I pushed Credente for a reason) that the majority of their PS3 Slim articles were “positive”, when I asked about the nature of their coverage about the PS3 as a whole.

And then we get these three stories from Kotaku, one by someone besides Ashcraft (thought this whole scheme was by just the usual suspect at Kotaku, did you?), the doctored video story having the words, “Update: Some readers have pointed out that this video may be slowed to give the appearance of longer load times. Make of it what you will!” Didn’t seem as though Kotaku didn’t want it to be fake.

I call on Credente to answer to this story, and he knows how to get in touch with me, because we all deserve an explanation as to why this had to be…AGAIN!

 

http://www.gamenewser.net/?p=122

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So is this just inaccurate journalism or is there something fishy going on!


BEING THERE TO EXPERIENCE LOADING TIMES MYSELF I CAN TELL YOU GT5 DOES NOT TAKE AS LONG AS KOTAKU CLAIMS IT TAKES, IT STILL TAKES A WHILE, BUT NO DOUBT IN MY MIND THAT KOTAKU ARE PURPOSEFULLY TRYING TO MAKE GT5 LOOK BAD....



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jneul said:
darthdevidem01 said:

Doctored Video IS Kotaku Sabotaging GT5′s Hype, According To Their Past Stories

Posted by darkpower On August - 10 - 2010

And yes, I did mean to put the word “is” in the title in all caps, to stress it.

By now you know about the GT5 load time video that Kotaku ran with without checking the source or anything else (again) that SMG Gamers exposed perfectly. However, this is one of three stories that Kotaku has ran within the week about GT5, and none are stories that put the game in any good light. It does seem like Kotaku is doing something to sabotage the game’s cred. Even their attitude towards learning that the video was doctored shows some sight that they didn’t want to believe it. And this is after Brian Credente called the majority of their Sony coverage “positive”.

 The other two stories (which all one needs to do to find them is look on the sidebar of the page of the load time video story on Kotaku’s site):

Only the latter had any positive comments in the story about it from the author (“The studio probably could work on GT5 forever, perfecting and polishing. At this year’s E3 gaming expo, the designer said that the game might have “too much” detail. GT fans wouldn’t have it any other way.”), and even THAT could be taken as a negative, depending on how you read it.

No one is saying that Kotaku CAN’T be a checks and balances to the game industry (after all, they swamped us with the Red Ring of Death stories when we first heard about the 360′s epidemic), and no one’s saying that Kotaku should just ignore something that Sony is legitimately doing wrong. But take into account their trashing of Hideo Kojima in the weeks prior to the release of Metal Gear Solid 4. And lest we forget about the Home debacle that we’ve heard so much about, and we hope no one ever forgets that Kotaku did. People keep bringing it up for a reason.

We also bring up, for a reason, the story that I did back in September of 09, when Credente, when pushed by me to answer a question (I stand by and will defend the nature as to how I got those answers, by the way; I pushed Credente for a reason) that the majority of their PS3 Slim articles were “positive”, when I asked about the nature of their coverage about the PS3 as a whole.

And then we get these three stories from Kotaku, one by someone besides Ashcraft (thought this whole scheme was by just the usual suspect at Kotaku, did you?), the doctored video story having the words, “Update: Some readers have pointed out that this video may be slowed to give the appearance of longer load times. Make of it what you will!” Didn’t seem as though Kotaku didn’t want it to be fake.

I call on Credente to answer to this story, and he knows how to get in touch with me, because we all deserve an explanation as to why this had to be…AGAIN!

 

http://www.gamenewser.net/?p=122

_____________________________________

 

So is this just inaccurate journalism or is there something fishy going on!


BEING THERE TO EXPERIENCE LOADING TIMES MYSELF I CAN TELL YOU GT5 DOES NOT TAKE AS LONG AS KOTAKU CLAIMS IT TAKES, IT STILL TAKES A WHILE, BUT NO DOUBT IN MY MIND THAT KOTAKU ARE PURPOSEFULLY TRYING TO MAKE GT5 LOOK BAD....

INTO CAPS-ULES?



I live for the burn...and the sting of pleasure...
I live for the sword, the steel, and the gun...

- Wasteland - The Mission.

Severance said:
jneul said:
darthdevidem01 said:

Doctored Video IS Kotaku Sabotaging GT5′s Hype, According To Their Past Stories

Posted by darkpower On August - 10 - 2010

And yes, I did mean to put the word “is” in the title in all caps, to stress it.

By now you know about the GT5 load time video that Kotaku ran with without checking the source or anything else (again) that SMG Gamers exposed perfectly. However, this is one of three stories that Kotaku has ran within the week about GT5, and none are stories that put the game in any good light. It does seem like Kotaku is doing something to sabotage the game’s cred. Even their attitude towards learning that the video was doctored shows some sight that they didn’t want to believe it. And this is after Brian Credente called the majority of their Sony coverage “positive”.

 The other two stories (which all one needs to do to find them is look on the sidebar of the page of the load time video story on Kotaku’s site):

Only the latter had any positive comments in the story about it from the author (“The studio probably could work on GT5 forever, perfecting and polishing. At this year’s E3 gaming expo, the designer said that the game might have “too much” detail. GT fans wouldn’t have it any other way.”), and even THAT could be taken as a negative, depending on how you read it.

No one is saying that Kotaku CAN’T be a checks and balances to the game industry (after all, they swamped us with the Red Ring of Death stories when we first heard about the 360′s epidemic), and no one’s saying that Kotaku should just ignore something that Sony is legitimately doing wrong. But take into account their trashing of Hideo Kojima in the weeks prior to the release of Metal Gear Solid 4. And lest we forget about the Home debacle that we’ve heard so much about, and we hope no one ever forgets that Kotaku did. People keep bringing it up for a reason.

We also bring up, for a reason, the story that I did back in September of 09, when Credente, when pushed by me to answer a question (I stand by and will defend the nature as to how I got those answers, by the way; I pushed Credente for a reason) that the majority of their PS3 Slim articles were “positive”, when I asked about the nature of their coverage about the PS3 as a whole.

And then we get these three stories from Kotaku, one by someone besides Ashcraft (thought this whole scheme was by just the usual suspect at Kotaku, did you?), the doctored video story having the words, “Update: Some readers have pointed out that this video may be slowed to give the appearance of longer load times. Make of it what you will!” Didn’t seem as though Kotaku didn’t want it to be fake.

I call on Credente to answer to this story, and he knows how to get in touch with me, because we all deserve an explanation as to why this had to be…AGAIN!

 

http://www.gamenewser.net/?p=122

_____________________________________

 

So is this just inaccurate journalism or is there something fishy going on!


BEING THERE TO EXPERIENCE LOADING TIMES MYSELF I CAN TELL YOU GT5 DOES NOT TAKE AS LONG AS KOTAKU CLAIMS IT TAKES, IT STILL TAKES A WHILE, BUT NO DOUBT IN MY MIND THAT KOTAKU ARE PURPOSEFULLY TRYING TO MAKE GT5 LOOK BAD....

INTO CAPS-ULES?

LOL ONCE THEY GET STUCK ON I JUST CAN'T BE BOTHERED



it's the future of handheld

PS VITA = LIFE

The official Vita thread http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=130023&page=1

Nothing fishy is going on.. when it was written it isn't done yet and people are getting pissed. It's been 5 years... give rockstar 5 years for a game and they'll make gta5  5 times the size of gta4



SOLIDSNAKE08 said:

its been confirmed today that GT5 has a weather system, track editor and go karts! seriously i think this is going to be the best selling in the series even beating GT3 sales of 14 million plus!

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FlyingLotus said:

Nothing fishy is going on.. when it was written it isn't done yet and people are getting pissed. It's been 5 years... give rockstar 5 years for a game and they'll make gta5  5 times the size of gta4


what point are you trying to make?

that statement is all confusing



So is Europe's GT5 Collector's Edition not ridiculously expensive?




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Let explain how the media works when covering things that aren't that serious or important, like sports or videogames.  The media lives and dies by being attention whores.  They need you to talk about them and rant about them and discuss them, to get them to visit their website, so their advertising gets watched.  In sports, you had the LeBron James show for several weeks, followed up with him doing a one hour special where he made an announcement where he would go.  ESPN obscenely milked this to a very large degree, making a ton of false predictions on where LeBron would go.  They got everyone all upset, and not just them doing it but Yahoo sports and others. And now the media is trying to do the same with Isiah Thomas scheming to take over the GM spot with the Knicks.  They will also end up creating a false rumored report of something happening, and report that, then report a denial of it being true, creating two news items where there weren't any.


How does this fit with Gran Turismo 5?  Well, easy.  What Kotaku does is post things that get people worried, and all upset at them.  You then post about them and go to the website.  Gran Turismo 5 is an ideal game to take a shot at.  You write an article talking about how a European deluxe version of GT5 is madly expensive.  You also write about the perfectionist development approach of the makers, saying it STILL isn't done (well, DUH, it hasn't gone gold yet). Then you post a suspect video on how the load times are obscenely long (considering with what happened wiht ModNation it would generate attention), but saying it may not be right.

And you fall for it, and discuss them, because you are SO concerned of the hype train behind GT5 might get derailed over concerns about the game, and affect sales, not only of the game, but the obscene number of PS3s you are banking on GT5 selling.  GT5 isn't just supposed to be a great racing game, it is supposed to propel the PS3 PERMANENTLY to second place, crushing Microsoft under the boot of Sony, and in a hail mary you hope it drives Microsoft out of the console business.  Well, nah you know it won't do that (drive Microsoft out of the console business), but gee, wouldn't it be nice if GT5 at least forced Microsoft to be permanently be in third place FOREVER?   Good to have them around to keep Sony on its toes, but can't have them beat Sony.  So... GT5 can't have its hype train derailed.

How about we derail hype trains and just wait on the game, and buy it because you like it, and not make it out to be more than a great racer?



Looked at the video and yes, I agree. It's been altered to look like it has long loading time. Listen to the noise in back ground and the reflection on the TV screen.