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[Joystiq](UPDATE) GameTrailers compares PS3 GRID to 'PS3' GRID

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Ladies and gentlemen, to your pitchforks! GameTrailers obviously has an acute case of fanboyitis, of which there is no cure. The site has sparked a massive, internet-wide flame war with its PlayStation 3 vs. Xbox 360* comparison video of GRID. (The asterisk (*) denotes "Xbox 360" here has been replaced by a shiny black mass that plays Blu-rays and, until very recently, lacked the ability to rumble.)

So GameTrailers compared the PS3 GRID to the PS3 GRID ... and the PS3 version somehow lost. But by merit of being the only player, does that mean it also won? The video has been removed, and various reports indicate GT has also removed comments and disabled the email contact function. Hold your comments of teh bias because we seriously doubt a major site would intentionally spark a flame war. We've sent a request for comment and will let you know.

JOYSTIQ

this is horrible, and i cant help but think GT is getting paid off for stuff like this. I barly trust there reviews anymore. GT took the comparison video down off the site by the way. (I posted it down below)

okay heres a update, again from Joystiq

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There's been a lot of controversy surrounding GameTrailer's comparison video of Race Driver: GRID, which pitted the PlayStation 3 version up against ... um ... the PlayStation 3 version. Is the site horrifically biased? On Microsoft's payroll? We spoke with GameTrailers Editor In Chief, Shane Satterfield, to clear up the

How did this mistake happen?

It was a mistake in our post-production process. After we captured the footage from both versions, some of the footage of the PlayStation 3 version of the game was incorrectly placed in the bin for the Xbox 360 footage. Our video editor on this particular project is not a games person and completely overlooked the fact that he had the wrong footage in the wrong place. We normally have multiple checks from games editorial on every segment that is published, but there was some confusion on who did/did not look at it before it was sent out for compression. Thus, the mistake.
JOYSTIQ

theres actually alot of questions joystiq asked GT, some are quite intresting;

Why were comments disabled, forums posts deleted, etc?
How recently had the intern been hired?
Why do you hate the PlayStation SO MUCH? How much does Microsoft give you?

haha those last 2 are intresting, very last one is alittle over the line though lol
Edited by Nick226 - 5/12/08 at 8:39pm
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Heheheh, that's pretty funny actually.
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Wow...

Never thought GT would do this.
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They must be pretty stupid if they didn't think anybody would notice that the buttons were the same.
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Or maybe the video was put together incorrectly and a real video will be up with the correct scenes. Seems like a harmless mistake to me, for now. Never heard of GRID until now.
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I have watched the video and read the article, but I am confused. Can someone please fill me in.
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Originally Posted by TaiDinh View Post
I have watched the video and read the article, but I am confused. Can someone please fill me in.
I was confused at first too.

What happened was, instead of making video from the ps3 version and the 360 version, they used the ps3 for both videos, and somehow declared the x360 the winner, even though that was really ps3 footage.
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Gametrailers has always been xbox 360 biased, no matter what 2 games they are comparing the 360 always wins. They did a comparison a while back with assassins creed, but had the colour mode on the PS3 set to limited, then another user did the same test with the colour mode set to Full and they looked pretty close to the same.
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"Those comparison videos are pretty useless anyway. I swear most of the time they just use the same system and change the brightness, contrast and sharpness on the television they use."

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