Ads watchdog: PS3 graphics 'discernibly' better than Xbox
When it comes to graphics, at least
The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) this week announced that the PS3 produces better quality pictures that the Xbox 360 - at least in Final Fantasy XIII.
The conclusion follows a complaint from a punter which alleged that an HD-broadcast ad for Final Fantasy XIII on the Xbox 360 was misleading because developer Square Enix's production company had used footage from the PS3 version of the game.
Said the ASA: "We tested the two games, on screens with an identical set up, and ran them alongside one another. We noted that there was a discernable difference in the picture quality of the two: the PS3 image in video sequences appeared sharper and colours were more vivid than those of the Xbox 360."
The watchdog went on: "Because the ad promoted the game on the Xbox 360 platform, it should have featured footage derived from that console. Because it did not, and because we considered that the use of PS3 footage in the ad exaggerated the quality of the footage available on the Xbox 360, albeit marginally, we concluded the ad was misleading." ®
Of course it's not just FFXIII that's better on PS3
It's a whole raft of multiplatform titles. The problem is, alot of gamers are too stupid to see that Eurogamer/DigitalFoundry are cherrypicking what games, and even what parts of games to compare. So they come away with the twisted view on reality. That of course keeps Eurogamer/DigitalFoundry's masters in Redmond VERY happy of course.
Ahh, this brings back memories...
...of seeing PC games at Electronics Boutique, with all of these awesome screenshots... that were all from the freaking Amiga version. The PC version was usually CGA or some crap, all cyan and magenta. God damnit.
Worthless cretins, Amiga users and their blitters and coppers and funny-ass graphics modes. Use 320x200 like God intended, damn you! What the hell, 482x360? That's unnatural!
*stalks off in a jealous rage*
there is hundreds. th ones that annoy me are the ones for eye make up stuff. they always say "look how bold and lush your lashes look with our black gunk" then underneath mention that the models lashes are enhanced in post production and filmed with lash inserts. how can that be allowed?
Ah, internet gaming forums...
...where everyone who bought a Wii spends their spare time.
Whilst the standard PC gamer knows that 'top quality graphics' on a console is a misnomer.