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Sony Computer Entertainment America has been hit with a lawsuit alleging "deceptive marketing" of Killzone: Shadow Fall because the PlayStation 4 game's multiplayer mode does not run at the resolution advertised.

 

The suit, filed by California resident Douglas Ladore in Northern District California court, alleges that Sony advertised Killzone: Shadow Fall would run at native 1080p resolution but "used a technological shortcut that was supposed to provide 'subjectively similar' results."

 

In March, Eurogamer's Digital Foundry analyzed Shadow Fall's graphics and reported that the PS4 game's multiplayer component runs at 960 by 1080 resolution

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lol 5 million, and people think there's nutters in the Neowin frame rate and resolution topic (I really hope no one tries to argue this is a good use of court time or tax payers money....).

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on one hand yeah it is false advertising. on the other though, who the hell even cares? it's not that great of a game anyway (then again most "realistic" style shooters are stale anymore)

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on one hand yeah it is false advertising. on the other though, who the hell even cares? it's not that great of a game anyway (then again most "realistic" style shooters are stale anymore)

 

The issue is false advertising, when companies can get away with it on a regular basis, it's a bad thing. 

 

I wish we had something similar to United Kingdom's ASA in the United States.  

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on one hand yeah it is false advertising. on the other though, who the hell even cares?

 

If they do nothing now, whats to stop the next big business misleading customers with false advertising??

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How stupid. There wasn't any false advertising.

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If those 1080 horizontal lines aren't interlaced I see no foul play here. Did they say it was going to be full HD?

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The whole suit is listed on Kotaku http://kotaku.com/someones-suing-sony-because-a-ps4-game-isnt-1080p-1617200896

I love blurry to the point of distraction, and the in depth report of going into best buy.

The box is going to have 1080p on it at least because of SP. Jeez Xbox 360 boxes had 1080p on them as the device had a hardware upscaler.

Sure Sony should have explained the tech to the geeks sooner, but lawsuits and false advertising is a waste of time. Aliens Colonial Marines was false advertising, did that even get a lawsuit?

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I honestly hope sony loses this one.

remember when sony falsely advertised that watchdogs would run at 1080p 60fps on the ps4?? 

I don't care much for these things, but sony should not blatantly lie about these things. 

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on one hand yeah it is false advertising. on the other though, who the hell even cares? it's not that great of a game anyway (then again most "realistic" style shooters are stale anymore)

 

I do want the person filing the lawsuit to win. I've had it with literal lies that publishers make and polish up videos prior to sales, then they limit reviews until after release of the game so you will go and buy it based on deceptive and false advertising and of course the hook is that retailers won't take back the game after it's been open.

 

We should all sue them for selling us a supposed "full" product but we end up being beta tests at $60 a pop. 

 

It's really getting out of hand these days.

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The whole suit is listed on Kotaku http://kotaku.com/someones-suing-sony-because-a-ps4-game-isnt-1080p-1617200896

I love blurry to the point of distraction, and the in depth report of going into best buy.

The box is going to have 1080p on it at least because of SP. Jeez Xbox 360 boxes had 1080p on them as the device had a hardware upscaler.

Sure Sony should have explained the tech to the geeks sooner, but lawsuits and false advertising is a waste of time. Aliens Colonial Marines was false advertising, did that even get a lawsuit?

 

Exactly.    1080p on box means it is outputting actual 1080p to the TV.      It is not a guarantee that it is not unscaled inside the console!   

All it means that the signal is 1080p to TV

 

This is pretty idiotic to think he will get his $5M.

Single player is true 1080p too.

 

And the description about him buying the game made me LOL

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welcome to pretty much every PR promo, IMC for MS and Sony prior to the launch of their consoles. This generation was overrun by lame marketing phrases such as "nextgen" and they blatantly said sure " 1080, no problem". What a load of bull.

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This case should be thrown out but Sony should get a slap on the wrist for playing with the numbers a bit. Still, no one got hurt and no one deserves $5 million in compensation for something like this.

 

Otherwise, I'm going to sue Nintendo, because they promised me that the N64 would have dinosaurs like the ones in Jurassic Park.

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Was it a bit misleading? Sure, but all the marketing this gen has been a bit fluffy. That's what PR does unfortunately.

 

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I always thought this argument was silly before but now it's hit an absurd level.. it's called marketing. You want hard data do your homework, should never take a commercial at face value.

Otherwise, I'm going to sue Nintendo, because they promised me that the N64 would have dinosaurs like the ones in Jurassic Park.

I always wanted to sue them too because of Duck Hunt on the NES. Cost me a few TV's, damaged from thrown light guns at that f'ing dog.

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I honestly hope sony loses this one.

remember when sony falsely advertised that watchdogs would run at 1080p 60fps on the ps4?? 

I don't care much for these things, but sony should not blatantly lie about these things. 

Are you really going to hold Sony responsible for Ubisoft's screw up? Seriously?

 

Ubisoft screwed up so badly, it's not even funny. Hell, I think they're on a few lists for worst game debuts ever...

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Are you really going to hold Sony responsible for Ubisoft's screw up? Seriously?

 

Ubisoft screwed up so badly, it's not even funny. Hell, I think they're on a few lists for worst game debuts ever...

 

It's because Sony listed the game on their website as being 1080p/60....   for about a day.  Spread across the internet like wildfire, Sony took it down, Ubi then confirmed 900p/30.  All before release.

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It's because Sony listed the game on their website as being 1080p/60....   for about a day.  Spread across the internet like wildfire, Sony took it down, Ubi then confirmed 900p/30.  All before release.

lmao, really? A day is what someone's shizstorming about? That just made my day, thanks. :laugh:

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How stupid. There wasn't any false advertising.

There was false advertising from Sony and even after the whole thing somewhat blew up they continued saying it's 1080p. This lawsuit is still stupid though.

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Seriously if you are going to try to take this stance like it is a crusade or some kind of cause, be consistent and do it across the board and at the very least pick a better game. 

 

Or you could always join the adults who realize marketing is in fact just that, marketing. Anyone who is capable of looking at things objectively know that companies are always going to do whatever they can to make their products look better than they actually are. I mean seriously, do you watch the trailers for the upcoming Assassin's Creed game and think that is what it is going to look like on either the PS4 or XBox One? Or do you have enough sense to know they are showing it on a development kit with everything maxed out to look as good as it possibly can look?

 

This is literally no different than seeing an advertisement for a Big Mac, or hell even the picture on the menu as you are standing in line, and wanting to sue McDonalds as the real life Big Mac looks nothing like the one in the commercials.

 

Nevermind the fact that the SP portion of Killzone is actually 1080p, so it really was the dumbest game they could have chosen for this supposed "lawsuit."

 

GIve me a break.

 

This whole lawsuit is an absolute joke. Let's pretend for a second it actually does somehow win. What exactly does that gain the consumer? Trailers and screenshots that are an actual representation of the final product? Some text on the box that claims it is actually running at 900p but is upscaled to 1080p instead? Like none of that information is widely available as soon as the game is released, if not weeks before it is released?

 

Every single industry does false advertising, every single one. If you are somehow gullible enough to fall for it, who exactly is to blame again? The company that is doing the same as every other company out there? Or the people that somehow think any marketing they see is going to be an actual representation of the final product.

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Soooo..... this lawsuit is stupid but the resolution thread is 75 pages long?  Huh...

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What I find funny is that this is totally what I expect to happen after the over exposure to the whole resolution arguments.

 

You reap what you sow. The internet community made resolution and frame rate a really, really big deal. So big shocker, someone is suing a company that doesn't 'measure up'

 

I think the lawsuit is silly, but then I also think the obsessing over resolutions and frame rates got out of hand too. That has led to people taking it far too seriously and then suing companies over it.

 

Luckily, I think the tide is turning online and we might be near the end of that kind of over blown emphasis. Unfortunately, the damage is done, trickling down to the masses and it will take a while for it to pass from there.

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I think I'm going to sue Sony because the game graphics for my old PS1 games don't look as good as the pre-rendered CG cut-scenes they put on the game cases...(sarcasm)

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Ubisoft talked big about Watch Dogs too .. was so disappointed with it!

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Soooo..... this lawsuit is stupid but the resolution thread is 75 pages long? Huh...

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