Submitted by Smurf1 743d ago | image

Kinect Kiosk at Gamestop Showcases PS4 Killzone: Shadow Fall

Well that's not supposed to happen, right? (GameStop, Killzone: Shadow Fall, PS4, Xbox 360)

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dedicatedtogamers  +   743d ago
I'm sorry, but how can they tell that is KZ: Shadow Fall? It looks like a city scene from Mirror's Edge (or Mirror's Edge 2, which was just announced).

EDIT @ below

I'm not trying to be contrary, but how do you know? Would you mind linking me to a screenshot from Shadow Fall that matches the picture? It's kinda tough to determine what the game is based on one single picture.

Edit #2

Thank you, good sir! I appreciate it. Yep, looks like false advertising to me.
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Smurf1  +   743d ago
That is clearly Killzone Shadow Fall.

Screenshot: http://images.eurogamer.net...

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/wat...
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showtimefolks  +   743d ago
My best friend is the manager of his store for past 10 years, i was just there today to pick up last of us when he said why am i not pre ordering ps4 and i said what the heck and pre ordered it lol

they are getting 65 PS4 units to 8 xbox one

he said GS is doing free advertisement for ps4, there was a shheet right by check out counter with ps4 listed $399 and xbox listed $499 with all the confirmed games. He said every time someone walks in, they are informing them which console to buy

sony is getting so much free advertisement from gamestop,bestbuy,gamefly and redbox.

and now even the US navy magazine is bashing xbox one lol

Kidmyst  +   743d ago
@ Showtimefolks, a complete 180 of the early PS3 and 360 days. Walk into a GS and if you said PS3 they laughed at you and said it's crop, buy a 360. I wonder how many of those employees who supported MSFT heavily now say the opposite.
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LOL_WUT  +   743d ago
Wow first that facebook incident and now this? Someone's definitely going to get slapped over this. ;)
pixelsword  +   743d ago
This is similar to when that game video site was caught using PS3 footage to try to say that the 360's gameplay was moother and had more effects going on.

Such a incidents do not happen to benefit the PS3, though.
Muerte2494  +   743d ago
It's false advertising...
because Xbox One didn't even have devkits at E3. They were powering their games using Nvidia 700 series cards (GTX780) and windows 7 OS. The GTX 780 has alot power than what is suppose to be in Xbox One. Not only was it false advertising at E3 and Facebook, but now you're advertising a PS4 exclusive. If you can't beat them, then join then i guess.
ScubbaSteve  +   743d ago
It's not false advertising they said they were using comparable hardware at e3. For instance here is a comparison.

The GTX 780 makes the xbox one looks like shit.
GamePeace  +   743d ago
Well, that's what you're thinking. A gtx 780 is not even as good as a GTX 690 and a GTX Titan.
You must consider that the Ps4 chip is maybe PC architekture, but it has been modified.
Even the directx11.1 of Ps4 has been modified, and you PC player are forced to Play the original directx11 from years ago.

"The PS4 sees Sony move to a 64-bit x86 chip architecture, which will be music to the ears of developers, especially those used to working on PC games. The good news doesn’t stop there, though. Developers will be able to take advantage of Microsoft’s latest industry standard DirectX API — DirectX 11.1, but Sony has taken the time to improve upon it, pushing the feature set beyond what is available for PC games development.

Those improvements include better shader pipeline access, improved debugging support features out the box, and much lower level access to the system hardware enabling developers to do “more cool things.” That’s achieved not only through an modified DirectX 11.1 API, but also a secondary low-level API specifically for the PS4 hardware."

The last line is my favorite.

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Muerte2494  +   743d ago
Seeing as how EA is using AMD as the lead architecture for all Frostbite engine games (all their next gen offerings except sports), there is only one conclusion I can draw from this. Developers didn't have the time to optimize nvidia drivers for an AMD coded game, so the GTX780 was just there to brute force the damn thing. The GTX780 is 32% more powerful than the GTX690, but with the right overclock, slightly under Titan.
SITH  +   743d ago
"The GTX780 is 32% more powerful than the GTX690, but with the right overclock, slightly under Titan."

LMAO, and here is why. http://www.gpureview.com/sh...

Never mind a GTX 690 is two 680s on one card. Where you people come up with these absurd claims with no proof is beyond me.

Even overclocking the 780 can not touch the GTX 690.
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AngelicIceDiamond  +   743d ago
Who did this again? So its false?
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JetP0619  +   743d ago
he just went full retard. before making comments make sure you have sources to back it up. lmfao because that is clearly killzone shadowfall.
Foliage  +   743d ago
I'm all for pointing our the many anti-consumer tactics by Microsoft (take your pick); but there isn't much of a story here. The local store messed up; Microsoft would not be behind this at all. The 360 has gone stagnant; so they could have just wanted to use the screen; but have a deal in place to run the Kinect ads for a certain amount of time. If anything, Microsoft should be pissed off (not showing their product) and Sony (showing a product their competitor can't compete with; but displayed as on the competitor platform).
oof46  +   743d ago
@Showtimefolks: Ouch. Just...ouch.
Kohven  +   743d ago
Yeah...might be BF4 too...
Lovable  +   743d ago
False advertising huh. Gotta show them grpx to sell kinects
Godmars290  +   743d ago
Gamestop, or a GS employee, messing with MS.

Its now a full on revolt.
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quenomamen  +   743d ago
Full Revolt brah, what was MS thinking ? Gamestop would stand there and get horse f!@cked ? While they took money out they pockets. I suspect BestBuy to push PS4 much more than X1 since they also trade and sell used games.
Godmars290  +   743d ago
Except you can "play" used games on the XBO. Just have to jump through hoops. Can only trade them in at certain stores.
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BootHammer  +   743d ago
A little late for April Fools...LOL.
Cam977  +   743d ago
It seems like the "power of the cloud" helped turn an XBONE into a PS4!
cleft5  +   743d ago
Oh Microsoft, does the mistakes ever end.
MWong  +   743d ago
LOL, even I want to blame M$ but wouldn't this be GameStops fault? It's funny as hell though. Maybe the Kinect broke.
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strigoi814  +   743d ago
another mistake for M$..when will they make something right
nosferatuzodd  +   743d ago
ha ha ha what is this now Microsoft its like all that money they have and its like the company is running by a 5yr old damn this is just sad
Pintheshadows  +   743d ago
That is an insult to 5 year olds.
nosferatuzodd  +   743d ago
Lol I hear you man real talk
MikeyDucati1  +   743d ago
lol...ultimate fail!
Kevlar009  +   743d ago
Oh look, a game that could never be played solely with Kinect

"But I wanna tell the game to pause instead of pressing start"
Williamson  +   743d ago
Its like Microsoft wants out of the console race, or they taking advice from a monkey wearing a hat.
PositiveEmotions  +   743d ago
The xbox doesnt even look like its turned on.
ThatCanadianGuy514  +   743d ago
This is the 2nd time they've show killzone:SF as part of xbones lineup.First time being that facebook page advert.

I can't help but imagine they're breaking some form of copyright law or another.
MonkeyNinja  +   743d ago
Here's the KZ:SF advert you were talking about:


I don't think this was done by accident. I think Microsoft wants people to think that they can play KZ:SF on Xbone.
Or maybe it really was just a mistake at Gamestop.
Or maybe Gamestop had a Kinect display and hardware but no software to go with it.
Still think it was intentionally done by Microsoft though.
eyeDEVOUR  +   743d ago
Major turnaround for Gamestop...they used to be the biggest 360 fanboys ever...tho it's probably because MS is making them loose money now...lol
Sarobi  +   743d ago
trolling at its finest.
lucaskeller1  +   743d ago
Microsoft already promoted it on their facebook page and I thought hmm maybe they didn't notice, but this is evidence that they clearly love killzone! Its ok ms :):)
MASTER_RAIDEN  +   743d ago
@showtimefolks going along with what you said, a guy at my gamestop said the ps4 to xbox one preorder limit was like 41 to 8. a friend of mine also said the same sort of thing at one of his stores in that the ps4 was allowed 25 reserve spots and xbox one was only allowed 6. im curious as to why gamestop is actually doing this. Nobody loves microsoft more than their sales clerks, so why is the xbox one reserve limit so low?
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Cryptcuzz  +   743d ago
Yeah I am really interested in knowing why that is the case as well. Could it be directly related to the rumors of the Xbox One having low yields and manufacturing problems?

Whatever the case may be I am happy my console of choice is having a lot more preorders. I even have a receipt with two preorders of the PS4 to prove it lol

Thinking about the whole situation with the Xbox One and all its restrictions, it's as if they are doing it all on purpose to get back at someone internally at MS to result in closing down the Xbox side of the business, because how else can they be so blinded by what gamers and in this case the military and people in general want out of a games console?
rainslacker  +   743d ago
The clerks at my regular gamestop are fairly unbiased.

Other than that, my guess is because for the regular employees they actually have something to sell on pre-order that people really want, and many know that it is going to be in limited supply. Guy at mine said the company average for pre-orders has gone up with the systems and games being pre-ordered like crazy. Employees get their hours based on meeting or exceeding company averages.

They could also like the PS4. Don't know if GS would have any policies yet to up-sell one over the other since I don't know if they know about the whole used game deal going on and how it will effect them.
Aceman18  +   743d ago
my brother is a manager at one of the gamestops here in nyc and he doesn't even know why they were told to stop taking preorders.

he told me his store has over 90 for PS4 and about 40 for X1 before getting email from head office about no more reserves.
reko  +   743d ago
this too? wow
BKsecret  +   743d ago
I went to two EBgames stores in my city, and first thing I've noticed is the prominent PlayStation blue coloring.

They definitely changed it because now they definitely seem to be showcasing the PlayStation brand prominently with nicer advertisements. The aisle for XBOX was in the corner with little advertising.
Foliage  +   743d ago
The same thing up here in Canada; Eb Games is going full out blue. There are ads everywhere; as if you are in a Sony store.

It makes sense with how they had 8-to-1 shipments of PS4 versus Xbox One for sale. There is a lot of PS4 product to sell.

I can't wait for Microsoft to fudge their numbers; as usual.

The shortages for their system definitely add further verification to the hardware issues they are hitting (low yields for eSRAM dropping manufacturing pace; along with the overheating hardware, possibly requiring a further GPU downgrade).
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ZBlacktt  +   743d ago
And that is the only way MS would win a Game of the Year award.

You can't beatem, joinem.
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r21  +   743d ago
Second time so far this year, MS accidentally promoted PS games. First one was in Sweden MS Facebook page using Driveclub and now this.
Kingthrash360  +   743d ago
I thought it was killzone on the Facebook page. o.O I remember seeing it on facebook and this site....man did they also do drive club??....lol MS is in shambles...smh
Daz  +   743d ago
got it be gamespot and not ms? they dont sit by the screens do they?
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DaGR8JIBRALTAR  +   743d ago
if this keeps up...don mattick is gonna have himself a hollow-point milkshake!
KingKevo  +   743d ago
So MS is using Killzone: Shadow Fall AGAIN to promote one of their products?! They really seem to like this game.
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Karpetburnz  +   743d ago
Even though I have a Powerful PC, I'm still buying a PS4 cause I'm a Playstation fanboy.
GreenRanger  +   743d ago
Is this GameStop saying 'screw you' to Microsoft, or is it a Microsoft marketing fail?
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b_one  +   743d ago
makes me wonder who will fall for it, that its Xbox game.
GamePeace  +   743d ago
Shadow Fall in a Kiosk? It's the wrong location! Now I understand what Microsoft wanted to do with this.
They've showed Killzone in a Kiosk to embarass the game.
Karpetburnz  +   743d ago
Microsoft is using Killzone footage to promote there own console cause they havnt got anything that looks better, shame on you Microsoft.
Errefus  +   743d ago
Top lel
MisfitsInc  +   743d ago
damn M$ has just been fucking up left and right these days smh
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