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Eurogamer Face Off - Grand Theft Auto IV: Playstation 3 vs Xbox 360

Even without the Eurogamer comparison feature, the internet has been set ablaze by GTA IV PlayStation 3/Xbox 360 face-off discussions. But mere digital incendiaries are not enough for a release of this magnitude. It's time to go nuclear.

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toughNAME3482d ago (Edited 3482d ago )

We know which version is superior.

Here's hoping Home's release date gets bumped up or something

sonarus3482d ago (Edited 3482d ago )

enough with GTA4. Gears of war 2 tomorrow. We will find out if it gets ki1lz0wn3d

MURKERR3482d ago

if your going to do a comparison get someone who is clearly not biased,i stopped reading after he said the ps3 version looks better but i prefer the 360 version.

again huh?

toughNAME3482d ago (Edited 3482d ago )

aslong as Gears and/or Resistance K1llz0wn3's this overrated franchise I'll be happy

sonarus3482d ago

lol PS3 is coming hard on the shooters though. I just realised ps3 has like 3 exclusive respectable shooters coming up. Socom, R2 and KZ2. PS3 only has shooters. Where the hell are the RPG's and action titles like fvkin Ninja Gaiden 2. PS3 better get some Ninja gaiden epsilon next yr or thats BS

CrazzyMan3482d ago

Ok, fine with me. =)

p.s. for the records, Getaway 3 has even better graphics and runs in 720p on PS3. Now i understand, why people hate x360, it`s limiting PS3 power. But atleast in this case everyone get good visuals, so everyone should be happy. =)

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Alvadr3481d ago

PS3 version to me looks so sweet. The AA and colours are awesome.

Think it mainly comes down to personal preference though.

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green3482d ago

A very indept analysis of the 2 versions.Result shows everyone is a winner.

Dweg3482d ago

Showing yet again the 360 version is Superior, winning in both Resolution and Frame-rate.

alexM3482d ago

http://www.gamereactor.se/r...

Swedish Gamereactor mentioned in their 10/10 review that they were pretty surprised regarding the difference between the PS3 and 360-versions. The PS3-version features better colours, contrast, load times and what looks to be better resolution textures. The game also looks sharper and has a more stable fps.

IGN

http://www.n4g.com/NewsCom-...

"For those wanting to know which version looks better, the edge goes to the PS3. The textures and framerate are comparable, but the PS3 has far less pop-in. The 360 has richer colors, but the PS3 has better anti-aliasing making it look a little cleaner. Because GTA IV can preload onto the PS3 hard drive, the in-game loads are faster. Don't worry Xbox owners, the load times are rarely more than 30 seconds and don't occur very often. The slight visual edge goes to PS3, but the 360 is no slouch. Either version will do you proud".

X360 version has FR dips too . more frequent than the PS3 version
"Past GTA titles have had mild-to-serious framerate issues and technical glitches, because the games were trying to do far more than the PlayStation 2 could handle. While GTA IV is pushing the PS3 and 360 to the limit, it also runs amazingly well. Sure, there are framerate hitches here and there and (particularly on 360) there is some texture pop-in, but it actually runs better than I expected. That a game with great AI, an awesome physics engine and a detailed open world runs so well and with such short load times is a technical marvel. For that, I can forgive framerate issues and some noticeable aliasing. "

http://www.n4g.com/NewsPend...

EGM--"PS3 version looks slightly more vibrant and sharp "

GAMESRADAR

http://www.gamesradar.com/x...

"Occasional pop-up".........ONLY IN X360 version of GTA4

GAMESRADAR also confirms that PS3 version is SUPERIOR

"While the PS3 and 360 versions of the game are functionally identical, the PS3's visuals sport noticeably smoother edges, along with a warmer color palette that makes everything look slightly more realistic. If you're looking to compare Accomplishments with your Achievement-hoarding friends, though, forget it - GTA IV ignores these half-assed consolation prizes altogether. PS3 owners also have to put up with a nearly eight-minute installation the first time they start the game, which puts the normally slower Blu-ray load times on par with the Xbox 360 version. (That is, unless it's running on a 360 with no hard drive, which we're told will face much longer loads.)"

x360 version's freezing is HW related

http://kotaku.com/385183/ro...

x360 version cant be played at FULL SCREEN also

POP INS in x360 version

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http://www.gamesradar.com/p...

VIDEO COMPARISON between GTA4 PS3 and x360 VERSION OF GTA4

You can easily determine the best version from a series of Comparison videos

Gamevideos

http://www.n4g.com/News-140...

As seen in the video one version sports SLIGHTLY brighter and more saturated colours . Look at the water at the end. Look at the ROADS.

You could compare this video to IGN's comparison

http://www.onlineflvplayer.... http://media.rockstarwatch....

Spoiler

look at the DIFFERENCES in COLORS of the cars/ shadows/ roads. Notice that one features yellow stripes on the roads which appear as white stripes on the other version. Notice the shadows which appear dark orange on one version. Notice the car which appears slightly more greenish on the ps3 version. The yellowish green tint is VERY MUCH NOTICEABLE in one version only. see the comparison footages from 3:00 to the end to base your judgement

Gamesradar

http://www.n4g.com/News-140...

Clearly the video demonstrates the slight improved brightness and color depth in one of the versions

VIDEO GAMER comparison

http://play.tm/wire/click/1...

IGN VIDEO COMPARISON

http://www.youtube.com/watc...

BeaArthur3482d ago

alexM...not that I am disagreeing with your point, but damn you have a lot of free time on your hands.

JOLLY13482d ago

who let nasim out of his open zone cage?

sonarus3482d ago

lol. WTF are you talking bout Bearthur. He is the ultimate PS3 cheerleader. Gooooo alexM go

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BeaArthur3482d ago

sonarus...he can cheerlead all he wants but that is a lot of effort to make a debatable point.

Fishy Fingers3482d ago

Please refrain from using bad language/being offensive in the Gamer zone or you shall be reported and banned.

It is not necessary.

Superfragilistic3481d ago

"IGN, EGM, GAMESRADAR, GAMESPY, CVG all said PS3 version is better"... and yet not one of them gave scientific evidence to support such claims.

Regardless of the results, at least Eurogamer based their arguments regarding frame rate, etc, on raw scientific data rather than their subjective naked eyes.

Maybe if all sites did such analysis we could kill this fanboy crap once and for all and go back to playing games for the reasons we started... FUN!

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errolthedragon3482d ago

Sorry but i still see all this as a huge waste of time, just enjoy the version your playing and don't worry about the other!!!

BeaArthur3482d ago

Exactly, what is this the 20th article on this subject? Most people probably already have their copy and are enjoying it and not wishing they had purchased the other version. Can this subject just die already.