Want To Troll The GT5 Date? Don't Get Caught

"People who have been looking forward to GT5 since soon after GT4 hit the shelves were sure to be slightly disappointed by today's news that the title wasn't going to land in Japan until March 2010.

This caused sympathetic forum members around the world to come alive with comments like "they're probably working on enhancing the damage modeling" and "it's better released when it's ready" and various other comments, but obviously at some point fanboys tried to get involved and comparisons to Forza 3 were made including this seemingly innocuous post over on NeoGAF highlighting the difference in release schedules between GT and the Forza series."

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PirateThom2713d ago

Microsoft viral attacks?

I thought that didn't happen and it was all in the minds of fanboys?

LiquifiedArt2713d ago (Edited 2713d ago )

...M$ is know for this kind of marketing. They do it with Linux and Mac. Its called spreading FUD: Fear.Uncertainty.Doubt.

They did it from the outset of this generation, but people should accept it and know who they are supporting with their dollars. Personally, I will not support this tyrannical company.

(Grabs popcorn and Long Spear, for the war that will ensue...Ready your Weapons!!!)

Pennywise2713d ago

I've been saying that most of the PRO-360 guys HAVE to be employees. Otherwise it really is mind boggling that people can feel that way.

I know people love the online aspects(LIVE) and the halo, but to go out there and bash people who don't like it and spread lies to make the product better is like meeting someone who is a die-hard fan of the cereal that is sold in a bag with a generic name. Just wont happen. I have never seen someone praising Vizio TV's to death... or Walmart brand clothes. Just doesn't happen.

Consoldtobots2713d ago

I was about to say, must be those conspiracy nuts at it again.

hope this lets readers here take the comments of 360 fanboys with a grain of salt when they act like we are making stuff up.

Mr Microsoft2713d ago (Edited 2713d ago )

Hell, that even embarrasses me and I'm not easily embarrassed.

TotalPS3Fanboy2713d ago

The only 360 "fanboys" left on N4G who are still defending the RRoD and the 360 are actually just Microsoft employees, paid to troll.

PROFIT2713d ago

who in their right mind would keep buying that crap?

kingOVsticks2713d ago (Edited 2713d ago )

this is pathetic, are there really jobs at MS where your required to spread FUD? Well if it pays enough to each their own

MS troll-" Frickin embarassing

Gran Turismo 4 – 6/18/04
Forza 1 – 5/3/05
Forza 2 – 8/19/08
Forza 3 – 10/27/09
Gran Turismo 5 – 3/?/10

Seriously I’m done waiting, how can they let someone make 3 games before releasing GT5.
360 it is, Forza it is, Bill Gates it is!"

Neogaf mod-"dude, if you’re going to make posts like this – you shouldn’t sign up for a GAF account with your Microsoft corporate email. Seriously."

me-pwned dat ass >:)

lokiroo4202713d ago

Rigged polls and now this, stay classy M$.

DTClown2713d ago

For all of you MS fanboy's out there who say BS to the above statement, you have no idea what your talking about. The Japanese culture, unlike American culture, is based on HONOR. To the point of death before honor...i.e. WWII kamikaze pilots and a society for centuries who peformed Hari-Kari on themselves if they dishonored themselves. (for all you kids out there who don't know jack and think everything is owed to you, they would rather commit suicide than be dishonorable. AND THEY DID!)

The Japanese honor goes further down the chain to even non Japanese employees, just look at how well respected and received Phil was when he ran Sony. Sony only hires respectable people who will HONOR the Japanese way of doing business and that is to RESPECT your enemies/competition as well as your friends.

Microsoft...their actions speak volumes to the kind of people they are.

Elven62713d ago

Nothing new, how many game company employees have been caught editing Wikipedia page to say something positive about their company or bad about competition?

v1c1ous2713d ago (Edited 2713d ago )

I'd like to mention after reading the entire thread on neogaf.

the guy is a moron. he responded outside his jurisdiction.

BUT here's the difference between a gamer's website like neogaf and troll heaven that is N4G. the discussion doesnt go past maybe 7-8 people commenting on it before the original mod that mentions it agrees it was probably some low level employee who was already known to mainly tread in 360 threads, who happened to post in a ps3 thread.

it didn't go beyond that. here in N4G though...i'm sure it's opened a can of worms.

v1c1ous2713d ago (Edited 2713d ago ) ring a bell?

or maybe when sony got caught editing the Halo 3 wikipedia?

kws10652713d ago

Turn 10 manipulates the poll over GT5 vs Forza3.

Now M$ propagates over the normal forum.

What a partnership...

TotalPS3Fanboy2713d ago

An article from Destructiod the Microsoft employees website? Get that fake assh*t out of here.

shingo2713d ago (Edited 2713d ago )

bish is an awesome admin. epic ban XD

v1c1ous2713d ago

he posted in 360 threads and the one time he posts in a ps3 centric thread he says something completely retarded.

i hope MS gives him a spanking :/

ultimolu2713d ago

...But I was taught that Microsoft was an innocent company! They can never go wrong!

Looking for something else to copy aren't we?

4Sh0w2713d ago (Edited 2713d ago )

Microsoft literally employ's about 100k employee's or something like that worldwide and you guys bring out the pitch forks cause some nobody said something bad about GT5, I'm sure you have plenty of nobody fanboys who work for sony who visit internet sites, hell I bet a few from all facets of the industry visit sites and say negative things about the competition, its anonymous so who knows who these people are. In fact I'm willing to bet some guy who works at sony's mail room, or is a janitor at microsoft visits n4g or other gaming sites. Hell with they way n4g sounds I don't trust anything posted here, fanboys are making sites and accounts just to hate on the competition, sad. I think sometimes you have to be wary of the same people who point the finger they could just as easily be trying to throw dirt on the otherside and spread FUD. I wouldn't put it past a fanboy to make this stuff up and then be the same guy who says "aha I caught you", but I'm sure theres fanboys at every level who do this, I remember someone at sony being caught edit microsoft wiki page too or something like that.

shingo2713d ago (Edited 2713d ago )

there was another well-known microsoft rep who got caught trolling a neogaf member through pm. it happened like 2 years ago. it was so embarrassing.

Parapraxis2713d ago (Edited 2713d ago )

Although this guys comment was silly, I'm not sure how sensible some of the allegations people are making really are.

Have a look at his post history, for the last 3 years this guys hasn't really gone out of his way in "trolling" in favour of MS.

Yes it does seem he may have been trolling in this case (or maybe just wants GT5 to be released already?) but I think some fans, and the GAF mod were a bit quick to point to the fact he has an MS corp e-mail as if it actually means anything beyond the fact that he's a gamer and works for MS.

The MOD could have easily looked up his post history, as well as the people claiming he's "paid to troll".

Anyhow, just trying to add a little bit of sensibility to this story.

EDIT: Apparently GAF has some sensible posters ;) Thanks v1c1ous.

v1c1ous2713d ago

well here's the issue:

1) the neogaf people understood your point and dropped the issue and continued discussing gt5

2) sixaxis reports it, and we know what their position is

3) gets posted on N4G, home of sensational gaming

4) sonyfriends pick up on it

5) ????

6) profit

bunbun7772713d ago

Heres something to consider....

True Story but it is just a theory--- my roommate is friends with a man named A-- his brother works for MS. A owns a 360 doesn't play a ton of games but likes to play-- we have 360's and Ps3 at the house and he comes over -- every time my roomy Jorge tells him "yo bro, gotta get a PS3" he just kinda makes this face with a smile and is like "noooooooooo"

Now A is a cool guy, but he is actually embarrassed to have a PS3 and have his brother see it-- he seriously knows his brother will be disappointed in him.

I live about 70 miles north of Seattle.

Parapraxis2713d ago

I couldn't read all the comments on GAF, way too many, but I'm really glad to hear somebody brought this guys post history up.
Thanks for the info.

PimpHandHappy2713d ago

maybe Apple was right.... MS is evil

JsonHenry2713d ago

Sony does the same thing. They just got busted about 10 years ago for paying radio stations to play their labeled songs more often than the competition.

EVERY large corporation does this sort thing. EVERY SINGLE ONE.

gaffyh2713d ago (Edited 2713d ago )

"conveniently forgotten about GT5 Prologue and GT PSP"

Also he conveniently forgot about the free GT HD Concept on PS3, and a little known GT4 online game which came out in 2006.

It's actually quite worrying that the time gap between Forza 2 and 3 is so short 0_0. Guess now we know why it can't stand up to GT5 graphically.

morganfell2713d ago

You are using all those bubbles up to defend Microsoft. Tsk tsk.

Greywulf2713d ago

Find me a Pro Sony site that gives Sony exclusives nothing but 9's 10's and Microsoft games 7-8 and rarely for the big ones.. a low 9 just to save face.

Find me a Pro-Sony site that reviews M$ games and claims it has "Too Much Variety"

Now, when you find those..

Exclude the ones that aren't counted on GameRankings & Metacritic.

Enjoy that exercise, because you're just "buh buh" and making excuses. There is a giant cloud of doubt that looms around the credibility of gaming media when it comes to sony, this kind of stuff just proves its right.

There is NO gloom/doom/negative Microsoft coverage from reputable sites that even raises the question if Sony has been doing questionable things behind the doors.

If you think the media isn't Pro MS. you are lying to yourself. Like, by this much |====|(x10000000infinity)

el zorro2713d ago

Greywulf works for Sony and that is the only reason he is saying what he is saying.

Captain Tuttle2713d ago (Edited 2713d ago )

Doesn't look good at all. But man, DT clown, you just made the funniest post I've read here all year (1.10). I'm serious, that's precious.

mugoldeneagle032713d ago

This is without a doubt the funniest thing I've heard all day...

pixelsword2713d ago

PD released four games before Forza existed.

Look at my blog, and some of my posts.

That is why I hate all corporations and the schmuck executives.

gaffyh2713d ago

@1.31 - I didn't read his post until you mentioned it, and it actually makes sense (lol), my friend did a Way of the Samurai module as an elective during University (seriously), and he basically said the same thing to me about honor.

DaTruth2713d ago (Edited 2713d ago )

And America use to be a free country, what is your point?

Things change!

MAiKU2713d ago

Wow that desperate. an employee trying to flame war? yeeesh.

evrfighter2713d ago

Ya Sony "employees" wouldn't do that. Sony itself will just install a rootkit for who knows what onto your pc.

Both sides have never been innocent when it comes to Viral Marketing. Trying to paint one in a better light over the other is hilarious.

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WenisWagon2713d ago

That's embarrassing. I bet the email was [email protected]

prowiew2713d ago

One of the worst article of the year. About kids arguing on forums. Geez

IaMs122713d ago

although i do quite agree, but i still believe PS3 fanboys are the worst... and well to be honest they make me want to leave N4G as well, so i dont blame them for going. I came here for gaming news and not join the war, but my fight against Fanboyism has brought me into the war taking sides that i did not want to or get involved with.

Im here to game, to have fun, not to fight about it, to fight ONLINE multiplayer games is where im at. Lets stop this freaking stuff and concentrate on game news.

aaron58292713d ago

Well, let me tell you why.

It's because the XBOX fans have been intimidating the PS Fans for 1 whole year, before it was released.

If you've been here since back then, you'd probably know / deny that there are posts here saying "SONY SUCKS" "PS3 WILL FAIL!!!" "Sony EPICFAIL " "PS will FLOP" "blablabalblabla" and all that... FOR NO REASON. A news about Uncharted... in the posts.. you'll see " muahahaha ps3 sucks.... "

So now... you see where i'm going ? Sony fans are fighting back...

I'm not saying i'm a fanboy, although i just own a ps3 and a pc, but it's what i observed. Usually i stay away from this flamebait news..

but oh well.... just my opinion anyway.

Ravage272713d ago

why am i not surprised?

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The gaming GOD2713d ago (Edited 2713d ago )

Try and defend that one. See THIS right here, is the level of fear they have in regard to Gran Turismo. And to think, things like this go on and MS fans will be the first to say there is no bias within the media.

UnSelf2713d ago

This guy sets a very bad precedent for all the true, non biased 360 fans.

Dont wry guys, though few, i kno ya are out there. Keep gaming

soxfan20052713d ago (Edited 2713d ago )

If it was really a Microsoft employee, he would would know that Forza 2 came out in 2007, not 2008.

PirateThom2713d ago

If he's not really a Microsoft employee... why does he have a Microsoft corporate email address?

Sunny_D2713d ago

Not really soxfan, not everyone at a corporation will know the exact dates for everything, besides what if the guy is making it seem like Turn 10 pump out games every year.

ultimolu2713d ago

Lol @ soxfan spinning. I love me some spinnaroonis!

And Microsoft is innocent? I knew something like this would be caught one day.

beardpapa2713d ago

^ True that... a long time ago when I was job hunting, I applied to a chemist position. When I got mail from HR, the HR lady wrote quemist. QUEMIST. This is a biotech corporate, and the HR lady didn't know how to spell chemist? QUEMIST? That tells you how much corporate peons know.

christian hour2713d ago

I'm far from a microsoft fan... In fact for the last console generations I've had pretty much every console I could sink my teeth into. Planning to break into pc gaming full time when I finish college and can afford a rig and update it regularly to keep up. Until then its just the consoles. So I like to think of myself as a gamer through and through.

I'm not defending anyone here but before anyone jumps the gun you have to realise that chances are a fan boys dream job would be to work for the console creator of their choice. Chances are this is one fanboy who just happens to also work for microsoft, and who happens to be stupid enough to use a corporate email address. And post dumb stuff.

People are stupid, they do stupid things without thinking, especially in the world of the internet. I don't think its fair to judge all microsoft employees based off the actions of one. I'm sure you all work with some idiot, who messes things up for everyone at some point, or makes stupid decisions. I'm also sure the last thing you want is to be compared to that ass. I know I've worked with many ritards in my short life. Chances are this guy is the idiot around the office.

edgeofblade2713d ago

What is this fear you refer to?

And on a related note, do you know what projection is? I think you have plenty of fear that F3 will outsell GT5. I know you will deny it until long after it has happened, but you fear it none the less.

The gaming GOD2713d ago (Edited 2713d ago )

The fear I refer to? The FEAR I refer to is the fear that turn 10 clearly has of PD. With their constant attacks of their competition's product. If they were so sure of themselves, they wouldn't have to rig internet polls or have trolls self promote for them.

And no fanboy child, I don't have "fear" of one game outselling another. That's YOUR field of expertise. Get out of that bubble you live in once in awhile. The air will do you some good kid. Maybe THEN, you just might realize not everyone thinks as narrowly as you do :)

evrfighter2713d ago

"If he's not really a Microsoft employee... why does he have a Microsoft corporate email address? "

You really think it's hard to find a random M$ corporate email address?

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christian hour2713d ago (Edited 2713d ago )

Yeah cos all microsoft employees are game designers or software engineers. A guy I go to college with used to have a microsoft email address. And all he did was answer phone calls all day. He wasn't foolish enough to sign up to a forum with it though and post pro xbox/pro forza/pro bill gates stuff though. I'm intrigued now as to wether anything more will come of this over the next day or two. I'd like to find out who it was :P Would send shockwaves through the gaming community if it was someone heavily involved in xbox or forza development.

edit: aw when did I lose a bubble? Took a year of irregular posting to get that 7th bubble :P now my talkage is limited. boo hoo hoo. haha.

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James Bond2713d ago

Now that's just sad. Even Goldfinger had more class than that.

bjornbear2713d ago

damn straight m8! =D Bubbles

pixelsword2713d ago

...both will conjure up a negative impact on your opinion.

Raoh2713d ago

wasnt a microsoft employee caught doing this on competitors wikipedia pages a year or two ago as well?

Kushan2713d ago

There was a story a couple of years ago about an IP from Redmond caught modifying Microsoft's own Wiki pages, but on closer inspection the edits were simple grammar and spelling changes, nothing positive or negative was added to the article. I don't see a problem with that (assuming its the same incident you're referring to).

Elven62713d ago

I remember that, there was one about Tecmo editing Team Ninja, Sony doing Halo 3, and one about EA editing theirs to discredit Trip Hoskins or who ever the founder was.

edgeofblade2713d ago

You know, for all the egregious missteps by Microsoft, I always remember... Sony is just as capable of less than ethical promotion methods:

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ThatCanadianGuy2713d ago

So sad, so pathetic.

Just like 360's 09 lineup..

topdawg1222713d ago

I've seriously been wanting to get a second 360 for a while, but this kind of stuff turns me off to the Xbox completely. Too bad most of the general public doesn't know about these tactics.

MAiKU2713d ago

Well it gave me more confidence in my system of choice, not that i needed it though since it only does everything. : )