Faked Gran Turismo 5 video on Kotaku?

Earlier today, the popular game blog, Kotaku, ruffled the feathers of racing fans anticipating Sony’s launch of the latest iteration of the best selling racing simulation Gran Turismo 5 for the Playstation 3 console. The video appears to show exorbitantly long load times while the game loads a specific track.

Kotaku titled the video “Video Shows Gran Turismo 5 Has Painfully Slow Load Times” and goes on to comment “With a couple months left and GT developer Polyphony Digital still hard at work, there is hope that these horribly long load times can be significantly reduced. ”

However, eagle eyed visitors to the site have noticed a few peculiarities in the video. The most obvious is the slo-mo speeds that reflections of visitors at the event appear to be moving at during certain points in the video. The second is previous footage of the same level loading that show a dramatic difference in loading time.

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LtSkittles2815d ago (Edited 2815d ago )

Posted by Brian Ashcraft.

Lmao this guy is a fanboy.

Watch the bonus round from E3.

Oh wait that Crecente but still.

Baka-akaB2815d ago (Edited 2815d ago )

or Trolltaku

fishd2815d ago

Kotaku actually slowed down a GT5 video and then wrote an article based on it and complained about the long loading time?!

Are you fukcing sh1tting me?!!!

What the hell,I mean WHAT THE HELL MAN

^^My first comment about this 'incident'

rroded2815d ago

n i dont see the original vid posted anywheres (Im french btw) did a quick brows thru the forums even still nada. Sites a gt fans paradise seriously guys are hardcore n love the game doubt the kotuki vid came from em doctored.

if we can find the original undoctored it prove em ta be scum well beyond a resonable doubt. that is if the video even exist on the site

yways have a look if your inclined use a translator if ya need 2 :)

SilentNegotiator2815d ago

I say this is plenty of reason to ban Kotaku from N4G.
Pitiful site.

Biggunz2815d ago

craptaku should be SUED!

rockleex2815d ago (Edited 2815d ago )

Lag exists in the real world too, you know?

Those people walking around that start to slow down all of a sudden are just suffering from bad internet connections with The Matrix.

Oh, btw. I am Neo.

PS: Sony could and SHOULD sue Kotaku for libel.

sikbeta2815d ago (Edited 2815d ago )


Their lame a$$ attempt to downplay this Masterpiece didn't work out, sorry, gamers know about the Quality of the GT series, and GT5 will not be the exception, try harder tooltaku

GT5 FTW!!!

Foliage2815d ago (Edited 2815d ago )

Everyone who was foolish to sign up for a Kotaku account should spam their articles with links to this:

Heck, post it on every site you read. These guys are obvious morons. To think, there are probably still xbox fanatics who still think sites like Kotaku aren't out to smear the PS3.... riiight.

Their users are as delusional as those found on Destructoid or vgchartz. The triple jokes of the internet.


Will people FINALLY stop taking Kotaku as a legit website now? I mean, how many biased, shitty articles do they need to put out before people realize they're utter fanboy shit?

HSx92815d ago

read the annotations, the guy said the video was slowed down.

Game13a13y2815d ago

Where's MS d*ck? i wanna suck on it hard taku

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Anon19742815d ago (Edited 2815d ago )

I don't know if the video is legitimately slowed down or it's just a disk with a smudge on it, but watch the two videos. One loads in about 25 seconds, Kotaku's link shows something over a minute - and the video is nowhere to be seen on the site that Kotaku claims to have got the video from.

Then watch Kotaku run with the bad news. Oh, it's painfully slow. Let's hope these horrible load times will improve before release. GTFO.

morganfell2815d ago (Edited 2815d ago )

Run the two videos together and watch how much faster the text scrolls on the top of the screen on the bottom video.

Several of us have warned people about Kotaku who have hated Sony since the Home incident. Call it a ridiculous conspiracy theory if you like but facts are stubborn things. The video is doctored.

EDIT: Disagrees from blind people. I guess these morons also think that light travels that slow as well.

Look at those slow motion camera flashes.

Not only is the video doctored but it was doctored by imbeciles and then posted up on Kotaku by an absolute idiot. This type of jackassery should get Kotaku blacklisted - something Sony should have followed through on years ago.

Parapraxis2815d ago (Edited 2815d ago )

All anybody needs to do is watch the in-game clock.
...try comparing it to the real-time playback time.

The vid is almost running at half speed.

Christopher2815d ago

***hated Sony since the Home incident.***

Home incident?

morganfell2815d ago (Edited 2815d ago )

Before Home was announced Kotaku discovered evidence of Home's existence. Sony asked Kotaku not to release the story because Sony had a large presser planned with a great deal of money committed. Kotaku said no, "It's news and the people have a right to know."

Sony threatened at that point to blacklist Kotaku even sending a letter. Kotaku responded angrily. In the end Sony did not follow through...but Kotaku never forgot this. They have taken every opportunity to downplay Sony positive news and play up any hint of negativity about Sony products.

Kotaku is an site run by a blithering idiot. Had they simply complied Sony would have made the world their oyster. It's amazing jerkwads like Crecente have been in his job as long as he has yet does not possess the slightest inkling of how business relations actually function.

blackbeld2815d ago


Very nice. I couldn't say it better. After Home incident they really start to be more like 360fanboys. Thnx for the update! Bubbles+ for you mate.

ThanatosDMC2815d ago

They've been pro 360 even before the Home incident and they bashed the hell out of the PS3 for a long time and not to mention most of the people that frequent their site are pro 360 gamers.

e-ray2815d ago

the guys in the reflection are walking around like zombies without a lead on brains.


kerrak2815d ago

After a long time here at n4g, i am very used to read very quickly the news. I just needed something like 3 sec reading the news title and with just "gt5" "painfully" and "horribly" my brain quickly responded "fanboy" "bias" and "false".

I suppose it's the same for the majority of you.

It's been a long time since Kotaku lost their last inch of credibility. Now with this incident they are a laughable source.

DJnal052815d ago

i will never believe kotaku again!!

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nickjkl2815d ago

so does this mean kotaku lost all or most of its credibility as a video game website

Mmmkay2815d ago

no. that was a long time ago...

gypsygib2815d ago

To me it has, I used to like them but it's obvious there ps3 haters.

CrippleH2815d ago

They never had credibility in the first place.

Elwenil2815d ago

Smell that? Smells like credibility burning...

bustamove2815d ago

Better yet, Failtaku.

What better way to stir up flamebait than to post a fake video?

rroded2815d ago (Edited 2815d ago )

n certainly not above posting fud to generate flamebait hits

kinda like a destructoid light...

OneSneakyMofo2815d ago

Kotaku is a joke and a wanna-be. Look at what happened to their brother website Gizmodo with the iPhone 4 incident. Pathetic.

cliffbo2815d ago (Edited 2815d ago )

so what are you saying, he speeded up one of the videos, Skittles? does it matter if he's a fanboy? can't you use your own eyes?

edit: sorry i misunderstood lol.

PSN-JeRzYzFyNeSt2815d ago

hope hes reading this... you are a Qu33r.. get a life how old are yu and yur a huge fanboy... just by looking at yu Brian Ashcraft yu look soo ****. =)
PS3 in hope sumone takes a sh*t on yur face

19422815d ago (Edited 2815d ago )

funny how the 360 fanboys were so vocal in the other article but are no where to be found now. i guess the trolls are going to stay hidden in their caves after this embarrassment. :)

SnuggleBandit2815d ago

hit me baby one more time!

davekaos2815d ago

Why would a journalist with so called credability go to all that trouble to make a game look bad.
Thats just weak man.
Kotaku you need to STFU with all your BS

tinybigman2815d ago (Edited 2815d ago )

getting called out. i see there's another article doing the same on the front page.

wow kotaku sure played themselves with that video. i just watched both and the vid on the bottom shows the actual load time. shame on you kotaku, a site ran by 2 big douche bags.

fossilfern2815d ago

you know what i hope that guy from kotaku is on the bonus round on GT and i hope to god they mention it id like to see the prick get his way out of it

-Ikon-2815d ago (Edited 2815d ago )


Can I get an AMEN!!

avengers19782815d ago

anyone watch G4TV a little show called x-play just showed real footage of GT5 and it was amazing... and I'm not even intrested in buying this game, but it still looked better than anything I've seen.

Nike2815d ago

You can look at the video itself (not just the TV of GT5) and see that the frame rate is stuttering. And this happens when you take a, say, 25 fps PAL video and cut it's speed to perhaps 30% of the original (what this essentially does is makes the video longer, spreading a lesser number of frames over a longer duration).

It could also be a problem with the camera used, which seems more likely but Kotaku really should have known better than to run with an off-screen recording for making such an allegation.

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DasBunker2815d ago

lol it would be funny if it indeed was a fake video.. wouldnt doubt it from kocktaku

PirateThom2815d ago

Not "fake" but they slowed it down to make the loading time seem really high.

CYBERSNAKE2815d ago (Edited 2815d ago )

Really long.

'...make the loading time seem really LONG'
not high.

Get it now?
There we go, that's it for today's lesson boys, I'll see you all next week.

greatjimbo782815d ago

You need to learn the term 'context' before you try and correct somebody next time.

PirateThom2815d ago

Nope, "high" is right (not saying "long" isn't, but "high" makes more sense in this case).

I'm not talking about the "loading" but the "loading time".

"Loading" isn't quantifiable, so it would be correct to point out that the "loading seems really long".

"Loading time" is quantifiable, so it's correct to say "loading time seems really high".

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DarkSniper2815d ago (Edited 2815d ago )

This would not be surprising. has made several strides to undermine PlayStation®3 during it's climb to glory. But Dark Sniper will not shade away from informing users of the truth.

Gran Turismo 5 is the pinnacle of racing games. No other racing franchise (especially Forza) can hold a candle to the stimulating effect that Gran Turismo brings to users. Dark Sniper has his full faith that Polyphony Digital will not only deliver the best racing game this year, but the best racing game ever made.

With this being said, one can take a quick look at Kotaku's doctored footage to know that someone in their headquarters is in cahoots with Microsoft to ensure that Forza's smoke and mirrors is hidden from the naked eye. Anyone who's had a brief assessment with PlayStation®3 hardware should know that several PS3® titles give you the option to install the game to it's versatile hard drive(which is included in every system). Installing titles to your hard drive reduces loading times significantly and for a title with Gran Turismo's magnitude, it's difficult to believe there is no installation process in this particular game.

The telling factor is this. Even if this falsified video was true, the buyer does not care. The leigons of Gran Turismo fanatics across the world has spoken and they have declared Gran Turismo 5 the definitive racing simulation this generation. There's nothing Kotaku or anyone else can do about this.


OmarJA-N4G2815d ago (Edited 2815d ago )

.........................Yeah what he said.


SilentNegotiator2815d ago

LOL, you got a "well said" just for agreeing with him.

Hey guys! I agree with him, too! :)

Roozium2815d ago

Yuck. An ignorant fanboy

ThatCanadianGuy2815d ago

That's just your reflection in the mirror.

Baltis2815d ago

Pathetic and sad on so many levels of sadness. These idiots have always been the dimmest candles on the cake, though.

hybridtheory122815d ago

This is from your profile, "I hate Halo.I hate Call of Duty - all of them.I hate Gears of War.I hate Killzone 1 and 2 and any one they shoot out of their ass years from now. I hate God of war. The entire trilogy. Not just 3, but it sucked the most.I hate Grantourismo games. They're a waste of time and boring.Oh, look out left turn coming up. I hate Twisted Metal. The entire catalog of them too. I hate Little Big Planet. If I wanted to play dress up I'd buy some Barbie's."


DigitalRaptor2815d ago

what exactly do you like? It doesn't sound to me like you're a gamer at all!