GTA V marketing shot doesn’t match gameplay

The term Bullshot was coined by Penny Arcade in 2005 and has come to be a much loved part of the videogame industry. It is used to describe screenshots that are sent out by PR companies that barely resemble the finished article.

And no matter how many times they get caught out you just know the PR departments are going to keep pushing them out as they always build excitement.

Take a look at the first top contender for this year with Rockstar’s GTA V promotional shot not quite matching the in game footage.

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Now to be fair the game hasn’t even been released yet so calling Bull already is a bit premature and the video screenshot could simply be a bad render or timeframe… but still, it’s quite different isn’t it.

Thanks to the insatiable reddit for this one

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Author:Gavin Mannion

I'm cranky, arrogant and ever so amazingly annoying but when you get to know me you will also realise I'm honest and incredibly good at describing myself... now pass me that beer
  • http://www.facebook.com/nathanhorne1 Nathan Horne

    We’ll, I can’t imagine it looking better than the bottom screengrab on any current gen console…

    • Deon Steyn

      It’s gonna have to be console and it looks the same as GTA IV to me, last I heard PC gamers are gonna have to wait a bit.

  • eXpZA

    THIS JUST IN: Pre-Rendered Gameplay Trailer doesn’t look as good as actual gameplay! GAMERS SHOCKED.

    • Admiral Chief Erwin

      THIS JUST IN: Sarcasm detected

      :P

      • eXpZA

        THIS JUST IN: Never!

        • Admiral Chief Erwin

          THIS JUST IN: Trolling mode active

          haha

          • Ultimo_Cleric_N7

            THIS JUST IN: Trolling Mode always online. Might as well have DRM.

          • Admiral Chief Erwin

            THIS JUST IN: Nope, that’s a DLC with micropurchases

          • Poopypants

            THIS JUST IN: I just wanted to join in

          • Admiral Chief Erwin

            THIS JUST IN: Welcome brother

          • http://www.facebook.com/james.hollinworth James Hollinworth

            THIS JUST IN: I DON’T KNOW WHAT WERE YELLING ABOUT!

          • Admiral Chief Erwin

            THIS JUST IN: FUN ISN’T IT?

          • thaghost

            THIS JUST IN: I’m 2 days late :(

          • Admiral Chief Erwin

            THIS JUST IN: Its never too late!

          • thaghost

            THIS JUST IN: YAY IM NOT TOO LATE TO BE PART OF THE FUN!

          • Admiral Chief Erwin

            THIS JUST IN: Sorry dude, you missed the cut-off by 3 minutes :(

          • thaghost

            THIS JUST IN: But.. bu-but.. but !! … :(

    • admiral ackbar

      THIS JUST IN: I DONT GIVE A FUHHHH or IDOGIAFUHH!

  • Admiral Chief Erwin

    The bottom one looks more like GTA3 :p

  • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

    You see, the better render was done on PC. The other on console.

    That’s what you get for not letting it hit PC.

    • Admiral Chief Erwin

      …must….contain….ha…..the….laugh…..haha…..HAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAA

      Well trolled sir, well trolled. I’m really proud of that one!

    • Deon Steyn

      Two years is the time it takes to port over to PC it seems. If MK9 is anything to go by…

      • Skyblue

        Rubbish, it’s a decision developers make to “combat piracy”, fucking ludicrous as they actually need to move more units cross-platform now more than ever.

        • Deon Steyn

          Trolling I was, yes you are right. I think developers are in two minds when it comes to porting to PC. One thinks how much money is he gonna make in game sales while the other thinks how much money am I going to lose because of piracy.

    • Mikhil

      God I love watching the “PC master race” squirm, knowing they’re not gonna get a decent version of this. Much love, joy and happiness – the console crowd/revolution. “we shall have cake, and it shall not be a lie, Viva!!”

      • Deon Steyn

        It’s going to change once the PS4 comes out I believe, seeing how Sony is getting closer and closer to being a PC. Fortunately PS4 won’t be bogged down buy a stupid OS like Windows or require Steam or Origin to play games…. for now.

        • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

          Agreed. I honestly think the PS4 is a step in the right direction for consoles. They are becoming what people originally intended them to be. Dedicated PC hardware for dedicated gaming.

          Streamlines everything and no need to worry about compatibility issues or needing to constantly upgrade.

          • Skyblue

            Console’s days are numbered, mobile devices will be the death of hardcore gaming as these devices are already featuring serious hardware.

          • Ryan

            Anyone who thinks tablet and phone games are going to destroy the console and PC game market is a dimwit.

          • Skyblue

            Let me clarify troll, when I say that “Console’s days are numbered” I meant that the “golden era” they have experienced over the last 2 decades is coming to an end as most casual gamer’s and our kids already use their mobile devices far more than consoles. This will inevitably lead to fewer console sales in future (not just for Nintendo) as more consumers will deem them irrelevant. I never said a word about the PC gaming format because consumers will always need a desktop in order to get any work done properly. Tablets are still just too unrefined for serious desktop work.

          • Johan du Preez

            Mobile gaming will always be casual and that’s that, no one takes mobile games serious and never will. They are trying it with the OUYA http://www.ouya.tv read some reviews they point out all the issues with mobile gaming etc …

          • Johan du Preez

            Mobile gaming will always be casual and that’s that, no one takes mobile games serious and never will. They are trying it with the OUYA http://www.ouya.tv read some reviews they point out all the issues with mobile gaming etc …

      • Deon Steyn

        It’s going to change once the PS4 comes out I believe, seeing how Sony is getting closer and closer to being a PC. Fortunately PS4 won’t be bogged down buy a stupid OS like Windows or require Steam or Origin to play games…. for now.

      • Admiral Chief Erwin

        I’m trying to see this “squirming” you are referring to, nope, none detected. Point invalid Mikhil @LlewellynCrossley:disqus
        #GotYourBackLC

      • Admiral Chief Erwin

        I’m trying to see this “squirming” you are referring to, nope, none detected. Point invalid Mikhil @LlewellynCrossley:disqus
        #GotYourBackLC

      • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

        I don’t play GTA anymore. It has become stale. So I’m not worried either way.

        Also, it’s a bit of sarcasm. Lighten up bud. I know it’s Monday, but it’s not all that bad. :P

        • Mikhil

          Hence the the jovial reply from me. I don’t think I’ve taken the elitists seriously for a good couple of years now :p Coming from someone who used to dish out 20k a year for new PC gear

          • Admiral Chief Erwin

            If you used to dish out 20k a year, then you were doing it wrong, tbh

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            Meh. I’m far from an elitist ;)

            I just enjoy giving you console people grief coz it’s fun :P

            Ok but all jokes aside I am pretty sure that my original statement is probably close. The original render was most likely done on PC and then the new renders are closer to what will be since it isn’t coming to PC and needs to downscale for current consoles.

            It also gives a good indication that it will hit current gen consoles with the possibility of better graphics for new consoles as well.

            Look! I’ve become a detective! Woooohoooo

      • thaghost

        Not completely true, Rockstar has produced PC versions of every GTA game that has been for consoles (Except the PSP ones), We just usually get it a year or so later

      • izayoi

        Except that a lot of us belonging to the “PC master race” also have consoles. *yawn*

    • Skyblue

      Have to agree 100% as it looks like a standard PC screenshot to me

    • Willy_head

      Its not even made for PC yet. Rockstar North in the UK make the console versions first, once released they send over all the tools to Rockstar Toronto in Canada to put the PC version together. Thats why the PC version always launches 6 months after consoles.

      • Johan du Preez

        They make the console version first but wait for it ….. DUN DUN DUN they develop the game on the PC ….. So all the testing is done on the PC first then it gets dumped on the console.

        That’s why there might be higher rendered CGI and Screenshots available than the actual game-play on the consoles.

  • silverscorpio

    Maybe someone should charge them for fraud because that is one hell of a difference between the screenshots. I do not think that they will stop anytime soon with this nonsense. And EA wonders why they were voted the worst company. Shame on them.

    • Deon Steyn

      I don’t think EA has anything to do with GTAV.

    • Deon Steyn

      I don’t think EA has anything to do with GTAV.

      • silverscorpio

        Sorry, I got confused with publishers. Sorry EA. Bad Rockstar.

        • Deon Steyn

          Yes bad Rockstar. Bring out Warrior and Bully sequels damn you!

    • Skyblue

      Dude, seriously?

  • matthurstrsa

    His face is such low detail on the bottom one? I thought we’d progressed past that stage? It’s fugly.

  • matthurstrsa

    His face is such low detail on the bottom one? I thought we’d progressed past that stage? It’s fugly.

  • http://www.facebook.com/alecjeffrey89 Alec Jeffrey

    I don’t think it’s real

  • http://www.facebook.com/alecjeffrey89 Alec Jeffrey

    I don’t think it’s real

  • Rincethis: Spellalicious

    So the top pic is before you’ve smoked crack, the bottom after?

  • http://www.facebook.com/Cedsoncole Cedric Cole

    Maybe thats why its comin out in sept so it can look like the other much better pic

  • Wtf101

    I shall wait patiently for Saints Row 4…

  • ALKi1234

    I just knew it was to good to be true.

  • http://twitter.com/ClericZA Kobus Nel

    FFS! If it’s not ready, then don’t release it!

  • BleedItOut031

    This is the least of my concerns. I just want the game cause TBOGT is boring already. Much respect to Rockstar.

  • X-RunnerV6

    Easy.. Top screen is from PS3, Bottom from 360

  • Ace Marlow

    PS3 vs. Xbox 360 ?

  • Troll_oh_clock

    The top ones obviously Xbox 360 and the bottom one is PS3, duh!

    • S3R6i0

      Your obviously an idiot.

      • thaghost

        He was obviously joking, Offended are we?

        • S3R6i0

          You’re another idiot.

          • thaghost

            Lol, I wasn’t trying to be a dick like you are, But seriously, You fan-boys are too much.. Pout some more.

  • S3R6i0

    All you retards putting a console label on the assets above need to shut you pie hole’s. XBOX 360 looks only slightly better than PS3. What you see above is not a next-gen difference. More like next-century. Please stop embarrassing yourselves.

  • sick of gtav crybabies

    you look at one screenshot that doesn’t sync up and you create a huge sh*tstorm, max payne and la noire looked great as well as red dead, they’re all gorgeous and they are all current gen, the game’s going to be great, quit nit picking you’re all going to buy it.

  • Samantha

    If you actually look at the trailer and match it up, it does not look like this. FACT

  • Anthony Brinklow

    The screenshots were obviously above this hardware generation. PS4 will probably look like the screenshots they have shown but 360 and ps3 will look essentially like GTA IV.

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