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Sony Sued Over "Sub-1080p" Shadow Fall Multiplayer Visuals

I'm sorry, but if you're leveling a lawsuit because a video game isn't quite as beautiful as you wanted, you need to get a life. Seriously.

As GameSpot reports, a class-action lawsuit has been filed against Sony Computer Entertainment America, and it accuses the company of misleading consumers by claiming the PlayStation 4 exclusive launch title, Killzone: Shadow Fall, doesn't really produce 1080p graphics in its multiplayer mode.

Douglas Ladore filed the suit in U.S. District Court in California, and he says gamers "quickly noticed and complained that Killzone's multiplayer graphics were blurry to the point of distraction." This is in spite of Sony's advertised "1080p multiplayer graphics, a crowning achievement in the video game industry." Ladore wants Sony to stop advertising the game as being 1080p, and he wants more than $5 million in damages.

Yeah, here's my suggestion to the judge: Dismiss the case immediately, publicly harangue Ladore for wasting the justice system's time, and make him pay for everyone's time. I'm not normally so blunt regarding news but this is downright idiotic.

Get over yourself.

Related Game(s): Killzone: Shadow Fall

Tags: killzone shadow fall, killzone shadow fall lawsuit, killzone lawsuit

8/6/2014 9:48:05 PM Ben Dutka

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Temjin001
Wednesday, August 06, 2014 @ 10:01:02 PM
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5 million for WHAT damages?

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Cesar_ser_4
Wednesday, August 06, 2014 @ 10:50:02 PM

Loss of online views dude!

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souljah92
Thursday, August 07, 2014 @ 3:25:13 AM

In other news, Gamer sues SCEA for $5mill because he's never had sex!

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CrusaderForever
Wednesday, August 06, 2014 @ 10:12:08 PM
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I agree, this is blatant cash grab. I wouldn't doubt if this was some way for Microsoft to throw some mud on Sony's stellar PS4 launch. Conspiracy Theories FTW!!

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SirLoin of Beef
Thursday, August 07, 2014 @ 6:20:33 AM

I wouldn't doubt if you were the one who initiated the lawsuit so you could blame Microsoft for it.

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DemonNeno
Wednesday, August 06, 2014 @ 10:22:34 PM
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Meanwhile, in the world, no one likes this idiot.

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Corvo
Wednesday, August 06, 2014 @ 10:34:43 PM
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Ha. So I can sue Microsoft for my xbox 360 elite, brand new, breaking the first week? Because I was beyond pissed off.

Oh and every xbox exclusive wasn't as pretty as ps3 exclusives. And halo 4 sucked. Should I sue? hmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Nah I'll just be a grownup and never buy their products again.

These people. Sue sue sue sue sue sue sue. EASY MONEY FTW

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Akuma_
Wednesday, August 06, 2014 @ 10:43:31 PM
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Just curious, but is there anything in the Justice System which says "You must have a good reason to try to sue someone"???

Because, I mean, I can't see ANY lawyer with any kind of hope of keeping their reputation taking this case on.

In 5 seconds any person will medium level intelligence will notice that Sony never actually advertised that the game runs NATIVE 1080p, also, the advertisements never stated EVERY single part of the game runs native 1080p. You could argue the advertising is misleading, but Sony is under no obligation to point these things out.

The judge will throw this case out within moments of it opening, at least he should.

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Cesar_ser_4
Wednesday, August 06, 2014 @ 10:52:20 PM

How about: "using a patented gesture for sliding your finger through a screen to unlock your phone".

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FatherSun
Wednesday, August 06, 2014 @ 10:49:03 PM
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Can I slap this guy 5 million times?

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wiiplay [Administrator]
Wednesday, August 06, 2014 @ 11:34:31 PM

You can, but is it really worth the physical effort on your part?
I mean, you'd get one hell of a workout, sure. But still, is it truly worth it? Plus, you'd have a really painful hand afterward. :p

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Cpt_Geez
Wednesday, August 06, 2014 @ 11:00:33 PM
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This is just a damn shame ugh.

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Cesar_ser_4
Wednesday, August 06, 2014 @ 11:27:51 PM
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Hehehe, good thing no one from here is looking at the ars technica comments section, a 4chan v. Tumblr style war would start.

While we're at it, why don't we sue game developers and publishers for not releasing games when they first announce release dates? That should at least get them to stop prematurely announcing release dates...

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, August 06, 2014 @ 11:30:25 PM
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Fear of fanboys = Zero

Fear of rich fanboys = Slightly elevated

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wiiplay [Administrator]
Wednesday, August 06, 2014 @ 11:30:33 PM
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To be fair, if Sony advertised the game as being 1080p, and made that some type of marketing statement, they are falsely advertising their product.

Still though, five million in damages? What? I mean, I get that this guy kind of has a suit against them for false advertising, but $5M? No. Just, no.

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Underdog15
Thursday, August 07, 2014 @ 12:00:48 AM
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Not gonna lie... thought crossed my mind when I saw XBOXOne commercials saying the best games are on XBOXOne.

WiiU has way more all by itself!

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SaiyanSenpai
Thursday, August 07, 2014 @ 12:37:37 AM
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Only in America...

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ethird1
Thursday, August 07, 2014 @ 12:42:19 AM
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Did you guys notice the difference in graphics between TLOU on PS3 and PS4? Guess what? I couldnt. Hardly no one else did either, except the Sony dog bots.

This industry, Sony included especially, tends to EXAGGERATE what is being done, what they hope to do, and what actually happens in terms of gameplay and graphics all the time.

Sue em. I hope you win. Maybe it will teach companies to stop lying.

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Underdog15
Thursday, August 07, 2014 @ 7:49:25 AM

I agree. Hardly no one!

Big improvement.

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SaiyanSenpai
Thursday, August 07, 2014 @ 12:45:33 AM
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And "blurry to the point of distraction?" Man, what TV is he playing on because Killzone is one of the better looking, crisper games of any platform.

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Shauneepeak
Thursday, August 07, 2014 @ 1:55:13 AM
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Except he doesn't even have a case even a 480p game that upreses itself and advertises itself as 1080p is still 1080p.... So many games did this last gen and no one got sued.

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Ather
Thursday, August 07, 2014 @ 2:44:51 AM
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I can understand complaints about false advertisement, but $5 Million? Refund him for the game and any DLC. Heck refund the PS4 price if he bought it for the game. Then throw in another game or a year of Plus. Even with shipping and taxes it's what? A bit over $600? OK, so let's call it $625 to be safe, per person in the lawsuit. Less if nobody bough the PS4 specifically for the game (that'd be under $200 per person.) Oh, and we find out if they bought the PS4 for it before announcing the settlement.

No way enough people signed on to equal $5 Mil. And this is only if his claims can be proven. IF.

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kraygen
Thursday, August 07, 2014 @ 3:06:00 AM
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Entitlement society. This is what you get.

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Rachet_JC_FTW
Thursday, August 07, 2014 @ 5:31:33 AM
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i'm sorry i opologize in advance if this is offencive to any one but this to me is another "only in america" moments cos i guess where i'm from no body i their right mind does this sort of thing and i think u a bit nuts to do this but oh well hope i'm not the only one who thinks like this on the planet.

happy gaming

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Jed
Thursday, August 07, 2014 @ 4:20:50 PM

Trust me, plenty of us Americans are thinking the same thing. This idiot does not represent the average American.

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Jed
Thursday, August 07, 2014 @ 4:20:50 PM

Trust me, plenty of us Americans are thinking the same thing. This idiot does not represent the average American.

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TrueAssassin86x
Thursday, August 07, 2014 @ 6:56:09 AM
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Sony should get sued for false advertising on this game but 5mil is a bit much. at least sue them for 3mill. because the game didn't even sell 5 million copys i bet.

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Underdog15
Thursday, August 07, 2014 @ 7:50:12 AM

That's the stupidest thing I've read all year.

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SaiyanSenpai
Thursday, August 07, 2014 @ 8:35:35 AM

How about just refund him the price of the game? That's the most that should happen.

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Underdog15
Thursday, August 07, 2014 @ 9:22:24 AM

Saiyan, what are you doing? Common sense doesn't belong here on the internets.

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Deleted User
Thursday, August 07, 2014 @ 2:16:31 PM

Well, I'm sure that the way these things usually work is that if the judge rules against Sony, that the ruling will be divided up amongst affected parties and the 5 million will not got to this gentleman who filed. Why is anyone even suggesting otherwise. This lawsuit is not about money but against blatant false advertising. But judging by the tone around here, seems perfectly ok for Sony to do this. Sickening.

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Underdog15
Thursday, August 07, 2014 @ 11:32:36 PM

That was the second dumbest. ^

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___________
Thursday, August 07, 2014 @ 10:26:23 AM
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one day $ony will learn false advertisement is illegal.
one day............
when they run out of briefcases to throw about, which going off the massive FY losses they have been posting year after year after year after year, shouldnt be too long!

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R3ZR
Thursday, August 07, 2014 @ 5:06:50 PM
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Im pretty sure most games do state "Gaming experience may change online." Or is that just in Aus and NZ??

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SirLoin of Beef
Friday, August 08, 2014 @ 6:30:22 AM

They state that but they're referring to interaction with people. For example, a game might be rated T but that rating is for the content they have control over. They don't have nearly as much control over what people say and talk about online, so they let people know that.

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shaydey77
Thursday, August 07, 2014 @ 5:18:27 PM
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This is ridiculous pure and simple. If said person is not satisfied with the game, take the game back and get a refund. As for the 'false advertising' claims, I don't see this as a big enough issue to warrant suing.

It's not like they said it was going to be a FPS and then turned out to be a strategy game or something like that.

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RICHIECOQUI
Friday, August 08, 2014 @ 11:22:30 AM
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If this the guy from I saw him on facebook Douglas Ladore is a old dude I read some where he like to file lawsuits everywhere!!

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