Red vs. Blue. Red wins!

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According to a study recently published in the journal Cyberpsychology & Behavior, the eternal battle of Red vs Blue just got a little more interesting. According to the study, which analyzed matches of Unreal Tournament 2004, the red team is more likely to win than the blue team in online games. In fact, the red team won 55% of the time in the 1347 matches that were studied. We'd like to think it's because the Red team has Sarge leading them to victory, but according to Mihai Moldovan, a neuroscientist who worked on the study, the real reason is "most likely that the color red may act as a psychological distractor for men, possibly because men flush and turn red when they're angry."

When reached for comment, Epic VP Mark Rein stated that red and blue are an entrenched part of the Unreal Tournament series saying, "We don't anticipate any immediate changes to team colors."
http://www.xbox360fanboy.com/2008/06/12/st...n-online-games/
 

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Isn't the margin of error for this kind of studies around 5%?
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The scientists studied the outcomes of 1,347 matchups between elite teams playing "Unreal Tournament 2004," a so-called first-person shooter game.

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Well, shouldn't they analyze more than one game? Sure, Red > Blue in UT04, but what about TF2? Quake? Doom? Heck, Halo? Any other Shooter out there? I doubt the player base of UT04 makes up the player base of all those other games.
 

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One game, ~1000 entries, stupid explanation (face turns red? Shut up, you're fired)

Counter Strike has obvious one-sided maps if players are of similar skill level. So one side kicking the other side's butt was around, this case it's just Red vs Blue (and I assume identical condition for both sides in UT'04?)
 
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