Red V Blue
12 Jun 2008 17:11
David MarseillesDavid Marseilles

Red V Blue

Does red have an unfair advantage? I mean besides Donut, of course. According to a study of 1,347 matches of Unreal Tournament 2004, red does. If WiiHD had done the study, we would have studied 1337 matches, but the University of Copenhagen in Denmark and the journal Cyberpsychology & Behavior didn't ask us. The Denmark study had the red team winning 55% of the time, even though after that many matches you'd expect it to all settle into even territory.

The University suggests that this may be because red is a psychological distraction to men, on the possibly evolutionary basis that "men flush and turn red when they're angry." Well yes, in Denmark that probably is a common reaction of men to anger. At WiiHD headquarters redness is mostly a side effect of exhaustion, inflicted by such actions as walking across a room, or lifting a glass to get a drink. As of the time of this posting, the University of Denmark has not commented on this alternate explanation, that Blue players are exhausted by watching their red counterparts shoot at them, and are unable to press buttons as fast. We'll let you know when they confirm our theory, but in the meantime hit the break for a little of the classic Red Vs Blue by Rooster Teeth.

If you haven't seen it, you should. NSFW (language).

NSFW Red Vs Blue, Season 1, first 10 minutes.

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