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Iltapalanyymi  +   839d ago
come on someone shed at least some light in here.
ZodTheRipper  +   839d ago
It's just an entitled douche overreacting about a decision Sony made. He got his minute of fame and that's about it.

Edit: I simply think that this is being blown out of proportion always. And it's probably only affecting these Youtube guys that might have just picked the wrong job.
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BabyTownFrolics  +   839d ago
I like sessler. I don't always agree with him but calling is an entitled douche is unfair.
B-radical  +   839d ago
Sessler isn't someone that would make a big deal out of nothing. So either he knows something big or he is blowing it out of proportion which i doubt
pyramidshead  +   839d ago
Basically Sessler and a couple of others hyperboling some minor inconvenience and saying it's a threat on their jobs. lol

That's the 'impeding bad news' for the ps4 discussed in the earlier article, basically nothing that affects consumers, just 'reviewers'. Nothing more.
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iamnsuperman  +   839d ago
It isn't just Sessler. I get the impression some YouTube reviewers are pissed they are not getting PS4 kits to review games on it. Instead they have to go to an event to do it. I can see why he and others are annoyed but it seems a bit blow out of proportion. You are the independent YouTube guys. It is just a bad consequence not being apart of the big companies (same thing happens for movie reviews on YouTube and they don't complain. If you want that extra privilege you have to work for the big companies)
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Nicaragua  +   839d ago | Well said

Are you kidding me ? Sessler was the one who had a tantrum over the name of a trophy in God Of War Ascension and marked its review score down because of it.

That's the very definition of making a big deal out of nothing.
Ezz2013  +   839d ago | Well said
""Sessler isn't someone that would make a big deal out of nothing""

Really ?!
""bros before hoes"" ?! ....does it ring any bill to you ?!
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Eonjay  +   839d ago
Maybe he doesn't want Sony to remove HDCP because it lets anyone capture video without extra equipment.

The only thing that could effect his job is if everyone (like you and me) suddenly became a reviewer. If HDCP stays, it will be much harder for people to the average Joe to compete with him.
harrisk954  +   839d ago
"He got his minute of fame"

Adam Sessler is one of the most recognizable journalists in the video game industry? He's been around since 1998 when he started hosting X-Play on Tech TV.

I have not always been a Sessler fan, but to say he is some internet nobody is incorrect.

In this case he is griping about an issue that will affect some game journalists, not the general gaming community.
johndoe11211  +   839d ago

"Sessler isn't someone that would make a big deal out of nothing".

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!.. ....oh man...*sniff* crack me up....*sniff*

O.T. I like to watch the guy's show and his reviews but it seems that he is 'pulling a sessler' with this situation.
InTheLab  +   839d ago | Well said
He's always had this position towards Sony. He bitched about it on a Sesslers Soapbox once crying about embargos.

He's always had a stick up his ass about this and the launch of the PS3.

It's the reason why he's always preferred Xbox and why everyone accuses him of being paid by MS.

Honestly, I think he's one of the biggest jokes in the industry. When you have his influence, you can't take sides like he does. He simply needs to get over his personal issues with Sony if he's planning on pushing Rev3 into the bigs.

Also, this is the same man that said the PS4 costs the same as the XB1 when you add the camera and year of PS+. Of course XBL is clearly free in his mind and the PSeye is mandatory.

He's also on record for saying Wii games would be better with a 360 controller.

He says he's tired of military shooters when KZ3 launched and that he recommends Bulletstorm instead but changes his tune a week later when Crysis 3 drops.

He also asked Killzone fans if they "Fucked their mothers" for questioning his integrity but with a statement like that as well as his past actions and opinions, why would anyone take him seriously and not question his integrity.

Why is it no one has ever accused him of being paid off by Sony or Nintendo?

And his views on embargos does make him an entitled douche. No one says you have to have reviews ready on launch day. If this is about embargos or some of Sony's mandates, pay for those games like gamers do and stop bitching.
AndrewLB  +   839d ago
Or it could have something to do with Sony trying to have complete control over the initial reviews by journalists because the PS4 is having serious overheating issues.

xXxSeTTriPxXx  +   839d ago
Those jurnos throw the word entitled around at gamers all the time, the irony lmfao.
hakeem0996  +   839d ago
ADAM SESSLER is the most respected journalist the gaming industry has ,to not say the only one if he has an issue with someone or something ,he has a pretty good reason for it .Don't you fanboys dare to disrespect him .
ThanatosDMC   839d ago | Personal attack | show
kreate  +   839d ago
After watching x-play, it is my opinion that adam sessler likes the 360, and morgan webb likes the ps3.

Adam is also sarcastic when it comes to japanese games. While morgan tried to defend it, adam puts her and the game down so morgan is like ... 'ok whatever, lets move on'
gaffyh  +   839d ago
I'd honestly like to know what this is actually about, because people are really making a huge deal out of it, and it seems like people are hyping it up to be the end of PlAyStation, and honestly can't see it being anything that bad unless Sony adopts Xbone original policies. And that's not going to happen.

If it is something really stupid, I'd like to see how Sessler digs him out of that hole.

@hakeem - He is one of the most well known, not the most respected.
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SilentNegotiator  +   839d ago
"Sessler isn't someone that would make a big deal out of nothing"

Obviously you've never heard of the Bros Before Hos "controversy"...
xHeavYx  +   839d ago
The same Sessler that "doesn't know" which console to get Watch Dogs for, even though one of the versions have 1 hour of extra content
guitarded77  +   839d ago
Sessler is a pretentious person (I'm not calling names here). I don't know about zod18's "entitled" statement, but it almost seems that way in this case. Sessler uses non-common, big words to make himself seem intelligent, but when a discussion goes technical in any way, you can clearly tell he doesn't know what he's talking about. You can tell he likes being a critic more than a gamer, and while on G4 had a clear bias toward Sony. I've never liked him, or trusted his opinion.
Braid  +   839d ago
Nothing to see here, folks.

From the looks of it, whatever the problem is, it's not something that might affect the end-user's experience, but rather something about how the gaming media will work with regards to initial reviews or such.

And to be honest with you, I couldn't care less about it as I buy my systems/games depending on my own opinions and preferences.
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LetoAtreides82  +   839d ago
B-radical you obviously don't know Sessler, he's one of the most hyperbollic guys on Youtube. For instance he claimed the world was ending because he thought he wouldn't be able to capture PS4 direct feed footage for his reviews (this was way back then when it was rumored that PS4 will have HDCP protection for games, today we know the PS4 will eventually get a patch to removed HDCP protection for games).

Let's not mention the fact that there are ways to circumvent HDCP, which he should've known about.
LetoAtreides82  +   839d ago
sorry, my reply to Vikingland was posted in wrong section
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AO1JMM  +   839d ago
Entitled? no
PurpHerbison  +   839d ago
Sessler came over to G4 and ruined that network. I will forever hate that TechTV merge that brought Sessler over.
Muerte2494  +   839d ago

MisterXmedia was banned from neogaf for spouting ridiculous claims. If you believe him, you're either super eager to believe so or naive. He's pulling this from Kevin Dent's post that has already been disproven.

"Insider Daily. Xbox One is more powerfull but is really harder to programm for then PS4 at start"

He's quoting MisterxMedia. Yeah lol Xbox One is more powerful? This guy
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Withdreday  +   838d ago
Adam Sessler is just a loser from a failed gaming channel that was 100% bias in favor of Xbox.

Why the hell do they care what he thinks? If they go listening to guys like him then we've got a serious problem.
DeadlyFire  +   839d ago | Well said
Basically some novice reporters thought they could have a PS4 unit early before launch. They were wrong and now they are mad at Sony. Like seriously.

This is somehow news for gamers? Like we give a flying ffffffffffffffffff
Ducky  +   839d ago
Yoshida replying with three quotation marks is definitely news worthy.

I mean, couldn't he have used less, or why not more? I thought he would've used four. Why the downgrade Sony?
We must go deeper.
-Foxtrot  +   839d ago

He didn't want people to get confused with 4 question marks and the Playstation 4
vikingland1  +   839d ago
I wonder what Angry Joe has to say on this topic? Because it will affect him also.
xXxSeTTriPxXx  +   839d ago
Perfectly said.
ThanatosDMC  +   839d ago
It wont affect Angry Joe since he buys his crap on launch or whenever he is able to get his hands on it. Sezzler just wants free stuff.
LetoAtreides82  +   839d ago
Vikingland, I like AngryJoe's reviews but he is so in love with Microsoft that I have my doubts he'd get a PS4. He doesn't get free stuff like IGN and Gamestop and etc does so I doubt he'd fork over $400 for a Sony product. Plus he hasn't said anything about the PS4 since just before E3 and he never did the PS4 E3 video that he promised.
IAmSovereign  +   839d ago
@ LetoAtreides

Did you miss the 20+ minute piece all about how badly microsoft is ruining the xbox one? I think you have. All he did was talk up the PS4 there.
dericb11  +   839d ago

Adam Sessler wants Sony to since him a "free" review because others have one. So throws a fit on the internet about it. Sony says they are having a "Review Event" where jornalist, bloggers, testers can try and review. Sessler says no "I" should have one because it has to be at his job.

Sony please don't cave in on this. "We gamers" need to have units at launch so senting out free reviews just for reviews take some off the shelves for us. I would prefer someone enjoying the system first.
SonyNGP  +   839d ago
Talk about self-entitlement to the extreme, and that goes for your comment too, bub.
rainslacker  +   838d ago
Well, I think Sessler may be over reacting, but in the grand scheme of things, he does have quite the following. He may not be with one of the big boys anymore, but a lot of people do watch his show on Youtube. He isn't some random youtube reviewer, and while I think because of this he should be brought down a peg or two, the fact remains that publishers are going to want Sessler to review their product just for the exposure.
the worst  +   839d ago
Adam Sessler is old and tried.
bros before hoes adam suck on that haha
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Lifebanisher  +   839d ago
i guess this is what happens when you put hoes before bros huh adam?
x5exotic  +   839d ago
To put it eloquently, sisslur iz faget.
ThanatosDMC  +   839d ago
Yeah, pretty much but you're stating the obvious. Everyone all ready knows that.
GribbleGrunger  +   839d ago | Well said
Ok, so let me try to bring this all into perspective:

1/ A thread was started on gaf about confirmation of Battlefield 4 running at 720p on the X1 and almost certainly running at 900p/60fps on the PS4 (but not yet entirely confirmed)

2/ Someone grabs a Sessler Tweet in which he suggests his whole livelihood is at steak because of what 'a certain' company is doing (but he doesn't say who)

3/ Geis also joins in and moans about it. At which point some people start speculating it's about the Battlefield 4 reveiws and resolution

4/ It then changed to talk of not being able to upload videos to youtube (which seemed to fit into what Sessler said)

5/ Geis then is the FIRST to answer a tweet from Penello asking what it's all about and tells him it's not about MS

6/ Someone calls him out on how fast he responded and Geis immediately deletes his first tweet to Penello

7/ Marcus Beer then makes a comment on Gaf about how he suspects companies that won't allow him to install games and test hardware under his own conditions

8/ It transpires that the whole thing was centred around the review event that Sony are putting together and some of these journalists didn't get invited or didn't get the access they wanted

Basically, it's just known MS supporters moaning about not getting their cookies first, but they continued to be vague because they knew it was distracting people from the real news: Battlefield 4 runs at 720p on the X1.

It's all been a smokescreen folks. Nothing to see here.
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black0o  +   839d ago
thx for the recap
Ducky  +   839d ago | Funny
I guess I can kinda see where Sessler is coming from.
I once talked with a cow who was equally worried that her whole livelihood might be at steak.
HurstDarkStar  +   839d ago
Next time on N4Z!!!!
Campy da Camper  +   839d ago
Exactly! I hate it when news filters here from other sites threads and people dont have the whole story. This whole thing didn't even start about Sony but xbone bf resolution.
XabiDaChosenOne  +   839d ago
Thanks for the break down gribby, nothing to see here apparantly. On to the next article.
ivnheim  +   839d ago
Thanks for the timeline, it was getting really confusing.

And WTF for the media? are all of these non sense for a fucking game resolution...

The only thing that took me off my seat for a moment was that talk about the PS4 overheating anf the red line. I really hope that is not true.
sAVAge_bEaST  +   839d ago
Spot on re-cap.
wsoutlaw87  +   839d ago
Ah a cover up conspiracy lead by sessler
Mr Pumblechook  +   839d ago | Well said
Jeff Gerstmann is the highly respected editor-in-chief of Giant Bomb. He said he doesn't know of anything major to be getting upset about and what he does know is nothing major.

The fuss is centred on Sony's PS4 review day on the 11th of November where video game writers go and review the PS4 games.

Adam Sessler creates video reviews and is apparently upset that Sony won't provide him with the facility to record footage for his reviews which means his video reviews will have to wait until he actually acquires his PS4 unit so his reviews will come out later than the websites who have written reviews. The reason Sessler gets his Xbox One review unit before launch is because Microsoft have categorised him as a 'company friend.' Because there has recently been a lot of negativity about the Xbox One recently, Sessler and the pro-Microsoft writer at Polygon magazine are trying to stir up a hornets nest about the reviews being fixed.

Whilst a two day event is not ideal conditions to review a game it is industry practice for larger titles and is to be expected for a console launch where so much is being put together last minute before launch. Sessler is a drama queen and unprofessional and there are a million bloggers who would be happy to do what he is doing and not make false hints of corruption. I've lost a lot of respect for him.
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Mr-Dude  +   839d ago
Thanks for the info!
I never liked Adam Sessler, to much crying and to much spewing garbage about the whole game industry. No wonder this happens to him.

Karma, baby
GrandTheftZamboni  +   838d ago
Sessler needs to upgrade his mobile phone. All the new ones have recording capabilities.
Brix90  +   839d ago
Can someone please explain why it must be something Sony has done? I mean just because Penello says has nothing to do with Xbox but Shu doesn't even know what Sony to make Sessler career endangered. I think we are overreacting till we know what the hell is going on.
novcze  +   839d ago
who is Adam Sessler and why I should read news on N4G about his problems?
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black0o  +   839d ago
Mr Adam Sessler is over re-acting, about sony not sending test-kits to youtube reviewers instead sony inviting them to private event
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Gamesgbkiller  +   839d ago
If they invite me, I would be happy :)
B-radical  +   839d ago
It's not just sessler saying things tho :/. Over reacting maybe? But until sessler and friend's tell us what there going on about straight up then we won't know if it's over reacting or not

On topic it sounds yoshida doesn't even know who sessler is.

And reviewing a console at a staged event seems kinda dodgy. Maybe sony only want certain sites to have the ps4 early, Just saying it's a possibility.
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thehitman  +   839d ago
Who knows what Sony will do at the event though they should relax to see what happens first before crying over the internet like entitled babies. Every console they give to one of them is one less for a real consumer.
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Kuse  +   839d ago
The reason why Sessler is upset is because Sony is blocking press PS4 units to do their own gameplay footage for reviews, which essentially takes away his livelihood and monetary support. Only certain outlets will have permission to use their own footage, the rest will be B-roll footage.
SuperBlur  +   839d ago
@thehitman "Who knows what Sony will do at the event though they should relax to see what happens first before crying over the internet like entitled babies. Every console they give to one of them is one less for a real consumer."

I know right , i'd love to go to that event because who knows , maybe i'd be leaving the place with a ps4 in hand.
torchic  +   839d ago
I suspect this was initially a small issue but made much much bigger than it really was by a few fanboys of a certain rival.

there's absolutely nothing going on, nothing that will affect anyone planning on buying a PS4.
Double_Oh_Snap  +   839d ago
All speculation at this point. Just wait the truth will come out soon enough. Sessler is not giving any details yet, I guess.

A lot of people believe it is youtube related though.
Flutterby  +   839d ago
There was already a tweet about it , it's just about the way he won't be able to do his job properly , he even said himself it won't be a problem for anyone at all that isn't doing the same job as him , so basically no one should be concerned unless they are a YouTube reviewer, he just got his pants in a twist because he wasn't getting a free ps4 to review at home is all.
dericb11  +   839d ago
Yep. Dude wants a free PS4 early. Go to Taco Bell if you want one. Hell i'm sure he has a contact to get one early.
Savantcore  +   839d ago
Sessler hasn't said anything about Sony. That Tweet to Shu is a complete lie about what's happened. There are certainly a couple people out there seemingly unhappy with Sony's supposed review-event, but Sessler has hinted at something to do with video capture for next-gen games. But even that is speculation on my part, it's a silly thing to really dwell on and an even sillier thing to bring it to Yoshida.
GamerzElite  +   839d ago
Sessler said a lot of things about Sony.. Plz read the story link below,, before defending anyone..
Savantcore  +   839d ago
I've seen that story before, and there is absolutely nothing in there about Sony let alone anything coming from Sessler. The only thing remotely concerning the PS4 in that story is the crap Marcus Beer is spilling about not getting a review console for himself. Kevin Dent said the same thing and was shut down immediately on Neogaf.

So again, nobody has said anything about the PS4 - especially Sessler - so contacting Shu about this is completely stupid. No wonder the man has no idea what's going on.
tarbis  +   838d ago
Nowhere did Sessler mentioned Sony or M$, neither did his wife. I suggest you read that story again.
j-blaze  +   839d ago
probably PS4 has serious technical problems and he want to reveal that to the consumers but Sony are not allowing him
Snookies12  +   839d ago
Lol, what? I seriously doubt the X1 or the PS4 will have any major issues. Both companies' game divisions are riding on these next consoles. Policies and features are one thing that could go wrong. Technical aspects though? No. They wouldn't screw that up.
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j-blaze  +   839d ago
well, it was a guess, it' could be wrong, it could be right :p
but i heard that PS4 actually has some issues like game freeze, overheating and connectivity problems, you can google them
Snookies12  +   839d ago
@j-blaze - Game freezes would most likely lie with either the specific unit being used or the developers of the game itself. I haven't heard anything on overheating that was credible. As far as connectivity problems, even if it were true such a thing could certainly be fixed with a patch. Besides, the console isn't even out yet. They have time to fix a small thing like that if there is any truth to it.
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black0o  +   839d ago
and u think NeoGaf 'd be quit about that ..
IHassounah  +   839d ago
U mean this ? , not everything you read us real................
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fattyuk  +   839d ago
Shirley you aren't being serious??
Snookies12  +   839d ago
Don't call me Shirley. Lol, loved that movie.
majiebeast  +   839d ago
Havent you met J-Blaze?
LoveSpuds  +   839d ago
'most ill informed and daft comment of the week' award goes too.....
christrules0041  +   839d ago
There has been many things happen but a lot of things you gotta take with a grain of salt and think about it. At E3 there was photos of a DS4 controller thst crashed to a windows 7 screen. But that was at a EA booth. EA was just showcasing the controller.

There was the red line of death photo where the PS4 was in a really small glass case with no ventalation. They opened the case, the PS4 cooled down, the light turned back to blue and the PS4 started playing games again. It's ot the red line of death but a overheating warning.

There is also alot of static interference so the DS4 didn't connect to the PS4. Guess what that got blown up into. Connection problems.

There has been a lot of those types of articles from MS about the Xbox One as well. Just gotta discern what is credible and what isn't.
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Anzil  +   839d ago
sonys a hardware company!? They wont screw it up!
Aceman18  +   839d ago
blaze you have some serious issues with Sony dont you? man both systems are setup in a way that there will be no overheating issues.
StifflerK  +   839d ago
I've heard that the invitations to the review event where given to only a few of the biggest/ most popular review sites + there's an embargo on captured footage - maybe as some exclusivity deal.

Basically all the reviews and footage can only come from the 'invited/large' review sites (IGN, Gamespot etc) , anyone else who makes a living off there own youtube shows etc won't be able to review or use captured footage until Sony says so.

It won't make a difference to us customers - as we'll get to see reviews etc as normal, but for people like Sessler they're essentially being blocked, won't be able to make any review shows of the PS4 launch which is kind of a big deal.
Snookies12  +   839d ago
So they're mad they can't make money off it. That's basically what this boils down to.
BBBirdistheWord  +   839d ago
Well if it were me getting excluded I would be shirty about it too.

Let's face it, the small sites need this stuff to make a living. They need hits and without the stories, they won't get the hits.

Kind of sucks that Sony has effectively restricted the journalist market so that only the big boys can play. The big sites now have a monopoly on news and the small sites are screwed over.

I wonder if the big boys will have to tow the Sony line as part of this deal or face the possibility of similar exclusion?
That situation really sucks.
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StifflerK  +   839d ago
@ snookies12 That's right.

@ bbbirdistheword It must be difficult for those people who make a living off their youtube/internet show , but I don't think there's any malicious intent behind the decision, exclusivity deals happen all the time - it's just business.
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wsoutlaw87  +   839d ago
But how fo u determine who should get on. Does anyone with a youtube review get a free ps4. That wouldnt be good for sales
BBBirdistheWord  +   838d ago
well ^^^

there you have it.
n4g users are happy to have censored and selective journalism.

good for Sony, I guess.
Questions is, what is Sony hiding by excluding the regular journalists?

Only on N4g.
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pabadamus1  +   839d ago
You are probably on the nose with this one. My only question is does this restriction apply solely to the hardware release event or is it indeed a policy moving forward governing all software video reviews? If it is the prior, Sessler and the like are being a bit hyperbolic and unnecessarily dire. If it is the latter then Rev3 and similar sites are in trouble. But I dunno nor do I care. I do like Adam and his contribution to games journalism. I would suggest that if his beef is with "one videogame company in particular", focus coverage on the others.
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SIRHC13  +   839d ago
I only trust Shu these days.
WeAreLegion  +   839d ago
Stop. Just stop. Until we know something, can we just stop posting ominous tweets?
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WeAreLegion  +   839d ago
Apparently, everyone likes that. -_-
Silly gameAr  +   839d ago
Sounds like someone (Sessler) is trying to make something out of nothing.
HighResHero  +   839d ago
I hope he's not drawing attention to the fact that he won't be able to review the PS4 games early, that would kind of be counterproductive.
isa_scout  +   839d ago
Wow, this is all getting blown out of perportion fairly fast. Here's an idea Mr. Sessler review the damn thing the day it comes out if you don't want to go to the review event. Send me your invite because I'd LOVE to go. Honestly, if your not being able to review the system a week before it comes out threatens your livelyhood then I think it's time you find a different career.

Seriously, this makes me miss the days of old, when everything was print and magazines were the only source of reliable info. With the advent of the internet every Tom, Dick, and Harry wants to be a critic or a weekened journalist. Mr. Sessler is blessed to be able to do something he loves, and yet he is a very entitled person.

I think a lot of these so called journalists forget that they report "ON" the industry, and that they do not work "IN" the industry.
mistertwoturbo  +   839d ago
"I think a lot of these so called journalists forget that they report "ON" the industry, and that they do not work "IN" the industry."

Hit the nail on the head. I could start up a youtube review site with some cheap recording equipment, have a stupid eccentric personality, make a cheap easy logo, have a cheap name and call myself a journalist.
Inception  +   839d ago
Agreed with you two. Man, i really miss the old day of video game journalism when it's full with real journalist. Not fake journalist like this sessler guy who make a big fuss over trophies name in GoW Ascension :/
Gamer187  +   839d ago
I <heart> Nintendo Power
MidnytRain  +   838d ago
Sessler a fake journalist? I don't understand how an superb reviewer can suddenly get his credibility revoked because he had a problem with a trophy and review copies.
Inception  +   838d ago

Nintendo Power and Gamepro (imho) had high quality article & review in old days.


Sessler a "superb reviewer"? You must be kidding right? ROTFL!
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MethCupcakes  +   839d ago
An den came MethCupcakes. Me tinks me should get in video game industry. Since acting like a spoiled brat is all it takes nowadays.

I don’t think Mr. Sessler anticipated such a backfire.
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qzp  +   839d ago
is adam on drugs
NewAgeisHere  +   839d ago
Today's short interview with Adam Sessler's wife - this is interesting:

Really must be something big.....
WeAreLegion  +   839d ago
That last part is a bit personal. Not cool of them to post.
MethCupcakes  +   839d ago
Okay, I’m calling one of two things here:

1. That shiznit is fake as fcuk, and he’s looking for attentions to add a spark to his career.

2.That’s shiz is real madrid, and he’s trying to leave the industry with a bang just like the illustrious Don Mattick.
Naruto_Uzumaki  +   839d ago
i don't buy it something about that article sounds fishy i never even knew Adam had a wife idk something just doesn't add up there?
Sci0n  +   839d ago
LOL what a loser adam, pay your wife a little more attention and stop having a hissy fit over Sony not allowing you to do a review as early as you would like.
SonyNGP  +   839d ago
Dude, that's satire.
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xtremexx  +   839d ago
anyone who thinks that article is real, is genuinely retarded.
aceitman  +   839d ago
i don't think adam preordered a ps4 and now hes pissed he cant get one on launch thinking sony will give him one .
generalthadeape  +   839d ago

It's pretty bad when your wife is saying, "I mean, maybe he can get a real job now."

Sounds like she's not too happy with his career choice-- or the way his career choice makes him feel about himself.

I'm seeing lights & sirens here boys, it looks like Adam's about to have a meltdown either with the gaming community, the game developers, the video game console manufacturers-- or worse yet, with his wife.

Adam, please, if you're reading this-- take a deep breath, count your blessings, hug your wife & then ultimately say to yourself, "I am MUCH more than what I choose to do for my job / career".

Comeon buddy, it really isn't as bad as all of this looks now.

This is coming from a fellow gamer & a man that has a family.

Remember, family first, job / career second, and gaming last. That's the way it is supposed to be-- plain & simple.
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feraldrgn  +   839d ago
Article title makes an assumption.

No where has Sessler or anyone mentioned Sony/PS4 regarding these tweets,
but we've also got a few tweets of it not being Xbox.

One theory is Google/Youtube could be involved & devs/pubs could be responsible.

Thanks for the link, something she said that just makes me shake my head (regarding her):

"Amber: I don’t really know or care about what’s going on about this video game drama, but he keeps saying things like there won’t be any meaning in his life without gaming journalism. That’s a little extreme, I mean, maybe he can get a real job now."
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Ko_Uraki  +   839d ago
MS would have been eaten alive for the same situation. It's nice to see the credit that SONY has gained among fanboys.
GenericNameHere  +   839d ago
You know, instead of making cwappy comments like "Oh so this blank got hated before, and now this other blank is getting bad news too, but no one seems to hate it as much", why don't you actually try to stay on topic and discuss the matter at hand? This is a bunch of journalists acting like children on Twitter.

Madam Sessler is going around on Twitter saying stuff like leaving the industry and finding another occupation and whatnot all because of this event thing. Us normal consumers don't fully know what's happening behind the scenes, but it seems based on the tweets, that the press can't monetize on PS4 gameplay vids. Not going to explain all the details, but there are good and bad outcomes to this. Sessler should man up, grow some pair, and just decline this offer. He will review the games a little bit later than sellouts like IGN, but people (those that follow gaming news) KNOW Adam Sessler. They'll watch his review even if it's a bit late compared to others, and he'll keep his integrity and get more respect from his fans.
Ko_Uraki  +   839d ago
I could even agree with you. I have no truth to share with the others. Only opinions. I can only say that ,in my opinion, many things will be clearer in coming months and I would not bet that bad news will come only from MS.
GenericNameHere  +   839d ago
@your reply

Well, of course the PS4 is going to receive bad news in the future. The PS1 and PS2 were major juggernauts, and everyone and their grandmothers were buying one, but people were still criticizing it.

Will the PS4 actually have the next-gen RROD? Will the Wii U have a miraculous savior, and sell 50 million Wii Us in one month causing developers to cease production on Xbone and PS games to full on exclusive Wii U games? Did Microsoft get in touch with aliens, meaning TEH CLOUD is basically an advanced dat computing processor that puts the entire PS4 console to shame, causing fans to scoff and yell at PS execs on Twitter because they don't have TEH CLOUDZ also?

... No one knows, that's the beauty of the future. But you gotta admit that for now, Microsoft has tried to screw you over whole back in May-June, and only through fan backlash that they removed all those to make the Xbone an even better now than it would have been had fans just took it up the arse, like how Mr Sessler himself had completely fine with a DRM-full Xbone.
Anzil  +   839d ago
microsoft shit on us. sony fanboy have legit reasoning where you do not.....
EXVirtual  +   839d ago
What the hell is going on here? Why is Sessler being so dramatic? He says he might have to quit videogame journalism, but Sony couldn't cause that by themselves. Maybe it's a developer/publisher thing.
@ALARM-clock, really? That's why he's rambling?
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JackVagina  +   839d ago
cause hes not getting a free ps4 to review before launch
EXVirtual  +   839d ago
You've got to be kidding me. That's just bratty.
ALARM-clock  +   839d ago
I'm going to take a shot in the dark here and say that maybe Adam didn't get a debug unit for review and also didn't get invited to the review event. I can't see how his ramblings are justified otherwise.
mistertwoturbo  +   839d ago
I think that would pretty much do it.
CocoWolfie  +   839d ago
so he has two days early to talk about a console? a lot of peeople would kill for that opportunity :/ as much as i respect sessler and other journalists, it seems a little excessive to complain like theyve destroyed theyre weekend..
123pol  +   839d ago
FFS how can they bitch about this.. the game reviewers should be happy they get to review the games FOR FREE !!! and test it before it releases.
boribori831  +   839d ago
People who attend those stupid lil events aren't alowwed to say a.100% honest opinion look at ign lol
cactusjack  +   839d ago
Wah Waaaah, sony wont let us review the ps4 until 2 days before launch, boo hoo. get a job sessler, a real one.
pete007  +   839d ago
sony´s best publicity is SILENCE, and the best reviews are not have a review before launch, to prevent sales or image damage. to me with the exception of KZ and infamous(visually), all other launch games are average or nothing special ONES, so do you know better policy than keep silent and do the same to industry critics?
DOOMZ  +   839d ago
Wow, Sony pulling a fast one, lol! No wonder Adam is pissed...
Skate-AK  +   839d ago
I don't think this has anything to do with Sony. I think it has to do with YouTube, monetization and placing add inside the video.
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PSjesus  +   839d ago
I always say gaming industry journalists are the worst kind
such a Queens and attention whores,parasites of the industry
never cared about them or their biased opinions,if Sessler want to leave the industry don't give an a$$ there are plenty of younger journalists with more open minds.
theXtReMe1  +   839d ago
The only reason Sony did this, was because they have a system wide firmware update that improves performance, that isnt ready yet and wont be until close to launch. They just want to make sure all of their ducks are in a row, so as not to cause unnecessary widespread panic on the consumer side due to overzealous reporters looking for any reason to knock Sonys momentum down a notch or two.

Sessler is just butthurt, because they arent making him a priority to spoon feed information. #overreacting
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EXVirtual  +   839d ago
I don't think it improves performance.
All I know is, Adam's angry because he doesn't get a free PS4 before launch and review it.
EDIT: The update just let's you do more with the OS, like background music.
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TechMech2  +   839d ago
There isn't a problem, so why do people care about sesslers potentially anti ps4 comments? Their isn't some set of strange issues with the ps4, so I think gamers don't have to care about sesslers comment
DOOMZ  +   839d ago
Whats the problem. Let him genuinely review the system & games! Whats Sony scared of? Why do the games have to be reviewed in a controlled enviornment like that. Sometimes these things take a week or so. Just let reviewers do their jobs & stop being deceptive cheapos Sony!!! Hiding your flaws is not the answer...
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Belking  +   839d ago
Sony knows I told people before that sony are masters when it comes to smoke. They use it better than anyone.
TKCMuzzer  +   839d ago
There's nothing better than someone using their only chance to comment and completely wasting it.
Oschino1907  +   839d ago
PS4 will be mostly sold out and hard to find for months. Preorders themselves are backed up for months.

So tell me again why he specifically needs Sony to personally send him a system and games to review before launch.

Anyone waiting for reviews and on the fence about getting the system or games will have to wait till well after launch regardless.

99.99% of those who pre-ordered either system won't be swayed by pre launch reviews let alone any reviews after launch.
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Aceman18  +   839d ago
i know i'm not going to be swayed by anyone else's reviews, opinions on something i want to buy and already have paid for in full.

Sess and the other whiners just need to stop whining.
TKCMuzzer  +   839d ago
Like us you don't really know what's going on yet you come out with a comment like this. Why? Do you have inside information of what's happening or are you putting 2 ans 2 together and getting the answer you want.
Hicken  +   839d ago
... or the reviewers could stop being cheapos, expecting free consoles, and buy their own damn consoles like the rest of us do. And they could stop being cheapos and buy their own damn games instead of expecting free review copies.

Trolling with ignorance is not the answer.
rainslacker  +   838d ago
I'm sure he's welcome to do so. Sony is just not sending him a testing unit to do it early, or a unit that can record directly for editing. Basically they've relegated Sessler to pretty much every other YouTube reviewer and 3rd tier gaming site on the net. At least that seems to be the general consensus on what's happened.

Not sure if he was invited to the event or not, but not sure why people expect Sony to invite every single YouTube reviewer and 3rd tier gaming site to the event. It makes sense that they would invite the ones that will get them the most coverage.

In the long run, I'm sure Sessler will be fine. He has enough followers and enough ins with the publishers and developers to get all sorts of free crap from them for his review consideration. If he is in such dire straights that his career will be ruined over a few days of not having an immediate scoop, then he is doing something wrong elsewhere in his life, and that's not Sony's(or anyone else's) responsibility to take care of.
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