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Ex-PlayStation Spokesman: ‘You Have To Question The Priorities Of The Company As A Whole’

An ex-Sony PR representative has slammed his former company following a recent round of layoffs that left him out of work late last week. (Industry, PS Vita, PS3, Sony)

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NewMonday  +   1231d ago
"Sony in general is serving too many masters. Each company should operate autonomously. PlayStation shouldn't suffer b/c TVs are overpriced"

true about TVs they are the division that is costing Sony and encumbering them, but they persist because of the legacy
Pushagree  +   1231d ago | Well said
I'm sure a guy that just got laid off will have truthful, unbiased, and non-spiteful things to say about the company that just laid them off.
black911  +   1231d ago
Why Because They Let You Go lol.
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HammadTheBeast  +   1231d ago
He can say goodbye to future jobs in gaming then. And he shouldn't even be this mad, considering he basically "won" the job through Sony's the Tester show.
Dms2012  +   1231d ago
Doesn't mean these criticisms don't have at least a bit of truth to them.
NewMonday  +   1231d ago
the PS3 PR was not working, and a big reason for good 1st party games not selling, so don't blame Sony for changing things, perhaps outsourcing to professionals will turn things around.
smashcrashbash  +   1231d ago
Very true. People are always ready to believe that someone laid off by a company will have an unbiased view of them. No one ever thinks you can just be spiteful and venting your frustration.
pixelsword  +   1231d ago
I didn't even know he was a spokesman.

Good job, complaining guy.
Sarcasm  +   1231d ago
He's probably bitter that he went through all that crap to be the "tester" and then got laid off for probably being useless.

Now that he's blasted Sony with these tweets, good luck getting another job at any other company.
darthv72  +   1231d ago
well lets see
Companies do this all the time. It's called trimming the fat. While it isnt always good to hear about those who lose their jobs, it isnt always the most deserving that are victims either.

Meaning the ones companies let go are ones that (in their view) do not offer as much to benefit the company as those who get to stay.

Plus this guy was winner of the tester...WTF. did he think something permanent would come from that? Like he would become president of Sony one day because he won the tester?

Rather than bad mouthing the company you would have to list as your previous employer (yeah good luck getting good word of reference) he should lick his wounds and get back out there.
pixelsword  +   1231d ago
Trimming the fat.

Yeah, I'd say that's true.

also, there's an old saying:

Don't kick your old boss' nuts in front of your new boss.

That guy pretty much burnt his bridge mid-crossing.
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shutUpAndTakeMyMoney  +   1231d ago
Clicks link.

"An ex-Sony PR representative has slammed his former company following a recent round of layoffs that left him out of work late last week. "

Stops reading after...
GrandTheftZamboni  +   1231d ago
"What the point of AdHoc multiplayer when no one has a Vita?"

Even if no one has the Vita, he should know that functionality has to be planned before the device is available for people to buy it...

Maybe he was laid off because his perception of time didn't fit the tasks he was assigned to?
UnwanteDreamz  +   1231d ago
He should let it go n move on. He won the job in a contest. Prespective is needed
3-4-5  +   1231d ago
He also knows what goes on, on the inside...we don't.
yesmynameissumo  +   1231d ago
The hell he does. He was a PR generalist. Not a VP or Executive.
jadenkorri  +   1231d ago
1 thing you should never do, slam your previous employment, def understand the reasons, but your next employer might not like that.
Karum  +   1230d ago
Regardless of any bitterness or anger at being laid off there's really nothing he said in there that isn't true.

Sony have been rightfully criticized over their PR and marketing since the announcement of the PS3 and whilst it has gotten slightly better it still sucks.

@HammadTheOne - seriously? You think he shouldn't be mad at losing his job because of the means by which he got it? How is winning a contest any different than competing against other applicants for any regular job? Both involve competing against other people, the only difference is in the tasks and possibly the criteria.

Absolutely unbelievable comment.
DragonKnight  +   1230d ago
You know it's funny. This guy says that the unity of the company is causing a problem because one division can bring down the other divisions. Why don't we go back to 2006/2007 when the problem was that the divisions were autonomous to the point where there was massive communications problems across divisions. The heads of the various departments, especially where PS3 development were concerned, didn't work together and this was the cause of a lot of problems that PS3 had at launch.

This guy is pretty stupid.

@Karum: "How is winning a contest any different than competing against other applicants for any regular job?"

One is based on actual real-world experience, knowledge of the job, and skills to do the job. The other is tasks done for ratings and requires nothing more than that.
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cee773  +   1231d ago
they also continue to manufacture in japan because the legacy if sony sourced manufacturing to china they would save a bundle on just that alone its a lose lose for workers either way tho
Soldierone  +   1231d ago
They move to China, then why bother buying their TV's? They get parts made there, but its all handled in Japan. Which means a higher quality overall product. Everything else is made with crap labor and parts from China, and Sony is all about "we are better quality." If their TV's suddenly became crummy China pieces of junk, why bother?

Plus being a Japanese company and actually making your product in Japan warrants some respect. How many "American companies" are fully made in China? Apple anyone? I think Japan is smart enough to cut Sony breaks and keep them there unlike our country (America).
CalvinKlein  +   1231d ago
sorry bro, my ps3 clearly says MADE IN CHINA on it. so does vita
RememberThe357  +   1231d ago
Haha what are you talking about? They make most of their products in China.
Kurylo3d  +   1231d ago
u and your comment just got owned.
pixelsword  +   1231d ago
Sony and Microsoft are both made in china; not just Microsoft, cee773.

Lots of stuff is made in China.

My comments are often outsourced to various countries depending on the comment market.
baodeus  +   1231d ago
I guess Soldierone gonna skip PS4 thing is true though that I is really hard to find a product that aren't made in china :(
Robtheghoul   1230d ago | Trolling | show
subtenko  +   1231d ago
Im trying to figure out how 'mad' he is. He seemed to love what he was getting into, and liked Sony, now because this happened he ranted. I'm just wondering if he's pissed of more and what this guy wants to do. Just wondering..

Also, this must be why there is not Tester Season 4 right now because usually they would have had the tryouts and stuff right about now.
ZombieKiller  +   1231d ago
I actually had alot of bad things to say about my company when I was fired too....
Jazz4108  +   1231d ago
I have seen ex ms people complain about ms and you guys eat that up. Is it because they attacked precious $ony?
Jockamo  +   1230d ago
Isn't there some sort of confidentiality agreement that he's breaking?
MariaHelFutura  +   1231d ago
Who hasn't lost touch w/ their audience?
TheTwelve  +   1231d ago
The man is young and, you never know, he might be able to work for Sony again.

But he'll blow any chances he has by trashing them right now.

ChrisW  +   1230d ago
What?!? LBP Karting is going to die because of no PR?
Oh well... back to Mario Kart.
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ALLWRONG  +   1230d ago
Nice spin for people losing their jobs, way to go. I'm sure if you lost your jobs you would say the same thing... right?

"You have to wonder what the hell PlayStation was thinking laying off more than half of their software PR team going into the holiday season,"

That's a lot of people without jobs. But hey good for Sony though huh?
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geddesmond  +   1230d ago
Obviously hes mad but really lets face facts, Sonys PR have sucked this generation. A bunch of fools that don't know what the community want. We hear time and time again from publishers that its the PR team in charge of marketing yet huge billboards in films like Battle los angeles for Resistance 3 that appear in the film for 10 seconds in a film that hit cinemas months before the game released are crappy marketing ideas that are just wastes of money.

Lets not advertise our game on TV but instead we'll paint a truck with the game logos and have it drive all around the place blah. Understaffed lol Sony just got rid of yous to higher better PR people dummy and you know what it happened way too late. They should have fired everyone 4 years ago.

Don't even get me started on those crappy TV ads with the annoying voice overs
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neogeo  +   1230d ago
The Tv's are not over priced. when compared to samsung they are ALWAYS the same price or cheaper and have better picture. Please actually do you homework before a quick reply. I have been selling TV's for 3 years now and I know what I'm talking about.
RumbleFish  +   1230d ago
I don't know where you live but in germany and switzerland SONY's TVs are not more expensive than Samsung's and imo they are at least better designed if not better quality overall.
Christopher  +   1230d ago
I'm surprised that some of this is new. Haven't we been saying for years that Sony needs to vastly improve their marketing and realign their focus on the PS3 and PSP/PS Vita?
LUKENBACHER  +   1229d ago

Just to clarify, the prize for winning The Tester was a QA contract. He worked his way up to the PR department afterwards, and PlayStation could have let him go once the QA gig was completed.

But I do somewhat agree with you on the public rant after his termination. I am a fan of Will, but I would have found a more constructive approach to sharing my concerns if I were him. The packaging on the delivery of his points came across sort of bitter. If concern was his only beef, I would like to think it would have been handled a bit differently.
Jason_Tanner  +   1227d ago
Wrong. Check out their movie division. All released within the last two years or so have been terrible. Season of the Witch? Legion? And so many more...
PirateThom  +   1231d ago | Well said
"In typical fashion they're sending titles out to die"

Yes, because the PR teams did such a fantastic job with [insert PS3/Vita software/hardware] over the past few years...

Understaffed or not, it wasn't working and that sucks for the people and I feel for them, I really do, but it's not like you can just keep a functioning department when they aren't helping the games reach the numbers most of them deserve, should the developers take the hit instead?
LinLeigh  +   1231d ago
I remember when a new PS commercial coming out was something to look forward to. Now I can't even remember a commercial for the PS3.
irepbtown  +   1231d ago
The last memorable advert (s) from PS was Kevin Butler's 2010 streak. I loved the GT5 ones, they were top notch.
Ben_Grimm  +   1231d ago
You don't remember all those Kevin Butler commercials?

My what short memories we have.
pixelsword  +   1231d ago
The KB ones were great; I just hope they don't go back to those "Walrus drinking a statue made out of nipples while two men paint each other with redwood trees while sniffing cat booty" type of commercials where you don't know what the heck is going on.
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LinLeigh  +   1230d ago
I have never seen a Kevin Butler commercial because they aren't aired in my country.
Xof  +   1231d ago
Sorry, but the PS3 had plenty of great PR. And the Vita, well, can you really blame Sony for not advertising the Vita too much? A five-month period of almost no support is very hard to put a positive spin on, fanboys be damned.
Soldierone  +   1231d ago
What PR? lol....most smaller sites can't even talk to Sony, let alone review and help hype up a game. There is no advertising for anything anywhere. I don't care if Vita has no games, it has games coming up and I STILL don't see ads. I see Nintendo and MS ads EVERYWHERE, but nothing for Vita?

They used to advertise during sports games, in sports games, have events all over (The PlayStation truck used to be huge), demos and hype going into everything, and then it all died. I can't even remember the last time I saw a PlayStation ad outside of a gaming magazine or website.....Even Madden ads have the 360 logo at the end.....
gatormatt80  +   1231d ago
I guess you haven't seen the Madden ads with Paul Rudd and Ray Lewis then. I've seen the PS logo at the end of some of those.
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baodeus  +   1231d ago
But i thought u guys don't want to see ads and and sony is doing just what u ask for no? U should be happy.
Sev  +   1231d ago
The majority of the people here don't really understand what PR is and what it's used for.

Don't mistake it for advertising.

Sony let go some of their very best in PR. It's a damn shame to see these extremely loyal people out of a job. And truthfully, it's going to make my job more difficult in covering their products.
xyxzor  +   1231d ago
Any idea who got canned?
Sev  +   1231d ago
I do, but I'm not comfortable discussing who. I hate to see good people out of jobs and losing their livelihood, especially when they were great at their jobs.
GribbleGrunger  +   1231d ago
Sev, you are unhappy that someone got laid off that gave you information they shouldn't have? mmmmm...

Perhaps we'll get more surprises in the future.
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pixelsword  +   1231d ago
Well, all we can do is hope for the best.
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xyxzor  +   1231d ago
Of course, if you don't mind PMing me that would be great. I would hate to email someone who doesn't have a job anymore.
ChunkyLover53  +   1231d ago
I'm sure we'll hear "sour grapes" and a lot of excuses, but when there is a former Nintendo or Microsoft employee that rants about their former employer this place goes nuts with agreement.

Remember how that ex-Rare employee said Microsoft wouldn't let them do Killer Instinct 3? Same deal.

Interesting to see how people react to this obviously critical news. I've always said Sony lacked proper PR and advertising.
LostDjinn  +   1231d ago | Well said
"I'm sure we'll hear "sour grapes" and a lot of excuses, but when there is a former Nintendo or Microsoft employee that rants about their former employer this place goes nuts with agreement.

Remember how that ex-Rare employee said Microsoft wouldn't let them do Killer Instinct 3? Same deal.

Interesting to see how people react to this obviously critical news. I've always said Sony lacked proper PR and advertising."

I'm confused. What hasn't Sony let the PR department do? You use MS and rare as an example but I can't see how they're the same thing.

Truth of the matter is that this guy got fired and now he's venting. To deny that given his tweets shows you're looking to leverage this event to further your own agenda.

Seriously Chunky, show me a company that will support an under performing department by leaving it to stagnate. Any company will do.
iamnsuperman  +   1231d ago
I agree this guy is venting after essentially being fired which I really do not understand because who is going to hire this guy after this.

Sony's PR department has been quite frankly crap. Now I do not know if it is down to company resource allocation or the individuals (who got laid off)but it needed a shake up.
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andibandit  +   1231d ago
Venting or not, the guy is spot on in everything he said
cee773  +   1231d ago
I had no idea that rare a microsoft developer is the same as a sony PR Team /s
Knushwood Butt  +   1231d ago
This has nothing to do with MS, but if you want to know about the majority of the 360 team that got laid off in Japan a few years ago, just let me know!
Outside_ofthe_Box  +   1231d ago
I just knew a response like this was going appear and I'm not surprise that you of all people made the comment. I'm actually expecting more comments from the "usual suspects" (YAY! I finally get to use this phrase!) in a lil bit.

***"I'm sure we'll hear "sour grapes" and a lot of excuses, but when there is a former Nintendo or Microsoft employee that rants about their former employer this place goes nuts with agreement.

Remember how that ex-Rare employee said Microsoft wouldn't let them do Killer Instinct 3? Same deal."***

Yeah I remember that. And I remember you spewing "sour grapes" and making... I think the term is "excuses...?" Yeah, I believe that is correct. You was making excuses for it. But now figure this... Now that this is a former Sony employee you are going (in your term) "nuts" with agreement. Very interesting to see how that works isn't it?

***"Interesting to see how people react to this obviously critical news. I've always said Sony lacked proper PR and advertising.'***

I agree, hence why the department is undergoing changes.
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jd666  +   1231d ago
And you're such an expert obviously!
BitbyDeath  +   1231d ago
Someone being fired and someone leaving on their own accord are two very different things.

That said i'm sure many would agree with you on Sony lacking PR and advertising.
chrisarsenalsavart  +   1231d ago
Actually, since sony laid of their PR team, playstation brand as a whole have enjoyed their highest rate of commercial exposure here in europe.
At the moment, you see 3 times more advert for vita and ps3 than for nintendo. I have never seen that before. Sony is on the roll.

And sony said they will not drop the vita price. Guess what

Vita wifi+littlebigplanet =£189.00
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EVILDEAD360  +   1230d ago
LOL..Chunky is Spot on about the complete 'oppsosite' reaction when the other consoles are mentioned.

Just hit em' with the links and you can easily make your case. If not then the memorygets a lil' fuzzy around here as you can see from the response.

On topic, even some of the staunchest Sony fans have said the same exact thing about game advertisements.

Blankman85  +   1230d ago
Let me explain to you how N4G works;
Sony 1st party game sells poorly - Games journo reports and gamers and analysts suggest SONY lacks good PR, N4G on the other hand foams in the mouth and defends SONY PR, blames lack of sales on sheer number of exclusive choices on PS3 (even though for some reason multiplats don't seem to be affected)
SONY fire PR team - N4G: Good! They sucked anyway. They are the reason the games were not selling!
Put simply, if any part of SONY is criticized by anyone, that person can expect N4G to rip them a new one in seconds. You do not present any criticism to any part of SONY on this site.
If SONY however fires or closes down a department or studio then they are fair game. In fact expect N4G to go on a crusade to remind everyone how this is not a loss because their games suck and or don't sell and so SONY is doing the right thing sacking them, whereas mere weeks before SONY was being herald a saint because they keep studios arduod even though they don't make games that sell.
When Zipper were with SONY you couldn't say a bad thing about them. After they got sacked it became okay to say they'd lost their way.
Bigbig were "a small talented niche studio" when they were still with SONY and invaluable. Now because they were shut down they were a tiny unknown studio that nobody is going to miss anyway.
I could go on pointing out the fallacies and hypocrisy of this site but I'm sure you all get the picture.
MrBeatdown  +   1230d ago
Speaking of how N4G works, maybe you should mention how some people (you being a prime example) try to generalize the opinions of thousands of commenters on this site to make it sound like everyone is a hypocrite.

It's funny that in an article that is supposedly full of "fallacies and hypocrisy," you, EvilDead, and Chunky have yet to point to a single clear example here of an individual Sony fan being hypocritical or contradictory, let alone enough to prove there is any kind of trend, and instead chose to go with the usual, vague generalizations.

I can see why you do it. The more vague you are, and the less you get into specifics, the harder it is for anyone to refute. And that makes it easier for you to continue to pretend and perpetuate the idea that anyone who makes a comment you don't like is a hypocrite.
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P_Bomb  +   1230d ago
Agreed. "Do as I say not as I do" can be a bit pretentious, especially without relevant examples. Personally I've never cheerled when the shoe was on the other foot.

I feel bad for Will, I do, but in all fairness the entire industry is taking a hit right now. Might not be the best c.o.a to make headlines by calling out one of the major players in the industry, who also gave you your first break, when you're still rookie green yourself. I'd hope this passes soon.
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EVILDEAD360  +   1230d ago
LOL @ Mr. Beatdown as usual blind to when people are actually speaking the truth about what goes on in N$G because he's a part of it.

Your only goal in life is to pop up on certain posts and you know which ones you target and ignore the others.

But you don't weven address the topic AT ALL.

Chunky gave an EXACT example of when this ges on not a generalization, which is why I said for him to show em' the links.

Here's what he was talking about and look what YOU do while in that article..I bet you'll notice the DEJA VU from what your doing in THIS article


If you frequent N4G then you KNOW exactly what the usual suspects are going to say, because they do it over and over..and when it doesnt work they make more and more account to do it. Same stuff different day.

Once again..he is saying NOTHING that even the most hardline fan of Sony has said this gen. But I agree with ANYONE on here who says it wasn't the right thing to do from his position. But he's not the first or last that has made the 'twitter' mistake.

EVILDEAD360  +   1230d ago
@ Ndihu

I didn't read your post until now..but wow you hit it on the head as well about the usual trend on N4g.

Your example about Zipper was a good one, but just the best example of this is Resistance 3.

The game was on EVERY singe exclusives list for 11 months prior. They used it as ammo to say how great the exclusivdes were last year vs. MS.

When the game didn't do big numbers they started bashing Insominac. When Insominac said it was going to be their last Resistance the hate got even worse. It especiually happened when when they said they were going multi-plat.

There are plenty of examples but that was by far the worst I'd seen these some of these guys act on here.

This is not fiction, just look up the article on here yourself.

On topic...

In all actuality does anyone really blame Sony if they are seekeng a new PR team or better ads? I know wouldnt.

MrBeatdown  +   1230d ago

I said none of you actually pointed to one clear example of individual hypocrisy. And you haven't. Point proven.

Instead, you resorted to generalizations. You're bothered that popular opinion favors Sony around here, so instead of calling them out for the supposed hypocrisy you ramble on about individually, you just link to a single article and act as if the general tone in each article proves your point.

If there really was the level of mass hypocrisy you suggest there is, you wouldn't need to rely on generalizations. You could easily get into specifics, individual by individual. But you don't, because it's easier to throw people under the bus with a bulldozer than it is to actually do it with some finesse and get your hands dirty.

The funny thing is you act like I'm "part of it" by pointing out what I did in that article. I called out Dirty for posting nearly every negative off-topic thing about Sony he could think of, rather than just addressing the specific topic of the comment he was replying to.

And here, I'm calling you three out for relying on generalizations to "prove" this site is dominated by hypocrites instead of actually addressing individuals. It's unsurprising that you resort to generalizations and vagueness as a way to discredit me.

Fact is, there is nothing hypocritical about what I said here and there. It's a prime example of how you generalize, remain vague, insinuate, and warp the truth. You shoot the messenger so you don't actually have to acknowledge that all those comments you don't like might actually have some merit.

Need more examples? How about how you constantly insinuated me and Outside_ofthe_box were the same person just because we both showed up in a few of the same articles, and didn't shut up about it until I called you on it and told you to back it up by talking to a mod? Just like here, you had a clear opportunity to back up what you were saying, but you didn't take it. You accuse, but never prove. You tried to brush it off as if it was a joke, but at best, it was a deliberate attempt to annoy us. You know... trolling.

Which leads me into a perfect example of hypocrisy. If you actually were just trolling, ahem, "joking," it's awfully hypocritical that you also accused me of "trolling" Mass Effect 3 articles by "posting spoilers"... when I clearly wasn't trolling, and my comments were even well received based on agrees. Two for one. We got lies and hypocrisy from you on that one.

You've clearly got a penchant for trying to spread baseless lies and warping reality to suit whatever sad agenda you have against PlayStation fans, so you'll have to forgive me for not taking your ramblings about the widespread hypocrisy of PlayStation fans with anything but a massive grain of salt.

Hell, speaking of hypocrisy (or just ignorance), you call me out for not discussing this article "AT ALL", even though I actually did post a comment discussing the topic that offered just as much in relation to the topic as your own.

See? You don't even have a proper grasp of my comments in one article, nevermind those of thousands of commenters across thousands of articles.

By the way, your grade school quality insults ("Your only goal in life...") are as entertaining as ever.
EVILDEAD360  +   1230d ago
Here's the bottmline folks all 3 of you..

I'll repeat to Chunky & Nvidhu..both of you are spot-on in those specific instances about the hypocrisy and reactions on, whether some on here want to admit it or not.

It would be easy to go wall of text for wall of text over one account like Mr. Beatdown, but in his case it isn't een close to worth it. Why?

One because he's already been addressed. You can pull those same old links all day..I addressed you then and love watching you still cry about them to this day. Especially when you kept repeating yourself over and over in every article. (LMAO). I stand by ANYTHING I ever said in your direction especially. But since you don't read or understand the words that come from your keyboard what's the use of rehashing? There isn't..keep it moving or keep crying I could care less.

Especially when you as usual you arent bring ANYTHING to the topic at hand, just trying to instigate something up by putting other people in your mouth till they give you some attention. This article is simply Exhibit A among others.

That is until, they look at your account and realize exactly what I have..ooohhh I isnt even worth

Nuff said..back to talking about and supporting games..the reason 'MOST' of us who actually love this hobby come to Let the usual trolls and haters do what they do. They are harmless anyways.

MrBeatdown  +   1229d ago
Another classic Evildead post.

When someone calls you on your BS, you dismiss it, spin it, or come up with pathetic excuses.

Not worth it? What a cop out.

I called you on your hypocrisy, and the broad, vague accusations people like you need to resort to whenever popular opinion doesn't match your own viewpoint. Here, you've done exactly what I said you do. You make accusations that you can't back up. You pick fights you can't finish. You hide behind the ambiguity of what you say because you know that's all you have. You weasel your way out of defending your drivel by coming up with even more of it. You claim it would be easy to back up what you say, but you don't, because you can't, and it's blatantly obvious why.

Do I care about what you've said in regards to those comments I posted? Can't say I do. You make up blatant lies to try to make me look bad. That's all I need to know. Anything else from you after that was just a desperate attempt at damage control, just like what you posted here. Don't like it when I bring up your history of trolling and lies? Too bad. You want to throw around accusations of hypocrisy? Go ahead. But I'll let people know exactly what kind of person it's coming from.

Unsurprisingly, you provide us with yet another example of your hypocrisy by once again trying to pin something on me. I replied to off-topic comments you made, yet you criticize me for not bringing anything to the topic at hand. I reply to someone making accusations, and you call me the instigator.

You, Chunky, and Ndivhu were more than willing to run down PlayStation fans, but you act like it's me keeping you from discussing the article. The irony is I'm the only one of the four of us that posted a comment that was entirely on topic. But as always, you blatantly disregard reality to throw anyone and anything you don't like under the bus. Fortunately, anyone with half a brain doesn't buy into your crap. So I suppose you're right... you are harmless.
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Outside_ofthe_Box  +   1229d ago
Generalizations indeed.

I can easily say the same thing about 360 fans about their opposite reactions when other consoles are mentioned as well. I don't get way you guys act like 360 fans are immune to bias.

Evil and Chunky bring up the rare article, but your reactions aren't the same there as they are here, which is EXACTLY what you are criticizing people on N4G for.


You took issue with me being in a Halo article lmao because I called you out, but you deflect it as me not being allowed in an article because I apparently have no interest in it, yet the article is about reasons why people that aren't interested in it should be interested in it... lol.

But Nidivhu mind telling me how come you're in this article despite you clearly having no interest?

At the end of the day, if you favor something over the other(which we all do since we are human) you aren't going to have the same reaction/response to something that you favor less. I know you three are going to disagree with me because you think all Sony fans are hypocrites and all 360 fans are saints, but we really need to be real here.
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EVILDEAD360  +   1229d ago
LOL..NO ONE is scared of you Mr. Beatdown where they are running scared and have to cop out from anything. But, after it's been done over and over, someone has to be the bigger peron and let it go.

You brought my name out I responded. Click disagree, provide another wall of text, do what you got to do. I've adrressed you when I needed to do it and I'm not going through repeating my stance again and again to a someone like you.

To the other profile..'Outside' guy. Who is 'unsuprisingly' jumping in..

'Evil and Chunky bring up the rare article, but your reactions aren't the same there as they are here, which is EXACTLY what you are criticizing people on N4G for'

My reaction were EXACTLY what they should have been in BOTH cases..amd NOTHING like what Ndivhu is pointing out.

You didn't see me simply bash the ex-employee from Rare for his opinion, NOR do you see me bash this guy for his.

The Rare conversation has been a standard this whole gen and I adressed my thought on it..period. But, I also said can you blame MS for their actions regarding Rare.

In THIS article, I said that even the most hardline fan of Sony has said exactly what the guy tweeted..but read what else I wrote..

'But I agree with ANYONE on here who says it wasn't the right thing to do from his position. But he's not the first or last that has made the 'twitter' mistake. '

'In all actuality does anyone really blame Sony if they are seekeng a new PR team or better ads? I know wouldnt'

I just keep 100% real here, in both cases you could argue for the actions of Both MS and Sony.

And you are dead wrong if you believe that I believe ANYBODY on N4G, no matter what preferred system they own are 'saints'.

Again, I gave you two 'profiles' your attention. My original comments still stand, my past comments still stand. Click disagree, write another wall of text but I'm done here..have fun

PS..thanks to the both of you for copying my lingo in your's good to see I've had a positive influence on N4G where it was definately needed

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MrBeatdown  +   1229d ago
Oh, Evil. I'm not trying to scare you. I'm just pointing out what a hypocritcal troll you are. That's all!

Bigger "peron"? That's funny!. I called you out, yeah, but you know what? You're one of the three that started crying hypocrisy. Just like I said, you refused to get specific, just so you could dodge the backlash and not have to answer to anyone. Didn't work this time though, and as always, you've embarrassed yourself yet still try to walk away with your head held high. You go ahead, take the "high road." Be the bigger man and all that. Whatever you got to tell yourself. Walk away from the issue you wanted to get into. Like I said, it's a cop out. It always is with you. It's a real cute act... You start a fire, then walk away when it gets too hot and blame the other guy.

Thanks for the offer, but I don't really need another wall of text. I think I did a pretty thorough job of highlighting your hypocrisy and just how hollow all your accusations really are with that one post. Your damage control really says more than I ever could.
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EVILDEAD360  +   1229d ago
Yup..was right the first time..Exhibit A..going back and forth with this fantroll on repeat is idiotic..

If you do respond they pretend it's damage control...

If you dont respond they pretend someone is actually dodging them..LMAO

It's so easy to eat these troll-a-thon profiles with only one reason to exist.

Been there done that..what am I supposedly embarrassed of on N4G? Who embarrased me? You? LMFAO..I'm blushing over here..

Like I said same stuff..different day..usual suspects..

That was fun..back to talking about games..the reason I'm on here.

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Outside_ofthe_Box  +   1229d ago
***"I just keep 100% real here, in both cases you could argue for the actions of Both MS and Sony."***

Then where's the issue? If it's totally possible and acceptable to argue for or against the actions of both MS and Sony why it an issue if people were to argue against MS and then come here to argue for Sony?

I don't understand that. You can't blame MS for their actions, but is it such an issue or wrong if one were to side with the ex-rare employee? Same here. You can't blame Sony for their actions, but it's totally possible to side with someone that got laid off or fired.

But Chunky makes it seem as if that if anyone were to defend Sony in this instance you are being Sour and making excuses. And you claim that he is spot on.

Whenever there is a negative Sony article there is always some that likes to point out how people are "defending" something that is the "truth." The "truth", apparently some blogger's opinion is fact now and anyone that dares argue against it are either in denial or do damage control. But this is the case with any negative article about any company. There are always people arguing against it, but it seems that certain people only like to take issue on it when it comes to Sony...

Are there hypocrites on this website? Yes, but they aren't all Sony fans nor or all Sony fans hypocrites which you three appear to be claiming. Are there Sony fans that troll MS and Nintendo articles? Yes, but that does that mean that the entire N4G does it? Does that mean that no single MS fan or Ninty fan does it on Sony articles?

Why not pick out those that troll instead of saying "usual trend on N4G?" Instead of saying "you can't say anything negative about Sony on here?" I've found that I can't say anying negative about MS on here either without having someone be on my behind about it.

I wonder if I'm allowed to make generalizations and say things like "can't say anything positive about Sony in a negative article on here without someone calling you a defender or the SDF" because that definitely happens quite frequently on here.
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MrBeatdown  +   1229d ago
Evil, you're as predictable as ever.

I said one thing originally... People like you resort to generalizations about a certain group of fans on this site, simply because it's easy. You don't have to be specific when you can attack everyone with some across-the-board accusations. You provided a perfect example of that. You act as if it's the exact same people who turned on Insomniac when they were no longer useful. It's pathetic that that's the best you can do. You can't name names, and even when you do, you abandon that when someone calls you out.

You pointed to what I said here, and what I said in that other article. Yet that's all you did. When I called you on it, you didn't say another thing about it. Because you didn't have a leg to stand on. That's what you do... you make hollow, baseless accusations and hope somebody is stupid enough to buy into it. You act like everyone you disagree with is a hypocrite by generalizing and acting like all Sony fans on this site are some kind of hive mind that are all in agreement over every single topic, and you ignore the nuances and arguments of each individual's opinion.

I gave you a clear opportunity to prove me wrong by providing examples. Even just a few. You've done everything but that. You burned through six comments, yet you couldn't produce a single example of how anything you say is true. You criticise me for not discussing the article, even though you didn't discuss it any more than I did. You talk about how you want to talk about games, even though you opted to come in here and start accusing the community you so often disagree with. In fact, not one of your comments was entirely, or even mostly on-topic. You say you want to be the bigger man, but you keep coming back and calling me a troll without any basis for it. With you "it's do as I say, not as I do".

At least I can respect the other two for knowing when to quit. Maybe they acknowledge what I originally said had some validity, and maybe they won't make sweeping statements about a community of thousands in the future, and instead focus on the individuals that truly deserve to be called hypocrites. At least, that's what I hope. But you just keep coming back and yes, making a pathetic attempt at damage control, trying to act like your past comments about me and Outside have reasonable explanations, but are, as anyone can see, nothing but hypocrisy, lies and trolling... pathetic attacks on people who make a valid point you hate hearing.

You act like everything I'm posting is a failed attempt at scaring or embarassing you. I really couldn't care less about how you feel. You act like you don't care. Maybe it's just to try to save face. Maybe you really are that detached and clueless about how idiotic and immature you sound. It doesn't matter to me. All I care about is making sure that this community knows exactly what kind of childish, hypocritical troll it is that's running his mouth and attacking them without any ability or intention of backing it up. And I think I've done a pretty good job of that.
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WilliamH  +   1231d ago
Sony needs to learn how to advertise better, it's their biggest weakness. Also the discrepancies between the EU, US & JP PS store content needs a serious looking at. They have great products, it's just they need to let more people know they actually exist
RivetCityGhoul  +   1231d ago
no what they need to do is stop investing countless resources into crap no one wants like ps move & 3d for instance.
Hatsune-Miku  +   1231d ago
I want them
stuna1  +   1231d ago
Although I agree with the stop releasing crap part of your comment, just because you don't like the move controller or 3d, doesn't mean everyone shares your sentiments! There obviously is a market for that so called "CRAP"!

Like people are saying the PR department has been in need of a overhaul for a number of years! And it's unfortunate that some had to lose their jobs in the process, but in this economy employers in general can't afford to continuously carry around dead weight! Tough decisions are going to have to be made at some point or other divisions are going to be affected.
RivetCityGhoul  +   1231d ago
@stuna1 there is a market a very niche market too bad that it never took off, which is why i consider crap no one wants. because if people wanted it there would be a amass of sales. as much as people want to believe that sales do not matter, they actually do. imagine what sony would've done with those resources. made new games, had better advertisment for their games, hell they could have used the resources towards the vita. you know the stuff that is crucial to the playstation brand existing.
BitbyDeath  +   1231d ago
You do realise that Move has sold over 10 million units?
TongkatAli  +   1231d ago
Can someone explain to me why Sony TV'S don't make them a profit ? I love my bravia, but why are you killing Sony ?
RivetCityGhoul  +   1231d ago
cause they're over priced, you can get the same experience with other branded t.v's like samsung for a more affordable price.
InTheLab  +   1231d ago
Samsung TV's have a shelf life of 6-12 months..

My Samsung has a fat ass line down the left side of it from casual usage over the last year.

Meanwhile, I bought a Bravia 6 years ago that works as good as it did the day I bought it. I also bought an LED Bravia 3 years ago that still functions properly.

Samsung TVs are cheap Korean crap that somehow ended up with a positive reputation despite settling a law suit for selling TV's version of lemons.


Buy a Sharp or a Panasonic if you think Bravias are too expensive (they're not but that public perception...).
sjaakiejj  +   1231d ago

That's funny, I've had my Samsung TV for 6 years, and no matter how hard I look, I can't find a fat ass line down the side.

If that happened in less than a year, it's a manufacturing defect. You still have warranty, why haven't you traded it in?
InTheLab  +   1231d ago

I said over the last year. Since it's been six years for you, you probably forgot how Samsung offers a 1 year warranty and the line on mine is not what they cover...
forcefullpower  +   1231d ago

Totally agree about buying Sharp or Panasonic. Just bough myself a Panasonic TXP55VT50B and its absoutely blows samsung out of the water. I also bought cheap £400 Sharp Aquos for my missus sister and even that makes the samsungs look bad. I just dont get how they have got such a great reputation amungst people buying TV's. The only good thing about the samsungs is the smart tv part which has a lot of support.
sjaakiejj  +   1231d ago

"@sjaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaakd fj;fj "

Wow, so mature.

"Samsung TV's have a shelf life of 6-12 months"

That indicates you've owned your TV for less than a year, otherwise shelf life would've been longer. The warranty covers any manufacturing defects, and unless you bashed some object into the TV causing the line, it is covered by the warranty.

Any problem that occurs on its own, not by your misuse, over the warranty period is covered by the warranty.

I have two Samsung screens myself. My brother owns a Samsung screen, my sister owns a Samsung screen, and my cousin owns a Samsung screen. The youngest screen is my cousin's, which he's had for a year. The oldest is my sister's, which she's had for 7 years. None of them have broken or shown any signs of age.

That your one Samsung TV happened to have a manufacturer defect is bad luck, but it was covered by the warranty. That doesn't however mean that all Samsung TVs are bad, as mine and that of many other customer's experience with their TVs has been excellent.

Fun fact: Did you know that Sony used the same screens for their Bravia as Samsung for their TVs? Yes, that means your Bravia Screen is actually the same as a Samsung Screen ;)
wishingW3L  +   1231d ago
I bought a Samsung and that was the worst purchase of my life. The TV has crazy dejudder and it make games unplayable on it even though it says that it has a 6ms response time! I don't like Sony though either because their TV's are expensive but their panels and response times are way better than Samsung's bullcrap specs. I have a 6 years old Panasonic with 14ms response time and the image itself doesn't suffer from this much dejudder which is crazy!

The thing is that Samsung is cheaper due to the lower exchange rates and Korea being more stable economically than Japan. And people always prefer cheaper... But when a friend ask what TV to buy I always say: "Panasonic or Sharp baybee!". It doesn't matter if it's cheap or not their panels are always high quality compared to the crap Samsung sells. You need to buy the expensive stuff with 120/240hz from Samsung to get decent panels. Sony tends to do the same and that's why I don't like their TV even though I love their consoles.
P_Bomb  +   1230d ago
I've had my first Samsung LCD since 2007, kids are watching it right now. Just bought another, plasma this time. $2000 a pop. Haven't had a problem with the TVs at that price range.
InTheLab  +   1230d ago
@ sjaa

the point of my typing sjaaa is because your name is absurd. I'm sure that handle means something to you, but to everyone else, it's gibberish. If that's immature, well, It is what it is.

The screen has nothing to do with the capacitors, which are what causes the lines. Faulty capacitors are also what Samsung recently lost a class action lawsuit filed on behalf of certain Samsung owners.

It's not just me. My lonely broken Samsung won't be winning any class action suits...
Pillsbury1  +   1231d ago
I love my vizio and I love my ps3 but even I know Sonys Tvs are overpriced.
cee773  +   1231d ago
most of those cheaper samsung's tv's lack connections vga, audio out that even cheaper tv's have like philips, vizio etc.
wishingW3L  +   1231d ago
that's true man but people prefers cheaper regardless of the quality. Samsung already made the brand popular in part thanks to the joint they had with Microsoft back in 2005 to sell Xbox 360 (which was the first HD console) and people blindly trust them now. =/

Their TV always get good reviews but the models they review cost thousand of dollars!
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3-4-5  +   1231d ago
Everybody is missing the point.

1.) They are "cutting costs" by over paying an agency instead of paying their own people. = They are overspending where they don't need to.

What they are doing is this :

Mistake 1 happens and so they cut Team B.....That was mistake counteract that they go and cut team C....That was another counteract that they release a NON-needed super slim ps3...

^ Mistake 4....they should have used that money towards the PS4...which would help them with money they will lose when selling the PS4, because sony WILL overcharge for it.

They try to put band-aids on gunshot wounds...when they doesn't work they just use more band-aids and never actually remove the bullet.

Somebody running the company in a high position of power thinks they know more than they actually do.

Just wait until it's 2015 and still no PS4.
sjaakiejj  +   1231d ago
"to counteract that they release a NON-needed super slim ps3... "

Have you ever heard of "Cost Cutting"? It means reducing a product's features to that which the average consumer actually uses to reduce manufacturing costs and increase income. They gain more money than they lost by releasing the new slim.

Pretty much discredits the rest of your argument.
DivineAssault  +   1231d ago
"PS3 support will continue til 2015" is what sony announced to the public.. So if what your saying is true, PS3 support will suddenly die as soon as PS4 comes.. I dont think so.. PS2 was supported 3+ years into PS3 & im sure the same will happen this next round... Im guessing end of 2013 optimistically.. Possible spring 2014 launch, but im betting it will be shown this upcoming E3.. This is the 1st time sony had a console that wasnt the highest selling.. PS3 launched a yr later than 360 & is almost caught up so how are they even close to failure? Maybe their TV, PC, & Camera divisions are suffering but the Film & Playstation devisions are indeed thriving & will be the last things to go if the company goes under.. How many times did nintendo fail & they are a game company only?
neogeo  +   1231d ago
I agree with the first 80% of your comment. Only the last part is off.
1st Nintendo is bigger then the whole of Sony. Think about that for a while. Take Sony's game department and combine ever other department and your still not even close to Nintendo.

2nd Nintendo has NEVER had an operational loss in the company's history over over 100+ years.
Any the only had a profit loss once in the last 30 years.

3rd Nintendo has only ever had 2 failures that lost money. 1. the power glove. 2. virtural boy.
Nin even made more money and sold more games then Sony in the Gamecube days when Ps2 broke over 100 million plus, but how you say?
Gameboy advanced combined with gamecube turned 28% more profit then all ps2/PSP and games and systems sold.

Here is another fun fact. Nintendo owns a baseball team the Seattle Mariners.
they also own damn near every Saturday morning cartoon and Pokeymon. ever wonder how they sell s many kids games? Turn on any Saturday morning cartoon and count how many Nintendo commercials you see.
MS gets all the credit for marketing while they forget that Nintendo spams the kids with toys, cereals Toy's R us and tons of junk.
Anon1974  +   1231d ago
Nintendo's larger that Sony? What on earth gives you that idea? I Youtube video of someone saying it?
Sony's total assets are valued at approximately 13.3 trillion yen. Nintendo's assets, 1.3 trillion. Employees, Sony - 162,700, Nintendo - Not quite 5000. Total Equity, Sony - 2 trillion yen, Nintendo - 1 trillion. Revenue generated, Sony - 6.4 trillion yen, Nintendo - 647 billion yen. When you look at Fortune's ranking of the 500 biggest companies in the world, Nintendo isn't even on it. Sony's in the top 100, well ahead of Microsoft even and it's fallen in the past few years.

In every measure of a company's size you can have, Sony dwarfs Nintendo. How on earth could you possibly think Nintendo was a bigger company somehow?
MrDead  +   1231d ago | Funny
Sony should read the N4G comment section as this is where the world’s top business gurus come to voice their invaluable comments.

This should be No1 article in no time.
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garos82  +   1231d ago
Lol.that's hilarious bubs up.

However I think all companies should keep an eye out on forums and see what people are chatting about most about their products and or services
raWfodog  +   1231d ago
Now my coworkers know I'm not doing any work because I just burst out laughing when I read this.

Its funny because I was thinking the exact same thing. I hope they get those resumés sent out because those 6 figure jobs are waiting for them :)
Ben_Grimm  +   1231d ago
Definite and true, Sony should come here. Where else can they turn too with the media being so bias against them and every journalist wrong with their information.

Sony should take the professional advice of N4G posters and I'm sure they can become masters of the world in no time.
Hicken  +   1231d ago
So little content in your comments on the PS3. Interesting.

I don't even know where to begin addressing this most recent error of yours, except to say that, if you were a dog, I'd roll up an encyclopedia and hit you on the nose with it. I'll wager you were trying to be funny, but... it just wasn't.
BrutallyBlunt  +   1230d ago
Tell us Hicken, what comments did you just make about the PS3?

Nothing. Nada. Zilch. Zero.

This is what you do instead. Scroll through the topics on N4G, rummage through the comment sections looking for anyone who has negative things to say about the PS3. Use that 1 bubble of yours to go after them while totally neglecting the actual article because you cannot stand the negativity surrounding Sony.

Did i hit the nail on the head? Just add your little disagree to my comment to confirm.

The thing is Sony is in a huge financial crisis, so yes they do need question their tactics in dealing with it. That's including the Playstation division. Yes they have been guilty of not giving certain games the marketing they needed, including the peripheral Playstation Move. You also have to question their new PS3 super slim and who exactly is that supposed to attract?

The one main problem at Sony is that you have people in the company who don't want to change. This is what's making it hard for Kaz Hirai.



Read those. Especially the part about engineers at Sony. So stop burying your head in the sand and being upset at anyone who has something negative to say. If you can't stand the politics around gaming then stick to talking about games.
UltraVegito  +   1230d ago
You sir made my day :)
yesmynameissumo  +   1231d ago
I guess he needed some attention so here goes: Will, you were perfectly fine with Sony, until you lost your job. Understandable, the anger I mean, but obviously you're disgruntled as well. I feel for those who are out of a job, but Twitter bombing like a child whose sucker was taken away is sad. Asking to be on podcasts after the layoffs via Twitter is equally sad, but I gotta say, people like you are (frankly) bitch made. If they're so out of touch, why not look for another gig? If it was affecting you so much, to the point of harboring those feelings, why not leave long before layoffs were a reality? Welcome to the gaming industry dude. It's not known for stability.
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SaffronCurse  +   1231d ago
OOH Will Powers, Big man. Good luck finding another job in the industry after your little outburst.
Cyrisaurus  +   1231d ago
Not to mention he only had this job in the first place because he won a reality show contest. He probably wouldn't have been hired if he applied for the job.
bubblebeam  +   1230d ago
I'm sure EA will hire him, it is a requirement to have good "bad mouthing" skills to work there (they always slag off at their competitors).

This guy is living proof that Sony was right in sacking him. Not very professional on his part. Sony are well renowned for selling and making very high quality products. I also think that their PR and advertising people are very bad, and so this re-structuring can only mean a good thing for Sony's future.

Weeding out the rats. (I do feel sorry for those unfortunate ones who WERE doing their jobs)
TemplarDante  +   1231d ago
Sony in recent years has had TERRIBLE PR work for them.
Is this guy one of the bitter bad apples they let go?
Good riddance!
sandman224  +   1231d ago
It's sucks that Sony did the lay offs but I'm sure it was for there best. Interest. Either way that kid is a nerd. If I was him I'd join Microsoft. I'm sure they'll hire him after slamming Sony.
Captain Qwark 9  +   1231d ago
doubtful, he just killed his career. any company wont hire him because.....A. this was extremely unprofessional and B. any company now knows that if they have to lay him off, there is a chance that he will publicly attack them.

if he applied to a company i was doing the hiring for, he wouldn't even get the opportunity for an interview
blue_cheese  +   1231d ago
all i can say is that the PS1 and PS2 were phenomenal consoles, the PS3 wasn't even in stone throwing distance of it's predecessors.
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ShaunCameron  +   1231d ago
My sentiments exactly.
dubt72  +   1231d ago
Ps1 was good, not great and ps2 and ps3 suck
AngelicIceDiamond  +   1231d ago
I mention this before but Sony only heavily advertises games that are there flagship. Like GOW, UE, Killzone, and Grand Turismo. When they advertised Resistance last year I'm sure they took a big loss on that game just advertisement alone, despite being a pretty hefty Sony franchise. When Starhawk and Sorcery and Twisted Metal got released, it was clear Sony had no intention on advertising those 3 titles. That's money gone going down the tubes.

This guys been covering Sony for years now. Setting up ad campaigns, a yes man of sorts (That's there job) of course he'll vent about Sony issues now that hes not employed to them.

I can see PSAS, Vita titles, new Super Slim, ACIII bundle and Farcry all getting attention this holiday. Which they'll have to considering its the holiday and Sony just Nin and MS have to.
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chukamachine  +   1231d ago
Problem was the lack of advertising on TV. Where it matters.

And seriously from what i've seen of the vita titles coming, the handheld is about to get a massive boost in sales.
chrisarsenalsavart  +   1231d ago
Sony are going the nintendo route.
Less games, more money available for marketing.
But i am sure that the same people who complained about sony,s lack of advertising will complain about the lack of exclusive content.

I think kaz knows what is doing.
Do you really think he will sack half of the PR team right before the holiday season if he didn,t have a masterplan ?
Think people!
Ben_Grimm  +   1231d ago
Lack of advertising? where are people coming up with this? I see PS3 and PS3 related commercials all the time. I see them for 3rd party games as much as I do 360.

People on here act like Sony and the playstation isn't a house hold name and has no brand recognition. That is insane, Sony doesn't need more advertising that is for sure.
bubblebeam  +   1230d ago
Sony DEFINITELY need more advertising.

They advertised the heck out of Uncharted and Gran Turismo, and they were rewarded with Sales that and company would envy.

They didn't advertise Resistance nearly enough and that game flopped (sales wise, they still were great games).

I think Sony have the quality, and they know it too.
I think that a lot of their PR and advertising people are more business men than gamers, and so there is a lack of understanding and/or passion.

Hopefully this restructuring leaves openings for people who WANT to advertise and have a PASSION for games. Glad to see Sony taking action.
DivineAssault  +   1231d ago
Im sure if this guy was important & beneficial to sony, they wouldnt have canned him.. It sucks that he lost his job but hey, u gotta get rid of whats not needed & he was one of em.. I agree with the tweets saying that since hes bad mouthing a company he was working for, he will now have a harder time finding employment in the same field with another company.. Whos going to give this guy a job knowing if they need to let him go, hes going to trash talk to the public? No class, no job.. I hope they rebuild their company right & get some new PR out in the west.. Since Sony said they wont soley focus on cross play games, maybe they will start advertising things about vita that make it stand out & have an identity... Its a very misunderstood handheld & if what it can do gets out to more gamers, im sure it will explode.. I like 3DS n all but im sorry, $200 for the XL that plays $40 ports of 10+ yr old games vs $250 that plays $40 current gen games is a no brainer.. Show what value u get for vita vs the competition & it might pick up
Picnic  +   1231d ago
Ah well this turn in fortunes for Sony since the PS2 seems to have endeared them to Sega who gave them Jet Set Radio to put on PSN. And Puppeteer is out next year. Much to my surprise, it'll actually be possible to look back on the PS3 as offering some of the same quirkiness that the PS2 had.
brew  +   1231d ago
This guy has no will power.
ziggurcat  +   1231d ago
this guys is an idiot, and clearly butthurt over being fired.

and it's not like he came into his job legitimately to begin with...
Gridloc  +   1231d ago
First Sony cut "Core" their interactive magazine on PSN. I think they cut "Pulse", I haven't seen a new one since July. They have also closed a couple Studios (Zipper, Liverpool). I'm hoping this will be all that they cut, but I did read somewhere Sony was cutting 1000 or 10,000 jobs ( cant remember exacly).
Reborn  +   1231d ago
All I'll say is this.

Does this guy not realise that a lot of companies will research you, before they even meet you? Well, being put out of a job is indeed sad, especially in these times. However, if he hopes to land a job within the same area, he'll have it tough. Should have controlled your outburst there.

Better ways to express distaste, than that. However, maybe his comments hold weight, maybe not. Either way, I'm no expert on what Sony lacks, or things like that.
Captain Tuttle  +   1231d ago
Wasn't this guy an N4Ger? UNCyrus? Sucks you got laid off man, hope it works out for you. When a door closes another one opens and all that.

Good Luck
ChronoJoe  +   1231d ago
Wow, will be surprised if the guy gets another job in the industry.
bubblebeam  +   1230d ago
Maybe he can be EPIC GAMES janitor. I hear they are hiring at the moment.

Or he can be the guy who writes Cliffy B's jokes ;)
Raoh  +   1231d ago
PlayStation shouldn't suffer b/c TVs are overpriced"

I agree and I understand that losing your job sucks, especially in this economic climate.

But this is obviously not someone who understands how business is run.

Even the XBOX suffers when windows mobile under performs.

The iPhone suffers if the appletv under performs etc.

That's how divisions work. Its all true that sony has some internal structuring issues to fix but honestly, getting rid of redundancies is how you get back on track.

We are doing it at our company. Corporate is looking at us, do they cut their IT staff or ours? It will be looked at on paper as to who is performing and who is not.

Can't find the problem? It's most likely you.

I tell my kids that all the time. Look at your circle of friends. Find the fat one, find the lazy one, find the underachiever, find the problem.. Can't find it? Then its most likely you. Once you figure that out, do something about it.

Hey I liked socom games over all other shooters. So I liked zipper, but looking at their current run the past few years. Fan or not they had to go.

That's business. It's a Gaming Business but its not a Game, its Business.
J_Cob  +   1231d ago
"That being said, you have to question the priorities of the company as a whole - What the point of AdHoc multiplayer when no one has a Vita?"

That's a catch 22. Sony didn't expect the Vita to not sell well. If it didn't have that feature and sold well people would say, "Why doesn't the Vita have Adhoc support?"
supergravity  +   1231d ago
Not the brightest "star" is he?
-IronMan-  +   1231d ago
Good luck finding a job. You will be unemployed quite some time.
TruthbeTold  +   1231d ago
If each line of products within Sony operated autonomously, then sure, the Playstation wouldn't suffer due to TV's being too expensive, but at the same time, they couldn't afford to sell the product at a loss for the first few years. Sony is a broad electronics entertainment company. It's tough to be as such and not have an area or two dragging down others at times. But the bottom line is that the PS brand wouldn't exist as we know it if things were different. In fact, in order to survive, they might even have had to use older tech, less powerful consoles, with no DVD, BluRay, etc. like Nintendo does.
Alcohog  +   1231d ago
Its sort of ironic having a former PR guy speaking negatively to the public.
IWentBrokeForGaming  +   1231d ago
dude you think Sony burned you... wait to find out what you did to yourself!
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