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Submitted by AIndoria 1206d ago | opinion piece

I used to love Sony; now I hate them

The author has been a Sony fan for as long as he can remember. From staying up all night to play his PlayStation, to the hoards of games he owned for the PS2.They’ve always kept their promises and have always delivered when it comes to gaming.
Now, recently, he got caught up in something which made him fall out with his favorite gaming company. (Culture, Sony)

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Masane   1206d ago | Spam
abzdine  +   1206d ago
Good, stay where you are.
guitarded77  +   1206d ago
Anytime someone is a fan of a brand and not games, they will be let down.
nerdkiller  +   1206d ago
rable!,rable!,rable!,rable!,ra ble!,rable!
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slazer101  +   1206d ago
I used to love to read articles; Now I hate to.
Diver  +   1206d ago
exactly. game judgement just stated they are biased. no need to ever look at that site again. not ever.
MYSTERIO360  +   1206d ago
What a surprise another Sony hate article
shoddy  +   1206d ago
I told you guys.
It's a daily thing.
ALLWRONG  +   1206d ago
Sony has a loooooong way to go before they match the number of Nintendo and MS hate articles on this site.
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Hicken  +   1206d ago
And you have nowhere to go before you embody your name.
RedDevils  +   1206d ago
What a cry baby LMAO
bubblebeam  +   1206d ago
I know right? How dare he complain about Sony when they are clearly in the wrong.

Read the damn article. The reason Sony and Microsoft get away with poor customer service is because when someone does complain, they aren't taken seriously and blind fanboys defend multi-billion dollar corporations because they are immature children.

Forget your console loyalties (I am an avid ps3 and 360 gamer), these companies can't get away with this.
You complain that Bethesda can't fix their issues, yet when Sony has technical issues and can't fix it, it's okay?

The hypocrisy and pure stupidity leaves little doubt that the internet is infested with little brats like yourself.
MaxXAttaxX  +   1206d ago
It sounds like one gamer's incompetence. He can't figure out the parental controls and the rating system. I wasn't aware that this was even a real problem to anyone but this guy. His US account works just fine, but he refuses to use it.

You are overblowing this whole thing talking about blind fanboy loyalty and comparing the situation to Bethesda's mediocre programming.
bubblebeam  +   1205d ago

My disagrees just shows how dumb people are. This is also a programming issue. He even said on his master account the parental controls are off.

Whether I am right or not, how does it justify making fun of him? Of course, it could just all be a conspiracy paid for by microsoft.......

All of this is coming from someone who usually takes Sony's side, but I can't stand for stupid biased opinions when people obviously haven't read the article.
Picnic  +   1206d ago
In a nutshell - you've bought some products that have given you many hours of pleasure in your formative years made by some creative (and not so creative) people but you want to whine about a minor inconvenience of them. It's like going out with Helena Christensen and complaining that she never does the washing up.
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AIndoria  +   1206d ago
So Should I abandon the online experience, which is a major part in the games like Borderlands 2 and Dark souls, and just be okay with Singleplayer campaign/Offline gaming just because perhaps, perhaps, I have a defective unit or a fault from Sony's side?
DragonKnight  +   1206d ago
Nope. What you should do is stop crying like a baby and play on the account that you can play it on. Why do you have to play it on your Indian account? Maybe next time just lie about your age. The parental controls are set automatically based on age because of parents who b*tched that games are too violent for their innocent children so Sony implemented it to be politically correct and avoid frivolous and unfounded lawsuits.
AIndoria  +   1206d ago
@DragonKnight : Quote from the article:
"Now, I would create another account but most of my online and season passes are linked to this account, which is a bummer. "

'This' being the Indian account.
DragonKnight  +   1206d ago
Yeah, I read the article. My point still stands. It's up to you to know what you can and can't play and where. It's not up to Sony to hold your hand every step of the way. If you have an account that you CAN play certain games on with no problem and an account where all you encounter are problems, which one should you play on?

And given that the parental controls come into automatic effect based on the age you submitted for your PSN account, you either lied about your age to make yourself seem younger for some stupid reason, or you're not old enough to play the game. So again, your problem, not Sony's. Stop whining about trivial nonsense.
HowarthsNJ  +   1206d ago
Love and Hate are different sides of the same coin are they not?
Shadow Flare  +   1206d ago
In England we have heads or tails
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forestfrog   1206d ago | Immature | show | Replies(2)
Arcee  +   1206d ago
Sorry, all I read during that whole ranting diatribe was "whine whine whine, bitch bitch bitch, crybaby crybaby" and so on.
MySwordIsHeavenly  +   1206d ago
I'm not siding with the author, but you two seem to have something in common...
wenaldy  +   1206d ago
Ungrateful spoiled kids.
WrAiTh Sp3cTr3   1206d ago | Immature | show
thehusbo  +   1206d ago
ye alright.
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josephayal  +   1206d ago
Funny Article anyway I love all my consoles and I have plenty of them
Burning_Finger  +   1206d ago
One less annoying 12 yrs old on PSN.

shoddy  +   1206d ago
Yep he doesn't deserve free online and great exclusive games.
r21  +   1206d ago
Im sorry but this is IMO hilarious! Quite unlucky to have such a glitch. That or his parents dont want him playing mature games XD
moparful99  +   1206d ago
Really? You've "stood" by Sony for all of these years and you turn coat because of Parental Controls? Give me a break...
LightofDarkness  +   1206d ago
Not for parental controls, but because the console he paid good money for can't play games online that he also paid good money for, and the best response the customer service guys gave him was "figure it out yourself, tough luck".

This isn't "whining" or "entitlement", and you acolytes need to get a grip. Hate may be hyperbolic, but I certainly wouldn't regard Sony in the same light as before if this happened to me.
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HowarthsNJ  +   1206d ago
Parental controls must be enabled on admin account then set for the Sub accounts.

Most people don't understand that if you disable the Parental Controls the sub accounts default to restricted.

That's the problem this guy is having.
AIndoria  +   1206d ago
@HowarthsNJ Now that I've read all the comments while enjoying my coffee (Damn took me some time), I'll explain :P

It is my Master account(the one you call admin account) which is having the problem. Parental control restrictions should NOT be a problem for master accounts. I live alone in university accommodation and I don't believe parents are a problem here.

Guy below me : Ever experienced those call-centers/customer service centers in India? Yeah...
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moparful99  +   1206d ago
@LightofDarkness Ok for starters I don't believe this guy's reccount of his customer service experience.. I don't know how it is in the UK but I've called Sony customer service on many occassions and anytime I had an issue with an OS or PSN matter the customer service rep would remotely access my ps3 and run a diagnostic.. They've never run through a script on a computer and once it was exhausted just become beligerant and rude then tell me to deal with it myself.. I'm skeptical that this exchange actually took place..
moparful99  +   1206d ago
@alndoria Like I stated I've not experienced Sony customer service outside of N.A.
Your story may very well be true but MY experience with Sony customer service has all been positive..
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Baka-akaB  +   1206d ago
Kinda my take here ... no offense to the guy , and sucks if true , but i dont know him , so why should i believe him ?

Still if the misadventure is true , good luck
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StrongMan  +   1206d ago
Hating Sony is like owning an iPhone, it's just cool to do.

dubt72  +   1206d ago
I hate Sony AND the iPhone, and THAT is cool.
DeletedAcc  +   1206d ago
Nobody gives a shit
GamerElite   1206d ago | Off topic | show
Ducky  +   1206d ago
... which is why this will become one of the hottest stories of the day within 3 hours of being approved.
DeletedAcc  +   1206d ago

And @GamerElite:
Haha xDDD
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sway_z  +   1206d ago
So the whole opinion 'Hate' Piece is because of parental restrictions??

I call BS!

This (so-called) writer begins by praising Sony's previous hardware and presents himself as a lifelong fan...then goes on to offer his hatred for Sony because of parental control issues....???

Smoke & Mirrors cannot cover up yet another 'Sony Sucks, Sony is finished, Sony is almost dead...soon to be defunct' hate article that are becoming more popular nowadays.

The words 'Bandwagon' and the term 'Motivated Media Sabotage' of Sony's PlayStation business instantly springs to mind.

What next? ....'My PlayStation 3 ate my Hamster?'

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Giantknight   1206d ago | Spam
BigBoss1964  +   1206d ago
Parental this guy taking the piss
Picnic  +   1206d ago
The only parental controls that this article makes me believe in is contraception.
manman6  +   1206d ago
I don't understand. Why are there so many "I hate Sony" "Sony is doom" on this website.
knifefight  +   1206d ago
Because everyone here heats them up by commenting and clicking. That means it's a great hub to snag thousands of easy hits.
Straightupbeastly  +   1206d ago
I hate Sony for different not having the drive and hunger anymore to be the best. They've gotten lazy and complacent. They don't know what their fans want and They don't know how to market anymore. I can go on all day.
fabod86  +   1206d ago
Their fans want a good support until the release of their next console and few years later.
They are doing it releasing new ip even so late in the generation.
What are the other two doing? One copletely abandoned their current gen console, the other is releasing the same two stuff as always plus a bunch of kid crap.
Maybe you have to rethink about the term "lazy and complacent" and add it to somebody else.
cyberninja  +   1206d ago
Here we go again. Sony bashing never stops.
bubblebeam  +   1206d ago
Except this one is warranted. I don't understand why everyone is taking Sony's side. As a ps3 gamer, I do appreciate Sony and their products, but they are clearly in the wrong here. They told him to figure it out himself.

It is on his master account, so it isn't him screwing up. Plus, in the article he stated most of his season passes are tied to the indian account, so playing on his US account isn't the best option.

I would love to see peoples (blind) brand loyalty put to the test by this same problem occurring.
Sony AND Microsoft have both screwed me over this gen. At least I can admit it.
Nicaragua  +   1206d ago
I cant decide whether this guy is a genius who has discovered Sony's evil conspiracy to ruin our enjoyment via a remotley accessed hidden "parental controls" killswitch, or if he is just a massive bell-end who cant figure out out his account settings.

Hmmmmmm, ive had a think about it and come to the conclusion that he is simply a massive bell-end.
ElectricKaibutsu  +   1206d ago
Everyone seems to be really bashing this guy for some reason. I've bought stuff that didn't work before. I've been on the phone for hours with customer support too. Has no one else had that experience? No one can spare a little sympathy for this guy?
GamerElite  +   1206d ago
Because the guy a major douche. Hating Playstaion because of a glitch with the parental controls.

My original 80GB PS3 just recently died. You don't hear me complaing or blaming Sony.
ElectricKaibutsu  +   1206d ago
Yeah, but that glitch is Sony's fault. Some people on n4g take console loyalty very seriously. They're treating this guy like a traitor. He didn't swear allegiance to Sony. What he did do is be a loyal customer throughout his gaming life and when it came time for Sony to have his back and fix a problem they caused, they told him he's on his own. I say he's not so much a "major douche" as he is understandably frustrated.
DragonKnight  +   1206d ago
It isn't a glitch or a bug. He submitted an age when creating his account that is restricted for the game he wants to play based on its PEGI18 rating. If he is under 18 years old, the parental controls automatically kick in preventing him from playing PEGI18 rated games. That's not a glitch, that's the way Sony designed it thanks to all the whining parents and idiots who think games are too violent for their innocent children. It's HIS fault. If he knew he was going to be playing games that the laws say he's not old enough to play, he should have made himself older when he created his account or knew enough about the PS3 to turn off parental controls right away.

Plus, he could always try to restore the unit to factory defaults, turn off the parental controls, and then redownload and reinstall the latest firmware. The problem with people like him is that they move to instantly blame Sony because they lack the necessary brain capacity to try stuff out on their own before whining. Searching for a problem online for 4 hours is B.S. too. Look through the systems settings, play around with the options, see what doesn't work then go online. Chances are very high that someone else has asked your question and there are answers everywhere. Hell, I typed in "parental control problems on PS3" and came up with a f*ckton of answers.

This guy is just ignorant of his system and wanted whine about it.
ElectricKaibutsu  +   1206d ago
Ooooooh. OK. That makes sense :)
HBK619  +   1206d ago
It's terrible that Sony try and stop underage kids from accessing content that is not allowed for them governed by laws enforced worldwide...Damn those smart, conniving people!

BTW you realise ALL companies do this? Maybe next time try and switch off the parental controls or just place your birthdate on your sub-accounts over 18.

Although to be fair, idiots shouldn't be allowed to play consoles, so good on Sony for stopping this guy!
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Gingersaws  +   1206d ago
' birthdate on your "sub-accounts" over 18. '

Read the article again.

i would be freaked out if it happened to me, to be fair. If it was a sub-account problem, then yeah, okay, that would be the guy's fault. considering that he said that it was his master accounts problem, at least that's what he wrote. parental controls+mater account don't mix well lol.
stubbed_out  +   1206d ago
I've read the article, I still have no clue what you're on about...why would you put them on in the first place?

Obviously I don't condone this (cough) but if you're under 18 and you say you're under a computer! you're just asking to get f*cked.
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chaos_mechanica  +   1206d ago
Clearly something has to be wrong on your side with the Indian account. Your US one works fine. It's just your Indian parental settings. Maybe you did it by accident, maybe one of the games somehow did it, maybe it's a default setting for Indian servers. But if everything else works fine, it's not like Sony did it on purpose.

I'm really hating all of this Sony hate that's been raining down on them lately for the randomest reasons. That's annoying.
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sandman224  +   1206d ago
Sorry about your luck. I live in the USA and never had that problem. Go buy a 360 I'm sure it will work fine.
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