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Sony Wishes You a Happy PlayStation Christmas

Look what Sony Claus just left under our Christmas tree! I know, we shouldn’t have peeked yet, but we’re naughty children

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dasbeer881417d ago (Edited 1417d ago )

I like how Sony said Happy Playstation CHRISTMAS, not that modern Happy Holidays bullshit.

Same thing for Quentin Tarantino's trailers from his upcoming film, Django Unleashed: The trailers say CHRISTMAS DAY, not Holiday 2012.

SnotyTheRocket1417d ago

Can't wait for Django, it looks really good.

thorstein1417d ago

"Happy Holidays" is not modern. It dates back to at least 1890. And "Season's Greetings" is even older. It used to be "With the Season's Greetings" until about the 1920s.

The idea that there is some sort of conspiracy to steal Christmas from Christians, however, is fairly recent. As far as stealing the holiday goes, well, according to the Bible, Jesus was born in the fall. This season is actually a Roman Holiday called Saturnalia. December 25th is actually the birth of the Sun God Mithras.

So, instead of getting upset at what people say, maybe we should just accept that what they are doing is wishing us goodwill, and thank them.

That is what I do when someone says, "God bless you" to me after I sneeze. I don't believe in anyone's god, but I smile and say thank you because they wish me goodwill. Just like I would say, "Merry (or Happy) Christmas" to you if you wished me the same.

So, get off the high horse and enjoy the season and all of those that you love.

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Pixel_Enemy1417d ago

Sony didn't say "Happy Playstation Christmas".. The image says "Seasons greetings" PSLS said it. Get over it anyway, don't even pretend you are offended.

I am not particularly religious but it wouldn't offend me even if it said happy kwanzaa.

Sheikh Yerbouti1417d ago (Edited 1417d ago )


It was Happy Holidays because of Hanukkah and Christmas, not Mithras. Get it? Holy Days?

It's not like Judeo-Christians have a monopoly on holidays, but I hardly think they ever confused it with pagan religions ever since Pope Julius I chose December 25th as the day of celebration in the 4th Century.

Where did Pope Jules come from? ROME! So of course he took a bit from their own customs from a effectively dead religion, but that was 2000 years ago. They have been 100% Christianized.

Unless you bring up Boxing Day or something, please stop trying to "steal" Christmas. Leave that to American a much better job.

Lotus91417d ago

Why would Django Unchained not say Christmas Day?? That's the day it comes out regardless of religion you believe in. Or even if you don't. The 4th of July is the same day in America as anywhere else.

PSNTomaz1417d ago

Its because all the Holidays are not on the same day DUH... going by your logic Chiniese new years is on Jan 1st...

CommonSense1417d ago (Edited 1417d ago )

You do realize that Christmas Day and all of Holiday 2012 can be different things, right? Christmas is a specific day....umm...Dec something.

inveni01416d ago

We're atheists, but we celebrate Christmas Day. We don't celebrate the birth of Jesus, but we do the whole Santa thing with the kids (after all, they only get to live in fantasy for such a short time), and we definitely say, "Merry Christmas," to people we see. We don't have a problem with companies that say Merry Christmas, either. We don't even mind a Christmas Tree in the White House, because the tree is pagan in origin. I think that Christians are more concerned with "Happy Holidays" than everyone else is concerned with "Merry Christmas".

Ser1416d ago

Leave it to the internet to argue about being offended by the term "Christmas".

Merry Christmas, guys.

Smashbro291416d ago

Well you see in America there are other holidays around the same time that matter just as much.

jeseth1416d ago

@ Thorstein

I agree with your comment and like how you pointed out Jesus' real birth time of year and where some of our common "holiday" phrases come from.

I think the thing that gets Christians, like myself, jerked is that there is a horrible double standard out there. In a country founded on Religious Freedom (America) it seems like everyone likes tearing down Christian traditions but allow and are outspoken about others.

I respect all religions and people's beliefs. I think religion is a good thng to have in people's lives no matter what God you pray to because from what I've seen is that Religion basically encourages you to be a good person and help your fellow man.

What upsets me is that Christmas Tress are frequently being renamed "Holiday Trees" but other religious symbols of other religions are not being renamed to be more PC. I live in RI and our Christmas Tree in the State House was renamed the "Holiday Tree" but they have a Menorah right next to it with a sign saying Happy Hannukah (sorry for any mispelling)! That to me is offensive in that my religion is being censored while others go unchecked.

Either celebrate them all equally or make them all generalized.

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IAmLee1416d ago

this is like the kindest troll ever.

Sev1417d ago

The children were nestled all snug in their beds,

While visions of Kratos appeared as he severed some heads.

dbjj120881417d ago

Hahaha, I'll + you "Funny" for that one.

doctorstrange1417d ago

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house not a creature was stirring, not even an ottsel

doctorstrange1417d ago (Edited 1417d ago )

Seems people don't like Jak and Daxter

MariaHelFutura1417d ago

It's not Xmas w/o a decapitation.

Godmars2901417d ago

Those be some messed up kids.

HebrewHammer1417d ago

I'm a Jew.

A lonely Jew.

On Christmas...

bloodybutcher1417d ago (Edited 1417d ago )

would jew join me on christmas then?:)

thorstein1417d ago

I celebrate it, and I am atheist. Bwahahaha! No one can stop me from giving to those I love and spending time with them!!! BWAAHHAHAHAHHA!

bloodybutcher1417d ago

i don't celebrate it.i just participate because i want to get some stuff:P well, now it's changing because i have my family now, but before i just didn't care.same with birtdays:)

Smashbro291416d ago

I'm with ya man!

Maybe Nintendo will wish us a Happy Hanukkah.

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bloodybutcher1417d ago

dashing through the snow, with the huge Artemis blade, look at Kratos go, slaying all the way!
Helios lost his head, Poseidon lost both eyes,
i must really say, Kratos is not nice!
breaking Hera's neck, screwing Hepheastuses wife,
this guy simply knows what is best in life!

Cryptcuzz1417d ago

That is truly awesome. You sir have a talent!

Dasteru1417d ago

*When along came Kratos and severed their heads*

NoFanboyRequired1417d ago

Good christmas story right there. +bub for you lol.

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violents1417d ago

Sony claus left nothing but happy wishes under my tree, I wanted presents.

Guess I'll just have to be happy with all my free playstation plus games. OH NO, right?

SPAM-FRITTER-1231417d ago (Edited 1417d ago )

don't you pay for PS+?

where do you get free PS+ so i can play all these FREE games.

Hicken1417d ago

Get a PS3, and you'll get at least a free month of Plus. Get the white one advertised on Amazon, and you'll get a year for free.

Really, stop trolling. You PAY for the SERVICE; the games are a BONUS, ESPECIALLY since even if you DID count the games, Plus would have payed for itself after just a handful of games.

BitbyDeath1417d ago

Here's a link SPAM

"PlayStation Plus: Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition Free for Members"

You should sign up and you too could get Free games.

MysticStrummer1417d ago

Are you from the US? I only ask because the US is so bad at math and you seem to be as well. If what you get with your paid service has a greater value than the fee itself, it means you're getting something for free. See? Math can be fun after all.

CommonSense1417d ago

All he did was point out that PS+ isn't free. Which is true. What's wrong with you people? Seriously

Lvl_up_gamer1416d ago

So now pay to play is considered free? So i have been playing online for free over xbl the last 10 years? Awesome thanks MS.

I will never understand the sony loyalist mentality. They talk trash that xbl requires a paid subscription to get access to online and free games and content but PS+ is not a bad thing because you pay a subscription so that you can pay MORE for discounts and get free games so long as you keep paying for a subscription every year....

The hypocrisy on this site seriously blows my mind.

P_Bomb1416d ago (Edited 1416d ago )

You're not paying for online access though, Lvl_up_Gamer. Or Youtube, Netflix, the web browser. All that's still free by default. You're not forced to buy it.

There's even a difference on shared features like cloud storage. Apart from the difference in MB capacity, Plus Cloud also unlocks all DRM'd save files. I pay for Gold yet there are still games like ME3 that it *won't* let me back up to cloud.

The difference in game access is pretty vast. Even just looking at shared multiplat titles from Games on Demand. Plus gets you full access to Saints Row 2 and Just Cause 2. With XBL Gold, you still have to buy them.

If you use it, it can pay for itself on just those two games alone. Depends on the individual. It's not "Sony loyalist mentality". Costco does the same thing.

Sheikh Yerbouti1416d ago (Edited 1416d ago )

When you have a buy one get one free deal do you pull up at your McDonald's or Gamestop and say..."It's not free because I had to buy one first, Durh!"

NO. Because you'd be look upon as an idiot. Same here. No one's at a lost of what it means...there's really no such thing as a free lunch. You're standing up and saying you're an ass if you think this is new information to ANY consumer.

If it bothers you that bad, Tell Sony to take down all the 'FREE's from their store front for PS+.

Really, are all you 15 years old?


andibandit1416d ago

Hicken is right

Its free....
After you paid for it

violents1416d ago

Yes I support sony by purchasing the premium service subscription for 50 bucks and have been givin in return like almost a thousand dollars of free games over the year since e3. So would severely discounted work better for you? Because I really need your approval on this one. I'm still gunna say free so choke on that just a little, k?

violents1416d ago


The only person in here talking trash is you. all I said is playstion plus gives me free games. Considering I paid 50 bucks and have gotten much more than that back in "free for plus members" games I would have to say That the service paid for itself in like 10 minutes of having it, so yes FREE GAMES.

violents1416d ago

I think its hilarious that half of the people talking trash about my innocent comment only have like 1 or 2 bubbles to use.


BitbyDeath1416d ago

If i paid $50 at the petrol pump and was told all my future fillings were free for a year, i'd consider that free as well.

I already got my moneys worth at day 1.

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Cam9771417d ago

The Unfinished Swan is one of the upcoming discounts, I plan to buy it and play it on or after Christmas Day to make it seem even more special.

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