GE: "Sony will be announcing its successor to the PlayStation 3 in just a matter of days. A proper reveal will be taking place this Wednesday."
Ahahah I love Sony :P
Haha this is hilarious! I feel completely the same. I'm so sick of Mario, it was alright when I was 8 but now he's just annoying. Absolutely milked to bits with no change. Nintendo would do better just laying the poor, tired character to rest.
What's even more hilarious are the double standards on here.
What double standard? Is there another character that has appeared in over 200 games? Mario has been milked by an order of magnitude more than anything else in gaming.
That its milked out doesnt say all the games are bad
And at the rate of modern FPS it will surpass it soon. Seriously I'm so over modern FPS games.
So of course we have seen Mario time and again, but I must say if people are complaining about originality in games then they might need to find a new hobby. I love games and play on all systems, but Sony has no room to talk. For all the new IPs Sony releases, most of them have game play comparable interactive movies take from several media before them. I mean don't get me wrong these games will look great and most likely have good stories, but slapping a beard on Nathan Drake, giving him a sidekick and putting him in a survival thriller must have taken all of 20 min to come up with (The Last of Us). Originality doesn't sell games regardless of how much people claim they want it in new IPs. If it did then Pikmin would probably be one of the top selling games of all time. Just enjoy games because supporting this hypocracy (even though I doubt Sony actually came up with this) just shows how much gamers have become disconnected with having fun altogether.
@truechainz "slapping a beard on Nathan Drake, giving him a sidekick and putting him in a survival thriller must have taken all of 20 min to come up with" Thats like saying Sega took sonic the hedgehog gave him throwing stars and made him taller for shinobi. Just because you build upon a game engine doesn't at all mean the games are similar, other wise halflife would be Quake 1, and COD would be quake 3.
@Fried Goat I don't know what game you are trying to compare sonic to (possibly iNinja?) but regardless you're getting right at my point. The Mario games (the 3d ones) do exactly that, build on the game engines. Each one is a new experience based from familiar settings. They are not exactly original just like Sony's Ips that do clearly take concepts from other games and movies as well. Just about all of the most popular games take things from other sources which is why complaining about Mario games is pointless, because most games now are not original. That doesn't mean we shouldn't play games or embrace the differences that are there. Just that you can't just call out Nintendo when they are clearly not the only ones doing it in some form or fashion.
Love this kind of ads, it shows that the war for next-gen begins :P
Sony is beginning to act like their fan boys childish and immature. they really need to watch the cockiness there is no garuntee the ps4 will be a success.
There's almost no doubting that the PS4 will be a success. But as you say this is pretty immature, I kinda doubt its validity.
"There's almost no doubting that the PS4 will be a success", True but the PS4 success is not promise and that's my point. Sony was so cocky this gen they thought they could charge what they wanted and people would buy the PS3 simply cause it was Play Station. And now they are trolling the competitors as if they already have next gens war in the bag, Cockiness is a very dangerous thing.
PS fanboys are just mad they came in last place this past gen. Pretty sad seeing how amazing the PS2 was.
@ whoyouwit04 There was definite arrogance, but they had to say something to justify the cost. They charged what they did because of what was inside the box. They had already subsidized the cost of having a great quality (at the time) blu-ray drive and Cell had to cost them more than say what was driving the 360. The whole cockiness thing didn't lose them marketshare this gen. It was launching last out of both their competitors, not being ready with a high quality online network, and a poor marketing effort. The supposedly 'balanced' media chose sides very quickly, and were possibly responsible for some of its downfall too with all the crappy quality articles full of claims that turned out to be lies. Yet, they still sold 70+ million consoles, the PS3 was the fastest selling console of this gen, and they released some absolute belters in games. Microsoft came hard and fast this gen. Sony rested somewhat on their laurels, but you can tell they're not going to be making that mistake again. They're gonna come at the market with PS4 with a force I don't think most of us expect from them.
Since when was having a bit of fun and making a statement childish and immature? They're just saying, "Hey look we got something new in store for you that's not the same old thing again and again." They're not saying Mario games are crap or anything. People just need to lighten up a bit, honestly. Edit: Again, how is poking fun at a competitor and having a bit of fun childish and immature? Are people really so stuck up nowadays where companies can't have a laugh? Everything has to be so damn serious nowadays, jesus.
look I'm not a true Nintendo fan, I make it clear that I roll with the box. But poking fun at your competitors is childish and immature period regardless if it's Microsoft, Nintendo, or Sony.
I don't think a little lighthearted fun is a bad thing, so long as it's not filled with FUD, misrepresentations, or outright lies. It's also not really necessary, as a product should be able to stand on it's own regardless of the competition. I know MS, Nintendo, and Sony have all had their pokes at each other over the years, and I don't ever recall them actually being hateful in any way, just mimicking the the things that people say, often in exaggerated form to be funny.
They think this is bad but haven't seen the. 'scroogle' advertisements by Microsoft about Google?! Ha! This little fake ad is so lightweight, it's not even funny
If Nintendo or Microsoft did this, Sonyfans everywhere would be berating them for acting childish and how Sony is for grown-ups. Sony does it? Hilarious, 10/10 best advertising ever would read again.
^^ Same would be true in reverse wouldn't it? But like someone said in the gaf thread Sony doesn't have much to gain from poking a bee hive and putting Nintendo fanboys into attack mode. Even just a rumor has made some fans angry. I doubt it's real.
Seriously... people are getting worked up over this? Get real, people! I suggest to stay far away from insurance, cell phone or cable/dish commercials if stuff like this bothers you so much.
No offence but they are the least cockiest company out of the big three. They learnt their lesson at the start of this gen because of it and they payed the price for it so they know not to do it again Microsoft have become the big headed ones and Nintendo after the Wii's success were cocky when they released the Wii U...thinking it was going to do Wii like sales. They are just trying to get the PS4 out there for the show next week. If they weren't doing anything you'd be moaning they weren't advertising it at all
"Microsoft have become the big headed ones and Nintendo after the Wii's success were cocky when they released the Wii U...thinking it was going to do Wii like sales." Yeah, Nintendo is so cocky for supporting and marketing their product. /s Hasn't Sony historically taken jabs at their competition to specifically make their products look better? I would have assumed jamming SIXAXIS into the PS3 controller a year after the Wii was revealed would have been deemed as even more cocky than this.
Sony got cocky during and after ps1. So stop it.
@Realplaya "They learnt their lesson at the start of this gen because of it and they payed the price for it" I never said they were never cocky did I @Poprocks When have they ever done that. Really thats being cocky to you. I know you love Nintendo but come on, thats stretching it quite a bit. Remember when Nintendo first showed off the Wii U....they thought we would love it straight away after the Wii that they didn't even explain it properly....hell most of us thought it was a new controler for the Wii not a new console.
"When have they ever done that. Really thats being cocky to you. I know you love Nintendo but come on, thats stretching it quite a bit." What is this in response to? My sarcastic statement or the part about Sony and SIXAXIS? I don't see how expecting something to catch on is cocky. I thought that was a thing many people selling a product do, whether or not it's successful. With that logic, Sony was cocky when they sold the PS3 at $600 or Microsoft was cocky when they made Xbox Live Gold subscriptions more expensive.
just like this rumor...... lame
Actually, they've been this way since the PS1. Ever seen the Crash Bandicoot PS1 commercials? Oh boy, them Nintendo boys be raging! What, you think Sony is the only who has been cocky/made fun of the competition before? Look at how cocky Microsoft. They have the balls to still call the Xbox "the best entertain media" device, despite not having Blu-ray, and having you pay subscriptions on top of another subscription to use that service. They think they can still nickel and dime you, and people are still willing to do so. Yes, cockiness is a very dangerous thing, but it's not like Sony is downright making fun of Nintendo and Microsoft. A slight trolling, yes, a MAJOR TROLLBAIT it is not.
"Childish" "immature" ? Do you have a stick up your ass ?I'm sure you have a yoga game and you really got offended /s. Thank you for defending my hardcore passion for Yoga games /s. I have to type /s or else they wont get it, sad. Samsung pokes fun at Apple all the time and we love them for it. I typed this on my Iphone, those Ads didn't offend me. I found them funny, please remove that stick for your own good.
Well...to be fair Apple also poked a lot of fun at MS as well, to the point where it just wasn't funny anymore. Sure they were actually saying it was PC, but let's face it, many of the things they compared were issues prone to MS, and often blown way out of proportion. Was a whole internet meme thing for a couple years as well, so yeah. Samsung ones are good too, cuz I guess it's cool to hate hipsters. If they carry on too long I doubt it will be "funny" anymore.
look at em sony fanboys getting offended by words childish and immature. almost too sad
well you have to understand this stuff used to happen way before, microsoft did it, sony did it and of course the king of trash talking sega did it, its just used to build hype and excitement, honestly i like it when the big 3 take shots at each other, its there way of saying hey were coming out strong with a much better console than our competittion and heres why you should buy our product, lets not forget the PS1 crash bandicoot commercials, or segas infamous does what nintendont.
a success like the vita eh eh eh? where did everyone go...
As posted above: http://youtu.be/mTi5EaocGaY It worked for them with the PS1, I wouldn't doubt it'd work now.
@whoyouwit04 Not sure if yo're going to read this but if there is anyone getting mad at this then they need to pay attention to the title....it's just a rumour. Some random guy on twitter has been putting these up and there's no proof of these "marketing attacks" on any other website.
Wow, look at all the misinformation and fanboyism here. whoyouwit04: You must not have been a gamer long if you think that this is childish and immature. It's also not being cocky because they aren't hyping themselves up, they are putting down the other company and saying "hey, check us out, you might like it." No one's success is ever guaranteed in anything ever, that's irrelevant. jaymart2k: Sorry but, MS is currently in last place and the gen isn't over yet. Look it up for yourself if you want, but I know you'll deny the truth. You just felt like posting a fanboy comment. digitalraptor: "It was launching last out of both their competitors." -Actually the Wii launched last. PS3's problem was price. "not being ready with a high quality online network." -Irrelevant and, at the time, unnecessary. You can't say that MS changed the standard of gaming making online networks necessary for anything in 2006. Again, the Wii had the worst of 3 and absolutely trounced both the 360 and the PS3. Quality is also subjective. If you're talking about an online network that allowed you to play online games, then both services did the job perfectly fine. If you're talking luxury services, then MS had the edge for awhile. Other than that, I agree with you.
it's a rumor thou, you can never tell if these are actual ads put out by Sony
Could one infer from this that a new IP will be announced alongside the PS4?
Sony has always been a strong supporter of new IPs and I have no doubt it'll be the same with the PS4, along with franchises we know and love. So, they may announce a new IP (or a couple) or they may not, but i'm sure we'll see some great new IPs on the PS4 either way.
Sony's also known to run there game series to the ground. Twisted Metal , Crash Bandicoot, Spryo, Socom. All which haven't been relevant since PS1/PS2. Heck even Ratchet & Clank.
Jaymart you are so damn misinformed just please stop typing. Twisted metal was released this gen and is still a good game. The other series were sold to Activision. Ratchet and clank had two great games this gen and decent spin offs. The one thing I agree with you on is they messed up socom, which used to be one of the greatest online experiences. Also your above comment about Sony being last. MS is in last, Sony is second now. I'm sure both will keep selling eventually passing the Wii.
Sony isn't that immature, so i'm sure it's fake. At least i hope so.
You must not remember this http://www.youtube.com/watc...
I believe this ad is a fake because each company were direct with their trolling,excluding this one,the others were kinda ambiguous.
Love that Playstation advert. Stupid plumber boy... Haha
"..You're hurting my elbow" I've never seen this commercial before, jeez.. this is pretty crazy compared to what happens these days, instead of hinting at who ever, actually going to the door step & doing that? Crash my old pal, you'll forever be a legend!
A tad cocky if true...BUT it's kind of true in a way It's not like any of us don't think that
Cocky and arrogant, maybe, so long as they back it up then they are lighting fires under asses. It's good to see that competitive flare, Sony presumably feels that they are in a good position to carry that swagger. Personally, I enjoy the humour, it's just too bad some people are going to shove it in other people's faces while other people are going to be bitter over it. Of course, if Sony falls flat on their face, don't be mad when the Xbox/Nintendo fans come back for vengeance.
"Of course, if Sony falls flat on their face, don't be mad when the Xbox/Nintendo fans come back for vengeance." WARZ!! Console war III has begun!! And i'll enjoy every bit of it!
@ovhaum Console war III? Man, you're young.
@MartinGlow Not Anymore. But i like a bit of silly humor. And i think you wasn't aware of ads like these in the 16bit to ps2/xbox/GC generation, since you are so old, old man.
And people say the media doesnt pay too much attention on Sony...
It's all eyes on Sony now after announcing a press conference. Everyone jumped on the ps4 hype train so if they don't announce it Sony will be the Villian and if they do it will be put under a microscope for flaws.
It worked with PS1 and a bit with PS2, so why not? Nintendo is the wrong target. If they make fun of Apple (like Samsung does) I will absolutely love it.
Ppl are so anal a about the dumbest #hit. Let Sony have a little fun. And they are only stating what many believe.
As long as you let Microsoft or Nintendo have their fun too. . .bet you'd be in arms though if Ninty started poking fun at the Vita
source neogaf -_-
Nothing to do with being cocky. Ken was proud of his baby and thought everyone would want a piece, after the awful ports at the start of the PS3's life and then the Brainwashed media attacking it. Not surprising it had a fair share of problems. As for neogaf, most of children who no nothing anyway. Same crap as on here.
This is like the ads Sony had with ps1 and ps2
___________________________ That is pretty much the just of it right there the title to my comment but let me explain anyway.. I am not saying Sony has never promoted their hardware in a competitive way, even Mr. Nice Nintendo apparently from how everyone tries to make it has done the same.. cough~ (Reggie).. Also people need to learn how partner companies or adverts work altogether. Every person blamed Sony for creating that promotion recently but Sony didn't make the promotion directly. You can even email the company that did and they will gladly explain to you how it all works. These types of adverts are different from that promotion and they can easily be made by almost anyone. I see them all the time on the web. What is even more hilarious is people believe this but did they even read the damn article? Of course not, you think a light bulb would brighten some aspects of this and one would realize ~hey, funny how no one else anywhere has seen these ad's. Only Neogaf and one person on twitter who started this.. Which is where Neogaf first got their so called credible source.
So...your basically saying these companies are just PAC's where they can say whatever they want, and the actual beneficiary of the commercial can get away clean? Certainly not as sinister, as this is just some good clean fun IMO, but same principle really. Unless it's offensive, I doubt Sony is going to care which people promote their products. You can go on YouTube and find many fine adverts or fan made trailers...many of which are better than the professionally made ones.:) I also highly doubt this was in any way started by Sony themselves. Seems kind of silly given the huge marketing budgets they likely already have for their next PS.
Exactly what I am saying. As you said it is also a harmless promotion for Sony as well, they aren't going to bother caring too much about this. Could it be that maybe it is some advert company that is partnered with them, very well could be but as I explained that doesn't mean Sony or anyone at SCE directly created those. These advert companies make money by getting support from companies like this, that is what I tried to explain with the Amplifinity (that everyone assumed Sony made) promotion that came out recently for getting a friend to buy a new Vita and then you get $20 PSN cash. The more people that use these adverts and promotions ect. In this instance for these little mobile ones, when people click on them, they make a little money. Simple, just like any other advertisement you see on the internet, it may not even be through that company directly but someone somewhere is making money by advertising for that company. If anyone has ran a blog, or at least a decent one. Sometimes you will have companies simply ask you to directly advertise for them, they then pay you every time someone clicks on them. Google has the same type of program. I used to run an old blog with a friend and we actually had Domino's Pizza contact us about that. So we advertised for them for a while just make ad's or using the ones they gave us and just having them on our site generated us money from Domino's as long as their name was seen and that ad was clicked on it meant we made money. Did Domino's make all the ad's we used, nope sometimes we just made some stupid flash ad's of our own. As long as we stayed within the guidelines we made money off them.
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sony does what nintendont?
you mean follow trends and copy from other successful ideas made by other game companies? or depend on third party studios to survive
I hope this isnt true,focus on your own brand sony and dont take shots at others.
Seems like they are trying to poke the bears a bit as it were, they used to be able to do things like that because they were dominating the market, now that things are more even I think people just look at it as immature. All the slogans in the world aren't going to goad me into getting a PS4 if it's more than $400, not backwards compatible and cant play used games. I have a huge collection of PS1/PS2/PS3 games, I don't want 10 consoles hooked up. That goes for Microsoft as well, keep it cheap and backwards compatible.
A bunch of unrelated stuff, all over an ad that may or may not be real. C'mon, man. Now that things are even, it makes more sense than ever. If they were dominating, it'd look like bullying. On an even playing field, everything is fair game. Your second paragraph could have gone for ANY of the consoles, and honestly doesn't need to be said. We don't know the price, but it's not likely to be much more than $500, at best; if it had everything else you wanted but was $499, would you not get it? And let's be real: NONE of the consoles will block used games. That's probably the dumbest rumor to start up for generation eight. What, you're gonna bring up the patent Sony filed? They certainly made prominent use of the last such patent, filed before the PS3 launched, right? Oh, wait... Backwards compatibility is up in the air. If it's not too expensive, it'll probably be in there. They could, however, come with two models: one WITH, and one WITHOUT. Honestly, they could do a lot in that respect. PS1 is almost a given, and PS2 emulation might be rather easy with the PS4's power. If it doesn't have PS3 compatibility, will that be a deal breaker? Even if it's got multiple games you want, isn't more than $400, and doesn't block used games? Really, you're being silly about this. And I'm being silly for even entertaining you. I've noticed, though, that you do the same thing in a lot of Sony-related articles. You don't even have to be blindly positive. How about NOT being unnecessarily negative?