While a certain ex-PlayStation Blog staff member is busy using Twitter to express his sourness over Polygon's review of The Last of Us, Major Nelson is using Twitter to congratulate Naughty Dog on a job well done.
Ahh, soon will join the dark side
@Lou-Cipher Gotta love the guy that's a fan of the company contemplating splitting up to survive believing the company making record profits is going away. I thought the devil was supposed to do what he does because he was evil. Turns out it was all just stupidity.
@dc And just how big of a percentage of those record profits are coming from the xbox division? I'll give you a hint - it's not very much. The fact is, many of MS' shareholders think the games division represents a diversion of resources that MS could use toward further developing its real moneymakers. And if these shareholders vote down the games division, guess what happens - it goes bye bye. I'm not trying to downplay what MS has done, but using the company's financial condition to support the strength of the xbox is a flawed argument. And BTW - reread Lou-Cipher's comment, because he says nothing about MS going away - he says "xbox brand." So before you call someone out for stupidity, how about you show some basic comprehension skills of the original comment?
You would be wrong if you think Xbox doesn't make money. Use common sense. For Xbox to not be making money, that would mean the console is being sold at a loss. Kinect at a loss. And Live is making a loss. Only a fool believes any of those things. Every piece of hardware is sold for a profit. Live makes a profit on subscriptions, DLC and and marketplace items. Where is it you believe they are losing money. Don't mistake the billion and a half they spend on R&D and the cost of all of the other products in that division for Xbox not making money. And don't believe analyst talk of selling the division. That is about a company making 40% profit on the rest of the company having a part that makes 10-15% profit. Analyst are money hungry whores. Gaming brings in over 5 billion in revenue according to MS. That is not a small amount of money. And it will grow a ton with Xbox One because of the revenue streams that design will bring. Share holders aren't that stupid and have less power in MS than some companies. They just started getting a dividend a few years ago, I believe. If they had so much pull they would have been getting that a long time ago. And I comprehended his statement fine idiot. But both of you are fools(mainly you) if you believe MS doesn't make much money on Xbox. Learn to comprehend when you look at their annual reports. The division summary spells it out in plain English.
major nelson when will xbox 360 have games?
Besides GTA5, what's available right now is the best it will ever have. The gens over. I am very happy I bought a PS3 after my 360 broke. MS is kinda treating 360 like it did xbox and Sony like it did PS2.
FallTitan, Fantasia, and Fable Anniversary were just announced the past week.
When it was released years ago. Now let me ask you a question. Where is your brain?
@lategamer 2 of those havnt got anywhere near the excitement the last of us has and Fable is a remake.
+bubble for you but I see some ppls vote on you as troll... the things here in N4G have became worst and worst... we say "a word "and we are trolling? True things have to be said... where's the funny part of being a gamer? I said on another post "xbox fans will gonna hate" and was voted as troll... and now that friend too... just complicated
Yep, x fans will gonna hate. Lol
Don't even start me on blind sony fans. Basicly my every comment is voted as troll if it doesn't join the hate train against MS and love train on the way to Sony.
People just don't know what troll means anymore. It's not just fishing for newbies now, it's any comment that might incite rage from thin-skinned zealots. Me? I love my PS3. Do I get offended by xbox fan's banter? No I enjoy it, because that's the spirit of banter. Oh well...
That's the best thing he twittered in weeks.
its the most coherent thing to come from ms in weeks
So when does praising another companies achievements a bad thing. If I am not mistaken, Hideo Kojima was also impressed with Naughty Dogs game. You give credit where it's due. For idiot Sony statement that was made....MICROSOFT CAN BUY SONY. Remember that the next time you want rant about something you know nothing about
if you really think Microsoft could buy sony, who is the fanboy?
How is Enemy's remark above Off Topic when he discussing Why jeff Rubenstein is upset. Jeff Rubenstein is mentioned in the header as being sour and when Enemy comments on what is listed it's Off Topic? I know there are two mods that will see to it that I as a Sony supporter never leave one bubble territory and I was even threatened with a ban for bubbling up a remark one of these mods disliked but is this what modding at N4G has become?
Just a preview of what's to come Major...
I'm surprised that Major Nelson is allowed to even mention anything non-Xbox.
This! I'm sure silence would have been the approved approach from the MS PR executive team. Major may have overstepped just a little in an effort to calm the waves of negativity through an indirect show of goodwill.
He's a person not a slave, what is this the 18th century?
Nope. It's called Corporate (The higher you get the more you will understand). To your point, once you feel like a slave..you typically leave..only after you consider your relationships, partnered bridges, financial options and internal reputation.
dc1 your head would have exploded if you had read the articles where MS employees like Major Nelson mention they actually own PS3s. I think company execs that are really gamers are gamers and not fanboys. They leave the stupidity to the fans.
@dbronco Not at all- your'e missing my point (by the way no one should be fanboys), Trust me when I tell you it is a requirement to know your competitors. If I'm an engineer for BMW, you best believe I have comparable Audi, Mercedes or other high end vehicles at their finger tips on the company dime. MS and Sony have employees that are required to play games (extensively) on their competitors console. This is known. However, Major is the PR month piece for MS/XBOX One products and services. I'm simply surprised that this comment would come out at this time at the ledge of E3 and the battle of messaging.
Once you are part of a corporation like M$, you are more or less their slave.
@UltimateUnknown I've worked with powerful people in the past that are known throughout the world. I got along extremely well with the vast majority of them. Though I was very young, I had my own ideas and was willing to make my own decisions. One of those rich and powerful people told once that people like them despise sheep. Grow a pair and they will respect you and look out for you. Act like a dog and they have little time for you. They prefer their pets with more hair.
Highly doubt it was a genuine congrats. With MS's PR team working overtime to put out the fires, this is a simple gesture to make it seem like MS cares about game devs... lol
Okay now you're overthinking this so much it's ridiculous. It was a congrats, take it as it is and don't try to dissect it so much.
No one, not one you of you fan boys can sit their and know what his intentions are. Plzzzzzzzzzz, stick to what you know,and what you don't know say it in ur head,not out loud.
@ above It's called taking the high road... people do it all the time win brownie points with the public. I HIGHLY doubt Larry his truly happy for Naughty Dog that they put out a killer title that will sell PS3's. If you think otherwise, you are a tool.
Yeah, something is wrong with this. He's up to something.
Actually, This isn't the first time Major Nelson congratulated Naughty Dog. Who knows maybe he's a fan of theirs and appreciates a good game. Why not? https://twitter.com/majorne...
whatever man ,glad I own a playstation 3
First windows promotes killzone shadow falls now this. Advertising your competitors games for free microsoft? That's one way to do it..
its a sony love weekend didnt you know ?
Good for him. It would be silly to stand in the face of greatness and not feel it. Glad he could be honest. I thinks its a bit better than solid though.
Aye, great to see more balanced conversations in the gaming space. Hopefully Sony'll be able to follow suit (they've been generally better than MS in the past, although MS seem to have settled down a bit) and we can have a bit more friendly competition rather than all the explosive, inflammatory rubbish we mostly see these days.
I see know reason for anybody to not congratulate The Last of Us. Really, we all should give credit where credit is due, even competitors should. In fact, a former higher ranking employee of Naughty Dog now plays a major role at Retro Studios. The developers of your competitors' masterpieces may someday come in handy for you. If you insult their work, why would they ever work with you?
thats so 2006.... we dont even need a "Halo Killer" anymore, we have Battlefield 3 and COD, which are better than your beloved xbox exclusive
@gameonbro I was responding to the thread below, somehow N4G posted my comment above (WTF?) my comment here was not aimed at this thread just a simple mistake, relax the F out bro
Good to see Nelson giving props to Naughty Dog. My favorite devs are doing big things. Hope the last of us sells like crazy to help naughty dog create more great games for us. =]
Smh at these comments. Y'all need to roll a blunt and drink some cognac. *Sigh* Let's hope to God the fanboys don't start fighting at E3.
I liked it better when companies would take shots at each other like sega and nintendo did...it was very entertaining. side note- for those wondering where g4's morgan webb and kevin periera ended up...they'll be hosting the e3 microsoft event with major nelson.
Don't care much for Morgan, but KEVIN! He was always my favorite on G4. With Adam Sessler coming in a close second.
After the last 2 weeks MS have just had Im sure Nelson just died a little more inside.
Is anyone else creeped out by Major Nelson? Dat face
Shhh, he just wants to hide under your bed tonight, that's all.
Is Larry buttering the bread for a switch this generation? Come on over to the PS family Larry! Just leave that douche bag Aaron Greenberg with MS.
I'd certainly be looking at other vessels if mine were taking on water in the wake of a PR $#!TSTORM!
I wouldn't buy another naughty dog title after uncharted 3 wouldn't work in the new PS3 bundle i bought a few months ago.Took the bundle back, got my money back nothing but garbage.I see where larry is coming from a fan point of veiw for video games which he has done this before.Yea The Last of Us looks ok but have no interest in it.This gen is over no doubt.Just give me the release date on the Xbox One im ready to pre order
So let me get this straight... You get a defective bundle. Which can happen with ANY console or game. Take it back... Then hate Naughty Dog for it, despite never actually playing their game?
I actually won a 360 in a raffle last year, it came with Halo 4 & Forza 5. After playing it twice i boxed it back up and sold it, now that console was garbage! Made £170 pure profit from it, thanks MS that £170 went straight into my PS4 fund lol.
i bet you love COD
I will have a word with major nelson...
Good on him. Camaraderie between competitive business is healthy. Can't wait to get my hands on TLOU.
[email protected] M$ mouthpiece! He has no choice but to "thank" Naughty Dog for achieving review scores that not even Gears Judgment was able to do. What's Major Nelson's job at M$ anyway?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wik... he is the director of programming for xbox live he is like kevin butler except he's not an actor
I know you are getting out of school soon but no need to be a douchebag when someone gives a compliment. Also if you aren't a 15 year old virgin which I must assume from this comment, then you have bigger issues with your life.
You make a lot of assumptions. I was actually cleaning the edges of your moms mouth from the nut I busted in there. Who knows I could be your dad, son.
So you're trash-talking about him, yet you don't know anything about him? Talk about being insecure and ignorant. Is it wrong for one to compliment their competitor on something good? Also, Gears and Last of Us aren't even the same genre so what are you comparing?
I think his motives are a little more sinister, just imagine Naugthty Dog working on the XBloc. Guy is kissing some series Naughty Dog booty here. Just think about it.............
There are no motives, this guy genuinely appreciates good games and a talented studio. Credit where credit is due. Though it's certainly interesting to see it from a Microsoft suit.
or he just appreciates good games, not everything is a conspiracy
shows Sony is on top of the world if Microsofts little xbox boy is giving props to Naughty Dog... June 14th... 8 days!!!
You are definitely blinded from the truth. I swear, do you only see things from one perspective? You have GOT to be THE MOST blinded person to think of a compliment in that way. I'm seeing two flaws in your logic. So what you are saying is that, because a Microsoft employee (console company) is complimenting Naughty Dog (developer), it makes Sony (console company) the best in the world? He is complimenting the DEVELOPER not the CONSOLE. They are two VERY DIFFERENT things. Secondly, when did compliments mean one is better than the other? Applying your logic: If Rafael Nadal compliments me on my tennis does that make me the best tennis player? If an artist compliments my sketches, does that make me better than him/her? If the bank says I have a healthy sum of money in the bank, does that make me richer than all the banks? If Jeremy Clarkson says my car runs smoothly, does that mean my car is the best in the world? If the lecturer complimented my grades, does that make me better than him? See how flawed this is? To be honest, I wouldn't be surprised if you don't see the flaw cause you're head-deep in Sony mud.
Respect being shown and people still have something negative to say. SMH.......!!
Who is this old man, and why is he the public relations face for microsoft. Get your house in order lol. Nobody cares about this nerdy old man. I don't attack peoples age, but this is just ridiculous.
Nelson is trying to make Microsoft look good imo, too little too late!