Submitted by Arai 396d ago | interview

Sony's Jack Tretton drops the mic

Geoff Keighly interviews Sony's Jack Tretton about the E3 conference and more. (Jack Tretton, PS Vita, PS3, PS4)

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majiebeast  +   396d ago
That mic throw is gif material.

Geoff:Drop the mic
Jack:Im not gonna drop it im gonna throw it!
jonboi24  +   396d ago
Geoff: Drop the mic
Jack: Dropping stuff is what MS does, I throw shit.
Yi-Long  +   396d ago
Jack didn't really DROP the mic...
... as much as he first battered MS with it, then shoved it somewhere dark and deep, probably in the vicinity of where MS has had it's head burried the last few years.
irepbtown  +   396d ago
Geoff: Drop the mic
Jack: B*tch please... I throw shit.
Black_McGrath  +   396d ago
I thought he threw it off the balcony.
jonboi24  +   396d ago
haha I didn't think of that till now. hope he didn't hurt anyone if it did go over.
SuperSteve  +   392d ago
Don't worry; I'm sure Don Mattrick's shitty hair protected what few brain cells he has left.
Moonman  +   395d ago
That console looks handsome standing there. :)
danieldeath  +   396d ago
Shit , so indirectly there will be DRM on Third party titles.
Galacticos  +   396d ago
It will be up to the publishers, just like with the PS3.
nick309  +   396d ago
Drm is more expensive then an online pass, stop being fanboys. Get both
AliTheSnake1  +   396d ago
@nick309 That's a big waste of money
elhebbo16  +   396d ago
@nick getting both makes no sense.
Drekken  +   396d ago
How is this an different than it was a week ago? Five years ago?
maniacmayhem  +   396d ago
I think a lot of people are getting confused with Online Passes and other forms of DRM. Online Passes is just one form of DRM. But now the tech is there for publishers to actually implement other forms of DRM. Like having the system actually check in to that game's servers to see if the game is used. Publishers can also have any type of their own security for their game to combat used games IF they feel the need too.

As Sony has stated:

"The DRM decision is going to have to be in the hands of the third parties, yeah, that’s not something we’re going to dictate or control or mandate or implement."

DRM just doesn't mean Online Passes only.
Revolver_X_  +   396d ago
Who cares? Sony isnt mandating it, so just avoid the 3rd parties that do.
SexyGamerDude  +   396d ago

It's no different from the PS3. There are already games on PS3 that require a constant connection and force DRM on players.

FF 14
Bionic Commando Rearmed 2
DC Universe
Final Fight: DI

PS gamers, no need to worry. It's the same as before. Nothing changed.
rdgneoz3  +   396d ago
@SexyGamerDude True, though FF14 and DCUUO are MMOs so there is the need for a constant connection to be able to connect and play.
NumOnePS3FanBoy  +   396d ago
@maniacmayhem. true but the only thing i see them third parties only implementing on ps3 are online passes and increase in them but if they do increase the price they will only be shooting themselves in the foot. As for not being able to play the game disc at all, like ms is doing, I dno't see that happening on sony's console
MestreRothN4G  +   396d ago
On EA games? Count on that.

Or for any moment did you believe that 'we are getting rid of online passes because we care for you' obvious lie?
MysticStrummer  +   396d ago
People have the opportunity to vote with their money and make even EA give up on the idea. The question is will they do that, or play along and complain later when things get even worse?
InTheLab  +   396d ago

I think people have been voting with their wallets.

All of the people that would be interested in Dead Space know full well what kind of business EA is. Anti-consumer/Anti-Gamer. They know that EA makes games for focus groups instead of us....so people passed on Dead Space. Passed on Fuse. Passed on the once great MoH. Nobody cares about NBA Live. They remember how EA screwed NFL 2k and fans of both.

They fired their CEO. Fired have their bloated staff. Refocused Battlefield to be Battlefield and not CoD. Ditched MoH. brought back Mirror's Edge....

People spoke with their wallets and EA appears to have been listening.

Now let's hope they don't give us another reason to vote them into the sh**ter if they screw up Dragon Age...
MestreRothN4G  +   396d ago
Even iGN, who received tons of money to call BF4 contender to Game of the Year (lol), criticized yesterday their urge to become CoD, with corridor and frantic, brainless CQC action.

They know their image is shattered, that's all. They will not become consumer-friendly from night-to-day. They know really well that MARKETING is much more important and profitable than QUALITY and are doing the same about their reputation: They continue with bad policies and will continue to milk and ruin franchises, only with a different mask.

It will work with some people. We are not their target. We are hard to be fooled, we are well informed, we criticize and care for this industry.

Now... Answer me: Do you think the millions of consumers out there know that Battlefield and Dead Space is published by the same company? Do you think it makes any difference to the majority of the market?


Apart from that, yes, we have been speaking with our wallets. So far, they are winning.
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jonboi24  +   396d ago
Shit sounds like it. Looks like there is no DRM check built into the system itself but 3rd party games may need it. I can see it happening for online games like Destiny and at that point I can tolerate it. I just hope this won't happen on those single player only experience like FF 15.
poopsack  +   396d ago
This is pretty much how PC gaming works. The point is that Sony, the gateway between the dev and the player, is not enforcing anything upon the consumer, and thats what matters.
Blackdeath_663  +   396d ago
if you dislike DRM sony won't implement it but publisher may do so if a game has to be always on take it out on the publisher not sony. with xbox it was built from the start to support this and facilitate drm because internet is required every 24hrs there is no dodging it even for games that don't necessarily require it
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HarryMasonHerpderp  +   396d ago
It's basically the exact same rules as the current gen.
Publisher's can choose to be douche bags and stick it in (Sim city) but you can always boycott it and buy a game from someone who doesn't force DRM.
SpideySpeakz  +   396d ago
Fuckin MS sheep!!!!!!
CaptainYesterday  +   396d ago
When he dropped the mic or well he whipped the mic backwards I laughed my ass off! I really admire this guy :)
Arai  +   396d ago
Great speaker, very likable and was crystal clear in this interview....no nonsense.
CaptainYesterday  +   396d ago
There are a lot of very likeable people at Sony Shuhei Yoshida, Jack Trentton, Mark Cerny, Kazuo Hirai, and Andrew House are just a few :)
Y_5150  +   396d ago
I like Reggie but I admit. He does spew out nonsense from time to time.
Walker  +   396d ago
R.I.P The Last Guardian :'( !
Dir_en_grey  +   396d ago
You totally know they are secretly switching it to PS4

I don't mind though cuz I want Ueda to do the best he can to fulfill what he saught out to do
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Y_5150  +   396d ago
He said it's on hold. So anything can happen but it'll eventually be finished.
FunAndGun  +   396d ago
Jack Tretton is a stud!
Mr Tretton  +   396d ago
Wow, hit on me before you buy me a drink like that.
FunAndGun  +   396d ago
Whatever you wanted Mr. Tretton.
Revolver_X_  +   396d ago
Hiliarious. +bubs Mr Tretton. On a serious note, I officially went gay for you last night ;p
Locksus  +   396d ago
I'm glad they didn't drop the ball, though!
WolfOfDarkness  +   396d ago
All respect to Sony .
talisker  +   396d ago
"Competitors change over time". Right, Jack. You were there before Microsoft and you'll be there after they quit this business.
BabyTownFrolics  +   396d ago
this man speaks staight:

drm on 3rd party games is up to the pubs
no drm on sony first party games

the question now is whether or not 3rd party pubs make more or less money on the PS4. If they make more with the xbox1 restrictions then will we see Sony lose 3rd party support? Or if the majority of gamers choose the PS4 next gen will that be the deciding factor?

i preordered my PS4 today, and I'm urging all my xbox only friends to do the same. should be interesting seems like we are at a fork in the road and the ball is in our court.
OrangePowerz  +   396d ago
I think all that blocking of used games and so on for disc based games is a waste of resources and energy some companies dedicate to it.

Digital is getting more and more popular and with digital publishers and devs don`t have to deal with those things because you can lend someone a digital copy or resell it or trade it on. It will shift over time to mainly digital and the used games will be gone then.
RedHawkX  +   396d ago
he should of slapped the interviewer with it across the mouth. thn shoved it up jeff keighlys rear.
The_Devil_Hunter  +   396d ago
Ugh, I thought I was the only one who despised Geoff Keighley. I dislike this guy.
Number-Nine  +   396d ago
what was the question at the end? i cant understand what that guy asked
FunAndGun  +   396d ago
He asked about the R* game Agent.
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Number-Nine  +   396d ago
ah thanks
Megatron316  +   396d ago
its normal like it is today publishers could already implement drm on ps3 360 but who wants to risk losing all customer??
Ozmoses  +   396d ago
Pre-Ordered mine already.. $100 down @ the local Gamestop!!!!

Gotta switch my BF4 from PS3 over to PS4 before I forget...

Oh My God... It's like when they announced the Playstation all over again..

I'm so damn giddy right now!!
BabyTownFrolics  +   396d ago
same here, $100 down at gamestop, still trying to decide what my launch title(s) will be. Anyone have a link to a list?
Ozmoses  +   396d ago
just check out gamestop.com and click on the PS4 tab it will send you to a page...

I think games like Killzone: Shadowfall, Infamous: 2nd son, Knack, Driveclub, and some sports games will be launch titles..

I remember I got a PS2 back in the day with Madden.

I'm thinking Killzone and Battlefield 4 and The Order 1886... but, I dunno if The Order 1886 is a launch title.
HonestDragon  +   395d ago
Hope these links help. All contain exclusive and multiplatform games.


Crystallis  +   396d ago
When he threw the mic behind i bust out laughing. Love Jack!
Riderz1337  +   396d ago
"I'm out."

HAHAHAH I love Jack!

Did anyone see the smile on his face yesterday at the press conference when he was saying PS4 supports used games. That was such an epic moment.
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Mr Tretton  +   396d ago
SaxScrotumz  +   396d ago
Great interview. Jack's the man!
Tiqila  +   396d ago
mr. keighly likes sunglasses
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The_Devil_Hunter  +   396d ago
I have always admired Jack Tretton. Even when he gave those awful E3 conferences a few years back.
stuntman_mike  +   396d ago
Love Jack Tretton, met him at a few conventions really nice guy and down to earth.
iliimaster  +   396d ago
lmao that woulda been epic if he woulda of mentioned no drm or webcam plus 399 then threw the mic
asmith2306  +   396d ago
Jack is great. Type of dude I would like to have a few beers with!
Xx-ADITYA-xX  +   396d ago
I reckon if the Xbox One didn't have a Kinect camera bundled with it, it would be close to PS4's price.
GABRIEL1030  +   396d ago
The best moment at E3, thanks Jack :)


Sony is the hero against Microsoft's tyrany.
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Akira2020  +   396d ago
Just think, some lucky kid calls Jack Tretton Dad.
The Dos Equis guy has competition!!!!
Stay thirsty my friends.
Sigh  +   396d ago
Jack Tretton is a G!
GamersHeaven  +   396d ago
Tretton is the man

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Chucky2003  +   396d ago
i don't get it,why it's funny?
kenshiro100  +   396d ago
Tossed the mike aside like a boss. :)
jeffsventora  +   396d ago
Easily one of the most respectable men in this business. He's seen it all and it's great to hear him shed some light on the current state of gaming.
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