So do Microsoft and Sony hate each other? "Not exactly" according to Microsoft's Game Studio's attorney, as he's stirred the hottest rivalry this generation. Don McGowan made news a few days ago with his comments regarding the Master Chief mod on Sony's PlayStation 3 running on Unreal Tournament. In response to whether or not Microsoft had a problem with it, Don explained the content usage rules did not forbid users the right to create such content if they are not making money from it. He went on to describe how proud Microsoft were that Master Chief was so popular that gamers from the other platform wanted to play with the character, and then proceeded with a low blow - "And no one is taking characters from PlayStation games (do they even have any games?)"
He made an appearance on Major Nelson's blog to explain his comments and admitted that because he's a lawyer himself doesn't mean he's untouchable, as he waits to be "spanked" because of the controversy.
Listen from the 49th minute mark on the Podcast.