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Submitted by Lionheart377 391d ago | news

Sony: We Were Consistent, Others Have Shifted Their Message

Sony continues to take jabs at Microsoft's Xbox One strategy. (PS4, Sony)

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DirtyPimp  +   391d ago | Well said
goddamn right.
xHeavYx  +   391d ago | Well said
Funny thing is that, nothing that he said was fake
ZBlacktt  +   391d ago
You missed out on being first to post here..darn.
LostDjinn  +   391d ago
True, but it was still an unnecessary dig.

I mean Sony just pummeled MS with games. To turn around and and hit them with this after the fact just strikes me as adding insult to injury.

Edit: My God the tears in here are hilarious.
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Tony-A  +   391d ago
Unexpected, but it was most definitely something that the media and everyone watching picked up right away.

Right now, they're looking like the sure and confident ones, which made that comment seem perfectly placed seeing as MS have been constantly changing their minds over almost every little detail.
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FullmetalAlchemist  +   391d ago
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Dee_91  +   391d ago
http://images.bluegartr.com...

I actually agree with you septic.Not about the show being underwhelming, I was satisfied, maybe your expecting to much.
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Septic  +   391d ago
Yeah but it was such a cheap shot and reeked of a poor attempt to try and replicate the reaction they got at the end of E3. And his little smirk at the end of his statement....really?

It was such an underwhelming show, especially after all the hype that was generated for it.

I'm not starting anything here but you honestly, tell me, did you think the show was as good as you expected? Not for me at all.
JC_Denton  +   391d ago
I personally don't think the whole "Hey everyone, look at how great we are, BUT also look at how bad Microsoft is" message should have continued past E3. It was all in good fun then, but now it's bordering on childish and completely unprofessional.

This is coming from the guy who sees Microsoft as North Korea, and loses respect for people who are buying the Xbox One.
Pintheshadows  +   391d ago | Funny
Sony said they'd announce games and they did. Droves of them. What do some people on here want? MS did the same and got criticism for it as well.

MS and Sony: 'here are tons of games for you that we didn't have to make'.

Idiot N4G users: 'waaaah, these aren't the games I want. I'm going to throw my toys all over the floor'.
Salooh  +   391d ago
@Septic
MS have been doing it for a long time and now you complain , let them say whatever they want as long it's true. It won't harm anyone lol ...

http://commanderbedlam.file...
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PSVita  +   391d ago | Well said
@septic- "poor attempt"?

Judging from the crowds reaction it wasn't poor at all. In fact he didn't even mention MS so the fact that you, I, and the crowd KNEW who he was talking about speaks volumes.
WrAiTh Sp3cTr3  +   391d ago
Doesn't make up for that weak conference I wasted my time watching.
mewhy32  +   391d ago
LOL. Yeah micro$oft has done so many 180's that it's making me dizzy.
Septic  +   391d ago
@PSVITA

" In fact he didn't even mention MS so the fact that you, I, and the crowd KNEW who he was talking about speaks volumes."

Well who else were they supposed to be talking about? The only other big console player releasing a next-gen console is Microsoft. It doesn't speak volumes.

Disagree all you want but that moment was cringe-worthy, regardless of the fact that he was right. And he WAS right...I'm not saying that he wasn't but it just seemed desperate or a cheap shot.
Dee_91  +   391d ago
@PSVita
Nobody said , what he said wasn't true, it was just unnecessary imo.All it does is cause drama.
I think the show would have been better if it had better camera angles.I want to see the trailers, not the crowd.Also no new trailer from drive club or The order 1886 is quite disappointing but over all it was decent because we still got alot of news.
Such as the RELEASE DATE!!!
abzdine  +   391d ago
he's so right, now unleash the fanboys who will say opposite

why do people comment on the show itself instead of these words he said? does the truth hurt at this point?
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HiddenMission  +   391d ago
@Septic

Short answer hell yes! Price drops on Vita and PS3, PS4 launch day reveal and a shit ton of games!

MS still haven't dropped it's release date for the XBOXONE, they haven't shown a slew of new games and they haven't dropped price on existing hardware.

Try all you like but the reality is Sony is so far ahead in gamers eyes it's not even funny...I mean holy hell a million PS4's already sold...good luck XBOXONE...

Just saying :P
nukeitall  +   391d ago
So when is Sony going to sell the PS4 based on it's features, games, content and value?

Instead of measuring itself against the Xbox One constantly?

Seems to be a theme. Sony constantly takes a jab at MS and it started way back, when Ken Kutaragi talked smack about the Xbox 360, and followed with Kevin Butler and now this.

Stay classy Sony and sell your product based on the merit of it's value.
Blacktric  +   391d ago
"I was satisfied, maybe your expecting to much."

>Indies, indies, indies
>PC indies are now coming to PS4, Vita
>Measly 50 dollar price drop for Vita opposed to rumored 100
>Minecraft
>Already announced games like GT6, InFamous: Second Son and Killzone: Shadow Fall
>No noteworthy announcement
>Unnecessary dig at Microsoft at the end that serves no purpose after they slapped them with PS4 reveal in February and pummelled them with E3 conference.

You're saying that you liked all this nonesense while telling him that he was expecting too much? Talk about having low expectations...
mandf  +   391d ago
@ wraith

How was Ms conference? I forgot you didn't have one so by default it was the best conference of gamescom.
Revolver_X_  +   391d ago | Well said
"unnecessary dig"

Sony is just trying to point out the facts. MS has significantly changed their model to replicate Sony's. As a business Sony has to seperate themselves to show the consumer they are the best choice. I dont see a problem with Sony pointing it out that they had this stance from the start, and didnt change it due to negative feedback, pre-order numbers, etc. It's all in good fun and they are competition. It's not like Sony went and put Destiny as a PS4 Exclusive or anything. See what I did there? It was a small jab. Calm down and untangle your panties.
xHeavYx  +   391d ago | Well said
@nukeitall
Keep trying, the conference showed features, games, price reductions, stop hurting and get off Sony related news, it's gonna raise your blood pressure
AngelicIceDiamond  +   391d ago
Shifting there msg for the better. No DRM, Kinect optional, loads of games.

And the PR is much clearer. I dare anyone find an argument out of this.
tokugawa  +   391d ago
and the message has changed... for the better.

deal with it, and move along.
GraveLord  +   391d ago
You'd be surprised how many Xbox fanboys think Microsoft is somehow beating Sony. Last time I checked changing policies and pulling 180s all over the place isn't considering winning, its considering reacting.
FamilyGuy  +   391d ago
More importantly, "...with more than 1 million pre-orders already, worldwide"

1 MILLION pre-orders!
That's insane, last I read the vgcharts estimate was like 76,000 lol
Dee_91  +   391d ago
@Blacktric
Yea I just
>Won $50million dollars
>Married some stupid super model
>solved world hunger
> cured countless of un-curable diseases
>brought upon world piece
No biggie
See I can make awesome things look like nothing too.
whats is this 5th grade?
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Blacktric  +   391d ago
"See I can make awesome things look like nothing too."

If you genuinely think any of those could be classified as awesome, then I do feel bad for you and your sense of standards. Being in this much denial takes its toll hard it seems.

It still doesn't change the fact that they obliterated Microsoft with their previous two conferences of course. But those also doesn't change the fact that this conference was lackluster at best.

"whats is this 5th grade?"

Judging by your punctuation, typos and passive agressive attitude, yes. For you at least.
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Dee_91  +   391d ago
@Blacktric
Okay
So not only are we bashing someone for having an opinion and taking personal digs, we are also being grammar nazis and passing opinions off as "facts "?
Lmao
are you serious right now?
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inveni0  +   391d ago
@Septic

At this point, Sony is a lot of things, but desperate isn't one of them. They said what they said to prove a point. Their vision is to embrace gamers. Microsoft's vision was to keep gamers complacent. Sony just wants us to remember who has had our best interest in mind from the moment the PS4 began development.
thejigisup  +   391d ago
Sony in general seems to be pretty happy with their master plan for the ps4 and honestly if you were in charge of making sure your product was successful you would probably not necessarily take pride in taking a few jabs at the competition but take pride in reassuring your customers and potential customers that you are ready and willing and have been doing something right by them.
darkride66  +   391d ago
Funny to me how Aaron Greenberg from Microsoft is just slam after slam over the years and no one says boo. Sony mentions they've been consistent and on point, which they have been and suddenly it's a tasteless, unnecessary shot at the competition?
UnHoly_One  +   391d ago
If I wanted to play indie games I'd buy an Ouya.

Oh wait, I did. My kickstarter reward Ouya has been powered on for about 10 minutes total in the 3 months I've had it, and I haven't spent a dime on a game because they are all trash.

That's the Indie scene that we are all supposed to oooh and ahhh over.... Gimme a break, it's garbage.

I wish MS had stuck to their guns on not allowing self publishing, I don't need that crap cluttering up my XB1 marketplace when I'm looking to buy a real game.
cgoodno  +   391d ago
@LostDjinn: I get what you're saying. But, I also feel it's important for Sony to remind the consumers that they have been listening to them all along, rather than reacting to them when people don't like a decision they've made. They just need to do it in a way that isn't coming off as petty.
DragonKnight  +   391d ago
@nukeitall: I bet you said that with a straight face too. Which makes it all the more hilarious. Apparently, all Sony did for those few hours was talk about how they aren't Microsoft and they didn't talk about games, features, and such right?

http://www.youtube.com/watc...
NewMonday  +   391d ago
After years of trolling by Greenberg MS have no right to complain.
Pintheshadows  +   391d ago
UnHoly_One. Haha. You purchased an Ouya for Indie games. Have you never used Steam? Honestly, if that is your view on Indie's you may be one of the most sadly misguided people on here.

Just a title for you. 'Sir, You are being Hunted'. More original, tense, and genuinely fantastic than most full price games. If you base your view of Indie games on what is available on Ouya then I pity you.

You haven't lived.
andrewsqual  +   391d ago
@Zachriel Eh no one of the biggest cheers was after the trailer for Murasaki Baby, an incredible title that looked something like Limbo, you know that critically acclaimed game?
And they showed at least 10 games and announced even more that were all like classic Limbo style genius games. What is wrong with that?
You obviously aren't a fan so why would you be waiting to see something like Uncharted 4 that would make you cry with envy?
1Victor  +   391d ago
at least Sony conference didn't look like it was shot in a basement other than that they both did good. soooo were's XB0ne release date could the rumors be true?
DAS692  +   391d ago
@Septic
Although the show was VERY underwhelming a lot of the "Anticipation" was brought about from the community, not Sony. Also I agree with how cheap it felt... It was funny and I laughed, but I think it's important to remember that... What he said WAS the truth. Either way... MS has got a long way to go when it comes to recovery of their platform.
guitarded77  +   391d ago
To those saying that it was low of Sony to do... try watching Microsoft's GamesCom presentation. Pay special attention during the first pre-recorded video where they DO THE SAME THING, but actually name "Sony". When finished, go back to burying your heads in the sane HYPOCRITES!!!

http://www.gamespot.com/eve...
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Ritsujun  +   391d ago
Shameless Xbone180 is ph-shameless.
insomnium2  +   390d ago
True!
papashango  +   390d ago
Sony announced games?

All I saw were crowd shots
CJDUNCAN  +   390d ago
Maybe true, but what bothers me about PS4 is how their "exclusive" games are fluffed with a lot of indie games that resemble arcade-ish quality.
theChickGamer  +   390d ago
Why shouldn't a company show its customer base that they can trust it?
That's how I read his comment.

Sony planned and made the big announcement.
Then MS did its, and after the backlash basically started copying Sony's stance.
Why isn't it fair to point it out?

Also, it's not just gamers that listed to this conferences, it's also shareholders and whatnots, it's important to show this people a company is consistent and can be trusted.
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nosferatuzodd  +   390d ago
people say this is not necessary Sony shouldn't take shots at Microsoft but when you see you're enemy on the ground you don't show any mercy Zodd shows no mercy you will kneel before Zodd or suffer
Insomnia_84  +   391d ago
I was like "oooohhhh shhh!!!! T!!!" And then lold
PSVita  +   391d ago
I bet MS were shaking in they're boots when the 32 countries by holiday was announced. They are behind 20 COUNTRIES, that's just crazy.

To be fair though the ps3 launched a whole year/year and a half after the Xbox and still caught up and or surpassed it.
rainslacker  +   391d ago
@PSVita

And that should be a reminder to everyone that a lot can happen over the course of a console generation. Just think, if it weren't for Kinect, 360 gamers may still be playing awesome 1st party IP's.

On topic.

Sony could have said what they did without specifically calling out the competition. Saying they have stayed true to their vision is all that was needed. People would know what Sony was referring to, and the implication would remain. It's how they handled E3, and it was pretty masterful.

Otherwise, it's fun watching the big guys take pokes at each other. The people on here need to relax a little bit. He was much more polite than 99% of the posters on here. Guess that's the British for ya'.
Cueil  +   391d ago
@PSVita I'm sure Microsoft is shaking in their boots... their so afraid... their stock went down when they dropped from a forcasted 21 billion to 19.7 billion USD... they wont lose any sleep over a company on the edge of failure taking pot shots at one of the most stable companies in the world
showtimefolks  +   391d ago
and he is 110% correct

sony is owning the gaming world right now, damn those indie games so many.

free to play also a big advantage to sony

finally now we have a release date

BTW my favorite game coming few weeks later from pS4

December 6th for GT6
jackanderson1985  +   391d ago
they way they worded it though was "exclusive at launch" which means at some point should they wish they'll appear on the xbox one... also aren't most of the indies announced on the pc already ?
cyril sneer  +   390d ago
@showtimefolks

I find it funny for years now console gamers have used free to play and indie games as ammunition against pc saying its all we have to play(even though that is not true)

But now sony has them it's the best thing since sliced bread.
Dunpeal  +   391d ago
Did MS announce a specific launch date? I don't see one. Should we expect theirs to be Nov 15 too now since they're obviously interested in jocking the PS4 :)?
IcicleTrepan  +   391d ago
Nah, the rumour is they'll announce the Xbox One release date at PAX Prime. with a rumoured release date of Nov 22nd.
_FantasmA_  +   391d ago
They will probably launch 2 hours before PS4. LOL I hope M$ dies of cancer. I know it sounds evil, but they are the cancer of the gaming industry. Games are turning into a product because of them.
MWong  +   391d ago
That was a serious slap to the face, from Sony.

I still can't believe XBone is only launching in 12 countries.
gamertk421  +   391d ago
Xbox One on 11/12/13, just for the ease of marketing.
saber00005  +   390d ago
@_FantasmA_, Though I agree that I hope the Xbone fails, I do not hope Microsoft "dies of cancer". I love their operating system and I don't want to switch to Linux or a mac OS... O_o
TomShoe  +   391d ago
@Septic

Look me in the eye and tell me MS didn't deserve it.
Godz Kastro  +   391d ago
I agree Sony... Like charging your diehards $600 last gen and not thinking twice after the backlash... Oh, my bad they did respond. Get a 2nd job is what they said. Gt a second job!!!!

I wish Sony success, its the fanboys I target this to.
Seraphemz  +   391d ago
How microsoft was when there was the DRM issue?

" dont like it...get a 360!"
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Revolver_X_  +   391d ago
Yeah, good shot. A 7+ year old message from someone no longer running the show. You really got those Sony fanboys on that one! /s
SchwoererBear  +   391d ago
The blu ray player in the ps3 jacked the price up, Blu ray discs were almost unheard of when ps3 came out, now you can get a blu ray player for cheap, then not so much.
Drekken  +   391d ago
They dropped the price in the first 6 months. Selective memory is kicking in I see...
HammadTheBeast  +   391d ago
Just pointing out. In that time, Blu-ray players were about $800. So pretty fair price.

Not good, for a games console, but nothing to get butt-hurt over.
Oner  +   391d ago
Godz Kastro said ~

"Like charging......Oh, my bad they did respond. Get a 2nd job is what they said. Gt a second job!!!!"

Me ~ If you are going to use a quote, at least get the quote right. If not you are nothing but a troll who is trying to spread FUD and misinformation to suit your false agenda. Here is the actual quote ~

"During a recent interview with Japanese economic website Toyo Keizai, ever-charming Ken Kutaragi had this to say about Sony's goal for the PS3: "for consumers to think to themselves 'I will work more hours to buy one'. We want people to feel that they want it, irrespective of anything else.""

More hours does not equal a second job.
rainslacker  +   391d ago
PS3 also had a $500 model at launch. Funny how those like you who make this argument always neglect that fact. Were they were ridiculed for that? If so, are you saying that it's OK to ridicule MS now for their $500 price tag?

Either way, a system price is not really what MS is being given a hard time for. It seems high only in relation to the PS4, and people question why they have to buy the Kinect even if they don't want it. That's a wholly different scenario, as the $600 PS3 also had a larger hard drive so there was a discernible difference. That difference is laughable today, but it wasn't 7 years ago.
kenshiro100  +   391d ago
Is that the best you can do? Really? .__.
Godz Kastro  +   390d ago
@oner

Oh, my bad, work more hours... Yeah that conveys a totally different message. It sounds so much more loving from father Kutari...more hours. You guys find nothing wrong with that?

Instead of showing why I should buy a ps4 they are trying to prove why I shouldn't buy an X1. Their best announcement at E3 was what? What games have been doing forever.... Using physical media you can trade/lend/sell. Ok, thanks for going out of your way to make that point. Because of that MS switched back to what they have always done as well; alowing consumers to sell/lend/trade.

If they would've stood shut and marketed their system with games /features MS would've continued on with policy and that could've possibly hurt themselves. Now, the playing field is level again. Everyone I know that was on the fence went right back to x1 after this. Why? Because MS has a sick line up... Sick!!!

They landed a game that will sell systems in Titanfall. Everyone I've shown that game to has been floored. That game alone will move units. Sony has tired KZ going up against Titanfall... Good luck.

The only game that looks good is second son, that's it... Indie games I can play on my ipad. That is not the reason I've been waiting for next gen.

Thank you Sony for the competition that has caused MS to raise its game. I now have a bunch of great free games on Xbox live due to your psn+. We need competition. But coming out and taking jabs again. They are looking desperate. A boxer stuck in a corner trying to swing his way out. Good luck, you will need it.
insomnium2  +   390d ago
@kastro

They said "for consumers to think to themselves 'I will work more hours to buy one'". Where is the part they ever said people WILL work more hours to afford a PS3? They wanted people to think that way. Only a blind fanboy wouldn't see a difference in those 2.

Further taking a 200+ dollar hit on every console sold sure is arrogant and not thinking about the diehards. Charging then 800 dollars would've been......oh wait...
saber00005  +   390d ago
@rainslacker, lets look at the technology we had 8 years ago. The PS3 was one of the most powerful supper computers out during that time, for a cheap price. The $600 mark that was set for it, was CHEAPER than buying a computer with the same specs, for a lot more money. In fact, it was so impressive, even the military bought THOUSANDS of them. Now let's move forward to right now.

Due to the technology we have and how much we've advanced, we're able to create better, much more powerful, products for little costs. Thus, why Sony and Microsoft is able to cut the costs. However, Microsoft's specs for the Xbox One, is not up to par and shouldn't be $500. Nor should they try to nickel and dime you on their services. Thus why I pre-ordered a PS4.
Maddens Raiders  +   391d ago
I'm sure he won't be fired for anything he said today.
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bronxsta  +   391d ago
Microsoft better...tread lightly
pyramidshead  +   390d ago
lol dat reference :P
Silly gameAr  +   391d ago
@LostDjinn

I know right? It seems like all the xbox fans do is cry about other fanboys and defend MS in EVERY article huh? Oh wait...
DonFreezer  +   391d ago
PS trolls you never seize to amaze. You have witnessed the worst conference in the world. You have learned that out of your precious 30 exclusives the 20 are indie games and all you have to do is say damn right to Sony who is so desperate that they bad mouth Microsoft in every way they can? Shut your freaking mouth.Xbox One has crashed the PS4 and you better believe it before the reality hurts your butt that much.
GutZ31  +   391d ago
How was the MS conference for gamescon this year?

Troll elsewhere.
HarryMasonHerpderp  +   391d ago
The Xbox One console reveal was the worst in the world. That or Sony's E3 in 2006.
karl  +   391d ago
i dont get it dude

u are supporting the one console that tries to deprive your fellow gamers from games..

who the heck supports third party exclusives?

this is crazy .. how can u call yourself a gamer while throwing money at the company that tries to rob u of the freedom to do what u want with your games and your console
Rainstorm81  +   391d ago
Hmmm its obvious why you have 1 bubble
T2  +   391d ago
Oh ya rime, rapture nobody home , and shadow are all terrible but map packs for cod is where its at right? Wow wonder how u got one bubble
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SIGNALS  +   391d ago
@DonFreezer

Dream on, with your............yes, that's what i mean.
Drekken  +   391d ago
Just as you don't CEASE to amaze me.
RavageX  +   391d ago
I think you are the first person I've seen with ONE bubble in a while, though I can kinda see why.

You, everyone in the known world and the aliens that spy on us from space knows that the worst conference ever was the reveal of the Xbox One.

That is fact. They'll probably have a world record for it.

You are in serious denial friend, it is sad to see a fellow gamer in a state of mind this far gone but we can help you if you let us.
BlaqMagiq24  +   391d ago
Dam so much butthurt coming from your comment I could actually FEEL it. This is why you have bubble.
rainslacker  +   391d ago
How many exclusive indie games does MS have?
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kenshiro100  +   391d ago
Cry me a riveeeeeer...
Cry me a riveeeeer yeah!

None of you 360 folks had anything to say when Microsoft was trashtalking Sony but when Sony mentions something that's 100% true, you scream trashtalk?

This is golden.
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sckipt  +   391d ago
Still better then the Xbox one announcement
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solidjun5  +   390d ago
Yea cry moar.
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quenomamen  +   391d ago
LMAOF @ this comment:

"Quick! Someone get the Xbox One to the burn unit! Call the ambulance!"

Wii U Wii U Wii U Wii U Wii U
ThatCanadianGuy514  +   391d ago
Yeah, it was funny the first time.Last year.
DevilishSix  +   391d ago
Some are saying Sony should not have done that and beat MS while their down and I say Why Not!?

MS has brought all this on themselves by being douches and trying to bully everyone like they do in other business segments. Look MS didn't even put on a presser at Gamecon and defend themselves.

After E3 xbox apologists have been going on about games and here Sony just showed like 14 new games. MS can't compete with Sony's exclusives they have never had the studios to do so and if it wasn't for Bungie and Epic they would have flopped hard last gen. Truths hurt.
cyguration  +   391d ago
They put on a presser all right... a sorry, pitiful excuse for one.

It was like a guy with a flaccid schlong trying to impress pornstars at a party, where-as Sony showed up and flashed everybody a Ron Jeremy of indie games, AAA titles and everything else in between.

Big gaming schlongs for the win.
redwin  +   390d ago
Remember that Sony was arrogant with their PS3 and they said that people will be ok paying all that $ for their system. It took them a wile to change but they are better now, ms is changing things on the fly and we are here to rip the benefits on both. Game on brother, this is all heathly for the business.
sckipt  +   391d ago
why did i read that in arnold voice
redwin  +   391d ago
Do yo really believe that? It was Sony who said that you don't need: a hard drive, online gaming, broad band connection, paid live subscription. Shall I go on ? Bigger remote, game achievement , a live console hub. My friend, everything that you like about Sony, it was spawn by Microsoft so don't drink their cool aid. If it was up to Sony you would be playing games in a Walkman. I love my ps3 but I gotta give MS credit. This time ill get them both on day one. I just gotta figure out what game to get for PS4 at launch time. I'm downloading all multiplayer games for the box because hey get the content first.
HugoDrax  +   391d ago
As if they have always been consistent hahaha...These corporations I tell you are full of sh*t at times. I remember when Sony said they would have a similar achievement system like Microsoft called Entitlements hahaha. I remember they showcased a boomerang controller, and went back to the dual shock after the criticism from fans. I guess that's staying consistent? I remember they said "We at Sony aren't focused on online gaming" then introduced a 56KB modem attachment because according to Sony fans "Who has high speed Internet?" I could go on and on, but I have to get back to playing Splinter Cell Blacklist.
papashango  +   390d ago
yet it's amazing how people on N4G think that suits that work for huge corporations are their friend.
miDnIghtEr20C_SfF  +   391d ago
So MS is like Sony this generation.

No rumble... whoops rumble.

No pay subscription... whoops psn+ (ya, it's good, still from nothing to pay for renting games)

No low price at launch... whoops let's price cut the earliest any console has had a price cut in history.

No achievements... whoops lets have trophies!

No party chat... whoops we can't have party chat but with ps4 we can!

The list goes on.

Companies screw up and they listen to their customer feedback to change.
krepler  +   391d ago
What console has ever had a price cut at launch?...and the list doesn't go on, it actually should back up a bit as most of those are not "changes" but "additions". PS+ is the only change but the value it carries renders the argument moot as it was widely accepted.

Take this analogy for example:
M&M's candies didn't take away the green colour and put in the blue ones, they just added the blue ones. See the difference?

The consoles had it right this gen as they always did by adding to what was already a working and accepted platform and MS went along and tried to "change" the way they want people to interact with the console but Sony and the public made it clear that that was not going to fly. MS is just lucky that the changes were possible to begin with since nothing was hardware related, otherwise, they would've been S.O.L. and it would have been bye bye XBOne!

The rumble is the only thing Sony tried to get away with this gen, but in the end everyone copies off each other in order to complete their package and compete with each other.

MS on the other hand is the one completely backtracking to fix all the bad choices they've made with the initial announcement of the XBOne. I personally have never seen or heard of a company flip on so many policies at this scale in my life.

The only thing I would really like to know though is what console has had a price cut at launch?? Or did you mean shortly after launch? That would be the 3DS when Nintendo realized everyone knew they were getting seriously ripped at $250.
strifeblade  +   391d ago
That's not classy and if sony's best moment is taking pot shots at microsoft then thats pretty weak. That conference sucked as well- bunch of indie timed exclusives and a couple of low end looking exclusives no AAA.

Remember when everyone was like "microsoft blew their load at e3 just wait till gamescom and what? Indy games galore and no concrete memorable game? A long overdue price cut for the vita and not much else. looks like sony blew the load at e3 judging by this gamescom as nothing was memorable. \

Xbox was not much better at gamescom but it was sony who had something to prove and they did not bring their guns
moparful99  +   391d ago
Sony has 3 platforms to support a still thriving PS3, the Vita trying to gain traction, and the brand new PS4 trying to be successful while not stealing limelight from the other two platforms.. Microsoft has mentioned NOTHING in terms of exclusives for the 360.. They've all but abandoned the 360 crowd.. So from my perspective Sony is doing a masterful job of promoting 3 platforms!! Microsoft has all of their first party studios working on One titles yet they only have 2-3 Launch day exclusives worth talking about.. Those being Forza5, Dead rising 3, and Ryse.. I'm sorry but Sony is taking care of business.. If you aren't satisfied with the PS4 lineup then fine guess I wont see you online. Glad I don't let hater's like you make my decisions....
strifeblade  +   390d ago
@moparful
I dont stand to make anyone's decision but i was addressing the crowd who acted like AAA titles galore was coming to ps4 for it's first year when infact they were all indies and sony showed all they had at e3 (not much). Microsoft in comparision has many more AAA titles coming out in the first year.

So the obvious reason for this is as you stated- sony is spporting 3 systems- I am sorry but sony is not supporting the vita- there is no AAA game coming to the vita mostly sidescroll games that can be done on 3ds in my oppinion.

As for ps3 i look at it from this perspective- Sony is not done making money on its 80 million user base so they are releasing games like gran turismo 6 because it will make more money on ps3 than ps4 plus the budget of the game will be lower since its on ps3- it is a win win. Look at forza it could be released on 360 and make msoft tons but they did not. As a ps4 gamer would you prefer gt6 on ps3 or ps4? i thought so but apparently gt6 port is in the making for ps4 set for release a year later lol

Now microsoft could release more stuff on 360 and make tons of money but they are catering to the hardcore early adopters of the xbox one (people like me) and will be making less money selling less games on xbox one than xbox 360 but i for one am glad because as a gamer i will have new experiences with more games on the nexgen console. Microsoft are trading sells and money to shift more xbox one units with a more attractive and abundant lineup.
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StoutBEER  +   391d ago
Buuut if they hadnt changed it they'd still get shit. Don't give me you're self righteous BS either about they shouldnt have done it in the first place. The only truly wierd thing was having Kinect plugged in all the time. They saw a future that most people didn't see with them, so they went back to what people are familiar and comfortable with.
krepler  +   391d ago
Absolutely. Microsoft has been doing it to Sony for 10 years or so. Now that Sony has legitimate grounds to fire back... I just find it funny to see so many people give Sony backlash for this comment.

The crowd at the show says it all though. If you listen closely, they first OOOOOOHHH'ed, as if they thought the comment was in bad taste but then quickly started clapping because they knew it's true and completely agreed.

What's finally put the nail in the XBOne's coffin for me personally is the fact that they're trying to sugar coat the sale of the console with a free game. It just looks like MS doesn't believe in their console enough anymore and keep trying to add incentive to buy the XBO.
strifeblade  +   391d ago
Actually i heard the booh but your logic that these people changed their mind was wrong- its the clapping and the fact they stopped boohing that overpowered them- although it was done in bad taste- E3 jabs were more tasfully done but what he said was pathetic- I really see that both sony conferences were about pr mostly. This gamescom by sony was not good however and dissapointing at:

THE FACT THAT 15 OF THE 20 EXCLUSIVES ARE INDIE... nothing to brag about atleast i am glad i wont be seeing "but sony has 20 exclusives in the first year" because that looked horrible when comparing what msoft has lined up in the first year
moparful99  +   391d ago
@Strife seriously Microsoft has been making tongue in cheek comments for years now and never once have I seen the backlash over their distasteful comments as Sony is receiving over their comment despite how legitimate it really is.. Secondly when the 360 was the Indie destination for a good part of the previous gen it was awesome but now that Sony has claimed that crown it's sad? All of you anti Sony clowns are getting annoying.. Nothing Sony ever does is deserving of credit.. You all are always finding some way to make a stab at it or undermine its impact on the gaming world.. You fault Sony for having so many indie games while completely ignoring the fact that Sony is actively trying to support 3 platforms concurrently! Microsoft has basically turned its back on the 360 allowing them to put their entire development team behind the ONE yet they still only have 3 launch exclusives worth talking about.. That's what is more sad to me..
Godz Kastro  +   390d ago
@krepler

Every console maker should try to add value to their systems. Anything else would be bad business.
AbortMission  +   391d ago
Lmao at the butthurt comments over this.

Not once did I hear a direct insult other than the statement that they (MS) flipflopped on their policies of feck-you-up-the-asse DRM.

It's not a ploy to insult MS, it's simply saying "Hey, those guys over there tried to feck you over. If you buy from us, you'll get better treatment and we'll be more consistent." That's all. Wipe your tears away children and blame MS for being such a fail in PR.
kenshiro100  +   391d ago
@ Septic, ZBlacktt

If it was Microsoft, they wouldn't have missed out on a 'jab' like that. What Sony said was pretty much on the money. They have been consistent and I look forward to getting my hands on a PS4.

And UnHoly_One, that is the dumbest thing I have ever heard. It's one thing to dislike indie games. It's another to immediately dismiss them even though they are counted as games as well.
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JunioRS101  +   390d ago
*grabs crotch*, *drops mic*
Sizzon  +   391d ago
Fired shots again lulz xD
sckipt  +   391d ago
LOL hit right in the face MS
joe90  +   391d ago
Whats with all the Sony teet suckling today?
KillrateOmega  +   391d ago
Oh, I don't know, maybe because many of us just recently finished watching their Gamescom presentation?

Just a thought...
xhi4  +   391d ago | Well said
It's because they came out and just announced game after game and gave a shower about gamers, showed off all the awesome little guys (indie devs), dropped prices here, there and everywhere and even gave a scheme for if you bought the same game on PS3 it'll be a ton less expensive, free PS plus with the PS4 for 14 days, twitch, UI/music and the list goes on and on AND release date.

It was a display of love and care for us gamers. And what did Microsoft show? No live stream, no conference, just Fable, some exclusive dlc and then bam they're off. They haven't learnt their lesson.
jackanderson1985  +   391d ago
@xhi4

you get one month free of XBL Gold when you set up a new account on the xbox so using xbox home, as they're calling it, set up a new profile and you will theoretically have free gold forever

they announced alot of indie games that have already been released on the PC or are "exclusive at launch" which points to timed exclusivity which fits in with their little bit on "indies are free to choose whatever platform they wish"

gamestop and amazon already have a similar deal set up for the 360>>>xbox one games so nothing new there

personally for me it was a great conference for the Vita, felt that got alotta love and i'm now fully happy i have one

can't say the same about the PS4 though, infamous and KZ have been shown numerous times... best thing about the conference for the PS4 was the release dates being confirmed
garos82  +   391d ago
im certainly not gonna suckle on microsoft's teet with their lack of appearance at gdc. they deemed a lack of press conference a good business move just a couple of months before the release of the xbox1.
what does that tell you in confidence in what they are about to unleash on the market.

also indie love!ill suck on that teet for years to come!
quenomamen  +   391d ago
What would you prefer bro, Sony teets or MS deeks ? I'll take the first choice. Thust just me though, i'm crazy like that.
Paytaa  +   390d ago
@xhi4 If you actually think Sony "loves and cares about us gamers" you are mistaken. Both Sony and Microsoft just want your money, money, and more money. They're a business, Sony's "We are for the gamers" marketing is just that, marketing and everyone's buying it. I love what they have to offer and they are doing really well with marketing as well. Microsoft just needs to learn to market better.
Cmk0121  +   391d ago
and we now have minecraft like those inconsistent fellas, party chat, music in background, twitch cause ustream doesnt cut it.hmmmmmm and 15 of our 25 exclsuives are indies LOL i was like really? i bought a ps4 for them to not even mention the word gaikai and try to act like the remote play isnt what wii u has??? come on folks defend it i love it
ABeastNamedTariq  +   391d ago
Are you mad? Lol, sounds like you're a little butthurt!

DAT PURCHASE JUSTIFICATION DOE!
BlackTar187  +   391d ago
So CMK are you saying that if they didn't include all this stuff you wouldn't have bashed that?

Give me a break. Most of what Sony is doing is adding onto the commitment they have had for 20yrs now of games first.

I bet you won't see sony pretending like they invented or were the first to offer such services or ideas like you see MS do on a # of occasions.
HarryMasonHerpderp  +   391d ago
Yeah I've noticed people slag Sony off for silly reasons when they have supported their consoles with exclusives way after their new system is out.
Just look at the PS1-PS2 and PS3's library of games for proof of this. What other company has done this?
garos82  +   391d ago
cant wait for november 29th now! also loving the vita love with borderlands 2 and all the remote play goodness!
andibandit  +   391d ago
Was kinda hopinh for a vita AAA game, not rehash of current games
moparful99  +   390d ago
Batman: Black gate doesn't count? Killzone: Mercenary? Hmm you have very high standards then...
theChickGamer  +   391d ago
Unavoidable
Relientk77  +   391d ago
"Others"

geez wonder who they're talking about 0_0 lol
shivvy24  +   391d ago
Wii U ? jks lol
stage88  +   391d ago
This was hilarious.

KNOCK-OUT.
wages of sin  +   391d ago
If you're 10.
stage88  +   391d ago
But if Major Nelson would have said a put down for the PS4 then it would be totally funny?

No matter who you're rooting for it's still hilarious. Look at this comments section. Everyone's laughing it up. Chill out.
Godz Kastro  +   390d ago
@stage88

"But if Major Nelson would have said a put down for the PS4 then it would be totally funny?"

And if I had a million dollars I'd be a happy man. Stick to the facts here...
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KonsoruMasuta  +   391d ago
I laughed so hard when he said that.
negative  +   391d ago
reallY???
rezzah  +   391d ago
REALLy???

This may be a terrifying reality for you, but people do consider things, you don't believe, to be funny.
PS4OUR  +   391d ago
Shots fired!!
EmptySkyForm  +   391d ago
Shots FIRED! Luckily Sony has explosive rounds.
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wenaldy  +   391d ago
Armor Piercing Rounds!!
Aleithian  +   391d ago
M$ has no armor. No need to waste the expensive bullets.
DirtyPimp  +   391d ago
and the terminator
kenshiro100  +   391d ago
Lol @ Alethian.
EdoubleD  +   391d ago
This is true. I am happy Microsoft changed their tune, just made the Xbox ONE more appealing.

Edit: Whats up? People think I'm hating lol.
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HammadTheBeast  +   391d ago
Ignore agrees/disagrees, they're pretty meaningless on this site.
karl  +   391d ago
what do u mean meaningless? they mean they disagree or agree..
beyond that no impact at all probably...

and dude... u could put a turd in the box with the console and it would make it more appealing at this point..

and not being consistent is just that... they can change again..

and they had years to listen to gamers.. they waited till pre orders started to change their mind..

doesnt that tell u anything?
EdoubleD  +   391d ago
No, I understand that they can revert back to their evil beginnings. I only meant that Sony and us gamers have made them rethink their policies.
(For now)

The comment wasn't in favor or being apologetic to MS's recent behavior, maybe I just worded it wrong? What I mean't by appealing is that they are a tad bit consumer friendly and that I could look past what they've done and concentrate on the software they have to offer.

Still, PS4 day one
karl  +   391d ago
what i meant is that there is no real change in MS

they only adapted to the circumstances ..

and next decisions is going to be made by the same ppl that decided that DRM was a good idea...
its the same company ... and if the opportunity presented itself. i dont see why they wouldnt just screw everygamer out there xbox owner or not for coin...

its just the way MS works .. they dont understand how the console business works

they just keep buying their time with timed exclusives ... and soo they have a timed console
4logpc  +   391d ago
Like i get the PR boost,but Sony literally did nothing new this gen in terms of redefining the market.

Microsoft could of been onto something if their PR wasnt so bad, but Sony taking hits was just not needed.
Minato-Namikaze  +   391d ago
Taking digs at your competetiors are welcome if done tastefully.
4logpc  +   391d ago
Which it wasnt.
andibandit  +   391d ago
Wouldve been tasteful if their conference was kickass, which it wasnt
M-M  +   391d ago
@4logpc

What if I told you that Microsoft did the same thing, would that change your opinion? They always have sport with one another.
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Coltrane_C  +   391d ago
And MS did?
1lawrence  +   391d ago
I know it was ok for Microsoft to say we gonna kill Sony at e3 #double standards. Nice work Sony cant wait for 15 of NOV.
devwan  +   391d ago
@1lawrence exactly, Sony stating a fact (although with maybe a very tiny little bit of venom in there, for good measure) vs "we will kill Sony at e3" which was, as we all know, far from fact anyway and more than a little childish.

It's hardly like Sony came out name-calling and did it in a puerile way, the intention was to press the point that they have a clear idea of what they want to do and are working towards, and it's the very same vision they began to outline back in February.
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lilbroRx  +   391d ago
Yeah, I read this in pretty much the same way. Consistent as in brought nothing new to the table other than more number boasting.
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showtimefolks  +   391d ago
4logpc

and MS redefined this gen how again?

if MS truly believed in their own message they would be more than willing to loose early on for success later, none of their announced features went over well with people because they never really explained how those features would work

instead they chickened out and took mostly everything back, so now xb1 is more of a ps4 than xb1.

stop living in your bubble
4logpc  +   391d ago
Maybe you should learn to read before commenting.

I said Microsoft COULD of been onto something if their PR wasnt so bad.

Im not living in a bubble. i simply wanted something new and not just new consoles with more power.
Deadpoolio  +   391d ago
Neither did Micro$haft the the One80...It's never been anything more than the 360.5...NOTHING about the original "plan" was ground breaking or innovative...Sony has been doing Day one digital since 2010 without restrictions and DRM...And Tv through a console on a Tv is not innovative either
lilbroRx  +   391d ago
Having a game controller as a universal remote is, but we are only talking about Sony and Microsoft here, so I will let you get back to that.
NeloAnjelo  +   391d ago
The only thing innovative MS ever did was XBL and launching first cheaply. Albeit a poorly made, low quality device.

Everything else has been a follow up to others in the Industry. The Cloud is whole bunch of gibberish, mumbo jumbo to fool customers into believing that its so powerful... 3 Xbox Ones!... BS. Cloud can render things in a limited way... That's it, e.g. fog, and will not work with limited connectivity.
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Imalwaysright  +   391d ago
Hmmm redefining the market with DRM and by making gaming more restricted?

I've got to ask: Are you even a gamer?
fsfsxii  +   391d ago
Ever since MS been in the industry, its been getting worse.
I also would like you to tell me what is redefining the industry??! DRM??!
RedHawkX  +   391d ago
sony arent flip floppers and swindlers like ms. i put my money on the honest focused and committed company/people. not gold diggers like ms who try to cheat you out of your money then when you figure it out they try to hide and reverse it.
jackanderson1985  +   391d ago
just to remind you the PS3 launched at 600... if that's not money grabbing (or gold digging if you prefer) i don't know what is
Minato-Namikaze  +   391d ago
How much were blu-ray players back then?
EmptySkyForm  +   391d ago
It was a gaming system with a freakin blu ray player! SALT
Deadpoolio  +   391d ago
Hmmm Blu ray players were also around $1000 bucks back then also so YES the PS3 was a deal...You got the cheapest blu ray player on the market and it played video games....Remind me again what happened to HD DVD, oh yeah Micro$haft wanted an extra $250 for an add on instead of building it into the machine....
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Seraphemz  +   391d ago
Bluray player... BUILT IN WIFI..4 memory card readers...4 usb ports...

and as said above..thats back when bluray players were around 1k.

It was the cheapest bluray player you could get.
iNcRiMiNaTi  +   391d ago
Overpriced vita memory cards also come to mind
RedHawkX  +   391d ago
sony was loosing 200 dollars on every ps3 sold and still it had state of the art never before seen technology in the cell processor and the blueray that came in it. the ps3 was the most powerful hardware at its time of release and was only 600 with blueray player etc. a blueray player was more then 900 stand alone. sony was basically giving you 100's of dollars by seeling the ps3 for 600 and it had all the stuff needed so you can fully use your hdtv's full potential. also free online.

the x360 was 500 dollars and had old dvd crap, rrod, crap disk drives breaking etc and was the weakest console. and all of its add ons like hd dvd, hardrives and such and xbox live mad it twice the cost of the ps3
Drekken  +   391d ago
I really shouldn't give you a moment of my time, but I see the children are out full force today. The PS3 was expensive... BUT it gave us new things that cost a lot:

1) Bluray - 1st on the market. Don't act like this didn't matter.

2) Cell chip - Expensive tech only used in the Ps4.

Those two things put the price way up on the console. Sony JUST hit $199 with the PS3.
NeloAnjelo  +   391d ago
The console was still the cheapest blu-ray player at the time. Plus free on-line, no WiFi adapter needed, and rechargeable controllers.

Plus how much are MS still charging for their hard drives?
rainslacker  +   391d ago
They also offered a $500 model at launch. If that isn't offering the consumer a choice I don't know what is.

Going by your logic, is MS offering us a choice to buy a cheaper model without the Kinect included? If that isn't money grubbing, I don't know what is.

Seriously, for a site that is apparently run by Sony, I see more Xbox fans in here than Sony fans.
Hicken  +   391d ago
Now, jack, EIGHT people have shown you the error of your ways. Still, I find myself wondering: will you even acknowledge that you were wrong?

Or will you do what typically happens around here, and continue to repeat the same- nearly identical- comment all over the site, even in full knowledge of it being wrong?
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moparful99  +   390d ago
@jackanderson

Lets do some number crunching shall we?

PS3 60 gig= $600

to get the 360 at the same feature level the PS3 was at you would need.

MS proprietary hard drive= $99
Wifi adaptor= $100
Hd-dvd drive= $199
sd memory card reader= $50
play and charge kit= $20
Usb expansion port= $29

So on top of the $400 price tag of the 360 you would have to spend an additional $400 to match the feature set of the PS3. Meaning $800. So please tell me who is money grubbing again? You could argue that Microsoft was giving you choice by letting you buy in at a low cost and choose what features you wanted but all of that with the exception of the sd card reader are now standard features in consoles.. IN fact the ONE uses Blu Ray as its disc medium and they halfway fixed the battery nonsense in the controllers... But enjoy your Kinect, I'm sure it will be the best gaming component to ever see the light of day /s
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starchild  +   390d ago
@ rainslacker

Seriously? You do? You have to be kidding me. Please tell me you aren't that detached from reality. If you can't see that there are many times the number of Sony fans in this article than fans of other platforms...well, you live in one skewed fantasy world.
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CoLD FiRE  +   391d ago
Please, tell me that was sarcasm and you don't really believe that.
EdoubleD  +   391d ago
Their consistency was fantastic, and also very clear. Not once did I feel they need to repeat their stance.
MS had to play catch-up after their horrendous introduction.
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NeloAnjelo  +   391d ago
Well said Sony..."we remained consistent to the consumers, with one message..."
andibandit  +   391d ago
And that message was: "Indie indie indie indie indie indie indie indie indie indie indie indie indie............."
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solidsheep  +   391d ago
As someone who likes to play video games its better hearing indie indie over TV TV...
WeAreLegion  +   391d ago
I'm afraid without indie developers, we wouldn't have half the brilliant games we have today. In fact, most of today's best developers started in independent development.

Treat them well now and they'll show you love later.

Brilliant business tactic.
NeloAnjelo  +   391d ago
The key word there is GAMES... Not TV TV TV, Sports, Sports, Spots, Call of Duty, Call of Duty, Kinect... Xbox on... Xbox change policy quick because no one is pre-ordering. We can they tell them we listened... Enough?

How about this... We'll make it online only, no used games and Kinect always on... And they will like it, they will want it.. Yeah.. Sports, YEAH, they all love SPORTS and TV... Right!... Right... Wait right...? "Are you a developer, You can't just flip a switch and change it..."

Oh wait.
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Adva  +   391d ago
Indie, Indie, Indie, Indie? What about these AAA
- Killzone
- Infamous
- DriveClub
- Knack
- Shadow of the Beast
- Everyone's Gone to Rapture
- The Order 1886

Other Third Party titles: BF4, COD: Ghost, AC4,W_Dogs, Fifa, NFL, Basketball, Final Fantasy, Deep Down, Free to Play titles, Lego and tons more...
devwan  +   391d ago
@WeAreLegion " In fact, most of today's best developers started in independent development. "

And also some leave large studios to set up smaller outfits with their mates where they can be more creative rather than working for the man. That's all doable again when it wasn't really for a while. Interesting times.
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starchild  +   390d ago
Indie games are great and I'm happy the PS4 will be getting more of them. What bothers me is the flip-flopping and double standards.

For years as a PC gamer I was told that all the many exclusives the PC had didn't count and the consoles were superior because they had "real" exclusives...because the PC happened to have a shit ton of indie games and they wanted to pretend that was all the PC had. But now the consoles are putting a big focus on indie games and all of a sudden they are the coolest thing.

Same goes for free to play games like Planetside 2, Warframe, etc. These kinds of games were always derided as being somehow not really games, but now console players are doing backflips with excitement for games like these.

I can't stand fanboys and their hypocrisy and their moving of goalposts.
boing1  +   390d ago
You're saying that because you've never tried to publish an indie game on consoles. What Sony is doing with PS4 is a godsend.
Lionalliance  +   391d ago
MS did the same thing to sony, so why not strike back lol :P?
first1NFANTRY  +   391d ago
the empire strikes back indeed. too long have the likes of Greenturd and other M$ suits taken shots and downplayed the competition. karma really is real folks.
IHassounah  +   390d ago
But they didn't troll them , also Sony done it to them selfs , releasing a console a year after Microsoft , a price tag that brings in 2 Xbox 360s ; a game that supposed to have a historic ancient china setting , instead we get a gigantic crab
AceBlazer13  +   391d ago
lol gotta love sony
Mario18  +   391d ago
Lol ms fanboys are embarassed
kingmushroom  +   391d ago
They got nothing to say, they are speechless.
Drekken  +   391d ago
For some reason they keep talking about the release price for the PS3. Let's not even get into MS forcing people to buy Kinect this gen for $500.00.
T2  +   391d ago
No now they bleet " Sony has no games I like"
Too predictable
KillrateOmega  +   391d ago
All they can talk about is how 'unprofessional' Sony is being. Quite frankly, it's hilarious XD
kingmushroom  +   391d ago
Very hilarious
Mr-Dude  +   390d ago
The only thng i hear nowadays from the Xbox fans is. PS4 haz no games..! --> We will speak again in a year, because we all now how that worked out with the PS3 & the 360.

We have
- Killzone
- Infamous
- DriveClub
- Knack
- Shadow of the Beast
- Everyone's Gone to Rapture
- The Order 1886
- Outlast (also on PC)
- Rime
- 3 titles from Media Molecule, Naughty Dog & Santa Monica in development.
- A bunch of F2P games

A we all know Sony, their is many more to come!
AceBlazer13  +   390d ago
don't know where these xbots got the delusional idea that sony won't deliver
betan21  +   391d ago
Microsoft's strategy is obvious: Copy everything Sony does
drsfinest72  +   391d ago
Really? Please elaborate for me sir.
Revolver_X_  +   391d ago
MS' flip-flopping on policies that replicate Sony's is pure coincidence, I know. Free Dev kits for indies, free games with XBL Gold, the list goes on.
EdoubleD  +   391d ago
They drove too close to the sun. Talking about the 'future' in all it's splendor with the horrible policies they've introduced, which could have destroyed the industry.

Also, I liked how they've always re-iterated how it is impossible to revert those policies. But lo and behold. Although I don't hate the Xbox ONE entirely I was frustrated on how they tried to force these policies on us.
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NeloAnjelo  +   391d ago
Let me elaborate... First motion gaming on consoles with camera? Eye-toy. An all in one console, "Only does everything", built in Wifi and HDMI... The Elite 2nd iteration of the 360 did this.
First console to stand horizontal and vertical, first portable device (before smart phones) to have games, movies, internet, photos and music all in one with the PSP.

Blu-ray? Variety of games, exclusives? Supporting and investing in developers?

There is a lot more.
blackbeld  +   391d ago
@drsfinest72

Are you serious? You don't understand what he say?

M$ is the copycat. Are you really dump and blind to see it?

M$ fanboys truly are dumb kids.
n4rc  +   391d ago
yeah.. i loved the part where they were listening to customers wants and therefore introduced....

a bunch of crap that was on the 360 for years..(music capabilities)

but hey.. selective comprehension has worked so far! why stop now.. lol

EDIT:

"Microsoft's strategy is obvious: Copy everything Sony does"

i showed the hypocrisy of such a statement.. whos butthurt again?
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KillrateOmega  +   391d ago
LOL

I can just feel the waves of butthurt radiating from your comment XD
KonsoruMasuta  +   391d ago
Yeah, MS always listens to their fans. All the Xbox supporters love how they just shove everything behind a pay wall./S

And tell me again how long did it take MS to start using blu-ray?
Hicken  +   391d ago
Was that your best, n4rc?
macethedon  +   391d ago
What a jab!
GusBricker  +   391d ago
Expect for them removing the PS EYE from the PS4, right?
The_Sneauxman  +   391d ago
Source?

...still waiting
Wintersun616  +   391d ago
They never said it would be bundled...
TomShoe  +   391d ago
...You missed the joke
n4rc  +   391d ago
yet its software is...

funny...
andibandit  +   391d ago
Kinda stupid, i hope i can delete that playroom thing
PS4OUR  +   391d ago
The PS EYE is NOT central to the PS4 experience. Sony has not in any way paraded the PS EYE as a must have device for your system like MS has for kinect. House is not lying. MS has done so many 180's since their reveal that the system you preordered at reveal is not the system you getting in the box come launch day. Yes it was a change for the better but it does not fill consumers with confidence if you keep changing policies so soon before launch. The Xbox One reveal was a mess. You would do well to recognise that. But if you choose to ignore it, great. Whatever makes u sleep at night.
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GusBricker  +   391d ago
Do you honestly believe Sony would've placed a light bar in every one of their controllers if the PS EYE wasn't going to be in the box?

Seriously, think about it.
LordNikon  +   391d ago
Pointless speculation. And your first is just a baseless assumption.

It doesn't even matter if they were going to. Because in the end, it was never going to be. And the alternative was never being touted as part of the overall PS4 experience.

The Playroom game comes with the PS4, does that mean Sony wanted to force PS Eyes down the consumers throats? No it doesn't, it just means that its there for people who actually WANTS to use the PS Eye, while giving consumers a choice.
Kryptix  +   391d ago
You're trying so hard not to feel that knock out punchline by Sony... lol
I know what you're talking about, but they didn't change their minds after making things official to the public. Their vision is clear, to do everything better than Microsoft while also putting every gamer and fan first and they been successful so far.
MASTER_RAIDEN  +   391d ago
im not one for companies taking jabs at other companies, but microsoft has been making clowns of themselves over the last few months. definitely deserve to be called out on it.
Jrxbarrett  +   391d ago
What was so great about their conference? Besides the fact that they made all the fanboys jizz their pants because they threw jabs at MS? I really don't get it. They need to be more professional. We all know who is the bigger winner here. $$$
MASTER_RAIDEN  +   391d ago
absolutely NOT. ive seen microfost take several jabs at sony over the years, and typically sony doesnt bother to respond. Microsoft has ALWAYS been the offensive and always talking shit about other companies. this instance is only deserved because microsoft has dished it out for months now. they deserve to get a little shit back.

"reveal a console without even showing what it looks like? thats one way to do it...."
- major nelson on twitter in response to PS4's launch.

SO PROFESSIONAL BRO.
Imalwaysright  +   391d ago
They tried to make clowns out of us gamers so I say this with a smile on my face: karma is a bitch
Pancit_Canton  +   391d ago
Microsoft just revealed that the release date for Xbone is Nov 14 2013. lol

With all the shots fired by Sony. Microsoft have no choice but to retreat and make a complete 180.
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WeAreLegion  +   391d ago
Haha. That would be hilarious.
Deadpoolio  +   391d ago
I'm betting the Nov 15th is daring Micro$haft to release the One80 first...Knowing they can't with all the talk of production problems, No way in hell do they have enough consoles to cover a lunch...Hell they probably dont even have one million consoles just like they don't have one million pre orders
WeAreLegion  +   391d ago
That's actually kind of great, if that's the case.

It's far enough away to ensure Sony has enough units to supply gamers throughout the holidays and not far enough away that Microsoft can launch first. ;)
jonboi24  +   391d ago
This console war is getting gangsta and Sony is taking shots
Kayant  +   391d ago
Apply oil to burnt area :p
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quenomamen  +   391d ago
Yup, someone call Exxon and get a tanker over to Redmond quick !
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kenshiro100  +   391d ago
Lmfao @ quenomamen. Thanks for the laugh. I laughed so hard I swallowed in the wrong area, lol.
Jrxbarrett  +   391d ago
Since when was MS apart of their conference? I don't see why they just can't show their products and move on. They showed nothing vital enough to sway consumers in my eyes. Ac4 and watch dogs. I'm tired of seeing those games. How any walk throughs have we watched already? Shots fired? Shots fired? There were no bullets from great games unless you like f2plays. < so lame. At this point Sony is just talking.
ChubbyLover  +   391d ago
Seems like thats all they have left...
Imalwaysright  +   391d ago
Just the truth and oh boy does it hurt!
Clarence  +   391d ago
He's keeping it real. Unlike M$.
andibandit  +   391d ago
Real indie
Clarence  +   391d ago
Yeah M$ press conference was grea..Wait M$ didn't have a press conference.
threefootwang  +   391d ago
Beats TV TV NFL COD! :)
waltyftm  +   391d ago
I chuckled at the Rubbish on TV remark.
My_Outer_Heaven  +   391d ago
I caught that one too... so many digs at MS good for them!
rainslacker  +   391d ago
LOL. That was hilarious. Very subtle. I didn't catch it the first time, but my internet cut out right after, so when I got it going again I realized what he said the 2nd time.

Also addresses Nintendo's off-screen feature that does the same thing.
Ginesis  +   391d ago
Sony messed up at the beginning of the current gen lol theyre not without flaws by far. They're just as arrogant as ms
devwan  +   391d ago
Was that 6 years ago or 7?

Things have changed, some of us noticed. Others clearly did not.

Being assertive when reaffirming you have been true to your word and stayed on point is not arrogance, it's confidence. It was hardly playground name-calling. For examples of that, see above.
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Ddouble  +   391d ago
Damn they're firing shots
PirateKing  +   391d ago
Oh but I got blasted on this site for calling M$ out on the same bs, funny. House just voiced what majority of Sony fans were thinking.
rainslacker  +   391d ago
It's called pandering, and I love it. Shows that they are paying attention to what gamers are saying.
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