Sony's Latest Shot at Microsoft Comes on a T-Shirt You Can't Get

Kotaku - Last night, Sony held an indie showcase event at Neumo's, a Seattle music venue that epitomized underground cool. PlayStation exec Adam Boyes took the stage to re-affirm the company's commitment to working with indies and third-party partners and announced a handful of new games. Whiles most of the games looked intriguing, it was Boyes' t-shirt that might have been the sassiest thing in the spotlight last night.

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zeal0us1928d ago

Shots been firing since E3. Sadly MS has shot itself more times than Sony has shot them.

ThatCanadianGuy5141928d ago

Check out this custom shirt MS gave to their xbox fans at Gamescom.Shortly after the news of restricted features and only 13 countries.

WrAiTh Sp3cTr31928d ago

I wish Sony would fire a shot to make me want to buy their console now instead of years down the road.

corvusmd1928d ago (Edited 1928d ago )

good job letting everyone know you have no idea what you're talking about up front

NatureOfLogic1928d ago

@ WrAiTh, Let the tears flow.

MariaHelFutura1928d ago

The big difference. Microsoft trolled Sony all last gen and lost. Sony like everyone knows they are about to dominate and payback is a b!tch. PS2 mode engaged.

WrAiTh Sp3cTr31928d ago

What tears? Lol, I won't be missing me.

UltimateMaster1928d ago

Remind me how this is intentional?
With all the shirts I have, I could take offence If I were to take stage of a PS event by wearing a Green Shirt.
It's just stupid, it ain't offensive at all.
The biggest massacre was the dreaded awful DRM policies and Microsoft inflicted that upon themselves, not Sony.

gaffyh1928d ago

It's just a little joke, nothing like the actual shots that were fired when Andrew House was on stage at GamesCom. It's also quite a subtle joke as well tbh, most people won't even get it.

CocoWolfie1928d ago (Edited 1928d ago )

arguably enough sony deserves them, i couldnt recommend steering clear of microsofts console over sonys any more.. it just seems like a bad taste in your month, fan boying aside, to choose microsofts xbox you know? :/

No_Limit1928d ago

Shot through the heart and your to late, you gave love, a bad name. [Guitar Solo]

slimeybrainboy1928d ago

Sony should cool it with the war, but this is a funny t-shirt. It's very subtle, you wouldnt immediately look and say OMG SHOTS FIRED! But it does give a little statement and I genuinely think Token Indie Logo is a brilliant name for a indie studio. The logo is good.

People do seem to forget that Noone was talking indies pre PS4, now everyone is trying to roll out pro-indie policies ASAP to look good.

CGI-Quality1928d ago

LOL, absolutely perfect response! :D

FlunkinMonkey1928d ago


"What tears? Lol, I won't be missing me."

I trust you about as much as I trust Microsoft.

LordDhampire1928d ago

Microsofts the best player on sonys team

PeaSFor1928d ago

@WrAiTh Sp3cTr3

want more butter with your butthurt?

andrewsqual1928d ago

@WrAiTh Sp3cTr3 Lol no, just no. How about we won't be missing anything? The last 3 years of Xbox mean anything to you???

I would show a PC pic too link but Half Life 2 came out 9 years ago.

YNWA961928d ago

You know, I love Sony... They are just awesome...

2cents1927d ago

lol... Did any of you even read the full article for microsofts response?

'I'm going to get one that says "AAA, remember it?"


andibandit1927d ago

ok great now if only Sony would shoot off some AAA game news instead

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come_bom1928d ago (Edited 1928d ago )

Sony being arrogant again... maybe they should worry about their lackluster exclusives launch lineup.

Actually both Sony and Microsoft should worry about their lackluster exclusives launch lineup. If it wasn't for 3rd party games...

pr0t0typeknuckles1928d ago

Or maybe its them having fun with the competition you know the trash talking these companies have been doing for years.

redwin1928d ago

They are just a bunch of bullies, do you ever remember MS being this bad with them ? I don't , all I remember is the cord and cans, and that was because Sony said that no body wants to talk when they are playing.

Jury1928d ago

They are being arrogant to their competition, not to their fan base... So it's all good

AxeCain1928d ago

Quality over quantity
+ PS4 launch titles imo look great. Preference.

tarbis1928d ago

Yes, they're very very arrogant. They need to have more class like how Microsoft showed their class on PS3's launch.

grimmweisse1928d ago

Yes, because MS has always remained classy towards their competitors. All the negativity regarding the xbox one is self inflicted. Don't think for one second if the roles were reversed MS wouldn't be taking shots at Sony. They pretty took shots a Sony when the PS3 launched.

kenshiro1001927d ago

Cry me a freaking river. Arrogance? Really? Microsoft put themselves in the spotlight, not Sony.

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Bzone241928d ago (Edited 1928d ago )

Wow, I don't know how they'll ever recover from this petty shot. I guess they have to pump the indies since that is mostly what they have. Ouyastation4 is gonna be great. Too bad I already have a phone for these games.

WrAiTh Sp3cTr31928d ago

They're fans are great advertising for them, that I give them.

dcj05241928d ago

When is that coming out? Is that like a new ouya? Hope it's still $100. Ouya's not really my thing. I'll just use the $100 to buy the Playstation 4.

andrewsqual1928d ago

Or buy a PS4 and a Ouya for cheaper than a Xbone with required play and charge kit and Xbox Live Gold to do pretty much ANYTHING on it.

And Xbone is like an Apple device, over expensive and locked down to proprietary crap on every level but with the complete restricted DRM.

SmokingMonkey1928d ago

Apple took shots at Microsoft for YEARS!

This is nothing new, it's just funny as hell to watch.

Microsoft just keeps feeding Sony writer's.

ZHZ901928d ago (Edited 1928d ago )

Xbox fanboys/girls are laughable. :D

FamilyGuy1928d ago

Love that song

The shirt is hilarious after you see why he really wore it.

The indie games keep surprising me!
A lot of them look REALLY COOL, dust force mentioned in this article

andibandit1927d ago

think ill keep my old console and play indie games, since thats what the next generation is all about.

BABY-JEDI1928d ago

Are you the Hiphopgamer? Just asking. Shots fired LoL

showtimefolks1928d ago

when one company messes up as much as MS has with xbo one than competition will take advantage of that

early on greenburg and major nelson were taking cheap shots at sone/ps3 so why are people surprised now when the roles have been reversed

did anyone honestly think sony will mess up again and won't learn anything from ps3? MS let the success of xbox 360 get to their heads and now are paying the price for it

Heisenburger1928d ago

Am I the only grown man that giggled when he saw "sassiest"?

Tee hee

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HolyDuck1928d ago

This is getting a little boring now.

Everything Sony does, is a jab at MS.

Everything MS does is a 180.

Can we just let each other side alone, and let the exclusives, sales and console features do the talking.

Gimmemorebubblez1928d ago (Edited 1928d ago )

Business is business even if it comes in the form of "little jabs."

And this is not showing arrogance , this is just poking a little fun at Phil Spencer and his suit+t-shirt combo.

Dlacy13g1928d ago

Agreed. Kinda amazed this kinda stuff is still happening and such a focus.

gaelic_laoch1928d ago

Leave xbone alone!!!!!!!

M$ are big boys and should be well able to take some banter on the chin otherwise they are in the wrong business!

buynit1928d ago

Yea... untill ms does it then its sacrilage.

gaelic_laoch1928d ago

@ buynit

Ahhh lighten up! It is just a bit of arse slapping in the showers!

HarryMasonHerpderp1928d ago (Edited 1928d ago )

Lmao I don't know what sort of showers you've been to dude!

ziggurcat1928d ago (Edited 1928d ago )

you know what's boring? you going into every thread, and saying how boring it's getting.

we get it, you love MS...

edit: then why did you approve it if you find all of this stuff "boring"?

HolyDuck1928d ago

Clearly don't love MS, I actually approved this article, shows how much I LOVE MS.

Get over yourself, someone can like two opposing things you know.

MariaHelFutura1928d ago

The talking is over. The PS4 is virtually better at everything. It's just a bit overwhelming for some to handle, so they're stuck in denial unable to comprehend whats happening.

TheGreatGamer1928d ago

None of it is boring. Sony are making gamers laugh with their jabs and MS are making people laugh for how spineless they're being

Hicken1928d ago (Edited 1928d ago )

... so you approved it for the sake of complaining about articles just like this?

And yeah, your comments pretty much say you DO love Microsoft.

You're not making any sense.

Edit: Your comments display a rather fervent love of MS and dislike of Sony(and overall indifference to Nintendo, but that's neither here nor there). Anyway.

If it's not something you think should be promoted here- and it's clear by your comment that you do not- then you should not have approved it. You're not obligated to approve it, you know; you could even have failed it for being "Lame."

But you didn't.

HolyDuck1928d ago

I approved it because that's pretty much the whole approval process.

You approve something because it's as it's stated, it's news, an opinion piece etc.

I wasn't aware that I wasn't allowed to comment on things I approved? Oh wait... I can.

My comments do not say I love MS, please show me all the posts I've made that are completely sided with Microsoft and completely bash Sony, please. I'm begging for someone to do it because I've asked several times and no ones gotten back to me?

As for being an MS lover, there is literally no PS4 news coming out of the woodwork therefore I mainly have to comment on Xbox ones etc. So please, guide me to the complete sony bashing I've done because I'm yet to have seen it, good day.

ziggurcat1928d ago

@ holyduck:

surely you can see the hypocrisy in complaining about how boring it's all getting, and being one of the people to have approved the article... it doesn't make any sense...

*comes across article about sony getting a jab in at MS's expense*

*rolls eyes* "*sigh*... not this **** again..."

*approves article*

the logic:

kenshiro1001927d ago

Holy Duck, if these articles are boring, then don't approve them. You have no right to complain, sorry.

shutUpAndTakeMyMoney1928d ago (Edited 1928d ago )

Stop being a xbox fanny!! PS4 is a better value!!!

More power, extra controller, extra game, camera + better devs lol

Same price.

BABY-JEDI1928d ago

You should put a smile on that face. Cheer up
; )

TheFamous11928d ago

It's marketing and companies do this all the time (i.e. BMW vs Audi) - they are selling similar products so they have to show why they are different.

punisher991928d ago


"Can we just let each other side alone, and let the exclusives, sales and console features do the talking."

No. Listen, microsoft did this to themselves when they tried to put strict drm restrictions on physical media. A huge no no in my opinion. The world needs to continue to let them know how wrong they were so they wont try it again.