Greenberg: "Nice to see fans playing #XboxOne before it launches, no Taco Bell required ;-)
But... I like Taco Bell.
Right, because playing a few minutes on a tour is better than winning a free console. I get it's a joke, but he needs to try harder, I mean, people already tried both consoles long ago in different conferences
Recently this week http://www.vg247.com/2013/1...
Its nice that Sony doesnt poke fun at needing to shovel down bags of Doritos and gulp down Mountain Dew to up the chances of winning an Xbox One.... so why is Greenberg poking fun at the five buck box Taco Bell contest to win a PS4? The guy is so unprofessional and a plain hypocrite.
These guys are so dumb it's blinding, The A & A boys (Albert & Aaron) really don't know when to shut up. I mean that is so childish and I find that their way of trying to build momentem is like that of a young boy telling a girl he likes her...Awkward!
Its a joke... lol. With all the trolling Kaz & the Sony CEOs do, you think you Sony faithful would be able to stomach a little jibe in your direction. Evidently not!
relax man these people are enjoying their console of choice, does it really hurt you that bad to see other people enjoying xboxone?
Taco Bell....YUCK! PS4 HElL YEAH! But why Taco Bell?!
@Heavy an can you just enjoy next gen altogether regardless of console?
It happens...I just which they were funnier. http://n4g.com/news/1337201...
Heavy you really need to get over yourself. If this was the other way around and it was Shuhei Yoshida making a joke like this, you'd all be in here circle jerking about how cool he is and how amazing Sony is, and blah, blah, blah... Seriously, just give it a rest.
@Unholy Funny you tell me to get over myself, yet you have your share of comments on PS4 articles. Hypocrite much? http://n4g.com/news/1370251...
I didn't say you shouldn't be posting on this article. Post wherever you want. I'm just saying that when Sony takes jabs at MS, you guy all love it and kiss their ass, but when it goes the other way it's terrible. There is certainly a hypocrite here, but it isn't me.
Says the guy who's console is on the back of Doritos bags giving a chance to win a console every 2 minutes.
I love how, Abash says Sony doesn't do this and gets 4 times the agrees to disagrees. Then JokesOnYou show proof of the oppsite and gets 11 times disagrees to 1 agree! n4g is a Sony fangirl heaven!
everyone loves a funny jab thing is when someone in a losing team dose it just looks pathetic. Greenberg just hit a new low
@ UnHoly_One When Sony pokes fun, it makes sense! This does not. It's not that PS fans can't take a joke. There is a huge difference between playing the XBO once for a few minutes at some event and winning a PS4 console for you to own. @ nukeitall Why are you still here then!? It's obviously not true, you just can't see past your bias.
@Heavy I notice you can't properly back up your statements. Lately I see you scrambling through somebodies comment history searching for some hypocritical statement of sorts. Are your comments that absurd that you can't back up your own logic? Wow, that's a first. That's weak, if you can't take it don't dish it honestly @Abash http://kotaku.com/sony-take... If Aaron Greenberg is unprofessional then. Shuhei Yoshida and Andrew House are just "unprofessional as Aaron then. Don't start that hypocrite talk when Sony through mud first.
This joke is not in the position to make jokes.
@Angelic Another sad Xbox fan. If you cared to check my first comment, you would see all the facts I need. But let me explain it to you in simpler terms. This "Joker" makes a joke stating that it's better to play on an Xbox for a couple minutes than winning a free next gen console. He seems to forget that people already got a taste of both consoles a long time ago. But wait, you may need even simpler terms, let me try this to see if you get it. "Herp, derp, derp derp, lol herp"
He has the slimy distorted face of a troll so it's no surprise that he'd say something like this.
But I loooove chilly cheese burritos!!.... damn, now I'm craving some.
You can win an Xbox one with Doritos and Mountain too. What he means is you don't need anything to play Xbox One early. Of course you don't think the joke is funny because its about the PS4.
@ Mystogan There's a difference between playing an XBO once for a few minutes and winning a PS4 to own. Maybe it would have been funnier if it made sense.
Guys, PS4 is clearly a better taco bell combo. If xheavy says it is, it must be true. He is after all a top class sony fanboy/troll.... Pay attention to what he says...
When Sony pokes fun at Micro they actually make good, funny points. Microsoft are idiots when it comes to PR and idiots when it comes to making jabs, neither are successful... Sony is doing an awesome job advertising their product, you jelly Greenberg?
So the guy made a joke. You people getting all defensive need to lighten up. It makes you look like an obsessed insane person.
@ nukeitall And only an Xbox fanwarrior would take notice to a number of disagrees to agrees and act like it matters. at least Sony fanboys aren't supporting an anti-consumer corporation. Aaron Greenberg has been revealing himself for years as a manipulative, trolling employee and is the representation of unprofessionalism, but of course over at Xbox that seems to be a requirement. Don't think you can say the same about Sony employees.
@malokevi Difference is that Sony's tweets and trolling are actually funny and sometimes pretty clever. I don't know what this was...hell I've seen you make better troll comments than this.
Sony not anti-consumer? Not even a little? Haven't seen many companies change formats over the life of a device. UMD's didn't last as long as I had hoped. Luckily Sony had a great solution and gave me the opportunity to re-purchase the games for the UMDless PSPGo! Same goes for b/c in PS3's. Rip it from the console and then charge to download it instead. Great move. Mandatory Plus if you want to play online next gen? Awesome pro-consumer move. Atleast they kept their promise with "Full HD" gaming on the PS3. All Vita jokes aside, atleast they didn't go with another anti-consumer over priced proprietary format for memory on the system. Would have sucked to pay Microsoft prices for memory cards when so many cheap alternatives exist. Yes, thank you little baby Jesus for a great company that launched a game console at $600 and told me to get another job if I wanted one. Hell, I'm still waiting for the $1200 Jack promised if I could find a PS3 on store shelves for more than 5 minutes. The one thing Sony atleast nailed as pro-consumer was protecting my personal information and credit card numbers in a secure encrypted file on their servers. Could you imagine if they failed to encrypt it and left a hacker steal it from their servers? The only think that could possibly make it worse is if they waited a week to tell me. Now that would be anti-consumer. Kind of like kicking me off the free online unless I opted out of a class action lawsuit for doing it. Now that would be classless and anti-consumer.
Any of this ring a bell?
Microsoft is copying Sony. Sony were going on tour to campus promoting the PlayStations 3/4/Vita. Hell, they had that since PS2, but they stopped it for a while and then resumed it.
Master Tang and Taco Bell http://www.youtube.com/watc... Greenberg is alive? wow! Whatever happened to PS3 will never outsell Xbox 360?
@miyamoto This is for you! http://www.youtube.com/watc...
I am literally- as in, like an out-of-body experience- beside myself, trying to figure out how those comments by Angelic, malokevi, and Unholy got "Well Said." malokevi's comment isn't well said because, well, it just isn't. It's not that nobody here can take a joke. It's that the joke wasn't funny, and is actually hypocritical, given their promotion with Doritos and Mountain Dew. Unholy's first comment is the same. It's trying to draw a parallel between funny jokes and unfunny ones. Oh, and assuming another user's reactions. The second comment is essentially a continuation of the false parallel from the first, meaning it's not very well-said, at all. And Angelic's comment starts off by saying Heavy lacks facts, yet disregards his original comment, which is fairly factual: winning a console early is FAR better than just getting to play it for a while at a traveling event; both companies are doing this, so it's not like it's really a point in their favor; the joke rather falls flat due to Microsoft doing a very similar promotion. The comment then continues by implying that a rather critical PR message is on the same level as an unfunny, unofficial tweet. NONE of these comments is Well Said. Yet, somehow, on this Sony fanboy haven, they all get bubbled up. Does this make sense to anybody else? Cuz I don't get it. Again- and this is specifically to all you MS fanboys bubbling each other up for saying stupid crap- NOBODY IS UPSET AT WHAT WAS SAID. It just wasn't funny.
His comment is funny but too local to make the whole internet xbox community to celebrate I live in scandinavia, no taco bell here nor X1 this year until "sometime" 2014...I would like to ask him if Xbox fans here think that is funny... too late to ask, many getting a PS4 next month
@ Death You are so desperately trying to compare Microsoft's disgusting planned actions, to Sony's circumstantial situations. My lord loyalism at its finest. Don't try and drag down Sony to any sort of comparable level of conscious anti-consumer measures taken by a corporation who wants the gaming industry to bow to their control. 1) You might as well call sony anti-consumer for adding a new storage format each generation if you're going to call them the same for changing UMDs to game cards. 2) PSP-GO had no pretention about it. it was a digital-only market choice. Buy a physical PSP-3000, or buy a PSP go. Anti-consumer? hmmmm. 3) The removal of backwards compatibility would be anti-consumer, IF consumers didn't have the option to play their older games either (A) on a PS3 that already exists on the market and (B) an older console native to those games. They removed the Emotion Engine to reduce costs so that the price would be more appealing for who? Consumers. 4) Ripping BC from the console was a fiscal responsibility. To this is was a malicious choice is ridiculously stupid. But not an unexpected conclusion from an Xbox fanboy. And selling it is again... a choice. They bothered sprucing up the games and adding value to the package, and many gamers found new series they had not played before. There are certainly a couple i'm grateful for. 5) I'm sorry it hurts you that Plus offers so much value off the bat. I'm sorry that every other feature is not behind its paywall just for the sake of greed and control. Plus being a requirement of online play is one way of Sony ensuring they can continue to offer a ridiculously high-bandwidth service for their gamers for a console that is designed to be constantly uploading and downloading. I'm sorry Sony has not been charging us for dedicated servers for many years, and the other company has been charging for P2P for over a decade. 6) "Full HD" - a vision that didn't come to fruition. Luckily lots of games are native 1080p, but i'll be damned if lack of foresight is anti-consumerism. 7) Why even mention "Vita jokes"? The memory card situation is ridiculous, and any price cut is a welcome one. I've scorned Sony about things like this before, but is not an overarching theme of their willingness to screw over a consumer base. Whereas, Microsoft are anti-consumer at their core of how they do business.
8) $600 console? How much less is the Xbox One? $100. What drove up PS3's cost? Blu-ray, a standard that is now widely-accepted. How much were Blu-ray players at the time? $1000+. Was Blu-ray a CORE PS3 installation? Yes. Xbone is a $500 console. What drives up its cost? Kinect, a device that hasn't been able to justify itself since its release. Is Kinect a CORE Xbone installation? No. It was required for anti-consumer purposes, until they were forced to say it wasn't a requirement, and they're still force bundling in a non-required requirement. 9) "Second job". the price was set in stone. It's proven to not be anti-consumer, but all this comment was, was rubbing salt into a wound that may or may not exist. Clearly that wound was wide open for you. 10) "I'm still waiting for the $1200 Jack promised"- Good god you're bitter. Anti-consumer? hahahahahahha. 11) "Credit card details". Not sure if serious, or being ironic. Sony did what any other company does in the event of a hack. They plug a leak, they deal with the security problems and implications. Then when they are sure they have the information to deliver, they tell their consumers. Now since the credit card information was encrypted like you said, it made no difference by telling us a week later. Not really sure what point this was trying to deliver. - So to conclude, I'm not saying Sony has never done anything questionable, but to compare the actions of both companies is night and day. You'd have to be a fool to see any different. And you'd have to be even more of a moron to support Microsoft based on their actions over the past 6 months alone.
in that coferences,xbone consoles are found out to be custom gaming pcs,not even genuine console itself..even microsoft doesnt rely on their own consoles http://www.neogaf.com/forum...
Aw, Greenburg was just having a bit of fun. Hey, I wonder if his name had anything to do with the color of the Xbox?
@Raptor, So what you are saying is everything Sony does is just circumstance and not controlled by Sony and everything Microsoft does is anti-consumer? Makes perfect sense. You are right about Sony not ripping b/c out of scorn, they did it to keep PS2 sales going since that was where their profit came from. If you were a PS2 owner that bought a PS3 without b/c and you needed to replace your PS2, you probably weren't feeling the pro-consumer buzz. No doubt b/c is not cheap for manufacturers, but anti-consumer Microsoft kept plugging away at it when Sony threw in the towel. I appreciate you apologizing for Plus "hurting" me, but I happily subscribe since I have a PSP, Vita and PS3 that I use it on. It's cool that you drink the Sony Kool Aid and wave your pom-poms, but that doesn't change the fact that neither company is pro or anti-consumer like many want to believe. Microsoft launched a console that was plagued with issues, but they also spent over a billion to fix it by extending the warranty at no charge for three years. Sony launched a console that was way over priced and ripped out hardware and features to make it more affordable. I say the support by Microsoft was a good thing, you thank Sony for making the PS3 more affordable so more people could enjoy Sony's greatness. Makes no difference to me, but please don't tell me Sony is looking out for it's customers while Microsoft is not. Both are simply selling their products.
That crap gives me gas and send me to the toilet. On the other hand MS won't be touring in any city near me because guess we're not important like Philadelphia Atlanta, Dallas,Phoenix, San Francisco or Los Angeles. Guess I'm in a lose-lose situation
You can always buy a box and give it to someone in need after you get a snapshot of the code. You can keep the soda if you want, lol
Because you are weak. Real men can handle the Bell!!!
They canceled Toronto because of Thanks Giving. Needless to say, I went on a killing spree (in GTA)
Taco bell is where I go for my "authentic mexican cuisine". It is awesome! However, I like Rubio's better.
I love Taco hell
@Dagger trust me, most people like Taco Bell.
I like Taco Bell too... but I'll always say.. Del Taco>Taco Bell.
Del taco nearly killed me lmao. At least I know when I'll be heading to the bathroom with taco bell.
Since I've moved out to ny I've missed del taco sooo much
As a person from ks with no del taco but having had del taco i envy your choice in taco consumption.
Doesnt everybody? MS just keeps on adding to the longgggg list of both passive aggressive AND extremely obvious shots fired at sony. dont you guys understand by now that talking this much trash is making you look TERRIBLE? i get that a jokes a joke, but with all the real smack talking MS has done about sony over the past few months, i think its just a good idea for them to keep their mouths shut.
lol you beat to the punch.
I do too whenever I feel like having it. I bought big box twice but lost both times :( If you're gonna take a jab at someone at least make it funny aaron Lol.
My response was: I'd rather NOT eat Taco Bell than get a free PS4.
Taco bell is Not Real. It's durritos with crap meat. Tastes good, but your body hates you. Instead, eat a homegrown tomatoe (with a little salt with each bite). It's gooood!
He looks like he gets his fair share of taco bell as well.
MS makes fun of Sony for their Taco Bell promo? Yeah, because that's something they'd never Dew.
Lol good One!
I see what you did ther......ok that's old now anyway I think this guy is one of those douche of the universe candidates and like one of our n4gers said, they are having a tour just to let people get a few minutes hands on. Sony is flat out giving systems away. Its sad that - that's the best jab you can come with. I wanted the new Xbox at one point. unfortunately, every PR blunder has made me reconsider.
Hahaha N4G is a Sony site. How are you all saying Microsofts jab at Sony is terrible, but Sony has been taking Jabs since E3? Then you guys are talking about PR Blunders as if Microsoft gives a damn lol. They're still going to sell millions of consoles regardless if you're a Sony/Microsoft fanboy. Like you guys are arguing over Taco Bell, Mountain Dew, Doritos lololol. This is a gaming site, who gives a damn about which franchise Microsoft or Sony decided to Sponsor? @ultimatemaster "Microsoft is copying Sony. Sony were going on tour to campus promoting the PlayStations 3/4/Vita. Hell, they had that since PS2, but they stopped it for a while and then resumed it." Right! Because console promotions began with Sony? Wrong on so many levels. When I was in undergrad in 2000-2001, Microsoft gave my dormitory a XBOX console two weeks before launch. The console sat in our dorm living room, for us to try out. Then they returned two weeks later to retrieve the console before launch. They also left boxes of XBOX t shirts for us, thus every freshman was wearing XBOX t shirts on campus lol, free shirts why not? Anyhow I guess you think a company who hasn't turned a profit in half a decade, has more marketing funds than one of the most successful companies in the world. After that comment I think I'm done with the so called gamers on this site, it's full of fanboys who worship companies as if it's a religion lol. While you fanboys continue to argue over which console is superior, I'll be enjoying all three come 11/15 & 11/22. Definitely will be having too much fun to partake in unnecessary fanboy debates. Grow up will you N4G? Happy Gaming gamer, less than 40days now.......
@ AuricGoldfinger. Wow. That was quite the rant. You must be thirsty after that. I bet Aaron Greenberg could recommend a beverage that could quench that thirst.
what about doritos and mountain dew?
@malokevi : There's a difference between cracking a joke and trying to be funny, only to fail miserably.
but you didnt come out to talk about DRM and help your boy Major Nelson out back in June... wow... so you come out of your bridge now this guy came out at the wrong time to be making fun of their competition who has severly slammed them since February...
Lol so true. This dude only comes out with cheap shots. He left major nelson take all the crap lol.
It's a company. They can do what they want. No company thinks, "how will gamers view this", they'd be out of jobs in two weeks.
Well since gamers are their income source I'd imagine every single decision is met with "how will gamers view this?". They'd be out of jobs in 2 hours if they didn't. But it's apparent MS thought like you, thinking they could do whatever they like. Look how that worked out for them.
@jessupj Both ms and Sony have bigger things to deal with than the gaming community. Their profits rely on other tech. Both Sony and Microsoft are attempting to create home entertainment systems rather than game systems. Appealing to the masses is more important for profitis than making gamers happy.