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Aaron Greenberg Pokes Fun at Sony by Responding to Play PS4 Early With Taco Bell Campaign

Greenberg: "Nice to see fans playing #XboxOne before it launches, no Taco Bell required ;-)

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xHeavYx1084d ago

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

Abash1084d ago

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.

s8anicslayer1084d ago (Edited 1084d ago )

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!

malokevi1084d ago

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!

_QQ_1084d ago

relax man these people are enjoying their console of choice, does it really hurt you that bad to see other people enjoying xboxone?

P0werVR1084d ago

Taco Bell....YUCK! PS4 HElL YEAH!

But why Taco Bell?!

AngelicIceDiamond1084d ago

@Heavy an can you just enjoy next gen altogether regardless of console?

JokesOnYou1084d ago

It happens...I just which they were funnier.
http://n4g.com/news/1337201...

UnHoly_One1084d ago

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.

xHeavYx1084d ago

@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...

UnHoly_One1084d ago

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.

ABizzel11084d ago

Says the guy who's console is on the back of Doritos bags giving a chance to win a console every 2 minutes.

nukeitall1084d ago

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!

NewMonday1084d ago

everyone loves a funny jab

thing is when someone in a losing team dose it just looks pathetic.

Greenberg just hit a new low

ShinMaster1084d ago (Edited 1084d ago )

@ 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.

AngelicIceDiamond1084d ago

@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.

ZodTheRipper1084d ago

This joke is not in the position to make jokes.

xHeavYx1084d ago

@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"

AgentSmithPS41084d ago

He has the slimy distorted face of a troll so it's no surprise that he'd say something like this.

Army_of_Darkness1084d ago

But I loooove chilly cheese burritos!!.... damn, now I'm craving some.

Mystogan1084d ago

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.

ShinMaster1084d ago (Edited 1084d ago )

@ 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.

Pogmathoin1084d ago

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...

scott1821084d ago

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?

Gozer1083d ago

So the guy made a joke. You people getting all defensive need to lighten up. It makes you look like an obsessed insane person.

DigitalRaptor1083d ago (Edited 1083d ago )

@ 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.

rainslacker1083d ago

@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.

Death1083d ago

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?

UltimateMaster1083d ago (Edited 1083d ago )

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.

miyamoto1083d ago (Edited 1083d ago )

Master Tang and Taco Bell
http://www.youtube.com/watc...

Greenberg is alive? wow!

Whatever happened to PS3 will never outsell Xbox 360?

Hicken1083d ago

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.

MazzingerZ1083d ago (Edited 1083d ago )

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

DigitalRaptor1083d ago

@ 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.

DigitalRaptor1083d ago

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.
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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.

rammstein911083d ago

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...

pixelsword1083d ago

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?

Death1082d ago

@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.

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zeal0us1084d ago (Edited 1084d ago )

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

xHeavYx1084d ago

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

Lord_Sloth1084d ago

Because you are weak. Real men can handle the Bell!!!

malokevi1084d ago

They canceled Toronto because of Thanks Giving. Needless to say, I went on a killing spree (in GTA)

nukeitall1084d ago

Taco bell is where I go for my "authentic mexican cuisine".

It is awesome!

However, I like Rubio's better.

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AngelicIceDiamond1084d ago

@Dagger trust me, most people like Taco Bell.

miDnIghtEr20C_SfF1084d ago

I like Taco Bell too... but I'll always say.. Del Taco>Taco Bell.

NexGen1084d ago

Del taco nearly killed me lmao. At least I know when I'll be heading to the bathroom with taco bell.

thejigisup1084d ago

Since I've moved out to ny I've missed del taco sooo much

NinjaonHiatus1084d ago

As a person from ks with no del taco but having had del taco i envy your choice in taco consumption.

MASTER_RAIDEN1084d ago

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.

gameonbro1084d ago

lol you beat to the punch.

Aceman181084d ago

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.

Sly-Lupin1084d ago

My response was: I'd rather NOT eat Taco Bell than get a free PS4.

Me-Time1084d ago

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!

Old_Prodigy1084d ago

He looks like he gets his fair share of taco bell as well.

Anon19741084d ago

MS makes fun of Sony for their Taco Bell promo? Yeah, because that's something they'd never Dew.

sinjonezp1083d ago

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.

HugoDrax1083d ago

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.......

Anon19741082d ago (Edited 1082d ago )

@ 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.

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dale_denton1084d ago

what about doritos and mountain dew?

kenshiro1001083d ago (Edited 1083d ago )

@malokevi : There's a difference between cracking a joke and trying to be funny, only to fail miserably.

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pwnsause_returns1084d ago (Edited 1084d ago )

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...

TheFallenAngel1084d ago

Lol so true. This dude only comes out with cheap shots. He left major nelson take all the crap lol.

TechMech21084d ago

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.

jessupj1083d ago (Edited 1083d ago )

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.

TechMech21083d ago

@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.