Shuhei Yoshida Has No Idea Why Adam Sessler Would Have A Problem With Sony

Sony's Shuhei Yoshida has no idea why Adam Sessler would have a problem with Sony.

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Iltapalanyymi1851d ago

come on someone shed at least some light in here.

ZodTheRipper1851d ago (Edited 1851d ago )

It's just an entitled douche overreacting about a decision Sony made. He got his minute of fame and that's about it.

Edit: I simply think that this is being blown out of proportion always. And it's probably only affecting these Youtube guys that might have just picked the wrong job.

BabyTownFrolics1851d ago

I like sessler. I don't always agree with him but calling is an entitled douche is unfair.

B-radical1851d ago

Sessler isn't someone that would make a big deal out of nothing. So either he knows something big or he is blowing it out of proportion which i doubt

pyramidshead1851d ago (Edited 1851d ago )

Basically Sessler and a couple of others hyperboling some minor inconvenience and saying it's a threat on their jobs. lol

That's the 'impeding bad news' for the ps4 discussed in the earlier article, basically nothing that affects consumers, just 'reviewers'. Nothing more.

iamnsuperman1851d ago (Edited 1851d ago )

It isn't just Sessler. I get the impression some YouTube reviewers are pissed they are not getting PS4 kits to review games on it. Instead they have to go to an event to do it. I can see why he and others are annoyed but it seems a bit blow out of proportion. You are the independent YouTube guys. It is just a bad consequence not being apart of the big companies (same thing happens for movie reviews on YouTube and they don't complain. If you want that extra privilege you have to work for the big companies)

Nicaragua1851d ago


Are you kidding me ? Sessler was the one who had a tantrum over the name of a trophy in God Of War Ascension and marked its review score down because of it.

That's the very definition of making a big deal out of nothing.

Ezz20131850d ago (Edited 1850d ago )

""Sessler isn't someone that would make a big deal out of nothing""

Really ?!
""bros before hoes"" ?! ....does it ring any bill to you ?!

Eonjay1850d ago

Maybe he doesn't want Sony to remove HDCP because it lets anyone capture video without extra equipment.

The only thing that could effect his job is if everyone (like you and me) suddenly became a reviewer. If HDCP stays, it will be much harder for people to the average Joe to compete with him.

harrisk9541850d ago

"He got his minute of fame"

Adam Sessler is one of the most recognizable journalists in the video game industry? He's been around since 1998 when he started hosting X-Play on Tech TV.

I have not always been a Sessler fan, but to say he is some internet nobody is incorrect.

In this case he is griping about an issue that will affect some game journalists, not the general gaming community.

johndoe112111850d ago


"Sessler isn't someone that would make a big deal out of nothing".

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!.. ....oh man...*sniff* crack me up....*sniff*

O.T. I like to watch the guy's show and his reviews but it seems that he is 'pulling a sessler' with this situation.

InTheLab1850d ago

He's always had this position towards Sony. He bitched about it on a Sesslers Soapbox once crying about embargos.

He's always had a stick up his ass about this and the launch of the PS3.

It's the reason why he's always preferred Xbox and why everyone accuses him of being paid by MS.

Honestly, I think he's one of the biggest jokes in the industry. When you have his influence, you can't take sides like he does. He simply needs to get over his personal issues with Sony if he's planning on pushing Rev3 into the bigs.

Also, this is the same man that said the PS4 costs the same as the XB1 when you add the camera and year of PS+. Of course XBL is clearly free in his mind and the PSeye is mandatory.

He's also on record for saying Wii games would be better with a 360 controller.

He says he's tired of military shooters when KZ3 launched and that he recommends Bulletstorm instead but changes his tune a week later when Crysis 3 drops.

He also asked Killzone fans if they "Fucked their mothers" for questioning his integrity but with a statement like that as well as his past actions and opinions, why would anyone take him seriously and not question his integrity.

Why is it no one has ever accused him of being paid off by Sony or Nintendo?

And his views on embargos does make him an entitled douche. No one says you have to have reviews ready on launch day. If this is about embargos or some of Sony's mandates, pay for those games like gamers do and stop bitching.

AndrewLB1850d ago

Or it could have something to do with Sony trying to have complete control over the initial reviews by journalists because the PS4 is having serious overheating issues.


xXxSeTTriPxXx1850d ago

Those jurnos throw the word entitled around at gamers all the time, the irony lmfao.

hakeem09961850d ago

ADAM SESSLER is the most respected journalist the gaming industry has ,to not say the only one if he has an issue with someone or something ,he has a pretty good reason for it .Don't you fanboys dare to disrespect him .

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kreate1850d ago

After watching x-play, it is my opinion that adam sessler likes the 360, and morgan webb likes the ps3.

Adam is also sarcastic when it comes to japanese games. While morgan tried to defend it, adam puts her and the game down so morgan is like ... 'ok whatever, lets move on'

gaffyh1850d ago (Edited 1850d ago )

I'd honestly like to know what this is actually about, because people are really making a huge deal out of it, and it seems like people are hyping it up to be the end of PlAyStation, and honestly can't see it being anything that bad unless Sony adopts Xbone original policies. And that's not going to happen.

If it is something really stupid, I'd like to see how Sessler digs him out of that hole.

@hakeem - He is one of the most well known, not the most respected.

SilentNegotiator1850d ago

"Sessler isn't someone that would make a big deal out of nothing"

Obviously you've never heard of the Bros Before Hos "controversy"...

xHeavYx1850d ago

The same Sessler that "doesn't know" which console to get Watch Dogs for, even though one of the versions have 1 hour of extra content

guitarded771850d ago

Sessler is a pretentious person (I'm not calling names here). I don't know about zod18's "entitled" statement, but it almost seems that way in this case. Sessler uses non-common, big words to make himself seem intelligent, but when a discussion goes technical in any way, you can clearly tell he doesn't know what he's talking about. You can tell he likes being a critic more than a gamer, and while on G4 had a clear bias toward Sony. I've never liked him, or trusted his opinion.

Braid1850d ago (Edited 1850d ago )

Nothing to see here, folks.

From the looks of it, whatever the problem is, it's not something that might affect the end-user's experience, but rather something about how the gaming media will work with regards to initial reviews or such.

And to be honest with you, I couldn't care less about it as I buy my systems/games depending on my own opinions and preferences.

LetoAtreides821850d ago

B-radical you obviously don't know Sessler, he's one of the most hyperbollic guys on Youtube. For instance he claimed the world was ending because he thought he wouldn't be able to capture PS4 direct feed footage for his reviews (this was way back then when it was rumored that PS4 will have HDCP protection for games, today we know the PS4 will eventually get a patch to removed HDCP protection for games).

Let's not mention the fact that there are ways to circumvent HDCP, which he should've known about.

LetoAtreides821850d ago (Edited 1850d ago )

sorry, my reply to Vikingland was posted in wrong section

PurpHerbison1850d ago

Sessler came over to G4 and ruined that network. I will forever hate that TechTV merge that brought Sessler over.

Muerte24941850d ago (Edited 1850d ago )


MisterXmedia was banned from neogaf for spouting ridiculous claims. If you believe him, you're either super eager to believe so or naive. He's pulling this from Kevin Dent's post that has already been disproven.

"Insider Daily. Xbox One is more powerfull but is really harder to programm for then PS4 at start"

He's quoting MisterxMedia. Yeah lol Xbox One is more powerful? This guy

Withdreday1850d ago

Adam Sessler is just a loser from a failed gaming channel that was 100% bias in favor of Xbox.

Why the hell do they care what he thinks? If they go listening to guys like him then we've got a serious problem.

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DeadlyFire1850d ago

Basically some novice reporters thought they could have a PS4 unit early before launch. They were wrong and now they are mad at Sony. Like seriously.

This is somehow news for gamers? Like we give a flying ffffffffffffffffff

Ducky1850d ago

Yoshida replying with three quotation marks is definitely news worthy.

I mean, couldn't he have used less, or why not more? I thought he would've used four. Why the downgrade Sony?
We must go deeper.

-Foxtrot1850d ago


He didn't want people to get confused with 4 question marks and the Playstation 4

vikingland11850d ago

I wonder what Angry Joe has to say on this topic? Because it will affect him also.

ThanatosDMC1850d ago

It wont affect Angry Joe since he buys his crap on launch or whenever he is able to get his hands on it. Sezzler just wants free stuff.

LetoAtreides821850d ago

Vikingland, I like AngryJoe's reviews but he is so in love with Microsoft that I have my doubts he'd get a PS4. He doesn't get free stuff like IGN and Gamestop and etc does so I doubt he'd fork over $400 for a Sony product. Plus he hasn't said anything about the PS4 since just before E3 and he never did the PS4 E3 video that he promised.

IAmSovereign1850d ago

@ LetoAtreides

Did you miss the 20+ minute piece all about how badly microsoft is ruining the xbox one? I think you have. All he did was talk up the PS4 there.

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dericb111850d ago


Adam Sessler wants Sony to since him a "free" review because others have one. So throws a fit on the internet about it. Sony says they are having a "Review Event" where jornalist, bloggers, testers can try and review. Sessler says no "I" should have one because it has to be at his job.

Sony please don't cave in on this. "We gamers" need to have units at launch so senting out free reviews just for reviews take some off the shelves for us. I would prefer someone enjoying the system first.

SonyNGP1850d ago

Talk about self-entitlement to the extreme, and that goes for your comment too, bub.

rainslacker1850d ago

Well, I think Sessler may be over reacting, but in the grand scheme of things, he does have quite the following. He may not be with one of the big boys anymore, but a lot of people do watch his show on Youtube. He isn't some random youtube reviewer, and while I think because of this he should be brought down a peg or two, the fact remains that publishers are going to want Sessler to review their product just for the exposure.

the worst1850d ago (Edited 1850d ago )

Adam Sessler is old and tried.
bros before hoes adam suck on that haha

Lifebanisher1850d ago

i guess this is what happens when you put hoes before bros huh adam?

x5exotic1850d ago

To put it eloquently, sisslur iz faget.

ThanatosDMC1850d ago

Yeah, pretty much but you're stating the obvious. Everyone all ready knows that.

GribbleGrunger1850d ago (Edited 1850d ago )

Ok, so let me try to bring this all into perspective:

1/ A thread was started on gaf about confirmation of Battlefield 4 running at 720p on the X1 and almost certainly running at 900p/60fps on the PS4 (but not yet entirely confirmed)

2/ Someone grabs a Sessler Tweet in which he suggests his whole livelihood is at steak because of what 'a certain' company is doing (but he doesn't say who)

3/ Geis also joins in and moans about it. At which point some people start speculating it's about the Battlefield 4 reveiws and resolution

4/ It then changed to talk of not being able to upload videos to youtube (which seemed to fit into what Sessler said)

5/ Geis then is the FIRST to answer a tweet from Penello asking what it's all about and tells him it's not about MS

6/ Someone calls him out on how fast he responded and Geis immediately deletes his first tweet to Penello

7/ Marcus Beer then makes a comment on Gaf about how he suspects companies that won't allow him to install games and test hardware under his own conditions

8/ It transpires that the whole thing was centred around the review event that Sony are putting together and some of these journalists didn't get invited or didn't get the access they wanted

Basically, it's just known MS supporters moaning about not getting their cookies first, but they continued to be vague because they knew it was distracting people from the real news: Battlefield 4 runs at 720p on the X1.

It's all been a smokescreen folks. Nothing to see here.

Ducky1850d ago

I guess I can kinda see where Sessler is coming from.
I once talked with a cow who was equally worried that her whole livelihood might be at steak.

Campy da Camper1850d ago

Exactly! I hate it when news filters here from other sites threads and people dont have the whole story. This whole thing didn't even start about Sony but xbone bf resolution.

XabiDaChosenOne1850d ago

Thanks for the break down gribby, nothing to see here apparantly. On to the next article.

ivnheim1850d ago

Thanks for the timeline, it was getting really confusing.

And WTF for the media? are all of these non sense for a fucking game resolution...

The only thing that took me off my seat for a moment was that talk about the PS4 overheating anf the red line. I really hope that is not true.

wsoutlaw871850d ago

Ah a cover up conspiracy lead by sessler

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Mr Pumblechook1850d ago (Edited 1850d ago )

Jeff Gerstmann is the highly respected editor-in-chief of Giant Bomb. He said he doesn't know of anything major to be getting upset about and what he does know is nothing major.

The fuss is centred on Sony's PS4 review day on the 11th of November where video game writers go and review the PS4 games.

Adam Sessler creates video reviews and is apparently upset that Sony won't provide him with the facility to record footage for his reviews which means his video reviews will have to wait until he actually acquires his PS4 unit so his reviews will come out later than the websites who have written reviews. The reason Sessler gets his Xbox One review unit before launch is because Microsoft have categorised him as a 'company friend.' Because there has recently been a lot of negativity about the Xbox One recently, Sessler and the pro-Microsoft writer at Polygon magazine are trying to stir up a hornets nest about the reviews being fixed.

Whilst a two day event is not ideal conditions to review a game it is industry practice for larger titles and is to be expected for a console launch where so much is being put together last minute before launch. Sessler is a drama queen and unprofessional and there are a million bloggers who would be happy to do what he is doing and not make false hints of corruption. I've lost a lot of respect for him.

Mr-Dude1850d ago

Thanks for the info!
I never liked Adam Sessler, to much crying and to much spewing garbage about the whole game industry. No wonder this happens to him.

Karma, baby

GrandTheftZamboni1850d ago

Sessler needs to upgrade his mobile phone. All the new ones have recording capabilities.

Brix901850d ago

Can someone please explain why it must be something Sony has done? I mean just because Penello says has nothing to do with Xbox but Shu doesn't even know what Sony to make Sessler career endangered. I think we are overreacting till we know what the hell is going on.

novcze1850d ago

who is Adam Sessler and why I should read news on N4G about his problems?

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black0o1851d ago (Edited 1851d ago )

Mr Adam Sessler is over re-acting, about sony not sending test-kits to youtube reviewers instead sony inviting them to private event

Gamesgbkiller1851d ago

If they invite me, I would be happy :)

B-radical1851d ago (Edited 1851d ago )

It's not just sessler saying things tho :/. Over reacting maybe? But until sessler and friend's tell us what there going on about straight up then we won't know if it's over reacting or not

On topic it sounds yoshida doesn't even know who sessler is.

And reviewing a console at a staged event seems kinda dodgy. Maybe sony only want certain sites to have the ps4 early, Just saying it's a possibility.

thehitman1851d ago (Edited 1851d ago )

Who knows what Sony will do at the event though they should relax to see what happens first before crying over the internet like entitled babies. Every console they give to one of them is one less for a real consumer.

Kuse1850d ago

The reason why Sessler is upset is because Sony is blocking press PS4 units to do their own gameplay footage for reviews, which essentially takes away his livelihood and monetary support. Only certain outlets will have permission to use their own footage, the rest will be B-roll footage.

SuperBlur1850d ago

@thehitman "Who knows what Sony will do at the event though they should relax to see what happens first before crying over the internet like entitled babies. Every console they give to one of them is one less for a real consumer."

I know right , i'd love to go to that event because who knows , maybe i'd be leaving the place with a ps4 in hand.

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torchic1851d ago

I suspect this was initially a small issue but made much much bigger than it really was by a few fanboys of a certain rival.

there's absolutely nothing going on, nothing that will affect anyone planning on buying a PS4.

Double_Oh_Snap1851d ago

All speculation at this point. Just wait the truth will come out soon enough. Sessler is not giving any details yet, I guess.

A lot of people believe it is youtube related though.

Flutterby1850d ago

There was already a tweet about it , it's just about the way he won't be able to do his job properly , he even said himself it won't be a problem for anyone at all that isn't doing the same job as him , so basically no one should be concerned unless they are a YouTube reviewer, he just got his pants in a twist because he wasn't getting a free ps4 to review at home is all.

dericb111850d ago

Yep. Dude wants a free PS4 early. Go to Taco Bell if you want one. Hell i'm sure he has a contact to get one early.

Savantcore1851d ago

Sessler hasn't said anything about Sony. That Tweet to Shu is a complete lie about what's happened. There are certainly a couple people out there seemingly unhappy with Sony's supposed review-event, but Sessler has hinted at something to do with video capture for next-gen games. But even that is speculation on my part, it's a silly thing to really dwell on and an even sillier thing to bring it to Yoshida.

GamerzElite1851d ago

Sessler said a lot of things about Sony.. Plz read the story link below,, before defending anyone..

Savantcore1850d ago

I've seen that story before, and there is absolutely nothing in there about Sony let alone anything coming from Sessler. The only thing remotely concerning the PS4 in that story is the crap Marcus Beer is spilling about not getting a review console for himself. Kevin Dent said the same thing and was shut down immediately on Neogaf.

So again, nobody has said anything about the PS4 - especially Sessler - so contacting Shu about this is completely stupid. No wonder the man has no idea what's going on.