Submitted by cl1983 378d ago | videocast

Sessler Something November 11th, 2013

PS4 Launch Week! The Launch Lineups, New Console Scarcity and Indie Innovation - SESSLER'S ...SOMETHING (Culture, Industry, PS4, Xbox One)

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AgitatedOcelot  +   378d ago
So it sounds like he got to go to the review event after all doesn't it? Unless by going to New York he meant hanging out on the sidewalk outside interviewing people as they came out. In which case maybe Adam finally got a review unit?
Fireseed  +   378d ago
Getting the unit wasn't his issue, it was him not wanting to have to review the game in front of Sony PR reps at the event and not being allowed to capture his own footage.
xPhearR3dx  +   378d ago
Not sure why the disagree's. This is exactly what he was talking about. Reviewing a next-gen console and games within a controlled environment
AgitatedOcelot  +   378d ago
I just read in another post Sessler got an engraved media unit like everyone else. So it looks like Sony proved that wrong and went the extra mile for all the press involved.
MidnytRain  +   378d ago

Meant to hit agree...
SlapHappyJesus  +   378d ago

Because the new thing to do to be cool on N4G is to dislike Sessler.
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xPhearR3dx  +   378d ago

Apparently. Which is pretty sad considering Sessler is one of most down to earth unbiased guys in the gaming industry. Yet, he brings up a very legit concern that happens to be pointed towards Sony and all of a sudden N4G is in full defense mode.

Is Sessler's concern worth mentioning? Of course, for a big company to launch a new generation of hardware and say you have to come into their controlled environment to review their product, then throw free games and an engraved PS4 with your name on it. Raises some serious red flags.

I don't think the PS4 is in any trouble in terms of software or hardware, and Sony has proven their system is worthy. So why do all this? That's my question. Unless some horrible news about the PS4 breaks out here in a few days, there's no reason for Sony to not let the media outlets review and capture their own footage.
bleedsoe9mm  +   378d ago
they called it a review event but lets get real no reviews that are coming out of it are going to be trustworthy , controlled environment , sony reps watching , no online . if ms does the same next week i'll say the same thing .
gameplay and innovation , sessler has been calling for it since the consoles were announced
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come_bom  +   378d ago

Don't bother explaining. Sony fanboys are morons... actually, all fanboys are morons.
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ShinMaster  +   378d ago
But he wasn't being forced to review games based solely on his experience at the event.

Other journalists have said that despite it being called a "Review Event" it was treated mostly as a preview.

Sony wasn't trying to control reviews, ya fanboys.
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Mr Pumblechook  +   378d ago
@xPhearR3dx. Both Sony and Microsoft are holding press events for their new consoles. If Jeff Gertsman of Giant Bomb , one of the most respected journalist in the industry didn't have a problem with it why does Sessler?

Also media from all over the world including from magazines and news networks, newspapers and TV channels including the BBC didn't have a problem with writing unbiased reviews but Sessler and Fat Gamer do?!

Their problem was that Microsoft treat them like royalty and they were unhappy that Sony treated them the same as other journos. They behaved like entitled prep kids and they disgraced themselves. Sony should have banned them from the event- yet instead they gave them engraved PS4s! I used to really like Sessler but his bias attitude has showed him to be the shill that he is.
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HighResHero  +   378d ago
Is this the one where everyone forgets about last week?
BX81  +   378d ago
Forget about what? I forget.
C-H-E-F  +   378d ago
This is the one where I say to myself, psssssh because you act like last week didn't happen doesn't mean it did happen. Def. on my bad side, it's a shame I used to enjoy Sessler weird, loud talking, stuttering, exciting, gamer-centric self hmph OH WELL, there will be another.
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HighResHero  +   378d ago
I could easily forget about last week if he genuinely tries to be more unbiased.
If not, I would settle for a little more transparency considering his words influence people's decisions, even if he doesn't realize it.
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MidnytRain  +   378d ago
The alternative is ignoring a decent reviewer. Not like we need more of that around here.
AgitatedOcelot  +   378d ago
I dunno. I think I'm going to wait and see what he says now that he apparently has a review unit, before completely indicting the guy.

Yeah his comments on the resolution issue don't sit well with me. But it sounds like Sony really went out of their way to treat the press very well at the New York event. He can have a chance to redeem himself for the resolutiongate video if he's going to do some fair unbiased reporting on the PS3 event this week.

If not, The gaming public is not going to be merciful so I say wait and see.
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HighResHero  +   378d ago
I can forgive him I'm not sure if I will ever completely trust him. That last part goes for many reviewers regardless of how popular they are.
Veiled fanboyism is also kinda insulting to our intelligence as well and can be annoying. We'll see how this works out maybe some of it was a misunderstanding ;)
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jairusmonillas  +   378d ago
This guy is already done.
Bathyj  +   378d ago
God, I hate a beard without a mustache.
NegativeCreep427  +   378d ago
After looking at the above screen capture, is it just me or does Adam Sessler have a real big f'n head? His head is about as long as his shoulders.

With that beard he kind of looks like a cross-breed between Mini Me and Gollum.
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_FantasmA_  +   378d ago
I want to just punch him the face. I'm a pacifist, but this guys needs a backhand or something to put him in his place.
RiPPn  +   378d ago
He looks Amish, just give him one of those Amish hats and some farming clothing.
HaveAsandwich  +   378d ago
so are you done crying like a woman now?
GrandpaSnake  +   378d ago
Its not about a controlled environment if you cant man up and have a honest review infront of sony PR you should stop doing your job sessler.
Cable2kx  +   378d ago
As a video game journalist you must have the respect of the people in that industry and it's fans. I as a fan have zero respect for him and any opinion he has on anything video game related. I care more for artical about a rat peeing on cotton then anything he has to say.
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BG11579  +   378d ago
This guy must have Alzheimer.
He really lost it...
Godmars290  +   378d ago
The video's not playing. Doing something funky.

Guessing Sessler, and Likely Beer, either about faced or forgot they had their little diva-fits.
RiPPn  +   378d ago
I wonder if Sony has answered all those unanswered questions he use to go on about.
swishersweets20031  +   378d ago
guy looks like a pedo. i guess getting a free engraved ps4 changed his attitude.
SynestheticRoar  +   378d ago
Damn. This from the pic he looks like he needs a vacation. He looks all zombie out.
Maxor  +   378d ago
Lets be honest. The PS4 review isn't done until the Xbox One review. We all know this.
Sci0n  +   378d ago
you done crying now sess, you want Sony to wipe your azz now too and burp you? lets see if he flip flops back to what he was originally was saying before he had a hissy fit about anything being under 1080p for next gen is unacceptable. Your crying was unacceptable and we delt with it now keep it real on the reviews.

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