The Daily Five: Gaming PR Nightmares

"I do not envy anyone working in any sort of public relations, whether it’s in video games or elsewhere. It’s a thankless job that no one notices — that is, until you’ve mucked it all up, in which case people won’t stop with the rude gestures and name-calling until well after you’ve nestled yourself firmly into the sadness trench that you dug out back.

With the advent of the internet and social media, the last few years have been especially rough. Between things like NeoGAF, Twitter, and YouTube, any negative story can run away from a games company in what feels like an instant (and lasts what feels like an eternity).

We’re taking a look at some of the biggest video game PR nightmares of the last ten years. Not necessarily to shake our heads in disdainful disapproval, but in the hope of this somehow reaching relevant parties so that they can learn from their mistakes. And big mistakes they are, hoo boy." - Joe Garcia

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ritsuka6661667d ago (Edited 1667d ago )

“Microsoft shoots for the moon. Sony shoots for the sun.”

''Beating us for a short moment is like accidentally winning a point from a Shihan (Karate master), and Microsoft is still not a black belt.''

XD,Hopefully one day Ken Kutaragi return for Playstation brand again.

xer01667d ago (Edited 1667d ago )

MS Flip flopping with the Xbox One was an insult and more shameful, than Sony and the initial PS3 graphics comparison issue with Killzone etc.

Lets not forget this quote by Don Matrick:

"If you don't have Internet, get an Xbox 360"

Enough said.

And now, they talk so much crap about the cloud, being all things magical. Sony could easily spin this crap to us, but they know better.

Playstation Now! is cloud computing being put to good use. What Microsoft is trying to achieve is 20 years or so, from maturity.

Information Minister1666d ago

I think Sega's "Saturnday", Microsoft's RROD or Sony's PSN hack of 2011 were much bigger gaming PR nightmares than the restructuring of Naughty Dog.

The author must have a short attention span.

danncampello1664d ago

Wow you forgot to mention sony`s hack. I remember that haha