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Playing the Fool

How Sony inadvertently helped a competitor and lost position in the videogame market.

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Cajun Chicken3185d ago

What would you do without blatantly copying Sony, Microsoft, eh?

littletad3184d ago

Everyone copies everyone to such an extent, it's not even a plausible argument in the world of gaming.

evilmonkey5013184d ago

This is what Microsoft does.hire-steal-fire-sell. They have no shame.Which is exactly why they are on top,eating up everyone else.

creeping judas3184d ago

Do you then believe that Sony are corporate saints, and have never done anything bad??

All large corporations have done underhanded dealings to get where they are now.

IdleLeeSiuLung3184d ago

One can also say that Sony lack the foresight to protect their investment and MS made some very smart business moves. I think the funniest part is MS received their chip 6 weeks prior to Sony. This mirrors the PS3 so far, delays after delays with release of PS3 and then Home.

Sounds like Sony has great ideas, but don't execute well. I'm interrested in reading this book, just to see how the story went about.

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DELTABOY043185d ago (Edited 3185d ago )

good read..to bad for Sony...o sales are down this year because there wasn't a recession last year...every thing considered expensive suffered because people went for the ladder...expensive things tend to
not sell in a weak economy...simple as that.

rogimusprime3185d ago

sony might as well line up on the street with a tin cup because its over.

Jesus, with all the PS3 hate going on these days, you would think NO ONE had ever bought the system to begin with.

Snake Raiser3185d ago

Ya, BIG BOSS has seen a lot for one day. And it is only 3 AM here.

MerkinMax3185d ago (Edited 3185d ago )

I don't like this one bit.

Cajun Chicken3185d ago (Edited 3185d ago )

Oh, no, no, no...Its more about how Microsoft technically stole parts of the Cell. Leaving the 360 with a incomplete Cell because IBM sold off technology, hence probably why the 360 has been so unreliable and the components seem so 'chucked together' and on the whole, rushed in production.

I would not be suprised to see another book in the near future how Microsoft spends most its income from XBL to bribe media and backhand developers.

"Mr. Shippy says that he felt "contaminated" as he sat down with the Microsoft engineers, helping them to sketch out their architectural requirements with lessons learned from his earlier work on Playstation."

'Contaminated', odd choice of wording, eh?

Pseudo_Clash3185d ago

what a cheap and disgusting business move on microsoft's part. any true gamers supporting such sleazy tactics with the purchase of an xbox should be ashamed. this is capitalism at its worst

Shadow Man3185d ago (Edited 3185d ago )

I love Microsoft.

littletad3184d ago (Edited 3184d ago )

Really now? You do remember the Dreamcast right? Know what killed it? The ps2. Did it do it... "legitimately"? Ha, yeah right. If I'm not mistaken shady business practices are done by all companies, even in the world of gaming. We can name countless times each company has done something underhanded can't we? So no company is a saint. So any "true gamer" should support the games, not the companies who create the system you play them on. Well at least based on your sanctimonious tone and view of capitalism.

@below

Is that comment meant for me? I'm not sure you got my own comment, I'm merely replying to the original repliers opinion about MS and it's "shady tactics".

Cajun Chicken3184d ago

Uh, the PS2 was generally bought more due to the DVD drive, nothing to do with adapted chip sets of existing technology in the making from the same company for another company with pretty the same purpose for the technology.

LeonSKennedy4Life3184d ago

That was Microsoft's fault too.

They pulled the plug on Sega's online service only 5 years into a 10 year contract. They then proceeded to direct that service into what is now Xbox Live.

...and you people think Microsoft is God.

littletad3184d ago

"...and you people think Microsoft is God."

No I don't. And please post Links if your going to act like a smarty pants. Otherwise it's just claims and clutter.

"sega announced they would discontinue the service"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...

Who finally pulled the plug?

http://www.shacknews.com/on...

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