Microsoft pulled no punches yesterday during the European launch of the PlayStation 3. Deciding that deviousness was the order of the day, they had agents in both London and Paris throwing monkey wrenches into the works at Sony-sponsored events...
go look at the original story's site, thats the original title the site used. i don't make up headlines.
this crap is just underhanded and gay
amusing and witty in my opinion.
Hmm What ware the chances this kid is using Windows...
of giving over 100 HD-TV's?
Oh right. MS.
And Sony didn't do or say anything when the 360 launched, right?
ahhh ha haha hahahaha lol
Yeah MS what have you done for the gamers nothing free tv compared to a dumb ass banner Pathetic
find this stunt witty and kinda humorous........because it was M$.
Sony should have Motorstormed the 360 launch it the desert. M$ fans would've thought it witty and humorous right?
It’s just to much of a BS console with a high price tag disguised as a game console, when its really only a movie player.
So the PS3 is only a movie player? Is that so?
Why on earth is there releases of PS3 after PS3 game? Why does it have a HDD? Why does it have a controller formed as the old PS2 gaming controller? Why does it have USB ports?
You are just being jalous because you can't watch Blu-ray movies.
And the price tag of PS3 is not high. A stand-alone Blu-ray player cost more than the PS3, so how come the PS3 is expensive? I mean, quality costs more, as it always have been.
but sony lacks the marketing brains to do something like that. Nothing M$ did was all that bad. its not like M$ sent a bunch of people to buy ps3's and then throw them all in a huge bonfire or anything. if you have to give someone a free tv to sell them your console then you have serious problems.
M$ - great competitive spirit, though humorously childish
There's no way any of that had any effect on PS3 demand, but it was just funny.
For Sony, god I feel sorry for them at this point. Where's Ken's famous quote realized "I want to work more hours to afford a PS3"??? They still may wind up on top in the end (doubt it), but there just isn't any demand for the thing yet... anywhere.
Remember folks, the competition benefits us all--we don't want a one-console market. The more they compete (and hopefully somewhat equally), the more they try to win the hearts of the public. That being said, I don't consider the Wii to be "next-gen", just a GameCube with gimmicky controller that may leave favor in a few months after everyone gets tired of carpel tunnel from Wii bowling (I actually think Sony's controller implements the motion sensing the best so far, but no force feedback?!?). I'm sure Nintendo is already working on their HD machine/7.1 surround and more horsepower. As of now, they are kicking both M$ & Sony in terms of demand. Once more people get HD tvs, they will want that HD experience. As a 360 owner, I'd like them to go M$'s way as it further supports my console purchase with more developer support (more consoles sold = more titles). For now, I'm buying more games than I've ever bought before, and more to come including Ace6! I've got more gaming goodness to get in than I have time in the day. gCM
Microsoft is being really childish right now. Come on, they are trying to spoil the PS3 launch as much as possible, and if you you don't call that childish, then I don't know what to call it. What did Sony do when Xbox 360 launched? Nothing. Because they are proper buisness men, who are pulling punches as a real man. When I hear about all these Microsoft "Anti-PS3" campaigns, I really see a stupid little child rolling on the floor in the supermarket, crying out loud, just for some silly candy. That's the picture I get.
And I don't even think it's humor. There is really no fun in this.
Microsoft floater? Sending SMS messages? Giving chairs to PS3 lineuppers? Seriously, is this supposed to be competition to the onehundred Sony Bravia television they handed out for absolutely free? Is it really competionen for showing lineuppers their new James Bond Movie? For first, Microsoft would never give away things for that amount of money that Sony did with the TV's. Microsoft are only focused on selling, and making PR so cheap as possible. Drowning Sony PR? That is really bad karma.
Microsoft is two things, double moraled and childish. Now they release a new "PS3 like" version of their Xbox. It look just like a PS3, it even has a silver trim just like the PS3. And it has bigger HDD and HDMI. And what does Sony do? Nothing! They are not throwing mud at Microsoft like writing; "Microsoft... You're late with the HDMI!"
And this is why I hate Microsoft, they are so stupid and silly. And their games cost 10$ more.
I would call it business ethics at its worst
HUH???Msoft childish??? Whatever you say bro... Sony didnt do anything when 360 launched?? WHere have you been? Dont you remember the so called
"The next gen starts when we say it does"or "Ps3 is the most advanced gaming console to date" ??? Yes they didnt do anything.... Their "Grown" business men... That act c-0cky and talk trash to the other competitiors... Yup that shows how grown up they are.. Plus didnt Sony start the trash talking?? Ya Saying the 360 is "Copying" the ps3 is kinda dumb because Yes it now has a lot of cosmetic and hardware accesories that Ps3 does have but I dont remember saying ohh the Dreamcast is the same as the Saturn . They use the same Disc's .....Plus the same can be said about your precious Psnetwork everything you guys are getting are already on live so whos copying??? What are you gonna say you guys were already going to get these type of things even if LIve didnt have them? Dumb...Hate is a very strong word it can destroy Relationships and start wars thats why I try to never hate on anyone not even SOny,I havent once said I hated sony...Well thats the first I guess. Plus late with the HDMI? I dont think PS3 comes with the cable in the first place... So just relax and calm down you Fanboy there is always tomorrow to rant about something you hate again.
nice to see your grown up *shakes head*
Grifter024 I agree 100%. Fanboys are just mad because their system is loosing ground. Fun part is I bet most of them still don’t own a PS3 lol.
That Microsoft is really childish now, because they do everything to stop Sony. Floaters, chairs whatever. I don't think PS3 is loosing ground I think it's the opposite way, and by the way PS3 launched in Europe, so it actually gained ground. I think you are acting like the fanboy now. Sony never "interupted" MS PR or anything like it. Of course they say it's better, they have done all the time (and so it is). They use words not , impudence as giving PS3 lineuppers chairs and drowning Sony PR.
I never said that Sony don'y copy, all consoles copy! For an example, MS copied Gran Turismo and made Forza. Halo - Killzone. Wii-mote - SIXAXIS. PS3 HDMI standard - Xbox 360 new HDMI Elite version of Xbox 360.
Everyone copy more or less, and what is wrong with that?
And Microsoft is late with the HDMI output, not meaning the cable.
with showing Sony fans a little M$ love! ;~}
...not the antics MS pulled, while childish they didn't bash the PS3 like Sony did to the 360. They also didn't spread false information about the PS3 like Sony did to the 360.
Either way, though, the important part of the story is how little the PS3 sold and how few people actually showed up to these events. This seems even worse than the luke warm reception the PS3 had in both NA and Japan.
Why would you say that in a sarcastic remark Overrated??? If you would have read the other guy's posts I just stated the fact's ... Maybe you dont need to tell other people to grow up when in fact you havent done any growning up either... Ive seen your posts and quite frankly you need a lot of growning up to do with your supreme Biasedness. Soo dont tell someone to grow up when you need to do so as well. :)
Whatever was said by Sony about 360 was said by officials and they pay price for it i.e. bad press, Kutarogi got fired/"promoted".
Both companies bash competing consoles. Neither MS or Sony is a SAINT.
Sending SMSs,blowing whistles from rooftops, giving chairs with printed web link to 'welcome to next gen Sony' that's a bit low and lack of respect for competition and customers waiting in line to buy PS3.
How would you feel if you were waiting in line to buy XBOX 360 and i.e. Nintendo hand you something saying
'Next Gen Starts with Innovation Microsoft'
Just as Sony made really dumb statements in the past, MS seems to start following the same path.
I say this as a PS3, 360 and Wii owner and former 'only' PC gamer.
oh my god MS did what, damn that was funny, lol yeah MS is funny they are histerical, lol oh my god, why is MS so cool like that?
what can MS be afraid of, to have to sink so low? another beating like last gen? anyways time for some GEARS.
Continues. And the sad thing is that we are not being payed by M$ or Sony.
Whos against who?? Whos us and whos them???
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