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Has Microsoft Given 7.5 Million Gamers the Finger?

Having put the boot into Sony for its late play on region specific exclusivity for Ghostbusters, Gameplayer returns serve to Microsoft admidst rumours that they've pulled the same stunt with Tony Hawk's RIDE. They explain in the article why the leaked news may very well be true, despite Activisions backflip.

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Sucks2BU3044d ago (Edited 3044d ago )

I sure hope you come in here and renege your comments from that other article, clearly MS are as culpable as Sony when it comes to this stuff as far as GP are concerned.

As an MS fan, however, whatever. I will be playing SKATE 2.

OGharryjoysticks3044d ago

Atari doesn't have enough money

Pixel_Addict3044d ago (Edited 3044d ago )

I bet that is really how you think "sucks to be you" is spelled. Reading your inane comment is proof.

You are comparing Sony, who is helping to publish the game, decision to exercise their investment the way they see fit; some how equal to Microsoft's constant dubious, deceitful practice of using money to divert content away from the PS3 and it's owners along with countless other ethically questionable acts?????????

I hope every 360 you ever manage to convince your mommy to buy, falls victim to the RROD.

I hope you enjoy your pathetic 5 bubbles, cause I can see you're not going to hang on to them long.

Omegasyde3044d ago

Dirty Tells the truth.

When is the last time Atari made a "AAA" game ? EVE/Neverwinter night may be popular, but in comparison to EA, Take2, Campcom, Konami...etc.

Atari really degraded especially at all the money they blew on Alone in the dark.

Bucky Sligo3044d ago

"You are comparing Sony, who is helping to publish the game, decision to exercise their investment the way they see fit; some how equal to Microsoft's constant dubious, deceitful practice of using money to divert content away from the PS3"
I don't see the difference. When Msoft "excercise their investment the way they see fit" it's called deceitful. Let's not forget that Sony covered up their rumble lawsuit by saying rumble is last gen. Now everybody needs to rebuy controlers. Companies are evil, even Sony.

7ero H3LL3044d ago

the only people i give the finger to is the people at N4G, f#cking people need to give this site a rest.

Sucks2BU3044d ago

I was just wondering if all the people who went ape $hit last time about how no-one ever says anything when MS do exclusive deals would bother to say anything now or not

Pandemic3044d ago (Edited 3044d ago )

Isn't this just a news article stating the new Tony hawks game could be an exclusive in the UK.. If so, it means this article is a duplicate.

http://www.n4g.com/NewsCom-...
http://www.n4g.com/NewsCom-...

heroicjanitor3044d ago

It even has the same preview picture. So I don't see why anyone would "renege" their comments when it was true at the time.

And Sony are publishing the game they should be able to time it's exclusivity, but microsoft always pay money to stop ps3 owners getting games, it is sickening.

Rather than stop us playing games they should make some of their own and actually benefit their owners. How does delaying a ps3 game benefit it's owners? Who paid for that through paying for live? It doesn't. They are thieves.

FamilyGuy3044d ago

Sony:
Timed exclusive for a single region thats studio didn't have enough money to publish, AND you know it's timed. On a game that is an actual gamble to put money behind vs
Microsoft:
Full exclusive (as far as we know) for a single region just cuz they felt like waving money at it. On a game that has (use to have) a large fan base.

M$ made the better business decision but they are also the company of a lower moral standing.

I couldn't care less about either game though.

SL1M DADDY3044d ago

No way. Instead, I will say the same thing to Gameplayer today that I said the last time...

*gives Gameplayer the finger*

gaffyh3044d ago

wtf is this sh*t with Sony/MS giving people the finger? Who gives a sh*t, it's just business. Stupid article, stupid title

Matpan3044d ago

So sony is the good samaritan while MS gets to be judas...

Cmon´ wake up and smell the coffee... IT´S BUSINESS!!!!Both companioes are in for the cash, each with it´s approach, both investing. Sony "helped" Atari publish? how convenient, the game is timed exclusive for them in that region. Call it whatever you want. Helping, investing, buying... it´s the same game.

Hildor_muthafo3044d ago

The trailer looked like @$$. Ghostbusters is a much bigger deal.

Enigma_20993043d ago

... how bout you just STFU and take it.. we had to...

ultimolu3043d ago

Cry me a river, seriously.

XxZxX3043d ago

if Microsoft or Sony didn't give u the finger, I will.

DaTruth3043d ago (Edited 3043d ago )

All the PS3 version of Fallout owners, who didn't get to play the DLC says HI!

Even though there are a hundred exclusive DLC that I could bring up, I only brought up that one cause it was the only one anyone really seemed to care about losing.

LOL at Tomb Raider DLC (If it doesn't have a Lara Croft strip tease, I don't want it)!

WhittO3043d ago

MS must be rolling out the money, since its the only way Actvision would do this, since the PS3 is the console that made them the most money last year !

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PirateThom3044d ago

Didn't Activision retract it saying all versions would be out the same time in the UK?

N4PS3G3044d ago

yeah, worthless read ..they even know its not exclusive anywhere

Sucks2BU3044d ago

You do not make mistakes like that. Activision just let the cat out of the bag to early: more to come at E3 for sure.

PirateThom3044d ago (Edited 3044d ago )

So..... they're going to announce a UK Exclusive deal in the US?

Yeah, sure they are.

It just about qualifies as a random press release announcement, never mind a press conference at E3.

Sucks2BU3044d ago

Although is E3 really considered a US thing. It is in the US, but I always saw it as a world stage.

I think if this deal does exist at all or is in discussions it will be for more than just UK. I just think it was leaked by a UK guy who was referring about his region specifically.

DelbertGrady3044d ago

Gameplayer.com.au, badassgamerblog.com, gamer.blorge.com, hiphopgamershow.com.

Different url's but the same retarded content.

Immortal Kaim3044d ago

The release was retracted, so it isn't really a story anymore...

Highatus3043d ago

LOL @ Soda.

That was funny :D

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TheHater3044d ago

attempt to cover up for the first article in the first place to make it seems that they aren't bias. WE know they are, so they should just stop defending themselves. The less you defend your action and reason the less people will care about you.

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Godmars2903044d ago

Since day-one its just been one big finger bang to anyone who doesn't want their console.

PELVIC THRUST ACTION3044d ago

Microsoft shoved a finger up my bung hole when my 360 red ringed and they charged 250 to fix it in 2006. NEVER AGAIN will I ENDURE THEIR OPPRESSION.

jib3044d ago

you could have gotten it fixed for free

PELVIC THRUST ACTION3043d ago

You do know that back in 2006 there was no FREE repair and the warranty was only 90 days. The warranty came up after they were nearly about to get a huge lawsuit filed against them.

DaTruth3043d ago

LOL at "NEVER AGAIN will I ENDURE THEIR OPPRESSION".

Godmars2903043d ago

if you're willing you, raise enough of a stink, you might be able to get a refund.

PELVIC THRUST ACTION3043d ago

That was nearly three years ago. I don't have the 360 anymore. After that happened, it wasn't until late 2007 that I got a PS3. I waited a while for things to be more stable.

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