What Aaron Greenberg from Microsoft had to say about Sony's E309 press conference? Watch the video to find out... Gamertag Radio exclusive video interview.
im not even going to press the play button.
a close up of Aaron (is that him? believe me i dont know him) also puts me off.
Thats retarded. Its like asking a cat what it thinks about dogs. Or asking MS what it thinks about Apple. Can people be more retarded :D
not gonna click the play button either, that guy get on my nerves
To Summarize: Basically he said they were happy with what they showed, other companies press conferences were "beating their chest too much" (*rolls eyes*), said he excited as a gamer about stuff from Nintendo and Sony, said they were surprised by the FFXIV announcement and it seems like they're already writing the check to get it on the 360. Not much else in there.
Wow some of you are really funny, you guys really take this so called console war too seriously.He said Sony did a good job and brought stuff that is good for the industry as a whole. I am glad it was even a video interview because if it was not, some twisted fanboy journalist looking for hits would have turned his words around.
it's like they don't realize it's just three companies trying to sell their products and aid in moving the industry forward
This guy is a riot. When asked about FFXIV he said something along the lines of everyone being suprised, but the way it was delivered is not quite the reality of that title. MGS:R anyone? To his credit, he did give Sony more props than I expected, based upon some of the other things he's said.
Hes alot more down to earth than I thought and seems like a pretty nice guy...
Nah, just watch it. It's all good. He didn't make an ass of himself this time and complimented Sony and actually said some smart things. He was being a good sport. Both conferences were amazing and the gamers are the ones who win.
Microsoft's press conference was great for Microsoft fans,Sony's press conference was great for their fans,Nintendo's press conference was great for their fans so why can't we just leave it at that?Have you recognized the fact that Microsoft also had a great show? Sometimes you guys need to go out and experience the exchange of words between company chief executives in other areas like the auto,aviation and oil industry to see that what happens between figure heads in the game industry is small.Let me give you a clue, google Porsche vs Nissan,Nurburgring battle and see what comes up.If you here the exchange of words that Nissan & Porsche have had regarding the Nissan GTR's laptime's round the Nurburgring, you would think they are children,But what do car fans do, we laugh about it. Why should i go and fight their fight for them, or defend their actions in anyway?Let them fight, break each others heads but as long as they deliver the content for us the gamers, then thats all that is and should be important.
OHOHOOOOOOO!!! Aaron didnt say anything negative about Sony. I'd give him a bubble but i havent seen him around n4g lately ;). Nah I still dont like him.
i just stumbled over this through some random surfing ... and it totally rocks... gamespot has some indepth coverage on e3 and have demos of sc conviction, mw 2, masseffect 2, lostplanet 2 etc etc .... all the stuff they couldnt show at the conferences coz of time constraints check it out they have the complete extended version of mw 2 and its really looking sweet and the sc demo is explained in more detail and by god it looks good http://e3.gamespot.com/live... sometimes on n4g its easy to forget that we're all here to play video games yah ?
Wow. I had a higher opinion of you before now...
Honestly man, i wasnt going to press the button either, but he really doesnt do any bashing. He actually says they had a good show and he's even lookin forward to some of their games. Only bashing he did really was about the numbers and graphs and stuff, but it was subtle; nothing to really cause any anger over. I dont like this guy either, but I thought he handled it ok
Congratulations...you happen to be the only person to make an ass of himself. What we expected from greenberg happened with you, at least SOMEONE said something stupid :)
The point is, most people have seen this guy behave quite the opposite. I wonder what you would say if he was off his medication when asked this question.....(joke lol). Aaron has stated in the past that he owns a PS3. He is what he is. That's really all I'm going to say. :)
There was no thought in my head of "not" watching the video, i came here to read or in this case hear exactly what he had to say and i love video interviews because they're harder to "spin". He only said one thing that i disagreed with and that was about sony presenting FFXIV as something different than what it was. I don't disagree in the sense of him being wrong but in the sense of "now you get to see what it feels like" or Hypocrisy for short. They %100 did the same thing (played with words) when saying that Metal Gear rising was coming to their platform. It's not that they should mention it being multi but at least not announce it in such a misleading way. the other stuff: well sony did talk about 24 million psn user and selling their planned number of ps3 units for the fiscal 2008 but it wasn't lengthy. They announced it and i was thinking "oh, M$s conference was just using the avoidance of that as their conferences' theme" He seemed like a very different character than what ive read about in articles posted here. Like his ego shrunk or it had been inflated in text. Maybe he simply turned a new leaf...
i thought he was going to rip sony's conf. since you 360 fanboy like to rip stuff just as much, maybe you guys shold take note in the new attitude.
Whatever way he acted past, he is quite professional in this one. He mentions that sales figures are boring and people are here to see game related news. I completely agree. I don't want to hear about how great sales are. I'm looking at you Nintendo!
Actually Mr Aaron was alright in this interview. Not to much bragging and not so much pushing down the competition.
I'm glad it was a video so that people can watch it for themselves and Sony fanboys can't twist what he said in attempt to make him look bad. I remember the last article about this guy and PS3 fanboys were lying through their teeth about what he said. They were all claiming he was disrespectful, but when if you actually clicked the article and read what he actually said it was obvious he didn't say anything wrong at all. Here is a challenge for any of you who think Greenberg is so horrible. Find comments by Greenberg that you think are out of line and I will be able to find you the same kind of comments made by Sony representatives. Sound good? The things I have heard him say that PS3 fanboys get mad about are just normal things that people in his position say. Sony reps say the same kinds of things all the time. In case you don't know, it is perfectly natural for a company representative to point out the strengths of their company and the weaknesses of their competitors. That is their job.
Aaron finally speaking like a the PR guy we want in the gaming industry. He shows respect for Sony's presentation and says he is excited as a gamer for what's to come. This is how you get respect from other gamers who admire games for being entertainment. If he spoke more like this I think Sony fans would stop hating and respect and also learn to appreciate the great games MS has to offer to the gaming community. As a gamer, and not even hardcore, I look at games to have fun and not to compete in some childish pointless competition that really wont give any of us anything at the end but just cause us to not enjoy seeing and playing great games. I like what I saw from MS and Sony and excited about the games I can play on my PS3 but also seeing how creative MS is with their games because they DO have great games. Nintendo has really become kind of dull for me. The last system I enjoyed was N64 but just went downhill after that. If everyone or the majority would leave the fanboy crap aside and honestly admit there are great games out there for both systems you would enjoy gaming much more. We have enough drama in our daily lives so bring it to our "hobby" is stupid. @ SaberEdge: Sorry, you came off sounding like those "fanboys" you talk about. Both sides keep spitting stupid arrogant comments which only the "fanboys" believe. Both sound ridiculous when they say it so stop acting like its one side when its both.
I expected him to spit venom and burn a hole in my screen like he normally does.
He was classy this time at least I'll give him a break for ONCE!
His answer wasn't as douchy(word?) as I thought it would be, but he is still and ass
@TruthBtold You make some very good points, but you should know that your comment came off as somewhat fanboyish to me as well. You said Aaron is "finally speaking like the PR guy we want in the gaming industry" and I don't agree with that "finally" part at all. I've read most of the comments by Greenberg that have gotten PS3 fanboys up in arms and they were nearly always very normal kinds of comments for a person in his position to make. So, by starting off your comment that way it sounded a lot like the typical PS3 fanboy perspective. I don't think some of you understand what a PR spokesperson's job is. It certainly isn't to smile to the cameras and say "you know, we're all the same...every console is equally as good". That's silly. Of course you still need to show a basic respect for your competitors and from what I have seen Greenberg generally has. I recognize he might have overstepped the bounds of propriety a few times, but that is no different than any spokesperson on the Nintendo or Sony side (and I can back it up if you like). Are some of you really implying that these guys should always just say nice things about their competitors, even when it might not be true at all? Imagine if one of the console makers (let's say Nintendo) only announced 1 game at E3 next year and nothing else. Should the competitors' spokespeople feel obligated to say that Nintendo had a great showing when they really didn't? Should they say something like "you know, Nintendo only showed one game this E3, but they did a really fantastic job and I think gamers are going to be equally satisfied with all the companies' showings"? Or should they be honest and say something like "you know, Nintendo's showing really surprised me this year...they didn't really have much to show and I feel confident that most gamers will have enjoyed our conference more"? Well, the answer is obvious. I think it was right for Greenberg to respond the way he did here, because it is true. Sony did have a great showing. However, if it weren't true, I don't think it is right to expect a person in his position to just lie about what they think just to make fanboys of the competitor's console feel good. For example, if the 360 outsells the PS3 by more than double during a particular period it is completely normal and right for him to point out that fact. And Sony PR people do the same thing.
You first four should be ashamed of yourselves. Now this is how everyone on this site should act. Even if you prefer one console over the other there is always some good about the other console. AG (Aaron) earned some serious respect in my book. And yeah I'm sure Square will announce FF14 as a PS3 timed exclusive.
naw, only a sony fanboy would be that stupid. Ive seen people on here say microsofts conference was the worst in history... right...
So all the idiot fanboy that said they werent even going to watch the video got to together as a group just to show decided to post just to show how stupid they are ?
Bad summary. He doesn't say it like that at all. Question: What do you think of the Sony press conference, I know you got to see it... so. "They did a good job, I thought it was good. Ummm... you know they... they ummm... ahhh you know personally, I thought what we did this year, where you know, our... our idea was listen, nobody wants to hear us talk, nobody wants us to go through charts and graphs and data. People have come for the show you know and if we... if we are a major form of entertainment as an industry, we need to act like one, right? And when you watch our briefings if you are not in the industry or a hardcore gamer, like it... it can be kinda boring when we talk about like, attach rates and market share and... and we beat our chests about how great we are and all that, and I just think at the end of the day people wanna see the games they wanna see the experiences, let them speak for themselves. When you watch the grammies you know you go from... from hiphop to jazz to rock and they don't talk, just let the music play to enjoy the experience, that was really our theory. Ah... You know I think... um some of the other briefings seemed like there was a lot... still a lot of talking, a little bit, you know... ah ah... too much of that, but.. but I think, I think the stuff they showed was great and umm... I think you know as a gamer I'm excited for some of that stuff as well and uh you know I think.. I think it's good, it's good. I think that everybody came and had a lotta good news at E3 and umm it's been a good show uh for the industry as a whole."
This guy would be better off if he kept his mouth SHUT! EDIT: IM THE BIGGEST SLIPKNOT FAN ON N4G MATE
Slipknot PS3 fanboy? You're no Slipknot fan.
do you have to be a microsoft leg humper to enjoy slipknot?
lol That's what I was thinking. @below: If you don't like the site, don't come here. It's not a hard concept... "How many times have you met them and seen them live?" Seriously? Your a music fanboy too? I've got Nas as my avatar, and I haven't seen him live or spoken with him. You don't see anyone calling me out on that. Maybe TIKUP here just enjoys their music, and doesn't feel the need to stay firmly stuck on their jockstrap.
How many times have you met them and seen them live? For the time being I'm gonna go ahead and declare myself the biggest Slipknot fan on this bad site.
Iv seen them 3 times going for my 4th time this year when they release tickets for the world tour so suck it b!tch. also have a signed t-shirt and pster from them, jelous much? ahaha
Too bad Slipknot and the Murderdolls suck. :O
I have a song from Slipknot on my iPod. I AM THE BIGGEST SLIPKNOT FAN! j/k, i'll let you two fight it to the death
Going to see show #18 tomorrow R.I.P leroi
I've seen them 4 times including their last show ever on the Subliminal Verses tour at the Rave in Wisconsin. I have signed cds and I have met Corey and Jim. OWNED.
what a crappy band the Murdedolls are, i bet none of you even know who my avatar is. PS Nas is my favorite rapper.
Rap is awful listen to real music.
Screw Slipknot!!!! MOTORHEAD FTW!! LEMMY IS GOD! Jk, Slipknot is an OK band. I stopped listening to them after that weird song, "Psychosocial". This is what I call true ROCK N' ROLL:
he is as much interested in what sony has to offer as is msoft offerings...lol
"he is as much interested in what Microsoft has to offer as is Sony offerings...lol " Just like every PS3 fan?
Two in a row! Good job! Funny stuff btw
Sony fanboys are so envious!!! I love it!
but im a fan of gaming in general first. if there was no such thing a sce i would still be a gamer. :0
how you know that he has a ps3? lol
I dont know what us PS3 fans are suppose to be envious off... seems like stuff is coming for the platform. Is it perhaps because it hurts you that Microsoft wont sell as many consoles as you expected knowing FFXIV wont be avaiable on the 360 next year?
That was actually quite civil, he did criticise them but he said it was good. I was surprised. I thought he was going to be a bit fanboyish about it.
nah these sort of guys arn't fanboyish, just businessmen/gamers doing their job. The fanboys are just the pawns of these big companies. It's a shame really that these fanboys actually believe in what they preach. May god have mercy on their souls...
then you will get the sort of reaction you wanted.
Only a child would say im not going to listen to him, is it really that important that what he says bothers you, by the way he said sony had a great show, gosh, this is video games, not life and death decisions
I pressed the button and he actually gave Sony props. He did say that if your not in the business, you don't want to see charts. You would rather see the games in action. Charts can get boring.
Heh, about time Greenburg stepped up and stopped talking trash about Sony already. I bet it was an act anyway. That stupid look on his face annoys me.
What stupid look? Sheesh, you guys are unbelievable! Your fanboyism makes you imagine things that just aren't there. I bet you thought you could see horns growing as well, right?
I see the fanboys didn't like what I said there. Guess what? I don't care. :-) It's about time he was level-headed for once.
Whatever Aaron Greenberg has said about Sony and the PS3 in the past is just BUSINESS. Let me break it down for you. We live in a CAPITALIST society. CAPITALIST here means that instead of there being one state owned company administering products and jobs to the citizens, there are SEVERAL COMPETING CORPORATIONS, which include SONY, NINTENDO, and MICROSOFT which provide private citizens with jobs in order to manufacture and distribute products at a cost. COMPETING CORPORATIONS sell COMPETING PRODUCTS to an OPEN MARKET. OPEN MARKET means that private individuals purchase the products with money they earn rather than through ration coupons and quota pay. COMPETING PRODUCTS in the above sentence refers to the PLAYSTATION 3, the XBOX 360, and the Wii. Aaron Greenberg works for a large company that produces the XBOX 360. That company is MICROSOFT. Microsoft is interested in selling as many XBOX 360s as possible to the public through the open market. Sony is interested in selling as many Playstation 3s as possible to the public through the open market. Nintendo is interested in selling as many Wiis as possible to the public through the open market. These competing companies always use similar tactics when competing with each other. As if Sony reps have never said anything stupid or arrogant. "RIDGE RACER!!! REAL TIME WEAPON CHANGE.. 599 American dollars..." I bet right now you must be thinking, "Who is this idiot telling me things I already know." In my defense, your comments are all I have to go by, and from that I divulged that you are an ignorant fangirl.
he gonna get fired for saying nice things about sony.....
lol gave more props to sony that i thought he would but still managed to slip some overexaggeration like how sony spent too much time talking about number and charts and not enough on game when sony clearly showed of alot more games and exclusives that MS did
He said what most of the fanboys on this site should be saying. They all had a good show and as a gamer, he is excited about some of the stuff sony showed too. Can't discredit the man for what he said that. He also makes a good point about them needing to make more of a show, even though i prefered sony's conference - i enjoyed microsofts conference because of how well they presented it, you know - they made it a show. Sony and the rest of them made it a conference. If everyone put on a show, i could see E3 being broadcast live on mainstream tv in a few years - because like he said, for someone outside of the gaming industry and someone who isn't a core gamer, these conferences probably look and sound boring.
Wow an objective and mature response... Im impressed..... Heres my take on this whole thing... I like some of what microsoft is offering for their platform. Alan wake above all. Microsoft finally showed some games but their offerings this year aside from alan wake dont have me itching to buy a 360 but thats me.. I know alot of people out there are chomping at the bit to get at those games... Nintendo had alot of the same but they did show more games rather then a bunch of add ons... Sony was my favorite because I own a ps3 and their first party games are the ones I follow. Im just not going to go all over n4g and try to pass my prefference off as the #1 reason to buy a ps3. Instead I will let people know exactly why I purchased a ps3 and continue to support it. My only nit pick ( and trust me its minor) was how he eluded to the fact that sony shows too much in the form of numbers and charts... Yea that stuff isnt what people tune in to watch but we all have to remember that e3 is a place for the big 3 to try and convince retail partners, media outlets, and potential developers why their product(s) should be their focus... This is a buisness and the lives of the people within are determined by how successfully they can get this message out into the market. Sony's belief is that you can catter to both sides... Unfortunately the interenet reflects that belief by grading them based on what the other guy had... But you're absolutely right we should all be happy that our preffered console will live to fight another year... Im just glad my $600 investment turned out to be a good one lol!!!!
I think he sounded cool and honest in this interview, he gave props to sony, so kids shut up
sony destroyed us and we should just pack up and leave. :)
was pissed. Yeah, you have a good relationship with SE but Sony is going to get FFXIV online FIRST. And for all you bots on here talking junk, the bottom line is the PS3 will get it first. You will eventually get it (2011) because MS will pay out the ass. But just remember, what comes around goes around, xbot losers! Games purchased this year : Killzone 2, MLB 09', Infamous, Devils Soul (import) Games to be purchased this year : Prototype (PS3 best version), Madden 2010, Bioshock 2 (PS3-not timed this time!), Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 (better version 1080p native unlike 360 version. added new bosses !) Uncharted 2 among thieves, Ratchet and Clank 2, MAG, White Knight Chronicles, Lost Planet 2 and NBA2K10! Beat that crapbots! Master Crap mad cause he won't have that kind of lineup. Don't worry, I failed to mention the games for crapbox, I intend on getting on PC. I have what you have plus the exclusives that you can't have. Unless you become rich like me one day and get a PS3! LMAO!
Desperate^^^ No one even cares about PS3 hahahaaha
U might wanna check that Quantum release date, but overall I agree. But who knows 360 might implement Natal into Halo Reach and it'll be: AGENT vs. Halo Reach for Game of the Year Honestly I wouldnt count any console out yet, except the Wii because thats pure sht. Its amazing what people will buy when its priced to their liking.