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Microsoft Funds PS3 Game Development

Responding to the complaints of Xbox 360 Tales of Vesperia beta testers, a developer has laid bare the not so shocking truth of just how Namco was paid off by Microsoft to secure an "exclusive" release, but instead merely used the Xbox subsidy to reduce development costs on the PS3 version, which it expected to sell better.

However, Sony intervened and blackmailed them into adding massive amounts of new content if they wanted to be allowed to go ahead with the PS3 release at all…

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-EvoAnubis-2953d ago (Edited 2953d ago )

Interesting read, and goes back to what I said yesterday about feeling bad for 360 gamers.

To reiterate:

You know, this is making me feel bad for 360 gamers. I'm just thinking of how pissed I'd be to be playing a game that's good, but clearly needs work, but dealing with it, and then later on hearing about it coming out on another system with massive updates.

This isn't even the first time. Or the second, or even the third. It's a freaking trend. It kinda sucks for 360-only gamers (hell, even multiconsole owners, just to a lessor degree), but I don't see a way around it. All these additions to the PS3 version all centers around one thing: space. As in, the thing that the DVD9 format in the 360 doesn't have, but the PS3s Blu-Ray format has in spades.

As much as many of us have been saying this was going to happen, it sucks now to actually see it. 360 gamers are getting screwed, and it's only going to get worse from here

MisterNiwa2953d ago

Its not our fault that they brag about their exclusives, and get this in the end.

I see no reason why i should feel sorry for a Xbox Owner, if his exclusive was soooo gooood, why do we always get the better updated version? :]

kratos1232953d ago

However, Sony intervened and blackmailed them into adding massive amounts of new content if they wanted to be allowed to go ahead with the PS3 release at all… this is really smart busnisses i am really not getting how microsoft is makin a profit out of this gen.

gamerdude112953d ago

My BS detector is going off on this article. The unnamed/sourced "developer" basically writes like your typical fanboy. If it wasn't for the nude anime, I probably wouldn't have clicked the link.

-EvoAnubis-2953d ago (Edited 2953d ago )

Uh...he WAS sourced. Did you actually read the article?

Edit: here, I even did the work for you.

http://translate.google.com...

raztad2953d ago

Extremely funny stuff in this article. Probably the same thing happened with NGS2, SO4. Most probably Gay Tony is funding Agent. LOL

It's incredible MS is supporting PS3 games. First funding and second beta testing them.

Jamegohanssj52953d ago

I heard that Sony has made it so that all 360 timed exclusives have to come with something extra if they want to release it on PS3 at all.

To kind of sort of back up my statement look at Bioshock, Tale of Ves, Alone in The Dark, Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2, etc. Just to name a few.

TGSI

D4RkNIKON2953d ago

I agree, although you can still bite my shiny metal @**

jut4202953d ago

I just think this is hilarious to be honest. 1-2 years later Microsoft is now paying for their greedyness of taking mulitplatform games away from Playstation. It serves them right in my opinion. Go out and acquire your own studios and make your own original IP's instead of funding third-party developers. Maybe MS will learn from this. Sony has ever right to demand extra content in the game. Sony knows gamers will feel like the PS3 will seem like a second rate console if PS3 is getting ports of 360 games a year to two later with little to no improvements. I'd do the same thing if I was in Sony's position.

edgeofblade2953d ago (Edited 2953d ago )

Learn what, jut420? That strategy is what put them where they are.

As an Xbox owner, I don't feel bad. I really don't care about what's exclusive and what's not. I have all 6 platforms (3 consoles, 2 handhelds, and a sweet PC). I play whatever I want.

I'm glad to see more gamers get access to games. I'm glad to see companies able to profit from multiplatform games. I'm glad to see continuing competition in the market.

But you have to recognize that Microsoft's and eventually Namco's money is theirs to do with as they please. Microsoft got what they wanted: limited exclusivity and the continuing image of being where the games hit first. I know the PS3 fans want to wave the flag everytime this happens... but allow me to resurrect the ugly side of this situation: waitstation.

evrfighter2953d ago

It's interesting to see that ps3 fanboys believe that there is this huge rivalry between Sony and M$

like I've said countless times here already.

M$'s only rival is Apple. Sony makes windows laptops ffs.

TotalPS3Fanboy2953d ago

And thank you 360 gamers, for beta testing the games for us

cmrbe2953d ago

there is no one to blame but themselves.

I am amazed at how low x360 gamers standards are. Look i am sorry but thats the way i see it. Even with crap games like Lost planet it sold 2 million copies for crying out loud.

PS fans are accused of being whinny but the truth is we generally have very high standards and we don't settle for anything less which is why most of us make a big fuss if we see something that we don't like even if its something small. Thats the way its suppose to be. We are gamers and we demand the best. The gaming industry exists because of us. NOT the other way around.

My point is, x360 fans are easy targets because they have low standards. It is why devs and MS has been able to get away with so much crap. It is their fault for accepting it. I mean i talk to them about PROD and they say "Oh but the 3 year warrenty". I talk to them about MS needing to invest more in 1st and 2nd party and they say "Oh but its fine as is, it dosen't matter if exclsuive are 1,2, or 3rd party. I talk to them about paying for xbolive and they say "Oh but we love paying for xbolive!!" WTF??. It really does make me think that they are young gamers that don't know they deserve better.

There is no way in hell Sony would have gotten away with a 33% failure rate with PS fans. If it was PS fans Sony would have been in court and they would have fixed it a year ago but then thats PS fans. We don't accept crap.

randomwiz2953d ago (Edited 2953d ago )

who has the popcorn?

"M$'s only rival is Apple. Sony makes windows laptops ffs."

you are a fool to think that.
that logic and reasoning is childish.

Microsoft's biggest rival isn't just Apple. Microsoft faces Sony, Google(with Bing, email, OS for phones), etc

blackpanther252953d ago

i wasn't going to say anything in this article, but i saw your comment.........and i am so happy I am not the only who was disappointed with Lost Planet (i had it for the 360)

+bub

Tony P2953d ago (Edited 2953d ago )

I don't find it too funny at all.

But in the end MS is ultimately at fault. I'm not going to say there's a right way to do business here, but there's the way that worked wonders for Sony, Sega, and Nintendo for decades now which is a strong staff of, you guessed it, first-party studios. How hard would it have been to enlist some good Japanese talent to support 360 exclusively in Japan instead of just giving out cash for timed exclusivity?

@cmbre:

That's pretty inglorious of you to frame your bias as high class. It's anything but imo.

PotNoodle2953d ago

Its a policy of Sony's that if a previous exclusive game to another system is coming over to the PS3 it MUST have a certain amount of extra content or it doesn't get approved.

It isn't blackmail, its just sony making sure their users get something for the wait.

Darkeyes2953d ago

So... What's new in this??? I already knew M$ was paying for making PS3 games when RockStar announced Agent as a PS3 Exclusive... We all know Rock* got a hefty 50 million check from M$.. Guess where they invested the money in?????

Zack Sawyer2953d ago (Edited 2953d ago )

A massive generalization there but ok.

Playstation fans were totally screwed when it came to backwards compatibility this generation, thats not exactly Sony giving you the best.

I do feel as though Sony has brought out its 'A' game at the minute leaving MS struggling to bring anything big to the table. If the 360 is running out of steam already then i'm very disappointed. Where are all the big announcements like they used to have at E3?

IdleLeeSiuLung2953d ago

"Microsoft (you won’t release it on other hardware for a year or similar), they will give you a lot of cash for development.

Their support is also very fast and complete in these cases.

SCE don’t really give much cash out (any at all perhaps). Their support is confused and unreliable. When I was doing it at least, the 360 was easier to develop for, which lowers costs."

Nobody wins! It seems like we are all looser this gen, both for the companies involved and the consumers.

Parapraxis2953d ago (Edited 2953d ago )

Zack "Playstation fans were totally screwed when it came to backwards compatibility this generation, thats not exactly Sony giving you the best."
Not really, Sony put out several SKUs with full BC and then a few more with partial.
If PS fans wanted BC they most likely already have a BC PS3 under their TVs right now (as I do)

blackpanther252953d ago (Edited 2953d ago )

BC was around for a while anybody who really wanted it....got it when it came out. As a matter of fact my cousin bought a ps3 last year off of craigslist because he wanted BC.

It's not sony fualt that it was removed....not enough people cared for BC at that time (y everyone is complaining like babies now i don'k know). Sony removed it because people wanted a cheaper console and didn't care for BC so those people are to blame.

If you bought your PS3 after they removed BC then you and other people like you are directly responsible for Sony removing the feature. If there was a higher demand for PS3s before they removed BC then afterwards......then they would have brought it back immediately.Demand and Supply......

@Tony: Well that's how personally feel about the Whole BC thing. You can not lie....At that time people did not care for BC. They put it in there and people only wanted a price cut.....how else were they gonna lower the price? They had to remove features people didn't care about....just like how they removed installing a OS into the Slim (people don't care for it.....at least right now...not cause of money i might add). The price was lowered and the BC was removed and hardly anybody complained. I had the opportunity to buy a 40gb that had no BC but i decided not to what till the next day (launch day for non BC PS3s) and bought the 60gb

Tony P2953d ago

I beg to differ.

Compared to last gen, Sony is not great with BC. As evidenced by the fact that typically only early adopters have the 'fabled' PS2 BC for PS3. That's far short of the full BC we've come to expect.

Of course, I'd be unfair to ignore MS which has had a pretty crap showing themselves in regards to BC. The end result is neither are really making any progress right now on that front.

@black: Honestly, I don't know how you blame everyone for not buying PS3 for the removal of BC. If that's true, what's the excuse now that PS3 has been selling stronger? I don't see Sony teasing BC in the slim or anything. I'm thinking it wasn't that cost effective in the first place. And that's hardly the consumer's fault.

AntoineDcoolette2953d ago

If any of that article is true then big lol

cmrbe2953d ago (Edited 2953d ago )

Sony did a survey and most PS fans choose price over BC. Sony listened. Truth is apart from 3 PS2 games. I haven't played any PS2 games on the PS3 since 2008. Many PS3 gamers are in the same boat as me. Most of us hardcore PS3 gamers have BC anyways so no one really did complain. Its kinda nice to know that we have the best model anyways. Heck most of us paid double what new PS3 owners pay now.

@Tony. Believe it or not i do care for x360 gamers. We are all gamers in the end but i can't help but not feel anything for them for being easy. Its affect PS fans as well. If gamers don't put devs and console manufactures on their toes they will walk all over us. Thats reality. I have very high standards. Thats why most of my game collection are PS3 exclusives and why i never back down from an issue affecting me as a PS fan. If you think i am biased because of that then thats fine. Oh and its is x360 fans fault for allowing MS to get off so easily.

@Ashriel: Generally yes. Why do you think games like Orange box or Bioschsock didn't do well on the PS3?. Bring quality and PS fans will buy. Thats the way it suppose to be. Don't give PS fans some second rate BS. Sony and Namco understands this. Crap shouldn't sell.

Ashriel2953d ago

@cmrbe, so you justify low sales with high standards? lool at your generalisations xD

I'm glad the majority of PS3 fans (and gamers, in general) are not as arrogant as you are.

gaffyh2953d ago

@1.7 - Yea you are right, it is a requirement of Sony's for a late release on PS3 for a multiplatform game. Not blackmailing, just good sense really, why would you buy an old game over a year later?

On topic - I'm pretty sure EVERYONE expected this was happening, do you really think it cost Rockstar $25 million for each of the DLCs? Engine, graphics, audio was all pretty much done.

coolirisGB2953d ago (Edited 2953d ago )

"ll these additions to the PS3 version all centers around one thing: space. As in, the thing that the DVD9 format in the 360 doesn't have, but the PS3s Blu-Ray format has in spades."

LOL Devs have done this with old games late to one platform before Blu-ray and have done this for generations lol.

PS3's hardware is rubbish thats the so called "trend" hence the game will most likely not run as good with inferior graphics. They'll add new content to make an old game appealing on the other platform, I'm not going to say Blu-ray won't help. http://www.n4g.com/NewsCom-...

Watch Lost Planet 2, Rage, Crysis 2 will show early day differences because of the advanced engines. Devs also add more content to late PS3 versions because the 360 pulls ahead no matter the lead platform and people need to know there is some value to buying old inferior games.

RememberThe3572953d ago

You guys sound like tittle girls. cmrbe says the 360 owners basically have no standard, and you guys counter with "the PS3 doesn't have good BC"? You really need to do better then that.

To me it seems as thought yes PS gamers have higher standards. But saying PS gamers or 360 gamers is inherently general. So of course his comment is going to be generalized.

Besides this is about MS playing for PS3 development. Not general gamer standards.

SWORDF1SH2953d ago (Edited 2953d ago )

If people want to still play last gen ps2 games then they simply keep their ps2.

Whats the point in selling it on e-bay for next to nothing.

And you can use youre ps2 controllers on the ps3 with an adapter to save money on buying new controllers. You might as well use a last gen controllers if youre gonna play last gen games.

edit: @Zack. I said if you want to play ps2 games then keep you're ps2. if you dont then there's no worry for BC.

Zack Sawyer2953d ago (Edited 2953d ago )

Woah woah woah! Wait a minute here! What about all of these late PS3 adopters who had a PS2 and were waiting for the price cut & slim to jump to the next generation? Hardcore fans like yourselves may have been knowledgeable enough to go and get one of the early models with BC but what about all the casual gamers who were expecting it to come with the slim?

I have seen plenty of gamers on here and stories before the slim was released saying they wanted it to contain BC. When they dropped BC on the later larger models there were numerous stories of gamers complaining! If everybody is whining now its because all of the PS2 users buying slims thought like the PS2 it would have BC.

Obviously price would come before it but Sony cant do a survey on every single gamer out there now can they, so how did they know that nobody cared about BC anymore? Perhaps instead they thought they could provide enough with what is there now to make people forget about it. But in this regard I still believe they screwed us over.

And hang on, are you saying because you bought an earlier model with BC that you are superior to me? Now THAT is arrogance!

EDIT:@SWORDF1SH - True, I'm more than content playing the awesome games out now, but then I'm not everyone. Which is kinda what this whole arguement is about, people generalising.

WenisWagon2953d ago

--2008--
Xbots: Haha we got this exclusive game for Xbox 360 !!!
PStards: Who cares the game is going to suck !!!

--2009--
PStards: Haha we are getting this game with more content its gonna rock !!!
Xbots: Who cares the game was bad !!!

What a bunch of chimps these fanboys are.

gaffyh2953d ago

@1.28 - Show me one game that looks anywhere near as good as Killzone 2 and Uncharted 2 and then you can talk about which hardware is crap. Blind fanboys.

@1.31 - The ONLY people that care about BC are Xbox fanboys, I've got the BC unit and don't even use the BC. I'm even getting GOW collection because it is improved even though I've played both games before.

The fact that you are bringing the BC issue up in this thread, kinda shows that you are a fanboy, so please STFU, we know you can't afford a PS3, but you really don't need to come here and cry about it, cry to your parents, maybe they'll by it for your 13th birthday.

ultimolu2953d ago

Lol, yeah very true. All of my reasons for considering a 360 has been eliminated.

Redempteur2953d ago

"what about all the casual gamers who were expecting it to come with the slim? "

casual gamers care about BC ? since when ?

cmrbe2953d ago

I said i have the superior model NOT i am superior lol!.

The 60 gig launch model has been the superior model sofar. I don't think anyone can dispute that.

As for BC. Sony was loosing $200 plus on every unit sold. Everyone complained about the price. BC cost alot of money. Something had to go. Sony did a survey and PS fans said BC. What did you want Sony to do?.

Zack Sawyer2953d ago (Edited 2953d ago )

"The fact that you are bringing the BC issue up in this thread, kinda shows that you are a fanboy, so please STFU, we know you can't afford a PS3, but you really don't need to come here and cry about it, cry to your parents, maybe they'll by it for your 13th birthday"

Really now? Saying I dent have a PS3, that i'm crying about it to my parents because i'm a child? Is that how mature you are? When you can learn to have a discussion like an adult then I might respect you but otherwise, nope. Not like that would bother you because you obviously don't have the respect for other peoples opinions if they don't agree with you.

How am I to believe how old you are when you come out with that? You don't seem very adult to me. You could learn something from the other users above who have avoided using such comments.

EDIT:@cmbre - Lol, Yeah in all fairness I don't think any PS3 model is inferior given the choice to upgrade the hard drive. If I did look hard enough I probably could have found a BC model, but I can make do. My point was rather that from what you were originally saying about standards is that as a PS3 owner I shouldn't have to. But your right, just look at what cutting costs has done for Sony with all the units its shifting now! Hindsight does tell us that it was for the best.

SWORDF1SH2953d ago

Forgive him bruv.

He just got confused by you stewy avatar.

Maybe he thought it was your pic.

jetlian2953d ago

devs came out at the start of this gen saying ps3 cost 40% more to make games on. instead of spending all their on hand money they release 360 version and with the money generated on that make ps3 one.

to some thats good to others it bad. personally i'll take it sooner than later. a few extras isn't worth mentioning. unless i love it so much. ninja gaiden is one of maybe 3 series l'll do it for. but thats everything. wait a year for popular movies get a directors cut. i could have waited 4 years to get an elite for 300 vs the 400 i paid for a pro

gamesR4fun2953d ago

this is why i always said ms should b funding first party devs like mad but nooooo
pay 50 mil for dlc and buying the other guys ips wth did u expect?

Bereaver2953d ago

People need to stop whining about this!

It's called a timed exclusive! That's what happens!

I'm sure that when Microsoft took FF13 that some of it was paid for by Sony, somewhere. (although MS probably paid a hell of a lot to take it)

Anyway, if you want to talk about that stuff, you might as well start bringing up ninja gaiden sigma and sigma 2.

Really, now, then.

gaffyh2953d ago (Edited 2953d ago )

@1.36 - I do have respect for people's opinions but I do not have respect for a fanboys opinions, and my definition of a fanboy is someone that brings up completely irrelevant information up in every thread. For example if I brought up RROD in this thread, I'd be a fanboy right? You are doing the same thing as that bringing up the issue of BC.

Most of the fanboys on this site are 12 years old, apart from Bruce obviously, so I've found that it's best to speak to them at their own level. Rational debate never works with people who say stuff like, PS3 HAZ NO GAEMZ!!11! ZOMG etc.

But I apologise if you honestly care about BC and have a PS3, maybe it would have been wise for you to buy the console when it was released instead of waiting for a price drop. Let's face it, if you paid half the price for the console, then half the stuff has been removed. You get what you pay for obviously.

P.S. Family Guy is hilarious.

Dacapn2953d ago

As far as BC goes, there's one big difference this time around. The PS2 is STILL here. After the PS2 was released the PS1 faded to black rather quickly (not xbox quick tho).

From a business standpoint, adding BC to the PS3 would be like shooting yourself in the face...with a cannon. The thing still sells consistently so it's better to let it die naturally, than to kill it off yourself.

Besides, the PS2 is $99.99. It's the same price as getting wi-fi for your 360! You want BC so bad? Go buy a PS2 you cheap bastard!

Zack Sawyer2953d ago (Edited 2953d ago )

Lol, yeah I suppose I could see where the confusion may come from.

I swear I have sometimes seen the Pope & Obama posting on this site, though that still doesnt mean I want to launch a personal attack against them no matter my allegiance or any ill feelings I may hold toward them.

The generalisations dont seem to just lie in gaming on the site, there are some very angry people behind these avatars!

@ gaffyh - dont worry about it, sometimes I just like to have a whinge every now and then, it feels good to vent sometimes though, believe me I could talk the legs off a donkey with the amount of stress I bottle up. Its not healthy. But yeah I wasnt worried about PS3 until Killzone 2 came out as I'm quite an avid FPS fan, it wasnt until then I thought about all my PS2 games and BC. But fair point it was off topic.

@cmbre - Good point about the casual/hardcore perspective on value. Even better point about the exclusives though, Sony has got some great devs to come up with these new IP's and the 360? Well Alan Wake is the only new one that I know of that interests me, obviously I still like the Halo's, Mass Effects and Fables but I just feel like I want something new and not have to wait until Natal.

cmrbe2953d ago

No i am not saying you late PS3 owners are inferior lol!. No not at all. From a price and software point of view you guys are very lucky. PSN is much better now then at launch, Firmware is so mcuh more advance than it was originally was. You guys can just go out now and buy MGS4,U1,HS,KZ2,RC,R1,MS,VC etc etc NOW and at reduced price!!. We had to wait for all of these great games to come out and most of us had to pay top dollars for it.

However, You guys missed out on the Hardware. It dosen't really matter much now but still the 60 gig is the best model in terms of hardware because of 4 UPS ports, OS install, Card Reader slots, Full BC, multi voltage adapter etc etc. The way most of us early adopters saw it. Sony was selling us an amazing piece of tech at a fraction of its actual cost. Blu-ray players were 1500 back then. Sony was basically subsidising the cost lol! and most of us hardcore gamers/techie were more than happy.

It is offcourse different for the casuals. The casual PS fans only cares mostly about the price. They have a different opinion on value compare to hardcore gamers and why Sony was forced to adjust the price of the PS3 so early and why it is half price now. They keep on complaining about price and now is half price even though they know Sony are subsidising the cost of the PS3. That is the power of PS fans for you. They understand that gamers rule.

This is something that i observed is lacking in most x360 fans. They get time exclsuives, demos and DLC and they are happy with it. Even just a slightly better multi-plat game they are happy. WTF?. Why aren't they asking for real exclsuives like PS3 fans are getting on a regualr basis?. Its just weird.

SWORDF1SH2953d ago (Edited 2953d ago )

There are very angry people out there and it all stems from gaming. Something that we shouldn't be getting angry about.

The root of all this is directly from the companies, MS and Sony.

If they got along and showed respect to each other then it would filter down to the people that support them.

Not going to happen though.

Edit: @Zack, cmbre, gaffyh.
Good debate lads. Just shows you can have a mature debate on here.... sometimes... ok, rarely. Nice to see people actually listening to each other.

Strikepackage Bravo2953d ago

or is this a little disturbing?

"SCE don’t really give much cash out (any at all perhaps). Their support is confused and unreliable. When I was doing it at least, the 360 was easier to develop for, which lowers costs."

Dragun6192953d ago

Xbox360 Supposed exclusive
Lost Planet
Bioshock
Afraid of the Dark
Red Alert 3
Ninja Gaiden 2
Tales of Vesperia
Now Star Ocean IV: The Last Hope

I wonder whats next, Mass effect 2? Magna Carta 2?, GTA IV DLC?

SiteNblog Defender2953d ago

"Lol, yeah very true. All of my reasons for considering a 360 has been eliminated. "

lol, you were never going to get a 360.

jut4202953d ago (Edited 2953d ago )

@edgeofblade

"Learn what, jut420? That strategy is what put them where they are.

As an Xbox owner, I don't feel bad. I really don't care about what's exclusive and what's not. I have all 6 platforms (3 consoles, 2 handhelds, and a sweet PC). I play whatever I want.

I'm glad to see more gamers get access to games. I'm glad to see companies able to profit from multiplatform games. I'm glad to see continuing competition in the market.

But you have to recognize that Microsoft's and eventually Namco's money is theirs to do with as they please. Microsoft got what they wanted: limited exclusivity and the continuing image of being where the games hit first. I know the PS3 fans want to wave the flag everytime this happens... but allow me to resurrect the ugly side of this situation: waitstation. "

Learn that spending their money on third-party games can come back to bite them in the arse later on. If you fund first party developers you basically own that company and any creative work that anyone in the company produces. Maybe next time Microsoft will pay for the company to keep the game forever exclusive instead of funding most of PS3 development because they are porting the code not starting from scratch and adding extra content and most likely fixing any bugs found after they passed their submission to Microsoft. Maybe they will learn to spend their money on things that benefit them in the long run instead of this. Who knows though they have enough money from Windows to throw a ton of dough at developers. I'm almost positive they wouldn't be happy to hear this news though. They probably just never thought about it this way when making the deal, but that is what seperates success from failure.

I'm not saying the 360 is a failure, because it obviously is not a complete (and I say complete because although their warranty is a great thing, they were basically forced to offer that kind of warranty to avoid lawsuits, but the main point I'm making is that their hardware failure percentage is pathetic. I haven't had mine fail on me but a reported 33% failure at one point well into it's lifecycle and multiple friends of mine having their 360's fail is enough proof that it's ridiculous) failure with 31 million consoles sold and Live is great as well. I own a 360, I had Ninja Gaiden 2, traded it in as soon as I heard of all the extra content was coming to the PS3. I loved NGS on PS3, which was the main reason I bought NG2 in the first place. I made a mistake in not waiting and have learned from it (because of my wallet!!:) )and am happy a year or more to wait for the extra content and improved game performance. So call it the waitstation all you want, I feel like an idiot for not waiting with all this extra content.

Ausbo2953d ago

microsoft buys exclusives and they are called an "evil empire"
then sony blackmails companies by making them add content using the money from other publishers, and people bow down to sony.

CrazzyMan2952d ago (Edited 2952d ago )

Ausbo, you do undesrtand, that those ports come after 1 year???
Why PS3 owners should get SAME version and not improved one after 1 year???

Sony is doing a GREAT policy for a PS3 owners.

andron6662952d ago

But don't blame Sony and Namco, put it where it belongs, this is all MS fault.

MS doesn't care about gamers, they only wanted a precious exclusive to brag about.

Actually I give kudos to Sony for not taking any bull from Namco. Thats how you support your customers, us gamers...

MNicholas2952d ago

what I've been saying for a long time ... that Microsoft has been bribing japanese developers to produce games that, if not for Microsoft's payments, would never have been made for the 360.

Despite all of Microsoft's payouts to secure games like Blue Dragon and others they have failed to meaningfully expand the appeal of the console outside of what the original Xbox achieved.

solidt122952d ago

NAMCO "Hey lets hurry up and put this 360 version out so we can complete the game".

mfwahwah2952d ago

@Ausbo

MS prevents PS3 owners from playing a game for 1 year or longer.

SONY wants their fans to get a good deal, so they tell developers that to make a PROFIT off of THEIR system, they need to cater to THEIR fans. If SONY said, "Yeah, whatever. Release any crap you want," then I'd be one pissed off SONY fanboy. I would end up not buying any of those year late games, and instead buy more SONY 1st party games.

lightningsax2952d ago (Edited 2952d ago )

"(Site is NSFW)"

Wow, Sankaku Complex! I'm glad there's a site out there that requires the reader to put his/her job on the line in order to enjoy some super-authoritative journalism. Look out, Big Scary Media, here comes Sankaku!

But anyway... let's wait and see if we hear about this from a real source. One we can view in a public place. Then we can moan and groan about litigation like the great gamers that we are.

Consoldtobots2952d ago

CoolIris says-"PS3's hardware is rubbish thats the so called "trend" hence the game will most likely not run as good with inferior graphics."

it's because of people like this that this console race has turned so vitriolic and a troll magnet. You're as much a gamer as I am Jesus Christ.

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Tobi-Is-A-Good-Boy2953d ago

While bots love beta testing games for PS3 owners.

-Suda 54.2

Gabe EatsWell2953d ago

Wicked username and avatar!! Well done! :)

Tobi-Is-A-Good-Boy2953d ago

Umm thanks. :) My username was supposed to be "Suda 54.2" but sadly special characters are not allowed. :-(

-Suda 54.2

chidori6662953d ago

thanks more 1x bots for beta testers.. ;) ;)

Gabe EatsWell2953d ago

Suda 54.2,

I hereby grant you your first +bubble that increases your resistance against the bots. :) :) :)

DonCorneo2953d ago

wait, xbl cannot handle 256-players

LMAO!!1!

N4G king2953d ago

BAHAHAHAHAHA

thanks suckers

maybe they need to change the title too
add this to it

" and the bots beta test the PS3 owners games "

El Botto2953d ago (Edited 2953d ago )

Because thats the price you pay for timed exclusivity.

See the 360 is absolute garbage and every developer knows this. They are NOT giving their franchises to the shiatbox (not even timed) for no FREE.

If they (Microsoft) are stupid enough to flaunt with greenbacks for timed exclusivity, than THATS THEIR FKING PROBLEM AND STUPIDITY!!!!

SUCKERS! HERE BE OWNAGES!

PS3PCFTW2953d ago

another million xbots can be heard jumpin in front of a speeding train.