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[email protected]: Sony doesn't like Microsoft joining for "PR"

The 360 and the PS3 are in the middle of a war of bullet points: who has the best high-definition connections, who can do more multimedia stuff, who can cure more diseases... okay Ben Kuchera made that last one up. Or maybe not.

After Sony launched their mega-successful [email protected] program on the PS3, Microsoft has been hinting that they may offer the same thing. When Jack Tretton of SCEA sat down with GamePro, he made his displeasure at this fact known:

"Would they be even having this conversation if we weren't doing it? I don't know. I would guess that the medical community would take help from anywhere they could get it, but the commentary that I heard is that Stanford isn't sure that [the Xbox 360's processing abilities] would help them very much, which is odd to me because if it helped at all, it seems like they would welcome it with open arms.

It's really ugly territory to get into, but let's take fighting a disease and see if we can get some credit for that. It's not a cool game to play one way or the other, so I don't want to even give the impression that that's our motivation, and I'd be very disappointed if they're looking for PR value or to try to suck off some of the goodwill that we're doing."

Allow he to editorialize a little bit: Jack, shut up. I'm not one of those people who thinks that because celebrities give millions to charity for PR, their money spends any worse. With the hype over the power of the Cell and the help it's given [email protected], these comments didn't come only from the giving part of your heart.

If Microsoft wants to do the same thing, let them. The classy move would be to say that you're glad they're following your lead, and you only wish they could do as much as the PlayStation 3 to help move [email protected] along. Be gracious; this is a big win for you, and questioning someone else's motivations when they want to help out in the fight against cancer makes you look petty.

What a silly thing to get petty about.

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Amplifier3332d ago

a ridiculous article for "hits" to your web site.

@mp

trane073332d ago

Hes getting jumped on pretty badly for his article on the site by other users. People actually read the whole Q&A with Jack tretton and they all saw how he completely took a few quotes and generalized it into an un-necessary post.

xg-ei8ht3332d ago

Pathetic, while its admiral to help fight these diseases, then why don't industrys just use millions of ps3's etc for the cause.

Because like everything in the world, all people give a s^it about is money.

I think old jack has a point in any case, if micronoobs wanted to help in the first place, they would have considering there xbox360 has been out alot longer. But its just not the fact.

And sorry to bust your bubble, Cell is in noway overhyped.

They already have cell at 6ghz with more spu's.

Basically cell could call conroe, its b^tch.

BIadestarX3332d ago (Edited 3332d ago )

This worries me, "Would they be even having this conversation if we weren't doing it? I don't know. I would guess that the medical community would take help from anywhere they could get it, but the commentary that I heard is that Stanford isn't sure that [the Xbox 360's processing abilities] would help them very much, which is odd to me because if it helped at all, it seems like they would welcome it with open arms." This guy only cares about PR and Marketting.

Folding can be done with low end computers running even at 300MHZ. Before the PS3 was there the PCs were the ones helping the cause...

I can't believe some of you Sony Fanboys are so sensitive when it comes to having extra hardware to push the cause. You only care about Sony being on top... There are enough research to be done to help cure sickness...

Let me see how I can best describe your atitude...

Fundation: We need help to help all those kids in x country that are dying because they dont have money to buy food or medicine.

Rich Company #1: This can be a great oportunity for us.. it will help us market our product + we can get a tax break. We will contribute 1 Billion.

Fundation: Thank you for your great kindness.

Rich Company #2: oh oh... I guess rich company #1 for helping the needed was a great thing to do and something that everyone should be doing... at the sametime it can also help us to market our products.
We will do the same.

Rich Company #1: NO! GET TF OUT! You can't contribute! We did it first! You @#$@#$ copy cats... you can't help the needed too! Go away!

Fundation: Company #1, we appreciate you helping the needed.. but the money you gave does not cover even 2% of the people in need. Why dont you @#$$#% up, and let others contribute, since it can only benefit the needed.

It is disturbing how some of you @#%$$% fanboys have a problem with Microsoft helping... who care what their intentions are.. or if they are trying to sell more consoles. You don't think Sony is trying to do the same... if it benefits people that are not even interested or can afford a console or play games because they are too sick to do so... then why not? You should be ashame of yourself. You and this Sony PR.

"if micronoobs wanted to help in the first place, they would have considering there xbox360 has been out alot longer" ohh yeah.. thats the right attitude... we will not take contribution or help for the needed because you didnt come earlier... yes.. that make sense...

Satanas3332d ago

Well, I don't know what Sony or Microsoft's intentions are, but if it IS for PR (on either side), that's pretty pathetic. Right now I'm just glad I can run such a program to help, as it's an easy way for me to help.

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