With four simple questions, the author searches for answers to several questions that are on the minds of many gamers these days. From the Xbox Live meltdown to Payola in Gaming, this exhaustive query uncovers many more questions than answers. A big helping of food for thought.
From the article: "These mega-publishers continue to sail their yachts further and further into uncharted waters, testing just how far gamers will let them go. I just hope they've piled a lot of supplies on their little SS Minnow, because I have a feeling it won't be long before they find themselves swallowed up by a hate-hurricane. When you piss of a gamer, they don't just stop buying your games. They also tell a hundred friends, who also tell a hundred friends."
I don't agree with all of it, but dang, he hit it on the head on 3 out of the 4. Definitely worth a read.
Wait a tick. So what is its case against Sony? It's a long rant that Sony doesn't listen to bloggers. I've remembered posting questions on the official PS3 blog before along with a bunch of people and actually had it answered indirectly. It wasn't much but it feels nice to have developers and managers at Sony and its affiliates actually making posts and checking back, but that's not really my point.
Sony does listen to PS3 owners, though maybe not to bloggers, who are nothing more than end users with big mouths. They understand the lack of achievements, the cumbersome of the current PS store, and the desire for in-game XMB and custom soundtracks. They've already delivered on the desire for more PSP/PS3 cooperative features, Divx, and more.
Of all the things to rant against Sony, this is just ridiculous. If you are going to pick a fight, at least pick a good one.
Don't be mad that Sony doesn't have time to read your crap. No one cares.
Sony does respond to bloggers on the Playstation blog. They appear in red comment boxes so you can distinguish between the Sony reps and regular gamers. They have given relevant responses and even heard some good ideas from gamers that they may take into consideration.
There should be a mandatory intelligence test required to get a blog, or at least some sort of monthly fee to keep the loud-mouthed teenage "journalists" out.