Does Sony need a 'Major Nelson?'

If there's one thing that Sony seems to lack, it's a well-loved employee public figure amongst the fans. While Reggie and Miyamoto hold status as legendary with Nintendo fans, and Microsoft's Xbox Live honcho Major Nelson provides the fans with much needed correspondence from inside the company, as the PS3 launches Sony lacks such a figure, one who can be an important buffer between the fans and the company. But does Sony need one?

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DC RID3R6405d ago

on point.

over the years sony has turned into a very arrogant company, who definately needs to be shot down a few pegs!!!

thing is, is it too late to save sony?
because, if it ain't a gaming problem one day, it's a business problem the next, and this has been going on from the start of the year!!!

1 full year of BAD-NEWS EVERYDAY, doesn't look good to stock investors and such forth.

don't worry sony, iv'e got your BACK!


andy capps6405d ago

Good article, yes, they need a Major Nelson. Even though I can't stand the guy, Sony could use one. Why not get David Jaffe to do it? He works for Sony Santa Monica.. The only problem may be that he says whatever is on his mind and may not be a great PR person. There's Kojima, but they're not a Sony first party.

Of the main 3 execs (Phil Harrison, Kaz Kirai, and Ken Kutaragi) I would prefer Phil Harrison to be the guy as he's more of a gamer, but I think they should have some new blood fill this role (if they ever do).

LegendaryMark6405d ago

Great article.

Problem is that it takes time to become a figure like Major Nelson, Sony can't just "select" someone overnight, and anyway in many ways it's the fans who do the selecting.

One of the other problems I see is that it seems that at Sony, the left hand doesn't always know what the right hand is doing. This isn't good for a Sony community figure who may say one thing (whether they believe it to be true or not is irrelevant) only to have the PR team rush out the next day and say exactly the opposite.

I can't see such a figure emerging for Sony at the moment, but get a few employees blogging, give them access to some juicy information and maybe - over time atleast - Sony just might be able to create such a figure.

kingboy6405d ago

what sony needs a few months after launch are games like jack &dexter ,sly cooper ect..to compete with the WII .Making the ps3 a well balance platform like ps2 did.

Captain Tuttle6405d ago

Is there anything like that in the pipeline?

andy capps6405d ago

I believe another Ratchet and Clank is in the works, but they probably haven't released more info on it due to the focus on Resistance: Fall of Man. I would almost bet money that there will be another Jak game, which would be sweet. I really enjoy their games.

Boink6405d ago

no way, ken and kaz are the best thing that sony could have...

well the best thing for MS and nintendo anyway:)

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10 Weirdest Video Games of All Time

Plenty of unforgettable games have completely messed up their players throughout the years, all the way back from the PS1 days to the dark recesses of the modern internet.

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JonTheGod14h ago

Why are the Katamari games not on the list??


Tales Of Graces Ƒ Retro Review – Holding Out For a Hero

Gary Green said: Namco Bandai heard the call of many fans asking for the PlayStation release of Tales of Graces which was originally released seemingly exclusively for the Wii back in 2009. If you’re acquainted with the Tales series then Graces f won’t be something entirely new to you, yet if you’re a newcomer then you’ll find a plethora of gameplay mechanics and nuances that distinguish this series from other JRPGs. While the game finds itself following the traditional archetype of JRPGs, such as a somewhat clichéd story, Graces has something to offer to both veterans and newcomers alike.

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GoodGuy092d ago

Odd this and the xillia games still haven't gotten remasters yet.


It's A Crime That There's No Sleeping Dogs 2 Yet

Huzaifah from eXputer: "Sleeping Dogs from the early 2010s is one of the best open-world games out there but in dire need of a resurgence."

LG_Fox_Brazil3d ago

I agree, I consider the first one a cult classic already

isarai3d ago

You say "yet" as if it's even possible anymore. United Front Games is gone, along with anyone that made this game what it is

CrimsonWing692d ago

That’s what happens when games sell poorly. And I’ve seen people wonder why people cry when a game sells badly… this is your answer.

solideagle2d ago

Majority of the time it's true but if a company/publisher is big (in terms of money), they can take a hit or 2. e.g. I am not worried about Rebirth sales as Square will make Remake 3 anyway but if FF 17 doesn't sell then Square might need to look for alternative. <-- my humble opinion

Abnor_Mal2d ago

Doesn’t Microsoft own the IP now since they acquired Activision?

DaReapa2d ago

No. Square Enix owns the IP.

Abnor_Mal2d ago

Oh okay, Activision owned True Crime, but when that didn’t sell as intended it was canceled. Six months later Square Enix bought the rights and changed the title to Sleeping Dogs.*

*As per Wikipedia

boing12d ago (Edited 2d ago )

Sleeping Dogs was a sleeper hit back then. It was fantastic. It actually still is. Would love a sequel to this, or at least a revive of True Crime series.

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