Rivals Microsoft & Sony Getting Friendly is No Fun for Gaming

An end to the tit for tat rivalry between Microsoft and Sony promises a much less entertaining start to the next generation of consoles.

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CardzFan1738d ago (Edited 38d ago )

the eff its not. means more ppl in playlists that are multi platform and thats fun for gamers. but i guess that guy saying its no fun bc he's more concerned with stoking competition/fighting in his writing

DarXyde38d ago

Is anyone surprised that a "journalist" would be upset about a lack of discord?

Ninver38d ago

They thrive on division and sensationalist headlines. Without the two they go hungry. Pure scum the lot of them.

rainslacker37d ago

Realistically, even if both companies were best of friends, we'd still fight it out on forums.

Dovergamer37d ago (Edited 37d ago )

That would mean the end of his career. They depend on sensationalism, malcontent and discord. But good journalism is about the description of truth. Takes no effort to do that but a lot of skill to illustrate it in detail.

Maybe we have to accept that our best choice is to pick the product that better represents our interest. On the long run all we want are good games and quality in them. At some point we have to take a stand and support the company that foresee a future in fresh ideas, risks and cunning creativity. Actors, 3d modelers, animators, script writers, graphic designers, musicians, program engineers, all of them deserves a recognition.

I think that our best choice will align to those who provides the best portfolio of exclusives. That's is their card of presentation and the reasons that we invest in the industry of video games. This generation like all the previous ones bet on the best future. It's an ecosystem about trades not greed. When greed comes the quality of video games goes down.

It is that simple.

porkChop38d ago

The tit for tat rivalry you're talking about perpetuates an unhealthy, toxic back-and-forth between gamers on each side. That isn't fun, nor is it something that should continue. We should be focusing on bringing everyone together for a healthier, more friendly community. Move forward, not backward. Progression, not regression.

rainslacker37d ago

As nice as that sounds, how many of us really go and talk on any subject that isn't console war related?

Community is just as much to blame as the press. I used to try and make comments on any random game news thread. No one ever reaelly responded. most of the time, unless its a super high profile game, you may only get 4-5 comments. Only games that get more attention are those that have some controversy attached to them, and of course exclusives, where much of the conversation is overrun with console war diatribes.

it's like that everywhere nowadays. Sometimes you can see good conversations about games, but they are the exception, not the norm.

Echo_38d ago

Don't worry journo the fans will never be 'friendly' though. They'll fight on behalf of the companies :)

Tross38d ago

That was at least a good 90% of the console wars anyways. Sony and MS just needed to periodically fan the flames while the fans handled most of the mud slinging. It seems the fire is large enough now that neither company needs to do as much to fan it.

Abnor_Mal38d ago

Called it. Fanboy media wants to keep a console war going so they can get clicks.

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