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Why The Killzone 2 Hate?

Article on Killzone 2 media hate and bias.

"For those of us that have been waiting diligently for Killzone 2 to arrive in stores (and we won't be waiting for too much longer) we would undoubtedly have been following the progress of GG's latest FPS offering, Killzone 2. Having read previews, browsed forums and read impressions of the game something seems to stick out like a sore thumb.

Killzone 2 is a solid First Person Shooter experience, with a highly addictive multiplayer, but something else seems to be brewing, hate. yes you read that right Killzone 2 hate is everywhere, there are people who simply want to tear Killzone 2 apart for reasons I don't know."

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Why o why3636d ago (Edited 3636d ago )

and scorches retinas

IF this was a 3rd party game that went multiplat there would NOT be a fraction of the hate. IF this was on the 360 exclusively we wouldn't hear the end of it in terms of 'teh graphics'. Nothing looks and runs as smoothly as Killzone 2 at this present moment. Even with those graphics they can still get 32 players in multiplayer. .. How many games can do that?? Stop the hate guys as you will be witnessing the next level with the release of killzone 2.

HighDefinition3636d ago

It`s the game that puts the 360s capability`s to shame w/o a doubt.

Danja3636d ago

Because now everyone who said Sony & GG couldn't top the E3 Trailer has to now eat there own sh!t and we all know how horrible that must taste...so they're just angry...

v1c1ous3636d ago

maybe if they hadn't touted a CGI movie as in game graphics?

maybe the fact that years of sony's tendency to majorly overhype everything fell flat on their face when the cgi debacle happened and they were embarrased by the wii reception?

maybe cause killzone wasn't "all that"?

but no, its the 360 fanboys. lol m i rite? you dudes are right in the fact that it's the "cool" thing for journalists to denounce anything sony. i;ve seen it and i admit it's getting out of hand.

but don't come to me with all this dribble and realize the other side of the story.

Danja3636d ago

when did Sony state that the CGi Trailer was in Game..?

what does the Wii has to with KZ2...

and the media was the ones who over-hyped the 1st KZ...

Sony said it was a target render and everyone as quick to say..they can't accomplish those visuals..

Megatron083636d ago

maybe its cause the game is another piss poor fps. The 1st KZ was god awful and now we are starting to see that the 2nd one is more of the same. Just cause this is the 1st ps3 game to have graphics on par with GoW and GoW2 doesnt make it a good game

DiabloRising3636d ago

Another piss poor FPS like Halo 3? Then it should score wonderfully.

God that game was horrid, Bungie has done better and I expected better.

Chuck Norris3636d ago

I hate KillZone 2 because the graphics aren't on par with that of Heavy Rain.

fanboi hater3636d ago (Edited 3636d ago )

you need to grow up and get a girl or something.

I guess you're right about one thing though K2 does look as good as God of War and God of War 2 did back in the PS2 days (Comparatively). Speaking from the time period of course. lol But i guess you meant geow and geow2 which are so far behind this game (graphically) its a joke. Now I'm not bashing on gears I'm just praising K2. Honestly though i do hate the unreal engine it just has a blocky look and everything looks pixelated even though it's not, imo. Oh well at least i can play both gears and K2 but at least I'm not too immature to admit and love the fact that soon I'll be playing the king of console graphics, KILLZONE 2!

As for why all the hate, because there is too many little kids and people with no lives who have to find something hate. That hate just so happens to be towards the PS3, which is fueled by the media who have become to ignorant to give honest reviews anymore. Today it's all about money. Case in point, Halo 3, a $500 goody bag goes a long way. Is Halo 3 piss poor no but deserving of the 10s? I think not. In today's world to many people have become slaves to the words of the media and hate as they hate. It's sad and not just in the game media . At least there are still some of us who are still unbiased and can just enjoy games despite the system they are on. AND ADMIT KILLZONE 2 is the BEST looking console game ever.

Zolin3636d ago

2 moths to go yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh h XD

HighDefinition3636d ago

Even if they did, which I`m not sure if they did, they almost matched it. So......that`s why people hate.

Danja3636d ago

Im pretty sure Sony stated that it was a target Render they were aiming for with the final product.

in which they have surpassed IMO

IdleLeeSiuLung3636d ago (Edited 3636d ago )

I personally have not seen much hate towards this game at all. If anything I have seen mostly praise and I keep seeing the game popping up in fanboy's list of games that will kill the 360 in the same way that Gears of War 2 was praised.

In fact I think a little hate is good, in case a game doesn't live up to its expectations it will be ripped to shreds by the media. Remember Too Human. I'm not saying Killzone 2 isn't good and from what I seen, the graphics looks awesome, but like anyting a game is an experience with the whole package graphics, gameplay, story and last, but not least controlls.

The verdict will be out when the game comes out!

edit: I also agree with v1c1ous there. I hate it when a company comes out with a CGI and claims this is what it will look like. This puts uneccessary pressure on the game studio and misleds the customers. Show me what you got, not what you think you will get!!!

fanboi hater3636d ago

yeah i agree

truthfully the only hate i have seen for this games has been from certain media sites and hardcore fanboi's. All of my friends who only have xbox are drooling over this game. One of them even told me they regretted buying it and should have got a ps3. oh well what can you do.

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CViper3636d ago (Edited 3636d ago )

A. People hate the PS2/SONY because they think it killed their Dreamcast, which SEGA did. Much like Microsoft killed the first Xbox. Business choices. Sony has been an arrogant company, and people want them to eat some humble pie, and topple and fall.

B. Killzone2 trailer was confused and quoted as IN GAME by a PR rep, and not a GG employee or representative. GG cleared it up immediately but it wasn't covered.

C. 4D/HOME/GettingSecondJobs/ All of that was definitely added to the reason to hate on Killzone2. After the initial flop of the PS3 falling and stumbling out of the gates, it just added fuel to perhaps this time, sony is definitely full of it. Lair doesn't look like killzone2.

D. Jealousy is now the main reason fueling the Kz2 hate. It topped the CGI Target trailer, and by topped, I mean its the HANDS DOWN BEST LOOKING CONSOLE GAME EVER CREATED WITH 32 PLAYER MULTIPLAYER. And that upsets the people that were mad at A,B, and C. These people like 1up.com and others were laughing at Sony for 2 entire years bsing the notion that Multiplayer games is what shows off hardware power. Now these people cant just simply go back on what they said.

They look at themselves as above all of us here, as if they are really some sort of Walter Cronkite or some sort of reputable journalist. But, because the gaming media is ran by gamers, who are mostly immature like most of us here. They will save face, and just argue for the sake of arguing. Try to point out gameplay problems, that aren't problems in other games. *See COD4 Monster Closets* To justify their original feeling about the PS3/Killzone2/4D/Lying.

Thats pretty much it. To pretend there is no Anti-Sony bias is to make yourself seem as if you are mildly retarded. All one has to do is watch the sheer volume of "PS3 is DOOOOMMED" articles that are all based off of absolutely nothing, and sure as hell never mention the PS3 has sold 17 million units worldwide, while the 360 has shipped 25million broken units worldwide with a year head start, and doesn't report sold. There is a bias there, but who cares?

Killzone2 looks second to none which everyone agrees to, yes it doesn't look 100% CGi. Because it will never be while its being ran in-game.. Everyone thats played KZ1/Liberation knows what to expect.

Kz2 will be flopped by the media, but again. Who cares? Not the people playing the game. And im sure it will sell enough to warrant a kz3. Just as the first 2 have warranted the kz2. The 360 fans that think the Unreal Engine looks like Crysis/Killzone2/MetalGear solid .. you know.. the ones that honestly believe normal mapped 300 polygon models look as good as Snake... lol.. will be the ones enjoying every 8/10 it gets from Edge/Eurogamer/1up. While they sit around waiting to see the next pc trailer for their next upcoming "exclusive" title.

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Ju3636d ago

While I can see how some people argue, why not wait until we'll get the reviews back. I think, we might get a positive surprise for a change. There will be some who will try to down play that game, and others justifying this. But in all honesty, who the f..k cares.

This games is what we are waiting for since two years now. What I see it totally delivered so far. No magazine in the world will take this away from me.

That said, I would certainly appreciate it, if the media for once would hype an extraordinary title (KZ2) like they do with all their Halo's and what not. It certainly deserves it, at least in the same scope. (But this is probably a wish I won't get granted).

robert02673636d ago (Edited 3636d ago )

we ps3 owners don't care if people hate our exclusives its there problem not ours.

SonyOwnsNextYear3636d ago (Edited 3636d ago )

forthe same reason the ps3 and bluray are hated.

say my name

Cheeseknight283636d ago

I think PS3 fans' reaction to Gamespot's Ratchet & Clank review was the total opposite of what you said.

Saint Sony3636d ago

Thanks to SONY the Killzone2 is massively over hyped fps which does not manage to bring anything new to the genre. It does bring PS3 a long waited good fps, but still it does not bring anything new to the genre. People do like the looks and all, but after awhile it is just another FPS. Too bad, yet another "HYPE killed the game" for PS3.

Time it has taken to dev Killzone2 should have brought us a bit more than what Killzone2 currently is.

Gambit073636d ago

@1.21 you wouldn't be saying that if the game was multi-plat or 360 exclusive.

r3xmund13636d ago

And the graphics are NOT on a par with GoW and GoW2, I own both those games and played the beta, and KZ2 is THE best looking console game I have ever seen, and that was a beta!

Kz2 will set the bar on which graphics on a console will be mneasured... fullstop.

The hate comes from the lack of appreciate.

360 don't got it soooo it must be $h17!

ofx3603635d ago

When did people hate on killzone2? I here nothing but love for the game on both camps(ps360)

godofthunder103635d ago

I have a 360 and i love it.i wouldn't trade it for a ps3 for anything.Unlike fanboys i admitt the truth,i want say i hate a game just because it's on the opposite system.I think that KZ2 will be a great game.If it was on the 360 i would buy it on launch date.I will also admitt that i wish R 1&2 was on the 360 to.

On the other hand i hate MGS4.If i wanted to watch something for almost 3hrs i watch a movie.If i wanted to play i play anything but that.I don't hate it because i'm jealious or because i'm to poor to buy a ps3 like a lot of ps3 fanboys claimed.I never did like the MGS games.I think that it has the stupidest story line in the history of video games.Unlike what ps3 fanboys claim MGS was on the nintendo first.It didn't start on the ps like they are claimimg.I don't like games like LBP either.I think that it's a childish games and i just can't get into games like that.The fact is that ps3 owners wish that they had some 360 exclusives on the ps3.The 360 owners wish that they had some ps3 exclusives on the 360 to.

I'm tired of hearing fanboys complaining about what other fanboys are doing or saying because they do the exact damn thing.This article is an exsample of what i'm talking about.Ps3 fanboys are complaing because people are saying they hate KZ2.The same ps3 fanboys are the same ones that was saying they hated HALO or GOW before they even came out.

The same ps3 fanboys that said HALO.GOW,and FABLE suxed would say the opposite if they were on the ps3.They would say how great the games are and how they love them and they would recommend people to buy them.360 fanboys do the same thing.If R 1&2,KZ2 or other ps3 exclusive was on the 360.Instead of saying they sux they would say they are great games.The fact is that fanboys want give credit to the other system for anything.Ps3 fanboys would say that KZ2,LBP and every other ps3 exclusive suxed if they were 360 exclusives.360 fanboys would say that every 360 exclusive suxed id they were ps3 exclusives.

I'm also tired of hearing childish fighting about what system has the best graphics and what system will win this gen.The fact is that the WII won this gen and i don't even like the the WII.The ps3 or 360 will come in 2nd but not by much over the other one.The WII proved that graphics isn't what people look for in a game.H*ll i like some SNES games more then some ps3 and 360 games and they have better graphics.When it comes to graphics the 360 and ps3 are close.Ps3 fanboys keep acting and saying that the ps3 graphics are a lot better then the 360 graphics.The ps3 graphics might be a little better but it's so small that the majority of gamers can't even tell the different.H*ll who cares if one game have 1 more wrinkle in the water or 1 more raindrop on the screen.I've read articles saying that the 360 and ps3 are really close in power because of the way they were built.The only ones i hear saying that the ps3 is a lot more powerful is sony and sony fanboys.

People should just stop all the fighting and grow up.The fact is that neither the 360 or ps3 is going any where they are here to stay because they are both great systems.The fact is that all we have is about 4 years left untill the ps4,new nintendo and xbox is released.Ps3 fanboys keep saying that sony want release another ps untill the ps3 been out for 10 years and that is wrong.The ps4 will be released around the same time as the other systems.Sony knows that microsoft took a big percentage of the game market from them because they came out a year early.Sony is smart and will never let that happen to them again.

Ps3 fanboys keep acting and talking like the ps3 will destroy all the other systems and that will never happen again.When the first ps came out people said that it had no chance against nintendo.The fact is that after 2 years or a little longer sony owned the market.The same thing is happening again.When the xbox first came out sony fans were saying that it didn't have a chance and it would fail.The fact is that the 360 has a big share of the gameing market.The fact is that sony will never dominate the gameing market any longer.People will have a choice to buy 1 of 3 systems without worring about if it will fail or not and it's a good thing.

uie4rhig3635d ago

cViper didn't just shat on their faces.. he also peed on their face, and made them eat and drink it lol

seriously tho..
this game is hated because people (read: fanboys) think it will set new high standard.. and they're afraid of that.. and yes the game will get 10's and 7's and 8's .. maybe even 6's .. simply coz there are too many MS fans out there..

my self, i'm not sure if KZ2 will actually set new standards, mainly because i haven't played it yet.. but seeing from all these trailers and gameplay vids.. i think that it will be the CoD4 of 2009..

evrfighter3635d ago (Edited 3635d ago )

wrong person

plenty a tool3635d ago

trust you to bring some pathetic and shameless fanboy comment into this thread..lol perhaps a girlfriend would help you overcome your longing.

what hate? i've yet to see any hate for killzone. the game looks incredible! and if the gameplay matches the graphics...then game of the year for 2009 easily.

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ape0073636d ago (Edited 3636d ago )

who ever hate killzone 2 must give him the middle finger,cause no way in hell a gamer hate it except if he hate the shooting gener in general

militant073636d ago

I DONT GET IT

Why do people like killzone 2 ?? and I dont like it at all nothing attractive overall its dark x dark.

I either rarly like a first person shooter game only loved 2 (halo3/team fortress2) hated COD4/5/BIOSHOCK ..ETC.

if i bought killzone 2 i hope my ps3 get yellow light of death and my 360 rrod and my tv pixels burn.

qute on me

Parapraxis3636d ago

@ militant07,
Was ther ANY POINT to your comment?

LeonSKennedy4Life3635d ago

Yes.

His point was...

...he has no taste.

If you don't like Bioshock, you shouldn't be allowed to own a video game console...let alone a brain.

prowiew3635d ago

This guy is creating a killzone hate that doesnt exist.

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Carbide73636d ago

Because it's not multiplatform

gamesmaster3636d ago (Edited 3636d ago )

exactly, pure jealousy.. its pathetic. i find it just as pathetic when sony fans use it to geode at xbox fans to counter the shovel loads of hate. it looks like an absoloutly amazing game be happy!!!! i am

i dont have a 360 but i'm not jealous of the titles it has because well.... i dont own a 360

stevenhiggster3635d ago (Edited 3635d ago )

I honestly, until now hadn't seen any Killzone 2 hate, but this thread has some putrid sh12 in it! I can't wait for it, and I must be one of the few who actually think the first one was actually pretty good! Far better than that Halo mince thats for sure! I honestly believe that probably at least 8/10 of the people who say the first one sucked have never played it, it might even be more than that! So 360 fanboys, go and play Halo, and stop posting stuff in threads about PS3 games you trolls. In all seriousness I don't even look at stories regarding xbox games, same people need to get a life!

Hellsvacancy3636d ago (Edited 3636d ago )

its puttin me through hell coz i want to play it now *stamps out the room slamming the door crying his eyes out*

DJ3636d ago (Edited 3636d ago )

Though neither can decide whether the game is too similar to COD4, or not similar enough. They're still debating on that one.

The "AI" argument is an easy one for biased journalists to get away with since most reviews are typed. And if there's video reviews, the site can simply edit off the great examples of good AI within and game and simply show mistakes the AI made (even if these mistakes were realistic).

This game is going to get a lot of 10's and a lot of 6's and 7's, simply because Microsoft does have a stranglehold on a lot of media outlets. Halo 3 got unanimously high scores, despite what journalists and gamers alike were saying about the game. Heavenly Sword was the first PS3 exclusive that got slaughtered. IGN still refuses to fix their review, which doesn't represent the Retail Code.

It's pretty simple. If a 360 exclusive has any kind of technical glitches that harm gameplay enjoyability (such as Gears of War 2), those flaws will get ignored and a very high score is guaranteed.

If a PS3 exclusive so much as one incident of screen tearing or texture pop-in, it's dubbed as 'average' or worse. If game sites are wondering why no one respects them anymore, it's because of this rampant hypocrisy. Hell, even Gametrailers purposefully makes multiplatform titles look better for 360 than PS3, but that's expected since their parent company is Microsoft after all. When caught on numerous occasions, they typically banned members, closed down forum posts, and issued hilariously bad Press Releases explaining "It was a simple editing error."

ape0073636d ago

"This game is going to get a lot of 10's and a lot of 6's and 7's, simply because Microsoft does have a stranglehold on a lot of media outlets. Halo 3 got unanimously high scores, despite what journalists and gamers alike were saying about the game. Heavenly Sword was the first PS3 exclusive that got slaughtered. IGN still refuses to fix their review, which doesn't represent the Retail Code.

It's pretty simple. If a 360 exclusive has any kind of technical glitches that harm gameplay enjoyability (such as Gears of War 2), those flaws will get ignored and a very high score is guaranteed.

If a PS3 exclusive so much as one incident of screen tearing or texture pop-in, it's dubbed as 'average' or worse. If game sites are wondering why no one respects them anymore, it's because of this rampant hypocrisy. Hell, even Gametrailers purposefully makes multiplatform titles look better for 360 than PS3, but that's expected since their parent company is Microsoft after all. When caught on numerous occasions, they typically banned members, closed down forum posts, and issued hilariously bad Press Releases explaining "It was a simple editing error.""

100% accurate

keep it up man

Oner3636d ago (Edited 3636d ago )

"It's pretty simple. If a 360 exclusive has any kind of technical glitches that harm gameplay enjoyability (such as Gears of War 2), those flaws will get ignored and a very high score is guaranteed.

If a PS3 exclusive so much as one incident of screen tearing or texture pop-in, it's dubbed as 'average' or worse. If game sites are wondering why no one respects them anymore, it's because of this rampant hypocrisy. Hell, even Gametrailers purposefully makes multiplatform titles look better for 360 than PS3, but that's expected since their parent company is Microsoft after all. When caught on numerous occasions, they typically banned members, closed down forum posts, and issued hilariously bad Press Releases explaining "It was a simple editing error.""

100% accurate "

Ape the same goes for you man ~ That is, without an iota of doubt, a serious understatement as to the current and past state of affairs in reference to Gaming Reviews & such "Sites". +1 & bubbles.

Megatron083636d ago

The reason ps3 games get crappy scores is cause they are crappy games. Seriously all this everyone is out to get sony BS shows just how pathetic ps3 fanboys are. Hell sony own half the the video media out there.

DiabloRising3636d ago

You mean like CNet? Or Viacom? Or partnering with MTV? Oh wait, that's all MS! Silly me!

evrfighter3636d ago (Edited 3636d ago )

Uhhh MS has nothing to do with viacom. Viacom is its own media conglomerate no one owns it. MTV is owned by viacom and CNET by CBS, CBS is owned by Viacom.

Also I find that a lot of people believe MS owns NBC, which is also untrue. As that is owned by General Electric.

these conglomerates are often referred to as the big 5. You have Time Warner, Viacom, Clear Channel, Disney, and News Corp. None of which are partnered with Microsoft.

In fact you should be delighted to know that Sony is considered more of a media conglomerate than Microsoft.

I honestly don't know why I'm trying to explain. The outlandish claims of "Microsoft owns the media" will continue to rain down by ps3 fans.

edit. Just a quick google search and heres a link to a pdf article showing a timeline of how the big 5 came to be. You'll see Microsoft on this and plays little to no major part of these mergers.

http://www.motherjones.com/...

pswi603636d ago

"Uhhh MS has nothing to do with viacom"

how dare you say that. Microsoft and Viacom have a $500 million media deal over 5 years.

http://blog.seattlepi.nwsou...

Who do you think provides video content for Xbox Live? Viacom is the parent company of Metacritic, CNET, and Gamespot.

Microsoft also has a content deal with Variety.

http://advertising.microsof...

And once Microsoft buys Yahoo, they will own that media outlet as well.

http://www.webmasterworld.c...

Heres another one: Microsoft Statement on Online Video Distribution Agreement with Newscorp, NBC Universal

http://www.microsoft.com/Pr...

And another: AOL/Time Warner deal boosts Microsoft media technology

http://news.zdnet.co.uk/itm...

The fact of the matter is these deals happen all the time, and people like you have your head in the sand and don't pay attention. Then you come in here and spout off when you have no idea what you are talking about. For someone who knows how to search, you should be using it more often.

I will pm you with this information so you don't have an excuse for next time.

evrfighter3635d ago (Edited 3635d ago )

So your implying that MS has some sort of pull and can override the big 5's decisions in the end? That's a big claim and you seem to forget Microsoft has to sell windows first and foremost before the 360. In fact If you go back and read your own sources.

http://blog.seattlepi.nwsou...

"I think the fact that you have a media company of the size and scale of Viacom -- certainly they look in the industry and they know who all the players are, they've evaluated alternative ad platforms. The fact that they've selected Microsoft is reflective of the fact that the investments we've made, the assets we've accumulated, are coming together in a way that delivers value to them. They certainly are a flagship publisher, when you look at the media and content industry."

Microsoft PR itself states that Viacom is too big to push around. Also how do you think Microsoft sells windows? word of mouth? This deal is probably more than likely to push vista and windows 7. Not to go about dictating how they score microsoft's game console. To think otherwise would be considered fanboy in its extreme state. If Microsoft were such force in the media industry they wouldn't need to make deals with the big 5 to push their products amirite?

Also if you were following the yahoo/microsoft deal.At first Yahoo rejected Microsofts Buyout price. Then after seeing Yahoo's stock tank some more. Offered another buyout at half of their original price. A couple of key figures in both companies want this deal to happen and say it makes sense but your link is dated oct 16th 2008, heres a dec 1st article.

http://dealbook.blogs.nytim...
"Microsoft -Yahoo Deal “Total Fiction,” Report Says"

At the moment no one knows whats going to happen with this deal. I don't know where your coming from by linking the microsoft/yahoo deal.

as for the msnbc article you linked
"“Today’s announcement is a great win for MSN’s more than 460 million consumers and for online video more broadly. When launched, this new venture will provide free access to an unprecedented library of high-quality video content."

"“Joining forces with Fox/Newscorp and NBC/Universal is completely in line with our strategy to offer our users easy access to the best video on the web in a way that is good for content owners, great for consumers, and provides compelling opportunities to advertisers. Building on the work we have done with MSN Video and SoapBox, we are taking another step toward realizing that vision."

What here implies that Microsoft has a stranglehold of everything xbox on NBC? What I'm reading is. They are going to provide video services to MSN users. What's this have to do with a game console? Your not implying that Microsoft can dictate how NBC writes their pieces on the 360 because of this video deal are you? NBC/GE is also another company that would not move an inch should MS decide to be forceful.

and then your last link the AOL link
here's the summary directly from the article

"The deal allows -- but does not require -- AOL Time Warner to use Microsoft's Windows Media 9 Series software and future versions of the multimedia technology, including its digital rights management (DRM) tool for securing music and video files from piracy."

"Despite the open-endedness of the terms, the deal represents an important victory for Microsoft, which has tried for years to overcome reluctance from AOL Time Warner and other media companies to embrace its digital media technology over that of rivals, notably RealNetworks and Apple Computer."

Uhhhhhhh again. What's this have to do with a game console and how its reviewed? So they finally pushed windows media player onto Time Warner, who has been tellin them to F off for years?

Now Time Warner is one of the bigger players in the big 5. To think they would be intimidated by MS in the slightest gave me a good laugh.

evrfighter3635d ago

as far as media manipulation goes. Sony has been the one caught with their hand in the cookie jar.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...

"David Manning" was a fictitious film critic, created by a marketing executive working for Sony Corporation around July 2000 to give consistently good reviews for releases from Sony subsidiary Columbia Pictures.

"ony admitted in late 2005 to hiring graffiti artists to spray paint advertisements for their PlayStation Portable game system in seven major U.S. cities including New York City, Philadelphia, and San Francisco.[28] The mayor of Philadelphia filed a cease and desist order. According to Sony, they paid businesses and building owners for the right to graffiti their walls.[29] As of early January 2006, Sony had no plans to keep or withdraw them."

"In November 2006, a marketing company employed by Sony created a website entitled "All I want for Xmas is a PSP", designed to promote the PSP through viral marketing. The site contained a blog, which was purportedly written by "Charlie", a teenager attempting to get his friend "Jeremy"'s parents to buy him a PSP, providing links to t-shirt iron-ons, Christmas cards, and a "music video" of either Charlie or Jeremy "rapping". However, visitors to the website soon discovered that the website was registered to a marketing company, exposing the site on sites such as YouTube and digg, and Sony was forced to admit the site's true origin in a post on the blog, stating that they would from then on "stick to making cool products" and that they would use the website for "the facts on the PSP". The site has since been taken down. In an interview with next-gen.biz, Sony admitted that the idea was "poorly executed"

Oner3635d ago

What I find odd is how you only speak of Sony's actions. Why don't you show the same amount of determination & view when it comes to MS?

Lastly and by far the most important is the fact of one teensy little difference...Sony's "tricks" where to improve and advertise their OWN products not crap on someone else's.

MS is widely known for their "if we don't have it, or can't buy it then it's crap" tactics and attitude. This is something of which cannot be denied.

Undeniably it is factual all companies do it in one way shape or form, it's just some do it with more tact in their approach.

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