Sony Blackballs Kotaku

Earlier today Kotaku posted a rumor story on the site about a possible announcement of a new technology coming to Sony's Playstation 3.

The Playstation Home, they reported, would be an intriguing blending of the Mii and achievements, allowing gamers to create a virtual world for customized avatars and then decorate that space with items unlocked through game play.

In so doing, Sony asked Kotaku not to publish the story, first nicely, then not so much.

"Sony Computer Entertainment of American representatives reminded us that the story was a rumor and then went on to say that publishing it could harm our professional relationship with them."

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Captain Tuttle4276d ago (Edited 4276d ago )

Good for Kotaku. Well done gentlemen, well done. I'd buy you all a beer if I could.

I'm not sure that I get the attached image, though. Who is that supposed to be...Abe Lincoln?

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soccerstar4276d ago

wow sony just when everyone thinks you cant dig yourself into a deeper hole you always find a way congrats

DJ4276d ago

It's sensitive information that any company would want to keep journalists quiet about. Either way, Phil Harrison already hinted at this during an interview yesterday when he talked about the drawbacks of unrealistic Mii-style avatars. Creation of a Myspace for Playstation Users, so to speak.

T-Virus4276d ago

Are you Phil Harrison?

Captain Tuttle4276d ago (Edited 4276d ago )

That Sony is copying Nintendo and Microsoft AGAIN, why would they blackball a web site for publishing info. that Phil Harrison already "hinted" at?

True Eclipse, maybe I was a little harsh. But where's the innovation? Show me something new besides Blu-Ray.

eclipsegryph4276d ago

While I certainly have no love for the PS3, I think that the idea of this "PS3 Home" thing, having customizable avatars in a room with items unlocked through playing PS3 games, has potential. Kind of a "best of both worlds" scenario. It sounds more like Sony would be improving upon Nintendo and Microsofts ideas, not strictly copying.

specialguest4276d ago (Edited 4276d ago )

Heyy, that's like living in China! The government controls the news media.

Sony is a corporation.

TheGoodMART4276d ago

No it's not Sony isn't the government its a corp

specialguest4276d ago (Edited 4276d ago )

What are you, illiterate? You're just stating what I've already posted.

GaMr-4276d ago

And im not flaming DJ or Mart but I think DJ is Phil Harrison and TheMart is Peter Moore. Have you ever seen those two go at it. No one can convince me otherwise. Its cool though watching those two go at it is one of the reasons I joined N4G.

(Back on Topic)

Here is a link to the original Story--->

I posted it like 9 million hours ago.

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