Sony and Apple Partnership Rumor a Blunder

Rumors have been quickly spreading of an Apple and Sony partnership after a member at spotted a glimpse of the Apple logo on the PS3 website.

The original post read "On the official PS3 website, click on "Specs" or "Gallery" and then click back in your browser and you'll see an Apple logo fade in and out quickly in the middle of the PS3 console in the image."

After some quick dissection of the Sony flash website interface, Apple fans and advocates came to the conclusion that Sony simply used a trial version of the program "Shake" developed by Apple. As a result, the Apple "Shake" logo was rendered in the background of the flash page. The designers of the Sony website were not aware of the logo appearing on the page at the time.

You can check out StreamVideo14 to see the original Apple "Shake" render used on the Sony website.

So to clarify, there will not be an Apple and Sony partnership. It would appear that this is just an error on the part of the Sony web designers. Kotaku has already said that he will be looking into it further.

Update: Joystiq posted an article on this topic aswell, here is a little snippet from a conversation they had with Sony PR.

"We called Sony's PR and, after a few tries, they finally saw it, too. They were as surprised as we are. After finally seeing it, their response: "that's f---king funny." The PR firm is looking into it. We'll keep you posted as the story develops."

Joystiq is also looking into this matter further and believes that Apple "Shake" did infact simply leave a watermark.

OutLaw6295d ago

I was hoping to see what Sony was doing since MS is coming out with their own Ipod rival this christmas

kingboy6295d ago

lol things would have heat up more

Lucidmantra6293d ago (Edited 6293d ago )

I just think it is funny Sony used a demo to do anything and got bit by a watermark. Someones getting fired. They should have just got on Limewire or emule and downloaded for free LMAO. /sarcasm off.

TheMART6292d ago

Yeah Fony, we do need more blunders! The more, the better. I am laughing my ass off with those funny guys

Listen to this guy, it's hilarious

OutpostCommand6292d ago theres a thought.
Everything I own is either Apple or Sony anyway.
It would be real class if Apple and Sony joined together to fight 'The evil'.
Lol..the two of them could join together and produce a super computer !
Mwa ha aha ha aha ha aha ah...and I wake up...

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5 Of the Most Unlikeable Video Game Protagonists

There are good video game protagonists, and there are bad video game protagonists.

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GhostScholar1d 2h ago (Edited 1d 2h ago )

I disagree that max is unlikable. Chloe is infinitely more unlikable in my opinion.

gold_drake18h ago

omg chloe was awful. i really hated her at the end haha

Cacabunga13h ago

Abby was absolute trash protagonist in every way..
Tidus was so meh to me..
On villain side, the one i didn’t like wa Micah, because they wanted him to be that way and it was brilliant👍🏽

Rancegamerx16h ago

I agree, I liked Max, Chloe was a horrible friend and a bad influence.

Cacabunga8h ago

Everyone agrees on chloe, I’m sure even ND do.

H912h ago

Both are horrible, granted Chloe is infinitely worse, it feels like Chloe is just fanservice for people who too over the edge and wasn't written to be a character that makes sense

GooGobbler1d 2h ago

What about that Forspoken Tw*t

MrChow66614h ago

exactly I was expecting it to be a the top of the list

ravens5213h ago

Ye I was expecting her too. Guess they actually played the game. Unlike you and whoever agrees.

Christopher11h ago(Edited 11h ago)

She's actually not bad. It's the writing itself that is bad overall, but she's fine overall. She's no worse than Miles Morales IMHO. Both thrust into a spotlight and receiving both praise and blame and dealing with it.

Forspoken is a bland game because it's 75% bland, boring, repetitive going through the motions and diversions that add nothing of the value with purposefully gated memory moments that don't feel organic or like you're discovering things but waiting for others to reveal things.

ravens529h ago

Exactly Chris. Even though I liked the game. I kno u played it. People who actually played it and went thru her dream saw she was a good likeable person who really just acted out due to being alone and unloved. I think your problem is it was open world, I think if it was more linear you may have liked it better.

savedsynner8h ago

Oh no she's bad. Very unlikable even before you add on the bad dialogue. The game could have been quite good with a good protagonist

Nerdmaster22h ago

Most of these aren't even that bad. Especially comparing to others like Squall "Whatever" Leonhart, Forspoken's Frey, and the guy from Atomic Heart.

-Foxtrot16h ago

Squall is one of the best developed main FF characters so...

People talk about his "whatever" thing thats at the start of the game, not the character he eventually becomes in the end.

Nerdmaster4h ago

No amount of "character development", (especially the ones that for me feels sudden and undeserved like Squall's), will justify him being a d**k to my girl Quistis. Even if he found the cure for cancer, from that moment on, I would never like him.
The article is about being unlikeable, and he was indeed unlikeable for at least half of the game.

BrainSyphoned14h ago

Squall is the best protagonists in FF so you can go whatever yourself.

H912h ago

My good sir, I need to steal that "you can go whatever yourself" because it's gold

BlaqMagiq114h ago

Except Squall has actual character development.

gold_drake12h ago(Edited 12h ago)

the "watever" is only present in the english localisation.
so your argument doesnt rly ... stand imo.

Nerdmaster4h ago

Good for you that you could enjoy the japanese version. That's not the case for me and the majority of people here, though.