360 Magazine: The PlayStation Network crisis has raised important questions about the future of digital, and presented Microsoft a gilt-edged opportunity to pull even further ahead in the console race…
Too bad i didn't like it.
wheres my printable toilet paper so i can say i wiped my...with it
lol xbox magazine got no xbox game to report on so lets troll PSN lolol
Yes, heavens forbid we'd report on one of the biggest scandals of this generation. Face it, Sony made a massive cock-up, there's a very real chance Microsoft will benefit from this. This isn't a trolling article, it's just one that highlights something PS3 fans would rather forget.
lol you mad bro ?? XD face it your trolling article shows how pathetic you and your website is and i still stand by my first point you guys got NO GAMES to report on why don't you go and make some news about skittles lolololol and oh yah show me the article you guys wrote when xbox live was down for like 2 weeks that one time
I guess that's why the PS3 still managed to outsell the 360 during the month that it was down. Because PSN going down was a HUGE financial gain for MS. Pfffft.
Did the PSN go down? I was too busy playing single player games on my PS3 to even notice - and now I get free games anyway. Yeah, that "collapse" was sure awful. :p
wow PSN goes down Microsoft benefits. congratulations on stating the obvious... really though when something bad happens to a company its obvious their competitors will benefit.
@ darkride66 "Did the PSN go down? I was too busy playing single player games on my PS3 to even notice - and now I get free games anyway. Yeah, that "collapse" was sure awful. :p " Please tell me you are joking Darkride66? It seems you are quite the rabid ps3 fanboy, but downplaying the PSN issues is really setting a new low. Your posting history suggests an ongoing very critical bias against anything 360 and its network, while the ps3 gets a free pass on all counts. Lame, Darkride66, very lame.
"Too bad i didn't like it" The headline is very str8 forward and the website is called 360magazine - were you expecting a pro PSN article. People on N4G click on a HHG article only to say that they hate him and his over the top headlines. People on N4G click on an NPD article only to say that America does not equal the world. People on N4G click on a Patcher article only to say that his predictions are BS. People on N4G click on a Call of Duty Article only to say that its crap and they wont buy the next one only to be the first in line at midnight to pruchase. People on N4G click on Halo article only to say that its the most over rated game in history and dont get why 360 owners only buy shooters. People on N4G only click on a Kinect article only to say that it sucks and has no hard core games. All of this hate on N4G makes Ghandi sad.
No idea why Troll_Police got flag for trolling (LOL the irony). He said the truth.
So true rjdofu. Mods please tell me why Troll_Police is tagged for trolling but LocO_o comment isn't? And this place is supposed to be run by Sony fanboys
Troll_police uses logic: Gets flagged for trolling. Loco_O posts flamebait: *comment still up* Wow, I really love N4G. /s
Fanboy article sorry but the PSN didn't collapse its back on
Umm, it did collapse. We're talking about now. How about the three weeks it was offline and all those personal details lost to criminal elements. If you ask me 'collapse' might be putting it lightly!
Dailynch: NO IT DIDN'T. Check your facts please.
In my opinion, nobody cares whether you liked it or not.
I don't mind you not liking it, as long as you respect the writers right to have an opinion, which you do. More than most will do!
N4G will always be like this and will never change. I am convince that this place is a breeding ground for trolls. I really wish I could find another website that has all the uptodate news in one place with out having to deal with the fanboyism that goes on here.
Ever read the comments on YouTube? Ever heard of 4chan? There are Chrome and Firefox extensions that can even block trolls for you. You won't be able to see certain comments, people, or words on the internet if you don't want to. Hell, just skip the N4G comments and read the titles of articles to determine whether they're worth reading or not! You don't have to be a part of this community if you dislike it. If you only dislike certain individuals, just click 'ignore' on their profile page. There are some decent members on here for what it's worth. N4G also supports the use of RSS readers (if you're familiar with what those are) so you can be more select about which news you see. You can also accomplish the same thing via the tabs at the top of the site to weed out articles you don't wish to see.
I don't see how this article is flamebaity. It makes some very valid and interesting points about the negative effects PSN's downtime has had on its third-party developers and how Microsoft is seeking to exploit that. It's well-researched, well-written and original.
@Silly gameAr I am absolutely NOT the author. The chance would be a fine thing lol.
Actually, I was talking to Dailynch. Sorry about that.
I posted it. But, alas, I too am not the author of this fine piece of work.
@Dailynch You're absolutely right about the ignoring and flamebait thing. I hate that PSN is down because I actually enjoy the Playstation Home application.At the same time, Sony needed a wakeup call from their arrogant ways. You can't just bully people, "Geohot", release a $500.00 console and expect people to eat it up just because it has a "Sony" badge on it, and run on the assumption that your network has "known" vunerabilities but is perfectly safe for it's 75+ million subscribers. DING DING wake up call. Granted Xbox Live is a vastly superior experience and isn't cheap but even the psn plus (paid) psn subscribers suffered the same fate as the free psn users. NOT COOL. That combined with the fact that Xbox Live subscriber's information has never been released to the hacker underground community is indeed a plus for Microsoft and a blow for Sony.
I can see how MS might feel smug about this, but I don't think the PSN "collapse" helps anyone.
too bad the 360 market place crashed this morning. lol go ahead check for yourself. Wont even let me download games i already had started downloading thenight before.
LMAO your right , bad timing for him to post
I don't think it is MS's gain. If anything and I think a lot of people making the news have failed to notice the flipside. The PSN outage gave a lot of gamers a rude awakening on how vital PSN is and its online functions. MS didn't see an increase of 360 sales, PS3 still outsold the 360 WW and if anything it should be quite worrying that SOny was dragged through the dirt and still came out fighting and handled it as well as they did. This gen, it seems no matter how many times Sony gets shot, knifed and battered black and blue, they just come back fighting harder and the people who win are the gamers - more exlcusives across all genres more so than any other console.
Wow, right on the money. Well said.
So this article was based on game companies may favor XBox live due to PSN being unreliable? Interesting,but not wise to submit this on n4g.(eventhough it is on the 360 section) Fanboys will tare you apart.
Its in the PS3 section too.
Well slap me silly and call me a fanboy , you're right.
MS, would only gain if there was a huge shift to 360 or live, which there hasn't been. If anything Sony has kept it loyal PSN gamers.
How do i agree to opinion piece's because i will hit it 100 times on this one.
well nice piece but most on here wouldnt agree
Quite a well-written piece. I agree with the importance of Xbox Live to the 360 experience. My lack of interest in Live is one of the main reasons I don't own a 360, though Live is a great benefit for many people. I doubt we'll see a mass exodus from PS3 to 360. It would have happened by now, if it was going to. Still, E3 should be interesting.
People wont be breaking their necks to pay for a new $300 console, multiplatform games, and Gears if they already own a PS3. This article would make sense if MS had a good line-up of games, but this year is pathetic. It's so bad, the focus has shifted to XBL being the reason to own the console, and that is sad.
Not really !! to be honest, i brought a 360 from target when Psn was down for $ 200 and got a $50 gift card with it and brought the Gta complete edition.. after playing gta online for a couple of hours, i turn it off.. why ? because of all the modders trying to freeze my xbox and spam me with rockets cursing me out over the mic Telling me to "stop killing them or we will freeze your xbox " lol i told myself its just a couple of bad players but no every game i join had a "MODDER" in the lobby !!! but the xbox is an great system, it just always bad peoeple out there who ruin it for everyone else!!!
What would I buy from Microsoft? They have no BD-capable consoles, no handhelds, no first party titles. It's not that I boycott their products (I had to buy Windows anyway). There's just nothing they can offer me in gaming.
Gain in what? The exclusive games that every gamer in the world should be playing is still on the PS3. I mean look at what it has and has coming. Why on earth would I want to sit on the other console and play two games. One that I think is more like a kids game ( Halo ). I got no hate for any console at all. But come on... just look at the AAA exclusives year after year on the PS3.
Why would you only be playing two games? That's a generalization. There are are a bunch of games that were exclusive and stayed exclusive.
They must have never hit the radar huh? I know each system has games. But then there are certain ones that make headlines. Those are sitting on the PS3.
Well, it certainly couldn't hurt M$. But, I'm not so sure how much they gained. Another article said 9% jumped ship to M$, but polls aren't all that trustworthy and who knows if they'll go back. I don't think it was a drastic gain, but it probably was a little bit of a gain.
"pull even further ahead in the console race" They have been losing ground since the launch of the PS3. To put it like that is a little misleading. I don't think we'll see a decline in PS3 sales. As long as we keep getting the great line up of exclusive games what's the problem? It's time to move on and find something else to write about, even 360 fanboys must be tiring of this literary drivel by now.
PSN collapsed!!!??? HOLY CRAP! I need to message my buddies on there right now! Wait, what? PSN is back up so screw off 'author'.
you know its bad on 360 when they talk ps3 thats what happens when u have no games
Didn't PS3 outsell the 360 worldwide? I don't see many people ditching the PS3 for the 360, especially when you have to pay for Live.
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