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Yeah Sony are the reason that XBLA is a waste of space, that matchmaking isn't a standard feature in 360 games, that the 360 falls apart in a light breeze, that the wireless headset craps out all the time, that Def Jam Icon is like watching a cripple fight.

They're also behind Nintendo's piss poor release schedule for the Wii, the fact that Mario Kart 64 didn't have ghosts, that no Virtual Console games are spruced up, that you can't actually find a Wii to buy, that the Wii isn't HD and of course they are the reason Nintendo doesn't have an online system.

So no Sony aren't exclusively capable of getting things wrong, perhaps if you looked in more than just the Sony threads you'd see that everyone is taking a fist pounding these days for the mistakes they make. It's just that the Sony camp seem to be getting a little too defensive about things while the others just admit that somethings shit and move on.

Except for Live Arcade which is a nice long joke.

It's not really comparable though, is it? It seems like that it's the same folk moaning about the same things in every single PS3 thread. That doesn't happen with the 360 and the Wii.

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It's not really comparable though, is it? It seems like that it's the same folk moaning about the same things in every single PS3 thread. That doesn't happen with the 360 and the Wii.

.::: Can someone do that that "robotic-danger-Robinson" thing?

Seriously, have you even read those X360- and Wii-threads?

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Yeah Sony are the reason that XBLA is a waste of space, that matchmaking isn't a standard feature in 360 games, that the 360 falls apart in a light breeze, that the wireless headset craps out all the time, that Def Jam Icon is like watching a cripple fight.

They're also behind Nintendo's piss poor release schedule for the Wii, the fact that Mario Kart 64 didn't have ghosts, that no Virtual Console games are spruced up, that you can't actually find a Wii to buy, that the Wii isn't HD and of course they are the reason Nintendo doesn't have an online system.

So no Sony aren't exclusively capable of getting things wrong, perhaps if you looked in more than just the Sony threads you'd see that everyone is taking a fist pounding these days for the mistakes they make. It's just that the Sony camp seem to be getting a little too defensive about things while the others just admit that somethings shit and move on.

Except for Live Arcade which is a nice long joke. You don't get a small group of defensive ninja coming into that thread and trying to defend the shit decisions. Perhaps the SDF could try helping out some of the other manufacturers for a change.

You said it better than I could! I was going to say something, then gave up because this ^ is what I wanted to say!

This forum is NOT ANTI-SONY, Pro-Nintendo or Pro-MS FFS! We are Pro-GAMES! The vast majority of us on here will own more than one system (not including handhelds) and will enjoy the games on these systems immensely. We come on here to discuss the games (old/new/now), the hardware, the state of the industry the players/movers and the shakers. We are the antipathy of fanboys.

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Too true. Leave it a year and it'll be back to normal I reckon.

So true that there's a thread on the front page "Has the Wii dissapointed you? as much as it has me". So no it's not fucking true, it's just that it's become some sort of accepted fact that Sony are the only manufacturer getting bitched at while the actual truth is that everyone is feeling the hate.

In fact on the front page there are 4 negative 360 threads and only 2 LOL at Sony threads. Unless you count this one, which you shouldn't because getting free stuff is good.

Can the Anti-Sony myth die now?

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So no Sony aren't exclusively capable of getting things wrong, perhaps if you looked in more than just the Sony threads you'd see that everyone is taking a fist pounding these days for the mistakes they make. It's just that the Sony camp seem to be getting a little too defensive about things while the others just admit that somethings shit and move on.

No, it's just the attacks are more ridiculous and overblown. Everyone admits the XBLA thing is underwhelming and Nintendo release schedules are lacking, but people love them anyway. Whereas all Sony have to do is release a slightly iffy PR statement and the whole Internet proclaims them 'd00m£d' and refuses to buy any of their products ever again. :wub:

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So true that there's a thread on the front page "Has the Wii dissapointed you? as much as it has me". So no it's not fucking true, it's just that it's become some sort of accepted fact that Sony are the only manufacturer getting bitched at while the actual truth is that everyone is feeling the hate.

In fact on the front page there are 4 negative 360 threads and only 2 LOL at Sony threads. Unless you count this one, which you shouldn't because getting free stuff is good.

Can the Anti-Sony myth die now?

You'd have a point if that Wii thread wasn't mostly full of people being entirely un-disappointed with the Wii. Even in this Sony thread about getting free stuff has turned into a LOL Sony thread. Is this the only forum you read or something? The only way I can see you coming to this conclusion is either being a fanboy yourself or simply having no point of reference.

Every time you say "SDF" I groan a little inside.

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You'd have a point if that Wii thread wasn't mostly full of people being entirely un-disappointed with the Wii. Even in this Sony thread about getting free stuff has turned into a LOL Sony thread. Is this the only forum you read or something? The only way I can see you coming to this conclusion is either being a fanboy yourself or simply having no point of reference.

Every time you say "SDF" I groan a little inside.

but we're only talking about this forum. I've sure gamefaqs is full of intelligent debate about the merits of Mario vs Solid Snake and I don't really care. The truth is that this forum just isn't really biased against anything and the only reason I bring up SDF is because it's fucking sad that it's only Sony you can't say a bad word against these days unless you want the same small group of people jumping up in protest.

I genuinely don't know how anyone could turn this press release into a negative though. I mean it's a great movie for free (if you already own a PS3 of course). Seems to be the norm now for Sony to pimp their latest games playing hardware with a movie which is slightly odd. If you're doing that then why not just offer a game pack in for the £425. Might appeal more to gamers then.

In fact looking back at the thread it was people bitching about the quality of the film itself. This highlights exactly what I said though as some people took that as an assault on the PS3 when it clearly wasn't. People see a negative comment in a Sony thread and instantly decide it's Anti-PS3. I'm pretty sure that if I casually mentioned that strawberry jam tastes horrible in a Sony thread it would cause the same kerfuffle.

Yes. The moaning about the VC and XBLA is kept to their own threads. And of course, there are a good few 360 build quality and Wii disappointment threads.

Yeah but all of the negative Sony threads are exactly the same thing. It's just the weekly press release that changes. It'll be Sony Exec says something dumb, ha ha that's stupid, maybe if they lowered the price he wouldn't be wrong, I think the price is fair for what you get, PS3 is the new N64.

No, it's just the attacks are more ridiculous and overblown. Everyone admits the XBLA thing is underwhelming and Nintendo release schedules are lacking, but people love them anyway. Whereas all Sony have to do is release a slightly iffy PR statement and the whole Internet proclaims them 'd00m£d' and refuses to buy any of their products ever again. :wub:

Hey if you're gonna offer $1200 for every PS3 on a US shelf you better be damn sure it's sold out and then to be proven wrong and still claim you won, well that's just even funnier.

Everyone loves the PS3, they just don't know it yet. Like XBLA and the VC when something right comes along it erases the painful memories. Except for XBLA where it's just a painful reminder that the 2 months after will be filled with multiple versions of Pac-Man.

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Hang on, I signed up to PS Network just after it went online- will I get a copy, even if I won't be buying a PS3 to use my account on until months after launch?

I did the same, but I believe you don't actually lock-in the User Account until you log on with your PS3 and complete the sign-up process. You have 6 months to do this before the User Account is automatically deleted. It's all in the email they sent after you registered.

So we will still get a free copy of Casino Royale.

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The truth is that this forum just isn't really biased against anything and the only reason I bring up SDF is because it's fucking sad that it's only Sony you can't say a bad word against these days unless you want the same small group of people jumping up in protest.

You get people jumping up in protest against anything that they disagree with. I don't see any mention of an "NDF" or "MDF", though. Perhaps that's because there aren't as many 'attacks' to deal with, which sort of strengthens the point that there are more leveled at Sony than anyone else.

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You get people jumping up in protest against anything that they disagree with. I don't see any mention of an "NDF" or "MDF", though. Perhaps that's because there aren't as many 'attacks' to deal with, which sort of strengthens the point that there are more leveled at Sony than anyone else.

No, it's because the SDF was an actual website, and the other two weren't.

Shit - I just saw a black helicopter.

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No, it's just the attacks are more ridiculous and overblown. Everyone admits the XBLA thing is underwhelming and Nintendo release schedules are lacking, but people love them anyway. Whereas all Sony have to do is release a slightly iffy PR statement and the whole Internet proclaims them 'd00m£d' and refuses to buy any of their products ever again. :lol:

That's a bit melodramatic.

FWIW, I haven't seen anything yet on the PS3 or 360 that would persuade me to invest in one, especially at the prices they currently are. I'll stick with my regularly-played and greatly-enjoyed PS2 for the foreseeable future. I certainly don't rule out ever buying a PS3.

They are d00m£d, though. :lol:

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You get people jumping up in protest against anything that they disagree with. I don't see any mention of an "NDF" or "MDF", though. Perhaps that's because there aren't as many 'attacks' to deal with, which sort of strengthens the point that there are more leveled at Sony than anyone else.

Or maybe it just strengthens the point that Sony are doing more wrong, and getting more people's backs up with their PR tomfoolery, than Nintendo and Microsoft are at the moment.

The truth is that this forum just isn't really biased against anything

Yes it is. It's biased against being treated like shit.

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I made no such allegation. I just stated there are more attacks leveled at them.

Bollocks.

No, it's just the attacks are more ridiculous and overblown. Everyone admits the XBLA thing is underwhelming and Nintendo release schedules are lacking, but people love them anyway. Whereas all Sony have to do is release a slightly iffy PR statement and the whole Internet proclaims them 'd00m£d' and refuses to buy any of their products ever again.
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I don't think Sony are giving away this film out of sheer kindness, it's clearly part of a marketing strategy to elicit goodwill from fans and increase signups. There's nothing wrong with a little healthy cynicism about their motives. Besides, the reasons for me not wanting a PS3 are purely financial and because i find the pad pretty uncomfortable. Count me out of the mad zealot camp.

I don't like their PR either, but then anyone whose seen that ridiculous Microsoft PR ads last year (with the footballers and kids etc) would know how useless most PR is.

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People complain more on here about Sony because then they can steer the conversation around to bizarre, improbable revenge fantasies.

it's the whoever's in charge i'll be the opposition mentality. that and people's morbid fascination with things going wrong.

it's not as if anyone here would benefit in any way if the PS3 flopped dramatically.

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it's the whoever's in charge i'll be the opposition mentality. that and people's morbid fascination with things going wrong.

it's not as if anyone here would benefit in any way if the PS3 flopped dramatically.

I would benefit. Already owning a 360 and Wii, if the PS3 went belly up and all the exclusive titles went to the Wii and 360, then I benefit by not having to shell out £x amount of pounds on a PS3.

Not that I care what happens with the PS3 anyway. I'll get one at some point. Just not yet as it's too expensive for me at the moment.

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