June 15, 2010

Checking In On Sony – Or Checking Sony In…

Filed under: News Feed — Tags: , , — Jamie Love @ 5:18 pm

Sony Press Conference
I’m not sure I’ve ever seen so little information stretched over such a long period of time, almost like how writers once got paid by the word – except that this is E3 time which I’m sure makes the list of most expensive time wherever time is priced.

Pulling for a rebranding of the PSP didn’t make me think some new ads was all they would do, and do such a poor job of it – as if the entire problem is you either didn’t know it existed before today, or need to know what a kid thinks of it before making a purchasing decision. At least the PSP has a great lineup of third party titles in the pipe, that much is true.

I suppose part of me really resents being shown how to use a Move controller as if this technology was just invented by Sony yesterday and we all need to be eased into the use of it. Why not just say “like Wii but better?” – the videos are almost duplicating the original Wii spots anyway. Sony really reversed the whole “show don’t tell” idea I was enjoying earlier today.

Even seeing Gabe Newell walk out on stage didn’t make me think he was suddenly a convert of the technology underneath the hood of the PS3 – rather I am wondering what Faustian deal has gone on behind the curtains. Keep in mind that I’ll take Twisted Metal away and be slightly merrier, but Sony is so far removed from the company that convinced me to buy a PS3 before a Wii (It’s a Fact) that I can’t even recognize the company today.

There’s plenty more to say, especially about Playstation Plus, but a few of us here earnestly need a little bit more time to feel like we even get what just happened.


  1. I turned the Sony event off. As soon as the guy on stage said: “It only does everything!” It made me sick to my stomach, because even if it doesn’t effect the average “new” customer… they’ve totally screwed people like me… the early adopter. I do think it is hilarious about the whole Move controller and how Sony is making it seem like their idea though. However I feel they are stretching the truth about the “$49.99” price tag… seeing it’s really $79.99… with the “nunchuck”.

    Comment by Ujn Hunter — June 16, 2010 @ 10:53 am

  2. Sony didn’t know how to announce Twisted Metal. The “commercial” before the reveal wasn’t needed. They should have just brought in the Ice Cream truck and show the game.

    @Ujn: They said $49.99 because you can use the regular PS3 controller on your left hand for most games and thus don’t really “need” (their words) the Navigation controller… but you do because it has more buttons available for your non-Move holding hand.

    Comment by EdEN — June 16, 2010 @ 1:59 pm

  3. Ah… I see. I guess I’d need the Navigation controller then because I’d be holding the Glowing Dildo in my left hand and the normal controller in my right hand… so it probably won’t work properly like that. Thanks for clearing it up though.

    Comment by Ujn Hunter — June 16, 2010 @ 3:33 pm

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