What’s up with all of the Joystiq hatin?
For what seems like ages now, Joystiq has been under fire from manly people I consider closet Sony fanboys or just out right Sony loyalist to the extreme. At this years CES (Consumer Electronic Show) some of the Microsoft suits had some choice words when asked about the Sony on-line status as of now. Microsoft’s Chris Satchell and Peter Moore had this to say about Sony On-line strategy: The two called Sony’s newly launched on-line service a “disaster” and that Kutaragi and company lack the talent and “DNA” to deliver a workable service. “If I wanted to make my on-line service better, and I wanted to give [Sony] a little piece of advice, it would be to copy Xbox Live a little more closely … My honest opinion is that [PS3 Online] is pretty much a disaster. They keep saying that they have a free service. Well, if they don’t have anything, of course it’s free. And you know what: what’s free about $600?”
Now, after posting this and many others, Sony fanboys continue to question Joystiq’s journalist integrity because of the so-called bias they have when it comes to Sony. Of course, Joystiq and many other sites out there have been making up all of the insanely demeaning comments coming from Sony consistently over the last year. Saying that the next-gen doesn’t start until we say so isn’t asking for trouble?
How can anybody blame Joystiq for Sony essentially writing there own PR mistakes for them. Accusing Joystiq of being bias for reporting about Sony isn’t what any of this is about. Most of this backlash against them is exactly what should be forwarded on to Sony. What the hell are they doing? Arrogant statement after Arrogant statement discounting the competition is what the real problem is. Taking it out on Joystiq is wrong. When Microsoft has something to say the “Sony Defense Force” kicks in to save the day, when it’s the other way around Joystiq is accused of being bias. I guess you can’t win for losing.
Comment #36 on this post says exactly what I’m talking about. Smoke_Dawg_187: Anyone bashing Joystiq is just self projecting their true anger for Sony and using Joystiq as the scapegoat. It’s sad really. Sony let you down, bottom line.
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