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Interview – Microsoft’s Aaron Greenberg

Wednesday, 23 June 2010 09:41 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Aaron Greenberg is not the man you expect him to be. Once famed for his tirades against 360′s competition, Xbox’s director of product management is not actually green. He is, in fact, very pleasant. He smiles; he laughs; he exudes a relaxed air you wouldn’t have naturally associated with an integral player in Microsoft’s E3 planning, speaking first thing on a Wednesday morning smack in the middle of the show. He gives great dictaphone.

VG247 quizzed the Xbox boss on Kinect, the core, the politics behind securing exclusive reveals for the Microsoft press conference and why he’s not convinced the market’s right for a 3D push.

How’s E3 been for you so far?

Aaron Greenberg: It’s been a great show. We’ve been working hard for many months to share a lot of our innovations during E3. It’s exciting to finally have it out there, get people to have hands-on with Kinect and let everyone see the brand new Xbox 360. We’ve had world premieres of some of our big games like Halo’s campaign, Gears of War 3, Fable, etcetera. Lots of stuff to share.

How difficult has it been for you to marry showing off the hardcore stuff like Gears and the very casual stuff like the Rare games?

Aaron Greenberg: I think what’s really unique about the Xbox 360 is that we’re the only platform that’s able to show that range. We really believe that we can deliver the best blockbuster core games in the industry and also offer new experiences that allow a more casual user to come in as well.

I mean, we started that evolution a few years ago with things like the New Xbox Experience, adding movies, music and so on to the service. We added social networking last year with things like Facebook and Last.fm, and now this year we’ve added Kinect on top of all that, taking those experiences and making them controller-free, adding new experiences with Kinect; it’s all part of that evolution.

But at the same time, we’ve never had a bigger year for core games as we’ll have this year. Last night was a great example of that. We had a dedicated event just for Halo: Reach and we premiered the new Firefight mode. At the same time there was a 30-minute Cirque de Soleil special on Nickelodeon and MTV here in the States for the Kinect world premiere.

We’re able to speak to different audiences at the same time. We’re uniquely positioned to have that range and that variety of experiences.

There’s been a large amount of debate as to whether the motion camera is applicable to the core. Our audience is very much “core”. Do you even need to tell them that this is a core gaming device, or is this something you want to focus on the casual side with?

Aaron Greenberg: There’s a couple of things. One, I’m a gamer too. The first thing I think gamers want to be reassured about is that we’re not going to take the games that you know and love and the gameplay that makes sense with a controller and replace it: this is additive to what exists today.

We’re investing in building great blockbuster games that are made to be played with a controller, and we’re adding new partners like Crytek to our family, and we’ll continue to invest. But at the same time this allows us to add new experiences.

As a more core-oriented guy, I’d say the thing I’m more excited about is the entertainment functionality, the dashboard navigation and the voice navigation. The ability to interact with just my hands and my voice is just super-cool.

When people get hands-on, what we’re hearing from people is that, even when they’re playing the stuff that’s designed for a broader audience like Joyride, it’s so much fun to play, to just jump in and jump out: it’s just a different type of experience. It may not be the type of game you play for an hour, and it’s not about clearing levels and spending 15 hours play, but it’s still a lot of fun. The replay value is still really high.

I was told just before the show that you can plug a controller into Kinect. Can you play the Kinect games we’re seeing with a controller, or are they only playable with the camera?

Aaron Greenberg: Kinect is so revolutionary that the games we’re designing for it are built from the ground up uniquely for Kinect. The controller-based games are on one side, the Kinect games are on the other side. You can’t just plug in a controller and use it. We believe that the difference in the interface is pretty substantial, and having 16 buttons versus mapping different parts of your body and voice control…

That said, we know that millions of sensors will be out there starting this holiday, and that will enable us to add functionality and augment the experience. So you could see voice and some scenarios where we could add functionality that’s optional to games that are designed primarily for a controller, but add some functionality on top of that: we absolutely plan to do that.

One of the stand-out moments of you conference was the Metal Gear: Rising trailer. It looks phenomenal. It’s a major coup for you to get that in your conference. Can you give our readers a little insight into the sort of politics that goes on behind being able to show a game like that for the first time in your conference?

Aaron Greenberg: Well, the fact is that Don Mattrick, the head of our business, has a great relationship with Kojima-san, and we are obviously big fans of the Metal Gear series. We all grew up playing it.

As we thought about this generation, you’ve seen that our strategy is to have the most exclusives and the biggest blockbuster games. We’ve invested in Halo, and Gears of War, and Fable, and Alan Wake, and Crackdown 2, and a lot of the big titles that we think you’ll buy an Xbox 360 for.

At the same time we realize there’s a whole set of big franchises that we never had on our platform, things like Final Fantasy; Metal Gear was a great example of that. We feel like we’ve kind of removed that. Now, all the biggest games are really available now on Xbox 360. If you’re a gamer you have to have an Xbox, because that’s where those games are at.

To have Hideo Kojima come back this year was the perfect follow-up to last year. We were very cognizant about the things we promised last year and wanting to deliver: this is one example of that. When we unveiled Project Natal last year, we showed a vision with the video and some of the tech demos we did. We feel like we’re here and we’re delivering on that. It’s real, it works. I think we’re way over-delivering on things like voice and navigation, that no one ever expected. Plus there are really a lot of great games that are just scratching the surface, because we’re just talking about our launch line-up at this point.

Your core content’s entering a transitional phase. Bungie’s moving out with Halo and we’re seeing Gears of War 3, which is the third part in the trilogy. A lot of your big first-party product studios are moving on to different projects, or going multi-platform. How are you keeping 360′s core output together? Is this a difficult time for you, or do you see it as an opportunity?

Aaron Greenberg: On a macro level, I think what we’re seeing is that the big, independent studios are absolutely going multi-platform. Bungie’s one example of that, but the nice thing is we have a great relationship with Bungie. They’ve built a big base of fans, obviously, not just with Halo but what’s happened with Xbox Live. We think we need to be the platform of choice for their titles and we’re excited. We know that whatever they’re working on for the future will be great.

At the same time there are benefits for us, because we’re seeing studios like Insomniac going multi-platform. We’ve always admired their creativity and the brilliance they bring to this industry, and so to be able to now share that is exciting as well.

That’s just the independent guys. Then we have all the studios that we own internal, like Lionhead and their work in Europe, and Rare. We have a bunch of internal studios like Turn 10 which you’re seeing here at the show. And then a whole series of partners we’re working with to being great exclusive games to the platform.

We’re really investing heavily, and adding and building our core, just like we have over the last few years. The announcement we made with Crytek for Kingdoms is just one example of that. There are many more of those in the works as well.

I’m not sure if you watched the Sony conference yesterday or not, but there was a huge focus on 3D. You’re both talking a lot about motion at the moment, but 3D for them is incredibly important. They make 3D TVs, and there’s an obvious marriage there. I think it’s something you personally have spoken out about and said it’s a really expensive thing for the consumer and could potentially ostracize an audience. Do you still think that, or is this something you’re going to have to adopt into the 360 output at some point?

Aaron Greenberg: We’re a fully 3D-capable console today. We support 3D games that are in the market today. If you look at things like Avatar and the new Batman game, and some of the titles that were announced in 3D [at E3] like Crysis 2, they’re coming to Xbox 360. There’s no confusion that anyone looking for a 3D gaming experience will find those same experiences on the Xbox.

We’re also demoing here, behind closed doors, movies in 3D running on Xbox 360. The capability is there. The question is whether or not the consumer demand is there. That’s the unanswered question. We’re not a consumer electronics company that’s trying to sell 3D TVs, so we have the benefit of waiting until the market responds. We’re going to take probably more of a pull than a push approach.

What we’re excited about with things like Kinect is that we’re able to deliver fun new experiences that don’t require you to buy a new TV, that we think we deliver great value. As we think about our total cost of ownership story, we can really scale something that will be approachable to a very broad set of consumers. When you start to get into technologies that require you to buy new TVs or buy expensive glasses… The experiences may be fun, but the more expensive it gets, we know the more narrow the market opportunity becomes.

Technologically we’re ready and capable and demonstrating that, but we’ll wait for the market to respond.

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133 Comments

  1. kkzooi123

    “Halo’s campaign, Gears of War 3, Fable, etcetera.”

    Etcetera=Kinect

    #1 5 years ago
  2. chocy82

    Is that luke smith on the left?

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Razor

    Why do Sony say the PS3 is the only console capable of 3D if the 360 can do it as well?

    “Then we have all the studios that we own internal, like Lionhead and their work in Europe, and Rare.”

    Given what Rare are doing these days, you may as well not own them.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Robo_1

    “I think what’s really unique about the Xbox 360 is that we’re the only platform that’s able to show that range”

    I know PR speak is PR speak, but 360 is the only console you’ll find core and casual games.. really Aaron, really????

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Blerk

    Nice to see a more sensible approach to 3D, although I’d been lead to believe that the sorts of 3D done by the Avatar and Batman games was somehow ‘not as good’ as the 3D being offered by Sony’s integrated support. Can someone who actually understands that explain it better?

    He’s pretty much wrong about the 360 being the ‘only platform to show a wide range of both hardcore and casual stuff’, though – Sony still does that way better than them. The 360 is still pretty much only for the core, regardless of how much they say that it isn’t, and that’s part of the reason why a lot of the Kinect stuff looked so out of place.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Blerk

    Were people really impressed by Metal Gear Rising, by the way? It was practically all I could do to stifle a yawn.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. The Hindle

    Good question about the core transitional phase, i have to wonder now that Bungie have gone whos gonna make Microsofts first party games? Ive said this before but Microsoft need to start building some studios up.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Razor

    “and that’s part of the reason why a lot of the Kinect stuff looked so out of place.”

    Plus the redesigned 360. Why make it look like a hardcore Alienware PC?

    I think it’s interesting that the PS3 started out super shiny and with touch buttons, yet with the redesign Sony ditched both. MS have gone in completely the other direction and added a shiny finish and touch buttons for the redesign.

    Not very casual appealing IMO.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Blerk

    Well, they started 343 Studios themselves to replace Bungie.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. The Hindle

    True, thats the Halo studio, it shows that a lot of the 3rd party studios who supported Microsoft have now gone multi. Valve Bioware etc. After Gears 3 Epic will be needing a lot more money to keep that franchise exclusive as correct me if wrong Microsoft only signed a 3 game deal.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Blerk

    They seem to be taking an approach similar to EA’s ‘partners’ programme going forwards, which is both good and bad, I suppose. Good in that it lets them choose what’s looking good rather than relying on a particular studio to churn out hit after hit, bad in that you never really get that ‘making the absolute most of the hardware’ sweet spot that funding your own teams gives you (and which Sony’s internal teams do so well).

    I can’t imagine them ever letting Gears go, though. Whatever the cost.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. DrDamn

    3D Capabilities of the 360 are an interesting point and the facts are not very clear. There is a distinction that the PS3 supports HDMI 1.3 and the 360 only does HDMI 1.2 – that may put some restrictions on it. NB: 3D Blu-ray is meant to use HDMI 1.4 – but Sony have worked around this. Perhaps MS could work around the restrictions somehow too but the impetus is not there.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. The Hindle

    Yea i forgot the partners thing at E3 the only question whos left as EA has nabbed them all imo.

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Dralen

    Won’t 3D games take up more disk space? Isn’t that the main reason why Microsoft isn’t fully supporting 3D?

    #14 5 years ago
  15. Blerk

    Why would they take up more disk space? You’re just rendering the same image twice from slightly different angles. The only thing it needs more of is processor time.

    #15 5 years ago
  16. DrDamn

    @14
    No, there may be some increase for movie cut scenes, or duplication of assets to support the higher performance required by 3D but it’s not going to be much in a well designed game. It’s certainly not a determining factor there are plenty of other issues ahead of that.

    #16 5 years ago
  17. Blerk

    Ah, cut scenes… I hadn’t thought of that. There seem to be far fewer pre-rendered cut-scenes around these days so I keep forgetting about them. :-)

    #17 5 years ago
  18. Erthazus

    “Why do Sony say the PS3 is the only console capable of 3D if the 360 can do it as well? ”

    Games like Avatar or Crysis 2 are weak with 3D.
    Ps3 supports 1.3 and Xbox 360 have 1.2 HDMI. They can’t use HDMI image in the right way.
    there won’t be decent 3D on the xbox 360.

    #18 5 years ago
  19. Gadzooks!

    @18

    “Games like Avatar or Crysis 2 are weak with 3D.”

    In what way?

    “Ps3 supports 1.3 and Xbox 360 have 1.2 HDMI. They can’t use HDMI image in the right way.”

    Explain what ‘the right way’ is please.

    #19 5 years ago
  20. Psychotext

    The only difference is that when the 360 uses 3D you have to specifically tell your TV what it’s getting, rather than having it switch automatically with the PS3.

    That theoretically limits the number of TVs that would work with it, though all the ones I’ve tried have had mode selectors.

    #20 5 years ago
  21. Blerk

    What, that’s really the only difference? The way people were talking I’d gotten the impression that the PS3′s 3D was somehow ‘better’ than the stuff done by Batman and the like.

    #21 5 years ago
  22. DrDamn

    @19
    3D images can be supplied to the TV in a number of different ways/formats. Side by Side, interlaced etc. Avatar on the 360 uses interlacing within the same image and this is not the best way.

    The HDMI version point may be related to the 3D formats supported too.

    #22 5 years ago
  23. Psychotext

    You mean like Erthazus?

    At the end of the day, you’re sending the data for two views to the TV (Or one view + depth info), which the TV then processes and displays. That’s it, no magical tech.

    Sure, some games will be better than others (as some movies are), but there’s no technical limitation making it that way. Look at Avatar, whilst it was a shit game it supported virtually every method of 3D display… even on the 360 (including side by side).

    #23 5 years ago
  24. Erthazus

    @19 Maximum TMDS throughput per channel Gbit/s in 1.2 is only 1.65 and in 1.3 version is stable 3.40.
    Maximum color depth in bits and pixels 1.2 have only 24, while 1.3 and 1.4 have 48.

    and all versions like 1.3a, 1.3b, 1.3b1, 1.3c are 3D OVER HDMI.

    #24 5 years ago
  25. Psychotext

    That’s all very nice Erthazus, but if you have the bandwidth for 1080p60, you have the bandwidth for two 720p60 images… which is all you need for 3D. (1080p isn’t used for 3D gaming, even on the PS3)

    As for 48 bit colour… there are only a couple of TVs which support it, ignoring the fact that there are no commercial sources which use it.

    #25 5 years ago
  26. Gadzooks!

    @24

    Do those numbers have any actualy bearing on console game 3D?

    Throughput and color depth are irrelevant as we already know that HDMI 1.2 supports the maximum resolution/bit depth the PS3 and 360 are capable of.

    The only question on 3D is mode compatibility, and if you can manually switch 3D modes on your TV then that isnt an issue.

    #26 5 years ago
  27. Erthazus

    “Throughput and color depth are irrelevant as we already know that HDMI 1.2 supports the maximum resolution/bit depth the PS3 and 360 are capable of.”

    Actually NOT.

    1.2 can only do Maximum resolution over single link at 24-bit/px
    While 1.3 and 1.4 can do 30 bit/px, 36 bit/px and 48 bit/px

    “and if you can manually switch 3D modes on your TV then that isnt an issue.”

    LOL, stupid? It depends on HDMI if it has that feature.
    Let me explain to you: Geforce 8800 GTX have Direct X 10, but it does not have feature of Direct X 11 and you can’t do something about it. go dance it won’t happen while Geforce 470 GTX have Direct X11 feature.

    As i said before there is no 3D Over HDMI option on the Xbox 360 1.2 HDMI.
    1.0, 1.1 and 1.2 are Last Generation.

    1.2 can’t even support Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio and we are talking about 3D? LOL!

    #27 5 years ago
  28. Psychotext

    You keep mentioning 30bit, 36bit and 48bit… but they’re irrelevant outside of studio level gear. It’s just HDMI future proofing. There’s not a single game on the PS3 which uses anything higher than 24 bit, nor will they ever use anything higher.

    It has absolutely nothing to do with 3D.

    #28 5 years ago
  29. Erthazus

    @28 Of course not. He asked me about resolution, i don’t know why he did that actually.

    the point was in 1.3 and 1.2 and 1.2 don’t support 3D over HDMI and a lot of other features that 3D need. Because it’s a last generation of HDMI.

    #29 5 years ago
  30. Psychotext

    Which again, is irrelevant because at the end of the day, if you can send the correct data, and the TV can interpret that data (automatically, or via mode selection) then you’ll have a 3D video stream displayed.

    The real key for Microsoft will be seeing if they can hack their way to making the TV think their HDMI 1.2 interface is providing HDMI 1.4 data, much like Sony has done with the PS3 and its 1.3 interface. I don’t think they’ll pull it off though, so it’s going to end up that only certain TVs will work with it.

    #30 5 years ago
  31. Erthazus

    “The real key for Microsoft will be seeing if they can hack their way to making the TV think their HDMI 1.2 interface is providing HDMI 1.4 data, much like Sony has done with the PS3 and its 1.3 interface. I don’t think they’ll pull it off though, so it’s going to end up that only certain TVs will work with it.

    Wrong. Sony don’t need any hack. It is 1.3 already, they need just to patch it to recognize it as a 1.3a, 1.3b, 1.3b1, 1.3c and they did it with the last firmware. Plain and simple.

    1.2 Just don’t support it. This is just not possible to do. It’s like lets hack Geforce 8800 GTX so it can use Direct X 11.

    #31 5 years ago
  32. Psychotext

    1.3 doesn’t support 3D over HDMI. Only 1.4.

    There’s no a, b, c version of 1.3 which supports 3D over HDMI… thus, they’ve had to work around the limitation. You know, for an early adopter of the tech you seem surprisingly ill informed.

    #32 5 years ago
  33. Erthazus

    “1.3 doesn’t support 3D over HDMI. Only 1.4.

    There’s no a, b, c version of 1.3 which supports 3D over HDMI… thus, they’ve had to work around the limitation. You know, for an early adopter of the tech you seem surprisingly ill informed.

    actually it supports. Latest 1.3 versions supports 3D
    Like 1.3a and e.t.c. Go to Wiki.

    #33 5 years ago
  34. Psychotext

    Perhaps you should. I’d suggest taking a look on the HDMI.org website whilst you’re looking things up as well.

    It has an easy to read FAQ, which contains items like this:
    http://www.hdmi.org/learningcenter/faq.aspx#112 and this http://www.hdmi.org/manufacturer/hdmi_1_4/hdmi_1_4_faq.aspx#1

    Or as we’re talking about Wikipedia, you could always look at this:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HDMI#Version_comparison

    (Specifically the big coloured chart at the bottom)

    Or perhaps the press release announcing HDMI 1.4 and its 3D components?
    http://www.hdmi.org/press/press_release.aspx?prid=101

    Edit – You edited… but to make it absolutely clear, 1.3b, and 1.3c are just changes to the testing methodology. They do nothing like adding 3D support to HDMI 1.3.

    “For consumers, there is no difference between HDMI version 1.3 and 1.3a or 1.3b. These minor revisions to the specification typically relate to manufacturing or testing issues and do not impact features or functionality. In addition, HDMI Licensing, LLC is actively working with manufacturers to reduce confusion for consumers by de-emphasizing version numbers and focusing instead on product features and functionality.”

    #34 5 years ago
  35. Gadzooks!

    @27

    “Actually NOT.”

    Actually YES. 24 bit 1080p60 is all that is required and HDMI 1.2 does that just fine.

    “LOL, stupid?”

    Yes, it appears you are. I’ll restate what I said: If you can manually switch 3D modes through your TV, which you can in all the models I have seen so far, then 3D support will work just fine over HDMI 1.2.

    “As i said before there is no 3D Over HDMI option on the Xbox 360 1.2 HDMI.”

    Please explain how Invincible tiger works in true 3D on the 360, right now. You can buy it and play it right now, in true 3D using glasses over HDMI 1.2. Go on, explain it.

    Oh, and want a laugh? Look at the mode support info on the Incincible tiger website and you’ll find this:

    “A few displays are different resolutions (one common resolution is 1360×768). The PLAYSTATION®3 does not currently support these different resolutions and these displays will not be able to work with the PLAYSTATION®3 version of the game.”

    #35 5 years ago
  36. Erthazus

    “Please explain how Invincible tiger works in true 3D on the 360, right now. You can buy it and play it right now, in true 3D using glasses over HDMI 1.2. Go on, explain it.”

    Because for that shitty 3D image it’s enough to use color anaglyph glasses from the Last Generation.
    and it’s not true 3D. It’s a shitty image with artifacts all over the place.

    I have 3D Nvidia 3D vision and i know what Xbox 360 is capable of. It’s not even capable of a 10% of what is possible with Anachrome optical diopter glasses that Playstation 3 by the way is going to support with it’s 3D.
    Sony is making it’s own product already.
    There are games that have perfect sync with it.

    “Yes, it appears you are. I’ll restate what I said: If you can manually switch 3D modes through your TV, which you can in all the models I have seen so far, then 3D support will work just fine over HDMI 1.2″

    Jesus, so you are that stupid. You don’t even understand what is HDMI. Kid, go and learn what is HDMI and what are versions and what they are capable of.
    It’s a problem in the switching modes… LOL.

    “Edit – You edited… but to make it absolutely clear, 1.3b, and 1.3c are just changes to the testing methodology. They do nothing like adding 3D support to HDMI 1.3.”

    With the latest firmware it’s possible to support 1.3 with 3D. Thats how Sony did with Playstation 3.

    #36 5 years ago
  37. Psychotext

    You’re clueless, and I’m done here.

    What Sony did with the PS3 doesn’t mean that the HDMI 1.3 specification supports 3D, just like if Microsoft are able to do the same it doesn’t mean that the HDMI 1.2 specification supports 3D. It wouldn’t be so ironic, but you told me to view Wikipedia which states in large colourful chart that you’re wrong. (I know it’s hard to read, but the hint is the large red box in the HDMI 1.3a / 1.3b / 1.3b1 / 1.3c column that says “No” for 3D over HDMI).

    Sony has no more ability to make modifications to the HDMI specification than I do. They can simply modify the PS3′s firmware to make it send the data a TV would expect from a HDMI 1.4 device.

    #37 5 years ago
  38. Gadzooks!

    @36

    WRONG, WRONG, WRONG!

    Stop being so ignorant. Go read up on the subjects you are debating. Invincible tiger uses either Anaglyph 3D or true stereoscopic 3D with glasses.

    “I have 3D Nvidia 3D vision and i know what Xbox 360 is capable of.”

    No, you clearly do not understand even the fundamentals.

    #38 5 years ago
  39. daytripper

    erthazus just fuck off for a week or something please, i’ll even pay you.

    #39 5 years ago
  40. Erthazus

    @37 You are done? OK. First of all. 1.2 Is not capable of some features that is important for 3D if you look at the features at the Wikipedia for example.

    “It wouldn’t be so ironic, but you told me to view Wikipedia which states in large colourful chart that you’re wrong. (I know it’s hard to read, but the hint is the large red box in the HDMI 1.3 column that says “No” for 3D over HDMI).”

    If you look a little bit further then your nose you will see news and other stuff that you can enable 3D via firmware update.
    God damn shit, did you saw what Sony used 1.3? They just used a firmware to enable 3D with it’s machine. Stop being ignorant and READ what Firmware DOES.

    @38
    “Stop being so ignorant. Go read up on the subjects you are debating. Invincible tiger uses either Anaglyph 3D or true stereoscopic 3D with glasses.”

    Jesus, you don’t even understand what is 3D at all. You don’t even understand that it is a SHITTY 3D. I saw it. IT DOES NOT SUPPORT Anachrome optical diopter glasses. It uses the same thing like with simple Anaglyph glasses.
    There is no enchantment. It’s not TRUE 3D HD. Can your stupid brain understand that?

    There is a movie for example on PC or DVD home video Steiermark: Das grune Herz Osterreichs. It uses 3D and all glasses compatible. They even have 2 anaglyph glasses in DVD BOX for free and you don’t need 3DTV to look at the 3D image.

    It’s just not real 3D you dumb fuck. Can your brain after 4-5 posts understand that? It uses old anaglyph technology. It’s not the 3D like from Avatar or Killzone 3 3D or Motorstorm: apocalypse and e.t.c. Jesus, grow up and learn a little bit. There are a lot of 3D products that are possible on Xbox 360 or other machine, it’s just not in that quality YET.

    @39 “erthazus just fuck off for a week or something please, i’ll even pay you.”

    Your small brain is not capable of ignoring me? Sad kid.

    #40 5 years ago
  41. Erthazus

    3D wars FTW!

    #41 5 years ago
  42. Gadzooks!

    @40

    Wrong, wrong, wrong.

    Proper stereoscopic 3D with glasses works right now over HDMI 1.2

    Go do the research. You will find you are wrong.

    #42 5 years ago
  43. Gadzooks!

    Erthazus, where is your comeback on this:

    “A few displays are different resolutions (one common resolution is 1360×768). The PLAYSTATION®3 does not currently support these different resolutions and these displays will not be able to work with the PLAYSTATION®3 version of the game.”

    http://www.blitzgamesstudios.com/invincibletigersupport/compatible_displays.php

    More TV’s currently support 3D on 360 than on PS3. TRUE STEREOSCOPIC 3D WITH ACTIVE SHUTTER GLASSES. :D

    #43 5 years ago
  44. daytripper

    :-D

    how can people ignore you when you post in almost every article on here? sad kid? do fuck off with that, you are on here all the time, when i come on here and look at past news posts there you are.

    take a break soft arse, you’re fooling no one.

    #44 5 years ago
  45. Psychotext

    If you look a little bit further then your nose you will see news and other stuff that you can enable 3D via firmware update.

    God damn shit, did you saw what Sony used 1.3? They just used a firmware to enable 3D with it’s machine. Stop being ignorant and READ what Firmware DOES.

    You’re not that stupid are you? You can’t possibly be that stupid? I mean I was giving you the benefit of the doubt up until that point… but I think I may have been wrong to. How you still don’t get that 3D isn’t part of the 1.3 specification at this point is beyond me. I’m guessing you’re so far into being wrong at this point though that you just can’t back down.

    Let me put it into short points for you.

    HDMI 1.3 – 3D, no!
    HDMI 1.4 – 3D, yes!
    PS3 pretends to be HDMI 1.4 – 3D, yes!
    360 pretends to be HDMI 1.4 – Possible? Who knows!

    #45 5 years ago
  46. mathare92

    my mind just blew reading through that comments thread…

    #46 5 years ago
  47. Kerplunk

    Apparently, if you comment in this thread you are WRONG WRONG WRONG and also STUPID.

    ..wait..

    Bugger.

    #47 5 years ago
  48. theevilaires

    Let me end this now PS3>360 there done now go eat lunch or something.

    #48 5 years ago
  49. reask

    @ Tea.
    Edit: 360>>>PS3. ;)

    #49 5 years ago
  50. Blerk

    Sony’s marketing guys are certainly better than Microsoft’s here. They’ve managed to convince pretty much the whole world that you’ll only be able to do ‘proper’ 3D on PS3. Well done them!

    #50 5 years ago
  51. theevilaires

    I meant 3D wise Reask….Gaming wise PS3=360….(in 2008 :D )

    #51 5 years ago
  52. theevilaires

    you know you’re a xbot when you put the registered mark after PlayStation. Theres been two other people I seen do that and their names rhythm with Dike and Fherritt :D

    #52 5 years ago
  53. Blerk

    PS3 gaming is two years behind 360 gaming? I never thought I’d hear you say that, TEA. :-D

    #53 5 years ago
  54. DaMan

    PS3. it only does turn you into a crazy zealot.

    #54 5 years ago
  55. theevilaires

    You know what I meant. PS3 and 360 were equal back in 2008 but the PS3 is far beyond in gaming than the 360 now in 2010. Do I need to list the PS3 exclusives next to the 360 exclusives that struggle to compare technical and graphically….no I didn’t think so. :D

    1.3 is better than 1.2 HDMI PERIOD and for some of you (2%) who still have the non HDMI 360′s (cause HDMI wasn’t needed back then of course LMAO)

    1. I salute you for not getting the RROD you’re lucky you survived that like the soldiers who survived the Vietnam War :D

    2. If you want to have a proper upgrade to 3D then go with the PS3 slim not the Alien ware nextbox knock off. :D

    3. Lesson of the day 1.3 beats 1.2 and if M$ could do proper 3D like SONY could with the PS3 they’d walk the walk instead of beating around the bush.

    They backed HD-DVD and failed, they released a console without HDMI and failed only to re-release it 2 years later with ver 1.2 and failed again. Now they will fail with 3D tech also.

    but look on the bright side Windows 7 is a hell of a lot better than Vista :D

    PEW :D PEW :D PEW :D

    #55 5 years ago
  56. reask

    Wow if a 6 Million gap between your nearest competitor 4 years into its cycle is fail then I would hate to see the figures if it ever stops failing. ;)

    #56 5 years ago
  57. theevilaires

    It is when most of that 6 million gap are re purchases because of a hardware failure (RROD) you set up and pretended to over look while going up against a console that was double the cost of your own and has closed that said gap every year by 1.5 million ;) while the competition has delivered on everything they said was possible and play catch up (Copy Eyetoy-Natal, Copy Singstar-Lips, Copy Hardware-HDMI,WiFi,and High Def disc player) :D

    Yea I say that’s the perfect recipe for failure…just a matter of time now before they go under with all those mistakes :P

    #57 5 years ago
  58. Gheritt White

    Ignore button, please?

    #58 5 years ago
  59. theevilaires

    Fast forward button please! (so I can stop seeing these girls cry everyday :D over text and see my name tattooed on their asses for being owned)

    #59 5 years ago
  60. reask

    LOL @ Tea.

    Aug 07 360 WW 8.9 Million

    Aug 07 PS3 WW 3.7 Million.
    Gap = 5.2 Million

    http://www.wikinvest.com/concept/Game_Consoles_Wars:_Xbox_360_vs._PS3_vs._Wii

    My next link would not be as reliable but they do change there figures to keep up with changing numbers.

    In fact they would be a bit on the high side for PS3 imo.

    Anyway.

    June 2010 360 WW 40.2 Million.

    June 2010 PS3 WW 35.4 Million

    Gap = 4.8 Million.

    http://vgchartz.com/

    So in 3 years the PS3 has managed to close the gap by a massive 0.4 Million.

    Now that is major major fail Tea. ;)

    Time to take the glasses off I think.

    #60 5 years ago
  61. The Hindle

    Why people argue over sales data ill never know :D

    #61 5 years ago
  62. theevilaires

    I don’t know the exact figures Reask but what I do know is that had I had a one year “10 million gap” head start SONY would have never closed anything especially when said games were “supposedly” superior on my console, I “supposedly” have the better online service and my console is “50% $300″ cheaper to buy.

    ….oh and I only have one system to market and worry about while my competitor juggles “3″ (PS2,PSP,and PS3) different types of hardware.

    you’re right Reask its not failure….its plain embarrassing. Thank you for that lovely re-evaluation on M$ and the XBOX360 ;)

    #62 5 years ago
  63. reask

    Heres another one for you Tea.

    Kinect already outselling the Move

    according to Amazon.com, the general public seems to prefer the Kinect over the Move.

    On Amazon’s Top 100 Bestsellers in Video Games, Microsoft’s Kinect is currently ranked at #2, with the Xbox 360 Slim right behind it.

    Move products are found around the half-point, with the PlayStation Move Navigation Controller at #46, the Move Starter Bundle at #49, and the Move Controller at #55.

    This puts all the Move’s products behind the Wii Remote
    and a Wii Remote MotionPlus Bundle, which are ranked at #32 and #45, respectively.

    http://www.examiner.com/x-19370-LA-Video-Game-Industry-Examiner~y2010m6d21-Hardware-Wars-Kinect-already-outselling-the-Move

    #63 5 years ago
  64. DaMan

    funny really, Mr Theevil should write for SDF.

    Sony went from a console that was associated with videogames to giant enemy crabs, and at the end MS are at least definetely on par with them in this business now. if anyone did ‘win’ this gen, it was surely MS.

    #64 5 years ago
  65. The Hindle

    Id say Nintendo imo 70m consoles sold plus a userbase thats twice the size of anything on the market.

    #65 5 years ago
  66. The Hindle

    You know Reask, Daman i do wonder why you dudes even bought a Ps3, its clear you dont actually like it

    #66 5 years ago
  67. reask

    Again the glasses need to come off here.
    I mean how in the name of goodness could there have been a 10 million advantage in 05 when in mid 07 2 years later there were only 8.9 Million 360,s sold?

    May be possible in Sony town but deffo not in reality. :)

    #67 5 years ago
  68. The Hindle

    Last time i checked Sony were at 36m and Microsoft were at 40m thats a 4m difference.

    #68 5 years ago
  69. DaMan

    Nintendo surely did, Hindle. they went form Gamecube to outperforming PS2.

    I was talking about the Sony vs MS one.

    #69 5 years ago
  70. reask

    thats the difference TH.
    I like and play my PS3 quite a lot.
    Check me out and add me if you like it is reask1.
    You will see I play it quite a lot actually.
    And I would be the first to say its an excellent console.

    Also you know fine well who is constantly doing the bashing with dubious info most of the time.
    I just like to call a spade a spade.

    #70 5 years ago
  71. theevilaires

    Haha nice one Daman if M$ takes anyone place its Sega’s and last time I checked they couldn’t over top the PlayStation Brand. Neither will M$.

    Reask spare me the pre sell stuff. You know how many people buy things on in pulse purchases only to actually realize its junk and return it the next day.

    Come talk to me when Amazon out sells Wal-mart. Thats where MOVE will sell. Natal is backed up by false advertisement ATM http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2qlHoxPioM and that’s all the people see now.

    #71 5 years ago
  72. The Hindle

    That i do Reask that i do :D

    #72 5 years ago
  73. reask

    Nice one TH. :)

    #73 5 years ago
  74. DaMan

    Sega, really? you mean like Mega Drive managed to stand against SNES after their Master System fiasco, that makes sense, yeah. heh.

    #74 5 years ago
  75. theevilaires

    Reask plays his PS3 everyday I’m a witness to it Hindle…..but Daman I can’t say what he uses his PS3 for….maybe a toilet with a picture of Ken Kuturagi with his mouth opened taped to the console.

    #75 5 years ago
  76. reask

    You’re avoiding the facts again Tea.

    You said
    I don’t know the exact figures Reask but what I do know is that had I had a one year “10 million gap” head start

    10 Million head-start in 05 compared to 8.9 sold 2 years later.
    Scratches head.

    #76 5 years ago
  77. theevilaires

    So Daman you actually believe if XBOX360 and PS3 launched same day the 360 would have a 4 million lead now? You can’t be that stupid can you?

    The PlayStation Brand cannot be over taken no matter how much Nintendo or M$ tries. SONY has both of their strengths while they don’t.

    1st party stuff alone shits on both of them. If all 3rd parties went away M$ would be dead and Nintendo would release a games every 7 months while SONY could survive easily.

    If you say that’s not true then you are in denial.

    #77 5 years ago
  78. DaMan

    quote Thevil:
    ” what I do know is that had I had a one year “10 million gap” head start SONY would have never closed anything especially when said games were “supposedly” superior on my console, I “supposedly” have the better online service and my console is “50% $300″ cheaper to buy.”

    my comment on that:
    “Sony went from a console that was associated with videogames to giant enemy crabs, and at the end MS are at least definetely on par with them in this business now. if anyone did ‘win’ this gen, it was surely MS.”

    that’s what I ‘believe’ happened. sorry if you were in another world for the last three years.

    #78 5 years ago
  79. theevilaires

    What facts? By the time the PS3 released M$ had about a 10 million head start it could have been 8.9, 8.6, 9.2 what does it matter round it off its 10 million.

    They had a console at $300 compared to the PS3 at $600 How is it that 4 years later that 10 million gap is now down to 4 million. So SONY has had to outsell them more at a point of time somewhere right? and still at the point of being more expensive, and having so called inferior games and online.

    Why is that so hard to understand?

    #79 5 years ago
  80. OlderGamer

    Tea my friend, you have it bad.

    They are just toys anyways. You are agruing over Toys. Everyday, all of the time.

    I know it all in good fun, but someone else reading might not. I bet they think your insane lol.

    The shrinking “gap” between 360 and PS3 reminds me of the “fad” the Wii will experience. I mean, sure the Wii sales have slowed(they had to), but they still sell well. Very well.

    And sure the PS3 is gaining on 360. But slowly. And it isn’t as the 360 has hit a brick wall at retail.

    And in the end, none of it matters.

    You own a PS3 and a Xbox360(hehe I bet that makes you feel dirty). I don’t know if you own a Wii or not. I do. And a xbox360 and a PS3. So, I mean, don’t we all pretty much own everything anyways?

    I have a few days wehn I am all over the PS3, and time when it sits there because I am playing xbox360. And right now both they and the Wii sit there because I am playing Wow and Onlive on PC.

    Anyways man, keep up the good fight, your a great read. Too bad so many other don’t apreciate you for that. I know I do, so does reask I am sure.

    Its all good.

    #80 5 years ago
  81. OlderGamer

    “Sony went from a console that was associated with videogames to giant enemy crabs, and at the end MS are at least definetely on par with them in this business now. if anyone did ‘win’ this gen, it was surely MS.”

    To be honest I say Nintendo for the win.

    #81 5 years ago
  82. theevilaires

    Well I’m glad you think your make believe world is real Daman but come back to Earth. And what does a giant enemy crab have anything to do with the system out performing the 360?

    They went from Giant enemy crab to holy shit the XBOX360 will never have games like Uncharted 2 and God of War 3 in such a little time you call 3 years….I like that….I like that a lot :D that’s what you call master quality something M$ has yet to produce. Closest thing would be (MAYBE) Halo reach.

    #82 5 years ago
  83. DaMan

    @81 yeah, I already said that was about the Sony vs Ms one.

    you’re right though, Older. enough I think. :)

    #83 5 years ago
  84. reask

    I think the point he is making although I could be wrong here is that MS went from original xbox been wiped off the face of the earth to this now.

    Which is no mean feat in anyone’s book.
    I mean Sony are good really good and yet MS are keeping ahead 6 years into present gen.

    I mean in all fairness Tea you are the one bringing up the fail word here. :)

    #84 5 years ago
  85. DaMan

    true, reask.

    #85 5 years ago
  86. spiderLAW

    I don’t know why there is even a PS3 vs. 360 competition anyways.
    Buy a friggin console and play its games, simple as that. If you are a true gamer/hardcore gamer, you own most if not all gaming platforms to experience the best of all gaming worlds. I, for an example, started off with an Atari 2600 and NES system as a child. When the 16bit era started I only had a Genesis (because my parents didn’t want me playing video games.) But as soon as I could afford my own consoles I bought both a PS1 and N64. When the Dreamcast came out I bought that too. Then PS2, Xbox, and Gamecube were all connected to my 32” SDTV. This generation I now have a Wii (first purchase of this gen), a 360 (second purchase), and a PS3 (third purchase). I’ve always had a gaming PC too. Do I prefer one over the other, yes, the PS3 and for obvious reasons (Exclusives, Bluray, MT2S HD file playback). Do I think there is a competition, no. I play all of my systems and enjoy all of them because I am a GAMER.
    I forgot where I was heading with this but I know the reason behind what I was saying. If you are gonna browse the net for game info, do so because you are a gamer. If you are going around looking for game info to flame about everything you hear about a specific gaming company, you should find something more productive to do. Going around saying PS3 RULES! Is retarded and so it is the same with the Xbots yelling 360 is better!!! GTFO with that garbage.
    Another point to this whole essay of a comment is, if there are flamers choosing sides and trying to force there opinion on people and it makes you angry, use the ignore button (in your mind) and ignore them. Maybe that will stop them from making comments to only get your attention. If you enjoy the banter, by all means, continue and make me laugh like I always do when reading the shit that comes from a few of you.

    #86 5 years ago
  87. theevilaires

    OlderGamer really this is about HD consoles and next gen visuals nothing last gen tech, but don’t worry as soon as the PS3 outsells the 360 he’ll jump on that Nintendo bandwagon all XBOTS do or they’ll flock to games for windows and pretend they were all about PC gaming like MIKE :D

    #87 5 years ago
  88. reask

    @ Spiderlaw.
    Well said.
    But I love the banter. ;)

    #88 5 years ago
  89. reask

    This is for you Tea.
    Whilst youre waiting for that day.

    Enjoy.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlBiLNN1NhQ

    #89 5 years ago
  90. OlderGamer

    Good call Spider!

    And Tea I am just gonna put this out there.

    Tea, I love the PC. Always have. So if I seem to switch alliengences down the road to PC, I just wanted you to know where I stand now. With Starcraft II coming out … it might just kill me. Diablo III after that…? And Civ V… I am hoping I can remain married lol. This fall I plan on joining LOTROnline and and paling around w/Steph and a few other VG247ers. Steam on PC is amazing and I am its tool. Toss in Blizzard and aother MMOrpgs.

    PS3 nor XB360 really has the same level of attention from me.

    #90 5 years ago
  91. theevilaires

    Ummm Reask maybe you skipped comment 62. I think you are now just trying to escape the debate now cause anything you say can’t go against that.

    You bought numbers into this. I was talking about hardware.

    So I mixed my hardware data with your numbers and tell me how is that SONY has three platforms to market and sell but M$ only has 1 but still SONY managed to close the gap from M$ 1 year 10 million head start.

    You have no answer because the answer isn’t about failure its about embarrassment. So like I said in comment 62 its embarrassing for M$ not a failure really.

    #91 5 years ago
  92. G1GAHURTZ

    OnLive FTW!

    #92 5 years ago
  93. OlderGamer

    @91

    but in fairness Tea, how many different hardware versions does Nintendo market?

    The Wii, and several competing versions of Gameboys. And for the most part they clober everyone.

    God G1GA Onlive is bad lol. Not the actual performance, just the pricing. But right now its free and I was given a free game code … so I play. For now.

    #93 5 years ago
  94. theevilaires

    I think you people need to go back to comment 51 and read from there and see whos the one who got their feelings hurt (by the truth of course) and attacked who here. I’m just speaking the truth.

    I don’t know why people get upset or think I’m upset I’m just telling you the truth. Is anything I said in these comments were a lie? Please feel free to show me.

    #94 5 years ago
  95. spiderLAW

    @88 and @90
    Thanks

    @92 Hahahaha!!! just like COD:MW2 FTW!!!,lol. J/K
    Anwyays, I will never jump on the digital distribution band wagon because i love my boxart and game discs. Well, i dont mind Digital Distributuion on PC but never will i like it on consoles.

    Damn OldGamer, you play all that and still manage to keep a wife!! Kudos!
    Im lucky enough that my wife enjoys gaming almost as much as i do. She’s still a girl so i occasionally have to take her shopping or to the beach and what not but thats all fine with me as long as she stays a gamer and doesnt grow out of it anytime soon (her platforms of choice are PS3 and DSi although she enjoys 360, PSP, and iPod Touch occasionally. I cant get her into PC games for some reason).

    #95 5 years ago
  96. Erthazus

    @42 Fuck, you are hopeless, i never said that Stereoscopic don’t work with 360. Good luck to you. If you will see decent Quality stereoscopic GAME in 3D on 360 then answer me here, because your stupidity is over 9000.
    You absolutely don’t understand what is stereoscopic 3D and what is 1.2 HDMI. Without a patch, 360 can’t do 3D and i’m not sure that Microsoft know how to crack things right that it can work with every TV with 1.2
    Thats the whole point of this conversation.

    @45 Jesus CHRIST. Do you read my POST? Do you read my post? NO, you don’t!

    “HDMI 1.3 – 3D, no!
    HDMI 1.4 – 3D, yes!
    PS3 pretends to be HDMI 1.4 – 3D, yes!
    360 pretends to be HDMI 1.4 – Possible? Who knows!”

    Yes, i was a little bit mistaken about 3D Over HDMI with 1.3, but i said thousand times that Sony did this THROUGH FIRMWARE and it is POSSIBLE with 1.3 to enable 3D VIA HDMI ! Read myfucking post!
    Can Microsoft do it with 360? I doubt it. If they could, you could see 360 with 3D right now.
    No one is saying that 360 is not capable of 3D, i’m saying that it’s probably not possible to make a firmware update or crack so some TV’s could respond 3D with 1.2

    I spoke with Sony guy at Sony center and they said to me clearly, that 3D in PS3 will work with every fucking TV, no matter what TV you buy. Sony or Samsung or LG or whatever.

    Fucktwits.

    #96 5 years ago
  97. G1GAHURTZ

    Nah, I was just joking, reask.

    I’m not interested in OnLive whatsoever.

    Every true gamer knows that Xbox 360 is the best console by far…

    #97 5 years ago
  98. Gadzooks!

    IGNORE BUTTON PLEASE SITE DEVS.

    The sooner I can get that little retard TEA away from my screen the better. It’s not funny, never was.

    #98 5 years ago
  99. theevilaires

    Hey Gadzooks! get a tattoo of my name on your forehead. That way the real world will know I own your denial ass too. :D

    #99 5 years ago
  100. Gadzooks!

    @99

    The only thing you own is the site jester hat.

    And no, that’s not a good thing.

    #100 5 years ago
  101. G1GAHURTZ

    ONE HUNDRED AND ONE…

    …COMMENTS FULL OF FUN!

    #101 5 years ago
  102. ivycrew707

    TEA u rock!!!!!!! I love how u represent SONY, if I didn’t have to work so much I would join you…..keep up the good work

    #102 5 years ago
  103. Patrick Garratt

    I’m going to learn how to code and make an ignore button myself, soon.

    #103 5 years ago
  104. Kerplunk

    The PAGE DOWN key on my keyboard works really well as an ignore button. I hear SPACE BAR works too.

    THANKS SITE DEVS!

    #104 5 years ago
  105. G1GAHURTZ

    LOL @ 102!

    What exactly is the delay, Pat?

    Any sort of figure of what percentage along the way we are to getting this site upgrade? (Not in a GT5 nowhere near accurate percentage kind of way…)

    #105 5 years ago
  106. Patrick Garratt

    @105 – I’d say we’re at a GT5 90%.

    #106 5 years ago
  107. G1GAHURTZ

    Oh, well that’s cleared that up, then.

    #107 5 years ago
  108. Patrick Garratt

    I don’t know myself at the moment. I will do soon. Hopefully we’re going to work on a full reboot as opposed to an “upgrade,” but I’ll know more in the next few weeks.

    #108 5 years ago
  109. mathare92

    As someone who prefers my PS3 over any other console, I must say I’m a little disappointed in you TEA. It’s great that your so vocal about your opinions but you really have to take more care and time into the comments you post. If anything, just one eloquently written(and relevant) post will spare you the need to write another 20 and will go someway to building your respectability back.

    #109 5 years ago
  110. spiderLAW

    @97
    hahahahahhaha!!!!!!
    NO

    Every true gamer knows that the Nintendo Entertanment System is the best console by far!
    Followed by the Sega Genesis and then MS DOS

    #110 5 years ago
  111. G1GAHURTZ

    MC Hammer says hi!

    #111 5 years ago
  112. G1GAHURTZ

    Oh cool! Thanks for the update Pat.

    Keep us posted.

    #112 5 years ago
  113. spiderLAW

    Whoa!!! just wow, that really made me laugh!

    The sad thng is, i remember playing that thing at my neighbor’s house when i was a young pup.

    #113 5 years ago
  114. G1GAHURTZ

    U can’t touch this!

    #114 5 years ago
  115. theevilaires

    @ 109 thanks for the advice but you do realize you people have no affect on my over all life right? No matter what is said to me by someone else here I’m not the one screaming for changes as if this site is my life.

    People like DaMan, Gheritt, and Gadzooks! (who all have one thing in common being XBOTS) do that shit. Some people just can’t handle the truth when they talk shit. Don’t start it and I won’t have to finish it. Easy at that.

    this article is an interview article. there’s no real topic hear. Its about a M$ guy talking against Sony tech which leads the comments for an open discussion topic.

    My first post in the comments were just joking…but someone *cough* Reask *cough* took offense and came back. I wasn’t trying to state something factual I was just stating my opinion, but he got ticked that deep down inside knew my opinion was indeed a fact.

    ….that’s how this started. because someone who is suppose to be seen as so level headed by the community snapped and had to comment on something as little as this “PS3>360″. from that point on when he kept attacking me I only spoke factual evidence and his friends joined (LMAO). It must be a EURO thing to live in denial.

    That’s what separates us I think.

    #115 5 years ago
  116. Gadzooks!

    TEA you have no idea what the truth is. How could you possibly know what happens in the real world when your only view is of a Sony rep’s belly button?

    #116 5 years ago
  117. theevilaires

    Garratt! Garratt! Garratt! he….he won’t leave me alone! :( ban him Garratt now! or I’m gonna flood your mail box everyday for an ignore button waaaaaaaaaaaah :D

    #117 5 years ago
  118. ivycrew707

    TEA they dont take kindly to opinions from SONY guys *sigh*

    #118 5 years ago
  119. DaMan

    LOL, ” Don’t start it and I won’t have to finish it” rofl.

    as if you ‘ve posted a single decent argument at least once.

    you’re as much fun as blackdreamhunk. which is why I generally ignore you, friendo. but nah, nvm those silly xbots. believe! stand strong until reinforcements arrive.

    #119 5 years ago
  120. Gadzooks!

    @117

    Hey, you act like a dick all the time so you should expect people to call you up on it.

    Simple solution: Stop acting like such an immature shit-stirring wanker. Who knows you might get some decent conversations with people then..

    #120 5 years ago
  121. spiderLAW

    @119
    Come on now! Nobody here is nearly as bad as blackdreamhunk. PERIOD

    #121 5 years ago
  122. DaMan

    the concept is the same really, blackdreamhunk is just a more violent, cuntish version.

    I admit theevil was indeed funny ages ago, not now though.

    #122 5 years ago
  123. Gadzooks!

    BDH is a certifiable looncake, but at least he’s funny in his delusion.

    TEA is as much fun as orally pleasuring a meat slicer.

    #123 5 years ago
  124. DaMan

    what happens is the exact opposite of theevil’s version. he posts ‘shit’, people generally scroll down, but occasionally do react.

    oh and btw. back when that rgw thing was around, theevil was saying it’s unfair to ban him because rgw’s ‘only posting his opinions’. he later denied that. seems to me, this is pretty much abusing of the no ban policy.. as if the site was done for their personal amusement.

    #124 5 years ago
  125. theevilaires

    Let me figure this out…..

    1. XBOTS scream for ignore button (solely for me :D )

    2. Mart or whoever goes through so much trouble adding one to only have these XBOTS still reading and responding to my post :D

    3. I respond back to say “LMAO”

    4. They cowardly activate the “button of ignorance” and do the XBOT dance in their living room :D http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koh3SYe7VW4

    5. VG247 becomes the red headed step child of Kotaku and Joystiq

    6. and Garratt never receives another reward for his site again.

    I have a feeling its going to pan out this way soon :D

    Why don’t you all take a hint from your buddy Reask and disappear cause you got no argument whatsoever.

    #125 5 years ago
  126. Erthazus

    Jesus, guys you give so much attention to Aaron Greenberg personal interview XD

    #126 5 years ago
  127. spiderLAW

    @126
    lol, true, too true.

    #127 5 years ago
  128. theevilaires

    I see they finally shut up and stop crying :D comment 125 made them RR2D I guess :P

    #128 5 years ago
  129. spiderLAW

    @128
    Not sure that’s the reason but glad its over with either way. Although most of it caused me to get some looks over here at work, you know, from laughing loudly.

    #129 5 years ago
  130. Gadzooks!

    @125

    I can’t wait for you to be silenced. It will be pure bliss.

    I can imagine the red faced rage you will go through with no voice, no way to irritate people with your petty little jabs.

    #130 5 years ago
  131. theevilaires

    and I can’t wait until you finally get laid one day and realize there’s more to life than the RROD :D

    PEW! PEW! PEW!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0v1KVq31_TE

    #131 5 years ago
  132. OlderGamer

    I wouldn’t want an ignore button.

    I enjoy reading posts from people on both sides of the fence. I even enjoy reading posts from people that have the fence so far up their asses they can pick their teeth with it. Speaking of whom, where is BDH these days? I haven’t seen him in awhile. I figured he might wanna chime in on a few things like OnLive. Guess even he knows that one is gonna tank.

    Anyways, no ignore button. Ban spammers(not people you don’t agree with, but offensive, spammers). And leave it at that. I type too much. Its what i do, Tea spews Sony verbage, several others … MS verbage. I truly fear the gamer that loves his Wii. I do not want to hear about what his Wii spews.

    Point is it takes all kinds. If you don’t want to read someone, don’t – no one is forcing you to look. But if you ignore every one that doesn’t agree with you … what would you talk about?

    #132 5 years ago
  133. Gadzooks!

    “and I can’t wait until you finally get laid one day and realize there’s more to life than the RROD”

    What?

    What is that supposed to mean? Is English your first language because that sentence makes no sense at all. Genuine question.

    #133 5 years ago

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  • Payday 2: Repeater rifle, Peacemaker pistol introduced with The Butcher’s Western Pack

    Overkill Software released the 21st DLC pack for Payday 2 yesterday, titled The Butcher’s Western Pack. The pack will run you $4.99/€4.99 and other digital distribution channels. “For our 21st DLC we go back in time to visit the Wild West and the arsenal it was known for,” said the developers. “With it we’re introducing […]

  • The Yooka-Laylee Kickstarter just launched and has already met its funding goal

    Playtonic Games launched the Kickstarter campaign for Yooka-Laylee at 5pm UK, and in just over 30 minutes it already hit its $270,000 funding goal. You can watch the funding counter continue to roll over through the link. Yooka-Laylee is a 3D platformer where the characters use special moves such as Yooka’s tongue grapple and Laylee’s […]

  • Batch of hi-res Persona 5 screenshots released by PlayStation Japan

    A set of screenshots have been released for Persona 5, and while you’ve seen these before in magazines and on the official website, these are high-res versions. Some will even look familiar to those who watched the first gameplay trailer back in February. The shots were posted over on the PlayStation Japan Persona 5 game […]

  • Is Alien: Isolation getting HTC Vive support?

    Placeholder images for SteamVR icons have been found and it looks like there may be support for Alien: Isolation, so if you enjoy soiling yourself, get psyched! NeoGAF members found a thread on Reddit, where a little rooting around in a Steam directory unearthed the images. The list includes both games and apps, and as […]

  • Xbox Live multiplayer is free this weekend on Xbox 360

    Xbox 360 players in all Xbox Live regions can play multiplayer online for free this weekend. If you are a Silver member, this means you are Golden from May 1-3 and can play multiple games online with your buddies. All you have to do is log-in to Xbox Live.

  • Assassin’s Creed actor Michael Fassbender confirms film production starts September

    The Assassin’s Creed movie will start production this fall, actor Michael Fassbender (Prometheus, 300, X-Men:First Class) as confirmed. Speaking with ComingSoon.net, Fassbender said filming will start in September, which is inline with Ubisoft’s announcement in February. The actor will star in the film alongside Oscar-winning actress Marion Cotillard, both reuniting with their MacBeth director Justin […]

  • Eve Online boss states VR won’t be as big as we think next year

    I don’t think I’m the only one who wants VR to hurry up and manifest into a Sword Art Online-esque reality. Unfortunately, the chief executive officer at the studio behind Eve Online doesn’t think that will be happening any time soon. Talking to Venture Beat, Hilmar Veigar Pétursson touched on his excitement at the prospects […]

  • The Last of Us: Left Behind goes standalone in May on PS3, PS4

    Naughty Dog has announced that The Last of US DLC Left Behind will be released as a standalone experience next month. It can be purchased for both PlayStation 3 and PS4 through the PS Store and a two-hour demo of the Factions multiplayer will also be made available. “The Left Behind standalone game will have […]

  • EA’s annual E3 press conference takes place on June 15

    Electronic Arts has announced its annual E3 2015 press conference will take place the day before the show kicks off on June 15. EA, Microsoft, Sony and Ubisoft always hold press events the day before E3 officially starts, so this isn’t any surprise, really. The presser, dubbed “Live to Play”, will last one hour and […]

  • Steam exchange rate mix-up closes down community market

    The Steam community market was buggered up big time today after a mix-up with currency conversion had items selling from practically nothing, to millions of dollars. PC Gamer picked up on the news after a thread on Reddit appeared with screenshots depicting just how silly things were getting over there. The currency exchange rate data […]

  • Britney Spears signs five-year deal with Glu for new mobile game

    Pop star Britney Spears has signed a five-year deal with Glu mobile for a new, untitled game. The mobile game will feature her “voice, likeness, and creative influence,” and is due for release sometime next year. Glu also signed a deal with Katy Perry in February, so expect a game revolving around her to hit […]

  • Large Activision publisher sale on Steam discounts Call of Duty, Prototype, more

    Activision has put the majority of its library on sale through Steam this weekend, and if other titles weren’t included, it could be referred to as a Call of Duty sale. Below are a few standouts. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Gold Edition 25% off Call of Duty: Ghosts 67% off Call of Duty: […]