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Old 04-11-2012, 03:19 PM   #1
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Sony Not Approving N7 Weekends in ME3


Bioware announced today yet another N7 weekend for Mass Effect 3. A welcomed addition to their online world. If you are not familiar with them, they are essentially challenges for the community to complete to get additional items or additional XP.

While announcing this weekends N7 Challenge, they noted that the PS3 owners can't take part because of Sony, here is the blog post

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This Operation is currently available to Xbox 360 and PC users only, and will run from Friday, April 13th at 5PM PST to Monday, April 16th 5AM PST. Unfortunately, we are not yet able to offer our Multiplayer Challenge weekends on PlayStation 3. Sony has not yet approved the promotion. We continue to work with them to find a compromise, but until then, Sony will not allow us to run the same Multiplayer Challenges on the PlayStation 3 that we run on Xbox 360 and PC.
Sony, at a time when you need your customers support the most, you aren't doing good by them.
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Old 04-11-2012, 04:45 PM   #2
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Wow, Sony has no sense of PR. Asshats.
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Old 04-11-2012, 05:35 PM   #3
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still trying to herp and derp their way to the top i see.

sony.. whenyagonlern.
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Old 04-11-2012, 05:36 PM   #4
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Wow, Sony has no sense of PR. Asshats.
What's funny is that this has been evident for years now already.
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Old 04-11-2012, 06:20 PM   #5
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What's funny is that this has been evident for years now already.
It's one thing to do it when you're king of the hill. It's another thing entirely when you're wallowing in the gutter.
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Old 04-11-2012, 07:00 PM   #6
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Wow Bioware threw Sony right under the bus.
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Old 04-11-2012, 07:01 PM   #7
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You stay classy Sony.
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Old 04-11-2012, 07:03 PM   #8
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Any word on the reasoning for this from Sony's perspective?
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Old 04-11-2012, 07:16 PM   #9
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Any word on the reasoning for this from Sony's perspective?
Sony and reasoning in the same sentence? Surely you jest!
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Old 04-11-2012, 08:00 PM   #10
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Wow Bioware threw Sony right under the bus.
Nah, Sony's at fault here, so I don't think that metaphor applies. More like Bioware outed Sony rather than take the blame themselves.
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Old 04-11-2012, 08:31 PM   #11
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Wow Bioware threw Sony right under the bus.
Just stating facts. Sony needs to get it together... just like Bioware needs to give their fans some legitimate closure!
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Old 04-11-2012, 08:45 PM   #12
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Just stating facts. Sony needs to get it together... just like Bioware needs to give their fans some legitimate closure!
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Old 04-11-2012, 11:33 PM   #13
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If you think they can fix their shit, then watch their stock. It's going to be ugly, ugly cheap pretty soon.
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Would you believe Sony stock on the NYSE is actually UP 2.8%???

It's market cap stands at $18.82b

But, it's lost 0.27% in after hours trading. Maybe when the world wakes up on this news (if they haven't already) the stock will take a beating.

Then again, maybe the average Sony stock holder is willing to bet on Kazuo? I wouldn't be. Kazuo faces the 12 labors of Hercules in order to turn Sony around.
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Old 04-11-2012, 11:43 PM   #15
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If you think they can fix their shit, then watch their stock. It's going to be ugly, ugly cheap pretty soon.
Seems like a no-brainer to short Sony stock :P

But watch out, you can lose big shorting things.
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Old 04-12-2012, 12:10 AM   #16
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Maybe they'll pull a Bestbuy?

I'd say go back to sound, Sony.
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Old 04-12-2012, 04:44 AM   #17
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Funny how things go.

EA says that they couldn't publish their games on steam because of Valve's restriction. First reaction people say valve must have their reasons and tries to dig deeper.

EA says sony doesn't allow them to run their promotions. First reaction people blame sony without wanting to know the other side of the story.
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Old 04-12-2012, 05:05 AM   #18
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Funny how things go.

EA says that they couldn't publish their games on steam because of Valve's restriction. First reaction people say valve must have their reasons and tries to dig deeper.

EA says sony doesn't allow them to run their promotions. First reaction people blame sony without wanting to know the other side of the story.
A valid point, but the reasoning for many people jumping to the "blame Sony" conclusion is because Sony just doesn't have the same cred in the gamer community. They trust Sony to be working against them, and they keep delivering.

As for Sony as a company there is a dangerous threshold to be aware of. When the stock price (which can loosely be translated to "belief in the company") drops below their assets value they could be a target for a hostile takeover.
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Old 04-12-2012, 05:24 AM   #19
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I think Sony can get back on track. The name itself still has a decent brand recognition; I know in Australia at least Sony tvs still sell reasonably well (not as well as Samsung but up there.) And its not as if PS3's have a horrible reputation; the machine itself is stable and the game exclusives are awesome, its just Sonys way of presenting them.

Just requires some stability and leadership change - which is what it has gotten. Consumers for the most part are a fickle bunch - look at how many people overlook the 360 red ring despite its infamous reputation. Sony just needs to refocus on making good but affordable items and they will be back up there.
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Old 04-12-2012, 05:26 AM   #20
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From IGN...

http://au.ps3.ign.com/articles/122/1222855p1.html

The article definetly has an optimistic aspect to it. Sony isnt going anywhere; they will dig themselves out of trouble.
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