As I'm sure most of you remember, earlier this week the Playstation 3 suffered a little accident. At the time, people were understandably upset. You also might remember that a lot of the 360 fanboys were having a field day, claiming that this incident was the equivalent of the RROD. The internet was an obnoxious place (well, moreso than usual) for most of this week.
One guy, a diehard PS3 owner and huge fan of the system, decided to post a relatively rational video on YouTube talking about how upset he was with the situation and how he hoped Sony would fix it soon. Unsurprisingly, this didn't go over well with anyone.
Hit the jump.
If you weren't one of the people who were affected by this glitch, you might not appreciate the gravity of the situation. Allow this guy to explain exactly what was happening with people's non-slim PS3s.
Now that you all realize just how serious this was, we can see how people handled it. First, we get a wild conspiracy theory:
There are also people who think that Sony owes them a lot of money/services to fix this. One guy suggests that Sony should give everyone 75% off on all games. Others don't have anything specific in mind, they just think Sony should give them something.
Most of the comments though, were 360 fans coming in to bash the PS3. It starts with simple non-substantial insults.
Delightful. Then we get into some more technical arguments. As I mentioned earlier, there are a lot of equations to the RROD going on.
Speaking of RRODs, if you're going to bring it up, it makes you look slightly less stupid if you can actually spell RROD right.
With all the PS3 bashing going on, you can't expect there not to be counter-arguments.
You also can't expect there not to be some mention of Heavy Rain or Modern Warfare 2. I still don't understand the MW2 stuff, since it's a multi-platform game..
Here, we see the classic "I know I brought this up in the first place, but now that someone's challenged me I'm going to tell them to stop caring so much. WHAT A NERD!" move.
What's funny about this exchange is the guy claiming the other dude is in a "cult of denial", because the PSN crash obviously didn't affect any single player games.
While I don't think I would ever take it as far as most of the people in this thread, I DO think people have a right to be upset when their game console randomly stops working for no reason. One fanboy, though, thinks it's totally unreasonable to be upset at Sony in even the slightest.
Finally, i want to leave you with this totally garbled mess. I have no idea what's going on here, nor am I going to spend the effort to try to decipher what this idiot is saying.
That's all for this week. Do you think you can guess what next week is going to be about? (Hint: 720 vs. 576)
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