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PS3 site pwned by Microsoft

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There really isn’t any mature way to put this so we are going to retreat back to fanboy name calling to make the point.

“lol PS3 fansite fail”

Okay let’s get back to being moderately serious now. There has been quite a bit said recently about Microsoft’s marketing budget and how the Final Fantasy XIII marketing campaign seems to be entirely powered by the Microsoft war chest.

Well it appears to be absolutely true, PSU (Playstation UnlimitedUniverse) is one of the biggest PS dedicated fan sites in the world and seeing it skinned with Final Fantasy XIII is no surprise, however seeing it only advertising the Xbox 360 version is pretty surprising.


Honestly this is pretty depressing for PSU, I realise we all need money to keep the sites going but if you are a dedicated Playstation website you really shouldn’t be accepting advertising for the main competitor to your favoured console.

Source: PSU & uffsite

Last Updated: February 16, 2010


  1. riezo

    February 16, 2010 at 12:39

    Lol at PSU, that is really sucky of them. This coming from a PS3 fanboi.


  2. spl0it

    February 16, 2010 at 12:41

    The Xbox is the worst console in the world… evar..


  3. darthdad

    February 16, 2010 at 12:46

    lolz :silly:
    You’re a braver man than I Lazy!


  4. Milesh Bhana ZA

    February 16, 2010 at 12:54

    That panel is usually a feed isn’t it? Same way Lazygamer works isn’t it?

    Maybe the content provider fucked up.


    • LazySAGamer

      February 16, 2010 at 13:49

      No a skin is normally custom made for a site… it is possible that it is a generic feed thing but not really likely.


      • LazySAGamer

        February 16, 2010 at 13:56

        Actually let me correct myself, according to the source at PSU the skin is being delivered by an external company…

        Which means that Microsoft have performed a perfect ambush marketing campaign… PSU should really cut the feed ASAP though…


  5. easy

    February 16, 2010 at 13:03

    sorry lazy, but this is getting tedious. i don’t give a toss what your console preference is, purely because this site is actually pretty damn good for a local site, dare i say my first choice for gaming news.
    but of late, it seems like you guys are going out of you way to incite comment wars, even provoking in the actual comments.

    i suppose its not in your best interest to try instill a certain amount of acceptance from your readers. bad news sells right?



    • LazySAGamer

      February 16, 2010 at 13:50

      You do realise I am not making fun of the PS3, Sony or Square Enix… but rather that a Playstation dedicated website has Xbox 360 exclusive advertising.



      • easy

        February 16, 2010 at 14:05

        you know what… i give up. i’m sick and tired this nonsense.
        you taking me for an idiot without clearly reading what i wrote, just assuming that i’m going on rant about fanboy this or fanboy that.
        i just don’t get why you have to be so antagonistic. i actually want to enjoy reading both articles and comments, but fuck it, whats the point if you don’t give a shit?


        its your site and fuck anyone’s opinion that differs from yours. thumbs up for you big guy.



        • Geoff

          February 16, 2010 at 14:07



        • SlippyMadFrog

          February 16, 2010 at 14:27

          Shoe! I didn’t see that coming.


        • LazySAGamer

          February 16, 2010 at 15:00

          er… what did I do?


        • Milesh Bhana ZA

          February 16, 2010 at 15:53

          Quick Geoff, post another article with boobies.


    • WitWolfyZA

      February 16, 2010 at 14:13

      who are u the fun police?


    • Gangstar

      February 16, 2010 at 14:24

      PSU has fixed it :tongue:

      @easy: Grow up, it was a shot at the website. Not your beloved PS3 so take a chill pill. Secondly the site is not local due to the fact that it is hosted internationally. Lazy, I bet your traffic would go up at the very least by around 25% if hosted locally. All about the cost I suppose. But due to the fact it is international I know many people that just give it a skip. Anyways hopefully it will go local if all goes well :whistle:


      • Geoff

        February 16, 2010 at 14:30

        We see too many users and go through way, way, way too much bandwidth to host locally, unfortunately.


      • LazySAGamer

        February 16, 2010 at 15:02

        PSU still has the Xbox advertising when I view it.

        And yes I would love to host locally but the hosting costs would be so incredibly high that we would close down in less than a month.

        We can all group together and blame Telkom for that… there is absolutely no reason for South African bandwith to cost so much.


  6. Atomic

    February 16, 2010 at 13:23

    Haha.. that’s actually quite funny. I wonder how long the advert will be up for.


  7. Johnn0

    February 16, 2010 at 13:40

    “PSU (Playstation Unlimited)”

    Isn’t it Playstation Universe, not unlimited?


  8. Fox1

    February 16, 2010 at 14:33

    If I haven’t visited this site then I wouldn’t have known about this funny story and also I wouldn’t have had a good LOL to make this hot day seem better :cheerful:


  9. riezo

    February 16, 2010 at 15:57


    Blogers just cant win!


    • My Little Pwny

      February 16, 2010 at 16:01

      Neither can bloggers.


  10. Bonk

    February 16, 2010 at 16:24

    I just realized that I can’t thumb up or down the most harderned xbots on this site like Fox1 etc. Whats up Lazy? Oh never mind I see Easy’s thumbs are also locked. So now I can’t balance it out.


    • Geoff

      February 16, 2010 at 16:28

      The thumb system is weird. Just refresh and it should be ok. maybe.


      • Bonk

        February 16, 2010 at 16:32

        That thumb down was just a tester and for the system not working well. Oh and also because you are all xbots. Please thumb away guys.


        • My Little Pwny

          February 16, 2010 at 16:37

          You asked for it.


    • LazySAGamer

      February 16, 2010 at 21:17

      The rating system is based on your IP and with companies using proxies it is posible that someone else in your company has rated that comment already.

      Trust me there is no conspiracy theory here :ninja:


  11. Fox1

    February 16, 2010 at 17:17

    LOL. This is nothing. Some of you guys weren’t here to experience flame bait Fridays on Lazygamer. Articles ran into hundreds of comments but we all just had a good laugh at the end 😉


    • V@mp

      February 16, 2010 at 19:43

      Yeah, I miss that :devil:
      Although,with people being so damn touchy these days,
      every day is flame bait Friday at Lazygamer. Whoo-hoo!


  12. mitas

    March 2, 2010 at 19:19

    adverts = money , so maybe psu needed money … Recession. but still a cold day in hell to see ff what ever being advertised on ps3 only site with the x360. well maybe sony are like ” let MS do the advertsing and ppl realise 3 discs latter that they got inferiour textures etc etc they like hey , GOD 3 , GT 5 FF what ever and the list goes on etc etc”


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