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Sony throws it's weight around – falls flat on it's face

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Sony did not enjoy www.kotaku.com publishing a rumour about PlayStation Home, it seems to be Sony’s new way of managing achievements and Mii’s.

Dave Karraker (Sr Director Corporate Communications) decided to shut down all ties with kotaku and uninvite them from all future Sony media events. Seems a bit harsh Dave, you can’t just go around telling people what to write about your system and making threats against highly respected blogs is a really bad idea.

Such a bad idea that Sony subsequently got hammered so badly by other blogs, magazines and journalists that Dave has decided to go back on his threat and has re-invited kotaku to all of it’s media days.

I always enjoy the little guy winning and this is a big up for kotaku. Good on you for standing by your integrity….

I (Dave) am very disappointed that after trying to work with you as closely as possible and provide you and your team with access and information, you chose to report on this rumor…. I can’t defend outlets that can’t work cooperatively with us (Sony).

So, it is for this reason, that we will be canceling all further interviews for Kotaku staff at GDC and will be dis-inviting you to our media event next Tuesday. Until we can find a way to work better together, information provided to your site will only be that found in the public forum.

Source: Sony Blackballs Kotaku (UPDATED) – Kotaku

Last Updated: March 2, 2007

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