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This is good sportsmanship

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While we expect good sportsmanship from athletes, it’s not generally something that we see in the cutthroat world of business. Competition can make the difference between a company going under or being a huge success. So it made me incredibly happy to see this exchange between MS and Sony.

 

This is what it’s all about. Both companies are excited about their products. Sure, they’re competing, but without that competition this whole launch would be so boring. Well done to Microsoft and Sony – show the world that you can be on opposing teams and still have respect for each other. Now, if only some of the console warring fanboys could learn from this.

Meanwhile, the Kaz Hirai parody account has been making us laugh this morning:

 

All in all, nice to see some positive attitudes and interactions in the midst of this launch period. Of course, all that will be undone when the Black Friday mobs beat each other to a pulp in the US of A.

Last Updated: November 15, 2013

29 Comments

  1. Ultimo_Cleric N7

    November 15, 2013 at 10:10

    Dont see an exchange…..
    EDIT: Nevermind

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    • RinceandRepeat

      November 15, 2013 at 11:50

      Your eyes man, your eyes!

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  2. Kensei Seraph

    November 15, 2013 at 10:10

    I laughed at “…, all that will be undone when the Black Friday mobs beat each other to a pulp in the US of A.”

    I’m going to an overly warm place when I die aren’t I?

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  3. TiMsTeR1033

    November 15, 2013 at 10:13

    lucky!

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    • Timpoo1033

      November 15, 2013 at 10:14

      BASTARDS!

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      • TiMsTeR1033

        November 15, 2013 at 10:20

        Lets go and rob them of their Ps4’s!!!! Time to go GTA on their asses!!

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        • Timpoo1033

          November 15, 2013 at 10:44

          Being Black Friday, such behaviour should be expected. I have an urge to hit someone with a massive purple dildo. You can be the runner. I assault them while you get away with the loot.

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          • InsanityFlea

            November 15, 2013 at 11:39

            Hope his HDMI has a bent pin.

    • FoxOneZA

      November 15, 2013 at 10:15

      The look of winning :/

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      • iAmWeasel

        November 15, 2013 at 11:02

        OMG OMG OMG!! Jack Tretton autographed edition!!! *faints*

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      • RinceandRepeat

        November 15, 2013 at 11:54

        WIN!

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  4. CAE9872

    November 15, 2013 at 10:14

    Is good to see. Both will ultimately have great products with great games.

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    • ToshZA

      November 15, 2013 at 10:18

      All gaming systems were created equal. But some are more equal than others.

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      • Kensei Seraph

        November 15, 2013 at 10:27

        *cough*PC*cough*

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        • ToshZA

          November 15, 2013 at 10:31

          Read this, and you’ll understand where my comment comes from:
          http://www.amazon.com/Animal-Farm-George-Orwell/dp/0451526341

          Edit: That’s if you don’t already know >_> Sorry, that sounded waaaaay too condescending.

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          • CAE9872

            November 15, 2013 at 10:41

            Was waiting for the master race to rear its ugly head! Sigh…I am no PC gamer – never will be. There are games I would love to play but its just too complicated to setup in my very humble opinion.

            ALTHOUGH it should be noted that getting onto 360/PS3 can be extremely frustrating in their own right! I curse them long and hard.

            “Internet up; internet down”…”You have been logged out”…WHY…SHUT UP!!!!

          • ToshZA

            November 15, 2013 at 10:42

            What the hell does my comment have to do with the master race? Kensei took it there, not me. It was not intended as such, hence my follow-up.

            Do people here have no culture? Has nobody read George Orwell?

          • CAE9872

            November 15, 2013 at 11:07

            Sorry Tosh wasnt directed at your George Orwell reply. And yes it was read – many, many years ago.

            PS – new here so unsure how comment boxes work quite yet…chill…

          • ToshZA

            November 15, 2013 at 11:14

            Ok, yeah I should chill. Sorry. And thanks for clarifying. Welcome to LG. Despite my overly vicious reply, we’re all pretty cool here. Feel free to troll, contribute and have fun. πŸ™‚

          • CAE9872

            November 15, 2013 at 14:54

            Tis all cool. No offence taken…but will happily troll in future πŸ™‚

          • Otto "Die Hond"

            November 15, 2013 at 10:47

            Didn’t we have too read that book back in High school for like 40% of your whole damn year in English class.

          • ToshZA

            November 15, 2013 at 10:55

            High school? Dude I read this when I was 9 or 10.

  5. ToshZA

    November 15, 2013 at 10:19

    You know, after their back and forth marketing shenanigans, this is such a good attitude & reaction for both of them.

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  6. Maxiviper117

    November 15, 2013 at 11:13

    Awweee, lets all hold hands and sing kumbaya

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  7. Devourer of Small Bunnies

    November 15, 2013 at 11:19

    Thats… unexpected? Refreshingly delightful though πŸ™‚

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  8. Rikus

    November 15, 2013 at 11:29

    *Sniff Sniff*

    That is so beautiful, it brings a tear to my eye

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    • loftie

      November 15, 2013 at 13:03

      *hands over a two ply tissue*

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      • Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

        November 18, 2013 at 10:01

        WHY WHY WHY PETRICIA WHY?? Two ply for what? Two ply for WHAT?? Is the same as one ply wena just wipe twice!!

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  9. Unavengedavo(aka. IceCreamMan)

    November 15, 2013 at 12:06

    This kinda reminds me of the World War 1 Christmas truce… So would this be the Console Wars Black Friday truce? πŸ˜›

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