Current Gamer View: Microsoft = Bad, Sony = Good?
For me, it's always interesting to see the shifting views gamers have for various companies and manufacturers.
Sometimes, we think a certain company is going to be a permanent whipping boy for the community and then suddenly, they lose the "most hated" crown to another company, be it developer or publisher.
I honestly think that ever since the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One were announced, the general, admittedly simplistic evaluation by the gaming community was: Sony = Good, Microsoft = Bad. And that may continue to this day, despite the fact that Xbox One fans are starting to crawl out of the wood-works now that MS closed the gap thanks to a price drop. Then again, sometimes I wonder if Microsoft was always seen as "bad," from the moment the original Xbox came onto the market. I know many gamers who absolutely despise MS and for that reason alone, they won't have anything to do with the Xbox brand.
But Sony doesn't have the rosiest reputation these days, either. The PlayStation Network continues to give consumers cause for concern and we have yet to see those invaluable first-party exclusives for PlayStation 4. And a lot of long-time fans are saying Sony hasn't yet made good on its claims concerning this new generation. As such, is it really still the same pecking order? Is it MS/Bad, Sony/Good or has things changed?
What do you think?
2/11/2015 9:43:27 PM Ben Dutka