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DonFerrari said:
Machiavellian said:

You are not reading the quote correctly.  He is stating that Yes, MS make marketing deals with developers/publishers but they never hold back any content in those deals or make such deals.  Yes, they will make time exclusive deals where they pay for a period of time where the game is exclusive to their system but never will they make a time exclusive where the developer/publisher will lock features or content from another system permanently.

My point is that people will take a statement like this and generalize it to fit their opinion but that is wrong.  That is a way for people to twist the context of a statement to make it fit an opinion instead of taking it exactly as it was phrased.  Even in your statement you appear to take that statement and conform it to your opinion instead of taking it as phrased and its only from a part of the interview which doesn't cover the complete context of the question asked.  This is the problem with the internet where people take pieces and parts of an answer and conform it to an opinion which most times isn't correct.

When you take a statement and try to conform it to your opinion, you first need to ask yourself are you really reading the statement or are you trying to make it conform to what you want to believe.  In order to make that statement conform to your opinion, you would need to make follow up questions to clarify your additional assessments.  Without doing that, you are just making an assumption on what you believe Phil is saying which isn't correct.

Yes, let's pretend Phil didn't made that quote to try and attack Sony on a practice that is evolution of what they started and kept doing.

And again if you can't see that when he is publicly talking he is doing PR for Xbox then there is not much we can discuss. He is the public image of Xbox at the moment so anything he say related to gaming is taken as a statement from MS themselves over Xbox, so PR.

Who needs to pretend.  Did you actually read the whole interview.  Do you know the question that was asked and what he was answering.  In other words, you took a quote, without actually understanding the complete context or question asked and formed an opinion.  This is what I am talking about, and I see it all the time.  You state he is attacking Sony, or is he just giving his opinion on what he like and dislike based on the question asked.  You made a statement and formed an opinion that was different then what Phil actually said concerning a topic.  When the text did not line up with what you thought, you then massaged it to your opinion which is still not correct.  The thing is, Phil did not say what you stated and it still doesn't play with your opinion.

Let me ask you as question, what does PR actually means to you.  When Phil takes an interview and answer a question, how do you view his statements.  Is the weight of his answers whether correct or incorrect weigh more than lets say someone like Major Nelson.  So when you say his statements is PR, exactly what are you trying to say.  Of course any statements made are public relations, the question is the weight of those statements and who they come from.  Coming from someone who is doing QA in MS compared to the head of the division is totally different.