While I agree with the majority here that MS is not the best of company's, anyone thinking Sony doesn't do similar things by "buying exclusives" is just plain living in a fantasy world. They both have money, they both use "shaddy business practices" (like that even matters in the business world...), and they both should have $ in their names (M$ and $ony respectively). Has anyone seen the recent PS3 ads? They're awesome for the most part, and anytime a third-party multi-platform game has been shown, the "Playstation 3" symbol in all its Spiderman 3 font glory appears on the screen at the end of the commercial. Does anyone really think they didn't spend money to have their name in the spot a la MS did with Guitar Hero 2/Madden? Please people, stop being so naive!
I'm sorry, but this "MS is evil, and Sony is an angel" stuff is silly and people believing it should really fact-check their opinions and really see what each company does to get games on their respective consoles. Neither Sony or MS are honest companies. Please learn to realize this.
I would wager that if it were possible to see what goes on inside these "dealings", you will find in the end the two companies are really not that different from one another in their practices (in fact, I would bet they're exactly the same...they both use this thing called...money!). Might be a humbling experience actually for some on here that are clinging to one company as "the savior", while at the same time disregarding anything from the "other companies". Not only will you find that that view point is downright stupid, but you'll finally be able to try out the "other consoles". They're gigantic comapnies people...they want to make money; anything else they tell you is PR fodder that should be taken with a truck-load of salt (in other words, as a whole, the company doesn't care that much about us gamers...they just want our dollars/yen/pounds/euros/etc, and as long as they're getting that they'll keep doing what they're doing). End of story.