Forums - Sony Discussion - Linus - Iíve Disappointed and Embarrassed Myself (re: PS5 SSD)

OneTime said:
To be honest, I never rated Linus' technical knowledge very highly. He seems like someone who knows his way around the a few websites to order computer parts, but does he even have a computer science degree? Has he worked as a software developer? Does he work on Linux in his spare time or something?

That he was wrong about something highly technical does not surprise me. That he thought he could talk authoritatively about something he has never used or seen the specs of... doesn't surprise me either...

Linus himself isn't an expert, even as yes, he is quite educated on most of the stuff anyway.

You can always see his team taking the lead when things gets really complicated/complex, to the extent you can see him something say in his videos: so I helped with something?

Anthony is usually the one to take care of the highly technical software bits, and guys like Alex to try very cool and experimental things on the hardware side of things.

Linus is the boss tho, so it was nice of him to apologize for his team too, as his actions reflects upon them.

It was a case of misinformation by Linus that led to some pretty out of place personal commentaries from him about Tim, if it was only a lack of technical expertise it would be way less problematic for him.



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The conversation is so one sided one can’t help but think Sony got them in their pockets. They are supposed to be neutral.

Edit: the apology is warranted but I stand by him saying he was possibly paid off. Clearly we can all see what is a very good effort in tilting the power narrative away from Xbox. 

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sales2099 said:
The conversation is so one sided one can’t help but think Sony got them in their pockets. The UE demo they were practically forbidden to mention the word “Xbox”. They are supposed to be neutral.

So in the thread of a video where Linus calls people out for thinking that Sony paid off Sweeny.. you spread the theory that.. Sony paid off Sweeny?

Watch the video you clearly haven't.

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Bandorr said:
sales2099 said:
The conversation is so one sided one can’t help but think Sony got them in their pockets. The UE demo they were practically forbidden to mention the word “Xbox”. They are supposed to be neutral.

So in the thread of a video where Linus calls people out for thinking that Sony paid off Sweeny.. you spread the theory that.. Sony paid off Sweeny?

Watch the video you clearly haven't.

Just watched it, ya the guy apologized for taking 2nd hand info and called him out on things he shouldn’t have. Only strengthens my opinion Sweeny is only hyping up Sony here. All this is free press to ram home the PS5 SSD is the secret sauce of next gen. He should be talking up both, Series X makes a lot of clever uses of its own tech but what we seeing is Epic only advertising for Sony. It’s brilliant because Sony bragging doesn’t have the same weight as a major 3rd party doing it. Comes across as more believable. They should be neutral is my point but to me it looks more like they are obligated to only talk up one platform.  

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sales2099 said:
Bandorr said:

So in the thread of a video where Linus calls people out for thinking that Sony paid off Sweeny.. you spread the theory that.. Sony paid off Sweeny?

Watch the video you clearly haven't.

Just watched it, ya the guy apologized for taking 2nd hand info and called him out on things he shouldn’t have. Only strengthens my opinion Sweeny is only hyping up Sony here. All this is free press to ram home the PS5 SSD is the secret sauce of next gen. He should be talking up both, Series X makes a lot of clever uses of its own tech but what we seeing is Epic only advertising for Sony. It’s brilliant because Sony bragging doesn’t have the same weight as a major 3rd party doing it. Comes across as more believable. They should be neutral is my point but to me it looks more like they are obligated to only talk up one platform.  

Poor MS, seems no one is willing to give them the time of day.



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twintail said:
sales2099 said:

Just watched it, ya the guy apologized for taking 2nd hand info and called him out on things he shouldn’t have. Only strengthens my opinion Sweeny is only hyping up Sony here. All this is free press to ram home the PS5 SSD is the secret sauce of next gen. He should be talking up both, Series X makes a lot of clever uses of its own tech but what we seeing is Epic only advertising for Sony. It’s brilliant because Sony bragging doesn’t have the same weight as a major 3rd party doing it. Comes across as more believable. They should be neutral is my point but to me it looks more like they are obligated to only talk up one platform.  

Poor MS, seems no one is willing to give them the time of day.

Basically Sony combatting the weaker console narrative when the spec sheets came out (admittedly they are doing a good job). Epic does the work and Sony’s fingerprints arent on the scene. Again I said it’s brilliant marketing but there is no way Epic is doing this one sided commentary by their own will alone. MS got to step it up. 

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sales2099 said:
Bandorr said:

So in the thread of a video where Linus calls people out for thinking that Sony paid off Sweeny.. you spread the theory that.. Sony paid off Sweeny?

Watch the video you clearly haven't.

Just watched it, ya the guy apologized for taking 2nd hand info and called him out on things he shouldn’t have. Only strengthens my opinion Sweeny is only hyping up Sony here. All this is free press to ram home the PS5 SSD is the secret sauce of next gen. He should be talking up both, Series X makes a lot of clever uses of its own tech but what we seeing is Epic only advertising for Sony. It’s brilliant because Sony bragging doesn’t have the same weight as a major 3rd party doing it. Comes across as more believable. They should be neutral is my point but to me it looks more like they are obligated to only talk up one platform.  

Strengthens it only in your paranoid mind.

You clearly seem to be bothered by the attention SONY's receiving and trying to come up with conspiracy theories because it might just kill you to acknowledge they did a fine damn job with their SSD. Your "MS got to step it up" followup post only strengthens my opinion on your behavior. 



HollyGamer said:
DonFerrari said:

As they say there is no bad publicity, and sometimes it turns out real good.

That's why Sony has it's class when it comes to PR. They might be arrogance but they are leader on video games industries after Tencent and bigger one on dedicated home consoles. 

They just let people arguing and made drama , in the end people who made drama just embarrassing themself. 

Just look on how PS5 reveal, it was just only a logo the Internet took a storm and then Mark Cerny did presentation (and forum dweller mock that) and suddenly boom Unreal Engine came out without even need  Sony logo or Playstation add at all or not even Sony the one who reveal that.  just look how many view it has on Unreal Youtube channel. They did less and even started bad, but they gained a lot attention like always.

The power of brand. 

Remember also the meltdown of the "100 PS4 games on BC", people can watch a full presentation and simply don't understand nothing. That also gave a loot of publicity and Sony put a very quick explanation that most PS4 games will be playable on PS5.



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sales2099 said:
Bandorr said:

So in the thread of a video where Linus calls people out for thinking that Sony paid off Sweeny.. you spread the theory that.. Sony paid off Sweeny?

Watch the video you clearly haven't.

Just watched it, ya the guy apologized for taking 2nd hand info and called him out on things he shouldn’t have. Only strengthens my opinion Sweeny is only hyping up Sony here. All this is free press to ram home the PS5 SSD is the secret sauce of next gen. He should be talking up both, Series X makes a lot of clever uses of its own tech but what we seeing is Epic only advertising for Sony. It’s brilliant because Sony bragging doesn’t have the same weight as a major 3rd party doing it. Comes across as more believable. They should be neutral is my point but to me it looks more like they are obligated to only talk up one platform.  

So you want to pass a bill of platform coverage neutrality so every newspaper and dev talk equally as good about Xbox?

I always though MS had infinity money and Sony was bankrupted. So how can Sony have bought all devs and left none for MS?



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

DonFerrari said:
sales2099 said:

Just watched it, ya the guy apologized for taking 2nd hand info and called him out on things he shouldn’t have. Only strengthens my opinion Sweeny is only hyping up Sony here. All this is free press to ram home the PS5 SSD is the secret sauce of next gen. He should be talking up both, Series X makes a lot of clever uses of its own tech but what we seeing is Epic only advertising for Sony. It’s brilliant because Sony bragging doesn’t have the same weight as a major 3rd party doing it. Comes across as more believable. They should be neutral is my point but to me it looks more like they are obligated to only talk up one platform.  

So you want to pass a bill of platform coverage neutrality so every newspaper and dev talk equally as good about Xbox?

I always though MS had infinity money and Sony was bankrupted. So how can Sony have bought all devs and left none for MS?

Guess MS investing in first party where as Sony has a very rich history this gen moneyhatting 3rd party devs. They already have a handle on their own 1st party. And Sony being bankrupted stopped being a meme since the Ps3 days. You know very well they have more then recovered this gen.

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