Sony PSP fake viral campaign

Discussion in 'PSP - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by enoughrope, Dec 12, 2006.

  1. enoughrope
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    enoughrope GBAtemp Regular

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    Yadda yadda yadda... I'm not "anti-PSP", but this is a new low. Sony hires an ad agency to create a fake fanboy website to create a viral campaign for their PSP.

    link: http://www.alliwantforxmasisapsp.com/blog/
    backup link: http://www.ukresistance.co.uk/sonylieblog/default.aspx.htm

     


  2. stinkingbob

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    Dude,
    Sony sucks the big fat one. Ever since they ran Lik Sang out of business, fuck Sony. I hope that company fails.
     
  3. Hanafuda

    Hanafuda GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    So I ran a whois on the site and the registrant is Zipatoni Co., out of St. Louis. Here's a little quip from their webpage of the kinds of services they offer (to big corps like Sony who want to run some unconventional and aggressive advertising) ...

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    zipatoni.com

    edit: we are serving their purposes right now by talking about it on the internet. cease and desist@!
    and .. if the kotaku article says the same thing, sorry i can't access kotaku from work. but gbatemp worx :|
     
  4. adgloride

    adgloride Its A Wii Wario

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    The PSP is over and done with now, maybe it'll have a few more games released for it before sony give up all together. Its still too expensive, you can no longer downgrade it if you buy a new one. The PSP is a good machine is just that some of the games on UMD load far too slowly and ruin the game. The PSP is great for watching videos on the move though, just a shame sony insisted on using MP4 as a codec.
     
  5. flai

    flai Androgynous Apparently :)

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    You good sir, have restored my faith in humanity. To be fair, the only thing I wanted last Christmas was a PSP but now that I have a DS Lite and an M3, the only thing I play is MGS: PO on the PSP and I really only play my DS. I never liked Sony but after Lik-Sang I will just never buy another product from them.
     
  6. OrR

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    this is hilioarus~ this makes my day XD
     
  8. enoughrope
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    Wow, they actually admitted to the site being a fake as it obviously backfired on them and has gained much unwanted attention. What a refreshing moment of honesty by Sony... [​IMG] Unfortunately they still try to remain "hip" to the consumers.

     
  9. Raziell

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    Man, they're about as clever and subtle as George Bush.
     
  10. Hanafuda

    Hanafuda GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    unfrotunately, it looks like when ukresistance backed up the page to archive how bad it really was (Sony has totally reworked the site) they left the youtube links as-is, and it looks like Sony got the vids taken down. I hope someone saved them.
     
  11. forkyfork

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    That is so sad its funny.
     
  13. thegame07

    thegame07 GBAtemp Psycho!

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    thats exactly how i dont play my psp lol and the loading times are a big factor i have a game it takes7 minute from when you turn on your psp to play a exibition match :-|
     
  14. .TakaM

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    haha
    man.. what can I say? my shit could do a better job running sony
     
  15. Orc

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    Yeah well you know what? My shit can kick your shit's ass. Hah! Also my shit taste's better. I should know. ...

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    Yeah. [​IMG]
     
  16. Hanafuda

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    lee-git. thx forky.
     
  17. Harsky

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    Ha ha.... oh wow. So the real target audience Sony is looking is the, "gangsta" type gamers. That site looks like something that could've been knocked up in the building a website section in geocities. But hey, we're discussing about the FAILURE of Sony's marketing and not the PSP itself.
     
  18. enoughrope
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    I find this to be funny.

    Damn, it looks like they got rid of all the comments on that site.

    @ the video: The guy that looks like he's in his mid 20's is asking his mom for a PSP? Get a job!
     
  19. Hitto

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    Ehhhh.... Sometimes, I'm happy to live in a socialist country. (I don't say this often)

    Fuck giant megacorporations and fuck viral marketing and astroturfers.

    Oh yeah, and fuck sony as well, but they already are fucked beyond recognition.
     
  20. enarky

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    Last time I checked france wasn't socialist, but I guess you should know...