Sony to recieve an Emmy for the Sixaxis

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  1. santakuroosu
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    http://www.1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3156247

    This is indeed an odd choice.
    I'd love to hear the reasons that made them pick the SIXAXIS over the Wiimote.
    No, really, I'm curious about that.

    P.S. I'm not outraged, but I imagine many of you will be as soon as you read the link.
     
  2. Opium

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    They win an award for the same old controller except they took out rumble? (oh and put in some silly tilt function [​IMG] - Which Microsoft did years and years ago). That's bloody stupid!

    I think it's funny, when Sony does get some good press people will still slog into them thinking they don't deserve it. Ahh Sony, an arsehole of a company but they do it well [​IMG]
     
  3. shadowboy

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    Ninty wan't in the competition. And sony was a sponser.


    Source is in a gamefaqs topic posted like 4 hours ago. [​IMG]
     
  4. ngc1

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    lol "The actual event takes place later tonight in Las Vegas, California" i didnt know Las Vegas was a city in Cali lol
     
  5. GameDragon

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    Sony is getting an award for a controller that has been made years ago? [​IMG]
    Boy, this is crazy [​IMG]
     
  6. Hitto

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    Here's my take on it : Right now, the wireless controller thingy everyone loves/talks about/hates is the Wiimote. I mean, it doesn't *need* publicity.

    The sixaxis and the PS3 *do* need it. First of all, no one's interested in them, and second, if the unwashed masses don't know they tilt sensor is a meager rip-off of the nunchuck, all the better for sony... To try and make it look like "it's more expensive because it's so much better". So of course sony is going to "sponsor" an event that rewards their "innovation". Makes sense.

    I wonder, though, if an emmy award is enough to sell it, or to steal Nintendo's thunder. I very much doubt it.

    I find it kinda sad, to be honest. Like a wounded, dying animal.
     
  7. OrR

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    So they bought an award for themselves... Embarassing really...
     
  8. INTERNETS

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    HAHA. They bought themselves an EMMY to try and increase publicity?

    I have some sand they might be interested in.
     
  9. TanookiSuit

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    Wow another Sony Media corp dig into the media to get their ailing supercomputer of an overpriced console a freebie award to try and get a few more people to care. That's beyond sad.

    I mean really that ranks up there with that shitbag Spike TV Game award show where each year the winner is the one who pays the most cash for ad time between their shows. That thing needs to be banned and ridiculed by the industry, not supported, same with this paid advertisement of an award.
     
  10. Golds

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    how much for that sand?
     
  11. jokeyrhyme

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    Sony deserve the accolade. The Playstation 3 is the best console ever made.

    [Bursts out laughing.]

    Well, I'm not sure how those Emmy guys did it, but I couldn't keep a straight face.
     
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    So...how is a game controller getting an award in a competition about television?
     
  14. Sick Wario

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    there is no F#&#&# WAY sony sould be getting any awards for the dual shock!
    they have been using the same mould since 1995!!
    now im am glad to hear nintendo won for the dpad. hopefully they are talking about the gbmicro/dslite/wii dpad, the most perfect dpad EVER
     
  15. DMP

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    Bwahahahaha. [​IMG]

    I almost fell from my chair when I read about the award this morning, but this hat gotten even better. xD

    I can't say I like Sony after all they did in the past, but they know how to entertain. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  16. Hadrian

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    Always thought the dual shock controller was a piece of crap, the rumble now just clicks on everyone I know who has a PS. The controller itself always gave me cramp too, hated that horrible thing, though nowhere near as bad as the CD32 controller.
     
  17. OrR

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    They got it for the 1995 version and Nintendo probably got it for the original Game & Watch d-pad, if those Emmy guys even know about that... [​IMG]
     
  18. ajjav924

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    I was shocked when I heard this