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Microsoft Gets Sony Playstation2 Kicked Out of CeBit

Posted 18 March 2002 - 07:03 AM

Sony is packing up their 27 PS2s three days early. Seems that the Microsoft VP of Corporate Strategy, Richard Roy, complained to CeBit show organizers about Sony letting people play the game consoles on display. This breached show rules of not messing with displays, thing is show organizers had never had a problem with it in the past. Sony has allowed folks to do this for the past three years they have been at the show. It's just this year that the XBox is on display. Show officals confirmed that Richard Roy had complained, they also stated that they would not have done anything if M$ hadn't complained. To top it all off, the Microsoft display had 'employees' playing their console in the display.

You can check the story from ZDNet for more information: PlayStation 2 gets kicked out of CeBit


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Re: Microsoft Gets Sony Playstation2 Kicked Out of CeBit

Posted 18 March 2002 - 04:36 PM

now that is crap.  M$ was just trying to get their competitors out of the way.  Add it to the list of reasons to hate m$
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Re: Microsoft Gets Sony Playstation2 Kicked Out of CeBit

Posted 18 March 2002 - 04:56 PM

i hope they get kicked out of e3 and leave the console wars to nintendo and sony, the companys who realize there's one thing that sells consoles: games.
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Re: Microsoft Gets Sony Playstation2 Kicked Out of CeBit

Posted 18 March 2002 - 05:09 PM

i aggree with sloth, but that's never gonna happen.  m$ is worth so much, no one will ever be able to control them.  I bet someday m$ will stop going to those, and just create their own conventions dedicated to the x-box and whatever other systems they put out between then and now.
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Re: Microsoft Gets Sony Playstation2 Kicked Out of CeBit

Posted 18 March 2002 - 08:01 PM

Hopefully the less than stellar sales of the XBox will drop of even more and kill the #### thing.
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Re: Microsoft Gets Sony Playstation2 Kicked Out of CeBit

Posted 18 March 2002 - 08:10 PM

[evil]Hahahaha!!!![/evil] Once again I beat SlashDot to the story!!! :biggrin:

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In some sad way this seems to add happieness to my life. *shrugs* [evil]Hahahaha!!!![/evil] :laugh:

(Edited by SlashRaid at 10:11 pm on Mar. 18, 2002)

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Re: Microsoft Gets Sony Playstation2 Kicked Out of CeBit

Posted 18 March 2002 - 08:52 PM

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Microsoft officials denied that the company had complained to the Messe. But the show organizers confirmed that Richard Roy, vice president, corporate strategy, had complained.

wormy little smrgm-mrgms... :upset:

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Re: Microsoft Gets Sony Playstation2 Kicked Out of CeBit

Posted 18 March 2002 - 10:27 PM

M$ are like the Ultimate tools.  They screw everyon just to make a buck and then they complain when people make better products.  It's freaking helarious how big of pieces of shit they are.
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Re: Microsoft Gets Sony Playstation2 Kicked Out of CeBit

Posted 19 March 2002 - 04:26 PM

lmao.
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Re: Microsoft Gets Sony Playstation2 Kicked Out of CeBit

Posted 19 March 2002 - 04:31 PM

Wow, that sucks.  Leave to the assholes at M$ to do something that hypocritical.  But we all know who is going to win the console war, PS2.  It's got the game series that all the hardcore fans go for, Final Fantasy:)
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Re: Microsoft Gets Sony Playstation2 Kicked Out of CeBit

Posted 19 March 2002 - 04:32 PM

lol d00d, you realize the irony of that statment?

any, and all harcore gamers dont stick to one platform, they own all the systems they can afford.

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Re: Microsoft Gets Sony Playstation2 Kicked Out of CeBit

Posted 19 March 2002 - 05:25 PM

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Quote: from supersloth on 6:32 pm on Mar. 19, 2002
they own all the systems they can afford.

you're right about that sloth :yes:
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