Jack Tretton made a joke about the PSN outage

#1 Posted by GioVANNI (1293 posts) -

He explained why bad news makes a lot of views, and he told the press, "You're welcome."
 
I would say that constitutes as a joke

#2 Posted by Vendetta (434 posts) -

This thread is a joke.

#3 Posted by Drebin_893 (2933 posts) -

@Vendetta said:

This thread is a joke.

Burn.

#4 Posted by GioVANNI (1293 posts) -
@Vendetta said:
This thread is a joke.
Ah c'mon.  You know this is important information
#5 Posted by kishinfoulux (2508 posts) -

I'm glad Sony thought it was so humorous to make a joke about. I'm surprised I'm not seeing more people bring it up.

#6 Posted by Mr_Skeleton (5154 posts) -

You owe me three seconds of my life back.

#7 Posted by Purple_Proletarius (170 posts) -

@Mr_Skeleton said:

You owe me three seconds of my life back.

You owe me two seconds of my life back.

#8 Edited by Make_Me_Mad (3114 posts) -

I think it was a pretty dick thing to do, implying that people somehow made a bigger deal out of it than it actually was, but I'm not sure Tretton has a mode other than 'asshole'.

#9 Posted by BraveToaster (12588 posts) -

It was so epic that it deserved a thread.

#10 Posted by StrainedEyes (1331 posts) -

He started off with a short, small joke for the press (break that tension). Then he went into a long apology to everyone.

#11 Posted by Meltac (2007 posts) -

firstiwaslikebuttheniwaslike

#12 Posted by Sayishere (1840 posts) -

It was one silly joke followed by an apology, which evened itself out.

#13 Posted by Toms115 (2317 posts) -
@Make_Me_Mad said:
I think it was a pretty dick thing to do, implying that people somehow made a bigger deal out of it than it actually was, but I'm not sure Tretton has a mode other than 'asshole'.
did you miss the long apology? it was pretty long.
#14 Posted by Mr_Skeleton (5154 posts) -

@Purple_Proletarius said:

@Mr_Skeleton said:

You owe me three seconds of my life back.

You owe me two seconds of my life back.

Tell GioVANNI to give you two of the three seconds he owes me.

#15 Posted by bassman2112 (856 posts) -

You guys who are saying 'he's an asshole' and 'what a dick' don't seem to know what you're talking about...

The joke wasn't belittling nor was it in bad taste. Why do you think the BP oil spill got press for months? Tsunamis, earthquakes, etc. The reality is that bad situations are big news, and the way they get resolved or at least start to get reconstructed is deftly interesting to people. It's intrinsic in our nature, we care when something bad happens and we want to see how it'll get better. That's what Tretton was calling attention to in a light-hearted way, it wasn't asshole-ish at all.

For the record, I'm not saying the PSN outage is as important as a tsunami or oil spills, just an analogy.

#16 Posted by TheSilentTruth (1146 posts) -

Well, I didn't expect a stand-up comedy routine by Eddie Griffin, but the small joke was appreciated.

#17 Posted by Make_Me_Mad (3114 posts) -
@Toms115 said:
@Make_Me_Mad said:
I think it was a pretty dick thing to do, implying that people somehow made a bigger deal out of it than it actually was, but I'm not sure Tretton has a mode other than 'asshole'.
did you miss the long apology? it was pretty long.
The apology honestly struck me as insincere, coming after the joke about the press.  I'd never seen Tretton before that conference, so it's not like I've got a distaste for the man or anything, but the whole time it came off (to me) as more of a dig at people who asked for an apology than a real one.
@Bassman2112
I understand that big events like this get a lot of publicity, but the way he joked about it seemed like more of a "You guys just needed something to talk about, and this wasn't a big deal until you made it one" kind of statement.  Again, could be wrong, but it really didn't seem like admitting that they made serious mistakes, which is what a lot of people were looking for.
#18 Edited by Khadyn (227 posts) -

Considering Jack made a small joke and then made a personal apology (which he stated on GT interview was not scripted) deserves respect from me. What he gave us was far better then the shit-tastic show Microsoft gave us, sadly they didn't even say sorry for such a kiddie on rails Kinect show that it felt like a slap in the face to the hardcore community. So, yeah..good job Jack Tretton on the Sony show..I know where my money is going next 12months!

#19 Posted by NickL (2247 posts) -

@Mr_Skeleton said:

@Purple_Proletarius said:

@Mr_Skeleton said:

You owe me three seconds of my life back.

You owe me two seconds of my life back.

Tell GioVANNI to give you two of the three seconds he owes me.

Now you owe 4 seconds total. You are pushing it, sir!

#20 Posted by zudthespud (3284 posts) -

@GioVANNI said:

He explained why bad news makes a lot of views, and he told the press, "You're welcome." I would say that constitutes as a joke

Holy crap, how could he be so insensitive? That's the most disgusting thing I've ever heard anyone say I'll never buy a sony product again.

JK, nobody cares.

#21 Posted by Mr_Skeleton (5154 posts) -

@NickL said:

@Mr_Skeleton said:

@Purple_Proletarius said:

@Mr_Skeleton said:

You owe me three seconds of my life back.

You owe me two seconds of my life back.

Tell GioVANNI to give you two of the three seconds he owes me.

Now you owe 4 seconds total. You are pushing it, sir!

Fine, do you have a change for a minute?

#22 Posted by Purple_Proletarius (170 posts) -

You all owe me four hours.

#23 Posted by GioVANNI (1293 posts) -
@Mr_Skeleton: Cash or check?
#24 Posted by GioVANNI (1293 posts) -
@zudthespud: Just putting the information out there.
#25 Posted by Brendan (8131 posts) -

He apologized to the people that mattered, and gave a little humour when he could. Perfectly even, perfectly executed.

#26 Posted by crusader8463 (14428 posts) -
@Make_Me_Mad said:
I think it was a pretty dick thing to do, implying that people somehow made a bigger deal out of it than it actually was, but I'm not sure Tretton has a mode other than 'asshole'.
Why? No information was leaked at the time it happened but all the news sites acted like it did. It was just that they were hacked and didn't know what happened. The exact same thing happened to Nintendo a few weeks ago and they just admitted to it last Sunday, yet no one is talking about it. Nintendo does the exact same thing and gets a free pass, yet when it happened to Sony every dam news site on the planet went ape shit.
#27 Posted by Make_Me_Mad (3114 posts) -
@crusader8463 said:
@Make_Me_Mad said:
I think it was a pretty dick thing to do, implying that people somehow made a bigger deal out of it than it actually was, but I'm not sure Tretton has a mode other than 'asshole'.
Why? No information was leaked at the time it happened but all the news sites acted like it did. It was just that they were hacked and didn't know what happened. The exact same thing happened to Nintendo a few weeks ago and they just admitted to it last Sunday, yet no one is talking about it. Nintendo does the exact same thing and gets a free pass, yet when it happened to Sony every dam news site on the planet went ape shit.
It was mostly that no information was taken or endangered in the attack on Nintendo, going by the way this and other news stories talk about it.  Even the group responsible for the hacking admitted that the security was much better on Nintendo's end, and that the method they had used wouldn't work now that it had been fixed.  Sony got hacked, realized that people's information might have been in danger, and then didn't tell anyone before being hacked again multiple times.  Lackluster security aside, waiting when you even think someone's credit card information was stolen isn't good.
#28 Posted by TwoOneFive (9459 posts) -

i was excited when he innadvertantly announced Star Trek 2 to be out next holiday

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