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PlayStation Boss Gets Punished for All of E3's Boring Bits This Year

Posted by Sammy Barker

This is for Powers

Regardless of whether or not you liked the content, Sony’s big Gamescom 2014 press conference was much better paced than its E3 2014 one. The folks at SCEE cut out all of the fat, and peppered the organisation’s media briefing in Cologne with trailers, announcements, and very little corporate gobbledygook. SCEA boss Shawn Layden, on the other hand, almost killed the firm’s presentation in Los Angeles.

And now he’s getting his comeuppance for that long winded soliloquy regarding the PlayStation Network and PlayStation TV – courtesy of a bucket of icy water. In truth, this is actually for a good cause, with the Ice Bucket Challenge all about raising awareness for ALS. Part of the challenge is that you must nominate someone else, with SCEE boss Jim Ryan and Activision executive Bobby Kotick two of Layden’s picks. We already can’t wait.


User Comments (16)



wagleton said:

Classy. Can we go back and do this to everyone who made Wonderbook a thing.



get2sammyb said:

@wagleton Haha! Yoshida got nominated by Phil Spencer from Xbox, but it looks like he's done a donation rather than a video. Which, y'know, is still cool, too.



k_andersen said:

@get2sammyb You can say what you like about Phil Spencer, but the man sure can take a bucket of ice water like a champ. All we need is Reggie and then we'll have the trifecta!



Gamer83 said:

Nice job by the US PlayStation team and Phil Spencer. I hope Reggie joins in. First it's for a good cause and second, for some of Nintendo's blunders, Reggie should get a bucket of ice water over his head.



ztpayne7 said:

@get2sammyb the people who do the challenge are still supposed to donate. It's $10 if you do the challenge and $100 if you don't.



adf86 said:

I think Sammy should do the challenge too while nominating Push Square's sister sites



sinalefa said:

If he was to be punished for the boring E3 conference, then all 7 buckets should have been dropped on him.

Still nice to see him supporting a good cause.

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