Back in early January, an artist
working for Sony, wrote what he intended to be an innocuous little opinion piece,
"reviewing" the PS3 and declaring, "I started [off] VERY excited about the PS3. I was very confident
that it was going to just destroy the XBOX 360 just on the name SONY alone. The more time that goes by the more I am
becoming doubtful. Everything I’ve developed or seen developed has yet to be 'next gen.'"
PlayStation 3 Week has followed up on Josh's story with a fascinating interview about the repurcussions of speaking your mind when huge companies are battling for the mindshare of gamers. Robinson says, "Did I knowingly break NDA? I absolutely did not. I would never do that and I would never want to hurt Sony Online. Did I dance in the grey area by even opening my mouth? Yes I did and I was fired for it. So I guess the new rule for me is, don’t ever say anything at all about anything. Ever...ever."
Don't worry about Josh though. He says he has a book deal in the can, with several job offers, all promotions from his position at Sony, to consider. I hear that Microsoft is a nice place to work...