Microsoft's Major Nelson congratulates Sony on The Last of Us

Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb congratulates Naughty Dog on shipping new action game, says it "looks like a solid game."

Rivals Microsoft and Sony will compete for the home console market this holiday with the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, but for now, the two companies are speaking words of kindness to each other.

Microsoft's Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb spoke out on Twitter today to praise Sony and Naughty Dog on the company's new game, The Last of Us.

"Congrats to the team on shipping #TheLastOfUs," he wrote. "Looks like a solid game + nice to see it getting recognized in the reviews."

Sony executive Scott Rohde, who heads up Sony Worldwide Studios America, responded by thanking Hryb for his comments.

"Thanks!," Rohde said. "The team at @Naughty_Dog has crafted something very special. We couldn't be more proud."

The Last of Us launches June 14 across the world. Reviews for the game were published earlier this week. Its Metascore on GameSpot sister site Metacritic stands at 96, making it the highest rated game of 2013 so far, surpassing BioShock Infinite.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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matt2kvx
matt2kvx

"Looks like a solid game, for an non FPS" is more likely.  hahaha. "Solid game" is a huge understatement. These are the types of games that XBOX has always lacked. I honestly wish XBOX had games on par with PS exclusives, I'd buy both systems in a flash!

MaskRisen
MaskRisen

Can't hate on a great game, and this is proof of it. Inb4 you think to post about the console war that rages on and is fueled by everyone who was born in between the years of 1998 and now, understand that without games that hunk of plastic, metal, and wires needs games to have a meaning. Sure, I don't like MS features and what they are doing with XBONE (hehe x-bone), I said the same things about Xbox 360 and still ended up buying one. MS may seem down right now, but they will have to get their shit together if the next 12 months aren't working.

GrandMaster555
GrandMaster555

Wow I didn't expect a troll war but I guess even here the CONSOLE WAR LIVES

X_Box_Killer
X_Box_Killer

Overrated garbage. Just another QTE fest. Makes me glad I don't have a Triple. 

I wonder how much DLC the game will have, and how much of that is locked away on the CD and you're just buying unlock codes. xD

RadPro
RadPro

I'm getting both XBox One and PS4 and I already own a gaming PC. Stay in school, study, go to college and get a good paying job, simple as that.

DaRq_MiNoS
DaRq_MiNoS

The fifth and final step of grief is acceptance.  Sayonara M$.

GungraveRX
GungraveRX

That PR won't help you, Major.


The X1 will go down the shitter.

sirk1264
sirk1264

Haven't bought the game yet but will get around to it eventually. Debating if I should go disc or digital when I buy it. Need to finish a couple other games before I put my full attention onto this one.

XboxGuy1537
XboxGuy1537

Are people going to complain about Microsoft in this too? Pathetic!

AP3Xoblivion
AP3Xoblivion

Basically just proof that if a game is good, then it's good.  Doesn't matter if you're a fanboy or not, TLoU honestly made me debate buying a PS3 just to play it.

ernelson1976
ernelson1976

I wish MS and Sony's interactions could be more like this. Yes, we know they're competitors and all, and are working hard to match each other. But they've both been successful and made heaps of money. If they focused more on creating consoles that embodied their vision for the future of gaming rather that trying to one-up each other--well, maybe we'd have less brutal, tiresome and pointless console wars and just better consoles and better games.

If only. The sort of bitter rivalry we usually tends to be counterproductive--and spills over into the fandom in ways that just bug the living shit out of me.

juan99692k6
juan99692k6

Ok Major Nelson , get on your knees and SU%$#* Sony's balls!,  Bit%^&*!

phantomshadow47
phantomshadow47

MS giving congrats to Sony? That's awkward. MS just wants to get this title since they have no games. M$ buys more games than they make.

SS4_Trunks
SS4_Trunks

I say everybody make your millions and stfu with all the hatin. FINALLY bring a connection with the consoles for online gaming so we can start cross-platform wars with fps and the like online! lol

blackothh
blackothh

I call BS and this was all a PR move before E3. Seems the real PR department has come back from vacation finally.

Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

People up there congratulating each others like mature persons.

Hey Fanboys! you see that? I think they have no fucking idea that you even exist! :D

barrica
barrica

Game of the year so far for me, im so gelous of PS3 owners, this shit right here is a GAME! i bet at the Microsoft HQ their goin mad over this, apparently Bill Gates has pre-ordered the game lol

Moun7ainMan
Moun7ainMan

After all the hatin' its good to see some lovin'

obsequies
obsequies

because congratulating someone has real world meaning compared to the trash and bullshit MS has shoved at us for 20 years

jtthegame316
jtthegame316

bet sony would never do the same the other way round

matt2kvx
matt2kvx

@X_Box_Killer lol it's amazing, not a QTE fest at all. This sounds like hating to me. The game has amazing actors, amazing level design, challenging gameplay, great characters, and a compelling story. You have no clue what you are talking about, go play another FPS.

SpicaAntares
SpicaAntares

@RadPro Are you also getting a Wii U, a vita, a 3ds, an Ipad, an Iphone and whatever else? Because if it's just to buy stuff for the sake of buying stuff, go ahead... then you'll really really need a good paying job!

In case you haven't noticed: most of the games will come out on both consoles. Very few are exclusives. To buy both is close to stupidity, unless it's daddy who's paying for that...

GrandMaster555
GrandMaster555

@RadPro What does this have to do with buying an XBOXone?  I'm not buying one because it's garbage.

X_Box_Killer
X_Box_Killer

@AP3Xoblivion Wait for the PS4 to be released. Stores like Wally Mart will be selling off their old stock of systems and games at bargain bin prices. 

BigDawgSteve420
BigDawgSteve420

@AP3Xoblivion With prices on the PS3 right now, do yourself a favor and pick up a console and this game.  I'm only even on here telling you this cause I've played too damned long already and my eyes hurt, lol.

osxgp
osxgp

@ernelson1976 Nice post. I think the advantage to being rivals is that we will see better games overall. Games are what make me buy a console, not who makes it. I'm sure the majority of people here feel the same way. However, Microsoft seems to be making it easy to become biased against their next console with the question of being able to play used games (rented games will be considered used) and the mandatory online check; where Sony is saying "no internet connection is needed and used games are ok to play. I hope Microsoft does some damage control and gets rid of the online check in and eliminates fears about used games because they have seriously outcast themselves with a large portion of their faithful fans.

Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

@phantomshadow47 Or maybe its because when you work in the game's industry you move a lot from one company to another. It's quite common to start in one company and two years later be with their competitors.
But hey, whatever feels better for you to believe...

tjoeb123
tjoeb123

@phantomshadow47 Goddammit, my post was lost when I logged in...

It's awkard, yes, but NOBODY wants to see either camp's games do poorly.  It'd be even more awkward if they actually played TLoU.

Remember the time where MS was watching the PSN hack situation?  MS wasn't too happy about that, either.

blackbeltjones
blackbeltjones

@SS4_Trunks The hating will never stop until the children grow up and realize that if I want to buy an Xbox One or PS4 there is nothing from the troll-filled forums that will change my mind. I will purchase both and enjoy all the games. I dont care about Sony or Microsoft's bottom line. I just want to play some damn good games. When did all these people lose sight of that? I think they spend more time trying to justify their purchase to other fanboys than actually playing the games...

blackbeltjones
blackbeltjones

@Warlord_Irochi Then know they exist thats why the pep rally that is E3 has become such a joke. One giant advertising market and everyone gets sucked in. The real proof of the pudding is when the consoles and games come out in November...

FKlepackiFTW
FKlepackiFTW

There wouldn't be windows or internet without Microsoft. Hate to say it bro but Microsoft used to be a great company in the past.

blackbeltjones
blackbeltjones

@jonaadams Yeah no kidding. God forbid anyone tries to come in here to have an intelligent conversation about the new consoles coming. Off to watch cat videos... 

GrandMaster555
GrandMaster555

@BigDawgSteve420 @AP3Xoblivion I was thinking about getting another PS3 to play a few of the newer games out but I'm already setting money aside for the PS4.

It's backwards compatible in a way from what I know.

DSCesq
DSCesq

@osxgp You haven't been keeping up with the news, I see.

Tiger_Ali
Tiger_Ali

@blackbeltjones @SS4_Trunks Its a joke when some one says, "well I'll just get both" Lol please donate 10% of what your going to spend on some form of charity.  If everyone is arguing that they're going to be almost identical consoles then why hold back.  Get 1 and watch the other suffer.  All this talk about "why can't we all get along?"...BS!   M$ giving sincere props to a Sony game....BS!  Spending over a 1000 on both platforms defeats the entire reasoning of E3 and the console war.  

If your going to get 2 platforms at least let the second be the wii u.  Just make sure after u get either the ps4 or xbone.

barrica
barrica

@FKlepackiFTW Microsoft didn't invent the internet, only an operating system. Sad that in 2013 there's no competition for windows, Apple sucks, Linux looks complicated to me. If i could have my way i would still use Windows Xp, new ones are RAM killers!

obsequies
obsequies

@FKlepackiFTW because microsoft invented the internet...windows is the reason why we should hate them.

osxgp
osxgp

Clearly you didn't look at the date of my post which was 7 days ago.

Biggs613
Biggs613

@Tiger_Ali Dreamcast was a bust because you didn't even need to mod it to burn copies of their games, not because of poor marketing.

Tiger_Ali
Tiger_Ali

@blackbeltjones @Tiger_Ali A losers excuse is your reply..."cuz I could afford it", huh?  Its because your 40 that your not able to break the gap to see if any console the Wii/ Wii u have the most fun titles.  I'm educated enough to know that if a console does  poorly in sales and marketing it cant stay in the competition against the other consoles(Sega dreamcast), thus the other consoles left create a monopoly on the market which means anyone involved in gaming would have either console left increasing the possibilities of having friends that maybe gamed on the failing console onto one major console, improving the chances I'd find 40 yr old players like u that enjoy...lets say... multiplayer, and have them not enjoying multiplayer anymore!

The War does effect us.  X box live is good psn couldn't honestly compete on the ps3.  Now ps4  people have no choice but to pay.  There doing it because its gonna take some money to get some decent defenses up and maintain the quality of the service.  The quality of online services should now be the same.  I have a mountain of friends that game on Xbox 360 they wont game on Sony ps3 they hate it!  They like I do believe in the Console War and wouldn't mind seeing the other side go down in flames.  But we've been like this since Genesis vs. SNES, Sega Saturn vs. Sony PlayStation vs. Nintendo 64,  PS2 Vs. XBOX Vs. GameCube,  Ps3 vs. Xbox 360 vs. Wii...Now Ps4 vs. Xbox ONE vs. Wii U.

Now that I hear those friends once loyalist to there console abandoning ship(Microsoft) for reasons specific to them but no different in distasteful restrictions and limitations being apart of there brand, are going to the ps4, and think about this on a broad scale and just in the US alone no where else matters cuz Microsoft is liked no where else really, and start fathoming that gaming community...(goes mad) HA HA HA HA HA HAAAAA!

blackbeltjones
blackbeltjones

@Tiger_Ali Well then I must be a fricken great comedian... Console war only exists in the fanboys minds. I think its a generational thing (I am 40 years old).. 14 years olds have to group up with other 14 year olds to wage a "war" so they feel accepted I dont give a crap if a bunch of teens accept my purchases as they shouldnt care what other people purchase. They act as though it somehow affects them. If parents didnt give such entitlements to their children and made them earn things they might have a healthier resect for themselves and each other. These "console wars" accomplishes nothing. I am in it for the games not some imaginary war that you all make up. 

I wouldnt purchase a WII U if it was $1 not because i am not interested in the console. I just have no interest in the games they offer. However PS and MS offers some and will continue to offer some great exclusives. Its not my fault 90% of the people here make as little money as they do... Get educated, get a better paying job and then maybe your mindset about "console wars" will change.

blackbeltjones
blackbeltjones

@Warlord_Irochi @blackbeltjones I skip the console announcements and just look for the games I am interested in regardless of the console or format. It used to actually be an "exposition" until they started letting in everyone and their mother...