Sony fanboys abuse Razer CEO for his opinions 
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Gavin Mannion
July 8, 2013 at 3:00 pm

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I’ll admit that I haven’t ever paid attention to Min-Liang Tan, not for any reason he has just never popped up on my radar. For those that don’t know he is the CEO of Razer gamer gear and appears to be pretty outspoken on his personal twitter account.

Razor are very famous for making some incredible gaming peripherals but oddly enough they’ve never really made anything for the PlayStation brand and no one has ever really known why.. until now.

Tan tweeted the following on Saturday

“One of the big reasons why we don’t make Playstation accessories is because I don’t really spend time with mine.”

And then the Internet exploded, as usual a steady stream of abuse was directed his way and one of the things that was posted was that he was selfish for not doing so… to which he responded

@GWAlistair Why’s it selfish? I design stuff I actually want as a gamer rather than sell stuff to gamers for money.”

Now in a world of capitalism and the race for the almighty dollar this is incredibly refreshing to see. Granted it’s not the best news for the PlayStation fans but he is the main designer and if he doesn’t enjoy playing on the PlayStation then it makes sense that he isn’t making accessories for it.

In the end Tan acknowledged that they will look at the PlayStation 4 when it’s released and if they like it then things will be made for it.

I'm cranky, arrogant and ever so amazingly annoying but when you get to know me you will also realise I'm honest and incredibly good at describing myself... now pass me that beer

  • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

    Speaking of Razer. My Diamondback turned 8 last week! And its still a beautiful beast!

    • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

      Downvote? Really? Because I’m complimenting a piece of hardware that has lasted and performed seriously well for the last 8 years of gaming it endured?

      Wow. OK

      • Sir Twakkus

        Lol, just to even it out, here is another upvote Admiral.

        • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

          Thanks Sir Twakkus, that really gets my goat. I always joke and play around, I make one statement that I give positive feedback on something, and AAAAARRRRGGGGGHHHHHHH.

          Screw this

          • Ultimo_Cleric N7

            Trying to understand troll logic is like trying to enjoy Justin Bieber music. Its not going to happen. Just forget about the trolls.

          • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

            *sigh*

            CHEESE CURLS!!!!

          • John Ambitious

            Ultimo, you deserve all the upvotes for that comment. You really do.

      • Hammersteyn

        Probably not much going on at Sports24 it being a Monday and all.

        • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

          Yeah, if Sport24 can bottle all that bile and filth, you can easily repel ANY alien invasion with chemical warfare

          • CaptainNemo42

            News24 in general dude.

          • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

            So true, so true

        • Hermann Schwindt

          You mean troll24

          • Hammersteyn

            Indeed :)

      • RinceWind

        Yeahm some real special people out there man!

    • John Ambitious

      I think I’m just voting up now because of the downvote

      • DarthofZA

        Me too :D

    • Skyblue

      Nice, picked up a new Deathadder Black Edition in December and have to get a new KB now as my Merc Stealth just gave up the ghost.

      • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

        You gonna go mechanical?

        • Skyblue

          Yeah it was recommended I do from a mate. Looking at a couple of Razer’s or the Logitech G series. I just think screens and stuff are overkill on a KB

          • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

            Yeah, agreed. Mosquito. Cannon.

        • Kromas

          Bastards slapped N7 on their gear and made me poor for a while. Then again I LOVE my black widow (both the gun and the kb)

          • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

            Duuuuude, that is the BEST collection EVER

          • Kromas

            Duuuuude, over 5000 randelas for everything.

          • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

            Genugtig!

            Money well spent I say!

          • Rags

            Wow, someone that spend as much money as me on the game. Got a few lithographs, couple thousand randelas later :P My MX310 is still fine after 10 years of abuse, but that mouse looks good!

          • Kromas

            I don’t even use any of those except for the black widow. Rest are all nicely displayed next to my CE copies of ME.Well at least 2 and 3 as 1 never had a CE :( I also own all the ME models and the Anime BR CE movie. Damn I love ME!

          • Rags

            That would look epic in a display case! Do you have any pics of that collection? What brand of the models do you have?

          • Kromas

            When I get home from work I’ll snap some pics. also I am not sure what the brand is. I just bought it from Animeworx.

    • Mark Treloar

      We dont all get lucky with Razer products

  • Ultimo_Cleric N7

    Razer gaming gear is amazing, really. And while I appreciate his honestly (its so rare in the gaming industry now), I cant help but think that its a little silly considering the amount of money they could potentially make, simply because the main designer isnt a fan.
    Thats like EA saying they wont make games on the WiiU because they…..oh wait. Never mind ^^

    • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

      Be honest, you feel the same way don’t ya?

      • Ultimo_Cleric N7

        Nah, if demand was high enough I would go for it considering the amount of Randelas it would bring in.
        That said, the Sony fanboys were absolutly disgusting with their comment. Uncalled for.

        • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

          Yeah? Do tell?

          • Ultimo_Cleric N7

            The comments they made to Tan? Its above brozif.

          • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

            Sjoe

          • Ultimo_Cleric N7

            Yip. He says hes not a fan and people loose the plot. Not cool.

          • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

            Troll logic as you say Cleric, troll logic

    • DarthofZA

      Would you rather have someone make things for you because they want to, or because they want to make money off of you. Razer would be a different company altogether if they simply made stuff where they thought they could make money. Here is a guy who makes things he is passionate about, and I would rather miss out on a few shiny things than have the guy change his philosophy just to make more money.

      • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

        Well said man, well said!

      • Ultimo_Cleric N7

        Good point.

    • Marc O Polo

      its simply bad business… cant imagine his investors would be chuffed with that attitude…

  • Hammersteyn

    I was gonna rage but then I saw my keyboard is a Razer….

    • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

      Heh, what you rolling with?

      • Hammersteyn

        BAM! Plus I use a CM Storm mouse and you thought I was a simple console fanboi…

        • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

          Hehe, we have the same KB.

          [Admiral Chief Stamp of Approval]

          • Hammersteyn

            And so does Trevor. Seems like people who end up on LG has more in common than they realize?

          • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

            Agreed. We should get together for a braai man, al the Lazygamers, there shall be beer, there shall be braaivleis, there shall be the duct taping of Darryn, and there shall be LULZ

          • Hammersteyn

            I will bring the tape.

          • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

            It doesn’t have to be industrial strength, becoz of the reduced strength of the victim :P

          • Hammersteyn

            What if he brings his sweaty steroid friend with?

          • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

            His boyfriend? I dunno. I’ll bring the hammer just in case, you distract him and I’ll play whack-a-mole

          • John Ambitious

            I thought Hammersteyn would naturally bring the hammer?

          • John Ambitious

            I’ll be the guy with the MS keyboard standing outside the gate, eating a hotdog and pretending that I still know better (read MS corporate).

          • Hammersteyn

            And I will invite you in for a beer.

          • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

            …and “induct” him in the proper tech with some “initiation”

          • John Ambitious

            I suppose I deserve that. Just let me finish my beer first.

        • Trevor Davies

          I’m rocking one of those too, they’re so pretty and…

          • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

            Mine is looking a bit worse for wear in the WASD area, but still working no problem.

          • Trevor Davies

            My Num2 looks like a big blue blob lol, all that backpedaling I do in games :/

          • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

            Hahaha, my A looks like that, it seems I dodge left more frequently than right :P

    • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

      I got a Genius KB … can I still be part of the cool kids?

      • Skyblue

        No.

        • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

          but….all keyboards are the same aren’t they?

          • John Ambitious

            You’re walking a dangerous route there Senk?

          • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

            But….QWERTY is QWERTY? …….

          • John Ambitious

            Oh I get you, but I’m worried for your safety regarding the ones with the grand keyboards coming after you.

          • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

            No, I think they will understand that I can type this very sentence with my genius KB the same if I had a Razer KB…MS Word wouldn’t know the difference

          • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

            Agreed, but if you game on a Genius you lose Geek points with every keystroke…

          • John Ambitious

            And for MS? Or am I losing geek points just by asking it?

          • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

            You lose humanity points for that one :(

          • John Ambitious

            This I suspected. Okay. Changes may have to be made….

          • Mossel

            hey wait! I have a MS mouse, and that thing is epic!

          • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

            Especially Practical in Colon?

          • Mossel

            *googles colon

          • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

            hahaha

          • Trevor Davies

            Shouldn’t you be using Bing? ;P

          • John Ambitious

            Ouch. That’s a zinger if there ever was one. Well done Mr Davies.

          • Mossel

            *Applies freeze

          • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

            Don’t you mean anti-burn?

          • Mossel

            haha yeah, changed it now.

          • Mossel

            ssshhhhhhh!!! That was a secret!

          • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

            Oh man, I think I pulled something laughing now. Ouch, but so damn lulzworthy!!!

          • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

            But the only keys you ever need is WASD , Space and shift, my KB has all of that

          • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

            Riiiight, so tell me, how doth thee reload? Switch weapon? USE????

          • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

            R,mouse wheel and E, my keyboard has that too, I forget to mention that…but does the Razer KB allow you to reload faster?

          • Trevor Davies

            Yes. It also makes you more attractive to your preferred gender.

          • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

            Wow, then my genius KB ain’t gonna get me no hotties on the CS server :(

          • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

            Yes, and see Trevor’s comment, he nailed it

          • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

            lol that would be cool though, would love to live in the world where girls like you for your KB

            “Ewww, he’s got a Genius KB ….. but I guess he has a nice personality”

          • John Ambitious

            “Ooh. Microsoft, he probably has money, but he must be a real douche.”

          • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

            LOL shame dude ….. Genius KB just makes me look ugly

          • John Ambitious

            MS hardware just makes me look like a snob now….

          • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

            MS hardware comes with a tea cup and complimentary herbal tea

          • Mossel

            lol Im pretty convinced there is an R on his qwerty kb as well…

          • Thats_how_I_Troll

            Has any one used a Razer Orbweaver? I think that they are awesome and find it hard to switch back to a normal QWERTY keyboard for gaming…

          • Mossel

            Thats it! Just remembered I have a genius kb!

          • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

            It’s great for gaming right

          • Mossel

            Its the best!
            *flees in random direction as fast as I can

          • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

            Random direction eh?

            *Sets phaser to [random] stun*

          • Mossel

            You win this time!
            *shakes fist to heavens

          • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

            XD

            Lulz

          • Trevor Davies

            …and so, the naive console user ventures unwittingly into the great war that is master race elitism. Unaware of the dire consequence of picking the wrong hardware. *Richard Attenborough voice*

          • John Ambitious

            I warned you man….

          • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

            Oh noz, thought they would be understanding …… :(

          • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

            WHAT??????????

          • Mossel

            Im with you! I just cant justify spending R800 on a keyboard where my cheapie (I was gonna type the name here but I seriously cant remember what I have) is still running strong after 5 years! Granted those backlights are pretty fucking awesome!

          • Trevor Davies

            Honestly, that’s the only reason I got a backlit kb lol

          • Mossel

            IKR!!

          • Skyblue

            There’s a new Razer KB for 3k

          • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

            Exactly my W moves forward the same way Razer KB does

          • Skyblue

            “Somebody gonna get a huuuuuuuurt!”

      • John Ambitious

        I’ve got an MS one. Don’t worry, I know I belong in the corner….

        • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

          let me join you ……. guess we not cool enough

          • Zubayr Bhyat

            I probably shouldn’t say that I’m using a HP keyboard right…..

          • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

            O_O

            KILL
            KB
            WITH
            FIIIIIIIIRE

      • Hammersteyn

        Haha, all are welcome.

  • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

    How DARE you Ming-Liang…..HOW DARE YOU ….DARE YOU…..how…….

    • Zubayr Bhyat

      It offends me to read such things. HOW COULD HE. Wait, I only play on a 360. Does that make me of his evil kind?

  • ElNicko

    I love my BlackWidow mechanical KB…..wouldnt change it for the world (well , maybe put a USB port in it) but other than that, its a solid piece of hardware.

    Im sure Mr Tan will changing his tune in a years time or so.

    • Kromas

      Mine has a usb port. Check the right side of yours maybe? :)

      • ElNicko

        really ?? dont tell me I’m going blind in my old age……must investigate when i get home

  • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

    Min-Liang-Tan, I’m the same, I don’t stay in the sun too long :P
    (appreciated if you translate into Afr)

    • Sir Twakkus

      LOL! Sometime admiral, you really outdo yourself. Now all we need is the LACIST pic!

      • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

        OH RRY?

  • Slade Boender

    I had to click “Load Comments” twice. Funny thing is, only about 1.2% of the comments have to do with the article.

    Any ways. I like the guy, hell if its not something you work with on a daily basis, why should it even be on your radar. People forget that developing physical products can be as if not more grueling than software. Lots of focus groups, material testing, market research and the like need to be set in stone first, before anything as close to a production line can even be envisioned.

    The fact that the sony boys are upset is a weird one because how would they even know how good the brand/product razer is? Unless they already have razer equipment they dont really have much space to argue or contest. Im not saying they gotta shut up, but honestly how much 3rd party hardware do people buy for their consoles any way? Are they looking for headphones? If so, there much better sets out there than razers. Are they looking for controllers? Well cool, razer has some pretty rad stuff available for pc, and therefor in turn for the xbox. Im not sure what kind of programming is involved to make those units work on all platforms but if it was easy Im sure they would have concentrated on it.

    Getting all hoitty toitty about such things annoys me, if it was a current 3rd party supplier for Sony, yeah then some hate is warranted, but just because he says he’s not concentrating on PS stuff has no weigh in at the hate wars.

  • Paul Fouche

    this guy is so legit, i follow him and i will always buy his stuff , they had a sale where something went wrong and everything had 90% off.. even after they fixed it he allowed every person who ordered to keep their 90% off price for 1 item per person max, so much respect for him.

  • Yoseph

    I won a code on gavin’s ffxiv beta key giveaway, what region are the codes? I tried U.s but it didnt work

    • http://www.lazygamer.co Gavin Mannion

      they should be region free? What error are you getting?

      • Yoseph

        The code’s region is inapplicable.
        You can only enter codes from the same region as your Square Enix account.

        • Yoseph

          actually i just made a new account and set the region to United kingdom, and it worked! thanks dude! i cant believe this is happening lol!

  • haha

    And sold to the highest bidder … Microsoft!!

  • TiMsTeR1033

    Not making stuff just because you dont use a console is kinda stupid, should care enough and cater to gamers needs, I mean if he didnt care about the money why even start a company, he could of made his own damn controllers ect for himself and use for just himself…… Sounds like someone paid the man off or has personal beef with someone….

    • http://www.lazygamer.co Gavin Mannion

      Again with the Tin Hat.. maybe he actually just means what he says?

      • TiMsTeR1033

        Honestly People start companies for 2 reasons and 2 reasons alone…. Whatever they like doing ect and TO MAKE MONEY! Microsoft prob threw a ton of money at him and say this to the press Min-Liang “you dont use your playstation……much”

        Min-Liang replies “but I like my playstation” Ms throws more money on the table….. People can be bought, I mean no offense Ps3 has GREAT games and he says no he doesnt use his ps3 much…. The only way he really means what he says is if like he bought a Ps3 and it bricked or something or maybe Sony said go f yourself if you think we gonna give you ……….. (crazy sum of money) to make products. But sadly no I cannot agree he simply doesnt “use” his playstation, coz then he would be an idiot….

        • http://www.lazygamer.co Gavin Mannion

          lol I don’t use my PlayStation 3 as much as I’d like because the controller and OS sucks balls… The games are awesome but sometimes getting into the game is more pain than it’s worth.

          They’ve greatly fixed most of the issues if you are a PSN+ user but if you aren’t then the patching and updates is insane

  • Gideon Venter

    Tis a bit entitled of them to think he has to make peripherals for them? Ok, Razer doesn’t make PS peripherals. And? They don’t have to.

    Microsoft doesn’t either. Neither does Edgars, or Ma’s Bakery down the street…

    • Slade Boender

      haha brilliant