This was a rough show for me, especially coming off the Valentine's show, which I thought was fantastic. Let me get that out first: I LOVED the Valentine's show.
A few things to bring up:
1) A general point: Garnett spent a lot of time bashing the presentation. A LOT of time. But we don't care about the presentation! Nobody will remember this presentation in November. I'm never going to watch this presentation again, but I'm going to spend the next 5-10 years with whatever console I buy. What do you guys think of the system itself? Apparently Garnett thinks it looks great, which is good to know, but until I read the comments, all I knew was that he thought the presentation sucked.
2) The sticks: Oh man, the sticks. Both controllers are fine. Aligned, offset, whatever. I have never bought into the "They love XBox!" thing, but this is the one case where it's clear that you just like the controller you use more often. That's fine, but I can't believe it's an issue. When you play a FPS on an XBox, your right thumb is down low on the stick for hours at a time, and it holds up just fine. Please, lord, let stick positions never be mentioned again.
3) I can't believe the second segment started with Christian (who I love!) saying, "When are journalists going to hold Sony accountable for breaking these promises?!" The system hasn't even come out yet!
4) You guys played Crysis 3 and the new Metal Gear game and couldn't find one segment to tell me about them? This is why I listen to the show. I get that you have restrictions and can't do rambling three-hour podcasts anymore, but Whatcha Been Playin is the key to the whole show. You can't leave it out in a week with two huge game releases, even if there's a console conference.
5) Garnett's reaction: Please don't play the fanboy card. There are a lot of well-reasoned critiques here of an episode that went a little bit off the rails. Everyone is here because we're fans of the show. Bashing the fans probably isn't the right move.