Is he joking? Or is MS really mad at him about something? That is horeshit if true, I mean over what? He doesn't just praise everything, so they brush him off?
He starts talking about how he is too unpredictable so they don't talk to him, a little past the 6 min mark.
Edit: Looks like there is something to it.
Jim's comment on the talking point:
Sony's reaction to the Escapist hiring me was to congratulate the site.
MS' PR department's reaction was to hope the Escapist puts a leash on me.
...There's no actual conversation, and that is the thing I am talking about. MS' PR wing has been doing a lot of talking ABOUT me, and no talking TO me.
Usually, publishers are actually very accepting of my opinions and coverage, even if it's harsh, and even if they don't agree. Very rarely, a company pulls the kind of stunt where it strings someone along and talks vaguely to them without having the stones to actually tell that person what the problem is, and then they hear about it from friends and colleagues.
And then they make smarmy little tweets one morning for no reason other than to highlight the problem with not actually telling someone directly what the problem is.