May 31

The PSB & SOCOM.com Weekly Recap

Jeff Rubenstein's Avatar Posted by on May 31, 2008 // Sr. Social Media Manager

With E3, Metal Gear Solid 4, and new console launches coming soon, the PlayStation.Blog is about to become a busier place than usual. Even on a typical week, Monday’s posts tend to be buried deep down by, say Thursday. So every Saturday, we’re going to be putting together a weekly recap of PlayStation.Blog, as well as any other related blogs that might be active (SOCOM.com right now). If you only read one PlayStation.Blog post this week – make it this one!

  • Dev Q&A 03 – Seth Luisi and Allen Goode talk about laggy players, ranking, SureShot, and character customization.
  • Gun of the Week: M4A1 – Raise your hand if you don’t like the M4A1. Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?
  • Hello From Europe! – Shijima is the European Producer for SOCOM. Come check out some quick voice samples for the Euro version.

//Add Your Own

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+ XxBigP123xX on May 31st, 2008 at 12:14 pm said:

Can’t wait for this game! Fall-spring is going to be awesome.


+ frito on May 31st, 2008 at 12:26 pm said:

The weekly re-cap is a Great Idea!

I think another helpful part of the recap is showing whether or not there are any :red posts: with a blog post (so we can see if anyone has answered our questions since we posted them, say a few days or even a week later!)

Also, it would be neat to see how many views or page-hits each blogpost has, (like at most other news sites) aside from # of comments made (also a good indicator to see how poular a post is)

just some ideas!

thanks for this blog!


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    + Jeff Rubenstein on May 31st, 2008 at 12:42 pm said:

    I like the official reply counter. I\’ll look into it.


+ mafia717 on May 31st, 2008 at 12:39 pm said:

Can you tells us a date for 2.40???


+ VenomX on May 31st, 2008 at 12:49 pm said:

You debunked those older in-game XMB pics


But what about this?


Can you comment on that video?

Can we expect Socom to support Trophies like PixelJunk Eden does?

Lol, if he skips over this….in-game XMB in 2.40 confirmed :)


+ ftwrthtx on May 31st, 2008 at 12:51 pm said:

How about a way to see all of the questions you answer for each blog post?

Maybe a section just for the Q&A’s or a way to sort posts by replies?


+ VenomX on May 31st, 2008 at 12:52 pm said:

You debunked those older in-game XMB pics

But what about the 2.40 rumor?
Can you comment on the videos on youtube?

Can we expect Socom to support Trophies like PixelJunk Eden does?

Lol, if he skips over this….in-game XMB in 2.40 confirmed :)


+ Jeigh on May 31st, 2008 at 12:59 pm said:

Don’t take VenomX’s bait. It’s clearly a trick as he is clearly poisonous. :P

I like this idea- it’s a very good one, though I don’t think I’ll be missing any posts here. :D

Also, a while back I was trying to find the post where they announced the Gunmetal Gray PS3 but something happened to it. Looked through the archives and everything. Don’t really need to respond to this, just an observation.

Now it’s Saturday- go do something fun. :D


+ Jeigh on May 31st, 2008 at 1:03 pm said:

In a somewhat related matter, I have a friend in the Caribbean who can’t seem to find any PSN cards. I know they’re out here in the US, but I was wondering if there was anywhere they could be bought online worldwide. Might be a more effective method of distribution too, maybe through amazon.com or something.


+ Wisdom Wanderer on May 31st, 2008 at 1:03 pm said:

June is going to rock!


+ ionwaffle on May 31st, 2008 at 1:04 pm said:

no need to give anything but a yes or no but will there be news on the next firmware update soon?


+ Courvoisiea on May 31st, 2008 at 1:10 pm said:

Man! all I have to say is 12 more days, Can you smell it, can you taste it….


+ S1gfrid on May 31st, 2008 at 1:19 pm said:

Nice recap, cant wait for SOCOM…

Ok a little off topic, but quick question Jeff are you guys gonna make more videos demoing BIG new features in future firmwares?, not that something is coming soon or anything.



+ bobamuknunbabo on May 31st, 2008 at 1:38 pm said:

june is a hell of a busy time for SONY!
keep up the good work!


+ backbreaker65 on May 31st, 2008 at 1:54 pm said:

Hello Jeff, I know this is off topic, but my question is why can’t we have a simultaneous launch of the firmware on the PS3 as well as the support page? Its much quicker for some to download from their PC


+ huked on foniks on May 31st, 2008 at 1:56 pm said:

Anything on the in game XMB? Reports are that its true.

So please don’t lie to us! or delay it! Here is Kotaku’s website, among many others.



+ VenomX on May 31st, 2008 at 2:06 pm said:

Hey Jeff, how come you aren’t replying? Lol, he knows I’m on to him.


+ huked on foniks on May 31st, 2008 at 2:11 pm said:

Tell us something about in game xmb sony!


+ Sev1512 on May 31st, 2008 at 3:10 pm said:

Jeff, I have been invited to attend E3, and I would like to know how I can attend the Sony Press Conference.

I am the admin @ PlayStationLifeStyle.net and the unofficial PS3 hype man…. lol..

BTW, I am a huge fan.

Its been a life long dream to be able to attend E3 and a Sony Press Conference. I got half of that down, I just need the other half….
You dont have to respond here.
PSN ID – Sev1512



+ alkey on May 31st, 2008 at 3:29 pm said:

nice i love it 1 more week left mgs4


+ jlch777 on May 31st, 2008 at 3:34 pm said:

Please!! Tell us something about in game Xmb!!!!!!!!!!!!!


+ cmargary on May 31st, 2008 at 3:56 pm said:

lol… this will be crazy everyone asking for information of the update 2.4 and more than developers confirmed it from EA and insomniac and the video from the developers of bioshock for ps3…

On topic? I can’t wait for metal gear 4 lol


+ skynidas on May 31st, 2008 at 6:09 pm said:

Please Jeff would you say something about the 2.4 firmware update, please?
Im not asking for what is going to have, im just asking for when you guys plan to deploy it…b4 MGS4, after MGS4
PLEASE JEFF answer me!


+ frito on May 31st, 2008 at 7:03 pm said:

@VenomX and others interested in firmware v2.4


Firmware update v2.4 is actually media vaporwre-

in fact Sony is skipping right ahead to firmware version 4.20.

This firmware update will incorporate Cell processor powered, real-time GPU multi- threaded synthesis of organic molecules reconstructing delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol to be dispersed at a sub-atomic level into the adjojining environmental atmosphere. All at 1080p.

Additionally, all future PS3 SKU’s will come bundled with a bag of Doritos.

You heard it here first.


+ Xanog on May 31st, 2008 at 7:50 pm said:

This is a great idea, especially with all the upcoming events/news.

It seems like at least 2x a month, there will be a post about something that I am anticipating greatly, but 2-3 posts down, since it is overlapped by something about a sports game.


+ APaz on June 1st, 2008 at 1:30 am said:

Good idea guys.


+ markstew on June 1st, 2008 at 10:39 am said:

am i the only one who doesn’t care about in-game xmb???
seems rather pointless to me.


+ Forbidden_Darkness on June 1st, 2008 at 10:53 am said:

it seems sony is ignoring all of the rumors about in-game xmb coming out june 10th, it must be true because sony would normally reply to a rumor like that. though i do wish sony would just tell us, i guess we’ll just have to wait and see…


+ DaChinPin on June 1st, 2008 at 11:03 am said:

Guys please stop asking Jeff about FW 2.40…He’s clearly under NDA and can’t mention anything related to it until it runs out. We’ll just wait the one week and a half that’s left.


+ chaosatom333 on June 1st, 2008 at 11:29 am said:

hey Jeff, do u actually note down the things we say? or do u try to keep it all in your’re head.

I am sure there are lots of opinions and lots of ways of improving and not all can be remembered.


+ sk8ordie44 on June 1st, 2008 at 12:30 pm said:

Can’t wait till the new SOCOM. They say it’s really popular online game, never played it, but hopefully is better than COD4 online multiplayer gaming stuff. :)



+ McDuNKY on June 1st, 2008 at 6:36 pm said:

This year really is ROCKING we’re gonna get it all!!


+ Enforcer_X on June 2nd, 2008 at 9:30 am said:

Yay for recaps!


+ COOL__JOSH on June 2nd, 2008 at 11:49 am said:

Thanks for the recap it hard to rember what i had for breakfast much less what we were talking about a week ago. Keep up the good work.


+ karamelo on June 4th, 2008 at 6:12 am said:

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+ karamelo on June 4th, 2008 at 6:13 am said:


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