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PlayStation.Blog is a Year Old Today

Patrick Seybold's Avatar + Posted by Patrick Seybold on Jun 11, 2008 // Sr. Director, Corporate Communications & Social Media

Tonight’s a pretty big night. We, like every other PS3 owner, are gearing up for the launch of Metal Gear Solid 4 and clearing our calendars for the next few days. While June 12th may always be remembered among PlayStation fans as the day MGS4 blew us all away, June 11th is pretty special to us here at SCEA as well.

June 11th 2007 – the birth of the PlayStation.Blog

We knew from the very first post (600+ comments) that this was something you wanted – a direct-line between the people that create the games you love and those of you that play them. Hearing directly from industry decision-makers like Jack Tretton, Shuhei Yoshida, and Peter Dille was pretty unlikely a couple of years back, but we’ve done our best to make sure that is more the rule than the exception.

In just a year, we’d like to think we’ve become an important resource for both consumers and media seeking exclusive news, screens, videos, viewpoints, and tips from the world of PlayStation. For some of you, we’ve gathered that coming here to read up has become part of your daily ritual, and for that we thank you.

In speaking with bloggers in other disciplines – tech, travel, entertainment, dining – we’ve found that nobody is as engaged with the inner workings of their hobby than gamers like you. 300 comments on a post has quickly become common place here on PlayStation.Blog. 300,000 views of a video? You did it. In fact, the stats are pretty mind boggling – take a look:

Total number of posts: 437
Total number of photos: 1,200
Total number of videos: 80
Total number of links to the blog: 10,222
Total number of comments: 63,060
First commenter ever: Chris Grant of Joystiq!

Clearly, we wouldn’t be anywhere without such a passionate audience. And to give a little something back, we’d like to salute our top commenters – many of whom appear to have spent more time on the blog than any of us!

1. 40cal
2. gamesblow
3. Loucifer
4. blizzard182
5. Jeigh
6. joel
7. aaquib
8. Stoffinator
9. frito
10. Solace

The rest of the Top 50 can be found after the jump. Oh, and if you see your “name” here, keep an eye on your inbox – we’ll be tracking you down to send you a t-shirt in honor of your dedication. Wear it with pride.

PlayStation.Blog First Birthday T-Shirt

Well that’s where we’ve been – here’s where we’re going in Year 2. We’re going to continue refining the look and feel of the blog, making it easier for you to find more stories with less effort. We’ve seen a surge recently in writer comment replies, and we’re committed to keeping those numbers up – and increasing. Third-party producers of PlayStation titles have recognized that *this* is the place to reach gamers – so expect more series of the Metal Gear Monday variety. And we’re speaking with our counterparts in Europe to bring more PlayStation news to you from that part of the world. We know you’re reading us from across the Atlantic, and we haven’t forgotten about you.

Once again, a sincere “thank you” to all of the readers and subscribers, the editors of other gaming websites who link to us, and everyone who’s taken the time to craft a post for the PlayStation.Blog.

Back to work.

PlayStation.Blog Top 50 Commenters

Top 50 PlayStation.Blog Commenters

    1. 40cal
    2. gamesblow
    3. Loucifer
    4. blizzard182
    5. Jeigh
    6. joel
    7. aaquib
    8. Stoffinator
    9. frito
    10. Solace
    11. deadxbabiesxinc
    12. Ghostm
    13. thechosenfew88
    14. Kratos_ate_Snake
    15. xplosneer
    16. KnaveX
    17. lakaihigh
    18. Kedaro
    19. darkiewonder
    20. scorpio
    21. Gregero
    22. chase
    23. zapruder
    24. cmargary
    25. gardea
    26. nmc75
    27. HanSolo
    28. Lp47
    29. scott
    30. reson8er
    31. stennex
    32. Neil
    33. MrCamo
    34. foolio_67
    35. saunderswan
    36. Darkendless
    37. Gunwing
    38. CitizenInsane27
    39. C-h-a-o-s
    40. XxBigP123xX
    41. thingg
    42. Herby
    43. NewYork214
    44. EvoAnubis
    45. leetfoo
    46. Cagalli
    47. OrganicShadow
    48. WHAT
    49. zookey
    50. Violater

//Add Your Own

261 Comments

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1

+ JamesL007 on June 11th, 2008 at 9:02 am said:

Congrats to you playstation.blog and to the 50 top commenters of all time.

This GAme is for You


2

+ brentos on June 11th, 2008 at 9:02 am said:

If I knew we’d get something for spamming the blog, I would’ve posted more!


3

+ Scodo_Thope on June 11th, 2008 at 9:03 am said:

COOL! Congrats and keep up the communications!


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+ JamesL007 on June 11th, 2008 at 9:06 am said:

@brentos: I hear that, I wonder how many of them kept on topic too, and did not complain about the 2.4 firmware or the lack of RPG’s on the PS3 really sincce most comments now have been focus on those two topics.


5

+ SuperTanker on June 11th, 2008 at 9:06 am said:

I wasn’t really sure what to expect when you started the blog, but it turned out really nice. Good job, everyone!


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+ Desidarious on June 11th, 2008 at 9:08 am said:

Congrats!

Glad to see PS3 is starting to get some of the features it has been lacking (InGame XMB, etc.)

Small question, why does XBOX get the new Rock Bacnd tracks on Tuesdays and we have to wait until Thursdays? IS there some reason other than logistical inconvenience to Sony?

Thanks


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+ XxBigP123xX on June 11th, 2008 at 9:12 am said:

40. XxBigP123xX

I didn’t think i comment on here that much. I love this blog, keep it up guys :)

That’s a epic shirt btw.


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+ xaos on June 11th, 2008 at 9:13 am said:

Congratulations; the blog is definitely great, and I really like that it’s not strictly internal but also has content from third-party folks. Look forward to many more years of you guys keeping us up to date!


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+ Fersis on June 11th, 2008 at 9:13 am said:

Congratulations SONY guys and gals


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+ Nynja on June 11th, 2008 at 9:14 am said:

lol love the front; First!

Nice shirt!


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+ depward on June 11th, 2008 at 9:14 am said:

Congrats – the Playstation.Blog has truly surpassed my expectations this first year. Keep up the good work!


12

+ outkast32 on June 11th, 2008 at 9:15 am said:

thats great you guys should share your happiness with us a bring somthing good to all us loyal ps gamers…… maybe info on v2.4 that would make everyone happy


13

+ adolson on June 11th, 2008 at 9:15 am said:

Please get Square-Enix on here, and Bethesda, along with more Insomniac and Naughty Dog and as much as you can. It’s a great blog.

I’ll mention again, we need some JRPGs!


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+ XxBigP123xX on June 11th, 2008 at 9:15 am said:

I just noticed, you messed up my name in the picture of the posters :P

XxBigP123X
XxBigP123xX

You missed the x after the 123 :P


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+ PSYCHO-MAGNET on June 11th, 2008 at 9:17 am said:

Happy Birthday! Keep up the good work, even though i dont post much i read all throughout the day. Topics comments and replies are awesome


16

+ JordanBlack68 on June 11th, 2008 at 9:18 am said:

Good job, how many members have commented on the blog?


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+ expy on June 11th, 2008 at 9:18 am said:

Congratulations to the entire Playstation.Blog team, you guys (and girls) have been hard at work to bring gamers news from the game development scene.

I wish you the best for the future as Playstation.Blog grows!


18

+ darkwing on June 11th, 2008 at 9:21 am said:

Yup pls try to get the other Game Companies in here like @13 has said


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+ Pesico on June 11th, 2008 at 9:22 am said:

Congratulations to the Playstation-blog team. You’re doing a grate job. Also, thank you to everyone that has posted blogposts here. Thank you for bringing gamers and those who make games closer together.


20

+ gardea on June 11th, 2008 at 9:23 am said:

#25 :)

I didn’t know we were being tracked but that’s a nice shirt. I still have the blue one they sent me.


21

+ stiak on June 11th, 2008 at 9:24 am said:

Congratulations on your birthday! Would be great to have European news on here as well, one less rss feed to check.


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+ Daver on June 11th, 2008 at 9:26 am said:

Nice Congrats!! I love this blog too, each time i log on i hope there is somethign new :) Hope to see more in the future

MGS4 TOMORROW!!!!


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+ TAGImperium on June 11th, 2008 at 9:28 am said:

Nobody else has posted it so i’m gonna be 1st to kill the momentum.

(Where’s FW 2.4?!) LOL


24

+ Chrisrahosiris on June 11th, 2008 at 9:29 am said:

Congrats on a great year of operation. I always look forward to the blog posts


25

+ GuySpook on June 11th, 2008 at 9:30 am said:

Happy birthday PS Blog! Its fun to look back and see how you have evolved over the past year. Can’t wait to play MGS4 tomorrow.


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+ nmc75 on June 11th, 2008 at 9:31 am said:

Happy Birthday PlayStation Blog!!! To all the contributors, keep up the great work, and thanks for keeping the Playstation community informed, engaged and valued. #26 nmc75 :D


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+ darkiewonder on June 11th, 2008 at 9:32 am said:

Oh god. my name is on there O.o how sad xD

Anyways. Congrats ps.Blog! Time really went by THAT quick huh? It felt shorter wow! anyways let’s make the 2nd year even better!


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+ KnaveX on June 11th, 2008 at 9:34 am said:

Yeah! love this blog!


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+ ionwaffle on June 11th, 2008 at 9:34 am said:

happy birthday


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+ P_tear_griffin on June 11th, 2008 at 9:35 am said:

Look at that, a one year old PS blog. Didn’t even realize it’s been a year already.

Am I in the top 100? Now I feel like I am competing. I shall not give in.


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+ tirminyl on June 11th, 2008 at 9:35 am said:

Happy birthday. I knew being a post whore would get you somewhere :-P.


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+ crazypenguin on June 11th, 2008 at 9:35 am said:

had i known this i would have commented on EVERY blog that i did read, promise.


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+ Fersis on June 11th, 2008 at 9:35 am said:

@ 23 TAGImperium
yeah, very funny , go to your room and think in what you did… now!


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+ Zaku on June 11th, 2008 at 9:35 am said:

Congrats on the 1 year :)

Sad to say it though that someone in the top 10 was nothing but a troll from what I recall reading from them.


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+ SantanaClaus89 on June 11th, 2008 at 9:36 am said:

You should celebrate your birthday by telling us about 2.40.


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+ StupidityTries on June 11th, 2008 at 9:37 am said:

@ Patrick Seybold
Everyone involved with the blog has done a great job so far in this first year. Take some time to celebrate!
One point of encouragement: while obviously it’s still necessary to “keep mum” at times on certain things – I’ve found it especially refreshing to see a corporation like Sony taking a stab at embracing candor in the marketplace.
By the way, I have no idea what you’re paying Jeff – but I have a feeling that the guy deserves a big raise for the amazing way in which he handles all the insanity around here!


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+ decon on June 11th, 2008 at 9:38 am said:

You should celebrate your birthday by telling us about 2.40.
*Fixing*
You should celebrate your birthday by telling us about an EU blog that, and if you Sony will ever let the EU into the real world of Playstation.

Nice job on this blog though, love it.


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+ P_tear_griffin on June 11th, 2008 at 9:38 am said:

Ok, I give in. I want a shirt now.


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+ crazypenguin on June 11th, 2008 at 9:39 am said:

actually, now, i’m pretty sure i will commment on every blog, ha ha, thanks for telling me there are prizes, lol, but the comments willl still be insightful


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+ mendezgato on June 11th, 2008 at 9:39 am said:

before you guys came along I used to wait for magazines to come to my house and I uesd to spent a lot of time on the internet trying to stay informed but since 06/11/07 this is my only source of information when it comes tp ps3 thanks a lot and please keep up the good work. CONGRATULATIONS!


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+ reson8er on June 11th, 2008 at 9:40 am said:

Whoo! Number 30!

Thank you for the t-shirt!

I would like to extend a well deserved congratulations to the Blog and all of the people that make it possible. It really is a great place to get info on all things PlayStation related. You have also done a great job at adding features and replying to our comments. Keep up the good work!


42

+ btutterrow on June 11th, 2008 at 9:41 am said:

Congratulations! The Playstation blog is an awesome service by Sony, and I hope it sticks around for a LONG time.


43

+ Lirion on June 11th, 2008 at 9:41 am said:

Congrats PS Blog and I hope this is the first of many birthdays.


44

+ dowaito on June 11th, 2008 at 9:45 am said:

I suppose we will see lots of first time comments like this one.


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+ Captain Fury on June 11th, 2008 at 9:47 am said:

grats on your first year PSBLOG! lets hope you have many more :)


46

+ YoYo-Pete on June 11th, 2008 at 9:50 am said:

Long Live the Blog!!


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+ supersnake on June 11th, 2008 at 9:51 am said:

Congrats, you guys are doing a great job.


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+ Enforcer_X on June 11th, 2008 at 9:53 am said:

Yeah this is sweet!
But …
When is my Firmware 2.40 shirt coming?
Or In Shirt XMB shirt for that matter?


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+ Violater on June 11th, 2008 at 9:54 am said:

Hahaha awesome I made number 50, I’m feelin lucky do I get a T shirt?


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+ Pseudo_Ops on June 11th, 2008 at 9:56 am said:

A year has gone quite quickly. But although the blog may be a year old there are issues with the PS3 that Sony still hasn’t fixed and we’ve been nearly waiting a year.

What is the score with the store cards ? These were supposed to be rolled out as were mentioned on this blog but still haven’t managed it to any stores ?


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