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PlayStation.com Continues to Evolve

Susan Panico's Avatar + Posted by Susan Panico on Nov 19, 2008 // Sr. Director, PlayStation Network

Early next week, we’ll be integrating additional community features into PlayStation.com. We are excited to roll-out the first phase, which includes the ability to sign-in to PlayStation.com and, soon after, PlayStation.Blog with your PlayStation Network ID. Of course, your PlayStation Network ID gets you access to all the good things on the PLAYSTATION 3 and PSP, including games, movies and TV shows on the PlayStation Store, online gaming, and, soon to come for PS3, PlayStation Home.

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In addition, we are making enhancements to the gamer profile features. Your profile will include your PSN online ID, your avatar, and a short “about me” section. You’ll also be able to display your friends list and, on the game detail pages, you’ll be able to include ratings and reviews for all of your favorite games. These features were created so that you can make new friends, learn new tricks and tips, talk trash, offer advice, console the defeated, praise the winners, and more.

If you have an Underground account on PlayStation.com and haven’t already merged it with your PlayStation Network ID, click here to do so. If you don’t have an Underground account but would like to create a PlayStation Network account to participate in the new features on PlayStation.com, click here.

We decided to dissolve the PlayStation Underground program in order to provide more PlayStation fans with a glimpse into the PlayStation Network world via the web. We hope you enjoy this next step in the evolution of PlayStation.com.

Stay tuned; before this year is over we’ll have more enhancements for your gamer profile.

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+ Aaron on November 19th, 2008 at 4:24 pm said:

AWESOME! :)


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+ Netweb on November 19th, 2008 at 4:25 pm said:

OUTSTANDING!


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+ Stoffinator on November 19th, 2008 at 4:26 pm said:

I would love to see the gamer profiles more like a webpage. So we can see what games the people on our friends list own and have played the last number of days.


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+ Neil on November 19th, 2008 at 4:29 pm said:

You get five stars from me just for mentioning Home.


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+ happy_spud on November 19th, 2008 at 4:29 pm said:

I was about to be “first”! Anyways, cool stuff I guess.

Will PSN ever update on the PS3 to have a more in depth player profile? I like to flaunt my imageinary greatness!


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+ darkiewonder on November 19th, 2008 at 4:30 pm said:

Updating the “Gamer Card”? to have recently played games?


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+ Chaos_Bladez on November 19th, 2008 at 4:31 pm said:

Cool.
Hopefully we get up to date automatic trophy cards…


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+ Charliesdad on November 19th, 2008 at 4:32 pm said:

Love the idea…always thought integrating the ID and the Web site was a natural fit…glad to see the online features are merging together to make the PSN a community hub…second hint about Home inside of a week? Good news all the way around.


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+ pattypatpatster on November 19th, 2008 at 4:33 pm said:

Just like the ps3, always improving :)
Thanks can’t wait!


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+ tirminyl on November 19th, 2008 at 4:34 pm said:

Please keep the updates coming! After the blog update, I was thinking that the main site needed a little refresh as well. Seems the Playstation Network team is on top of things!


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+ ur_not_ready on November 19th, 2008 at 4:35 pm said:

Good news is good.

:)

Keep up the good work guys.(and gals)


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+ MUGEN02 on November 19th, 2008 at 4:36 pm said:

The ability to message someone on PSN from the website would be great and New PSN avatars is a must.


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+ C-h-a-o-s on November 19th, 2008 at 4:36 pm said:

“We decided to dissolve the PlayStation Underground program in order to provide more PlayStation fans with a glimpse into the PlayStation Network world via the web. We hope you enjoy this next step in the evolution of PlayStation.com.”

Aww i’m going to miss PSU, I hope you guys don’t get rid of the forums :(.


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+ Clinton514 on November 19th, 2008 at 4:37 pm said:

New avatars? Games played database?

Also, what does this mean for GAP members? Is that being dissolved too?


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+ notmarealname on November 19th, 2008 at 4:37 pm said:

“….and, soon to come for PS3, PlayStation Home.”

NICCCEEE, CMON SONY LAUNCH HOME W00T!!


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+ Tmakk on November 19th, 2008 at 4:38 pm said:

Cool. Cannot wait for the change.


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+ Atoms on November 19th, 2008 at 4:38 pm said:

Ahh ! That’s Sweet! Please give us more avatars or let us use our PS EYE to make are avatars. Then we can truly customize are profiles.


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+ P_tear_griffin on November 19th, 2008 at 4:39 pm said:

Yes! I hate having different passwords for different things. Heck, it was annoying having to sorta re-log into the playstation site to see my friends list.


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+ Mana Knight on November 19th, 2008 at 4:39 pm said:

Although I’ve been a PS Underground member since 1996, I support this decision. For a while, I felt it needs to go to a single sign-in for everything and be able to access everything PlayStation. Also, I feel it will also clear out many in-active accounts (I wouldn’t be surprised if 75% of the current PSU users haven’t logged in for years).

Awesome job SCEA and can’t wait. :D


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+ Elsa43 on November 19th, 2008 at 4:41 pm said:

… and GAP? Is anything going to happen with the Gamer Advisory Panel? It would just be nice to know in advance of any changes…


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+ Clinton514 on November 19th, 2008 at 4:42 pm said:

@ #19 I agree. And hopefully it’ll help flush some of the dirty forum trolls who’ve been harassing gamers for quite some time.


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+ Blu_LED on November 19th, 2008 at 4:43 pm said:

Really great job guys. I really love how you are trying to expand the Playstation Network, and you are doing a great job with it. My one question is, can we do basic PSN function from our computer now?

Can I send/receive PSN messages, check my friends trophies or what game they are playing, etc? Also another feature that would be cool is to have pre-downloads from your computer, that would start as soon as you boot up your PS3.


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+ crazypenguin on November 19th, 2008 at 4:43 pm said:

Step in the right direction! and @14, no i don’t think GAP is getting dissolved, if you look at the picture, there is a button for it under the username.

So these extra enhancements , what game specifics are we talking here? something that might blend with LBP? that would be cool. also, maybe, JUST MAYBE, something like the reward system for trophies? level 5 gets a cool swank bag or something?


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+ P_tear_griffin on November 19th, 2008 at 4:44 pm said:

please link all those exclusive game devoted sites. I’d love to transition form the us.playstation.com site to the littlebigplanet site and the resistance site without having to log in again for each site.


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+ Juniorcortorreal on November 19th, 2008 at 4:45 pm said:

This is Awesome!!!
Thanks for the heads up Susan.
Do you guys have a date for when Home open beta is coming out?


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+ ftown on November 19th, 2008 at 4:45 pm said:

good job!


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+ TheGuardian1973 on November 19th, 2008 at 4:46 pm said:

AWESOME GUYS JUST AWESOME!!! :D


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+ seph1r0th00 on November 19th, 2008 at 4:46 pm said:

These enhancements sound great! Good job keeping things fresh on the Blog and the Official Site.

Like some others have stated, I think it would be nice to also have a trophy sync on the website so you can see friends, and potential friends, trophy collection.


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+ Chrisrahosiris on November 19th, 2008 at 4:46 pm said:

Have been waiting for this. Thank you for the great news


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+ TheHater on November 19th, 2008 at 4:47 pm said:

When are we going to get your trophies cards or whatever to show on the forums


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+ Clinton514 on November 19th, 2008 at 4:48 pm said:

@23, ahh good observation. I didn’t see that there. :)


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+ Kamahl on November 19th, 2008 at 4:49 pm said:

nice, i hope this ends up being as good as it sounds


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+ DMeisterJ on November 19th, 2008 at 4:49 pm said:

Good thing that the PSN ID is becoming universal for the PSB and PS.com

Now when are we going to be able to send messages to our friends, and see what they’re playing, and see our, and their trophies online?

I suppose that’s in an upcoming phase?


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+ nmc75 on November 19th, 2008 at 4:50 pm said:

Yes, bring it on!


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+ wholearmor on November 19th, 2008 at 4:50 pm said:

thats real nice to have this online feat. will we be able to have a friends list aswell, and be able to see if our friends are online while we browse the site. somthing like what XBOX.com dose in a way.


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+ plymco_boss on November 19th, 2008 at 4:51 pm said:

yes this is going to be awsome


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+ ftwrthtx on November 19th, 2008 at 4:53 pm said:

Sounds and looks very cool!


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+ Mr. Admirable on November 19th, 2008 at 4:54 pm said:

This is great news Susan, thank you for letting us know. The new interface is dandy I tell ya what’ I got to get busy right now building my first level in LBP. Then frag some newbs in R2 with my damn Marksman.


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+ NEJI64 on November 19th, 2008 at 4:56 pm said:

kwel now we need a better web browsers lets say google chrome would be nice


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+ wholearmor on November 19th, 2008 at 4:57 pm said:

Thats Right SCEA my hat off to you, you want to be on top this year and the next you must create the experience, the PN experience

“A game will sell a system for a year but the Experience will sell it fo a lifetime” -Wholearmor-


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+ Tondog on November 19th, 2008 at 4:58 pm said:

I like the new look quite a bit! Is there going to be any updates to the “Portable ID” feature to make it like how it is on MyGamerCard.net on the 360 side of things?


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+ stallyon84 on November 19th, 2008 at 4:59 pm said:

I like this Idea, but please IM BEGGIN’ add more psn avatars.

on a side note, I hate the HOME reference “SOON”. Its like for us that have been waiting so long that arent blessed enought to have gotten a closed beta invite If you’re not mentioning an exact date then dont say anything about it at all.


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+ KazeEternal on November 19th, 2008 at 5:03 pm said:

Wow I’ve witnessed the end of the PlayStation Underground, what’s next GAP? I mean you might as well dissolve the GAP it’s pretty much useless at this point. Especially since random individuals that never use their PS3’s are getting access to HOME before registered PS3 users who are apart of the GAP (slap in the face anyone?).

Anyway I’m glad to hear you guys are taking the PSN seriously and happy to see it evolve in the way that it has. I’m hoping to see the ability to see PSN messages via the webiste and personal messages from the message boards sent to our PS3s if we decide too have that enabled.

Things are certainly coming along nicely.


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+ STMaraj on November 19th, 2008 at 5:03 pm said:

YES!! This sounds great!
But there is one thing that would be awesome. It would be the ability to send messages to your friends playing PS3 while you are on the PlayStation website. Anyone like this idea?


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+ decimalator on November 19th, 2008 at 5:04 pm said:

Nice! Too bad I’m in GAP with an account I don’t normally game with. :-(


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+ Ghostm on November 19th, 2008 at 5:04 pm said:

Great news!!!


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+ IceCold on November 19th, 2008 at 5:06 pm said:

You guys continue to give, and I love it. I love the idea that you guys are coming up with and the implementation. Now where are those G.A.P. invites?


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+ SpookyJuice on November 19th, 2008 at 5:08 pm said:

My question is, when we log into PlayStation.com or the PlayStation blog will it display out PSN Avatar?

Also will the PlayStation Forums be getting an update aswell, too enhance are PSN usage?


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+ DawnOfAshes on November 19th, 2008 at 5:09 pm said:

Cant wait to see that :D


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+ DeathroW22 on November 19th, 2008 at 5:09 pm said:

Any plans to get add trophies onto these portable ID cards that automatically sync?


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