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PlayStation.Blog San Francisco Meet-Up Recap

Chris Morell's Avatar + Posted by Chris Morell on Mar 30, 2009 // Senior Social Media Specialist

For us here at the PlayStation.Blog, the defining moment of GDC was the San Francisco GDC meet-up. Sure, it was great to see our friends in the media and show off a bunch of great PLAYSTATION 3 and PSN games during GDC, but it’s incredibly rewarding to get in touch with our community. And that = you guys.

The first ever San Francisco Blog meet-up took place at the W Hotel last Wednesday evening. Of course, this one was extra special for us simply because it was on our home turf. RSVPs maxed out within a few days, and sure enough, most of you showed up for the festivities.

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If you saw this message on the monitor at the W, then you probably found us and the mass amounts of caffeine and sugar provided for the night. My dinner consisted of a coffee and a cookie – delish.

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Meet-up guests were greeted with a bad-ass Killzone 2 shirt, compliments of Guerrilla and the Blog. XL size surely means bedtime T for many.

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Inside the PlayStation.Blog.Lounge, we had several special activities planned, the first of which got you some hands-on time with PixelJunk Eden Encore and many of the game’s new gardens. After about 25 minutes, we switched it up and handed over the controllers for a little Fat Princess time.

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Jeff vs. Hip Hop Gamer - Street Fighter - PlayStation.Blog Meet-Up

Some familiar faces showed up including our friends from hiphopgamershow.com. You better believe that belt was the celebrity of the night. A little Street Fighter IV even went down, of course.

Chris & Jeff - PlayStation.Blog.Lounge

The infamous trophy shirt that everyone seemed to want a piece of, sported by Jeff and yours truly. You begged and begged for one of these puppies, and now here’s your chance to snag one. The first 25 people to email us at playstationblog.gdc09@gmail.com with their name, address, and size preference (only L and XL are left) will get a shirt (No guarantees that you’ll get the size you asked for, as quantities are very limited). Good luck!

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We were lucky enough to have Naughty Dog‘s Arne Meyer drop by, equipped with Uncharted 2 posters and more. Pretty cool, huh?

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After raffling off some shirts and even a PSP, we got down to business with a special Resistance: Retribution PSP tournament (we told you to bring your PSP!). After a grueling first few rounds, our winner emerged from the final round, and took home a Metal Gear PS3 bundle. Not too shabby!

PS3 Winner & Jeff - PlayStation.Blog Meet-Up

Thanks again to everyone for making this Blog meet-up a great success! Hopefully, those of you who made it out had a great time.

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+ Bashr21 on March 30th, 2009 at 2:03 pm said:

This looked like fun. Too bad I’m in the Midwest.


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    + Chris Morell on March 30th, 2009 at 2:08 pm said:

    Manifest destiny. Just sayin\’…


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+ Delriach on March 30th, 2009 at 2:05 pm said:

email sent!


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+ Arcturian on March 30th, 2009 at 2:07 pm said:

That’s not a real trophy. D:<


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    + Chris Morell on March 30th, 2009 at 2:09 pm said:

    Even better, a wearable trophy!


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+ XxDeathDoctorxX on March 30th, 2009 at 2:07 pm said:

lol nice pic of u and hiphopegamer lol anyways i got a ? will yall ever have a meet up in atlanta ga ?


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+ smokey_vols on March 30th, 2009 at 2:09 pm said:

Wish I could have been there.


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+ Delriach on March 30th, 2009 at 2:11 pm said:

There needs to be a PS Blog gathering in Chicago… at UIC!

>_>


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+ NEJI64 on March 30th, 2009 at 2:11 pm said:

dagg this look like a break day event games and girls in one location can’t beat that


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+ Craazy on March 30th, 2009 at 2:13 pm said:

You gonna let those who win the shirts know they’ve won?


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    + Chris Morell on March 30th, 2009 at 3:05 pm said:

    …and they\’re gone! That was fast. Winners will be notified shortly, so be sure to check your email.


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+ Trieloth on March 30th, 2009 at 2:13 pm said:

Wow, hiphopgamer was there? Thats freaking cool. And those shirts (helgest, trophy) are super sweet! What are the odds of getting one of those? :)


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+ Thrasher20 on March 30th, 2009 at 2:13 pm said:

I wish I went!! Playstation has the best gaming community!

Chris or Jeff, when is the next PS Blog meetup? I am going for sure if it’s in California!


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+ smokey_vols on March 30th, 2009 at 2:13 pm said:

Did I get a shirt? Please say yes :)


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+ GamerMoney on March 30th, 2009 at 2:14 pm said:

Dear blog….why not have a texas sized meet up sometime lol…seriously jeff, would be awesome to say “I was kickin it with jeff and the hip hop gamer” lol


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+ xMETATRONx on March 30th, 2009 at 2:14 pm said:

Sent an e-mail, hope I get at T – nice pics too


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+ Zezzler on March 30th, 2009 at 2:15 pm said:

I know every one hats seeing ‘i wish it was in XXXX town’, but is there any PlayStation Events that happen in Canada? or just gaming events in general? cuz it looks like SOOOO much fun.


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+ GamerMoney on March 30th, 2009 at 2:16 pm said:

i’ll be at the e3 meetup, i’ll have money to travel and i’m sure there’ll be one…right?


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+ MarkNMo on March 30th, 2009 at 2:16 pm said:

Sent my email for a shirt, hope I get one! =D

I would have attended, but I live all the way in Missour!


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+ Appo on March 30th, 2009 at 2:17 pm said:

I wish my e-mail was working. I’ve been trying to send for the past 20 minutes. =(


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+ XxBigP123xX on March 30th, 2009 at 2:18 pm said:

E-mail sent. Includedmy PSN id too :D


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+ TheHater2 on March 30th, 2009 at 2:18 pm said:

Hay Chris and Jeff
Do you guys know that the “big” announcement Sony got plan for tomorrow?


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+ Midgetguy on March 30th, 2009 at 2:19 pm said:

That would’ve been SO COOL!

I just HAVE to go to one of these events sometime!!!!


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+ VenomXv on March 30th, 2009 at 2:22 pm said:

Sent my email about 12 minutes ago. Hope I get one!


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+ MarkII on March 30th, 2009 at 2:22 pm said:

I was kinda bummed that I was the 1st raffle winner and didn’t get the grand prize. But playing fat princess and meeting developers (as well as the naughty dog t-shirt i did win) was lots a fun. How good was the dude that won the PS3? I let my brother enter instead of me.


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+ RocketJohnson on March 30th, 2009 at 2:23 pm said:

Looks like an awesome time! Making it back to orlando anytime soon?

Any killzone2 shirts left…*wink *wink LOL Keep on rocking guys.


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+ Darkos87 on March 30th, 2009 at 2:23 pm said:

Was it a platinum trophy at least?


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+ LukaX23 on March 30th, 2009 at 2:23 pm said:

I missed out on this, but I’ll be going to E3 this June to get some news for my gaming site :D

I’ll see you there PlayStation Nation!


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+ Appo on March 30th, 2009 at 2:23 pm said:

Woot, got one sent! Probably to late, though. =/


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+ Ftwrthtx on March 30th, 2009 at 2:23 pm said:

Thanks for hosting such an awesome event. Big thanks to Jeff, Chris, the very hot greeter girls, and the repse from the diffent dev companies. It was more fun than I could possibly imagine.

That is my son that won the Retribution contest and getting the PS3 from Jeff.


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+ Vengeful-Chaos on March 30th, 2009 at 2:24 pm said:

Sent an email hope I made it, I am a trophy wh0re and that shirt would be fitting een though I didn’t attend GDC blog lounge. Also what’s the trophy value bronze or gold? lol


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+ Fausk on March 30th, 2009 at 2:24 pm said:

Sent the email as well, hoping I get one of those t-shirts, but I’m probably too late.


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+ Ackers11 on March 30th, 2009 at 2:25 pm said:

i wish i could go but i live in England! SOMEONE SHOULD SORT SOMETHING OUT OVER HERE!

is the psn down for anyone or is it just me?- cant sign in


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+ crazypeng1 on March 30th, 2009 at 2:25 pm said:

probably didn’t get a shirt, but still tried. ever thought about giving away a load of those instead of simply 25?


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+ GnS_x_MiL on March 30th, 2009 at 2:26 pm said:

Very Nice !!


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+ Chas19 on March 30th, 2009 at 2:32 pm said:

Its the Hip Hop Gamer….That guys a legend despite all the stick he gets…


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+ Cashies on March 30th, 2009 at 2:33 pm said:

will we get an email back saying if we get one of those t-shirts?


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+ ADR143 on March 30th, 2009 at 2:34 pm said:

nice! wish i was there


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+ caliblue15 on March 30th, 2009 at 2:35 pm said:

Did I win? Come on Please. I’m one of Sony’s biggest fans!


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+ Appo on March 30th, 2009 at 2:35 pm said:

NOOOOOO, after I finally get my e-mail working, I accidentally forgot the 09 part after GDC! Doubt I’ll get one now. =(


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+ Wideload42 on March 30th, 2009 at 2:36 pm said:

Any chance of one of those T shirts? :P
Or a better picture of of the print.


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+ IMamaBear on March 30th, 2009 at 2:39 pm said:

I emailed! hopefully I get one…


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+ Blkant on March 30th, 2009 at 2:39 pm said:

Please visit Florida again (the UCF place again). We miss you! :(


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+ ItsNymo on March 30th, 2009 at 2:39 pm said:

hey, I’m in one of those photos!

Thanks again for hosing a fun meet-up! Can’t wait to hopefully attend another one soon!


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+ BoobooJones on March 30th, 2009 at 2:47 pm said:

PlayStation Nation!


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+ whiteboykyle on March 30th, 2009 at 2:57 pm said:

Ah! You tease with the Fat Princess!
Please tell me this game will be out before July 7th, since that is the day I start basic training in San Antonio.


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+ Ozumo on March 30th, 2009 at 3:06 pm said:

Thanks for hosting the party, guys, it was a lot of fun! Best parts were playing Fat Princess and watching Jeff and Hihopgamer going at it on SFIV. And lemon bars!


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+ remanutd5 on March 30th, 2009 at 3:07 pm said:

nice, how can i get one of those kilzone2 tshirts???


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+ LETHARGIC474 on March 30th, 2009 at 3:08 pm said:

Sent my email a couple of minutes ago.

Thanks for this oppurtunity, Jeff!


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+ gamefan67 on March 30th, 2009 at 3:11 pm said:

if i click my shoes together ill might get the wearable trophy


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+ unbornsoldier on March 30th, 2009 at 3:15 pm said:

props jeff on showing love to our homie hip hop gamer,this is unbornsoldado a moderator from the hiphopgamershow.com,respect :),looks like everyone had alot of fun,wish i was there :(,props on everything you do on the blog


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+ Vengeful-Chaos on March 30th, 2009 at 3:16 pm said:

Well guess I didn’t win, thanks for the chance either way!


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+ Craazy on March 30th, 2009 at 3:17 pm said:

I did check my email and I did win…..I sure love you guys!


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