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PlayStation.Blog E3 2009 Meet-Up Recap

Chris Morell's Avatar + Posted by Chris Morell on Jun 01, 2009 // Senior Social Media Specialist

E3 is officially back, and last night’s huge LA PlayStation.Blog meet-up was proof! We heard rumors before we got to Mama’s Hot Tamales that a line began forming as early as 9:30AM. But the sight of hundreds of PlayStation fans extending around the corner was almost overwhelming. Perhaps it was the smell of the delicious home-cooked Tamales, the early co-op access to Fireteam Bravo 3, or the first hundred people earning access to the Sony Press Conference (surprise, surprise…those hundred also gained access to the E3 show floor!) that drew the crowd.

E3 '09 Meet-up

Regardless, simply hanging out with Jeff, myself and hundreds of other excited PlayStation gamers was awesome enough justify the trip. Huge thanks to all who showed up and to everyone at Mama’s. And for those who couldn’t make the trip, below are some of the highlights (check our Flickr page for all the pics). Here’s to a great PS E3, and we’ll see you next time!

E3 '09 Meet-up

This is merely half the line outside Mama’s prior to opening. I bet Mama would love PlayStation to stop by every day! And in turn, I’d love one of these tamales for lunch every day of my life.

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The Slant Six crew setting up Fireteam Bravo 3 before the flood gates open.

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Jeff, Chris and Mama herself!

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Yes! Hip Hop Gamer is a regular at our meet-ups, shooting some vids from within the line and chatting it up with Jeff.

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The first Fireteam Bravo 3 victims! Everyone who played had a chance to win some great PSP prizes.

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The craziness inside. Seriously, this place was packed. Sometimes you have to endure some sweatiness to get the goods.

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Shots of the winners of the Fireteam Bravo 3 co-op competition. Lucky winners took home PSPs!

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+ LukaX23 on June 1st, 2009 at 5:03 pm said:

I’ll be there next time ;)


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+ Delriach on June 1st, 2009 at 5:03 pm said:

cool. If only this happened in Chicago :(


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    + Chris Morell on June 2nd, 2009 at 12:35 am said:

    I\’d love to. I love Chicago. Though Zachary\’s deep dish in Berkeley can rival Chicago\’s best…


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+ drownedphoniex on June 1st, 2009 at 5:03 pm said:

I wish I could be there. At least I can watch the Press Conference on TV!


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+ jedi_webslinger on June 1st, 2009 at 5:05 pm said:

Can’t wait for the press Conference.


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+ jazzyrider on June 1st, 2009 at 5:07 pm said:

Fun times – thanks for the update & pics!


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    + Chris Morell on June 2nd, 2009 at 12:36 am said:

    Glad you liked. It was a blast!


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+ stupidnick79809 on June 1st, 2009 at 5:07 pm said:

The event was so much fun!! im so excited to go to E3!!!

Thanks again to everyone at Playstation Blog!!!

I <3 YOU!!!


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    + Chris Morell on June 2nd, 2009 at 12:36 am said:

    We love ya back. And so does Mama!


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+ Cody_L on June 1st, 2009 at 5:07 pm said:

Wow, looks like it was a blast. Wish I could have been there. It’d be fantastic if you guys could do a meet somewhere in the midwest, say Columbus Ohio for instance.

Anyway, I hope you all have a great E3 out there


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+ scosner56 on June 1st, 2009 at 5:07 pm said:

To bad I wasn’t there. But, I did win an Uncharted T-Shirt from Torrence Davis, host of Davis Daily, from http://www.thebitbag.com. I’m quite excited to get this shirt and wear it. It’s just a shirt but it’s an Uncharted 2 shirt…if only my gf knew how big of a gamer I am..I hide it from her.


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+ mckg123456789 on June 1st, 2009 at 5:08 pm said:

yes and for anyones info the new mgs rising is coming to both PS3 & 360, and no it is not MGS4


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+ Berae on June 1st, 2009 at 5:10 pm said:

Nice, i wish i could have gone there


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+ ATOMS11 on June 1st, 2009 at 5:12 pm said:

A grand ol time it was ! This was a very fun event !


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+ oom9 on June 1st, 2009 at 5:13 pm said:

Oh chris, how I wish I could go hang out there and play the new socom and have tamales.. Maybe nExt year


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    + Chris Morell on June 2nd, 2009 at 12:37 am said:

    There is always next year :-)


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+ DMPrince on June 1st, 2009 at 5:19 pm said:

love you chris <333


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    + Chris Morell on June 2nd, 2009 at 12:38 am said:

    backatcha


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+ almighty-slayer on June 1st, 2009 at 5:19 pm said:

Looks great. Enjoy the Jaffa Cakes too :L

I so wish i could come to a meet up…Maybe the EU blog will do a random one…or not.


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+ Vengeful-Chaos on June 1st, 2009 at 5:21 pm said:

Jeff is always sporting the newest PlayStation shirts, oh so jealous.


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+ mafia28 on June 1st, 2009 at 5:23 pm said:

I know im going off topic but WHY!!! why did we have to loose Metal Gear to microsoft this aint fare, sony bettervhave a good confrence tommorow or else we lost.


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+ Kentini on June 1st, 2009 at 5:23 pm said:

Thanks for the prizes Chris, glad to be tie at 6th place. Jeff, thank you so much for the aw some patapon shirt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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+ JuanDHexen on June 1st, 2009 at 5:24 pm said:

That looked like so much fun,hope you guys had a blast and I hope Sony does some blasting at E3 as well =)


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+ Dave702 on June 1st, 2009 at 5:25 pm said:

Wish i was there….Maybe next time.


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+ mafecto on June 1st, 2009 at 5:26 pm said:

Attention

MGS Rising has been confirmed for BOTH platforms. G4 has confirmed that it will NOT BE EXCLUSIVE to the XBOX.


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+ perrandy on June 1st, 2009 at 5:27 pm said:

i wonder where’s the small update that you said that we were going to have today? is this it??anyways, i cant hardly wait for sony’s press conference and for all the goodies that they’ll have :)


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+ inspace2020 on June 1st, 2009 at 5:28 pm said:

I was there…and it was awesome…looks like next year we’re gonna need a bigger venue Jeff!!

Thanks for the Press Conf. access (and E3, even though I was already going)

One more thing, I wish it was made clear that the press conf. was seperate from E3 because many of my friends decided not to come because they though you needed to be going to E3 to qualify.


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+ RPKK on June 1st, 2009 at 5:36 pm said:

There needs to be a PS.Blog Meet-Up for SD Comic-Con!


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+ H3llMafia on June 1st, 2009 at 5:37 pm said:

I wish there was stuff like this on the East Coast. It’s all politic stuff here. :(


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+ Kamahl_rg on June 1st, 2009 at 5:46 pm said:

someday ill go to one of these events…


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+ katsuo7171 on June 1st, 2009 at 5:59 pm said:

Cool I wish I was there.

What happened to the update that jeff posted about yesterday.


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+ ADR143 on June 1st, 2009 at 6:00 pm said:

lucky ppl


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+ Slayer612 on June 1st, 2009 at 6:12 pm said:

MY DREAM IS TO ONE DAY GO TO E3!

*I can only wish*


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+ Destiny89 on June 1st, 2009 at 6:15 pm said:

I hope one day i get to go to E3
also cant wait for the conference tomorrow.. LOL im going to skip college tomorrow just so i can see the conference lmao


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+ FAMILYGY3319 on June 1st, 2009 at 6:18 pm said:

Who’s that fat guy in the back behind hip hop gamer and Jeff?


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+ TLSBill on June 1st, 2009 at 6:26 pm said:

We waited over an hour in line, and got up to the door just in time for Jeff to tell us they can’t let anyone else in. (there were still about 40 of us out there)

The disappointment was palpable. Maybe next year….


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+ TakiFuGu on June 1st, 2009 at 6:36 pm said:

Slant Six! LOL.


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+ Ftwrthtx on June 1st, 2009 at 6:59 pm said:

Sorry I missed it Chris. LA was just too far to drive for me.


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+ Moosehole on June 1st, 2009 at 7:10 pm said:

LMAO Slant Six was there setting up the FTB:3 stuff? I’m surprised it worked.


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+ mastrofallz on June 1st, 2009 at 7:14 pm said:

E3 is tomorrow. Go show that its creativity that makes the best games, not money! :D

Cant wait to hear about this secret game either.


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+ robotros on June 1st, 2009 at 7:15 pm said:

It was awesome. Thanks for the passes, and thanks Jeff for signing my shirt.


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+ ASSASSIN_21 on June 1st, 2009 at 7:15 pm said:

lol im in the pic yeaaaa the 2nd one in 2nd pic in the back of the line in the blue long sleeve


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+ ASSASSIN_21 on June 1st, 2009 at 7:16 pm said:

at least i got an E3 ticket


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+ SOOPERGOOMAN187 on June 1st, 2009 at 7:26 pm said:

Nice psp Dev units?? I hope t someday attend one of the meet-ups. An E3 ticket, man thats prolly worth tens of thousands of dollars to the right people now. To you it must be PRICELESS. Do me a favor ASSASSIN_21, robotros, get me lots and lots and lots of BOOTH BABE PICS and upload to the sony flicker. E3 died when they got rid of the Flash. People became accustomed to it. ALso lots of COSPLAY PICS too please.


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+ norm01 on June 1st, 2009 at 7:29 pm said:

I never knew that I could be so jealous of a bunch of sweaty people hanging out at a Mexican food joint as I am right now. Right, there was PlayStation stuff going on. That explains it. :P Come back to S.F. for something… anything!


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+ Insyt on June 1st, 2009 at 7:32 pm said:

i’m ready to see what sony has prepared for PS3 this year and next…PSP GO looks pretty cool, not bad for a smaller all digital device for carrying around…lets see what else is coming though…tomorrow cant come soon enough…

Pc,
Syt


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+ KillerShadows on June 1st, 2009 at 7:35 pm said:

I was there…Godo stuff, looking forward to more of E3 coverage


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+ JKC31 on June 1st, 2009 at 7:50 pm said:

Nice to see that you guy went to the Land of Misfit Toys for the prizes.


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+ Gogo_ZvC on June 1st, 2009 at 7:58 pm said:

E3 next year…hopefully…..:D


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+ SOOPERGOOMAN187 on June 1st, 2009 at 7:58 pm said:

Jeff Nice Shirt, it’s what I wear in Home, are they up for grabs for some lucky (me)Canadian? Have fun tomorrow you lucky folks. Think of all the Free Shwag you are going to get tomorrow. Shwag like you’ve never dreamed and Booth Babes. lol


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+ SyphonFilter- on June 1st, 2009 at 8:11 pm said:

conference tomorrow.i know Sony will come through with great stuff. Hopefully a socom 4 that is a return to form[ala socom 2]


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+ BlackAngel87 on June 1st, 2009 at 8:25 pm said:

SONY NEEDS TO STOP LOSING EXCLUSIVES!!!!! STOP WORKING ON HOME AND GET MORE EXCLUSIVES. BRING MGS BACK


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+ mastrofallz on June 1st, 2009 at 8:33 pm said:

@47. Those “exclusives” were 3rd party. Any 3rd party company and/or game can be bought.


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+ Enigma777 on June 1st, 2009 at 8:35 pm said:

I must move to California!!!!!


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+ Jeigh on June 1st, 2009 at 8:45 pm said:

I’m freakin’… I can’t even think of a good word for it, so: REALLY REALLY EXCITED (the caps will fill the gap present in my lexicon) for the Sony Conference tomorrow! Bring on the fun!! :D


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