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PlayStation Network and Gamebattles Auto Reporting

Bret Blount's Avatar + Posted by Bret Blount on Aug 07, 2009 // Manager, Marketing Alliances, SCEA

Gamebattles and PSN auto reporting

Hi everyone! My group has been working hard with partners at MLG’s Gamebattles to give competitive PlayStation gamers a better tournament experience. Last month it was secure registration and authentication between PSN and Gamebattles. Today we’re happy to officially introduce auto reporting — a function of sharing game data between the PlayStation Network and Gamebattles tournament and ladder systems.

It works like this: When you finish a match which was scheduled on select Gamebattles PlayStation arenas, Gamebattles will fetch the score and statistics for both teams (or players). For the player, this means it will be much easier and faster to play PS3 matches on Gamebattles and there will be fewer disputes based on user input errors. It will also allow PlayStation to highlight PS3 Gamebattles activity in real-time, both on the interweb and within connected PlayStation communities.

This feature has been enabled first for the MLB ’09 THE SHOW All Star Championship, which is live and open for free registration now. This will be the first of many PLAYSTATION 3 titles to support such data integration. Enjoy and stay tuned for more multiplayer goodness!

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+ Enforcer_X on August 7th, 2009 at 12:04 pm said:

This is 100% EPIC!
While I don’t play MLB I can’t wait to see what other games implement this and I hope Warhawk, Killzone 2 and others can benefit from this!
NICE WORK!


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+ Stoffinator on August 7th, 2009 at 12:12 pm said:

I’ve never heard of Gamebattles before. :-\


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+ skynidas on August 7th, 2009 at 12:14 pm said:

This seems nice, it’s a pretty nice idea.


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+ moeda3rd on August 7th, 2009 at 12:14 pm said:

Yes! I would like to see this implemented with the Madden Challenge.


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+ RoyBoys on August 7th, 2009 at 12:15 pm said:

O MY GOODNESS THIS IS EPIC! THANKS FOR THE SWEET SUPPORT PLAYSTATION!


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+ drownedphoniex on August 7th, 2009 at 12:16 pm said:

Please add this for Warhawk, PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!


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+ EvoAnubis on August 7th, 2009 at 12:17 pm said:

Very not bad!


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+ ZAANOS on August 7th, 2009 at 12:17 pm said:

This is an awesome feature! I look forward to making a clan now!


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+ TheGuardianFID on August 7th, 2009 at 12:18 pm said:

Sweet!!! :D


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+ dotCody on August 7th, 2009 at 12:26 pm said:

I haven’t used GameBattles since a match dispute on WaW back in February. My god, if WaW is the next game I’ll be so happy! WORLD AT WAR, BABY!


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+ Pesico on August 7th, 2009 at 12:29 pm said:

This is a great new feature. Looking forward to see it in action.


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+ GamerMoney on August 7th, 2009 at 12:31 pm said:

might actually sign up to gamebattles now


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+ thepud on August 7th, 2009 at 12:32 pm said:

Can you tell /6 of Socom too srap the ladder patch then. And gives us our fixes and dlc PLZ!


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+ uNcRoWnEd on August 7th, 2009 at 12:34 pm said:

This will be very useful.


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+ Thrasher20 on August 7th, 2009 at 12:35 pm said:

Pretty darn original. Cool stuff!

Dance party tonight in LA! Had to say that


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+ kingmuscle on August 7th, 2009 at 12:36 pm said:

wow! another great feature added to PSN!!! thanks sony! and thank you ps blog!


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+ tolkienfanatic on August 7th, 2009 at 12:40 pm said:

Resistance and Killzone 2 support, please.


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+ TRIX_BOL on August 7th, 2009 at 12:41 pm said:

Looking forward to see more exclusive upcoming titles to get this auto-reporting feature… Maybe UNCHARTED 2?


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+ serversurfer on August 7th, 2009 at 12:44 pm said:

So is there a Home Space that ties in to this autoreporting system so we can gather there and follow the action in real time? ;)


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+ BlooodyCow on August 7th, 2009 at 12:50 pm said:

It is about time Sony is doing something worth while for gamers on the PSN. I know Folding@HOME is the best, but that is not game related. This feature should be mandatory in all sports and competitive games from now on. Sony are too easy on developer when it comes to features on the PSN. You guys should make all the new feature such as in-game music and youtube support be mandatory on all PSN games starting January 2010.


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+ BlooodyCow on August 7th, 2009 at 12:56 pm said:

Now all we need is a reporting system to report people that use Hacks (COD4) or exploit glitches in order to get kills. Oh and people that send you random hate message insulting everything from your family to your manhood after you owned their puck ass in a match.


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+ Capt-Fury- on August 7th, 2009 at 1:00 pm said:

While you are it…how about uploading some new PSN avatars!? It will only take you a minute.


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+ SPOPS on August 7th, 2009 at 1:00 pm said:

Sounds like a cool idea. Just wonder if it will take off.


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+ tomissic on August 7th, 2009 at 1:03 pm said:

dude this rocks. Good job.


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+ BlooodyCow on August 7th, 2009 at 1:04 pm said:

@22 Capt-Fury
no point in asking dude. I been asking for the pass 3+ months and no response what-so-ever from anyone on this blog. They can at least say no. That way, I will stop asking.


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+ DONNYxMC on August 7th, 2009 at 1:10 pm said:

pretty much just made socom’s 1.5 patch pointless… so can we please get some DLC now???


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+ PERFECT-SHOOTER on August 7th, 2009 at 1:12 pm said:

so please someone tell me because i dont exactly understand this. will i still need to take pictures of the scores? an please someone anyone tell me does this mean we dont have to report hour scores on gamebattles anymore? please say this all true if so OMG this is so crazy i will never log off of gb lol


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+ spunnups on August 7th, 2009 at 1:13 pm said:

Well that does it, i’m signing up for gamebattles now.


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+ KoD7085 on August 7th, 2009 at 1:18 pm said:

While I don’t participate in MLG it’s good to see this kind of integration and development. Nice work.


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+ WiZeGuY on August 7th, 2009 at 1:25 pm said:

Epic FTW!!


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+ riko540 on August 7th, 2009 at 1:32 pm said:

So basically it eliminates user error….wow that makes things some much easier and faster.


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+ ADR143 on August 7th, 2009 at 1:36 pm said:

good job! this will bring more tournament in PSN and more competitiveness.

games like uncharted 2 will be great!

we just need more competitive games and it will be all better! GJ SONY


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+ Mobius_124 on August 7th, 2009 at 1:37 pm said:

EPIC!!!!!!!!!!


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+ PERFECT-SHOOTER on August 7th, 2009 at 1:44 pm said:

someone please reply to comment #27 im 14 an dont fully understand this hole thing but i been doing gamebattles for years now an i have no camera an i cant even tell you guys how many times i would get a loss when i won because the other guy did not want to report an i had no cam an i did not keep up with my disputes so i would get the loss thats enough to piss anyone off an make them leave gamebattles an so i did


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+ inuyasha5400 on August 7th, 2009 at 1:47 pm said:

i been doing GB 4 about a year and finally they get a very useful feature. for those who dont know what GB is http://www.gamebattles.com


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+ jadjohnny on August 7th, 2009 at 1:50 pm said:

EXCELLENT IDEA!!! BRILLIANT!


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+ TerryVSL on August 7th, 2009 at 1:53 pm said:

“So is there a Home Space that ties in to this autoreporting system so we can gather there and follow the action in real time? ;)”

Home integration would be epic. And fairly easy to implement.

Setup an EA style multi-Space – main area for live streaming of games, smaller areas for archived match footage to watch.

An extra ghost player is logged into the live game match. That player acts as the camera operator and video is captured live off that machine and streamed directing onto screens in the Home Space.

Big matches are archived and able to be watched on other screens in the Home Space.

Leaderboards, schedules, etc up on the walls of the Home Space.


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+ footballrule on August 7th, 2009 at 2:23 pm said:

ThiS IS SOO EPIC!!


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+ NITROWOLF_2 on August 7th, 2009 at 2:25 pm said:

Im sorry im a bit confused.
So i log into game battles, set up a match, win/lose a match, so do i go and report back to games battles? or will it do it automatically?


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    + Bret Blount on August 7th, 2009 at 2:56 pm said:

    After a match is played, user clicks on \”report score\” on their Gamebattles team profile page. This will send request to SCEA game servers. Reponse will include match data. If there is a conflict or several matches, you would be prompted to enter manually. Thanks for the great question!


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    + Bret Blount on August 7th, 2009 at 2:56 pm said:

    After a match is played, user clicks on \”report score\” on their Gamebattles team profile page. This will send request to SCEA game servers. Reponse will include match data. If there is a conflict or several matches, you would be prompted to enter manually. Thanks for the great question!


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+ iComet on August 7th, 2009 at 2:33 pm said:

Great Job SCEA!


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+ osufan21 on August 7th, 2009 at 2:42 pm said:

I am signed up for Gamebattles and used to play Gb’s for Rainbow Six Vegas and Rainbow Six Vegas 2. This feature ( which i am a little confused on) is/was much needed a long time ago as ref’s and admin’s could’nt cotrol corruption and cheating.


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+ denze on August 7th, 2009 at 3:10 pm said:

This came out of nowhere, impresive


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+ emjayx on August 7th, 2009 at 3:11 pm said:

WOW I LOVE U SONY! Now I hope it doesn’t take long to add games… I mean you have tons of games you can use these with! KZ2, Resistance 2, Socom, Call of duty, Unreal Tournament 3, GTA4, Warhawk, Guitar Hero, and much more.
Looking forward to this :) Great job


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+ Loaded24 on August 7th, 2009 at 3:16 pm said:

Good idea but is this only for MLG touraments and or the basic ladders for the game. I never do the MLG stuff, but do have wars for socom.


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+ ARLA94 on August 7th, 2009 at 4:00 pm said:

awesome


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+ linebeginstoblur on August 7th, 2009 at 4:00 pm said:

I saw “PlayStation Network” and “Auto Reporting” and I expected something on the likes of GamerDNA compatibility. Any likelihood of this?

If you’re not familiar with it, it’s a website where you can link it to your Xbox Live, Steam, or Xfire accounts and it will record all the games you play and then report it, saying the games you’ve played and the achievements you’ve earned. If you want to do it for the PS3, though, you have to manually enter it in, which is why I’m very curious if it’s possible that someday the PSN will be able to send out details like that to sites who can use such information.


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+ AlphaTribe2007 on August 7th, 2009 at 4:42 pm said:

So do both players have the ability to report score or is it the person hosting the game.

How do you cut down on double submissions? and if the host is responsible for submitting then what if they don’t submitt and you want them too?

I’m just trying to get a better understanding of something that looks very interesting.

Thanks.


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+ Opeth-BR on August 7th, 2009 at 5:42 pm said:

Sony PLEASE add WipeOut HD and BlazBlue to MLG.
I know BB is not under your control but tell the guys at Aksys.

Fat Princess and killzone are good games to be supported too!

And again, WIPEOUT!!!


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+ Andronicus on August 7th, 2009 at 7:40 pm said:

this is actually pretty awesome


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+ GG_NO_BBQ on August 8th, 2009 at 2:36 am said:

I’m a active participant in http://www.gamebattles.com and I have to say that this is an amazing feature that both Gamebattles and Sony deserve a huge applause for.


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