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Sid Shuman's Avatar + Posted by Sid Shuman on May 29, 2010 // Senior Manager, Social Media

Happy Memorial Day! With the long weekend ahead, I’ll be catching up on Red Dead Redemption (if I can tear myself away from skinning animals long enough to complete the story missions), ModNation Racers, and 3D Dot Game Heroes. What will you guys be playing?

The PlayStation Recap – PlayStation.Blog

Play the MAG Beta with Zipper!

Courtesy of Jeremy Dunham

    Patch Alert: MAG v1.06 Coming in June: Slated for sometime next month, MAG v1.06 will add a number of requested new features to the game that should please fans regardless of their play style. Read on for the full list.
    Zipper Profile: CJ Heine: This week we meet up with CJ Heine, senior designer here at Zipper. CJ started in the QA department and worked his way up to his current senior designer position, so it shouldn’t be long before he’s heading up the CIA and while simultaneously juggling hosting duties on Survivor.

UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves banner

Courtesy of Arne Meyer

    REMINDER: “The Lab” and Double Cash Weekend: This weekend’s installment of “The Lab” Playlist series is 2 vs. 2 Team Deathmatch. Parties are limited to two people only, obviously. We’ve set the match conditions to a 15 minute time limit and 25 kills.
    Unboxing The Art of UNCHARTED 2: We got copies of all three versions in the studio recently and thought it was only fitting to take a bunch of photos and put together an unboxing video below so you can get a good look at what you get when purchasing The Art of Uncharted 2.
    UNCHARTED 2 PSN Avatars: The PSN Avatars were created from renders we made from UNCHARTED 2 and include Nathan Drake, Elena Fisher, Victor Sullivan, Chloe Frazer, Jeff, Tenzin, Karl Schafer, Zoran Lazarevic, Harry Flynn, and an image of the Phurba dagger.

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+ Jeigh on May 29th, 2010 at 12:18 pm said:

I hate to stop by only to bemoan a gripe (sorry I’ve been absent), but I’m having trouble shaking the idea that Blog.Share isn’t garnering much/any attention If we could at least get some indication of which ideas are being looked at or worked on, it would alleviate the concern. Perhaps leave some of those refreshing red comments every once in awhile. (Honestly, the voting system feels like a national election: our votes don’t really matter. The same three ideas, which everyone already knows about, have been on top since the beginning, thus garnering more votes and keeping other ideas from getting front-page attention.)

I know this technically counts as a suggestion (a Share), but, you see, its kind of a cyclical problem.

Hope you have a good weekend.


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    + Sid Shuman on May 29th, 2010 at 12:37 pm said:

    Please upload this idea to Share… just kidding :-) Totally valid observation and one that we’re doing something about, but we’ve obviously been slammed with E3 fast approaching. Currently, some enhancements are going into the Share backend. Post-E3, we’ll be talking more about it, so stay tuned!


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+ PurplePigs on May 29th, 2010 at 12:23 pm said:

So Sid, is that Team Ico Collection rumor true?


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    + Sid Shuman on May 29th, 2010 at 12:38 pm said:

    We don’t comment on rumors or speculation, yadda yadda yadda. You know the drill by now :-) But it WOULD be cool!


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+ Jeigh on May 29th, 2010 at 12:24 pm said:

By the way, check the last comment. http://www.industrygamers.com/news/xbox-360s-natal-will-fail-says-former-microsoft-exec/

Accurate portrayal of the situation or what? =P


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+ ts23245 on May 29th, 2010 at 12:25 pm said:

You better have a good reason for revealing all of this stuff this close to E3 SONY


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+ ShadOforce on May 29th, 2010 at 12:31 pm said:

I would like to see more info on the Team Ico Collection next week if that’s possible. :D


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+ DeathGazer on May 29th, 2010 at 12:36 pm said:

Playing Red Dead as well. This game just totally consumes you.

Just ordered Yakuza 3 off Amazon since it finally went on sale. Will play that next. My PS3 hasn’t gotten a break at all this year…lol


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    + Sid Shuman on May 29th, 2010 at 1:15 pm said:

    Red Dead is a sickness here in the office.


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+ jjmusicman on May 29th, 2010 at 12:51 pm said:

Team Ico Collection (hopefully with the old, removed colossi) would be awesome. But I wouldn’t mind a Kingdom Hearts, Final Fantasy, or Resident Evil collection either ;-)


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+ Lucreto on May 29th, 2010 at 12:52 pm said:

So how long is the E3 conference on this year? Will it be 2 hours like last year? I need to bring snacks if it is the same as last year.


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    + Sid Shuman on May 29th, 2010 at 2:09 pm said:

    It’s from 12 to 2


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+ FJ1100_rider on May 29th, 2010 at 12:52 pm said:

I’m seeing that planet minigolf is coming June 1 and tecmo bowl throwback a week later

is this true ? and is there going to be anything official or is it just another wait and see ?
anyway – keep these great psn titles coming and I’ll keep buying – I’ve gotten around 85 so far

off topic : I submitted a blog share idea twice and it was ignored , I posted it here and was told to post there but still nothing ….. so I’ll try again and for the last time

on mondays on the ps blog :
Here’s your weekly psn preview
( posts confirmed content for games and dlc for that weeks psn store update )

thanks for your time .


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    + Sid Shuman on May 29th, 2010 at 1:18 pm said:

    Wow! 85 PSN titles! I think you’ve beaten my record. :-) As for the PSN title release dates, let’s wait and see how they pan out, but these sound correct.

    As for Share: you probably submitted an idea that has already been submitted — those get filtered out. If that’s not the case, it’s probably in the submission backlog (which we’ve mostly caught up on, but is still there due to E3 craziness).

    Thanks for the post idea. I’ll look into that.


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+ PharmBoY044 on May 29th, 2010 at 12:53 pm said:

Only two more weeks to go for E3, hopefully we hear how the Playstation Blog will be covering it and any details how it’s going to be incorporated in Home?

Also, can’t wait for the Infamous 2 trailer at E3…hint, hint ;)


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    + Sid Shuman on May 29th, 2010 at 1:19 pm said:

    There’s going to be some very cool stuff in Home for E3, but the details are still under wraps — we’ll have more to say on that soon.


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+ PharmBoY044 on May 29th, 2010 at 12:55 pm said:

@7
Sony’s conference is 2 hours long. It starts at 12pm pst on June 15.


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+ mew_frenger on May 29th, 2010 at 1:07 pm said:

KILLZONE<3

see wat i did there?^^


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    + Sid Shuman on May 29th, 2010 at 1:19 pm said:

    ^Like


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+ AnthonyTonyMagic on May 29th, 2010 at 1:25 pm said:

With all the great news that has been coming out over the last few weeks, I’m really psyched about E3.

I mean, you wouldn’t be mentioning all this stuff now unless there was something HUGE coming up, would you?

Come on, Sid, PSP2 and/or PSP Phone – confirm or deny


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    + Sid Shuman on May 29th, 2010 at 2:12 pm said:

    I can neither confirm nor deny the existence of Area 51. In all seriousness, we don’t comment on any rumors — you’ll find out for yourself at E3.


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+ DZORMAGEN on May 29th, 2010 at 1:26 pm said:

What happened to Joe Danger?


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    + Sid Shuman on May 29th, 2010 at 2:14 pm said:

    We’ve got a post lined up for Monday that will answer all your Danger-ous questions.


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+ AmericanNinja1 on May 29th, 2010 at 1:29 pm said:

Sid, do you know if there is going to be a new firmware anytime soon?


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    + Sid Shuman on May 29th, 2010 at 2:18 pm said:

    Nothing to report here. We don’t typically get detailed info on these until they’re imminent, to be honest.


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+ NEOpunisher on May 29th, 2010 at 1:32 pm said:

hey Sid,is it true that the xmb will be redesigned in june? would you kindly answer me. i hope its true :)


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    + Sid Shuman on May 29th, 2010 at 2:21 pm said:

    Haven’t heard a peep. Chalk it up to rumors and speculation for now


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+ seabass29 on May 29th, 2010 at 1:56 pm said:

if youve already talked about Killzone 3 (something i would have kept heavily guarded for E3) so close to E3 then youve got something HUGE planned for E3 so…any clues to what it is or do we still have to wait for E3?


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+ gdogg666 on May 29th, 2010 at 2:08 pm said:

how come the uk got ff9 first i aint complainin just wondering tho it is good to see the uk gettin games first tho


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+ DZORMAGEN on May 29th, 2010 at 2:27 pm said:

Thanks Sid, this means we should see Joe Danger really really SOON!!! :D


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    + Sid Shuman on May 30th, 2010 at 12:33 am said:

    Won’t be long :)


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+ Chestertonian on May 29th, 2010 at 2:44 pm said:

I would be playing Red Dead…if I could find a PS3 somewhere in an Los Angeles-area Costco! Not having good luck at all.


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    + Sid Shuman on May 30th, 2010 at 2:36 am said:

    Hmm, tight supply right now in some places — did you try an online retailer?


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+ mikedo2007 on May 29th, 2010 at 2:45 pm said:

I never got chance to comment on Kung Fu live. But I think everybody going to be Kung Fu Fighting!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67G7BeZkM_0


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+ TubaDude49 on May 29th, 2010 at 3:45 pm said:

Hollywood Video is closing so I picked up a really cheap copy of Prince of Persia


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    + Sid Shuman on May 30th, 2010 at 2:37 am said:

    Nice! What do you think?


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+ FJ1100_rider on May 29th, 2010 at 4:03 pm said:

thanks for the reply Sid .
I’m hoping to have those 2 games on my hdd asap

I checked and my share idea wasn’t a duplicate , guess I’ll wait and see if it’s posted – have 3 posted already but I’ve submitted about 30 – and none were duplicate posts
I have seen a lot of them posted though , same ideas with slightly different wording and at least 1/3 are things the ps3 does already but people don’t read their manuals .
anyway , Have a great weekend .


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    + Sid Shuman on May 30th, 2010 at 2:40 am said:

    It’s exciting to hear people are interested in Share — I feel like the best is still to come! Some of the new Share backend tweaks will lead to better filtering and organization of ideas & submissions (a key improvement) and help reduce the delay of moderation. No firm details on timing — we’ll tell you!– but we’re looking into addressing many of your points specifically. Have a great weekend yourself!


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+ Kaiken31 on May 29th, 2010 at 4:26 pm said:

I’m so so sad, still no new about Castle Crashers, please Sid i don’t care if it lets me down, how long does final testing take??
on average how long??


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    + Sid Shuman on May 30th, 2010 at 12:34 am said:

    It’s different for each game, there are variables that can affect the process. But Castle Crashers is on its way soon — hang tight for final confirmation on a release date!


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+ unworthyBOZO on May 29th, 2010 at 4:49 pm said:

I can’t wait for E3 and I’m styling my new M.Bison avatar.


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    + Sid Shuman on May 30th, 2010 at 2:41 am said:

    Psycho Crusher!


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+ Destiny89 on May 29th, 2010 at 4:52 pm said:

@Sid

I really wanna know, seeing how Sony been announcing one EPIC game after another ( so buying them all ) like LBP2, KillZone3, SOCOM4, Ape Escape 4 before E3 does that mean there’s far more game announcements during E3?


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    + Sid Shuman on May 30th, 2010 at 12:35 am said:

    E3 will have plenty of news. ^_^


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+ PoInTyNiPs on May 29th, 2010 at 5:07 pm said:

Look at these great exclusives what will Sony come up next? The survey i hoped you guys looked at mine i would love to see Zone of the Enders series be revamped for PS3 and Ghosthunters as well. This years e3 you guys are going to win with all that you have shown and the extra i can’t wait. I hope I see Infamous 2 hahaha please!?


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+ Chuckbait on May 29th, 2010 at 5:12 pm said:

Sid, the responses you are leaving are great. Good to know you are listening.


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    + Sid Shuman on May 30th, 2010 at 12:36 am said:

    Thanks Chuck! We definitely listen and care what you guys have to say.


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+ awsome_robot on May 29th, 2010 at 5:16 pm said:

Hi again Sid. Is there a reason why blog videos of interviews/previews don’t make their way to the ps store? I think you guys are missing an opportunity here, not everyone who owns a ps3/psp visits the blog. (Don’t bother recommending “share”, I submitted it well over a month ago and nothing).


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    + Sid Shuman on May 30th, 2010 at 12:37 am said:

    Yeah, this is a good idea. There are tech and logistical issues to sort out, but you make a good argument here. I’ll investigate this.


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+ kaliber950 on May 29th, 2010 at 5:36 pm said:

Lots of talks about Agent around the net, I really wonder how that will be, hoping for a E3 appearance. I’ve been playing RDR so much, so I got rockstar on my mind lately.


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+ Kaiken31 on May 29th, 2010 at 6:13 pm said:

CASTLE CRASHERS, CASTLE CRASHERS, CASTLE CRASHER!!!!!!


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+ phinnv8 on May 29th, 2010 at 6:18 pm said:

Hey Sony, as a long time loyal customer I’m PISSED. Bad Company 2 froze my PS3 (AGAIN) and when I turned it back on it wouldn’t read the disc. Now my Blu-ray drive is NOT READING ANYTHING. You won’t offer me a warranty, nope, you want to charge me $150 (yes $150) and THREE WEEKS to repair it.

So I go to Gamestop thinking, okay ill trade it in for a new PS3 Slim but NOPE no one EVEN HAS ONE IN STOCK.

What is this crap Sony? It’s time to get an Xbox 360, what choice do I have? I can’t game on PS3 anymore HELP ME.


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    + Sid Shuman on May 30th, 2010 at 12:39 am said:

    Sorry to hear this, problems like this are definitely frustrating so I can sympathize. The supply issue should improve in the coming weeks — the demand is obviously very high right now.


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+ Kaiken31 on May 29th, 2010 at 6:19 pm said:

ok go get an 360, with red ring and no blue ray player, lol have fun with that :P


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+ spartan-dx on May 29th, 2010 at 6:21 pm said:

WILL BUY ICO/SOTC COLLECTION IF IT COMES OUT.


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+ DaPrintz on May 29th, 2010 at 6:41 pm said:

anybody know what happened to the psp resident evil title shown at ’08 e3?


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+ DaPrintz on May 29th, 2010 at 6:47 pm said:

i would like to see a release date 4 the last guardian. maybe a versus 13 trailer. maybe kingdom hearts 3. jak4? uncharted3 teaser? exclusives?


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+ mzdez214 on May 29th, 2010 at 6:54 pm said:

@31, try the following
Buy a Bul-ray lins cleaning disc
Vacuum the dust out your PS3
Don’t turn it on for at least 24 hours


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+ Flesh_Virus on May 29th, 2010 at 6:58 pm said:

I would love to see Sony come out with more shooter games that utilize some sort of kickass light gun (wireless hopefully heh).
It’s just sad that all our old favorite systems need a CRT monitor and with today’s technology, you could make an awesome selection of shooter games with nice, working gun controllers for today’s LCD and Plasma monitors, etc. :)

I see that you have Time Crisis 4 so it looks like you had a “guncon” light gun….would be awesome to see more!

Please Sony! More shooter games with good gun controllers!!! :D
As a personal request…I don’t recall who owned the rights to Police Trainer 1 and 2 but those really rocked too!!!!! :)


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    + Sid Shuman on May 30th, 2010 at 12:44 am said:

    LOVE lightgun shooters myself, like Terminator 2 :-) PlayStation Move will definitely have potential for lightgun-style games. Did you check out upcoming game The Shoot? http://gamevideos.1up.com/video/id/28312


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+ The1stMJC on May 29th, 2010 at 8:01 pm said:

All great but the Blackhawks are gonna win the Stanley cup so that is all that matters now


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+ KSPRAYDAD on May 29th, 2010 at 8:20 pm said:

@34…there was a PSP RE at 09 E3…you mean that one?

It is scheduled for at 2010 release…so you might just see it at E3.


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+ zombie_56 on May 29th, 2010 at 9:25 pm said:

@ 31 there going to make a ps3 move bundle that is when i will buy a new ps3 if it not to expensive


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+ tbond22 on May 29th, 2010 at 9:34 pm said:

Hope to finally see Tecmo Bowl Throwback next Tuesday.


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+ ICE-P1CK on May 29th, 2010 at 9:47 pm said:

Sid i had a few questions…..at what point does the polls people make gather attention….specifically a SOCOM II remake poll….like is there a general amount of hype/votes that can start gaining an idea atleast a blip on the radar of people in charge?

http://share.blog.us.playstation.com/ideas/2010/03/17/socom-ii-hd/

and were you ever a SOCOM fan yourself?


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+ DiscoJer on May 29th, 2010 at 10:43 pm said:

Do you think you could possibly clean up the threads about games from third parties of all the weird comments by people still complaining about PS3 firmware?

It has no place there and it ruins the threads, which is a shame, because at least for the Minis, there really isn’t much info about them, other than here.


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    + Sid Shuman on May 30th, 2010 at 2:43 am said:

    I’ll look into this on Tuesday. Thanks for the tip!


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+ muzzar69 on May 30th, 2010 at 1:41 am said:

so this joe danger post due on monday will that announce a release date?
also what is happening with earthworm jim?
will it be a remake of the original or a whole new game?
also, is 3D dot game hero coming to AU anytime soon?
thanks.


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+ AnthonyTonyMagic on May 30th, 2010 at 2:12 am said:

Hey, Sid

It’s great to see that you answer so many comments on here, even on a Saturday. And, no, I’m not just sucking up so that you answer this comment too… on second thoughts maybe you shouldn’t answer because otherwise it would look like a reward for sucking up. But then again if you don’t answer… never mind.

Anyway, back to the main point. I know that you can’t comment on whether Area 51 exists, but you must admit that the world would be better off if it did :D right?

I’m guessing that this year’s E3 is going to be one of those “I wish I had more money in the bank” events, right? Looking forward to it


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+ THESWAGGKING on May 30th, 2010 at 3:35 am said:

my i am mbest at that mw2 me and my clan the dogz we beast


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+ TubaDude49 on May 30th, 2010 at 5:00 am said:

@21(Sid) I love it, and I really like the increasingly off-topic conversations when you keep pressing the talk button. It’s a very good platformer.


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+ KSPRAYDAD on May 30th, 2010 at 5:12 am said:

@Sid @36…

When my PS3 died and I was on the phone with support they specifically told me that I may have voided my warranty by ‘vacuming the dust’…are you sure you want to thank someone for that tip?


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+ escosia1 on May 30th, 2010 at 7:54 am said:

anything about psn latam at E3? really need a easy way to buy things cheaper than waiting for somebody to go to usa….we need psn here


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