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Sid Shuman's Avatar + Posted by Sid Shuman on Aug 21, 2010 // Senior Manager, Social Media

A big week for PlayStation news, with a blizzard of announcements coming out of Cologne, Germany for the annual gamescom conference. What was your favorite announcement this week?

In other news, Jeff is headed out to Washington, D.C. this Tuesday for a PlayStation Move community meetup. If you want to try out PlayStation Move and a slew of games, be sure to RSVP now.

The PlayStation Recap – PlayStation.Blog

  • More $9.99 PSP Favorites in Time for Back-to-School – New PSP Favorites confirmed, including Burnout Legends, two Capcom Classics collections, Medal of Honor: Heroes and more.
  • Dead Nation: New Zombie Survival Guide Trailer – Guns, grenades, and gibs in this blistering new Dead Nation video.
  • Ghost Recon Predator Coming to PSP – Tons of high-tech gadgets for this upcoming PSP tactical shooter, including an RC drone.
  • Top Gun: Available Tomorrow on the PlayStation Network – Take (Your) Breath Away with a quick Cruise into the Danger Zone.
  • Chance to Win PlayStation Move, LittleBigPlanet 2, or Gran Turismo 5 Before You Can Buy it at SUBWAY – Follow @SubwayFreshBuzz on Twitter to participate in “Fire Drills” and get a chance to win upcoming PlayStation games and hardware.
  • ModNation Monday: Over 1 Million Creations! – Plenty of ModNation news this week, including an official YouTube page and a new Track Contest.
  • gamescom 2010 Live Blog – The PlayStation gamescom conference has ended, but you can relive all the major game announcements right here.
  • Pulse 8/17 Edition Now Available – Scott Pilgrim, Shank, LittleBigPlanet Marvel add-ons, and a closer look at the new PSN Top Gun game.
  • Coming Next Week to PlayStation Plus: Mushroom Wars, 2Xtreme & More – New goodies are en route to PlayStation Plus — get the full rundown here.
  • LittleBigPlanet 2: New Trailer and Fan Meetup at gamescom – A call for a gamescom fan meetup, and a new video that gives a closer look at the Story mode and creation tools.
  • Killzone 3 gamescom Multiplayer Trailer – Exosuits and jetpacks make the jump to Killzone 3′s multiplayer mode.
  • inFAMOUS 2 gamescom Trailer – Our most-viewed video this week! Watch Cole wreaking havoc on New Marias.
  • Available This Fall: New PS3 System Models Featuring 160GB & 320GB Hard Drives – More storage coming soon to the PS3. Which model are you most interested in?
  • Ratchet and Clank: All 4 One Coming to PS3 – Four-player co-op play invades the Ratchet & Clank universe, and Insomniac Games shares first gameplay video.
  • PlayStation Store Update – Highlights include Top Gun, plus demos for H.A.W.X. 2, NHL 11, and Joe Danger.
  • Resistance 3 from Insomniac Games Coming Exclusively to PS3 – This moody live-action teaser for Resistance 3 was one of our most-viewed videos this week.
  • DC Universe Online: “Savior or Destroyer” Trailer from gamescom – New gameplay trailer for this upcoming PS3 superhero MMO. Will you be a force for good, or evil?
  • MAG “Moves,” Plus the New Beta Program – New details on PlayStation Move support coming this fall, and a new Beta to test improvements and new features.
  • Gamescom Comes to PlayStation Home + Star Wars, Superheroes & More – Virtual gamescom hits Home, The Empire Strikes back furniture gallery, new superhero costumes and more.
  • Digital Comics Store Update – New Captain America, another bottle of True Blood, more Sonic, new Street Code and more.
  • NHL 11 Demo Live on PSN: Two Modes, Classic Controls Included – EA Sports introduces the new PS3 demo of NHL 11 with an overview of new features.
  • PlayStation Move in Washington DC Next Week – PlayStation Move will be open to the public in Washington, D.C. this coming Tuesday. Be sure to RSVP!

  • Ted Price Interview – Insomniac Games’ main man talks competitive co-op in Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One, and Resistance 3′s surprising reveal.
  • Gran Turismo 5’s gamescom Announcements – Gran Turismo 5 announces a custom Course Maker, Kart Racing, and more at gamescom.
  • Castle Crashers Coming to PSN August 31st – The Behemoth drops by the PlayStation.Blog with a gift for PS3 owners…and some sweet new artwork.
  • Heroes on the Move: New Trailer & Two Challenges Debut at gamescom – Ratchet, Clank, Sly, Bentley, Jak & Daxter team up in Heroes on the Move (working title). Get first gameplay details here!
  • gamescom: Killzone 3 Video Interview with Steven Ter Heide – Fresh multiplayer details straight from the mouth of Killzone 3′s senior producer.
  • gamescom: inFAMOUS 2 Interview – James Gallagher from the EU PlayStation.Blog talks with Bruce Oberg, development lead for inFAMOUS 2.
  • BioShock Infinite for PS3: Gameplay Q&A with Ken Levine, New Screens – How does BioShock Infinite play? The second half of my interview with Irrational Games’ creative director Ken Levine.
  • Hoard Coming to PAX, Four-Player Co-Op Confirmed – Fire-breathing PSN game announces couch and online co-op, confirms PAX plans.
  • LittleBigPlanet 2: Community Updates + LBP2 gamescom Highlights – Updates from gamescom include the Music Sequencer, Gran “Fur”ismo, adjustable gravity, and more.
  • PlayStation Network Video Content Update – Highlights include The Last Song, a Top Gun sale, and the theatrical release of The Disappearance of Alice Creed.
  • Recap: gamescom 2010 as it Happened – Didn’t make it to gamescom in Germany? Check out a tour of the PlayStation booth with our very own James Gallagher.
  • Play the MAG Beta with Zipper!

    Courtesy of Jeremy Dunham

  • Zipline Podcast – Episode 17 – Game Director Seth Luisi drops by to chat about all of the big changes for MAG and the future of SOCOM 4.
  • MAG Character Customization: The New Standard – Zipper’s beta changes the status quo. Here’s an in-depth look at the improved skill tree, new economy system, and plenty more!
  • MAG Escalation: A Closer Look – The upcoming three-PMC game mode puts 96 players on all-new maps at once. How’s it all going to work?
  • MAG “Moves,” Plus Our New Beta Program – Confirmed: MAG will support the PlayStation Move and we’re launching a brand new beta program that lets you test unreleased game features starting August 24!
  • Zipper Profile: Seth Luisi – Get to know Zipper Interactive’s Game Director before hearing what he has to say on this week’s podcast.
  • UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves banner

  • REMINDER: The Lab – No Power Weapons – This episode of “The Lab” removes all power weapons from the three selected maps.
  • UNCHARTED 2 buttons at PAX Prime – What UNCHARTED characters should be printed on Naughty Dog’s PAX buttons? Speak your mind here.
  • //Add Your Own

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    + KingDubin on August 21st, 2010 at 1:13 pm said:

    Hey “Cid” :D:

    Since NASCAR is going to be in Gran Turismo 5, is there going to be any Cross-promotion for the NASCAR race the weekend before GT5 comes out? or is that Classified Infomation at the moment? because I would really like to know, because I’m not a huge NASCAR fan, but I’m a HUGE GT fan. and I’m just wondering.

    Thanks!


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    + sniperskillz5 on August 21st, 2010 at 1:31 pm said:

    Hey Sid,have you heard from Jeff lately about the PSN name change feature, he touched up on the topic on a recent blog and said he would like to see it happen,Thanks.


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      + Sid Shuman on August 21st, 2010 at 1:45 pm said:

      No word on that. He agreed that it would be a cool feature, but it wasn’t a confirmation that it’s coming.


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    + BLipp17 on August 21st, 2010 at 1:43 pm said:

    cant wait for tues! me and some other game designers and programmers from AiW are gonna be there!


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      + Sid Shuman on August 21st, 2010 at 1:44 pm said:

      Awesome! Be sure to introduce yourself to Jeff :-)


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    + xAllanKx on August 21st, 2010 at 1:44 pm said:

    any firmware comming sooon???


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      + Sid Shuman on August 21st, 2010 at 1:45 pm said:

      No updates here, but we’ll share any news with you as soon as we know.


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    + Derpy on August 21st, 2010 at 1:56 pm said:

    Any word on cross game chat at all? Haha.


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    + disneyboy20022 on August 21st, 2010 at 2:00 pm said:

    Will Kingdom Hearts BBS be on the PSN network the week of it’s PSP UMD release? Please I am begging to hear something more official as well as countless others i’m sure who own a PSP GO and if it’s not what is the reason or hold up?


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      + Sid Shuman on August 21st, 2010 at 2:23 pm said:

      Square Enix hasn’t confirmed this yet — we should know more once we get closer to the release date.


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    + gd0495 on August 21st, 2010 at 2:00 pm said:

    when will we hear more new kz3 multiplayer news? i need more! cant wait for kz3!


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    + TrueFFVIIFan on August 21st, 2010 at 2:04 pm said:

    Hey Sid. You are damn awesome when it comes to share on this blog!

    By the way, I’d like to know if Sony plans to implement closed-captioning or subtitle for tv shows and movies? It is quite not fair to deaf community and subtitle lovers community alike that this option is not being offered. Sony mentioned in 2007 that they are going to look into “this matter”. I’d like to know if they can make this into a reality…??? Please say YES!


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      + Sid Shuman on August 21st, 2010 at 6:57 pm said:

      Random fact: My dad has a master’s degree in Deaf Studies from Gallaudet University.

      I haven’t heard any updates on this topic, but I’ll mention it. Netflix streaming video and iTunes only support a few subtitled movies, so this seems like a widespread issue that will likely improve for all as online video services evolve.


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    + BigBoss712 on August 21st, 2010 at 2:07 pm said:

    Good week, enjoyed all the coverage from gamescom. Looking forward to hearing more about the Journey game, hope the thatgamecompany guys stop by soon.


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    + BlooodyCow on August 21st, 2010 at 2:19 pm said:

    RESISTANCE 3? BEST WEEK EVER

    @sniperskillz5
    You do know that on the Japanese PSN, you can change your name for free right?


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    + koma1tose on August 21st, 2010 at 2:32 pm said:

    do sony of america make playstation implement decisions or do they just get orders from japan and translate it to us. what country came out with the ps plus idea??


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    + Zezzler on August 21st, 2010 at 2:39 pm said:

    Cool Stuff. Mass Effect 2 on PS3 pretty much made my entire week. Sure Resistance is awesome, and another ratchet game is Rad, but i’ve been waiting for this to come to ps3 FOREVER! I hope you guys get Bioware onto the blog sometime, I can’t wait to hear more~

    Thanks for the updates Sid~


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    + drownedphoniex on August 21st, 2010 at 2:43 pm said:

    A lot of awesome info outta GamesCom, so happy about about the KZ3 MP….looks awesome!!!

    Also, i won a copy of LBP2 from the Subway thing….thanks Sony and Subway!!!!


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    + gamerboy845 on August 21st, 2010 at 3:45 pm said:

    do you know when there will be more news on resistance 3? maybe pax or TGS?


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    + Carl-G on August 21st, 2010 at 4:00 pm said:

    Mass Effect 2 coming to the PS3 was big news. Poor xBox 360 can’t seem to keep exclusive games :D (well it was on the PC anyway)


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    + Onvertic on August 21st, 2010 at 4:00 pm said:

    Hey Sid, how about some news about Two Worlds 2 here.


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      + Sid Shuman on August 21st, 2010 at 6:46 pm said:

      Thanks for the reminder!


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    + MatheAdi on August 21st, 2010 at 4:32 pm said:

    Heya Sid, haha I am going to read Zombie Survival Guide too!!! Can we get some Q&A with Jaffe on Twisted Metal?


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      + Sid Shuman on August 21st, 2010 at 6:46 pm said:

      Always happy to talk to Jaffe. He’s hard at work on Twisted Metal, but we’ll tap at his door :-)


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    + KazeEternal on August 21st, 2010 at 4:48 pm said:

    Any chance we can get a confirmation that the PSP2 isn’t getting a UMD drive and that the unit will be backward compatible with PSP PSN downloads? I hate to keep buying UMDs for particular titles if I cna’t continue to play them on PSP2.


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    + krae_man on August 21st, 2010 at 4:57 pm said:

    My favorite annoucement this week is Gamepark Holdings releasing the Caanoo.

    I didn’t even know it existed till Play-Asia emailed me.

    The thing looks so full of win. Then again I love handhelds.

    Oh and Torchlight coming to consoles “Hopefully” by the holidays.


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      + Sid Shuman on August 21st, 2010 at 6:45 pm said:

      Been wanting to play Torchlight (I’m a reformed Diablo addict), hope this comes true too.


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    + trapper12 on August 21st, 2010 at 5:09 pm said:

    Hey Sid, can you get some word from Sega about their upcoming game Vanquish. It looks great. Also, can you get any word on the Dreamcast classics soon as well? Thanks.


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    + yourworldonfire on August 21st, 2010 at 5:12 pm said:

    Hey Playstation, how much longer until we hear about Steam being incorporated with the PS3??? :) I am very excited for Portal 2, i want to hear more about this… maybe a beta for Playstation Plus???? Co Op mode beta?!?!?!? :) i want more portal 2 news :)


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      + Sid Shuman on August 21st, 2010 at 6:45 pm said:

      Sounds good. We do need to get Valve onto the Blog at some point :-)


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    + Jeigh on August 21st, 2010 at 5:14 pm said:

    DAMN, that was one full week. Come to think of it, I didn’t find myself particularly bored through most of it- guess I know why now. Thanks for that.


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      + Sid Shuman on August 21st, 2010 at 6:44 pm said:

      Yeah, it’s truly monstrous.


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    + gdogg666 on August 21st, 2010 at 5:32 pm said:

    hey whats going on with a patch update for scott pilgim vs the world cus this game keeps on freezing my system and its pissing me off come on sony come on guys do something


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    + sagejonathan on August 21st, 2010 at 6:23 pm said:

    Man… I gotta get to level 60 in MAG before the beta comes out so i can just play the beta with no worries. Im level 57 right now. Im also insanely pumped for infamous 2 and Castlevania:Lords of Shadow.


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    + gdogg666 on August 21st, 2010 at 7:02 pm said:

    well do u know if ubisoft is workin on a patch for it cus i cant even beat the game


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    + remanutd5 on August 21st, 2010 at 7:05 pm said:

    thanks for so much information about Motorstorm Apocalypse , theres too much info i cant keep up reading it


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      + Sid Shuman on August 22nd, 2010 at 11:13 am said:

      Check back to the Blog on Monday — there’s something that may interest you.


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    + ForgiveMyAim on August 21st, 2010 at 7:18 pm said:

    zZzZzZzZzZ Is it PAX yet?


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    + MrBeatdown on August 21st, 2010 at 8:07 pm said:

    I was hoping for a Mass Effect 2 post this week. Try to get Bioware here on the blog to talk about it.

    I was pretty disappointed with that PS+ post announcing Mushroom Wars for next week. The games announced don’t bother me, but what does is that since Critter Crunch first went up as part of Plus (which I’m guessing marked the beginning of the second month) we haven’t seen a single avatar, dynamic theme, or piece of add-on content even though this content was promised right here on the blog’s PS+ FAQ. As someone who signed up more for those items than the PSN games, it’s extremely disappointing to not get that content. What’s worse is the lack of any acknowledgment from Sony on the issue. I’m not usually one to complain on the Blog, but I think this issue deserves a response seeing as how I paid for the service.

    And finally, for some reason, after posting a comment, it takes up to 24 hours to actually show up. I don’t get a “your comment is awaiting moderation” message or anything like that so I don’t know what the issue is. Can someone look into this issue?


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    + mikedo2007 on August 21st, 2010 at 8:52 pm said:

    I’m glad I canceled one of my trip so I can go to the Playstation Move demo in Washington DC. This is worth it for me.


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      + Sid Shuman on August 22nd, 2010 at 11:15 am said:

      Sweet! Have a good time, and make sure you say hi to Jeff!


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    + koma1tose on August 21st, 2010 at 9:40 pm said:

    why does scea support devs but when a customer has a issue with a product sony backed up they tell customers email the devs . . .instead of. ..


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      + Sid Shuman on August 22nd, 2010 at 11:16 am said:

      Well, we don’t have the ability to fix a game we didn’t make.


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    + Exalted_Knight on August 21st, 2010 at 9:46 pm said:

    I got to catch back up in some Modnation Racers, cant wait for GT5. Day One buy, Hey @ Sid, Can you pass the idea of the GT5 Blue PS3 Bundle making it to the states to John Koller? Thanks.


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    + Exalted_Knight on August 21st, 2010 at 9:48 pm said:

    http://share.blog.us.playstation.com/ideas/2010/08/19/blue-gt5-bundle/ heres the link of the User that shared the idea. Now Ok thanks.


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    + LegendaryPhoenix on August 21st, 2010 at 10:01 pm said:

    To commenter #25, the answer is really simple, BECAUSE THEY DID NOT MAKE THE GAME. That is why they are telling you to email the developer. Is that really a hard conclusion to come to? Or are you being dense on purpose?


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    + Darth_Doomguy on August 21st, 2010 at 10:03 pm said:

    I was actually surprised not to hear about a firmware update at GamesCom this year. Last year it was said that FW 3.0 was the last big update of 2009, so I was hoping to hear about one this year. I’m always happy to hear about improvements on the console side of things. Maybe we’ll hear something at TGS? Keep up the good work. Good to see PlayStation kicking butt.


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      + Sid Shuman on August 22nd, 2010 at 11:16 am said:

      Thanks Darth.


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    + MadMeat001 on August 21st, 2010 at 10:12 pm said:

    proper skype on psp?
    Mass Effect 2 on ps3? really not surprised, oh well look’s like i am gonna replay the game on the ps3 this time! multi-platforming is awesome


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    + terranwolf on August 22nd, 2010 at 1:04 am said:

    Blacklight: Tango Down coming soon to PSN yet? It’s been available everywhere else for some time now. :(


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    + Kenshin71 on August 22nd, 2010 at 3:00 am said:

    @Sid, you are playing Top Gun? IGN gave it 4.5/10. Apparently the gameplay is dated and the music repetitive and annoying. Hard to argue because as usual there is no demo.

    Seems there are much better games on XBLA this summer. Sony really need to lift their game when it comes to PSN releases, maybe be a bit more selective, search out some gems at indie games competitions.


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    + ExcelKnight on August 22nd, 2010 at 4:32 am said:

    @Kenshin71
    That’s a double standard. People will complain if there are a lot of mediocre games while they’ll complain if good releases are few and far between. Takes about a year’s worth of visiting this blog to learn why PS Blog staffers can’t answer your question.


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    + jimmyhoffa82 on August 22nd, 2010 at 5:32 am said:

    is psn down? i cant login? but i see no word of it being down on twitter etc.


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    + EyeCap on August 22nd, 2010 at 5:41 am said:

    How about some news on why we can’t log in…
    Error code madness!!


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    + DH4RM15H on August 22nd, 2010 at 5:42 am said:

    i cant login in either it was fine this morning for me but when i try and sign in now the error code 8002A220 comes up does anyone know whats wrong?


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    + football-gunner on August 22nd, 2010 at 5:43 am said:

    why is playstation network down?????????


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    + football-gunner on August 22nd, 2010 at 5:44 am said:

    same here


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    + lu_laz on August 22nd, 2010 at 5:49 am said:

    yes im also experiencing the same thing error code keeps coming up my connection to the net is fine! anyone got any answers??


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    + AlphaJay420 on August 22nd, 2010 at 5:51 am said:

    still cant logon


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    + mclovin0698 on August 22nd, 2010 at 6:06 am said:

    i got the ps3 slim like in June and just this morning the my PS3 started saying error and that i was sign out of PlayStation Network, i thought that was already fixed


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    + AlphaJay420 on August 22nd, 2010 at 6:08 am said:

    psn is down for a bit i guess. was just workin yesterday


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    + jimmyhoffa82 on August 22nd, 2010 at 6:08 am said:

    unscheduled maintenance everyone chill


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    + mclovin0698 on August 22nd, 2010 at 6:09 am said:

    yea i know


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    + bellchair on August 22nd, 2010 at 6:38 am said:

    9:37 am eastern still down? Why can I sign in here?


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