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PlayStation Canada Wants to See You on October 5th!

Ashley Purdy's Avatar + Posted by Ashley Purdy on Sep 21, 2010 // Public Relations Specialist for Sony Computer Entertainment Canada

Hi everyone! This is my first official PlayStation.Blog entry, and I’m here to invite all the Canadian PlayStation fans out to a great event…an annual event…an exclusive event…

PlayStation Holiday Preview Event Canada

Yes, unbelievably, it’s that time of year again and we are rapidly approaching what many PlayStation fans look forward to all year: the PlayStation Holiday Preview Event party!

This year’s event will take place on October 5 from 5pm to 9pm at the brand-new Sony Centre in downtown Toronto (formerly the old Hummingbird Centre). We’ll be the second event to open up the centre, and everyone is welcome.

What titles are you looking forward to playing? Killzone 3? Gran Turismo 5? SOCOM 4? What about LittleBigPlanet 2? Have a few titles in mind that aren’t first party? That works too, because we are giving you, our fans, exclusive access to all the hottest titles before they hit the retail shelves this holiday season.

Partying at our own ‘centre’ is great, but it wouldn’t be a party without some third party developers. Activision, Disney, Konami, EA, Namco, Ubisoft, Warner and many more will be on board to show you what games they’ve got up their sleeves.

While we can’t guarantee a Kevin Butler appearance like we had at E3, we will provide you with hands-on time with all your favourite titles, live DJs spinning, and delicious food. Because everyone knows that the way to a gamer’s heart is through the games they play and the food they eat!

October may not be cold enough for toques and mittens, but what you can bring are your friends, family members, and frenemies if you like. So if you’re not too busy on a Tuesday evening, come down to the Sony Centre and find out what we’re up to this year.

RSVP to the PlayStation Holiday Preview Event, and please visit our Facebook page for more information.

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+ Richlando on September 21st, 2010 at 5:04 pm said:

Oh Canada..theres you some love.


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+ BRIT-KO on September 21st, 2010 at 5:06 pm said:

Hooray, They’ll be happy for all of 5 minutes lol.


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+ Mucudadada on September 21st, 2010 at 5:07 pm said:

Whaaaat! American never get anything…. *pout pout*

;D

Glad to see that our Northern Brothers are getting some love from Sony, as well. You’ll have an awesome time, Canada. PlayStation knows how to throw a party!


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+ Kchow23 on September 21st, 2010 at 5:07 pm said:

Toronto… :( how about Vancouver for a change


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+ riclucas on September 21st, 2010 at 5:10 pm said:

Finally! I can’t wait… I’m going to have to ask for the day off but it will be worth it! Any plans for giveaways?


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    + Jeff Rubenstein on September 21st, 2010 at 6:55 pm said:

    looking into it now. There are plans to have plans, you could say.


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    + Ashley Beaulac on September 22nd, 2010 at 11:26 am said:

    There will indeed be a few giveaways!


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+ poodude on September 21st, 2010 at 5:10 pm said:

You say RSVP, is there a limit to the amount of people allowed and a guest list to get in? Obviously there are fire regulations and such, but I just want to know if it will be limited to say, 50, 100, 500 people etc.

Only reason I ask is because I’m not sure if I can go yet, and I wouldn’t like to RSVP and take someone’s place who’s able to go.


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    + Jeff Rubenstein on September 21st, 2010 at 6:56 pm said:

    We can fit a lot of people. RSVPs aren’t binding – we wouldn’t hold a space for someone who might not come.


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+ Curtisio on September 21st, 2010 at 5:10 pm said:

What about Mexico?… oh, nevermind, that’s Spanish!


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+ poodude on September 21st, 2010 at 5:14 pm said:

Oh yea, it’s also nice to see Sony showing us Canadians some love, it’s a really nice gesture and really makes me feel like an appreciated consumer. Let’s hope we can have more equality (feature and even wise) with our American brethern more often.


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+ forzanerazzurri on September 21st, 2010 at 5:23 pm said:

So glad that Sony Canada thinks that ALL 32 million of us live in Toronto. Not surprised though.


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    + Jeff Rubenstein on September 21st, 2010 at 6:57 pm said:

    We were going to do this in Medicine Hat, but reconsidered.

    Seriously, that’s where our headquarters are, so isn’t it the most sensible choice?


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+ LumarQQ on September 21st, 2010 at 5:25 pm said:

Yay I’m going lol.

And Vancouver always has the better conventions and events compared to Toronto >_> We usually get shanked with half ass work.

I’m sure Sony will bust out an even better event in Vancity later in the year.


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+ NotoriousGamer on September 21st, 2010 at 5:25 pm said:

Sony Computer Entertainment Canada??? Never heard of it until just now!!

This is greatttt news. So any1 can just walk in or do ppl need a special access or invites to attend the show??


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    + Jeff Rubenstein on September 21st, 2010 at 6:58 pm said:

    Any of you can just come, per the invitation.


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+ MrsKrasinski on September 21st, 2010 at 5:27 pm said:

Screw TO. Come to Vancouver. Then I’d be able to consider going.


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    + Jeff Rubenstein on September 21st, 2010 at 6:58 pm said:

    But I was *just* in Vancouver! And I heard the poutine is better in Ontario.

    Tell John I said hi.


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+ DarthMoose1986 on September 21st, 2010 at 5:29 pm said:

Please give us access the the comics store, then us canadians be really happy.


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+ Permafry_42 on September 21st, 2010 at 5:31 pm said:

Please go to Vancouver as well! I can’t afford to go to the other side of Canada just for 1 event! There’s over 33 million of us, and fact is not all of us live in eastern Canada! If you don’t go to vancouver though, please at least record the highlights of the event for the blog :D!


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    + Jeff Rubenstein on September 21st, 2010 at 6:59 pm said:

    You know, we were just in Seattle, a 2 hour drive away.


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+ bbonds_007 on September 21st, 2010 at 5:31 pm said:

Why’s Sony always hatting on us Yanks!Canada gets everythinggggggggggggg!!!!

:P


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+ Zarxce on September 21st, 2010 at 5:39 pm said:

Sure Toronto is awesome, but if you REALLY want to party, you gotta come on over here to Vancouver.

Anyways, if you’re going to be in Ontario, you’re going to need to have Scott Pilgrim there as a special guest. What? He’s a real guy…right?


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    + Jeff Rubenstein on September 21st, 2010 at 6:59 pm said:

    Save me some Envy Adams, kthx.


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+ starBlinky01 on September 21st, 2010 at 5:45 pm said:

WHAT!? No Vancouver!?


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+ Stoffinator on September 21st, 2010 at 5:46 pm said:

I sure as hell want to attend. Glad we finally get something on this neck of the woods


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+ Stoffinator on September 21st, 2010 at 5:52 pm said:

P.S Is this by invite only or you able to come in? Is it free or is there an admission price?


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    + Jeff Rubenstein on September 21st, 2010 at 7:00 pm said:

    No charge, but if you’d like to bring me some syrup, I’ll gladly accept!


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+ Marston43 on September 21st, 2010 at 5:52 pm said:

Can you guys please come to montreal. PLEASE!!!!!


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+ Destiny89 on September 21st, 2010 at 6:01 pm said:

oh wow really nice, might go there


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+ MLZ911 on September 21st, 2010 at 6:12 pm said:

Sweet! finally some T.O. love


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    + Jeff Rubenstein on September 21st, 2010 at 7:00 pm said:

    Actually, we rather dislike Terrell Owens here on the PlayStation Blog :/


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+ scoobycool on September 21st, 2010 at 6:16 pm said:

Gotta get my hands on inFamous 2 and Ratchet & Clank (If it’s there). Is this free or is there an admission price?

Free or not, I’m gonna be there :D


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    + Jeff Rubenstein on September 21st, 2010 at 7:01 pm said:

    Asked and answered above. Leave your loonies and toonies at home.


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+ Dice_for_Death_ on September 21st, 2010 at 6:24 pm said:

Pity that I won’t be able to make it to this year’s event, but there’s always hope for next. Gotta save that vacation time for a trip to the States.


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+ pieeater100 on September 21st, 2010 at 6:30 pm said:

What about Montreal-_-… well there’s always next year ;)


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+ taehyunnie on September 21st, 2010 at 6:32 pm said:

It’s a free event, but for the past 2 years i’ve went, it’s at random studios and we had to RSVP through email as only the first 100-150 people can get in. So I’d also like to know how we can RSVP or is it just an opened event.


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    + Jeff Rubenstein on September 21st, 2010 at 7:01 pm said:

    We’re in a much larger venue this year. Please read the post for the information.


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+ sTaB_u_N_uR_i on September 21st, 2010 at 6:41 pm said:

Count me in.

(if i could rsvp, which i cant seem to.)

…….


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+ Stoffinator on September 21st, 2010 at 6:43 pm said:

I’m hoping Ashley Beaulac is still around to answer some questions? :-]


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    + Ashley Beaulac on September 22nd, 2010 at 11:28 am said:

    I’m always around for you guys and gals!


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+ CapinChronic on September 21st, 2010 at 6:56 pm said:

What no west coast PS love?? Don’t forget the west coast next year please thanks!


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+ Axecution on September 21st, 2010 at 6:58 pm said:

Wait can we just walk in and play stuff? for free? whenever we want? Im coincidentally in Toronto on that day for a concert, but i obviously wouldnt miss the concert lol.
Also do you need to be over 18 if you have a guardian that is over 18? D: Pleeease respond. :D


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    + Ashley Beaulac on September 22nd, 2010 at 11:30 am said:

    Just RSVP on the Facebook event page and you’re all set. You’ll receive a wristband at the door and unlimited access to the event. You don’t need to be 18 and over.


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+ Zezzler on September 21st, 2010 at 7:00 pm said:

FINALLY! I really hope to play some of the amazing AAA titles that sony is known for! I went to fan expo… but it was quite the disapointment (especially compared to last year having uncharted, GOW, and ratchet).
I will for sure RSVP! Thanks SCEC :D


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+ SuperTiso on September 21st, 2010 at 7:02 pm said:

Confused to see something about Canada on the United States PS Blog?


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+ XxNo0b_H8rxX on September 21st, 2010 at 7:03 pm said:

Wtf is the tiger thing in the pic?


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+ Stoffinator on September 21st, 2010 at 7:03 pm said:

Syrup eh? Does that mean you will be there Jeff? Be awesome to finally meet some of you guys from the blog.


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+ Elvick_ on September 21st, 2010 at 7:04 pm said:

I can’t go. If my boyfriend wasn’t going on business around that time I could go. Curse you and your choice of date. D:


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+ remanutd5 on September 21st, 2010 at 7:16 pm said:

at 32 thats Invizimals for the PSP


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+ Kchow23 on September 21st, 2010 at 7:19 pm said:

Well how about you guys make the 2 hour drive to Vancouver next time :) considering how big game development is in Vancouver… ahemm Blue Castle Games, EA Canada, UFG, Radical, Hothead, Big Sandwhich, etc


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+ Kchow23 on September 21st, 2010 at 7:22 pm said:

Btw Jeff.. did you get to try JapaDogs?


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+ NotoriousGamer on September 21st, 2010 at 7:23 pm said:

Can you please take a few minutes to explain what you mean by “RSVP to the PlayStation Holiday Preview Event”? Where do you do that and how? do you need facebook acc for it?

and what do you mean by the answer to my question “Any of you can just come, per the invitation.”

i have no idea of the correct details to attend the event guaranteed. i hate to just show up at 4pm there and be not allowed in with my friends.


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    + Ashley Beaulac on September 22nd, 2010 at 11:32 am said:

    Just click through to the link and register…you do need Facebook access. All the details are on the Facebook page. If you do show up at 4 p.m. with your friends, I will make sure you all get in.


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+ Kchow23 on September 21st, 2010 at 7:24 pm said:

oh and p.s I forgot Propaganda Games


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+ David2Crazy on September 21st, 2010 at 7:34 pm said:

For people complaining that this should be in Vancouver. Firstly, you are a very close drive to Seattle (where PAX takes place) and a lot closer to California than Ontario. And on top of that, BC consistently has more gaming events than Toronto does. It’s actually quite rare for anything like this to happen in Ontario, and with the huge videogame fanbase here it only makes sense to finally do something in Ontario that centres around videogames. Sony and MS do this only once a year, and its so under publicized that I rarely know its even going on.

As someone who is 24 and has been writing/covering games and been an active member of the greater videogame community since I was in high school, this will actually be the first videogame event that I’ll be attending. Which just goes to show that events like this so rarely happen here.

You will see me there and I’ll undoubtedly have some hands-on impressions of SOCOM 4 at SOCOMIV.com and TheRealSOCOM.com.

A question for Jeff, have any invitations been sent out to websites like IGN, or is this strictly a community driven event?


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+ Ahmed13 on September 21st, 2010 at 7:34 pm said:

people shut up about the vancouver thing… im in mississauga an hour away from the party… im just happy we got something going on in canada… they’ll do it in vancouver next time… thanks jeff


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+ RurouniSaiya-jin on September 21st, 2010 at 7:42 pm said:

Great to see some Canadian lovin’. I can’t go because I live in Montreal but I hope everyone in the Toronto area has loads of fun at the event.


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+ dlc74 on September 21st, 2010 at 7:50 pm said:

How do people without facebook rsvp?


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+ Zoomguy53 on September 21st, 2010 at 7:57 pm said:

I read the title all happy and realized it was only in Toronto. :( And Saskatchewan is no where near Toronto.


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+ Dragun619 on September 21st, 2010 at 7:58 pm said:

Will there be any cool Announcements planned for this event, Jeff? :D


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+ sanjo408jr on September 21st, 2010 at 7:59 pm said:

do u have to be canadian


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+ Permafry_42 on September 21st, 2010 at 7:59 pm said:

@Jeff Rubenstein #13

but it’s not Vancouver… and that was back in april…

Anyways, there are so many game devs for playstation in vancouver. EA Canada, UFG, Radical, Hothead, Big Sandwhich, Blue Castle Games, etc etc. Vancouver seems like such a logical choice to me… Seattle just isn’t the same thing. not to mention we have to cross the border which is easier said than done (on a usual day about 20-45 min.)


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+ Kirkpad on September 21st, 2010 at 8:10 pm said:

For me it would take a lot longer to get to Seattle. I’d love to see you come to Vancouver myself, as an avid Canadian PS buyer.


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+ krae_man on September 21st, 2010 at 8:12 pm said:

Why did Ashley post and run while Jeff is replying to people?

Why is this the first Canadian Blog post in 9 months?

Why is the facebook page used for nothing other then spamming locations where the truck is going to be once a month?

Why is Playstation.ca hardly ever touched?

Why does Playstation.com have a consistant rotation of different contests for US citizens but Playstation.ca gets like one maybe two contests a year?

What does SCEC actually do? Because from over here it looks like you do nothing.

Are you new Ashley? If so please tell me you’re going to fix all these problems.

I caught Matt’s attention a few months ago and he said he would fix things but nothings happened yet :(


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    + Ashley Beaulac on September 22nd, 2010 at 11:36 am said:

    Hey,
    Jeff is the main man for posting and running the blog, and he and I are actively replying to everyone.

    Yes, I am new, four months in now (almost five) and working hard on being more involved in the blog and the Canadian community! SCEC is a division of SCEA, and we do a heck of a lot here.

    Happy to hear you out krae_man – will I see you at the event?

    Ash


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