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PlayStation Around the Web: What We Read

Jeff Rubenstein's Avatar Posted by on Jan 30, 2011 // Sr. Social Media Manager

I’ve been out of the office all week at some announcement event, and so haven’t had a ton of time to catch up on what everybody’s writing (hence the short reading list this week). Did I miss anything big?

The PS.Blog weekly reading list (Week of January 24, 2011)

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+ Sonicfan11589 on January 30th, 2011 at 9:09 am said:

According to Amazon.com, The 3rd Birthday is $29.99 and will release March 21st, can u make a blog about any updates on The 3rd Birthday such as a release date or English voice cast or any other updates. Thank you.


+ The-Jack-Burton on January 30th, 2011 at 9:09 am said:

I think the most interesting article I read about NGP was from Digital Foundry. They are the best when it comes to evaluating Tech.



+ dlhdav7 on January 30th, 2011 at 9:16 am said:

what is the 3rd birthday?


+ remanutd5 on January 30th, 2011 at 9:18 am said:

Jeff i must say im very impressed by everything i saw about NGP , being Specs , Games , Apps , LiveArea , overall its a portable dream come true for me lol , when are we gonna know more about the games , pricing and release date ? i hope you guys price it right , i think $249.99 wifi , $299.99 3G enable would be perfect , those things would sell like hotcakes lol , anyways im really intrigued to know more about the games though , i loved the different ways you can play Uncharted , the unique way you are supposed to play Little Deviants and Hot Shot Golf looked really good too , if im not mistaken Guerrilla Games said their next project is a new IP if thats true then who is Developing Killzone NGP ? what about Little Big Planet NGP ? i saw 2 sackboys on screen at the same time , that means online co op finally ? Resistance NGP ? man that line up looked very very good , i saw trophies and friends ( are they gonna be the same psn friends list we have on the ps3 ? ) i hope so , anyways i cant wait to get my hands on the next generation portable

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    + Jeff Rubenstein on January 30th, 2011 at 5:03 pm said:

    Thanks for the feedback. All will be revealed in time!


+ remanutd5 on January 30th, 2011 at 9:32 am said:

oh 1 more thing ” Heavenly Sword : Resurrection ” on PS3/NGP , a man can dream lol


+ I3rand0 on January 30th, 2011 at 9:35 am said:


There was no change on the My Trophies issue this week. Tons of games and DLC are still hidden.

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    + Jeff Rubenstein on January 30th, 2011 at 5:04 pm said:

    Is there a list of them being kept on the boards somewhere? Will make it easier when I ambush someone tomorrow (finally back in the office!) ^_^


+ GJD21 on January 30th, 2011 at 9:41 am said:

Firmware 3.60 this week =O ?!?!


+ KazeEternal on January 30th, 2011 at 10:02 am said:

I’m a bit hesitant about buying a PSP2 on release date. Not because of price (which I hope is 250) or because of a lack of features (but multitasking and resume play of the PSP Go among other things best be included in the OS along with HDMI out). It’s fear that a Killzone or Uncharted Edition of the PSP2 that I’ll likely want to own lol.


+ Mercenary09 on January 30th, 2011 at 10:12 am said:

Hey Jeff, got anything on Infamous 2 coming up?

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    + Jeff Rubenstein on January 30th, 2011 at 5:04 pm said:

    Hopefully soon! I’ll see what I can dig up soon.


+ Reaper300 on January 30th, 2011 at 10:18 am said:

hey jeff i don’t know if you could do this but there is bugs on lbp 2 like a water glitch when player number 1 cant swim right could you tell this media molecules to fix this in an update patch i feel like this bug is not common with other people if you cant do it ill understand but yeah i’m still gonna play it.

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    + Jeff Rubenstein on January 30th, 2011 at 5:05 pm said:

    I know that Media Molecule has several dedicated community employees who’s job it is to investigate things like this. The easiest way to get their attention? Twitter



+ Kane22_ on January 30th, 2011 at 10:23 am said:

so jeff are we gonna get new features to the ps3 online part or will it keep being ignored. seriously when it comes to the online part u guys completely ignore it. u guys haven’t really given us a major update to the online since 2008. and that’s cause u were pretty much forced to cause people were screaming for trophies and in-game xmb.when r u guys gonna spend a year making the online part better than what it is. im not saying it’s bad but damn seriously it can definitely use some improvements. every year when we think u guys are finally gonna do something that make online part better u don’t. instead u give us features that have nothing to do with online at all or better yet u give us features that only benefits a small group a very small group. this is 2011 and there are features people have been wanting since 2006 and u guys don’t even try to tell us why we still don’t have these features. instead u tell us go to the joke that is the share blog. cause we know how much u listen there too. i don’t care how much people hate me after reading this but its the truth u guys don’t listen even though u claim u do which is a big hell no.


+ retroact1ve on January 30th, 2011 at 10:24 am said:

Mmmmm what’s going to be fun is homebrew NGP, taking the remote play feature and emulating that one other devices. Oh it’s going to be great. Can’t wait for the NGP.


+ dragon_night on January 30th, 2011 at 10:25 am said:

Pixeljunk shooter 2 release date will be announced in 30 or less days


+ Sonicfan11589 on January 30th, 2011 at 10:48 am said:

@2 The 3rd Birthday is the 3rd installment of Square’s beloved Parasite Eve series. It’s about a woman named Aya Brea whom has super powers due to her mutated mitochondria after receiving a cornea transplant from her deceased twin sister whom inherited the mutated mitochondria from her mother that was involved in an EVE incident in Japan where the Parasite EVE novel/movie took place. (Yes the games are a sequel to the novel of the same name.)
The 3rd Birthday takes place between the years 2010-2014 involving time travel where Aya has lost her memories and it revolves around her wedding gone wrong. She has to fight a new kind of creatures called The Twisted while trying to solve the mystery of her lost memories and what happened on the day of her wedding which is a key scene in the game. The game is to come out hopefully before April with Parasite Eve 1 and 2 hopefully releasing before The 3rd Birthday.


+ Sonicfan11589 on January 30th, 2011 at 10:49 am said:

I forgot to mention that PE1 and PE2 should be releasing ON PSN.


+ sTaB_u_N_uR_i on January 30th, 2011 at 10:49 am said:

Great week for the playstation family.

On a side note, i read the “Video Games: Association for Disabled Virtual Athletes debuts in ‘The Show’” article a couple of days ago off twitter. Im very VERY glad to see that it wasnt buried under all the NGP news. Its such an amazing story and article.


Jeff these past two weeks must have been insane busy for you (and the team) thanks for all your (and their) hard work.

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    + Jeff Rubenstein on January 30th, 2011 at 5:07 pm said:

    Thanks! I’ve been on the road 2 weeks straight. I look forward to getting back in the office and working on more stories for you all with Sid and Rey, as well as planning out GDC activity.


+ Arcadian_Rebel on January 30th, 2011 at 11:00 am said:

Nice DC article. :) Consoles FTW! :D


+ dlhdav7 on January 30th, 2011 at 11:05 am said:

thanks @ 3 !!! lol !! sounds like she has problems !!!!!But one hell of a story !!!!!!


+ remanutd5 on January 30th, 2011 at 11:10 am said:

at 17 what you mean she has problems ? and what story you talking about ? lmao


+ JohnAlden on January 30th, 2011 at 11:21 am said:

Jeff, I know theres is going to be some sort of Namco-Bandai event in A couple of days.Are you going to it? I know alot of people are looking forward to the Tales Of Graces f announcement. http://www.ataleoftworichards.com.

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    + Jeff Rubenstein on January 30th, 2011 at 5:08 pm said:

    We’re planning on attending, yes. I don’t know the full list of announcements though, so fingers crossed!


+ Sonicfan11589 on January 30th, 2011 at 11:39 am said:

@18 The 3rd Birthday’s storyline a.k.a. Parasite EVE 3.


+ pitythefool852 on January 30th, 2011 at 11:42 am said:

Hey Jeff

When are we going to get a “Report” button so that we can highlight things that need to be moderated?

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    + Jeff Rubenstein on January 30th, 2011 at 5:09 pm said:

    Yes! We’re working on the Blog redesign now (estimated rollout in March). That feature is included.


+ DZORMAGEN on January 30th, 2011 at 11:53 am said:

Jeff can you please tell me that Sony is coming up with a UMD trade in program? I have about 30 total UMD’s (24 of them games, and 6 movies), and I really would love to play them on the PSP2. I know I can play them on the PSP 3000, but with up-scaling graphics and a 2nd analog I would rather play it with the PSP2! I also recommended to Playstation.blog share, but nothing has even showed up. If you don’t know, make sure you give this feedback to Sony. I bet 99.99% of PSP adopters and UMD adopters will agree with me that an exchange program is needed. UMD to Digital copy! Make happen!!


+ DeathGazer on January 30th, 2011 at 11:59 am said:

I’ve been thinking about the PSP2 ever since the announcement. Just please price it right, Sony!


+ JKar275 on January 30th, 2011 at 12:13 pm said:

Welcome back from Japan, Jeff!

As I’m sure that your aware, PS3 firmware update 3.60 is rumored to include cloud-based game saves for PS Plus subscribers. What has me worried is that game developers have the option to opt-out of this service. This should not be allowed – especially with RPGs where a player can easily invest 30-60 hours of their life into a game and lose all of their progress because the developer chose not to opt-in to the cloud-based game save service.


+ Kchow23 on January 30th, 2011 at 12:51 pm said:

rather small list.. so if I buy the NGP and bring over MGS: Peace Walker or any of my other games. Would I have to aim using the buttons or would it adapt to the right thumbstick?

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    + Jeff Rubenstein on January 30th, 2011 at 5:10 pm said:

    Great question for Mr Kojima. Would be nice, I agree!


+ NEJI64 on January 30th, 2011 at 3:18 pm said:

Can we get Bioware to come talk about Dragon Age 2. I want to know when are they going to show some game play.

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    + Jeff Rubenstein on January 30th, 2011 at 5:10 pm said:

    We were invited to a Bioware event coming up soon. Hopefully we can make it and report back.


+ perrandy on January 30th, 2011 at 3:41 pm said:

i’m too waiting for the official announcement from namco bandai about tales of graces or other tales for that matter.btw, also read the news from kotaku about firmware 3.60

it seems that this firmware should bring something good for plus users :0


+ ccdp_06 on January 30th, 2011 at 3:52 pm said:

Any idea if Dissidia Duodecim Prologus (demo) is coming to NA PSN?


+ quiomar01 on January 30th, 2011 at 4:53 pm said:

regarding third party support… where’s EA?


+ I3rand0 on January 30th, 2011 at 6:30 pm said:


Please see the following link of missing games and DLC.



+ I3rand0 on January 30th, 2011 at 6:32 pm said:


I made a comment with a link to the missing items. Check your WordPress moderation queue


+ Cagalli on January 30th, 2011 at 6:50 pm said:

Jeff, you forgot that the Final Fantasy Versus XIII and Type-0 trailers were released this week!




+ jonathanM21 on January 30th, 2011 at 10:31 pm said:

NGP looks amazing and I cannot wait to get it. I think Sony really hit it out of the park – the design, the features, everything. It’s bold, capable and powerful and I can’t wait.

I just ordered Kingdom Hearts for my PSP so I’ll be playing that for a while. Very excited!


+ jonathanM21 on January 30th, 2011 at 10:35 pm said:

Oh! Jeff! I’ve been looking everywhere, is there any way to find out what the title of the song is that was played in the NGP gameplay video reveal?



+ RavageHeitaro on January 30th, 2011 at 11:12 pm said:

A Tales announcement would top what had been an incredibly mindblowing month for me (LBP2,NGP,FF13VS,KZ3 & TwistedMetal footage)…..i’m on cloud 9 right now


+ Chicano323 on January 31st, 2011 at 7:32 am said:

Pricing would be great… as foe the guy who said 249 or 300…. man id like that price but no way will that be the price. This things practically a cell even if its not 3g pricing will start at the very least 300 but im feeling a starting price of 400 u know more along the line of what phones with those fetures go for.


+ anotherdae on January 31st, 2011 at 10:08 am said:


Yes, More on The 3rd Birthday please!


+ Leviticus81 on January 31st, 2011 at 10:16 am said:

Interestingly enough, not a mention of the hacks.


+ Chicano323 on January 31st, 2011 at 2:45 pm said:

Why mention that? Pretty dumb to bring that up.


+ Exalted_Knight on January 31st, 2011 at 4:39 pm said:

hopefully my idea on share about thumbs up on comments to make it easier on posters!


+ jeppe11887 on February 6th, 2011 at 12:29 am said:

i dont know who i shall ask, but is it possible to change your PSN name without loosing all your friends and lvls in game. i saw some vids on YouTube that you can change your name but only in Japanese. Please Answer


+ Rific-Five-Seven on February 14th, 2011 at 4:01 pm said:

How about some longer comments on our PSN IDs? It could work.

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