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Texas PlayStation Blog Meetup(s) This Weekend

Jeff Rubenstein's Avatar + Posted by Jeff Rubenstein on Mar 07, 2011 // Sr. Social Media Manager

Every time we announce that we’re inviting you fine fans to a PlayStation meetup, we hear back from you, loud and clear: “Why don’t you come to [some city that we aren’t in]?” Many such requests come to us from the great state of Texas, which is understandable, as we’ve never held an event there. That ends this weekend; we’re bringing the show to Austin.

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We’ve rented out a building on the corner of 2nd and Trinity, and we’re converting it to the PlayStation Lounge for SXSW Interactive. We’ll be bringing a lot of unreleased games to show to media during the day. But why let them have all the fun?

So, because sources tell me that things are, indeed, bigger in Texas – we’re holding not one, but two meetups this weekend!

So don’t make any plans for this Friday or Sunday evening, as we’re dying to give you a chance to play Ratchet & Clank All 4 One & Resistance 3, and SOCOM 4, respectively. We’ll also be bringing some great prizes to give out. Attendance is free, as are the refreshments, and you *don’t* need a SXSW badge to join us.

Here’s everything you need to know:

When:
Friday, March 11th 5-8pm (Ratchet & Clank All 4 One and Resistance 3)
Sunday, March 13th 4-7pm (SOCOM 4)

Where:
PlayStation Lounge
333 East 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701

Who:
You, as long as you’re 18 or older. Bring your ID!

RSVP here (must be 18+) for Ratchet & Clank All 4 One / Resistance 3 and RSVP here for SOCOM 4; you’re welcome to attend both.

We expect big things from our first Texas meetup, and we hope to see you there!
Holler below with any questions.

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+ TubaDude49 on March 7th, 2011 at 5:48 pm said:

Why do you have to be 18 to play an E10+ game


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    + Jeff Rubenstein on March 7th, 2011 at 6:21 pm said:

    It’s more to do with the venue. Children aren’t allowed in a bar setting.


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+ darknightgotham on March 7th, 2011 at 5:51 pm said:

@2 …..exactly.


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+ byrdman1677 on March 7th, 2011 at 5:55 pm said:

how often do you guys do these?? charlotte,nc would be nice,i;m just saying


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    + Jeff Rubenstein on March 7th, 2011 at 6:25 pm said:

    They usually revolve around events, like SXSW in this case.


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+ perrandy on March 7th, 2011 at 6:00 pm said:

its over 18 because they give alcoholic beverages,perhaps? :0


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+ Ramage on March 7th, 2011 at 6:01 pm said:

Jeff, anything going on for PAX East?


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    + Jeff Rubenstein on March 7th, 2011 at 6:25 pm said:

    Sid and Rey will be there, but we weren’t able to do a meetup for logistical reasons, unfortunately.


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+ Pirate43 on March 7th, 2011 at 6:09 pm said:

That’s like a 10 hour drive, with very short notice. AND I’m not 18 just yet (one month till birthday). Dammit!


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    + Jeff Rubenstein on March 7th, 2011 at 6:28 pm said:

    So… you’ll be there, I take it? :P


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+ Blkant on March 7th, 2011 at 6:11 pm said:

Aww… close to Florida, but not quite there…


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+ trapper12 on March 7th, 2011 at 6:16 pm said:

Thank you Jeff for bringing an event to Texas. Will this be just for only this year or will be starting every year in Austin? I’m just glad we finally have a PlayStation related event here in Texas.

Like the old saying goes: Everything is bigger in Texas!:)


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+ Rhino136 on March 7th, 2011 at 6:19 pm said:

ohhhhhhhhhhhhh yeah I’m there


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+ Rhino136 on March 7th, 2011 at 6:23 pm said:

wait nooooooooo I work, wish you would’ve told me last week :(


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+ XxDeathDoctorxX on March 7th, 2011 at 6:27 pm said:

come to athens georgia alot of college students and other young people area only 20 mins from their so would be the best if not than atlanta atleast plz


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+ tek0409 on March 7th, 2011 at 6:40 pm said:

man i wish yall could do it somewhere else im only 14 and i really wanna play ratchet and clank all 4 one


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+ silentj14 on March 7th, 2011 at 6:41 pm said:

This truly saddens me. I was just thinking how nice it would be to got to SXSW, Living in Austin and all, and then I saw this post and had some hope. Then my hope was dashed against the rocks… I won’t be 18 till June. Bagh!


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    + Jeff Rubenstein on March 7th, 2011 at 10:27 pm said:

    But your metaphors are clearly collegiate level :)


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+ twistedfloyd on March 7th, 2011 at 6:42 pm said:

Yes, Atlanta please come to Atlanta. Or NC, that’d be sweet. Glad there are more of these things happening in the South. Keep up the Southern love Jeff, we need some PS in Atlanta or in NC!!!!!


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+ kenny-1995 on March 7th, 2011 at 6:46 pm said:

So where are you Jeff in the picture?


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    + Jeff Rubenstein on March 7th, 2011 at 10:28 pm said:

    They were watching me on TV :D
    I was hosting that press conference telecast.


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+ Amans91 on March 7th, 2011 at 6:56 pm said:

OMG yes, Im totally gonna be there, cant wait to play some Resistance 3!!!!!!


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    + Jeff Rubenstein on March 7th, 2011 at 10:28 pm said:

    That’s what I wanna hear!


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+ jumpman_freak23 on March 7th, 2011 at 6:56 pm said:

So glad I live in Austin. Now I enjoy the playstation goodness the other cities get.


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+ jumpman_freak23 on March 7th, 2011 at 7:00 pm said:

Can we expect playstation swag?


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    + Jeff Rubenstein on March 7th, 2011 at 10:32 pm said:

    I’ll grab some good stuff, no doubt.


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+ Amans91 on March 7th, 2011 at 7:00 pm said:

also i just noticed Im the only one here who is above 18 and said they are going lol haha


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+ guitarded77 on March 7th, 2011 at 7:04 pm said:

Thank you for coming to my hood… I’ll be there.


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+ PhantomOfPanton on March 7th, 2011 at 7:17 pm said:

Oh awesome! I love how you have to be 18 >:(

Another awesome event I will miss out on…but seriously, thank for bringing an event into Texas :)
Austin is a few hours from where I live, I can’t blame anyone for the age restriction, but I wish it wasn’t 18.

Shouldn’t the restriction be 17 though? You can buy mature rated games at 17, and in Texas, you are legally an adult at age 17.


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+ PhantomOfPanton on March 7th, 2011 at 7:25 pm said:

Sheesh…18 again? I’m only 15, so this completely sucks. I would understand if I couldn’t play SOCOM4 and Resistance 3, but why not Ratchet and Clank? Just because it’s in a bar?

Thats kind of ridiculous.
Also, the age limit should be 17 years of age, not 18. You can buy mature games at the age of 17, and you are legally an adult at the age of 17 in Texas.

So 18 doesn’t make much sense.


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    + Jeff Rubenstein on March 7th, 2011 at 10:34 pm said:

    Tell that to the state legislature of Texas, my friend. 18+ for entry, 21+ to drink.


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+ WaRMacHiNe-cave on March 7th, 2011 at 7:34 pm said:

so you know houston is right down the way. bigger city more people. get where im coming from..?


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    + Jeff Rubenstein on March 7th, 2011 at 10:34 pm said:

    When they move SXSW to Houston, we’ll be there. Until then, it’s not that bad of a drive. I’ve done it.


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+ playaplus on March 7th, 2011 at 7:46 pm said:

hello…houston is the 4th biggest city in u.s….just saying lol. glad there’s finally a blog meetup in tx, not too far so i can make it hopefully


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+ hife on March 7th, 2011 at 8:02 pm said:

Arg, if only this had happened at SXSW last year. I don’t live in (or near) Austin anymore.


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+ The1stMJC on March 7th, 2011 at 8:04 pm said:

Awesome to see more blog meet-ups, but Chicago would love one too, hope it is being planned already.


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+ RocketJohnson on March 7th, 2011 at 8:17 pm said:

I think Philadelphia is need of one…I mean, we have cheesesteaks and the phillies..Mix that with playstation=win


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    + Jeff Rubenstein on March 7th, 2011 at 10:35 pm said:

    Dude, I’m *from* Philly, so no anti-Philly bias. There just aren’t any industry events there for us to piggyback onto.


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+ SephTiger on March 7th, 2011 at 8:27 pm said:

URRGGH… I’m working SXSW Conference Tech Crew… I won’t be able to attend probably.


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+ Reginthorn on March 7th, 2011 at 8:30 pm said:

You guys should come to Georgia! Also why 18 and not 17?


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+ nirojan45 on March 7th, 2011 at 8:45 pm said:

TORONTO!!! OR @least Chicago!!


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    + Jeff Rubenstein on March 7th, 2011 at 10:35 pm said:

    We did Toronto!


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+ BlackIceJoe on March 7th, 2011 at 8:53 pm said:

I hope some day you come to Michigan. I would like to go & see what the team for Playstation would bring there. I think close to Ikea would be great. That way people can buy some cool furniture too. Also I would not have to drive far. Which would be great.


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    + Jeff Rubenstein on March 7th, 2011 at 10:36 pm said:

    I like your rationale.


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+ AXM23 on March 7th, 2011 at 8:54 pm said:

Next Arizona!!!


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+ supaflyazn on March 7th, 2011 at 9:09 pm said:

Glad you guys are showing some love to all of us in Texas!


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    + Jeff Rubenstein on March 7th, 2011 at 10:36 pm said:

    You’ve waited long enough!


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+ siegeh on March 7th, 2011 at 9:39 pm said:

OMFG YOUR COMING TO TEXAS I NEED TO GO AND PLAY RISSISTENCE 3


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+ kipper16 on March 7th, 2011 at 9:59 pm said:

Next Mall of America!


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+ Skater_Ricky on March 7th, 2011 at 10:30 pm said:

How about come to Kansas City or St. Louis I’d love to go. I’d take off if I only knew is get off from work.


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+ Skater_Ricky on March 7th, 2011 at 10:32 pm said:

I live in Springfield, Mo by the way. It’s 3rd biggest city in Missouri :)


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+ Butters360 on March 7th, 2011 at 10:34 pm said:

I wish you guys could do San Diego, San Francisco is so far away.


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    + Jeff Rubenstein on March 7th, 2011 at 10:36 pm said:

    We usually do a Comic-con meetup…


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+ Ama_Daoes on March 7th, 2011 at 11:22 pm said:

Vancouver? lol that will never happen. Ah sometimes I wonder why I live in Canada. Why don’t you love Canada Playstation? lol jk and congrats to those in Texas.


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+ Beefyheart on March 7th, 2011 at 11:30 pm said:

wasn’t the comic con one an invitation only, with a contest to get an invitation or something like that last year? Would love to swing by this year if its more accessible :)


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+ cobra14316 on March 7th, 2011 at 11:35 pm said:

You say that you will be showing unreleased games during the day, before these events, to the media. Is there any way of getting in to these showings if you are part of a website? If so, what time are they gonna be at?


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+ SoulBladeNG on March 8th, 2011 at 1:45 am said:

Are you going to come to the chicago or northwest indiana area anytime soon?


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+ adam_prime on March 8th, 2011 at 4:03 am said:

Thanks for having this at a venue where there won’t be any kids, 18 and younger!


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+ fathead170 on March 8th, 2011 at 5:10 am said:

when are playstation rewards gonna be released cause if the beta is as long as homes beta this is ridiculous


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+ FunkyTable on March 8th, 2011 at 5:29 am said:

Blast, kids and gas prices keep me from going.


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+ mahunoy on March 8th, 2011 at 6:35 am said:

Sooo… are y’alls going to Dallas soon?


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+ Badmamajamma on March 8th, 2011 at 6:58 am said:

I know it’s a no but how bout coming to Pittsburgh when the comic-con comes to Monroeville? I would be campin outside the hosting facility for days before to ensure I was first in.


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+ idiealot on March 8th, 2011 at 7:14 am said:

Jeff you just made my weekend! I’ll be attending both, I can’t wait to play All4One, R3 and Socom 4! Oh I hope I win some swag!


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+ KALEL114 on March 8th, 2011 at 7:28 am said:

It’s cool you guys are coming to Texas, but next time come to Dallas!


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+ YungShep on March 8th, 2011 at 8:23 am said:

OMG I WAS JUST GETTING FRUSTRATED THAT I THOUGHT I NEEDED AN EXCLUSIVE BADGE TO ATTEND…BUT THIS IS ENLIGHTENING INDEED..ILL BE THERE ILL SEE YALL AT ONE OF THE EVENTS!!! PS BLOG IF I SEE YALL CAN I GET A PICTURE AS WELL!!!


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