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PlayStation Fans: Watch E3 Online Right Here

Jeff Rubenstein's Avatar Posted by on May 29, 2011 // Sr. Social Media Manager

Last year, we invited three hundred fans into our press conference. This year, we’re shooting for a million.

You’ve been requesting it, so for the first time, we’ll be broadcasting the entirety of the PlayStation press conference directly into this Blog. Additionally, we’re setting up a mini-studio in the PlayStation booth, and we’ll be bringing in developers while the show floor is open for interviews, live demos and to answer your questions via a built-in chat module. It all starts right here on June 6th.

Kaz Hirai, Chairman and Group Chief Executive Officer of Sony Computer Entertainment, Inc.

UPDATE: We’ve got several hundred more entries than we’ve got spots open, so we’re cutting off the entries now. We’ll grade the papers over the next few days and contact winners by email. Thanks for entering!

Since this is an LA event, we’d still like to do something for some of our Southern California fans. Because our press conference is already at capacity, we unfortunately won’t be able to get anyone into building (again, everyone can watch the livestream right here). However, we were able to secure over one hundred 3-day passes to the E3 Expo, where attendees can visit our booth and go hands-on with NGP and our stellar PS3 lineup as a guest of PlayStation.

We want to make sure only the biggest local PlayStation fans get in, so instead of having folks queue up in the unpredictable Spring weather (as has been the case in past years), we’ve created a web quiz you can take from the comfort of [wherever you are sitting].

Here are a few things to note:

  • E3 takes place from June 7-9th at the Los Angeles Convention Center, so you’ll obviously need to be in SoCal during that time to attend. Don’t bother taking the quiz if you won’t be there!
  • You must be 18 or older to attend E3 – that’s their rule! Your ID will be checked when you go to pick up your badge, so if you’re under 18… don’t bother taking the quiz!
  • E3 badges are non-transferable, so if you’re not sure if you’re going to be able to attend… don’t bother taking the quiz!
  • The information we’re asking for (name & email address only) is required for all attendees by the ESA, who run the E3 Expo. We won’t ask for any additional info!
  • We’ll grade quizzes and select winners by late next week, and contact winners via email with information on how to pick up your passes.

Good luck!

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+ snakeauthority on May 29th, 2011 at 3:13 pm said:

im sure the store will be back up by the 7th. wouldnt make sense if it werent.


+ undertaker9999 on May 29th, 2011 at 3:15 pm said:

@147 read comment 76


+ LordKeg on May 29th, 2011 at 3:16 pm said:

@152 Ah, thanks. Btw what’s SOL? Sony Online?


+ LordKeg on May 29th, 2011 at 3:17 pm said:

Nevermind, read the reply wrong lol.


+ Trucidation on May 29th, 2011 at 3:19 pm said:

Seeing as how most of what’s going to be shown by Sony and MS have been common knowledge, I can’t say I’m anticipating anything other than release dates from either company.

Nintendo on the other hand is holding a deck of aces and will wipe the floor this year.


+ broodwars on May 29th, 2011 at 3:21 pm said:

@151 There’s no reason to think the Store WILL be back up by the 7th either, especially after a month of unfulfilled vague promises. We’re 2 days out from the end of the month, and Sony STILL hasn’t said anything concrete about when it’ll be back. But hey, “it’ll be just a few more days” if it’s delayed, right?

I hope the Sony Press Conference is good and certainly better than last year’s. It’ll need to be.


+ snakeauthority on May 29th, 2011 at 3:21 pm said:

to me the only good thing about Nintendo is the zelda series


+ jmonty09 on May 29th, 2011 at 3:22 pm said:

I think what I’m gonna do from now on is only buy Exclusives for the ps3. If the game is out on both platforms, i’ll get it on 360 cause this is madness and annoying


+ LuiguiPR on May 29th, 2011 at 3:23 pm said:

Sh1nato@ I agree with every thing you say while they “work” we have to wait not only a day or 2 we have to wait weeks. And I imagen that Sony will not work tomorrow. More waiting. And to all idiots in the comment every one knows that is May 31 the thing is that this situation have never happen in the first place.


+ snakeauthority on May 29th, 2011 at 3:24 pm said:

like i said. im in no hurry about the store being back. when it comes back then hey great. until then, im living my life


+ waterguy469 on May 29th, 2011 at 3:25 pm said:

@LuiguiPR completely agreed


+ LordKeg on May 29th, 2011 at 3:27 pm said:

Right now I’d just wish my grandfather would turn on the a/c so I could play some games on my PS3. It’s 98 degrees in my house and 89 degrees outside. And if any of you own the original fat PS3, then you know how much heat that thing puts out.


+ Sh1nato on May 29th, 2011 at 3:29 pm said:

I’m starting to think Sega should make a next gen console and show Sony how to do it right


+ snakeauthority on May 29th, 2011 at 3:29 pm said:

i dont i have the slim. it still gets kinda hot at times.

as for games i have been playing is LA Noire. Love this game. For some reason Gamestop sold me the pre-ordered edition so i have 2 free DLCs. I never pre-ordered it. Cant get them yet which is fine. I will get them a few days after the store is up


+ mcbuttz78 on May 29th, 2011 at 3:30 pm said:

E3 is going to be very good. This nintendo won last year by a slim margin breaking sony 2 year reign or 3 peat.

Its going to be very hard this year with rumors of wii2. 3ds 3d g ames thats are coming out. I honestly dont know what xbox has in store this yr. I,m really thinking the rumors of handheld might be true. We will see

ALso if sony annouce a prie drop and show npg and some exclusvie games. they could win it agn. They really need to promote playstaion home and take it out of beta. that would blow the socks of the gaming world.

Im really looking forwards to seeing more about the jounery game sn and new ico game also . I want more ps3 mmo titles. More ps moves games. and real huge push of indy ps3 games for psn..

Its going to be a hard fight this year ninteno is really bring it on now. I dont xbox is doing. but all the dead silence is b=very unusal for them.. Every know sony has blow the bklow out socks off


+ snakeauthority on May 29th, 2011 at 3:30 pm said:

am i the only one that saw potential with the Dreamcast? that was an awesome console!


+ snakeauthority on May 29th, 2011 at 3:31 pm said:

@165- Ico was amazing. Loved that game


+ snakeauthority on May 29th, 2011 at 3:32 pm said:

i admit i still play wow. have since day one. i love how they have more content added. keeps you busy.


+ mcbuttz78 on May 29th, 2011 at 3:33 pm said:

Wea t the legion on playstaion are looking forward to it very excited. andwe would like to request a function to watch the live broad cast in the xmb browser.Kind alike you you tube on ps3.
v-=psn legionairre commitee


+ snakeauthority on May 29th, 2011 at 3:34 pm said:

can someone describe what the cross chat thing is? im not sure what it is


+ BigBangBear on May 29th, 2011 at 3:35 pm said:

Great news. Looking forward to watching it here or trying it out in home if it goes up there too. Excited to see what is coming up and moving on after all the PSN issues.


+ snakeauthority on May 29th, 2011 at 3:37 pm said:

select ea games at gamestop will be $20 off. titles like crysis 2, the sims 3, dead space 2 and shift 2. starting from $9.99-39.99


+ CCPEACE on May 29th, 2011 at 3:37 pm said:

We’ve been waiting a month for the store, i’ve got a card for it and want to buy some games and/or dlc.


+ LordKeg on May 29th, 2011 at 3:38 pm said:

@170 Cross-chat means you can talk to people that are playing a different game than you are online.


+ snakeauthority on May 29th, 2011 at 3:38 pm said:

ok thanks 174. now i know


+ CCPEACE on May 29th, 2011 at 3:39 pm said:

I’m keeping my PS3 no matter what im not going back to XBOX those were dark days… v_v


+ snakeauthority on May 29th, 2011 at 3:41 pm said:

well i cant knock the 360 cause i bought one when they first came out and 2 weeks later i got the 3 rings of death and took it back for my money. my nephew has a 360 kinnect bundle. kinnect was cool for him for 2 days and he got tired of it. the 360 works great though.


+ LordKeg on May 29th, 2011 at 3:41 pm said:

@175 No problem.

@176 The reasons I got my PS3 back at the end of 2007 was that it had WIFI, free online play and God of War 3 exclusive. Even if I had the money to pay for an Xbox360 and Xbox Live, I doubt I would.


+ tonydamiani on May 29th, 2011 at 3:42 pm said:

So wheres the Quiz? so I can participate :D


+ mcbuttz78 on May 29th, 2011 at 3:45 pm said:

@ 168 yes ico is great franchise. we need original games for ps3 stop all the overly violent games..Ps3 should introduce games that pull the player into a gaming world not just let the player tap a few buttons and it over. Back in the ps2 era the games quality was better and stories where written better. Becuase they wanted you to become a fan of the franchise not just of the game. Now it like ..its just for a game sale and patched later down the road. They dont try to build a franchise or a fan base that whats to par to fo that games world.

The not gaming to me.. this why rockstar games make alot money they give the gamesr the whole game right at release they try to make you become one of their franchise fans and pull you in a world thats fun. LOok at La noire. RDR, gtheft auto series.. I know the journey game is the next big thing..

I hope ico blow the socks off every one at e3.. becuase it deserve to launched with the ps3 console. that right is long over due.. I love to see a flower 2, savage moon 2.. We need gmaes to brong ga,mer back ina franchise mold not one game and done.


+ JitteryJordan on May 29th, 2011 at 3:46 pm said:



+ Natural_Killer47 on May 29th, 2011 at 3:46 pm said:

ESCALATION COMING OUT BUT STILL NO STORE??? This isnt right at all and im tired of all of this crap if a free sevice comes with all this chaos then 40 or 50 bucks a year may not seem bad at all. Please do better than this because im starting to regret my purchase.


+ snakeauthority on May 29th, 2011 at 3:47 pm said:

there is an ico for ps3?


+ snakeauthority on May 29th, 2011 at 3:48 pm said:

and the game i am looking forward to is Skyrim. i love the elder scrolls series.


+ nick9221 on May 29th, 2011 at 3:48 pm said:

“Well tell your monkey asses when we feel like it”…. Not very F’n nice Sony.


+ mychemro on May 29th, 2011 at 3:48 pm said:

I just have a few things to say
Thanks for updating us on the maintenance this morning, it’s not like I sent a customer report that I’m sure be answered.
Also I hope you are prepared for a storm of PO’ed Sony customers during the middle of the week, because at this rate the Store is most likely still going to be “Under Maintenance”, so Just be prepared Sony.


+ Jolvarian on May 29th, 2011 at 3:50 pm said:

i’ll be sure to tune in! hey its there some way i could play dcuo without the store? i got the game the day after the outage and i am going crazy cause my vacation is almost over and i never got to play -_-


+ A_Belmont on May 29th, 2011 at 3:52 pm said:

To be honest, I don’t see why Sony doesn’t put up a new blog every day, even if it said –
[THIS IS JUST A CONSUMER SUGGESTION NOT SONY] ‘Hey customers! We know you’re really interested in our services, and we know you really want to fully use the content which we’re so glad you purchased or are wanting to purchase through our company, but since yesterday the goals of our staff have not changed, but the progress they made was *some plainly worded facts*. To reiterate what we’re doing with the store, it’s – *whatever they might be doing*, and currently we have an estimated re-launch of the service *insert date here*. We cannot verify that this date is solid, this is simply a working date to help give our team a better sense of how to structure their efforts. We appreciate your comments and feedback, and your enjoyment of the investment you’ve made in our products and services is our number one priority. Talk to you again tomorrow!’ [END SUGGESTION].
Customers are curious – they want to use the store and they want to get their entertainment via Sony, which means more profit for Sony. Just let us know something every day with a new blog Mr. Jeff, and the rest of Sony PR – Thanks! =)


+ kiratachibana on May 29th, 2011 at 3:53 pm said:

Will we be able to see it on PS3?


+ LordKeg on May 29th, 2011 at 3:53 pm said:

@185 Show me where Sony said that.


+ T-Bones420 on May 29th, 2011 at 3:55 pm said:

If ur playin Black Ops & u have a mic … Feel free to add me. I’m always online.


+ mychemro on May 29th, 2011 at 3:55 pm said:

@188 If they just said that I would settle for that, but because thet have BS communication methods is why im pO’ed


+ erodriguez2006 on May 29th, 2011 at 3:55 pm said:

So Awesome!!!


+ mcbuttz78 on May 29th, 2011 at 3:56 pm said:

@183. nonot yet. DO think theirs a ico and shodow of collus remake for ps3 tho.. or coming out and also a new ico is coming this winter hopefully..


+ Link01 on May 29th, 2011 at 3:58 pm said:

Curious question, is this going to be posted on the updated PS Store? I seriously think it should be streamed via directly on the PS3… now that would be marketing ;)


+ Deathspear666 on May 29th, 2011 at 3:58 pm said:

@A_Belmont…Maybe YOU should do the P.R. for Sony All the time lol Your input was a h e l l of alot better than Sony’s has been lol Good job broheem…For any that wants to add me my id is same as posted name..Now get to gaming friends :p


+ mcbuttz78 on May 29th, 2011 at 3:59 pm said:

The story will up soon. they have alort things to do. I have psp and ps3. so I be getting 4 games they are giving away for free..

I wish they would give MAg away for free as well. :) . Im going to buy a new psp memory card.I do a psp go . :)


+ benightedwitch on May 29th, 2011 at 4:00 pm said:

Oy nice!! I’ll Definitely be watching the live stream… Thanks :)


+ mcbuttz78 on May 29th, 2011 at 4:03 pm said:

@ 189. u can se it on ps3 if come here login from your pse3 console. u might not login here . But u can watch though. Its not hard to do> i have read the blog forums plenty of time via ps3 console and watched video as well when they put them up to preview a gam.

So i dont see why they cant for E3.


+ josefresh on May 29th, 2011 at 4:04 pm said:

E3 Owell who cares just get the store up and quit making excuses

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