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PSN Community Spotlight – PlayStation’s Creation of the Six Guy Clan

Kristine Steimer's Avatar + Posted by Kristine Steimer on Nov 17, 2012 // Sr. Community Specialist

It’s almost time for turkey, folks! In the meantime you can enjoy the PSN Community Spotlight. For the unfamiliar, this is where PlayStation gamers tell their unique stories/experiences/thoughts, as submitted to this section in the PlayStation Community Forums. Those that make it all the way to the PlayStation Blog will receive a $50 PlayStation Store voucher.

PlayStation Community Spotlight: bgrutt

Last week we asked for your PlayStation stories, and gamer bgrutt wrote in to tell us about how he met his Call of Duty clan.

PlayStation’s Creation of the Six Guy Clan

As a child, I was your average boy. In 2000, I received a PSone combo pack for my birthday and my favorite game then and now was James Bond. My brother and I found a special connection with each other through that game. Although he is 4 years older than I am, nothing was better than kicking his butt on James Bond. It gave me that a feeling that I was better than him at something. Within the next couple of years my brother and I pitched in on a PS2. Our idea of gaming completely changed. We were now into Guitar Hero and Rock Band more than ever. Other kids our age would be outside riding their bikes and playing basketball, while we sat inside playing in what we thought would be the best band of all time. We went on to compete at the local coffee shop and at school in Guitar Hero competitions and were known as the cities “rock heroes.”

After years and years of playing, my brother started acting as if I no longer existed. I would play for countless hours by myself and try to make him jealous of how good I was, but nothing worked. I decided to start branching out at school to see if anyone else had a passion for gaming. Then, I met my very best friend, Connors. I found out from his older brother (who was friends with my older brother) that he loved playing videos games. The first words I said to him were, “Hey, so I hear you like video games, what kind are you into?” He quickly responded with shooters. The first day I spent with him, he decided to show off his PS3 and a couple of his games such as Warhawk, Call of Duty, and Battlefield. He was a BEAST! I couldn’t believe how many kills and how few deaths he would get each match. He was a born FPS kind-of-guy. He played strategically and he played to win. I picked up my phone immediately and called my mom to tell her what I wanted for Christmas that year.

Oh boy, was I happy that year. I got my very own PS3 and a copy of Warhawk. I put the game in and played all though Christmas break, but I was horrible! We’re talking like a 0.2 kill/death ratio and mostly losses. But that wasn’t going to stop me. Connors and I would play for hours at a time until one day came where I could finally beat him! It felt so good to be on his level! At that moment we decided to branch out for more friends who liked playing shooters. We were able to come up with a group of six guys who loved playing Call of Duty. We all went out and purchased Modern Warfare 2 and started our very first clan. We were a clan to beat. Each of us with our own style of playing created a unique yet powerful team. We would spend our weekends playing MW2 non-stop. Blood would be shed and we would add victories upon victories. At some point, we were all fed up with using headsets and decided to start getting together for all of our COD nights. One of the guys has a huge man cave where we were able to hook up with a total of 3 projectors and 3 50 inch TVs and all play together. We were living the life. You know that search and destroy match where you wished you could have helped out your team, but your mic was muted when you died? This would be no more! A simple turn of the head to your friend’s TV and the victory would be yours! For the past 3 years this is how we have had our COD nights. We transitioned from MW2 to Black Ops, and we’re now currently beasting it up on Modern Warfare 3.

A couple of my friends are currently in the United States Military, and for the past couple of months, they’ve been stationed overseas. But thanks to PSN that didn’t stop us. Those of us in Ohio would stay up late to play with them during their lunch hours. COD and PSN helped keep our friendship strong. One of the guys is now home from his deployment in Afghanistan while the other has all of November for leave. So you can probably already guess that we will all be together at the midnight release of Black Ops 2. November will consist of countless hours and even days on PSN doing what we love best — showing the COD community how to play right. All six of us are die-hard Play Station gamers for life. Want to play with us sometime? The clan tag is bgrutt, and I’m on, well, almost all the time. Thanks for everything Sony, I can say I do believe!

Thanks for writing in bgrutt! Next week we want to hear more general stories about the PlayStation brand. Click here to submit your story.

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16 Comments

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+ polo155 on November 17th, 2012 at 11:05 am said:

This idea will lose out because to crown ONE person a winner a week vs. how many actuall fans who want to win this will try and once they pour out their story and dont win they’ll for sure be discouraged i nottry again.

To tell you their story is one thing, they do it then they lose. Come next week you asking again, people stories are still where you asked them to put it, i guess now its time to make up a story lmao.

I think the biggest spenders should be rewarded automatically with a recognition type thing. Sont/Playstation shows no support for their biggest fans. Though i love Sony products im am tired of supporting them.

Sony need to recognize.

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By the way i cant wait for PlayStation Vita3G/32gb 2.00 update and Vita Plus although i have most games on my card already (32Gb isnt enough by a long shot) but the features along im happy.


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+ erico316ecw on November 17th, 2012 at 11:12 am said:

Please help me i getting error c1-6427-9 and i already contracted the playstation support and they say there is no such error code on the vita . Please hepl me i been loyal from the very being And this error had destory zen pin ball and the trophy app. I cannt see my trophys orplay zin ball. Help me asap.


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+ mcbuttz78 on November 17th, 2012 at 11:31 am said:

lol@polo.. they cant rward just the biggest spender. Hw would that be fair?? If you dont win then it about having fun.. Not about winning, Some of these guys i never heard of on ps brand but they deserve ther shine as much the guy blowing 10 thousand a week.

mcbuttz78
vp- psn legionairre group


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+ polo155 on November 17th, 2012 at 11:52 am said:

Lol i dont mean like just give us the fifty card lmao but more like back when psn was getting bigger i used to find psn messages in my inbox giving me a game here and there whereas now nothing. Did u not ever get a Birthday gift or anything back in the day.

Now that Jeff left playstation scea has made a complete turnaround to my knoladge (from thd people i knew like TedtheDog) .

im a 41 yr old but i feel like im losing faith in sony and i dont want that. last tims i said this it was about Homd where i was there from closed beta. then that went public i love it then CydoniaX left and that changed 1000% and found myself saying im losing intrest and now i dont find myself in there at all.

and wheres your Plus mcbutts78? lol


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+ polo155 on November 17th, 2012 at 11:58 am said:

Erivo316ecw did you hold down the top power button for 15 seconds to bring up the system safe menu and select rebuild database and the others? Dont reformat until theres nothing else you can do. But that menu should fix your issue or youll have to send it in while its still covered.


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+ D-Squad3 on November 17th, 2012 at 12:02 pm said:

Happy 6th Birthday to the PS3!


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+ erico316ecw on November 17th, 2012 at 12:06 pm said:

@Polo i did do that already thanks . I haven’t donethe formatting because i dont wanna lose my save data so i waiting til that new update come out so i can transfer my save data to the cloud stoage.


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+ polo155 on November 17th, 2012 at 12:16 pm said:

Did u google the error code. For customer service to say that code dont exsist is funny because the code was inputted to come up for whatever reason that causes.

Sorry to hear dude! Hopefully the update will do it.

Truee, Happy Birthday Playstation3 my 60gb is gone but im 1,640gb ps3 is doing well!

Me and PS3 are Scorpios! lol


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+ mcbuttz78 on November 17th, 2012 at 1:01 pm said:

@polo i don’t need ps plus really but im getting for ps vita though, i bought it for my nephew, i give 10-15 ps+ card away every year also psn cards. Not that hard for me to that, the majority of my on friends list have psn plus. :). It was a authored idea on these very blogs, all for the poor gamer, and gamer alike, not the big spender, but they too get games and free stuff . Psn+ is not badge of i love playstation the most, its discount program to honor the gamer by the gamer.

When i went to ps home the 1st time in about 8 months. i recieved a bday cake and happy birthday picture and i also got email of happy bday and 1 free movie rental on crackle. I nevr used it thought becuase i didnt knw they sent it to mee :). Sony give’s alot back to the gamers in alot of ways. This is just one of the ways.

Yes they can give more, becuase the best is yet to come.

mcbuttz78
vp psn legioniaree group


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+ crazy_kracker1 on November 17th, 2012 at 3:02 pm said:

Cool story


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+ polo155 on November 17th, 2012 at 3:04 pm said:

Crackle is full of free movies mcbutts lmao


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+ gamehead_761 on November 17th, 2012 at 4:58 pm said:

Kristine Stiemer can you help me? i’ve been trying to buy a new avatar for the past Couple hours But errors keep popping up every time i click chart in.


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+ gamehead_761 on November 17th, 2012 at 4:59 pm said:

sorry for misspelling your name


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+ DarthDanMan on November 17th, 2012 at 8:12 pm said:

@Erico
Next time that error hapens try screenshoting it and send the pic to PlayStation saying, “So this doesn’t exist, eh?”


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+ ness430gamer on November 17th, 2012 at 8:35 pm said:

i hear talk above about sony giving out free stuff? when IN THE HELL DID THIS START I’VE NEVER RECEIVED ANYTHING FREE OR COMPLEMENTARY OR THE LIKE from sony is there something i need to know ?


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+ bgrutt on November 17th, 2012 at 9:16 pm said:

Wow. Just reading the blogs on a daily basis as usual to see my title in one of them. Its been an awesome experience growing up playing video games with all my best friends. Thanks for the awesome opportunity!


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