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PlayStation Around the Web: What We Read

Jeff Rubenstein's Avatar Posted by Sr. Social Media Manager

What did we learn this week? The Sony Group Corporate Strategy Update revealed a few things you’ll be hearing more about in the near future, the PSP and Metrocards go hand in hand, and inFAMOUS looks pretty damn good.

Here’s where I ask for your links: As always, feel free to share your favorite reads in the comments below. Comments may take longer than usual to appear – even bloggers deserve a day off.

But because I know what you’re going to ask about, and because we don’t traffic in rumors and/or speculation, I invite you to come back to the Blog tonight (just shy of midnight Pacific). We’ve got a video to show you.

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onisat said:

June 29th, 5:34 pm

thanks for the info jeff

thingg said:

June 29th, 5:39 pm

oh yeah. thanks jeff….

jonabbey said:

June 29th, 5:45 pm

Jeff, you know NeoGAF is exploding with photoshops of joy at your one paragraph tease, don’t you? ;-)

jonabbey said:

June 29th, 5:45 pm

NeoGAF is exploding with photoshops of joy at this one paragraph tease, Jeff.. ;-)

winner00 said:

June 29th, 5:50 pm

I can’t wait for the video. I hope that it is 2.40. Once 2.40 comes out the PS3 will be awesome.

mordeeb said:

June 29th, 5:51 pm

i think we know how to use the xmb why can’t you guys just give the fans what they want and give us the update do you have any idea how to make people happy?

gardea said:

June 29th, 5:59 pm

2.40 Video? Cool, I’ll be here.

gardea said:

June 29th, 6:01 pm

Why can’t we edit our comment posts?

Jeff, I was going to ask you something about the PlayStation Blog birthday thing.

I was #25 in the top posters for the blog and I received an e-mail asking for my preferred shirt size and street address. The e-mail came from — is this a legit e-mail address? I want my shirt :)

twooh said:

June 29th, 6:02 pm


I feel the same way.

I hate how sony drags and makes us wait. Even with PSN store updates. Every Thursday. How lazy of them. That’s why the PS3 is the better console in Japan, SCEJ knows how to take care of fans. They give it as soon as it’s available.

Sorry to have to dog you out sony, but if the truth hurts.

jimmyn28 said:

June 29th, 6:17 pm

Sucks that it’s just a video walkthrough and not the actual firmware update. I mean, it’s still awesome that we get to see it, but it’s more of a tease than anything.

Blackmoses11 said:

June 29th, 6:28 pm

Personally I have only one request after the famous in gamb XMB…
A playlist for our video content! I mean it would seem logical to do so. I use my PS3 for get togethers mainly, I can play my music and have cool animations going on in the background. But with the inclusion of the DIVX capabilities I have tons of HD Music Videos that I would love to play back one after another. What do you guys think?

AndyFraser said:

June 29th, 6:34 pm

If we get a video tonight.. then why not release the firmware too?

Why make us wait.. come on Sony

evilman279 said:

June 29th, 6:49 pm

i hope they release the firmware on tuesday, that would be so awesome, wow =D.

nando92 said:

June 29th, 6:52 pm

oooooo Can’t wait!!! I’ll definately be here at 3 a.m. :)
(I live in new jersey) LOL

Patriotsbball5460 said:

June 29th, 6:52 pm

I think all of you need to stop whining like little kids, they will get the firmware out when it is ready for public use, you no its coming and just be pleased that they did listen to the fans and spent the time to make in-game xmb for the ps3, now just calm down watch the videos when they are released and then wait for more info from the blog.

nando92 said:

June 29th, 6:55 pm

will I be able to see the video on my ps3???
Im 15 and my only computer is in my parents room and I can’t be there in 3 a.m. (I DONT want to see what there up to at 3) lol

enewtabie said:

June 29th, 6:56 pm

Hey Jeff
If you could pass along to the guys.Apple/Ipod connectivity would be much appreciated.I would like to be able to plug in my ipod and have it detect it and put it into the proper folder.It just doesn’t do anything effectively now.Thanks

Thanks for the videos too.

Dubbedinenglish said:

June 29th, 6:56 pm

We know what 2.4 will bring…But what about the rumors of 2.5 including skynet?

thingg said:

June 29th, 6:58 pm

yes it’s legit. I got the same one. They use gmail because of its awesome spam filters B)

evilman279 said:

June 29th, 7:10 pm

@ 163 can you play songs from your ipod on the ps3?. i plug my ipod and it doesnt play the songs frmo my ipod =(

P_tear_griffin said:

June 29th, 7:10 pm

Nice updates. Was reading the IGN article on the PSP. Is it just me or is everything from their playstation team always a complaint?

BTW, my PSP-fat just went to the electronic heaven, after a tumble down the stairs. Guess it’s time to get a slim!

PSP-fat R.I.P.(2005-2008)

enewtabie said:

June 29th, 7:12 pm

That’s what I’m saying:) I want it to work.We know Hideo loves Apple btw..

aiphanes said:

June 29th, 7:14 pm

Yeah i heard Skynet was going online with firmware 2.5….

evilman279 said:

June 29th, 7:16 pm

what is skynet? sry for the noob question

Patriotsbball5460 said:

June 29th, 7:18 pm

@170 dont worry i dont no what it is either, I even wiki’d it but it didnt say nething i thought would be a playstation use

evilman279 said:

June 29th, 7:21 pm

@ 171 i just read something about skynet being something part of computers with their own intelligence, i dont think thats for the ps3 lol

Delriach said:

June 29th, 7:24 pm

Watch the Terminator movies :D

evilman279 said:

June 29th, 7:25 pm

@ 173, can you tell us what it is? plz lol

gp13cg said:

June 29th, 7:29 pm

Thank you jeff. Your the man!!!

gp13cg said:

June 29th, 7:30 pm

@174 watch terminator 3 and 2 and 1 then you will know.

KenLanzJr said:

June 29th, 7:32 pm

Thanks Jeff, really looking foward to the videos that will up at 3AM EST.

Linux_Guru_ said:

June 29th, 7:43 pm

I wait for this with baited breath.

LOL@ all the people who want to add Jeff to their PSN Friends just so they can ask him about firmware updates

kill_strike said:

June 29th, 7:46 pm

Thanks Jeff I can’t wait for midnight YAY

SpLinT said:

June 29th, 7:52 pm

Jeff, are those gamercard/profile pictures real or fake?

LSMJGO said:

June 29th, 7:57 pm

@ 166 you can play songs from your ipod on ur ps3 go to music settings and change the audio import to mp3

GuySpook said:

June 29th, 7:58 pm

Jeff, not to be ungrateful, but will the videos give us a timeframe for when firmware 2.4 will be released?

McKey1991 said:

June 29th, 8:00 pm

Hey Jeff, I was wondering if 2.40 or any other FW will update the Playstation browser’s Flash player.

Pharmboy044 said:

June 29th, 8:00 pm

Hey Jeff, I’m new here but I just wanted to thank you and everyone at Sony who is responsible for this blog. This was a great idea for the Playstation community all over the world. I come here everyday for anything relating to the Playstation brand. Keep up the great work and keep those firmware updates coming.

Firmware 2.4 FTW.

AndyFraser said:

June 29th, 8:01 pm

4 hours to go

nando92 said:

June 29th, 8:02 pm

skynet is obviously a lie to show the ps3’s power
skynet is a computer A.I. that does everything for a country (ex. Decides on war, economics, and money)
nothing a ps3 would have any use for (plus I don’t think its possible YET!!)
unless Sony has the same name for a different purpose

thatsmartguywiththefro said:

June 29th, 8:03 pm

Why the hell would you STAY UP until 8am?!?!? Why not just wake up then? sorry but when I read that it just seemed sort of strange….

In the upcoming firmware updates could we get an edit multiple and ipod support? I haven’t added much music to my hardrive because it’s so tedious to re add all the album info that’s lost in the transfer. thanks in advance.

And when you say just shy of midnight, what exactly is that supposed to mean? 3 minutes till, a half hour? I guess I’ll just have to see.

A. K. C.

P_tear_griffin said:

June 29th, 8:09 pm

I don’t know if someone posted this already but three speech posted their poll on “your Favorite PS1 game” That list was long!

AndyFraser said:

June 29th, 8:09 pm


Im currently at work mate, dont finish till 7am so whats the harm in another hour

Kenaue said:

June 29th, 8:14 pm

Holy crap. I almost forgot about Infamous until the Game Informer magazine came in…Now I can’t wait for it. Is it for 08 or 09? If it’s 08, Project Origin is going to have some competition.

nando92 said:

June 29th, 8:14 pm

@ andyFraser
12 a.m PACIFIC time
if u live in england then u have like 4 hours
if u don’t live in England then don’t say “mate” lol jk jk

nando92 said:

June 29th, 8:16 pm

spring 09

AndyFraser said:

June 29th, 8:17 pm

@ Nando92

Yeah i know mate, just under 4 hours it is

And im actually from Scotland

forzanerazzurri said:

June 29th, 8:21 pm

Thanks so much Jeff for all you do. You do really do a great job here and alot of us appreciate you despite our frustrations taking over sometimes.

I do have a question for you regarding the video store that is due to be released. Will the store be available in Canada at the time it is released in the US? We have heard lots about the US and sometimes North America is used but not Canada specifically. Any info would be great thanks.

Kenaue said:

June 29th, 8:22 pm

Sweet. Project Origin won’t have to fight Infamous to the death to get my money.

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