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Orlando Blog Reader’s Meet-up Recap (plus a little something for those who couldn’t make it)

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When we started planning our Orlando blog readers’ meet-up, I can’t say that I set the bar that high. 30 people would be stunning. After all, our previous meet-ups took place alongside industry events such as PAX and E3; we had a built-in audience. Last Friday in Orlando was just that: a Friday in Orlando.

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And yet last Friday we held our biggest, most fun, and best event ever. Over 150 Floridians turned out (many driving from far-off locations such as Tampa and Gainesville) to partake in WipEout HD, LittleBigPlanet beta, Buzz! Quiz TV and BBQ. It was great to get to talk with so many of you, many of whom expressed thanks for coming all the way out there.

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Gamers testing out Wipeout HD

My favorite story of the night came from the gentleman (pictured below), who bet his friend $5 that he wouldn’t win anything, “because he never does.” This, of course, is right before he won a copy of Buzz PS3.

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Actually, everyone was a winner, as we surprised attendees with LittleBigPlanet beta codes, prompting the biggest cheers of the night.

Thanks again to everyone who attended, and especially to Matt and Sean who took so many great pics with their fancy SLR cameras. Oh, and to the Orlando Sentinel, PS3 Fanboy, and other bloggers who wrote about the event.

Uber-extra-special thanks to the fine folks at Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy/UCF, for proving such gracious hosts in an awesome venue. Thanks Todd, Rich, and JR.

Just so you know, we’ll be back in Central Florida (in a somewhat different capacity) in just a couple of weeks during the PlayStation Pro.

Oh, and we’ve got a few extra LBP codes for those who couldn’t make it. The first 50 people to email us at playstationblogorlando@gmail.com will receive an LBP beta key by the end of the day (Pacific time!).

UPDATE: All winners have been identified, and will be receiving their codes shortly (some of you have them already). So, um, that’s good on the emails! Thanks!

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depward said:

September 29th, 3:02 pm

Email sent!

Delriach said:

September 29th, 3:03 pm

sent.

FritoZ said:

September 29th, 3:03 pm

wish i could be there, and email sent!

thanks jeff, i really appreciate this!

:)

TRIX_BOL said:

September 29th, 3:03 pm

Where can i get a LBP beta code?

Aaron said:

September 29th, 3:03 pm

E-mail sent! :)

darkwonders said:

September 29th, 3:03 pm

sent! I really hope i get it!

ftwrthtx said:

September 29th, 3:03 pm

Cool deal with the LBP codes, but why only 50?

Thanks for the info

stewey said:

September 29th, 3:04 pm

Email sent! Hopefully I get lucky!

RichterNYR35 said:

September 29th, 3:04 pm

Thanks For the info, email sent!

omnkypnts said:

September 29th, 3:05 pm

50 is better than nothing. I hope I get one.

umlaut said:

September 29th, 3:05 pm

Sent!

TRIX_BOL said:

September 29th, 3:06 pm

I sent the e-mail.

yeahboy333 said:

September 29th, 3:06 pm

Sent email also please god let me in to the gates of videogame heaven!!!

falkai said:

September 29th, 3:08 pm

email sent

shotist said:

September 29th, 3:09 pm

sent a email around 3:05 hope i get in.

BigVic said:

September 29th, 3:09 pm

Same here I hope I get one.

XxBigP123xX said:

September 29th, 3:10 pm

I sent the email but it spit me back a error message….meh.

bwhitlat said:

September 29th, 3:10 pm

I sent an email, please I hope I get one. Thank you sony for giving us the chance none the less! You’re the best! LBP rules, sony too!

dapper said:

September 29th, 3:10 pm

Email sent!

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Jeff Rubenstein said:

September 29th, 3:10 pm

OK, we’ve just hit 100!!! That took no time at all! :-)

I’ll start sending out the emails momentarily.

ital_dj said:

September 29th, 3:10 pm

Wow that’s a downer :( Hopefully I got it just in time though!

Kamahl said:

September 29th, 3:11 pm

i sent an email but i was 8 minutes late, i hope i can still get it…

t3rm1n4t0rx said:

September 29th, 3:11 pm

need this :)

mono123 said:

September 29th, 3:11 pm

DAMN I HOPE I MADE IT

Delriach said:

September 29th, 3:11 pm

>_> You’re quite the multitasker to be playing Burnout while posting on the blog!

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    Jeff Rubenstein said:

    September 29th, 3:12 pm

    I know, right? Just got a trophy, too.

MeltTech said:

September 29th, 3:12 pm

Let’s see who spams their inbox and admits it.

yeahboy333 said:

September 29th, 3:12 pm

ha I love how they hit 100 emails in like 10 minutes lol

hostes said:

September 29th, 3:13 pm

hi jeff. what is your psn id? i really would like to add you.

greetings.

raydenxxx said:

September 29th, 3:13 pm

Email sent!!!
raydenxxx@gmail.com

thank you

Predator_ said:

September 29th, 3:13 pm

Sent a few min ago!

PyroJack said:

September 29th, 3:14 pm

I sent an email, but I doubt I’ll get a code. With my luck I most likely missed it by one email.

EddyxMob said:

September 29th, 3:14 pm

Burnout and Blog at that same time lol Nice wonder what game will be next? haha

I was about to go since I live like an Hour away but I didn’t have a ride T_T

Hope to catch you guys next time around.

lifeRPGs said:

September 29th, 3:14 pm

Come on. please make it the first 100 emails! 50 is too little!

gat305 said:

September 29th, 3:14 pm

damnit im tired of this!!! i keep missing LBP betas and no home beta invite this is crap… people have lives and cant be always around when things like this happen! i sent and email out but obviously late WHAT THE HELL MAN!

HorizonShadow said:

September 29th, 3:14 pm

wow, bet you guys are at like, 200 by now.. =p sent it anyway

kentomaiku said:

September 29th, 3:14 pm

did all the keys gave away?

MeltTech said:

September 29th, 3:15 pm

Watch me get a reply from gmail…and I ended up spelling platsyationblagorlondo.com or something?

Kamahl said:

September 29th, 3:15 pm

awww… for some reason i think i didnt make it, i was reading the whole thread and this only had 3 comments, i refreshed the site and i saw 17 >.<

Money1 said:

September 29th, 3:15 pm

…too late…sucks man…well I will attend next met up, I need to talk someone from sony about a dream i have of a business

canguy69 said:

September 29th, 3:15 pm

This is harder than getting approved for a mortgage.

TheHakku said:

September 29th, 3:15 pm

Damn, that was too fast. :/

Oh well. Finally got 100% on Burnout trophies today. Weird that my platinum rang up before I got my last trophy. Will work on 102%+101% in-game later.

DG said:

September 29th, 3:15 pm

Too late!

Ac3theone said:

September 29th, 3:16 pm

sent

yeahboy333 said:

September 29th, 3:16 pm

Was I one of the ones who got one?

If I did I’ll be screaming but if not then I’m giving up all hope in getting in the beta :(

tyboogie said:

September 29th, 3:17 pm

hope its not too late

E-CAPITAL said:

September 29th, 3:17 pm

Let me know Jeff, thanks for the opportunity. By the way, what trophy did yo get for Burnout?

wpuig02 said:

September 29th, 3:17 pm

i want beta

HorizonShadow said:

September 29th, 3:17 pm

lol, i haven’t logged into my e-mail that fast ever =p.

GRATS TO THE RECEIVERS! and 1up is giving out a bunch today, so go crash their site =]

warlim said:

September 29th, 3:18 pm

I sent it !!!

huked on foniks said:

September 29th, 3:18 pm

hey off topic, but who are you Sony guys voting for?

Obama, McCain, or other?

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