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PlayStation Around the Web: What We Read

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I wanted to use this space to specifically call out this link, written by fellow San Jose Earthquakes fan Owen Good of Kotaku:

Activison’s Ex is Now Playboy’s Miss November (And She Prefers Rock Band!)

Like well over 100,000 other readers, I clicked on the story for the article. And… eventually… I noticed the following quote:

She owns four consoles, a Playstation 3, Playstation 2, Xbox 360 and Xbox. But — and Sony fanboys, go get a glass of ice cold water for this next paragraph — she only plays on the PS3.

“Really, the PS3 or the 360? It’s like comparing a Lamborghini to a Pinto,” Grace said. She started playing on the PS3 when a now-ex boyfriend loaned one to her, and bought her own when Sony cut the price to $399.

:-D Hey, my gf is in Vegas, I’m allowed to read these stories. Until tomorrow.

As usual, share your favorite links of the week in the comments area below.

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XxBigP123xX said:

October 26th, 9:41 am

GTA4 trophies tommorow!

About to get platinum in Burnout, took me a whole 3 days :/

jimmyn28 said:

October 26th, 9:43 am

Holy … she is gorgeous.

gbovo said:

October 26th, 9:44 am

Cool, hey Jeff, when are the LBP TV commercials going to start. The game comes out in 2 days and I haven’t seen any TV commercials for SCE’s biggest PS3 game, although I’ve seen TV ads for both Motorstorm and R2. Or did SCEA get upset about the delay and cancel all of the game’s marketing?

001 said:

October 26th, 9:46 am

Cell’s programmed to attract beautiful women in real time.

coster_127 said:

October 26th, 9:52 am

hahahaha

p-s-3 said:

October 26th, 10:00 am

Yo! Jeff ;)
Do you go on/read N4G.com???
There is so much hate and Negative Articles on there about the PS3 and SONY on there it makes me sad :-(
But i’m on there Defending the PS3 for SONY!
Because the PlayStation Brand is the BEST ;)

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    Jeff Rubenstein said:

    October 26th, 10:07 am

    I do read N4G and, when I have the time, scan the boards at NeoGAF. There\’s a lot of fanboy action on both sites, so try not to take things too personally.

    Especially when you see garbage like this.

wolverine81 said:

October 26th, 10:05 am

Jeff,

I mentioned some time ago about a button or icon on each post to show that it had new red comments. Any idea if this is possible?

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    Jeff Rubenstein said:

    October 26th, 10:08 am

    It *is* possible, and is a likely addition in the future. It\’s a good idea, and I thank you for it.

Al2x said:

October 26th, 10:06 am

Best article on the blog yet. LOL.

KZ2 or Home beta announcements yet?

gbovo said:

October 26th, 10:12 am

Jeff,
Good that they’ve started marketing LBP, but when will they kick it up a notch? The LBP TV ads aren’t being shown as frequently as the Motorstorm and R2 ads. Also, since LBP has a broader range of appeal, will it be advertised on family oriented networks like ABC/CBS/Nickelodeon/Cartoon Network/Disney etc, or will it be relegated to the usual gamer channels like MTV/BET/Spike/ESPN and G4TV?

ari_solid86 said:

October 26th, 10:14 am

Hi Jeff! How are doing? nice link you posted, & also i can’t wait for tomorrow for the GTA4 trophies,you know i have the game but i haven’t started playing it, my brother finished it before me & when i heard about the trophies i got excited & can’t wait to start the game.

I have a question Jeff if you don’t mind answering about the PSN store on PSP, on my PS3 i have 4 different accounts (US,UK,JPN & Hong Kong) & on my PSP i managed to sign in with my UK account but i want to know how can i also be able to access the other region accounts?

Thanks in advance for any help & good day! ;)

NewYork214 said:

October 26th, 10:23 am

haha. take that xbots

heres a link sony should see. need to be able to log into two accounts at once

http://beta-forums.myresistance.net/myres/board/message?board.id=resistance2beta&thread.id=2108&view=by_date_ascending&page=1

rab said:

October 26th, 10:36 am

Why is Sony not sending Resistance beta codes to all the purchasers (and subscribers) of Qore as advertised?

jazzyrider said:

October 26th, 10:39 am

So I picked up my LBP copy yesterday but as most of us found out, the servers are not online yet. Can we get those going early too please? I can’t wait to unlock my Kratos costume.

Frylander101 said:

October 26th, 10:44 am

Do you have any idea when the servers will be up for LittleBIGPlanet? This thing is going to eat up my life!

AdeptHavoc said:

October 26th, 11:08 am

Hehe, have you seen the Gears of War and Fable II Metacritic scores?

Us Fanboys are hear for you, Jeff. Those Xbots better not mess with LittleBigPlanet and R2.

I like the competitive atmosphere that’s going on here too. Keep it up! =D

VXbinaca said:

October 26th, 11:22 am

I wonder if her ex gets a trophy on his PSN for dating her.

Shes cute, and is a PS3 fangirl. What more could a guy ask for? (naturally red hair maybe like my girlfriend?)

P_tear_griffin said:

October 26th, 11:32 am

read the Capcom article. So, is Sony gonna start sorting game content by developer like it does in the movie stores with the studios? that would be cool

Masterofallz said:

October 26th, 11:32 am

I showed my friend, who has a 360, that link. And he switched to PS3 immediately.. :P

CitizenInsane27 said:

October 26th, 11:35 am

Haha, that article was awesome the first time I caught it on Kotaku. That site rules, and I love that you guys give them regular props. They deserve it. Jeff, you know what’s up. heh

Anywho, yeah, good week for news really. My favorite? Two of my favorite titles are getting trophy updates this upcoming week (PixelJunk Monsters AND GTA IV, woot!) plus all the stuff about LBP and whatnot, and I got into the Resistance 2 beta from the PSUnderground, it’s been a good week. Thanks a ton for the catch up Jeff!

tearsofash said:

October 26th, 11:36 am

What’s up with that metacritic stuff. Is it some sort of organized movement against unreleased Sony games? Conspiracy? (No, that’s just how the internet works…)

KazeEternal said:

October 26th, 11:39 am

Alot has changed since last year. I own more games than I know what to do with and there are so many titles I can’t justify getting; not because they suck, but because I just don’t have time for the ones I have now lol. Real change since last year, I’d say things are looking up.

That Resistance 2 ad is going to make it hard to Resist buying it. May have to cut back on PSN purchases as a result.

MidnightBlues said:

October 26th, 11:39 am

oh yeah we all know the ps3 is the lambo of the consoles….360 is more like the broken down junk yard car smoking on the side of the road…the one we all kind of gawk at as we drive by in our air conditioned luxory rides thinking to ourselves “im glad I am not riding in that!” haha

momba0014 said:

October 26th, 11:39 am

umm Does sony ever plan to add more avatars in the future?…….because I have like 5 people on my friends list with the same avatar.With the PSN community growing I think we need more avatars.

Slayer612 said:

October 26th, 11:52 am

Hey Jeff,

I have made many people switch to PS3. Jeff, I read in an article that SONY is in a little financial crisis, please tell me this isn’t true because SONY is truly the best. PLEASE REPLY BACK GIVING ME NEWS ON HOW SONY IS DOING.

FritoZ said:

October 26th, 12:02 pm

GEARS OF WAR 2 METACRITIC SCORE: 2.5

lol!

Fanboys unite!

C-h-a-o-s said:

October 26th, 12:32 pm

The Metacritic attacks are pathetic on both sides. They are hurting the developers more than the actual fans of the game.

elorm9 said:

October 26th, 12:46 pm

Hey Jeff, I just wondering…

I remember you made a post on the blog about White Knight Chronicles. I was just wondering if Level 5 was planning to put a direct feed video of the trailer they showed this year. Any chance of that happening? :D

ftwrthtx said:

October 26th, 1:21 pm

@Jeff

Do you ever visit the PSForums? A few developers post over there and it would be nice to see some actual SCEA employees visit the Official PS Forums.

kspraydad said:

October 26th, 1:24 pm

I like metacritic…can’t say I’ve EVER paid attention to user scores though…I always assumed they were not reliable…recent events are just accentuating that.

Personally I think metacritic should just do away with it…it is hurting their brand now.

wavesln said:

October 26th, 1:32 pm

The girl knows

kspraydad said:

October 26th, 1:35 pm

BTW Jeff…

Can you give ANY indication ya/nay whether there will be a PSN API released?

BZKlint said:

October 26th, 1:50 pm

@ Jeff on #6

Indeed it is garbage >:(

D-White said:

October 26th, 3:07 pm

Jeff,Thanks alot for the EMAILS about PS3 news along with the wonderful update about QORE and the HOME invites coming soon!

Mana Knight said:

October 26th, 3:17 pm

Some interesting PS news all around. I like the idea of the Capcom store on the PS Store.

I’ve seen PSN Cards at Best Buy too, but I stick to buying them at Meijer usually. :D

p-s-3 said:

October 26th, 4:47 pm

@6

Thanks for the Reply Jeff ;)
Glad you know about all that Nasty stuff.
I just hate people trying to Hurt the PlayStation Brand really.
Keep up the good work anyway ;)

g-things said:

October 26th, 5:52 pm

Hey Jeff When is sony psp3 going to add money to the games like Nba Live where we can play for money?

Theossie said:

October 26th, 6:01 pm

I’ve never looked at any user reviews because I’ve always felt this kind of stuff would be going on.

anyhow.. my plug..

Warhawk giveaway will be live for two more weeks..

LittleBigPlanet Level Contest will be up shortly..

and.. I want to create a High Velocity Bowling League.. If you’re interested check out the forum..

http://www.pslevel.com

Holla!!

BZKlint said:

October 26th, 7:51 pm

Not really news, but interesting if you find tiny PS3 replicas interesting :)

etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=10508163

Chaos_Bladez said:

October 26th, 8:04 pm

Lots of excellent news this week. :D
GTAIV trophies are live right now! :D Too bad I haven’t bought the game yet…

GTAIV trophies now live.

WHAT said:

October 26th, 9:18 pm

Lamborghini, Playboy Playmate, PS3, $399. Kind of makes the system look as though it’s out of reach.
More than something for everyone.

PS3=Disneyland
360=Sea World. (Nobody care about f’n big fish anyway)

FritoZ said:

October 26th, 11:50 pm

Firmware 2.51 for demo-units only???

ok, this may be a runor..

but!

If this is true- why oh why wouldn’t anyone tell us it’s coming and to simply wait to download it?

The official line was “there is nothing wrong with the update, it is safe to download”

anyway, i hope they address this soon..

LBP is coming out tomorrow and a lot of PS3 owners won’t even be able to play it..

Fersis said:

October 27th, 4:05 am

mhmhm, Hope you dont get in troubles with the Miss. :D
Cheers

LokeSTL said:

October 27th, 9:18 am

I would link to an article, but none of the sites are covering the story yet. What is happening with the Black PSP-3000 in NA? Why were pre-orders canceled? We need an official statement to what’s going on, please.

schwaa said:

October 27th, 11:03 am

@6

Stop going to N4G. I used to be addicted to it. Now that I don’t go there anymore I am lot happier day to day. Cheers!

the6one said:

October 27th, 8:23 pm

You guys need to overhaul your current marketing strategies to fit a broader demographic as opposed to just the tech-savvy. Make PS3 FUN!!!! and not grim or scary. Your current PS3 adds are atrocious at best, especially the way PLAYSTATION 3 appears at the end of your adds. This does not appeal to the general demographic. If you want to know what great adds are, look no further than the PS1 and PS2 adds. Snap out of it SONY. When will we be brought back to the glory days of playstation? Key word: Play. We need more appeal SONY, or else we’re done. U need to stop with these changes, and go back to what worked, i.e.-bring the color back into the playstation marketing emblem on the PS3 adds and on the boxes and everywhere. Be proud of playstation instead of trying to make it something that you feel fits company standards. People in general, right now, do not care about the PS3’s advance tech over our competitors, however, they do in fact care about the software and content of the system.

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