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Nov 19

Nov 19 Continues to Evolve

Susan Panico's Avatar Posted by Sr. Director, PlayStation Network

Early next week, we’ll be integrating additional community features into We are excited to roll-out the first phase, which includes the ability to sign-in to and, soon after, PlayStation.Blog with your PlayStation Network ID. Of course, your PlayStation Network ID gets you access to all the good things on the PLAYSTATION 3 and PSP, including games, movies and TV shows on the PlayStation Store, online gaming, and, soon to come for PS3, PlayStation Home.

Game Detail Page

In addition, we are making enhancements to the gamer profile features. Your profile will include your PSN online ID, your avatar, and a short “about me” section. You’ll also be able to display your friends list and, on the game detail pages, you’ll be able to include ratings and reviews for all of your favorite games. These features were created so that you can make new friends, learn new tricks and tips, talk trash, offer advice, console the defeated, praise the winners, and more.

If you have an Underground account on and haven’t already merged it with your PlayStation Network ID, click here to do so. If you don’t have an Underground account but would like to create a PlayStation Network account to participate in the new features on, click here.

We decided to dissolve the PlayStation Underground program in order to provide more PlayStation fans with a glimpse into the PlayStation Network world via the web. We hope you enjoy this next step in the evolution of

Stay tuned; before this year is over we’ll have more enhancements for your gamer profile.

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Ac3theone said:

November 19th, 5:10 pm

good work keep it up sony

BraMbleR_ said:

November 19th, 5:11 pm

If GAP gets dissolved, it won’t be a big deal. It is a great place to meet friends, but we are hardly a Gamer ADVISORY Panel. I know tons of inactive Underground members who got Home and Killzone beta invites, yet as an active GAP member I got nothing!

eagles1990 said:

November 19th, 5:11 pm

Cool!!! When is Home coming out?

AdversaryofGod said:

November 19th, 5:11 pm

That is very nice merging everything like that!

Good Work.

I just hope that everyone that has a PlayStation could see that right now!

xplosneer said:

November 19th, 5:12 pm

Does that include GAP too in the dissolve as we use our Underground logins for that, or since we are merging that will it still be available as in the pictures?

BigVic said:

November 19th, 5:12 pm

I feel like I’m getting spoiled!! Well done.

xplosneer said:

November 19th, 5:13 pm

Seems like my question was already asked, but I would still like to know too. Thanks Sony, the site looks great!

outkast32 said:

November 19th, 5:16 pm

hmmm. nice but i wish that these “gamer profiles” we be like this on the actually PS3. i would like to share my friends list, and game reviews with others… etc.

PatriotEyez27 said:

November 19th, 5:17 pm

“…soon to come for PS3, PlayStation Home.”

thanks for mentioning that !

2manyquestions said:

November 19th, 5:18 pm

you guys are awesome!!! Are there any plans to add trophies to the psp system?

DudeFX said:

November 19th, 5:19 pm

OMG sooo awesome. I can’t wait, yes! Hurry up, I am dying to see. And if you guys need a beta tester pls contact me! Wow this is awesome news.

zombiefriend said:

November 19th, 5:19 pm

this is pretty cool but i didnt understand one thing: are they getting rid of playstation underground?

owenlnix said:

November 19th, 5:25 pm

Great Job!!!
Where’s Home?
I am about to go to my buddies to have NXE rubbed in my face.
Netflix style streaming flash

nas2344 said:

November 19th, 5:25 pm

cant wait to see what they do with all this! new features are always welcome!

colonel970 said:

November 19th, 5:28 pm

To Susan Panico or anyone from the blog staff:
I really hope I get a red answer to this:

I don´t know what your plans are for Home, how you will be advertising it (if at all), or you are just going to get it out one day by surprise.

I find these “and soon to come on the playstation 3, home” very frustrating as a consumer and a fan. I don´t understand how hard it is for you guys at Sony to give something concrete. People who subscribed to Qore (not me) are wondering all over the internet when are they going to get the beta passes that were promised in chapter 6. Why are you not saying anything at all about Home?, this absolute silence is creating more skepticism than hype. This blog was created for you to communicate with the fans, and fans to communicate with you. Is the In-game XMB all over again with this Home thing. You should really come on front, and say what the plans are for Qore subscribers, for the remaining of the closed beta, and a release, or at least the plans on the open beta. Thanks

lifeRPGs said:

November 19th, 5:29 pm

Please tell me this is also coming to too….

isolatebody said:

November 19th, 5:31 pm

I’m going to miss PSU, but if the forums and blog get connected to the PSN thats great.

Mana Knight said:

November 19th, 5:33 pm

Those who want to send message online, let me just say that other console will NOT allow it if you aren’t a paying member of their service, that’s why I do NOT expect SCEA to do it for free (if we were paying, then that’s another story). I know that for a fact.

As for G.A.P., my personal opinion is while I love being a member, but if it won’t be used as much anymore, than don’t worry about keeping it. I just really want PSN-IDs and such to be very well integrated, where all I need to use is my PSN-ID. I wouldn’t mind if the forums completely changed, since I think it would be great to start all over, but that’s just me.

Regardless, I’m very happy.

DARK_JAK_911 said:

November 19th, 5:34 pm

“We decided to dissolve the PlayStation Underground program in order to provide more PlayStation fans with a glimpse into the PlayStation Network world via the web. We hope you enjoy this next step in the evolution of”

Does that mean an end to the forums? Please, say it doesn’t. :(

Ramage said:

November 19th, 5:41 pm

Sounds pretty sweet. What about GAP though? I thought that was kind of a subsection of Underground so will that stay as is or become more open as well?

I do like the dissolution of Underground though. In the 90’s it was kind of an ‘awesome’ term but nowadays is so…old sounding, but maybe that’s just me. Will there be a new name for this or is it simply going to be the Playstation Network…because honestly you can do better than that.

xplosneer said:

November 19th, 5:42 pm

I’m 99% sure that that just means we’ll only have our PSNetwork names on the left instead of our normal usernames. I do however find the lack of a forum button disturbing, but hopefully it’s under the PSNetwork tab!

LukaX23 said:

November 19th, 5:43 pm

I LOVE YOU SONY. :D You guys will recover slowly but surely. ;)

stormtrooper_16 said:

November 19th, 5:45 pm

This is awesome! I can’t wait for home either. November and December are always good times for Playstation owners. I hope you do everything right and quick!

DARK_JAK_911 said:

November 19th, 5:46 pm

I hope it’s just that. Remember what they did to the Nintendo forums? Those were completely removed from their site to where they were just tech support boards. I’m sure nobody on the PSU forums would want that to happen. It would be disappointing thousands of active forum members, all for just a simple redesign. I don’t even see a forum tab at the top of the previewed page. It just makes my stomach sink.

Nick212004 said:

November 19th, 5:48 pm

Sweet you guys are making some very nice enhancements to the websites. Good job guys.

Wollan said:

November 19th, 5:48 pm

Now the question is, how many years will it take before Sony is able to uniform the US website, the EU website and the Asian sites?

It needs a coherent design and layout, the content of the site adjusting just simply by the region of your login account.

narde15 said:

November 19th, 5:49 pm

good time to own a ps3 i guess!

Dark_Vincent said:

November 19th, 5:49 pm

That’s awesome! But I rated down because you mentioned Home. We know it will be delayed :( Don’t try to get our hopes up again, it’s mean

TRIX_BOL said:

November 19th, 5:50 pm

Please tell us more about PlayStation Home.

Is it really coming this year; even though this year is almost over?

Please tell us!

narde15 said:

November 19th, 5:50 pm

darn it how do i get my pic back?

Neil said:

November 19th, 5:52 pm

I want to be able to use my Home avatar as my PSN avatar…and see it on the web too.

TRIX_BOL said:

November 19th, 5:54 pm

Also can you guys please add more PSN Avatars?

We really need more!

Omen_20 said:

November 19th, 5:54 pm

I’ve been looking forward to this and cant wait to see it.

I think you guys need to bring PlayStation Store and your game’s independent sites together also

I would do it through a top horizontal tabbed setup kind of like what your going for. Make the home page a PSN page where you see your friend-list and see your friends activity, basically Facebook. Then have the news tab be this blog. Have the store also cover as your media page. And then have a Games tab that shows the sites your signed up for but also has a browse option. I’d also let people pull that independent game site out of the tab so they can have it as it’s own tab (think Facebook’s new setup and iGoogles ability to make new pages).

MeltTech said:

November 19th, 5:57 pm

Fix it so I can link the PSN id I want to. I can’t even link MeltTech. Says it’s linked to a different account. Tried to recreate said account using my other email that’s linked to the PSN account and it says PSN id is linked to another account.


Mirage749 said:

November 19th, 6:01 pm

This redesign is really shaping up to be quite nice. I like what is being implemented.

poisonedsodapop said:

November 19th, 6:04 pm

I like the “and soon Playstation Home.” I still have hopes you guys will pull it off but you know…almost end of the year. Sounds good so far though.

BlindMango said:

November 19th, 6:07 pm

wow, this is cool. A nice PS3 birthday present indeed.

Stealthy85 said:

November 19th, 6:07 pm

Nice! Can’t wait! Keep it up! :)

Squall2600 said:

November 19th, 6:11 pm

freakin sweet

xplosneer said:

November 19th, 6:12 pm


I agree, that would be bad. I like the forums myself, so yeah, I wouldn’t like them to go away, especially with all the members that are active.

@ManaKnight, I agree. GAP hasn’t been used at all lately, haven’t gotten a single update in months and they even took off the headline thing in the G.A.P. area. Oh well… It was a good area for discussion however. G.A.P.-only forum area?! I don’t know…

Money1 said:

November 19th, 6:13 pm

(applaud) bravo

TheHakku said:

November 19th, 6:14 pm

Are we ever going to be able to get a gamertag-like feature going? :]

AwRy108 said:

November 19th, 6:18 pm

Looks awesome! Three questions:

1) will the Trophy system be linked to the web-based PSN ID?
2) will this work on the PS3’s web browser?
3) will this work on the PSP’s web browser?

AceOfSpades725 said:

November 19th, 6:19 pm

wooo! sounds great! can’t wait to try it out! :D

StalkingSilence said:

November 19th, 6:33 pm

Susan, random question – but do you have schizophrenia (sp?) – there is a famous Susan Panico with this disorder.

Anyway, sweet update.

Athanasios said:

November 19th, 6:39 pm

About time! :) I was getting sick of having a different sign-in ID and password for PSN, PSB and PSU.

This move will greatly improve the PlayStation Network as a whole. Thank you!


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CelicaCrazed said:

November 19th, 6:41 pm

As a university student who leaves his PS3 at home, it would be nice if I could add friends to my PSN List through my PC. A lot of people who I get to add me will later delete me or forget to add (*sighs*) if I don’t accept within a few days and remind them. This would help remove some of the hassle when I do go home every few weekends ^_^

bryanb990 said:

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TFHAppo said:

November 19th, 6:42 pm

This is what I love about you guys.

You don’t just focus on one thing. You guys focus on a little of everything. This year we’ve gotten great new games, great new features, great new products, and pretty much, just all around great stuff! Good work, guys!

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