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PlayStation Around the Web: What We Read

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

While we enjoy carrying good news on these pages, there was much to be excited about from outside sources over the past few days: Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 confirmed for PS3, Valkyria Chronicles DLC upcoming, and you can now pick up God of War: Chains of Olympus for just 20 bucks.

That’s why we put together this list. Find those stories and more below, and then share your own in the comments area. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

The PS Blog weekly reading list (Week of March 16, 2009)

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KUSHman666 said:

March 22nd, 12:05 pm

i really like the article M$ should stop talking about the ps3 :-)

Ftwrthtx said:

March 22nd, 12:06 pm

Thanks for all the links, Jeff.

How hard would it be for me to get a pass to the GDC before the PS Blog meet up on weds.? :-)

jakinov said:

March 22nd, 12:09 pm

ERIC LEMPEL

Things that matter most:

Universal Game Invites
Voice Messaging
Private Chat in-game
Allow two or more users to sign on PSN the same time and let them both get trophies
Add Optional sound to notifications so when you are focused on the middle of the screen you know you got a new message or someone came online
symbols and numbers that represent friends online and messages sent somewhere on the XMB and one beside the message box
Auto Sync Trophies
More options on profiles
Report feature to report users, cheaters etc.
Faster loading XMB and profiles
More developed profiles
When you recieve a message you should be able to push the PSN button for it to automatically pop up as long as the notification is still there.
Friend Request should go on the top of the friends list instead of the bottom

matter Less:
View your friends’s friends
More Avatars
More details on what your friends are doing
XMB for PS2 games and movies
group friends like how u can group instant messaging friends( to oraganize people you met from certain games, online, school, etc.)
Join friend’s game button
More Color, everything is black and gray

Nero-_-25 said:

March 22nd, 12:12 pm

RIC LEMPEL

Things that matter most:

Universal Game Invites
Voice Messaging
Private Chat in-game
Allow two or more users to sign on PSN the same time and let them both get trophies
Add Optional sound to notifications so when you are focused on the middle of the screen you know you got a new message or someone came online
symbols and numbers that represent friends online and messages sent somewhere on the XMB and one beside the message box
Auto Sync Trophies
More options on profiles
Report feature to report users, cheaters etc.
Faster loading XMB and profiles
More developed profiles
When you recieve a message you should be able to push the PSN button for it to automatically pop up as long as the notification is still there.
Friend Request should go on the top of the friends list instead of the bottom

make it happen sony.

Crimson_Ryan said:

March 22nd, 12:12 pm

I have an Xbox 360, and I don’t see a reason to renew my Gold membership, because there isn’t a reason.

I don’t get what was so big about it. Just a bunch of crying 13 year olds who actually kicked me for doing better than them in L4D.

I liked the Microsoft should leave PS3 alone article though. Really great reads from that place.

Mobius_124 said:

March 22nd, 12:19 pm

hey Jeff, can you get Team Ninja to talk about Sigma 2 on the blog this week?

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    Jeff Rubenstein said:

    March 22nd, 3:16 pm

    They\’re making their announcement on, I believe, Thursday. We\’ll see if they\’re up for doing interviews. If not, there\’s plenty of time between now and release for us to get them on there. Also, great feature coming up in the next PlayStation The Official Magazine to keep an eye out for.

TheHater2 said:

March 22nd, 12:21 pm

@Crimson_Ryan
Same here dude. I am not going to be a God member anymore because my 1 year subscription ended this month. I don’t play online on the xbox 360 so I was a waste of money getting it.

Oh and anyone that is buying a PS3 from Bestbuy this week will get two free blu-ray movies. I just thought I would let everyone that reads this post know about the deal.

TheHater2 said:

March 22nd, 12:22 pm

Oh and I forgot.
Hay Jeff do you know if Demon’s Souls is going to be release in North America? I been trying to import it from Play-Asia.com but it sold out and they don’t know when they are going to get the Asian version back in stock.

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    Jeff Rubenstein said:

    March 22nd, 3:17 pm

    Nothing has been announced re: Demon\’s Souls coming to North America.

remanutd5 said:

March 22nd, 12:26 pm

Jeff in level 5 website they say they will be attending GDC 09 can you get them to talk about white knight chronicles , when we are going to see the game coming to the US??

proman159 said:

March 22nd, 12:27 pm

thanks dude

remanutd5 said:

March 22nd, 12:27 pm

and resistance retribution psp is great , now bring motorstorm and little big planet lol

dannygun said:

March 22nd, 12:33 pm

Thanks for the great post Jeff. Have you heard any news about Mad Catz TE FightSticks?

The_Punisher111 said:

March 22nd, 12:37 pm

@3 and 4

There aint gunna listen
They cant install ALL of the FEATURES you mention
Probably like 1/4 of what you said
Besides if YOU WANT THOSE FEATURES go get a XBOX360 for Christ Sake

hife said:

March 22nd, 12:38 pm

I was going to ask when they interactive Killzone commercial would be out, but that article claims “later this month.”

So, here’s hoping for this week!

The_Punisher111 said:

March 22nd, 12:44 pm

oh yeah @3 and 4
Deal with it
You guys want those because your just too lazy to type messages

skynidas said:

March 22nd, 12:46 pm

Great week for PlayStation News.

ARGHH! I hope that Peggle gets released on PSN this week! *crosses fingers*

BTW, Valkyria Chronicles is getting trophies with that DLC* (please say yes)

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    Jeff Rubenstein said:

    March 22nd, 3:20 pm

    Peggle not this week (I don\’t have a date).

    Trophies in VC – don\’t count on it. Though I\’m right there with you.

jakinov said:

March 22nd, 12:50 pm

and because we don’t like wasting time I explained everything in the other article’s comments.

StuntF50 said:

March 22nd, 1:03 pm

bob52 said:

March 22nd, 1:05 pm

@ 16 people just want more features, the more diffirent request they get the more they might consider some of those features or hold a pole to pick one. They cant pick them all but they can at least pick some. Whats so bad about giving suggestions/requests to help improve online

K6U1R5D said:

March 22nd, 1:06 pm

lol i always thought M$ attacked ps3 way before i read that link. but any news on upcoming killzone2 DLC? oh and fix the split second death animation lag plz plz plz it always results in cheap kills. wer can i go nd complain to Guerilla games?lol

katsuo7171 said:

March 22nd, 1:08 pm

Hey Jeff quick 2 questions.

1. Was it a boy or Girl?

2. Can you give us anh hints on this new secret PS3 exclusive title, supposed true-blue system seller is, the guys at psextreme have people crapping their pants over it. heres the link to the article: http://theplaystation3guy.blogspot.com/2009/03/what-is-ben-dutkas-secret-ps3-exclusive.html

TheInfectedBy590 said:

March 22nd, 1:25 pm

Hey Jeff, will we be seeing Silent Hill on the PS Classics section of the PS Store anytime soon?

Also, when will we hear any info on the US releases of White Knight Chronicles and Demon’s Souls?! Please answer!!! :(

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    Jeff Rubenstein said:

    March 22nd, 3:22 pm

    When we\’ve got something to announce on any of those topics, we will do so on the blog.

TheInfectedBy590 said:

March 22nd, 1:29 pm

Forgot to add, When are we gonna hear more about the next firmware update?

Chaos_Bladez said:

March 22nd, 1:34 pm

Hey Jeff, is it a boy or a girl?
I’m both curious and happy for you! :D

haz360 said:

March 22nd, 1:39 pm

@23
I was about to say that exact same thing!

unstablefears said:

March 22nd, 1:40 pm

I’m anxious to see what PS3 games will be coming to the greatest hits list in the future.

lebron_accel said:

March 22nd, 1:44 pm

Any news on call of duty: modernwarfare 2?

Homer-BY said:

March 22nd, 1:45 pm

Sorry for offtop
But when American PSN will get new PSN ID cards?

Playfire support only eu accounts

KazeEternal said:

March 22nd, 1:49 pm

@Jeff Rubenstien
Hey Jeff since you’ve given us an article on MKV2VOB made me think it is time to pass on some features that I need for my encodes. My entire DVD collection is on my server now for viewing on my home’s PS3s (yes plural). I’m sad to say that MP4 seems to be lacking in a few features that are part of the standard. Could you possibly pass this request on to Eric:

Full MPEG 4 support for the following parts:
*Full Compliance with MPEG 4 PART 14
*MPEG 4 PART 17, Subtitles for timed text in MP4 files (3GPP TIMED TEXT)

I’d also like the support of multiple audio streams via DLNA/UPnP Media servers seeing how I can do that on my PS3 locally already. Some of my movies I like to watch dubbed and in their original language with subtitles depending on what I’m up for. Case in points Final Fantasy VII Advent Children.

Oh and Bring back PS2 BC via emulation and InGame XMB for PS2/1 games.

Multiple user logins for a single game.

KazeEternal said:

March 22nd, 1:50 pm

oh and forgot AAC 5.1 to AC-3 in real time

Zezzler said:

March 22nd, 2:10 pm

Jeff!
Any chance you can tell us the line-up for the upcoming PSN games that will be in the ‘Spring Fever’ section of the store. i really want to know :p

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    Jeff Rubenstein said:

    March 22nd, 3:24 pm

    I can tell you that this week brings us Burn Zombie Burn. Look for a video this week on the Blog.

The_Punisher111 said:

March 22nd, 2:36 pm

@26 Want news? go to http://www.CallofDuty.com/boards

Carl-G said:

March 22nd, 2:39 pm

Don’t make PSN in to MSN i.e xBox LIVE :D
I want to play games on my PS3 not chat all day? ;P

IIIKAGEIII said:

March 22nd, 2:42 pm

woot logitech harmony remote for ps3. this is a day one purchase for me and will get rid of 4 remotes.

jakinov said:

March 22nd, 2:53 pm

@31 playing online with friends eassier is what I want to do with my PS3. Not typing out messages spending a lot of time trying to play games with my friends ;P when it could be done like BAM.

SlashZaku said:

March 22nd, 2:56 pm

Will SEGA be dropping by the Blog this week to talk Valkyria Chronicles’ DLC? You know, giving us a ‘Date’ and ‘Price’. Been waiting for it ever since they said they’d be releasing it ‘Early 2009’ late last year.

Calendaros said:

March 22nd, 3:08 pm

No mention of the fact that Sony is screwing over developers by charging DLC?

ross_k said:

March 22nd, 3:18 pm

@ Jeff Rubenstein

Will FW 2.7 be released this week? because its GDC and the Psyonix Developer Psyonix-Corey officially stated on the SSARPBC forums “Sony mentioned a bug they fixed with the next system software update (2.7.0) that might resolve these issues,” and will “drop later this month”, and will “contain lots of fun new fixes. I’m excited about this one, lots of new stuff.” So if I’m right and this is the last week off this month and its GDC week, FW 2.70 should be out on Tuesday or Wednesday.

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    Jeff Rubenstein said:

    March 22nd, 3:25 pm

    Don\’t go believing the internets, please.

dwight123 said:

March 22nd, 3:18 pm

Jeff,can you atleast give us something in regards to firmware 2.70?

MrMcdoobie said:

March 22nd, 3:26 pm

ERIC LEMPEL
Things that matter most:
Universal Game Invites
Voice Messaging
Private Chat in-game
Allow two or more users to sign on PSN the same time and let them both get trophies
Add Optional sound to notifications so when you are focused on the middle of the screen you know you got a new message or someone came online
symbols and numbers that represent friends online and messages sent somewhere on the XMB and one beside the message box
Auto Sync Trophies
More options on profiles
Report feature to report users, cheaters etc.
Faster loading XMB and profiles
More developed profiles
When you recieve a message you should be able to push the PSN button for it to automatically pop up as long as the notification is still there.
Friend Request should go on the top of the friends list instead of the bottom

:)

Zezzler said:

March 22nd, 3:27 pm

By the Way!!!
Any news about Bombermen Ultra? Chris already told me that he knows nothing, so i was wondering if you knew anything about it?

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    Jeff Rubenstein said:

    March 22nd, 3:52 pm

    Nope, I haven\’t heard anything from Hudson recently (they make the series).

ross_k said:

March 22nd, 3:28 pm

@ Jeff Rubenstein #36

Cheers for the swift reply and congrats on the baby, it was an official dev that released the info so it should be true, I dont get why your not allowed to talk about it cos the NXE was very well publicised.

ross_k said:

March 22nd, 3:31 pm

Would everyone who keeps posting FW requests stop, Eric Lempel and the PSN team know what we want, and some off it will happen soon, so stop harassing them with lists, it doesnt just happen by clicking your fingers!

Spadez69 said:

March 22nd, 3:34 pm

hey Jeff, any news on the IGN article that was supposed to be on inFamous?

KentoMaiku said:

March 22nd, 3:35 pm

thanks jeff for the gdc update,
is there going to be press release for anything related to sony this week? Or is it just mainly around games or what not? thanks

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    Jeff Rubenstein said:

    March 22nd, 3:53 pm

    Stay tuned to this blog all week for GDC updates.

Thrasher20 said:

March 22nd, 3:38 pm

Thanks Mr. Rubenstein

SeventhAxes said:

March 22nd, 3:50 pm

@38

And please, can we add a feature to cure cancer with the simultaneous push of the R1 and R2 and L1 button?

gold5225 said:

March 22nd, 3:56 pm

Okay, so I’m a little disappointed we haven’t been getting our regular dosage of firmware updates can we have some more soon please and by soon i mean like a week or 2

But other than that PS3 is awesome and I have been addicted to Killzone 2 since release! :)

Pound_lb003 said:

March 22nd, 4:04 pm

Infamous IGN article was replaced with the Uncharted 2 one xD

I’d like to hear more about inFamous please. Each time they show something new, a new power comes with it.

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    Jeff Rubenstein said:

    March 22nd, 4:25 pm

    We will talk more about inFamous, absolutely.

FilliamHMuffman said:

March 22nd, 4:05 pm

Jeff, any info on if Sony is going to release Catan or Gomibako on the North American store?

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