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In just a few days’ time, we’ll be up in Seattle for Penny Arcade Expo 2009 (the kids call it “PAX”). Who among you will be attending? We hope to see you there.

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perrandy said:

August 30th, 12:13 pm

a good week overall. i cant hardly wait for the firmware update 3.0 to be released this tuesday. btw, jeff are there any hidden tidbits that could be releaved before the firmware hits?

MegadethAndy said:

August 30th, 12:16 pm

Yeah likewise here. Cheers

Cobra1 said:

August 30th, 12:23 pm

I’ll be there Jeff. Please tell me you’ll have Gran Turismo for PSP running on the new PSP Go for all of us attending to try out in addition to MAG!

Coffee and donuts? :D

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    Jeff Rubenstein said:

    August 30th, 1:38 pm

    Coffee and donuts: yes. GT PSP doesn\’t fit the theme. I believe we\’ll have some PSPgo units on the show floor, however.

Cloud_911 said:

August 30th, 12:27 pm

hey jeff just wondering what ur psn id is… i wanna add u man, thanks

oh and im stoked for 3.0 and Dirt 2, cant get enough of the demo

mafia28 said:

August 30th, 12:28 pm

Thanks for the update Jeff.

Is there any news if/when you guys are going to do a PSBlog podcast?

Also do u know when were supposed to hear about that PSP good-will program for converting our UMDs to digital games?

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    Jeff Rubenstein said:

    August 30th, 1:39 pm

    Are we going to do a PSBlog podcast? Yes. When? By the end of the year.

mafecto said:

August 30th, 12:32 pm

We getting 3.0 this week?

GamerMoney said:

August 30th, 12:36 pm

3.f’n 0

Ausohoj said:

August 30th, 12:42 pm

3.0 this week! awesome! Now if only i could scrounge up enoguh money to trade in my PS3 for the Ps3 slim…

TRIX_BOL said:

August 30th, 12:49 pm

Hey Jeff, did you guys record a God of War III interview at Gamescom?

There isn’t too much going around with GoW3 lately, than just few pictures from Gamescom. :'(

Why not tell the Development team to create another in-game engine footage?

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    Jeff Rubenstein said:

    August 30th, 1:39 pm

    No, the demo shown there was the same as at E3.

thepatriots said:

August 30th, 1:14 pm

Speaking of GT5…sorry I can’t resist… I do believe you guys mentioned that there would be post GC09 GT related video. Whats the word on that?

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    Jeff Rubenstein said:

    August 30th, 1:40 pm

    Looks like it\’ll probably be a couple more weeks before we have another GT post on the Blog.

Dehshizknight said:

August 30th, 1:22 pm

Great week in news!

TRIX_BOL said:

August 30th, 1:32 pm

I can’t resist to see those new avatars upcoming with firmware update 3.0!

Hope they’re good ones, though.

dragonarya said:

August 30th, 1:35 pm


August 30th, 1:36 pm

Hey Jeff thanks for the update! I have a question though on the status of the ps store e-mailing issue I told you about last week. Any fix yet? Btw, this problem can happen with any e-mailing service; msn/live hotmail, gmail, or yahoo. Thanks Jeff!

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    Jeff Rubenstein said:

    August 30th, 1:41 pm

    Yeah, I forwarded your comment (and about 50 others) to that team. They should be working on a diagnosis/fix.


August 30th, 1:37 pm

Hey Jeff any word on a shadow of the collosus remake or download for the ps3 that game was to good to be limited to just one console also I’m really looking forward to the update trophies are my life helping me rubbing it in peoples face is the greatest thing that Sony could have ever done thanks Sony

bball230 said:

August 30th, 1:37 pm

@ jeff,

sorry, this may have been posted in the preview of the upcoming playstation ads post.. but when are they supposed to start airing?

bball230 said:

August 30th, 1:39 pm

@ jeff again.. lol

btw, have you guys come up with a fix yet for the roll over problem with the vidler videos? i still have that stupid problem.

* im using the most current version of Firefox

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    Jeff Rubenstein said:

    August 30th, 1:42 pm

    Well, the problem is with Ad Blocker. We put in some extra lines of code on the embed that *should* fix it for most people, but that\’s where the incompatibility lies.

Zezzler said:

August 30th, 1:46 pm

good week! I Finally played Uncharted 2, GoW3, and Ratchet and Clank! I went to FanExpo in Toronto and all the demos there were AMAZING! (I even got some swag too :p). it was a shame that you guys weren’t there though. I even saw some new ps3s, but no pspgo. it was amazing! now i REALLY cant wait for Uncharted 2.

The_Punisher111 said:

August 30th, 1:46 pm

PS3 Slim Uses Half of the Power of Fat PS3

Does that mean it uses a smaller power brick?

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    Jeff Rubenstein said:

    August 30th, 8:44 pm

    Power brick? On the PS3? I think not!

pscoolman said:

August 30th, 1:46 pm

I’d like to see more news on the weekend, news like Playstation Home or About the Motion Controller cause the Playstation Recap and the Playstation around the web what we read as being the only thing on the blog on the weekend is lame and boring. I’d like to see more news about games and coming soon programs for the PS3 on the weekend

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    Jeff Rubenstein said:

    August 30th, 8:44 pm

    Cool, I\’ll just take Wednesdays and Thursdays off :-D


August 30th, 1:58 pm

Thanks Jeff for the quick feedback; I very much appreciate it! :)

Paznos said:

August 30th, 2:00 pm

@16 It seems the problem lies with AdBlock Plus I just disabled it for the PSBlog page only and now the videos work fine.

NUD3_br said:

August 30th, 2:11 pm

hey Professor PS!

You and ‘Govna’ PS should be together in a PS Nation podcast episode some time..

It would be awesome! xD

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    Jeff Rubenstein said:

    August 30th, 8:45 pm

    You mean the Governator?

    Or Torgo? I\’ve been on his show a couple times.

SkyNet003 said:

August 30th, 2:16 pm


ha ha ha ha ha

HeroOfHyrule said:

August 30th, 2:22 pm

Hey Jeff, will NIS America be on the Blog again soon to talk about the recently released Mana Khemia 2 for PS2 as well as the upcoming Disgaea 2 for PSP and Sakura Wars V for PS2?

Also, can you get Aksys Games on the Blog to talk about Battle Fantasia and Agarest: Generations of War for PSN?

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    Jeff Rubenstein said:

    August 30th, 8:46 pm

    Haven\’t heard from Nao in awhile, but I\’ll give her a call.

    Same with Aksys.

xI-Red-Ix said:

August 30th, 2:27 pm

hey jeff
looking forward to the pspgo
but rock band LITE? just 5 tracks…

I know Sony can do better bundles
maybe FTB3?

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    Jeff Rubenstein said:

    August 30th, 8:47 pm

    Look at Rock Band Lite as \”Build Your Own Rock Band Unplugged.\” Buy only the songs you like.

Kchow23 said:

August 30th, 2:59 pm

Hey, Jeff please bring someone from Kojima Productions to the blog… can’t wait to hear more about MGS:Peace Walker

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    Jeff Rubenstein said:

    August 30th, 8:47 pm

    I\’m hoping to line something up around TGS…

DTHCND said:

August 30th, 3:01 pm

Hey Jeff I just relized ILOVEPLASTATION3 forgot to give you this link everyone in the list has this problem. About 60 people.

DARK_JAK_911 said:

August 30th, 3:06 pm

Jeff, do you remember the MotorStorm: Pacific Rift photo competition that was posted here on the blog back in mid-march? Well, I was ‘fortunate’ to be one of the twenty North American winners. Evolution Studios stated that “Winners will be notified via email within 28 days of the competition Closing Date and must respond within 28 days of receiving the notification to claim their prize.” Well the winners were announced May 18, and still nobody has been contacted or received their prize(s). Can you help do something about this? I’ve been posting on their forums, but this has done virtually nothing. I’ve tried to be patient with this competition, but with over 3 months of no contact or prizes, it’s hard to be patient or ever respect the developers anymore.

Also, what’s with the new PS3 game boxes? They’re SO ugly!

ADR143 said:

August 30th, 3:27 pm

good week thnx jeff

thepatriots said:

August 30th, 3:36 pm

@ Jeff
Thanks for the reply.
Couple weeks… sounds like TGS to me. You guys going to be there?

thepatriots said:

August 30th, 3:37 pm

Thanks for the reply.
Couple weeks… sounds like TGS to me. You guys going to be there?

thepatriots said:

August 30th, 3:37 pm

Woops double post… how did that happen.????

el-fury-86 said:

August 30th, 3:52 pm

regarding 3.0, I think it should release with a few new avatars. Eric Lempel said in a interview, that new avatars wont hit with 3.0 but at a later date.

This news come as disappointing. Theres people out there that are most looking forward to the new avatars out of anything else on 3.0 (which shows the sad state of the current poor selection) that will be dissapointed come tuesday.

You got a lot of criticism for releasing the trophy patch with only one game supporting it at launch. The same thing will happen after announcing 3.0 has new themes and avatars that wont come till October.

NightHawk17 said:

August 30th, 4:16 pm

Hey Jeff when are you guys comin to New York City? We like conventions too :)

darryl said:

August 30th, 4:50 pm

Jeff! You’re friends list is full. I submit that Sony should allow a provision which allows unlimited entries of the friends list for employees. :) I’d like to creep on what you’re playing these days…

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    Jeff Rubenstein said:

    August 30th, 8:50 pm

    You can check through the trophy portal on You can compare trophies with anyone.

gamerboy845 said:

August 30th, 5:15 pm

Jeff is there a anolog stick on the wand

and will there ever be x game chat?

btw 3.0 looks cool

eaferrari24 said:

August 30th, 5:20 pm

Just hover over the player and click the little “block” tab that pops up. Towards the top change “blocking filter” to “exception rule”, and you will never have to worry about this anymore

I suggest recommending this method to people who continue to post about the player flickering for them.

Kchow23 said:

August 30th, 5:37 pm

With the current evolution of the PSN… I hope we will soon be able to use the Digital Vouchers that come with Blu-Ray movie to redeem them into MediaGo so we are able to watch them in our PSPs

ndw4 said:

August 30th, 5:42 pm


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    Jeff Rubenstein said:

    August 30th, 8:51 pm

    I\’ll pass that on to the 40K+ in attendance.

Kren420 said:

August 30th, 6:01 pm

due to some poor decisions by my friends, I have no people on my friends list that can be classified as gamers. If anyone would like another friend please add me :)

PSN: Kren420

ndw4 said:

August 30th, 7:19 pm

@39-add me I’m the one who wrote pax sucks above you,lol


EddyC__ said:

August 30th, 7:22 pm

Will in Firmware 3.00
.gif image work like actually move and animate instead of just standing till

baahas said:

August 30th, 8:56 pm

Its good to see that PlayStation reads the stories I do in the media.

I have an email issue and I was told you may be able to help. The problem is that, I used to receive emails from Playstation such as the weekly newsletter and beta invitations, but now for a few months I haven’t received anything. The problem actually started after changing my email address. My old email addresses account was deleted so I had to change my email address on my PSN and PSU account to my new email addresses. I have ensured that I did change my email address correctly (spelling ect.) and I have also ensured that Playstation messages are not being filtered as junk, however I still do not receive the emails. The email service provider for my PSN account is Gmail and the email service provider for my PSU account is Rogers (My ISP). Can you (or somebody else) help me solve this problem? I already contacted support via email and phone but both were no help to me. I also want to subscribe to Qore but I am afraid too because I might miss an important email regarding Qore benefits.


Jon_Mclane said:

August 30th, 9:48 pm

Hi Jeff Rubenstein

I second the request for Aksys and NIS America to come on the blog to post about their latest playstation games. It’s always great to hear from Nao



August 30th, 10:02 pm

hey jeff how you doing good? anyway how is it going will we see cross game chat with 3.0 or any future update in the next 3.0 or next 3 months?

peevmyster said:

August 30th, 10:14 pm

i’ll be up there on saturday, got any cool events going on?

Letters2Kay said:

August 30th, 10:36 pm

Can’t wait for Katamari Forever! :)

Any idea if Soul Calibur: BD is going to be available digitally on the PSN? I really want to get it, but I’m hooked on digital d/l PSP titles, so I doubt I’ll pick up the UMD. I imagine a high-profile PSP title like this will be on the network considering the PSP Go is coming soon, but a little confirmation on its downloadable status would be nice… :) Thanks.

GooDer_gAMe said:

August 30th, 10:43 pm

Awesome. I especially love the “Top 25 Reasons to Stick With Sony – PlayStation LifeStyle” link. I dont consider myself a fanboy, but that list of “top 25 reasons to ditch sony” was pretty lame.

Jeigh said:

August 30th, 10:58 pm

@ pscoolman (and Jeff- 20)

Do you honestly think that by being in the entertainment business Jeff (and the rest of PSBlog) isn’t entitled to a five-day work-week like everyone else? Don’t be so self-centered. Honestly, I’d find it hilarious if on Thursday they made a post saying “Pscoolman, in his infinite wisdom, has insisted that we work on weekends, so we’ve taken those pesky Store Updates and shoved them back to a time that works better for him: Saturdays! Let the lynching begin!” I think I’d actually pay to see that. XD

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