PlayStation.Blog God of War III GDC 2010 Meetup Recap

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Can you say, “Biggest meetup ever?” Because if you made it out to San Francisco on Wednesday, you experienced it first-hand. Not that we didn’t expect an early God of War III hands-on event to draw a mega-crowd. But still, hats off to you guys for making it out in spades. A HUGE thank you to everyone who came out for an entire day’s worth of festivities, culminating in a chance to play God of War III before it hits stores tonight/tomorrow! Thanks also to those who followed along at home — hopefully it will make picking up the game even more exciting!

And you East-coasters that have been asking and asking for us to come to you…well, it’s official. The PlayStation.Blog is coming to New York City and Boston (PAX East) next week! Specific details coming soon.

As for San Francisco, it was a day-long celebration of God of War III. Several of you lined up as early as 5am to secure a spot in our massive tent. (Check out ALL the pictures of our God of War III GDC 2010 Meetup on Flickr!)


At around noon, we unleashed the burrito truck upon the line! Now that spells CHAOS!


Shortly after, we opened the tent “doors” to the masses. Everyone was greeted inside by PlayStation 3s loaded up with God of War Collection, and a special challenged awaited. The test? Complete the God of War II Challenge of the Titans “Blind Fury” the fastest…in one try. You die, you’re out. And the winner would lock down a God of War III Ultimate Edition!

God of War III GDC 2010 Meetup

We thought we’d see plenty of quick deaths, but in fact, many of you utterly blitzed this challenge. But only one came through with a time that could arguably last through the ages. 16 seconds! 16 freakin’ seconds! Here’s your winner:

God of War III GDC 2010 Meetup

Throughout the day, we raffled off TONS of games, posters and other unique PlayStation goodies. Anyone who brought a PSP took home God of War: Chains of Olympus, but we also gave away MLB 10: The Show PSP, Heavy Rain, Fireteam Bravo 3, Killzone 2 and much more.

The highlight of the meetup was definitely the presence of Stig and the Sony Santa Monica Studio team who stopped by to sign autographs for everyone who came! All attendees also scored a limited-edition God of War III art book!

God of War III GDC 2010 Meetup

And finally, there was the chance to take your picture and create a personalized God of War III cover! There are some truly great shots in Flickr, so flip through ’em!

God of War III GDC 2010 Meetup

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  • hey isn’t that amped from the tester?

  • meeksparda24

    alman i wish i was there :-(

  • Hey, my Resistance jacket made the cut :)

  • that looks like the girl from The Tester. What a fun event I bet. I am looking forward to the E3 PSB meet-up. Jeff or Chris, please please PLEASE confirm that there will we a PSB E3 10′ meetup!

  • Did you guys just inadvertently give away the winner of The Tester contest with that picture of Amped?

    • Jeff Rubenstein
      Jeff Rubenstein

      Nah, she wasn’t the only Tester cast member there. Personally, I’m not sure who wins – only the producer and his team do.

  • @5 i was thinking the same thing!!! @3 sick jacket.
    if only the meet was in L.A.

  • GUYS THANK YOU MUCH for all the great swag you guys gave out, posters, games, key chains, art books, shirts, and best of all gaming goodness.

    One thing Ill say is that the guy that was there since 5:00 am!! and got nothing for it. He deserved a little something for his hardcore fan status, but oh well we all had a great time.

    Sid once again thanks for the code :)

  • the-party-b

    If Amped is there, does it mean she won the TESTER?

  • Is that Amped? Hahaha, we spoke and I had no idea. I wouldn’t read too much into her being there, she was standing in line with the rest of us schlubs after all

  • likedatkilla

    why great Sony I guess I don’t have to waste time downloading the tester if I already know who won :)

  • Is this a sneak peek into who wins the tester? If so…. someone screwed up….

  • Is that Amped?

  • Danny_Death

    why i do believe that is Amped. DID THEY THINK WE WOULD NOT NOTICE THAT? do they think we just look at kratos? WE DONT!

  • keep watching the tester

  • Danny_Death

    What fun is it to watch if the WINNER IS PASTED RIGHT NEXT TO KRATOS?

  • Hey guys, just because Amped is there doesn’t mean she won.

  • Why does everyone assume Amped won just because there’s a picture of her on the blog? Anyone could show up to the meetup and since she’s well known to the playstation community they decided to put her picture on the blog. If it was me in that picture would that mean I was the winner of the Tester?

  • Danny_Death

    yes YES IT WOULD* *jk*

  • Happy God of War 3 day people.

  • Game of the forever!

  • the first girl in the bottom row made me wanna play GoW3 100x more now. she looks so into it.

  • Yep the chick who looks like Amped or actually is Amped makes me need the game now.

  • Danny_Death

    *wait a minute why are we all on PSB? WE SHOULD BE AT GAMESTOP WAITING FOR GOW 3? :o

  • hey whats going on bout when will the site be up cus I WANT MY MUSIC!!!!!! lol but really if u can get back to us asap that would be great thanks

  • chango_martinez

    Cyrus was there too people, so chill out guys. The only thing they gave away was that, Amped and Cyrus are doing the dirty!!

    =( no god of war till tomorrow. Stupid small rural towns.

  • 1 hour left!

  • Yeah. The event was so sweet but the best part was after gdc. GOW3 plus open bar, ps move, ladies on stilts, an Sony execs left & right! Memorable!

  • Dang, my fastest time with blind fury is 19 seconds and I was looking for the results hoping that my time would’ve won, but 16 seconds is pretty freakin’ nuts, now I want to try it some to lower my time. I’m blowing off work to pick up GOW3 when best buy opens tomorrow, probably won’t sleep since I’m too excited, can’t freakin’ wait!

  • poweredbyzen

    i love burritos, and free stuff! congrats to the dude that won the a copy of the ultimate edition! though i bet he doesn’t have 7 platinum trophies like i do!? hehehe!

  • Looks like the Dungeons n’ Dragons Club in high school. You know, that room everybody tried to avoid……

  • Thanks to the PS Blog for creating an awesome event.

    Totally surpassed the GDC ’09 event.

    How will you top it in 2011?

  • I cant wait. PS3 has officially killed my wallet.

  • JesseHaysFL

    Thanks again for the awesome event and Go GATORS!

  • All I have to say is ‘Lol’ at this thread of comments… especially @24

  • 16sec pretty impresive he’s lucky I wasn’t there. I may not be able to beat his time but I can grab a God of War III Ultimate Edition out of his hands and be out the door in less than 5secs. LOL Congrats to every one! Today is offical GOW day =)

  • Simply Awesome

  • 3 more days for me!!!

    to bad I’m not in the US right now, if not I wouldn’t be here -> I’d playing my revenge!!!!!

  • Did anyone redeem the codes cuz it work for and my brother?

  • Yep I got there at 5AM and was first in line. Pretty lonely it was till 8AM when more fans finally showed up. Really sweet event though and worth getting my butt up early to be there. Congrats on such awesomeness of a game btw.

  • You are the man MiiAmigo!

  • darknightjin840

    yo g.o.w crazy,i started playing my system going me problem it crazy i play a lot never gave problem i put in g.o.w few hours in to the my ps3 it giving me problem, this game is crazy

  • darknightjin840

    giving not going ,lot of games , sorry

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