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Follow Friday: PlayStation Edition

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Welcome to Follow Friday! In Twitter-Land, #FollowFriday is a cherished tradition — an opportunity to share the love by recommending your favorite personalities to your Twitter followership. We’re taking that concept and expanding it here on the PlayStation.Blog with a comprehensive list of our favorite gaming personalities and organizations every month.

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Today, in our inaugural edition, we’re highlighting the internal PlayStation ecosystem — the studios, personalities, and games that make up PlayStation. In future editions of Follow Friday, we’ll begin to flesh out this list with PlayStation third-party publishers, game developers, writers, and community members. Our goal is to create a definitive directory of the best sources of PlayStation news and discussion.

Got a recommendation for us to include in next month’s edition? Speak your mind in the comments, and we’ll take notes for the next column. Let us know what you think!



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Frazz said:

August 13th, 3:01 pm

Great idea! Would be great to add some 3rd parties in there too to show some love.

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    Sid Shuman said:

    August 13th, 3:05 pm

    Definitely! We’ll begin that next time :-) Feel free to drop any suggestions here in the comments.

bnogradi28 said:

August 13th, 3:06 pm

I love Naughty Dog!

MadMeat001 said:

August 13th, 3:08 pm

sorry i don’t really do much on facebook except accepting and adding some old friends i know, but on twitter i sure have followed them all (almost) before =)

xAllanKx said:

August 13th, 3:08 pm

this looks more like marketing than recomend friends

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    Sid Shuman said:

    August 13th, 3:11 pm

    That’s fair feedback, what can we do to make it better? We’ll definitely be fleshing it out with more developers, publishers, and community members next time, but we wanted to start with the PlayStation accounts and grow from there.

SlashZaku said:

August 13th, 3:08 pm

This is a great idea :)

How about adding ‘Under Siege’ to the FaceBook listing (Seed Studios):

They also recently updated their site:

digitalman123 said:

August 13th, 3:11 pm

There’s a Naughty WOO!! I follow the blog every day, I don’t (but used) to go to, and only seen I love the LBP website! Any ideas on LBP2 demo release dates or beta for LBP2??

JorgieX said:

August 13th, 3:11 pm

I’ve seen a few site that do this, but I hope to see recommendations for community blogs and smaller sites that #FF you on a regular. I have over 1000 followers and I make sure that when you tweet news I RT then asap. :)
@0ldsch00ljunkie and @thesocialgamer

I’ll RT this post as well.!

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    Sid Shuman said:

    August 13th, 3:12 pm

    Definitely Jorgie, that’s the plan! (^__^) The first column is always the toughest to conceptualize, but rest assured this will evolve in rapid order.

StargamerX said:

August 13th, 3:12 pm

What about And!

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    Sid Shuman said:

    August 13th, 3:14 pm

    Aha! Adding now :-)

UNCyrus said:

August 13th, 3:12 pm

I was expecting to see @MMAlex @DylanCuthbert and @jenovachen in there… But I guess that’s just my own personal #FF :)

trapper12 said:

August 13th, 3:14 pm

Great idea. Giving out our requests for features on future games would work great with the developers listening towards the fans.

BlooodyCow said:

August 13th, 3:14 pm

How can you guys forget about that one?

TapDatApp said:

August 13th, 3:15 pm

You forgot the brand new @LittleBigPlanet. But it would be AWESOME to see my Brand New LBP Fan Site up there next week: / @Sacktastic :D

BlooodyCow said:

August 13th, 3:20 pm

@davidscottjaffe (David Jaffe)
@EatSleepPlayInc (Eat Sleep Play)
@JamesStevenson (Senior Community Manager for Insomniac Games)
@TheKevinButler (Kevin Butler)

Dumad said:

August 13th, 3:22 pm

I would add the blogs, a lot of good stuff regarding this company and there fans goes there…

Sancor said:

August 13th, 3:24 pm
A PS3 Community, since 01-20-2009, with 140 Daily active members.
Great art quality and game events like no other, changing the way we play the same games we already have.

Thwip said:

August 13th, 3:33 pm

krae_man said:

August 13th, 3:41 pm

There is no way to make it better Sid.

Corporations use Facebook and twitter for advertising and nothing more. You have hundreds of thousands of followers/fans who agreed to recieve your spam and respam it to their friends.

Unless you stop using Facebook and Twitter entirly there is no way to make it better. The odd @reply doesn’t improve anything.

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    Sid Shuman said:

    August 13th, 4:01 pm

    Doesn’t sound like you’re much of a fan of Twitter and Facebook, which is fine. I should also add that readers sharing their favorite Twitter/Facebook/Blog links is a key part of the post. If you don’t like our suggestions, skip ’em!

Spinout209 said:

August 13th, 3:45 pm

@209Films (My Twitter and I post a lot about Playstation Stuff)
@Naucious (Naucious from the Tester)
@SoAmped33 (Amped from the Tester)
@PS3TheTester (Tester official Twitter)
@StarSlay3r (Star from the Tester)
@UNCyrus (The Tester winner Cyrus)
@PSLifestyle (Playstation Lifestyle)
@IGN (Imagine Games Network)
@Psnstore (They post about everything PSN Store related)
@PS3Nation (Tons of PS3 info)
@PlayStationTeam (News about everything Playstation related)
@FourZeroTwo (Infinity Ward’s Robert Bowling)

Frejim said:

August 13th, 3:58 pm

Excelente idea!

SweetSolace said:

August 13th, 4:05 pm

No love for Tumblr Sid? D:

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    Sid Shuman said:

    August 13th, 4:28 pm

    Mmm, good idea. Will investigate for the next edition! (^__^)

majiesto said:

August 13th, 4:08 pm

@PS3Attitude for all the awesome work they do (all for charity too!)

Moonglare said:

August 13th, 4:12 pm

Here goes my sugestions:

@NISAmerica (NIS America)
@namcobandai (NAMCO Bandai)
@PSLifeStyle (Awesome Playstation Info/News Site)
@FF_XIV_EN (Final Fantasy XIV Official Twitter)

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    Sid Shuman said:

    August 13th, 4:28 pm

    Awesome, thanks for sharing!

ExcelKnight said:

August 13th, 4:15 pm

@Capcom_Unity (Capcom of America’s blog/social site)

They had a really interesting live stream during Comic-Con.

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    Sid Shuman said:

    August 13th, 4:28 pm

    Nice choice, thanks for sharing!

razor_sharp84 said:

August 13th, 4:28 pm

This is another great recent addition to the blog.

Perhaps in the future you could provide the details and handles of the key people who’ve been involved in the most recent PS3 releases. Maybe a list of such information could follow a game’s blurb in ‘The Drop’.

It would also be nice to have a follow-up post a week or two after a game’s release saying something like: “Did you enjoy the style of [game title]? Follow the game’s creative director (@handle) and lead artist (@handle). This would be great especially for getting more insight into indie developers, small studios, and talented individuals/teams within large game companies.

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    Sid Shuman said:

    August 13th, 4:29 pm

    Super-cool ideas. Love ’em! Really like the idea of getting the developers out there more, too.

Kchow23 said:

August 13th, 4:56 pm

how about Mr. Kojima? @HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN and David Jaffe @davidscottjaffe

The1stMJC said:

August 13th, 5:05 pm

@psncomics should be up there since they respond so much to questions

ForgiveMyAim said:

August 13th, 5:07 pm

No Kevin Butler twitter? This is an outrage!

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    Sid Shuman said:

    August 14th, 2:03 am

    He’s on there!

ForgiveMyAim said:

August 13th, 5:11 pm

Don’t forget to add Youtube

PullusPardusUS said:

August 13th, 5:14 pm

Fumito Ueda! , but thats if you know japanese xD

Darkpen said:

August 13th, 5:39 pm

I normally don’t check twitter, but last night, I saw Jeff Rubenstein’s tweet on how the ending for Scott Pilgrim looked like they were trying to set up a Scott/Knives ending. I became upset, and proceeded to un-sober myself.


poodude said:

August 13th, 5:49 pm

Ahh, so that’s what the #FF I saw in Dtoid’s tweets was about. Funny thing is I already have all of your suggestions with the exception of PTOM and Playstation EU. Now I just gotta add those Facebook pages too :).

Gilgamesh247 said:

August 13th, 6:16 pm

you guys should put meon the list @gilgameshsuxx and facebook type it Gilgamesh PunchRocket Murray cuz i drop news about the ps3 and such before they get posted up n e where else :)

MadMeat001 said:

August 13th, 6:47 pm

gamescom playstation lineup please?


August 13th, 7:05 pm

It should go both ways though!! I follow Sid, Jeff, and Playstation, and only Playstation is following cause I asked them too! Follow me too Sid and Jeff, (as KB would say) COME ON!!!!!!!!

Titter Name:

Kodaime said:

August 13th, 7:22 pm

Pssst, Sid. Do you think you can ask KB to make an official facebook page? I don’t really like checking twitter that much :\

Thwip said:

August 13th, 8:33 pm


Jeff has a little know conceitedness to his personality. He would likely never follow a hanger-on. ;)

AngleofDeath696 said:

August 13th, 10:12 pm

Are we ever going to get MKV support?

JetSetFuture said:

August 14th, 7:58 am

@CreatStudios deserves a future mention. They’ve been highly supportive of PSN (they even have their own section on the PS Store), with an array of quality content.

luciFOUR said:

August 14th, 9:12 am

I don’t know if this would be considered a good site to publish in your next edition, but…

It’s probably the biggest Gran Turismo fansite that publishes ALL news related to Gran Turismo games.

zlihunger said:

August 14th, 11:06 am


an Official KB Facebook fan page is a great idea!!

Destiny89 said:

August 14th, 11:09 am

Would be great if you guys added NIS America as well on the list for people to follow them. hopefully next week but great idea

CDubyahS said:

August 14th, 12:04 pm

dewd its saturday-late afternoon-need an around the web recap..anything new

Thrasher20 said:

August 14th, 12:38 pm

This is great

Thrasher20 said:

August 14th, 12:39 pm

Don’t forget @sNskId

koma1tose said:

August 14th, 1:07 pm

how about blog for the group that makes the ps3 firmwares?

thillntn said:

August 14th, 8:40 pm

comments on facebook aren’t censored as much as on here….

Thrasher20 said:

August 15th, 6:13 pm


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