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PlayStation Around the Web: What We Read

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2011 International CES wraps up today, and while it’s not the hugest show for gaming (we’ll have to content ourselves with GDC, PAX East, E3, Comic-Con, Gamescom, PAX Prime, and Tokyo Game Show ^_^), there’s still a metric ton of cool stuff to see. Our colleagues over at Sony Electronics put together a slickly-produced new video series called SGNL, and they’ve got many product videos and interviews from the show floor, which you can find by clicking here.

For the busier readers out there (hey, I’ve got football to watch, too), they also did a quick runthrough of the Sony booth’s highlights, including a segment with some dude from PlayStation. I’ve embedded that below.

More from CES coming up tomorrow.

The PS.Blog weekly reading list (Week January 3, 2011)

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BiezulbubBill69 said:

January 9th, 8:06 am

PLEASE fix the HACK Sony!!! DO something about it!!!!


bendeboy said:

January 9th, 8:17 am


i just want some word from sony on what they know and what they plan to do about it, if anything.

bendeboy said:

January 9th, 8:17 am

oops ment at1

remanutd5 said:

January 9th, 8:40 am

Playstation Portable 2 !!!!! i just want news about it lol

Major01 said:

January 9th, 8:42 am

Got any plans to have the guys from zipper on the blog anytime soon? I’m intersted in getting some more info on Socom 4.

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    Jeff Rubenstein said:

    January 9th, 10:20 am

    I’m sure it won’t be too long, yes.

remanutd5 said:

January 9th, 8:49 am

Jeff any recommendation for a 3D TV ? im looking to get one before Motorstorm Apocalypse releases , i wish they were glassless so i dont have to deal with the glasses

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    Jeff Rubenstein said:

    January 9th, 10:22 am

    I saw the glassless prototypes, and 2 things occurred to me:

    1. The effect is far more subtle than with glasses on.
    2. They’re not going to be in stores and/or affordable for some time.

    I, of course, recommend Sony (I’ll be picking up this 55″ XBR I saw at CES sometime this spring), but read the reviews and buy the best quality one that fits your budget.

Butters360 said:

January 9th, 9:05 am

I’ve got the KDL-46HX800 and it is BEAUTIFUL. I paid $2500 for the TV, I bought it when Sony Style was having a deal. I got a free Blu-Ray player (gave it to my friend because I use my PS3 for everything.) Get it with the bundle if you can afford it.


tenshin78 said:

January 9th, 9:11 am

good luck finding a big screen glassless HD 3D TV, somebody correct me if Im wrong but that doesnt exist yet, further more compatible with the PS3 3D technology.
If you are looking to play PS3 3D games, the best approach would be to have a Sony 3D TV(bravia?) to ensure compatibility and integration.

Link01 said:

January 9th, 9:12 am

I wish you guys announced some advancement in the XMB. That or if you’d made Qriocity run while in game. Now that would make the monthly fee worth it.

Link01 said:

January 9th, 9:13 am

@7 they exist as of now, but for a 20″ it costs roughly 2,000 USD

personally, I believe Samsung and Panasonic have the best 3D experience as of now.. but that’s just from a LOT of research.

kcarl2879 said:

January 9th, 9:17 am

Please bring the legend of dragoon to psn soooon. ITS TORTURE! JAPAN MAN….JAPAN!!! THEY HAVE IT AND WELL…..i don’t speak Japanese or live in the country…..Many people would buy it im pretty sure.

Arayku said:

January 9th, 10:05 am

More news on Qriocity and how it’s gonna work with our PS3, please!

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    Jeff Rubenstein said:

    January 9th, 10:23 am

    Well, you saw it demoed at CES. When we’ve got a date and more details for you, you’ll of course read it here.

I3rand0 said:

January 9th, 10:14 am


Any update on the missing games/DLC for the My Trophies page? Is the .com team fixing this anytime soon?

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    Jeff Rubenstein said:

    January 9th, 10:24 am

    I haven’t been in the office much since mid-december (vacation+Christmas break+CES), but I’ll bring this up again.

pitythefool852 said:

January 9th, 10:17 am

All the articles that I’ve read this week have been about a certain unannounced Sony Ericsson phone and hackers doing bad things to our favourite console, so thanks for finding some other interesting topics ;)

By the way, is there any chance that rating Blog Share ideas can be added as a Rewards Quest? I was thinking about encouraging people to rate 50 ideas a month or something… it’d be a great way to energise the Share community and to get people looking through the hundreds of old ideas hiding in the pile.

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    Jeff Rubenstein said:

    January 9th, 10:25 am

    I did ask for the blog to be integrated, so perhaps when the Rewards program is out of beta, that’ll be a possibility.

pitythefool852 said:

January 9th, 10:20 am

Anton Mikhailov on “Nerds of the Year”!

That’s brilliant, although they should refer to him by either of his official titles, “The Boy Wonder”, or “Genius Richard Marks’ Apprentice”

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    Jeff Rubenstein said:

    January 9th, 10:25 am

    I can assure you we’ve all be making fun of him :D

Kchow23 said:

January 9th, 10:22 am

GDC Canada, Jeff! perfect time to do a meet up in Vancouver ;) also Anton Mikhailov is coming here the 18th and other developers… for the Game Design Expo

Kchow23 said:

January 9th, 10:25 am

playing games with a 3D TV is the bomb not only does the game it also look better because its 240 hz.. you also get 3D!

Butters360 said:

January 9th, 10:34 am

Jeff, which BRAVIA do you prefer between the XBR-LX900 or the newly announced XBR-HX929?

pitythefool852 said:

January 9th, 10:44 am

Actually gaming is probably the only reason for getting a 3DTV right now. There’s not much movie content, but games can really be enhanced by this technology.

Motorstorm is looking great, but my deadline is to get a 3D screen before Uncharted 3… hopefully there’ll be some special offers or discounts in the coming year.

Thanks again for the great reading list, Jeff. This all just reminds me of how broke I’m going to be this year… Killzone, Motorstorm, Socom, LBP2, Uncharted 3… I’ll be getting a new TV and either an Xperia gaming phone or an Xperia Arc (depending on if the gaming phone can play PS Minis and Classics)… and there’s rumours of a PSP2 as well.

My other half will go insane when she realises how much money I’m giving Sony this year!

crusher915 said:

January 9th, 11:00 am

any plans on bringing Skype to PS3 common i know you guys are working on it in your secret lab somewhere ;) and also nice first link…. it is a link

JKar275 said:

January 9th, 11:32 am

Any word about PS Plus subscribers getting discounts for DCUO subscription fees?

jdizzle84 said:

January 9th, 11:44 am

I don’t even really know why you guys showed up at CES. The presentation was horrible. Nothing of note was really shown. Just looking at the audience reactions you can see that everyone thought it was a disaster.

If anything you guys should have announced the new PS3 hardware. Without it, the entire PS3 infrastructure is compromised. Online games will be hacked and so will trophies. This is making me not want to be a PS3 gamer.

Kchow23 said:

January 9th, 11:46 am

@22 How does that affect you at all? so you don’t want to be a gamer period since every console now has been hacked? and about CES it was people’s expectations that there would be more gaming content when it is all about technology and that is what Sony brought

Kchow23 said:

January 9th, 11:49 am

P.S new hardware wouldn’t fix anything… then what we all have to trade in our PS3s for new ones to keep hackers at bay?

whitwhit said:

January 9th, 12:04 pm

LOL I’m sry everyone i just had to say it melody is mad cute hahah just saying..but anyway the only thing i liked from ces was the 3d camcorder with the projector and also the new sony laptop or desktop that i will be buying

Arcadian_Rebel said:

January 9th, 12:06 pm

Good articles. Looking forward to all the great exclusives in 2011!

shugbug1994 said:

January 9th, 12:09 pm

hey jake, shugbug here… i didn’t get much info on the new 3D headset, but is it possible it might be incorporated into gaming? i would love to see headset gaming that works! also, i forgot to ask, but i thought all psn members would of gotten 3 months free of psplus, and i never got to hearing about it lol

Trixzter7 said:

January 9th, 12:10 pm

Hey Jeff, think you can get MercurySteam in here to talk about the upcoming Castelvania: Lords of Shadow DLC? Thanks.

NotoriousGamer said:

January 9th, 12:12 pm

Suggestion for PSN Plus games for the coming months…

Joe Danger
Bionic Commando Rearmed
Crazy Taxi
Dead Nation
Digger HD
Fat Princess
Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light
PixelJunk Shooter
Smash Cars
Superstars V8 Racing
Wheel of Fortune

I think a lot of Plus users will be happy with these games or give a choice between two or three game to choose from. Also where are the free avatars and DLCs gone???

MrWhaaaaaat said:

January 9th, 12:31 pm

any news about the upcoming ps3 collection games, and is devil may cry and metal gear solid going series going to be made in hD????

inuyasha5400 said:

January 9th, 1:04 pm

Jeff, can you add a list of the ideas from the Blog Share that are in the works?

Letters2Kay said:

January 9th, 1:39 pm

My girl and I are LOVING “Angry Birds” but it’s the glitchiest PSP title I’ve played since “Unbound Saga” (which has an audio glitch coming off of stand-by). 9 times out of 10, it will lock up a PSP coming out of stand-by, requiring a full emergency reset. Happens constantly on my 2000 and on my girlfriend’s Go!. Love the PSPs standby/sleep function and use it often, but I’ve never had this much freezing trouble with any other title. I know updates to PSP titles are uncommon (and updates to Minis are unheard of) but it’d be nice to pick up and play this title without having to exit to the XMB every time I need to put the console to sleep for a few minutes. Please help!

BlindMango said:

January 9th, 1:51 pm

You should fix that first link Jeff

Locke_VI said:

January 9th, 2:47 pm

@ #32 Letters2Kay

Updates to Minis are not unheard of: Both Zenonia and Ace Armstrong vs. the Alien Scumbags were updated. The problems with Zenonia were pretty bad before it was fixed, and Ace Armstrong was updated after the devs got feedback from people over on

So its not completely hopeless.

syk1288 said:

January 9th, 3:33 pm

Only people who can afford two 3D Tv’s will not wait for the Glassesless Sony Tv. But now everyone who doesn’t have a 3D Tv should wait. If you only want one 3D Tv. Waiting/Patience is the key.

Do you agree Jeff? Or do we have to be encouraged to buy two 3D Tv’s? (When most of us don’t have money for that)

I’ll just stay with my 40″ Bravia till the glassesless gets released.

syk1288 said:

January 9th, 3:35 pm

They really just should of never announced it.

twistedfloyd said:

January 9th, 3:48 pm

Hey Jeff, when can we expect release dates on Twisted Metal and Infamous 2?

IGDoc said:

January 9th, 4:28 pm

ya know what ces needed… sony to break the big tops and CROSS GAME CHAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

xrexx1995 said:

January 9th, 4:35 pm

waw Melody is verry cute, where in youtube can we see her? can we se her again in the blog?

S-E-G said:

January 9th, 6:32 pm

some top notch games coming soon!
you guys are really doing an awesome job.
PlayStation 3 really has some great features
please keep adding features to the OS
that’s all i really want is a secure gaming and entertainment system, 2011 is going to be a great year, keep up the good work!

Mattsta001 said:

January 10th, 2:15 am

With CFW and homebrew do you think someone might be able to bring cross game chat to PSN since Sony can’t/won’t?

RAVEN81 said:

January 10th, 5:05 am

can anyone help me , i need 6 people to heart me in littlebigplanet . not my level me as the Creator RAVEN81 pls pls

ghik16 said:

January 10th, 10:35 am

SLY4? When is it coming!???

The-Magneticpig said:

January 10th, 11:24 am

^ Yes!! Sly 4, everyone knows it’s coming, also Ratchet and Clank HD collection would be the BEST THING EVER!!! Please you’ve done God of War, done Ico, done Sly, now a Ratchet and Clank collection!!! Please :,(

deafwing said:

January 10th, 4:02 pm

hey Jeff and gang at Sony
really looking for you all to kick some butt this year
nice line ups, positive feedback from users

but seriously hope you guys are able to nip that so called “we’re not interested in piracy” bs from failOverFlow and patch fort Knox down!

keep up the good work

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