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Mar 07

Texas PlayStation Blog Meetup(s) This Weekend

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Every time we announce that we’re inviting you fine fans to a PlayStation meetup, we hear back from you, loud and clear: “Why don’t you come to [some city that we aren’t in]?” Many such requests come to us from the great state of Texas, which is understandable, as we’ve never held an event there. That ends this weekend; we’re bringing the show to Austin.

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We’ve rented out a building on the corner of 2nd and Trinity, and we’re converting it to the PlayStation Lounge for SXSW Interactive. We’ll be bringing a lot of unreleased games to show to media during the day. But why let them have all the fun?

So, because sources tell me that things are, indeed, bigger in Texas – we’re holding not one, but two meetups this weekend!

So don’t make any plans for this Friday or Sunday evening, as we’re dying to give you a chance to play Ratchet & Clank All 4 One & Resistance 3, and SOCOM 4, respectively. We’ll also be bringing some great prizes to give out. Attendance is free, as are the refreshments, and you *don’t* need a SXSW badge to join us.

Here’s everything you need to know:

Friday, March 11th 5-8pm (Ratchet & Clank All 4 One and Resistance 3)
Sunday, March 13th 4-7pm (SOCOM 4)

PlayStation Lounge
333 East 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701

You, as long as you’re 18 or older. Bring your ID!

RSVP here (must be 18+) for Ratchet & Clank All 4 One / Resistance 3 and RSVP here for SOCOM 4; you’re welcome to attend both.

We expect big things from our first Texas meetup, and we hope to see you there!
Holler below with any questions.

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TubaDude49 said:

March 7th, 5:48 pm

Why do you have to be 18 to play an E10+ game

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    Jeff Rubenstein said:

    March 7th, 6:21 pm

    It’s more to do with the venue. Children aren’t allowed in a bar setting.

darknightgotham said:

March 7th, 5:51 pm

@2 …..exactly.

byrdman1677 said:

March 7th, 5:55 pm

how often do you guys do these?? charlotte,nc would be nice,i;m just saying

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    Jeff Rubenstein said:

    March 7th, 6:25 pm

    They usually revolve around events, like SXSW in this case.

perrandy said:

March 7th, 6:00 pm

its over 18 because they give alcoholic beverages,perhaps? :0

Ramage said:

March 7th, 6:01 pm

Jeff, anything going on for PAX East?

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    Jeff Rubenstein said:

    March 7th, 6:25 pm

    Sid and Rey will be there, but we weren’t able to do a meetup for logistical reasons, unfortunately.

Pirate43 said:

March 7th, 6:09 pm

That’s like a 10 hour drive, with very short notice. AND I’m not 18 just yet (one month till birthday). Dammit!

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    Jeff Rubenstein said:

    March 7th, 6:28 pm

    So… you’ll be there, I take it? :P

Blkant said:

March 7th, 6:11 pm

Aww… close to Florida, but not quite there…

trapper12 said:

March 7th, 6:16 pm

Thank you Jeff for bringing an event to Texas. Will this be just for only this year or will be starting every year in Austin? I’m just glad we finally have a PlayStation related event here in Texas.

Like the old saying goes: Everything is bigger in Texas!:)

Rhino136 said:

March 7th, 6:19 pm

ohhhhhhhhhhhhh yeah I’m there

Rhino136 said:

March 7th, 6:23 pm

wait nooooooooo I work, wish you would’ve told me last week :(

XxDeathDoctorxX said:

March 7th, 6:27 pm

come to athens georgia alot of college students and other young people area only 20 mins from their so would be the best if not than atlanta atleast plz

tek0409 said:

March 7th, 6:40 pm

man i wish yall could do it somewhere else im only 14 and i really wanna play ratchet and clank all 4 one

silentj14 said:

March 7th, 6:41 pm

This truly saddens me. I was just thinking how nice it would be to got to SXSW, Living in Austin and all, and then I saw this post and had some hope. Then my hope was dashed against the rocks… I won’t be 18 till June. Bagh!

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    Jeff Rubenstein said:

    March 7th, 10:27 pm

    But your metaphors are clearly collegiate level :)

twistedfloyd said:

March 7th, 6:42 pm

Yes, Atlanta please come to Atlanta. Or NC, that’d be sweet. Glad there are more of these things happening in the South. Keep up the Southern love Jeff, we need some PS in Atlanta or in NC!!!!!

kenny-1995 said:

March 7th, 6:46 pm

So where are you Jeff in the picture?

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    Jeff Rubenstein said:

    March 7th, 10:28 pm

    They were watching me on TV :D
    I was hosting that press conference telecast.

Amans91 said:

March 7th, 6:56 pm

OMG yes, Im totally gonna be there, cant wait to play some Resistance 3!!!!!!

jumpman_freak23 said:

March 7th, 6:56 pm

So glad I live in Austin. Now I enjoy the playstation goodness the other cities get.

jumpman_freak23 said:

March 7th, 7:00 pm

Can we expect playstation swag?

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    Jeff Rubenstein said:

    March 7th, 10:32 pm

    I’ll grab some good stuff, no doubt.

Amans91 said:

March 7th, 7:00 pm

also i just noticed Im the only one here who is above 18 and said they are going lol haha

guitarded77 said:

March 7th, 7:04 pm

Thank you for coming to my hood… I’ll be there.

PhantomOfPanton said:

March 7th, 7:17 pm

Oh awesome! I love how you have to be 18 >:(

Another awesome event I will miss out on…but seriously, thank for bringing an event into Texas :)
Austin is a few hours from where I live, I can’t blame anyone for the age restriction, but I wish it wasn’t 18.

Shouldn’t the restriction be 17 though? You can buy mature rated games at 17, and in Texas, you are legally an adult at age 17.

PhantomOfPanton said:

March 7th, 7:25 pm

Sheesh…18 again? I’m only 15, so this completely sucks. I would understand if I couldn’t play SOCOM4 and Resistance 3, but why not Ratchet and Clank? Just because it’s in a bar?

Thats kind of ridiculous.
Also, the age limit should be 17 years of age, not 18. You can buy mature games at the age of 17, and you are legally an adult at the age of 17 in Texas.

So 18 doesn’t make much sense.

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    Jeff Rubenstein said:

    March 7th, 10:34 pm

    Tell that to the state legislature of Texas, my friend. 18+ for entry, 21+ to drink.

WaRMacHiNe-cave said:

March 7th, 7:34 pm

so you know houston is right down the way. bigger city more people. get where im coming from..?

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    Jeff Rubenstein said:

    March 7th, 10:34 pm

    When they move SXSW to Houston, we’ll be there. Until then, it’s not that bad of a drive. I’ve done it.

playaplus said:

March 7th, 7:46 pm

hello…houston is the 4th biggest city in u.s….just saying lol. glad there’s finally a blog meetup in tx, not too far so i can make it hopefully

hife said:

March 7th, 8:02 pm

Arg, if only this had happened at SXSW last year. I don’t live in (or near) Austin anymore.

The1stMJC said:

March 7th, 8:04 pm

Awesome to see more blog meet-ups, but Chicago would love one too, hope it is being planned already.

RocketJohnson said:

March 7th, 8:17 pm

I think Philadelphia is need of one…I mean, we have cheesesteaks and the phillies..Mix that with playstation=win

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    Jeff Rubenstein said:

    March 7th, 10:35 pm

    Dude, I’m *from* Philly, so no anti-Philly bias. There just aren’t any industry events there for us to piggyback onto.

SephTiger said:

March 7th, 8:27 pm

URRGGH… I’m working SXSW Conference Tech Crew… I won’t be able to attend probably.

Reginthorn said:

March 7th, 8:30 pm

You guys should come to Georgia! Also why 18 and not 17?

nirojan45 said:

March 7th, 8:45 pm

TORONTO!!! OR @least Chicago!!

BlackIceJoe said:

March 7th, 8:53 pm

I hope some day you come to Michigan. I would like to go & see what the team for Playstation would bring there. I think close to Ikea would be great. That way people can buy some cool furniture too. Also I would not have to drive far. Which would be great.

AXM23 said:

March 7th, 8:54 pm

Next Arizona!!!

supaflyazn said:

March 7th, 9:09 pm

Glad you guys are showing some love to all of us in Texas!

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March 7th, 9:39 pm


kipper16 said:

March 7th, 9:59 pm

Next Mall of America!

Skater_Ricky said:

March 7th, 10:30 pm

How about come to Kansas City or St. Louis I’d love to go. I’d take off if I only knew is get off from work.

Skater_Ricky said:

March 7th, 10:32 pm

I live in Springfield, Mo by the way. It’s 3rd biggest city in Missouri :)

Butters360 said:

March 7th, 10:34 pm

I wish you guys could do San Diego, San Francisco is so far away.

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    Jeff Rubenstein said:

    March 7th, 10:36 pm

    We usually do a Comic-con meetup…

Ama_Daoes said:

March 7th, 11:22 pm

Vancouver? lol that will never happen. Ah sometimes I wonder why I live in Canada. Why don’t you love Canada Playstation? lol jk and congrats to those in Texas.

Beefyheart said:

March 7th, 11:30 pm

wasn’t the comic con one an invitation only, with a contest to get an invitation or something like that last year? Would love to swing by this year if its more accessible :)

cobra14316 said:

March 7th, 11:35 pm

You say that you will be showing unreleased games during the day, before these events, to the media. Is there any way of getting in to these showings if you are part of a website? If so, what time are they gonna be at?

SoulBladeNG said:

March 8th, 1:45 am

Are you going to come to the chicago or northwest indiana area anytime soon?

adam_prime said:

March 8th, 4:03 am

Thanks for having this at a venue where there won’t be any kids, 18 and younger!

fathead170 said:

March 8th, 5:10 am

when are playstation rewards gonna be released cause if the beta is as long as homes beta this is ridiculous

FunkyTable said:

March 8th, 5:29 am

Blast, kids and gas prices keep me from going.

mahunoy said:

March 8th, 6:35 am

Sooo… are y’alls going to Dallas soon?

Badmamajamma said:

March 8th, 6:58 am

I know it’s a no but how bout coming to Pittsburgh when the comic-con comes to Monroeville? I would be campin outside the hosting facility for days before to ensure I was first in.

idiealot said:

March 8th, 7:14 am

Jeff you just made my weekend! I’ll be attending both, I can’t wait to play All4One, R3 and Socom 4! Oh I hope I win some swag!

KALEL114 said:

March 8th, 7:28 am

It’s cool you guys are coming to Texas, but next time come to Dallas!

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March 8th, 8:23 am


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