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PlayStation Around the Web: What We Read (gamescom edition)

Jeff Rubenstein's Avatar Posted by Sr. Social Media Manager

I’ve only been home from Germany’s gamescom for a few hours, spending that time catching up on sleep, baseball highlights, and gaming news. Looks like a solid showing all around, and a huge turnout in Cologne; gamescom really is an impressive sight to behold. We’ll have more reports and interviews from the show over the next couple of days.

Now, back to sleep.

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x-iiReFLECTS_Zz said:

August 21st, 9:51 am


riclucas said:

August 21st, 9:54 am

Hi Jeff,

I’ve got a couple of questions for you.

I’ve been looking into getting Hot Shots Golf: OOB but it’s pretty hard to find now. Any chance of a re-release to coincide with the upcoming PS Move patch? And when is the Move patch due to arrive here, I hear it’s already available in Japan so surely it wont be too long, right?

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    Jeff Rubenstein said:

    August 21st, 10:20 am

    I’ve asked internally about the patch, but I still don’t have any solid details about it coming here. If it does, we’ll announce here on the blog.

Blkant said:

August 21st, 9:58 am

I had a question about the new headset. Will it require that games support it, or will the 7.1 audio work right away with any game?

Thanks a bunch guys. :)

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    Jeff Rubenstein said:

    August 21st, 10:21 am

    That’s a good question. We’re planning a feature on it pre-release, so we’ll be able to address questions like this at that time.

PainOfSarrow said:

August 21st, 10:03 am

i may have not ben the first to comment, but i sure as hell was the first to rate… im sure that stands for something. i hope you guys bring back rampage for ps1 to psn again, i have got EAT THEM and its a fun experience but rampage is just on its own fun level.

remanutd5 said:

August 21st, 10:36 am

Jeff is there gonna be a youtube app on vita? are there gonna be more apps besides the ones you guys already announced ? are Resistance Burning Skies and Escape Plan launch titles ? are we gonna be able to chat with our ps3 friends using Vita friends list?

Stoffinator said:

August 21st, 10:41 am

About the Sony headset. Does it have a battery like the controller or is it normal batteries? Nobody has mentioned this anywhere.

Spacerac said:

August 21st, 10:54 am

Will the PSVita ship with a case like the PSP used to?

Shadow-Man_4 said:

August 21st, 10:54 am

Hey Jeff, I’ve got a serious bug that hasn’t got much attention on the PS Forums.

I’ve subscribed to PS Plus after Update 3.70, and to my surprise, there was a bug with 3.70 that prevented Automatic Download from working. The PS3 doesn’t turn on and download any patches, or even auto upload my save data.

I’ve seen some fixes that aren’t “official” on the forums and they work randomly. They’re not entirely fixing the issue. There’s someone who said if I changed the timing from 24 hour clock to 12 hour clock, Automatic Download worked a few times then stopped working again.

Please look into it Jeff, and tell the technical and QA teams to check this issue and fix it as soon as possible. It’s serious as I paid $50 for a year of PS Plus to enjoy this feature.

Here’s the forum thread: http://community.us.playstation.com/thread/3885093?start=0&tstart=0

GameDude79 said:

August 21st, 11:02 am

Hey Jeff, do you know when the Splinter Cell Trilogy will be available on the PlayStation Store? It’s been on the EU PlayStation Store for a couple weeks now.

john_rally007 said:

August 21st, 11:13 am

I have a quiestion Jeff the new headset is going to rechargeable or with normal batteries??

Arcadian_Rebel said:

August 21st, 11:22 am

A HUNDRED DOLLARS for something that goes over my head?! Are you insane, Sony?

TLove92 said:

August 21st, 11:25 am

Hey Jeff when will psn have cross game chat I think it be cool if we get it.

Rockstarmd said:

August 21st, 11:27 am

Why didn’t you post the IGN article for Cross Game Chat never coming to ps3 http://ps3.ign.com/articles/118/1189293p1.html .

Sonicfan11589 said:

August 21st, 11:45 am

any possibility of Parasite Eve II coming this week?

ZERO_169 said:

August 21st, 12:00 pm

I Can’t wait to get that new headset in the mail when it is released

delkata777 said:

August 21st, 12:07 pm

Any chance of a Youtube app, Jeff?

R-KaDian said:

August 21st, 12:34 pm

Can’t wait for the new headset. A blue tooth will stop in the middle of every sentence.This one’s wireless so i don’t need to worry about people tripping over the wire like my old Logitech headset.

Kirkpad said:

August 21st, 12:43 pm

“Why Spotify Helps Everyone”…. in AMERICA.

If the guys at Sony care about music piracy then these kind of ad enabled services would be available worldwide, not just two or three countries.

Until that happens, I find my music on something called “Google”. Or free music labels like “Pretty Lights” and “Illegal Art”.

Also, I don’t care if From Dust EVER comes to PS3. Ubisoft and their crappy ports can stay off PSN.

thepatriots said:

August 21st, 12:51 pm

I know this is technically niche, and not “playstation sponsored or endorsed” but Fanatec just unveiled a new racing wheel, The Clubsport Wheel, that is compatible with the PS3. It would be really nice if this small company got a shout out at some point on the blog. They are also coming out with a “cheaper” wheel, The CSR Wheel, that is also PS3 compatible.

Anyways here is an impressive video of its features: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgnxlWXs_CY&feature=player_embedded

PumpkinMusic837 said:

August 21st, 1:18 pm

I would love to see some more of the popular games in the PSClassic list in the PSN store like you did with the Breath Of Fire IV.
like Dragon Quest, Legend of Dragoon, Digimon World, Monster Seed, Monster Rancher….. Just examples though.

Rammstone said:

August 21st, 1:33 pm

When is that headset coming to europe?

kropodra said:

August 21st, 1:35 pm

Any way you can contact amazon and tell them the release date is not october 1st for the headset.. I have tried and emailed them links but there CS just sent me a copy past BS email

chrispatriots said:

August 21st, 1:35 pm

the new headset is my favorite! im buying it on release day!! been using the original ps3 bluetooth and everything about it is amazing except one thing. you capped the microphone volume to 3. some people have a hard time hearing me.

hope sony doesnt do the same with the headset.

vorcia said:

August 21st, 1:44 pm

I might be a bit late but it said that the MGS Collection was limited to 7000 copies, is that for just the retailer/steelbook edition? Will there be a standard disc release of the collection and/or will it be released on the PSN?

fsphinx said:

August 21st, 1:54 pm

Hey Jeff,

I know that Disgaea 3 is coming for the PS Vita but I was wondering if Disgaea 4 is going to launch on Vita? The first two games debuted on the PSP and hope they continue the trend for 4. Your responce is greatly appreciated!

Glacier928 said:

August 21st, 1:54 pm


The link below should answer your question… :)


Sonicfan11589 said:

August 21st, 1:59 pm


Tank_Baked said:

August 21st, 2:03 pm

You should link to the article that came out this week that confirmed not only is cross game chat NEVER coming to ps3, but it is actually impossible for the ps3 to even do it as it would take way too much ram(which isn’t available to be used) .

KingDubin said:

August 21st, 2:05 pm

Hey, did you ever get to talk to the makers of Superstars V8 Next Challenge like I asked? Sorry I didn’t get to ask you sooner; Actually, I asked you a few weeks back, but you never answered me. :-(

EqualitiveKiwi said:

August 21st, 2:07 pm

The Headset looks awsome!!

rabidninjamonky said:

August 21st, 2:19 pm

@ arcadian rebel $100 is actually a great price, You realize it’s not just for voice chat, right? It’s wireless and has 7.1 surround. I’m definately picking one up. Playing skyrim with this thing is gonna be awesome!! Can’t wait to see the drop tonight. I hope they put another ps1 rpg on the store. I’m having a blast with BOF4!!

Chadhunter1998 said:

August 21st, 2:23 pm

I swear the headset release date was October 6th… Well the sooner the better. Can’t wait to get 1 Getting it on day 1

kropodra said:

August 21st, 2:33 pm

amazon was selling the headset for 65 dollars so thats what I am paying 4 it :)

Fixitphil007 said:

August 21st, 2:45 pm

What is the current status of the servers for Battlefield 2 (PS3). Numerous friends from across the country are having issues of not having their kits and rank! I’ve been noticing glitches within the online gaming for a couple of weeks now. I’m currently having second thoughts about Battlefield 3; especially if these issue are continuing! Anybody have any answers?!

daxter1100 said:

August 21st, 3:18 pm

Jeff Rubenstein i was woundering if you know any info on there being a jak and daxter hd collection for the ps3

SoleAddict23 said:

August 21st, 4:07 pm

It’s great Vita has all those features, apps and those great UI’s but it’s sad and pathetic how the PS3 doesn’t. You can say it doesn’t have cross chat and universal game invites because of RAM (although the PS3 can still have those features even with the RAM it has) but for it’s UIs to look like they do now and not having improved them since launch, almost five years is unacceptable and there is no excuse.


Sony nor Yoshida said cross game chat is never coming to PS3 or that it’s impossible for the PS3 to have those features. The PS3 actually can have it, just some olders games might need a patch or might not be able to have it just like when Trophies came out, some older games added them, some didn’t, and if there isn’t any RAM left Sony could use less RAM for other things like the UI (XMB), which desperately needs work as well as the in game menu (in game XMB) to name a few.

If Sony doesn’t add those features it’s just plain out lazy from their part, or Sony wants Vita to be the only PlayStation prodcut to have it to make Vita look more appealing and so amazing it does things the PS3 can’t, and same goes with the PS4.

Stoffinator said:

August 21st, 4:34 pm

@32, Actually Yoshida did just say that PS3 is not cable of doing it. Said so at Gamescom.

Zezzler said:

August 21st, 5:38 pm

That PS3 headset looks awesome! I only have 1 concern though… is there a 3.5mm jack, or port on them?

Tank_Baked said:

August 21st, 5:40 pm

Ya I posted a link if the moderators would friggin’ allow it to go through .

Anyway it’s front page on ps3dotigndotcom .

PullusPardusUS said:

August 21st, 6:20 pm

Will the headset work on PC as well ?

NotoriousGamer said:

August 21st, 8:15 pm

this gamescom was good. better next year plz.

Solid-Snake-Eyes said:

August 21st, 10:46 pm

Hey Jeff, can you give us an update on Angry Birds Minis? People who bought the old version still can’t update to the new version.

zech678 said:

August 22nd, 2:26 am

hello everybody

lisatsunami said:

August 22nd, 2:56 am

Jeff, thanks to you & Rey for reporting all the exciting news from Gamescom. Multiple posts per day made it hard, but fun, to keep up with all the news.

I don’t think people here appreciate how much you guys do to keep us informed. I perused the “X console” blog for comparison. Nada. Were they even @ Gamescom?!! And, they only update their blog 3 or 4 times per week, not per day like our blog.

I’m looking forward to your Gamescom posts this week, too.

BuchNasty said:

August 22nd, 6:26 am

@32 I really hope you’re referring to the speed of the XMB media bar (User interface) and not the actual aesthetic look of it and placement of the icons. I for one LOVE the design of the media bar and I can see why they’ve been using it since that weird ps2 programming japan only system. Microsoft is redoing their crappy dashboard AGAIN and it’ll probably still be messy as all hell. The media bar is very organized and straight to the point which I appreciate and enjoy.

Jeff, I want the vita…. I’m in classes again and I’d really love to be able to get trophies in after and before my classes since I car pool with a friend and his classes go later than mine. Do you at least know if the Vita will be out THIS YEAR? I’m very skeptical because it’s almost september and there is not even a launch MONTH yet. Don’t you make me wait for 2012 sony…

BuchNasty said:

August 22nd, 6:34 am

@32 Also if you’re so sure they can put cross chat on the ps3 then you should probably send them the new coding for the media bar and such. I think since he’s the CEO of all sony he might know a few things about the ps3s hardware. I still dream of cross game chat on the ps3 but they obviously said WE CANNOT DO IT and they let us know so we wouldn’t spam the blog with comments about it anymore. You honestly don’t really sound like you completely know what you’re talking about. Sony isn’t going to make a crappy UI and lower quality games so theres ram for xchat. They probably couldn’t even if they wanted to. And the vita is obviously not just a hand held… it’s much more than that so of course it will have more features. 360 only has xchat because it tries to do more than it can handle with that crappy processor. 3 PPEs at 64 bps… psh.

DragonSpirit76 said:

August 22nd, 1:48 pm

@13 if you have a PC and your near it when playing on PS3 just use skype to talk to friends that are playing other games.

@14 Parasite Eve 2 should be available Tuesday. I’m to looking forward in getting it as well. never played PE1 or PE2 but 3rd Birthday I have and I really enjoyed that game.

KILLO31 said:

August 22nd, 4:18 pm

Nice job jeff

RobinDaHoodRDH said:

August 23rd, 12:25 pm

alright i have been a playstation fan since i was a little kid playing the og playstation and dont ge tme wrong i love how playstation 3 plays the old system as well but [DELETED] is going on with the ps2 gameplay i have over 50 games for the ps2 that i can not play so wut your saying since i have a ps3 im [DELETED] outa luck and i have to go buy a ps2 now to play my old games i sold both of my ps2 consoles to get the ps3 because i would have thought yous would have made it compatible to play o n the ps3. i have heard rumors that they would be release a add-on other than the one that is already up for the system to be able to play ps2 games i know that the older model ps3 play the ps2 games with the add-on that is already on the playstation store but wut about the rest of us the ones who spend hundreds of dollars on your consols and games and now 90% of the games i own for playstation consols i cant even play are you’s working on it or will we get left in the dust as the new playstation 4 consol is going to be released sin cerly robindahood rdh

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