The PSB, SOCOM & Recap

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This week we finalized and released the info you’d been looking for on WipEout HD, released Life with PlayStation, expanded the Home beta by thousands of people, and LittleBigPlanet finished production. I think that qualifies as a “pretty damn good” week. More good stuff on the way over the next 7 days!

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Courtesy of Victor Zuylen – Editor, Killzone Community

  • StA-14 Battle Rifle – We reveal the top-secret specifications of a previously unseen Helghast weapon, and investigate how it was created.
  • The Assault Trooper – A closer look at the behavior and (re)design of one of the Killzone franchise’s most emblematic enemy characters.

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  • Big week for Home, eh?

  • Thanks for the recap, Jeff

  • Always nice to see a recap, I get to check if I missed anything!

  • my only question is how do we get the Little Big Planet “I was there week one” shirt?


  • Heck yeah this was a pretty damn good week, props to you guys for showing people wrong on a lot of things. Not a lot of people thought the Home beta would expand again, but alas it did, and I’m still waiting to see if I can catch the email wave for it. Life with PlayStation is awesome as well. People are hating on it because it doesn’t have much to it, but hey, can’t hate on free stuff like that, I think it’s badass! And LittleBigPlanet going gold?? I am SO AMPED! Jeff man, you have NO idea, lucky you, you’ve probably already got to play it….

  • Only thing I’m disappointed is the fact that my PS3 broke :(.

    I have to pay 200$ after taxes…it’s pathetic! I didn’t even break it, it shut down itself and wont turn on anymore. Yellow Light of Death for the lose. However, I do have other friends with PS3s, and I got to try out everything I missed, so I am happy in that aspect – Life with PLAYSTATION is such a great feature to have!

  • I’m still having problems trying to connect to either the F@H servers or the LifewithPS servers… HALP! :( I was really looking forward to Life and now I can’t even use it…

  • A good week for sure, but I thought Criterion would be back to talk more about Burnout and the trophies?
    Any idea on when that will happen?

    Thanks. :D

    • I talked to \”the lads\” on Friday – they want to wait until they have a confirmed date on the Trophy patch. Hopefully we\’ll have them back on with that next week.

  • Great week guys!

    Just got the Home Beta! Thanks a million PS Home team. I been waiting for a long time for this beta.

    LWP is cool. Cant wait for WipEout HD. I will be downloading it on the spot!

  • You’re right Jeff… pretty damn good week.
    Next week will be even better, though! (Particularly Thursday)

  • Jeff,

    Me and a lot of people have been having PSN issues. I’ll be playing a game and I’ll get singed out. I can sign back in no problem but after awhile it signs me out again. It just started happening this last week or so. I’ve been checking forums and a lot of people have been having this problem. My PS3 is wired directly to my modem so it’s not a wireless issue. I have a good stable internet connection to. This is a PlayStation Network issue.

    I know your job is to run the Blog but I was hoping you could pass this on to the people who need to know if they don’t already. Thank you for any help. :)

  • Exclusive RPGs plz.

  • This was a great week, can’t wait for next week either! Mega-Man 9 and Wipeout. Sold. I’ve been having lots of fun in the Home Beta, and Life With Playstation is pretty neat.

    Any word on a zoom function for the news stories in LWP, or perhaps local traffic and weather?

  • As far as LittleBigPlanet Goes. will there be any announcement for the upcoming beta here on the blog?

  • WipEout HD next week, already got the money in my wallet :D

  • This was a awesome week for ps3. Cant wait for wipeout and MM9 this thursday.

    BTW i know this is off topic, but how can i make my icon in this website???

  • @16

    Use the same email as this blog and it will link the image to this blog.

    Not a bad week, wish we had some Bionic Commando trophy info :( .

  • @16

    Click the blank image and it will take you to the site, make sure you use the same email as this blog.

    Not a bad week, wish we had some Bionic Commando trophy info :( . This is the third time I try to post but nothing shows, what gives?

  • @17 Yeah i did that now what? It wont show up .

  • It takes a bit to show up, sooner or later it will be there.

  • The SOCOM beta is slightly better but it’s still hurting a bit from slight latency.

    Killzone 2’s weapon and trooper feature is tight! Anticipation for this game is still at it’s height for me.

  • Oh ok thanks for your help though.

  • Nice week and I know it isn’t finished yet, but I have a question. In Criterion Games post about Burnout Bikes last week, they promised to talk about trophies this week. Any word on when they will post about that?

  • Thanks Jeff.

    The past 3 months have been just fantastic in firmware upgrades, games, etc.

    Keep them coming, they’re great !

  • @#4: That question was answered on the post that was actually regarding LBP.

  • Where have all the playsstation 3 games gone?
    I’m SOOOOO bored!

  • @sept is the slow month b4 the storm and the storm is coming in oct.get ready to be broke

  • A very packed week on the blog. Thank you very much, Jeff and all others involved. :D

  • Hey Jeff I have a question, is anything being done to the kids who got in the beta? Clearly they can’t sign a NDA since you have to be 18+.

  • Looking forward to all the great games coming out!

  • is it at all posible to make the new playstation headset backwards compatable so i can play the origanal socoms with it?!! that would be awsome! besides i gave up the old wired headset. keeps breaking!!

  • @ evoanubis – so if i read this right all i have to do is preorder little big planet and pick it up and i get my shirt?


  • Thousands of people in Home? Oh, you mean those 950 other people that have no connection to PSU, no connection to, no connection to PS Blog?


    Hi Jeff.. what i’m about to write has nothing to do with the recap of the blog, but i don’t nkonw where to write directly to PLAYSTATION’S people.

    I live in Mexico, and i have mi PS3 since a year ago, i’m very happy whit it, buuuut!!!!

    WE DONT HAVE A PS STORE IN MEXICO. So we are missing all the great games and add ons of the games, I already wryte a letter to PLAYSTATION MEXICO, but they don’t answer, and we are getting a incomplete and defecient service, we are in fact wondering if we are going to can acces HOME.
    I hope that you can do something, or pass this to someone that can, we are not asking for anything free, and all the people that i know with ps3 has the same problem, PLEASE.. I REALLY WANT TO KNOW IF U CAN DO SOMETHING.

    Playstation distributes oficially in MEXICO, why we don’t have a playstation store??

    Well, thanks for your help, sorry my english, and… PLAYSTATION FOREVER!!!

  • i think the best news this week is the upcoming release of MegaMan 9- say what you will about Capcom’s practices lately, hrm *coff* *coff* monster hunter *coff* but John D. answered more questions than almost any other developer has on this blog, so that means something to me as a frequent poster here…

    that is some authentic brand new old school goodness! weird sentence! (and that “old school” just happens to have been MY school at the time, yup- i was around for the nes cartridges..)

    thanks as always for the recap Jeff


    It’s killing me!!! :)

  • Thanks for ‘Life with PlayStation’ ;)
    I just can’t read the News on it, on my SD:TV???
    It’s a shame that + Some Games Text are small to :(
    Why are they starting to make the Text un-readable for in games??? Not eveyone owns a 100″ TV!!! ;D

  • Jeff,

    I’ve emailed your team (last week) and left my questions in that appropriate posts to no avail. Is it AT ALL possible to have Grace Chen respond to concerns raised in her posts? Or someone on her behalf as she is ‘Senior Manager’ and may not have the time to do the Q/A thing?

    You, Jeff, have set an incredible precedent with regards to level of interaction on this site and most other blog entries have the author involved. Grace’s lack of interaction leaves a lot of unaddressed but serious questions (my biggest concern is that it ‘seems’ that an HDD upgrade/crash or a PS3 swap due to maintenance results in the loss of all bought video content with no ability to redownload or move the license).

    Thanks for anything you can do about having her posts addressed by someone that knows the issues around preserving our media.


  • cool. good info…

  • In the SOCOM beta, I got respawned into a room I couldn’t escape :(

    I had to stand on the balcony and wait to be shot.

    I don’t remember the map, but I do remember it was facing a large town square or whatever it’s called.

  • just thouhgt id let people know that i just recieved a beta test for Motorstorm Pacific Rift ………….. how awesome!

  • Hey jeff,
    I’ve purchased qore episode 1 and have a year subscription to qore and still havent received my socom beta code. Did I miss something? My psn Id: explosive78

  • By the way I did call scea, I sent a email and I posted a comment on the website and nobody has answered me.

  • Hey Jeff, you guys should make a blog post about this –>

    “Valkyria Chronicles Event and Interview – Submit your questions!

    Valkyria Chronicles enthusiasts and fans – and people who like free stuff – listen up! Next Friday, SEGA will be holding an exclusive Valkyria Chronicles event at the Sony Playstation store inside the Metreon in San Francisco! Here’s the scoop:

    Where: The Sony Metreon, 101 4th Street, San Francisco, CA

    When: 5 – 9 PM Pacific, Friday, Sept 26th”

    To inform people about it who don’t visit the sega blog (I stumbled apon that by luck lol)

  • Hey Jeff, any blog post about Segas’ Valkyria Chronicles event coming up this friday? (I know Sega has one on their blog site but doesn’t have much hits to it by the amount of replies it’s gotten) so would be nice to get one up on here! =D

  • (Delete My above comment, the one after the one with links I put, I didn’t realize the one above it got sent through)


    Anyway glad to see more Home invites were out, Jeff you should come on Home one day ;D or did those meanies at Sony not send you an invite?! lol

  • btw Jeff.

    Do you play on any other platforms other than PlayStation? (Whether it be console or PC/Mac?)

    I only really play PS3, but I’m building a new PC for… uhh… “college” ;)

  • is been a good week

  • this is about the playstation headset. is there any possible way that u can make it backwards compatable? id like to use it for the origional socoms so that i dont need to go out and buy another one of those old ps2 headsets that always seems to break! besides i like being able to be real far away from my playstation and still talk and play.(during smoke breaks ext.)

  • thanks for the post i always feel better after i come home from football and read these blogs

  • “Expanded Home Beta by Thousands” Humm interesting…

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