The PSB & SOCOM Recap

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  • Update On Latency (Lag) Issues – The SOCOM: Confrontation Online Team lets us know about the latest developments on the server side of things.

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  • It’s definitely time to ditch the red/blue/turquoise/yellow playstation logo….it looks old.

    Black and white all the way.

  • Chris, JEFF

    Don’t you guys think they need to make the message box have a symbol beside it saying the number of messages instead of each user having a number. IT’s hard to tell if you got new messages. It should be like an email inbox. You guys should also send messages to to all PSN users:
    – Newsletters
    – new releases
    – to notify Maintenace updates
    – to notify of store updates what downloadble content is out
    – to tell users about other things
    – notify of game updates and what they offer
    – allow developers to send messages to users who suscribe to their product.

    Friend request should be in the message box and on top of the list instead of on the bottom of the list. Because nobody wants to scroll down daily to see if they got new invites.

  • This week was a great one for news . . . it was like everything was happening at once.

    @Jeff: BEYOND!!!

    @ Chris: So, when do you get to go on a gaming podcast or two?

    • When Jeff lets me out of my cage. Til then, go hunt down some old GamePro video news episodes…but don\’t say I didn\’t warn you about the ridiculousness.

  • “- Newsletters
    – new releases
    – to notify Maintenace updates
    – to notify of store updates what downloadble content is out
    – to tell users about other things
    – notify of game updates and what they offer
    – allow developers to send messages to users who suscribe to their product.”

    The info bar at the top of the screen already does most of this.

  • indeed but I think it’d be better to get messages because not everyone will always read that info bar thing. For your email are you going to most likely read the interesting looking emails you get from Microsoft rather then the small text advertising somewhere on the page. My main point was to have a main inbox that tells you how many messages you got. It’d be cool to get a messages from developers that say things like this patch just came out or messages from Sony there will be an awesome update coming this week or come on home right now while you are playing a game. Also you wouldn’t know if the info bar gets updated :).

  • Are the 2.7 firmware rumors true?

  • I agree with the main inbox thing.

    But the last thing I want is spam PSN messages.

  • 6 days until KZ2! Sweet!

  • wheres the killzone recap?

  • @evo Annubis
    they should have a subscription thing where if you don’t want it you tell them not to send you stuff. I think this would help advertise games and stuff.

  • Don’t they send that stuff to your e-mail anyway? Why get it in both places?

  • i watched the new footage from inFamous on spike last night and the female boss fight looks pretty intense! the more i see on inFamous the more im intrigued. can’t wait. and oh 6 days until deployment. YAY.


  • mostly store updates,you can also send stuff like play with the developers and give information about tournaments.

  • @1 I was thinking the exact same thing just the other day.

  • Overall a very good newsweek. Any truth to these 2.7 update rumors I’ve been hearing?

  • “When Jeff lets me out of my cage. Til then, go hunt down some old GamePro video news episodes…but don’t say I didn’t warn you about the ridiculousness.”

    *laughs* And what makes you think I’ve never seen those? Those things were ridiculously funny.

  • I can’t wait until Killzone 2! :D

    Hopefully the 2.7 firmware rumors are true! I want all of those things! :D

  • Where’s Hydro Thunder?

  • I’m missing the KZ update :(. Pre-ordered yesterday, thank you Sony and GG for making a game that has so much promise and realism.

  • Hey Playstation Blog staff. I have something to ask of you. Bring Jak and Daxter back on the PS3!!! At the risk of sounding immature, I’m sick of waiting. We’ve been waiting forever. Once you guys release Uncharted 2 I highly recommend Naughty Dog moves back to J&D.

  • Could we get atleast a deny on the 2.70 rumours? Everyone would benefit with those features if they were true

    Cheers and a have a great weekend everyone!

  • what is all this 2.7 rumor business? ive heard nothing of the sort and we all know Sony doesn’t comment on rumor and speculation so can we give it a rest guys? when they are ready to announce something Mr Koller will show up on here to formally announce it with a nice little in-depth video of all the shiny new features. until then…


  • Please allocate more resources to Slant Six. Sony needs to step up and deliver what one of their studios promised.

  • Jeff or Chris,
    Where can I send my resume to be a Tester for possible new products for PSP and PS3? You know the Japan Listing that’s been going round the interwebs today. I would really like to apply. It’s been a Dream of mine to work with Sony.

  • Did the party system get added to SOCOM yet? I want to buy it

  • Thanks for the info

  • lets go killzone!!!

  • Right now turn to ESPN2 and watch the race. KILLZONE 2 is sponsoring the #20 Gamestop car and he is in the top 10. The car looks absolutely amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I will post a picture of it when i find a picture. There are also videos of it on youtube.

  • I knew your name sounded familiar… I love GAMEPRO!

  • Killzone 2 commercial tonight during UFC right cause i haven’t seen it yet.

  • Can’t wait for Killzone 2….only thing, is, I’m lending my PS3 to my bro-in-law, and won’t be playing on it till March :(

    This is where being a Multi-platform gamer comes in handy!

    …just until March that is :D

  • yup just saw it on Spike at 10 :12

    Awesome Comercial

    Great Job Guys! :)

  • sony has a great lineup coming up for 2009!…killzone2,mag,uncharted 2 etc etc… thats great but ..wait! something is missing up in that great lineup that is coming upon us…JRPGS! WHATS THE DEAL WITH THAT SONY? i mean i know we got disgaea 3 and valkirie chronicles plus eternal sonata but what about the present and the future why not announce any jrpgs…heck, you guys didnt announced wrpgs just as sacred 2 and the like…it almost sound like you guys hate the genre or something..and the question is are u guys going to announce something concerning rpgs that we fans of the genre might look up to? i know the genre is not as big as the shooters but common throw us a bone here!

  • Is there any chance of getting better gamer cards that updates automatically with our trophy stats and some more icons please? I would love to have a gamer card that looked as good if not better as the xbox users have.

  • Substitute icons for avatars**

  • Sony, if 2.7 rumors are true please remember we don’t just want improved chat features, we want party chat and cross game chat. Our friends and only our friends.

  • “Helghast soldiers roaming around Home and dispensing Killzone 2 demo codes. Anyone get a voucher?”

    Not me. And it still makes me cry every time I think about it. Excuse me, I think I have something in my eye…

  • Dear Sony.

    Please bring Demon’s Souls to the west.
    It just released in Japan/Asia with no hint of a local release here.

    More and more importers are realizing it’s the hidden gem of this generation. It’s a spiritual successor to Kings Field from the people who made Kings Field.


    Published by Sony and developed by From Software. The game is already 100% translated into English (voices, text, menus/items, trophies). The job is practically already done for you.

    In the very very least, release it on the PS Store. Cheers.

  • This week I was sad and shocked by Brasil again be ignored by Sony.

    I live in Brasil and always bought sony products (sound, TV, walkman, dvd, vhs, recharge and videogame etc) and it is very difficult and the need to import and pay two or three times the original price when I bought the Playstation and its games and accessories.

    PS1 – 1996
    PS2 – 2001
    PSP – 2005
    PS3 – 2008

    I am increasingly disappointed with the sony for not officially get the playstation to Brasil, the largest market in Latin America in sales of PlayStation.

  • 5 days till KILLZONE sigh, any word on 2.7

  • What podcast you guys are doing? , you should link it from here.

  • @39 i agree
    they should

  • You know what is missing from this news…
    info on GT5.

    Note: this is a shameless ploy to get some form of a reply that may divulge some info on GT5…

  • If the 2.7 rumours are true, I just can’t wait to see how Sony will cripple the features to the point where they’re useless.

    My prediction with the XMB chat (if it’s even true): We’ll be able to use chat when we jump out to the XMB from a game, but it’ll cut off when we’re back in the game. So essentially useless.

  • @DazMontana…..think your right, but hope your wrong!

  • That’s great and all… but when will Socom go from “barely playable” to playable?

    Someone needs to can Slant Six and have Zipper come back and fix their crap. Confrontation wouldn’t be bad, but it’s six months after release and the beta was terrible. The game is still nearly terrible. Shame, as it could be so much more.

  • The title of this recurring blog entry should be truncated to ‘The PSB Recap’. Drop the SOCOM silliness.

    There’s never any movement in the SOCOM world. Just the occasional e-mail from Slant Six promising to fix the same problems that have plagued the game since well before release.

    It’s embarrassing to read. And I would think it’s getting embarrassing to post (no?)

    Just do everyone a favour, and drop it.

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