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While we enjoy carrying good news on these pages, there was much to be excited about from outside sources over the past few days: Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 confirmed for PS3, Valkyria Chronicles DLC upcoming, and you can now pick up God of War: Chains of Olympus for just 20 bucks.

That’s why we put together this list. Find those stories and more below, and then share your own in the comments area. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

The PS Blog weekly reading list (Week of March 16, 2009)

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  • i really like the article M$ should stop talking about the ps3 :-)

  • Thanks for all the links, Jeff.

    How hard would it be for me to get a pass to the GDC before the PS Blog meet up on weds.? :-)

  • ERIC LEMPEL

    Things that matter most:

    Universal Game Invites
    Voice Messaging
    Private Chat in-game
    Allow two or more users to sign on PSN the same time and let them both get trophies
    Add Optional sound to notifications so when you are focused on the middle of the screen you know you got a new message or someone came online
    symbols and numbers that represent friends online and messages sent somewhere on the XMB and one beside the message box
    Auto Sync Trophies
    More options on profiles
    Report feature to report users, cheaters etc.
    Faster loading XMB and profiles
    More developed profiles
    When you recieve a message you should be able to push the PSN button for it to automatically pop up as long as the notification is still there.
    Friend Request should go on the top of the friends list instead of the bottom

    matter Less:
    View your friends’s friends
    More Avatars
    More details on what your friends are doing
    XMB for PS2 games and movies
    group friends like how u can group instant messaging friends( to oraganize people you met from certain games, online, school, etc.)
    Join friend’s game button
    More Color, everything is black and gray

  • RIC LEMPEL

    Things that matter most:

    Universal Game Invites
    Voice Messaging
    Private Chat in-game
    Allow two or more users to sign on PSN the same time and let them both get trophies
    Add Optional sound to notifications so when you are focused on the middle of the screen you know you got a new message or someone came online
    symbols and numbers that represent friends online and messages sent somewhere on the XMB and one beside the message box
    Auto Sync Trophies
    More options on profiles
    Report feature to report users, cheaters etc.
    Faster loading XMB and profiles
    More developed profiles
    When you recieve a message you should be able to push the PSN button for it to automatically pop up as long as the notification is still there.
    Friend Request should go on the top of the friends list instead of the bottom

    make it happen sony.

  • I have an Xbox 360, and I don’t see a reason to renew my Gold membership, because there isn’t a reason.

    I don’t get what was so big about it. Just a bunch of crying 13 year olds who actually kicked me for doing better than them in L4D.

    I liked the Microsoft should leave PS3 alone article though. Really great reads from that place.

  • hey Jeff, can you get Team Ninja to talk about Sigma 2 on the blog this week?

    • They\’re making their announcement on, I believe, Thursday. We\’ll see if they\’re up for doing interviews. If not, there\’s plenty of time between now and release for us to get them on there. Also, great feature coming up in the next PlayStation The Official Magazine to keep an eye out for.

  • @Crimson_Ryan
    Same here dude. I am not going to be a God member anymore because my 1 year subscription ended this month. I don’t play online on the xbox 360 so I was a waste of money getting it.

    Oh and anyone that is buying a PS3 from Bestbuy this week will get two free blu-ray movies. I just thought I would let everyone that reads this post know about the deal.

  • Oh and I forgot.
    Hay Jeff do you know if Demon’s Souls is going to be release in North America? I been trying to import it from Play-Asia.com but it sold out and they don’t know when they are going to get the Asian version back in stock.

  • Jeff in level 5 website they say they will be attending GDC 09 can you get them to talk about white knight chronicles , when we are going to see the game coming to the US??

  • thanks dude

  • and resistance retribution psp is great , now bring motorstorm and little big planet lol

  • Thanks for the great post Jeff. Have you heard any news about Mad Catz TE FightSticks?

  • @3 and 4

    There aint gunna listen
    They cant install ALL of the FEATURES you mention
    Probably like 1/4 of what you said
    Besides if YOU WANT THOSE FEATURES go get a XBOX360 for Christ Sake

  • I was going to ask when they interactive Killzone commercial would be out, but that article claims “later this month.”

    So, here’s hoping for this week!

  • oh yeah @3 and 4
    Deal with it
    You guys want those because your just too lazy to type messages

  • Great week for PlayStation News.

    ARGHH! I hope that Peggle gets released on PSN this week! *crosses fingers*

    BTW, Valkyria Chronicles is getting trophies with that DLC* (please say yes)

    • Peggle not this week (I don\’t have a date).

      Trophies in VC – don\’t count on it. Though I\’m right there with you.

  • and because we don’t like wasting time I explained everything in the other article’s comments.

  • @ 16 people just want more features, the more diffirent request they get the more they might consider some of those features or hold a pole to pick one. They cant pick them all but they can at least pick some. Whats so bad about giving suggestions/requests to help improve online

  • lol i always thought M$ attacked ps3 way before i read that link. but any news on upcoming killzone2 DLC? oh and fix the split second death animation lag plz plz plz it always results in cheap kills. wer can i go nd complain to Guerilla games?lol

  • Hey Jeff quick 2 questions.

    1. Was it a boy or Girl?

    2. Can you give us anh hints on this new secret PS3 exclusive title, supposed true-blue system seller is, the guys at psextreme have people crapping their pants over it. heres the link to the article: http://theplaystation3guy.blogspot.com/2009/03/what-is-ben-dutkas-secret-ps3-exclusive.html

  • Hey Jeff, will we be seeing Silent Hill on the PS Classics section of the PS Store anytime soon?

    Also, when will we hear any info on the US releases of White Knight Chronicles and Demon’s Souls?! Please answer!!! :(

  • Forgot to add, When are we gonna hear more about the next firmware update?

  • Hey Jeff, is it a boy or a girl?
    I’m both curious and happy for you! :D

  • @23
    I was about to say that exact same thing!

  • I’m anxious to see what PS3 games will be coming to the greatest hits list in the future.

  • Any news on call of duty: modernwarfare 2?

  • Sorry for offtop
    But when American PSN will get new PSN ID cards?

    Playfire support only eu accounts

  • @Jeff Rubenstien
    Hey Jeff since you’ve given us an article on MKV2VOB made me think it is time to pass on some features that I need for my encodes. My entire DVD collection is on my server now for viewing on my home’s PS3s (yes plural). I’m sad to say that MP4 seems to be lacking in a few features that are part of the standard. Could you possibly pass this request on to Eric:

    Full MPEG 4 support for the following parts:
    *Full Compliance with MPEG 4 PART 14
    *MPEG 4 PART 17, Subtitles for timed text in MP4 files (3GPP TIMED TEXT)

    I’d also like the support of multiple audio streams via DLNA/UPnP Media servers seeing how I can do that on my PS3 locally already. Some of my movies I like to watch dubbed and in their original language with subtitles depending on what I’m up for. Case in points Final Fantasy VII Advent Children.

    Oh and Bring back PS2 BC via emulation and InGame XMB for PS2/1 games.

    Multiple user logins for a single game.

  • oh and forgot AAC 5.1 to AC-3 in real time

  • Jeff!
    Any chance you can tell us the line-up for the upcoming PSN games that will be in the ‘Spring Fever’ section of the store. i really want to know :p

    • I can tell you that this week brings us Burn Zombie Burn. Look for a video this week on the Blog.

  • Don’t make PSN in to MSN i.e xBox LIVE :D
    I want to play games on my PS3 not chat all day? ;P

  • woot logitech harmony remote for ps3. this is a day one purchase for me and will get rid of 4 remotes.

  • @31 playing online with friends eassier is what I want to do with my PS3. Not typing out messages spending a lot of time trying to play games with my friends ;P when it could be done like BAM.

  • Will SEGA be dropping by the Blog this week to talk Valkyria Chronicles’ DLC? You know, giving us a ‘Date’ and ‘Price’. Been waiting for it ever since they said they’d be releasing it ‘Early 2009’ late last year.

  • No mention of the fact that Sony is screwing over developers by charging DLC?

  • @ Jeff Rubenstein

    Will FW 2.7 be released this week? because its GDC and the Psyonix Developer Psyonix-Corey officially stated on the SSARPBC forums “Sony mentioned a bug they fixed with the next system software update (2.7.0) that might resolve these issues,” and will “drop later this month”, and will “contain lots of fun new fixes. I’m excited about this one, lots of new stuff.” So if I’m right and this is the last week off this month and its GDC week, FW 2.70 should be out on Tuesday or Wednesday.

  • Jeff,can you atleast give us something in regards to firmware 2.70?

  • ERIC LEMPEL
    Things that matter most:
    Universal Game Invites
    Voice Messaging
    Private Chat in-game
    Allow two or more users to sign on PSN the same time and let them both get trophies
    Add Optional sound to notifications so when you are focused on the middle of the screen you know you got a new message or someone came online
    symbols and numbers that represent friends online and messages sent somewhere on the XMB and one beside the message box
    Auto Sync Trophies
    More options on profiles
    Report feature to report users, cheaters etc.
    Faster loading XMB and profiles
    More developed profiles
    When you recieve a message you should be able to push the PSN button for it to automatically pop up as long as the notification is still there.
    Friend Request should go on the top of the friends list instead of the bottom

    :)

  • By the Way!!!
    Any news about Bombermen Ultra? Chris already told me that he knows nothing, so i was wondering if you knew anything about it?

  • @ Jeff Rubenstein #36

    Cheers for the swift reply and congrats on the baby, it was an official dev that released the info so it should be true, I dont get why your not allowed to talk about it cos the NXE was very well publicised.

  • Would everyone who keeps posting FW requests stop, Eric Lempel and the PSN team know what we want, and some off it will happen soon, so stop harassing them with lists, it doesnt just happen by clicking your fingers!

  • hey Jeff, any news on the IGN article that was supposed to be on inFamous?

  • thanks jeff for the gdc update,
    is there going to be press release for anything related to sony this week? Or is it just mainly around games or what not? thanks

  • Thanks Mr. Rubenstein

  • @38

    And please, can we add a feature to cure cancer with the simultaneous push of the R1 and R2 and L1 button?

  • Okay, so I’m a little disappointed we haven’t been getting our regular dosage of firmware updates can we have some more soon please and by soon i mean like a week or 2

    But other than that PS3 is awesome and I have been addicted to Killzone 2 since release! :)

  • Infamous IGN article was replaced with the Uncharted 2 one xD

    I’d like to hear more about inFamous please. Each time they show something new, a new power comes with it.

  • Jeff, any info on if Sony is going to release Catan or Gomibako on the North American store?

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