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Covered in this week’s reading list: Xi, MLB, and DLC.

Downloadable content announcements have sparked new conversation about Killzone 2 and SRPG gem Valkyria Chronicles, which is a good thing.

Read anything good this week and don’t see it on our list? Please share your links with the class in the comments below. Or, y’know, copy-and-paste lists of demands meant for people who didn’t write this post. You know who you are! :-)

The PS Blog weekly reading list (Week of April 6, 2009)

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  • If there is speculation that a big exclusive is coming to the PS3 like KH3 or any other system selling exclusive, Sony aren’t going to outright deny it are they.

    It would make no sense for Sony to come out and say “no, this big game is not coming to our system/or does not exist/or we have no comment” because it could potentially lose PS3 sales from the people who are convinced that the speculation is actually true.

  • Jeff people are made becuase you don’t answer properly. Like for one instance, someone calculated a few days ago how many people had the same avatars because of the lack of avatars. He asked nicely for some info on some new avatars and if they are being worked on and your response is “nice math skillz”

    Basically your smart [DELETED] comments and you [DELETED] around is hurting the community.
    We all ask is for some simple info and crying out for some knowledge.

    All we ask is that you please acknowledge us and that our requests are being heard.

    Is that too hard to ask?

    So for one, please be mature and acknowledge this post for my sake and the rest of the community.
    You understand where I am coming from?
    Thanks.

  • You must shrug at weekend posts. Not only are you having to work on weekends and spend part of easter (and your first kids easter from what I’m seeing on the comments), but the weekend comments are typically the rudest and most ignorant (thats not offensive it just means they don’t know, too many people are ignorant of the meaning of ignorance :P ). I feel sorry for you :/

  • “Or, y’know, copy-and-paste lists of demands meant for people who didn’t write this post.”

    I laughed hard when I read that. :-D

  • ERIC LEMPEL
    – Universal Game Invites and Join Session Button(XMB)
    – Voice Mail and Private Voice Chat in-game
    – Add OPTIONAL sound for notifications(sign on, new messages,etc.)
    – symbols and numbers that show friends online and new messages on the XMB and beside message box
    – Auto Sync Trophies
    – More developed profiles + mentioned options on profiles(refer to image below)
    – Report feature to report issues and stuff
    – Faster loading in-game XMB and profiles
    – When you receive a message you should be able to push the PS button for it to automatically pop up as long as the notification is still there
    – More Avatars
    – XMB formovies, browser and PS2

    The Profile Concept: http:*//i41.tinypic.*com/11t8q3p.jpg

    Read more : http:*//boardsus.playstation.*com/playstation/board/message?board
    .id=ps3updates&thread.id=62394

    NOTE REMOVE THE ASTERIKS (*)

  • @Jeff – Since we are talking about reliable sources, I just read something from Joystiq. I think we all know that they are a reliable source..
    http://www.joystiq.com/2009/04/12/new-zealand-sony-release-list-dates-fat-princess-for-june-18/
    And they are coming this week to the blog :D I smell something fishy! lol
    oh and great week Jeff! Much PSP love. I appreciate it.

  • @43 Zonnes

    What happens with readers is that *most of the time* they seek for rumors from other sources. Than instead of wait for the PlayStation.Blog to release the informations.

    Then they start complaining *here* without knowing that the PlayStation.Blog has nothing to do with their misunderstanding or misreading. Beside, unofficial sites are really strong sources to create rumors that might confuse readers.

    That is why I read them, but don’t even pay attention to them. Because is really annoying when you see people saying “This site said….”
    When is not even official!

  • y did they lock the thread in the forums? now im forced 2 give my suggestions here.

    – Universal Game Invites and Join Session Button(XMB)

    – Voice Mail and Private Voice Chat in-game
    – Add OPTIONAL sound for notifications(sign on, new messages,etc.)
    -symbols and numbers that show friends online and new messages on the XMB and beside message box
    -Auto Sync Trophies

    -More developed profiles + mentioned options on profiles(refer to image below)
    -Report feature to report issues and stuff

    -Faster loading in-game XMB and profiles
    -When
    you receive a message you should be able to push the PS button for it
    to automatically pop up as long as the notification is still there

    – More Avatars
    – XMB formovies, browser and PS2

    The Profile Concept: http:*//i41.tinypic.*com/11t8q3p.jpg

    Read more : http:*//boardsus.playstation.*com/playstation/board/message?board

    .id=ps3updates&thread.id=62394

    NOTE REMOVE THE ASTERIKS (*)

  • Hay Jeff, do you think you can maybe unban my work IP address?

  • – Universal Game Invites and Join Session Button(XMB)

    – Voice Mail and Private Voice Chat in-game
    – Add OPTIONAL sound for notifications(sign on, new messages,etc.)
    -symbols and numbers that show friends online and new messages on the XMB and beside message box
    -Auto Sync Trophies

    -More developed profiles + mentioned options on profiles(refer to image below)
    -Report feature to report issues and stuff

    -Faster loading in-game XMB and profiles
    -When
    you receive a message you should be able to push the PS button for it
    to automatically pop up as long as the notification is still there

    – More Avatars
    – XMB formovies, browser and PS2

    The Profile Concept: http:*//i41.tinypic.*com/11t8q3p.jpg

    Read more : http:*//boardsus.playstation.*com/playstation/board/message?board

    .id=ps3updates&thread.id=62394

    NOTE REMOVE THE ASTERIKS (*)

  • Are you serious!?

    Do you guys think anybody will be interesting to put their *Name and About Me* information?

  • Happy Easter to all the readers and writers of the playstation blog.

    Perhaps a reader poll could be placed onto the site to let the readers decide the fate of the ignorant/rude xmb post spammers (also for other indiscretions).

  • @58
    its a social networking concept… fbook myspace orkut etc… they all have that… even youtube etc…

  • @59 knight_spg

    Hey, is a good idea to have a poll in the side of the Blog (I hope Jeff takes care f this). But in my *opinion*, I will like to see a poll with at least 2 features we want to have in our PS3s in the next firmware update…

    However, if this happends; then this Blog will be filled with nosense comments.

  • @lcmnick,

    Hey! I am not saying Sony should outright say the *rumored* games are not coming out on PS3, and I wasn’t specifically talking about Sony smashing every rumor, because some of them turn out to be true, like the one sent by an insider to D+ Magazine about LBP on PSP and MotorStorm Arctic Edge.

    What I am saying here, some disturbing (and annoying might I add) rumors are surfacing from unreliable sources, which most people take them as facts, because some of these sources just confirm the “rumors”… Great example is the supposed Killzone 2 Superbowl Ad, everyone thought it was real because Hiphopgamer CONFIRMED it, and it was talked about for a long time and it didn’t happen, but if Sony officials denied the rumor, no one would pay attention to it.

    My point here is Sony should just CLARIFY some obvious stuff, rather than commenting on every rumor posted regarding PS3/PSP.

  • Why doesn’t the psp get a new update we’ve waited too long and its always security updates can it be something more important this time

  • Would be nice to hear some news on GT5, and how the real game is coming along.
    Anything other than more competitions lol.

  • Jeff,

    But if the responses were heard loud and clear, and the community felt like its not ignored every update, and on the blog responses, you wouldn’t have any spam. For example. If people complained that no one on earth asked for In game text chat, thats CENSORED, and limited characters, it would be nice to see “oh we have this thing called internal research, and text chat with heavy censorship in between people on your friends list was at the top of that list! Not Voicechat!” Then everyone here would tell the trolls/spammers to go read that blog post. And it would be the end of it.There is a severe disconnect between people that do complain,and people that know whats going on. Saying “we hear you loud and clear” is what has been said since the launch.People will always complain about something that could have been done in a better way,thats life. With the updates the PS3 gets, none of the top 5 requests are ever pulled off.
    I’d be shocked to find out that Sony did a study and found the 18-35 demographic wanted a censored limited text chat. If you tried to appease the people complaining about XMB with a simple blog, it would be it. The really irrational trolls would be slaughtered by us regulars.

  • @TRIX_BOL (#54),

    I totally understand you, and I agree with you, we wouldn’t have much problem if people were paying attention.

    I personally don’t take anything seriously aside from the official news posted here. And to be honest with you, it’s quite easy to tell the complete fake stories, but some people just don’t like to live in reality, which is sad.

    Anyway, I just wanted to pitch my idea here, nothing more. I am actually more than glad to see that Sony takes PlayStation.Blog seriously, and to see them realize “consumers love being able to interact with developers” as Chris Eden of Sony says.

    Keep up the good work, Sony!

  • Hey Jeff….Happy Passover,

    I have a question about Crackle. I’m in Canada and Crackle does not work on the PS3 but it may be because it is IP blocked like HULU etc.

    Can you confirm that Crackle works in the US?

    If it doesn’t work even in the states…is it something that you, as the Social Media Manager, have input to SCEA and the Crackle/SPE team on?

    (for readers here that don’t know, Crackle, Inc., a Sony Pictures Entertainment Company, is a multi-platform next-generation video entertainment network that distributes digital content including original short form series and full-length traditional programming from Sony Pictures’ vast library of television series and feature films.)

    • I\’m not sure, has anyone else tried this?

      Truthfully, I\’ve got as much influence on Crackle\’s player as I do on the questions they ask on Jeopardy (Sony Pictures Studios Television).

      But I can try and track someone down and let them know their player isn\’t working. We\’ve been more focused on YouTube compatiblity/features.

  • @50

    You mean like those people who bought a PSP on day one thinking they would be playing GT Mobile?

    :)

  • I’ve been seeing you on RE5 a lot lately. Do you have the VS DLC? What do you think of it?

    I’m also curious to see how well the RE5VS is doing considering there’s no blog announcement about it, or mention of it on the PS Store blog post. =\

    • Haven\’t downloaded it yet, but probably will. Been trying to go back and get the emblems to unlock that infinite ammo magnum!

  • any plans of more Spyro PS1 games coming to the PS STORE soon?

  • @ Jeff (43)

    Yep, I keep telling people over and over again that firmware ‘rumors’ are basically the equivalents of ‘fabrications’ but hope can cause some serious problems in the hands of the wrong people. You say “no, it’s false” and all you’d get would be people screaming their heads off at you. I don’t envy your position, but I definitely think you’ve got a good idea of what your doing. And remember: ALWAYS look behind/around/near heaters at the end of the Easter egg hunt, ’cause you really don’t want those staying there over the course of a year or more.

  • Firmware rumors = Something I say getting spun into “zOMG IT’S COMING!!!” when all I’m doing is speculating.

  • i hope we get more news about MAG and MW2( and a gameplay footage too if possible) i just wanna see these games…cant w8 4 E3.
    btw happy easter every one

  • Happy Easter Jeff and everyone else at the PS Blog, I am not sure if you saw the other post or not I just wanted to say I received the GDC shirt and it’s awesome. Many thanks!!!!

  • Jeff:
    I think that jakinov should be banned since the id he logsin with could be a violation of the TOS for sexual content… It does not take a rocket scientist to figure it out and if you are reading I am seriously offended… That other id’s are refused but others are just looked over…

  • Happy Easter!!

    Any word on FFVII coming to the US Playstation Store? Saw it on the JPN store and would love to have this here. thx

  • Got my shirt yesterday. Thanks a lot!

  • that whole week wasnt that great….we didnt get info on any games i really want or like and RDKF was the only OK game…hopefully this week will be better..and at least 2 blogs every day would be nice too

  • @58

    Turn on your PS3
    Go to someones profile
    Push R1
    Push R1
    Third Row it should say “About Me”

    @59
    “Or, y’know, copy-and-paste lists of demands meant for people who didn’t write this post” ~Jeff

    Pretty sure the story is by Jeff and the list is for Eric therefore we’re doing exactly what Jeff is asking for. Don’t get how we’re spamming :O.

  • jesus damn christ (sorry)

    But seriously everyone STFU bout the features
    Let jakinov do the “feedback” unlike you posers

  • A little off topic but these improvements would be great. ERIC LEMPEL
    – Universal Game Invites and Join Session Button(XMB)

    – Voice Mail and Private Voice Chat in-game
    – Add OPTIONAL sound for notifications(sign on, new messages,etc.)
    -symbols and numbers that show friends online and new messages on the XMB and beside message box
    -Auto Sync Trophies

    -More developed profiles + mentioned options on profiles(refer to image below)
    -Report feature to report issues and stuff

    -Faster loading in-game XMB and profiles
    -When
    you receive a message you should be able to push the PS button for it
    to automatically pop up as long as the notification is still there

    – More Avatars
    – XMB formovies, browser and PS2

  • @78 jakinov

    You were the first to post the list, I don’t think that is spamming the site. It is all the other fools that then continue to cut and paste the same list over and over that are the problem. Once is enough.

    The poll on the site might indicate to some of you guys that you aren’t speaking for the majority. You’re just an unwanted annoyance/embarrassment for mature gamers that visit the site.

  • Hey Jeff…thanks for looking into it.

    I realize Youtube is important to support the PS3 when integrated into games and such.

    Last week there were reports that SONY Pictures would be looking to strike a deal with Youtube to bring full length content to Youtube and perhaps the PS3 will be able to get that content at that time.

    Crackle has alot of great internet only content though and if the PS3/Browser team could look into what may need to be done to flash to make it work (if it doesn’t right now) that would be great. (I’ll ask someone on my website that is in the States to test it if no one hear chimes in).

    Have another ‘media’ question for you. Last year SONY (SCEE) announced that Vidzone.tv was going to be integrated into the XMB by spring 09. I’ve checked out the site and it works great just in the browser as is but do you know if a: this is still on track for XMB integration and b: if SCEA will be integrating it as well.

    Here is the link to the announcement last year to refresh your/everyone’s memory:
    *http://www.gamershell.com/companies/sony_computer_entertainment/484202.html

    Cheers Jeff.

  • @81
    They are just saying they want the same things too. They can make their own list but have the same features in different words.

  • Oh and Jeff, SONY has confirmed talks with Google over this so you wouldn’t be letting ‘the cat out of the bag’ by commenting :)

    *http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601103&sid=aBDmkrFqquzU&refer=us

  • @83
    As I said, once is enough to show the list.

  • @ 78 hey am cool with your list of features but here the problem how much you and others are willing to pay for all them features ? because thanks to MS sony will not give us these features for free. here one more question no one ask , will you paid for these features if no one have these features on your friend list ? it’s great to ask for things but you really have to look at the bigger picture if you and others are willing to pay for these features . at the end of the day it come down to money and i just dont see sony giving us a free ride on this one . these features will not sell x amount of consoles so why will they take the bill for these features when they can pass it on us.

  • ERIC LEMPEL
    – Universal Game Invites and Join Session Button(XMB)
    – Voice Mail and Private Voice Chat in-game
    – Add OPTIONAL sound for notifications(sign on, new messages,etc.)
    – symbols and numbers that show friends online and new messages on the XMB and beside message box
    – Auto Sync Trophies
    – More developed profiles + mentioned options on profiles(refer to image below)
    – Report feature to report issues and stuff
    – Faster loading in-game XMB and profiles
    – When you receive a message you should be able to push the PS button for it to automatically pop up as long as the notification is still there
    – More Avatars
    – XMB formovies, browser and PS2

    The Profile Concept: http:*//i41.tinypic.*com/11t8q3p.jpg

    Read more : http:*//boardsus.playstation.*com/playstation/board/message?board
    .id=ps3updates&thread.id=62394

    NOTE REMOVE THE ASTERIKS (*)

    My first time doing this, so flame me

  • Thanks Jeff for reply my Yakuza 3 question ..well hope they make the right decision and release that wonderful game here .

  • Um…Jeff did mention a banhammer was on its way right?

    The constant repetition of this list is making the PS Blog a very unpleasant read.

  • Ok people stop spamming with your ideas enough is enough
    Let jakinov do the “feedback”
    Alright? Thanks. Posers

  • hey jeff u got any room to add more people! or is already too late for that!! i really want to play you in street fighter 4 one day.!

  • ERIC LEMPEL
    – Universal Game Invites and Join Session Button(XMB)
    – Voice Mail and Private Voice Chat in-game
    – Add OPTIONAL sound for notifications(sign on, new messages,etc.)
    – symbols and numbers that show friends online and new messages on the XMB and beside message box
    – Auto Sync Trophies
    – More developed profiles mentioned options on profiles(refer to image below)
    – Report feature to report issues and stuff
    – Faster loading in-game XMB and profiles
    – When you receive a message you should be able to push the PS button for it to automatically pop up as long as the notification is still there
    – More Avatars
    – XMB formovies, browser and PS2

    The Profile Concept: http:*//i41.tinypic.*com/11t8q3p.jpg

    Read more : http:*//boardsus.playstation.*com/playstation/board/message?board
    .id=ps3updates&thread.id=62394

    NOTE REMOVE THE ASTERIKS (*)

    Also a different design for the notification messages because the one we have now are ugly and unappealing to the eye.
    Plus show more info on your friends list, not just what game your playing but what game mode their playing and on what level
    MAKE IT HAPPEN!!!

  • WHO EVER READS THIS GARBAGE. IF SOMEONE THAT HAS ANYTING TO DO WITH THESE UPDATES GET TO READ THIS. LISTEN WE ALREADY WAS ABLE TO MESSAGE FRIENDS IN GAME. GIVE US STUFF WE DONT HAVE I KNOW THE UPDATE IS KIND OF OLD NOW BUT COME IN HERE. WE WANT VOICE MESSAGING AND ALL IN GAME MUSIC AND TO BE ABLE TO SEND MUSIC AND VIDEO OVER THE PSNETWORK. PUT THAT IN YA NEXT UPDATE THEN WE WILL BE HAPPY

  • Now since we got Tales of Vesperia for the PS3. Let’s get Star Ocean 4 and Ace Combat 5 on the PS3. Oh Brian, is there a way we can talk to Square Enix to put Final Fantasy 7 on the American Playstation store. When it was announced it got out in Japan, everybody was furious to get it on PSN in US and the rest of the world.

  • Okey dokey Sony….

    I’ve freed up 2Gb on my PSP.

    There’s funds in the credit card linked to my PSN account.

    Help yourself! Wanna put FFVII up on the NA Store?

    Throw a gaijin a bone willya?

    I could understand if you’re waiting for the June launch of Advent Children….how about a hint just to soothe fevered brows?)

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