PlayStation Blogcast 052: A Plus-Sized Thanksgiving

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PlayStation Blogcast 052: A Plus-Sized Thanksgiving

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My stomach is swollen with sleep-inducing turkey, but I reserved just enough strength to click the “publish” button for today’s episode. Given the Thanksgiving week holiday, it’s a bit of a scattered affair — we share next week’s North American PSN lineup, of course, and answer a cornucopia of Listener Queries and Player Tips. Then we gather around the harvest table with PlayStation.Blog’s Justin Massongill and PlayStation Public Relations Manager Aram Jabbari to trade anecdotes, origin stories, and more.

Save some room for dessert!

Stuff We Talked About

  • PS Vita Portable Charger
  • PlayStation Plus
  • Persona 4 Golden
  • PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale
  • Send us questions and tips:

    Official PlayStation.Blogcast - Sid ShumanOfficial PlayStation.Blogcast - Nick SuttnerOfficial PlayStation.Blogcast: Justin MassongillOfficial PlayStation.Blogcast: Aram Jabbari

    The Cast

    [Editor’s note: PSN game release dates are subject to change without notice. Game details are gathered from press releases from their individual publishers and/or ESRB rating descriptions.]

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    • I didn’t expect any blog updates today. Nice surprise.

    • Wow, Aram Jabbari working now for Sony! (If this isn’t recent, I didn’t know) Great acquisition and congratulations Aram, this has always been your home!

    • @1 agreed. i like listening to the cast. It gives me an early look at what to expect next tuesday on psn store.

    • that was me in the voicemail!!!! :D

      so, few things then. I sent an email to but i wasn’t sure what information you were looking for so I just put my email, twitter handle and PSN ID. Not sure how soon I should expect a response.

      Also, I have no clue what the game is I’m getting a code for, either you guys didn’t say in the blogcast or I completely missed it. (please say it’s All-Stars, I had to miss out on launch cuz I couldn’t afford it and I don’t wanna wait til Christmas, lol)

      anyways, great episode, and i look forward to the next one! :)

    • Happy Thanksgiving!

      I watched the Gangnam Style Mortal Kombat YouTube Video. Amazing, I wish I was in Manhattan that day. Great Blogcast guys, it was really entertaining and lively.

      I also believe Playstation Plus is a great Value for the cost, for both Vita and PS3 owners. I gave my cousin a PS3 and a year of plus after he lost everything due to sandy and he ended up getting some of his friends to subscribe.

      Playstation All-Stars is amazing as well. I prefer Raiden and after playing PSABR, I feel the need to play Resistance and Heavenly Sword.

    • Hi sorry for being off-topic, but what happened with the Twitter giveaway of PSASBR?

    • Aram is a great addition to PlayStation! I look forward to his posts, as I always have, and hope he’s a regular on the show! ^_^

    • psasbr trivia winners?

    • kinda disappointed with the ‘first party Vita’ games you listed that would be discounted. Games like Resistance Burning Sky and Hot Shot just don’t sound appealing. Would rather have had third party games discounted like MGS HD collection or even Lego Batman 2.

    • PS Plus on Vita is great though. Already more impressed with it than i have ps3 plus the last couple months.

    • It´s Far Cry 3 coming to PSN on lauch day? Maybe with a little discount for PS+? xD

    • Always great to have Aram in anything… Please keep bringing him back!

    • I have not played my Persona 4 digital copy (it doesn’t fit in my card with the PS+ games, argghhhhh), but i must say Sine Mora is a must buy if you like sidescrolling shooters, great bosses, graphics and a surprisingly dark story, underlined by some very bleak voicework.

    • Maybe telling Sid not to play Journey will work :)

    • @4 This
      After PSASBR I had to get Sly collection, and I seriously hope we get some Resistance DLC for All Stars.

      Persona 4 is waiting in my vita as soon as I’m finished with Assassins Creed III Liberation…

    • @8: Hot Shots is fun. I don’t like sports games, but Hot Shots Golf is addicting. Now if only they’d bring over the Kat DLC for it…

    • i hate to be off-topic, but i think u guys should discuss the Assassin’s Creed 3 “patch” that crashed my playstation after i installed it. I read about it happening to other people too. I might just buy a new playstation, but seeing as how i’ve already had 2 ps3’s now, im seriously considering giving up gaming. In an effort to save myself and any others with the same problem im having, i encourage you to at least mention it in next weeks blogcast. Im totally hating playstion right now. you guys are great though. love the blogcasts. keep it up.

    • Persona 4 Golden for game of the year!

    • playstation network store on a black friday they put a bunch of movies on sale lol on a gameing network sad how about some games cheap butts

    • No Black Friday deals??? :(

    • Aram needs to be a permanent cast member now.

    • Hey Sid, play Journey! I have to say I am the king of hating any game that is different, but thanks to all of the hype on the blog I decided to try the demo. I was not impressed at all. But I bought it digitally, and am blown away. It really is an experience (A Journey). There’s nobody more surprised than me at how awesome it is. Give it a good 2 hours or so. It didn’t take me long to beat it. Give it a shot!

    • Anyone else find it sad it says you can’t play this through PS browser bc the flash plug-in needs updated… Yeah can’t play it through PS browser your own stuff >>>>> SAD…

    • Any news on when the Crunchyroll app for Vita is going to come out?

    • Going to listen to you guys tomorrow since at $12 Music Unlimited is a STEAL! So far a lot of good stuff to listen to, and its already installed on my Vita and SE Xepria Neo V.

    • Not sure how bringing ps store prices for vita software in line with retailer prices is a discount.

    • Hmm would I be getting charged extra for leaving a message considering that I live in Canada? Probably the main reason, I won’t bother with it.

    • These guys are too annoying to listen to. Can’t you please post a transcript of the show, so we can quickly get to what we need to know (what new games/Plus are coming next week)??


    • I actually love PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, Sony dropped the ball on the presentation
      How the hell PlayStation move heroes has CGI intros but this game is still pictures with voice overs ?
      Sony has been lacking foresight for many years now,but this isn’t news anymore .
      Its disappointing because the animated rivalry intros are awesome .so why not expand …Jesus

    • I must be one of the only PS gamers that does not like Uncharted or God of War. Is that sacrilegious?

    • @23 yeah the ps3 web browser is awful. Outdated Flash player makes most videos i try to watch unplayable.

      @29 the game felt rushed to me. Really terrible presentation and almost non-existent single player value. Theres no true collectables to collect outside of the worthless background images for online profiles. There was no effort put into story mode at all.

      Its a shame going through Brawl’s expansive Subspace Emissary mode and enjoying it, to this lame 5 or 6 fight arcade mode. The single player mode is actually even worse than the first N64 Smash Bros game.

    • Does anyone else think Aram Jabbari sounds like a cross between Dane Cook and Dr. Evil? Good show, thanks for putting something up to listen to while I traveled!

    • Sid not playing Journey is like my wife not finishing The Walking Dead (she has only played the first two episodes). The more I bug her about it, the less likely she is to actually finally do it. Maybe if we just leave Sid alone on the Journey thing, he’ll randomly play it in a couple months….

    • @30, no, I’m with you

    • @31 agreed , a shame recall,y because the fighting is solid as hell .I would love a 1vs1 mode too .if its there I missed it

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