PlayStation Blog

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PlayStation Blog
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North American PlayStation Blog as of October 25, 2017
Type of site
Gaming blog
Owner Sony Interactive Entertainment
Created by Patrick Seybold
Website http://blog.us.playstation.com/
Commercial Yes

PlayStation Blog (also stylized as PlayStation.Blog) is a PlayStation focused blog. It is a part of the PlayStation Network and was launched on June 11, 2007.[1] It regularly features exclusive content and interviews with video game developers. They also organize activities and events for PlayStation fans throughout the United States. A European version of the PlayStation Blog, known as PlayStation Blog Europe, was launched on May 28, 2009.[2][3]

A new section of the North American PlayStation Blog called PlayStation Blog Share was launched on March 17, 2010 which allows readers to submit ideas to the PlayStation Blog team about anything PlayStation-related as well as vote on the ideas of other submissions.[4][5]

Editors

North America

  • Sid Shuman: Director, SIEA (Sony Interactive Entertainment America) Social Media[6]
  • Justin Massongill: Social Media Manager, SIEA[7]

Europe

  • Fred Dutton: SIEE (Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe) Blog Manager[8]
  • Gillen McAllister: Content Producer, SIEE[9]

Latin America and Brazil

  • Joelle Messianu: Senior Specialist, PR & Social Media, Latin America[10][11]
  • Sid Shuman: Director, SIEA Social Media[12][13]

Features

PlayStation Blog Share
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PlayStation Blog Share as of March 15, 2011
Type of site
Suggestions site
Owner Sony Interactive Entertainment
Website http://share.blog.us.playstation.com/
Commercial Yes
  • The Drop: A weekly feature giving a list and description of the latest titles arriving on the PlayStation Store.[14]
  • Top Downloads: A monthly summary of the highest selling games on the Store.[15]

Blogcast

The Official PlayStation Blogcast is an official PlayStation podcast that is produced by the North American PlayStation Blog. The podcast usually features Sid Shuman, Ryan Clements, Justin Massongill, and, formerly, Nick Suttner. The podcast also frequently features many guest appearances and interviews with other people in the gaming industry. The podcast crew usually provides previews of upcoming PlayStation content and PlayStation Store updates, in addition to answering listeners' questions, or "player queries" as they are often called on the podcast.[16]

Share

PlayStation Blog Share is a site that allows PSN users to suggest ideas related to PlayStation. Share is a subset of the PlayStation Blog and was launched on March 17, 2010 to much acclaim. It has been cited as being vaguely similar to other sites such as Digg and Reddit.[4] Its main aim is to allow PlayStation users to make suggestions to the PlayStation team which would be read by the PlayStation Blog team and approved. Afterwards other users can vote on the ideas either positively or negatively which would allow the PlayStation Blog team to track the popularity of the idea as well as the volume. Users that submit the most popular ideas will also be placed at the top of a leaderboard, users are also only able to submit a single idea a day.[5]

Events

The PlayStation Blog often organizes events for PlayStation fans, giving out freebies as well as exclusive items to fans who attend. These events include:

PlayStation Experience

Also known as PSX, PlayStation Experience is an annual event for the video game industry. Sony Interactive Entertainment uses the event to reveal and advertise PlayStation games and game-related merchandise. The event is open to the public, and showcases panels, unreleased games, and playable demos.[17]

E3, PAX

At their Electronic Entertainment Expo 2010 event, the blog organized a meet and greet session with Metal Gear series creator Hideo Kojima, who gave away free autographed bundles of Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker. They also gave away limited edition PlayStation Move controller.[18]

The blog organized a meet-up in collaboration with major gaming site IGN for the Penny Arcade Expo 2010. The hosted a major multiplayer event for Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker for attendees to play co-operatively on the game's toughest levels. The event provided exclusive behind the scenes media not present at the PAX event for games such as Infamous 2 and Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One as well as demos for games such as Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep and God of War: Ghost of Sparta.[19][20]

References

  1. ^ Seybold, Patrick (June 11, 2007). "Welcome, You've Been Waiting". PlayStation Blog. Sony Computer Entertainment. Archived from the original on August 6, 2009. Retrieved March 25, 2010. 
  2. ^ Plunkett, Luke (May 28, 2009). "European PlayStation Blog Open For Business". Kotaku. Gawker Media. Archived from the original on March 10, 2010. Retrieved March 25, 2010. 
  3. ^ Large, Charlotte (May 28, 2009). "Welcome, You've Been Waiting". PlayStation Blog Europe. Sony Computer Entertainment. Archived from the original on March 25, 2010. Retrieved March 25, 2010. 
  4. ^ a b McWhertor, Michael (March 17, 2010). "What Do PlayStation 3 Owners Want Most From Sony?". Kotaku. Gawker Media. Archived from the original on March 22, 2010. Retrieved March 25, 2010. 
  5. ^ a b Seybold, Patrick (March 17, 2010). "Introducing PlayStation Blog Share". PlayStation Blog. Sony Computer Entertainment. Archived from the original on March 25, 2010. Retrieved March 25, 2010. 
  6. ^ Shuman, Sid. "Sid Shuman - PlayStation Blog". PlayStation Blog. Sony Computer Entertainment. Archived from the original on April 3, 2010. Retrieved March 25, 2010. 
  7. ^ Justin Massongill. "Justin Massongill - PlayStation Blog". PlayStation Blog. Sony Computer Entertainment. Archived from the original on June 19, 2013. Retrieved June 19, 2013. 
  8. ^ Dutton, Fred. "Fred Dutton, Author at PlayStation.Blog.Europe". PlayStation Blog Europe. Sony Interactive Entertainment. Archived from the original on September 9, 2017. Retrieved October 4, 2017. 
  9. ^ McAllister, Gillen. "Gillen McAllister, Author at PlayStation.Blog.Europe". PlayStation Blog Europe. Sony Interactive Entertainment. Archived from the original on October 21, 2017. Retrieved October 4, 2017. 
  10. ^ Messianu, Joelle. "Joelle Messianu - PlayStation.Blog LATAM". PlayStation Blog LATAM. Sony Interactive Entertainment. Archived from the original on October 21, 2017. Retrieved October 4, 2017. 
  11. ^ Messianu, Joelle. "Joelle Messianu - PlayStation.Blog LATAM". PlayStation Blog Brazil. Sony Interactive Entertainment. Archived from the original on October 21, 2017. Retrieved October 4, 2017. 
  12. ^ Shuman, Sid. "Sid Shuman - PlayStation.Blog LATAM". PlayStation Blog LATAM. Sony Interactive Entertainment. Archived from the original on October 21, 2017. Retrieved October 4, 2017. 
  13. ^ Shuman, Sid. "Sid Shuman - PlayStation.Blog LATAM". PlayStation Blog Brazil. Sony Interactive Entertainment. Archived from the original on October 21, 2017. Retrieved October 4, 2017. 
  14. ^ "The Drop". PlayStation Blog. Sony Interactive Entertainment. Archived from the original on July 28, 2017. Retrieved August 19, 2017. 
  15. ^ "Top Downloads". PlayStation Blog. Sony Interactive Entertainment. Archived from the original on July 29, 2017. Retrieved October 20, 2017. 
  16. ^ "PlayStation.Blog". PlayStation.Blog. Sony Computer Entertainment. Archived from the original on December 4, 2011. Retrieved May 4, 2018. 
  17. ^ Dyer, Mitch (December 6, 2014). "PSX 2014: Every Announcement From The PlayStation Experience". IGN. Ziff Davis. Archived from the original on July 10, 2015. Retrieved August 15, 2015. 
  18. ^ Shuman, Sid (June 14, 2010). "Thanks, L.A.! The PlayStation E3 2010 Meetup Recap". PlayStation Blog. Sony Computer Entertainment. Archived from the original on August 12, 2011. Retrieved August 27, 2010. 
  19. ^ Rubenstein, Jeff (August 26, 2010). "PlayStation and IGN Team up for PAX PlayStation Blog Beyond! Meetup". PlayStation Blog. Sony Computer Entertainment. Archived from the original on August 27, 2010. Retrieved August 27, 2010. 
  20. ^ Miller, Greg (August 26, 2010). "PAX: PS Blog and IGN Meet & Greet". IGN. Archived from the original on August 31, 2010. Retrieved August 27, 2010. 

External links

  • PlayStation Blog
  • PlayStation Blog Europe
  • PlayStation Blog Japan (in Japanese)
  • PlayStation Blog Korea (Korean)
  • PlayStation Blog Asia
  • PlayStation Blog Latin America
  • PlayStation Blog Brazil
  • PlayStation Blog Share
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