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[edit]

North America[edit]

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

Europe[edit]

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

Latin America and Brazil[edit]

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

Features[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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

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