Posted 11:45am

Welcome – You’ve Been Waiting

Hello and welcome to the brand new official PlayStation.Blog from Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE).

For the loyal PlayStation fans, the title of this post echoes what Patrick Seybold said when the US blog launched back in 2007. Yes, it’s taken us a while to get here and we know that many of you have been asking for a European blog for a long time now. We’ve been listening and thank you all for your patience and support whilst we’ve been getting everything ready for today’s launch. Now that we’re here, it’s our hope that this blog will grow to become a one-stop-shop for your daily fix of PlayStation news from across the SCEE region.

A special welcome to all the readers from the SCEA PlayStation.Blog and ThreeSpeech – you guys probably already got a pretty good idea of the type of content we’ll be posting; but let me give any newcomers a quick preview of what you can look forward to hearing about….

Like our US sister-site, we’ll be sharing with you all the latest PlayStation news, interviews, trailers, event coverage and much more with a European flair; everything will come firsthand from the people who work here at SCEE, in the development teams and across our third parties.

Did we mention contests? Yes, we’ll have some exciting contest for our European fans, sadly the US folks won’t be eligible :-(

Plus we’re expecting to bring you a good mix of international gaming news as well as cool insights into what’s going on in your backyard; from the British Isles, across Europe and all the way down under to Australia and New Zealand.

Some news is bigger than SCEE though, so where appropriate we’ll be coordinating efforts with Jeff and Chris from the US blog on major announcements.

But it’s not all about us! We’d love to hear from you too; anyone with a PSN Online ID can rate blog posts and leave comments, giving you the chance to post your thoughts and questions directly to the people from across SCEE and the game industry. To get started, have a read through the Comments Policy then just sign in with your PlayStation Network ID, click here if you don’t yet have an account.

Looking ahead, we’ll be launching French, Italian, German and Spanish versions of this blog in the run-up to GamesCon this August. We’ll continue to adapt the content that we post here in response to what you enjoy hearing about, and bring in new features to help you get the most out of the blog.

In the meantime, join me on a little PlayStation Blog Tour to find out a bit more about all of the blog features, including how to follow us on Twitter or receive daily updates in your mailbox.

So we hope that you’ll stick around, join in the conversation and tell us what you think. Have fun and enjoy!

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pabloamigo 28 May, 2009 @ 1:03 pm   1

Ahh, this place looks nice…..

I am the FIRST one here?

Aaaaahhh Finally!!! Congratulations on your first post!!

 
Linzoid 28 May, 2009 @ 1:04 pm   3

Nice, looking forward to plenty of updates!

 

Very nice! Good going!

 

Woho! *does the chicken dance*

 

I vote next SCEE project should be an API for trophies open for websites :)

 
strangeplaice 28 May, 2009 @ 1:09 pm   7

Woo! Finally our own blog! *Running man*

 

Sweeeet

ElStefio 28 May, 2009 @ 1:11 pm   9

Ok, looking good so far.

Nice that the ThreeSpeech readers got a mention – you realise how hard you’ll have to work to make/keep that lot happy don’t you…?

Stobbzy01 28 May, 2009 @ 1:12 pm   10

Very nice, our own blog at long last!!! Looking forward to some regular updates! *bookmarks*

 
Shrapnel21 28 May, 2009 @ 1:12 pm   11

We have a European blog, at last! Just start unleashing info now. :)

 
BiosNova 28 May, 2009 @ 1:12 pm   12

At last an EU blog! :D:D:D THANKS SCEE!

EthaN2k7 28 May, 2009 @ 1:14 pm   13

Woo, site looks awesome :D

 
Omnitesshu 28 May, 2009 @ 1:15 pm   14

huzzah :op

 
PanixATK 28 May, 2009 @ 1:17 pm   15

Im a 11th follower on twiiter ;)

woo. looking forward to this.

RagingWhisky 28 May, 2009 @ 1:17 pm   16

[JohnSketch]

*begins aiming at the trees*

Marking my territory for all!

I’m Scottish so don’t think I wouldn’t throw rocks at you!

 
BAZ1307 28 May, 2009 @ 1:17 pm   17

What a brilliant site!
Loving every inch of it. I will tune in everyday from now on to see the latest news from SCEE! :D

Thanks Charlotte!

Oh finally contest we can compete in.

 
TheRook21 28 May, 2009 @ 1:17 pm   19

:)

Does this mean we can look here for PS store updates early i.e. get a good idea whats released or is planned to be released before the store update goes live ? :)

Good luck with the blog

    Charlotte Large 28 May, 2009 @ 1:37 pm    

    We should have a couple of updates for you this afternoon on the new content in the PlayStation Store and SingStore. The guys who work on these will be posting the updates on a regular basis, as soon as we get the content locked in.
    :)

RagingWhisky 28 May, 2009 @ 1:17 pm   20

[JohnSketch]

My birthday AND! a new blog

I miss ThreeSpeech already *sobs*

kingfox 28 May, 2009 @ 1:18 pm   21

very nice looking site

ZAMtendo 28 May, 2009 @ 1:19 pm   22

Fantastic!

Dafro1989 28 May, 2009 @ 1:20 pm   23

Woo, a Euro-centric blog! Good stuff =).

aaronsimo 28 May, 2009 @ 1:21 pm   24

looks great guys! =D

RagingWhisky 28 May, 2009 @ 1:22 pm   25

[JohnSketch]

@Pablo

I’ve done TS proud and marked our territory across all posts as of this message….only problem I have now is going to be keeping up with each new article!

 

Fantastic, absolutely fantastic!

 
RingoSmith 28 May, 2009 @ 1:23 pm   27

I must say i am happy to see this day!!

Will be here loads. Also, love the Family name Charlotte. :)

Give it laarge

hello all

 
R1MJAW 28 May, 2009 @ 1:23 pm   28

Excellent, and about time too. Now let’s just hope it’s updated as regularly as the US blog.
@RagingWhisky – Happy Birthday mate from a fellow scot.

 
AcidCrashX 28 May, 2009 @ 1:24 pm   29

YAY EU blog is live! well done on your hard work everyone and i’ll look forward to some SCEE specific updates!

Ikkarus 28 May, 2009 @ 1:25 pm   30

Congratulations on getting this up.

I look forward to seeing all the PS3 related news for the EU!

Charlotte Large 28 May, 2009 @ 1:25 pm   31

Thanks for the warm welcome, everyone. It’s really great to be here and we’ll have more updates for you later in the day, so be sure to check back for more news.

pabloamigo 28 May, 2009 @ 1:25 pm   32

@ JS

Don’t worry buddy, I am here!

Did you see my history-making effort at the top of the comments? If only I had something meaningful to say :(

@9 ELStefio

We are a demanding bunch lol. I’m going to be upset when they take down threespeech altogether.

 

and very nice it is too! :)

xKillerMonkeyx 28 May, 2009 @ 1:26 pm   34

Wow, finally we have a blog and it looks very hot indeed, i shall spend a lot of time on this blog :-)

 

Congratulations guys from all the team at TheSixthAxis.com

SinsToJudge 28 May, 2009 @ 1:27 pm   36

Congrats guys, the site looks fantastic :D Let’s hope there are lots of competitions (and that AU and NZ fans are eligible :) )and that we can get lots of positive dicussions happening. Also, lots of blog posts by developers :D

Perhaps you can do a focus on development in EU regions? We always hear about how games are developed in the US, it would be nice to go behind the scenes with devs like GG and indie devs also.

Viva the EU blog :P

 
fords30 28 May, 2009 @ 1:27 pm   37

Great job SCEE! :D

 
Spawnofmoose 28 May, 2009 @ 1:28 pm   38

Congrats on the new blog!

blackprophesy 28 May, 2009 @ 1:28 pm   39

Finally! Great stuff!

 
andrewr4 28 May, 2009 @ 1:29 pm   40

Yay, finally. I hope this site will cover all of the European playstation areas including Australia, because we are often overlooked :(

 
AmanoNL 28 May, 2009 @ 1:29 pm   41

Nice! I hope we get the same amount of contests as our American friends!

 
YobRenoops 28 May, 2009 @ 1:29 pm   42

Woohoo. Hi guys, been waiting for this blog for ages. Now we have someone to directly abuse!!! I jest.

MC_Febras 28 May, 2009 @ 1:31 pm   43

Finally!!!

:)

PREDATOR1471 28 May, 2009 @ 1:31 pm   44

great, woohoo.

Looking forward to some nice juicy updates guys…

 
JordanBlack68 28 May, 2009 @ 1:31 pm   45

Hey, finally!

 
PirateThom 28 May, 2009 @ 1:31 pm   46

Welcome to the internets! :D

MC_Febras 28 May, 2009 @ 1:31 pm   47

First Portuguese here… loooool

balaenidae 28 May, 2009 @ 1:32 pm   48

I’m loving the design of this site, its own identity whilst remaining true to the style of the US PS Blog. Looking forward to a more Euro Central Community as well.

Hooray the wait is over!

 
vicheous 28 May, 2009 @ 1:33 pm   49

Yay.. This is good…..

Kadotsu 28 May, 2009 @ 1:33 pm   50

Great, liking this. I would like cross referencing with the us blog so we won’t miss anything important.

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