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Introducing the PlayStation Worldwide Studios Community Exchange at PAX East 2014

Massive studio get-together planned at the annual games show – find out more!

April truly marks the beginning of the gaming event season in many ways. With spring in full bloom it’s the best time to try something fresh and new. We’re doing just that at PAX East this year. For the first time ever, five of PlayStation’s Worldwide Studios community teams have banded together to construct a community focused booth.

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Come hang out with your PlayStation family in booth #608 at the Boston Convention Center 11-13 April. You can discuss, share, and create PlayStation memories with community team leads from Guerrilla, Media Molecule, Naughty Dog, Sony Santa Monica, and Sony Xdev. We have a slew of daily activities planned for all attendees, even those who cannot make the trip to Boston. Join our conversation now and use the #PSPax hashtag to participate!

While you’re there we’ll be offering up some highly collectible PlayStation memorabilia. This merchandise is rare, coveted, unique to PAX East, and will sell out! Here’s a full rundown on what’s been created exclusively for sale at the PlayStation Worldwide Studios Community Exchange:

PlayStation Family (#PSPax)

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To commemorate our first ever community-driven booth we’ve made a PlayStation Family Limited Edition PAX East 2014 T-shirt. These beauties are limited to 500 shirts total and will be sold for $20 so be sure to get one while you can.

Guerrilla Games

The hardworking people of New Helghan have created two unique items especially for PAX! Both will be available exclusively from the PlayStation World Wide Studios stand (booth #608).

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Killzone Shadow Fall Assault Trooper T-shirt (US$20)
Helghast Assault Troopers form the backbone of the New Helghan army. Show the world that you support the Helghast cause with this stylish Assault Trooper T-shirt. Available in S, M, L and XL.

Killzone Shadow Fall Toothpick Holder ($10 US)
This toothpick holder is the rightful property of the Helghan people and may not be removed from Helghast territories under penalty of death. A great conversation starter at Vektan parties.

Naughty Dog

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PAX Pinny arcade just got way cooler as Ellie from The Last of Us gets her very own Pinny. The Ellie Pinny is available for $15. Also from The Last of Us and The Last of Us: Left Behind put down $20 for The Last of Us: Left Behind Cool Bunny T-shirt or The Last of Us Firefly Symbol T-shirt, both exclusive colors for PAX East and never before available outside of the studio.

Finally, in conjunction with Dark Horse Comics, featuring new cover artwork from Faith Erin Hicks and coloring by Alexandria Neonakis, there will be 200 copies of a short run of 1,000 copies of The Last of Us: American Dreams Limited Edition Graphic Novel available at PAX East.

Be sure to check out the back cover for a special logo foreshadowing a unique event regarding the studio. Related to that be sure to visit the Naughty Dog team page on Operation Supply Drop’s 8-bit Salute.

Sony Santa Monica

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The Gods of Olympus have smiled upon you, PAX East mortals, as two original items, both featuring the God of War™ Ascending design, will be available for purchase. We like to call this “Kratos of the Rising Sun”, and his favorite “toothpick glass.”

If you feel like chilling out (and who wouldn’t) then be sure to pick-up this whimsical, eclectic t-shirt from the world of Hohokum, coming this year from the geniuses at Honeyslug. You can get either of these PAX exclusive t-shirts for just $20 while the “toothpick glass” will cost you $10.

Sony Xdev

Sackboy has come out to spread joy in the form of a cheery phone case for iPhone and Samsung phones and a happy, little mug. You get these items from the booth shop for just $20 and $10 respectively.

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We will also be giving away some exclusive Sony Xdev prizes ranging from games made by our top studio to some signed artwork from the team behind Murasaki Baby!

Media Molecule has made a host of Tearaway items that you can get for FREE via giveaways, trade or with purchases at our store.

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Yes! That’s an iota Pinny! Come and find one of the WWS community managers to trade or just bargain for one of these. With only 1000 in circulation, they’re going to be pretty rare!

We’ll be giving these Tearaway posters away throughout the weekend, come and see us to find out when.

These iota and atoi phone charms will be FREE with every purchase at the booth, while stocks last, and limited in number each day, so come early to avoid disappointment!

The biggest show exclusive we have to offer comes from recently released inFAMOUS Second Son. Limited to just 77 pieces at PAX East 2014, with only 300 ever made, this will be the first time the inFAMOUS Second Son Collectible Delsin Statue has been available for sale to the public. It’s a work of art and can be yours for $150 dollars. It’ll be out for one day only – Saturday 12th April – so don’t miss out!

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There’s so much more to our PlayStation Community Exchange than just awesome collectible goods. Of course it’s not a PlayStation event if there’s not an element of play as well. Be on the lookout for all the fun happenings and cool activities we have planned for our PAX East community booth in an upcoming blog post.

See you in a few days! #PSPax

Follow us all and visit our studio websites for the latest details!
@Naughty_Dog & www.naughtydog.com
@SonyXDevEurope & www.sonyxdeveurope.com
@SonySantaMonica & sms.playstation.com
@MediaMolecule & www.mediamolecule.com
@Guerrilla_Jobs & www.guerrillagames.com

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Another article ported straight from the US blog. This is what we give the US but you can’t have it!

Eric Monacelli 04 April, 2014 @ 18:25
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That’s how entirely true. The event is happening in the US but there might be a way for you to get into this. Keep using and watching #PSPAX and play attention to our media channels.

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Wait, are you showing me stuff (that I would love to get) that I cannot get due to being on the “wrong” continent? How about telling us how Europeans can get their hands on these goodies?

Eric Monacelli 04 April, 2014 @ 18:25
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Use #PSPAX – we’ll have more info soon.

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How about a blog post on how to get the stuff instead of having to use and/or watch that thing? I don’t use twitter or whatever that is and I don’t want to, what’s the point of having a blog to post news and stuff like this if you don’t use it that way?

Will any of that ever be available here (officially and not through eBay or something) I’d love to gets me one of those Sackboy phone cases for my iPhone!

I would love to get Delsin statue, but unfortunately I have no chance to attend PAX. :(

madmanwithabox12 05 April, 2014 @ 00:44
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Iota keychain… so damn cute! ^_^

RyanSufc1997 05 April, 2014 @ 02:04
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I NEED that Tearaway poster! My post address is *** *********** **** ****** thank you.

RyanSufc1997 05 April, 2014 @ 02:06
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That PlayStation Family tee is awesome too, and so is everything else! Why does things cost money… Pax should come to my house next year…

RyanSufc1997 05 April, 2014 @ 02:07
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By the way my birthday is April 14 so *hint hint*

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I really want those “Toothpick Holders” but I can’t get to PAX. Oh well. I suppose I’ll have to stay home and have a couple of glasses of “toothpicks” in my regular “toothpick holders”.

I’m sure there was a good reason to refer to these things as such, but this was hilarious!

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wow, just read this and seen the santa monica t-shirt, i would love to wear the Kratos one, mind i think if it was original then i would probably just put it away somewhere safe, kinda reminding me of a invitation i once received via email, of IW or Acti, telling me i was invited to attend the first ever showing of MW3’s mp mode, why i got it is beyond me, but i had to sadly inform them i wasn’t able to borrow the family jet to get to LA in time, IF they’d of maybe sent the invite a day earlier i may of gone, i mean seriously, inviting me to such a thing, so far away and only giving me 40 ish hours notice, who they thought i was?, When will these kind of opportunities be in our reach?, and not London either, maybe Birmingham, middle of country, or just come here to Liverpool, it’s The best place in world, everyone knows that though.

Sony XDEV’s LBP cases are for iPhones and Samsung? and not for Xperias? I mean i am a Sony fanboy but this really is ironic..

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I’m just, well wow. Really? Who on earth in marketing thinks this is a good idea. I’m all for unique items and stuff in collectors editions of game but this is stupid. Why is it so hard to make merchandise that the entire Playstation Nation would love to buy and then make it exclusive to an event etc etc. Bloody ridiculous. I think of everything on here was fairly priced and available via a online portal run by SCE we would be snapping it up yet once again small minded people in powerful positions prove that they really don’t have a clue when it comes to thier customer base. Is it too much to ask to be included with all the cool stuff or do I have to meet a marketing and regional criteria before SCE consider me and many others a valued source of income? Seems some within SCE haven’t changed their arrogant ways of viewing customers outside of SCEE.

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Inside SCEE even. Still need that freaking edit button. Lol

Any chance you guys will be at PAX Australia so I can actually buy this stuff?

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