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New Features Planned For EU PSN

Everyone loves new features, right? Even if they're not exactly earth-shattering, new features enhance the universal appeal of a particular application, and a few more are in store for the PlayStation Network.

As the Portal Manager for SCEE wrote over at the European PlayStation Blog, the PSN will receive two new enhancements, following on the heels of the last batch of upgrades that hit a few months ago. In just a few weeks time, Sony will add a "My Trophies - Compare with your friends" page, which is exactly what it sounds like: line up your Trophy list with a friend's, and see who has what. Then there's the Trophies Leaderboard, which shows your exact position in relation to all your other PSN buddies. Bear in mind, though, that these features appear to only be confirmed for the Euro PlayStation site; the title of the article itself says, "PSN on eu.playstation.com," so beyond this information, we don't know where else these upgrades may land. But at least these are two oft-requested features, and it's good to know that Sony is continually listening to gamer suggestions. Of course, there are many possibilities when it comes to the PSN, and we may see something very special when the "expanded Network" supposedly rolls out next spring...who doesn't want the Network to be on most any Sony electronic device?

Anyway, the more features the better. Sure, we may not use 'em all, but it's always nice to know they're there.

6/29/2009 Ben Dutka

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Comments (25 posts)

Qubex
Monday, June 29, 2009 @ 10:48:51 AM
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I still don't have access to Vidzone :(

Just wondering how this is accessed. I have an EU PSN account... will the comparison widget be accessible via the XMB; impossible if there is no physical upgrade to the firmware I would assume...

Q!

"i am home"

Last edited by Qubex on 6/29/2009 10:50:35 AM

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www
Monday, June 29, 2009 @ 12:38:41 PM

Its the IP......aint that a b****

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djjake
Monday, June 29, 2009 @ 4:19:04 PM

if your american it won't work unless you have a pal system

just don't get this update, we can already compare trophies (unless this shows every1s vs yours)

why are there still no 3D trophy's for home!!!

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Andysw
Monday, June 29, 2009 @ 10:54:03 AM
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What is up with these features being exclusive to a certain region?

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SpiderMike
Monday, June 29, 2009 @ 11:12:13 AM
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These aren't enhancements to the PSN but to the EU PlayStation BLOG

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Gregory Freeman
Monday, June 29, 2009 @ 12:42:29 PM

kk cuz "line up your Trophy list with a friend's, and see who has what"

is already on the ps3... so i was confused when they sed this was "new"

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JoshBall
Monday, June 29, 2009 @ 11:14:35 AM
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I don't get it, we already have something where you can line up your trophies with your friends to compare them, the only thing i don't think we have is a leaderboard haha

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Corak
Monday, June 29, 2009 @ 11:30:56 AM

I think they mean the line up with more than one friend. If not, I don't know what they are talking about!

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Alienange
Monday, June 29, 2009 @ 2:10:53 PM

Try reading the source. You'll see full well what he's talking about.

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englishgolfer
Monday, June 29, 2009 @ 12:00:56 PM
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i'm still waiting for them to move the battery indicator from above the clock. that for me would be a wondeful upgrade!

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Gregory Freeman
Monday, June 29, 2009 @ 12:43:49 PM

simple things apparently aren't Sony's forte...

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Qwarktast1c
Monday, June 29, 2009 @ 4:36:06 PM

@englishgolfer

great point!!

i HATE how that is!!!

who's stupid idea was that????

if you wanna see the time in the middle of a game you have to wait for the black screen instead of the XMB

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Highlander
Monday, June 29, 2009 @ 12:30:54 PM
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New features are always nice. I hope these make it in NA soon too.

Say, Ben? Have you seen the reports that Home's Head Honcho has said that Home will become essential as game launching from within Home becomes universal to new games? It almost sounds like he's suggesting that Home may still live up to the potential as a replacement for the XMB.

I wonder whether any of these new features, especially the My Trophy stuff will have a Home based component? Perhaps a trophy Room for your Homespace?

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Gregory Freeman
Monday, June 29, 2009 @ 12:45:11 PM

trophy room's have been advertised since 2007.. yet we're 5 months away from 2010, and no trophy room?

go figure

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www
Monday, June 29, 2009 @ 12:44:03 PM
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Some people on this site should work on their trophies. Their venting more on here than playing their games and obtaining trophies.

I won't mention names but that's why i respect guys like Benny Mac in the forums who have like 27000+ achievements plus Level 5 trophies on his 360 and ps3 respectively.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, June 29, 2009 @ 1:13:55 PM

yeah but some of us don't care about trophies.

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Highlander
Monday, June 29, 2009 @ 1:56:40 PM

What worlds said....Oh yeah baby, thumbs up!

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www
Monday, June 29, 2009 @ 2:19:51 PM

LOL World, guilty conscience huh? Lol you need to work on ya trophies,you still on level 4 lol, well i also need to work on mine, am on level 5 with about 3%

Okay i hear all you, maybe you just don't care about trophies. I think trophies have made me play my games more, else i'll beat a game and the next thing i'd be selling it.

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Tim Speed24
Monday, June 29, 2009 @ 2:49:38 PM

I agree www, trophies have made me play games I buy alot more than I would before.

Trophies are like a challenge, And I say bring it on. I'm at level 9 and climbing my friends.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, June 29, 2009 @ 3:06:17 PM

So far the only trophies I have just kinda showed up, the first one I'm actually going for is a very simple one on Fallout 3 because that game is just awesome.

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www
Monday, June 29, 2009 @ 3:39:00 PM

timster118 thumbs up for being on level 9.

World it seems you want platinum on Fallout 3, i have about 630G achievements on that, i wonder how i'd fair if i had it on ps3.I think THEPILL has 100% Platinum on Fallout 3.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, June 29, 2009 @ 4:18:25 PM

Is platinum just getting all the other ones? I'm serious when I say I don't even look at them.

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www
Monday, June 29, 2009 @ 6:57:08 PM

yea i should think so, haven't had platinum on any game neither.

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Tim Speed24
Monday, June 29, 2009 @ 12:46:22 PM
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I'm with JoshBall, I compare my trophies to my friends all the time right now....is this different somehow?

I see his games and he sees my games and trophy progress percentage in each.

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Alienange
Monday, June 29, 2009 @ 2:12:11 PM
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For some reason the Euro site is far superior to the NA site.

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