I can’t believe I’m writing this, but your friendly neighborhood PlayStation.Blog officially hits the big 1-0 today. Before moving onto tomorrow’s PlayStation Live From E3 2017 programming, I wanted to write you a personal thank-you note — and take a quick stroll down memory lane.
I’ve been lucky enough to work on the Blog for seven of these past 10 years, thanks in large part to our readers, many of whom I’ve been able to meet at events like E3 and PSX. Folks, it has truly been an honor being a part of your lives.
Naturally, we got a custom PlayStation cake… it was delicious.
Hitting the 10-year milestone is a major accomplishment for any publication, particularly a blog adrift in a crowded digital sea. Over the years, PlayStation.Blog has expanded on a global scale, now encompassing 22 (?!) regional PlayStation.Blog sites across North America, Latin America and Brazil, Europe, and Asia. It’s read by literally millions of gamers each month, all around the world. (Protip: just type playstation.blog in your browser and it will take you to your local chapter of our site.)
The team continues to grow, too. It’s been a great honor to add the highly skilled and impeccably dressed Zac Minor to our talented editorial team, working alongside Blog veterans Justin Massongill and Ryan Clements — as well as Leah Sanchez and Richard Imperial, who help keep things running smoothly behind the scenes. The gang is busy working on exciting new ideas that will, I believe, shape the next 10 years of PlayStation.Blog and beyond.
I’ve got a lot of fond memories working on PlayStation.Blog over the years. Here’s a quick look back at 10 of our very biggest stories over the years, with a few notes from yours truly:
Editor’s note: Our biggest original story to date by far, and one of the toughest assignments I’ve ever worked on. Props to Justin for the slick-looking layout.
Editor’s note: A landmark day. I was afraid the Blog servers wouldn’t hold!
Editor’s note: We saw incredible interest in DualShock 4 before PS4 shipped — readers were dying to learn more about its capabilities.
Editor’s note: 4K gaming and HDR are new concepts that require a lot of explanation, so I was glad we could publish this so quickly after the PS4 Pro’s reveal in NYC.
Editor’s note: One of the more creative designs I’ve seen for a limited edition console. Still a head turner!
Editor’s note: If I recall correctly, the Blog’s servers briefly melted down when we announced this bad boy during our very first PlayStation Experience in Las Vegas!
Editor’s note: Hard to believe it’s been more than three years since we unveiled what would come to be known as PlayStation VR.
Editor’s note: Vivid memories of this event!
Editor’s note: These Ultimate FAQs take approximately a full month and the work of dozens of employees to build. But they’re worth the fuss!
Editor’s note: Ah, memories 🙂
After all these years, I like to think that we’ve stayed true to the guiding principles outlined in our inaugural post. We want PlayStation.Blog to be about you; we will continue covering the biggest news in gaming, and finding ways to get you even closer to the creative minds that inspire us every day.
I hope you’ve enjoyed reading PlayStation.Blog as much as we’ve enjoyed creating it. We’ve shared some of our favorite Blog memories… what are yours?
Enough reminiscing. See you tomorrow when PlayStation Live From E3 kicks off at 5:00pm Pacific Time!