February 18, 2010 // 2:07 pm
- Today Public Relations Manager Alex Armour
has blogged about the PlayStation NBA All-Star weekend, which features custom PSPGos, PS3 games and more!
To quote: The convergence of athletes and videogames was apparent this past weekend as PlayStation once again powered up the official NBA Players' Lounge at NBA All-Star Weekend
This was yet again a great opportunity to give players and families a chance to relax, get some food and drink, and play some of the latest PlayStation games including MLB 10: The Show, Gran Turismo 5, ModNation Racers and God of War III.
Of course we didn't just leave it at that. We also brought back the custom laser etching machine to carve some customized designs into PSPgos and wooden cases to provide for the all-star players. The PSPs were painted with unique all-star colors in a variety of styles, and etched with a design of the player's choice.
The laser machine went into overtime though, as the team laser etched the customized PSP boxes, a variety of notebooks, and even random guest items like phones and laptops. Additionally, Sony Electronics
was kind enough to donate some equipment to also include for the players.
It was incredibly cool to see how unique each player went with their custom PSPgo design. Can you guess whose PSP this is? (Click through for the answer) ...or this? HINT: It's not Dwyane Wade.
In addition to getting early hands-on time with the games mentioned above, the competitiveness of these guys also showed with players challenging each other to MLB 10 The Show, racing laps in GT5 with determination, and trying to tackle boss after boss in God of War III.
To top it off, NBA 10 The Inside cover athlete Brandon Roy of the Portland Trailblazers
stopped in to check out the games and spend some time with the various media that were in attendance. Unfortunately due to injury we didn't get to see Brandon play in the game, but we did get to witness his skills at the various games available.
Current and former NBA players that stopped by the lounge included:
• Nate Robinson
• Brandon Roy
• Paul Pierce
• Kevin Durant
• Rajon Rondo
• Chris Paul
• Deron Williams
• Derrick Rose
• JR Smith
• Al Horford
• Taj Gibson
• Russell Westbrook
• Stephen Curry
• Dikembe Mutombo
• Patrick Ewing
• Brook Lopez
• Bruce Bowen
• Marc Gasol
• Demar DeRozan
• Ronny Price
• Anthony Morrow
• Flip Murray
• Omri Casspi
• Danilo Gallinari
• Louis Amundsen
You can see all the pictures of the players and their custom PSPs in Flickr
. But we can't possibly leave without showing off a pic of LeBron's custom PSPgo, plexi case and kicks. Enjoy!