The PlayStation Recap

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So earlier in the week I rushed out the first 10 minutes of a BioShock 2 interview to make sure it got up well before release, only to discover that there was some…ahem…*mixed* b-roll for the game included. Unfortunately with the game only days away from retail, the team seems to be pretty much finished creating assets, so I got clearance from 2K to capture my own PS3 footage.

To make up for my flop on Wednesday, I spent my entire Friday capturing and editing BioShock 2 single-player footage, which I included in part two of the interview…and you can see it right here. Of course, I couldn’t get any multiplayer video (the game’s not out yet and no one’s playing!), but I believe this is one of the only places you’re going to find PS3 footage pre-release. The interview covers a bunch more of your questions, focusing primarily on multiplayer specifics, once again with 2K Games’ Melissa Miller and Hogarth de la Plante. So if you’re looking for a reason to get excited about next week’s BioShock 2 release, take a gander at the video. I’m already hooked…

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  • UNCHARTED 2 PlayStation Heroes Skin Pack trailer and new renders – Last week, we put together a video revealing all of the skins in the PlayStation Heroes Skin Pack – introducing them all through a subtle narrative with a twist. We also put up some new renders of the characters on the skin pack, but this time on black backgrounds to easily create your own images, if you so choose.

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  • Heavy Rain demo was awesome. still not very good at controlling the characters but the apartment scene was crazy. i replayed it about 5 times and had a completely different experience each time. cant wait for the full game

  • …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..Yea.

  • I couldn’t believe the amount of whining about the mixture of game footage in the vid…who the hell cares? Get a life, people.

    Anyway, great week!

  • About time we get an update on the podcast jeff !!!

    • Good timing. With the help of the SCEA music/sound department, we scoped out our recording studio (awesome, BTW!) and we\’re shooting to record the first episode near the end of the month. Here\’s how you can help – who would you like to hear from in the first ep.(aside from Jeff and me, of course)?

  • I would download the Heavy Rain demo right now, but I’ll wait for the US PStore to deliver it for I am extremely busy playing Battlefield Bad Company 2 demo :D

    Thanks for the recap Mr. Morell!

  • Any word from when you guys are going to release the patch for Trine?

  • I can’t wait for Dante’s Inferno and Bioshock 2 next week!

  • This weeks power level….It’s OVER 9000!!! Any news when the newly designed blog will be up? Also LOST FTW! One last thing, could you guys get the SOCOM Confrontation team to maybe address a State of the (SOCOM) Union about what is currently being planned for the game and so on?

  • I tried to play the AvP demo, but no one’s ever online. Is something wrong server side, or is it that no one’s interested in this game?

  • Would like to hear from the Santa Monica team and Quantic Dream

  • some nice alternatives would be DICE, 2K Marin, Sega or Square Enix… either way can’t wait for the Podcast. good luck Jeff and Chris!

  • oh and don’t forget Kojima Productions with MGS Piece/Peace Walker

  • I would like to hear from David Jaffe and how the next Twisted Metal for PS3 is coming along. :P

  • i second David Jaffe for podcast guest

  • how bout asking rebellion to fix the AVP demo? still havent been able to play a single game yet.

  • You guys should try to get Greg Miller to do the podcast to.

    @1 Heavy Rain is really that awesome. I’m still on the fence about it.

  • @16 cybershinigami81

    I liked it. there is a little fight scene in the demo and its was really fun for me. i was trying to kill the guy but dont think they let you lol

  • i think that you should get the fps devs first for that podcast and later do a podcast or a “roundtable” with devs from atlus,nisa,namco,level 5 & square enix about how where are jrpgs heading both in style and gameplay…btw, i’m having a blast with wkc the online quests are pure fun!

  • dev.undersiegegame.com/
    Error establishing a database connection
    it has been like that for a week

  • BTW any news on Dead Nation

  • podcast could b great.

    -brush on games coming up soon
    -interview with devs sometimes(if posible)
    -jaffe as guest sometimes(surely he must b down for something like this)
    -game recomendations: cool if one of u have a game(that u played!) to recomend for each episode, big or small, known or unknown.
    -ofcourse news about ps3(but im guessing this will b one very “rumor-free gaming-podcast”:D)

    and ofcourse more. but these r my tips

  • i have one question for the God of War team and that is…

    would you consider taking over development for Heavenly Sword.

  • Chris, or Jeff

    Will the podcast be available via the PlayStation Store?

    Also I would like to see the guys at Official PlayStation Magazine co-cast every once and awhile. We need to mix them into the entire PlayStation Experience. They kinda feel exiled.

  • Hi Chris,

    I would like Kyle Moffatt on the show to explain the disgracefully bad support both SCEA and SCEC have provided to the Canadian region.

  • Chris, Jeff

    I’d really appreciate it if the podcast would be available to download via the PlayStation Store.

    As for who to be the first guest… no one. First episodes are always about introducing the “staff” and talking about themselves and what the poddie is about. Then from episode 2 onwards you start with the guestage awesomeness! :)

  • Oh, and when you do start taking guests, get Jack Tretton on the show. I am serious!

  • @Chris
    Since you asked who we wanted to hear from in your second reply, I will third (or fourth?) the vote for David Jaffe and add Kojima to beg him for a Zone of the Enders 3 on the PS3. Also, I don’t know any specific names, but please talk to Square Enix about the possibility of a true Parasite Eve 3 for the PS3 (not the 3rd birthday release they are planning on PSP), and Tecmo on the possibility of bringing the Fatal Frame series to PS3 in any way.

    And regarding post #23, please don’t include the OPM people on your podcast, Qore already has that covered since they are both owned by Future Publishing and I feel that they ruined what was once a great magazine (PSM).

    Thank you very much for taking our input into your consideration. -Carlos

  • I would like to hear from Insomniac Games. They have not release a podcast in months, so I am hoping for them to be on the blog one :)

  • Just wanted to say I am enjoying WKC.

  • I got to be a part of their calling conference and it was awesome finding out about Bioshock 2 and getting our questions answered. Can’t wait to review this game it’s going to be great :]

  • 37 days remaining til God of war III! And only 3 days till Bioshock 2! Right now i am playing through the first Bioshock and getting some trophies as well,such a good game.

  • Can we get a sega store?? It would be great to play Shenmue 1&2 again. True gamers would love this trust me(hint hint). :)

  • For your Podcast you should get Polyphony Digital, get some solid info on some features that are up in the air, as well as the release date.

  • any news on cross game chat across all games in the next fw update?

  • Chris, get the bleeping machine ready and get David Jaffe on! He’s awesome on podcasts and it’d be nice to see what he thinks about GOW3 as it nears its release and the franchise as a whole too :)

  • Chris, I have an idea for your first guest…

    GvD! I officially have approval from him to keep nagging you guys for BC2 news.

    If not GvD, at least someone from DICE.

  • The first person I would like to hear from…

    R* (on Agent and LA Noire)

    Someone from PD (GT5 and what in the world is going on with its release)

    Insomniac (something on R3)

    Those guys who worked on the PS Arc motion thing.

    I think that is a pretty good list.

  • Stiq Asmussen hands down!

  • For Chris:
    Since you asked who we wanted to hear from in your second reply, I will third (or fourth?) the vote for David Jaffe and add Kojima to beg him for a Zone of the Enders 3 on the PS3. Also, I don’t know any specific names, but please talk to Square Enix about the possibility of a true Parasite Eve 3 for the PS3 (not the 3rd birthday release they are planning on PSP), and Tecmo on the possibility of bringing the Fatal Frame series to PS3 in any way.

    And regarding post #23, please don’t include the OPM people on your podcast, Qore already has that covered since they are both owned by Future Publishing and I feel that they ruined what was once a great magazine (PSM).

    Thank you very much for taking our input into your consideration. -Carlos

    Hopefully the message posts this time, been trying for hours.

  • What would be really interesting is if you had devs talking about other games.

    Like if you where to do a show on say Battlefield BC2 have a dev from DICE AND a guy from Infinity Ward or if you do FFXIII try to have someone from Square and someone from Bioware. Like a dev on the outside looking in.

  • Myfav update was so Bad Company 2!

  • Best Pulse episode yet. Only found the middle of the video. Where she went from left screen side to center right awkward. Nothing else stood out because it was very entertaining. Remove all that nonsense in the What’s New section and replace with this.

  • this application is not supported…on my PS3. why?

  • Liked the Heavy Rain demo. I will buy it.
    Didn’t like that you have to press down ‘R2′ button as well to walk tho? What is the point in that? Can’t i just walk moving the Left Stick? Unless i’m missing the point :D

    & Bring back *PS2* playback to PS3 PLEASE! ! ! I got *70* PS2 games that i can’t play on my 80GB PS3 I like playing PS1 & PS2 & PS3 games on 1 console[like i did on my 60GB PS3, which died sadly for me]
    [sorry to bang on about it] :D

  • Suggestions: Someone from SEGA (they are putting out several big titles such as Resonance of Fate, Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing and Yakuza 3 – oh and ask them about Virtua Fighter 5 R, the latest iteration on VF5 that never made it to the consoles despite the fans pleas, PS3 has no online on original VF5).
    GoW3 Team (duh)
    Someone from the Gran Turismo team, it would be a good opportunity since people are kinda pissed that the game was delayed.
    Someone from Obsidian or Bethesda to talk about Fallout New Vegas
    Capcom (because they are awesome and always have something to talk about)

  • Get Kevin Butler on there. I know he’s an actor but i don’t care, guy is awesome :L

  • are you guys going to have any kind of reader mail for the podcast? because if so, where could i email to?

  • Getting Bshock this week. If it’s good enough, I’ll pick up Bshcok 2.

  • whats up Chris? if sony announce a new game at GDC i wanna see the developers of that game on the podcast for sure and the man behind Kratos Character , get him in there , in fact make a podcast just with him , can you please get Evolution Studios in there to talk about new projects ? the guys from Sony Bend ? i dont think they have released anything on the ps3 YET , we want a Syphon Filter ps3 game , and whats up with Heavenly Sword 2 ? wasnt Heavenly Sword supposed to be a trilogy ? we want Heavenly Sword 2 !

  • Kevin Butler.

    VP of Playstation Podcasts

    -Presenter

    Let it happen.

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