The PlayStation Recap

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Happy Memorial Day! With the long weekend ahead, I’ll be catching up on Red Dead Redemption (if I can tear myself away from skinning animals long enough to complete the story missions), ModNation Racers, and 3D Dot Game Heroes. What will you guys be playing?

The PlayStation Recap – PlayStation.Blog

Play the MAG Beta with Zipper!

Courtesy of Jeremy Dunham

    Patch Alert: MAG v1.06 Coming in June: Slated for sometime next month, MAG v1.06 will add a number of requested new features to the game that should please fans regardless of their play style. Read on for the full list.
    Zipper Profile: CJ Heine: This week we meet up with CJ Heine, senior designer here at Zipper. CJ started in the QA department and worked his way up to his current senior designer position, so it shouldn’t be long before he’s heading up the CIA and while simultaneously juggling hosting duties on Survivor.

UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves banner

Courtesy of Arne Meyer

    REMINDER: “The Lab” and Double Cash Weekend: This weekend’s installment of “The Lab” Playlist series is 2 vs. 2 Team Deathmatch. Parties are limited to two people only, obviously. We’ve set the match conditions to a 15 minute time limit and 25 kills.
    Unboxing The Art of UNCHARTED 2: We got copies of all three versions in the studio recently and thought it was only fitting to take a bunch of photos and put together an unboxing video below so you can get a good look at what you get when purchasing The Art of Uncharted 2.
    UNCHARTED 2 PSN Avatars: The PSN Avatars were created from renders we made from UNCHARTED 2 and include Nathan Drake, Elena Fisher, Victor Sullivan, Chloe Frazer, Jeff, Tenzin, Karl Schafer, Zoran Lazarevic, Harry Flynn, and an image of the Phurba dagger.

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  • I hate to stop by only to bemoan a gripe (sorry I’ve been absent), but I’m having trouble shaking the idea that Blog.Share isn’t garnering much/any attention If we could at least get some indication of which ideas are being looked at or worked on, it would alleviate the concern. Perhaps leave some of those refreshing red comments every once in awhile. (Honestly, the voting system feels like a national election: our votes don’t really matter. The same three ideas, which everyone already knows about, have been on top since the beginning, thus garnering more votes and keeping other ideas from getting front-page attention.)

    I know this technically counts as a suggestion (a Share), but, you see, its kind of a cyclical problem.

    Hope you have a good weekend.

    • Please upload this idea to Share… just kidding :-) Totally valid observation and one that we’re doing something about, but we’ve obviously been slammed with E3 fast approaching. Currently, some enhancements are going into the Share backend. Post-E3, we’ll be talking more about it, so stay tuned!

  • So Sid, is that Team Ico Collection rumor true?

    • We don’t comment on rumors or speculation, yadda yadda yadda. You know the drill by now :-) But it WOULD be cool!

  • By the way, check the last comment.

    Accurate portrayal of the situation or what? =P

  • You better have a good reason for revealing all of this stuff this close to E3 SONY

  • I would like to see more info on the Team Ico Collection next week if that’s possible. :D

  • Playing Red Dead as well. This game just totally consumes you.

    Just ordered Yakuza 3 off Amazon since it finally went on sale. Will play that next. My PS3 hasn’t gotten a break at all this year…lol

  • Team Ico Collection (hopefully with the old, removed colossi) would be awesome. But I wouldn’t mind a Kingdom Hearts, Final Fantasy, or Resident Evil collection either ;-)

  • So how long is the E3 conference on this year? Will it be 2 hours like last year? I need to bring snacks if it is the same as last year.

  • I’m seeing that planet minigolf is coming June 1 and tecmo bowl throwback a week later

    is this true ? and is there going to be anything official or is it just another wait and see ?
    anyway – keep these great psn titles coming and I’ll keep buying – I’ve gotten around 85 so far

    off topic : I submitted a blog share idea twice and it was ignored , I posted it here and was told to post there but still nothing ….. so I’ll try again and for the last time

    on mondays on the ps blog :
    Here’s your weekly psn preview
    ( posts confirmed content for games and dlc for that weeks psn store update )

    thanks for your time .

    • Wow! 85 PSN titles! I think you’ve beaten my record. :-) As for the PSN title release dates, let’s wait and see how they pan out, but these sound correct.

      As for Share: you probably submitted an idea that has already been submitted — those get filtered out. If that’s not the case, it’s probably in the submission backlog (which we’ve mostly caught up on, but is still there due to E3 craziness).

      Thanks for the post idea. I’ll look into that.

  • Only two more weeks to go for E3, hopefully we hear how the Playstation Blog will be covering it and any details how it’s going to be incorporated in Home?

    Also, can’t wait for the Infamous 2 trailer at E3…hint, hint ;)

    • There’s going to be some very cool stuff in Home for E3, but the details are still under wraps — we’ll have more to say on that soon.

  • @7
    Sony’s conference is 2 hours long. It starts at 12pm pst on June 15.


    see wat i did there?^^

  • AnthonyTonyMagic

    With all the great news that has been coming out over the last few weeks, I’m really psyched about E3.

    I mean, you wouldn’t be mentioning all this stuff now unless there was something HUGE coming up, would you?

    Come on, Sid, PSP2 and/or PSP Phone – confirm or deny

    • I can neither confirm nor deny the existence of Area 51. In all seriousness, we don’t comment on any rumors — you’ll find out for yourself at E3.

  • What happened to Joe Danger?

  • Sid, do you know if there is going to be a new firmware anytime soon?

    • Nothing to report here. We don’t typically get detailed info on these until they’re imminent, to be honest.

  • hey Sid,is it true that the xmb will be redesigned in june? would you kindly answer me. i hope its true :)

  • if youve already talked about Killzone 3 (something i would have kept heavily guarded for E3) so close to E3 then youve got something HUGE planned for E3 so…any clues to what it is or do we still have to wait for E3?

  • how come the uk got ff9 first i aint complainin just wondering tho it is good to see the uk gettin games first tho

  • Thanks Sid, this means we should see Joe Danger really really SOON!!! :D

  • I would be playing Red Dead…if I could find a PS3 somewhere in an Los Angeles-area Costco! Not having good luck at all.

  • I never got chance to comment on Kung Fu live. But I think everybody going to be Kung Fu Fighting!!!

  • Hollywood Video is closing so I picked up a really cheap copy of Prince of Persia

  • thanks for the reply Sid .
    I’m hoping to have those 2 games on my hdd asap

    I checked and my share idea wasn’t a duplicate , guess I’ll wait and see if it’s posted – have 3 posted already but I’ve submitted about 30 – and none were duplicate posts
    I have seen a lot of them posted though , same ideas with slightly different wording and at least 1/3 are things the ps3 does already but people don’t read their manuals .
    anyway , Have a great weekend .

    • It’s exciting to hear people are interested in Share — I feel like the best is still to come! Some of the new Share backend tweaks will lead to better filtering and organization of ideas & submissions (a key improvement) and help reduce the delay of moderation. No firm details on timing — we’ll tell you!– but we’re looking into addressing many of your points specifically. Have a great weekend yourself!

  • I’m so so sad, still no new about Castle Crashers, please Sid i don’t care if it lets me down, how long does final testing take??
    on average how long??

    • It’s different for each game, there are variables that can affect the process. But Castle Crashers is on its way soon — hang tight for final confirmation on a release date!

  • I can’t wait for E3 and I’m styling my new M.Bison avatar.

  • @Sid

    I really wanna know, seeing how Sony been announcing one EPIC game after another ( so buying them all ) like LBP2, KillZone3, SOCOM4, Ape Escape 4 before E3 does that mean there’s far more game announcements during E3?

  • Look at these great exclusives what will Sony come up next? The survey i hoped you guys looked at mine i would love to see Zone of the Enders series be revamped for PS3 and Ghosthunters as well. This years e3 you guys are going to win with all that you have shown and the extra i can’t wait. I hope I see Infamous 2 hahaha please!?

  • Sid, the responses you are leaving are great. Good to know you are listening.

  • Hi again Sid. Is there a reason why blog videos of interviews/previews don’t make their way to the ps store? I think you guys are missing an opportunity here, not everyone who owns a ps3/psp visits the blog. (Don’t bother recommending “share”, I submitted it well over a month ago and nothing).

    • Yeah, this is a good idea. There are tech and logistical issues to sort out, but you make a good argument here. I’ll investigate this.

  • Lots of talks about Agent around the net, I really wonder how that will be, hoping for a E3 appearance. I’ve been playing RDR so much, so I got rockstar on my mind lately.


  • Hey Sony, as a long time loyal customer I’m PISSED. Bad Company 2 froze my PS3 (AGAIN) and when I turned it back on it wouldn’t read the disc. Now my Blu-ray drive is NOT READING ANYTHING. You won’t offer me a warranty, nope, you want to charge me $150 (yes $150) and THREE WEEKS to repair it.

    So I go to Gamestop thinking, okay ill trade it in for a new PS3 Slim but NOPE no one EVEN HAS ONE IN STOCK.

    What is this crap Sony? It’s time to get an Xbox 360, what choice do I have? I can’t game on PS3 anymore HELP ME.

    • Sorry to hear this, problems like this are definitely frustrating so I can sympathize. The supply issue should improve in the coming weeks — the demand is obviously very high right now.

  • ok go get an 360, with red ring and no blue ray player, lol have fun with that :P


  • anybody know what happened to the psp resident evil title shown at ’08 e3?

  • i would like to see a release date 4 the last guardian. maybe a versus 13 trailer. maybe kingdom hearts 3. jak4? uncharted3 teaser? exclusives?

  • @31, try the following
    Buy a Bul-ray lins cleaning disc
    Vacuum the dust out your PS3
    Don’t turn it on for at least 24 hours

  • I would love to see Sony come out with more shooter games that utilize some sort of kickass light gun (wireless hopefully heh).
    It’s just sad that all our old favorite systems need a CRT monitor and with today’s technology, you could make an awesome selection of shooter games with nice, working gun controllers for today’s LCD and Plasma monitors, etc. :)

    I see that you have Time Crisis 4 so it looks like you had a “guncon” light gun….would be awesome to see more!

    Please Sony! More shooter games with good gun controllers!!! :D
    As a personal request…I don’t recall who owned the rights to Police Trainer 1 and 2 but those really rocked too!!!!! :)

  • All great but the Blackhawks are gonna win the Stanley cup so that is all that matters now

  • @34…there was a PSP RE at 09 E3…you mean that one?

    It is scheduled for at 2010 release…so you might just see it at E3.

  • @ 31 there going to make a ps3 move bundle that is when i will buy a new ps3 if it not to expensive

  • Hope to finally see Tecmo Bowl Throwback next Tuesday.

  • Sid i had a few questions… what point does the polls people make gather attention….specifically a SOCOM II remake poll….like is there a general amount of hype/votes that can start gaining an idea atleast a blip on the radar of people in charge?

    and were you ever a SOCOM fan yourself?

  • Do you think you could possibly clean up the threads about games from third parties of all the weird comments by people still complaining about PS3 firmware?

    It has no place there and it ruins the threads, which is a shame, because at least for the Minis, there really isn’t much info about them, other than here.

  • so this joe danger post due on monday will that announce a release date?
    also what is happening with earthworm jim?
    will it be a remake of the original or a whole new game?
    also, is 3D dot game hero coming to AU anytime soon?

  • AnthonyTonyMagic

    Hey, Sid

    It’s great to see that you answer so many comments on here, even on a Saturday. And, no, I’m not just sucking up so that you answer this comment too… on second thoughts maybe you shouldn’t answer because otherwise it would look like a reward for sucking up. But then again if you don’t answer… never mind.

    Anyway, back to the main point. I know that you can’t comment on whether Area 51 exists, but you must admit that the world would be better off if it did :D right?

    I’m guessing that this year’s E3 is going to be one of those “I wish I had more money in the bank” events, right? Looking forward to it

  • my i am mbest at that mw2 me and my clan the dogz we beast

  • @21(Sid) I love it, and I really like the increasingly off-topic conversations when you keep pressing the talk button. It’s a very good platformer.

  • @Sid @36…

    When my PS3 died and I was on the phone with support they specifically told me that I may have voided my warranty by ‘vacuming the dust’…are you sure you want to thank someone for that tip?

  • anything about psn latam at E3? really need a easy way to buy things cheaper than waiting for somebody to go to usa….we need psn here

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