The PlayStation Recap

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E3 2010 is over, but the information onslaught certainly isn’t — we’ve got lots of new details on a slew of upcoming PS3 and PSP games like Final Fantasy XIV, God of War: Ghost of Sparta, and Deus Ex: Human Revolution. Look for a few more interviews to hit next week. Dead Space 2, anyone?

As for me, I’m planning on a quiet, tranquil weekend interspersed with sessions of ultraviolence in the Medal of Honor beta. I might also get around to finishing Red Dead Redemption, though my progress has slowed considerably — every time I try to complete a mission, I can’t help but take potshots at birds or skin animals.

What will you be playing?

The PlayStation Recap – PlayStation.Blog

  • E3 Interview: Final Fantasy XIV — A new trailer, and some tantalizing possibilities for this upcoming PS3 MMO from Square Enix.
  • Ready at Dawn on God of War: Ghost of Sparta — The game’s director explains why Ghost of Sparta “will single handedly show the true power of the PSP.” Check out those screens!
  • Hot Shots Tennis Hits PSP June 29! — New RPG elements, an E3 demo, and a Helghast guest: catch up on this PSP release with this brief primer.
  • Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit at E3 — The folks behind Burnout, Criterion Games, take the wheel in a game world they say is four times bigger than Burnout Paradise.
  • Try Blue Toad Murder Files for just $1.49 — An affordable new to play this humorous six-episode murder mystery game for PS3.
  • Get MAG Interdiction Today, Double XP This Weekend — MAG’s new “Interdiction” DLC pack is live, and Zipper’s Jeremy Dunham gives the full tour.
  • Got 2 Bucks? Start Practicing for the Next Warhawk Tournament Today — Warhawk’s “Fallen Star” DLC goes 75% off in advance of an upcoming tournament. Saddle up, people!
  • PlayStation Store Update — Red Dead’s free new co-op DLC, MAG’s “Interdiction” DLC, Sam & Max Episode 3, and tons of price drops round out this week.
  • DC Comics Now Available on the PlayStation Network for PSP! — We got yer Batman: Hush and Green Lantern right here. Check out the freebie selection, too, including God of War and Fringe.
  • Trinity Universe for PS3 Next Week, Atelier Rorona Update — Catch up on NIS America’s E3 2010 announcements, and new videos to boot.
  • PlayStation Home’s E3 Booth an Enormous Success + Toy Story 3, Community Events, and More! — E3 was a big success story for PlayStation Home’s virtual booth. Also get a look at “Andy’s Room” and the “Top Avatar Competition.”
  • Now Available on PSN: Burnin’ Rubber for PSP and PS3 — Judging by his Twitter feed, David Jaffe is an awfully big fan of this arcade classic — you might know it as “Bump ‘n Jump.”
  • What We’re Playing: Medal of Honor for PS3 – Win a Beta Code! — Medal of Honor moves to the modern day, so we spread the love with a Twitter giveaway.
  • Dead Rising 2 E3 Interview — I’m curious to try this “Freedom Bear” weapon combo. A teddy bear packing a machinegun? Yes, please!
  • PlayStation Plus: Your Questions Answered — Answers to your questions about the PS3’s upcoming subscription service: PSN Store discounts, early access, full game trials and more.
  • Hands-on with Time Crisis: Razing Storm for PS3 and PlayStation Move — Jeff and I mowed down digital terrorists at E3 using the PlayStation Move. And yes, I crushed his score.
  • Late Night with Killzone 3 – Tonight! Jimmy Fallon tries out Killzone 3 in 3D on Late Night, and we’ve got full video. This almost makes up for Taxi
  • UNCHARTED 2 “The Lab” Weekend: Sniper Extermination Starts Now! — Grab your Dragon Sniper rifle and hit the servers — this experimental new gametype is for a limited time only.
  • Enslaved: Odyssey to the West video interview — The creators of Heavenly Sword are back, and they’re packing some serious Hollywood talent, including LOTR’s Andy Serkis!
  • PlayStation Network Video Content Update — Great news, Canada: the Video Store is coming your way! New content includes Green Zone, Futurama, Deadliest Warrior, and more.
  • Digital Comics Store Update — Big news this week, with DC adding 80 comics and a new version of the Comics Reader app that integrates fan-requested features.
  • Fatter Princess: Fat Roles DLC and Fourplay Party Feature with Patch 1.06 — Pirate, ninjas, and giants (yes, please) join the party with new DLC. Bonus: The new patch adds a fan-requested co-op feature.
  • LittleBigPlanet Community Update — Be sure to watch the Alex Evans LBP2 remix video: it’s loaded with eye-popping examples of LittleBigPlanet 2’s powerful new tools.
  • E3 Encounters: Deus Ex: Human Revolution for PS3 — This upcoming PS3 RPG-shooter has conspiracy theories to spare and a cast of shady characters.
  • Play the MAG Beta with Zipper!

    Courtesy of Jeremy Dunham

  • Zipline Podcast, Episode 9 — We’re joined this week by Seth Luisi, Game Director here at Zipper Interactive and almost certainly the person most synonymous with the SOCOM franchise.
  • MAG Server Maintenance — This coming Monday, June 28th, a number of PlayStation servers will be down for maintenance for approximately two hours beginning at 1am PDT (4am EST). This scheduled maintenance will affect MAG as well as the official MAG blog.
  • UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves banner

    Courtesy of Arne Meyer

  • Support your team in UNCHARTED 2 MP — 16 different versions of Drake and Flynn representing the 16 countries whose soccer teams have made it to the second round in South Africa as of today.
  • Multiplayer level cap increase live — The maximum level attainable in UNCHARTED 2 is now 80, and is designated by an in-game badge that uses the roman numerals XXX.
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