The PlayStation Recap

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Next week’s shaping up to be a busy one, with San Diego Comic Con and a New York-based PlayStation media event showcasing a slew of PS3, PSP, and PlayStation Move games. We’ll be on-site for both events and reporting in, so stay tuned for more details next week!

For now, though, I’m in full sloth mode. This weekend, I’ll be checking out DeathSpank, watching more True Blood on PSN, and delving deeper into the seamy underbelly of Mexico in Red Dead Redemption (yeah, yeah, I’m way behind). What will you be playing?

The PlayStation Recap – PlayStation.Blog

  • Live on PSN: Modern Warfare 2 Resurgence Pack Tour — Robert Bowling (@fourzerotwo) from Infinity Ward gives the lowdown on the new map pack and playlist update.
  • Coming to PSN: Landit Bandit for PS3 — The developers compare their quirky flying game to classics like Crazy Taxi and Moonlander.
  • DeathSpank Delivers Justice to PSN Tomorrow — “Diablo meets Monkey Island” is a common description of this new PSN action-RPG. Learn more here, straight from the developers.
  • ModNation Monday: Community Picks and Patch Update — Check out top picks from community creators, and learn about the “casual” career difficulty that will come with the upcoming patch.
  • Coming to PSN Today: BUZZ!: The 90’s Quiz Downloadable Quiz Pack for PS3 — Test your 90s mettle with sample questions for this new Buzz! DLC.
  • PlayStation Store Update — Deathspank, Landit Bandit, new PlayStation Plus content, and a ton of new DLC. Get the full infodump here.
  • Live on PSN: Blur Multiplayer Demo — The free trial of Blur hits PSN — see what features you’ll get in this fast-paced combat racer.
  • PlayStation minis: Over 1 Million Served — Bite-sized gaming hits a new milestone, and we’ve got a list of the top 10-selling minis of all time. What’s in the top slot?
  • What PlayStation Move Setup is Right for You? — In-depth examination of the PlayStation Move bundles launching this September, with first photos of the retail packaging.
  • Hulu Plus Streams Its Way to the PS3 — Everything you need to know about Hulu Plus on the PS3, including a special early preview for PlayStation Plus members.
  • Digital Comics Store Update — New Marvel Zombies, new DMZ, the four-part alternate-future miniseries Kingdom Come, and more for this week’s update.
  • Epic Action of ‘Young Thor’ Thundering to PSP minis; New Official Trailer is Here! — The developers of Zombie Tycoon explain their latest project Young Thor, and you can see the first gameplay trailer.
  • Mafia II – What Do You Want to Know? — An E3 interview on 2K Games’ upcoming PS3 crime epic, and a call for new reader questions.
  • Help Defend Gaming: Sign the Gamer Petition — The president of the ECA explains the significance of upcoming game legislation and asks gamers to sign the Gamer Petition.
  • E3 Encounters: Mortal Kombat for PS3 — Scorpion and the gang are hitting the PS3 in 2011 with stereoscopic 3D support. Learn what’s new in my hands-on E3 report.
  • PlayStation Network Video Content Update — Special Comic Con plans are in the works for early next week, but in the meantime, check out the latests TV shows and movies here.
  • LittleBigPlanet Community Update: Comic-Con Edition — Comic-Con attendees: “Team Sackboy” t-shirts will be up for grabs! Everyone else: Catch up on the latest LBP DLC right here.
  • Coming Tuesday to PSN: Kane & Lynch Demo for PS3 — PlayStation Plus members will get an early jump on this gritty crime drama. Read the article to learn how to use Auto-Download as well.
  • NIS update: New Ar tonelico Qoga for PS3, Cladun and Z.H.P. for PSP — NIS America has a slew of new game announcements for the PS3 and PSP, and we’ve got new videos and art to share.

    Play the MAG Beta with Zipper!

    Courtesy of Jeremy Dunham

  • Join Directive Queue, Get Double XP — Starting immediately, all players who join the MAG in-game “Directive” queue will receive DOUBLE experience points. Read more here.
  • Zipper Profile: Tom Rigas — Tom handled a lot of the day-to-day production work on SOCOM 4′s E3 demo, so he’ll have plenty to talk about on this week’s Zipline podcast.
  • UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves banner

    Courtesy of Arne Meyer

  • An Evening with the UNCHARTED 2 Music Team — The UNCHARTED 2 music team discusses their experiences composing the score to 2009’s Game of the Year.
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