The PlayStation Recap

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I am sad to say that I did not attend Comic-Con this year. I’m particularly bummed to have missed out on David Jaffe and Scott Campbell’s Twisted Metal panel — you never know what those guys will say next! And, being the uber-nerd that I am, I would have loved to have seen The Walking Dead and True Blood booths, as well as the Scott Pilgrim screening. Ah, well. There’s always next year!

On the bright side, my trip to New York City early in the week was a fruitful one. I got hands-on time with games like Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light (radically different than the old-school Tomb Raider you know), Tron: Evolution (Lightcycles in stereoscopic 3D!), Resident Evil 5 Gold Edition with PlayStation Move support (super-precise aiming with a much simpler UI), and a ton of other great games. Look for more details next week as I transform my scrambled thoughts into sweet, sweet words.

The PlayStation Recap – PlayStation.Blog

  • Coming Soon to PSN: Gravity Crash Portable for PSP — The PSP version of this PSN game has oodles of new bonus content, including a new ship and more weapon slots.
  • ModNation Monday: New DLC and Features Inbound — Check out the top Mods and Tracks of the week, and learn more about how the new features in the upcoming patch.
  • PlayStation in NYC: A Call for Questions — I’m still reeling over the number of question submissions here (you guys rock), and I’m tracking down as many answers as possible. Stay tuned!
  • The PlayStation Fans’ Guide to San Diego Comic-Con — Jeff offers up a handy guide: PlayStation game panels, booths of note, and special events for Comic-Con attendees.
  • Latest Kung-Fu LIVE Trailer Arrives in Time for Comic-Con! — If you haven’t seen this hilarious new Kung-Fu LIVE trailer, please do so immediately.
  • Mafia II on PS3: Your Questions Answered — Learn about the cars, the music, and the PS3-exclusive Jimmy’s Vendetta bonus content in this decade-sprawling crime epic.
  • Scott Pilgrim vs The World New Comic-Con Trailer — This retro beat-em-up is debuting on PSN August 10th, but you can warm up with this new gameplay video. Dig those pixelly graphics!
  • PlayStation Store Update — The Kane & Lynch 2 demo for PlayStation Plus, Sam and Max episode 4, a new PSOne Classic, and more round out this week.
  • inFAMOUS 2 at Comic-Con — The Sucker Punch team presented new artwork and video in San Diego, get an overview here.
  • The Sly Collection…sneaking into retailers for $39.99! — A wallet-friendly price for this HD-remastered collection that supports Trophies and stereoscopic 3D.
  • Digital Comics Store Update — New comics include True Blood, new Vampire Hunter D, Daredevil “Without Fear,” Bone, and RASL.
  • Ratchet & Clank: Going Comics — Get a first look inside the upcoming R&C comic here, and learn more about Insomniac Games’ involvement.
  • Medal of Honor: Here’s What You Want to Know — You had questions, we’ve got answers! Learn more about the single-player campaign and the PS3-exclusive Frontlines Blu-ray bonus!
  • Comic-Con on the PlayStation Video Store, PSP Prizes and More — Watch Batman: Under the Red Hood before it hits DVD, and learn more about the epic Comic-Con PSP giveaway here.
  • Motorstorm Apocalypse: EU Livechat with Evolution Studios — Read through the transcript of this informative livechat hosted by our buddies at EU.PlayStation.Blog.
  • Coming to PSN Next Week: ZEN Pinball MARS Table — A slick new trailer shows off the upcoming MARS pinball table, complete with all the sci-fi trappings.
  • Dead Nation for PS3: Baseball Stadium showdown — The Blog unveils a new video for this upcoming PSN horror shooter. See what happens when a stadium full of baseball players go zombie!
  • MAG Sabotage Mode Goes Faction Neutral Starting… Now! — Zipper continues to refine their massive online shooter based on player feedback — see what’s in store for Sabotage here.
  • DC Universe Online for PS3: Comic-Con 2010 trailer revealed — Blur Studio has whipped up an eye-popping new DCUO trailer for Spike TV — get a first look here.
  • Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together Coming to PSP — This acclaimed old-school RPG is headed to the PSP, and the original creators are along for the ride — see first screens here.
  • LittleBigPlanet 2 Updates: Official Date and Retail Goodness!!! — November 16th is the day! Check out the pre-order bonuses, too, which include costumes based on TRON, Toy Story, and the Muppets (seriously!).
  • InFAMOUS 2 for PS3: New Comic-Con cutscene — Fresh from Comic-Con, this storyline cinematic from inFAMOUS 2 gives you a brief history of New Marais.
  • Twisted Metal Returns! Eat Sleep Play Speaks Today — Before the Comic-Con panel, David Jaffe and Scott Campbell talk Twisted Metal in our exclusive video interview.
  • PlayStation Network Video Content Update — A free movie rental, special Comic-Con content, and a chance to win PSPs.
  • Coming Soon to PSN: Piyotama for PSP — This super-cute PSP game has you matching colored eggs to hatch the precious peeps inside. Also, “peep” the new video! (groan)
  • Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood at Comic-Con 2010 — Jeff dug up a ton of answers on this upcoming title, including what’s new with Desmond (a lot!) and how the storyline and characters will evolve.
  • God of War: Ghost of Sparta hits SPIKE TV tonight, Comic-Con Saturday — The God of War: Ghost of Sparta team will be speaking shortly at Comic-Con, check this post for full details.

    Play the MAG Beta with Zipper!

    Courtesy of Jeremy Dunham

  • Zipline Podcast – Episode 13 — Scott Rudi, lead designer on MAG “Live”, has returned to the show to regale us with tales of MAG’s past, present and future, and he even unveils new SOCOM 4 info!
  • UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves banner

    Courtesy of Arne Meyer

  • REMINDER: The Lab – Grenades Only — When we say Grenades Only, we mean grenades ONLY. Every player spawns with 99 grenades to blow up everything in sight.
  • Multiplayer during the World Cup — See some interesting data based on the World Cup matches and UNCHARTED 2 multiplayer habits. Fascinating!
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    • What happened to the TRUE PSone classic promised last Tuesday, if u can answer that is?

    • when are the ps3 games going to have the update for the move i will have may move controlers by aug 15 just wondering

    • It would be cool if PS+ offered some of the Demos that was playable at E3.

    • why exactly is my comment being moderated? There was not profanity in it.

    • Its all about inFAMOUS 2 for me. Can’t wait for that game. Going to be second best game release next year behind The Last Guardian :)
      #1 Sonicfan11589
      Sid Shuman wouldn’t know a “True PSone Classics” if it was in his hands and lable “True PSone Classic”

    • cant wait for Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood

    • I know this wasn’t posted on the blog, but this was dam amazing to say the least. I really hope a developers look at this game can make a cool game base on some of the stuff showing here in this video *http://n4g.com/news/568428/never-before-seen-ps-move-tech-demo-is-amazing

    • Just paid for my LBP 2 Collectors Edition today!

    • Monthly Updates > Weekly Updates

    • Hey Sid, any word on when PS+ users will get an update on what to expect next month in terms of content? Thanks :)

    • Hey Sid, will the regular edition of RE5 have Move support as well?

      I already have the game and bought the DLC, so my game has the same features as the Gold edition.

      • Only the “Gold Edition” (any of them) will work, not the original version — this is for a technical reason of some kind, as I understand it. The existing Gold Editions will be getting a patch, but not the original RE5 versions.

    • Any news on DLC or updates for Joe Danger?

    • Thats cool and all, but can we get the trailer for Street Fighter X Tekken in next weeks update? Please!

    • Where are videos of comic con????
      sorry but PS only does every thing K if U say so

    • YES I AM WITH SGTquig MORE ON STREET FIGHTER X TEKKEN. WHY? CAUSE THIS IS VIDEOGAME HISTORY

    • Hey Sid! It is sad that you didn’t go to Comic-Con, but at least you got to do something in favor of games. I was very surprised to see Kevin Butler post on the PlayStation Blog (I didn’t see that coming!)

      How far did you get done in Red Dead Redemption recently? :)

      • Ugh, haven’t had much gaming time lately (this week was pretty fast paced), and what little time I have had has been going to catching up on True Blood and Fringe :-) But Red Dead (and Singularity!) are tops on my list moving forward.

    • Sid: I’d like to bring an issue to your (Sony’s) attention. The video for Day 1 coverage of SDCC (HD) on the video side of the PSN Store doesn’t play. Every attempt to play it nets the message “This content cannot be played (80028801).”

    • Follow-up: Seems that only the HD version is affected. The SD version plays normally.

    • Hello Us Blog

      Kane & Lynch 2 demo and the game is out on the 20th August is NEWS of the year
      it is nice to see a game who kick out the kids

      I hope you fokes are 2 years older now and dont ruin the on-line gane this time

      • I checked out the Kane & Lynch 2 demo yesterday and thoroughly enjoyed myself — definitely got me interested in the full version.

    • CAKE!! FOR EVERYONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

    • Hello? Sid!? Not you too! Why no replies!? X(

    • lol!! Don’t bother asking questions on here. We’ve asked and complained and bugged them so much they just ignore us now! XD You’d get better communication with a wall in your room at this point!

    • don’t bother asking for updates on PSN+ content in advance. SCEA has clearly decided to not announce any of it in advance. Every other region providing 2 months in advance from the start hasn’t caused them to change their decision yet so I don’t think it ever will.

      Gotta love it when companies dig their heels in and stick to horrible decisions.

    • Any release date for Castle Crashers?? i knew that it’s up to Sony right now the release of the game.

    • Anything on DLC for god of war 3? (Besides costumes) Want it so bad =[

    • Any word on the next Firmware update?

    • Hey, when can we see the interviews of Dead Space and Medal of honor put up? Thanks.

    • The character i really wish capcom would add to their roster in at least 1 game is Phoenix Wright. i would LOVE to be able to attack with OBJECTION! or HOLD IT! or TAKE THAT!

    • sid talking about mlb 10 or any games that will have move support

    • I guess I touched a nerve, but my comment regarding lack of replies on the ps store update blog was taken out. (I bet they didn’t like the fact that I mentioned Grace or compared it to the GODLY eu blog). Fair enough, sorry to bother you sid. i won’t post here again since i’m not getting any closer as to why the us blog ps store update questions get ignored.

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