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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