GamesCom kicks into gear next week in Cologne, Germany. The US PlayStation Blog team will be staying put in the States, but our intrepid EU PlayStation Blog correspondent James Gallagher will be filing farm-fresh GamesCom news and announcements straight from the show floor. Should be an eventful week!
TerRover Demo Comes to Qore Tomorrow — Buy Qore (subscription or single-copy via PlayStation Plus) and you get early access to Creat Studios’ new PSN title TerRover.
Two Princesses, One Year: Happy Anniversary Fat Princess! — The Fat Princess team celebrates with 50% off and an Auto-Tuned birthday song.
PixelJunk Racers 2nd Lap: Free Update Gets Early Access Tomorrow — PixelJunk Racers 2nd Lap is free for existing Racers owners, and PlayStation Plus subscribers can get it early.
“The Tester” Casting Contest – Top 100, Last 5 Days — The deadline just ended, and the Top 10 contestant finalists for The Tester will be chosen soon.
ModNation Monday: XP Races Remedied and UFG Insights — ModNation producer goes in-depth on the load improvements and gameplay tweaks made in the new update.
Valkyria Chronicles II Demo Available on PSN Today — A third-person JRPG with headshots? Check out the full list of features in this post from Sega.
Scott Pilgrim vs The World vs PSN today! — I saw Scott Pilgrim (the movie) a day or two ago, and I was pleased by its many video game references. The game is no different!
Qore Episode 27: Kane & Lynch 2, Splatterhouse, TerRover and Kyoto, Japan — Veronica Belmont previews Kane & Lynch 2’s “Fragile Alliance” multiplayer mode, plus a free demo of PSN game TerRover.
PlayStation Store Update — Scott Pilgrim vs the World: The Game hits PSN, Red Faction: Guerrilla game trial, Crash Team Racing, Mafia II demo and more.
Knights in the Nightmare comes to PSP October 19th — Aram from Atlus shows a new video for this upcoming PSP strategy-RPG.
Shank: Combo, Grappling and Weapons Vignette — You owe it yourself to watch these murder-licious combos, which have Shank shotgun-pouncing and head-shooting through the baddies.
PlayStation Move Event Hits PlayStation Home + Top Gun, Star Wars & More!!! — Compete in the PlayStation Move event in the Presentation Podium and you can win elite Move virtual items.
Digital Comics Store Update (August 11, 2010) — Y: The Last Man makes its Comics Store debut. Other highlights include Venom: Dark Origin, Green Lantern: No Fear, and Eternal Descent.
Kung-Fu LIVE: Coming to PAX Prime & New Trailer Debut — The Kung-Fu LIVE trailers never disappoint, and this is the most elaborate production yet.
Irrational Games’ Next Project Coming to PS3, First Video and Ken Levine Q&A — If you haven’t seen this video from the creators of BioShock, watch it now before you know its name. Also: Ken Levine talks turkey with PlayStation.Blog!
DanceDanceRevolution: Comes to PS3 with Move Support — Konami announces PlayStation Move support for its upcoming PS3 dance title. Rave aficionados, take note!
Ys Seven for PSP: Video tour — Catch a video tour of the “7 Wonders of Ys Seven,” and learn more about this action-RPG.
Kung Fu Rider – PlayStation Move’s Most Unique Launch Title — PlayStation Move: It Only Does Escaping-From-The-Mafia-on-Office-Furniture. New video interview digs into the robust feature set.
PlayStation Network Video Content Update — Kick-Ass and Futurama lead off the most popular Video Store downloads. Read on for more popular choices and new releases. Follow Friday: PlayStation Edition — A directory of PlayStation Twitter, Facebook, and blogs. Add your own suggestions in the comments!
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MAG v1.07 Available Tomorrow — MAG’s latest patch is crammed with sweet new additions including “Happy Hour” double XP, faster downloads, lighting upgrades, and more.
Zipper Profile: Kurt Manning — MAG’s Assistant Producer talks about some of the major new enhancements hitting MAG in v1.07.
Zipline Podcast – Episode 16 — Kurt Manning, Assistant Producer on MAG, stops by to give us the latest news on v1.07, while Chris and Jeremy dish out some SOCOM 4 details.
New MP skins and Dynamic Theme available on August 17 — Check out the new multiplayer skin pack, with eight new skins, and a video of the new PS3 Dynamic Theme.