The PlayStation Recap

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A big week for PlayStation news, with a blizzard of announcements coming out of Cologne, Germany for the annual gamescom conference. What was your favorite announcement this week?

In other news, Jeff is headed out to Washington, D.C. this Tuesday for a PlayStation Move community meetup. If you want to try out PlayStation Move and a slew of games, be sure to RSVP now.

The PlayStation Recap – PlayStation.Blog

  • More $9.99 PSP Favorites in Time for Back-to-School — New PSP Favorites confirmed, including Burnout Legends, two Capcom Classics collections, Medal of Honor: Heroes and more.
  • Dead Nation: New Zombie Survival Guide Trailer — Guns, grenades, and gibs in this blistering new Dead Nation video.
  • Ghost Recon Predator Coming to PSP — Tons of high-tech gadgets for this upcoming PSP tactical shooter, including an RC drone.
  • Top Gun: Available Tomorrow on the PlayStation Network — Take (Your) Breath Away with a quick Cruise into the Danger Zone.
  • Chance to Win PlayStation Move, LittleBigPlanet 2, or Gran Turismo 5 Before You Can Buy it at SUBWAY — Follow @SubwayFreshBuzz on Twitter to participate in “Fire Drills” and get a chance to win upcoming PlayStation games and hardware.
  • ModNation Monday: Over 1 Million Creations! — Plenty of ModNation news this week, including an official YouTube page and a new Track Contest.
  • gamescom 2010 Live Blog — The PlayStation gamescom conference has ended, but you can relive all the major game announcements right here.
  • Pulse 8/17 Edition Now Available — Scott Pilgrim, Shank, LittleBigPlanet Marvel add-ons, and a closer look at the new PSN Top Gun game.
  • Coming Next Week to PlayStation Plus: Mushroom Wars, 2Xtreme & More — New goodies are en route to PlayStation Plus — get the full rundown here.
  • LittleBigPlanet 2: New Trailer and Fan Meetup at gamescom — A call for a gamescom fan meetup, and a new video that gives a closer look at the Story mode and creation tools.
  • Killzone 3 gamescom Multiplayer Trailer — Exosuits and jetpacks make the jump to Killzone 3’s multiplayer mode.
  • inFAMOUS 2 gamescom Trailer — Our most-viewed video this week! Watch Cole wreaking havoc on New Marias.
  • Available This Fall: New PS3 System Models Featuring 160GB & 320GB Hard Drives — More storage coming soon to the PS3. Which model are you most interested in?
  • Ratchet and Clank: All 4 One Coming to PS3 — Four-player co-op play invades the Ratchet & Clank universe, and Insomniac Games shares first gameplay video.
  • PlayStation Store Update — Highlights include Top Gun, plus demos for H.A.W.X. 2, NHL 11, and Joe Danger.
  • Resistance 3 from Insomniac Games Coming Exclusively to PS3 — This moody live-action teaser for Resistance 3 was one of our most-viewed videos this week.
  • DC Universe Online: “Savior or Destroyer” Trailer from gamescom — New gameplay trailer for this upcoming PS3 superhero MMO. Will you be a force for good, or evil?
  • MAG “Moves,” Plus the New Beta Program — New details on PlayStation Move support coming this fall, and a new Beta to test improvements and new features.
  • Gamescom Comes to PlayStation Home + Star Wars, Superheroes & More — Virtual gamescom hits Home, The Empire Strikes back furniture gallery, new superhero costumes and more.
  • Digital Comics Store Update — New Captain America, another bottle of True Blood, more Sonic, new Street Code and more.
  • NHL 11 Demo Live on PSN: Two Modes, Classic Controls Included — EA Sports introduces the new PS3 demo of NHL 11 with an overview of new features.
  • PlayStation Move in Washington DC Next Week — PlayStation Move will be open to the public in Washington, D.C. this coming Tuesday. Be sure to RSVP!

  • Ted Price Interview — Insomniac Games’ main man talks competitive co-op in Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One, and Resistance 3’s surprising reveal.
  • Gran Turismo 5’s gamescom Announcements — Gran Turismo 5 announces a custom Course Maker, Kart Racing, and more at gamescom.
  • Castle Crashers Coming to PSN August 31st — The Behemoth drops by the PlayStation.Blog with a gift for PS3 owners…and some sweet new artwork.
  • Heroes on the Move: New Trailer & Two Challenges Debut at gamescom — Ratchet, Clank, Sly, Bentley, Jak & Daxter team up in Heroes on the Move (working title). Get first gameplay details here!
  • gamescom: Killzone 3 Video Interview with Steven Ter Heide — Fresh multiplayer details straight from the mouth of Killzone 3’s senior producer.
  • gamescom: inFAMOUS 2 Interview — James Gallagher from the EU PlayStation.Blog talks with Bruce Oberg, development lead for inFAMOUS 2.
  • BioShock Infinite for PS3: Gameplay Q&A with Ken Levine, New Screens — How does BioShock Infinite play? The second half of my interview with Irrational Games’ creative director Ken Levine.
  • Hoard Coming to PAX, Four-Player Co-Op Confirmed — Fire-breathing PSN game announces couch and online co-op, confirms PAX plans.
  • LittleBigPlanet 2: Community Updates + LBP2 gamescom Highlights — Updates from gamescom include the Music Sequencer, Gran “Fur”ismo, adjustable gravity, and more.
  • PlayStation Network Video Content Update — Highlights include The Last Song, a Top Gun sale, and the theatrical release of The Disappearance of Alice Creed.
  • Recap: gamescom 2010 as it Happened — Didn’t make it to gamescom in Germany? Check out a tour of the PlayStation booth with our very own James Gallagher.
  • Play the MAG Beta with Zipper!

    Courtesy of Jeremy Dunham

  • Zipline Podcast – Episode 17 — Game Director Seth Luisi drops by to chat about all of the big changes for MAG and the future of SOCOM 4.
  • MAG Character Customization: The New Standard — Zipper’s beta changes the status quo. Here’s an in-depth look at the improved skill tree, new economy system, and plenty more!
  • MAG Escalation: A Closer Look — The upcoming three-PMC game mode puts 96 players on all-new maps at once. How’s it all going to work?
  • MAG “Moves,” Plus Our New Beta Program — Confirmed: MAG will support the PlayStation Move and we’re launching a brand new beta program that lets you test unreleased game features starting August 24!
  • Zipper Profile: Seth Luisi — Get to know Zipper Interactive’s Game Director before hearing what he has to say on this week’s podcast.
  • UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves banner

  • REMINDER: The Lab – No Power Weapons — This episode of “The Lab” removes all power weapons from the three selected maps.
  • UNCHARTED 2 buttons at PAX Prime — What UNCHARTED characters should be printed on Naughty Dog’s PAX buttons? Speak your mind here.
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    • 9:37 am eastern still down

    • anyone know whats happening with psn being down and when whatevers happening will be fixed or finished

    • hey anyone get a chain mail from PSN claiming that they’re cleaning up unactive accounts and if you dont send the letter on to 15 -20 people your account will be deleted and will exp. data loss…i know this letter is B.S. but could it be viral?

      9:48 and still no network EST

    • 9:47 eastern canada still down

    • mine is working now

    • anyone out there

    • Hey, Jimmyhoffa82, I guess you’re more than likely correct that there is unscheduled maintenance; however, an official response from them would not go amiss… I mean, how hard is it for someone to type someting up for us?

    • PSN (UK) is back

    • I agree with B1MBLE put something out there that states what’s going on. Can’t be that hard!!

    • @All – PSN seems to be back up now, it’s working here in Hong Kong, at least.

      Hi Sid,
      Any chance that Sony can add a link to the bottom of error messages that jumps to a PSN status page?

      I know PSN is free and everything, but when I got the cryptic error message I didn’t have a clue what the problem was. Was it my password? Router? ISP? PSN?

      A unified PSN status page shouldn’t be that hard to implement, please suggest to the powers-that-be to seriously look into it, because the lack of communication is embarrassing.

      • Yeah, this is a good idea. I know we’re investigating getting the little “PSN status” light from the EU Blog onto the US side soon.

    • @B1MBLE dude i totally agree, a simple twitter post or something would go a long way in just calming everyone down

    • 12:14 east coast usa still down

    • Nothing to report,we haven’t heard anything on that yet,we’ll look into it,no news yet,post it to blog share! Did i leave anything out or do i have what it takes to work for sony.

    • This past week on Playstation Portable was just awesome!

      Just bought the popular Japanese RPG; Ys SEVEN, and playing it right now, along with the soundtrack! :)

    • I was wondering why we havent seen a post yet about the earth shattering announcement that mass effect 2 is coming to the ps3. This is a huge deal and I assumed that would be one of the first things posted on here after gamescom, you guys need to get ray and bioware in here so that they can explain more in detail how they plan to bring the entire mass effect experience to the ps3, as in how they plan to introduce newcomers to the series, dlc plans and how they plan to allow players to shape their own character prior to playing mass effect 2. Please get them on here soon!

      • Yeah, we’re working on this. :-) EA’s keeping quite on most of the details for now, but this is far from the last time you’ll be hearing about it.

    • Any definitive word about PS+ subs getting an invite into any betas? Dead Nation? DC Universe? Anything?

      Me & my buddies are day 1 subs to Ps+ & longstanding GAP members,
      & we haven’t received any beta invites.

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