The PlayStation Recap

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With gamescom receding into the mists of history, we’re less than a week away from our community event at PAX in Seattle. From there, it’s off to the Tokyo Game Show, which roughly coincides with the launch of this thing called PlayStation Move (perhaps you’ve heard of it?).

Busy times, to be sure, but it begs the question: What upcoming gaming event are you most excited about?

In other news, our newest PlayStation.Blog recruit Rey Gutierrez is knocking us out with his video production prowess. Be absolutely sure you watch his new PlayStation Move tech demo tour with Anton Mikhailov, and stay tuned for much more of Rey’s video awesome in the coming days and weeks.

The PlayStation Recap – PlayStation.Blog

  • Superstars V8 Racing: Coming to the PlayStation Network — The developers explain how this full-featured racing game landed on PSN. An interesting read!
  • Beta Feedback: How You Helped Shape Medal of Honor’s Multiplayer — EA explains how PlayStation fans have helped improve the game, from overall graphics to hit detection and gameplay balance. Good read.
  • MotorStorm 3D Rift Comes to PSN Tomorrow With 10 Tracks — A great choice if you missed MotorStorm: Pacific Rift. And yes, it supports 2D gameplay as well.
  • Shank on PSN Tomorrow, Costume Unlock Code for PlayStation.Blog Readers — Includes the Shank launch trailer, our most-viewed video this week.
  • Coming Tuesday to PSN: Press Your Luck for PS3 — Factoid: This 80s game show popularized the saying “big money, no whammies.” It’s true!
  • ModNation Monday: Community Artist Spotlight, Secrets of a “Super Creator” — What does it take to be a Super Creator? ModNation expert Myles Gordon tells all.
  • MotorStorm Apocalypse Video Interview — Learn why “MotorStorm Apocalypse in 3D” was a hot buzz word at gamescom in Cologne, Germany.
  • Meet The First Cast Member of The Tester, Season 2 — After 28,000 registered participants and 350,000 votes, The Tester, Season 2 has its first cast member.
  • Coming to PlayStation Plus: Discounted PlayStation Protection Plan — The PlayStation Protection Plan is now available on the PlayStation Store. Even better: PlayStation Plus members get 25% off a two-year PS3 plan.
  • PlayStation Store Update — Shank kills, Mafia II DLC thrills, MotorStorm 3D Rift spills, the new MAG Beta fills, and more.
  • Dungeon Defenders: Coming to PSN with Move & 3D Support — First video and details on this fusion of action-RPG and tower defense gameplay. Check the comments for even more information.
  • minis: Angry Birds is Visually Optimized for the PSPgo — Score first details on this upcoming physics-based PlayStation minis title.
  • AlphabeTees Coming this Thursday to PlayStation Home + the Best of the PlayStation Home Community! — Locust_Star explains it best: “Think: a crossword puzzle that requires teamwork, with you and your friends using clothing to answer trivia questions.”
  • Planet Minigolf gets PlayStation Move support this September — Planet Minigolf announces a free update that will add full support for PlayStation Move.
  • Digital Comics Store Update — Free Starcraft, Silent Hill: Dying Inside, Journey Into Mystery (1952), and more in this week’s comics update.
  • Joe Danger – The People’s Patch — Hello Games adds a slew user requests to a new patch: custom soundtracks, costumes, YouTube video uploads and more.
  • God of War – Game Directors Live in LA! — God of War directors David Jaffe, Cory Barlog, and Stig Asmussen are coming to L.A. for a live documentary taping. You’re invited!
  • PlayStation and IGN Team up for PAX PlayStation.Blog Beyond! Meetup — You’re invited! Try God of War: Ghost of Sparta, Split/Second PSP, and Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep at our PAX meetup next week.
  • SOCOM 4 gamescom Floor Demo: Video tour — This 14-minute video epic gives you a close look at SOCOM 4’s campaign, combat sequences, and more.
  • PlayStation Network Video Content Update — Inglourious Basterds gets a price cut, new episodes of Futurama and Todd McFarlane’s Spawn: Season 3, and more.
  • Vanquish DEMO Coming to PSN Next Week! — Platinum Games’ new over-the-top shooter is getting a PSN demo next week. Dig that Augmented Reaction Suit!
  • PlayStation Move: New Tech Demo Video Tour — You’ve never seen the PlayStation Move tech demos like this — nice job, Rey!
  • LittleBigPlanet Community Update: PAX Preview, 3 Million User Levels — Heading to PAX next week? Check out the sweet new t-shirt you could win at the LittleBigPlanet 2 booth.
  • Play the MAG Beta with Zipper!

    Courtesy of Jeremy Dunham

  • MAG Escalation Video Flythroughs — One of the most popular aspects of the beta so far are the maps from our upcoming 96-player game mode, “Escalation.” Get a sneak peek with three video flythroughs.
  • Expand Your MAG Army on August 31 — Starting on August 31, players will have the option to create and maintain multiple characters in the MAG universe.
  • Zipper Profile: Brian Soderberg — Zipper goes straight to the top to get the scoop on Brian Soderberg, President and Co-Founder of Zipper.
  • Reminder: New MAG Beta Tomorrow — Everything you need to know about the free new MAG Beta, which adds a new in-game economy and a revamped skill tree.
  • UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves banner

    Courtesy of Arne Meyer

  • “The Lab” – September 2010 Schedule — September’s multiplayer UNCHARTED 2 episodes are unveiled! 3 vs 3 Deathmatch and Desert – 5 Shootout detailed.
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