The PlayStation Recap

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Back from PAX! Thursday night’s PAX meetup was a riot, and possibly our largest turnout to date. It’s always exciting to speak with PlayStation fans face-to-face, and I had a lot of fun talking games with familiar names from the PlayStation.Blog and official PlayStation Twitter account. Thanks for coming out!

Though my trip to Seattle was a short one, I was able to prowl the PAX floors for a few hours to soak in the avalanche of upcoming games. I’ll be sharing some of my gameplay encounters next week, so stay tuned.

The PlayStation Recap – PlayStation.Blog

  • A Few Rallies with Virtua Tennis 4 and PlayStation Move — Backhands, ball spin, and more are possible with the power and precision of PlayStation Move. James Gallagher’s full report!
  • Retro/Grade: Playable at PAX Prime & Win a Chance to be in the Credits — 1080p with anti-aliasing at 60 frames per second — now playable at PAX (booth 3008).
  • God of War: Ghost of Sparta Box Art Revealed — What do you think of Kratos’s new look? See the box art here.
  • ModNation Monday: Double XP Week! — News Mods and Karts to download, new community picks, and a Double XP week for PAX week.
  • Slam Bolt Scrappers Playable at PAX this Week — Wandering around PAX? Stop by booth 3834 to play this four-player puzzle-brawler.
  • R.U.S.E. Demo Hits PSN Today, PlayStation Move Details — Learn about how the PlayStation Move motion controller will drive this devious RTS game.
  • Valkyria Chronicles II Marches Today – Multiplayer Preview — Jeff talks multiplayer with Sega’s Aaron Webber. Been meaning to play this one…
  • Castle Crashers on PSN: Any Minute Now — The Behemoth drops by the PlayStation.Blog minutes before Castle Crashers hit the PlayStation Store. Comments ensue!
  • PlayStation Store Update — Castle Crashers, Sam & Max Episode 5, Theme Hospital, plus demos for Vanquish and R.U.S.E. make this a double-stuffed update.
  • Top Hand Rodeo Tour Announced for PSN and PlayStation Move — Channel your inner cowboy with this rodeo game for PlayStation Move.
  • God of War Live is Today: Got Prizes? — See what God of War Live attendees walked away with.
  • Killzone 3 Multiplayer Hands on premieres at PAX 2010 — Killzone 3’s PAX booth offers 8v8 multiplayer multiplayer for the first time, plus 3D single-player scenarios. Stop by!
  • Digital Comic Store Update — Captain America (2004), Castlevania: The Belmont Legacy, Haven, and more Starcraft in this week’s Comics Store update.
  • This Week in PlayStation Home: Brimstone Poker, PlayStation Move Event, Kane and Lynch 2 and More — Brimstone Poker for your personal space, a PlayStation Move event, and items from Kane & Lynch 2 and MAG.
  • Coming Next Week to PlayStation Plus: God of War: Ghost of Sparta Early Access Demo, Warhawk Game Trial and More — New games, new sales, new XMB themes, and another way to get access to the God of War: Ghost of Sparta demo.
  • Play inFAMOUS 2 at PAX! — inFAMOUS 2’s PAX premiere shows off the new “Amp” melee weapon and the Ionic Vortex (electric tornado) power. Play it for yourself!
  • Hoard for PS3 and PSP: Official PAX 2010 trailer — Jeff and I played this co-op/competitive dragon game at PAX (booth 3012). Check back for hands-on details next week.
  • Out Now on PS3: Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Ultimate Edition — Get Battlefield 1943 and DLC galore in the Ultimate Edition of this popular PS3 online shooter.
  • No Heroes Allowed! Announced for PlayStation Portable — Badman, aka What Have I Done to Deserve This, My Lord?!, is returning to the PSP. First details!
  • PlayStation Move Bundle: Final Retail Unboxing — Jeff and I pop the top on the final retail PlayStation Move Bundle.
  • PlayStation Network Video Content Update — George A. Romero’s Survival of the Dead and new Futurama hit the Video Store, plus a new Deal of the Week.
  • God of War: Ghost of Sparta Demo for Spartan Army, God of War Live Recap — God of War fans who couldn’t make it to our PAX meetup got another shot at the new PSP demo.

  • Extended Demo of Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One at PAX — The gang from Insomniac Games have two panels at PAX this weekend and a new demo for All 4 One.
  • Killzone 3 Coming to PS3 February 22, 2011 — Nuff said. If you’re are PAX this weekend, be sure to check out the Killzone 3 booth and get a collectible art card.
  • Coming Tuesday to PSN: TerRover for PS3 — Final details for this cute PSN platformer that features 40 levels across five planets.
  • PAX Prime 2010: PlayStation Booth Video Tour — Rey’s new video shows off our PAX booths for Killzone 3, inFAMOUS 2, LittleBigPlanet 2, and more.
  • Play the MAG Beta with Zipper!

    Courtesy of Jeremy Dunham

  • Extra MAG Character Slots Now Available — Players who want to expand their personal collection of MAG soldiers can increase their army with two additional slots below their original default character.
  • Zipline Podcast – Episode 18 — This week, Brian Soderberg, Zipper’s President and Co-Founder, talks about the studio’s past, present and even hints at its future…
  • UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves banner

    Courtesy of Arne Meyer

  • What we’re up to at PAX Prime — I strongly suggest you come by the “What Do Fans Want?” panel. We want to know directly from you – our fans – how we can improve our website offerings and how we can do better in working with our respective communities.
  • REMINDER: The Lab – 3 vs. 3 Deathmatch and Double Cash — This episode of “The Lab” features 3 vs 3 Deathmatch games. Team sizes are limited to only three players, allowing each team ample room to execute new strategies that were not possible with larger team sizes.
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