The PlayStation Recap

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I knew there was a reason I rolled out of bed: Marvel announced today that the X-Men arcade game will be coming to PSN this fall with full support for six players (local or online on the PS3). And that’s not all — Capcom and Marvel unveiled new characters for Marvel vs Capcom 3: Arthur from Ghosts ‘N Goblins and Spencer from Bionic Commando, Magneto and M.O.D.O.K.. Not bad for a Saturday morning!

Now that Jeff and Rey have returned from the community meetups in Toronto and New York City, much of next week will be spent with me distracting them as much as possible with work talk while secretly trying to suckle away as much of their sweet pilfered Canadian maple syrup as possible. Look for some cool game announcements, too.

The PlayStation Recap – PlayStation.Blog

  • Qore Episode 29: Gran Turismo 5, Medal of Honor, Castlevania and Qore’s road trip to Tokyo — Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, Gran Turismo 5, and Medal of Honor are examined under Veronica’s microscope this week.
  • Coming to PSN Tuesday: Sports Champions “Haunted” DLC — Sports Champions shows its dramatic side with Tim Burton-esque specter and skeletal character models.
  • Coming to PSN tomorrow: Deadliest Warrior: The Game — The goriest cable show of all time gets a PSN fighting game — and new DLC characters are on the way.
  • 10 Things You Don’t Know About Alien Breed: Impact for PS3 — The creators of Worms have revived their classic shooter series in glorious HD, and it’s loaded with sweet Trophies.
  • ModNation Monday: Free Mod, “Family Guy” Spotlight Next Week! — Family Guy fans: stop by the PlayStation.Blog this Monday at 12pm PT. Shipoopi
  • Are you a NYC VIP? Attend our Move Event on Wednesday — The venue was small, but the turnout wasn’t! We hosted an exclusive meetup in NYC this week. Did you attend?
  • PULSE 10/5 Edition is Available Today! — Christina Lee takes on UNCHARTED 2: GOTY, Hoard, Lara Croft and more. Watch the full episode here.
  • Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood for PS3: The Beta is LIVE! — I’ve known Gabe since our old GamePro days. Now he’s here to give you a primer on the newest Assassin’s Creed beta.
  • John Daly talks ProStroke Golf and PlayStation Move — Celebrity sighting! John Daly drops by to talk about the precision of PlayStation Move in his new game.
  • Castlevania: Lords of Shadow Hits PS3 Today, Celebrate with Boss Battles — Have at you! Castlevania’s giant-sized bosses are revealed in this new developer diary.
  • PlayStation Store Update — Lots of new games and demos this week, plus 50% off all Modern Warfare 2 DLC and more.
  • Dead Rising 2: Psycho, Ninja, Sports, Soldier DLC Coming Soon to PSN — Ninja + zombies = squeeeeee!
  • Coming to PlayStation Plus: Free Downloads of Bloons, Burn Zombie Burn, Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee — Don’t forget: The Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood beta is no live for PlayStation Plus subscribers.
  • This Week in PlayStation Home: Inuyasha, Save the Ta-Tas, Community Theater Update & More — Free videos, new items, and money-saving bundles highlight this week’s additions.
  • Sideway coming exclusively to PS3 in 2011, first concept art — Protip: The developer comments below the article are revealing and amusing.
  • 5 Inspirations Behind Costume Quest, Coming to PS3 October 19th — Costume Quest creator Tasha Harris makes her debut on the PlayStation.Blog. Good stuff!
  • Digital Comics Store Update — In Grace’s words, this is “one hell of an update.” Well okay then! Silent Hill: Sinner’s Reward, Iron Man (1968), Twistory debut and more.
  • The Shoot for PlayStation Move Hits on October 19 — Fun fact: The trigger action of the Shooting Attachment for PlayStation Move provides nice, satisfying resistance. Ka-blammo!
  • Dead Nation Online Co-op Confirmed, Special Zombies Revealed — Your prayers have been answered! Mine too, actually.
  • God of War: Ghost of Sparta “Origins” Trailer + Bonus — Kratos has a brother, and his name is Deimos. I’ll shut up so you can watch the video.
  • Killzone 3 Beta Starts on October 25th: Here’s Your Chance to Get In! — Guerrilla Games will distribute 5,000 beta codes to U.S. PlayStation Plus members, but you’ll have to act fast.
  • Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood Beta Open to All PlayStation Plus Subscribers Today — What are you waiting for?

  • PlayStation Network Video Content Update — The Karate Kid, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Iron Man 2 (for rent) and a martial arts sale.
  • PlayStation Move Developer Diary: MAG — MAG’s motion controls are compared to mouse and keyboard. Dig that new $30 price point, too.
  • DC Universe Online: New York Comic Con panel, trailer — Includes details for a livestream of the DCUO panel at Comic Con today.
  • LittleBigPlanet Update: Bounce Pads, LBP Bloggies, LBP2 Beta Update — If the Bounce Pad video doesn’t make you smile, the fan-made PSP campaign will.
  • SingStar Dance Coming November 9th, Party Pack Details — The Party Pack includes two mics and game for the same price as the standalone game, so there you go.
  • Prinny 2: Dawn of Operation Panties, Dood! for PSP Coming January 2011 — First screens and details for this side-scrolling PSP action game coming to UMD and PSN this January.
  • Marvel PS3 Games: Revealing Tomorrow’s NY Comic Con Reveals — The secret has been revealed, and it’s a PSN version of X-Men the arcade game. Hallelujah!
  • Reason #4 to Pre-Order God of War: Ghost of Sparta – Legionnaire Kratos — Re-live Kratos’s glory days with this special pre-order skin.
  • Play the MAG Beta with Zipper!

    Courtesy of Jeremy Dunham

  • Patch Alert: MAG 2.0 — Take one look at the changes listed here and you’ll understand why we’re calling this MAG 2.0.
  • Zipline Podcast – Episode 22 — Zipper’s VP fills us in on the future of MAG, and when we’ll hear more about SOCOM 4 (and how soon we’ll see a demo!)
  • Zipper Profile: David Johnson — David’s work affects the development tools we use to build our games.
  • MAG 2.0 Bug Fix Patch in Progress — We’ve identified the recent issues and are working to get the fixes out to you as soon as possible.
  • Influence MAG Results: Should Domination Go Faction-Neutral? — We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: MAG is an evolving game.
  • UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves banner

    Courtesy of Arne Meyer

  • REMINDER: The Lab – 3 vs 3 Plunder — All boosters are active, so I suggest at least one player in your party slot in Treasure Bearer instead of Deposit.
  • Pre-order links for Game of the Year Edition — Hit up our pre-order page that has links to online retailers ready to take your pre-order.
  • UNCHARTED 2 Anniversary – Best of… The Lab — We’ve got a bunch of things planned to make our one-year anniversary an awesome special event for our fans.
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    • Can you give us some news on Tron: Evolution? I’m really interested in hearing more about the Move support.

    • Is the HD remake collection of prince of Persia region locked? I never played them when they came out, and might pick them up.

    • Why the incredible lack of hype and build up for GT5?? I know there is some stuff going on in Europe but throw us a bone here in the States & Canada!

    • What I’m Playing: Final Fantasy: 4 Heroes Light (DS). Also played the Castlevania demo on Tuesday and thought it was neat. Can’t to play the Costume Quest demo on this Tuesday (though I wish I had the money for the whole game).

      What I’m Watching: Watched the series the Defenders today on Demand. I plan to watch CSI, Law & Order: LA & Law & Order UK (first episode) tonight.

      What I’m Reading: Nothing yet. Though I do plan to soon order The Somambulist by Jonathan Barnes from my local library’s library loan.

      Anyway, this week, the Costume Quest blog was really good & so was the LittleBigPlanet blog. I’m excited about the LBP2 beta (doubt I’ll get in though). Still bummed about the game coming next year. Ya, I didn’t take that news as well as some people did. lol. But hopefully I’ll get to rent some of the other cool games this year, like Enslaved, Fallout: New Vegas, and Castlevania.

      Also, as always, I’m hoping for some cool demos on Tuesday (well, I know there will be at least one cool demo, Costume Quest).

    • Any news on a GT5 demo any time soon? :)

      Or netflix app update?

    • GT5 launch countdown??

    • When is The Fight coming out? It’s the one move game I really want!

    • Hey Sid, I can’t sign in to the website. Am I doing anything wrong? Is it me using safari or is it me using a mac?

    • No Recap mention of David O. Russell back on to direct the Uncharted movie…?? well, let me be the first to say he’s a much better choice to write as the others that were initially mentioned…. and I will completely buy into this movie if Nathan Fillion is cast as Drake… certainly, he wouldnt be nearly as costly as some of these other actors being tossed about as potentials… Fillion is perfect for the role… he looks like Drake.. he sounds like Drake… he’s the rough every day Joe that Drake was described as with the first game.. and he’s certainly got the sense of humor down.. anyone who’s seen Firefly/Serenity knows he would fit this role to a T…

      anyhow, other than that, i Want to mention, once again, we NEED a Destruction Derby sequel… or Test Drive:Eve of Destruction sequel… i am praying for that everyday… PLEASE!!!

    • AC beta= :). I have 4 things pre-ordered. Sly Collection, GOW: Ghost of Sparta, AC Brotherhood, and LBP2! Any one got $100 to spare?

      I’m playing: AC: Brotherhood beta, Resistance 2, LittleBigPlanet, Assassin’s Creed 2
      I’m watching: Survivor: Nicaragua, random
      I’m reading: Trouble by Gary D. Schmidt

    • Mmm… Gotta love that Prinny 2 announcement! The first game was hard, but it kept me coming back for more.

      Anyway, here’s my list.
      Playing: Final Fantasy: 4 Heroes of Light (DS), Valkyria Chronicles II (PSP)
      Watching: Iron Man 2, Community.
      Reading: The Water Margin, Suikoden V: Dawn Castle, Suikoden III, Mega Man MEGAMIX Vol. 2

      • One of my friends swears by Prinny, SWEARS by it. Like you said, though, I hear the difficulty is off the charts.

    • Hey Sid, do you know why when we get trophies for games some of them don’t show up on the official PlayStation trophy place here:
      Sony hasn’t been adding any games to it and it messes up the trophy cards.

    • any news on some Lara Croft DLC?

    • I have got Black Ops and LBP2 on pre order (both collectors edition) and i am pre ordering ac:b tomorrow. the other 2 games ar on the xbox (please dont troll)

    • Thank you Sony and game companies for support PS Plus with these Beta tests!

    • I’m glad ALL Plus members get into the ACB Beta, but it came on the weekend I have to work a 48 hour shift, so I can’t try it yet.
      I still haven’t even finished AC2 yet though.

      Playing: Def Jam Rapstar, Castlevania, and Dead Rising 2 (Gonna buy Lara Croft game when I get home)
      Watching: Modern Family, Iron Man 2 (again, just bought the Blu-Ray), Book of Eli (I know I’m late)
      Reading: Dean Koontz’s Frankenstein: Lost Souls, and Your Heart Belongs To Me, also by Dean Koontz.
      I have the LBP2 Collector’s Edition and GOW: GOS PSP bundle preordered. I’m still rocking the OG PSP Phat that I bought at launch, I was gonna get a Go, but there’s not enough support for it. If they had a GOW bundle for the Go though, I would get it.

      I have the LBP2 collector’s edition and GOW: GOS PSP bundle preordered. I

    • I’m typing on my Palm Pre and it’s a POS, sorry for the extras

    • Playing: Castlevania: Lords of Shadow. I actually beat it last night… holy crap, I’ve never experienced a video game ending like this. The game, in my opinion, was severely underrated by certain review sites. Even as someone who’s been playing Castlevania games since the NES, this was mindblowingly good!

      Watching: Blood+ anime series now that Canadians finally have access to Netflix and no disc at that! What an awesome little program and I’ll most likely be keeping my subscription going. Hopefully their library improves soon.

      Reading: Nothing right now but I should finish the last two books of Scott Pilgrim.

      I’m so happy that Dead Nation is receiving online play! Day one for sure. And finally, an update on the LBP2 beta. Looking forward to next week :)

      • Good to hear on Lords of Shadow — that one is on my radar big-time. Maybe once I finish Enslaved! The Dead Nation co-op news is also welcome. I hugely appreciate Super Stardust HD (the Endless mode in the Solo pack is key) and what I’ve played of Dead Nation suggests a similar devotion to ultra-tight gameplay and dazzling visuals. Online co-op is totally the icing on the cake!

    • Man I just can’t wait till the 19th!

    • @syk1288

      Shouldn’t be your computer or your browser as I use safari on a mac as well and I have no issues.

    • i’m playing Alien Breed: Impact (very very nice top view shooter game)
      playin world at war zombie nazi map pack 3 everdays whit my friends XD
      I love to play Space invader infinity gene when i have some free time.
      played red faction battleground beta enough.

    • Sid this has got to be the best recap I’ve seen; so good I reposted on my blog!

    • Any news on nba 2k11 for psp go?

    • Playing: AC: Brotherhood BETA, Sports Champions, MAG (with MOVE), Littlebigplanet

      Watching: Nothing

      Reading: Scott Pilgrim for the sixth time

      Also, i cant wait for the LBP2 beta to come to the US. Is it next week yet?

    • @Sid Shuman. I haven’t read The Somambulist yet. I’m going to order it at my library on Monday. I’ll let you know. I agree with you that the premise is intriguing. The preview I read was good. I’m hoping the rest of the book is even better. We’ll see.

    • @sid any news to report on a classic sony mascot Jak and Daxter any collection and new game i’d be satisfied with either both i’d declare it a national holiday and cry please any news let me know

    • @sid the ACB beta is awesome, I actually wasn’t that interested in the game but the multiplayer is really unique in that you have to be sneaky and deceptive but at the same time very aware that you’re also being hunted.

      Glad to here monday is bringing some news on Tron :) thanks.

    • Out of curiosity; have you heard when Pac Man CE or Pac Man DX will be released for the PSP/PS3? Patience is running out since Pac Man CE was announced at the launch of the minis, i.e., in 2009 :)

    • Thanks for getting our hopes up about an “exclusive PS3 game” announcement from Marvel and then magically Saturday comes and there is no announcement. What a crock of bull.

    • I am currently downloading the AC beta.

      When can I download the God of War Ghost of Sparta Origin clip to my ps3?

    • Someone must’ve slipped up on the Dead Rising 2 DLC- I downloaded it all for free like a week ago. Don’t have the game, but the content is there when I do finally pick it up (used and dirt-cheap so that none of my money goes to supporting outsourced games from one of the best in-house game developers of all time).

      @ SILVERX200 (#27)

      The Marvel reveal was the old-school Konami X-Men Arcade Game re-releasing on PSN & XBFL. Not a PS3 exclusive, but I hadn’t read anything about exclusivity, just the fact that it was going to be an unannounced title… which it kind of was.

    • @Letters2Kay

      The DLC for Dead Rising 2 that was released a day ago isn’t the real DLC. It was a kind of compatibility pack so you could play with the people that had pre-order DLC from Best Buy, Gamestop, etc. The actual DLC costumes packs don’t come out until Tuesday.

    • Any chance of seeing any pictures from the Toronto meet-up/preview?

      I want to see if Rey got any pictures of me heckling him!

    • I was wondering if there’s going to be a collectors edition for killzone 3… Can’t wait for Tuesday 2 come already medal of honor =)

    • GT5… GT5… How come I didn’t mind waiting all these years, but the last few weeks have been really tough?

      GT5… GT5… Must be patient

      Off topic: PS Blog Share :)

      Hey Sid… Blog Share is a really great idea, and I understand that it’s hard for Sony to review such a large amount of ideas, and that many ideas are either not workable, or will take a lot of programming and whatnot to implement, but…

      “PS Button – Auto Read Message Upon Notification” is the 4th most popular idea on there, and probably the easiest to implement. A little change in code, and you’ve satisfied 20,000 voters.

      We all know that you’re the real boss at SCEA Sid :) Can you please order some of your subordinates to make this happen, as it would change a lot of people’s opinions of Blog Share, as I know some people have this crazy idea that it’s just a message board to stop us from filling up the Sony email inbox with useless ideas :P

    • Sid, When are we going to get some new features going on ?

    • Hey, i’m not sure if this is the best place to post this but the official playstation forums don’t work on the PS3 internet browser, you cant read any post. Also, you can’t even login to PS Blog, PS Share, or the official site from the PS3 browser. I personally use the PS3 browser daily and was wondering if this would be resolved

    • @Sid
      What you doing with our syrup??? ;)

    • Been playing Lords of Shadow, just got it for my birthday a couple days ago and almost done chapter 2. An amazing game so far, have no idea why gamespot gave it a 7.5…

      And very excited about the X-Men arcade game coming to PSN, getting geared up for Force Unleashed 2 as well. Good year for video games

    • @Jonnya42092 I completely agree with you

      I get that the browser won’t be compatible with every site, but PlayStation sites should really work flawlessly on it. Having a site that doesn’t work on a company’s own browser is the height on lack of coordination.

      @Sony If you can’t modify your browser to properly use Sony sites, why not modify the sites so that they properly run on the browser

      Or give us a Chromium Browser App


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