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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