The PlayStation Recap

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With virtually all my free time going to Fallout: New Vegas, I haven’t had much time for anything else this week — except for the delightful PSN dragon game Hoard (and it looks like I’m not the only one).

Otherwise, it’s been a big week with the launch of God of War: Ghost of Sparta on PSP, plus MAG: Escalation and The Walking Dead debuting on PSN. Next week’s shaping up to be a real earth-shaker with The Fight: Lights Out hitting PlayStation Move and Call of Duty: Black Ops landing on PS3. What are you looking forward to?

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  • Reason #6 to Pre-Order God of War: Ghost of Sparta – God of War Game Directors Live — For the first time, all four God of War directors talk about their experiences with the epic action series.
  • No Heroes Allowed! Hits PSN Tomorrow for PSP with Dungeon-A-Day, Multiplayer — And with that, the villain won the day and the world was never safe again. The End.
  • Qore Episode 30 – Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood, Tron: Evolution, God of War: Ghost of Sparta and a Visit with My Chemical Romance — Veronica gets an update on the fall’s biggest PS3 and PSP games. Which are you most excited to play?
  • Blood Drive Hits PS3 Tuesday, Car Combat with Zombies — Twisted Metal creator David Jaffe was fascinated by this car combat game set in the zombocalypse.
  • HOARD on PSN Tomorrow, Learn How to Train Your Dragon Today — These tactics help me melt Jeff Rubenstein in our one-on-one competitive Treasure match earlier this week.
  • ModNation Monday: OMG, MNR BFFs! — Even the ModNation isn’t safe from the wrath of Kratos…
  • Follow PlayStation’s Lead and Help Protect Video Games — Read up on the Supreme Court’s initial responses to this legal issue here.
  • ‘The Tester 2,’ Season Premiere Today on PlayStation Network! — The video gamer’s reality show gets its Season Two debut, and it’s free on PSN right now!
  • Free, PS3-Exclusive DLC Launching with Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood — Ubisoft’s way of saying thanks. Get ready to meet Capernicus!
  • God of War: Ghost of Sparta is Now Available! First Reviews Are In — Pecs flexed, vocal chords straining, Kratos plunges onto the PSP. Have you tried out this portable powerhouse?
  • PlayStation Store Update — Hoard is a hoot, especially in competitive or co-op mode. Other highlights include the God of War Collection and MAG: Escalation add-on pack.
  • EyeToy, Innovation and Beyond — PlayStation innovated with hands-free gaming, but we’ve embraced PlayStation Move for a reason.
  • Coming to PlayStation Plus: Shatter, Oddworld: Abe’s Exoddus, and DYNOGEMS — A new loadout of subscriber content — Shatter is well worth a shot, if you’ve never had the pleasure.
  • LittleBigPlanet 2 Update: The Creatinator! — This new LBP2 tool shoots anything you want — anything. Yes, even that.
  • This Week in Home: Videos in Hollywood Hills Personal Space, Music in the London Pub, Tons of Items in the Mall! — The Hollywood Hills House lets you and friends watch new movie trailers together.
  • Fat Princess: Did Someone Say PUMPKINS?!? — Find out how the pudgy Princess is celebrating Halloween. Hint: OM NOM NOM
  • Digital Comics Store Update — Iron Man, Dragon Age, Batman, Wonder Woman, Y: The Last Man headline the weekly comics update.
  • PlayStation Move: 1 Million Units Shipped in North America, a Growing Library of Titles — A status check for the hit PS3 motion controller. What’s coming up next?
  • Hulu Plus Soon Available to All PS3 Users — U.S. PS3 owners are about to get a taste of the good stuff — no Plus subscription required!
  • Comet Crash: Bionic Swarm DLC Coming Soon — The new Chronos chapter adds new variety to this PSN tower defense game.
  • MAG Escalation DLC Arrives Today — $9.99 gets you three new maps, new three-faction “Escalation” play mode, and nine exclusive guns.
  • MLG Pro and Killzone 3 in Dallas this Weekend, Win a Free Pass Now — The contest is over, but 50 lucky gamers got free passes to try out Killzone 3’s new multiplayer mode in Dallas.
  • God of War Collection: Lost Atlantis Level Revealed — You may also want to check out this video of God of War III’s long-lost original final battle.
  • PlayStation Network Video Content Update — The debut of AMC’s The Walking Dead and Toy Story 3 make this a fine week to be a couch potato.
  • Next Week on PSN: Crescent Pale Mist — Rockin’ Android show video of their latest bullet hell title, a 2.5D action/platformer coming to PSN next week.
  • PlayStation Home Updates Core Client to Version 1.4 — Voice chat! Inventory organization! Get the skinny on what’s coming to Home next week with version 1.4.
  • LittleBigPlanet Community Update — Three of the most impressive LBP2 beta creations we’ve seen yet, including dueling jets and a pachinko game!
  • How to Fight Dirty in The Fight: Lights Out for PlayStation Move — Rey’s newest video masterpiece includes epic music, dirty boxing, and Danny Trejo. What’s not to like?
  • Play the MAG Beta with Zipper!

    Courtesy of Jeremy Dunham

  • MAG Escalation DLC Coming November 2 — To celebrate the release of the Escalation DLC, we’re offering two other deals to existing and would-be fans.
  • Zipline Podcast – Episode 24 — Scott Rudi and Ben Jones return to talk about their moves to the SOCOM 4 team and what’s in store for players with MAG’s Escalation add-on.
  • Escalation, Patch v2.02a Available November 4 — As a thank you to our loyal fans, we’ve activated a “Double XP” bonus of +100% to MAG as a whole.
  • MAG Escalation DLC Arrives Today — The PS3′s massive, ever-changing global war just got bigger.
  • UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves banner

    Courtesy of Arne Meyer

  • The Lab <3’s Halloween — The Halloween weekend episode of “The Lab” features 2 vs 2 Elimination. The suspense created by having only one life per round in Elimination fits a Halloween nicely, don’t you think?
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