The PlayStation Recap

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In a week bursting with big big big news, one announcement stood out above all others: the final and confirmed release date of November 24th, 2010 for Gran Turismo 5. Release date changes are no fun for anyone, but I was thrilled to see PS3 gamers staying patient and positive while the release date was finalized. Thanks again for all your patience, and please let us know what you think of GT5 when it hits the PS3 on November 24th with over 1000 cars, stereoscopic 3D support, a new track editor, and countless other new features.

In other news: The new Nazi Zombies mode in Black Ops is taking all of my time, as expected. I’m thrilled by the slick new graphical presentation and gameplay tweaks, and I’m looking forward to playing more maps soon. If you’re up for it his weekend, my PSN I.D. is shumanji. Let’s show those zombies who’s boss!

The PlayStation Recap – PlayStation.Blog

  • PlayStation Move: By The Numbers — The holiday season is moving along (groan) quite nicely.
  • New Bluetooth Headset Available Soon for PS3 — It’s 30% smaller and boasts better noise cancellation, making it great for mobile phones. What more do you need to know?
  • PlayStation Moving into Manhattan — More bad Move puns, but at least you can check in on Foursquare for freebies & perks! Have any NYC readers stopped by?
  • Slam Bolt Scrappers: Calls for Beta Testers in Boston — Our friends at Fire Hose Games have a favor to ask.
  • ModNation Monday: Sly Cooper Joins the Nation — Busy little thief Sly slinks his way onto the racetrack AND The Sly Collection this week.
  • “Machete” Molds You Into a Badass in The Fight: Lights Out — Slice off those love handles with this PlayStation Move pugilist. Danny Trejo shows you how!
  • PULSE 11/9 Edition is Available Today: Singing, Fighting, Kratos and Knives — Watch the full episode here and learn about SingStar Dance and God of War: Ghost of Sparta.
  • Eat Them! Coming Soon to PSN — Remember Rampage? Now imagine if you could design your own monster.
  • Triple Threat: Sly Collection, The Fight: Lights Out, SingStar Dance hit PS3 today — Three new games all supporting PlayStation Move to one degree or another.
  • Name a Trophy for Operation Flashpoint Red River — I vote for “The Bee’s Knees” or possibly “Honey Shot.” What’s your favorite?
  • Kevin Butler: A Message for Canada — Put down your steaming mugs of maple syrup and watch the VP of Canadian Gamers’ Affairs make a formal introduction.
  • PlayStation Store Update — Crescent Pale Mist, Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood – Copernicus Conspiracy, Apache Air Assault Demo, CSI: Fatal Conspiracy Demo, new PSP minis and more.
  • Get Hulu Plus on your PS3 Today! — All U.S. PS3 owners can stream their hearts out on Hulu Plus — no PS+ subscription required.
  • NHL “Lights the Lamp” on the PS3 — Is your NHL streaming performance a little less-than-perfect? Try using an ethernet internet connection!
  • This Week in PlayStation Home: 1.4 Client Update details, LittleBigPlanet, and More! — Home is a busy place these days, with update 1.4 adding a ton of performance improvements and new features.
  • The Tester 2′ – Episode 2 Featuring Ted Price Now Available — Insomniac Games’ CEO takes a break from Resistance 3 and Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One to guest star on the PSN reality show.
  • PlayStation in Latin America: Live in a State of Play — State-of-the-art CG and a clever premise make these videos worth a watch.
  • Newly Released Game Seeks Player: Knights in the Nightmare (PSP) Now On Sale — It’s NOT ok to contact this poster with questions/requests regarding the localization and/or release of unrelated games
  • Digital Comics Store Update — A new week, a new batch of comics. Dig in!
  • LittleBigPlanet 2 Update: The Grabinator — Sackboy’s up to shenanigans with this powerful new tool — see it in action.
  • Create Will Move You November 16th — First details on PlayStation Move support and two new videos for this creative, puzzle-themed PS3 game.
  • Beat Sketcher Coming Soon to PSN for PlayStation Move — The first in a series of videos showing off this “artistic experience” for PlayStation Move.
  • SkyFighter Comes to the PSN Next Week! — This side-scrolling PSN shooter supports full 1080p. Gotta try it out next week…
  • PlayStation Network Video Content Update — Get your fix of The Walking Dead and more on PSN.
  • Gran Turismo 5 Release Date Confirmed for November 24th, 2010 — Nuff said!
  • See inFamous 2 on Cover of PlayStation: The Official Magazine — Cole looking badass on the cover of PTOM, plus details on their new issues featuring Mass Effect 2 for PS3!
  • LittleBigPlanet 2 Community Goodness: The Costume Edition — Costumes galore (including our favorite Halloween costumes from users) highlight this week’s LBP2 update.
  • Playtest thatgamecompany’s Journey Next Week in L.A. — Will you answer the call?
  • Peggle Hits PSP on Tuesday, is Addicting — One of my favorite PopCap games is heading to the small screen via PSN next week. ::cue Ode to Joy ::
  • Play the MAG Beta with Zipper!

    Courtesy of Jeremy Dunham

  • Zipline Podcast – Episode 25 — This week we’re joined by Zipline vet Jennifer Cearley to talk about all things MAG (including some hints at its near future) and wax philosophical about SOCOM 4.
  • UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves banner

    Courtesy of Arne Meyer

  • “The Lab” – November 2010 Schedule — “The Lab” is a special playlist we will be running for a limited time on designated weekends, roughly every other weekend.
  • Reminder – “The Lab” M-32 Hammers Only — We kick off November with a blast – literally – as our first episode of “The Lab” this month is M – 32 Hammers Only.
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