The PlayStation Recap

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In case you hadn’t noticed the massive countdown clock adorning the right side of the PlayStation.Blog, Gran Turismo 5 is just over 72 hours away. It’s hard to believe this long-awaited day is almost here. Do you plan on picking up GT5 to enjoy over the Thanksgiving break?

Otherwise, holiday heavy hitters like Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood, Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit, and NBA Jam are joining forces to dominate my weekend. I don’t know where I’m going to find the time to play them all, though Lord knows I’ll try, especially with my insatiable appetite for Black Ops multiplayer and pre-Thanksgiving chores taking much of my attention. What will you be playing this weekend?

The PlayStation Recap – PlayStation.Blog

  • Who’s That Flying?! Out Tomorrow for PSP, PS3 — Remember Monsters (Probably) Stole My Princess? These are the same guys. ‘Nuff said!
  • At Death’s Door: Dead Nation Hits PSN November 30th — The Super Stardust HD team is almost ready to unveil its latest PSN creation.
  • Auditorium Streaming to PSN November 23 — This trippy combination of light, sound, and puzzles takes full advantage of PlayStation Move.
  • Make Mine Marvel Pinball! — If you remember nothing else, remember this: Playable Pumpkin Bombs. With great power comes great playability….
  • Introducing the Atlus Super-Mega-Ultra 50% Off PSN Sale — Half-off 11 games including Crimson Gem Saga, Hexyz Force, Shin Megami Tensei: Persona, and Persona 3 Portable.
  • ModNation Monday: Carnival Parts Pack and “Free” Progressive Kart next week! — ModNation continues to grow and evolve with new download packs and impressive user creations.
  • Split/Second PSP Hits Today with New Features, See the Launch Trailer — Peep this portable PSP racer in action and learn about the new Challenges and control tweaks.
  • Your Chance to Become a Pro Race Car Driver with GT Academy! — In this competition to find the top 32 virtual racers in the U.S., everybody’s a winner — all participants will earn free digital content just for playing.
  • Need for Speed Hot Pursuit Hits PS3 Today, Play With the Devs this Weekend — The creators of Burnout rip-roar back onto the track to portray the timeless battle between cops and speeders.
  • The Prince of Persia is Back in HD and 3D, Exclusively on PSN — Turn back the clock with The Sands of Time, now available on PSN. #clockjoke
  • Heavyweight Showdown in This Week’s Episode 3 of ‘The Tester 2’ — What we’ve got here is a failure to communicate — The 9 remaining gamers grapple with turrets, blindfolds, and a megaphone.
  • Comet Crash DLC Swarms to PSN Today — Two new settings with 16 levels, tons of new abilities, advanced weapon unlocks, and powerful new missiles.
  • PlayStation Store Update — Crazy Taxi, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, Sky Fighter, new PlayStation Plus offers (free Shatter!), and demos and DLC galore.
  • Taking NBA 2K11 To The Next Level – 3D — NBA 2K11 owners will get a free update this January to add full stereoscopic 3D support. Not bad, eh?
  • VUDU Comes to the PS3, Adding Another Choice for PSN Members to Experience Media Instantly — Who do? You do, VUDU. We’ll have video showing off this upcoming movie streaming service in action soon.
  • Countdown to Gran Turismo 5 Launch: Daily Chance to Win a Tissot GT5 Watch — The clock is ticking on this giveaway! #clockjoke
  • Spelunker HD: Updated Classic Hits PSN Soon — Six-player multiplayer in this modern recreation of the classic 1983 platform game featuring The World’s Weakest Hero (TM).
  • Smooth then Sweet: The 8th Annual Gran Turismo Awards — Kazunori doing what he does best: scrutinizing high-end sportscars.
  • This Week in PlayStation Home: Gran Turismo 5 + My Chemical Romance, Dragon’s Lair & More! — The free GT5 racing suits designed by My Chemical Romance will only be available for a limited time, so get cracking.
  • Digital Comics Store Update — New releases include World of Warcraft: Curse of the Worgen #1, Son of Hulk #1 and #2, Turkey Grove Farms, and more.
  • Coming to PlayStation Plus: Discounts on Dead Nation and PSone Classics — You wanted it, you got it: PlayStation Plus subscribers get 20% off Dead Nation when it hits PSN on 11/30.
  • It Only Does Revolutionary Racing Experiences — After this stunt, Kevin Butler shouldn’t hold his breath about being included in any upcoming DLC.
  • Watch the New Deus Ex: Human Revolution Gameplay Video — Protip: It’s pronounced “day-us ex,” not “dooce ex.” I’ll shut up now so you can watch this lip-smacking new video.
  • Sackboy’s Prehistoric Moves, LittleBigPlanet 2 Demo, Beta Expansion All Coming in December — Sackboy’s working overtime this December.
  • Under Siege – Watch the Intro by Axis Animation — You may remember Axis Animation from their work on Killzone 2. It’s good to see their talents aren’t going to waste!
  • Beat Sketcher for PlayStation Move: Q&A, New Video — Even if you can’t draw, you can still make beautiful music with Beat Sketchers.
  • Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together Hits PSP February 15th — Let Us Gather Around a new piece of artwork by acclaimed Final Fantasy character designer Akihiko Yoshida.
  • PlayStation Network Video Content Update — The Last Airbender’s arrival sparks a $0.99 sale for the TV show, The Walking Dead marches on, and The Lottery ticket cashes in.
  • Worms: Battle Islands Hits PSP November 23rd with New Modes and Editors — The Weapons Factory and Landscape Editor will my first stop. How about you?
  • PlayStation 3: It Only Does Gifts for the Whole Family — A pre-Thanksgiving feast of new Kevin Butler videos. Save room for dessert!
  • Hyperdimension Neptunia for PS3: Console Gaming Personified — You’ve got to read about this upcoming PS3 RPG that transforms gaming console hardware into living, breathing characters.
  • First Look at TRON: Evolution PlayStation Move, Stereoscopic 3D and Multiplayer Detailed — First video of TRON: Evolution’s PlayStation Move support, as well as new details on character persistence.
  • LittleBigPlanet Community Update – The Cha Cha Cha edition — Admirers of gaming cakes: This post’s for you.
  • Register for Call of Duty: Black Ops $25,000 Online Ladder, Starts 11/22 — You’re already playing Black Ops, so why not get paid for it?
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  • Naughty Dog celebrates Halloween — Back on October 29, we documented this year’s Naughty Dog Halloween festivities, which you can check out here.
  • Thanksgiving Event UPDATE — Starting with our Thanksgiving Event, we’ll be removing the per-game cash cap on all matches PERMANENTLY.
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    • shumanji add me man lol…lets play some dead ops

    • Brotherhood is extreme.

      I’m playing: Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood,
      The Sly Collection
      I’m watching: Survivor: Nicaragua
      I’m reading: Land of Hope

    • Can’t wait for the LBP2 demo!

    • When LBP2 comes out, look for a first-person-shooter by digitalman123. I will make one! You believe me Sid? ‘Cause its true!

    • Who do I contact about the fact that Crazy Taxi and Scott Pilgrim DLC trophies absolutely refuse to sync for anyone?

      It’s spectacularly annoying to have them attempt to sync every single time I pop open the trophy menu.

    • Yea, I saw The Human Centipdel That is just something else.

    • Hey Sid?

      Can you please get Mass Effect 2, Mortal Kombat, Parasite Eve 3, Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 and Final Fantasy Versus XIII teams to be on this blog to talk about their games and let fans like us to ask questions? PLEASE? Thanx!

    • I tried to add you lol…your full(of course).

      I don’t think it’s better than DN,it’s pretty much just an arcade shooter with no story and non-explorable stages.

    • Any way you guys can get the trophy server on the PlayStation website fixed?
      It doesn’t show all the game and a whole bunch of new releases are missing.

      On-topic though: GRAN TURISMO 5 IN 4 DAYS!!!

    • BlackOps Multiplayer all weekend, plus its my birthday weekend too as today is my birthday

    • Also, SidShuman add me for some BlackOps Mutiplayer!

    • Any kind of Thanksgiving/Black Friday PSN sales going on this week? Not that I’ll have trouble emptying my wallet by the end of the week, but more options sure don’t hurt.

      And I’ve asked this before, but could someone please, please look into why it takes my comments forever to appear on the blog? I post something, and nothing shows up for what seems like 24 hours or more. I don’t even get an “awaiting moderation” message. It’s been going on for several months now and it’s frustrating when I want to ask a developer or someone a question, but they can’t even see the question for a whole day, at which point they have already stopped responding.

      • I checked on the backend and everything is on the up-and-up with your account so there may be another issue. What browser (include version #) and OS are you using? That will help me report it. Leave it here and I’ll shoot it to our webdev team.

    • Can SONY fix trophy information server? Crazy taxi’s trophies are not there on my trophy card. I did serve them but not working. Can SONY patch this? Please??? This is so annoying.

    • Yeeaah. If I could I’d totally delete and sacrifice my Crazy Taxi trophies just so my PS3 would operate normally again.

      Sky Fighter apparently has the issue too. I think I’d go so far as to suggest steering clear of the PlayStation Store until this gets straightened out unless you really enjoy looking at the trophy sync screen.

    • wonder whats the big surprise that grace chen said that she and her team was having for us.speaking of surprises, rumor has it that you guys are going to reveal a new game this december :0

      currently watching: netflix “jyu ohh seei”
      currently playing : dig dug,nba2k11 and dragon quest
      currently reading : this blog and yahoo news

      btw,you posted this blog a lil late than usual…i thought that you guys had taken a break or something

      • Yeah, sorry about being a bit late — the left hand of my laptop screen has chosen a bad time to get all distorted and unreadable. It’s really annoying trying to work only on the right side of the screen! ^_^

    • @Sid: I mean a full-sized, all-round, moblie FPS! I still think possible!

    • Add me Sid!

    • @12

      Wow, that comment appeared a lot faster than it usually does. If it was fixed, then thank you!

    • i might checkout human centipede. just got my playstation mag in the mail today. i’m just starting enslaved and going through MOH again.

    • Seriously. Who do I contact about the trophy issues? Do I ask Ubisoft why the Scott Pilgrim DLC trophies aren’t synching or is the problem on your end?

      I just want this addressed. It’s driving me nuts.

    • I’m glad the cash cap is going away in Uncharted 2! Also, I’m glad the Thanksgiving event is starting early on Wednesday! I’ll try to tear myself from the new DKC game to play a little bit of U2 this weekend!

    • Speaking of GT5, I just heard that my friend, who has this really popular GT website (I’ve never heard of it before today), was invited by Sony to go to Spain for the launch of GT5! All expenses paid! He’s bringing his family there! Should be an incredible experience for him!

      Are you guys going to cover the various launch parties for GT5?

      • We are — there will be GT5 launch party shenanigans on Monday in San Francisco, and you can follow along on Twitter & Facebook. Very cool that your friend is going to the Madrid EU launch! ^__^

    • I could not finish human centipede. i got half way through and called it quits. then i watched some snl. a good contrast if you ask me.

    • Thanks for looking into my issue Sid. It’s really appreciated. My first post (and a second post made about an hour ago which has yet to show up) were through Firefox 3.6.12. I’ve run into the issue on Internet Explorer on a different computer (I’m unsure of the version) as well as the PS3 browser. I’m making this post through Chrome 7.0.517.44 and I’ll post another comment if the results are any different, otherwise you can just assume they aren’t. I don’t want to clutter up the comments.

    • @6 That movie was horrible the acting alone, the story is a pain in the @$$

    • Also, I forgot to add, I’ve tried posting comments using a different account and they’ve shown up instantly. PS Blog Share comments also appear immediately on this account, so it seems to be specific to blog comments on this account. For a while I was thinking it may be something like a ban of some sort to screen my comments, but I’ve don’t recall ever posting anything that would warrant one, plus, as I said, I’ve never gotten an “awaiting moderation” like when posting a link.

    • I too am having problems with the trohpies in Crazy Taxi. They just won’t sync to the server. They show up in my trophies list for the game but they won’t show up on my PSN name! Hope it gets patched cause like PuppetShoJustice said, everytime i click on my PSN name it syncs :(

    • I plan on playing something that involves bananas this weekend.

    • Finally finished New Vegas I see. Or are you just taking a break? ^_^

      • Oof, taking a break. ^__^ Jeff advised me to play games shortest to longest so I have time to fit more in. I actually did the same thing with Fallout 3, playing it intensely for a month or so and not finishing it until months later — when I had the time.

    • 12 12 10..


      Come on you know you want to reply…..

      It’s easy just click and type….

    • Come on Sid…I’m your facebook buddy …And I actually had a subscription to Game pro….

      COME ON…


      Any info at all?

      Is this really real? Is this real life? Starhawk?

    • No more Uncharted 2 cash cap?! Sweet!

    • I’m Playing: LittleBigPlanet 1 (discovered some levels I hadn’t played), Dragon Quest 9, and Animal Crossing Wild World.

      I’m Watching: 30 Rock Season 3 on Netflix and the Walking Dead episode 4 tonight!

      I’m Reading: The Domino Men by Jonathan Barnes. VERY good book!

      Well, tonight was a really good week for PS3 news. I’m excited about the LBP2 demo on December 21st and I can’t wait till Gurbins on Ice (Costume Quest DLC) hits the PSN! :)

      I’m looking forward to December a lot now!

    • Nice, got my self CoD Black Ops and AC: Brotherhood… I just hope at least one more AC will come out to the PS3. =(
      Oh, almost forgot to ask you Sid to whom I shall report BIG bug in AC Brotherhood? There is a thin when you jump off the
      roof on the Montregoli map you fall trough a map itself and you have to quit the game on single player because you stuck and can’t do much except swim around. I think they have to update client… It’s still can be fixed…

    • the clock isnt all that massive actually.. i had to look for it… heh…

      looking forward to the game tho.. not sure when ill be able to buy it tho… maybe ill stop in to best buy wednesday morning.. or order it online and pick it up at the store to avoid crowds..i dunno… id like to have it for my long weekend.. but just have to wait and see…

      and playing lately, Orange Box… definitely still stutters some in HL2… Valve dropped the ball on those ports…

    • @Sid Shuman: terrific use of Italian history with cool remake… This game can live forever if thy will use history in the same way… I just hope they will make Assassin Creed III earlier then promised (2 years wait time – sounds like head shot to loyal fans It can do same thing as GT5 release date did – crazy week ;) )But they did make it shorter and easier ( I would say a lot easier). Which is my dislike only in this game + they could add up levels in Multilayer mode up to 100 as they did in Project Legacy – Facebook game which interact Brotherhood
      Makes me be proud to be Canadian otherwise ;)

      Call of Duty Back Ops: Single player mode complete failure (my honest opinion if the tried to catch up to Infinity Ward did – big loss… Multiplier my hat down respectful investment.

      Can’t wait to get next week:
      NFS Hot Pursuit
      Medal of Honor

    • I am playing COD Black Ops and Fallout New Vegas

      I am watching random stuff on netflix, along with the rain all weekend long

      I am reading this blog along with many other websites

    • Playing: Red Dead Redemption (working on MP Trophies) & Black Ops (Multiplayer)

      Watching: How I Met Your Mother via PS3 & Dirty Jobs via Cable

      Reading: Random GT5 news off N4G and about Sony’s special December 12 *cough*Uncharted3*cough* ;) game reveal

    • I’m playing: Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit which is just awesome. The online is great and the career mode is just addicting with how it implements the leaderboards so seamlessly with Autolog. Great fun :)

      I’m watching: The Walking Dead, new episode tonight! :D Also watched Scott Pilgrim vs The World after having finished the books.

      I’m reading: Scott Pilgrim vs The World but I just finished it a few days ago. Books are better, of course.

      I’m jealous of always seeing you playing Dead Nation. What a tease :P


    • big month for sony! Black Ops is a bummer. COD overall is too easy of a game. I did; however, enjoy COD4,

    • [Block Quote] * I’m playing: Call of Duty: Black Ops (multiplayer), Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood (singleplayer), Dead Nation
      * I’m watching: The Walking Dead episode three, Human Centipede (*barf*) on Netflix PS3 Watch Instantly
      * I’m reading: Tearing the Sky by Jamil Moledina
      [Block Quote]

      This is my favorite part of your blog entries … I’ve usually found 80% of the Game info online already … but you always have interesting Shows and books as well. I’ve used your Book / Comic / Show selections at least half a dozen times so far! Thanks.

    • will gt5 pre-order bonuses work early on or do we have to wait for the ps store to update? it seems that every new game that requires a voucher code to access the bonus content won’t work until the ps store updates and it is really annoying!

      • It’s on a game-by-game basis, but the good news is that the Store publishes on Tuesday — we’ll have a full list of content up on the Blog, so keep your eyes peeled for the final word.

    • When are more LBP2 beta codes for PS+ going out?

    • man PSN is full of great games now
      i liked trumble and PoP sand of time
      can’t wait for Dead nation and GT5

    • for patapon 3 i pre ordered it and i wanted to know if it wil come in march or sometime soon it would be great to know if idid no

    • well thanks for the answer anyway Sid, I guess we will have to wait and see….

    • Oh you know I will be getting GT5 the day it comes out, Amazon is great. 11AM 11/24/2010 cannot come soon enough. A nice five day weekend all waiting for me with the one game I have waited years for. Oh wait I forgot, I am going to travel to my girlfriend’s mom’s house and I won’t be back until Sunday, NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

    • How come every time I try and submit on PlaystationShare Blog, nothing ever goes through? It always says there is a related idea, but it’s never even close to the same thing.

    • I think Playstations big Exclusive next month is a Harry Potter RPG game. It will have full Move support and voice commands for spell casting.

      I dont know. lol, just a quick guess.

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