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?
  • UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves banner

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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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