The PlayStation Recap

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A quiet post-Thanksgiving weekend with some old favorites. My goal today is to unlock the Morbid difficulty on Dead Nation — how about you? I also plan to monkey around with Pac-Man Championship Edition DX, which Jeff keeps telling me is a must-play.

The PlayStation Recap – PlayStation.Blog

  • Dead Nation Hits PlayStation Store this Week, Eradicate the Infection! — Zombies. Landmines. Two-player co-op. 20% off with PlayStation Plus. What are you waiting for?
  • Funky Lab Rat: PlayStation Move-enabled Puzzle-Platformer on PSN Tomorrow — This brain-teasing puzzle-platformer lets you fast-forward and rewind physics-based puzzles. Watch the video!
  • Swords & Soldiers Adds PlayStation Move Support! — A fresh reason to check out this inventive RTS-style game.
  • ModNational Holiday Greetings! — New Holiday pack adds festive new parts and obstacles to this kart racer.
  • Eat Them! Developer Diary: Controls — A fascinating account of the development process for implementing giant monster controls.
  • New Patch and DLC Info for The Fight: Lights Out — The patch will add fighter transparency for a better view, while the upcoming Duke DLC adds unlocked boss characters.
  • It Only Does Unstoppable Deals — Best Buy offering the ultimate bundle: a PS3, Bravia HD TV, Gran Turismo 5 and more with $1300 in savings.
  • “Life’s a Pitch” in Episode 5 of ‘The Tester 2’, Now Available Only on PlayStation Network — Another contestant out. Who’s your favorite surviving cast member?
  • PlayStation Store Update — Dead Nation and Funky Lab Rat are the high-profile additions, but don’t overlook the Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker price drop.
  • Novus Prime: Free Multiplayer Space Combat Game Comes to PlayStation Home — See the first video of this sci-fi action game, now live in Home.
  • PixelJunk Shooter 2: Call for L.A. Testers this Friday! — The test session is over, and lucky participants walked away with a PlayStation Move starter bundle.
  • Digital Comics Store Update — Fact: Samuel Jackson wrote a comic book called “Cold Space,” and it’s now on the Digital Comics Store.
  • Coming to PlayStation Plus: Our Biggest Publish Yet! — Sackboy’s Prehistoric Moves and a full season of Sam & Max: The Devil’s Playhouse for subscribers on 12/14.
  • Dead Nation to Receive Online Voice Chat Soon — You wanted it, you’re gonna get it. Just you wait!
  • Resistance 3 Gameplay Trailer to Debut at the VGAs — Stay tuned for the first ever seen gameplay footage of Resistance 3. And yes, the weapon wheel is back!
  • Top Darts for PlayStation Move Coming Soon to PSN in 1080p — The fantasy dart boards and multiple dart selections are worth a look.
  • LittleBigPlanet 2 Update – Our December Checklist — Sackboy’s making a list and checking it twice. Also: LBP2 wrapping paper?!?
  • Help Unlock a Map in Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam – The Battle for Hastings — To unlock the fifth map in Battlefield BC 2: Vietnam, PS3 players need to perform 69 million team actions. No sweat, right?
  • PlayStation Video Network Content Update — Want to catch up on The Walking Dead in HD? We’ve got you covered.
  • Alien Breed 2: Assault Hits PSN on Tuesday with Short, Controlled Bursts — Key additions include the co-op Survivor mode, new weapons, and a sweet $10 price tag.
  • Qlione Evolve Morphs onto PSN this Tuesday for $6.99 — Two games in one for this upcoming “anti-shoot-’em-up” game from Rockin’ Android.
  • Dead Nation Tips and Tricks: Dead Bodies Everywhere — How to earn more gold, find more health, fight off mobs, and my favorite weapon upgrades.
  • UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves banner

    Courtesy of Arne Meyer

  • Double cash (and more!) to celebrate Hanukkah — We observed Hanukkah on Wednesday, December 1, with 1x cash; Each subsequent day the multiplier will go up by one, ending with a never before seen 8x cash on the last day of Hanukkah!
  • Play the MAG Beta with Zipper!

    Courtesy of Jeremy Dunham

  • Holiday Sale: MAG Escalation Add-on Pack — In celebration of the upcoming holidays, we’re slashing the price of MAG’s Escalation Add-on pack to $7.99 — that’s 20% off!
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    • I can’t wait for the Resistance 3 gameplay at the VGAs, I’ve been waiting for that game for a long time.

    • Americans get South Park on Netflix? Aren’t you lucky! I canceled my Canadian subscription because their selection was HORRIBLE. I’ll rejoin in two years when they have the same catalog as USA.

    • Hey Sid,

      Have you heard anything about Ferrari: The Race Experience being released here in North America? It’s been out in Europe for a while and Enuthuiuyx(?) PR said to me on YouTube that the game will be released in the States. Personally I hope they add the non-Ferrari cars from the Long-promised-but-will-never-be-released-in-the-States Supercar Challenge. Oh, and make it DLC AND free to Playstation Plus members. Only then will I subscribe to your fledging service. Greatest idea ever IMHO.

    • OMG that LBP2 checklist was the best news ever for LBP2!
      Hey Sid, December 12th is the announcement for a new PS3 exclusive. Any leads?

      I’m playing: Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood (side-missions and multiplayer. I finished the game already, so going back), The Sly Collection, LittleBigPlanet
      I’m watching: The Tester 2, Survivor: Nicaragua, Simpsons
      I’m reading: Playstation Magazine, Dragonwings

    • Uhm, you want something to be localized for North America, then you want it to have DLC, then you want that DLC to be free? Aren’t you asking for a bit too much there? One question at a time!

    • Any news on the PS3 DC Universe Online beta? I heard on the GameFAQs forums that it was delayed. How long has it been delayed?

    • I hope I get my questions answered:

      1. When will we see Pac Man for the PSP?
      2. When will we see Birds on the PSP?
      3. Will both these games come out before the years ends?

    • I’m playing: Dead Nation, Donkey Kong Country Returns with Pac-Man CE DX on the side

      I’m watching: The Walking Dead, Inception (tomorrow night!)

      I’m reading: I’m so boring in this department

      Do try out Pac-Man! Even if it’s just the demo, it should give you a good sense of what to expect gameplay wise. The full version will have the Expert difficulty which is much faster and will give your thumb and memory a good exercise.

    • I’m playing: Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood, Mega Man 4 (nostalgia hit me), Suikoden (once again, nostalgia).

      I’m watching: Castle.

    • I’m playing: The Fight Lights out (was a bit skeptical about the review but when I tried the game for myself I had no problems the headtracking is awesome and I like the work your way up stats)

      I’m watching: Danny Trejo cutscenes

    • Sid,

      Wen are you guys going to fix the dozens of missing games from everyone’s My Trophies page? Here’s some examples:

      Auditorium HD
      BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger (Not in English)
      BlazBlue: Continuum Shift (Not in English)
      Castlevania: Lords of Shadow
      Costume Quest
      Crescent Pale Mist
      EA Sports MMA
      Enslaved: Odyssey to the West
      F1 2010
      Fallout: New Vegas
      Fist of the North Star: Ken’s Rage
      Jurassic: The Hunted
      Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light
      Magic the Gathering: Duels of the Planeswalkers
      Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit
      Nier
      Pac-Man Championship Edition DX
      Rock Band 3
      Sam & Max: The Devil’s Playhouse Episode 5
      Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Game
      Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes
      Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing
      Space Invaders Infinity Gene
      Star Ocean: The Last Hope International
      Sports Champions
      Tales of Monkey Island Ch: 1-5
      Vanquish
      WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2011

    • I’m playin: Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood multiplayer (finshed with single player trophies)

      I’m watching: Keroro Gunso (funny show u gotta watch it)

    • I’m playing: Gran Turismo 5, Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood (well in a couple of days at least)

      I’m watching: Fringe

      I’m wanting: Some freaking new avatars on PSN (Kingdom Hearts, God of War)

    • The only thing I want is PixelJunk Shooter 2 news, it’s still coming this month right?

    • I’m soo sad that LBP 2 won’t be in 3D :(

    • I’m playing: I played LittleBigPlanet 1 tonight. I discovered some new cool levels (one was called LittleBigDessert). LBP1 is still amazing. I really can’t wait to see what people do with LBP2.

      I’m watching: Eureka season 1 and 30 Rock on Netflix. And of course, Sunday night, the Walking Dead! Too bad its the last one till (much later) next year. :(

      I’m reading: STILL reading the Domino Men by Jonathan Barnes. I really like it, but I just haven’t been reading it as much lately. I’m going to try to finish it out this weekend. I want to see if my library has the new King book on Monday.

      I’m looking forward to downloading the Costume Quest DLC this month. Oh and I can’t wait to play the LBP2 demo. :)

    • Good Peace Walker got a price drop but I’ll get the UMD :D

      Speaking of Metal Gear, I don’t know if I can ask this here but there’s a PSone Classic that isn’t on the PS Store yet and it’s called “MGS: VR missions”. Have you guys discussed this with Konami about that game?

      It’d be awesome if it comes to the PSN.

      • I loved VR Missions. No news there, but if you’re into a release I’d organize with some friends and approach Konami — they’re the guys who make the decision. I’d be thrilled to see it happen.

    • sid wheres jeff its been a while since hes been on lol and i know one epsiode to go of the walking dead ive been buying every epsiode of it on the ps store lol cant wait for the next season so ready also do u know if theres any chance that we could get the orginal digimon has a ps classic 1, 2, and 3 but me personnaly i wont the first. lol, but just let me know sid and good work keep it up

    • Playing Uncharted 2 this weekend! Double cash+ (4X cash right now) is awesome! I will be picking up Dead Nation sooner or later, too.

    • I have been playing – GT5 + GT5 + GT5 + GT5… :P

    • im playing dead nation and cod blk ops

    • I just got the gt pro force wheel and ozma god, GT5 seriously cant get any better…hmmm unless maybe topgear added to gt tv…

    • Netflix selections are still pretty crappy, even in the US… i was disappointed they removed Spartacus:Blood & Sand from their streaming options… why do they need to remove movies and shows? theyre supposed to be adding stuff… but im still disappointed with their selection…

      as for playing, just GT5 and Need for Speed:Hot Pursuit… and watching movies ive seen plenty of times in the past, like Pirates or Narnia or Potter…

      • Really? Man, I find something new every day. Check out the documentaries — the whole Frontline series is excellent.

    • any chance top gear UK could be added to the ps store video section? the us version isn’t bad, just not as good or funny. (I ask cause GT5 has given me a car itch and it needs to be scratched).

    • @17 Has a good point. I have the special MGS Collection that was released on PS2 a while back and I don’t think it included the VR Missions disc. I’d totally pick it up if it were put on the PSN store.

    • Hey Sid have you heard anything about Aliens: Colonial Marines and Resident Evil Portable?

    • Hey sid any word you can forward on a silent hill collection for ps3 or silent hill 1 being put onto the european store (its on the US store atm) would be great , please man help a gamer out :) !

    • Playing Persona 3 Portable, God of War: Chains of Olympus, and Prinny: Can I Really Be The Hero?

      Watching Stargate Atlantis on Netflix.

      I’m reading all the blogs and video game news sites searching for an announcement from Atlus that “Catherine” will be coming to the USA :D

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