The PlayStation Recap

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All eyes on the Spike TV Video Game Awards (VGAs), which begin today at 5pm Pacific Time. Expect first in-game footage of UNCHARTED 3: Drake’s Deception and Resistance 3 to make an appearance — I have a suspicion you won’t want to miss it. After the VGAs, swing back here to the PlayStation.Blog to learn even more and discuss tonight’s gaming news.

Meanwhile, the Capcom Unity and PlayStation.Blog VGAs viewing party is in full swing at the Kim Sing Theatre in Los Angeles. At this very moment, PlayStation and Capcom fans are enjoying hands-on play with Marvel vs Capcom 3, as well as succulent foods delivered by local food trucks. Wish I could be there! But the show must go on.

PlayStation.Blog — Here is your recap.

The PlayStation Recap – PlayStation.Blog

  • Quests Added to PlayStation Rewards Program — Like you need another excuse to play more PlayStation games.
  • ModNation Monday: Award Nominations and a DLC Extravaganza! — ModNation is not being forgotten this awards season.
  • New GT5 Goodies, Plus GT Academy Registration Starts Today! — A chance to become a real professional race car driver using Gran Turismo 5
  • echochrome ii Coming to PSN on December 21! — The brainiest game on PSN is about to get its long-awaited sequel, and it’s a great demo for PlayStation Move functionality.
  • PS3 System Software Update (v3.55) — A small update — doesn’t exactly make for thrilling reading.
  • Pulse 12/7 Available Today: Kung-Fu LIVE and TRON: Evolution — Christina Lee checks out the controller-free Kung-Fu LIVE and the stereoscopic 3D goodness of TRON: Evolution.
  • Resistance 3: The Story So Far — Last time, you hunted the vile Chimera. This time, they’re hunting you — and they’re winning.
  • Qore Episode 31 – LittleBigPlanet 2, Dead Space 2, Bulletstorm and Need for Speed Hot Pursuit — Veronica is so not a fan of survival horror — wonder how she reacts to Dead Space 2? Find out here.
  • Turning the Cast Loose in Episode 6 of ‘The Tester 2’, Now Available Only on PlayStation Network — Members of The Tester Season 1 join the panel, plus a GT5 time trail competition — Kevin advises us not to miss this episode.
  • PlayStation vs Capcom VGAs Viewing Party this Saturday — Breaking reports from the VGAs indicate the line is growing alarmingly fast hours and hours before the door opening. Gulp!
  • PlayStation Store Update — A Spike TV VGA content category, Alien Breed 2: Assault, Kung-Fu Live, and Sackboy’s Prehistoric Moves for PS+ members.
  • Kung-Fu LIVE Arrives with Training Tips and Bandana Giveaway! — Learn how to “power punch,” a critical move for this new controller-free beat-em-up that puts you in the game.
  • BulletStorm’s Cliff Bleszinski Explains Co-Op Anarchy Mode, Favorite Kill Combo — CliffyB clarifies Heavy Rain comments, drools for BioShock Infinite, and promises to tap into the PS3’s full power for BulletStorm.
  • Best Gifts for Your PS3 This Holiday — Abby shows off the new Bluetooth Headset, Candy Pink DualShock 3, Surround Sound System and more.
  • LittleBigPlanet 2 Update: “Let the PARODIES begin…” — One of our most popular stories this week, with 1,763 comments and counting.
  • Huge PlayStation Home Update: Midway 2, MAGIC: The Gathering, Ameratsu & Winter Wonderland & More!!! — The Midway 2 adds 10 new games, mega-popular Dragon’s Green goes on sale, and more in this jam-packed update.
  • Digital Comics Store Update — 50 new comics including Dead Run, NYX, God of War #4, Ratchet & Clank #2, and more.
  • Coming to PlayStation Plus: More Early Holiday Presents! — Coming soon: DC Universe Online beta for all PlayStation Plus members, Borderlands full game trial, tons of discounts and more.
  • A Space Shooter for Two Bucks! Blasting Off December 21 — The title of this game is A Space Shooter for Two Bucks! and it’s worth checking out for that fact alone.
  • Uncover the truth in UNCHARTED 3! — Hide your kids, hide your wife: Nathan Drake is back.
  • New PlayStation Move Sharp Shooter Attachment — See first images of this iconic-looking assault rifle attachment, which will sell for $40 with the launch of Killzone 3.
  • The Trophies of Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam — Get advance intel for this upcoming expansion to Battlefield: Bad Company 2.
  • thatgamecompany Shares Journey’s First Trailer — Lush, stark, lavish, minimalist, multiplayer — these only begin to describe Journey. See what’s next for the developers of flOw and Flower.
  • PlayStation Network Video Content Update — Inception in HD, The Walking Dead season finale in HD, and more video for this week.
  • PlayStation Home Turns Two, New Games Incoming — Home grows, and grows, and grows…
  • UNCHARTED 3 at the Spike VGAs 2010 Show Tomorrow! — Who are you to resist? The VGA party starts in earnest at 4pm Pacific.
  • MotorStorm Apocalypse: New Track Revealed — I saw Skyline in motion on Friday and all I can say is “OMG you guys.”
  • Shadow of the Colossus in 3D: Eyes On, Hands On — I go eyeballs- and phalanges-on with this stunning-looking HD/3D re-master. Prepare thyself!
  • UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves banner

    Courtesy of Arne Meyer

  • Uncover the truth in UNCHARTED 3! — In search of the fabled “Atlantis of the Sands,” Nathan Drake and Sullivan set off on a daring trek into the heart of the Arabian Desert.
  • Play the MAG Beta with Zipper!

    Courtesy of Jeremy Dunham

  • Heads Up: MAG v2.10 Next Week — Like any update, our new revision includes gameplay and technical amendments along with new game-queue functionality.
  • Zipline Podcast – Episode 26 — Game Director Seth Luisi talks about MAG’s past, present and future, and we discuss SOCOM 4′s state.
  • Patch Alert: MAG v2.10 — In-game 720p screenshots, Multiqueues, plus bug fixes and updates for the 256-player online shooter.
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    • ok im cunfused why is there only pictures in the playstation recap

    • Im really looking forward to Uncharted 3’s debut trailer tonight.

      Oh and Sid, is there a completely new PS3 exclusive premiering tomorrow on Spike? Or is it just an Uncharted 3 related reveal for tomorrow?

      *crosses fingers for Starhawk*

    • The Uncharted 3 announcement was by far the best Playstation-related news of this week. I’m looking forward to hearing more about it in the future.

      Speaking of which, I want to mention it now, because I’m sure I am not the only one who wants this, but I’m really hoping a Collector’s Edition available at retail is considered for this game.

      The Uncharted 2 CE was a step in the right direction, but I’m sure a lot of people really wished it wasn’t just limited to giveaways…

      Bottom Line: Mental Note for the Sony/Naughty Dog Crew – Uncharted 3 Collector’s Edition available at retail. A win for everyone involved.

    • How long will we be seeing this desert theme on the PS Blog? All this sand is hurting my eye!

    • Yo Sid, who is going to be at the event today from the blog? You going to be there, how about Jeff?

    • I’m watching the Alien Anthology too; absolutely love that franchise :).

      Also, Resistance 3 and Uncharted 3 trailers in only a few hours!!!! I’m so excited!

    • @8 eye? just one lol

    • And now the guy at the word department woke up, and took a dozen coffees… Hehe, kidding. Glad to see all the text in place. Time to read!……

    • Is the big December 12th (after VGAs) reveal supposed to be Uncharted 3 or is it something completely different? I had assumed it was Uncharted 3 and that we wouldn’t see anything until tomorrow.

    • I don’t know if you’ll be able to answer this, but I just tried to buy Dead Nation on PSN, only I can’t find it. All I can find is trailers and avatar bundles. Has it released in New Zealand yet?

    • Since they already announced and are showing footage of Uncharted 3 at the VGAs, I’m pretty sure that counts as being ‘revealed’. Expect something new for tomorrow.

    • RESISTANCE 3!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! =D MUAAHAHAHAH lol

    • Can’t wait for 2011. UNCHARTED 3: Drake’s Deception and Resistance 3 are gonna own. Thank you Naughty Dog and Insomniac Games!

    • Cool stuff! The VGAs will be sweet! This’ll be my first time watching, any advice?

    • Hey,

      I see you’re playing GT5. Maybe you can answer this question;

      How come, in Update V 1.03, Mechanical Damage was only updated for Online mode? Are we going to see this for GT Life and Arcade Mode as well? I really need the answer to this question.


    • iGN’s rewind theater Uncharted 3 trailer holds many secrets! Check it out at in the PS3 section.

    • I’m playing: Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood, The Sly Collection
      I’m watching: Survivor: Nicaragua, Spike’s VGAs
      I’m reading: Dragonwings

    • I didn’t get a lbp2 beta code so I’m indifferent to everything else..

    • Can’t wait for Uncharted 3!

    • Hey Sid,
      I just received a LBP 2 beta code through email but it doesn’t work. Is there anyone I could ask for another one or does the store need to be updated or something?

      • Our Sackbots are on the case! And for those wondering, the LBP2 beta is going out to a random selection of PS+ users — it’s not a huge-scale beta.

    • PS3 is going to 0wn tonight at VGA i highly doubt that xbox 360 will get any credit tonight… my prediction god of war 3 should be mention for game of the year. it was epic from the start to the end Kratos will live on forever

    • @23: Give it to me! I’ll work the digitalman magic!

    • @23.. likewise.. the code seemed incomplete (I find it hard to believe the word “code” is actually part of the code) so I’m hoping someone will fix that and resend soon. Otherwise…Jan 18 is coming.

    • Sid can you please find why the advertised free avatars for ps plus users never materialized this past Tuesday?

      I have asked Grace at least twice now and of course I didn’t get a response. So I figure since you seem pretty good at responding to us that maybe you could find out for us .

    • @ #24 Xx_l2ed-l3ull_xX:

      Yeah, I would watch it, except GT5 (the only game I really care about) isn’t nominated for Best Driving Game. If it was nominated, It would crush everybody else in that category (and it might’ve taken home several other awards as well). It’s Spike TV’s fault for having cold feet when it got delayed. Ah, oh well, there’s always next year.

    • i agree man i have gt5.. it looks wonderful :] but what will catch my intrest next year tho??


    • Thanks for the speedy response and also thanks for helping .

    • Random? O.o

    • Uncharted 3, 11-1-11!!!! OMG, can’t wait! XD

    • Yes, thank you Mr. Shuman

    • Please put Uncharted 3 VGA trailer on the PlayStation Store!!! and all other trailers! NOW!!

    • Uncharted 3 looks awesome!

    • Uncharted 3 world premier trailer was awesome! and so was resistance 3

    • I hate you for having SOTC in your Play list.

      Also, Naughty Dog has creative people working for them, You’d think they would be more creative then “Lets just copy last years trailer and replace snow with sand and the train with a plane”.

      I’m sure the game will be good despite the unnecessary focus on multiplayer, but that trailer still sucked.

    • I’m playing: Dead Nation, Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit, Donkey Kong Country Returns + various more…

      I’m watching: Inception, mind blown. Wow was my reaction… then I watched it again. My reaction changed to WOW! Such an amazing movie.

      I’m reading: I need to find a book :P

      You like sticking games in your playing section that us normal people won’t be playing for a while, don’t you? :(

    • I love watching the VGA’s Every Year

    • well if you dont like people complaining about a firmware update then
      release what people want then but i guess you can’t make a hundred dollars with ps2 bc or cross chat

    • I’m playing: Epic Mickey, Dragon Quest 9, Animal Crossing: Wild World

      I’m watching: Watched the Curious Case of Ben Button on Netflix last night. Also watching Lost and Eureka on Netflix.

      I’m reading: Not much at the moment. I tried to read Poodle Springs by Robert B. Parker, but couldn’t get into it. Might try again. Not sure. Hopefully I’ll have another book called Cloud Atlas on Monday.

      Uncharted 3 looks great. But November 2011? Whoa. So far away!
      Resistence looks interesting, but it didn’t wow me like Uncharted 3 did.

      This weeks PS3 update was so-so. No demos. I did like Qore–LBP2 and Dead Space 2! Can’t wait to play both demos on the 21st. That said, I am hoping that we get some cool demos this Tuesday…

      I’m looking forward to buying the Costume Quest dlc for Christmas. Also might download a game, but I’m not sure which one I’ll get. Hopefully something cool will come out this Tuesday or the 21st downloadable game wise.

    • what is the deal with the ps3 browser ? ever since that last update it’s had issues with cookies and even with this blog . i cant read the drakes deception article because the window locks into one place AND Crashes the ps3 . i had to finagle my way to this article to leave this comment . this isnt sony’s version of a browser upgrade is it ? because i do believe it is worse now than it has EVER been . it doesnt do facebook like the ads imply and now apparently it doesnt even do it’s own product blog .

      what’s going on ? why is the browser getting worse , not better and most importantly why is something so BROKEN being featured in ads .

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    • XBOX is the best consol ever…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

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