The PlayStation Recap

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A busy week before the holidays begin in earnest, and lots of killer new videos from the likes of UNCHARTED 3, MotorStorm Apocalypse, Resistance 3, LittleBigPlanet 2, Killzone 3, and even PixelJunk Shooter 2. For me, I think the highlight was getting new details on the “definitive” version of Mass Effect 2 and learning that the game will feature improved textures thanks to the Mass Effect 3 engine, plus all ME2 DLC included on the disc in addition to gameplay tuning and refinements. And it’s coming out soon — really soon. January’s going to be a riot!

The PlayStation Recap – PlayStation.Blog

  • UNCHARTED 3 hits PlayStation Store, Exclusive PSN Avatar Here, 50% off UNCHARTED 2 DLC — OMG, OMG, OMG — did you guyz hear about UNCHARTED 3?!
  • Dead Nation Metagame: Your Nation Needs You! — US tops worldwide in ZDP (Zombie Destruction Power). ::My Country ‘Tis Of Thee, Sweet Land of Liberty, Of Thee I Sing::
  • SingStar Update: European Track Catalog Coming, 64 Songs Coming 12/15 — The EU Store is coming, by popular request.
  • Tetris for PSN in 1080p and 5.1, Gets PS3-Exclusive Multiplayer — I’m dying to try the 5.1 audio. How does it work?
  • ModNation Monday: New Video! UFG talks DLC — It’s the end of an era — and the dawn of a new one.
  • Marvel’s Top 5 ‘What the–?!’ Things About X-Men Arcade, Coming Tomorrow to PSN — Marvel master Chris Baker drops arcane knowledge like so many pumpkin bombs.
  • Prince of Persia Warrior Within HD today, only on PSN — It’s got yer HD, it’s got yer stereoscopic 3D, it’s got yer dual-wield-hack-and-slash-wall-running-manscara-wearing combat.
  • UNCHARTED 3: Premiering Drake’s Deception at our VGAs Viewing Party — Full wrap-up of the VGA viewing party and Marvel vs Capcom 3 hands-on play.
  • Marvel Pinball Downloadable Today on PSN, See the Blade Table in Action — When Blade isn’t out slaying vamps, he likes to unwind in his lair with this little number.
  • PlayStation Store Update — DC Universe Online Beta and free Sam & Max and Prototype for PS+, X-Men, Marvel Pinball, Warrior Within…this week is stacked, you guys.
  • MotorStorm Apocalypse: Skyline Video, Demo in 2011, DLC Plans, Photo Mode and More — Watch the video. Trust me on this one.
  • New PixelJunk Shooter 2 Video Shows Online Battles, 20 Weapons, New Boss — A massive infodump on PixelJunk Shooter 2 from the man behind the magic, Dylan Cuthbert.
  • Tons of Additions to the PlayStation Home Mall + Novus Prime Additions & Version 1.41 Update — Home for the holidays? Yeah, I went there.
  • Modern Combat: Domination Producer Q&A, PlayStation Move Support Confirmed — This multiplayer PSN shooter will support 60 frames per second — always nice.
  • Digital Comics Store Update — A new milestone: 700 titles from 20 different publishers, 23 value bundles, and almost 50 free comics
  • Welcome New DC Universe Online Beta Testers! — PlayStation Plus members are checking out the DCUO Beta now. If you’ve got questions or issues, start here!
  • MLB 11 The Show: Twins All-Star Joe Mauer Returns as Cover Athlete — The new DualShock 3 edition here is also worth a gander.
  • Interact With Your Home Entertainment Options – Know What You’re (not) Getting — Interactive infographic shows off various stats and features.
  • Resistance 3: Watch the VGA Trailer Director’s Cut — The Chimera look more vicious than ever in new screens and video.
  • Killzone 3 Meets the PlayStation Move sharp shooter — An epic sci-fi weapon deserves an epic sci-fi video drenched in James Cameron Red.
  • Your PSN Questions–Answered — Updated answers to questions about PSN, PlayStation Plus, and PlayStation Rewards.
  • echochrome ii Hits PSN Tuesday, Trophy Update and New Video — Trophies for dying? Now THAT’S something I can pull off.
  • The “Definitive Version” of Mass Effect 2 is on PS3 — Fun fact: On the PS3, Mass Effect 2 will be using the Mass Effect 3 engine. Higher-res textures!
  • PlayStation Network Video Content Update — I’m always interested in the Top 10 stats. It looks like The Walking Dead is cleaning up!
  • LittleBigPlanet 2 Update: Music Sequencer — Make beautiful music with Sackboy.
  • PlayStation Move: Approaching 50 Supported Games, More to Come — Killzone 3’s been getting some great Move impressions too.
  • MotorStorm Apocalypse Pre-order Content Revealed — Check out video of the three Dynamic Themes.
  • Mortal Kombat Kicks Off PTOM’s List of Biggest Games of 2011 — Played MK again the other day (no Kratos…yet) and was loving Cyrax and the 2D feel.
  • UNCHARTED 3: Drake’s Deception Gameplay Reveal — While people were watching UNCHARTED 3’s debut, we were watching them.
  • LittleBigPlanet 2 Update: Three “Must” Videos — After watching the Sports video, I am officially sold on LittleBigPlanet 2.
  • Uncharted 3 banner

    Courtesy of Arne Meyer

  • “The Lab” – December 2010 Schedule — Before we close out 2010, we have one more episode of UNCHARTED 2 “The Lab” to host to go along with the holidays.
  • UNCHARTED 3 gameplay impressions, direct feed video and screenshots hit the web — We’ve released video of the gameplay sequence that made its world premiere earlier this week on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
  • Play the MAG Beta with Zipper!

    Courtesy of Jeremy Dunham

  • Zipline Podcast – Episode 27 — it’s time to start closing out 2010 with the final episode of Zipline. Travis Steiner and Ben Jones return to the show with new insights into the state of MAG and a few new SOCOM tidbits for your ears.
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