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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    • Sweetness! Happy Holidays everyone! LittleBIGPlanet 2 demo this week! OMG!

      I’m playing: LittleBigPlanet (my level is called Drake and Tag: The Vampire’s Tomb! Publishing tomorrow!) AC Brotherhood, Sly Collection
      I’m watching: Survivor: Nicaragua,random Christmas specials!
      I’m reading: Dragonwings by Lawrence Yep

    • Please play my LBP level Drake and Tag: bThe Vampire’s Tomb, Sid! If I get the “Create” trophy (50 level hearts, and 30 author hearts) I platinum LBP! So Sid, please play it!

    • Oh yeah, first!

    • @2: Oops, I forgot to mention it’s out tomorrow!

    • Cant wait for Mortal Kombat!! and about mass effect 2 well I never been really interested in this game but I will try the demo maybe it will make me change my mind.

    • cant wait to play Motorstorm Apocalypse , Resistance 3 !!!! they are 2 of 3 most anticipated titles for 2011 , hope to see The Last Guardian news soon!!!!!

    • This really was such an amazing week for PlayStation gamers. An overload of awesome if you will. 2011 is so close!

    • I’m playing wraping christmas presents.

    • Spelunker? Hard? Pshhhh! :)

    • Kratos on Mk.
      Tetris have a ps3 only version.
      PlAYSTATION SURE IS DOING COOL WITH SOME PUBLISHER LATELY!!! MOVE ON DUKE NUKEM FOREVER

    • hey when is the qriocity music unlimited release date for the psp any word? and will i be able to use psn cards to purchase music?

    • @8: Funny stuff! I finished today!

    • If only present wrapping had move controls…and trophies.

    • @krae_man

      Does it come with Move support!?!?!

    • Did not read 2nd comment but now I did. You think they’ll patch it soon?

    • Sorry if it has already been mentioned before but What’s the deal on the sam& max error when i tried to download it? i tried a few times since last tuesday, and its been a no-go, has this been resolved yet?

    • Will Mass Effect 2 or Dragon Age 2 support Move?

    • I’d like to bump up my country’s Dead Nation player total, but it was removed from the PSN here D:

      Worst part is, I have NO idea when it’s gonna be re-classified and re-released.

    • @13: Trophies for sure! Move compatibility would need two Moves though…
      I hope I get that for Christmas with an Eyepet/Move bundle…

    • didnt know this was digitalman123’s Blog and not the Playstation Blog… stop hijacking the posts..

      not at all interested in Mass Effect 2… tho i am interested in Uncharted 3… and Destruction Derby 3….. oh, there isnt one?? why not!!??? Get on this please..

      anyway, still mostly just playing NFS:Hot Pursuit and waiting for my new gaming PC to arrive…

    • I want to start Sly 3 but I’m afraid I’ll hate it because I hated every moment in Sly 2 when I wasn’t playing as Sly.

    • Oh and while I’m at it, I’ve always wanted to tell you guys that I’ve always appreciated Sony’s online everquest series (I think DC Online Universe is absolutely fantastic and will probably be jumping on board for that. I’m totally sold on it; it feels like I’m playing a spider-man mmo super hero game, you guys totaly nailed the theme), it’s shocking to me that the playstation 3 has been out for so many years now and there hasn’t even been an attempt to bring the everquest series to this online ready console which has an online method to distribute and promote games. If the PS2 Everquest online Adventures Frontiers was a Downloadable game on the PSN, It would not only have been kept alive which it surprisingly still is after all these years. But it would have been exposed to a whole new audience simply “existing” on the PSN. Anyone curious or itching for a console mmo would have at least tried it with a one month free trial, and it would have boosted the online community immensly for the game. Maybe even a port of the free to play EQ2 would have been cool. Just throwing it out there.

    • I feel like getting in on this awesomeness.

      I’m playing: Uncharted 2: Among Thieves/Gran Turismo 5
      I’m watching: How I Met Your Mother Season 6
      I’m reading: Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception Demo Impressions & In-Depth Preview: Family Members, Desert & Fire by nerdreactor.

      And one from me:
      I’m looking forward to: Mass Effect 2, Dragon Age 2, Littlebigplanet 2 and Killzone 3. (Much more too, but those aren’t until around spring time or next Holiday season ala Socom 4, Uncharted 3, etc)

    • I cannot believe that LBP2 and Mass Effect 2 come out on the same day. Its going to be Uber awesome, but picking which one to play first will kill me!

    • @20: If you hate characters NOT SLY, then don’t play it. Too many characters.
      @19:krae_man’s postin’ alot too! I don’t mind! Thank you for noticing me though!;D
      @15: Probably not :(. Two reasons:
      -1-The game’s been out for over two years. If they didn’t patch it sooner, probably not now.
      -2-LBP2’s right around the corner. They’ll probably stop patching LBP1 after LBP2 release.

    • Happy Holidays!

      Any update on Dead Nation voice chat?

    • @ Digitalman

      sorry I was talking about this present wrapping, was just wondering if it would receive Move support :P

      LBP wise, I picked up the PSP version for my younger sister for $20 at EB Games. And I saw Dissidia for $10 at Wal-Mart as well as KH:BBS for $20 at EB. But sadly my pockets were all out of money :(.

      I’m Playing: Sam & Max, Gran Turismo 5

      I’m Watching: Myself slowly go into madness over exams

      I’m Reading: Organization Behavior notes! SOOO MANy!!131ONE!1

      I’m Sad: Deus Ex got delayed, but it will be better no doubt when they are done with it!

    • I’m playing Dead Nation and DCUO.

      I’m watching my completed quests in the Rewards beta not show up as complete and the usual A Christmas Story.

      I’m reading What I’d Say To The Martians by Jack Handey.

      I’m looking forward to the Mass Effect 2 demo Tues.

    • I’m playing: Epic Mickey, Animal Crossing City Folk & Wild World, and Dragon Quest 9.

      I’m watching: Lots of Netflix. Watched Avatar on dvd tonight and I’ve been watching a lot of Lost season 1 lately. I’ve also been watching Eureka season 3. Tomorrow, I’ll prob watch more Lost, Eureka, and a movie. Not sure what yet. Thank goodness for Netflix on the PS3. :)

      I’m reading: Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell. Well, ok, I was reading it and now I’m not and I want to read it more, but I just haven’t been able to get into it. *sigh* Seriously thinking about reading American Gods by Neil Gaiman again.

      I seriously can not wait until Tuesday! LBP2 demo, Mass Effect 2 demo, and Dead Space 2 demo! *drools* I have to download the LBP2 demo first and play it. Then Mass Effect 2 and prob Wednesday or Thursday the Dead Space 2 demo. This coming week is going to be great for demos! :)

      And on Christmas, it looks like I’m getting a PS3 points card as one of my gifts, so I’m going to get the Costume Quest DLC and prob a PSN game. Not sure what though! Maybe some cool downloadable game will come out on Tuesday? *hopes* In any case, I’m looking forward to this week’s update!

    • What I keep wondering is why LBP posts, by Mark Valledor, don’t get their own spots luike Uncharted and MAG. I mean c’mon, LBP is twice as big as MAG.

    • Oh, forgot about this ;)

      I’m Playing: LBP2 BETA!

      I’m Watching: Uncharted 3 Videos

      I’m Reading: The PlayStation Recap :P

    • Hi Sid, great week of Playstation news. I can’t wait to play Resistance 3 and Uncharted 3.
      Couple of quick questions,

      1. Any idea when we might get an official Playstation podcast.

      2. Will the Playstation blog get a PS+ symbol to each PS+ user like the EU blog has?

      Thanks.

    • im playing resistance 2 (5000 kills away from platinum) and dc universe online im watching inception, A team, and cyrus

    • I believe the playstation network needs to bring out suikoden 2 for those who enjoy playing the series. I think people will agree with me.

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