The PlayStation Recap

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Three-day weekends are the best, aren’t they? It’s more precious time to catch up on TV and gaming, including less-popular games like Laundry Hustle, Scrub the Bathtub, and Clean Your Room Really Fast! No rest for Jeff, though — he’s preparing to crash LittleBigPlanet 2’s launch party and Guinness World Record attempt in NYC on Monday. LittleBigPlanet 2’s Tuesday release also marks the release of Mass Effect 2 for PS3 on PSN and Blu-ray, and marks a week until the release of Dead Space 2 for PS3 on January 25th. Crazy month!

What have you been playing?

The PlayStation Recap – PlayStation.Blog

  • Qore Episode 32 – 2010 Year in Review, LittleBigPlanet 2 Level Creation, Mass Effect 2 and DC Universe Online — January’s a jam-packed month for the PS3 — let Veronica Belmont open your mind.
  • PS3 2011 Preview: 20 Exclusive Games — This list is just the start. Check back soon for a significant update!
  • ModNation Monday: Special Guests, Celebrating the Far East — Highlighting the best user-made creations made using ModNation’s latest track theme.
  • Pulse 1/11 Out Today: New Games and Videos for the New Year — Explore Tetris HD, LittleBigPlanet 2, and DCUO in the full-length Pulse episode in this post.
  • Jenova Chen Explains Journey: Social Relevance and Artistic Inspirations — It’s always a treat to speak with Jenova. What do you think about his opinions of online gaming?
  • PlayStation Store Update — Tons of dropped prices, a new episode of Qore, and the PSN title Faery: Tales of Avalon highlight this week.
  • DC Universe Online Trophies — Get a head start on your Trophy collection in this new PS3 MMO.
  • Mass Effect 2 PS3 Hits PSN and Blu-ray on January 18th, More Than a Simple Port — A day-and-date PSN release for this sci-fi epic. Which version will you be picking up?
  • Quench Your Thirst for LittleBigPlanet 2 Exclusives at 7-Eleven — Earn DLC rewards for sucking down Slurpees from Sackboy cups. Around the office, we call this “field research.”
  • This Week in PlayStation Home: Treehouse Personal Space, Community Theater Update & More! — Home sweet Home. See the latest updates!
  • Watch LittleBigPlanet 2 Set 5 Guinness World Records Live in NYC — Remember that guy who wore a 10-pound beard of bees? He’s got nothing on this.
  • Digital Comics Store Update — Batman Beyond, new Cancertown, and more. Domo kind of looks like a mutated Sackboy, doesn’t he?
  • MotorStorm Apocalypse: The End is Nigh — Mark your calendars for April 12th — preferably with with a big red skull.
  • The UnderGarden Coming to PSN this Winter — Be sure to watch the video — it’s weird but wonderful.
  • LittleBigPlanet 2 Update – 5 days Left + More Guinness World Record Details! — The Sackboy Cometh on January 18th. Will you be joining us in NYC?
  • NBA 2K11 Gets Free Stereoscopic 3D Update on January 16th — If you’re interested in how 3D technology works in video games, read this post.
  • Killzone 3 Gone Gold, Kicks Your Face in February 22nd! — This state-of-the-art sci-fi shooter is right around the corner. Will you be using the DualShock, PlayStation Move, or sharp shooter?
  • It Only Does Endless Fun — Kevin Butler’s long-awaited LittleBigPlanet 2 video has landed.
  • PlayStation Network Video Content Update — The Social Network arrives (and is well worth watching). You can also see Vanishing on 7th Street before it hits theaters.
  • PlayStation Move Heroes Shipping March 22nd, Pre-order Bonuses Detailed — I’m eager to get hands-on with this one, especially after seeing the new 1:1 whip attacks.
  • VUDU Update Adds Stereoscopic 3D Movie Streaming — Caitlin from VUDU did a great job answering user questions in the comments, so check them out for further info.
  • Uncharted 3 banner

    Courtesy of Arne Meyer

  • “The Lab” – January 2011 Schedule — Welcome everyone to 2011 and a brand new of year of “The Lab” in UNCHARTED 2 Multiplayer!
  • REMINDER: The Lab – No Power Weapons — Open until January 18th, this edition follows standard Team Deathmatch rules, but without power weapons available on the map.
  • Play the MAG Beta with Zipper!

    Courtesy of Jeremy Dunham

  • Zipline Podcast – Episode 28 — Zipper Interactive’s President Brian Soderberg talks about creating sequels vs. starting fresh and creating something brand-new.
  • MAG Character Slot Fix Forthcoming — Once these issues have been resolved, users who have been affected by this issue will receive free character slot time.
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    • nice!

      and here’s hoping to see Xenogears or Vagrant story in THE DROP! :)

    • Great week for the PlayStation Blog. Also, like EHryan said, I hope we get to see Xenogears and Vagrant Story later today in The Drop.

      On a related note, I sure do hope Sony wins the lawsuit.

      2011 has so many great games!

      • Hearing a lot of requests for those! I’ll pass it on, but know that the decision lies with the developers/publishers and not me. Guess I should’ve played Vagrant Story, huh?

    • I’ve been playing LittleBigPlanet 2! I recieved it from the Subway Firey Footlong Frenzy on Friday. It’s an AMAZING GAME!

      • Glad you like it! What do you think of the Story mode? I’ve been quite surprised by how epic some of the boss battles are. And I’m loving the music :)

    • I’m waiting for LBP2, playing Dead Nation. Need a partner for Morbid coop.

      • I finally finished Dead Nation on Undead (Morbid–>Grim–>Undead) in co-op and it was the hardest game I’ve ever played.

    • I just found out that the European PSN got Tomb Raider: Chronicles, does this mean we will see this game on the US PSN soon?

    • Sid i have a movie suggestion for you to watch… Old its a great foreign film.

    • LBP2, Mass Effect 2 r coming out soon so will they get Home Public game spaces? How about Killzone 3? Killzone 2 also didnt have a public game space in Home. Wat u doing about it?

    • Yes! I love Year One! How are you liking it Sid? I think it’s a great way for Batman to get started. Man, Frank Miller is just so awesome.

    • I’m playing: Dragon Age: Origins (just actually beat it a few minutes ago), Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit, Call of Duty: Black Ops
      I’m watching: Steelers-Ravens, Patriots-Jets (Go Pats!)

    • Showing off that you get to play LBP2 before the rest of us? How rude :P.

    • LBP2 for da ween!
      Please heart my levels in LBP! I need the 50 level/30 author heart trophy and I platinum LBP! Drake and Tag: The Vampire’s Tomb is one of ’em!

      I’m playing: LittleBigPlanet (come on platinum…), Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood, Resident Evil 5 (yes, I JUST got to it)
      I’m watching: TV. Duh.
      I’m reading: 11 Birthdays, this post, anything LBP2, Dr. Suess’s biography

    • Please oh please oh pleeeease! Bring legend of dragoon up on psn for a ps one classic. Great game play, great characters, and an amazing storyline(for how far i got at least). I couldn’t beat it cause of my dang little sis. Could it please. I haven’t played it in years. An all i have is a psp go. PLEASE IM BEGGING ON MY KNEES! LBP2 im pretty stoked for though.

    • @Trixter we’re playing the same games minus Black Ops and I just beat Dragon Age yesterday. I’m actually playing Darkspawern Chronicles now, and plan on playing Wardens Keep next.

    • *GASP* You taveled 2 days 5 hours 3 minutes 1 second to 12:00:01 1-18-11 in the future to the midnight release to get LittleBigPlanet 2? Wait or is it just the demo?

    • @13 EST, BTW

    • Sid in the Qore episode we were supposed to get a killzone 3 theme and i go to the qore download center and there is nothing there. Could you please talk to the qore people and get this fixed. Thanks

      • Are you a Qore subscriber? The Killzone 3 theme is a perk for subscribers of Qore, so if you’re a PlayStation Plus member and/or you bought a single-issue of the new Qore, that’s why you don’t see the KZ3 theme.

    • I think the story mode is great! I wasn’t a big fan of LBP 1’s story mode so I was really suprised. Right now I’m on Clide’s levels. So far, all I’m seeing is a huge improvement over the first game.

    • Are you guys planning on taking PlayStation Blog readers suggestions for the NA version of the PlayStation App?

    • Ah, Arkham Asylum. A great mix of superheroes, buff maniacs, giant mutant alligators. A great game crossed with stealth-action, beat-em-up, and suspense. Where the Jokers are wild, and green women wear clothes made of leaves. The green women part is a bit disturbing…

    • hi Sid, any word about the new Ace combat for ps3? they announce’it but after that i hear nothing. do you have any news?or anything?

    • After you’re done reading Batman Year One check out Batman Year 100, it’s not really a sequel but it’s super cool and stylish. Written and drawn by my favorite comic creator Paul Pope.

    • Just a few more days for LittleBigPlanet 2. Not too long ago, I was excited to pick it up at the end of 2010. The time is here… again!

      I’m playing: Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light, Marvel Pinball, Just Cause 2 among a few other titles here and there. Trying to clear that backlog… by playing games which I’ve already beaten. The only natural way to get it done!

      I’m watching: Nothing right now but Inception is tempting me for a third watch!

      I’m reading: The Walking Dead and I think I only have one chapter left in the compendium now. I don’t even know what to do from there. Hoping for another similar collection to come out to save me the trouble of ordering them all one by one :(

    • I’m playing: Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood (Multiplayer), waiting for LBP2 to get here this week and DS2 on the 25th.
      I’m watching: LOST…got bored the other week and mistakenly started up S1E1 and now I’m half way through S2 >.<
      I'm reading: RANT

      BTW Sid, saw that the EU PSN app for iOS and android went live this week. Do we have any word on if/when we'll get it over here?

    • @13: OMG! Conspiracy! I knew too much Create tools would be a downfall..
      lol

    • @Sid: While those [lol] “lesser known games” are fun, you forgot “Assassin’s Creed Mopperhood”, and “God of Chores”.
      Oh yeah! I learned Resident Evil’s secret! I’ll say it on tommorrow’s “The Drop”!

    • If anyone needs bacon cupcake recipes, go here and blame Kevin Butler while you’re at it: http://www.endlesssimmer.com/2008/04/29/who-cooked-it-better-bacon-cupcakes/

    • Question!

      Any news on a patch for Lead & Gold? I got it through PS+ and am loving it, but a trophy awarded for winning 100 games is glitched, and supposedly is only attainable for winning 100 games in a single session (which is impossible considering how often people are dropped from games).

      The developer Fatshark says they submitted a patch to Sony for testing weeks ago, but I haven’t heard much else about it.

    • Hyperdimension Neptunia release – Feb 15th

      You can preorder the bonus edition to get a deck of cards based off the characters. The decks are limited to 1000 copies.

    • I’m playing: LBP2 beta (offline), Solitaire, and Tetris.

      I’m watching: Planning to watch No Country For Old Men on Vudu on my PS3 tonight. Great movie. Also lots of Netflix! :)

      I’m reading: LBP.me is awesome. I’ve been checking it a lot and adding levels for Tuesday!

      I will be getting the LittleBigPlanet 2 collector’s edition on Tuesday. Looking forward to it a lot. :)

      Oh and I’d like to add my voice to all those mentioning Xenogears and Legend of Dragoon. Very cool games. It would be awesome to see them on the PSN.

    • Hey Sid

      If I found a free game on PSN that I’m really sure shouldn’t be free, who should I tell?

    • at 27 ME!!!!! tell me , which one is it ?

    • im not playing anything T_T .. just kidding XD , playing gt5 :P … but i want more games , i m waiting for little big planet 2 and a demo for Modern Combat: Domination , i wanna try it first befor i buy it , can anyone tell me when the game release and the demo too ?…

    • @28 Seeing as your the first one to reply, I’m going to assume that you’re the one responsible ;)

      GTA Vice City Stories

      It’s a PSP game, but you can download it through the PS3 for free, and then transfer it onto your PSP with a USB cable.

      It’s only on the UK store, but it’s pretty easy to set up an account. Just search for “vice city” in the search bar, and it’s sitting there looking like a broken link, but the price is “Free”. 800 meg DL.

      Dear Sony… I’ve officially informed you now. You’ve put the wrong stickers on the goods.

      If you want to delete my post in the meantime, feel free. I only posted the details because I did a quick Google search and people are already talking about it in the blogosphere.

    • im a try my best to get to the LBP record event here in nyc.

    • Sid, I created some LBP1 levels, but nothing too great. I am going to try my hand at making some levels for LBP2 also. I’m excited about the Sackbots and hope I can get the hang of using them. I was toying around with them in the beta, but I need a bit more pratice with them. I like to do some story levels. Maybe a “film” or two if I can get the hang of the Sackbots and new cameras.

      Still, as cool as the create mode is, I’m looking forward to playing the Story Mode & the levels other people create online the most. Alot of the people online are so much better at create mode than I am. There were some really amazing levels in the beta. So I guess you could say I’m more of a Play person when it comes to LittleBigPlanet. Though, I am looking forward to figuring out some of the new create tools.

      Yep, I’m excited. Two more days! :)

    • Hey sid,
      I know this has nothing to do with the article, but i was wondering when the next ps3 firmware update was going to come out… im anxious to see what new features we;ll be receiving( and by firmware update i dont mean “added security measures”… lol

    • Can’t wait for Littlebigplanet 2 :) getting it next week!

    • my bad sid its called old boy typo before lol

    • LBP2 COLLECTORS EDITION!!!! just 2 days left! I might also be getting ME2! Hey Sid, have you played both ME2 and Dead Space 2? If so can you let me know which one you recommend more? I really enjoyed ME, but I also enjoyed DS1(I enjoyed ME1 more though). I would like to know if I should wait a week and get DS2 or get ME2 like im planning.

    • Dear Play Station

      Is there a way to offer a play time based subscription for DC Universe instead of monthly?

      This way i would definetely get into that MMO, but at the fixed monthly fee i know i wont get my money worth because i dont play that many hours a day to take advanage of this huge MMO and my moneys worth

      thx

    • So many great games coming out this year! Thanks, Sony!

    • Why the Netflix interfaces different from the PS3 Fat and the PS3 Slim systems?

      I want my 60gb that i just bought to be my main system but i hate the Netflix interface. It is not as smooth or rich as the one on the Slim.

      It makes no sense for them to have a different interface.

      Any reason for this?

    • My comment is number 27. I posted another comment immediately after that which should be number 28 yet it doesn’t even show up.

      Which is kind of ironic, because it was a complaint about comments not appearing for 12-24 hours after posting them. Is it really taking several days for my comment to show up or has it just been deleted and ignored?

    • i really hope that everyone doesnt subscribe to dc universe online… if we all stand firm and dont give in maybe they’ll drop a yearly quote better than 134.99!!!
      i mean c’mon this is something ridiculous to ask of console gamers..
      anyways im keeping my fingers crossed

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