The PlayStation Recap

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I’m a little late in publishing the Recap today because I’ve been endlessly distracted by LBP.me, LittleBigPlanet 2’s social network site that enables you to find the most popular user creations complete with photos, in-game stats and user reviews. Even though LittleBigPlanet 2 is just days old, the amount of variety in the user-created content is already staggering. I can’t wait to see what you guys create in the coming weeks and months!

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Are you playing LittleBigPlanet 2 user levels? Leave your top recommendations in the comments!

The PlayStation Recap – PlayStation.Blog

  • LittleBigPlanet 2 Releases Tomorrow! See the Arcade Trailer — Don’t forget: You can browse and share user levels on LBP.me!
  • U.S. SingStore Update: Wednesday Adds 44 New Tracks — When it rains, it pours: The US Singstar music library continues to grow at an exponential rate.
  • Spare Parts: Simon Pegg, Robots, and Co-Op — You had me at “Simon Pegg.”
  • L.A. Noire Muscles Its Way Onto the Cover of PlayStation: The Official Magazine — This month, PTOM is loaded with new details on L.A. Noire, Shadows of the Damned, Dead Space 2 and more.
  • ModNation Monday: He’s SUPER (Thanks for asking!) — Super Fan DLC, plus the weekly top movers in shakers in the seminal Play Create Share racer.
  • Watch LittleBigPlanet 2 Go For Guinness World Records in NYC — Once the dust settled, LittleBigPlanet 2 ended up securing all five gaming world records. Somewhere, a Sackboy is smiling.
  • Final Fantasy XIII-2 Coming to PS3 Next Winter — PlayStation.Blog readers were some of the first to learn about this surprise sequel that’s heading to PS3 next Winter.
  • About A Blob Hits PlayStation Plus February 1st, PSN February 8th — I’m always struck by this game’s quirky sense of humor and clever puzzles. Also, it’s no secret that I’ve got a soft spot for blobs.
  • GT Academy Hits 50,000 Registrants, Last Call for Entries — Registration closes tomorrow (January 23rd), so enter now if you want a chance to be a pro race driver.
  • LittleBigPlanet 2 Update: Launch Week DLC & Setting Records in NYC — Catch video highlights of the 50+ hour LittleBigPlanet 2 Guinness World Record marathon here.
  • Mass Effect 2 on PS3 Out Now on Blu-ray and PSN — The definitive space opera RPG hits PS3. Which version are you going for?
  • PlayStation Store Update — Mass Effect 2 and DLC, Spare Parts, Modern Combat: Domination, Mega Man PSOne Import, big price drops of Resident Evil 1 and Battlefield: 1943.
  • Buy Killzone 3, Get Early Access to the SOCOM 4 Multiplayer Beta — Get first crack at SOCOM 4’s multiplayer mode by buying Killzone 3 on day one. Why not pre-order to get extra bonuses?
  • Hyperdimension Neptunia Premium Edition Update, Ar tonelico Qoga’s Sensual Powers — A huge infodump on NIS America’s upcoming PS3 exclusives — they’ve got a busy year!
  • Two New Games Come to PlayStation Home – Conspiracy & Slap Happy Sam — The video for Slap Happy Sam is priceless.
  • Coming to PlayStation Plus: Tales from Space: About a Blob Auto Download Demo, Digger HD, and Select PSN-Exclusives on Sale — 50% discounts off Fat Princess (both versions), 20% off Kung Fu Live, and Assassin’s Creed II Deluxe Edition.
  • PSP System Software Update (v6.37) — A minor update focused on stability, but it’s nice to know…you know?
  • First Look at the FINAL FANTASY XIII-2 Trailer — A first glimpse at the newly announced sequel to Final Fantasy XIII. Again, PlayStation.Blog readers were some of the first to see this.
  • Dead Space: Extraction is Deadlier With PlayStation Move — Nip off Necromorph limbs with surgical precision using PlayStation Move. Extraction is free with the PS3 Limited Edition of Dead Space 2.
  • Digital Comics Store Update — New Batman Beyond and Dungeons & Dragons, more TOKYOPOP, and Marvel’s Ultimate War.
  • LittleBigPrius Contest Puts You in the Driver’s Seat — Create the best level possible with items collected from a Prius driving course in LBP2. Prize is a 46” Sony Bravia 3D HDTV, so it’s no joke.
  • The Origins of The UnderGarden for PSN — “We all love our shooters, but sometimes you just need to unwind.”
  • PlayStation Monsterpedia: Fangs for the Memories — The beginning of something much bigger. What monsters should we include in the next installment?
  • PlayStation Network Video Content Update — Takers, Buried, new Parks & Recreation, and a bunch of good stuff for Canadians.
  • Take that, Society! The Softer, Seedier Side of Ys I & II Chronicles — A list of bizarre Easter Eggs hidden in Ys I & II Chronicles, which lands on PSP in just about a month.
  • Killzone 3 Multiplayer Open Beta Coming to PSN on February 2nd — Full stereoscopic 3D and PlayStation Move support in this upcoming free beta for all PS3 users.
  • LittleBigPlanet 2 Community Update and Share Trailer — The video is so fantastically surreal that it’s a must-watch even if you already know how to share your custom levels on PSN.
  • Killzone 3 Multiplayer Video of MP03 Bilgarsk Boulevard — Killzone 3 multiplayer is looking good. I like how aiming down the sight is a bit less crucial here, thus reducing the “tunnel vision” effect that limits your peripheral vision in some other shooters.
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    Courtesy of Arne Meyer

  • Test Up and X — I spotted this homage to one of the greatest moments in televised history on one of the many whiteboards we use around the studio.
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