The PlayStation Recap

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This weekend is all about the simple pleasures in life: Stomping through Necromorph in Dead Space 2’s New Game Plus mode (I highly advise maxing out the Javelin gun) and mowing down Helghast in Killzone 3’s Campaign Demo. I’m also infatuated with the charm and whimsy of Stacking, the adorable new adventure game from the minds of Double Fine’s Tim Schafer and Lee Petty. If you’re a PlayStation Plus user, you have no excuse — it’s free for a limited time.

I’m also hoping to sink my teeth into two PSN exclusives this weekend: Explodemon and Tales From Space: About a Blob. Oh, and I’ve got to see how Plants vs Zombies translates to the DualShock 3. Guess I shouldn’t plan to leave the house…

What are you playing this weekend?

The PlayStation Recap – PlayStation.Blog

  • Killzone 3 Gets a Perfect 10 in PlayStation: The Official Magazine — PTOM Editor-in-Chief Gary Steinman shows off the latest issue and answers reader questions in the comments.
  • Fire, Fistfights and £20 Bills: Brand New Uncharted 3 Interview — Fun fact: Once lit on fire, UNCHARTED 3’s environments will eventually burn to the ground.
  • MLB 11 The Show “Yankee Killer” Trailer Turns Up The Heat — Joe Mauer faces long odds in this new episode.
  • Killzone 3 Midnight launch at Walmart on Feb. 21 — Select stores will hold Killzone 3 tournaments where you can win collectible prizes.
  • Qore Episode 33 features Killzone 3, MLB 11 The Show, Fight Night, and the Greatest PS3 Villains — Veronica exposes Sev and Rico, epic bad guys, the sweet science and more.
  • ModNation Racers: The Road Ahead Is Lookin’ Good! — Killzone Mod and Kart, the Lovebug, and the top user-created PS3 Mod and Kart of the week
  • Zipper Community Day 2011 Recap — Stereoscopic 3D and a new “Classic” game mode that uses old-school rules.
  • PULSE 2/8 Edition Featuring: Helghast, a Blob, and Pre-Order News — Check out the Killzone 3 beta plus pre-order bonuses for MotorStorm Apocalypse and MLB 11 The Show.
  • Explodemon Blasts onto PSN TODAY! — Curve Studios’ vision is finally made reality and it’s only on PSN.
  • MotorStorm Apocalypse Video Interview — A closer look at the online multiplayer and urban settings of this cataclysmic 3D racer.
  • Sony’s “Filmy” Application for High-Definition Videos, Exclusively on PSN — Connect your Sony camera to your PS3 with this advanced A/V app.
  • Tales From Space: About a Blob Hits PSN Today, is Growing, and Growing, and Growing… — Absorb the free PSN demo and let me know what you think.
  • Get the Truth in ‘The Tester 2’ Reunion Show — Cast members answer long-standing fan questions next Tuesday, February 15th on this special episode.
  • Plants vs Zombies hits PSN Today With All The Trimmings — Get it? Trimmings! LIKE LAWN TRIMMINGS!!!1!1
  • DC Universe Online: Watch Blur’s New “Fractured Future” — Blur Studio never disappoints.
  • PlayStation Move Heroes: Watch the Story Trailer! — See how Ratchet, Sly and Jack united for this PlayStation Move action crossover.
  • Killzone 3 Multiplayer Open Beta update, new chance to win a Limited Helghast Edition for US and Canada — Guerrilla Games is using the Beta to finetune Killzone 3’s multiplayer mode. See the list of fixes!
  • Magic: The Gathering Comes to PlayStation Home + Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, Mansion Update & More! — A smattering of diverse updates this week, everything from the kitchen sink to a Thing in a Box.
  • Digital Comics Store Update — Deus Ex #1, Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Sun #1, New Avengers, and a heap of assorted new comics.
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops First Strike DLC Coming to PS3 March 3rd — Confirmed: New multiplayer and Zombie maps are coming soon to the PS3.
  • In the Trenches with Killzone 3, SOCOM 4 and the PlayStation Move Sharp Shooter — The nuts and bolts of the sharp shooter, from multi-fire options to a full button breakdown.
  • Killzone 3 Trophies and Strategy Guide Unveiled — No spoilers! Secret Trophies aren’t shown.
  • MLB 11 The Show: Stadium Realism and Ambiance — Two-and-a-half words: Authentic JumboTrons.
  • PixelJunk Shooter 2 Will Be Released March 1st! — Dylan Cuthbert and Q-Games deliver the news we’ve all been waiting for.
  • PlayStation Network Video Content Update — Paranormal Activity 2, Sports Illustrated’s Making of the Swimsuit Issue videos, and a host of Valentine’s specials.
  • LittleBigPlanet Community Update – Hansel & Gretelbot!!! — This community-developed episode looks polished enough to be in the Story mode.
  • What Goes Around Comes Around: More on the inFAMOUS 2 Karma System — Mission structure and objectives vary wildly depending on your moral choices.
  • Killzone 3: MAWLR Graveyard and Meet the Medic — Meet the Crusher, a new threat in this very special multiplayer map.
  • Play Dead Space 2 With the Devs This Saturday, Unlock New Viral Suits — Dead Space 2’s executive producer spreads the contagion with PSN players.
  • Dragon Age II Looks Better, Hits Harder — Didn’t care for Dragon Age: Origins? Dragon Age II may change your mind.
  • MLB 11 The Show: Watch “Torture” — Giants vs. Phillies, bases are loaded…
  • Uncharted 3 banner

  • Making Crash Bandicoot by Andy Gavin and Jason Rubin — The six-part series providees an uncensored look at the inaugural Crash Bandicoot game, as well as game development during the mid-1990s.
  • “The Lab” – February 2011 Schedule — For February, one of the very first “The Lab” gametype variations, Shotguns Only, returns for a standalone weekend.
  • REMINDER: The Lab – Shotguns Only — Here’s some trivia: Shotguns Only was the favorite gametype of nearly 45% in our poll, beating out Sniper Extermination and 2 vs 2 Team Deathmatch
  • Play the MAG Beta with Zipper!

  • Zipline Podcast – Episode 30 — SOCOM 4′s Travis Steiner and Kevin Schmitt return to discuss the feedback that we’ve received since its multiplayer debut.
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