The PlayStation Recap

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Some pretty major updates this week, from inFAMOUS 2’s June 7th launch date confirmation to the new PS3 Killzone 3 bundle ($299) to the new GT5 update that adds multi-monitor support (up to 5 monitors and 180 viewing degrees) to Kevin Butler’s Killzone 3 TV spots to a rare look at the Mortal Kombat team’s approach to fatality creation. And man, that’s just a drop in the bucket — what a week!

What are you playing over the long holiday weekend?

The PlayStation Recap – PlayStation.Blog

  • ModNation Monday: To ModNation With Love — The Lovebug Mod and Swan Kart are free for one week only!
  • SingStar Update: 50 New Songs, Kings of Leon, and a Valentine’s Twist — Singstar fans are swimming in new content these days!
  • Couples Co-op: Valentine’s Day Selections for PlayStation Gamers — This Valentine’s Day, it’s about nest feathering, not neck snapping.
  • Fight Night Champion Demo: How You Can Help Shape the Sweet Science — Get a full tour of the controls for this upcoming bruiser.
  • Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together – Your Questions Answered — Square Enix answers loads of questions for this new PSP game from the creators of Final Fantasy Tactics.
  • Exclusive 3D Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Video – Available Today — 3D content is getting better all the time.
  • PlayStation Network Gamers’ Choice Awards Needs YOU! Vote For Your Favorite PSN Games Today — Four categories. Four votes. The winning games get 30-50% off on the PlayStation Store. Voting opens next week!
  • FINISH HIM: How to Make a Killer Fatality for Mortal Kombat — A peek into the Fatality Factory. See rare sketches!
  • ‘The Tester 2’ Reunion Premieres Today, Final Chance for Download & Win Sweepstakes — Gaymer and the rest of the Tester Season 2 cast answer fan questions in this special episode.
  • NEW PS3 160GB Killzone 3 Bundle Available February 22nd — $299 for a 160GB PS3 and a copy of Killzone 3 — in other words, buy a PS3 and get Killzone 3 for free!
  • PlayStation Store Update — Killzone 3 single-player demo, Yakuza 4 demo for PlayStation Plus, $3 for both Penny Arcade games and lots more.
  • SEGA Genesis Collection Coming Exclusively to PlayStation Plus Subscribers for FREE! — Excellent news for any Genesis fan. Get the full rollout schedule here!
  • Official Statement Regarding PS3 Circumvention Devices and Pirated Software — A statement from Sony Computer Entertainment.
  • Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime for PSN Gets New Friends, New Fiends — New pics and info for this upcoming four-player co-op PSN game. Who you gonna call?
  • PlayStation Home Update: Urgent Fury Joins Community Theater, New Items + More — New virtual items and content for PlayStation Home.
  • Digital Comics Store Update — Hack/Slash premieres, Green Lantern Corps and Ratchet & Clank continue, new Locke & Keys and more.
  • Coming to PlayStation Plus: Sonic the Hedgehog, Spyro: Year of the Dragon, and ModNation Racers Full Game Trial — Free SEGA Genesis Collection, ModNation Racers Full Game Trial, and Spyro: Year of the Dragon for PlayStation Plus users.
  • Access Millions of Music Tracks on PlayStation Network with Music Unlimited – Available Today — Have you tried Music Unlimited on your PS3? Let us know what you think.
  • Killzone 3 “Battle Fuel” Now Available at 7-Eleven Stores Nationwide — Quench your battle thirst and get the spoils of war.
  • MLB 11 The Show: Pure Analog Pitching Exposed — MLB 11 The Show shows off an all-new pitching mechanic in this new video.
  • PlayStation Network Video Content Update — Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit 2011: The 3D Experience, Unstoppable, Waiting for Superman and more.
  • Alien Breed 3: Descent – What You Need to Know — The final chapter for this twinstick PSN shooter. Dead Nation fans should definitely take a look.
  • It Only Does Sharp Shooting, Hard-Hitting, 3D Games — Killzone 3, meet Kevin Butler. Kevin Butler, Killzone 3.
  • InFAMOUS 2 Countdown Begins: Release Date, Pre-Orders & HERO Edition Announced! — inFAMOUS 2 hits on June 7th! See what the $99.99 Hero Edition gets you!
  • LittleBigPlanet Community Update: Hansel & Gretelbot Out Now! Plus, Game Update 1.01 — New community pack includes seven levels, a full story, cut scenes, voice acting, original score and more. It’s out now!
  • NEW Official PS3 Bluetooth Headset in “Urban Camouflage” Available Soon — The latest Bluetooth technology and a new design that promotes a stealthy approach.
  • MLB 11 The Show: Camera Editor Tour — Recreate the camera view of your favorite MLB team’s feed in MLB 11 The Show.
  • Major Gran Turismo 5 Update, Latest GT Academy News — Among other things, this massive GT5 patch adds the ability to use up to 5 separate HD TVs for an ultra-wide view. As Keanu Reeves would say, “Woah.”
  • PlayStation Move Heroes: Built for Precision — New video walks you through the development process and evolution of this mash-up of Ratchet, Sly Cooper, and Jak.
  • Killzone 3 Helghast Edition: First Unboxing Video — We open the Killzone 3 Helghast Edition for all to see.
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  • Triple Cash Weekend — It’s been about a month since our last multiple Cash weekend and people have asked when the next such weekend will happen. That weekend is now.
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    • Your playing Killzone 3? not fair.

    • I’m playing: Dead Space 2 which I finally beat yesterday on Zealot. Hard much? And now Hardcore mode is unlocked? WHAT THE!?! Yeah, I’m most likely not ever touching that unless I want to turn myself in a mental facility as well :P

      I’m watching: Book of Eli… if I get to it this weekend.

      I’m reading: Nothing :(

      Excited about inFamous 2’s release date. The special editions don’t do much for me much but finally having a release date to the sequel of a game which I absolutely loved has me excited.

    • They need to get online going for Killzone 3 so we can play together Sid. Maybe you and I can go head to head with Jeff and Rey.

      Killzone 3 is an awesome game!

    • p.s. Have you seen the Helghast plastic army men?

      http://twitpic.com/41bo4k

      Pretty epic!

    • You guys need to advertise that Killzone 3 bundle better. It’s literally in the Kevin Butler commercial for 2 seconds. You’re getting Killzone 3 for free if you buy a PS3! Say that in the commercial!

    • just bought heavy rain!
      i’ll start the game later when my kids is sleeping :D

      tryin to get my 2 missings dead space “1” trophy for platinum
      “only use plasma cutter” & “beat the impossible difficulty”
      ill buy dead space 2 right after this completed.

    • Can someone please clarify whether or not those Sega games coming over the next six months are going to be our PSN games for each month for Plus?

      Listing Sonic as the PSN game isn’t exactly encouraging. I would love those games as a bonus, like Stacking, but I don’t want six months of Genesis games in place of original PSN games. I imagine many others would feel the same way.

    • I’m glad that Sid will be a panelist at PAX East 2011 in Boston next month. This will be my very first PAX & I hope that I’ll get a chance to say hello to you, Sid.

    • playing?? me, im still playing GTA4… finally finished the story part of it… i can’t understand why people hate on this game… now to get the extra DLC part of it.. Can’t wait for another GTA game…

      Watching…. Spartacus… The Cape… Chicago Code… and movies…

      Reading..?? Hmm, does Super Chevy and Four Wheeler count? : )

      Happy weekend y’all…

    • I’m playing “Waiting for news about the ICO collection”

    • I’m playing: LittleBigPlanet 2

      I’m watching: Supernatural, Primeval, and Being Human (UK) tonight. I’ve also been watching Eli Stone, Scrubs, and Reaper on Netflix.

      I’m reading: Just finished reading the Invincible Iron Man #1-7 (trade) by Matt Fracton. Really good. Now I’m reading MARVELS by Kurt Busiek and Alex Ross (trade). I’ve read some of it before, but not all of it. :)

      Well, it was good PS3 week. The Killzone 3 demo was really good. I like the Back to the Future demo, but it was a bit short. And best of all was the Henzel & Grettlebot levels on LPB2. Wow. Just really great stuff.

      Next week I’m looking forward to the Dragon Age 2 demo and hoping there will be some other cool demos too.

    • I’m playing Dead Space 2 right now and I’m just messing around on multiplayer and trying to beat it on zealot mode then try hardcore mdoe

    • playing : y’s 7(if you dont know thats an rpg for the psp by xceed)
      watching:hercules(lol)and summer wars
      reading: this very blog :0

    • DAMN, it was an awesome week. Killzone 3 ads had me laughing and then you dropped the unboxing video. That was nifty, must have been hella fun to shoot.

    • Motorstorm Apocalypse second dev video ?

    • Tuesday can’t come soon enough. So much good content for retail, PSN, and PS+ gamers. I’ll personally be picking up my Killzone 3 pre-order and download that Dragon Age 2 demo. Not to mention SEGA and Sony are giving us PS+ users tons of free content.

      Can’t wait.

      Playing: Mass Effect 2 (Insanity playthrough as John Shepard, love this game) and Marvel vs Capcom 3 (Deadpool, ’nuff said)
      Watching: Restrepo (soon, looks amazing)
      Reading: I’m not cool enough to read, unless you count subtitles

    • I’m playing: Pixeljunk Shooter and Killzone 3 3D demo.

      I’m watching: Nikita episode 15: Alexandra

      I’m reading: The Official PlayStation Magazine Kilzone 3 cover story

    • Playing: Catherine (imported, loving this puzzle game, story approach, don’t think it will translate well in the US though)

      Watching: Season 03 The Universe via PS3 Netflix

      Reading: this blog … and Poems from Japan

    • He says he’ll play Killzone 3 because they already have it, I saw the game at GameStop today, but it goes on sale this Tuesday

      why they make us suffer :(

      can’t wait for my Killzone 3 Helghast Edition ^_^

      and what I will do this weekend is:

      playing:MW2
      watching:Killzone 3 “Justice Trailer”, Qore episode 33
      reading:look at different pages to talk about Killzone 3

    • My cap has just been reed. Thanks Sid!

    • and I forgot to mention something in my comment @17 in the part of watching,I’ll see Qore episode 33

    • I see your playing the most awesome puzzle game out there, Lumines. If it’s cool with you, Sid, you gotta do whatever you can to get Sony & Q Entertainment to make Lumines 3 for NGP or PS3. It’s been way too long. Need.. more.. Lumines games.. Please.. :/ Anyways, have nice weekend, Sid and The PSBlog team.

    • Really was a big week! The inFAMOUS 2 release date really got me excited! Did anyone else notice that Thursday had a ton more posts than usual?

      I’m playing: Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (if anyone needs help with the online match-up trophies, message me!), LittleBigPlanet 2 (mainly Create mode for 24 hours), inFAMOUS (finishing up my platinum)
      I’m watching: TV and movies
      I’m reading: PTOM

    • Great to see more people watching inTREATMENT. Great show.

      Playing: Ratchet & Clank Crack in Time, Marvel vs Capcom 3

      Watching: Samurai 7, Haruhi Suzumiya

      Reading: Battle Royale, Shinji Ikari Raising Project

    • Driver 2 on the PSN please.

    • I’m playing: Final Fantasy XIII and the Alan Wake DLC

      Watching: Nothing.

      Reading: Skybreaker and I hope to start the Homefront novel soon as well.

    • In Treatment is really a great series Sid, I think you will like it :)

    • Triple cash weekend on Uncharted 2! That’s right. :)

    • Hey you guys said awhile back that you had something coming for Plus members involving Killzone 3. Any news on that?

    • LBP2. Might start another campaign on ME2. Still meaning to start Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom. It’s been in the drawer a couple weeks now.

      Oh and New Vegas was just auto-patched. May give that a spin too.

    • The 5-TVs features in Gran Turismo 5 is totally useless, nobody will use it at home.

      • Yeah, I’m not about to run out and do buy four more TVs. But it also supports 3 TVs, which would be a little easier to cobble together. Either way, it’s awesome that they’re supporting that feature — I hope to see it in action some day!

    • This maybe a weird question but I wondering when Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune will hit PSN? My copy got scuffed so its unplayable now :(

    • Im playing: MvC3, LBP2 and Valkyria Chronicles(first play) with a bit of GOW GoS on God mode on the side :D love all 4

      Im reading: What im typing

      Im watching: nothing atm besides this screen I guess.

    • Why didn’t anyone think that releasing Socom 4 and Portal 2 on the same day was a bad idea? A new partnership with valve that everyone is going to be looking at including the competition and your fragmenting the sales cause it will lose out to the hardcore socom fans and socom will lose out to the valve series fans..

      for someone like me who plans to buy both games, this also proves to be a playtime issue but what about those that can only afford one game? no matter which game is chosen sony loses on this oversight.

      bad strategy sony.

      also what is the deal with the under siege release day?

      • I’m no expert, but they are very different games with different audiences. As for Under Siege: No updates from the studio yet but we’re definitely keeping our eyes peeled for more.

    • Playing: MvC3 and Stacking
      Watching: Regular Show
      Reading: Nothing as of now..

      How about a deal for PS+ members on the MvC3 DLC?

    • I like the EU cover art of infamous 2 :(

    • Thanks for the reply Sid :D

      As for the games I’m playing, just focusing on Dead Space 2. Has anyone beat hardcore mode yet? I’ve realized its ridiculously hard and fun at the same time. Finally used my first save and its on Chapter 6. *hint hint hint* (use your first save there guys).

    • I don’t want to be a troll, but this blog is generally a bit disappointing. Its all sales and PR stuff about new games coming out. No tips or gritty official information about how to use your system the best, or how to deal with the current hacking war.

      Come on Sony.

      • “Gritty official information” sounds like a good read! We’ve definitely posted plenty of articles discussing various functions of the PS3 (HDD upgrades, a massive PS Move FAQ, etc). Did you have any other ideas? We’ll consider them!

    • I had a thought, as I was daydreaming at work. Why not lease Home Users Data Storage units.

      * Sell Storage (In Packages)
      o 50Mb $.99
      o 100Mb $1.49
      * Allow Functiong Apliences in Home
      o Basic T.V FREE
      o Big Screen $2.99
      o Wide Screen $4.99
      o Theater Screen (like in the Theater) $7.99

      o Basic Radio FREE
      o Boom Box $.99
      o You get the picture

      Once you establish this you make these appliences able to acces the content that is in the users storage area. And furthermore allow the user to invite friends to their Homes,Clubs or Spaces in order to share and watch and listen to this content. I promise this is a $MoneyMaker$ for you and EVERYONE would enjoy it.

    • @ 39: DA_MKA_KING,

      That is a brilliant idea. If I could set up and launch my blu ray movies, media servers and games from within home and back in and out to interact with the home spaces i would love to see that. mind you playing movies was something sony originally offered with home and never delivered, as well as watching movies with friends who were on different ps3’s in different locations.

    • I know a lot of people think the 3-5 TV setup for GT5 is useless, but I think it’s great. Of course, not many people have five PS3s at home, but that wont stop groups of friends coming together for crazy GT5 marathons, or gamers’ clubs making a great GT5 setup.

      Hey Sid: There’s been a lot of new things added to GT5 since launch. Any chance that we can have some video guides to new features, like multi-monitor and browser-based racing, that can make the rounds on YouTube and the Blog? I had no idea about a lot of the features until I played GT5 with a friend, and started noticed some of them.

      It would remind people in the greater gaming community how much GT5 has improved since launch.

    • I’m playing… Uncharted 2 MP (missing KZ3 beta)
      I’m watching… Mr and Mrs Smith: Director’s Cut (upscaled DVD on PS3)
      I’m reading… about Xperia phones on Engadget

      I’m thinking…
      I would subscribe to Music Unlimited by Qriocity (premium!) in a second, if it two things.

      1: Stream music to my PS3 as a custom soundtrack when playing games. Admit it, Sid, that would be amazing. Even if it only worked on newer games… still awesome

      2: Let me pay to download songs. If I like a song, click it, charge my PSN wallet, and download a version to my MediaGo so that I can use it on offline devices.

    • I’m playin’ LBP2 and Tuesday will be playin’ Bulletstorm and maybe Knights Contract if they have it for rent at Blockbuster.

      Just watched Resident Evil: Afterlife (again, love dat movie)

      Readin Holy Bible

    • Playing: LBP2, Bioshock 2 (underrated!), MNR, UC2, Brotherhood
      Watching: Weeds, Louie, Hey Arnold!
      Reading: F. Scott Fitzgerald short stories
      Very Happy About: inFamous 2’s release date!
      Wanting to really know above everything else: WHEN IS TWISTED METAL COMING?
      Loving: My girlfriend and the way you guys have handled the blog this year. Top notch stuff!

    • I think its best they stick with his original costume dont get me wrong christopher nolans suit in my opinion is lush, u cannot deny he looks majorley dark and [DELETED], that is how we all portray Batman in many ways anyway. I cant wait to start seeing some gameplay but at the same time im glad they have not, it creates anxious curiosity and saves the thrill for the game, [DELETED] the spoilers they ruin everything! I hope this time we get to ride the batmobile and can drag thugs down sewers as we sneak up through the grates, I love the new fighting style and I look forward to seeing the penguins appearance, they really stuck to the classic danny devito style look which is gonna look fantastic.

    • Awaiting the arrival of Killzone 3, Batman Arkham City, Metal gear rising (please give me your thoughts on rising I have mixed reviews and still unsure whether it will live up to its potential..) bulletstorm, COD: MW3 and ofc mortal kombat.

    • Idk bout you guys…and girls but have you ever wondered about a revamp of superman on the ps3, ik they were in development a while back but cancelled due to financial problems but give me some of your thoughts on this, what do you lot think about marvel universe online, im not gonna lie the trailer is brilliant and inspiring at the same time but the gameplay other than flying really doesnt give me that kick of enthusiasm.

    • Im thinking playstation should allow ppl to record their matches online if they have a playstation eye cam then l8r on work on doing it automatically through the system. everyone should have a chance to represent and show off their glory of kicking azz in consecutive rows of time. ^~^

    • Killzone 3 rules!

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