The PlayStation Recap

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Ugh. I feel like crap. I’ve been locked in a grueling battle with sinusitis and I think I’m losing. On the bright side, being sick gives me a good excuse to stay out of the cold and catch up on some new PS3 releases. I’m several chapters into Bulletstorm — a rollicking good time so far — and I’m creeping ever closer to the end of Killzone 3‘s epic single-player campaign (using PlayStation Move, no less).

In other news, we’re just days from the 2011 Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. Jeff, Rey and I will be on-hand to report on any breaking industry news, share hands-on gameplay details, shoot videos, and generally give you an inside look at this year’s latest-and-greatest. Any special requests? Oh, and if you’re in the San Francisco area, you’re joining us for Monday’s community meetup — right?

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  • Killzone 3 Multiplayer Career Progression – Engineer — See how the Engineer can turn the tide of battle in Killzone 3’s deep multiplayer mode. What’s your favorite class?
  • ModNation Monday: Happy Presidents’ Day! — Free DLC incoming next week and a cool dinosaur-themed track.
  • Paper Wars: Cannon Fodder is the Worst Game Ever, hits PSN Tuesday — A clever marketing strategy on display here — the game looks decidedly un-bad.
  • PULSE 2/22 Edition Featuring: Killzone 3 & Nominees for the Gamers’ Choice Awards — Christina Lee gives you the latest and greatest in the world of PlayStation.
  • The Fight: Lights Out Delivers a One-Two Punch of DLC Today — Squat-thrusts with Danny Trejo? Dude, count me in.
  • PlayStation Network Gamers’ Choice Awards 2011 – Voting Opens Today! — Remember: To vote, you’ll need to download the special PS3 theme on PSN. Read on for full instructions!
  • Yakuza 4 Demo Goes Live on PSN Today — You can try out all four characters and get a taste of weapon combat in this anticipated demo.
  • PlayStation Store Update — Alien Breed 3: Descent, Days of Thunder: NASCAR edition, Space Ace, MLB 11 The Show demo, Dragon Age 2 demo, and new discounts for PlayStation Plus.
  • Bulletstorm: Play Like a Pro in Echoes — Gather ’round, kids, as Developer People Can Fly teaches us how to kill with skill.
  • PlayStation Inside the 2011 Official NBA Players Lounge — If you’re a sucker for custom-designed PS3s, this is one post to read.
  • Final NASA Shuttle Launch is First Live-Streaming Event in PlayStation Home + Weekly Update — Historic for all sorts of reasons. Did you watch the Discovery takeoff live in Home? How was your experience?
  • Digital Comics Store Update — New titles include Neverland, Grimm Fairy Tales, and The Waking.
  • MLB 11 The Show Co-op Mode Detailed: Demo Available Now! — Lots of cooperative play options this year. Have you checked out the new PSN demo?
  • Community Meetup: Play PixelJunk Shooter 2 and Patapon 3 This Monday in San Francisco — Fun and games in San Francisco! Special note: This is a 21-and-up community event.
  • Declassified: SOCOM 4’s Online Co-Op — SOCOM 4’s five-player online co-op with customizable campaigns gives you control over enemy density, difficulty and more.
  • Patapon 3 Hits April 12th for $19.99 on UMD and PSN — A wallet-friendly price for the third chapter of this adorable rhythm battle game.
  • World Premiere Alert: inFAMOUS 2, SOCOM 4 and Killzone 3 DLC reveals on GTTV tonight! — GTTV unveils the new Karma Trailer, while Geoff “World Exclusive” Keighley uncovers covert missions in SOCOM 4.
  • inFAMOUS 2: New KARMA Trailer and GameTrailers TV Invades Sucker Punch — Peep never-before-seen missions and see how Cole, Kuo and Nix use their powers together.
  • PlayStation Network Video Content Update — Due Date, Megamind, and a chance to catch up on Oscar hopefuls before Sunday’s big night.
  • PSP Now Available for $129.99; New Additions to Greatest Hits and Favorites Collections — In addition, you’ll only pay $20 for games like Assassin’s Creed Bloodlines, LittleBigPlanet, and Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker.
  • New PS3 Greatest Hits Titles Available Now — UNCHARTED 2: Game of the Year Edition, God of War III, Heavy Rain and more are now just $29.99.
  • SOCOM 4 Full Deployment Edition and Covert Missions Revealed — This overstuffed bundle has everything you need: PlayStation Move and navigation controller, sharp shooter, Eye camera, and game.
  • MotorStorm Apocalypse: “Wreckreation” Video Diary 2, Demo Date Imminent — Evolution Studios is preparing to announce a demo date for MotorStorm Apocalypse soon — stay tuned!
  • MLB 11 The Show: Road to The Show Returns With New Player Performance Evaluator — Baseball sim fans should get a load of these new features.
  • Uncharted 3 banner

    Courtesy of Arne Meyer

  • UNCHARTED 2 playlist update and “The Lab” — RPG – 7s Only and and update to the “All Competitive Modes” playlist.
  • Naughty Dog @ GDC 2011 — Although we’re not hitting GDC full force like we did last year, there are a few sessions you should consider if you’re attending.
  • Play the MAG Beta with Zipper!

  • Zipline Podcast – Episode 31 — Designers Christian Sadak and Blaine Higdon stop by to chat about our newly-announced SOCOM goodness.
  • Patch Alert: MAG v2.11 — Naturally, there’s more to our patch then just faction neutrality. We’ve also given our in-game economy a boost with smarter incentives and a better relationship with our XP system.
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