The weather is dreadful in San Francisco, making this a perfect weekend to put a dent in my gaming “stack of shame” after three long but fulfilling weeks of GDC, PAX East, and SXSW (not to mention the launch of the new-look PlayStation.Blog). Top priorities this weekend include finishing Batman: Arkham Asylum (I know, I know!), BulletStorm, and with any luck, Red Dead Redemption. Wish me luck!
What will you be playing? Oh, and how are you adjusting to the new look of the PlayStation.Blog? Be sure to let us know what you think.
- I’m playing: Mortal Kombat II, Slam Bolt Scrappers, Mortal Kombat PSN demo
- I’m watching: Slam Bolt Scrappers: The Strange Rise of Fire Hose Games, Mortal Kombat’s Latest Challenger Revealed: Kabal
- I’m reading: Fragment: A Novel by Warren Fahy
- New SingStar Tracks Available Today — More than 40 new tracks hit the SingStore led by Snow Patrol.
- Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One Takes Center Stage in PlayStation: The Official Magazine — The Fab Four tackle the pages of PTOM in a new in-depth cover feature. Also: NGP impressions!
- Introducing The New-Look PlayStation.Blog — It’s been a week since we changed our look. What do you think?
- Top Spin 4 Serves Up PlayStation Move, Stereoscopic 3D Tomorrow — Get a head start on your tennis skills with this deep, informative article focusing on PlayStation Move gameplay tips.
- inFAMOUS 2 Limited Release Beta: Mission Designers Wanted — Sign-up period ends on March 21st, and only a limited number of entries will win beta access. Don’t miss out!
- MLB 11 The Show Challenge of the Week #2 is Live — A chance to win certified MLB signed gear.
- ModNation Monday: Creator Spotlight, Monday Race — The latest happenings in this Play Create Share racer.
- Edge and Schick Bring DLC for inFAMOUS 2, Killzone 3, GT5 — That exclusive inFAMOUS 2 power looks pretty sweet, eh?
- Slam Bolt Scrappers Available Today on PlayStation Network! — Get four friends and activate “Drink Mode.” Instant party!
- Why It’s an Honor for Kratos to Appear in Mortal Kombat — Stig opens up about his personal history with Mortal Kombat. Required reading!
- PlayStation Store Update — Slam Bolt Scrappers makes its long-awaited PSN debut, along with Parasite Eve, Prince of Persia (2008), and Hard Corps: Uprising.
- Crytek Talks Crysis 2 PS3; Multiplayer Demo Now Available — Lots of details on stereoscopic 3D implementation here, if you’re into that sort of thing.
- Get Your Groove On in SOCOM 4 — Tea bagging is so 2009. See how SOCOM 4 players will be able to taunt the opposition!
- This Week in PlayStation Home: Aurora, Top Spin 4, Hard Corps: Uprising and More! — The Aurora video is a masterpiece of surrealism — watch it.
- Be Afraid: The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky hits PSP March 29th — Described as half interactive novel and half dungeon-crawling RPG — an intriguing combination.
- Digital Comics Store Update — IDW’s Infestation, X-Factor, Deadpool (1994), Batman: Black and White and more.
- Call of Duty: Black Ops – Getting Beat At Your Own Game — Treyarch calls down the thunder from the PS3 community! Did anyone participate in the multiplayer session?
- Coming to PlayStation Plus: SOCOM 4 Beta for free, Ricochet HD discount & Split Second full game trial — On March 29th, Plus subscribers also get Comet Crash and Vector TD for free.
- Beyond Good & Evil HD Coming May 2011, More Goodies for Early Buyers — This cult classic is finally heading to PSN — and there’s an Avatar bonus for early adopters.
- MLB Dynamic Stadium Themes Out Now! — A PS3 Dynamic Theme for each of the 30 MLB stadiums, complete with authentic stadium details and animation.
- Slam Bolt Scrappers: The Strange Rise of Fire Hose Games
— What do Ms. Pac Man, acid waste pipes, and endless prototyping have in common? They helped create Slam Bolt Scrappers!
- Outland Hits PSN This Spring With Two Co-Op Modes and More — Story Co-op, Co-Op Challenge rooms and Arcade challenges come to this side-scrolling adventure game.
- PlayStation Network Video Content Update — The Fighter, Skyline, Hereafter, and more new movies this week, plus the 10 most-watched shows and movies.
- Chime Super Deluxe Hits PSN March 29th with Four-Player Multiplayer — Lumines fan? You need to see this musical puzzler.
- LittleBigPlanet 2 Upcoming DLC; New Behind the Scenes Media Molecule Documentary — Killzone 3, TRON: Evolution, and PlayStation Move Heroes costumes are on the way! Did you get last week’s Even More Animals pack?
- David Cage Reflects on Heavy Rain’s BAFTA Success and Discusses Quantic Dream’s Next Project — When David Cage talks, I listen. “We will not make a sequel and I made that very clear from the beginning.”
- MotorStorm Apocalypse Release Update — An update on the release date for MotorStorm Apocalypse.
- PlayStation at SXSW: A Texas-Sized Thanks — Thanks for the hospitality, Austin! See a full event SXSW event recap with our favorite photos here.
- Japan Tsunami Appeal On PSN — Donations to help Japan range from $2 to $50. Every bit helps!
- Time to get SHAFTing with Kevin Butler for MLB 11 The Show
— Kevin Butler seeks to upgrade your trash talk.
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