This weekend, my cup runneth over with new PS3 shooters, from Crysis 2 and Homefront to the SOCOM 4 PlayStation Plus Multiplayer Beta. I also played Deus Ex: Human Revolution recently — be sure to read my hands-on report and developer interview.
And don’t forget: This Tuesday is the Insomniac Games community day at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood, CA. RSVP now and you’ll get a chance to play Resistance 3 and Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One. And if you see Jeff and Rey in the crowd, be sure to say hi!
What are you playing this weekend?
- The Story Behind Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime, Coming to Spring Fever Tomorrow — Spring Fever continues with this four-player co-op shooter starring a cast of Ghostbustin’ rookies.
- A ModNation Marriage (You Are Cordially Invited To Attend) — New DLC, Track & Mod & Kart of the Week, new race sessions and more.
- Introducing Premier Manager – Exclusive PSN Soccer Management Game — A hardcore soccer management sim — sure, why not?
- MLB 11 The Show Challenge of the Week #3: Win a $250 MLB.com Gift Card — Heed the call, get a crack at a new prize every week.
- Swarm: From Ph.D To PSN — Hothead Games morphs a doctoral research project on artificial life into a ground-breaking PSN title.
- What’s Going on in Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One? Watch this Trailer! — Catch the G4 debut of Insomniac Games’ next game and get an infusion of sweet, sweet Qwark.
- PULSE 3/22 Edition: PlayStation Move Heroes, Slam Bolt Scrappers and Swarm — Featuring Slam Bolt Scrappers’ multiplayer chaos, PlayStation Move Heroes’ intriguing motion controller gameplay, and Swarm’s roots in artificial intelligence.
- PS3 Leads 3D in 2011 — Did you know: 20% of Killzone 3 Single-Player Demo downloads were for the 3D version?
- PlayStation Move Heroes Hits PS3 Today, Developers Share Favorite Stories — FYI: PlayStation Move Heroes is also available as a full game PSN download.
- New Super Stardust HD DLC: Impact Mode — Four years after launch, Husemarque supports their seminal twin-stick shooter with a new mode.
- Hoard for PSP: Dragons in Your Pocket (and PS3 Dragons on Sale) — If you haven’t tried this addictive game, now’s the perfect time. Try it and let Big Sandwich Games know what you think.
- PlayStation Store Update — Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime, Swarm, PlayStation Move Heroes, DC Universe Online, WWE All-Stars Demo, Legend of Mana and much more.
- SOCOM 4 PlayStation Plus Beta is Live, Play Schedule for 3/22 to 3/28 — Full list of gameplay modes and multiplayer sessions for Zipper’s new Beta. Killzone 3 purchasers are next on deck for Beta access!
- Cast Your Eye(s) on This New Patapon 3 Trailer — Keep your eyes peeled — Patapon 3 comes to PSP April 12th.
- Takashi Tokita Talks Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection, RPGs — Fun fact: The director of Final Fantasy IV, Chrono Trigger and Parasite Eve is a big fan of BioShock and Dead Space.
- SOCOM 4’s Bomb Squad and a Chance to Win Your Way Into the Beta Today — A new video focusing on Bomb Squad. Protip: Follow us on Twitter (@PlayStation) if you want a shot at multiplayer beta giveaways.
- MLB 11 The Show: Features Trailer — Check out MLB 11 The Show’s copious feature list and a highlight reel of praise from the critics.
- Digital Comics Store Update — Kill Shakespeare, Thor: Son of Asgard, new Sandman, new inFAMOUS and more hit the PSP comic store.
- Huge Update to PlayStation Home Mall – More Than 100 New Items! — A big week for PlayStation Home with the Lil’ Reaper pet, Heavy Pets, Funksters ’74 items, a Conspiracy update and much more.
- GT Academy Announces 16 Finalists — They’re the best of the best, but their GT5 journey isn’t over yet.
- Kratos vs Mortal Kombat: Ed Boon and Stig Talk Fatalities, Weapons, Ending — Mortal Kombat and God of War III’s directors share development secrets in our new video. Read the text for even more detail.
- Win a Killzone 3 Limited Helghast Edition – March for Helghan II Sweepstakes — Get a shot at winning the ultra-rare Limited Helghast Edition simply by playing Killzone 3 online.
- Dead Island: Trailers and Entrails — Our EU correspondent unearths new clues for the upcoming PS3 zombie survival-horror game.
- Dive Into the Moon Diver Launch Trailer, Coming 3/29 — Spring Fever gets a shot in the arm from this four-player co-op game from the creator of Strider. Watch that trailer!
- Deus Ex: Human Revolution: New Video, Development Secrets — I went hands-on with this intellectual stealth-action game and spoke with the director, producer, and audio lead about inspirations, development history and more.
Courtesy of Jeremy Dunham and Chris Roper
- Zipline Podcast – Episode 33 — Seth Luisi steps into the recording room once again, this time to talk about the ongoing SOCOM 4 beta. We discuss bugs, changes, tweaks and the plethora of feedback that players have sent our way
Courtesy of Arne Meyer
- REMINDER: The Lab – Snipers and Pistole — Our final episode for March features the return of Snipers & Pistole, a popular gametype variation we removed from the All Competitive Types playlist a month ago.