The PlayStation Recap

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Helluva week, guys. On top of getting some hands-on time with Resistance 3‘s multiplayer and single-player modes, as well at Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One and Twisted Metal as part of our Worldwide Studios Tour, I’ve returned home to an avalanche of fan-freaking-tastic PSN game releases. And Tuesday marks another milestone with the release of major PS3 retail games SOCOM 4, Mortal Kombat, and Portal 2. Gaming gods, give me strength…

What are you playing right now? What are you most excited to play on Tuesday?

The PlayStation Recap – PlayStation.Blog

  • See SOCOM 4’s Benefaction: How to Beat a Level Without Firing a Shot — Jeff and I tackle this challenge in radically different ways.
  • Settlement in George Hotz Case — Read the full statement here.
  • MLB The Show Challenge of the Week #6 – Choice of Signed MLB Baseball — Protip: You can enter through the main menu of MLB 11 The Show!
  • Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios: A Taste of What’s to Come — inFAMOUS 2, Twisted Metal, Resistance 3, Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One.
  • ModNation Monday: The ModNation Palooza Rolls On! — See the latest and greatest user creations and a look at the latest DLC.
  • Updates to PSP System Software, Media Go App — The PSP’s media manager application gains support for Xperia and Walkman devices along with other improvements.
  • inFAMOUS 2: Behemoth, UGC Detailed in Sucker Punch Videos — Shocking new video and lot
  • Capcom Announces Dragon’s Dogma for PS3: Monsters, Magic and Melee — Capcom prepares an open-world PS3 adventure for 2012.
  • Dungeon Hunter: Alliance Hits PSN Today With PlayStation Move Support — This PSN action-RPG includes flexible co-op play and motion controller support.
  • Patapon 3 Hits PSP Today for $20, Free Item Code Here — Redeem the code here for a free item for your in-game army.
  • SOCOM 4 Soundtrack on iTunes and PlayStation Store Today — Composer Bear McCreary (Battlestar Galactica, The Walking Dead) has something he wants you to hear.
  • PlayStation Store Update — Killzone 3: Steel Rain Map Pack, Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes, Dungeon Hunter: Alliance, and the full version of Assassin’s Creed for a cool $20.
  • Might and Magic: Clash of Heroes Hits PSN Today, New Story Trailer — Capy’s new PSN game fuses strategy and puzzle gameplay, with a liberal dollop of Critter Crunch goodness.
  • Helghast Invade Your Toy Shelf! — DC Unlimited reveals Killzone Series 1: A pair of sweet Helghast action figures.
  • Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One: Terawatt Forest and the Mystery of the Creature Collector — Insomniac Games shows off never-before-seen environments and scenarios in this new gameplay video.
  • Valve Reveals Portal 2 for PlayStation 3: Steam Details — Buying Portal 2 for PS3 nabs you a free copy for your PC or Mac, PS3-to-PC co-op support and more.
  • Coming to PlayStation Plus: Rainbow Six Vegas 2, Red Johnson’s Chronicles, more — Never forget: PlayStation Plus members get the Killzone 3 Steel Rain Map Pack for free.
  • Resistance 3: The Dark Woods of Pennsylvania — Plus a new video showing a suspenseful boat ride through Chimera country.
  • This Week in PlayStation Home: Sodium 2 Beta Access & Mansion Garage Tours — One of Home’s most popular games gets a high-octane racing sequel, and you can play it now.
  • Sorcerer’s Lair Table for ZEN Pinball Unveiled on PSN, Watch the Exclusive Trailer — The premiere PSN pinball game gets a spooky new table soon.
  • Digital Comics Store Update — Series finale God of War #6, Ultimate Iron Man II, Resident Evil Vol.2, Ratchet & Clank, Castlevania, Silent Hill and more.
  • When Street Fighter Met Tekken — Legendary Capcom producer Ono talks Street Fighter X Tekken, including how this epic fighting crossover came to be.
  • Twisted Metal Extended Trailer Reveal, Pre-order for Axel — I’m digging the guy who plays Calypso, he gives off a good Randall Flagg vibe.
  • Visit the PlayStation Loft at Coachella (or follow along from home) — Coachella attendees can play as Kratos in Mortal Kombat now! Can’t go? Get a free Coachella shirt for your Home avatar here.
  • Mortal Kombat: Komposing Cinematic Audio and the Origins of Toasty! — Mortal Kombat’s Lead Sound Designer Dan Forden gives us the secret story behind one of gaming’s most popular Easter Eggs.
  • Portal 2: Pretty Much Every PS3 Question Answered (and that Cake thing, too) — Portal 2’s writer and project lead answer your detailed questions and exchange pastry tips.
  • Guitar Hero’s Tale Ends (for now) with a Massive Giveaway. Enter Here! — Enter for a chance to win a Guitar Hero “time capsule” with multiple games from the series, lots of DLC, and other collectible swag for superfans.
  • It Only Does Tactical Strategy—with a Twist — Kevin Butler sounds off on SOCOM 4. What else do you need to know?
  • MotorStorm Apocalypse Racing onto Store Shelves May 3 — It’s official! Game Director Matt Southern opens up about his motor masterpiece in a slick new interview video.
  • LittleBigPlanet 2 Hits Four Million Levels! — This is just the beginning…
  • Solve a Twisted, Dark Mystery in PSN’s Puzzle Agent — Featuring the work of cartoonist Graham Annable, the trailer for this wickedly humorous PSN puzzle game is absolutely worth watching.
  • BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Patch for PS3 AND BlazBlue: Continuum Shift II on PSP this May — Two bits of good news for fighting fans.
  • Introducing SOCOM Pro: Special Game Types, New Weapons Included — SOCOM Pro is included with every new copy of SOCOM 4, and it grants exclusive perks.
  • PlayStation Network Video Content Update — Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, horror films in the Deal of the Week spotlight, Friday Night Lights Season 5 and more.
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  • SOCOM 4 Multiplayer Map Flythroughs — We’ve put together video flythroughs of every map included with SOCOM 4, including the GameStop pre-order bonus map, “Abandoned.”
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    • Portal 2 or Mortal Kombat…I can’t decide!

    • Definitely Portal 2. Definitely.

    • i’m playing : tits aka trails in the sky XD
      watching: chrome regged shellios on netflix and the nba playoffs
      reading: this very blog

    • Socom 4, MK, and Portal 2 all on the same day. My wallet is already crying with sadness. Looks like a need a second job. lol

    • “I”, sorry about the typo.

    • After playing thru some puzzles in Portal 2 I can release any possible frustration by spilling blood and cracking some bones in Mortal Kombat.


      After a long battle full of broken legs, arms, hands and skulls I can relax and listen to the hypnotic artificial voice of Glados as I make my way out of a facility that is trying to kill me.

    • The TM news was amazing this week. Loved everything I saw. I was patient Sid, and you guys delivered!

      Playing: Mass Effect 2, Twisted Metal 2, Stacking, The Sly Collection (Sly 2), MLB 10 The Show, Killzone 3

      • Glad you liked it! I *love* that new Twisted Metal trailer. I must’ve watched it 10 times so far…love the guy who plays Calypso.

    • Can’t wait for SOCOM 4!

    • Portal 2 for sure. But it’s gonna be a week or two before I pick it up. Still working on my Demon’s Souls platinum.

    • i’m playing : Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, Dragon Age 2 and Might and Magic: Clash of Heroes HD.
      watching: Chuck Season 3, Tangled.
      reading: Playstation Magazine.

    • Portal 2 MK super tag team mode! Ohyeah!
      Portal 2 looks insane! Ain’t it fun to mess with science?

      Dum de dum. *Deadpool singsong voice*Still waiting for a Jak and Daxter Collection confirmation*end voice*. We know it’s coming, but when will it arrive?

      I’m playing: LBP2 [play my levels! When one reaches 50 plays, that’ll mean a platinum trophy for me!], Jak 1 and 2 [seriously, when’s a collection of those games comin’?], Call of Duty: Black Ops
      I’m watching: Just saw the last hour and a half of Spiderman 3. [Seriously, that movi had bad casting and felt like a romp in the life of Peter Parker]
      I’m reading:Under a War-Torn Sky by L.M. Elliot

    • PLAYING (from NOW thru 4/26): SOCOM CONFRONTATION (till tuesday :p), KZ3( with the new 5 buk dlc maps, LBP2, MNR, Infamous (finishing the evil campaign) , MvsC3, NBA2K11, GTA: ELC and some Black Ops – only because my friends force me to :p BTW i have the entire week off thanks to SPRING BREAK which means im also going to njoy the heck out of SOCOM 4 and Mortal Kombat ..

      WATCHING: Faster – Rio 3D, Scream 4, HOP and Authur – (all for free thanks to a friend of mine that works in a movie theater ;P )

      READING: This blog, some PSN comics and finishing THE ART of WAR

    • I’m replaying Portal 1, I needed to stop the shakes I was getting in anticipation of Portal 2.

    • I’m not playing anything… PSN has been down all day.

      Are we going to get any update on this? Or even an official acknowledgment that there’s an issue?

    • Hey Sony, the PS Blog RSS Feed is broken, take a look and please fix it.

    • I seriously did not know what was releasing Tuesday until I read some of the comments… and with that said, I’ll be picking up nothing :/ I have too much of a backlog to go ahead and pick up anything releasing then but I am interested in Portal 2 so that’s a definite purchase in the near future. With that said:

      I’m playing: Patapon 2 which I’ve had for a while but never beaten. Enjoying it a lot more this time around. Also Clash of Heroes which is AWESOME! I loved Critter Crunch and this is a packed game for 15$.

      I’m watching: Gonna watch Buried soon. Looks kind of weird… hopefully it’s actually good.

      I’m reading: Lol, reading.

    • i preordered those games at different times and knew they came out close together but never noticed they were the same day.

    • I’m playing: Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes, Free Realms, Legend of Mana

      I’m watching: Saw Murder by Decree tonight. I’ve been watching Medium, Scrubs, and Jericho a lot. Numbers and Reaper sometimes too. Thank you Netflix! Tomorrow night: Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe! :)

      I’m reading: The Confession by John Grisham

      M&M Clash of Heroes is awesome. A great addition to the PSN.

      I think Free Realms is OK. The graphics are good & some of the mini-games are fun, but I don’t like that there’s so much you can’t do without paying for it (you can’t sell your fish if your not a member?!). Not really FREE you know? lol.

      Portal 2 looks really cool. Not sure when I’ll get to play it though. Will there be a demo on the PSN soon? *hope so*

      Puzzle Agent looks interesting. Here’s hoping they will be a demo for that on Tuesday. :)

      Anyway, not too much longer till E3. I wonder what games we’ll see from Sony soon. Hmm.

    • When is lego star wars 3 the clone wars for psp go coming out. Please respond i really want that game and i hated how it was confirmed but was removed from the update. it was confirmed on the 3 of april on your blog

    • not bad :)

    • I haven’t been able to hold a connection to PSN this week for more than 30 minutes. Any chance you’d all like to comment on this?

    • Im playing MLB 11 THE SHOW! and in tuesday will be SOCOM 4 for sureee!!!
      Thank you guys for mmaking the best blog ever!! :-)

    • well, sid i like tits..ahem!… trails very much.the game has a witty dialogue,nice combat system but it can be kind of grindy but thats just fine with me! :)

    • I’m playing: Mass Effect 2 (paragon choices and 5th playthrough across 3 platforms),Metal Gear Solid 4, Killzone 3, & eagerly awaiting Socom 4 Full Deployment Edition (can’t beat the price for what is included)

      I’m watching: Samurai 7 and Blade Runner

      I’m reading: Full Dark,No Stars by Stephen King and about to start Origin by J.A. Konrath and Jack Kilborn (thanks for bringing this to my attention)

    • The RSS Feed is back up, thanks Sony.

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