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We’re now firmly settled into the Summer Lull, and I, for one, love it. When I look into the not-too-distant-future of Resistance 3, Twisted Metal, UNCHARTED 3, Arkham City, Battlefield 3, Skyrim, and many more one right after another, I’m glad that now I can “stretch my legs” with titles like inFAMOUS 2. Yes, I got every last blast shard this time ^_^.

I’m also taking advantage of the lighter release schedule to catch up on PSN titles I missed, like the very-well-reviewed Outland (example below), and to take a crack at one of the games I regret missing last year: Darksiders. How are you spending your summer gaming hours?

The PS.Blog weekly reading list (Week of June 20, 2011)

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  • I’ve been playing GT5 (Mostly, especially after v1.10 came out), Shift 2: Unleashed (Legends Pack is AWESOME! Especially love the 1975 Silverstone and 1982 Hockenheim courses), and DiRT 3 (Got it for my birthday; Car Physics are still wonky, but other than that, from what I’ve played, It’s pretty good. Very glad that Codies decided to concentrate on Rally more this time around, made it a much more enjoyable game all out than the first one [never played 2]).

  • Summer gaming hours are devoted to my HUGE backlog of games going back to 2008. I hang my head in shame :(

  • I just polished off the main adventure on Outland, but still have the arcade and co-op modes to try, and I’ll continue to invest quality time into inFamous 2. A buddy just picked up Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit, so I’ll be getting back into that game as well. For pocket-sized gaming on the PSP, I’ll play ModNation Racers (which I just got courtesy of the Welcome Back program), and several Minis that I’ve grabbed over the last few weeks.

    I’m going to cool off on buying retail releases over the next month or two, but there are a lot of upcoming downloadable games that I want to play.

  • Similar to Jeff I’m playing infamous 2 and outland. Looking to catch up on two worlds 2, waiting on a dungeon siege 3 price drop..

  • its time for me to rent some games after Im done playing outland that is…..but l.a. noire, duke nukem and infamous 2 are next in line for me…oh and maybe put some more hours in Fallout 3

  • yahh :D ^_^ :D

  • Here is a question, with all these games coming out, and trophies mandatory. Why can publisher repackage old games (Oblivion 4) and not update with trophy support?

    Sony needs to get publishers off there butts. This is the same unethical business that companies do, like day one DLC. What pay for a game at full price when u have to spend the same amount on their DLC? Call of duty!!!!

    By the way, I am a BF fan myself. Don’t be mad but I think Black ops was garbage.

  • Finished inFamous 2 + Platinum, Portal 2 and MK’s Story mode (Shao Khan is soo cheap! D: ). Anyway moving onto ME2 or LA noire and today is my birthday :)

  • I meant can’t and why, darn iPhone spell checker!

  • Jeff. Seeing as how a Def Jam Rapstar space was made available in Home, will we be seeing anymore downloadable songs? I’m actually enjoying that more than singstar. I’m probably the only one that cares…

    • I haven’t seen any more on the schedule (about 3 weeks of visibility), but for definitive word, you’d have to ask Konami.

  • Digital-Big-Boss

    we need more PSone games, much better than modern games.

  • Jeff, here is another one. I know they out of your hands but pass the word, I can pick up the oblivion 4 GOY edition for nothing, so what is the point of the repackage? Just a ten dollar coupon for Skyrim? No trophies, and it gonna be at least 40 bucks. This is a waste of time.

    Then take Resident evil 5 for instance, no move support unless you buy the Gold version. I 32 and played a playstation since day one over 15 years ago. I had a psp and a pspgo. I have high hopes but get the shaft every time. I don’t care about Cross game chat, just simple crap without buying stuff 2-3 times over again.

  • @Jeff love to see a PlayStation Blog app made for the Android and iPhone users to contribute our comments with ease with every post that comes out. I know allot of readers just come here to read some read and comment and there’s those that just comment.

    I’m sure your tired of me bugging about it lol

    @Sid mention that we should have the Mobile version of the blog up soon. I understand taking it down due to heavy traffic from E3. (I would like to know it came down for a reason that way I wouldn’t of asked so much lol)

    Can’t wait to catch up on some gaming.
    So many games I have that haven’t finished either due to got to a hard part and started playing something else and haven’t come back to try again.

    Haven’t finished so many great games but I’m here to play games for fun to pass the time.

    Gamer’s are the best lost family you can have.

    • The app is in development, but it’s looking like September now to roll out here.

      We talked to the dev team about bringing the mobile version back. That oughta happen sooner rather than later.

  • Trying to Platinum CoD Black Ops(so I can FINALLY get over it lol), Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood, and CoD World at War. Also trying to finish off my Backlog dating to 2007! Yeesh…

  • trying 2 platinum for infamous and assassins creed brotherhood

  • I’ve been working on my backlog of games.

  • @Jeff

    Idea for a blog post:

    Most earned Trophies/Least earned trophies, average number of trophies per active PSN account.

    Give us a comparable baseline for our gaming activities.

    • I don’t have a database with that info, but I think individual publishers/developers sometimes keep track. Always makes for some interesting stats…

  • LOL 1up and they are moving up beh….

  • @ Jeff Yeah. How d’ya guess? :D

    Yeah, I can’t play much else. Apart from soccer (Which I haven’t picked up one in a while due to lack of funds) and Arcade-Style Basketball like NBA Street, Racing is pretty much the only genre I play. It really sucks, tho, that; A. Everybody’s playing FPSes now (I bet you more than half the people who gave GT5 bad reviews are CoD fans), and B. Nobody has made the perfect racing game yet for consoles.

  • Hopefully I get Battlefield 3.
    Is it okay if I promote my youtube channel here?

  • Do you know when any GT games from the original playstation be available on the store? Same with Driver too. I just tried out a couple of my old games yesterday, and the memories started swarming. Although the games are about a decade old, they were really worth the play. Too bad I sold many of my old games a long time ago, kicking myself now. :(

  • I’m playing Bad company 2 right now. I might buy naughty bear.

  • Really just got my PS3 over a month ago, so there are many games that I will be devoting my free time to this Summer (ModNation Racers, God of War Collection, Killzone 2 and 3, Marvel Vs. Capcom 3, Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition, Resistance: Fall of Man, Bioshock 2, inFAMOUS and inFAMOUS 2, Resistance 2, LittleBigPlanet 1 and 2, the Uncharted 3 Multiplayer Beta and various games from the PlayStation Network. This is going to be a crazy two months.

  • #20, I do not see anything in the rules about not promoting your YouTube, so it may be okay.

  • I’m spending my summer hours working on the ever insurmountable backlog. 56 games to clear vs the 49 I’ve already cleared this year. I’m also in the re-platinuming mood (as in platinuming games a second time – on my platinum-only account [this one!]). Just last night I finished off Motorstorm: Apocalypse. Not sure what will be next… wouldn’t mind doing Sly 1 again but then that pesky Sly Mini-Games thing would show up on my trophy list. Oh, if only we could delete, at the very least, 0% trophy games from our lists…

  • glad to see nisa supporting vita.however, i think they should start making games others than disgaea.dont get me wrong i still will buy disgaea 4 but i believe that the brand will suffer from fatigue if not now then in a near future.the good news is that this next disgaea will be in HD and its theme will be not about hell….

  • At the moment I’m playing uncharted 2 multiplayer and FIFA 11. Waiting for Uncharted3 multiplayer beta atm.

  • vampirekiller007

    at the moment i’m working on the platinum for killzone 3. also been spending alot of time with RE5.

  • Hey Jeff / Sid,

    This week marks 1 year of Playstation Plus! Anything special lined up?

    Also, are you guys going to post a recap of all the PS+ content? I know there is a thread in the forums that does, but it would be nice to have a post so more people can see what a great value it is.

  • My Summer is gonna suck….right now, I am without a PS3. I really hope I will be able to get a new one soon but it seems very unlikely.

  • Recently i’ve been playing infamous 2 which i have finished a few hours ago, call of duty black ops (i always own people in ffa :D) and killzone 3.Now i’m just waiting for resistance 3 and uncharted 3.Anyways, anyone knows when the new map packs for black ops come on ps3 and how much they will cost?Soon they will be available on the 360 and i really dont wanna wait for months till the map packs arrive on the ps3.

  • And there is so much I wanted to get done this summer. Got about 4 games that I wanted to platinum. God of War, God of War 2, God of War 3 and Assassin’s Creed 2. Very close to getting the platinum trophies for those games. And I wanted to get started on Mass Effect 2 and inFamous 2.

    I wanted to get those out the way because once October/November arrives….I know I will not have time for those older games.

  • Been switching back between Call of Duty: Black Ops and Battlefield: Bad Company 2. Waiting for Battlefield 3 and Modern Warfare 3 this Fall! :)

  • Black Ops Rule

  • Been playing alot of RE5 lately (looking forward to the re-release of RE4 this fall), trying to learn a second team in MvC3, and I’ve always have been on Uncharted 2 multiplayer (love the co-op arena).

    Still haven’t tried Dead Nation and Super Stardust HD (the games I downloaded from the ‘Welcome Back’ special), been wanting to get Borderlands back to 100% as far as trophies go, and I wanted to play through the original inFamous as a hero once more before I break the seal on inFamous 2 (got the game the week it released….and haven’t played it yet).

    Really want to get back into MotorStorm: Apocalypse and Mortal Kombat….but I really don’t know when that’s gonna happen. So many games to play and enjoy….just gotta find the time to do so.

  • zombies vl 20 :0

  • cant wait till ps4 to come out in 3-4years

    So psyched

    @JEFF
    when the playstation 4 release date comes out can you please make a blog post.

    THANK YOU

  • @Jeff
    Can you let Kojima know that were not all just about First Person Shooters >< I feel like I'm being pidginholed into a stereotypical preference simply because I pick up Resistance and Killzone.

  • hey jeff i am misssing 6 blast shard on hero mode, how do i find the last 6? I check all around the city on first land for two days and found nothing on the first then i check the 2nd land of the city still found nothing. And i check the last land of the city and found nothing. are the last 6 in mission or something? I am all upgrade to full powers on infamous.

  • Can’t WAIT TO SEE WHAT NIPPON ICHI HAS IN STORE FOR THE PLAYSTATION VITA!! :D

  • Hey Jeff, I tweeted @Housemarque and they never got back to me about Dead Nation.

    I also would love to get feed back from people on this blog to see if they are having the same problems with Dead Nation on-line? I go on with a buddy from my friends list who is in the US, and load up a level, and within secs. the game just disconnects. Who here is having this problem?

  • I use my summer gaming time to complete (or even begin) the dozens of games I’ve bought throughout the year and that I haven’t had time to play (I hate when my local store make sales!!!).

    I also use this time to wait for the PS Vita to come out, can’t wait to play it (I’ve pre-ordered it on June 7th!)

  • 2011 is the gaming year.enough said.

  • an issue i wanted to discuss is the qriocity music unlimited service.why is canada the only country that doesnt get it?i checked on my psp and there wasnt a canada flag in the options.now i find this very sad.there are A LOT of ps3 users in canada,i can guarantee you that sony.so please fix this issue,i was even considering paying for the service.

  • I am REALLY enjoying DiRT3!!!

  • I’ll be playing InFamous 2 and Assassin’s creed 2 which I just got. Try my UGC Mission Please. http://infamousthegame.com/en_US/infamous2/community/ugc/mission.html?missionId=00aa5807-fa6a-40b3-80ea-fbe67c904832

  • Since i have a big roster i wanna play most of me games like Assasins Creed Brotherhood, Black Ops, etc.(Infamous 2) but the problem is there’s too many :( I ll start playing 1 game then the next thing i know im on another diff game :l

  • Another exhausting reading assignment.
    I’m hooked on Assasins Creed, since I want to be fully versed in the AC universe before Revelations. Best $10 download ever! Haven’t even started InFamous2 or Mass Effect 2 yet!!!

    Woe is me, too many great games, lol.

    O, did I see Rey mention a demo for BG&E? If so, that will be next

  • Im looking foward to that new headset of yours :)

  • Summer time = Work time for me :/ cuz if i dont get enough money, i’ll never be able to play such a good game as L.A. noire :S i have seen a lot of stuff about it and cant wait to have it, but still enjoyin inFamous 2 a lot :D i platinum’d a few days ago :3

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