The PlayStation Recap – Summer Doldrums Edition

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Despite the slower pace of summer, it’s been an suspiciously robust time for PlayStation news and updates. This week saw the launch of the SOCOM Mobile HQ for Android phones, the wide PSN release of the UNCHARTED 3 Multiplayer Beta, an extension for registration into the “AllClear ID Plus” service to July 31st, a July 21st release date for the charming PlayStation Home shoot-’em-up Scribble Shooter, a major patch for PixelJunk Shooter 2 that enables you to save your progress mid-stage (Jeff is doubtlessly pleased!), the PSN launch of PlayStation Move Ape Escape, and a jaw-dropping 15-minute gameplay demo for BioShock Infinite.

What was your favorite news this week? Are you catching up on your Stack of Shame? Let me know in the comments!

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Most-Watched Video of the Week: BioShock Infinite E3 Demo

The 10 Most-Viewed Posts of the Week

  • PlayStation Store Update — Highlights include open access to the UNCHARTED 3 Multiplayer Beta for all North American PSN users, PlayStation Move Ape Escape, the LittleBigPlanet 2 inFAMOUS 2 mini-pack, new free games for PlayStation Plus (Medievil from PSone!) and more. What did you download?
  • New LittleBigPlanet 2 Packs Coming Soon: inFAMOUS 2, Toy Story, and FINAL FANTASY VII! — Finally! Final Fantasy VII costumes (plus a bundle with an exclusive character) hit the PlayStation Store on July 12th. The Killzone 3 mini-pack hits July 20th and keep your eyes peeled for an upcoming Toy Story costume set and levels coming soon.
  • PSN Summer Sale 2011: 30% Off 11 Games — Protip: PlayStation Plus subscribers save a whopping 50%! Games include Scott Pilgrim, PixelJunk Shooter 2, Dead Space Extraction, Pac-Man Championship Edition DX, Tales From Space: About a Blob and more. Deal ends 7/19!
  • Coming to PlayStation Plus: Golden Axe and Guerilla War FREE, Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood — The craziest upcoming sale here may be the Borderlands full bundle for $14.99, which includes all four pieces of add-on DLC on July 19th. Also keep an eye peeled for the Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood Full Game Trial — it’s exclusive to PlayStation Plus.
  • UNCHARTED 3 Multiplayer Beta: New Content for Week 2 — The UNCHARTED 3 Multiplayer Beta has dominated discussion on the PlayStation.Blog this week, with new fixes, improvements, and updates rolling out regularly. If you have suggestions for the final game, leave them here. http://forums.naughtydog.com/t5/Multiplayer-Beta-Discussion/bd-p/U3-MP-Beta
  • Introducing the PlayStation Move Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 12: Masters Bundle — The latest bundle includes a PlayStation Move motion controller, PlayStation Eye camera and a copy of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters Edition. Not a bad deal for $99!
  • UNCHARTED 3 Multiplayer Beta Hits 1 Million+ Players, Co-op Adventure and New Map Hit 7/10 — This Sunday, the UNCHARTED 3 Multiplayer Beta will see a new mode with Co-op Adventure, plus a new level set in Yemen. Have you been playing the multiplayer beta? What’s your favorite loadout so far? Let us know in the comments!
  • ModNation Monday: My Name Is Mark. How May I Help You? — New DLC, upcoming DLC (including the Gladiator parts pack and Medieval mini theme), the finale of the Moddys, and the best user creations of the week.
  • Resistance Dual Pack Now Available for PS3, Includes Bonus DLC — Get two of Insomniac Games’ signature PS3 shooters for $39.99 with the Resistance Dual Pack and get some bonus DLC. If you’re planning on picking up Resistance 3 this September, know that this Dual Pack includes an exclusive SRPA Joseph Capelli skin for Resistance 3’s multiplayer mode.
  • Limbo Comes to PSN on July 19th — No more cryptic Tweets! This critically acclaimed indie game officially coming to PS3 and will include an “little extra secret” according to Playdead CEO Dino Patti.
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    • Can I still get the playstation plus offer. Is it still avalible? thanks.

    • hey when are we going to see jak and daxter come to the ps3

    • Great end of the week for PlayStation.

      Major congrats to Naughty Dog for the million+ beta players. It’s a blast so far. I’m grateful for the Pixeljunk Shooter 2 patch, makes the game that much more enjoyable. The Bioshock Infinite video blew me away. Love this world that Ken Levine has created. Looking forward to Limbo.

      I’m playing: UNCHARTED 3: Drake’s Deception Multiplayer Beta, and Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones

      I’m watching: Burn Notice series.

      I’m reading: Claymore Manga volume 17.

    • Nice recap sid :)
      but here is my problem: my avatar dosen’t show up in the blog. i saw this problem on the eu blog also. my avatar is chuck green which i purchased a while ago.
      Im playing: inFamous 2 Evil Karma,Uncharted 3 MP,LA Noire trophy hunting,Crysis 2,Sport champions
      im watching: Darksydephil Videos (hes awesome!) The closer and some random chessy movies i find
      im reading: the july issue of playstation the magazine

    • Hey Sid any playstation vita news coming soon?

    • Borderlands Bundle for 15 bucks! Anyone else excited about that?

    • @6 im excited about that! is going to be my first time playing it!!

    • SpeedRacerTurbo

      I am so glad I held off on the free ps plus welcome back cause now I can get Dead Space Extraction and Borderlands for really cheap and awesome prices! So Stoked for the weeks to come!!! Also I love the uncharted 3 beta. WAY TO GO NAUGHTY DOG!!!!

    • Playstation pass needs to stop, Sony is better than this.

    • LovesJapanManga

      Can you please hit up Namco-Bandai to have them to be on this Blog to talk about Dark Souls? Pretty please? I mean, you have literally fans everywhere who loves Demon’s Souls and we would love to know more about Dark Souls! Thanx.

    • prof_hockenberry

      I was watching the video and all I could think of was “Wow, that looks so awful!” And then I realized I needed to click the hd button………………………………………………………….. All better.

    • Borderlands full bundle for $14.99 :) WINNING

      if i download the 60 minute trial does the 14.99 version have the unlock key?

    • can anyone tell me how come I still cant see my avatar its been 3 days and its still stuck on the gray happy face -_-

    • Hey Sid, will the PlayStation Blog announce what games Sony will be showing at Comic-Con? I’m eager to know since I’ll be going? Also, Google+ is pretty cool huh?

    • Slow pace? Hah! My birthday’s the 14th! Less of a slow pace for me…
      $15 Borderlands? Full of much win.
      LBP2 DLC FTW!

      I’m playing: Alice Madness Returns, Uncharted 3 Beta
      I’m watching: The Harry Potter marathon on ABC Family. Ssssh! The Goblet of Fire’s on!
      I’m reading: I just don’t know anymore.

    • wheres all the posts its so deserted but anyway………….

      I am playing:cod blackops, uncharted 3 beta,and motorstorm apocolpsye

      Im watching:Hey arnold(good show cant get enough anyone agree)

      Im reading: NOTHING!!!! I DONT LIKE READING

    • not really much to say these past few days on the blog huh fellow PS3 players its been kinda quite around here

    • hope there will be some more PS vita news because i’d love to get my hands on that powerhouse as soon as possible. and nice update the only one today but it was interesting. it was filled with games i like

    • I watched that BioShock Infinite gameplay demo… kind of wish I didn’t, but I couldn’t hold back. I was blown away after the first 5 minutes but I had to stop it there! Cannot wait for this one to come out so my Move controller can get some more use :)

      I’m playing: Beyond Good and Evil HD which I’m just about to beat! After many years of trying to track down a copy (well not that well obviously), there’s no better way to experience this than in HD. The game is surprisingly beautiful and its style translates well for HD owners. PixelJunk Shooter 2 also took up some time, got 100% in the campaign mode. Worked on some more leaderboard scores and reclaimed my #5 spot! :D

      I’m watching: Haven’t started yet but Breaking Bad season 3 will be watched soon so I can continue with season 4 once it starts up on TV.

      I’m reading: Nothing, unfortunately :P

    • I’m catching up on my handheld stack of shame thanks to my PS3s third death. :|

    • I’m playing: Burnout Paradise, Motorstorm: Apocalypse, Dino Crisis 2

      I’m watching: nothing really interesting at the moment!

      I’m reading: PlayStation Blog, Need For Speed forums, Test Drive Unlimited 2 forums

      P.S. Guys if you like arcade action packed racing game, then get the Burnout Paradise bundle on sale for 7,99$, totally worth it!

    • Take me home to paradise city where the grass is green and the girls are pretty! Yeah, Guns & Roses FTW! Now this song is stuck in my head, thanks to Criterion lol.

    • Just finished getting the Triple Plat in Tomb Raider Trilogy.

    • I soooooo Want this game.. Loved the first!

    • sometimes I wish gamestop wasn’t around, but then again it has been so useful. however I wish I still had arkham asylum to play through again. Sid is enjoying this one back to back weeks! it’s a great one..

    • Do I need to pay an extra $10 if I’m not reading this from a Sony computer?

    • will see what happens

    • @14

      It’s happening to me too. I can see Dante from DMC on my PS3 but I can’t see it here, just a gray face.

    • Bioshock Infinite looks incredible, can’t wait to play it.
      But what I’m really looking forward to right now is Catherine. Is it true we get a demo this tuesday?

    • Hm, gray face for me as well. What’s up with that?

    • sid , plz update me , when is sorcery coming and good job on psn pass , its a great idea

    • this has to be so copy and past because i seen the same gameplay footage on gametrailers tv but 360 gameplay. and it was the same gameplay footage… hmmm someone is sneaky sneaaky sneakyy…

    • same as 14 i cant see my avitar just this face here <<<

    • Are we soon going to know what game XSEED and NIS AMERICA are developing for the PS VITA!? :D

    • Playing fancy pants adventures!!! Everybody should be. I’m watching ip man 2 and bleach on netflix. i”m reading nothing. Well I read a magazine on the crapper every now and then if that counts.I hope megamixer gets his ps3 fixed or gets a new one soon because the ps blog will get boring without him. He always keeps it real. Can’t wait until tuesday. uprising and DS extraction are mine!!

    • 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 the canada flag was NOT 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.

    • Hi, Sid: I’m playing both InFamous 2 & Assassin’s Creed 1–wish it had trophy support, oh well. I’m downloading the Conan O’Brian doc right now–8 bucks for a rental is pretty steep but I am Team CoCo.

      I’m re-reading the entire Harry Potter series before the last movie comes out. And I love reading the blog every day–good for laughs and information, can’t beat that.

    • Im playing: Uncharted beta still (can’t wait for co-op adventure!), Killzone 3 and AC Brotherhood

      Im watching: Well I was watching TCo Narnia: TVotDT

      Im Reading: Uncharted forums

    • Please guys treat the PS3 with respect, the game is looking great so far. I’m really tired of horrible ports to our console and I’m confident I’m not the only one. I already saw a great difference in the lighting comparing it with the 360 version and that difference is slightly in favor to the other console. Maybe the source of light is shifted in the PS3 but please treat our version carefully. We know the tech of the PS3 can be tedious for some devs but people like rocksteady, Bioware and some other third parties have done a great job. Our exclusives speak from themselves, the PS3 can handle preasure. If you deliver I will buy it no doubt. The game is looking amazing. I hope this message is read by a dev since I know Sid is not one of them…^___^.

    • I forgot the “favorite news” question. I learned the new Harry Potter game has Move support so I immediately ordered the Move bundle, the navigation controller, and many related accessories. I look forward to using Move also in U3, maybe Killzone 3 if it ever drops in price, Sorcery if it ever becomes more than a figment of imagination, Medieval Moves if it gets good reviews….

      Also, you must be noticing all the generic avatars? You can’t be assuming there are this many dullards on the blog? I’ve tried logging out, changing my avatar, to no avail.

    • Oh and I was refering to Bioshock Infinite!

    • I’m Playing: The UNCHARTED 3 Beta & DiRT3

      I’m Watching: Nothing really!

      I’m Reading: The PlayStation Blog!!! :D

      BTW @Sid Shuman just like @14 I cant see my avatar and it looks like lots of people only have the gray happy face

    • I’m playing Uncharted 3 MP, Hyperdimension Neptunia, and AMA/Alice: Madness Returns.

      I’m watching: Toradora! (for the umteenth time….it’s seriously taking up my gaming time as well)

      I’m reading: not much now that i’ve been switched to a busier workplace 8(

    • Does anyone know how much the PSN PASS is?

    • Are we ever going to get Parasite Eve II on PSN? It was supposed to be up in March…

    • Honestly, you guys are doing an incredible job with this Beta let alone the game over all. I have been playing ps3 since day one (years) and have always stuck to sporting games like Madden , NCAA etc. This game is the second shooter based game outside of Red Dead that has truly got me hooked! One thing you may want to consider since your entertaining recommendations is, I like how you can creep up on someone , snap their back and twist their neck. What would be so off the charts would be if you could put them in a sleeper, hold in that position for a few seconds then drag them into holding. Somewhere where they MUST be rescued by a team mate in order to resume play..

    • Will this support 3D?

    • When Back To The Future The Game Episode 5 gonna be out? It’s been a month now! I thought it was supposed to be released with the iPad at the same time? What happened to the game? Did Telltale games forgot to put it on the PSN or something? Cause I have been waiting very patiently for the game to come out, but it didn’t!

    • Can u buy Ps+ from playstation store? i live in europe i dont know how too buy it

    • I thought you would be a mortal kombat fan to the core. :(

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