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!

The PlayStation Recap – PlayStation.Blog

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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