It’s been a fairly quiet week, all things considered, despite the rush of EVO 2011 coverage, a lucrative new PSN PLAY annual promotion, and word that Sucker Punch Productions is officially joining the SCE World Wide Studios family. I’ve also been hearing considerable interest in PlayStation Home’s new Dead Island zombie survival quiz. Have you tried it?
Eagle-eyed readers may have also spotted the news that Resistance 3 has gone gold. To whet your appetite, be sure to watch Rey‘s new Resistance 3 dev diary that details passive and active abilities for multiplayer.
What are you playing this weekend?
- I’m playing: Resistance 3 Multiplayer Beta, Galaga Legions Dx, Batman: Arkham Asylum
- I’m watching: Mortal Kombat – Evo 2011 Grand Finals – Perfect Legend vs. REO
- I’m reading: The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood
Most-Watched Video of the Week: RAGE: Uprising Trailer
The 10 Most-Viewed Posts of the Week
- PlayStation Store Update — Galaga Legions Dx, Warhammer 40K: Killteam, Dragon Age Origins and Section 8 Prejudice highlight this week’s new games. Plus members get free Crash Commandos (very cool Quake-style side-scrolling deathmatch game), free Destruction Derby and more.
- PSN PLAY Delivers Action Games with Special Bonuses — Buy four new games — including Street Fighter III: Online Edition and The Baconing — to get co-op bank robbery shooter Payday: The Heist for free. It’s a literal steal (groan).
- Rage PS3 Hands-on: Dead to the World — Jeff and I trade war stories from our two-hour play session of id Software’s new nightmare. Also find highlights of our chat with id Software President Todd Hollenshead.
- EVO: Ono Discusses Cole in Street Fighter X Tekken, PS Vita Development — Learn how Street Fighter producer Yoshinori Ono and Sucker Punch Production collaborated to make SF X Tekken a little more inFAMOUS in 2012.
- Sucker Punch Productions Joins SCE World Wide Studios — If I wanted, I could make one of several bad puns here: “perfect storm,” “bolt out of the blue,” “lighting strikes twice” and so forth. But I respect you a little more than that.
- EVO: Capcom’s Seth Killian on PSN Street Fighter III, Street Fighter X Tekken — The former pro competitor )and current Community & Online Director for Capcom) gives PlayStation.Blog readers a full tour of Capcom’s EVO showings, including an update on Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3.
- ‘The Tester’ Casting Call for Season 3 is Now Open! — My key takeway: “the winner of the third season gets a production job at our world-famous Santa Monica Studios, home of the God of War franchise, working on an undisclosed PS3 exclusive title.”
- Resistance 3 is Gold, Bonus Content on the Disc — Be sure to watch the new story-focused trailer that focuses on Joseph Capelli and his family’s struggle under the ruthless reign of the Chimera.
- Coming to PlayStation Plus: Comix Zone Free and Early — A Far Cry 2 full game trial and a free Crash Commando Add-on hit on August 9th, plus a call for last-chance Plus downloads.
- EVO: Harada Details Tekken Hybrid, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Prologue — Tekken Hybrid brings a King’s ransom to PS3 this November with Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Prologue, Tekken Tag HD, and a new CG movie. Tekken Director Katsuhiro Harada answers our questions here.