The PlayStation Recap – Megaton Edition

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Crazy week, eh? Gamescom pummeled us with a volley of major PlayStation announcements: A new $249 price point for PS3, social apps for PS Vita, a first look at Resistance: Burning Skies for PS Vita, and the debut of Escape Plan — what is this, E3?

In other news: PlayStation Home debuts an uber-popular Dead Island game experience (2 million zombie kills in less than 24 hours!); our UK mate James Gallagher gets details on Robin in his Batman: Arkham City interview; Jeff outlines Virtua Tennis 4’s PS Vita functions (including “VT Apps”), the LittleBigPlanet 2 Move Pack, and PAYDAY: The Heist; Sony Online Entertainment reveals PSN dates for PAYDAY: The Heist, Rochard, and Sideway: New York; Dylan Jobe talks space combat and jetpacks in Starhawk; James Gallagher tastes the future with WipEout 2048 for PS Vita; David Thatch releases the 40-song track list for Everybody Dance on PS Move; Insomniac Games shows off a story-focused Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One trailer; Rey details the advanced weaponry of Resistance 3 in a new dev diary; Sega shares Renegade Ops upgrades; and Capcom outlines the PSN PLAY release of Street Fighter III Third Strike: Online Edition.

What was your favorite gamescom announcement this week?

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Most-Watched Video of the Week: UNCHARTED: Golden Abyss for PS Vita – Story trailer

The 10 Most-Viewed Posts of the Week

  • DIRECTV and PlayStation Bring NFL Sunday Ticket to PS3 — Note that “existing DIRECTV customers who already have NFL SUNDAY TICKET and NFL SUNDAY TICKET To-Go through DIRECTV can access the service on their PS3 for no additional charge.”
  • Watch the gamescom Press Conference Live — The PlayStation gamescom press conference has ended and the stream is no more, but you can catch up on the big news here and here.
  • Live from gamescom: PlayStation 3 Now $249 — Nuff said!
  • PlayStation Store Update — New releases include Medal of Honor: Frontline, Driver: San Francisco – Multiplayer Demo, Breath of Fire for PSone, LittleBigPlanet 2 Toy Story 2 Costume Pack, and a ‘PlayStation Store Essentials’ category
  • inFAMOUS 2: Festival of Blood Drowns PSN in October — Cole’s been bitten! A new downloadable adventure is coming to inFAMOUS 2 and it’s bound to be a bloody good time. Protip: Disc not required!
  • ICO and Shadow of the Colossus Collection: Bonus Content, Trophies Revealed — The eagerly anticipated PS3 collection includes never-before-seen glimpses of the earliest ICO and Shadow of the Colossues prototypes, and a production video for an abandoned game called NICO.
  • UNCHARTED: Golden Abyss for PS Vita – Meet Marisa Chase — As you’ll see from this impressive new trailer, Nathan Drake is looking mighty fine on the PS Vita. Bend Studios’ creative director gives PlayStation.Blog readers a full tour!
  • Resistance 3 Trophy List: Bwing! — SPOILER ALERT: These 59 Trophy descriptions will sketch a rough map of your battle through Chimeran-occupied America. And yes, there’s a Platinum.
  • Coming to PS Vita – Resistance: Burning Skies, Escape Plan, Assassin’s Creed, FIFA, Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, Skype — Catch up on the PS Vita infodump from gamescom, including social apps and a wealth of new games from SCEI, EA Sports and Ubisoft.
  • Coming to PlayStation Plus: Resistance 3 Multiplayer Beta and Assassin’s Creed: Revelations Multiplayer Beta — This Tuesday sees the PlayStation Plus release of the Resistance 3 beta (protip: try the Marksman!). Ezio and the boys swoop in on September 3rd with the Assassin’s Creed Revelations beta. Which are you most excited for?
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    • I can’t believe that this is on a portable system, it looks amazing! Is there any news on a possible Call of Duty game for the PS Vita?

    • Also, why isn’t there a PlayStation website made for the PSP? Just wondering because I can’t access the site from my PLAYSTATION Portable.

    • Also one more thing, will all games coming out on the PS Vita have trophies just like the PS3 does?

    • i love fish

    • 2 Uncharted games in ONE YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRR

    • Out of the announcements I’m exciting for the following.

      -PS Vita/Launch Line Up = Strongest line up I’ve seen for a handheld in a very long time.
      (I’m still gonna wait until the price reaches $200 or wait for the 2nd generation of the Vita. IDK.)

      -Uncharted 3
      (Already pre-ordered the Collector’s Edition at Game Stop.)

      -Resistance 3
      (Looks cool.)

      -Infamous 2: Festival of Blood
      (PSN)

      -Batman: Arkham City

      -Starhawk

      -Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One

      -PSN Indie Titles
      (Heist: Pay Day, Sideway, Papo & Yo, Journey, etc.)

      etc.
      (Too much to look forward to.)

    • When you say you’ll look into things the next day I would at least expect you to mention in your article next Sunday . But you never actually do . I’ve been on here quite awhile and of all the times you’ve said you’ll check into something you never have ever even once that I’ve seen actually follow up on it .

      How about you stop blowing smoke up our arses then Sid ?

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