The PlayStation Recap – Long Live Play Edition

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This week saw new details for PSN’s upcoming horror game Amy, Resistance 3’s orchestral score, the final phase in PlayStation Home’s Dead Island infestation, a preview of The House of the Dead: OVERKILL – Extended Cut‘s second PS3-exclusive level, a new Resistance 3 developer diary focusing on Chimeran weapons, an update on Dyad‘s music-gameplay fusion, and news of an upcoming UNCHARTED 3 special on Spike TV (applicants needed!).

I also took a test flight of Combat Wings: The Great Battles of WWII, a combat flying game due out this November on PS3. It was a lot of fun – I’m no expert at flying games, but the PlayStation Move support worked wonders to simplify the interface.

Not a bad week for releases, either, with Madden NFL 12 and Bodycount hitting PS3 Blu-ray, plus a slew of PSN games: Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection, Elevator Action Deluxe, SNK’s classic fighter World Heroes, PSN PLAY title The Baconing and more. And today will see the PlayStation Plus launch of the Assassin’s Creed Revelations Multiplayer Beta. Of course, the release schedule is going to intensify in the coming weeks with the holiday rush – starting with Resistance 3, Dead Island and Space Marine this Tuesday – so enjoy this (somewhat) quiet spell while you can.

What are you playing over the long Labor Day weekend?

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  • Frakkin’ Awesome week for PlayStation! So good to have Kevin Butler back. Resistance 3 this Teusday My Resistance 3 preparation begins now!

    I’m Playing: Resistance: Fall of Man, and Resistance 2.

    I’m Watching: Thundercats (2011).

    I’m Reading: Resistance: The Gathering Storm and Resistance: A Hole in the SKy by William Dietz.

    I’m Listening to: Rise Against.

    Off to pre-order The Sony Tablet S at the Sony Store :)

  • ok the NFL season starts Thursday WHERE IS THE NFL SUNDAY TICKET APP?

  • Nice! 3D TV looks great… but im more excited for the wireless stereo headset :)

    • It’s coming very soon from what I understand – we’ll be sure to get it back up on the PlayStation.Blog, hopefully in video form (!).

  • Hey Sony, you guys are stalling pretty good with the NFL Sunday Ticket tutorial many of us want to see the Hd quality and features of this to see if its worth purchasing….

    There’s less than a week left before Sunday Ticket goes live..

  • This is it!

    The countdown begins! Disgaea 4 is coming next week! 3 days remain until Prinnys start to die.

  • Great week! And for Kevin Butler! He’s one of the only men that can say he had a four-day retirement.

    I’m playing: The Tomb Raider Trilogy [Underworld], Mortal Kombat, Sonic’s Ultimate Genesis Collection
    I’m watching: Television and movies
    I’m reading: The new PS Magazine, Neverwhere

  • Hey Sid, I was just wondering if there would be any chance of possibly getting a Elder Scrolls Skyrim interview? The game is releasing in a couple of months and I’m sure people would be interesting in reading up on a Q&A with one of there developers. Thanks.

  • Good week, hopefully we’ll be getting more behind the scenes stuff for Uncharted 3 and Ratchet and Clank: All 4 One.

  • That TV is crazy is just crazy!!!. But how the hell the PS3 can render the game 4 TIMES!!!?!?!?!!! I mean, 2 times for player 1 in 3D, and other 2 times for player 2 in 3D………maybe that is why there is only a 24 inches version of the TV ¬_¬.

    If there was a bigger version it would be a must buy for me :D

    • It won’t display 3D effects in the optional SimulView two-player mode but does 3D in all the other normal modes. SimulView uses the 3D technology in the TV and glasses to allow one 3D view to serve two players in a fullscreen views. So it basically transforms a 3D TV into two 2D TVs, one for each player, which is much nicer than splitscreen because it gives both players a fullscreen view (in 2D).

  • All I played, watched, and read this week was Deus Ex: Human Revolution. I’m seriously consumed by this game.

    Resistance 3 and Dead Island are looking great. The onslaught of great games is finally here!

  • Long Live Play!!

  • This recap needs more cow bell.

  • Great week for Playstation on all fronts. Probably getting that Playstation 3D Display for Christmas.

    I’m Playing: Finay Fantasy (PSP), Secret Agent Clank, Tekken 6.
    I’m Wathcing: Arrested Development via Netflix on PS3
    I’m Reading: Dead Space Martyr on my Kobo eReader

  • i’m playing : killzone 3, wolverine and resistance mp beta
    i’m watching : pulse and core
    I’m reading: the paper

  • Any word on From Dust? And is there any other way to get the AC: Revelations beta if your not plus?

  • How come this has been such a loooong summer of no games? Sure there’ve been releases but nothing riveting enough to get me out of the house to Gamestop. At least the marketing has been way low. And now its all going to slam with the fall season. I can’t possibly buy all these games at release time. If one big blockbuster happened in July and in August I’d consider buying more games. Now I have to pace myself.
    Anyway, I’m playing: (get this) Star Wars Lego
    I’m watching: National Treasure
    I’m reading: My new science curriculum I have to teach this year

    • Are you a teacher? As for games, I’ve loved playing Deus Ex: Human Revolution this summer, and it’s been great to catch up on games I missed – chiefly, Batman: Arkham Asylum. I’m sometimes glad for these slower periods because it gives me time to catch up on everything I’ve missed!

  • I’m Playing: Crysis 2, Uncharted 2, Dead Nation, Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood
    I’m Watching: State of Play on DVD
    I’m Reading: nothing. PS Blog I suppose.

  • i am playing little big planet 2 and modnation racers (i can not wait for modnation monday!) i am watching dragon ball z mortal kombat legecy and thunder cats 2011 i am reading harry potter books and ico castle in the mist

  • Are we going to get a Disgaea 4 post next week? Hey Sid, what do you think of the Sony HMZ-T1?

  • I’m playing: Disgaea 4 Got my copy from Nis on thursday. The game is freakin hot. I’m in episode 5 now

  • I’m playing: Batman: Arkham Asylum, Resistance 3, Final Fantasy Crisis Core
    I’m Watching: Sucker Punch, Scott Pilgrim vs The World, Tron( all 3 on Blu Ray with my PS3), and some tv
    I’m Reading: Batman Hush, Green Lantern: Sinestro Corp War Vol 1, Y the Last Man Vol 1, and All Star Batman & Robin
    Hey Sid do you now if the new Playstation 3D TV will ever come out with a 32″ screen?, i want the TV its just too small, oh and I’m Uber excited for the Vita cant wait to get my hands on it

  • @ 15
    Yeah about AC: Revelations beta, I got one from my email because I have every AC game and and I have a UPLAY account. So with that combination, I got an invite.

  • Just letting ya’ll know that a new patch is on its way for the MK arcade Kollection. Should fix online and other glitches… It was announced on their facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MortalKombat/posts/258440340854037

  • The AC Revelations beta has started. I sucked! Kept killing civilians & not finding my target. I couldn’t get out of the tutorial.

    Finally finished Harry Potter DH2. Thank God! Next up for Move is Michael Jackson game. That’s got to be better.

    Anybody else notice that Medieval Moves has disappeared? Amazon has reclassified the listing as MIA.

    I’m watching Inception. I get lost when they go down to the 4th dream level.

    I’m reading a Star Trek.

    Loved watching Kevin Butler’s parody of Braveheart.

  • ‘Long Live Play(Station)’ :P

    + I will be watching next week on my PS3. . .’Star wars’ on Blu-ray! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! I CAN’T WAIT;)

    As i have said before – i wish SONY was going to do a ‘PS3 Star wars Blu-ray’ Bundle(M$ are going to do their Kinect Star wars game thing & i bet they will advertise it LOADS) :-/ Oh well.

  • playing my morning round of masters, then maybe a little destruction w/ overlord 2 and now done w/ deus 2x through its time to just fall back and play a few oldies..
    stopped r3 beta because i do not want to drown out the multiplayer and have the a.c. 4 beta installed but am deciding against playing it for my own reasons, but is on my roster of pre-orders.
    tues cant come quick enough r3/dead island.
    reading c++ FOR DUMMIES,lol get a kick out of it and listening to nothing atm

  • btw i have 1 spare ubisoft code, which was sent via email.. im plus and do not need and wont be playing it as of now anyhow, so im not sure if i can put it on here but when im unsure i usually dont engage until i am..
    and as sid had mentioned, deus ex h.a. was a good time, absolutely

  • 2 days for Resistance !!!!!!! im so pumped right now , i hope R3 end up being a better game that R2 , i didnt like the cartoony way Insomniac took with R2 even though i like the story not the end

  • oh Long Live Playstation !!!! 1 question Sid , are you guys gonna have TGS live stream here on the blog ? i really want Motorstorm on playstation vita

  • For 2 seconds I thought “I could us that Playstation Tv for my PC?” … but then realised… I could get one incredible monitor for my PC for half that price :P

  • Wow, that TV is just wow. Everything about it makes me want to buy it. I really liked the two player full screen thing. Amazing! How is that possible?!

  • I’m playing: Uncharted 2, LittleBigPlanet 2, and Section 8 Prejudice.
    I’m watching: Nothing.
    I’m reading: The Playstation Magazine.
    Happy Labor Day!

  • I’m playing: Resistance 3 beta, would play ACR beta but server is unavailable each time I try, also playing Dead Nation and Burn Zombie Burn while I wait on Dead Island to arrive.

    I’m watching: Cheers, old Star Trek, and Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares on Netflix

    I’m reading: Multiplex Fandango by Weston Ochse (excellent horror!) and Tranquil Disturbances by Garry Charles (zombies and crazy Amish vs bikers)

  • Cannot wait to pick up the PS3 3D Display. I have it pre-ordered through Gamestop, I have $200 paid so far.

    Any ideas if there are going to be demo units of the PS3 3D Display available as I know of several people that would like to try it before they buy it.

    Currently been playing LittleBigPlanet2, NCAA Football 12, & the God of War Origins Collection Demo.
    Currently watching whatever I feel like watching
    Currently reading the Playstation Blogs, Playstation Community Forums, and the electronic version of Game Informer.

  • Playing: Resistance 3 and assasins creed betas
    Watching: the expendables on netflix
    Reading: 1984

  • I find it extremely hard to believe and I’m really surprised at Sony that they give more support, improvements, features, content, etc. to Home but none to more important core things like the UI, in-game UI and all the mandatory features YOUR consumers have been dying for for years! yes, like cross party chat, universal game invites, universal music playback, PSN Online ID change to name a few, and don’t give me any, “the PS3 can’t do cross chat” because it can, all Sony has to do is improve the UI and in-game UI for examples (which they already need a huge overhaul) and have them use less RAM and cross party chat can be implemented. If not, worse case scenario release new PS3′s with more RAM, just like you did with the PSP so your consumers dying for these features can finally get them. If games need to be patched than the devs that want to patch them will, simple! Sony could even make it mandatory just like they did with Trophies.

  • @9

    That feature is awesome but it would be better with the greatest four player split screen. Do this! But two player split screen I suppose is a start.

  • I just saw the vid. The simulview technology is amazing! It should be four player though.

    I’m going to be playing: Uncharted 2, God of War 3, Killzone 3, Heavy Rain, 3D Dot Game Heroes, WarHawk, Infamous, LittleBigPlanet, Metal Gear Solid 4, Valkyria Chronicles, Disgaea 3, Siren and Red Dead Redemption

  • We’re gonna get deets on the Holiday Preview Event in Toronto soon right?

    Please tell me there will be Vita’s there. The fact that the Vita won’t be out this holiday is MEANINGLESS! I want to check one out. Let me check one out.

  • I think i just jizzed in my pantz after watching that 3d display video~~~ O_o

    im playing~ Catherine, Deus Ex, Cladun X2
    im watching~ Limitless Bluray

  • cant wait for the headset!

    I’m playing: Medal of honor and Dragon Age Origins
    I’m watching:Dragon Ball Z and Battlefield
    I’m reading: The ps blog

  • I can’t wait for the headset is it bluetooth or infer red

    i’m playin black ops
    i’m watchin mad (cartoon net work 5 at mon wend fri )
    i’m readin my game informer

  • is the extended warranty gonna be available for the 3d display in the ps store??

  • Ah, The simulview is only available in 2D!? i’m gonna wait until they first come out with a 40+ inch tv then hopefully by then simulview would be full 1080p

  • aww man I just brought a 32 inch Lg tv less than a month ago I feel like a idiot :(, but if it was bigger (32″) and had wireless stereo headset bundle for $600 i go sell the other tv and pay the difference in a heartbeat! :)

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