The PlayStation Recap – Doomsday Edition

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The big news this week – if you couldn’t tell by the massive artwork sprawled across the PlayStation.Blog homepage – was the eagerly anticipated launch of Insomniac Games’ moody shooter Resistance 3. The addictive pacing, seductive weapons, tense action, and grim atmosphere have propelled me through the campaign with laser focus – a rarity, as I’m easily distractible. Did you pick up Resistance 3 this week? Which version did you get? What do you think so far?

The week also saw news of the Chimeran invasion in PlayStation Home, details on God of War: Origins Collection’s Blu-ray bonuses, and a first look at new PSN combat racer Skydrift. Oh, and an update on From Dust, which will now hit PSN this Tuesday, September 13th. That’s two weeks earlier than expected!

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Resistance 3: No Mercy trailer

The 10 Most-Viewed Posts of the Week

  • PlayStation Plus September Offers: 10 Free Games including Plants vs. Zombies — PlayStation Plus means business! Free games include Resident Evil 1, 2, and 3, Plants vs Zombies, and Jet Moto. There are killer discounts, too: 50% off PSN youngbloods Resident Evil 4 (woo!) and Resident Evil: Code Veronica. There’s more, too – check out the full list.
  • PlayStation Store Update — Bloodrayne: Betrayal, Skydrift, Rugby 2011, the God of War Origins Collection demo, Mega Man 4 PSone Import and more.
  • ICO & Shadow of the Colossus Collection Hit Soon, See Final Box Art — A man could get used to these reversible PS3 box art covers. Check out what’s lurking inside the final box when the ICO & Shadow of the Colossus Collection slam onto PS3 September 27th.
  • See the UNCHARTED 3 Poster Powered by Penny Arcade — This exclusive GameStop pre-order bonus is definitely a conversation piece, with some PlayStation fans loving Penny Arcade’s bold visual treatment and others scratching their heads. What’s your take?
  • Kickoff the NFL Season on PS3 with the NFL SUNDAY TICKET App, Available Today on PlayStation Network — Watch a full video tour of the new DIRECTV NFL Sunday Ticket App running on the PS3. It’s available now from the PlayStation Store – any footaballs fans out there who tried it out?
  • UNCHARTED 3 TV Spot – First Look — Nathan Drake hits the big time with a prime-time TV spot during the NFL Kickoff game between the Packers and Saints. Watch it here!
  • Dead Nation Expands With “Road of Devastation” DLC — This announcement made be break out in goosebumpst. Dead Nation is easily one of my most-played PSN games and the promise of new enemies, environments, and equipment makes me fear for my free time.
  • LittleBigPlanet 2 Now $39.99, Move Support Enabled — Sackboy shaves off a Franklin Jackson, and a quiet software update grants LittleBigPlanet 2 Move compatibility for the first time. Timely, considering that Move Pack hits PSN in a matter of days.
  • Assassin’s Creed: Revelations Beta Open To All PSN Users Tomorrow — Only good things can come from this.
  • Resistance 3 Invades Today, See the Final Weapon: The Cryogun — Having powered through Resistance 3’s campaign this week, I can confirm that the Cryogun is one of my favorite weapons in the game. Easily the most fun I’ve had with an ice-based weapon in any game I can remember!
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    • I’m Playing: GI Joe:Rise of Cobra,Medal of Honor:Frontline(Stuck on the Golden Lion),Sengoku Rance and Rance Quest(THE BEST GAMES EVER MADE THE SERIES SHOULD COME TO PS3…Wishful thinking of course).

      I’m Watching: Thundercats(2011),Voltron(2011)Choukou Sennin Haruka (Beat Blades Haruka 1-3 AND YES REAL MEN WATCH H ANIME ON THEIR PS3 IN THE FAMILY LIVING ROOM!!),And Blood C EP 9(A very sad EP mostly everybody in her class died):(.

      I’m Reading: Any and all H Doujinshi and manga i can find on my PS3 browser!!

      I’m Listening to: A lot of Video musical collection.

    • The onslaught of games BEGINS! “This is just the beginning”

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

      I’m Watching: Thundercats (2011) Just watched the US Open SemiFinals match. Gutted that Roger Federer lost.

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

      I’m Listening to: Lacuna Coil “Karmacode.”

    • I played Resistance 3’s campaign for seven or eight hours straight last night, was amazing.

      • Pretty epic, eh? Loved the variety in pacing, from the massive boss battles to the spooky intimate moments. Great game.

    • “LittleBigPlanet 2 Now $39.99, Move Support Enabled — Sackboy shaves off a Franklin, and a quiet software update grants LittleBigPlanet 2 Move compatibility for the first time. Timely, considering that Move Pack hits PSN in a matter of days.”

      Don’t you mean LBP2 shaves off a Jackson? Unless you mean to have it’s price dropped by 100 bucks….

      HUGE week in PlayStation history! Let’s keep it up!

    • I really love the Resistance franchise, I will get my copy in a few day, I’m so exited!!!
      I have a question:
      When is going to be the demo of Resistance 3 on the PlayStation Store?

    • REsistance 3 needs its sharp shooter stuff adjusted. It just feels awkward after playing Killzone 3.

    • I’m playing: Resistance 2 & 3, AC: Revelations Beta, Plants vs. Zombies, Star Wars Unleashed 2, and

      I’m watching: Trailers/videos from Resistance 3 disc, The Hangover, DaVinci Code, and Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian.

      I’m reading: The DaVinci Code and this blog.

      Thanks for having the AC Beta and releasing Resistance 3 this week. Great games on a great system.

    • I’m getting a PS3 for $249.99 in the near future. Can’t wait! Will get a PS Plus subscription mainly to get Resident Evil 4 HD and Resident Evil: Code Veronica X HD for cheap. Already ordered Ninja Gaiden 1 Sigma for $9.98 off of

    • Also I’m currently playing:
      -Tekken 6
      -Bioshock 2
      both on my 360

      Still in the middle of reading:
      -Parasite Eve (The one that the games are a sequel to)

      -Futurama (Just finished watching the “Reincarnation” episode, so funny.
      Simpsons DVD’s.

    • Bought this past week:

      Cladun x2
      Disgae 4
      ICO & Shadow of the Colossus
      God of War Origins
      Atelier Totori
      Resistance 3

      Over 300 dollars on PSP/PS3 games

      My god is Sony on a rampage right now. Gaming heaven right now.

    • @ Sid,

      The Resistance books are amazing. It takes Resistance’s already incredible fleshed out background and delves deeper. The thing about books, you get inside the character’s head and you get to try to perceive what they’re going through. I highly recommend them. William Deitz did an outstanding job.

    • netflix just launched their service to latin america market. when will sony stop ignoring that big market? most of those countries don’t even have ps store… also they support the PS3 a lot:

      I’m playing Borderlands co-op with my girlfriend, ratchet and clank CiT alone
      I’m watching Rise of the Planet of the Apes
      I’m reading this blog

    • @Sid

      Yes I have, thanks for asking. It’s amazing. Everything Brotherhood was and more.

    • ill probably wait to buy R3 when its 50-45 bucks, i have played the beta, GOT TO LEVEL 18 ALMOST 19 GRRRR (until it expired) Getting an HD TV for christmas can’t wait. will porbably get R3 then

      • Nice, glad you liked what you played! R3 has the best FPS campaign I’ve played in some time, I thought it was quite satisfying.

    • What’s the price of the lbp2 move pack?

    • I got Resistance 3 Doomsday, It was a great buy, i couldn’t pass it up. The game is awesome, i love it. And i love the sharp shooter and the move, just not so much w/ this game, it make R3 harder for me, lol. But yeah, i love it. i give it an 8 out of 10 for story, and 8.5 for gameplay. Looking forward for the next installment and Resistance: Burning Skies.

    • Was enjoying some 3rd strike (even though the ps3 d-pad sucks and so does capcoms matchmaking). I was also really enjoying the resistance 3 campaign until my ps3 yellow lighted of death! Ugh! Looks like it’s time to bite the bullet and say good bye to my old shiny launch ps3……..sadness prevails

      • The PS3’s d-pad “sucks”?!? I have to say that I couldn’t disagree more, it’s my favorite d-pad in gaming with Sega’s 6-button Genesis d-pad coming in second. What’s your favorite d-pad?

    • I was playing – Dead Island. Their “patch” which reset everyone to earlier saves and deleted all trophy progress has ensured I won’t be playing that again any time soon. I was loving the game until their patch broke everything.

    • Sweet week, but the best is to come! Only one platinum rank away from Spiderman: Shattered Dimensions platinum…
      God of War Origins on Tuesday!

      I’m playing: Spiderman: Shattered Dimensions, Plants vs. Zombies
      I’m watching: Spiderman: Edge of Time Behind the Scenes trailers
      I’m reading: Neverwhere

    • I’m playing: Disgaea 4 (Been beasting on it since I got it last week I’m now on the final episode) AC Revelations Beta (Thank goodness ubisoft extended the beta cause I didn’t play much thanks to D4)

      I’m watching: Sgt frog and American dad on netflix.

      I’m reading: any stuff that is gonna be shown and announced at TGS.

    • The patch for Resistance 3 BROKE my Playstation 3….:( Froze during download and corrupted file system….!! i own over 70 PS3 games & over 200 downloadable titles on a modified 500 GB HD. i attempted to repair file system and because NOT a stock HD….formatted everything….:(

      So what am i doing right NOW….?? i am reinstalling over 450 GB of data….that’s how i am spending my weekend.

      Was looking forward to playing Resistance 3 & Dead Island….oh well.

    • Oh and BTW…..i lost all saves. BUMMER.

    • Hey Sid, just wanted to say thanks for that link to the Tech Analysis of The Ico & Shadow of the Colossus Collection, it was very informative. Bluepoint has clearly done a good job bringing these classics into the HD world, too bad Shadow of the Colossus couldn’t be fully realized in 1080p or 3D. Either way, I’m getting this Collection Day One!!

    • Hay sid, I have been waiting for months for my code and I still don’t have it, I just want to know how the whole code situation is going.

    • I’m playing: Killzone 3, Mortal Kombat, Burnout Paradise

      I’m watching: The Green Hornet

      I’m reading: Capcom Unity, Insomniac Games & Guerilla Games forums

    • I love the way Playstation brings back some franchise such as Socom, Twisted Metal and Sly, hope there are plans for new Discworld and Tomba games as well :)

    • I’m playing: Dead Island and I keep trying the ACR Beta but matchmaking has yet to hook me up.

      I’m watching: Lord of the Rings extended on blu ray.

      I’m reading: The Watchers trilogy by William Meikle

    • Playing: Mass Effect 3, Super Street Fighter IV AE, Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike, MvC3

      Watching: 2nd Annual Whiskey Media BIG LIVE LIVE SHOW LIVE!

      Reading: Bleach manga

    • Playing: ME2, SSFIV AE

      Watching: Whiskey Media’s 2nd Annual BIG LIVE LIVE SHOW LIVE!

      Reading: Bleach Manga

    • I’m playing the Baconing. Gosh but this game is fun.

      Watching 9/11 Remembrance coverage right now. 10 years. Still hurts.

      Reading: Star Trek.

    • I’m playing: Dragon Age Origins Ultimate Edition

      Watching: Mega64 Version 1

      Reading: Playstation Magazine October issue

      Thanks Sid for reminding me that LPB2 is now $39.99, I’m not joking when I say I’m on my way to pick it up at Best Buy right now.

    • Am I the only one who can’t seem to log in to the PSN for some reason? B/C I can’t.

    • Castlevania: Harmony of Despair isn’t actually coming out this month, is it?

    • doing a 2nd play through resistance 3 using mirror mode and tinkering w/ plants vs zombies. dumped dead island, it was almost non-playable for me, but some do like it.

      waiting 2 watch some football and go pats! monday vs. miami.

      reading a few gaming mags

      listening to myself talk, best conversation ive had in years.

      resistance 3 was a treat and i loved every minute of it.

      oct. here we come, can not wait. rage, dark souls and and twisted metal releasing on the same day! oct 4th.
      i can not wait. been a while since i got 3 pre’s in one day. and the darkness 2 the next day then batman a week or so after that, and then a week after that i will be in heaven, battlefield 3..and i will be broke,lol..

      hi my name is john and im a dont know bout you guys but i cant freakin wait..
      feel free to add me.. later guys and gals

    • So sick of this Resistance 3 theme on the blog. It’s messing up the post titles/headers all over the place.

    • Sid thinks he can get some Dark Souls PS3 Previews..

    • @ 34, i would enjoy that.. seen the trailers and they were very nice to watch and listen to..
      but i dont think we will be seeing any dark souls trailers on here.. maybe rage and twisted metal will raid the blog next, but i hope to see dark souls also..

    • sony is on a beautiful release rampage keep up the good work

      i’m playin black ops

      watchin football go giants

      i’m reading my game informer

    • @ KazeEternal I just got the Doomsday edition! It does feel a little clumpsy, what do you think?

    • Well i WAS playing Resistance 3 but thanks to a terrible glitch in the game My account is now locked for 7 days!!

      Incase you’re wondering how this happened, for some stupid reason in R3 if you play split screen and log in a second psn account after you reboot your ps3 your online pass (passes are utter bs btw) will now become void. In order to fix your now broken pass you simply have to go to your downloads list and reactivate and install your online pass in order to get online functionality back. Not a big deal right? Wrong. If you activate your pass too many times the geniuses at PSN lock your account for 7 days. That means I bought a game on release date and now will be locked out of online play for longer than i’ve actually had the game. If you think this is some stupid user error on my fault go try it for yourself.

      Of course i’ve called sony and also been talking with IG, neither one of them can or has yet to do anything about it. Sony says they can’t unlock my account where as IG is “looking into” the issue. When asked if I could atleast have a new online pass to use with my girlfriends account I was given the run around. Sony said its up to IG, IG said it was up to sony.


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